Art Applied (ART)
ART 201 Beginning Painting 3 Credit Hours
Lectures on the fundamentals of painting along with work in the studio. Basic ideas of structure, composition, and color are explored through individual and group instruction. Students work from still-life and from the model. This is a broad introductory painting course designed for the student unfamiliar with fundamentals of design and color. Material: acrylics. (YR).
ART 202 Beginning Drawing 3 Credit Hours
Lectures alternate with studio work in the investigation of drawing fundamentals. Students receive individual and group instruction as they work from still life setups, nature, and from the model. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical skills and perceptual drawing techniques for students with little or no studio experience. Pastel, charcoal, conte, pencil, and inks will be used. (YR).
ART 204 Beginning Watercolor 3 Credit Hours
Through lectures and studio work, students will explore the fundamentals of watercolor painting. To demonstrate the dynamics of the medium, a variety of approaches and techniques will be used, including realistic, abstract, and experimental painting. Subject matter includes still life, the figure, possible outdoor sketching and painting from the imagination. All levels of students are given individual guidance. (YR).
ART 206 Basic Design-Color 3 Credit Hours
Students will be introduced to the complex and diverse subject of color. The areas of study include principles and theories of color, practical application and technique, and the phenomenon of color interaction. The art elements (line, shape, value, space, form, and texture) and design principles will be applied within specific assignments. Compositional concerns and creative problem solving will be emphasized. (YR).
ART 210 Beginning Digital Design 3 Credit Hours
In this course students acquire practical and conceptual skills needed to create, select, and use digital illustrations and digital typographic designs. Students will develop proficiency in the use of digital art generating software, such as Adobe Illustrator. Students also learn and apply design concepts, layers, composition and color theory. Students will utilize analog sketching as a basis for their creative work, and learn to digitally convert these sketches to digital drawings and typeface. The course will also examine the history of design and typography to provide context and support for the creative process. The understanding of these topics will be developed and assessed through visual examinination of completed projects, reading, critical discussion and writing that consider the connotative and denotative meaning of project solutions. (YR)
ART 220 Intro to Digital Photography 3 Credit Hours
This course focuses on the creative use of digital imaging software and hardware. Students are exposed to contemporary artists and professionals working in traditional and digital photography. Students also consider critical issues surrounding the aesthetic, ethical and theoretical aspects of digital imaging technology and current photographic practice. Application of these approaches, processes and concepts are discussed in terms of their relevance within and beyond art practices, including art as personal expression and as a professional field. Each assignment engages students? critical thinking as they explore the artistic possibilities of digital photography while expanding their technological and aesthetic knowledge. During project critiques, students practice articulating their thought processes in relation to their own work and the work of their peers.
ART 306 Intermediate Design-Color 3 Credit Hours
The design emphasis will be on line and movement, positive/negative space, push/pull dynamics and a study of the nature of grids. The color emphasis will focus on tertiary colors, the effect of variations in color intensity and tonal contrast. There will also be a study of various twentieth century design movements such as the Russian Avant Garde, Constructivisim and the Bauhaus, with some assignments modeled on these styles.
Prerequisite(s): ART 206
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
ART 321 Intermediate Painting 3 Credit Hours
Various painting approaches, styles and concepts are explored beyond the basic level through lectures and studio work. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal style as they master new techniques and types of subject matter. This course is repeatable once in order for students to develop their skills. When repeating, the content and assignments are determined in consultation with instructor.
Prerequisite(s): ART 201
ART 322 Intermediate Drawing 3 Credit Hours
The fundamentals of drawing are refined beyond the basic level in a variety of media through lectures and studio work. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal style as they master new techniques and types of subject matter. This course is repeatable once in order for students to develop their skills. When repeating, the content and assignments are determined in consultation with instructor.
Prerequisite(s): ART 202
ART 323 Figure Drawing 3 Credit Hours
This course is designed to teach each student about the complex human form through the act of observation, drawing, and memorization of specific anatomical terms. Emphasis will be on proportion, anatomy, composition, and expression. Students will draw from a live model.
Prerequisite(s): ART 202
ART 324 Intermediate Watercolor 3 Credit Hours
Various watercolor painting approaches, styles and concepts are explored beyond the basic level through lectures and studio work. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal style as they master new techniques and types of subject matter (still life, the figure, landscape and painting from the imagination). This course is repeatable once in order for students to develop their skills. When repeating, the content and assignments are determined in consultation with instructor.
Prerequisite(s): ART 204
ART 332 Creating the Graphic Novel 3 Credit Hours
This course focuses on the creation of an original graphic novel from inception to fully developed story. Students work on character, plot development, dialogue, drawing style, and layout planning, and are encouraged to introduce any cross-disciplinary techniques such as digital applications when appropriate. Lectures and readings consider contemporary media. This course is repeatable once in order for students to develop their skills. When repeating, the content and assignments are determined in consultation with instructor.
Can enroll if Class is Freshman or Sophomore or Junior or Senior
ART 360 Introduction to Printmaking 3 Credit Hours
This studio course is an introduction to the fundamentals of printmaking. The basic techniques of intaglio, lino-cut, chine chole, lithography and monotype printing methods are utilized in projects. As a deeply interdisciplinary practice, printmaking engages with other artistic media of drawing, painting, and collage. Each student is encouraged to incorporate other materials based on her/his major, interests or expertise.
ART 390 Topics in Applied Art 3 Credit Hours
Study of various media and techniques in selected areas of applied art. Title as listed in the Schedule of Classes will change according to content. Course may be repeated for credit when the topics differ.
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
ART 399 Independent Studies in App Art 1 to 3 Credit Hours
Readings or analytical assignments in applied art in accordance with the needs and interests of those enrolled and agreed upon by the student and the instructor. (F,W).
An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.
Frequency of Offering
The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally