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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
A continuation of ART 103, this course emphasizes analytical and compositional drawing through additional perceptual and conceptual problems. 1 hr. lect; 4 hrs. studio. Prerequisite: ART 103. 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
This course presents a survey of art history in western civilizations and other global civilizations, from the Proto-Renaissance through the Rococo and the 19th century. 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
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 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 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
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals and concepts of designing in three dimensions. Using basic materials, students work on problems in a studio setting that explore additive and reductive methods of creating form, and investigate aspects of line, plane, volume, mass, space, texture, scale, time, and context. There is no required text but students will need to purchase materials. 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 is an expansion of graphic design skills and procedures learned in ART 124 Introduction to Computer Art with an emphasis on the fundamentals of production. Students will learn document construction, page layout, typography, and color for solving design problems in a design production environment that covers practical/real-world projects. The course covers editorial layout, posters, brochures etc., and will introduce students to a design studio environment with an emphasis on presentation and the client/designer relationship. 1 hr. lect.; 3 hrs. lab Prerequisite: ART 124, computer skills, or by advisement.
An introduction to concepts of web page and website design is provided in this course. Emphasis is on learning processes and techniques of software used in the World Wide Web design industry for creating effective interactive communication and on development of esthetic perception and good design judgment. 1 hr. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. Prerequisite: Enrollment in this course is by advisement. The course is open to all qualified students.
In this course students continue to develop advanced 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. Traditional and experimental drawing media and techniques will continue to be explored as 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 arts majors. 1 hr. lect.; 4 hrs. studio. Prerequisite: ART 209.
This is the second capstone course in the Fine Arts curriculum where students will continue to 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 hrs. studio.
This course is an expansion of graphic design skills and procedures learned in ART 262 Graphic Design II. The course covers three dimensional product development from beginning to end and includes Book design, 3D packaging and construction. 1 hr. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. Lab fee. Prerequisite: ART 262 or by advisement.
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.