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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
ART 370
Intermediate Printmaking
This course offers students the opportunity to discover the possibilities of print media as a viable contemporary practice. Students will explore ways that photographic, mechanical, and electronic tools have influenced both artistic production and t,he dissemination of art. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will be asked to consider the varied potential of the two-dimensional multiple for visual communication. Screenprinting, photo-litho, p,hoto-etching, and transfer/copier processes are introduced. Prerequisite: ART 124, ART 270. Spring semester annually|
ART 380
Intermediate Sculpture
This course introudces students to a variety of sculptural materials, methods, and concepts as a viable contermporary practice. Coursework and projects produced are self-governed with a strong focus on artistic value, conceptual clarity, and cultura,l and art historical contexts. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will be asked to consider the varied potentials of sculptural form. Prerequisite: ART 126, ART 280. Fall or Spring semester ann,ually|
ART 383
Jewelry III
Continues study of the design and creation of jewelry and metalwork, emphasizing development of an individual aesthetic through the use of multiple techniques and processes. Prerequisite: ART 282. Annually.|
ART 417
Latin American Art
A study of selected art traditions in the Spanish and Portuguese and French-speaking Western Hemisphere, including ancient, medieval and contemporary examples. Contributions of native, African, European, and other cultures will be considered. This,is a writing intensive course with frequent essays, hands-on art making processes, a research project, and a required museum field trip. The course may be offered on location in Central or South American or the Caribbean, and will become part of the, Latin American and Caribbean studies minor program. Visits and apprenticeships to artist' and artisans' workshops will be arranged when possible. Students who received credit for ART 217 may not subsequently enroll in ART 417/517.|
ART 426
Senior Drawing
Capstone course allows students concentrating in drawing to develop their work for the B.F.A. exhibit. Offered concurrently with other drawing courses. Prerequisites: ART 424 and 425. Each semester.|
ART 431
Advanced Ceramics
This course facilitates the development self-directed research and explorations, focusing on the creation and refinement of a cohesive body of work reflecting an individualized aesthetic based on the technical competency to actualize, the critical in,sight to evaluate, the verbal and writing skills to articulate, and the facility to professionally exhibit and document. Prerequisite: 6 Cr. Hr. of ART 330 - Intermediate Ceramics. Fall and Spring semester annually|
ART 441
Adv Weaving & Fabric Design
This course offers students the opportunity to further explore the possibilities of constructed and printed/dyed textile media as a viable contemporary practice. Coursework is based on student-initiated projects, independent research, and profession,al development. Students are expected to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion. Prerequisite: ART 340. Fall or Spring semester annually|
ART 448
Illustration IV
Encourages students to develop their personal aesthetic and produce portfolio quality pieces. Intermediate-level course emphasizes business aspects of illustration. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 347. Fall Semester, annually, or, on demand.|
ART 449
Illustration V
Students develop a portfolio geared toward their particular skills and interests. Students entering this advanced-level course should have a solid creative and technical background in illustration. Students can seek their own clients at this time so,they have printed pieces in their professional portfolios. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 448. Fall Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 450
Illustration VI
Students develop a portfolio geared toward their particular skills and interests. Students entering this advanced-level course should have a solid creative and technical background in illustration. Students can seek their own clients at this time so,they have printed pieces in their professional portfolios. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 449. Fall Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 451
Advanced Graphic Design
This course incorporates all previous knowledge acquired in Introduction to Graphic Design and Graphic Design I - Typography and Graphic Design II - Photography. Coursework is based on student-initiated projects, independent research, and profession,al development. Students are expected to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion. The goal is a professional digital and hard-copy portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 351 Graphic Design II - Photography. Fall, and Spring semester annually|
ART 452
Advanced Illustration
Advanced studio course using a variety of drawing and painting media and industry standard computer software. Encourages use of the principles of design, creative problem-solving, and the integration of illustrations into media to create a professio,nal portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 355 - Illustration. Spring semester annually|
ART 458
Graphic Des & Comp IV
