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Upper Division Courses

2151. Beginning Ceramics (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0151.)

Wheel thrown and hand formed pottery and sculpture, glazing, and firing, with an emphasis on design as an organic outgrowth of the ceramic process.

Note: This course is a prerequisite for all other ceramic courses.

2161. Intermediate Ceramics (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0160.)

Creative problems in pottery for the student who has mastered use of the wheel and basic ceramic processes. Kiln firing techniques and simple glaze formulation will also be covered.

2237. Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0137.)

Predominantly a course in glass object-making. This class will provide beginning instruction through advanced tutelage in kiln forming techniques. Traditional and contemporary processes covered include frit casting from both clay and wax positives, fusing, and slumping. Moldmaking is emphasized and a variety of refractory mold materials will be introduced. A repertoire of finishing processes will be offered to aid in taking the kiln worked object to its completed state.

2238. Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0138.)

This studio course provides comprehensive instruction with regard to 'cold' glass-working techniques. 2-D and 3-D glass objects will be constructed with the employment of a variety of procedures without the introduction of heat. The classes will encourage the areas of student expertise. Thus, information on surface treatment (glass texturing), joining (glass to glass, to other materials), and finishing processes will be covered. Proficiency in the creation of structurally and conceptually cohesive objects is stressed.

2258. Introduction to Glass (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0158.)

An introductory studio class for students who are interested in learning the basic processes of off-hand glass working techniques. A brief history of glass, studio operations and studio safety will be covered in slide lectures and studio demonstrations. Glassblowing, mold blowing, glass finishing and team work will be emphasized through demonstrations.

Note: This course is a prerequisite for all glass courses. Studio work outside of class time is required.

2261. Intermediate Glass (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0168.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2258 (0158).

An advanced introductory studio course for learning off-hand blowing techniques. Advanced team work, finishing glass objects, and studio operations will be demonstrated the use of color and its application to hot glass will be introduced.

2302. Fiber Structures I: Dimensional Form (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0102.)

This class is an introduction to textiles through hand-manipulated processes. The course approaches techniques from both historical and contemporary approaches with an emphasis on working sculpturally. Students will learn to make several book structures to use as a means of expressing narrative and sequential concepts. Experimentation with a broad range of materials will be encouraged.

2305. Fabric Pattern and Image I (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0105.)

An investigation of the unique properties of dye color application on fabric. Discharge, resisting and patterning techniques are covered, with an emphasis on color relationships and imagery.

2317. Off Loom Structure I (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0117.)

Single and multiple element structures including wrapping, netting, knotting, plaiting, rope making and felting. Both two- and three-dimensional construction will be explored.

2318. Woven Structure I (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0118.)

An introduction to weaving using the floor loom. Tapestry and other structural techniques will be taught. Both an historical and a contemporary approach will be encouraged.

2408. Electroforming Workshop (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0108.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Students with prior metalworking experience have the opportunity to explore nontraditional electrochemical processes for the creation of unique forms in metal.

2409. Color in Metal (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0109.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Aspects of applying color to metals or changing the existing color of metallic surfaces are explored. Students are introduced to the new techniques, color anodizing aluminum, and the space-age metals titanium and niobium. Application of color resin and vitreous enamels are also examined.

2413. Machine Tool Processes (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0113.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

The lathe, milling machine, drill press, and other machines are examined for their creative potential.

2415. Production Processes (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0115.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major or Special Permission.

Introduction to production processes and marketing. Students will design and produce an object in quantity and be assisted in the marketing of that object.

2433. CAD/CAM I Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0133.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2453 (0153) Jewelry, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

In this introduction to CAD/CAM the student learns to: customize the modeling environment; create basic graphic objects-lines, circles, arcs, curves, solids, and surfaces; draw with precision, using coordinate input and merge models to different file formats; create, test and verify solid models in STL file format for production of rapid prototypes; and render models.

Note: This course is sometimes offered as an online course under Section Number 701.

2434. CAD/CAM II Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0134.)

Prerequisite: Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, and CAD/CAM I 2433 (0133)/3233 (0233), or Special Permission.

This course is a continuation of CAD/CAM I. The primary objective of this course is to create a solids model in Rhino. The model is then verified for accuracy using Magics RP and prepared for rapid prototyping (RP). Students create a ring model to be produced via the Sanders Model Maker wax rapid prototyping system. These models are verified using Sanders Model/Works and Bview software. The student is assisted in having the model produced and cast. The concepts and principles of computer rendering the 3-D models is a major component of this course. Photorealistic renderings of the studentís Rhino models are produced using the NuGraf rendering system. Course Software: Rhinoceros, Magics RP, ModelWorks, Bview and NuGraf.

