ART-101 Art Appreciation, 3 cr.
Introduces art as a visual language, along with the methods and materials used. A brief art survey is also included, with the intent of helping the student become more informed about the visual arts.
Contemporary Art and Issues is a history of visual arts course from 1940 to the present. Lives, careers, achievements and controversies of artists and the art world will be investigated. Special attention will be given to women in the arts and multiculturalism in the arts. Discussion of current and possible future trends will also be covered.
ART-121 2-D Design, 4 cr.
The fundamentals needed to build effective two- and threedimensional designs. The plastic elements of art along with the principles of organization will be introduced through a variety of hands-on experiences.
ART-124 Computer Art, 3 cr.
A studio-oriented course designed to use the computer as a tool for creating two-dimensional imagery. Technology is now used daily in the world of art including fine arts, graphic arts, and more. Ideally, the student should have access to the all or some of the following programs and peripherals: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Paint, a digital camera or scanner. Other items that could be utilized: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Illustrator, printer, and other software appropriate for art and graphic design. In addition, the student should feel comfortable sending images and files via email and the internet.
ART-127 Digital Illustration, 3 cr.
Introductory course using electronic media as applied to specific problems in illustration, with an emphasis on preparing images for output.
ART-133 Drawing, 3 cr.
For the beginning drawing student. A variety of approaches and techniques will be used to develop and/or enhance the student’s drawing skills. Exploration and experimentation with alternative drawing materials and methods will be strongly encouraged and supported.
ART-134 Drawing II, 3 cr.
Continuation and elaboration of ART-133. Prerequisite: ART-133.
ART-143 Painting, 3 cr.
The fundamentals of painting. A variety of painting media will be used, including oil, watercolor and acrylic. Diverse subject matter and approaches to painting will also be explored.
ART-144 Painting II, 3 cr.
Continuation of ART-143 with emphasis on a more personal approach regarding technique and imagery. Prerequisite: ART-143.
ART-173 Ceramics, 3 cr.
A studio class providing exploratory experiences in forming, firing, and decorating clay.
ART-174 Ceramics II, 3 cr.
Continuation of Ceramics I with an emphasis on the development of a personal approach to form. Prerequisite: ART-173.
ART-206 Art History, 3 cr.
In-depth study of how art relates to a timeline, studying art in chronological order from ancient Greece to the present. Explores the connection between great works and the environments that stimulated their creation.
ART-286 Photography: Portraiture, 3 cr.
Introduction to the art of portrait photography. Prerequisite: JOU-173
ART-928 Independent Study, 1 cr.
Instructor guided independent experiences in art.