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CERAMICS

With a lump of clay and a touch of fire, the opportunities are endless.

Nicholls ceramics students are taught traditional and contemporary ceramic techniques. Our program allows students the opportunity to gain experience in hand-building, throwing, kiln building, firing, and clay and glaze formulation. The studio is very well equipped to assist students in exploring the many facets of the ceramic medium. The Department of Art takes great pride in having a large number of diverse kilns for students to explore including electric, gas, sodium vapor, raku, and wood kilns.

The program emphasizes foundation skills and prepares the student for further academic studies as graduate students and in the real world essentials for becoming a studio artist/potter.

The ceramics laboratory is divided into several areas including:

  • the main teaching and working area comprised of pottery wheels, slab rollers, hand-building tables, glaze mixing room, and a separate senior workspace
  • the kiln room housing electric kilns and space for drying and firing of artwork
  • the clay mixing/pugging room and storage for bulk raw materials
  • the enclosed kiln pad area containing gas, sodium vapor, wood kilns, and additional working and storage space

Facilities

Ceramics Laboratory 108 Talbot Hall

The Department of Art’s ceramics laboratory is a progressive facility, housing both wheel throwing and hand-building.

The ceramic laboratory includes:

  • 32-cubic-foot, cross draft sodium vapor kiln
  • 32-cubic-foot, Alpine updraft gas reduction kiln
  • 54-cubic-foot, Geil shuttle car natural downdraft gas reduction kiln with automatic damper and microprocessor
  • 30-cubic-foot, Catenary Arch cross draft wood burning kiln
  • 2 Front-loading gas Raku kiln
  • Pit fire kiln
  • 9 cubic-foot, Paragon computer controlled front loading electric kiln
  • 23 inch diameter 7-cubic-foot, L&L computer controlled top-loading electric kilns
  • 28 inch diameter 9.9-cubic-foot, Skutt computer controlled top-loading electric kilns
  • 28 inch diameter 6.8-cubic-foot, L&L computer controlled top-loading electric kiln
  • 26.5 inch square 11.7-cubic-foot, L&L computer controlled top-loading electric kiln
  • 17.5 inch diameter 2.6-cubic-foot, L&L manual controlled top-loading electric kiln
  • L&L computer controlled top-loading electric test kiln
  • Norstar extruder
  • 12 Brent electric pottery wheels
  • 3 Brent Slab rollers
  • Spray booth
  • Venco pugmill
  • Bluebird deairing pugmill
  • Bluebird clay mixer
  • 2 Soldner clay mixers
  • Glaze and clay scales
  • Ball mill machine
  • Slip casting table
  • 55 inch flat screen TV with Apple TV
  • Imac with decal printer

University Ceramics Club

The University Ceramics Club is for those who are interested in working with clay as an art form. The University Ceramics Club hosts an annual holiday pottery sale every fall semester. The holiday sale has been a tradition for at least 25 years and is held Wednesday through Friday of the week following Thanksgiving. Funds generated from the sale help to assist students, the ceramic studio and departmental events in various areas such as: ceramic art conferences, studio equipment, exhibition awards, and visiting artists. The club also offers off-campus trips to museums and galleries during the year to art majors and non-art majors. During each semester the club brings together students, alumni, and friends for, “Pot ’til You Drop,” an event held to make pottery for the annual pottery sale.

