ART DEPARTMENT COURSE OFFERINGS
ALL NON-STUDIO COURSES (3 CRS. 3 HRS.) MEET GROUP I OR GROUP A GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DEGREES.
STUDIO COURSES MEET GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR AA DEGREE ONLY.
+ ART 03100 – THE VISUAL EXPERIENCE (3 crs. 3 hrs.) Introduction to the visual arts, past and present. Basic elements in appreciating the great achievements in painting, sculpture and architecture. Aesthetic and societal considerations.
+ ART 03200 – ART IN SPAIN (3 crs. 3 hrs.) Introduction to the different periods of art in Spain. Examination of achievements in Spanish art including the prehistoric paintings of the Caves of Altamira, the monuments of Roman Spain, the medieval cathedrals as well as painters such as Velazquez, El Greco, Goya and 20th century artists such as Picasso.
+ ART 03300 – SURVEY OF ART HISTORY: FROM ANCIENT TO RENAISSANCE ART (3 crs. 3 hrs.) Comprehensive, chronological introduction to the history of art and architecture from ancient civilizations to the Renaissance. Consideration of the cultural context of artistic developments and styles. Required of Art Majors in first year. See Department Advisor.
+ ART 03400 – SURVEY OF ART HISTORY: FROM RENAISSANCE TO 19TH CENTURY ART (3 crs. 3 hrs.) Major movements in Western art from the Renaissance through the late nineteenth century focusing on formal as well as historical issues.
+ ART 03500 – MODERN ART: FROM 1880 TO 1945 (3 crs. 3 hrs.) An introduction to the development of modern art, beginning in late nineteenth-century France. The course traces the emergence of various art movements, the rise of the historical avant-garde in Europe, and the development of abstract art.
+ ART 03600 – MODERN ART: FROM 1945 TO PRESENT (3 crs. 3 hrs.) An introduction to movements in painting, sculpture and architecture in the aftermath of World War II. The course begins with the rise of New York as the international center of the art world and continues through recent developments in visual arts.
+ ART 03700 – AFRICAN, OCEANIC AND NATIVE AMERICAN ART (3 crs. 3 hrs.) An overview of the arts of Africa, Oceania and the indigenous cultures of North America, with an emphasis placed on the cultural context of the art.
+ ART 03800 – RENAISSANCE ART (3 crs. 3 hrs.) History of the development of art from the Gothic movement through the rise of Humanism. The Renaissance in Florence, Italy and Northern Europe and an analysis of its new conception of nature, history and man. A general introduction to Renaissance artists in Florence and Spain.
ART 03900 – HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART (3 crs. 3 hrs.) Survey of the artistic works of women from the ancient world through the present. The class will consider formal issues, the representation of the female in the visual arts, the biographies of female artists, the art historical context of the work of women artists, and the rise of feminist art.
ART 04000 – DESIGNING WITH TYPE (3 crs. 4 hrs.) A studio course using typography as a design tool with a focus on the creative and aesthetic use of letter forms for visual communication problem solving.
ART 04200 – THREE DIMENSIONAL ILLUSTRATION (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Studio course explores three-dimensional illustration techniques of modelmaking and design and their commercial and fine art applications. Prerequisites: ART 05500and ART 05700
+ ART 04300 – DIGITAL ART ILLUSTRATION (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Learn to use the computer as a design tool for creating and manipulating images combining them with typography and for the creation of a graphic design and portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 05500
ART 04400 – STILL LIFE PAINTING (3 crs. 4 hrs.) A studio course using methods of oil and/or acrylic painting in a concentrated approach to the expressive possibilities of still life as a subject matter. Prerequisite: ART 05900or Department Permission
ART 04500 – COMPUTER ART (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Introductory course to the computer as a complete publishing system and as a graphic design and illustration tool for creating finished portfolio pieces. Prerequisite: ART 05500
ART 04600 – COMPUTER-ASSISTED ILLUSTRATION (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Introduction to core features and functions of a computer-assisted illustration program. To be used as an image manipulation tool, an image re-touching tool, an effects tool, an illustration and paint program, as well as a tool to import and scan images and perform color and tonal corrections. Prerequisites: ART 04500 and ART 05500
ART 04700 – AMERICAN ART (3 crs. 3 hrs.) Introduction to the painting, sculpture, architecture and other forms of art created in the U.S. from the Colonial period through the early 20th Century. Aesthetic, cultural and social issues will be addressed while fostering an appreciation of the various styles and artistic approaches that have shaped the tapestry of American culture.
