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Term notations of Pre-term, Fall, Interterm, Spring, Post-term, or Summer mean that the course is offered during that term every year. When a term notation is followed by odd or even, then the course is offered during that term only in odd or even years, respectively.

Courses that do not have a term notation are not offered on a set rotation. “OL” means the course is available through online learning. See course offerings for online-learning course rotations.

The number of semester credit hours which a course carries is listed in parentheses following the course title.

AR 506 Current Issues in Art (2) Students examine contemporary issues in the visual arts and analyze how they relate to a biblical philosophy of art and to the student’s work. Spring.

AR 515 Art History (3) This course focuses on the history of illustration with information on related topics such as philosophy and aesthetics. Fall odd.

AR 516 Art History (3) Students examine the history of visual art and architecture as it relates to the major civilizations of Western culture. Students learn the artistic motivations and fluctuating standards of aesthetics of these civilizations from a Christian perspective. Fall even.

AR 519 Graduate Graphic Design (3) Selected topics in graphic design will be the focus of this course. The student will learn and apply extensive training and experience in graphic techniques found in the publishing and advertising community. Fall.

AR 520 Graduate Drawing (3) Students develop professional drawing methods for illustrative and fine arts presentation through creation of several original works from life, personal-reference materials of the full-length costumed figure, narratives, imagination, and memory work. Fall.

AR 521–522 Graduate Painting (3 each) Students will develop advanced techniques of painting in media such as oil, gouache, and watercolor in their specific areas of interest. Fall, Spring.

AR 526 3-Dimensional Design (3) The graduate artist explores the application of three-dimensional elements, techniques, and mediums as they relate to individual artistic direction. Students create an original three-dimensional work, write an accompanying research paper, and make a digital presentation of their work. Spring.

AR 531 Advanced Digital Graphics (3) Students utilize digital tools to develop graphics for use in their design portfolio. Fall.

AR 532 Web Design (3) Competency: Web Programming. The graduate student will develop creative solutions to common web-related design problems, utilizing industry-standard software applications. Spring.

AR 533 Conceptual Communication for the Visual Artist (3) Students develop creative problem-solving processes with an emphasis on clear visual communication with mastery of individual technique. Fall.

AR 534 Advanced Conceptual Communication (3) Prereq.: AR 533. Students create advanced-level projects with an emphasis on clear visual communication with mastery of individual technique. Spring.

AR 541–542 Graduate Studio (3 each) Prereq. for AR 541: Student in M.A. degree in studio art or graphic design. Prereq. for AR 542: AR 541. These courses allow the graduate student to develop particular areas of interest in art or design while building a portfolio for the M.A. show. Individual projects will be approved by instructor. Fall, Spring, OL.

AR 550 Graduate Show (3) Prereq.: 3.00 GPA, and credit for or concurrent enrollment in AR 542. The student prepares and mounts a one-man show of works completed during the graduate program. Fall, Spring.

AR 611 Graduate Art Research Project (3) This course is designed to aid students in research and creating bibliographic entries. Students learn how to use the library systems. Interterm, Post-term.

AR 640 Professional Studio (9) Culminating the work of the M.F.A. program, the student will explore a broad range of topics related to his area of interest in art or design. Projects will include completion of advanced works in the student’s specialty. Summer, OL.

AR 641 Graduate Studio (4) This course allows the graduate student to develop particular areas of interest in art or design while building a portfolio for the M.F.A. show. Individual projects will be approved by instructor. Fall, Spring, OL.

AR 647 Graduate Studio (3) Prereq.: AR 640 and 641. This course is designed for the M.F.A. student to continue work on selected topics in preparation for the M.F.A. show and thesis. Fall, Spring, OL.

AR 652 Graduate Thesis (3) Prereq.: AR 611. The student prepares a graduate thesis under the direction of the graduate art faculty. The thesis should present, support, and explain the artwork in the graduate show as well as demonstrate that the student has a traditional philosophy of art. In addition, the thesis may cover such areas as technique(s) employed in the graduate show and specific artists whose works have influenced the show. Fall, Spring.

AR 659 Graduate M.F.A. Thesis Exhibit (3) Prereq.: 3.00 GPA, AR 652, and concurrent enrollment in AR 647. The student prepares, presents, and successfully defends the graduate M.F.A. thesis exhibit and supporting documentation. Fall, Spring.