2453. Jewelry (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0153.)

An introduction to the design and fabrication of small scale functional objects and jewelry, exploring metalsmithing, casting, mold making, machine use, anodizing, linkages, plastics and finishing.

2454. Jewelry (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0154.)

An introduction to the design and fabrication of small scale functional objects and jewelry, exploring metalsmithing, casting, mold making, machine use, anodizing,linkages, plastics and finishing.

2457. Plastics for Jewelry and Objects (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0157.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

An introduction to forming, fabricating, joining, and casting of a variety plastic materials. This 20th and 21st century material is studied for its visual and artistic potential, as well as its applications in product design. Students learn to combine these materials with metals and other media.

2459. Metalsmithing (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0159.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Advanced metal forming techniques are explored. Students are encouraged to produce functional hollowware and objects of a non-traditional source.

2471. Lapidary and Stone Setting (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0191.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Advanced lapidary processes are demonstrated which include the cutting and polishing of faceted stones designed by the student. Traditional and innovative stone setting methods are also explored.

2473. Enameling (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0173.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

All basic enameling techniques, which include Plique A Jour, Limoges, Champeleve, Bustail, etc. The course explores the use of synthetic resins as an addition to the enamelist`s repertoire.

2475. Casting (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0197.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Controlled inertial (centrifugal) casting, rubber moldmaking, wax injection, vacuum assisted casting, high frequency melting, sand casting, and other specialized casting processes are used to produce jewelry and other objects in precious and non-precious metal.

2476. Casting (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0297.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Controlled inertial (centrifugal) casting, rubber moldmaking, wax injection, vacuum assisted casting, high frequency melting, sand casting, and other specialized casting processes are used to produce jewelry and other objects in precious and non-precious metal.

2479. Photo Processes and Etching Jewelry (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0189.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

All aspects of the photographic processes that can be used with metals and plastics are introduced. This includes photo-resist techniques for metal etching, plating, and anodizing, along with photo embedments in plastics.

Note: This course is for majors only

3121. Tyler Art Workshop in Scotland (3 or 6 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0221.)

Tyler Art Workshop in Scotland is a four-week studio art workshop in London and Scotland in conjunction with the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland. The students use their travel and research experiences from the first three weeks of the trip as source material for the creation of finished work during the final week of the program.

3148. Ceramic Mold Making (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0248.)

Students produce both two and three-piece plaster molds to be used in the slip casting process for the production of multiple ceramic items. The course examines both the historical and contemporary use of molds and slip casting. During the semester the students are encouraged to incorporate the use of slip casting into their current style of work.

3149. Primitive Ceramics (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0249.)

A course concentrating on the use of primitive ceramic techniques. This course is structured to develop skills in locating and refining clay, forming processes, and a variety of low temperature firing processes. This course utilizes many of the pottery techniques of Native American ceramics as one of the sources of investigation.

3151. Two-Dimensional Ceramics (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0251.)

The making and production of tiles and other essentially two-dimensional ceramic items for application to interior and exterior architecture. Several processes, techniques and firing methods are explored. These include both high and low temperature firing, mold, and hand pressing techniques. The history of tiles and ceramic wall reliefs are surveyed with concentration on relevant periods and countries.

3153. Ceramic Materials (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0253.)

An advanced level examination of ceramic processes, the formulation of clay bodies and glazes, common firing practices, and the construction of kilns.

Note: The course required and intended for ceramic majors.

3158. Porcelain (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0258.)

A ceramic course that covers the special properties of porcelain clay. Various hand building, throwing and casting techniques are explored as well as experiments in glazing and the preparation of clay bodies. Historical importance of porcelain is reviewed along with many contemporary uses of this material in vessel and sculptural forms.

3161. Advanced Throwing and Wheel Work (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0261.)

A course concentrating on the use of the potter`s wheel, using a problem-solving approach. Structured to develop the necessary skills to enable the student in making personal aesthetic choices with regard to three-dimensional ceramic forms created on the wheel.

3162. Advanced Ceramics (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0293.)

Problems in ceramics for the advanced student with emphasis on individual research projects and upon portfolio development.

3167. Ceramic Structures (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0262.)

The approach to this course is to utilize ceramic materials for the creation of sculpture. The history of ceramic sculpture as well as contemporary movements is stressed. Various techniques used in ceramic sculpture, techniques and materials used in conjunction with ceramics are explored.

