Graduate Catalog
Art

RICHARD A. LOU, MFA
Chair
Room 200, Art & Communication Bldg
(901) 678-2217

MIKE SCHMIDT, MFA
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
(901) 678-1777
E-mail: mschmidt@memphis.edu

EARNESTINE JENKINS, PhD
Graduate Advisor in Art History
901-678-3450
E-mail: eljenkns@memphis.edu


http://memphis.edu/art

I. The Department of Art offers the Master of Arts degree with a major in Art History and concentrations in Egyptian Art and Archaeology, the Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora, or General Art History; and the Master of Fine Arts with a major in Art and concentrations in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking/Photography, or Sculpture. The Department of Art is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admissions Regulations, Academic Regulations, and Minimum Degree Requirements) as well as the program requirements of the degree being pursued.

II. MA Degree Program

Program objectives are: (1) equip students with a specialist knowledge in a specific field of art and visual culture; (2) practical application of critical analysis of the major theories and documents of art history to individual research; (3) field opportunities through museum internships or archaeological excavations; (4) ability to present research in a clear and persuasive format.

A. Program Admission

  1. For Fall semester admission with assistantship, completed materials must be received at the University by February 15. Applications received after April 1 cannot be guaranteed consideration for the Fall semester. For Spring semester admission, the deadline is November 1.
  2. For the concentrations in the Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora and General Art History, an undergraduate course in each of the major areas of art history is desirable: American, ancient, medieval, renaissance, baroque, and modern. For the concentration in Egyptian Art and Archaeology, an undergraduate major in Egyptology, art history, anthropology, history, classical studies, or archaeology is desirable. If, after evaluation of the student’s transcript, the art history faculty perceives a deficiency in these areas, the student may be required to successfully complete courses that will not count toward the Master of Arts degree.
  3. A letter of intent, explaining the applicant’s motivation and objectives in pursuing a graduate degree in art history.
  4. A sample of undergraduate writing, preferably in art history.
  5. Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a college faculty member who knows the student well.

B. Prerequisites for Admission to Degree Candidacy

The student shall apply for admission to degree candidacy upon the completion of 18 semester hours of graduate work. All candidacy requirements listed below must be satisfied before registering for more than 18 hours of coursework at the graduate level. To be approved for admission for candidacy, the student shall have:

  1. A grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Fulfilled all departmental prerequisite requirements.
  3. A planned degree program that meets all departmental and graduate school requirements.
    Pass Qualifying Examinations
    • Foreign language translation exam: The language is usually French, German, Italian or another research language appropriate to the student's field of study, to be approved by the Graduate Academic Advisor. For a concentration in Egyptian Art and Archeology, French or German is preferred. The foreign language exam will consist of a 300-500 word passage chosen by a faculty member and must be translated within a two-hour period. Two additional attempts are allowed.
    • Image Identification Exam: For a concentration in General Art History or the Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora, the examination covers works of art and visual culture from various regions and time periods, ancient to modern. For a concentration in Egyptian Art and Archaeology, the test covers key monuments of ancient Egyptian art and an entry-level examination in Middle Egyptian.
  4. The student must establish a history of satisfactory ratings in periodic review, a semi-annual evaluation of each student’s general level of achievement by all area graduate faculty. Two unsatisfactory ratings will result in dismissal from the program. Forms are available in the Art Department Office. Students with assistantships are required to take 9 hours each semester, 3 of which may be chosen from ART 7880 or 7881.

C. Thesis Comprehensive Exam

Before progressing to the thesis stage, normally by the end of the third semester, students pursuing a concentration in the Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora or General Art History must sit for a written exam. One month prior to the test, students receive from the faculty five questions that they must research and prepare to answer in well-organized, scholarly essays. The subject areas of these questions are based both on the courses the student has taken in the graduate program as well as his or her specified field of study. One theory question will be included among the five. For the exam, two questions from the five are chosen by the student's primary advisor and must be answered within a timeframe of two hours. For students in Egyptian Art and Archaeology, a written exam will be given prior to the thesis defense.

