Art Courses (ART)

  1. 103 Design
  2. 200 Special Topics
  3. 201 Ancient to Gothic Art History
  4. 202 Renaissance to Modern Art History
  5. 205 Drawing
  6. 206 Figure Drawing
  7. 210 Graphic Design
  8. 256 Photography
  9. 275 Web Design/Interactive Media
  10. 304 History of Photography
  11. 305 Modern Art History
  12. 310 Typography
  13. 320 Graphic Design II
  14. 321 Graphic Design Studio
  15. 326 Painting II
  16. 330 Illustration
  17. 335 Ceramics
  18. 336 Ceramics II
  19. 345 Relief and Intaglio Printmaking
  20. 346 Serigraphy and Lithography Printmaking
  21. 352 Painting
  22. 355 Sculpture
  23. 356 Sculpture II
  24. 366 Intermediate Photography
  25. 367 Creative Photography
  26. 368 Contemporary Photography
  27. 375 Jewelry
  28. 381 Elementary Art Methods & Practicum
  29. 382 Elementary Education Art Methods
  30. 383 Secondary Art Methods & Practicum
  31. 400 Special Topics
  32. 401 Design: Advanced Studies
  33. 402 Art History: Advanced Studies
  34. 405 Graphic Design: Advanced Studies
  35. 406 Drawing: Advanced Studies
  36. 426 Painting: Advanced Studies
  37. 436 Ceramics: Advanced Studies
  38. 446 Printmaking: Advanced Studies
  39. 456 Sculpture: Advanced Studies
  40. 466 Photography: Advanced Studies
  41. 470 Graphic Design Internship
  42. 471 Arts Internship
  43. 490 Senior Art Seminar

103 Design

4 Credits

A studio course that introduces students to the elements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design, color theory, and sculptural form. Students complete projects in a variety of media.

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201 Ancient to Gothic Art History

4 Credits

Students develop knowledge of art by studying its global development from the Paleolithic period through the Gothic period.

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202 Renaissance to Modern Art History

4 Credits

Students develop knowledge of art by studying its global development from the Renaissance period through modern art movements.

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205 Drawing

4 Credits

Students learn to use a wide variety of drawing tools, media, and techniques. Traditional and contemporary drawing styles are covered. Emphasis is placed on the development of drawing skills.

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206 Figure Drawing

4 Credits

Students draw from the figure and live models. Students develop an understanding of the human figure and means of presenting the figure through drawing techniques.

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210 Graphic Design

4 Credits

Students gain knowledge and skills in the creative and problem-solving aspects of graphic design. Students also gain a critical perspective on the technical, historical, and aesthetic dimensions of graphic design.

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256 Photography

4 Credits

Students study a broad survey of photography’s history, method, materials and tools. Studio and darkroom work are integral parts of the course.

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275 Web Design/Interactive Media

4 Credits

Students learn website construction and other interactive formats with emphasis on the need for planning and design strategies.

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304 History of Photography

4 Credits

Students learn the development of photography from early ideas and images to contemporary creative and commercial uses of the photographic media.

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305 Modern Art History

4 Credits

Students learn the directions, styles, media, reasons, and attitudes of modern artists. The period of study covers 1865-2000.

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310 Typography

4 Credits

Students learn the conceptual, organizational, and creative aspects intrinsic to the process of designing with type. The course includes a thorough survey of the history, principles, and terminology of typography.

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320 Graphic Design II

4 Credits

Students analyze and examine graphic design in more detail. Students acquire an understanding of its techniques and processes allowing them to explore the relationship between text and imagery.

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321 Graphic Design Studio

4 Credits

Students continue their investigation of graphic design focusing on achieving strong technical and conceptual skills through the development of integrated design problems.

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326 Painting II

4 Credits

Students learn to place emphasis on development of individual points of view and the use of a variety of media.

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330 Illustration

4 Credits

Students learn the concepts of communicating a message through illustration. Students focus on the creation of illustrations derived from photographic, hand-drawn, found, and computer generated imagery.

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335 Ceramics

4 Credits

Students learn wheel-thrown pottery, hand-formed pottery, sculptural techniques, glazing, and firing procedures.

