Open to all students

VISA A200 Drawing I
3.00 crs.

The hand drawn image carries with it a remarkable means of communicating the intellect in a uniquely direct way. This course develops the student’s formal drawing vocabulary though a series of sequential, in depth assignments. The student is encouraged to challenge his/her assumptions of accepted 2-d imaging solutions through the simultaneous mastery of perceptual skills, illusionistic techniques and conceptual considerations necessary for solving complex visual problems. Fully realized works on/of paper are necessary for completion of class work.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee. 

Open to all students
VISA A240 Beginning Printmaking
3.00 crs.

This course is a survey of the four traditional printmaking processes. Students will explore the fundamental techniques of etching, lithography, relief and screen-printing (serigraphy).  The course also includes a brief history of each media, a history of paper making, and the matting and mounting of works on paper. Lab fee $100.

Open to all students
VISA A241 Printmaking: Intaglio
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the fine art of intaglio printing. The student will explore metal plate intaglio in traditional and contemporary techniques of etching, soft ground, hard ground, aquatint, engraving, drypoint, multi-plate color methods, and digital/photomechanical processes. Special emphasis will be placed on formal composition and conceptual development. Lab fee $100.

Open to all students
VISA A242 Printmaking: Screen-printing
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the fine art of screen-printing or serigraphy. Students will explore state-of-the-art photomechanical stencil-making techniques using water-based screen-printing inks. Special emphasis will be placed on formal composition and conceptual development. Lab fee $100.

No prerequisites are required for non-majors, Open to all students
VISA A244 Printmaking: Lithography
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the fine art of lithography. Students will explore the traditional and contemporary techniques of hand-drawn stone and aluminum plate lithography, transfer methods and digital photolithography. Special emphasis will be placed on formal composition and conceptual development. Lab fee $100.

No prerequisites are required for non-majors, Open to all students
VISA A245 Bookbinding / Book Arts
3.00 crs.

This course explores case binding, oriental binding, and folio design as a potential format using text, images, or a combination. Emphasis will be placed on creating the book as a visual object, not by imposed decoration but through structure. Open to all students. Lab fee $100.

Open to all students
VISA A246 Printmaking: Relief
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the fine art of relief printmaking. Students will explore traditional and contemporary relief techniques of the woodcut, linocut, and plastics. Traditional and non-traditional letterpress printing using handset type and photopolymer plates will also be examined. Special emphasis will be placed on formal composition and conceptual development. Lab fee $100.

No prerequisites are required for non-majors, Open to all students
VISA A280 Watercolor
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to painting with transparent watercolor and gouache from still life, landscape, and figurative subjects. Relevant historical examples of work in this medium as well as contemporary approaches to it will be examined. Lab fee $100. 

Open to all students
VISA A320 Sculpture Studio I
3.00 crs.

This course examines sculpture both technically and through the formal language of 3-D. Students embrace critical standards which directly relate to the practice of sculpture. The student simultaneously must become familiar with models of knowledge offered by one’s own personal experience. 

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Open to all students
VISA A373 Interactive & Electronic Media I
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the processes and possibilities of computer-based visualization tools. It is designed to help develop fundamental skills in a range of applications allowing for greater individual expression through the expanded opportunities they provide. Lab fee $100.

Open to all students
THEA M107 The Dramatic Imagination
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of script analysis, research, and dramatic form. The course provides an introduction to dramatic theory, and an introduction to the field of dramaturgy. The class looks at dramatic texts in terms of structure, genre, and context. It also provides an explanation of the function of dramaturgy and the dramaturg. It is first and foremost an academic class in which reading, writing, and critical thinking are emphasized.

Required of all theatre arts majors during their first year at Loyola, Open to all students
THEA M217 Make-up for Stage and TV
2.00 crs.

This is a practical course in the use of straight and character make-up for a variety of effects for stage, television, and film. 

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

Open to all students
THEA M255 Theatre Management
3.00 crs.

This course involves theory and practice of theater operations, organizational structure, and administration. Examines box office, promotional, budgeting, production, touring, and stage management procedures.

or permission of instructor, Open to all students
THEA M255 Theatre Management
3.00 crs.

This course involves theory and practice of theater operations, organizational structure, and administration. Examines box office, promotional, budgeting, production, touring, and stage management procedures.

or permission of instructor, Open to all students
THEA M331 Costume Design
3.00 crs.

Fundamentals of costume design theory, practices, and history for stage and film will be the focus. Explores development of theatrical style and character delineation through costuming. Practicum lab by arrangement.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor, Open to all students
THEA M331 Costume Design
3.00 crs.

Fundamentals of costume design theory, practices, and history for stage and film will be the focus. Explores development of theatrical style and character delineation through costuming. Practicum lab by arrangement.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

or permission of instructor, Open to all students
THEA M417 Playwriting Workshop
3.00 crs.

Analysis of linear and nonlinear plays for an appreciation of principles operative in both. Student is expected to complete at least one one-act play or the first draft of a full-length play.

Open to all students, THEA M107 The Dramatic Imagination required for theatre arts majors only
THEA M417 Playwriting Workshop
3.00 crs.

Analysis of linear and nonlinear plays for an appreciation of principles operative in both. Student is expected to complete at least one one-act play or the first draft of a full-length play.

Open to all students, THEA M107 The Dramatic Imagination required for theatre arts majors only
ARTH O160 Introduction to Art History I
3.00 crs.

This course is an introduction to the history of (primarily) Western art from prehistory through the Late Medieval period in Europe and the Mediterranean. Organized chronologically, it nevertheless takes a thematic approach to the production of material culture over time, focusing attention on such decisive factors as power, gender, patronage, iconography, etc. Always concerned with context as well as questions of form or style, readings, lectures, discussions, and writing assignments highlight the various social, political, and religious functions of art within Western cultures, while also examining specific techniques and practices developed and deployed by artists.

Required of all art and design majors., Open to all students
ARTH O162 Introduction to Art History II
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts & Cultures

This course is designed to follow ARTH O160 Intro to Art History I and provides an introduction to the history of Western art from the Early Renaissance period to the modern period. Organized chronologically, it nevertheless takes a thematic approach to the production of material culture over time, focusing attention on such decisive factors as power, gender, patronage, iconography, etc. Always concerned with context as well as questions of form or style, readings, lectures, discussions, and writing assignments highlight the various social, political, and religious functions of art within Western cultures, while also examining specific techniques and practices developed and deployed by artists.

Required of all art and design majors., Open to all students
ARTH O215 Modern Art
3.00 crs.

Creative Arts & Cultures

Modern Art traces the development of modernism in Western art, following a rough chronology from the late nineteenth century in Europe to the end of the Second World War in Europe and the United States. This course covers the major stylistic movements with which modern artists have been associated (including Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism) and explores the critical and theoretical terms with which this art has been discussed.

Required of all art and design majors., Open to all students