For further information please contact:

Jeff Brown
985-448-4593
jeff.brown@nicholls.edu

or

Teresa Shannon
985-448-4595
teresa.shannon@nicholls.edu

or

Jean Donegan
985-448-4390
jean.donegan@nicholls.edu

Degree Plan / Courses

YEAR*COURSE NAMECOURSE NUMBERREQUIREMENTCREDIT HRS
1ART201 3
1ART251OCR3
1ART252 3
1ART280GER3
1ART281GER3
1ART282GER3
1ENGL101GER3
1ENGL102GER3
1Freshman Seminar Course UR1
1MATH101 or 117GER3
1MATH Elective GER3
1Natural Sciences Elective GER3
2ART211 3
2ART221 3
2ART231 3
2ART240 3
2ART261 3
2ART Elective200-level or above 3
2ART Elective300-level or above 3
2Humanities Elective (non- ART) GER3
2Natural Sciences Elective GER3
2Concentration Course GER3
3Concentration Course  3
3Concentration Course   3
3ART383 3
3Concentration Course  3
3Computer Literacy Elective CLR2
3Concentration Course  3
3Concentration Course  3
3Concentration Course  3
3Natural Sciences Elective GER3
3Concentration Course GER3
4Concentration Course  3
4ART496 3
4Concentration Course  3
4Concentration Course  3
4Concentration Course  3
4Concentration Course  3
4Concentration Course  3
4Concentration Course  3
4Concentration Course GER3
4Concentration Hours  0 – 18
 TOTAL HOURS  120 – 138

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

YRCOURSENOREQHRS
2ART Elective300-level or above 3
2ART Elective300-level or above 3
2ART Elective300-level or above 3
2Social Science Elective GER3
3ART301 or 302 3
3ART Elective300-level or above
*Focus Area
 3
3ART Elective300-level or above
*Focus Area
 3
3Social Science Elective GER3
4ART Elective300-level or above
*Focus Area
 3
4ART Elective300-level or above 3
4ART Elective300-level or above 3
4ART384, 386, 480, 481 or 482 3
4ART Elective400-level
**Focus Area
 3
4ART Elective400-level 3
4ART497 3
4ENGL310, 366 or 368GER3
 TOTAL HOURS CONCENTRATION  48

*300+ Focus Area Courses

Ceramics – 331, 332, 333, 341

**400+ Focus Area Courses

Ceramics – 431, 432, 433

ART 110. Art Appreciation. 3-3-0. Forms, functions, and the vocabulary of art illustrated with examples from the visual arts. Emphasis on understanding and appreciation. Illustrated lectures with slides, video, and class discussion. (50.0703)

ART 111. Honors Art Appreciation. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Honors standing. Introduction to the visual arts. History of architecture, painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, photography, and graphic design. (50.0701)

ART 162. Travel Abroad Photography. 3-0-6. Photo field study course will be completed while traveling in Europe. Students will receive instruction on basic camera skills as a means of recording people, places, and objects to define the cultural, geographic, and/or historic aspects of each country visited. (50.0701)

ART 180. Major Art Monuments and Collections. 3-0-6. For students enrolled in special programs of study permitting the evaluation of art monuments and collections in their cultural context. Lectures, on-site experience and assignments. May be repeated for credit once if content differs. (50.0703)

ART 201. Beginning Drawing. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Traditional observational drawing of objects and still life compositions through exercises in line and/or value with media such as pen and ink, pencil, and charcoal. (50.0705)

ART 211. Beginning Painting. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Traditional materials and methods of oil painting including surface preparation, color mixing, and direct and indirect approaches to painting. (50.0708)

ART 221. Beginning Printmaking. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Survey of printmaking processes, techniques and materials. Work in black and white and limited color. (50.0710)

ART 231. Beginning Ceramics. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Basic techniques of working in clay with emphasis on hand building, clay making, glazing, and introduction of potter wheel. (50.0711)

ART 240. Sculptural and Three-Dimensional Design. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Principles, concepts, and production of three-dimensional art with emphasis on sculptural materials, techniques, and processes. (50.0709)

ART 251. Beginning Design. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Design fundamentals. Systematic approaches to creative problem solving in areas of visual organization. (50.0402)

ART 252. Color Design. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 251 and permission of department head. Problems designed to explore theories and effects of color. (50.0701)

ART 254. Graphic Design I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 251 and permission of department head. Recommended: ART 201 and 261. Translating objects into various graphic styles, letterform design, and introduction to computer graphics. (50.0701)