ART 04800 – 3D ANIMATION (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Introduction to core features and functions of computer assisted 3-dimensional image and animation software. Aspects of animation include basic concepts of Maya software and workflow issues regarding modeling, animation, and 3-d rendering.
ART 04900 – STORYBOARDING (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Introduction to the pre-production stage of animated, live-action and multimedia storytelling. Traditional cinematic principles of continuity, editing and composition are explored for effective communication using time-based visuals. Classes will consist of manual as well as computer assisted storyboarding and the creation of animatics.
+ ART 05100 – PHOTOGRAPHY I (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Learn to see photographically while using your 35mm camera. Develop black and white film and print your own enlargements during this intensive introduction to photographic image-making.
+ ART 05200 – PHOTOGRAPHY II (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Students refine the ideas and techniques presented in Photography I. Emphasis is placed on developing a personal vision, while improving darkroom skills, lighting situations and putting together a cohesive portfolio of prints. Prerequisite: ART 05100
ART 05300 – PHOTOJOURNALISM I (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Photography and documentary story-telling encompass the use of written and photographic skills within journalism. Skills learned in this course can be applied within the commercial and fine arts. Prerequisite: ART 05100
ART 05400 – PHOTOJOURNALISM II (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Designed for students who have studied photography and journalism. Combines the photo essay with spot news reporting. The concept of photojournalism as it applies to the daily newspaper, illustrated magazine and photo agency will be discussed. Prerequisite: ART 05300
+ ART 05500 – DESIGN I (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Supplies the groundwork necessary to all studio courses as the principles of design are introduced. Using basic materials and techniques, the study of line, value, color, shape, and texture in two-dimensional composition, is included. Required for Art Majors in first semester. See Department Advisor.
ART 05600 – DESIGN II (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Color theory and applications in two- and three-dimensional composition. The study of concepts in three-dimensional design includes problems of volume and space. Prerequisite: ART 05500
+ ART 05700 – DRAWING I (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Introduction to the basic concepts of drawing. In order to cultivate the ability to see, to create form, and to enjoy visual experiences, students will draw from still life model and from the live model. Required for Art Majors in first semester. See Department Advisor.
ART 05800 – DRAWING II (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Continued study of various drawing media. Exploration of traditional and experimental drawing techniques. Prerequisite: ART 05700or Department permission.
+ ART 05900 – PAINTING I (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Studio course in oil and acrylic painting serves as an aesthetic foundation for solutions to expressive problems of representational and abstract form, color and space.
ART 06000 – PAINTING II (4 crs. 6 hrs.) Continuation of ART 05900gives students an opportunity for advanced work in painting, self-expression and creativity. Prerequisite: ART 05900or Department permission
+ ART 06100 – SCULPTURE I (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Study and work in a studio setting. Techniques and aesthetics of modern sculptural concepts emphasized.
ART 06200 – SCULPTURE II (4 crs. 6 hrs.) Advanced students in creative sculpture explore new techniques. Prerequisite: ART 06100or Department permission
+ ART 06300 – CERAMICS I (3 crs. 4 hrs.) An introduction to problems in ceramic design, materials and techniques. Emphasis is on the use of the potter’s wheel, glazing and firing.
ART 06400 – CERAMICS II (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Students are involved with solutions to the intermediate problems in ceramic design. Emphasis is on further use of the potter’s wheel, glazing and handbuilding. Prerequisite: ART 06300
ART 06500 – MIXED MEDIA (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Enables students to make use of combinations of drawing, painting and sculpture techniques, including the use of innovative materials.
ART 06600 – PRINTMAKING I (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Introduction to techniques of intaglio and relief printmaking. Students learn to expand upon drawing experiences by refining visual expression into terms of the original print. Prerequisites: ART 05500or ART 05700or Department permission
ART 06700 – PRINTMAKING II (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Continuation of intaglio and relief printmaking which allows students to explore the use of multi-color printing, and the time needed for edition printing. Prerequisite: ART 06600
+ ART 06800 – ILLUSTRATION (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Basic concepts and skills of illustration including drawing, painting and various media. Acquiring illustration techniques appropriate for the field of visual communication and the development of a portfolio.