Encourages students to develop personal direction and produce portfolio quality pieces. Intermediate-level course explores software. Offered concurrently with ART 155. Prerequisite: ART 357. Spring Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 459
Graphic Des & Comp V
Students develop a portfolio geared toward their particular skills and interests. Students can seek their own clients at this time so they have printed pieces in their professional portfolios. Advanced-level course emphasizes advanced software compet,ency. Students should have a solid creative and technical background in computer graphics and graphic design. Offered concurrently with ART 155. Prerequisite: ART 458. Spring Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 460
Graphic Des & Comp VI
Professional portfolios are reviewed at the beginning of the course, and weak projects are replaced with higher quality pieces. Stresses business skills, especially promotional pieces. Students entering this advanced-level course should have a solid,creative and technical background in computer graphics and graphic design. Offered concurrently with ART 155. Prerequisite: ART 459. Spring Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 461
Advanced Painting
Integrating conceptual concerns and thematic focus in painting and working toward developing a personal aesthetic direction in relation to Contemporary art in preparation for BFA Exhibition. Regular critiques and assignments. Prerequisite: ART 360,. Each semester|
ART 464
Weaving & Fiber Scu IV
Advanced studio production and study of textile construction history and techniques; continued development of portfolio through regular critiques. Prerequisite: ART 363. Fall, annually, and on demand.|
ART 465
Weaving & Fiber Scu V
Preparation for B.F.A. exhibition and continued development of portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 464. Fall, annually, and on demand.|
ART 466
Weaving & Fiber Scu VI
Preparation for B.F.A. exhibition and continued development of portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 465. Fall, annually, and on demand.|
ART 468
Fabric Sur Des IV
Advanced studio production and study of surface design history and techniques; continued development of portfolio through regular critiques. Prerequisite: ART 367. Spring, annually, and on demand.|
ART 469
Fabric Sur Des V
Preparation for B.F.A. exhibition and continued development of portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 468. Spring, annually, and on demand.|
ART 470
Fabric Sur Des VI
Preparation for B.F.A. exhibition and continued development of portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 469. Spring, annually, and on demand.|
ART 471
Advanced Printmaking
This course offers students the opportunity to further explore the possibilities of print media as a viable contemporary practice. Coursework is based on student-initiated projects, independent research, and professional development. Students are e,xpected to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. On demand.|
ART 474
Printmaking IV
Emphasizes development of individualized approaches to printmaking relevant to the student's personal aesthetic and conceptual interests. Students work with intaglio and silkscreen each fall semester, and lithography and relief each spring semester., Evidence of refined technical skills is expected. Prerequisite: ART 373. Each semester.|
ART 475
Printmaking V
Continuation of Printmaking IV. Emphasizes development of a cohesive portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 474. Each semester.|
ART 476
Printmaking VI
Continuation of Printmaking V. Focuses on preparation of the B.F.A. exhibition. Prerequisite: ART 475. Each semester.|
ART 481
Advanced Sculpture
This course offers students the opportunity to expand upon a variety of sculptural materials, methods, and concepts as a viable contemporary practice. Coursework and projects produced are self-governed, and should focus on artistic value, conceptual, clarity, and cultural and art historical contexts. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor. Fall or Spring semester annually|
ART 491
Senior Seminar
This course involves preparation, research, proposal development, and studio exploration for the senior B.F.A. exhibition requirement or B.A. capstone project. Students will have the opportunity to present their research and artwork for discussion a,nd critique in a group environment. Focus will be placed on the preparation of a comprehensive portfolio,and forming a statement that incorporates the understanding one's work in relation to current works by mature artists. Prerequisite: The stude,nt must co-register with any 400-level studio class and Permission of Instructor. Fall semester annually|
ART 517
Latin American Art
A study of selected art traditions in the Spanish and Portuguese and French-speaking Western Hemisphere, including ancient, medieval and contemporary examples. Contributions of native, African, European, and other cultures will be considered. This,is a writing intensive course with frequent essays, hands-on art making processes, a research project, and a required museum field trip. The course may be offered on location in Central or South American or the Caribbean, and will become part of the, Latin American and Caribbean studies minor program. Visits and apprenticeships to artist' and artisans' workshops will be arranged when possible. Students who received credit for ART 217 may not subsequently enroll in ART 417/517.|
ARTH 110
Visual Arts
Introduces art appreciation. Deals with the form and content of art as well as the processes and products of art. Enriches the student's awareness and understanding of visual art forms. Each semester.|