Art (ART)

ART 100  Introduction to Art     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: General background in the history, philosophy, principles, and techniques of the visual arts.

ART 110  Beginning Drawing I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Elementary drawing with the figure, still life, landscape, and perspective in various media. Six studio hours.

ART 120  Two-Dimensional Design     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Design principles and fundamentals in two-dimensional media using a problem-solving approach. Six studio hours.

ART 130  Introduction to Tools and Techniques     Credits: 2

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Basic skills with studio hand tools and power equipment; emphasizes safety procedures. This course is a prerequisite for any studio art course except ART 110 and ART 120. Four studio hours.

ART 133  Introduction to Art Therapy     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the definitions, historical roots, theoretical underpinnings, and basic elements of the field of art therapy. Course topics will include an examination of the major contributors to the field, what art therapists do, where art therapists work, how art-making can be used to affect behavioral, emotional, and psychological changes, and how art therapy can be used in the context of various psychological approaches. Students will experience first-hand a variety of art therapy interventions.

ART 140  Ceramics I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Traditional and contemporary approaches to ceramics as an art form; emphasizes technical, historical, and aesthetic problems. Six studio hours.

ART 160  Beginning Drawing II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: The figure in various media; still life, landscape, and nonobjective directions; problems dealing with the complete drawing. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 110 and ART 120.

ART 170  Three-Dimensional Design     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Emphasis on form and composition using a problem solving approach; exploration of a wide variety of three-dimensional materials and processes. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 110 and ART 130.

ART 180  Fibers     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Introduction to basic fiber arts with an overview of materials and methods. Exploration of the media may include surface design, textile printing, fabric construction, weaving, papermaking, book construction, and sculptural techniques. Six studio hours. May be repeated for credit.

ART 205  Ancient Through Medieval Art     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: History of art in western civilization: prehistoric times through the Middle Ages.

ART 210  Animation Fundamentals     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Study of the fundamental principles and mechanics of motion through animation. Students explore timing, spacing, weight, staging an image for clarity, emotion and storytelling, and learn to apply and manipulate the fundamental concepts to creatively animate an idea. May be repeated up to 4 times for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, ART 160, and credit or concurrent enrollment in ART 229.

ART 229  Design Software Applications     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Introduction to computer hardware, software and peripherals commonly used by professional artists. Beginning projects utilizing computer-assisted design. Prerequisite(s): ART 110 and ART 120.

ART 250  Motion Graphics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: This course is an introduction to Motion Graphics and Compositing, which includes the categories of commercial, interactive, broadcast, main title and music video. The course will include lectures, showcases and demonstrations of the history, techniques and applications of motion graphics in media. May be repeated for up to 4 times for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120 and credit or concurrent enrollment in ART 229.

ART 255  Renaissance Through Modern Art     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: History of art in western civilization: Renaissance through modern times. Prerequisite(s): ART 205.

ART 257  Theory and Criticism of Visual Culture     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A practical, experience-based multi-disciplinary introduction to contemporary and classic approaches to art theory and criticism. Same as PHL 257. Prerequisite(s): ART 205 and ART 255, or permission from the instructor or departmental approval.

ART 300  Elementary Art Teaching: Philosophy and Methods     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Current methods and materials for the teaching of art in the elementary grades; theory and experience with elementary school art projects. Prerequisite(s): EDU 202 and MUS 101. Elementary education majors may not take this course until officially admitted to teacher education.

ART 310  Intermediate Drawing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: The figure in various media; still life, landscape, and nonobjective directions; intermediate problems dealing with the complete drawing. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 160.

ART 315  Illustration I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Techniques and media used in the production of drawings for commercial purposes. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, and ART 310.

ART 320  Ceramics II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Hand building and throwing techniques; introduces kiln firing and glaze formulation. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 140 .

