Course Descriptions

ART 100               Art Survey                                                                                                                  3 Semester Credit Hours

An introduction to the visual arts through a historical approach. The course includes lecture, discussion, activities and research. *Meets General Education aesthetic requirement. Offered every semester and online in Summer and Fall.

 

ART 101               Beginning Drawing I                                                                                               3 Semester Credit Hours

A basic drawing course for majors and non-majors. Fundamental drawing practices will be explored in various media with an emphasis on individual growth. No previous art experience necessary. Offered every Fall.

 

ART 111               Two-Dimensional Design                                                                                       3 Semester Credit Hours

An introductory course dealing with the basics of design on a two-dimensional surface. For majors and non-majors interested in expanding their visual awareness. This is a hands-on, problem-solving course. No previous art experience necessary. Offered every Fall.

 

ART 112               Three-Dimensional Design and Materials                                                         3 Semester Credit Hours

An introductory course dealing with design and materials in a three dimensional world.  This is a hands-on, problem-solving course.  Mass, line, volume, plane and texture will be explored while the student learns to work in a wide variety of materials. No previous art experience necessary.  Offered every Fall.

 

ART 210               Graphic Design I                                                                                                      3 Semester Credit Hours

An overview of graphic design fundamentals that introduces photo manipulation and typography design with industry Mac software of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Offered every Fall.

 

 ART 211               Graphic Design II                                                                                                     3 Semester Credit Hours

A course focusing on print, interactive and motion design with an emphasis on using industry Mac software of Adobe InDesign and Flash to develop problem-solving skills in portfolio work.  Offered every Spring.

 

ART 231               Painting for Non-Majors                                                                                        3 Semester Credit Hours

An introduction to painting for the non-art major.  This hands-on, problem-solving course will explore various mediums with an emphasis on personal expression.  Offered on an irregular basis.

 

ART 235               Painting I                                                                                                                    3 Semester Credit Hours

An introduction to the creative world of painting. A variety of methods, materials and experiences will be related to the student and individual growth will be encouraged. No previous art experience necessary.  Offered every Spring.

 

ART 278               Digital Photographic Techniques                                                                        3 Semester Credit Hours

A basic course in the production and manipulation of digital images, including photography capturing.   Artistic, theoretical and technical aspects will be covered in a Mac lab with industry Adobe Photoshop standard software. Offered every Spring.

 

ART 290               Sculpture I                                                                                                                  3 Semester Credit Hours

This studio course will expose the student to a variety of sculptural methods and materials.  Modeling in clay, carving in stone, casting and working in wood will be explored in this creative class. Offered as needed on rotation.

 

ART 291               Ceramics                                                                                                                     3 Semester Credit Hours

A problem-solving studio course to creative work in clay using hand building and potter’s wheel techniques. Offered on an irregular basis rotation.

 

ART 302               Advanced Drawing                                                                                                  3 Semester Credit Hours

A theoretical and problems solving approach to drawing through the various mediums dealing with technical and figural representation. Prerequisite: ART 101.  Offered every Fall.

 

ART 310               Graphic Design Topics                                                                                           3 Semester Credit Hours

A course exploring problem-solving in design with an emphasis on personal expression and aesthetics in a Mac Lab setting utilizing the industry Adobe software. Offered as needed.

 

ART 311               Graphic Design III                                                                                                   3 Semester Credit Hours

A course exploring problem-solving design skills utilizing the Mac version of Adobe Photoshop, Flash, DreamWeaver and MUSE for website building that focuses on layout design developed through simple html coding and exporting pages to publish on the internet. Offered every Fall.

 

ART 313               Color Theory                                                                                                             3 Semester Credit Hours

A course dealing with the basics of color theory in design.  For majors interested in expanding their design skills.  Prerequisites:  Junior/Senior status ART major or permission of instructor.  Offered on an irregular basis.

 

ART 335               Advanced Painting                                                                                                   3 Semester Credit Hours

A theoretical and problems solving approach to painting through the various mediums with technical and figural representation. Prerequisite: ART 235. Offered every Spring.

 

ART 355               Printmaking                                                                                                               3 Semester Credit Hours

A fundamental experience in printmaking using silkscreen, woodcut, etching and engraving. Problems will be assigned to cover various areas of graphics from fine prints to poster art. Offered as needed.

 

ART 372               Art for Elementary Teachers                                                                                3 Semester Credit Hours

A course designed to carry on a creative art program in the classroom through laboratory and lecture. Work is designed to acquaint prospective teachers with current methods and approaches to media suitable for the elementary student such as printmaking, 2D and 3D work through a portfolio of lesson plans. May not be used as a humanity or aesthetic requirement. Offered every Spring.

 

 

ART 378               Advanced Digital Photography Techniques                                                     3 Semester Credit Hours

An advanced course in the production and manipulation of digital images, including photographic capture, digital manipulation and editing.  Artistic, theoretical, and technical aspects will be covered using industry software of Adobe Photoshop on the iMac.  Prerequisites:  ART 278.  Offered every Spring.

