Art

Classes

ART 100 : Art Appreciation

This course is an introduction to the appreciation of art through an examination of the themes and purposes or art, the exploration of visual arts media and methods, and culturally significant works of art from the past and present. The course informs students about the language of art and its relevance in everyday life. 

hours

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 art work experience that demonstrates an understanding of aesthetics.

hours

3

ART 113 : Drawing I

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

hours

3

ART 114 : Drawing II

This course advances the students' 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 feelings and thoughts.

hours

3

Prerequisites

ART 121 : Two-Dimensional Composition

This course introduces the basic concepts of two-dimensional images. Emphasis is placed on the elements and principles of design, understanding and familiarization with art materials, and the arrangements and relationships between them. Upon completion, students should demonstrate an effective use of these elements and principles of design in creating two-dimensional compositions.

hours

3

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 art works. Upon completion, students should demonstrate basic technical skills and a personal awareness of the creative potential inherent in three-dimensional art forms.

hours

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 the methods, as well as an understanding of the craftsmanship and aesthetics involved in ceramics.

hours

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

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.

hours

3

ART 203 : Art History I

This course covers a study of 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 periods and chronological sequence, including a knowledge of themes and styles and of the impact of society on the arts.

hours

3

ART 204 : Art History II

This course covers a study of 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 periods and chronological sequence, including a knowledge of themes and styles and of the impact of society on the arts.

hours

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

ART 113 or ART 121

ART 232 : Watercolor Painting 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 be able to demonstrate and compile a body of original watercolor paintings that reflect a personal awareness of the medium's potential.

hours

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 to discuss various approaches to the media and the creative processes associated with painting.

hours

3

Prerequisites

ART 113 or ART 121

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

ART 233

ART 253 : Graphic Design I

These courses introduce and explore the art of visual communication 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 an understanding of the relationship between materials, tools, and visual communication.

hours

3

ART 254 : Graphic Design II

These courses introduce and explore the art of visual communication 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 an understanding of the relationship between materials, tools, and visual communication.

hours

3

Prerequisites

ART 253

ART 258 : Photographic and Media Problems: Digital Media

This course deals with special problems in the student's area of interest. Emphasis is placed on design, technique and results. Upon completion the student will be able to produce professional quality photographs in one particular area of photography.

hours

3

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.

hours

3

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.

hours

3

Prerequisites

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. 

hours

3

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.

hours

3