ART 261. Beginning Photography. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Digital photography with emphasis on technical and aesthetic proficiency utilizing a digital camera and Adobe Photoshop. Introduction to basics of traditional black and white darkroom. Student must supply a digital camera with manual exposure capabilities. (50.0605)

ART 280. Art History: Ancient Art. 3-3-0. Survey of the visual arts and architecture of various world cultures from 15,000 B.C. – 1 A.D. Slide illustrated lectures, readings, assignments. (50.0703)

ART 281. Art History: Non-Western Art. 3-3-0. Survey of the visual arts and architecture of various world cultures from 1 A.D. – 1300 A.D. Slide illustrated lectures, readings and assignments. (50.0703)

ART 282. Art History: Italian Renaissance Art. 3-3-0. Survey of the visual arts and architecture of various world cultures from 1300 – 1900. Slide illustrated lectures, readings, and assignments. (50.0703)

ART 301. Intermediate Drawing. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201 and 252 and permission of department head. Development of perceptual, compositional, and mark-making skills through the rigorous study of line and value using the still life and figure. (50.0705)

ART 302. Figure Drawing. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201 and 252 and permission of department head. The objective of this course is to explore the relationship between drawing and anatomy and to understand the bone and muscle structures of anatomy. (50.0705)

ART 303. Intermediate Drawing Workshop. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 301 and permission of department head. Use of a variety of media and approaches to develop representational abstract and non-objective images. Emphasis placed on using preparatory drawings to develop finished pieces. (50.0705)

ART 304. Art and Design for Elementary and Secondary Classroom Application. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 251 and junior standing. For art and art education majors only. Classroom techniques, methods, and problem-solving in various media and art history for teaching at the elementary and secondary level. (50.0402)

ART 308. Papermaking. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201 and 252 and permission of department head. Survey of paper making techniques. This course will include pulp preparation using processed fibers and plant materials, use of moulds and the vacuum table for sheet forming, and three dimensional construction. Drawing, printing, and painting techniques will be incorporated. (50.0799)

ART 311. Intermediate Painting. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201, 211, 252 and permission of department head. Investigation of conceptual and thematic problems based on historical models with the intent of producing individual expressions. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (50.0708)

ART 313. Intermediate Painting Workshop. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 311 and permission of department head. Conceptual and thematic problems emphasizing the intrinsic nature and possibilities of opaque painting mediums, composition, and the development of personal artistic direction. (50.0708)

ART 325. Relief Printing. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201, 221 and 252 and permission of department head. Studio work in relief printing processes using color and black and white. (50.0170)

ART 326. Intaglio. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201, 221 and 252 and permission of department head. Studio work in intaglio processes using color and black and white. (50.0710)

ART 327. Screen Printing. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201, 221 and 252 and permission of department head. Studio work in screen printing processes using color and black and white. (50.0710)

ART 328. Lithography. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201, 221 and 252 and permission of department head. Studio work in lithographic processes using color and black and white. (50.0710)

ART 330. Ceramics – Modeling Skills. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: CULA 250 or C or better in BIOL 203 and permission of department head. Hand building and modeling techniques for students pursuing culinary or dental careers. (50.0711)

ART 331. Intermediate Ceramics I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201, 231 and 252 and permission of department head. Wheel throwing or hand building ceramic design. Kilns; loading and firing procedures. May be repeated for credit once if content differs. (50.0711)

ART 332. Intermediate Ceramics II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 331 and permission of department head. Wheel throwing, hand building, glazing, low and high temperatures. May be repeated for credit once if content differs. (50.0711)

ART 333. Intermediate Ceramics Workshop. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 332 and permission of department head. Application of specialized ceramic techniques. May be repeated for credit once if content differs. (50.0711)

ART 341. Intermediate Sculpture I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201, 240 and 252 and permission of department head. Additive and subtractive methods in various media. (50.0709)

