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ART (ART)

Updated for 2013-2014

ART 101 Introduction to the Visual Arts (3)

Introduction to the language and concepts of the Visual Arts. This course is recommended preparation for ART 113, 114, 115, 175, and 176. In general it is better if a student takes this course before pursuing other art courses. (DA)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 and ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

ART 104 Introduction to Printmaking (3)

An introductory printmaking course that is designed for studio experience. This course deals with projects as well as written exams that allows students to demonstrate an understanding of the multiple facets of printmaking. Hands on experience in screen- printing, monotype, intaglio, and relief printmaking will be covered. (DA)

ART 104D Introduction to Printmaking: Screenprinting (3)

Basic screen printing techniques for fabric and paper. Construction of screens, stencil making and printing will be covered in lectures and demonstrations. Supplies are to be provided by the student. (DA)

ART 105B Introduction to Ceramics: Handbuilding (3)

Studio experience in ceramic hand building techniques. Course includes both lectures and projects.

ART 105C Introduction to Ceramics (Wheel Throwing) (3)

Studio experience in ceramic wheel throwing techniques. Course includes both lectures and projects.

Rec Preparation: Art 105B.

ART 107D Introduction to Digital Photography (3)

This course is an introduction to digital photography. Students will learn basic camera techniques and how to convert their images to digital ones. This course will provide the student with basic aesthetic principles as well as an extensive range of practical photographic techniques needed for entry into the photographic workplace and/or for artistic expression. It provides experience in traditional and contemporary photographic techniques for art, multimedia, and television. (DA)

Rec Preparation: ART 112.

ART 112 Digital Art (3)

Introduction to technology, vocabulary and procedures of computer produced images; the use of the computer as an artist’s tool. (DA)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 or equivalent, with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.

Rec Preparation: ICS 100 or BUS 101.

ART 113 Basic Drawing (3)

A beginning drawing course open to all students. Introduces general drawing and compositional principles. A variety of materials and techniques will be used. Supplies are to be provided by the student. (DA)

Rec Preparation: ART 101.

ART 113D Introduction to Computer Drawing (3)

An introductory course for students who are interested in developing communication skills in the area of two-dimensional drawing as it relates to computer based imaging. Fundamental drawing concepts, creative problem solving techniques and basic design principles will be covered. Material covered in this course may be useful to any area of study where visual enhancement may apply. This includes ICS and business. (DA)

ART 115 Introduction to Design (3)

A foundation course in the two-dimensional design aspect of the visual arts. The emphasis is on basic concepts, elements and principles of organization as well as their application and manipulation on problem solving situations. (DA)

Rec Preparation: ART 101.

ART 115D Digital Design (3) A foundation course for students who are interested in developing communication skills in the area of two-dimensional design as it relates to computer based imaging. Fundamental design concepts, creative problem solving techniques and design principles and elements will be covered. Rec Preparation: ART 112 and ART 113D with a grade of C or better, equivalent or instructors approval. ART 116 Introduction to 3-Dimensional Composition (3) A beginning sculpture course which covers techniques, materials and concepts of form/space relation and three-dimensional design through a variety of projects such as clay modeling, carving, construction and metal casting. Supplies are provided by students. (Formerly ART 106)

ART 123 Introduction to Painting (3)

Introduction to the theory and practice of painting. Instruction in the use of painting materials and techniques. Designed to serve art majors and non art majors. (Formerly Beginning Painting) (DA) Prerequisite:

ART 113.

ART 156 Digital Painting (3)

ART 156 is an introduction to the use of the computer as a painting tool. Studio experience will explore digital painting techniques as used for personal expression, production design, concept art, matte painting, and texture mapping. Emphasis will also be placed on developing an aesthetic criteria for evaluation.

Prerequisite: ART 112 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor.

ART 166 Digital Printmaking (3)

Art 166 focuses on the creation of visual images that combine the use of computer design and digital-printmaking. All facets of digital printmaking, starting with the essentials of good scanning, Photoshop techniques for image refinement, and options for output involving paper and ink combinations will be covered.

Prerequisite: ART 112 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor.

Rec Preparation: ART 113D.

ART 171 Introduction to Western Art I (3)

This course is an introduction to the major developments in Western art from prehistory to the Middle Ages.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Preparation: ART 101.