ART 321  Digital 3D Modeling     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Working with industrial 3D modeling software, this course provides an introduction to 3D model design. Students will learn how to utilize modeling techniques and applications, and gain a basic understanding of 3D modeling to design organized virtual models. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, ART 160, and credit or concurrent enrollment in ART 210 and ART 229.

ART 324  Topics in the History of Cinema     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Viewing and discussion of thematic concepts of cinema from genre of films, auteur theory of directors and other related topics. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, ART 130, ART 205, ART 255, or permission from the instructor or departmental approval.

ART 325  Digital 3D Lighting     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Study beginning rendering techniques using industry standard renderers. Create custom shaders, work with lighting, and develop an understanding of the rendering and lighting process. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, ART 160, ART 210, ART 229 and ART 321.

ART 329  Graphic Design I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: An introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of graphic design, focusing on the exploration of conceptual ideas and the development of visual problem-solving skills. Identity systems, principles of symbology, and the fundamentals of page layout will be explored. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, and credit or concurrent enrollment in ART 229.

ART 333  Typography     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: A study of the principles and practices of historic and contemporary typographic design focusing on such factors as size, form, contrast, color, spacing and design of the printed word and printed page. Students learn typographic structure and informational hierarchies while exploring both the formal and expressive qualities of type. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, ART 130, and credit or concurrent enrollment in ART 229.

ART 335  Aesthetics and the Arts     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Survey of modern theories of aesthetic experience and the arts with reference to classical and contemporary views. Same as PHL 335. Prerequisite(s): ART 257.

ART 339  Printmaking I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Relief and intaglio printmaking processes. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 120 and ART 160.

ART 340  Printmaking II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Continued exploration of relief and intaglio processes. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 339.

ART 345  3D Modeling & Design Processes     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: This course will investigate the creation and manipulation of three-dimensional forms and environments using experimental methods - primarily digitally based methods coupled with new forms of output such as 3D printing. Repeatable for credit. Same as EGT 345. Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.

ART 349  Interactive Design I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to Web Design from an art and design perspective. Use of techniques and practices involved in web site creation that incorporated a strong visual language as well as interactive elements such as motion and sound will be explored. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, ART 130, and ART 229.

ART 350  Secondary Art Teaching: Philosophy and Methods     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Teaching methodologies and materials for the secondary school art teacher; design of appropriate art learning experiences for the adolescent. Prerequisite(s): ART 300.

ART 356  American Art: Columbus to 1865     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Development of art in the United States. Prerequisite(s): ART 205 and ART 255.

ART 357  American Art since 1865     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (even-numbered years).

Course Description: Architecture, decorative arts, painting and sculpture since the Civil War. Prerequisite(s): ART 205, ART 255, and ART 356.

ART 359  Photography I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Black-and-white photographic processes and problems; student must have access to a 35 mm SLR camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 110 and ART 120.

ART 360  Photography II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Color photographic processes and problems. Student must have access to a DSLR digital camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed. Digital imaging will also be included. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 359 and credit or concurrent enrollment in ART 229.

ART 369  Painting I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Color, composition, and technique; the figure, still life, and nonobjective problems. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours in drawing.

ART 370  Painting II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Continuation of exploration with color, composition, and technique; figurative and nonobjective directions. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 369.

ART 375  Illustration II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Exploration of techniques, craftsmanship and conceptual skills to provide understanding of illustration and its function in design for commercial purposes. Prerequisite(s): ART 315.

ART 379  Sculpture I     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Basic foundations in sculpture: theory, techniques, materials, processes. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 130 and ART 170.

ART 380  Sculpture II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Sculptural theory, concepts, techniques, materials, and processes at the intermediate level. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 379.

ART 381  IN-Site Art and Cultural Experience     Credits: 2-3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Directed studio and art history opportunities for students off-campus. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor or departmental approval.

ART 388  Interactive Design II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to compositional techniques for the application of real-time and interactive time-based forms in digital media design. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, ART 130, ART 229, and ART 349.