ART 342. Intermediate Sculpture II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 341 and permission of department head. Additive and subtractive methods in various media. (50.0709)

ART 343. Foundry and Finishing I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 240 and permission of instructor. Metal casting and finishing techniques. (50.0709)

ART 344. Foundry and Finishing II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 343 and permission of department head. Metal casting and finishing techniques. (50.0709)

ART 345. The Human Figure in Sculpture. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 201 and 240. Study of the human figure as a sculptural form. Structured, direct modeling sculptural experiences in both portrait and figure composition. Anatomy and use of anatomical form stressed. (50.0709)

ART 350. Web I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 359 and permission of department head. Comprehensive overview of website mechanics, aesthetic design, and underlying markup languages in the graphic arts. (11.0801)

ART 355. Graphic Design II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 252 and 254 and permission of department head. Layout techniques, problems in page design, problems in computer graphics. (50.0402)

ART 356. Illustration and Rendering. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201 and 252 and permission of department head. Advanced techniques in rendering. (50.0402)

ART 357. Digital Art I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 254 and permission of department head. Practical and aesthetic considerations; innovative solutions in visual communications. (10.0304)

ART 359. Typography I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 252 and 254 and permission of department head. Studies of type styles, page designs and type specifications; preparing graphics for printing; and computer graphics problems. (50.0402)

ART 361. Intermediate Photography I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201, 252, 261 and permission of instructor. Black-and-white film photography with emphasis on technical and aesthetic proficiency utilizing traditional darkroom processes. 35mm SLR film cameras will be provided for student use.   (50.0605)

ART 362. Intermediate Photography II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 361 and permission of instructor. Techniques and aesthetic issues relating to the use of alternate-format cameras (pinhole, toy, medium and large format). Digital component: film scanning, image manipulation, and color-management. Cameras will be provided for student use. (50.0605)

ART 370. Alternative Media. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 201 and 252 and with permission of instructor. Exploration, problems, and projects in a selected alternative media. May be taken a maximum of four times with different content. (50.0702)

ART 374. 3D Motion Graphics I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 357 and permission of department head. Construction methods of Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) model building and texture mapping as they relate to motion graphics. (50.0102)

ART 375. 3D Motion Graphics II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 374 and permission of department head. Lighting methods within the context of 3D animation and motion graphics. (50.0102)

ART 376. Digital Art II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 357 and permission of department head. Exploration of techniques; problems and projects in digital media. (10.0304)

ART 382. Topics in Design. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in Art 201 and 252 and permission of department head. Analysis and criticism of design. Discussion, presentations and individual research. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (50.0703)

ART 383. Art History: Modern Art. 3-3-0. Survey of the visual arts and architecture of various world cultures from 1900 to the present. Slide illustrated lectures, readings, and assignments. (50.0703)

ART 384. History of Photography. 3-3-0. History and visual impact of photographic media from their nineteenth-century beginnings to the present. Slide illustrated lectures, readings, and assignments. (50.0703)

ART 385. Directed Study in Art. 3-3-3. Supervised studio or research problems in art. Requires travel and study in a foreign country. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (50.0799)

ART 386. History of American Art. 3-3-0. Survey of American Art from the early colonial period through 1945. Focus on painting, sculpture, and architecture as well as traditional American folk arts. (50.0703)

ART 392. Readings in Art History. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: ART 280, 281, 282, or 383. Assigned readings, oral presentations, group discussion, and written topics dealing with art history. May be repeated for credit once if content differs. (50.0703)

ART 393. Honors Readings in Art History. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Honors standing. One of the following: HIST 105-106, ENG 211 or Any Art Appreciation, Art History Survey, or Fine Arts Survey. Assigned readings, oral presentations, group discussion, and written topics dealing with art history. May be repeated for credit once if content is different. (50.0703).

