Mississippi State University’s summer 2020 classes all will take place online to help students stay on their academic paths despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and students will have the added advantage of a number of additional course offerings.
Below is a working list of courses being offered by the College of Architecture, Art and Design. Please refer to the online course catalog for the official list and course descriptions.
ART 3023 Painting II
(Art majors only) Gregory Martin (Prerequisite: ART 2013). Observational based painting. A study of mediums and techniques in painting in continuation of ART 2013. Field easels will be shipped to students for this course.
ART4990 Special Topic In ART - Abstracted Photography
(Open to non-art majors) Marita Gootee. This class will explore using the camera to abstract the reality around us. The image will be non-objective, experimental and conceptional. It is the image that does not provide its location or what the object is that is being photographed but rather a mysterious fragment or unique perspective of the subject. Many of the assignments will be simple design terms such as color, line, shadow, texture and more. The objective would be to remove inherent context of the subject and break it down to is essence. All camera types can be used from smart phones to scanners to DSLR’s. This class the student will learn to photography what others never take time to see.
ID 3603 Digital Design for Interiors
Lyndsey Miller. MTWRF. 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Three hours lecture. Introduce innovative software applications for interior design students to create graphic presentations, portfolios, and digital illustrations of interior elements.
ARC 1536 Architectural Design I-A
(Architecture majors only) Hans Herrmann. M-F from 8-12 and 1-5. Two hours lecture. Ten hours studio. (Prerequisite: Letter of Acceptance into design studio and consent of Director of Architecture). Introduction to creative process, design principles and methods. Design projects emphasize verbal and visual communication; observing, analyzing, representing, and making of form, space, materials
ARC 3713 Assemblages
(Architecture majors only) Alexis Gregory. TBA. Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory.(Prerequisite: ARC 2546 and ARC 2723). Fabrication and construction are explored in the relationship between nature of materials and methods of assembly.
ARC 4990 | Architecture and Virtual Spaces: 3D Digital Modeling and Animation
(Open to architecture majors and non-majors) John Ross. M-F at 1:00 - 4:50PM. 3 credit hours. Exploration of 3D digital modeling from a technical, communication, and design perspective
ART 1123 Design I
(Open to non-art majors) Joseph Morzuch. A basic study of the fundamental elements and principles of design with an emphasis on composition.
ART 1213 Drawing I
(Open to non-art majors) Aaron McElfish. A freehand drawing course for all students interested in the visual arts. This course offers the basic vocabulary for a graphic notation.
ART 2103 Photography Survey
(Open to non-art majors) Candace Hitt. The fundamentals and aesthetics of black and white photography relating to graphic design and the fine arts.
ART 3263 Scanography
(Open to non-art majors) Marita Gootee. This class will put an emphasis on creating images on only a home scanner. The students will explore ideas using found objects to create imaginary landscapes to personal commentaries on issues of today. No camera is required only a flatbed scanner [any home scanner will work]. Students will explore a new way of creating images using a tool other than a standard camera.
ART 1013 Art History I
(Open to non-art majors) Lori Neuenfeldt. 3hr Lecture: The study of art from prehistoric times to the Gothic through the architecture, sculpture, painting and minor arts of the western world.
ART 4990 Special Topics - History of Digital Art
(Open to non-art majors) Jenna Altomonte. 3hr Lecture: Three hours lecture. A survey of digital art practices from the 1950s to the present. Students will learn theoretical, practical, and philosophical influences on digital art. The course will start with an investigation of the Experiments in Art and Technology program (Bell Labs) and end with current global hacktivist/netizen movements.
ART 4990 Special Topics - Entrepreneurship: The Business of Art
(Open to non-art majors) Suzanne Powney. 3hr Lecture: Exploration of entrepreneurship for artists. Students will learn how to research markets, choose a target audience, create artwork as products, pricing, pricing, write a business plan.
ART 1003 Art Appreciation
(Open to non-art majors) Mathew Gordon. 3hr Lecture. An illustrated lecture course dealing with periods, styles, and personalities in painting, sculpture, and architecture.
ART 4990 Special Topics - Contemporary Art Matters
(Open to non-art majors) Ming Hong. Through discussions and non-medium specific visual projects, this studio course will explore the function of art in society today and address the key issues contemporary artists are examining.
BCS 1116 Building Construction Studio A:
(BCS majors only) Twelve hours laboratory. (Prerequisites: MA 1323 or ACT Math sub-score 24). Introduction to construction materials and methods, construction drawing and modeling, building systems, project life cycles and management, and professional thinking and action
ID 2603 Interior Design Fundamentals
(For non-interior design majors) Robin Carroll. TBA. Three hours lecture. Introduce a practical approach to the application of interior design in the built environment. . (Same as HS 2603). (Open to Majors and Non-majors; Required course for Interior Design Studies Minor)
ID 2614 ID Studio II
Lauren Hughes and Anna Chaney – MTWRF. 8-11:50 a.m. Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. (Prerequisite ART 1123 and ID 1694). Introduction to design theory and its application in the development of criteria for interior environments.
Summer Term II
ARC1013 Architecture Appreciation
(Intended for non-majors, Gen. Ed. course) Jacob Gines. TBA: An illustrated study of architecture’s role in shaping the built world - including architectural history, design theory, process, and practice.
ARC 1546 Architectural Design I-B
(Architecture majors only) Hans Herrmann. M-F at 8-12 and 1-5. Two hours lecture. Ten hours studio. (Prerequisite: ARC 1536 or consent of director). Introduction to creative process, design principles and methods. Design projects emphasize verbal and visual communication; observing, analyzing, representing, and making of form, space, materials
ARC 3904 Structures I
John Poros. TBA. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. (Prerequisite:MA 1613 and either ARC 1546 or BCS 2226) Application of the principles of statics and the strength of materials on structural elements. (Same as BCS 3904).
ARC 3914 Structures II
Silvina Lopez Barrera. TBA. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. (Prerequisite:ARC 3904) Design and analysis of structural elements as part of frames and other structural systems. (Same as BCS 3914)
ARC 4990 | Architecture and Virtual Spaces: 3D Digital Modeling and Animation
(Open to architecture majors and non-majors) John Ross. M-F at 1:00 - 4:50PM. 3 credit hours: Exploration of 3D digital modeling from a technical, communication, and design perspective.
ARC 4990 | Advanced Building Technologies
(Open to architecture majors and non-majors) Christopher Hunter. TBA. 3 credit hours. Survey of current and developing cutting edge building materials and technologies and their applications to design and construction, with a study of the influences these products have on design and construction methodology in current worldwide practice.
Art 1113 Art Appreciation
(For College Ready participants) Jordan Kornreich. 3hr Lecture: An illustrated lecture course dealing with periods, styles, and personalities in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Honors section available.
Art 1133 Design II
(Art majors only) Tim McCourt. A continued study of the fundamental elements and principles of design with an emphasis on the theory and application of color.
Art 1223 Drawing II
(Art majors only) Aaron McElfish. A continuation of ART 1213 further developing conceptual and perceptual use of drawing tools, processes and materials. Black and white, and color media explored.
Art 1023 Art History II
(Open to non-art majors) Jenna Altomonte. 3hr Lecture: Art from the Renaissance to the present studied chronologically through the architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts of the western world.
Art 4990 Special Topics - Portfolio Website Design
(Open to non-art majors) Claire Gipson. Exploration and development of professional portfolio website. Students will learn how to create and edit a portfolio website, how to utilize design tools to visually brand themselves for digital spaces, and how to present themselves professionally online.
Art 4990 Special Topics - Design I&II for Transfer & Non-Art Students
(Open to non-art majors) Ming Hong. This studio course studies the fundamental elements and principles of design, as well as color theory through the completion of two-dimensional projects. This course is ideal for non-art students who want a broad understanding of design in art, as well as art students who wish to strengthen the design portion of their portfolio for concentration review.
Art 4990 Special Topics - Concepts in Painting & Drawing
(Open to non-art majors) Alexander Bostic. A course in the conceptualization, execution, realization and documentation of a series of projects in illustration. Students will be required to create, acquire and structure projects that will test their conceptual and technical abilities. Project work will be exhibited. various drawing, painting and mixed media will be explored. Assignments will incorporate applicable references to the history of art and contemporary developments
Art 4990 Special Topics - Home: A Personal Photographic Essay
(Open to non-art majors) Marita Gootee. This class we will rediscover ‘home’. The student will visually explore with photography what ‘home’ means to them through a series of projects designed to open the student’s eyes to the details and abstraction of being ‘home’. Projects examples include ones such as: Re-Imagining the Space, Fragments of the Space, Emotion within the space, The ‘home’ that lies inside, Nature within the space, Through the window, Time at ‘home’, The shared space and more.
BCS 1126 Building Construction Studio B
Twelve hours laboratory. (Prerequisite: BCS 1116 ). Development of building assemblies and construction sequencing, drawings and computer applications, project management skills, and professional thinking and action
ID 2403 Intro to Historic Preservation
(Open to Majors and Non-majors; Fulfills a course requirement for Interior Design Studies Minor) Jeff Fulton. Three hour lecture. An introduction to American historic preservation, its history, principles, and practice.
ID 3363 3/D & CAD Modeling in ID
Lyndsey Miller MTWRF 10-11:50 a.m. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. (Prerequisites: ID 2103 or BCS 1116 or consent of instructor). Advanced computer graphic communication in interior design for the development of technical and perspective drawings created in presentation formats using 3D imaging.
ID 4753 Interior Design Internship
Beth Miller. TBA. (Prerequisites: Senior standing, 2.50 GPA and consent of instructor). Individual work experience in an approved setting under supervision of Mississippi State University faculty
ID 4990 Lean-led Healthcare Design
(Open to Majors and Non-majors; Fulfills a course requirement for Interior Design Studies Minor) Ashley Hughes. TBA. Three hour lecture. This course explores the implementation of LEAN-led healthcare design processes and compares it to the traditional design process. This multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach focuses on eliminating waste and creating value for patients and healthcare workers. Students will be introduced to Evidence-based design through the evaluation of case studies, identifying design strategies proven successful by research, and teaching them how to solve critical problems in the healthcare setting.
Ten Week Term
ARC1013 Architecture Appreciation
(Intended for non-majors, Gen. Ed. course) Leah Kemp. TBA: An illustrated study of architecture’s role in shaping the built world - including architectural history, design theory, process, and practice.
BCS 2713 Passive Building Systems
Three hours lecture. (Prerequisite: Architecture majors-ARC 1546 and PH 1123; BCS majors-PH 1123; others-instructor consent). Investigation of the morphological impacts of various environmental energies on building forms/systems. Includes light, climatic, and ecological factors. Same as ARC 2713
BCS 3213 Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Three hours lecture. (Prerequisite: BCS 3723). A detailed examination of the design and construction of building electrical systems
BCS 3723 Active Building Systems
Three hours lecture. (Prerequisites: ARC majors-ARC 2546 and ARC 2713; BCS majors-BCS 2713 and BCS 2116; others-consent of instructor). Concentrates on defining the mechanical and electrical (active) techniques available to architects for integrating thermal comfort and life safety into the built form. (Same as ARC 3723)