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ART& 100                                   5 credits
Art Appreciation

Appreciation of various visual art forms with emphasis on the history, materials and aesthetics of art (not a studio course).

ART 106                                       5 credits
Design: 2-Dimensional Composition and Color

Introduction to the elements and principles of two-dimensional composition. Emphasis on planar structure, depth illusions and figure-ground relationships.

ART 107                                       5 credits
3D Design: Introduction to Sculpture

Introduction to the elements and principles of sculpture and three-dimensional composition through a variety of processes and materials. Emphasis on spatial structure, basic volumes, and relationships of form and space.

ART 110                                       5 credits
Drawing I

Introduction to the principles of drawing from observation. Investigation of proportion, modeling and perspective with various drawing media. Prerequisite: ART 106 recommended.

ART 111                                       5 credits
Figure Drawing I

Introduction to the principles and processes of drawing the human figure. Investigation of proportion, gesture and composition with various drawing media from live models.

ART 113                                       5 credits
Drawing II

Continuation of study of the principles of drawing from observation, with investigation of proportion, modeling and perspective in various drawing media. Prerequisite: ART 110.

ART 116                                       5 credits
Drawing: Figure II

Continuation of study of the principles and processes of drawing the human figure. Investigation of proportion, gesture and composition with various drawing media from live modes. Prerequisite: ART 111.

ART 117                                       5 credits
Drawing: Figure III

Continuation of study of the principles and processes of drawing the human figure. Investigation of proportion, gesture and composition with various drawing media from live models. Prerequisite: ART 116.

ART 130                                       5 credits
Graphic Design Technology I

An introductory, comprehensive step-by-step instruction and explanation of the "how" and "why" behind the industry standard software skills of Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will be introduced to each feature as they work through information, including projects, reviews and step-by-step tutorials. Prerequisites: basic computer skills required or instructor's signature.

ART 131                                       5 credits
Graphic Design Technology II

Study of industry-standard software and how to integrate these programs into seamless communication, while producing works that conform to design principles and client expectations. Learn essential graphic-design terminology and continue developing knowledge and skills through advanced, hands-on projects implementing vector illustrations, page layouts, image manipulation and typography. Prerequisites: ART 130 required or instructor's signature.

ART 132                                       5 credits
3D Digital Design 1:Intro to 3D Comp Aided Model

Provides an introduction to computer-aided three-dimensional modeling technology used by designers in various disciplines including industrial design, graphic design, Web design, game design, sculpture, and animation.

ART 133                                       5 credits
3D Digital Design 2:Adv Model, Rendering & Pres

Provides further development of skills in the computer-aided three-dimensional modeling technology used by designers in various disciplines including industrial design, graphic design, Web design, game design, sculpture and animation. Focus is on developing advanced skills in rendering and presentation.

ART 134                                       5 credits
Introduction to Graphic Design

Introductory studio inquiry into graphic communication, including concepts and practical applications of traditional and contemporary visual art. Covers symbols, typography, information design, visual concepts and three-dimensional graphic design. Lectures, readings, demonstrations, slide presentations and group exercises are applied to visual problem solving, using digital hardware and software tools. Prerequisites: ART 130 (may be taken concurrently), or instructor's signature.

ART 135                                       5 credits
Graphic Design I

Covers foundations of two-dimensional visual graphic design, using basic computer skills, techniques and technology. Classic design elements of balance, harmony, variety and other design principles are explored and employed toward projects covering line and shape, type combinations, typography as design elements, color composition, drawing, photo, and collage. Prerequisites: ART 130, ART 131 (may be taken concurrently), or instructor's signature.

ART 136                                       5 credits
Publication Design Layout & Typography

This foundation class for graphic designers identifies issues specific to publications and ways in which design principles and techniques are applied to solve them. Topics include effectively organizing content, using type and color, understanding the development of functional and visually engaging compositions, understanding visual and informational hierarchy, and typography. Prerequisites: ART 135 or instructor's permission.

ART 138                                       5 credits
Digital Photography

An introduction to fundamentals of digital photography. Topics include learning to use and understand digital cameras, shooting techniques, lenses, correct exposure, lighting, composition, creative image enhancement and manipulation. Includes instruction on skills useful for graphic design. Prerequisites: ART 130 recommended.

ART 141                                       5 credits
Illustration I

Introduction to the study of techniques and methods used in illustration. Concentrated practice in working with available media and techniques, with emphasis on the use of design elements in creating effective graphics for visual advertising and journalistic communications.

ART 142                                       5 credits
Illustration II

Advanced study of techniques and methods used in commercial illustration projects. Concentrated practice on a variety of media and techniques, including digital media, in order to create effective imagery for visual communication. Prerequisite: ART 141.

ART 150                                       5 credits
Ceramics I

Introduction to the history, methods, materials, skills and equipment for creating ceramic design. Work in hand methods, wheel throwing, glazing and firing.

ART 151                                       5 credits
Ceramics II

Continued study and work in the methods and skills for creating ceramics. Prerequisite: ART 150.

ART 152                                       5 credits
Ceramics III

Continued study and work in the methods and skills for creating ceramics. Prerequisite: ART 151.

