(art) Art History, Fine Arts Courses


General Education course Humanities
(3 credits)  ART 101 - Art and Culture
Introduction to major movements of Western art as they relate to cultural influences, expanding knowledge, technological change, and effects on modern society. Through studio work, students investigate the intellectual aspects of traditional drawing, painting and mixed media techniques. 2 lecture / 2 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 102 - Basic Drawing
Examines the fundamentals of seeing line and value through studies of nature, still-life arrangements, the human figure, and concepts of perspective. Various media are used including ink, charcoal, and graphite. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 103 - Freehand Drawing for Architects
A lecture/studio course for developing the architecture student's freehand drawing skills, with emphasis on analytic and descriptive drawings of buildings, everyday objects, trees, plantings and people. Media used are pencil, pen and ink, and felt tip pen. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 104 - Life Drawing
Prerequisite: ART 102
Experience in drawing the human figure and developing an understanding of form, volume, structure, and anatomy. Exercises include gesture drawing and sustained poses. Various media are used. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 105 - Two-Dimensional Design
Intensive investigation of such essential principles as form, line, space, color, balance, and unity in two-dimensional design. Projects are assigned in sequence leading to specific visual solutions. Various media are used. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 106 - Three-Dimensional Design
An intensive investigation of the use of the formal elements of art and design according to the principles of organization in three-dimensional composition. Various media, techniques, and equipment are introduced. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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General Education course Humanities
(3 credits)  ART 121 - History of Art I
A survey of Western art from the prehistoric through the late Medieval period, with an emphasis on stylistic analysis within the historical, cultural, and global context. 3 lecture hours

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General Education course Humanities
(3 credits)  ART 122 - History of Art II
A survey of Western art from the Renaissance through the World War II period, with an emphasis on stylistic analysis within the historical, cultural, and global context. 3 lecture hours

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General Education course Humanities
(3 credits)  ART 123 - History of Modern Art
Comprehensive survey of the modern period in art beginning with Manet and continuing through the varied styles, schools, and movements of the 20th century. Color slides are analyzed and discussed. 3 lecture hours

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General Education course Humanities / Diversity and Global Perspective
(3 credits)  ART 124 - History of Non-Western Art
Focus on the aesthetic and historical evaluation of artists, styles, and cultures from India, China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and pre-Columbian America. Color slides are analyzed and discussed. 3 lecture hours

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General Education course Humanities
(3 credits)  ART 125 - Topics in Contemporary Art
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or divisional permission
Exploration of trends and topics in contemporary art from 1945 to the present, involving a diverse range of artists who challenge preconceived notions of the role of art in today's society. Students learn to identify, analyze, and write about art through multi-media presentations, discussions, artists' talks, and a field trip. 3 lecture hours

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General Education course Diversity and Global Perspective
(3 credits)  ART 126 - African American Art
Comprehensive survey of the aesthetic and historical evaluation of African American art, artists and culture from colonial times to the present. Includes slide analysis, discussion, and museum visits. 3 lecture hours

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(3 credits)  ART 130 - Painting I
Prerequisite: ART 102 or ART 105 or divisional permission
Examination of the relationships of materials, media, and techniques in both figurative and abstract art. The elements of color and composition are introduced and explored. At the discretion of the instructor, students are advised to work in either acrylic or oil color. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 141 - Sculpture I
Prerequisite: ART 106
Introduction to sculptural practices and forms. Develops basic understanding of vocabulary of form while mastering technical skills. Acquaintance with several media, content, and organizing form and space. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 145 - Beginning Ceramics: Handbuilding
Introduction to basic clay experience, devoted to the handbuilding techniques of pinch, drape, press, slab, and coil to produce functional and sculptural ceramic objects. Introduces the technical aspects of colored slips and glazing. Stresses development of a personal appreciation of form. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 146 - Beginning Ceramics: Wheel-Throwing
Introduction to basic clay experience, devoted to clay-forming techniques on the potter's wheel to produce functional and sculptural ceramic objects. Introduces the technical aspects of colored slips and glazing. Stresses development of a personal appreciation of form and function. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 150 - Printmaking I (3 credits)
Study of the basic concepts, techniques, tools, and materials required to work in the production of surface, relief, and intaglio prints. Paper selection, preparation of ink, and operation of the presses are discussed and demonstrated. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 230 - Painting II
Prerequisite: ART 130 with a minimum C grade
Training and experience in the observation and application of painting media, acrylic or oil. Involves guidance in transforming what is observed or conceived into graphic and plastic forms, including traditional challenges of painting and composition, working with light, color, weight, and dimension. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 232 - Advanced Painting and Drawing
Prerequisites: ART 104, ART 230 with a minimum C grade
Intensive course designed for the advanced student, making drawing and painting a unique and personal experience. Through instructor guidance, the student develops a personalized approach to composition, color, and technique. Includes classroom critiques, outside assignments, and possible field trips. [Spring offering] 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 233 - Watercolor Painting
Prerequisite: ART 102 with a minimum C grade or permission of instructor
Combining technical knowledge with practice, introduces the beginning watercolor painter to the materials and techniques of the past and present. The student studies various approaches to painting with watercolor, tempra, and wash and acquires a basic understanding of the proper selection of paper, brushes, paints and equipment. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 240 - Raku Workshop
Prerequisite: previous ceramics experience
Introduction to the Raku process. Students spend an intensive six-week period creating, glazing, and firing functional and sculptural ceramic objects. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 241 - Sculpture II
Prerequisite: ART 141
Continuation of ART 141 with refinement of presentation of where, when, and how the object is viewed. Concentration on a complete statement of form, space, and content. Further exploration of several media. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 250 - Printmaking II
Prerequisite: ART 150 with a minimum C grade
Continued exploration and development of surface, relief, and intaglio techniques. 1 lecture / 4 studio hours

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(3 credits)  ART 280 - Special Studies in Drawing
Prerequisites: ART 102, ART 104 with a minimum 3.0 GPA and/or divisional permission
(3 credits)  ART 283 - Special Studies in Painting
Prerequisites: ART 232 and divisional permission
(3 credits)  ART 284 - Special Studies in Ceramics
Prerequisites: ART 146 and divisional permission
(3 credits)  ART 285 - Special Studies in Sculpture
Prerequisites: ART 241 and divisional permission
(3 credits)  ART 286 - Special Studies in Printmaking
Prerequisites: ART 250 and divisional permission

Special courses in specific art forms allow students who have completed regular course offerings to continue their studies at advanced levels. Individual students and faculty develop a project contract that sets forth objectives, standards of quality, evaluation guidelines, and deadlines. Occasional offerings.

(3 credits)  ART 281 - Special Studies in Art History
Prerequisites: completion of 15 credits of art/architecture history with minimum 3.0 GPA, sophomore status and divisional permission
Special course in museum/gallery work for art history students who have completed regular course offerings and desire a supervised apprenticeship. Individual students and faculty develop a project contract that sets forth objectives, standards of quality, evaluation guidelines, and deadlines. [occasional offering]

(3 credits)  ART 291 - Cooperative Education - Visual Arts
Integration of classroom study and lab work with specific planned period of learning through job experience. Based on an individualized learning contract, designed for Advertising Design and Digital Media Arts majors who have demonstrated advanced skill levels and for those who have potential to perform professionally in a work environment. 270 work experience hours