 

ART 382               Art History – Prehistoric to Neoclassic                                                              3 Semester Credit Hours

A study of the history of art that explores the visual cultures of the prehistoric Europe in lower Paleolithic era to age of Neoclassicism. Offered on an irregular basis.

 

ART 383               Art History: American Art                                                                                    3 Semester Credit Hours

A study of the history of art in the United States. Multi-cultural influences, a variety of art movements and individual artists will be thoroughly examined. Offered on an irregular basis.

 

ART 384               Art History: Modern Art                                                                                       3 Semester Credit Hours

A study of the history of modern art beginning with the Impressionists through contemporary art. *Multi-cultural influences, a variety of art movements and individual artists will be thoroughly examined. *Meets General Education multicultural requirement. Offered every Fall and Online in Summer.

 

ART 391               Sculptural Methods in Clay                                                                                  3 Semester Credit Hours

An introduction to creative work in clay.  Various techniques explored in both sculptural and ceramic terms.  Clay sculpture, hand built pots and work on the potter’s wheel may be used to develop an artistic awareness of the material. Offered on an irregular basis rotation.

 

ART 392               Advanced Sculpture                                                                                                3 Semester Credit Hours

Building on Sculpture I, the student will begin to develop a personal language in sculpture.  New materials and techniques will be explored including modeling, casting, carving and construction.  The student will be free to expand his or her interest in a material and an image.  Permission of instructor. Offered on an irregular basis rotation.

 

ART 395               Ceramics II                                                                                                                3 Semester Credit Hours

An advanced problem-solving studio course that focus on aesthetic techniques of sculpting and wheel thrown methods. Prerequisites: ART 291. Offered on an irregular basis rotation.

 

ART 400               Independent Study                                                                                                   3 Semester Credit Hours

A career-oriented course that provides opportunities for students to work in a professional graphic design related activity.  Students will be placed in advertising, publication or other agencies/firms that utilize graphic design to acquire hands-on experience and create quality portfolio pieces.  Prerequisite: Junior/Senior Standing.  Offered as needed.

 

ART 401               Drawing Projects                                                                                                      3 Semester Credit Hours

In-depth course with a focus on solving special problems by exploring the challenges of drawing techniques in a portfolio quality series.  Prerequisites:  ART 101 and 302. Offered every Fall.

 

ART 403               Internship                                                                 3 Semester Credit Hours (repeatable up to 6 hours)

A career-oriented course that provides opportunities for students to work in a professional graphic design related activity. Students will be placed in advertising, publication or other agencies/firms that utilize graphic design to acquire hands-on experience. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior Standing or permission of instructor. Offered every semester.

 

ART 411               Graphic Design IV                                                 3 Semester Credit Hours (repeatable up to 6 hours)

A course that applies a business simulated environment with industry standard Mac software of the Adobe suite focusing on client interaction with print design, interactive documents, motion graphics, various printmaking techniques and website development. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior Standing or permission of instructor. Offered every Spring.

 


 

ART 436               Painting Projects                                                                                                      3 Semester Credit Hours

In-depth course with a focus on solving special projects by exploring the challenges of painting techniques in a portfolio quality series.  Prerequisites: ART 235 and ART 335. Offered every Spring.

 

ART 453               Digital Painting                                                                                                         3 Semester Credit Hours

An advanced course in the production of high-quality illustrations used designing within situations and environments utilizing color theory, principles of dramatic lighting, composition, atmospheric perspective, and applying textures using industry software of Adobe Photoshop on the iMac.  Offered every Spring.

 

ART 455               Advance Printmaking                                                                                             3 Semester Credit Hours

In-depth course with a focus on solving special problems by exploring the challenges of printmaking techniques in a portfolio quality series.  Prerequisite:  ART 355.  Offered as needed.

 

ART 470               Senior Seminar                                                                                                         3 Semester Credit Hours

This course is the culmination of the various majors in art.  An independent studio course in which the student creates a professional portfolio of work that clearly demonstrates facility with techniques, concepts and methods of the chosen major.  This work, with examples of earlier work, will be used in a Senior Exhibition.  A research project, artist resume/statement, business plan and exhibition advertising designs are also are also necessary for successful completion of this course. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing. Offered every Spring.

 

ART 474               Elementary and Secondary Art Methods                                                          3 Semester Credit Hours

This course, designed for art teaching area students, deals with the philosophy and objectives of art education as correlated with the general curriculum. Procedure will be analyzed through lectures, discussions, research, and observation. Three hours per week with observation in various educational settings. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing. Offered every Spring.

 

ART 485               Special Topics in Art/Design                                                                                 3 Semester Credit Hours

This course will provide students with the opportunity to explore specialized topics relevant their interest in art or design history for research and creation. The topics for this course will be offered according to student need and interest. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Offered on an irregular basis.