D. Program Requirements

  1. A total of 30 semester hours including ARTH 7996 thesis.
  2. The completion of ARTH 6123 or 6166 and ARTH 7130.
  3. A minimum of 18 semester hours in art history (not including the required ARTH 6123 or 6166, 7130 or any hours in ARTH 7996).Up to 6 hours of elective credit outside the field of art history, including ARTH/ANTH 6381, 6660, 6661, 6662, 7661, 7662,may be selected with the permission of the advisor.
  4. Twenty-one semester hours of 7000 level courses, including no more than 3 credit hours for the thesis.
    NOTE: Students should consult with their academic advisor as to the required and recommended courses appropriate to their area of concentration.
  5. Satisfactory completion of the qualifying examinations
  6. Satisfactory completion of the Thesis Comprehensive Exam
  7. An acceptable thesis and oral defense
    NOTE: Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write the thesis.
  8. Graduate Assistantships. Students with assistantships are required to take 9 hours each semester, 3 of which must be from ART 7880 or 7881. Assistantships are renewed based on the following:
    1. Students must attain the required grade point average (3.4 in Egyptology, 3.0 otherwise) and maintain a good record in their assistantship work assignments.
    2. Students must make satisfactory progress toward the degree. In order to maintain satisfactory progress toward the degree during the first two semesters of study, the student must:
      1. pass the qualifying exam administered by the concentration, and
      2. take the foreign language translation exam.
    3. Students who fail to successfully complete these examinations by May 1 of the Spring semester will not receive a high priority for assistantship renewal for a third semester of study.

III. MFA Degree Program

Program objectives are: (1) professional studio competence as exemplified by a significant body of work; (2) professional competence in the dissemination of knowledge, including logical and clear written and verbal expression of ideas in teaching contexts; and (3) development of skills for critical and analytical reasoning as a practicing art professional.

A. Program Admission

  1. Portfolio: Approval by the area graduate committee of the applicant’s creative work as specified below:
    1. Graphic Design: 20-30 images in a powerpoint presentation, of original and/or printed works. Submission of original work may be requested.
    2. Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking/ Photography, and Sculpture: 20-30 images in a powerpoint presentation, of work mainly in the applicant’s concentration area plus some slides of drawings and optional other media. Include additional views of 3D pieces. Submission of original work might be requested.
  2. Letters of recommendation: Letters from two persons familiar with the applicant’s creative activity but who are not members of the area graduate committee. If applying for a teaching assistantship, each recommendation should contain reference to the applicant’s teaching ability. Graphic design applicants are required to submit two letters of reference.
  3. Statement: A brief, personal statement of professional ambitions, intended concentration area, other special creative interests, and outline of previous professional experience. Please include current and permanent e-mail address, mailing address, and phone numbers.
  4. Deadline: All University and Department of Art MFA application materials are due November 1 for Spring admission and February 15 for Fall admission and assistantship consideration.
  5. Address: Send images, work, letters of recommendation, and statement to:
    Coordinator of Graduate Studies
    Department of Art
    The University of Memphis
    Memphis, Tennessee 38152
  6. Deficiencies: Students may be admitted but required to complete undergraduate prerequisites or otherwise correct deficiencies.
  7. Students with assistantships are required to take 9 hours each semester, 3 of which may be chosen from ART 7880 or 7881. Eligibility for assistantships is based on students receiving a positive graduate review.

B. Program Prerequisites

  1. Previous education and experience: Normally admission to the graduate program will require an undergraduate major in the applicant’s concentration area. (See concentration areas listed above.) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution is required with not less than 70 semester hours of art, of which 12 hours should be in art history and 18 hours (24 hours for Graphic Design) must be in the concentration studio courses. Exceptions to the above requirements will be considered, however, when the portfolio and professional experience warrant it.
  2. Transfer credit: Any applicant who holds an MA degree in studio art from another institution may transfer up to a maximum of 30 semester hours credit in art earned for that degree to apply toward the MFA degree.

C. Prerequisites for Admission to Degree Candidacy

The student shall apply for admission to degree candidacy during the semester in which the student completes 30 hours of graduate work. To be approved for admission to candidacy, the student shall have:

  1. A grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
  2. Removed all departmental prerequisite requirements,
  3. A planned degree program that meets all departmental and graduate school requirements, and
  4. Established an overall history of satisfactory ratings in periodic review (a semi-annual evaluation of each student’s general level of achievement by a committee of area graduate faculty) and be approved for candidacy by that committee.