3170. Ceramic Workshop (3 s.h.) SS. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0271.)

Offered on Saturdays or evenings to ceramic majors, and M.Ed. students who have successfully completed their beginning ceramics requirement. In addition to being a course where a variety of skill levels and aesthetic points of view can interact, the course itself rotates through several specialty topics including advanced throwing, wood/salt firing, and advanced hand-building.

3185. Field Internship in Ceramics (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0202.)

This program has been established to provide practical experience for students in the Ceramics area that is relevant and useful to the student's course of study. This experience can include: the creation of craft, art sales, design, the acquisition of business skills, as well as the participation in retail and wholesale craft exhibitions.

Note: In order to get credit for this Field Internship, the student must agree to write a comprehensive paper as described in the guidelines for the Tyler Field Internship Program.

3231. Hot Glass, Topic: Blowing (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0241.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2258 (0158).

A glass course primarily for the glass major who wants to learn advanced skills in off-hand techniques for blowing traditional and non-traditional glass forms. Advanced color work, team work and advanced methods for combining complicated glass forms will be a major component of this studio class.

Note: Six hours of studio work outside of class time is required.

3233. CAD/CAM I Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0233.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2453 (0153) Jewelry, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

In this introduction to CAD/CAM the student learns to: customize the modeling environment; create basic graphic objects-lines, circles, arcs, curves, solids, and surfaces; draw with precision, using coordinate input and merge models to different file formats; create, test and verify solid models in STL file format for production of rapid prototypes; and render models.

Note: This course is sometimes offered as an online course under Section Number 701.

3237. Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0237.)

Predominantly a course in glass object-making. This class will provide beginning instruction through advanced tutelage in kiln forming techniques. Traditional and contemporary processes covered include frit casting from both clay and wax positives, fusing, and slumping. Moldmaking is emphasized and a variety of refractory mold materials will be introduced. A repertoire of finishing processes will be offered to aid in taking the kiln worked object to its completed state.

3238. Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0238.)

This studio course provides comprehensive instruction with regard to 'cold' glass-working techniques. 2-D and 3-D glass objects will be constructed with the employment of a variety of procedures without the introduction of heat. The classes will encourage the areas of student expertise. Thus, information on surface treatment (glass texturing), joining (glass to glass, to other materials), and finishing processes will be covered. Proficiency in the creation of structurally and conceptually cohesive objects is stressed.

3241. Glass Workshop (3 s.h.) F S SS. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0245.)

An intensive daily studio course designed for beginning students through advanced glass majors. This studio course meets each day. Studio demonstrations in all hot glass applications are the focus. Individual problem solving through guided team work will be emphasized.

Note: Three hours of studio work outside of class each day is required.

3242. Hot Glass Casting (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0242.)

A glass class that will provide beginning advanced instruction on using molten glass as a material for casting into a wide variety of mold materials. Methods of mold setup, methods for pouring hot glass and finishing glass will be provided and demonstrated. A survey of contemporary craft-artists using these materials and methods will be shown. Presentation and evaluation of finished work will be an important aspect of this studio course.

3243. Advanced Glass Seminar (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0243.)

This studio course is for the junior glass major. The emphasis is on historical glass research topics. A survey of glass making from ancient cultures to early American glass will be covered by slide lectures, museum visits, and research projects.

3244. Advanced Glass, Topic: Visiting Artist Series (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0244.)

Prerequisite: Introduction to Glass 2258 (0158), Intermediate Glass 2261 (0168), Advanced Glass 3243 (0243).

This course is for the junior glass major.

3285. Field Internship in Glass (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0201.)

This program has been established to provide practical experience for students in the Glass area that is relevant and useful to the studentís course of study. This experience may include: the creation of crafts, art sales, design; the acquisition of business skills, as well as the participation in retail and wholesale craft exhibitions. A written proposal must be developed and agreed upon in advance of the beginning of the semester, describing the intended setting of the Field Internship and the time commitment that must equal at least eight to ten hours per week for the full semester (13 weeks).

Note: In order to get credit for this Field Internship, the student must agree to write a comprehensive paper as described in the guidelines for the Tyler Field Internship Program.

3306. Mixed Media Construction: Structural Embellishment (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0206.)

This course focuses on the stitch as a form of mark-making, exploring surface and structural applications such as embroidery, applique and quilting. Image transfers on cloth and free beading will also be explored. Projects will emphasize combining these "traditional" techniques with contemporary art issues and practices.

