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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Art Department

Graduate Courses

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/artdept/graduatecourses.html

FPO 500 (3) Graphic Design
Advanced level graphic design and graphic communication problems. (F,S) Pre: Art 401, 402 and 403 or consent

501 (3) Advanced Graphic Design
Advanced level graphic design and graphic communication problems. (F.S.) Pre: Art 401, 402 and 403 or consent

502 (3) Interactive Graphic Design
Advanced study of motion, sound and interactivity in design. Students build on existing skills to create conceptually and technically advanced works of digital communication. (F.S.) Pre: Art 402 or consent

510 (3) Drawing Workshop
Continued in-depth exploration of drawing techniques and concepts. (F,S) Pre: Art 410 or consent

512 (3) Life Drawing
Advanced experience in drawing from the human figure. (F,S) Pre: Art 412 or consent

513 (3) Scandinavian Art
Overview of representative examples of the history of Scandinavian art from pre-Viking to modern times, concentrating on elements typical of each country or period and on developments that were particularly influential in the broader history of Western art. Pre: consent

516 (3) Indigenous Arts
Introduction to the art and architecture of indigenous peoples. Examination of representative works of art and major styles and cultures of preliterate societies in Africa, the Americas, Oceania, and of Pre-Columbian civilizations in the Americas. Pre: consent

519 (3) Gender in Art
Historical survey of the representation of gender with comparison of the artistic efforts of males and females and examination of art used to present gender-based issues including homosexuality, feminism, censorship and pornography. Pre: consent

521 (3) Elementary Art Methods/Materials
Art expression related to child growth, development and teaching strategies. Emphasis on two-dimensional projects. (Required for student teaching and certification.) (F,S)

523 (3) Elementary Art Materials II
Advanced elementary teaching methods and art materials, emphasis on three-dimensional projects. Pre: Art 421 or consent

524 (3) Art for Exceptional Child
Theory and practice of teaching mentally challenged, physically handicapped and other exceptionals. Pre: Art 421 or consent

525 (3) Current Issues in Art Education
Teaching art as related to current trends, philosophies, and issues. Pre: Art 426 or consent

526 (3) Art Methods Secondary School
The characteristics and evaluation of junior and senior high art expression: the status, curricula and strategies of teaching. (Required for student teaching) Pre: Art 421 or consent

528 (3) Teaching Art History and Appreciation
Application of instruction in art history and appreciation to elementary and secondary schools. Pre: Art 260, 261, 421 or consent

530 (3) Fibers
Advanced fabrication of textiles using loom and off loom techniques. (F,S) Pre: Art 430 or consent

540 (3) Painting
First course in introductory graduate painting in oil and/or acrylics. May be taken by non-majors. (F,S) Pre: consent

545 (3) Watercolor
Advanced experience in watercolor. (F,S) Pre: consent 550 (3) Ceramics An advanced course which emphasizes individual research in technical, aesthetic and conceptual considerations. (F,S) Pre: Art 450 or consent

560 (3) Ancient Art
Introduction to the art and architecture of the ancient era in its historical and cultural frameworks. Examination of representative works of art and major styles of ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman cultures. Pre: consent

561 (3) Medieval Art
Introduction to the art and architecture of Western Europe as well as the eastern Byzantine Empire and parts of the Islamic world during the medieval period from the second to the fifteenth centuries. Examination of representative works of art and major styles of Christian, barbarian and Islamic cultures. Pre: consent

562 (3) Renaissance Art
Origins and development of Northern and Italian Renaissance art and architecture as an expression of historical, cultural and religious issues. Pre: consent

563 (3) Mannerism to Romanticism
Historical survey of art, architecture and urban planning in Europe and America from the late sixteenth to mid-nineteenth century: Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism and Romanticism. Pre: consent

566 (3) Realism to Postmodernism
Historical survey of art, architecture and urban planning in Europe and America from the mid-nineteenth century to the present: Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Op Art, Pop Art, and Postmodern issues and trends. (F) Pre: consent

569 (3) Asian Art
Historical survey of the art and architecture of China, India, Korea and Japan from pre-history to the 19th century. Pre: consent 570 (3) Print Studio Continued investigation of advanced print making techniques and concepts. (F,S) Pre: Art 470 or consent

575 (3) Photography
Expanding technical knowledge and visual awareness while building a portfolio in selected areas. (F,S) Pre: consent

580 (3) Sculpture
Continuing development of a strongly personal means of aesthetic expression in three dimensions. (F,S) Pre: Art 480 or consent

590 (1-6) Workshop
In depth investigation of a selected topic. (F,S)

592 (1-6) Art History Seminar
Specific problems in art emphasizing both individual research and contributions to the seminar group on advanced, in-depth topics. Pre: consent

594 (3) Special Topics
Lecture/discussion/studio course on a selected area of discourse relating to the study of Art History, Art Criticism, Art Education or Art Studio. May focus on a specific artist, style period, cultural group or technical or methodological problem

600 (1-9) Graphic Design
Advanced graduate level graphic design and graphic communication problems. May be repeated. (F,S) Pre: Art 500 or consent

601 (3) Introduction to Research in Art
Introduction to the modes of research appropriate to art including creative research studies and investigative thesis research. Pre: consent

605 (1-9) Graduate Art Studio
Graduate level course for all studio specializations. May be repeated. Pre: one 500 level course in the studio specialization.

610 (1-9) Drawing
Continued exploration of drawing techniques and concepts at the graduate level. May be repeated. (F,S) Pre: Art 510 or consent

630 (1-9) Fibers
Advanced graduate level textile fabrication. Should produce a consistent body of work. May be repeated. (F,S) Pre: Art 530 or consent

640 (1-9) Painting
Graduate painting, emphasizing development of individual vision. May be repeated. (F,S) Pre: Art 540 or consent

645 (1-9) Watercolor
Independent creative development. May be repeated. Pre: Art 545 or consent (F,S)

650 (1-9) Ceramics
A graduate course emphasizing further development and refinement of a body of work in preparation for a thesis and examination. May be repeated. (F,S)

692 (1-6) Art History Grad Seminar
Specific problems in art emphasizing both individual research and contributions to the seminar group on advanced, in-depth topics appropriate for graduate students. Pre: consent

694 (1-2) Alternate Plan Paper
Alternate plan paper in lieu of thesis, done in cooperation with major professor. (Credit is "incomplete" until final approval by student's graduate committee.) (F,S) Pre: consent

697 (1-12) Internship
Field experience in professional setting relating to the specialization: graphic design, museum or arts administration, etc. (F,S) Pre: consent

699 (3-6) Thesis
Required of all candidates for the Master of Science or Master of Arts degrees. May be creative project or brochure exhibition option. (Credit is "incomplete" until final approval by student's graduate committee.) (F,S) Pre: consent Pre: Art 550 or consent

670 (1-9) Print Studio
Graduate level printmaking. May be repeated. (F,S) Pre: Art 570 or consent

675 (1-9) Photography
Refinement of technical skills, seeing, and critical abilities while producing a significant body of work. May be repeated. (F,S) Pre: Art 575 or consent

677 (1-9) Individual Study
Creative and technical problems or research in selected area. All students must file a special form in department office at time of registration. (F,S) Pre: consent

680 (1-9) Sculpture
Continuing development of a strongly personal means of aesthetic expression in three dimensions. May be repeated. (F,S) Pre: Art 580 or consent