D. Program Requirements

  1. A total of 60 semester hours, including a thesis of 6 semester hours in the student’s area of concentration.
  2. A total of 36 semester hours of studio art, excluding the thesis, with a minimum of 24 semester hours in the student’s area of concentration.
  3. Forty-two semester hours of 7000 level courses.
  4. A total of 9 semester hours in art history.
  5. A total of 9 semester hours of electives.
  6. Students with a concentration in graphic design are required to take at least 12 semester hours of ART 7040 and 7240 combined.
  7. Residency requirement for Graphic Design: The student must commit to full-time study for a minimum of two successive semesters after admission to concentration to fulfill the residency requirement.
  8. Students from the concentrations of Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and/or Sculpture must enroll in Art 7651 (1 hour) when also enrolled in a 6000 or 7000 level studio course.
  9. Satisfactory grade on a written comprehensive examination, with follow-up oral examination at option of examining committee.
  10. Thesis (exhibition) to be approved by a faculty committee with the member under whom the thesis was prepared as chair. For graphic design candidates, a written thesis accompanied by appropriate visual documentation is required.

IV. Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Studies (administered jointly by the Departments of Anthropology and Art).

A. Program Admission

  1. Students currently admitted to a graduate program at the U of M or another university or students holding a graduate degree may apply for admission. For students enrolled in a graduate program, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission. In rare instances, a student who has completed an undergraduate degree program but who has not completed a graduate degree nor been admitted to a graduate program may apply and will be considered on an individual basis. All students not currently admitted to a graduate degree program at the U of M must also apply to the Graduate School for admission as a non-degree student. In order to continue in the program, students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
  2. To apply, students submit:
    1. transcript of undergraduate degree program and transcripts of prior and current graduate study;
    2. three letters of recommendation; and
    3. a letter describing reasons for wishing to take a graduate certificate in the area of museum studies and how the program corresponds with prior experience and anticipated career plans.

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Leslie Luebbers, Director of the Art Museum (lluebbrs@memphis.edu) or Dr. Linda Bennett, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences (lbennett@memphis.edu).

B. Program Requirements

A minimum of 18 credit hours is required.

  1. Six of the 18 hours will be met by completion of two core courses: ANTH/ARTH 7661 Museum Practices and ANTH/ARTH 7662 Museums and Communities.
  2. Six elective hours will be selected in consultation with the Admissions and Advisory Committee. Except for unique circumstances, students in the Anthropology and Art History graduate programs must take at least three elective hours outside of their major department.
  3. Two three-hour internships (ANTH/ARTH 7669 Museum Internship) are required. Each internship site will be chosen in consultation with the Admissions and Advisory Committee. For those students working in a museum or other appropriate community site, three of the internship hours may be replaced by a third elective course.

ART (ART)

NOTE: The ART courses below require a $20 per credit hour materials fee.

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
ART 6010-19. Special Topics in Studio Art. (1-3). Topics are varied and announced in online class listings. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours when topic varies.

ART 6020-29. Special Topics in Art Education. (1-3). Topics are varied and announced in online class listings. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours when topic varies.

ART 7010-19–8010-19. Special Topics in Studio Art. (1-3). Topics are varied and announced in online class listings. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours when topics varies.

ART 7020-29–8020-29. Special Topics in Art Education (1-3). Topics are varied and announced in online class listings. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours when topics varies.


ART 6010 - Screenprinting Using Photoshop (3)
Use of digital media in studio practices.

ART 6211 - Writing/Design Process (3)
Focus on synthesis of verbal and visual problem-solving methods and use of writing as an integral phase of design process. PREREQUISITES: ART 3213 and 3222 or permission of instructor.

ART 6221 - Graphic Dsgn/Print Comm (3)
Practical problems in the areas of publication, information, corporate, and promotional design. PREREQUISITES: ART 3213 and 3222 or permission of instructor.

ART 6222 - Intrctv Mltimd/Grph Des (3)
Introduction to time-based, electronic media in graphics design, impact of electronic interface on visual communication; emphasis on visual design of narrative, commercial, editorial and/or educational multimedia presentations on computer. PREREQUISITES: ART 2223 and admission to Graphic Design concentration.

ART 6223 - Specl Studies/Graphics (3-12)
Advanced instruction in electronic imaging, typography, and publication design, 3-dimensional design, corporate and promotional design, or information graphics. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours when topics vary.

ART 6224 - History Graphic Design (3)
Cultural, theoretical, and stylistic aspects of major movements in field of graphic design in Europe and America from the Industrial Revolution to present. PREREQUISITE: Admission to Graphic Design concentration.

ART 6314 - Art of The Book (3)
Comprehensive study of skills and processes involved in design of traditional and non-traditional book formats; investigates history of the book, the book as aesthetic object and as vehicle for creative expression. PREREQUISITE: ART 3313, 3314, or permission of instructor.

ART 6321 - Drawing & Painting I (3)
An advanced course in drawing and painting methods with emphasis on transparent watercolor.