3312. Alternative Materials (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0212.)

This course involves the exploration of alternative materials not primarily intended or used by fiber artists. Products such as Tyvek, rubber, adhesives, found and recycled materials will be combined with processes such as collage, layering, stitching, and heating. This is a course open for enrollment to majors and non-majors from sophomore to graduate level. The exploration of alternative materials will be used in conjunction with other media and unconventional methods of joining to create a strong, sculptural surface. Technical demonstrations, field trips, and conceptual problems with an emphasis on the process of collecting will be used as a basis for the creation of unconventional work. Students will be encouraged to experiment with these materials and processes in combination with media from other disciplines. Students will create work based on a personal direction discovered through the course. Areas of focus for study include two and three dimensional forms, functional and nonfunctional constructions

3314. Digital Printing (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0214.)

Prerequisite: Foundation Computer 1541 (0005).

This course involves the exploration of printing processes that utilize the computer as an image generator. Creative scanning and manipulation of images on the computer using Photoshop will be introduced. These images will then be printed utilizing numerous digital printing surfaces on a variety of fabrics, papers, and plastics. This course will also involve the use of uncommon imaging techniques including Xerox, Polaroid, heat and solvent based transfers. Basic bookbinding and papermaking techniques will also be introduced. Students are encouraged to develop a personal vocabulary by combining these techniques with images and found, purchased and recycled materials as well as media from other disciplines. Historical and contemporary issues and practices involving digital media are explored through slide lectures, readings, class discussions, and field trips.

3317. Off Loom Structure II (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0217.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2317 (0117).

Emphasis will be on three-dimensional constructions using nontraditional materials. Miniature forms will also be explored.

3318. Woven Structure II (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0218.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2318 (0118).

Exploration of dyeing and printing including space dyed ikat and printing on the woven surface.

3371. Silkscreen on Fabric I (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0282.)

Screen printed imagery on fabric using various stencil techniques, including photo-emulsion with computer generated imagery. Both dye and pigment printing will be covered, with an emphasis on color relationships and the construction of imagery and texture.

Note: Special authorization required for non-majors.

3385. Field Internship in Fibers (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0203.)

This program has been established to provide practical experience for students in the Fibers area that is relevant and useful to the studentís course of study. This experience can include: the creation of craft, art sales, design, the acquisition of business skills, as well as the participation in retail and wholesale craft exhibitions. A written proposal must be developed and agreed upon in advance of the beginning of the semester, describing the intended setting of the Field Internship and the time commitment that must equal at least eight-ten hours per week for the full semester (13 weeks).

Note: In order to get credit for this Field Internship, the student must agree to write a comprehensive paper as described in the guidelines for the Tyler Field Internship Program.

3407. Plastics for Jewelry (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0207.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2453 (0153) Jewelry, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Introduction to the forming, fabricating, and casting of plastic materials. The student works with acrylics, polyesters, urethanes, epoxies, and silicones, and learns to combine these materials with metal.

Note: This course is for majors only. Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major.

3408. Electroforming Workshop (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0208.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Students with prior metalworking experience have the opportunity to explore nontraditional electrochemical processes for the creation of unique forms in metal.

3409. Color in Metals (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0209.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Aspects of applying color to metals or changing the existing color of metallic surfaces are explored. Students are introduced to the new techniques, color anodizing aluminum, and the space-age metals titanium and niobium. Application of color resin and vitreous enamels are also examined.

3415. Production Processes (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0215.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major or Special Permission.

Introduction to production processes and marketing. Students will design and produce an object in quantity and be assisted in the marketing of that object.

3434. CAD/CAM II Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0234.)

Prerequisite: Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, and CAD/CAM I 2433 (0133)/3233 (0233), or Special Permission.

This course is a continuation of CAD/CAM I. The primary objective of this course is to create a solids model in Rhino. The model is then verified for accuracy using Magics RP and prepared for rapid prototyping (RP). Students create a ring model to be produced via the Sanders Model Maker wax rapid prototyping system. These models are verified using Sanders Model/Works and Bview software. The student is assisted in having the model produced and cast. The concepts and principles of computer rendering the 3-D models is a major component of this course. Photorealistic renderings of the studentís Rhino models are produced using the NuGraf rendering system. Course Software: Rhinoceros, Magics RP, ModelWorks, Bview and NuGraf.

