Art

  • ART 1500 Intro to Art

    Students will experience visual awareness and perceptual skills through lecture and studio assignments. Encourages exploration of individual components of the visual arts through the introduction of basic concepts and media in drawing, design, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1510 Drawing I

    Students will gain a working knowledge of foundation skills and abilities in artistic visual expression. Students are introduced to drawing media and concepts. Students learn to draw perceived objects and become able to discuss the drawings meaningfully. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1520 Drawing II

    Students will further develop visual awareness and drawing skills in dry media with some wet media and in black and white with some color emphasis. Students perform object drawing, large scale drawing, media exploration, life drawing, and some portrait drawing. The human figure in well-designed compositions is emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 1510. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1530 2-D Design and Color

    Students will experience studio activities which will help them recognize and manipulate visual qualities and relationships of design as they create two-dimensional forms in both black and white and color. Students will create projects that involve the effective use of visual elements, such as line, texture, and color, and visual manipulation principles such as balance, unity, and contrast. Students will study and practice problem solving in the visual world using g a variety of two-dimensional color and media. Critical evaluation and discussion of projects is an integral part of the course. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1540 3-D Design/Concept/Materials

    Students will experience studio activities which will help them understand and manipulate visual elements and principles while creating three-dimensional forms. Students will work in a variety of visual media with emphasis on selection of materials to promote concepts, and will experience basic fabrication techniques in the visual arts. Critical evaluation and discussion of projects is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: ART 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1550 Survey Vis Art: Prehis-Medvl

    Provides art and non-art majors with an overview of the historical evolution of the visual arts from the prehistoric through medieval periods. An overview of art from non-European cultures is also presented. Students will explore artistic philosophies, styles, media, materials, and the evolving function of art in society. Students are introduced to the formal structure of works of art and will study new methods and materials. Links between technical evolution and its relationship to stylistic change are explored. The influence of major philosophical shifts in culture-at-large on the arts is also emphasized. Material is presented through slide lectures, videotapes, classroom discussions, and readings. Course requires extensive reading, some writing, and participation in discussion groups. Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1560 Survey Vis Art: Renai-Contem

    Provides art majors and non-art majors with an overview of the historical evolution of the visual arts from the Renaissance through contemporary periods. Special lectures on technical development of the 19th and 20th centuries augment the historical progression. Additional material that extends the discussion of contemporary art is introduced. Students explore artistic philosophies, styles, media, materials, and the evolution of art's function in society. Material is presented through slide lectures, videotapes, classroom discussions, and assigned readings. Course requires extensive reading, some writing, and participation in discussion groups. Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1570 Basic Black/White Photography

    Students will gain a working knowledge of the fundamental creative and technical base in photography. Students deal with developing, printing, and finishing techniques in the context of creative visual expression. Students are introduced to comparative studies of history and criticism in the medium. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1590 Ceramics I

    Students will gain a working knowledge of fundamental and advanced studio work in clay preparation, hand building, throwing, mold making, slip casting, glaze preparation, decorating techniques, and firing techniques. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1600 Creative Ceramics

    This course is designed mainly for intermediate level students and community members. Students will develop skills with potter's wheel, hand building methods, glazing, decoration techniques, and kiln operations. Prerequisite: ART 1590; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1610 Studio Problems-Ceramics I

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1611 Studio Prob-Graphic Design I

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1612 Studio Problems-Painting I

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1613 Studio Problems-Photography I

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1620 Studio Problems-Ceramics II

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities assistant dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1621 Studio Prob-Graphic Design II

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities assistant dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1622 Studio Problems-Painting II

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities assistant dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1623 Studio Problems-Photography II

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities assistant dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1670 Digital Photography I

    Students in this fine arts and media arts studio course will establish a foundation in digital photography techniques, digital darkroom use, and management, output, and presentation techniques. Students will create images using digital cameras, enhance and manipulate images in the computer, manage and archive digital image files, and assemble a portfolio. Corequisite: ENG 1510 or Eligibility ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1730 Intro to Computer Art/Design