ART 6322 - Drawng & Paintng II (3)
A continuation of Art 6321 with attention given to various mixed media.

ART 6331 - Painting III (3)
Advanced problems in oil painting, presupposing that the student has mastered basic techniques and is ready for a more experimental approach to the subject.

ART 6332 - Painting IV (3)
A continuation of Art 6331 with emphasis on development of a personal style.

ART 6333 - Painting V (3)
Continuation of ART 6332; emphasis on development of personal style. PREREQUISITE: ART 6332 or permission of instructor.

ART 6351 - Adv Printmaking I (3)
Specialization in one or two printmaking media with emphasis on development of personal imagery and technical skills.

ART 6352 - Adv Printmaking II (3)
Advanced work in one or two printmaking media with continued development of personal imagery and advanced technical skills.

ART 6353 - Com Image Prnt/Photo I (3)
Use of digital imaging in one of several output options including inkjet printing, lithography, screen printing, etching, silver and non-silver photographic processes; emphasis on personal expression. PREREQUISITES: Computer course and either ART 2351 or 2701.

ART 6354 - Com Imag Prnt/Photo II (1-3)
Advanced project using digital imaging; proposal for study to be approved in advance; emphasis on personal expression. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. PREREQUISITE: ART 6353 or permission of instructor.

ART 6410 - Art Educ Independ Study (1-3)
Theoretical and pragmatic ideas relevant to teaching of art. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

ART 6440 - Analysis of Teaching (4)
Advanced methods for art teaching practices in schools. PREREQUISITE: admission to TEP.

ART 6511 - Sculpture IV (3)
Advanced work in various sculptural media.

ART 6512 - Sculpture V (3)
A continuation of ART 6511 with emphasis on personal expression.

ART 6521 - Ceramics III (3)
Introduction to pottery-making, including hand forming and production processes using clays, plaster, and cements.

ART 6621 - Workshop In Art I (1-3)
Specific art problems as they apply to individual student; emphasis on basic art concepts and creative experience.

ART 6622 - Workshop In Art II (1-3)
Continuation of ART 6621, providing study of problems appropriate to needs of individual student.

ART 6641 - Study & Travel Art (3-6)
Travel to important art areas of the world with specialized study under direction of departmental faculty member; research problem assigned and evaluated by major professor required.

ART 6650 - Profess Art Practices (3)
Development of skills needed for success as practicing professional artist, including portfolio preparation and presentation, marketing, contracts, copyrights, and alternative art careers.

ART 6701 - Color Photography (3)
Exploration of photographic perception in color; survey of the history and aesthetics of color photography; techniques of color photography with emphasis on color printing. PREREQUISITE: ART 2702 or ART 6002 or permission of instructor.

ART 6702 - Photogrphc Mat/Process (3)
Primarily an advanced technical course exploring the creative potential in various contemporary photographic materials, processes and techniques; emphasis on aesthetic application of those materials and techniques. PREREQUISITE: ART 2702 or ART 6002 or permission of instructor.

ART 6703 - Altn Photogrphc Process (3)
Creative potential of archaic and non-traditional photographic processes such as Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, and Kwik-Print. PREREQUISITE: ART 2702 or permission of instructor.

ART 6704 - Photographic Lighting (3)
Advanced theory, technique, and equipment used by professional photographers for black and white and color; emphasis on aesthetic application in actual practice. PREREQUISITE: ART 2702 or permission of instructor.

ART 6912 - Art Education Residency II (9)
Implementing various methodologies, assessing students, classroom management,and classroom discipline. PREREQUISITE: admission to TEP.

ART 6914 - Art Education Residency I (5)
Implementing various methodologies, assessing students, classroom management, and classroom discipline. PREREQUISITE: admission to TEP.

ART 7040 - Problems Graphic Design (3)
Issues, theory, and methodology for graphic designers; research of assigned topic, class discussions, and studio projects. May be repeated for maximum of 12 hours when topics vary. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ART 7200 - Photography Seminar (3)
Self-assigned visual/conceptual photographic problem in which journal is kept; group critiques and some seminar activities. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

ART 7201 - Adv Research Phtgrphy (3)
Independent work and research in photography. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ART 7240 - Visual Communctn Resrch (3)
Group discussion and criticism of individual study problems; emphasis on independent studio research projects as related to general topic in visual communication.

