Art Studio (ARST)

Art Studio (ARST)

ARST 1050  Beginning Drawing I  (3)  

For majors and non-majors. In this course we will be working from life. The goal is to acquire and develop conceptual and technical skills necessary to translate three dimensional forms to a two dimensional surface.

ARST 1060  Beginning Drawing II  (3)  

This course further explores the primary elements of drawing: line, form, value, and texture as a means of perception, understanding, representation, and communication. Emphasis will be placed on creating a correspondence between subject, method, and intent. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1050.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1050.

ARST 1130  Foundations of Art: Ceramics  (3)  

This course focuses on design elements and principles of organization within the context of contemporary ceramic art. Students will be introduced to a variety of ceramic materials, processes and aesthetic concerns. Emphasis is given to the relationships between ceramics and other art mediums.

ARST 1170  Foundations of Art: Glass  (3)  

This course focuses on the history and theory of glass art, and also introduces basic techniques with attention given to issues of composition, perception, communication, and expression. Emphasis also will be placed on the relationships between glass art, other art mediums, and the history of art.

ARST 1250  Foundations of Art: Painting  (3)  

An introduction to color and color theory in painting. Since color constitutes a major means of expressive communication in the visual arts, the painting projects encourage personal responsiveness to color and explore how it enriches our understanding of the natural world.

ARST 1310  Foundations of Art: B&W Photography  (3)  

This introductory-level course covers traditional and experimental B&W photographic techniques. Students will learn exposure and metering through the use of 35mm single-lens reflex cameras. Through a series of exercises, students will be immersed in the craft of the medium: the physical and chemical development of film and print materials, the means of making fine art silver gelatin prints, hybrid/experimental darkroom techniques, and scanning film. Intensive darkroom time and demonstrations of advanced printing control will refine students’ printing skills. Exposure to a selection of historical and contemporary photographers will inform class discussions and the creative process. Through hands-on experimentation, students will explore the construction and manipulation of photographic media in order to strengthen their own artistic voice and practice.

ARST 1330  Foundations of Art: Digital Photography  (3)  

This introductory-level course covers a wide range of digital photographic techniques and concepts. This course is designed to familiarize students with fundamental techniques of photographic equipment, processes, materials, philosophies of digital photography, and the cultural uses of photography. Students will learn exposure and the use of the camera, as well as scanning, digital workflow, color theory, and digital output methods. Upon completion of the class, students will know how to digitize, edit, and manipulate images in Photoshop, prepare images for inkjet printing in Photoshop, and output images via printers and other output devices. Exposure to a selection of historical and contemporary photographers will inform class discussions and the creative process. Students will explore the construction and manipulation of photographic media in order to strengthen their own artistic voice and practice.

ARST 1350  Foundations of Art: Analog and Digital Photography  (3)  

This introductory-level course covers both traditional B&W and digital photographic image-making. Students will learn exposure and metering through the use of 35mm single-lens reflex cameras. B&W film processing, the creation of silver gelatin prints, hybrid/experimental darkroom techniques, scanning film, digital capture, digital workflow, color theory, and digital output methods will all be presented as tools for artistic inquiry. Exposure to a selection of historical and contemporary photographers will inform class discussions and the creative process. Through hands-on experimentation, students will explore the construction and manipulation of photographic media in order to strengthen their own artistic voice and practice.

ARST 1370  Foundations of Art: Printmaking  (3)  

This course is designed as an introduction to a wide range of techniques in printmaking. It is developed to give the student an overview of the possibilities with the processes of relief and intaglio printing. Through a series of demonstrations, projects, critiques, and slide lectures the student will explore the rich diversity of the medium and become exposed to the strong tradition of printmaking. Areas covered include: linoleum cuts, woodcuts, collagraph, mono type, dry point, engraving, and etching.

ARST 1490  Foundations of Art: Sculpture  (3)  

An introductory study of three-dimensional form and spatial relationships making use of a variety of media and processes. Slide lectures supplement studio work and present examples of contemporary sculpture within a historical context.

ARST 1550  Foundations of Art: Digital Arts I  (3)  

This course introduces students to different aspects of design in the digital realm from digital imaging to time-based media. Visual skills, critical voice and basic computer skills are necessary for this class.

ARST 1940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 1000 level. Departmental approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 2050  Intermediate Drawing: Color  (3)  

Incorporating color theory and experimentation, the course will explore the expressive and conceptual potential of color use in drawing media. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1050 or 1060.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1050 or 1060.