ART 172 Introduction to Western Art II (3)

This course is an introduction to the major developments in Western art from the Renaissance to the present.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Preparation: ART 101.

ART 175 Survey of Global Art (3)

This course is an introduction to the major developments in Global Art from prehistory to 1500. (FG, Group A)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 and ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent

Rec Preparation: ART 101.

ART 176 Survey of Global Art II (3)

This course will examine artistic production of major societies from 1500 to the present. (FG, Group B)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 and ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Preparation: ART 101.

ART 180 Introduction to Eastern Art (3)

A study of the major developments in arts of Asia. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Preparation: ART 101.

ART 197G Introduction to Creative Thinking (3) Art 197G introduces students to the skills and strategies of creative thinking. Designed for students in all majors, the course will examine creativity as a fundamental component for innovation and success in any field, from art to science, technology to business. We will explore the creative process from various theoretical perspectives as well as the influences of education, culture and the environment on creative thinking. Creativity will be seen as a natural process that not only allows for greater adaptability, idea generation and problem solving, but which also adds an increased dimension of richness and meaning to our lives. Students will have the opportunity to develop and apply these skills in real world contexts, and to experience the value of creativity in developing a well rounded, flexible and adaptive approach to an increasingly complex world. ART 197D Cartoon Drawing and 2D Animation Techniques (3)

This course focuses on animation drawing techniques. Constructive drawing techniques will be explored including the use of under-drawings, construction lines and gesture lines. Elements of caricature will be covered as well as various graphic stylization techniques. This course is a drawing class that specifically addresses the needs of the animation and comic industry artists. Many of the techniques taught in this class will be useful in commercial art including all of its digital permutations. This course will also address 2D Animation drawing techniques including thumbnailing, inbetweening, rough drawing, the tie-down process and clean-up drawing techniques.

Prerequisite: DMED140 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor.

Rec Preparation: Art 113.

ART 202 Digital Imaging (3)

Studio experience in digital imaging concepts and techniques including image capture, manipulation and output using Adobe Photoshop. (DA)

Prerequisite: ART 112 or permission of the instructor.

ART 207D Intermediate Digital Photography

This course is an intermediate level digital photography course intended for students who are serious photographers or who intend to pursue a career involving digital photography. The course will cover photography history, theory and aesthetics more comprehensively than the introductory level ART 107D. It will develop composition skills as well as emphasize current trends in advanced, professional level digital photography techniques. It will provide a foundation for digital photography for students who wish to pursue it or related fields such as art, multimedia and television production.

Prerequisite: Grade of B or better in Art 107D Digital Photography or equivalent based on portfolio review and interview by the instructor. Students must have basic digital photography technical and theoretical skills gained from Art 107D or its equivalent.

Rec Prep: Art 112

ART 213 Intermediate Drawing (3)

A continuation and development of skills and ideas introduced in ART 113. Concepts and technical procedures unique to this century will be explored. (DA)

Prerequisite: ART 113 or consent of instructor

Rec Preparation: ART 101.

ART 214 Introduction to Life Drawing (3)

ART 214 is an investigation of the figure concerning anatomical construction, light, space, diagrammatic analysis, and thematic content through the process of drawing.

Prerequisite: ART 113 or permission of the instructor.

Rec Preparation: ART 101 and ART 213.

ART 223 Intermediate Painting (3)

ART 223 is a survey of late 19th and early 20th century studio painting practice emphasizing developments in light notation, cubism, surrealism, and expressionism.

Prerequisite: ART 123, ART 113 or consent of the instructor.

Rec Preparation: ART 101.

ART 243 Intermediate Ceramics, Hand Building (3)

Sculptural and vessel concepts in clay using hand-building techniques, emphasizing the development of constructive skills and an understanding of form, surface, and firing possibilities. Repeatable. (DA)

Prerequisite: ART 105B or equivalent experience and consent of Instructor.

ART 244 Intermediate Ceramics, Wheel Throwing II (3)

Vessel and sculptural concepts in clay using wheel-throwing techniques, emphasizing the development of construction skills and an understanding of form, surface, and firing possibilities. Repeatable. (DA)

Prerequisite: ART 105C or consent of instructor.

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