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Courses in Art (ARTS)

  • 1301/ARTS 1301 Introduction to Art (3-0). A course designed to lead to a basic understanding and increased enjoyment of the visual arts. For non-art majors/minors only. Option for education majors with an art emphasis.

    1302 Primary Art (3-0). A course designed to convey essential artistic concepts, design principles, and theoretical aspects as related to an understanding of the visual arts and how this understanding applies to the development of the child and his/her potential creativity.

    1303/ARTS 1303 Art History I (3-0). A survey of architecture, painting, and sculpture from prehistoric times to the Romanesque period of the Middle Ages.

    1304/ARTS 1304 Art History II (3-0). A survey of architecture, painting, and sculpture from the Gothic period of the 13th century through the modern era.

    1305 Art and Film (3-0). A survey of the use of the visual arts in film, from the earliest days to current trends. This course is intended for non-art majors.

    1311/ARTS 1311 Design I (0-6). The study of the organization of visual elements and principles of design.

    1312/ARTS 1312 Design II (0-6). Opportunities in experimentation and analysis of creative design problems.

    1316/ARTS 1316 Drawing I (0-6). Fundamentals of drawing in a variety of media.

    1317/ARTS 1317 Drawing II (0-6). Exercises in drawing in various media and a study of techniques used by historical and contemporary artists.

    2316 Painting I (0-6). A studio-laboratory study of procedures and purposes which develop basic painting techniques.
    Prerequisites: Arts 1311, 1316.

    2326 Sculpture I (0-6). A study of the fundamental concepts in form, using clay modeled over armatures and cast in plaster, carving, and assemblage techniques.

    2333 Printmaking I (0-6). A study of the processes of printing using relief, intaglio, stencil, and planographic methods.

    2346 Ceramics I (0-6). Basic techniques of ceramic production; investigation into the artistic process of creating ceramic art forms. Emphasis on actual ceramic production.

    2373 Digital Design (0-6). A foundation course centered on the manipulation of the elements of art with the use of the computer.

    3303 Branding and Marketing (0-6). This course will explore the principles of branding, design and the key elements to build an effective brand strategy. It enables students to manage a corporate identity design project from start to finish. The course’s primary focus will be concept development, graphical execution, time management, and presentation skills. Students will learn how to build, manage, and protect a brand.

    3310 History of Graphic Design (3-0). An in-depth view of the evolution and development of Graphic Design from its early pictograph origins to modern design and the influential movements and innovations that came between; this course provides the foundation for analysis and interpretation of visual communication.

    3311 Drawing III (0-6). Emphasis will be placed on contemporary drawing techniques, visual communication, and styles. (May be repeated for credit.)
    Prerequisites: Arts 1311, 1316, 1317.

    3312 Figure Drawing (0-6). Focuses on the development of understanding the proportions and aspects of the human figure, while encouraging individual interpretation. (May be repeated once for a total of six credit hours with the consent of the instructor.)
    Prerequisites: Arts 1311, 1316, 1317.

    3313 Modern Art (3-0). An examination of the development of modern painting and sculpture from the late eighteenth century to the present. Emphasis is placed on the evolution of style, philosophical content, and historical relevance.

    3315 Art in the Early Modern Period (3-0). The development of painting,
    sculpture, and architecture from the late thirteenth century to the end of the
    sixteenth century. Emphasis is placed on the context of philosophic, social,
    and theological concepts of the period.

    3319 Art of the Ancient World (3-0). A study of the history of architecture, painting, and sculpture of the classical ancient world (c. 4000 BCE – 400 CE).

    3323 Watercolor II (0-6). A continued study in basic watercolor techniques with added emphasis on extended and varied creative approaches. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    3332 Ceramics II (0-6). Emphasis on wheel production, glaze formulation, kiln construction, and firing techniques. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    3333 Ceramics III (0-6). An advanced course designed for the exploration of ceramics as a sculptural vehicle. Emphasis is placed on students ability to perceive the relationship between the idea to the finished three dimensional sculpture. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    3342 Watercolor I (0-6). A study of the fundamental methods and procedures which are required for working with water soluble paint, especially transparent watercolor.