ARST 2060  Life Drawing Composition  (3)  

ARST 2070  Descriptive Drawing  (3)  

An exploration of drawing in both an historical and contemporary context as a means of perception, analysis, representation, and communication. Coursework investigates the relationships of the subject to technique and the visual to conceptual. Emphasis is placed on providing a systematic analysis of each subject through the use of multiple approaches. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1050 or 1060.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1050 or 1060.

ARST 2080  Life Drawing  (3)  

A study of the anatomy and structure of the human form with a view toward understanding and employing the human image in its historical, humanistic function as a vehicle of expression. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1050.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1050.

ARST 2130  Intermediate Ceramics  (3)  

The course focuses on the use of the potter's wheel in developing ceramic forms. A variety of techniques and forms will be covered with emphasis on their aesthetic and conceptual potential in the field of ceramic art. Historical and contemporary approaches are presented in slide lectures and demonstration. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1130.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1130.

ARST 2140  Intermediate Ceramics  (3)  

The course focuses on hand working processes with plaster molds and use of extruded elements in the development of original works. Press molding and slip casting will be covered. Students participate in developing clays, glazes and firing procedures. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1130.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1130.

ARST 2150  Intermediate Ceramics: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture  (3)  

This course introduces students to issues and formats in contemporary ceramic sculpture. Students will develop original works in clay within the formats of wall platters, figurative sculpture and site specific installations. The course will make use of skills developed in ARST 1130 with some new construction, glazing and firing processes introduced, and students sharing responsibility for clay making and firing of the finished pieces. The development and articulation of original ideas will be emphasized through and studio work time, demonstrations, discussions, slide lectures and critiques.  Prerequisite(s): ARST 1130.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1130.

ARST 2170  Intermediate Glass  (3)  

The goal of this class is to achieve a functional understanding of glass art. This general course focuses on blowing, casting, and forming glass. Attention is given to using the approaches to glass for individual expression.

ARST 2180  Intermediate Glass  (3)  

The goal of this class is to achieve a functional understanding of glass art. This general course focuses on blowing, casting, and forming glass. Attention is given to using the approaches to glass for individual expression. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1170.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1170.

ARST 2270  Intermediate Painting  (3)  

This course focuses on the formal and expressive qualities of both nature-based and pure abstraction. Abstraction is investigated through historic and contemporary ideologies, technical issues and the use of nontraditional materials. Systematic exploration of a variety of approaches will serve as a structure for development of the student's own goals and sensibility. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1250

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1250.

ARST 2280  Intermediate Painting  (3)  

An exploration of basic visual and philosophical concepts involved in creating paintings with an introduction to the technical aspects of painting in oils, i.e., preparing a canvas, media, and mixing and applying paint. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1250.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1250.

ARST 2350  Intermediate Photography  (3)  

This intermediate course in photography focuses on building a digital toolset as applied to various photographic processes and techniques. Topics covered include: digital cameras, video, studio and natural lighting techniques, Photoshop, digital workflow practices, and inkjet printing. Students will develop new conceptual approaches to their own work by reflecting on how digital tools and processes can be used to shape creative expression. Through demonstrations, technical exercises, artist lectures, readings, class discussions, and group critiques, students will explore the construction and manipulation of digital photographic media in order to strengthen their own artistic voice and practice.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1350, 1310 or 1330.

ARST 2370  Intermediate Printmaking  (3)  

An in-depth exploration of the printmaking medium covering technical, historical, and conceptual issues. A strong emphasis is placed on students developing a personal voice through their work. An intensive study in the art of stone and plate lithography. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1370.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1370.

ARST 2380  Intermediate Printmaking  (3)  

An in-depth exploration of the printmaking medium covering technical, historical, and conceptual issues. A strong emphasis is placed on students developing a personal voice through their work. An intensive study on fine art silk screen. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1370.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1370.

ARST 2490  Intermediate Sculpture  (3)  

This course explores and expands on the basic concepts, techniques, and processes of sculpture. Students work with projects that develop understanding of both sculptural ideas and materials. A wide variety of media and approaches are explored in this course, including wood, plaster, welding and casting metals, mixed media, and working from the figure. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1490.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1490.

