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Art Courses

20-815-201-00 Art Appreciation
Explores the purpose of art as it relates to history, our society, and the issues of visual perception. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-815-205-00 Drawing
Provides a foundation in a variety of drawing techniques and concepts through the use of figure, still life, landscape, and compositional exercises. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-209-00 Design
Explores the organizational and perceptual qualities of design as they relate to a two-dimensional surface. Stresses design as a foundation and as visual problem solving. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-210-00 Life Drawing
Studies the principles, methods, and image variations of life drawing. Explores the figure both traditionally and as a contemporary form. Variations of the figure will be addressed, from expression to graphic design. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-211-00 Three Dimensional Design
A foundation studio course exploring fundamental visual elements, issues, and principles of three-dimensional design for further study. Students will demonstrate an understanding of three dimensional design components: space, linear space, planes, and scale. Through creative application students will effectively use texture and material, conceptual variation, value, and light in compositions. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-213-00 Painting
Explores the principles, methods, and image variations of painting. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-215-00 Watercolor
Studies the principles, methods, and image variations of watercolor painting. Explores traditional and contemporary ideas, images, and techniques in watercolor. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-217-00 Sculpture
Explores variations in sculptural techniques and concepts through the use of the figure and non-representation exercises. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-221-00 Ceramics
Explores variations in ceramic techniques and concepts through the use of thrown and hand-built forms. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-225-00 Art History
Serves as a customized course in art history. The course can be constructed to meet individualized needs and directions in art history. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-815-226-00 Survey of Western Art History I
History of art in ancient and medieval cultures, emphasizing historical, cultural, religious, economic, and political factors that influence the architecture, painting, and sculpture of Egypt, the ancient near East, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, and medieval western Europe. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-815-227-00 Survey of Western Art History II
History of art from the 13th century to the present, emphasizing cultural, religious, economic and political factors that influence the architecture, painting, and sculpture of Europe and the United States. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-815-230-00 Native American Art
A survey of Native American visual arts from historical to contemporary. Includes historical, cultural, and aesthetic overviews, a survey of traditional arts produced by tribes in each major geographic region, and a survey of contemporary Native American fine art. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-815-240-00 Basic Photography
Covers principles of light, depth, exposure, printing, developing negatives, and printing black and white 35mm film. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-245-00 Intermediate Drawing
Uses a variety of media and approaches emphasizing conceptual development and contemporary issues of art. Prerequisite: 20-815-205. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-255-00 Intermediate Painting
Uses a variety of media and approaches, emphasizing conceptual development and contemporary issues of art. Prerequisite: 20-815-213. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-265-00 Intermediate Ceramics
Investigates advanced technique, conceptual development, and contemporary issues of art. Prerequisite: 20-815-221. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-266-00 Digital Video
Hands-on studio course in which students learn the basic tools of digital storytelling, using the digital video camera, and digital editing workflow from pre-shoot planning to final output. Course focuses on foundational principles in camera and editing basics common to most digital video cameras and non-linear editing suites. Students independently shoot and produce their own creative work. Topics include high definition digital camera operation, monitor calibration, camera-to-editor acquisition and workflow, tape and tapeless workflow, chromakeying, studio and location shooting, basic digital sound acquisition and editing, lighting basics, editing basics, principles and software, and compression and delivery for various media. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-271-00 Intermediate Photography
Investigates advanced photographic techniques. Introduces students to medium and large format photography, alternative photography processes and advanced darkroom practices, conceptual development, and contemporary issues of photography. Prerequisite: 20-815-240. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-277-00 Color
Explores color theory capabilities in presenting images and investigating visual ideas. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-279-00 Illustration
Introduces the principles and methods of illustration. Students learn traditional and contemporary techniques in presenting images, text, and visual ideas. Prerequisites: 20-815-205 or 10-201-105, and 20-815-275 or 10-201-175. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-299-00 Special Project Art
Involves a general special project in art studio or history. Lab. 3 credits.

20-815-299-08 Special Project Graphic Design
Lab. 3 credits.

 


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