Art

Classes

ART 100 : Art Appreciation

This course is designed to help the student find personal meaning in works of art and develop a better understanding of the nature and validity of art. Emphasis is on the diversity of form and content in original artwork. Upon completion, students should understand the fundamentals of art, the materials used, and have a basic overview of the history of art.

Credits

3

ART 109 : Art Museum Survey

This course covers the art experience through supervised visits to museums and art galleries. Emphasis is placed on learning through critical study. Upon completion, students should be able to write a critical analysis of the artwork experienced that demonstrates an understanding of aesthetics.

Credits

3

ART 113 : Drawing I

This course provides the opportunity to develop perceptional and technical skills in a variety of media. Emphasis is placed on communication through experimenting with composition, subject matter, and technique. Upon completion, students should demonstrate and apply the fundamentals of art to various creative-drawing projects.

Credits

3

ART 114 : Drawing II

This course advances the student’s drawing skills in various art media. Emphasis is placed on communication through experimentation, composition, technique, and personal expression. Upon completion, students should demonstrate creative drawing skills, the application of the fundamentals of art, and the communication of personal thoughts and feelings.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 113 or Permission of Instructor

ART 121 : Two-dimensional Composition I

This course introduces the basic concepts of two-dimensional design. Topics include the elements and principles of design with emphasis on the arrangements and relationships among them. Upon completion, students should demonstrate an effective use of these elements and principles of design in creating two-dimensional compositions.

Credits

3

ART 122 : Two-dimensional Composition II

This course covers the theory and practice of composing two-dimensional images. Emphasis is placed on the relation between the basic elements and principles of design and their impact on the visual message. Upon completion, students should, through personal expression, demonstrate an effective use of these elements and principles of design in creating two-dimensional compositions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 121

ART 126 : Color

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of color and color uses. Topics include various color theories, technical skills in mixing color, types of pigment and the expressive uses of color. Upon completion, students should be able to explain and demonstrate a fundamental understanding of color as it is used in the development of assigned color problems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 113 or Permission of instructor

ART 127 : Three-dimensional Composition

This course introduces art materials and principles of design that acquaint the beginner with the fundamentals of three-dimensional art. Emphasis is placed on the use of art fundamentals and the creative exploration of materials in constructing three-dimensional artwork. Upon completion, students should demonstrate basic technical skills and a personal awareness of the creative potential inherent in three-dimensional art forms.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 113 or ART 121

ART 133 : Ceramics I

This course introduces methods of clay forming as a means of expression. Topics may include hand building, wheel throwing, glazing, construction, design, and the functional and aesthetic aspects of pottery. Upon completion, students should demonstrate through their work, a knowledge of their methods, as well as an understanding of the craftsmanship and aesthetics involved in ceramics.

Credits

3

ART 134 : Ceramics II

This course develops the methods of clay forming as a means of expression. Topics may include hand building, glazing, design, and the functional and aesthetic aspects of pottery, although emphasis will be placed on the wheel throwing method. Upon completion, students should demonstrate improved craftsmanship and aesthetic quality in the production of pottery.

Credits

3

ART 173 : Photography I

This course is an introduction to the art of photography. Emphasis is placed on the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography with detailed instruction in darkroom techniques. Upon completion, students should understand the camera as a creative tool, understand the films, chemicals and papers, and have a knowledge of composition and history.

Credits

3

ART 174 : Photography II

This is a sequence to Photography I and serves as an introductory photography course. Emphasis is placed on aesthetic as well as technical aspects of photography. Upon completion, the student will be able to produce well composed photographs.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

ART 175 : Digital Photography

This course introduces students to digital imaging techniques. Emphasis is placed on the technical application of the camera, digital photographic lighting methods, and overall composition. Upon completion, students should be able to take digital images and understand the technical aspects of producing high quality photos. This course is also taught as RTV 125.

Credits

3

ART 176 : Filmmaking

This course provides a knowledge of the basics of filmmaking. Emphasis is placed on procedure, equipment, editing and sound. Upon completion, students should demonstrate a basic knowledge of filmmaking through critical analysis and film projects.

Credits

3

ART 177 : Color Photography

This course covers the primary materials and processes of color photography. Emphasis is placed on the correct exposure, processing, creative color usage, and printing of both positive/negative color materials through exploration of films, filters, processes, and color temperature. Upon completion, students should be able to correctly execute the technical controls of color materials and explore the creative possibilities of color photography.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 173 or ART 176 or Permission of instructor

ART 178 : Audio-visual Techniques

This course is an exploration of the area of linkage between the visual and auditory senses. Work with sound and recording equipment, projected images and multimedia hardware and software is included. Students will produce finished multimedia pieces.

Credits

3

ART 187 : Photography, Film, and Media I

This course is designed to help the student explore creative approaches to photography, film, and related media. Problems in darkroom techniques, laboratory techniques, and special effects are included. Upon completion, the student should be able to apply these techniques to professional quality finished pieces.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 173 or PFC 177 or Permission of instructor

ART 188 : Photography, Film, and Media II

This course is designed to help the student explore creative approaches to photography, film, and related media in greater depth. Problems in darkroom techniques, laboratory techniques, and special effects are included. Upon completion, the student should be able to apply these techniques to professional quality finished pieces.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 187 or Permission of instructor

ART 203 : Art History I

This course covers the chronological development of different forms of art, such as sculpture, painting and architecture. Emphasis is placed on history from the ancient period through the Renaissance. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate a knowledge of time period and chronological sequence including a knowledge of themes, styles, and of the impact of society on the arts.