3435. Advanced CAD/CAM (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0235.)

Prerequisite: Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major and CAD/CAM II 3434 (0234).

This course is a continuation of CAD/CAM II. Students will be encouraged to produce Three-D CAD models for rapid prototyping and photo-realistic rendering.

3457. Plastics for Jewelry and Objects (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0257.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

An introduction to forming, fabricating, joining, and casting of a variety plastic materials. This 20th and 21st century material is studied for its visual and artistic potential, as well as its applications in product design. Students learn to combine these materials with metals and other media.

3459. Metalsmithing (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0259.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Advanced metal forming techniques are explored. Students are encouraged to produce functional hollowware and objects of a non-traditional source.

3463. Enameling (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0263.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

All basic enameling techniques, which include Plique A Jour, Limoges, Champeleve, Bustail, etc. The course explores the use of synthetic resins as an addition to the enamelist`s repertoire.

3465. Junior Metalsmithing (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0265.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2453 (0153) Jewelry, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Advanced problems exploring the design and fabrication of functional objects and jewelry. Three-dimensional sheet metal development, fabrication of hollow structures, mechanisms, linkage systems and mold making will be introduced.

Note: This course is for majors only.

3466. Junior Metalsmithing (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0266.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2453 (0153) Jewelry, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

Advanced problems exploring the design and fabrication of functional objects and jewelry. Three-dimensional sheet metal development, fabrication of hollow structures, mechanisms, linkage systems and mold making will be introduced.

Note: This course is for majors only.

3467. Tyler Metals Workshop, England/Scotland (6 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0267.)

A fourĖweek summer art workshop in England and Scotland. Students first fly to London for an introductory week visiting contemporary metalsmiths, museums and galleries, followed by three weeks traveling in Scotland, working in studio facilities operated by the Glasgow School of Art. The course structure is directed toward studio art majors with a concentration in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM, and emphasizes the creation of artwork based on the studentís cross-cultural experiences during the trip. Access to English and Scottish metalsmiths and artist/educators, travel and museum visits supplement the curriculum.

3471. Lapidary and Stone Setting (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0291.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3465 (0265) Junior Metalsmithing, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major or Special Permission.

Advanced lapidary processes are demonstrated which include the cutting and polishing of faceted stones designed by the student. Traditional and innovative stone setting methods are also explored.

3479. Photo Processes and Etching Jewelry (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0289.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2453 (0153), Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major, or Special Permission.

All aspects of the photographic processes that can be used with metals and plastics are introduced. This includes photo-resist techniques for metal etching, plating, and anodizing, along with photo embedments in plastics.

Note: This course is for majors only.

4152. Senior Ceramics (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0352.)

Fourth-year concentration in ceramics and thesis work.

4162. Advanced Ceramics (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0393.)

Problems in ceramics for the advanced student with emphasis on individual research projects with emphasis upon portfolio development.

4196. Art Workshop in Scotland (3 s.h.) Core: WI.

(Formerly: CRAFTS W220.)

A four-week summer studio art workshop on location in Scotland. After an introductory week in London visiting museums, contemporary art galleries, and art schools, students spend the next three weeks working in studio facilities in Scotland at the Glasgow School of Art. Artists from that institution and Tyler School of Art staff conduct a series of intensive workshops in a variety of media. The students' travel and research experiences while in Great Britain are utilized as sources of inspiration for the development of their art work in general and for an exhibition to be held at Tyler in the fall.

4237. Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0337.)

Predominantly a course in glass object-making. This class will provide beginning instruction through advanced tutelage in kiln forming techniques. Traditional and contemporary processes covered include frit casting from both clay and wax positives, fusing, and slumping. Moldmaking is emphasized and a variety of refractory mold materials will be introduced. A repertoire of finishing processes will be offered to aid in taking the kiln worked object to its completed state.

4238. Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0338.)

This studio course provides comprehensive instruction with regard to 'cold' glass-working techniques. 2-D and 3-D glass objects will be constructed with the employment of a variety of procedures without the introduction of heat. The classes will encourage the areas of student expertise. Thus, information on surface treatment (glass texturing), joining (glass to glass, to other materials), and finishing processes will be covered. Proficiency in the creation of structurally and conceptually cohesive objects is stressed.

4241. Hot Glass Blowing (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0341.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2258 (0158).

A glass course primarily for the glass major who wants to learn advanced skills in off-hand techniques for blowing traditional and non-traditional glass forms. Advanced color work, team work and advanced methods for combining complicated glass forms will be a major component of this studio class.