    Students will be introduced to techniques and processes of creating artwork and graphic design using the computer. Students will get an overview of electronic image manipulation, illustration, and page layout and design. This course is a prerequisite to other computer art/graphic courses. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1740 Graphic/Design/Layout/Publish

    Students will focus on the development of graphic design, computer, and presentation skills needed to produce professional looking layouts suitable for print and web publishing for the student's portfolio. Concepts are worked out and visually organized stressing the use of type and image through sketches. The artwork is recreated and refined on the computer in a page layout program such as Adobe InDesign, then is printed to create three-dimensional or mounted prototypes. Typography basics and course concepts are taught through projects that include problem solving exercises, software tutorials, lecture, review of work in progress, and critiques. Prerequisite: ART 1730. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 1750 Graphic Design Applications

    Students will work on developing graphic design skills through exercises and projects. The creative process will be a main focus with artwork produced for the student's portfolio using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Technical skills required to run these software programs will also be learned, and an aesthetic understanding will be developed by incorporating design and color tips and theories into the assignments. Students enrolling in the course must have prior experience with Photoshop and Illustrator and must be able to further develop their computer skills in creating and manipulating artwork. Prerequisite: ART 1730. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2010 Art Internship

    Students receive on-the-job experience consisting of between 45 and 135 hours of supervised activity in a local business or industry. Students work in conjunction with a faculty mentor and a supervisor at the job site. All guidelines in the original college internship policy will be followed. Prerequisite: At least a 2.0 GPA and either sophomore standing or one semester completion in an appropriate certificate program. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2020 Art Internship II

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  • ART 2510 Painting I

    Students will create paintings in a variety of media and concepts as well as gain understanding of the potential of a visual creator. Students work in watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and oil on paper supports and are required to produce a portfolio of paintings with evaluation based on technical growth and exploration of visual ideas. No prerequisites. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2520 Painting II

    Students will continue Painting I experience with emphasis on individual exploration and ideas as well as different painting techniques. Technical approaches are discussed, but the course focus is on the student developing his/her own images in a personal, distinctive, and effective way. Prerequisite: ART 2510. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2570 Inter Black/White Photograph

    Students are offered additional experiences which are built on skills acquired in ART 1570. Extensive work in fine black and white photography, studio photography techniques, and experimental techniques is included. Designed to help students who have established basic skills and interest in photography to grow as student photographers in an atmosphere of advanced performance. Prerequisite: ART 1570. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2590 Interdisciplinary Photography

    Combining traditional and non-traditional photographic processes with new technologies allow photographers to explore new opportunities and creative possibilities. This course enables students to communicate their ideas by combining photo-based mediums with computer-generated imagery, drawing, and painting. Classes include time in the darkroom and the computer graphics studio as well as lecture and discussion. All projects will be presented within an historical context. Students will study classic and contemporary art making; assignments include library research, viewing slides, and assigned readings. Prerequisite: ART 1570. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2600 Ceramics II

    Students will demonstrate further development of skills with potter's wheel, hand building methods, glazing, decoration techniques, and kiln operations. Wheel throwing and pottery skill development will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: ART 1590; Must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2610 Studio Problems-Ceramics III

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2611 Studio Prob-Graphic Design III

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and assistant dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2612 Studio Problems-Painting

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2613 Studio Problem-Photography III

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2620 Studio Problems-Ceramics IV

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities assistant dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2621 Studio Prob-Graphic Design IV

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities assistant dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2622 Studio Problems-Painting IV

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities assistant dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2623 Studio Problems-Photography IV

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities assistant dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2624 Studio Problems - Print Making