ARST 2500  Intermediate Sculpture  (3)  

This course explores and expands on the basic concepts, techniques, and processes of sculpture. Students work with projects that develop understanding of both sculptural ideas and materials. A wide variety of media and approaches are explored in this course, including wood, plaster, welding and casting metals, mixed media, and working from the figure. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1490.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1490.

ARST 2550  Digital Arts II  (3)  

This course emphasizes interactivity and interface design with respect to multimedia and the World Wide Web. Students will create interactive based projects that combine visual and textual elements in creative, critical and innovative ways. Questions of navigation, functionality, usability, and interaction will be technically and theoretically addressed. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1550.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1550.

ARST 2890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 2940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 2000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 3010  Special Courses  (1-3)  

Coursework for additional credit in conjunction with 2000- or 3000-level studio courses. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Corequisite(s): ARST 3890.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 3011  Special Courses  (1-3)  

Coursework for additional credit in conjunction with 2000- or 3000-level studio courses. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

ARST 3020  Special Courses  (1-3)  

Coursework for additional credit in conjunction with 2000- or 3000-level studio courses. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 3040  Art and Activism  (3)  

This course explores art making as a tool for change. Through the lens of current social and environmental issues, we will examine why and how artists create meaning. The discussion of texts and visual material will be supplemented by visits with local activists and field trips to artist studios and exhibitions. The service learning component of the course involves working with an art/activist community partner on social or environmental projects. We will work to fulfill their organizational needs while enhancing our own civically engaged artistic practice. Thinking across disciplinary fields, we will focus on the potential to transform our political and personal experiences through art and action. The culmination of the course will be the creation of an individual or collaborative project that combines research, aesthetics, and activism. Prerequisites: two 1000 level or above courses in ARST. Course may be repeated 3 times for credit.

Course Limit: 3

ARST 3130  Advanced Ceramics  (3)  

Further examination of the aesthetic and conceptual applications of the ceramic medium. The development of individual concerns and vocabulary of form will be stressed. Clay and glaze formulation will be covered. Students are responsible for developing clays and glazes and firing their work. Prerequisite(s): ARST 2130, 2140 or 2150.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 2130, 2140 or 2150.

ARST 3140  Advanced Ceramic: Wheel Throwing  (3)  

Development of advanced throwing techniques and concepts related to creating original works on the potter's wheel. More complex forms, as well as glazing and firing processes will be covered. Lectures, demonstration and critiques will supplement studio work time. Prerequisite(s): ARST 2130 or 2140.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 2130 or 2140.

ARST 3170  Advanced Glass  (3)  

This class further develops the student's ability to study methods and processes for forming molten glass into sculpture. Instruction in glass casting and blowing are taught with a focus on creating specific ideas. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1170 and 2170.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1170 and 2170.

ARST 3180  Advanced Glass  (3)  

This class further develops the student's ability to study methods and processes for forming molten glass into sculpture. Instruction in glass casting and blowing are taught with a focus on creating specific ideas. Prerequisite(s): ARST 2170 or 2180.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 2170 or 2180.

Course Limit: 2

ARST 3250  Advanced Painting  (3)  

Principles of picture building and creative composition with a study of media and methods that best stimulate individual expression and predilections. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1250 and (ARST 2270 or ARST 2280)

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1250 and (ARST 2270 or 2280).

ARST 3260  Advanced Painting  (3)  

Principles of picture building and creative composition with a study of media and methods that best stimulate individual expression and predilections. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1250 and (ARST 2270 or ARST 2280)

Prerequisite(s): (ARST 2270 or 2280) and ARST 1250.

ARST 3350  Advanced Photography: Skills and Concepts  (3)  

This course covers the development of various lens-based skills, with attention given to issues of representation and aesthetics within contemporary art discourse. Students must have completed both a 1000-level course and a 2000-level course in photography (or equivalent) and are expected to enter the class with an intermediate level of understanding of camera operations and printing techniques. Through technical exercises, students will learn targeted methods and tools catered to advancing their conceptual projects. These skills include, but are not limited to, advanced darkroom processes, experimental chemical processes, large format film cameras, advanced lighting, advanced photoshop, large format scanning, large format printing, video work, performance, and installation. Although there is a large amount of technical ground covered in this course, everything presented is intended to be a tool used for creative expression. Prerequisite(s): (ARST 1310, 1330 or 1350) and ARST 2350.

Prerequisite(s): (ARST 1310, 1330 or 1350) and ARST 2350.

ARST 3360  Advanced Photography: Individual Projects  (3)  

This course provides a laboratory to advance creative production and develop critical thinking. Students must have completed both a 1000-level course and a 2000-level course in Photography (or equivalent) and are expected to enter the class with an intermediate level of understanding of camera operations and printing techniques. The foundation of this course is continued advanced experimentation with lens-based media. Students will explore the aesthetic aspects of photography through self-directed assignments geared toward improving their technical and conceptual abilities. Group critiques will challenge students to further develop the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual skills necessary for establishing a strong individual photographic practice and style. Prerequisite(s): (ARST 1310, 1330 or 1350) and ARST 2350.

Prerequisite(s): (ARST 1310, 1330 or 1350) and ARST 2350.

Course Limit: 2

ARST 3370  Advanced Printmaking  (3)  

A detailed study of the variety of printmaking methods, exploring conceptual and/or personal visions. A strong emphasis is placed on combining techniques, expanding material vocabulary, and experimenting with new processes. Seminars covering both historical and contemporary issues of printmaking will be presented to broaden the student's critical dialogue. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1370.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1370.

ARST 3380  Advanced Printmaking  (3)  

A detailed study of the variety of printmaking methods, exploring conceptual and/or personal visions. A strong emphasis is placed on combining techniques, expanding material vocabulary, and experimenting with new processes. Seminars covering both historical and contemporary issues of printmaking will be presented to broaden the student's critical dialogue. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1370.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1370.

ARST 3400  Printmaking: The Art of the Book  (3)  

This Course is an in-depth exploration into the Art of the Book and Book Arts. The course will incorporate various binding techniques with conceptual and formal projects. A History of Book Arts will be presented as well as examples of popular trends in hand made books. Instruction will be given on setting type and using the letterpress. Also covered will be page design, page flow, and digital development of images and text. Readings will accompany slide lectures and demonstrations. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1370.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1370.

ARST 3490  Advanced Sculpture  (3)  

Further exploration of metals fabrication and casting, carving techniques, additive processes, and environmental art. Seminars, field trips, and slide lectures will supplement the course.

ARST 3500  Advanced Sculpture  (3)  

Further exploration of metals fabrication and casting, carving techniques, additive processes, and environmental art. Seminars, field trips, and slide lectures will supplement the course. Prerequisite(s): ARST 2490 or 2500.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 2490 or 2500.

ARST 3550  Time-Based Media  (3)  

This is a class with an emphasis on digital video, animation and image sequencing. Students will be expected to create time-based projects that combine visual and temporal elements in creative, critical and innovative ways. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1550.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1550.

ARST 3560  Print-Based Media  (3)  

This is a class with an emphasis on book design, multi-page documents, and large scale print graphics. Students will be expected to create print-based projects that combine visual and typographic elements in creative, critical, and innovative ways. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1550.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1550.

ARST 3890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.

Corequisite(s): ARST 3010.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 3891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 3900  Studio Internship  (3)  

Studio internships are available for individual projects done in association with various firms and institutions in New Orleans. Students will work under professional supervision at these sites, and consult with an art studio faculty member. Requirements include a written report on the experience, and an evaluation by the supervisor.

ARST 3940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 3000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 4130  Studio: Ceramics  (3)  

Advanced level work for ceramics majors, emphasizing individual expression and development of ideas. Independent project work within a class situation.

ARST 4140  Studio: Ceramics  (3)  

Advanced level work for ceramics majors, emphasizing individual expression and development of ideas. Independent project work within a class situation. Prerequisite(s): ARST 3130 and 3140.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 3130 and 3140.

ARST 4170  Studio: Glass  (3)  

Continuing instruction in glass casting and forming techniques. The emphasis will be on professional presentation of specific ideas.

ARST 4180  Studio: Glass  (3)  

Continuing instruction in glass casting and forming techniques. The emphasis will be on professional presentation of specific ideas. Prerequisite(s): ARST 3170 or 3180.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 3170 or 3180.

ARST 4250  Studio: Painting  (3)  

Advanced work for majors. Prerequisite(s): ARST 1250 and (ARST 2270 or 2280) and (ARST 3250 or ARST 3260)

Prerequisite(s): ARST 1250 and (ARST 2270 or 2280) and (ARST 3250 or 3260).


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 4260  Studio: Painting  (3)  

Advanced work for majors. Prerequisite(s): ARST 3250 and 3260.

Prerequisite(s): (ARST 3250 or 3260) and ARST 1250 and (ARST 2270 or 2280).


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 4350  Studio: Photography  (3)  

Individual projects in a class situation. Each student explores special interests with the opportunity of working with other advanced students doing diverse projects arrived at in consultation with faculty.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 3350 or 3360.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 4360  Studio: Photography  (3)  

Individual projects in a class situation. Each student explores special interests with the opportunity of working with other advanced students doing diverse projects arrived at in consultation with faculty. Prerequisite(s): ARST 3350 and 3360.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 3350 and 3360.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 4370  Studio: Printmaking  (3)  

Personal exploration into the expansive world of printmaking. Emphasis is placed on personal growth and development both on the conceptual and technical level. The course consists of individual and group projects in a class setting. Prerequisite(s): ARST 3370.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 3370.

ARST 4380  Studio: Printmaking  (3)  

Personal exploration into the expansive world of printmaking. Emphasis is placed on personal growth and development both on the conceptual and technical level. The course consists of individual and group projects in a class setting. Prerequisite(s): ARST 3370 or 3380.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 3370 or 3380.

ARST 4490  Studio: Sculpture  (3)  

Individual exploration within a cooperative format. Attention given to the development of personal style with seminars supplementing studio research. Prerequisite(s): ARST 3490 and 3500.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 3490 and 3500.

ARST 4500  Studio: Sculpture  (3)  

Individual exploration within a cooperative format. Attention given to the development of personal style with seminars supplementing studio research. Prerequisite(s): ARST 3490 and 3500.

Prerequisite(s): ARST 3490 and 3500.

ARST 4910  Independent Study  (3)  

Open to especially qualified juniors and seniors with approval of instructor and chair of department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 4920  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Open to especially qualified juniors and seniors with approval of instructor and chair of department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 4930  Senior Capstone Studio  (3)  

This course constitutes a capstone experience for senior B.A. students in Studio Art. The course will culminate in an exhibition of the students' work in the B.A. Exhibition in the Carroll Gallery which the students will design, install, promote, and document. The course will also cover contemporary art criticism, assisting students in understanding their work in the broader context of contemporary art. Students will visit and critique professional exhibitions, develop the ability to present their own work in a slide presentation and a digital portfolio, and study other professional art practices, resources, and opportunities.

ARST 4940  BFA Senior Capstone Experience  (3)  

This course constitutes a capstone experience for senior BFA art majors and culminates in an exhibition in the Carroll Gallery of the Newcomb Art Department. The course intends to explore the framework of a professional studio practice: sustaining healthy work habits following graduation, creating/selecting/installing/presenting/documenting a body of work in an exhibition venue, writing clear and articulate artist statements and exhibition or residency proposals, and actively interfacing with other artists, gallerists, critics, and curators in the field. Through in-class presentations, group critiques, field trips, and written assignments, students will formulate plans and practices for a post-graduation career in the arts.

ARST 4990  Honors Thesis  (3)  

ARST 5000  Honors Project  (3-4)  

ARST 5010  Major Project  (3)  

ARST 5020  Major Project  (3)  

ARST 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 6010  Special Advanced Courses  (1-3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 6020  Special Advanced Courses  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

ARST 7010  Graduate Art Studio  (3)  

ARST 7020  Graduate Art Studio  (6)  

ARST 7030  Graduate Art Studio  (3)  

ARST 7040  Graduate Art Studio  (6)  

ARST 7320  Printmaking  (3)  

ARST 7400  Special Problems I  (6)  

ARST 7410  Special Problems II  (6)  

ARST 7420  Special Problems II  (3)  

ARST 7430  Special Projects  (3)  

ARST 7450  Thesis Project  (6)  

ARST 7800  MFA Seminar  (3)  

ARST 7810  Studio Art MFA Critique Class  (3)  

The purpose of this class is to provide focused time critiquing graduate student work. Throughout the course of the semester, students will have multiple opportunities to present work to the entire MFA cohort for essential discussion and feedback. Course may be repeated up to 4 times for credit.

Course Limit: 4

ARST 7820  Mfa Seminar  (3)  

ARST 7830  Mfa Seminar  (3)  

ARST 9980  Thesis Research  (0)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99