ART 395  Graphic Design II     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Further investigation into the concepts and processes of visual communication. Emphasis will be placed on typographic design concepts, color usage, image generation and development, and creative problem solving. Branding strategies, corporate identity, and packaging design will be introduced. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): Declared art major, ART 229 and ART 329 with a grade of C or higher.

ART 410  Advanced Drawing     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: The figure in various media; advanced problems dealing with drawing as a complete form. Six studio hours. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 310.

ART 420  Ceramics III     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Advanced techniques and problems in ceramics. Six studio hours. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 320.

ART 440  Printmaking III     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Advanced problems in relief, intaglio, and serigraphy processes. Six studio hours. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 340.

ART 449  Interactive Design III     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Introduction to compositional techniques for the application of real-time and interactive time-based forms in digital media design. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, ART 130, ART 229, and ART 388.

ART 450  Independent Research/Project     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Investigation of a research problem, project, or topic on an individual conference basis. Prerequisite(s): Declared Art major, minimum major GPA of 2.5, and departmental approval.

ART 453  Digital Animation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Students will learn to create believable and natural 3D computer animations with a combination of several different techniques. Movements of objects, actors and cameras along with animated affects of attributes will be demonstrated and discussed. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, ART 160, ART 210, ART 229, ART 321, and credit or concurrent enrollment in ART 325.

ART 456  Art in the Age of Modernity     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: Major movements of the 19th and 20th centuries focusing on painting, sculpture and architecture. Prerequisite(s): ART 205 and ART 255.

ART 457  Art since 1945     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years).

Course Description: The latest trends, theories and technologies in visual and conceptual art. Prerequisite(s): ART 205, ART 255, and ART 456.

ART 459  Character Animation     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course emphasizes the practical and theoretical principles of character animation. Students will explore how to put personality into characters and develop skills to create characters that act. The exercises will provide a foundation for comprehending the underlying techniques for capturing expression of emotions in animation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, ART 160, ART 210, ART 229, ART 321, ART 325, and ART 453.

ART 460  Photography III     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Advanced photographic processes and problems emphasizing individual experience. Six studio hours. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 360.

ART 465  Digital Animation Production     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Departmental Discretion.

Course Description: Advance exploration and development in digital animation production. This course is intended to provide student an opportunity to focus on advanced techniques used in the production of 3-D digital animation. May be repeated 4 times for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 453.

ART 470  Painting III     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Advanced problems dealing with color and composition; figurative and nonobjective directions. Six studio hours. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 370.

ART 475  Illustration III     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Continuation of problem solving and development of personal style for the marketplace. Exploration of business practices and expectations. Work towards personal promotion and portfolio presentation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 375.

ART 480  Sculpture III     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Advanced techniques in various media emphasizing individual experience. Six studio hours. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 380.

ART 488  Final Portfolio     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: All aspects of portfolio development, production and presentation. Elements of professional work application and self-promotional expectation in the professional field. Prerequisite(s): ART 110, ART 120, ART 130, ART 349, and ART 492.

ART 492  Graphic Design III     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Further investigation into design communications by exploring page layout systems, grid structures, informational design, editorial design, and multi-page formats. Principles of advertising design and layout will be explored. Six studio hours. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 395 with a grade of C or higher.

ART 493  Internship In Art     Credits: 2-6

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

Course Description: Practical guided experience in a range of design, graphic art, typography, illustration, photography and publications tasks. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing, declared Art major, ART 329, ART 359, and departmental approval.

ART 494  Senior Seminar and Exhibit     Credits: 1

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: Class session on professional topics; preparation and presentation of an exhibition of the student's personal art work. Prerequisite(s): Junior review and departmental approval.

ART 495  Graphic Design IV     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: Advanced study in a self-defined area of visual communication. This class consolidates previous graphic design knowledge and skills, and offers the student an opportunity to focus on a major, self-initiated design project or problem. Six studio hours. Prerequisite(s): ART 492 with a grade of C or higher.