Art

Classes

ART 100 : ART APPRECIATION

This course is designed to help the student find personal meaning in works of art and develop a better understanding of the nature and validity of art. Emphasis is on the diversity of form and content in original art work. Upon completion, students should understand the fundamentals of art, the materials used and have a basic overview of the history of art.

credits

3

ART 103 : INTRODUCTION TO ART I

This course is designed as an introduction to the basic fundamentals of art. Emphasis is placed on personal expression and an understanding of the various art media. Upon completion, students should be able to express creative ideas visually and become more aware of media and how it effects communication.

credits

3

ART 104 : INTRODUCTION TO ART II

This course provides the opportunity for students to work with media problems beyond Introduction to Art I. Emphasis is placed on personal expression and an understanding of various art materials and techniques. Upon completion, students should improve their ability to express creative ideas visually.

credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 103

ART 113 : DRAWING I

This course provides the opportunity to develop perceptional and technical skills in a variety of media. Emphasis is placed on communication through experimenting with composition, subject matter and technique. Upon completion, students should demonstrate and apply the fundamentals of art to various creative drawing projects.

credits

3

ART 114 : DRAWING II

This course advances the students’ drawing skills in various art media. Emphasis is placed on communication through experimentation, composition, technique and personal expression. Upon completion, students should demonstrate creative drawing skills, the application of the fundamentals of art, and the communication of personal thoughts and feelings.

credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 113

ART 133 : CERAMICS I

This course introduces methods of clay forming as a means of expression. Topics may include hand building, wheel throwing, glazing, construction, design, and the functional and aesthetic aspects of pottery. Upon completion, students should demonstrate through their work, a knowledge of the methods, as well as an understanding of the craftsmanship and aesthetics involved in ceramics.

credits

3

ART 134 : CERAMICS II

This course develops the methods of clay forming as a means of expression. Topics may include hand building, glazing, design and the functional and aesthetic aspects of pottery, although emphasis will be placed on the wheel throwing method. Upon completion, students should demonstrate improved craftsmanship and aesthetic quality in the production of pottery.

credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 133

ART 173 : PHOTOGRAPHY I

This course is an introduction to the art of photography. Emphasis is placed on the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography with detailed instruction in darkroom techniques. Upon completion, students should understand the camera as a creative tool, understand the films, chemicals and papers, and have a knowledge of composition and history.

credits

3

ART 174 : PHOTOGRAPHY II

This course advances the students’ technical and aesthetic knowledge of photography beyond the introductory level. Emphasis is placed on photographic composition and darkroom techniques as a means of communication. Upon completion, students should demonstrate through the photographic process his/her creative and communication skills.

credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 173

ART 203 : ART HISTORY I

This course covers the chronological development of different forms of art, such as sculpture, painting, and architecture. Emphasis is placed on history from the ancient period through the Renaissance. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate a knowledge of time period and chronological sequence including a knowledge of themes, styles and of the impact of society on the arts.

credits

3

ART 204 : ART HISTORY II

This course covers a study of the chronological development of different forms of art, such as sculpture, painting and architecture. Emphasis is placed on history from the Baroque to the present. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate a knowledge of time period and chronological sequence including a knowledge of themes, styles and of the impact of society on the arts.

credits

3

ART 231 : WATERCOLOR PAINTING I

This course introduces materials and techniques appropriate to painting on paper with water-based medium. Emphasis is placed on developing the technical skills and the expressive qualities of watercolor painting. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic proficiency in handling the techniques of watercolor and how it can be used for personal expression.

credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 113 or advisor approval.

ART 232 : WATERCOLOR II

This course advances the skills and techniques of painting on paper using water based medium. Emphasis is placed on exploring the creative uses of watercolor and developing professional skills. Upon completion, students should demonstrate and compile a body of original paintings that reflect a personal awareness of the media’s potential.

credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 231

ART 233 : PAINTING I

This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental painting processes and materials. Topics include art fundamentals, color theory, and composition. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the fundamentals of art and discuss various approaches to the media and the creative processes associated with painting.

credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 113 or advisor approval.

ART 234 : PAINTING II

This course is designed to develop the student’s knowledge of the materials and procedures of painting beyond the introductory level. Emphasis is placed on the creative and technical problems associated with communicating through composition and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the application of the fundamentals of painting and the creative process to the communication of ideas.

credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 233

ART 291 : SUPERVISED STUDY IN STUDIO ART I

This course is designed to enable the student to continue studio experiences in greater depth. Topics are to be chosen by the student with the approval of the advisor. Upon completion, the student should have a greater expertise in a particular area of art.

credits

4

Prerequisites

Advisor approval.