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A basic introduction to concepts and philosophical theories underlying the organization of art forms is provided in this course. Through the study of line, form, space, value, color, and texture, as interpreted in both historical and contemporary contexts, the course stresses an understanding of the elements and principles of design in the visual arts. Pre or Corequisite: ENG 101
Students are introduced to drawing elements and principles through an analysis of form and space. Emphasis is on the organization of line, value, mass, and structure in the development of disciplined draftsmanship and imaginative composition. Using a variety of drawing media, students create from still life, landscape, and the figure. 1 hr. lect.; 4 hrs. studio. Prerequisite: Enrollment by advisement. This course is reserved for art majors.
An introduction to painting concepts, this course stresses the relationship of composition and color through perceptual experiences in drawing and painting.
This course presents a beginning survey of art history in western civilizations and other global civilizations, from antiquity through the Middle Ages. Students are provided with the opportunity to evaluate various art forms as influenced by traditional, cultural, social and religious conditions, technological progress, and industrial civilization. Pre or Corequisite: ENG 101
Students study the history of Modern Art: Post-Impressionism to the present day.
In this introductory course, students develop basic drawing skills and learn design and color theory to portray fundamental fashion figures, garment designs and accurately portraying clothing, texture, color and print on the figure. Students will learn the vocabulary of garment design and construction. A variety of illustration techniques will be explored.
This course continues to develop individual design, illustration and presentation style. The student will practice advance drawing and rendering techniques while planning and executing a final transfer or interview portfolio including a variety of layouts. Prerequisites: ART 112, FAS124 spring
This is an introduction to drawing elements and principles for non-Art majors. Students base their drawings on direct observation of still life and landscape subject matter.
This course is an introduction to the computer hardware and software used in image manipulation and enhancement, and design layout used in digital art for visual communication. The course will include fundamental design as well as practical/real-world projects, magazine covers, etc. for a broad understanding and use of electronic and print media. The syllabus will cover history, digital scanning, internet/web, image manipulation and layout software. This course prepares students for further studies in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. Lab fee. 1 hr. lect.; 3 hrs. lab.
This course is an introduction to traditional and digital photographic techniques, basic computer-based image processing and inkjet printing. A strong emphasis will be placed on developing aesthetic judgment through a series of assignments and critiques. Students will need a digital camera of reasonable quality (no camera phones). The department will provide all other required supplies and equipment
The two-dimensional surface and its structural possibilities are addressed in this course. Relationships between space and the elements and theory of design are studied. Students also gain hands-on experience in developing the necessary basic skills and techniques for using traditional media and the computer as design tools. 2 hr. lect.; 4 hrs. studio. Lab fee. Prerequisite: Enrollment in this course is by advisement. This course is reserved for art majors.
This course will build a functional base in digital photography techniques and applications for graphic design majors. Students will learn how to enhance designs, layouts and artwork with digital images, and also gain practical experience in photography and advertising. Students will produce images, tell a story with them and sell a client on their ideas for a particular product using those images. Students will experience the skills needed for advertising photography, what should be expected on a photo shoot, and how to create good images on their own.
Pre or Corequisites: ART 124, ART 161 or by department approval.
In this course students continue to develop drawing skills working exclusively from the human figure and anatomy. Emphasis is placed on the organization of line, value, mass, and structure through short gestural drawings and more developed longer drawings from live models and the human skeleton. Using a variety of traditional and experimental drawing media and techniques students develop a strong understanding of the human figure and its importance in art history and relevance to a visual arts training. Assistance will be given with the development of portfolios for transfer to 4-year art degree programs. This course is reserved for fine art majors. 1 hr. lect, 4 hrs. studio. Prerequisite: ART 104.
This is a capstone course in the Fine Arts curriculum where students will work on advanced level studio projects and learn how to produce a professional portfolio. Emphasis is placed on a series of independent projects developing personalized subject matter, with the guidance of faculty. 1 hr. lect.; 4 hr. studio.
Pre-requisites: ART 103 & 104. Co-requisite: ART 209.
This course will introduce the student to artists, engineers, designers, manufacturers, and consumers to establish a definition of design history in the 20th century The course will show the connections of the above mentioned via a broad interdisciplinary view of the economic, social, and esthetic values that determine a meaning for design throughout the century and how it may apply to the present. The course will cover numerous disciplines that include advertising, architecture, fashion, graphic design, industrial design, and performing and visual arts. An emphasis will be placed on the graphic arts and the consumer. Prerequisites: ART 107 & 108 or ART 109 & 110.
This course is an expansion of graphic design skills and procedures learned in ART 161 Graphic Design I. The course covers advertising/identity campaigns, including logos/marks for use in stationery/letterhead and collateral material, as well as an introduction to three-dimensional package design. 1 hr. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. Lab fee. Prerequisite: ART 161 or by advisement.
Students will be engaged in an academic and or practical learning experience within the areas of Visual Arts or Graphic Design outside the scope of other departmental offerings. The parameters of the independent study will be established between the student and the participating instructor under the supervision of the department. A contract specifying the topic, hours, and a method of evaluation will be signed by the parties for the credits earned. The student will keep a logbook for the duration of the course showing a minimum of 120 hours. This opportunity will be open to second year students with the approval and advisement of the student's academic advisor and the department chairperson.
Students will be engaged in practical work experience within the areas of Visual Arts or Graphic Design. The parameters of the internship will be established between the student and the hosting organization under the department's supervision. A contract specifying hours and a method of evaluation will be signed by the parties with sufficient hours for the credits earned. This opportunity will be open to second-year students with the approval of the student's academic advisor and the department chairperson. Phone 687-5192 for further information.