ART 7330 - Studies/Two Dimen Media (1-12)
Exploration of an original visual arts idea in two-dimensional media. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours credit depending upon recommendation of advisor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ART 7411 - Methods for Elem Art (3)
Introduction to skills, methods, and content for teaching a comprehensive art education program in an elementary setting; includes studio and art appreciation activities, emphasizing materials and methods for children's art expression and development. NOTE: May include field experience and background check at student's expense.

ART 7420 - Meth K-12 Art Instruct (2)
Instructional planning, implementation, and evaluation applied to elementary and secondary school art programs.

ART 7421 - Positive Yth Devlp thru Arts (3)
Introduction to an asset or strength-based model for promoting positive youth development; investigates exemplary models of collaborative, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural creative arts programs for urban youth; students submit a process portfolio documenting their experiences. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ART 7423 - Methods Art Second Schools (3)
Studio activities and related art education issues relevant to artistic development of adolescents; emphasizes multicultural concerns, practical classroom management skills, and a variety of art teaching methods and evaluation systems. NOTE: May require fieldwork and background check at student's expense. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ART 7441 - Art Educ Prof Seminar (3)
Development of effective practices for art education; includes analysis and problem solving of art student teaching experience, and creation of professional portfolio. PREREQUISITE: Completion of all other licensure and degree requirements. COREQUISITE: ICL 7912.

ART 7550 - Studies/Three Dim Media (1-12)
Exploration of an original visual arts idea in three-dimensional media. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours credit depending upon recommendation of advisor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ART 7640 - Studies Computr Animtn (3)
Advanced techniques and principles of visual communication in the video animation format. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

ART 7651 - Graduate Studio Sem (1)
Student presentation and discussion of current studio work in ceramics, painting, photography , printmaking, and/or sculpture courses at the 6000 or 7000 level. May be repeated once per semester for a maximum of 12 credit hours.Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

ART 7660 - Direct Ind Study (1-12)
Individual investigation of special research problems or projects. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours credit upon recommendation of advisor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ART 7710 - Indep Studies B/W Photo (3)
Independent exploration of original black and white photographic art ideas and studio techniques. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours upon recommendation of advisor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ART 7711 - Adv Photography Semnr (3)
(6711) Emphasis on finding a personal direction within the student's work, pursuing that direction, and discussing it in class critiques. PREREQUISITE: ART 7003 or permission of instructor.

ART 7712 - Photo Portfolio Sem (3)
(6712) Student must produce a book of photographs or portfolio (bound by student) that represents a coherent, in-depth picture statement. PREREQUISITE: ART 7711.

ART 7770 - Studies Mixed Media (1-12)
Explorations of an original visual arts idea in mixed media. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours credit upon recommendation of advisor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ART 7996 - Thesis (1-6)
Preparation and defense of a thesis prepared under direction of major professor. Studio Art thesis requires an exhibition. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

ART 8201 - Adv Research Phtgrphy (3)
Independent work and research in photography. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit hours. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ART 8330 - Studies/Two Dimen Media (1-12)
Exploration of an original visual arts idea in two-dimensional media. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours credit depending upon recommendation of advisor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ART 8550 - Studies/Three Dim Media (1-12)
Exploration of an original visual arts idea in three-dimensional media. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours credit depending upon recommendation of advisor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ART 8660 - Direct Ind Study (1-12)
Individual investigation of special research problems or projects. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours credit upon recommendation of advisor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ART HISTORY (ARTH)

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
ARTH 6030-39. Special Topics in Art History. (1-3). Topics are varied and announced in online class listings. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours when topic varies.

ARTH 7030-39–8030-39. Special Topics in Art History. (1-3). Topics are varied and announced in online class listings. May be repeated to maximum of 9 hours when topic varies.


ARTH 6030 - Slavery in Transatlantic Art (3)
This course will trace the ways in which African American artists have visualized a history of transatlantic slavery across their paintings, prints, lithographs, engravings, sculpture, performance, films, mixed-media, digital, and installation art from the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries on through into a contemporary era.

ARTH 6039 - Social Practice/Contemt Art (3)
Topics are varied and announced in online class listings. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours when topic varies. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

ARTH 6111 - Art/Arch Egypt (3)
Pre-dynastic to Late Period.

ARTH 6112 - Egypt Art-Old Kingdom (3)
Art, architecture, and archaeology, 3000-1500 BC.

ARTH 6113 - Egypt Art-New Kingdom (3)
Art, architecture, and archaeology, 1500 BC. to 642 AD.