ART 06900 – ILLUSTRATION STYLE (3 crs. 4 hrs.) A studio course for the development of a personal style of illustration that can have mass market appeal as its base.
ART 07200 – WEB PAGE DESIGN (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Evaluation and design of Web pages using software including Quark X-press, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver. Prerequisites: ART 04600and either ART 07400or ART 04000
+ ART 07300 – PUBLICATION DESIGN (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Design for the printed page, such as: newspapers, magazines, book jackets, brochures, etc. For the development of a portfolio of conceptual problem-solving capabilities.
+ ART 07400 – EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY (3 crs. 4 hrs.) A studio course using typography as a design tool with a focus on the creative and aesthetic use of letter forms for visual communication problem-solving.
+ ART 07500 – INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ADVERTISING (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Introductory course on the conceptual aspects of problem solving in graphic skills and advertising. The class will be geared toward creating a professional level portfolio.
ART 07900 – FIGURE PAINTING (3 crs. 4 hrs.) The basic principles of painting the human figure from direct observation of a model. Concentration on the study of color applied to figure painting. Prerequisite: ART 05900
ART 08072 – CERAMIC SCULPTURE (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Techniques and problem-solving in the construction of a midand- large scale ceramic sculpture and bas-relief with emphasis on adapting particular fabrication methods to individual imaginative composition. Prerequisite: ART 06300
ART 081XX – INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3 crs. 1-3 hrs.) Independent study of Art is developed individually between student and faculty member and must be approved by Department.
ART 082XX (1-3 crs. 1-3 hrs.) This course is of a topical and pilot nature and is designed to meet the immediate needs and interest of various student populations. It is offered for a maximum of two semesters.
ART 08348 – FIGURE MODELING AND CARVING (3 crs. 4 hrs.) The human figure at rest is studied from the anatomical, analytical and compositional point of view. A live model, slides and demonstration of figurative works are part of the course. Prerequisite: ART 06100
ART 08452 – INTERMEDIATE FIGURE MODELING AND CARVING (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Study of the representation of the human figure in motion. Clay and stone will be predominant materials used. Prerequisite: ART 08348
ART 08547 – LANDSCAPE PAINTING (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Methods of oil and/or acrylic painting in a concentrated approach to the expressive possibilities of the landscape as subject matter. Prerequisite: ART 05900
ART 08651 – INTERMEDIATE LANDSCAPE PAINTING (3 crs. 4 hrs.) The experimental approach to landscape painting will be extended within a more personally directed context. Prerequisite: ART 08547
ART 08746 – TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR PAINTING (3 crs. 4 hrs.) The interactions of brush and color with paper and water and the use of different color-wash techniques. Prerequisite: ART 05900
ART 08850 – INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR PAINTING (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Advanced study of transparent watercolor painting, using wetinto- wet and glazing techniques. Prerequisite: ART 08746
ART 09063 – INTRODUCTION TO WELDED SCULPTURE (3 crs. 4 hrs.) The different processes of joining metals used in the creation of a welded sculpture as various techniques of sculpting in metal are explored. Prerequisite: ART 06100
ART 09400 – THE ART OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Students will develop and define their own creative ideas through independent projects using digital photographic tools. Emphasis will be placed upon gaining a thorough working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
ART 09500 – MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT (3 crs. 3 hrs.) A study of the major developments in the history and theory of architecture in Europe and the United States from the late 19th century through the present day and how these developments express our evolving understanding and perception of ourselves in relation to the environment. Particular attention will be given to landscape architecture, urban planning and contemporary innovations in green, ecologically-sustainable architecture.
ART 09600 – THE ART OF ANIMATION (3 crs. 4 hrs.) Introduction to animation exploring the basic principles and applications to different media, encompassing techniques from analog animation (Claymation and hand drawn) through digital production techniques (web and 3-D). Programs include Photo Shop, Flash, After Effects and Blender/Cinema4/D/Maya. Pre or corequisite: ART 04600or ART 09400
ART 09700 – CERAMIC DESIGN (3 crs. 6 hrs.) The practical applications of ceramics from both a functional and decorative approach. Production techniques for creating multiples such as tableware, tiles and architectural details will be explored. Prerequisite: ART 06300
ART 09800 – HISTORY OF MODERN SCULPTURE (3 crs. 3 hrs.) A study of the major developments in the history and theory of sculpture in Europe and the United States, focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and continuing through to sculpture of the present day.
+ Basic Course