ART 154                                       5 credits
Sculpture 1

Sculpture 1 follows 3D Design as a further investigation of three-dimensional form in art, including experience with subtractive, additive, modeling and casting processes. This project-based course focuses on developing the skills to work with traditional and non-traditional sculpture materials. Prerequisites: ART 107.

ART 155                                       5 credits
Sculpture 2

Sculpture 2 follows Sculpture 1 as a further investigation of three-dimensional form in art, including advanced experience with subtractive, additive, modeling, and casting processes, along with theoretical and conceptual practices of object making. The creative process is developed through projects that emphasize creative expression and the sculptural work's presentation. Prerequisites: ART 154.

ART 201                                       5 credits
Art History Survey: Ancient to Medieval

Introduction to the history of art. Survey of the art and architecture of Western Civilization from prehistoric through Gothic periods.

ART 202                                       5 credits
Art History Survey: Renaissance

Introduction to the history of art. Survey of the art and architecture of Western Civilization from Renaissance through Neoclassical periods.

ART 203                                       5 credits
Art History Survey: Modern

Introduction to the history of art. Survey of the art and architecture of Western Civilization from Romantic through Modern periods.

ART 206                                       5 credits
Printmaking: Intaglio

Studio problems and individual development in intaglio printmaking. Includes drypoint, line etching, and aquatint using traditional copperplate processes. Prerequisite: ART 106 recommended.

ART 208                                       5 credits
Printmaking: Relief

Studio problems and individual development in relief printmaking. Includes black and white, color, subtractive, and multiblock processes. Prerequisite: ART 106 recommended.

ART 210                                       5 credits
Painting I

Introduction to the principles and processes of oil and/or acrylic painting. Investigation of color and composition with various studio subjects. Prerequisite: ART 106 or ART 110 recommended.

ART 211                                       5 credits
Painting II

Continued study of the principles and processes of oil and/or acrylic painting. Prerequisite: ART 210.

ART 212                                       5 credits
Painting III

Continued study of the principles and processes of painting. Prerequisite: ART 211.

ART 213                                       5 credits
Watercolor I

Introduction to the principles and processes of transparent watercolor painting. Investigation of color and composition with various studio and outdoor subjects. Prerequisites: ART 106 or 110 recommended.

ART 217                                       5 credits
Native American Beading I

Introduction to basic materials, cultural styles and techniques of Native American beading. Three-color Peyote stitch and two-needle flatwork articles will be created.

ART 218                                       5 credits
Native American Beading II

Continued study in the materials, cultural styles and techniques of Native American beading. Seven colors for Peyote stitch and flatwork with student-researched designs. Prerequisite: ART 217.

ART 219                                       5 credits
Native American Beading III

Advanced study of the materials, cultural styles, and techniques of Native American beading, including beading onto leather and completion of a large project. Prerequisites: ART 218.

ART 220                                       5 credits
Painting: Advanced

Advanced study of the principles and processes of oil and/or acrylic painting. Emphasis on development of individual approaches to form and media. May be repeated. Prerequisite: ART 212.

ART 222                                       5 credits
Drawing: Advanced

Advanced study of the theory and practice of drawing. Emphasis on the development of individual approaches to form and media. Prerequisite: ART 113.

ART 224                                       5 credits
Printmaking 1

Introduction to the art of printmaking, including studio problems and individual design development. Students will learn to use intaglio and relief processes to create editions of fine art prints. Prerequisites: ART 106 or ART 110 recommended.

ART 225                                       5 credits
Printmaking: Advanced

Advanced study of the theory and practice of printmaking. Emphasis on the development of individual approaches to form and media. Prerequisites: ART 206, ART 208 or ART 224.

ART 234                                       5 credits
Graphic Design II

Studio course covering the process and purpose of graphic design. Projects include developing graphic design solutions for logos, branding, book jackets, packaging, posters and advertising. Components of the design process including typography, layout, two-dimensional design principles, the job search and student portfolios will be covered. Prerequisites: ART 136 or instructor's permission.

ART 235                                       5 credits
Web Graphic Design

Introduction to Web Graphic Design stressing fundamental principles and their application to the Web. Good Web design is not about mastering the technical details of software. The starting point of any great website is understanding color, type, layout-the building blocks of great design-essential to developing professional Web design skills. Prerequisites: ART 234 or instructor's permission.

ART 236                                       5 credits
Graphic Design - Branding

Capstone class investigates each phase of the branding process through comprehensive coverage of key brand applications in graphic design and advertising. Gain insight into the art of designing individual brand applications: brand identity, promotional design, identification graphics, websites and advertising. Develops strategies for generation ideas and creating brands. Prerequisites: ART 235 or instructor's permission.

ART 250                                       5 credits
Ceramics: Advanced

Advanced study of the theory and practice ceramics. Emphasis on the development of individual approaches to form and media. Prerequisite: ART 152.

ART 256                                       5 credits
Sculpture: Advanced

Advanced Sculpture builds upon skills from previous sculpture classes, developing greater technical and conceptual skills in three-dimensional visual art practices. Students develop a sophisticated body of three-dimensional work, and a directed, productive approach to studio practice. Prerequisites: ART 155.


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