ARTH 6119 - Late Antique/Islamic Art/Egypt (3)
Pharaonic and Hellensitic roots of Coptic Art, its 3rd and 4th century AD flourishing, place within the larger milieu of the Byzantine Empire's culture and artistic expression, interaction with the Late Antique arts of the Eastern Mediterranean, and influence on the Islamic Art of Egypt.

ARTH 6121 - Ancient Art Near East (3)
Architecture, sculpture, painting, and the minor arts in Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Syria-Palestine.

ARTH 6123 - Greek Art (3)
Architecture, sculpture, and painting from the Bronze Age to the end of the Hellenistic period.

ARTH 6124 - Roman Art (3)
Architecture, sculpture, and painting from Etruscan Rome to the fall of the Empire.

ARTH 6125 - Art/Archaeology Pompeii (3)
Pompeii's excavations, art, artifacts, and architecture in reconstructing ancient Roman daily life.

ARTH 6129 - Ancient/Medieval Arch (3)
Selected topics comparing the architecture of ancient Egypt, the Classical world, and Medieval Europe.

ARTH 6130 - Art/Medieval World (3)
Architecture, sculpture, and painting, including manuscript illumination, of the Middle Ages; includes Western European and Byzantine traditions.

ARTH 6131 - Art/Early Middle Ages (3)
Advanced study of the architecture, sculpture, and painting of early medieval period.

ARTH 6134 - Art/High Middle Ages (3)
Advanced study of the architecture, sculpture, and painting, including manuscript illumination, stained glass, and ivories, of Romanesque and Gothic periods.

ARTH 6141 - Early Renaissance Italy (3)
Survey of the architecture, sculpture, and painting of Italy, 1300-1510.

ARTH 6142 - North Renaissance Art (3)
Fifteenth century art in Northern Europe with emphasis on panel painting, manuscript illumination, and printmaking.

ARTH 6143 - High Renaissance Italy (3)
Sixteenth century art in Italy, highlighting the works of Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and the Mannerists.

ARTH 6146 - Baroque Art (3)
Historical study of the architecture, sculpture, and painting produced in Europe during the seventeenth century.

ARTH 6148 - Neo-Class/Romanticism (3)
Western European art, ca. 1760-1850, emphasizing painting, sculpture, and art theory. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 2102 or permission of instructor.

ARTH 6149 - Realism & Impressionism (3)
Western European art, ca. 1850-1880, emphasizing painting, sculpture, and art theory. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 2102 or permission of instructor.

ARTH 6152 - Early Modern Art (3)
Movements in Western art and art theory, 1880-1905, that are the foundation of 20th century modernism, especially Symbolism and Post-Impressionism. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 2102 or permission of instructor.

ARTH 6153 - Cubism Thru Surrealism (3)
Modern European art movements from ca. 1905 to World War II; covers Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 2102 or permission of instructor.

ARTH 6155 - High Modern Art (3)
American and European art and art theory, emphasizing the development of modernism. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 2102 or permission of instructor.

ARTH 6157 - Contemp Art/Theory/Crit (3)
Historical movements, theory, and criticism from 1968 to the present. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 2102 or permission of instructor.

ARTH 6158 - Modern Architecture (3)
19th century styles, 20th century masters, contemporary developments in architecture, including historic preservation.

ARTH 6160 - Architecture & Nature (3)
Survey and analysis of spaces in variety of cultures from world history where relationship between the natural and the built environment is healthy.

ARTH 6162 - Latin American Art (3)
Hispanic arts of the Americas from 1500 to the present, considered in relation to Iberian and Indian traditions.

ARTH 6163 - Pre-Columbian Art (3)
A survey of the ancient arts of Mexico, Central America, and South America from c. 1000 BC. to European contact.

ARTH 6166 - History Of American Art (3)
(6167, 6168). American art examined in social, cultural, and historical contexts; presents broad range of creative expression, including fine and applied arts and popular culture, from conquest period to modern developments in American visual studies.

ARTH 6181 - Arts Africa/Oceania/Na (3)
Survey of arts created by Native Americans of US and Canada, peoples of sub-Saharan Africa, and Pacific islands, examined in relation to their cultural context and heritage.

ARTH 6183 - Visual Arts Of Africa (3)
Survey of arts of African continent from pre-historic to modern eras; African aesthetic traditions examined in relation to social and cultural contexts.

ARTH 6185 - African American Art (3)
Introduction to African American visual expression and culture from Colonial to modern eras, covering fine arts, photography, film, and popular culture.

