Art (ART)

112. Drawing Concepts (3) (F, W, S) A studio art class that introduces students to the fundamental skills of visual perception and representation. Through practicing principles of drawing such as structure, value, form, contour and perspective students recreate the illusion of three-dimensional space on paper. (Due to limited availability, only art majors may register online).

122. Design Principles (3) (F, W, S) This course focuses on the principles and elements of design. Particular emphasis is placed on composition as a foundation for all design. (Prerequisite or corequisite: ART 112, only art majors may register online).

196. Art History I (3) (F, W) A survey of global art history from prehistory to the middle ages. Open to all students.

199R. Service Leadership Internship in Art (1-3) (F, W, S) Off-campus service learning. Activities related to the major and employment will be approved. Prior approval is necessary, a program coordinated by a faculty member and an on-site supervisor.

210. Digital Tools (3) (F, W, S) A course in the study and uses of the computer as a visual arts tool. Training will be given in selected current software directed toward the production of art and graphic design projects. Fee required.

212. Digital Photography (3) (F, W, S) Students develop visual and technical skills of digital photography as a language and medium. Composition, quality of light, exposure, camera operation, and the fundamentals of photographic concepts are emphasized. Artistic interpretation and technique will be examined through the study of image capture, processing, and printing.

Note: Students provide their own fully manually controllable camera.

220. Experience in Visual Arts (3) (F, W, S) An exploration of the media and techniques of the visual arts, including introductory experiences in each of the major two and three-dimensional media. Not opened to Art Majors, except for those majoring in Art Education.

221R. Figure Drawing (3) (F, W) A studio art class that explores the human form and its inherent gesture, rhythm, balance, proportion, structure and anatomy. Students will combine their visual perception and foundational understanding of drawing concepts to accurately portray the human figure in its key relationships. (Prerequisites: ART 112).

225. Painting Concepts (3) (F, W) Introduction to painting still life and landscape subjects in oil. Students will develop visual communication skills by focusing on composition, value, color, drawing, texture and paint application. Course covers all aspects of oil painting including: process, tools, techniques and mediums. (Prerequisites: ART 112).

265. Beginning Sculpture (3) (F, W, S) To explore the language and various definitions of forms through a myriad of materials utilized in the visual arts. Fee required.

296. Art History II (3) (W, S) A survey of global art history from the Renaissance to the Nineteenth Century. (Prerequisite: ART 196).

306. Contemporary Art History (3) (W, S) An introduction to the major art movements of the 20th century, Fauvism to Postmodernism. Philosophical and cultural perspectives that inspired the art forms will be considered. (Prerequisite: ART 296).

308. Basic Video Production (3) (F, W, S) Using common video production tools, students in this course will learn to apply storytelling principles in creating visuals for various instructional and training purposes. (Same as HUM 308).

311. Branding (3) (F, S) A studio course that trains students in visual problem solving and conceptual brand development. Class projects reflect a realistic range of assignments that a designer would encounter in a studio environment, agency or corporate design institution. Fee required. (Prerequisites: ART 112, 210, 212, Portfolio Review).

312. Intermediate Photography (3) (W) Students develop insights and digital imaging skills to expand the creative possibilities of photography as a form of expression in commercial, documentary and fine art applications. The use of appropriate studio and natural light for portraiture and still life is emphasized. Students will learn to convey ideas, refine individual styles and produce a body of work that reflects their photographic interest. Fee required. (Prerequisites: ART 210, 212).

Note: Students provide their own fully manually controllable camera.

318. Intermediate Video Production (3) (F, W, S) Storytelling using created video segments for broadcast and webcast. This course centers on narrowing and delivering topics for clients. (Same as HUM 318) (Pre-requisite: ART/HUM 308 or HUM 290)

325. Figure Painting (3) (S) An intermediate painting course that focuses on the human head and clothed figure as subjects. Students will advance their understanding of painting concepts and improve their visual awareness of the human form by comparing relationships of value, color, shape, and edge. Oil and watercolor media will be used. (Prerequisites: ART 112, 221R, 225, Portfolio Review).