Note: Six hours of studio work outside of class time is required.

4242. Hot Glass Casting (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0342.)

A glass class that will provide beginning advanced instruction on using molten glass as a material for casting into a wide variety of mold materials. Methods of mold setup, methods for pouring hot glass and finishing glass will be provided and demonstrated. A survey of contemporary craft-artists using these materials and methods will be shown. Presentation and evaluation of finished work will be an important aspect of this studio course.

4244. Advanced Glass Seminar: Visiting Artist Series (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0344.)

Prerequisite: Introduction to Glass 2258 (0158), Intermediate Glass 2261 (0168), Advanced Glass Seminar 3243 (0243).

This course is for the senior glass major.

4252. Advanced Glass Seminar (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0343.)

This studio course is for the senior glass major. The emphasis is on historical glass research topics. A survey of glass making from ancient cultures to early American glass will be covered by slide lectures, museum visits, and research projects.

4282. Independent Study (1 to 3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0395.)

Self-directed study and research for upper-level Crafts majors developed in conjunction with, and supervised by, a senior faculty member in the major area of the student.

4305. Fabric Pattern and Image II (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0305.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2305 (0105) Fabric Pattern and Image I.

An investigation of alternative applications on the fabric surface. Computer generated, scanned and Xerox transfer methods are covered, with more advanced investigations of imagery.

4306. Structural Embellishment II (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0306.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3306 (0206).

An exploration of clothing and costume construction for weavables or performance work.

4317. Off Loom Structure III (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0317.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2317 (0117) and 3317 (0217).

Environmental and installation explorations using off loom and other construction techniques.

4318. Woven Structure III (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0318.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 2318 (0118) and 3318 (0218).

An exploration of advanced weaving techniques: computer loom drafting and weaving, three-dimensional investigations and structural manipulations.

4371. Silkscreen on Fabric II (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0382.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3371 (0282) Silkscreen on Fabric I.

Screen printed imagery on fabric using various stencil techniques, including photo-emulsion with computer constructed imagery. Both dye and pigment printing will be covered, with an emphasis on color relationships and the construction of imagery and texture.

Note: Special authorization required for non-majors.

4435. Rapid Prototyping (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0335.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3435 (0235).

The advanced CAD/CAM student will learn to use the ZCorp, Z406 3D color printer to test computer-aided-design solid models. Students will also be encouraged to find innovative methods for the use of the Z406 in the creation of finished tangible objects

4436. Rapid Prototyping (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0336.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 3435 (0235).

The advanced CAD/CAM student will learn to use the ZCorp, Z406 3D color printer to test computer-aided-design solid models. Students will also be encouraged to find innovative methods for the use the Z406 in the creation of finished tangible objects.

Note: Special authorization for non-majors.

4463. Senior Metals and Plastics (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0363.)

Prerequisite: Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Major and Crafts 3466 (0266) Junior Metalsmithing or Special Permission.

The course introduces the student to portfolio preparation. An independent senior project is also encouraged.

4471. Senior Seminar in Metals (3 s.h.) $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0371.)

Prerequisite: Special permission from instructor required.

This course provides seniors who are interested in going on to graduate school with an opportunity to experience the responsibilities and rewards of graduate education by participation in the graduate metals seminar. These students, selected by the faculty, are also provided with a workspace in the graduate metals studio.

4485. Field Internship Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CRAFTS 0370.)

The program has been established to provide practical experience for students in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM area that is relevant and useful to the studentís course of study. This experience can include creative approaches to the craft, sales, design, the acquisition of business skills, as well as the participation in retail and wholesale craft exhibitions.

Note: In advance of the beginning of the semester, a written proposal must be developed and agreed upon. The proposal must describe the intended setting of the Field Internship and the time commitment, which must be at least 8-10 hours per week for the full semester (13 weeks). In order to get credit for this Field Internship, the student must agree to write a comprehensive paper as described in the guidelines for the Tyler Field Internship Program.

4496. Business Practices in Crafts (3 s.h.) Core: WI. $.

(Formerly: CRAFTS W387.)

Prerequisite: Crafts 4463 (0363) Senior Metals & Plastics or Special Permission.

All aspects of business practices as they relate to the craftsperson are covered. The course includes the pricing of work, taxes, contracts, bookkeeping for small businesses, marketing, artist-gallery relations, studio operations, legal problems, insurance, advertising, and publicity. The student will become familiar with the computer`s use in a business environment.

Note: This is a writing intensive course.
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