Credits

3

ART 204 : Art History II

This course covers the chronological development of different forms of art, such as sculpture, painting and architecture. Emphasis is placed on history from the Baroque to the present. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate a knowledge of time period and chronological sequence including a knowledge of themes, styles and of the impact of society on the arts.

Credits

3

ART 216 : Printmaking I

This course introduces various printmaking processes. Topics include relief, intaglio, serigraphy, or lithography and the creative process. Upon completion, students should have a basic understanding of the creative and technical problems associated with printmaking.

Credits

3

ART 217 : Printmaking II

This course provides the opportunity for the student to study a printmaking process beyond the introductory level. Emphasis is placed on creativity, composition, and technique in the communication of ideas through printmaking. Upon completion, students should demonstrate an understanding of the printmaking process as a creative tool for the expression of ideas.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 216 or Permission of instructor

ART 221 : Computer Graphics I

This course is designed to enhance the student’s ability to produce computer generated graphics. Emphasis is on the application of original design to practical problems using a variety of hardware and software. Upon completion, students should have an understanding of professional computer graphics.

Credits

3

ART 231 : Watercolor Painting I

This course introduces materials and techniques appropriate to painting on paper with water-based medium. Emphasis is placed on developing the technical skills and the expressive qualities of watercolor painting. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic proficiency in handling the techniques of watercolor and how it can be used for personal expression.

Credits

3

ART 232 : Watercolor II

This course advances the skills and techniques of painting on paper using water-based medium. Emphasis is placed on exploring the creative uses of watercolor and developing professional skills. Upon completion, students should demonstrate and compile a body of original paintings that reflects a personal awareness of the media’s potential.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 231

ART 233 : Painting I

This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental painting processes and materials. Topics include art fundamentals, color theory, and composition. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the fundamentals of art and discuss various approaches to the media and the creative processes associated with painting.

Credits

3

ART 234 : Painting II

This course is designed to develop the student’s knowledge of the materials and procedures of painting beyond the introductory level. Emphasis is placed on the creative and technical problems associated with communicating through composition and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the application of the fundamentals of painting and the creative process to the communication of ideas.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 233

ART 253 : Graphic Design I

This course is designed to introduce the study of Visual Communications through design. Emphasis is placed on the application of design principles to projects involving such skills as illustration, layout, typography, and production technology. Upon completion, students should demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamentals of art and understanding of the relationship between materials, tools and Visual Communications.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

VCM 180

ART 254 : Graphic Design II

This course further explores the art of Visual Communications through design. Emphasis is placed on the application of design principles to projects involving such skills as illustration, layout, typography, and production technology. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the knowledge of the fundamentals of art, material and tools to the communication of ideas.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

VCM 180 or ART 253

ART 263 : Museum Practice I

This course provides an introduction to a variety of museum works, with practical training supervised by museum staff. Topics may include promotion, shipping, labeling and hanging of a museum exhibit as well as the study of the work itself. Upon completion, students should understand the activities surrounding a museum exhibit and be able to explain how the experience advanced their knowledge of communicating through art.

Credits

1 - 4

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

ART 264 : Museum Practice II

This course provides further study of museum artworks, with practical training supervised by museum staff. Topics may include promotion, shipping, labeling and hanging of a museum exhibit as well as the study of the work itself. Upon completion, students should understand the activities surrounding a museum exhibit and be able to explain how the experience advanced their knowledge of communicating through art.

Credits

1 - 4

Prerequisites

ART 263 or Permission of instructor

ART 273 : Studio Photography I

This course stresses image-making problems requiring studio or other controlled environment solutions. Lights, props, and related equipment and techniques are utilized. The student will produce quality photographs using studio techniques.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 174 or Permission of instructor

ART 274 : Studio Photography II

This course deals with advanced problems requiring studio or other controlled environment solutions. Lights, props, and related equipment and techniques are utilized. The student will produce quality photographs using studio techniques.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 273 or Permission of instructor

ART 275 : Advanced Digital Photography

This course explores various uses of digital photography. Subjects may include studio, portrait, landscape and other areas of photography. Upon completion, the student should be able to apply the techniques necessary to produce professional photographs of a variety of subjects.

Credits

3

ART 283 : Graphic Animation I

This course is designed to teach the art of animation as a continuation of the study of Visual Communications. Topics include story development, drawing, layout, story boarding, directing, motion control, sound synchronization, lighting and camera operation. Upon completion, students should understand the creative process as it relates to animation and demonstrate this knowledge through various projects.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 221

ART 284 : Graphic Animation II

This course advances the students’ technical and aesthetic knowledge of animation beyond the introductory level. Topics include story development, drawing, layout, story boarding, directing, motion control, sound synchronizing, lighting and camera operation. Upon completion, students should advance his or her understanding of the creative process as it relates to animation and demonstrate this knowledge through various projects.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 283

ART 291 : Supervised Study in Studio Art I

This course is designed to enable the student to continue studio experiences in greater depth. Topics are to be chosen by the student with the approval of the instructor. Upon completion, the student should have a greater expertise in a particular area of art.

Credits

1 - 4

ART 292 : Supervised Study in Studio Art II

This course is designed to enable the student to continue studio experiences in greater depth. Topics are chosen by the student with the approval of the instructor. Upon completion, the student should have greater expertise in a particular area of art.

Credits

1 - 4

ART 299 : Art Portfolio

This course is designed to help the art major in the preparation and presentation of an art portfolio. Emphasis is placed on representing the student’s potential as an artist in order to interest employers, clients or schools. Upon completion, students should be able to make a professional presentation of their design and communication skills.

Credits

1 - 4