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Art

Course Descriptions

* Meets Humanities requirement

ART 100 Color Theory 2-4-3
This course is a foundational core course including studio projects and lectures to explore individual scholarly research in color aesthetics, science and psychology, and design principles. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student. (FA, SP)

ART 101 *Art Survey and Appreciation I 3-0-3
ART 101 is a slide/lecture course examining the visual arts from prehistoric times through the 17th century. Content includes a study of style, design, technique, iconography, and function of art in Western and non-Western culture.

ART 102 *Art Survey and Appreciation II 3-0-3
ART 102 is a slide/lecture course examining the visual arts from the 18th century to the present. Content includes a study of style, design, technique, iconography and function of art in Western and non-Western culture.

ART 105 2-Dimensional Design 2-4-3
This is a basic art course concerned with the study and use of elements and principles of 2-dimensional design. Students will be involved with design projects that will help them appreciate and understand the organization of lines, shapes, forms, spaces, color and textures. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student.

ART 110 Drawing and Composition I 2-4-3
This is a basic free-hand drawing course that introduces the student to various graphic processes. The class investigates various drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, pen, and ink. Subject matter includes life, still life, and landscape. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student.

ART 111 Drawing and Composition II 2-4-3
ART 111 is a continuation of Drawing and Composition I with special emphasis placed on design, proportions, and anatomy of the human figure. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student. Prerequisite: ART 110.

ART 112 3-Dimensional Design 2-4-3
This is a basic art course concerned with the study and application of elements and principles of 3-dimensional design. Design projects will help the student appreciate and understand 3-dimensional techniques, materials, processes, and concepts. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student. (SP)

ART 115 Cultural Study in Art 3-0-3
This course offers intense immersion in art through touring art galleries, architectural sites, cultural museums, and other places of artistic interest abroad. Focus will be on the visual arts and how they reflect the culture, history, and levels of aesthetic appreciation in diverse cultures. Prerequisite: ART101 or ART102. (IN)

ART 124 Beginning Sculpture 2-4-3
This course introduces representations and abstract modeling, mold-making, additive and subtractive sculpture techniques, general history of sculpture, and modern trends. The class includes all media and techniques that students would need to master in sculpture should they wish to continue in a four-year art program. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student.

ART 125 Sculpture II 2-4-3
A continuation of Beginning Sculpture, this course stresses a more creative approach in terms of materials and techniques. Emphasis is placed on individual exploration and development in the 3D medium. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student. Prerequisite: ART 124.

ART 130 Beginning Printmaking 2-4-3
This course explores technical, compositional, and conceptual construction of prints and the relationship to various printmaking media. Mediums covered include monotype, lino block, etching, and silk screen. Supplies for this course are the responsibility of the student. (IN)

ART 135 Digital Photography 2-4-3
This course is an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of digital photography. Using Adobe Photoshop, students will learn to control, modify, and manipulate digital photographic images for creative purposes. Basic photographic composition and design will also be studied. Students must have access to a digital camera. Additional supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student. Basic knowledge of Mac computers is preferable. (SP)

ART 136 Introduction to Video 2-4-3
This course introduces basic Digital Video technology, production, and editing. It teaches students to plan, shoot, and edit video projects, with emphasis on themes and the creative process. Basic knowledge of Mac computers is recommended. (IN)

ART 201 Painting I 2-4-3
This course explores conceptual and compositional construction of painting and the relationship to various media. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student. Prerequisite: ART105, ART110, two years of high school art classes, or instructor approval. (SP)

ART 202 Painting II 2-4-3
This course is a concentrated exploration of painting ideas with emphasis on personal expression, criticism, and discussion. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student. Prerequisite: ART 201. (SP))

ART 205 Ceramics I 2-4-3
ART 205 covers a series of basic earthenware pottery problems concerned with the discovery of form through involvement with the media. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student.

ART 206 Ceramics II 2-4-3
ART 206 is a further exploration in ceramics with projects centered on function and ceramic design. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student. Prerequisite: ART 205 or instructor approval.

ART 221 Black and White Film Photography I 2-4-3
This is a basic course that covers the fundamentals of photography, as well as developing and printing applied to photography. Basic photographic composition and design will also be studied. Students must have access to a manually adjustable 35 mm camera and should anticipate spending a significant amount of time in the darkroom outside of regularly-scheduled class time. Additional supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student.

ART 222 Black and White Film Photography II 2-4-3
This course is an advanced study of photographic methods and darkroom processes with an emphasis on camera compositional techniques. Students must have access to a 35 mm camera and should anticipate spending a significant amount of time in the darkroom outside of regularlyscheduled class time. Supplies required for this course are the responsibility of the student. Pre- or Corequisite: ART221.

ART 225 Art for the Elementary Teacher 3-0-3
The purposes and philosophies of elementary art education will be examined. This course will orient the student to the elementary art teacher’s role, giving the student an opportunity to develop lesson plans and to work with various media and processes used in the elementary art program. This course may be taken for preprofessional education credit. (IN)

ART 299 Special Studies in Art (1 to 6)-0-(1 to 6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than three Special Studies courses in any one discipline. (IN))