ARTH 6381 - Art Curatorial Tech (3)
Concentrates on curatorial responsibilities and functions, receiving and shipping methods, registration, physical and environmental security, research, conservation, and a study of the art market and publications.

ARTH 6660 - Museum Collections (3)
(Same as ANTH 6660). Museum collection theory and methods, including collection policy, development, preservation, documentation, and interpretation. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ARTH 6661 - Collections Research (3)
(Same as ANTH 6661). Introduces students in object-based disciplines to museum collections research methods and their applications to exhibitions, catalogs, and scholarly publications. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ARTH 6662 - Museum Exhibitions (3)
(Same as ANTH 6662). Museum exhibition methods and theory, including research, design, layout, object selection and handling, installation, public programing, and evaluation. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ARTH 6721 - History Photography I (3)
Survey of the history and theory of photography since its invention in the 19th century.

ARTH 6722 - History Photography II (3)
Historical and critical issues in photography from World War I to present.

ARTH 7000 - Semn Art/Vis Cult Afr/Afr Dias (3)
Interdisciplinary seminar exploring art and visual culture in a diversity of geographical contexts and historical periods. Topics will vary and may include: the arts of post-colonial Africa, contemporary African American art, the festival arts of the Caribbean, or imaging race in nineteenth century European art and visual culture.

ARTH 7010 - Arts of Colonialism and Empire (3)
The Arts of Colonialism and Empire is a 7000-8000 level seminar course that examines the historical relationship between the dispersal of the African Diaspora and the development of New World arts and visual cultures that have influenced the western world. It focuses on how modernity and visuality were shaped by the forced migration, dispersal, and the continuing mobility of peoples of African descent, both within and outside the continent. Themes of discussion will include aesthetics, race and representation, gender, politics and strategies of resistance, cross-cultural influences, class, and cultural identity formation. (offered in even years). Cannot be repeated.

ARTH 7011 - AfricanAmericanCinema: Theory (3)
Image, Theory, Criticism is a 7000-8000 level seminar that examines African American film production within historical, cultural, social, and political contexts. Readings in criticism and theory focus on African American cinema as a particular genre of film and aesthetic expression. From a global perspective the course also examines film and filmmakers representative of the broader African Diaspora. (offered odd years). Course is not repeatable.

ARTH 7012 - AfricanAmerican Photog.Culture (3)
African American Photographic Culture is a 7000-8000 level seminar course that examines the historical relationship between photography and the African American experience. It is an interdisciplinary course useful to a broad range of students interested in the black image and photographs as art, history, and material culture. The course focuses on African Americans as creators and theorists of photographic imagery. The course will also examine the broader picture of photographic traditions in Africa and the African Diaspora. Research projects will include investigation of significant photograph collections in local archives. (offered in odd years). The course is not repeatable.

ARTH 7110 - Adv Indv Stdy Art Hist (3)
Historical periods of art history with emphasis on individual research. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 7114 - Intro Coptic Language/Culture (3)
Introduction to Coptic, with emphasis on the Sahidic dialect, combined with select readings from authentic texts and a discussion of the use of texts in Coptic iconography.

ARTH 7115 - Middle Egyptian I (3)
Grammar and translation of hieroglyphs.

ARTH 7116 - Middle Egyptian II (3)
Readings in hieroglyphs. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 7115 or equivalent.

ARTH 7117 - Middle Egyptian Lit (3)
Readings and translations of major literature of Ancient Egypt. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 7116 or equivalent.

ARTH 7118 - Egyptian Texts (3)
Advanced readings and translations of ancient Egyptian texts. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 7116 OR equivalent.

ARTH 7119 - Late Egyptian (3)
Readings in literature and other texts. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 7116 or equivalent.

ARTH 7120 - Grad Prob Medieval Art (3)
Selected areas or specific problems in Early Medieval, Romanesque, or Gothic Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 7121 - Grad Prob Ancient Art (3)
Selected areas or specific problems in Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, or Roman Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 7122 - Ancient Egyptian Cursive Scrip (3)
Reading of select egyptian texts written in hieratic. PREREQUISITE: ARTH 7119 or equivalent.

ARTH 7125 - Egyptian Art & Arch (3)
Topics and problems in Egyptian art and archaeology. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies.

ARTH 7130 - Art Hist Methods & Prac (3)
History of the discipline along with current research methods. Students develop research presentations in oral and written formats.

ARTH 7140 - Grad Prob Renaissance (3)
Selected areas or specific problems of Renaissance Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 7150 - Grad Prob 19th Century (3)
Selected areas or specific problems in Nineteenth Century Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 7152 - Grad Prob 20th Century (3)
Selected areas or specific problems in Twentieth Century Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 7165 - Gr Prob Am Art Anc/Mod (3)
Selected areas or specific problems in Pre-Columbian, North American Indian, Spanish Colonial, or American Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies.Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 7660 - Dir Indiv Study (3-9)
Individual investigation of special research problems or projects. May be repeated upon recommendation of advisor.Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 7661 - Museum Practices (3)
(Same as ANTH 7661). Museum administration, finance, collection management, conservation, education, exhibition design, marketing, and visitor services. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ARTH 7662 - Museums & Communities (3)
(Same as ANTH 7662). History and theory of museums, governance, audiences, and current topics in the profession. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

ARTH 7669 - Museum Internship (3-6)
(Same as ANTH 7669). Structured experience in selected aspects of museum practice. Includes 150 contract hours in museum and colloquium. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. PREREQUISITE: ANTH 7661, 7662 and/or permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 7900 - Art Historical Fieldwork (3-6)
Structured experience in select aspects of fieldwork, including studying objects in museum collections, working with archival material, conducting interviews with artists, or participating in epigraphic or archaeological fieldwork. A minimum of 150 hours (or equivalent) required. PREREQUISITES: Completion of 18 graduate credit hours at The University of Memphis or permission of acadmic advisor or instructor.

ARTH 7996 - Thesis (1-6)
Preparation and defense of a thesis prepared under direction of major professor. Studio Art thesis requires an exhibition. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

ARTH 8000 - Semn Art/Vis Cult Afr/Afr Dias (3)
Interdisciplinary seminar exploring art and visual culture in a diversity of geographical contexts and historical periods. Topics will vary and may include: the arts of post-colonial Africa, contemporary African American art, the festival arts of the Caribbean, or imaging race in nineteenth century European art and visual culture.

ARTH 8010 - Arts of Colonialism and Empire (3)
The Arts of Colonialism and Empire is a 7000-8000 level seminar course that examines the historical relationship between the dispersal of the African Diaspora and the development of New World arts and visual cultures that have influenced the western world. It focuses on how modernity and visuality were shaped by the forced migration, dispersal, and the continuing mobility of peoples of African descent, both within and outside the continent. Themes of discussion will include aesthetics, race and representation, gender, politics and strategies of resistance, cross-cultural influences, class, and cultural identity formation. (offered in even years). Cannot be repeated.

ARTH 8011 - AfricanAmericanCinema: Theory (3)
Image, Theory, Criticism is a 7000-8000 level seminar that examines African American film production within historical, cultural, social, and political contexts. Readings in criticism and theory focus on African American cinema as a particular genre of film and aesthetic expression. From a global perspective the course also examines film and filmmakers representative of the broader African Diaspora. (offered odd years). Course is not repeatable.

ARTH 8012 - AfricanAmerican Photog.Culture (3)
African American Photographic Culture is a 7000-8000 level seminar course that examines the historical relationship between photography and the African American experience. It is an interdisciplinary course useful to a broad range of students interested in the black image and photographs as art, history, and material culture. The course focuses on African Americans as creators and theorists of photographic imagery. The course will also examine the broader picture of photographic traditions in Africa and the African Diaspora. Research projects will include investigation of significant photograph collections in local archives. (offered in odd years). The course is not repeatable.

ARTH 8120 - Grad Prob Medieval Art (3)
Selected areas or specific problems in Early Medieval, Romanesque, or Gothic Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 8121 - Grad Prob Ancient Art (3)
Selected areas or specific problems in Egyptian, Near Eastern, Greek, or Roman Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 8125 - Egyptian Art & Arch (3)
Topics and problems in Egyptian art and archaeology. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies.

ARTH 8130 - Art Hist Methods & Prac (3)
History of the discipline along with current research methods. Students develop research presentations in oral and written formats.

ARTH 8140 - Grad Prob Renaissance (3)
Selected areas or specific problems of Renaissance Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 8150 - Grad Prob 19th Century (3)
Selected areas or specific problems in Nineteenth Century Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 8152 - Grad Prob 20th Century (3)
Selected areas or specific problems in Twentieth Century Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 8165 - Gr Prob Am Art Anc/Mod (3)
Selected areas or specific problems in Pre-Columbian, North American Indian, Spanish Colonial, or American Art. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours when topic varies.Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

ARTH 8660 - Dir Indiv Study (3-9)
Individual investigation of special research problems or projects. May be repeated upon recommendation of advisor.Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

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