333. Typography (3) (F, S) A studio class introducing students to typographic letterforms and practical knowledge of computer typesetting. Students develop expertise with the aesthetic aspects of letterforms, words, and lines of text as they relate to the visual arrangement of a printed page. (Prerequisites: ART 112, 210, 212, Portfolio Review).

336. Art Methods for Elementary Teachers (1) (F, W, S) Materials and procedures for stimulating and guiding students through the various art experiences. Emphasis will be placed on theory of art education, creative projects, effective teaching methods, and art curriculum. (Prerequisite: EDU 212)

337. Art Methods for Secondary Teachers (2) (W) Methods, materials, and special techniques of teaching art in secondary schools. Curriculum planning, classroom management, and directions in art education will be considered.

345. Digital Painting (3) (S) An intermediate painting course using digital media, i.e. a painting tablet and software application. This course develops digital painting skills related to illustration, animation, and concept art. Students will conceptualize and complete images by implementing design processes and principles. Fee required. (Prerequisites: ART 112, 210, 221R, 225, Portfolio Review).

365. Intermediate Sculpture (3) (W) Problems designed to encourage individual development in sculpture. (Prerequisite: ART 265.) Fee required.

390R. Special Topics in Art (1-3) (TBA).

399R. Internship in Visual Art (1-12) (F,W,S) Credit for applied experience in art and design. Prior approval must be obtained and coordinated by a faculty member and on-site supervisor.

411. Publication Design (3) (F, S) A studio class familiarizing students with graphic design for publication. Through an investigation of multi-page layout, students will create and arrange content to produce professional publications in digital and print formats. Fee required. (Prerequisites: ART 112, 210, 212, 311, 333).

425. Advanced Painting (3) (F) An advanced painting course that develops individual artistic vision and conceptual thinking. Students will improve the expressive quality of their work by relating technical approaches and procedures to their conceptual ideas. Fee required. (Prerequisites: ART 112, 221R, 225, 325).

433. Web for Designers (3) (W, S) A studio class introducing students to graphic design for the web environment. Through an investigation of CSS, HTML, and Adobe Dreamweaver each student will understand graphic interface design and information design as it pertains to the user's experience of digital media. Fee required. (Prerequisites: ART 112, 210, 212, 311, 333, IT 240).

442. Readings in Aesthetics (3) (F, S) Problems and methods in aesthetic valuation, appreciation, and criticism. (Prerequisites: ART 296, instructor's permission).

444. Design Methods (3) (F, S) A studio class that encourages students to investigate the "how" of the evolving field of graphic design. This course will address the ever-changing variety of tools, techniques and language of design. Course content will cover advanced conceptual models and frameworks, flexibility and adaptability of tools and techniques. (Prerequisites: ART 112, 210, 212, 311, 333)

445. Design Studio (3) (F, W) The Design Studio course will train students in design strategy as a discipline, what to make and do, why to do it, and how to innovate contextually. This course will investigate the interplay between design, marketing, and business strategy integrating students into professional scenarios.(Prerequisite: ART 112, 210, 212, 311, 333.)

465. Advanced Sculpture (3) (S) An advanced sculpture studio course exploring various methods and techniques of modeling in wax and mold-making. Slides of the work will be integrated into senior portfolios. (Prerequisite: ART 365.) Fee required.

470. Artist Portfolio Production (3) (F, W, S) A studio class in the development and production of an artist's portfolio. Students will develop and produce a comprehensive portfolio that exhibits their artistic expression. Students will deliver and present their work based on current industry standards relevant to their field of study. (Permission of instructor).

480R. Thesis and Artist Exhibit Production (3-9) (F, W, S) A guided independent studio class in the conceptualization,  design, development and production of a gallery level exhibit. The exhibit will be mounted and displayed in the last semester of the student's program. (Prerequisites: BFA Standing and permission of instructor).

495R. Independent Study (1-3) (Upon request) Additional studio experience, special readings, museum and library research, and creative problems related to research. This course is for DEGREE seeking students ONLY. (Prerequisite: instructor's permission).

496R. Student Research (1-3) (Upon request) Supervised individual research and application of advanced techniques.