ART 401. Advanced Drawing. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 303 and permission of department head. Emphasis on student-directed, wide-ranging experimentation with imagery and drawing media for the purpose of developing a personal style. (50.0705)

ART 402. Advanced Drawing (Life Drawing). 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 302 and permission of department head. Figure drawing to enhance understanding of bone and muscle structure. In-depth study of the relationship of expressive drawing and anatomical issues, as well as experiments with color media. (50.0705)

ART 403. Advanced Drawing Workshop. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 401 and permission of department head. Preparation for the senior project. Student will produce a self-directed cohesive suite of drawings. (50.0705)

ART 407. Advanced Papermaking. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 308 and permission of department head. Techniques for developing a personal aesthetic through a series of two or three dimensional works in handmade paper. Integration of other media and processes with paper. (50.0799)

ART 411. Advanced Painting. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 313 and permission of department head. Emphasis on student-directed, wide-ranging experimentation with imagery and painting media for the purpose of developing a personal style. (50.0708)

ART 413. Advanced Painting Workshop. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 411 and permission of instructor. Preparation for the senior project. Student will produce a self-directed cohesive suite of paintings. (50.0708)

ART 416. Figurative Painting. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 302 and 313 and permission of instructor. Experiential investigations into the use of the figure in painting stemming from a number of historical and contemporary models. (50.0708)

ART 424. Advanced Printmaking I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: Any two of the following: ART 325, 326, 327 or 328 and permission of department head. Advanced work in various processes. (50.0710)

ART 425. Advanced Printmaking II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 424 and permission of department head. Advanced work in various processes. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (50.0710)

ART 431. Advanced Ceramics I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 332 and permission of department head. Emphasis on students personal direction. May be repeated for credit once if content differs. (50.0711)

ART 432. Advanced Ceramics II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 431 and permission of department head. Emphasis on students personal direction. May be repeated for credit once if content differs. (50.0711)

ART 433. Advanced Ceramics Workshop. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 432 and permission of department head. Emphasis on students personal direction. Application of specialized ceramic techniques. May be repeated for credit once if content differs. (50.0711)

ART 441. Advanced Sculpture I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 342 and permission of instructor. Advanced studies and studio work using construction or reduction techniques in various media. Emphasis on student’s personal direction. (50.0709)

 ART 442. Advanced Sculpture II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 441 and permission of instructor. Advanced studies and studio work using techniques in various media. Emphasis on student’s personal direction and professional development. (50.0709)

ART 444. Metals Workshop. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 341 and 342 and permission of department head. Advanced studies in metal working techniques. (50.0709)

ART 450. Typography II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 359 and permission of instructor. Advanced studies of typographic grid systems; typeface anatomy; typography as a sculptural element; designing a limited set of original letterforms. (50.0402)

ART 451. Graphic Design III. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 357 and 359 and permission of department head. In-depth graphic problems for portfolio consideration and computer graphics problems. (50.0404)

ART 452. Graphic Design IV. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 451 and permission of department head. Portfolio oriented problems with field applicable solutions. (50.0404)

ART 454. New Media Design. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 357 and permission of department head. Theory and skills of new media technology and design. May be repeated for credit  if content differs. (50.0499)

ART 455. Graphic Symbols. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 355 and 359 and permission of department head. History and problems in development of corporate symbols and signs for contemporary national and international communication. (50.0404)

ART 457. Internship. 3-0-9. Prerequisite: permission of department head. Supervised practical experience in an approved private or public organization involving work relevant to art, art history, or design. Only one internship may be counted toward the degree. (50.0409)

ART 458. Web II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 350 and permission of department head. Intermediate website development topics and current industry best practices in the graphic arts. (11.0801)

ART 459. Web III. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 458 and permission of department head. Advanced website development topics and current industry best practices in the graphic arts. (11.0801)

ART 461. Advanced Film Photography. 3-0-6. Prerequisites:   ART 362 and permission of instructor. Extensive research of film-based photographic imagery as it relates to the student’s personal vision. Processes may include but are not limited to image capture from any format of film camera, silver or non-silver based printing, mono or polychromatic imagery. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (50.0605)

