Department of Art and Design Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

BFA | 2D Extended Media

Course Descriptions


AD 20000 – Beginning Painting

Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is an introduction to painting, emphasizing fundamental painting techniques and materials in conjunction with varied subject matter. Traditional and nontraditional approaches and their art historical meanings will be examined and applied. Typically offered Fall Spring.

AD 21300 - Life Drawing I

Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to drawing the human figure with emphasis upon structure and gesture. Typically offered Fall Spring.

AD 26500 - Relief Printmaking

Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the techniques of woodcut, linocut, collagraph, and related media. Emphasis on fine art conceptual issues, creativity, matting and framing art, and professional practices. Typically offered Fall Spring.

AD 26600 - Silkscreen Printmaking

Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the techniques of silkscreen printmaking on paper, including the uses of handmade and light-sensitive stencils. Emphasis on fine art conceptual issues, creativity, matting, and framing art, and professional practices. Typically offered Fall Spring.

AD 30000 – Life Drawing II

Credit Hours: 3.00. Emphasis is given to organizing the figure in pictorial space. Typically offered Fall Spring.

AD 31400 - Illustrative Drawing

Credit Hours: 3.00. Individual development of student's drawing abilities and skills at intermediate and  advanced levels, emphasizing illustration and drawing as primary means of expression. Typically offered Spring.

AD 36500 – Intermediate Painting

Credit Hours: 3.00. A studio course concentrating on the development of conceptual and technical skills of painting. This course is designed to help individual students gain a greater awareness of their personal creative goals and to foster means of expression. Typically offered Fall Spring.

AD 36800 - Etching and Intaglio Printmaking

Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the techniques of etching, engraving, aquatint, drypoint, collagraph, monoprint, and related processes. Emphasis on fine art

AD 36900 - Lithographic Printmaking

Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the techniques of stone and plate lithography. Emphasis on fine art conceptual issues, creativity, matting and framing art, and professional practices. Typically offered Fall Spring.

AD 40000 – Advanced Painting

Credit Hours: 3.00. A studio course concentrating on the development of an advanced body of work built upon the conceptual and technical skills of painting. This course is designed to help individual students gain a greater awareness of their personal creative goals and to foster means of expression. Typically offered Fall, Spring.

AD 46800 - Printmaking III

Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of the techniques of photo plate lithography and photo etching, with continued advanced studies in lithography and etching/intaglio. Emphasis on color printmaking, fine art conceptual issues, creativity, matting and framing art, and professional practices. Typically offered Fall Spring.

AD 49900 – Studio Arts Professional Practice/Senior Exhibition

Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of professional practice in the contemporary art world: ethics gallery, exhibition, studio practice, writing, visual documentation, and the business of art. Seniors meet throughout spring semester to organize, install, and de-install Fine Arts Senior Exhibition. Typically offered Spring.

AD 55000 - Research Methods in Art and Design

Credit Hours: 3.00. An intensive course in research methods to assist students in developing a topic for directed study. Introduction to various research tools; exercises exploring issues of style, content, and organization; research methods and how they pertain to art and design. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall.

AD 55800 - Directed Project Research in Studio Arts

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Initial M.F.A. project research and production in studio arts. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.

AD 60000 – Painting

Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. Painting. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

AD 60300 - Theory in Art Seminar

Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of critical issues in modern and postmodern art and relevant methodologies: formalism, iconography, biography and autobiography. Marxism (cultural studies), semiotics, and psychoanalyses. Elements of contemporary professional art practice discussed, including writing of artists' and designers' statements, biographies, and resumes. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring.

AD 61300 - Drawing

Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. Drawing. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

AD 61400 - Graduate Installation and Critique

Credit Hours: 3.00. A seminar for all graduate students in the studio arts incorporating the process of installation art to facilitate the exchange of ideas and professional criticism. Typically offered Fall Spring.

AD 65800 - MFA Project Research in Studio Arts

Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Intensive M.F.A. project production and thesis research in studio arts. Prerequisite: Three credit hours of AD 55800 with a minimum B- grade. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.

AD 66500 - Printmaking

Credit Hours: 3.00 to 6.00. Printmaking. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

AD 69700 - MFA Graduate Exhibition

Credit Hours: 3.00. Completion of M.F.A. thesis, oral defense, gallery installation of M.F.A. exhibition, public presentation, and documentation of exhibition. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.F.A. program in Art and Design. Concurrent Prerequisite: Must complete 12 credit hours of AD 65800 or 66800 during the same or prior session. Only open to M.F.A. graduate students in Art and Design. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.

AD 69800 – Research MA or MFA Thesis

Credit Hours: 1.00 – 18.00 Credit hours. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


Internship Class

AD 23400 – Art and Design Internship Preparation

Introduction and preparation for Art & Design Internship experience. Students will develop a resume, cover letter and other resources in their search for a suitable internship placement. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. Credit Hour: 1.00.   


Cross-Disciplinary Learning

All Visual and Performing Arts students are encouraged to take advantage of courses outside of their specific major, to enrich their creative experiences at Purdue. You can explore course options by viewing this comprehensive course list in Art and Design. Also, visit the Theatre DepartmentDance and Music Divisions for their course offerings.

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The Patti and Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts is conveniently located at Pao Hall, which serves as an artistic hub for students across campus and specifically all visual and performing arts divisions and departments. Purdue students have the unique opportunity to develop collaborative relationships with other creative disciplines, students, and faculty members inside a single creative arts facility equipped with art galleries, theatres, art and design studios, and classrooms. 

CURRENT STUDENTS: Please refer to the Course Catalog or Schedule of Classes on My Purdue for updates, registration restrictions, prerequisite, co-requisite and special fee information.

Additional Information

Undergraduate Plan of Study

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