Art

Classes

ART 100 : Art Appreciation

This course is an introduction to the appreciation of art through an examination of the themes and purposes of art, the exploration of visual arts media and methods, and culturally significant works of art from the past and present.  The course informs students about the language of art and its relevance in everyday life 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

ART 113 : Drawing I

This course provides the opportunity to develop perceptional and technical skills in a variety of media. Emphasis is placed on communication through experimenting with composition, subject matter, and technique. Upon completion, students should demonstrate and apply the fundamentals of art to various creative drawing projects.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

ART 114 : Drawing II

This course advances the students’ drawing skills in various art media. Emphasis is placed on communication through experimentation, composition, technique and personal expression. Upon completion, students should demonstrate creative drawing skills, the application of the fundamentals of art, and the communication of personal thoughts and feelings. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 121 : Two Dimensional Composition I

This course introduces the basic concepts of two-dimensional design. Topics include the elements and principles of design with emphasis on the arrangements and relationships among them. Upon completion, students should demonstrate an effective use of these elements and principles of design in creating two-dimensional compositions. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

ART 122 : Two Dimensional Composition II

This course covers the theories and practice of composing two-dimensional images. Emphasis is placed on the relation between the basic elements and principles of design and their impact on the visual message. Upon completion, students should, through personal expression, demonstrate an effective use of these elements and principles of design in creating two-dimensional compositions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 127 : Three Dimensional Composition

This course introduces art materials and principles of design that acquaint the beginner with the fundamentals of three-dimensional art. Emphasis is placed on the use of art fundamentals and the creative exploration of materials in constructing three-dimensional art works. Upon completion, students should demonstrate basic technical skills and a personal awareness of the creative potential inherent in three-dimensional art forms.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 113 or ART 121

ART 175 : Digital Photography

This course introduces students to digital imaging techniques. Emphasis is placed on the technical application of the camera, digital photographic lighting methods, and overall composition. Upon completion, students should be able to take digital images and understand the technical aspects of producing high quality photos. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

ART 178 : Audio-Visual Techniques

This course is an exploration of the area of linkage between the visual and auditory senses. Emphasis is placed on working with sound and recording equipment, projected images, and multimedia hardware and software. Upon completion, students should be able to produce finished multimedia projects.

Credits

3

ART 203 : Art History I

This course covers the chronological development of different forms of art, such as sculpture, painting, and architecture. Emphasis is placed on history from the ancient period through the Renaissance. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate a knowledge of time period and chronological sequence including a knowledge of themes, styles and of the impact of society on the arts. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

ART 204 : Art History II

This course covers a study of the chronological development of different forms of art, such as sculpture, painting and architecture. Emphasis is placed on history from the Baroque to the present. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate a knowledge of time period and chronological sequence including a knowledge of themes, styles and of the impact of society on the arts. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

ART 220 : Introduction to Computer Graphics

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the technology, vocabulary, and procedures used to produce artworks with computers. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of art, creativity, and the understanding of various graphic software. Upon completion, students should demonstrate knowledge of computer graphics through production on a graphic program in a computer environment. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

ART 233 : Painting I

This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental painting processes and materials. Topics include art fundamentals, color theory, and composition. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the fundamentals of art and discuss various approaches to the media and the creative processes associated with painting. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

ART 234 : Painting II

This course is designed to develop the student’s knowledge of the materials and procedures of painting beyond the introductory level. Emphasis is placed on the creative and technical problems associated with communicating through composition and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the application of the fundamentals of painting and the creative process to the communication of ideas. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 253 : Graphic Design I

This course is designed to introduce the study of visual communication through design. Emphasis is placed on the application of design principles to projects involving such skills as illustration, layout, typography and production technology. Upon completion, students should demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of art and understanding of the relationship between materials, tools and visual communication. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

ART 254 : Graphic Design II

This course further explores the art of visual communication through design. Emphasis is placed on the application of design principles to projects involving such skills as illustration, layout, typography and production technology. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the knowledge of the fundamentals of art, material and tools to the communication of ideas. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 275 : Advanced Digital Photography

This course explores various uses of digital photography. Subjects may include studio, portrait, landscape and other areas of photography. Upon completion, the student should be able to apply the techniques necessary to produce professional photographs of a variety of subjects. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART 299C : Art Portfolio

This course is designed to help the art major in the preparation and presentation of an art portfolio. Emphasis is placed on representing the student’s potential as an artist in order to interest employers, clients or schools. Upon completion, students should be able to make a professional presentation of their design and communication skills.
Prerequisite: None. 

Credits

3