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336 Ceramics II

4 Credits

Students continue to develop their proficiency with clay and glazing with individual experiments defined by the students.

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345 Relief and Intaglio Printmaking

4 Credits

Students learn the basics of relief and intaglio printing methods with an emphasis on the creative process in printing.

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346 Serigraphy and Lithography Printmaking

4 Credits

Students learn the basics of serigraphy and lithography printing methods with an emphasis on the creative process in printing.

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352 Painting

4 Credits

Students learn the basics in painting in oils and acrylics. Attention is given to understanding the theories of color and their application to painting.

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355 Sculpture

4 Credits

Students gain a foundation in modeling, carving, and casting giving them a basic understanding of sculptural technique.

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356 Sculpture II

4 Credits

Students develop their individual work defining personal style and direction.

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366 Intermediate Photography

4 Credits

Students learn to use medium and large format photographic processes using both black and white and color materials. Studio, field and darkroom work are emphasized. Students learn color through printing. A photography portfolio is completed.

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367 Creative Photography

4 Credits

This is an advanced course for students with a good understanding of black and white and color photography. Students learn creative use of special photographic processors and equipment. Individual approaches to problem solving will be stressed.

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368 Contemporary Photography

4 Credits

Students learn advanced photographic techniques, electronic imaging as an art form, and other new and innovative techniques in the field of photography. Students work on individual assignments creating a major creative work or portfolio.

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375 Jewelry

4 Credits

Students are introduced to the jewelry making processes and learn fabrication in non-precious and precious metal. Students learn design principles as they are applied to jewelry.

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381 Elementary Art Methods & Practicum

4 Credits

Students learn the methods of teaching art in the elementary school with emphasis on disciplined-based art education which includes art production, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics. Philosophy of art education and a 12-hour practicum are part of the course.

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382 Elementary Education Art Methods

2 Credits

Students learn the methods of teaching art in the elementary school with emphasis on discipline-based art education which includes art production, art criticism, art history and aesthetics.

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383 Secondary Art Methods & Practicum

4 Credits

Students learn art programs, materials, and methods suitable for the secondary level. A 12-hour practicum is part of the course.

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401 Design: Advanced Studies

1-4 Credits

Students pursue advanced work in design. The course includes faculty support, supervision, and criticism.

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402 Art History: Advanced Studies

1-4 Credits

Students pursue advanced special studies in art history. The course includes faculty support, supervision, and criticism.

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405 Graphic Design: Advanced Studies

1-4 Credits

Students pursue advanced self-directed projects in graphic design with faculty support, supervision, and criticism.

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406 Drawing: Advanced Studies

1-4 Credits

Students pursue advanced ideas, drawing techniques, and compositions. The course includes faculty support, supervision, and criticism.

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426 Painting: Advanced Studies

1-4 Credits

Students pursue perfecting a personal style. The course includes faculty support, supervision, and criticism.

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436 Ceramics: Advanced Studies

1-4 Credits

Students pursue perfecting a personal style. The course includes faculty support, supervision, and criticism.

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446 Printmaking: Advanced Studies

1-4 Credits

Students pursue a specific area of printmaking. The course includes faculty support, supervision, and criticism.

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456 Sculpture: Advanced Studies

1-4 Credits

Students pursue further development of a personal style. The course includes faculty support, supervision, and criticism.

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466 Photography: Advanced Studies

1-4 Credits

Students pursue photography as a medium of expression with personal style and gain a better understanding of technique. The course includes faculty support, supervision, and criticism.

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470 Graphic Design Internship

2-4 Credits

Students gain experience in print or digitally based graphic communication productions. Advertising agencies, design studios, or companies with in-house design facilities will provide students with “real world” experience in aspects such as: designing for clients, producing work suitable for production, and working creatively within constraints. Students have the opportunity to apply classroom theory to professional situations as well as analyze their experience through discussion and writing.

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471 Arts Internship

1-4 Credits

Students have the opportunity to apply classroom theory to professional situations as well as analyze their experience through discussion and writing.

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490 Senior Art Seminar

2 Credits

Students discuss the art world of which they are a part. Readings, discussion, writing, and a senior art exhibition are part of the course.

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