Visual and Performing Arts


Art 2100E - Visual Studies: Beginning Drawing (3 credit hours)

An introduction to basic freehand drawing, exploration of a range of drawing methods, media, concepts: emphasis on drawing from observation.

Art 2555H - Photography I - Digital Camera (3 credit hours)

Introduces photographic theory, practice, and aesthetics with image production, commercial lab prints and critiques. Student provides digital camera, minimum 6 mp, with full manual controls and exposure compensation available.

Art Education 2367.01H - Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity and Social Justice (3 credit hours)

In this country, due to social, political, historical, and cultural inequities, many individuals and/or groups are disenfranchised or empowered on the basis of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, and geographic location to name a few. This form of inequity or privilege is influenced by and influences construction, production and consumption of visual culture. This course confronts and addresses the issues raised through the exploration of visual culture in the hope of challenging our biases and discriminatory practices within our society, which hinders democracy and social justice. This course provides opportunities for students to focus and communicate their learning and development to increase their multicultural competencies as national and world citizens. We begin by critically investigating our personal and regional cultures that helped to construct our everyday lives. We then progress to national and global identities. We review documentaries, movies, and take field trips that deal with pluralistic nature of institutions, society and cultures(s) of the United States. The goals for this course are to develop writing skills through reading, critical thinking and visual and oral expressions.

Prerequisite: English 1110 and at least 30 earned credit hours

History of Art 3605H - History of Photography: East-West Photography (3 credit hours)

This course will begin with the emergence of photography and will examine the medium’s pivotal role in shaping relations between Asia and the West. We will explore early portraiture, architectural sites, colonial tourism, popular culture, family photographs, and contemporary art photography. No previous experience in Asian art or photography required.

Prerequisite: None

Theatre 2100H - Introduction to Theatre (3 credit hours)

A study of the art and profession of live theatre with emphasis upon its cultural and social influences in our society.