    3350 Graphic Illustration (0-6). Problems in illustration making use of various media, combined with a study of techniques used in the reproduction methods of the graphic arts industry.

    3356 Digital Imagery (0-6). Introduction to the basics of digital imagery. Includes camera operation, techniques, visual aesthetics, and presentation skills. Emphasis on design, history, and contemporary trends as a means of developing an understanding of photographic aesthetics.

    3362 Printmaking II (0-6). Opportunities for specialization and experimentation in printmaking processes. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    3371 Typography (0-6). A course designed to explore typographical form in the graphic arts as a means of social and commercial communication. Application of typographical principles and analysis of design will be stressed. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4302 The Global Medieval World (3-0). This course studies the art and architecture of the global medieval world from the fourth through the fourteenth centuries. The geographic/cultural focus of the class will vary, and may include topics from Europe, the Islamic world, the Byzantine Empire, and Asia.

    4304 Arts in the 18th and 19th Centuries (3-0). This course studies the art and architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries. The focus of the class will vary, and may include topics from various global contexts.

    4310 Typography II (0-6). This course builds upon the basic content discussed in Typography I (letterform, layout, grouping and hierarchy). The primary objective of Typography II relies upon further exploration of these essential fundamentals in solving more complex typographic design problems. Students will examine and gain an understanding of the function of typography as a visual element within the larger context of graphic communication.

    4313 2D Animation (0-6). This course is a basic introduction to time-based media. It is designed to instill an understanding of animation principles and produce quality 2D Digital animations implementing these principles and exploring various techniques. Students will learn motion graphics planning and production process while exploring how to combine audio, images, type, and video using Adobe After Effects. They also gain an introductory knowledge of the forms of 2D animation and its history. Equal emphasis will be placed on the development of professional work practices, creative problem-solving techniques, and critical thinking skills. Competency will reflect a mastery of animation skills and applications, and an ability to apply learned skills to creative projects.

    4314 Computer Interaction Design (UI/UX-Web and Interactive Design)
    (0-6).
    The course focuses on the role of the interaction between a user and the product. Students will use ethnographic and other forms of research to help inform design decisions for physical and virtual products. Wireframing and rapid prototyping will be employed to reinforce students’ conceptual and problem-solving skills.

    4321 Painting II (0-6). Advanced studio-laboratory study of procedures and purposes which develop painting techniques with emphasis on individual expression. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4324 Painting III (0-6). A continuation of the development of painting skills, including use of the human form as subject matter. (May be repeated for credit with consent of the instructor.)
    Prerequisite: Arts 4321.

    4325 Arts Practicum (0-0-6). This course allows the student to work with the instructor through field-related experiences. The instructor works as the manager with the student on a variety of projects taken from business and industry. The course allows the student to gain experience and understanding of the field in a job-like environment.

    4341 Sculpture II (0-6). Studies in sculpture based on fundamental principles included in Art 3341 but with greater emphasis on individual expression. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4342 Sculpture III (0-6). Opportunities for specialization in experimental sculpture techniques, including mixed media and installation art. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4362 Printmaking III (0-6). Opportunities for specialization in etching and various photographic methods of printmaking.

    4370 Advanced Computer Application in the Graphic Arts (0-6). Focuses on the individual creative solutions derived from the use of computer imaging. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4371 Internships. An in-service program with campus and/or local establishments as assigned on an individual basis. Arrangements for the art internship must be made with the instructor during the semester prior to participation in the internship.
    Prerequisites: Completion of area of specialization and consent of instructor.

    4372 Portfolio Preparation (0-6). Focuses on the development of the student’s individual portfolio. Presentation and marketing skills will be developed. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4378 New Concepts in Art (3-0 or 0-6). This course will allow students to explore new trends in the visual arts either in the context of a studio laboratory experience or within the form of a seminar in which contemporary thought in the visual arts are discussed and analyzed. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4380 Ceramic Chemistry (0-6). The composition, properties, and use of materials in glazes. Calculation of glaze formulas and batches. Laboratory exercises in development of color and texture. (May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.)

    4381 Special Topics (3-0 or 0-6). A course dealing with selected topics in art. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    4391 Research. A specialized course which may be directed reading or research for superior students majoring in art.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.