ART 462. Advanced Digital Photography. 3-0-6.   Prerequisites: ART 362 and permission of instructor. Extensive research of digital photographic imagery as it relates to the student’s personal vision. Processes may include but are not limited to digital image capture from any format of camera or scanner, mono or polychromatic imagery. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (50.0605)

ART 463. Color Photography I. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 362 and permission of instructor. Technical and aesthetic issues relating to color photography. Emphasis on digital output using Adobe Photoshop for basic image adjustment. Student must supply manual SLR camera (film or digital). (50.0703)

ART 464. Color Photography II. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: ART 463 and permission of instructor. Extensive research of color photographic imagery as it relates to the student’s personal vision.   May be repeated for credit if content differs. (50.0703)

ART 474. 3D Motion Graphics III. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 375 and permission of department head. Compositing and color correction for better final output of 3D renders and motion graphics. (50.0102)

ART 477. Digital Art III. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: C or better in ART 376 and permission of department head. Application of specialized digital art techniques with an emphasis on personal direction. (10.0304)

ART 480. Contemporary Art. 3-3-0. European and American visual arts produced between 1945 and the present. Lectures, readings, assignments. (50.0703)

ART 481. Women in Renaissance and Baroque Art. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: One of the following: Art 280, 281, 282, 383, or 480.   The history of European art from 1500 to 1800 with emphasis placed upon work by women artists and the representation of women in the visual arts. (50.0703)

ART 482. Topics in Art History. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: One of the following: Art 280, 281, 282, 383, or 480. An in-depth study of a particular subject in the history of art with a focus on reading and research. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (50.0703)

ART 485. Topics in Art. 3-3-3. In-depth study of studio or research topics in the art disciplines. Requires travel and study in a foreign country. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (50.0799)

ART 491. Independent Study in Art History. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: ART 392 or permission of instructor. Analysis and criticism of art. Discussion, presentations, and individual research. May be repeated for credit once if content differs. (50.0703)

ART 496. Senior Seminar. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty. Senior seminar for art history and art studio capstone. (50.0701)

ART 497. Senior Art Studio Capstone. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: At least one 400-level course in each of the studio media selected for the senior project and permission of faculty. Senior campaign or studio project and exhibition. (50.0701)

ART 498. Senior Art History Capstone. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: ART 392 and 491 and permission of faculty. Senior art history research, thesis, and defense. (50.0703)

ART 501. Directed Study Abroad. 3-3-0. Supervised research and study of monuments and art collections in Europe. Topics vary depending on the travel destination. May be repeated twice if content differs. (50.0703)

ART 502. Directed Study in Art History. 3-3-0. Supervised methodological readings and directed research addressing topics from the history of art. May be repeated for credit once if content differs. (50.0703)

Student Employment

The Department of Art has several opportunities for students to become involved with the operation of its studios and clerical needs. Student employees are hired through the Federal Work-Study Program.

Student employees are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) to determine their eligibility. Student workers must be work-study eligible and enrolled for no fewer than six credit hours per semester.

Careers

The studio arts consist of an initial exploration and preparation in arts concepts and the0ries, professional media and artistic development combined with a more specific concentration. Students are encouraged to develop a personal style as they explore the creative process and the nature of artistic meaning.

Areas of emphasis include:

  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography

Required Skills and Abilities

  • good sense of imagination and originality,
  • desire to create,
  • ability to work independently,
  • strong sense of color, design, line and form,
  • ability to accept criticism and resolve issues,
  • project management skills,
  • dedication and confidence and
  • personal initiative to enter the art field.

CONTACT INFORAMTION

Department of Art

Office Location:
Art Office in 221 Talbot Hall
Mailing Address:
P.O.Box 2025
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 985.448.4597
Fax: 985.448.4596

Location