    Students will build upon previous studio course experiences in advanced studio production courses under art faculty supervision. Students who have completed the basic and intermediate (as applicable) courses in drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, design, print making or painting, may register for one, two, or three hours of credit per semester in a studio course in that medium. Students are expected to spend two hours in studio work each week for each credit hour anticipated. Studio problem courses are student initiated with each student, together with the faculty member, creating an acceptable course outline and evaluation process for the work of the semester. In some cases, a group studio problem experience may be initiated by visual arts faculty. Students achieving 12 credit hours in art studio problems must obtain permission from the arts and humanities assistant dean to take additional coursework (for credit) in art. Prerequisite: permission of instructor required. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2730 Web Design and Animation

    This studio production course is designed to advance the image creation skills and knowledge gained in the foundation media arts course, ART 1730: Introduction to Computer Art and Design. Students will create websites and 2-D animation using the industry standard software Flash and Dreamweaver. The course emphasizes understanding the needs of the audience as the motivation for creating effective web design and making appropriate aesthetic choices in designing those sites. Prerequisite: ART 1730. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2740 Adv/Digital/Imag/w/Photoshop

    Students' knowledge and skill base in digital imaging will be enhanced through in-depth instruction in the use of Adobe Photoshop. Students will become technically proficient at the capture, manipulation, and output of images using digital still cameras and flat bed scanners. A more sophisticated level of aesthetic understanding will be achieved as students create images that express their imagination. Prerequisite: ART 1730; Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2750 Art Portfolio

    Students will complete their visual art portfolio containing artist's resume and statement, 20 slides of personal work, and digital media of all portfolio components. Professional practice of the visual artist will be introduced. Research project, participation in juried show(s), and portfolio completion are required. Prerequisites: At least one studio art course, ART 1730 preferred; Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2800 Interactive Design

    This studio production course advances the skills and knowledge gained in foundation media arts courses ART 1730, ART 2730, and CMM 1710. Students will create images, sound, and motion sequences using programs they are already familiar with for use in interactive design projects using Macromedia's Director software. They will publish projects to CD-ROM, DVD, and/or the Internet. The course emphasizes an understanding of the needs of the audience as the motivation for creating effective interactivity and applying that understanding to production design. Corequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 2910 Storyboard Design

    The studeny will explore creative visual solutions in character designing. Character designing will then lead to sotryboarding. The student will also experiement and further develop a character design portfolio for possible future use. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 7500 Printmaking

    Students will be introduced to the conceptual, technical, and visual elements of Printmaking through the creation of works of art. Students will gain introductory skills with materials as well as an understanding of Printmaking concepts and contemporary concerns. Students will explore sources and subject matter used to artists in their work. Writing assignments and gallery visits will supplement the students? appreciation of printmaking as an art form. Prerequisite: ART 1510, 1530, 1730. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 7505 Digital Photography II

    Students will be exposed to the technical and aesthetic issues of photography and how these qualities inform image content. This course is a continuation of ART 1670 ? Digital Photography I. It includes intermediate digital cameras with manual functions, intermediate digital darkroom and digital output, quality of light, intermediate image composition, multiple images, intermediate portfolio development, and critical analysis. It also includes the intermediate use of professional quality computers and image processing software, professional digital cameras, printers, and a lighting studio with professional lighting equipment. Prerequisite: ART 1670. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 8503 Introduction to Animation

    Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of animation. Students will explore the early development of the animated filmmaking process, and apply those methods through both traditional studio and contemporary digital techniques. In addition to investigating the historical context of the varying mediums within the field, students will be exposed to the modern industry standards and the importance of the pre- and post- production process. Master Course Syllabus

  • ART 8504 Power, Fear & Beauty/Sculpture

    Students will learn to appreciate the power, fear, and beauty inherent to sculpture and architecture within the western tradition by describing, interpreting, and evaluating works of art through group discussion, research, critical thinking, and writing. Artist and patron's worldviews will be investigated to fully understand the powerful role of sculpture and architecture within the larger cultural context that includes religious/philosophical, sociopolitical, geographic/climatic, technological, scientific, and economic factors. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus