Supportive Courses


ART 500 - Advanced Studio (3-6 hours)
Advanced work in printmaking, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, intermedia, or painting. Prerequisites: graduate standing or completion of corresponding senior-level course.

ART 600 - Photography Studio (3-30 hours)
Development of advanced technical, aesthetic, and conceptual concerns through experimentation within the photographic media relating to appropriate historical and contemporary references. 3-6 hours per semester. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

ART 610 - Drawing (3-6 hours)
Analytical and conceptual evaluation of individual style and content emphasizing technical, creative, and digital competencies on a professional level. 3-6 hours per semester. Repeatable to a maximum of 30 hours.

ART 620 - Printmaking Studio (3-30 hours)
Technical and conceptual development with intaglio, relief, and planographic printing. Etching, engraving, wood, paper, and plastic relief printing, serigraphy and lithography. 3-6 hours per semester.

ART 630 - Ceramics Studio (3-30 hours)
Techniques and materials used in stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain. Emphasis on creative development and technical competence. 3-6 hours per semester.

ART 640 - Sculpture Studio (3-30 hours)
Technical and conceptual information about wood and stone carving and construction, welding and metals fabrication, non-ferrous foundry practice, and plastics lamination, emphasizing individual development. 3-6 hours per semester.

ART 660 - Interdisciplinary Art Studio (3-6 hours)
Advanced work in more than one area of concentration. May include two- or three-dimensional media; may incorporate installation work, performance, construction, and creative expression with interrelated forms of fine arts and design. 3-6 hours per semester. Repeatable to a maximum of 30 hours.

ART 670 - Painting Studio (3-30 hours)
Advanced painting in the medium and direction of the student’s choice. Emphasis on creative development and technical competence. 3-6 hours per semester.

ART 680 - Special Problems (3-18 hours)
Problems in area of student’s special interest, as advised by instructor. 3 hours per semester.

ART 690 - Seminar (3-18 hours)
Research and presentation of art topics ranging from history to contemporary concerns of the artist, to interdisciplinary courses or courses consisting of an organized sequence of guest speakers. May be repeated under various topics for a maximum of 18 hours or 3 hours per semester.

ART 694 - Visual Communications and Design Studio (3-6 hours)
Working within hypothetical environments and data, focuses on design development, problem-solving skills, visualization, and invention. Concept exploration emphasized while developing a personal creative vision and understanding of current graphic design practices and technology. Repeatable up to a maximum of 30 hours.

ART 695 - Theory and Criticism (3-6 hours)
Research, discussion, and presentations on topics in fine arts and design, including contemporary trends, philosophies, literature, and history.

ART 696 - Advanced Digital Design (3 hours)
Advanced work in applied software for web design, animation, rapid prototyping, interactive design, and experience design. Repeatable up to a total of 6 semester hours.

ART 697 - Design Management (3 hours)
Development phases of real-world project execution, including research, problem definition, planning, cost and budget analysis, organization, and presentation of information for business, public institutions, government, and the entertainment industry.

ART 698 - Design Research & Collaboration (3 hours)
A design problem that responds to social, economic, and environmental concerns created in consultation and collaboration with a corporation, institution, or government agency under the supervision of the faculty. Repeatable up to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

ART 699 - Thesis Exhibition (3-6 hours)
At the beginning of the third semester, graduate students submit a proposal that defines their evolving thesis work. During the last semester of their final year, all graduate students present thesis exhibitions for review by the graduate faculty and other invited participants. A written thesis may supplement the exhibition at the discretion and interest of the student. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours.

Communication & Fine Arts

CFA 500 - Research Methods in Speech and Theatre Arts (3 hours)
Problems and principles in conducting original and creative research, investigation, and reporting in rhetoric and public address, theatre arts, and oral interpretation. Prerequisite: consent of chairperson involved.

CFA 604 - Independent Study (1-3 hours)
Independent research or creative production problems not leading to a thesis. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours with permission of the graduate coordinator. Prerequisite: consent of appropriate chairperson.

Interactive Media

I M 513 - Educational Software Design (3 hours)
The design and construction of educational software that is based upon sound educational theory and best practice. Students will become proficient with appropriate multimedia instructional design software in developing their projects. Investigating and applying current theories of learning, instruction, and assessment. Cross-listed as ETE 513. Prerequisites: IM 113; IM 213 or instructor approval.

This is the official catalog for the 2009-2010 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.