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Fine Art Course Descriptions

(Note: Not all courses are offered each semester. Check current college publications, or contact the Music Department for details.)

 

ARTS 1010 Introduction to the Visual Arts                                3

An appreciation of the visual arts from a historical perspec­tive. Includes an overview of the creative process, the evaluation of art, and art as it relates to society. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (45/0/0/0)

ARTS 1250 Art Fundamentals                                                  3

A broadening of knowledge and appreciation of art with emphasis on basic art elements, art materials and processes, and associated basic art vocabulary development. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (45/0/0/0)

ARTS 1260 Printmaking                                                            3

Skill development and an understanding of a variety of printmaking media, including linocut, woodcut, monoprint, engraving and silk screening techniques. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 1270 Drawing I                                                             3

Utilizing observation and imagination, the student will study and apply in individual projects the principles of drawing and perspective including the creative use of line and space. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)


ARTS 1280 Oil & Acrylic Painting                                             3

The process of painting, the examination of the nature of painting materials, and concepts which apply to growth as a painter. Includes the human figure, still life, landscape, and imaginative material. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 1290 Watercolor Painting                                                 3

Materials and techniques of watercolor painting. Exploration of basic and mixed media is included. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 1300 Visual Design                                                          3

Identifying and solving design problems. Various projects will engage students in creative processes. Materials, techniques and vocabulary are presented and computer design introduced. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 1310 Ceramics I                                                           3

Processes and principles of ceramics with emphasis on design, construction, and craftsmanship. Includes hand-built materials, throwing, glazing, and firing techniques. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 1450 Design I                                                             3

Two-dimensional design fundamentals: concepts and processes. Studio problems are used to introduce concepts, vocabulary, and skills applicable to design in the visual commu­nications field. In addition, an introduction to computer tech­nology, a variety of software used in the industry, and tradition­al design techniques. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (45/0/0/0)

ARTS 1500 Introduction to Digital Photography                      3

Students will be introduced to the digital darkroom. Digital cameras and scanners will be used to create digital files. Projects will include utilization of image manipulation pro­grams/software. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 1700 Web Portfolio Basics                                                3

This course approaches digital photography in a pragmatic manner emphasizing skills development and creating a portfo­lio. Real world concerns like image format specifications, pres­entation standards and cataloging will be covered. Topics include the basic use of a digital camera, methods for transfer­ring images to computer, preparing images for the web, creating digital prints and special techniques such as photographic ani­mation. (30/10/0/5)

ARTS 1800 History of Photography                                             3

This course provides an overview of the history of photog­raphy from 1839 to present, including technological develop­ments, aesthetic trends, styles and movements, and important photographers. Special attention is paid to the impact of the photographic image and how it has shaped modern culture worldwide. (30/10/0/5)

ARTS 2240 Life Drawing                                                            3

An introductory course in the basics of figure drawing uti­lizing observation of models. Specific visual problems will acquaint the student with a variety of media and drawing tech­niques. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)


ARTS 2260 Problems in Studio—Printmaking                             3

Prereq. ARTS 1260

Intensive study to further develop skills in printmaking. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 2270 Problems in Studio—Drawing                                    3

Pre req. ARTS 1270

Intensive study to further develop skills in drawing. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 2280 Problems in Studio—Oil

and Acrylic Painting                                                          3

Prereq. ARTS 1280

Intensive study to further develop skills in oil and acrylic painting. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 2290 Problems in Studio—Watercolor

Painting                                                                             3

Prereq. ARTS 1290

Intensive study to further develop skills in watercolor paint­ing. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 2300 Problems in Studio—Design                                        3

Prereq. ARTS 1300

Intensive study to further develop skills in design. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 2310 Ceramics II                                                              3

Prereq. ARTS 1310

Processes and principles of ceramics with emphasis on design, construction, and craftsmanship. Includes hand-built materials, throwing, glazing, and firing techniques. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (30/45/0/0)

ARTS 2330 Color Theory                                                               2

An introduction to the theory of color. Students will learn several color systems, with emphasis on proper color selection, color harmonies and color mixing. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1. (30/0/0/0)

ARTS 2450 Design II                                                                   3

Prereq. ARTS/EIGT 1450

In this course students focus on integrating computer skills to communicate and promote individual design concepts and approaches. Studio problems are used to continue study in a variety of visual disciplines. Includes computer graphics con­cepts and in-depth study design/working in Photoshop. Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1. (45/0/0/0)

ARTS 2700 Portfolio-Multimedia                                                     2

Prereq. ARTS 1200, ARTS 1300, ARTS 1700, ARTS 2400

This course is designed to prepare the student to compete in the graphic arts career field. Topics include: portfolio develop­ment, self-promotion, web design, and multimedia presentation. (This course must be taken in the student’s last semester.) Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1. (30/0/0/0)

ARTS 2750 Graduate Exhibit                                                                   2

Prereq. ARTS 1200, ARTS 1300, ARTS 2400

This course gives the students the opportunity to utilize all of the skills and knowledge from previous coursework to create an exhibition of the students work. This exhibition will include the students: (1) writing a personal statement about their work; (2) collaboration with other graduating art students; (3) plan and accomplish a public exhibit of their work. (This course must be taken in the student’s last semester.) Unit Credits: 1-1, 2-1. (30/0/0/0)
                                        

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