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ART 110: ART APPRECIATION

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is a survey of the visual arts, exploring the nature, language and history of art, in relation to cultural, humanistic, and aesthetic values. Lectures are reinforced by written assignments, presentations, gallery visits, critical evaluations of art, and introductory art experiences. This course is acceptable for Humanities credit in the area of Fine Arts. It is intended for general studies of non-majors. [IAI: F2 900]

ART 111: 2D DESIGN

3 hrs. (TC)

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This course is a studio course which investigates traditional and experimental processes and materials involved in two-dimensional design elements, principles of organization and surface treatment.

ART 112: 3D DESIGN

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This course is a study of three-dimensional concepts and terminology utilizing studio projects related to sculpture, architecture and industrial design.

ART 120: DRAWING I

3 hrs. (TC)

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This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of drawing, using a variety of black and white media. Emphasis will be placed on the development of observation skills. Additional interpretive approaches to drawing will be explored as well. The course will also introduce discipline-specific vocabulary, critical analysis skills, and historical information relevant to drawing.

ART 121: FIGURE DRAWING I

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ART 120 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is an introduction to drawing the human figure from direct observation, using a variety of media and techniques. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the concepts of creating illusionary space, with relation to the human form, to achieve accurate proportions, anatomy, and effective composition.

ART 140: PHOTOGRAPHY I

3 hrs. (TC)

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This is an introductory course covering the fundamentals of photography utilizing an SLR camera in digital and/or film format. Emphasis is placed on photography as a fine art medium, investigating exposure control, framing and composition, and printing processes. Critical evaluation and thinking are stressed in all phases of the course. An overview of the history of photography, and commercial application will also be addressed. The student is responsible for providing their own camera and all other relevant materials.

ART 141: PHOTOGRAPHY II

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ART 140 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course builds on and refines experiences of Photography I, emphasizing creative and aesthetic applications of photography explored through the study of advanced techniques in digital and/or darkroom format. The student will gain expertise in all phases of photography, including but not limited to camera functions, image manipulation, studio practice, lighting, and development of a professional portfolio.

ART 142: THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher or equivalent, or department approval.

This course surveys the historical development of photography as an art form from 1839 to the present, including critical analysis of the types photographic processes, various artists, and aesthetic movements within the discipline. Students examine photographs as expressions of aesthetic and humanistic value, in relation to the cultural and social context of the time. [IAI: F2 904]

ART 150: ART HISTORY I

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is a survey of Western Art from the pre-historic to the Renaissance Period. This course is acceptable for humanities credit. [IAI: F2 901 ]

ART 151: ART HISTORY II

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is a survey of art from the Renaissance Period through the present. This course is acceptable for humanities credit. [IAI: F2 902 ]

ART 152: NON-WESTERN ART HISTORY

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is a survey of art in Non-Western cultures, from the pre-historic to the present. Cultures may include, but are not limited to, the following: China, Japan, Africa, India, The Pacific Rim, and the Americas.

ART 200: PAINTING I

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ART 111 with a grade of "C" or better and ART 120 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is an introduction to the basic properties and techniques of painting, in either oil or acrylic painting media. An emphasis will be placed on technical control, use of tools and media, and continued investigations of color theory, composition, and visual principles. Various projects from observational study to experimental use of the media will be explored. The course will also introduce discipline-specific vocabulary, critical analysis skills, and historical information relevant to painting.

ART 201: PAINTING II

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ART 200 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course builds on and refines experiences of Painting I, emphasizing creative and aesthetic applications of painting, explored through the study of advanced concepts and techniques. This course intended to offer additional studio and portfolio experience. Emphasis will be placed on personal creative development through further experimentation with material's concepts and techniques, on a variety of surfaces.

ART 204: CERAMICS I

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This course explores the design, construction and glazing processes through hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery. [IAI: ART 912]

ART 205: CERAMICS II

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ART 204 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course further explores the design, construction and glazing processes through hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery.

ART 206: SCULPTURE I

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ART 112 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This beginning sculpture course acquaints the student with both traditional and contemporary sculpture techniques and materials, involving skills in carving, casting, construction and assemblage. [IAI: ART 913]

ART 210: PRINTMAKING

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ART 111 with a grade of "C" or better or ART 121 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is an introduction to a variety of basic printmaking techniques with an emphasis on collograph, linoleum, woodblock, engraving and etching processes. [IAI: ART 914]

ART 221: FIGURE DRAWING II

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ART 121 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course builds on and refines experiences of Figure Drawing I, emphasizing creative and aesthetic applications of figure drawing explored through additional studio experience with the model. Emphasis will be placed on personal creative development through further experimentation with materials and techniques, on a wider variety of surfaces, papers, and scale.

ART 222: DRAWING II

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ART 120 with a grade of "C" or better

This course builds on and refines experiences of Drawing I, emphasizing creative and aesthetic applications of various drawing media, including color media, explored through additional studio experience and classroom assignments. Emphasis will be placed on personal creative development through further experimentation with materials, concepts and techniques, on a wider variety of surfaces, papers, and scale.

ART 255: ART INTERNSHIP

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is designed to give the student/intern experiences in his/her chosen field of interest under the direct supervision of a professional (Director, Assistant Director, Artist) while engaged in on-the-job training. The student/intern will also do individual research and study on approved area of interest and will attend biweekly lectures. The student/intern will be responsible for maintaining five laboratory hours per week per credit.