Art (ART)

ART 100. Experiencing the Arts. 1 Credit Hour.

Students will be given the opportunity to view, evaluate, and critique the visual and performing arts in several different mediums. Course may not be repeated for credit.

Fulfills Core Requirement(s): Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).

Cross-listed Courses: AAD 100, MUS 103, THR 100

ART 105. Global Masterpieces: a Survey of World Art. 3 Credit Hours.

In this introductory course, students will experience the many facets of the dynamic visual language of art in order to develop skills in comprehension and appreciation of a varity of art forms. The course will encompass a selective number of works in drawing, painting, sculpture and architecture drawn from prehistoric times to the present including North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia in order to convey a deeper understanding of the role that art plays in human history and culture. Open to all students.

Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

ART 150. Women in Fine, Creative, Performing Arts. 3 Credit Hours.

The role of women as symbol, creator. and performer will be examined and anayzed within a cultural and societal context. Issues such as education and training, discrimination, gender bias, ethnicity and market value will be discussed. Women of significant impact and century contribution in the fine and creative arts, music, dance, theatre and film will be highlighted with an emphasis on women active in the 20th. century in these disciplines.

Fulfills Core Requirement(s): Visual and Performaing Arts (VPA).

ART 155. Politics and the Arts in Nazi Germany And Soviet Russia. 3 Credit Hours.

The course explores the interrelationship between politics and the arts in National Socialist Germany and the Soviet Union. A professor of music and a professor of history combine to offer students an intensive analysis of the art, music, and literature of the periods under study, within the context of a systematic comparison of the political and social structures of the two nations. Major musical works will be played and commented upon, and a full-period performance of works by Wagner, Weill, Shonberg, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Kachaturian will conclude the course.

Fulfills Core Requirement(s): Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS)and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).

ART 160. 20th Cent Americ Visual Art & Architect. 3 Credit Hours.

Students will engage in an intensive study of 20th Century American visual art and architecture with emphasis on the American Impressionists, the Ashcan School, Realists, Precisionists, Regionalists, Photo Realism, Abstract Expressionism, Popular Art, Polemical Realism, etc. Architecture, paiting, sculpture and photographic workds of artists will be viewed and studied in a formal and contextual framework.

Fulfills Core Requirement(s): Visual and Performing arts (VPA).

ART 162. The Gilded Age in the United States. 3 Credit Hours.

Students will be engaged in a fascinating historical study concerning the development of American Art Museums from 1870 to the aftermath of World War I. Major American fianciers and their purchases of European paintings will be discussed and how this changed the American landscape.

Fulfills Core Requirement(s): Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).

ART 220. Drawing. 3 Credit Hours.

This studio course examines the theory and practice of drawing. The goal is to gain confidence in drawing skills as students master the basic principles that form the foundation for visual arts by using traditional studio practice: drawing from observation and drawing as investigation of the visual world. Individually tailored instruction emphasizes the student's role in continuous artistic improvement through drawing, sketching, critical thinking, personal exploration, and study of art and artists of past and present. Work in pencil, charcoal, ink, pastel, and conte crayon. There is a lab fee associated with this course. No prerequisite. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

ART 223. Digital Illustration. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces the basic techniques of digital illustration and imagin. Students will create original artwork using Adobe Illustrator. The fundamental tools of this vector art program will be taught through a series of lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, and exercises. Students will create and manipulate images based on formal design principles and conceptual frameworks. Assignments will have an emphasis on concept, creativity, communication, technical achievement, and presentation. There is an additional lab fee of $25.

Fulfills Core Requirement(s): Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).

ART 224. Introduction to Illustration. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces students to the illustration field and examines the effectiveness of illustration through fundamental principles of visual problem solving. From initial sketches to the development of finished images students are exposed to a variety of methods used in the field in order to communicate, illuminate, motivate, stimulate curiosity, and to tell stories. Assignments range from editorial illustration, packaging, and poster design to book illustration and other exploratory work. The goal of this course is to help students connect the world of concepts and ideas to image making within the context of illustration assignments. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course.

Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

ART 226. Fashion Illustration. 3 Credit Hours.

In this fashion illustration course, students learn how to create individual collections for fashion design by developing skills in concepts, collaging, figure drawing, fabric rendering, and design development. By using various mediums and techniques, each student isencouraged to develop a personal graphic style as it relates to their final collection of fashion illustrations. There is a lab fee associated with this course.Fulfills Core Requirement(s): Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).

ART 230. Painting. 3 Credit Hours.

Using a variety of approaches, students are instructed in the skills and techniques needed to produce a finished acrylic painting. The basic steps of stretching canvas begin a process that includes instruction in such important components as composition, tonal values and design. No prerequisites. There is a lab fee associated with this course. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

ART 235. Watercolor Painting. 3 Credit Hours.

A studio course exploring traditional and nontraditional use of watercolor in compositional form. Subject matter may include still life, landscape, and the human figure. No painting or drawing experience necessary. There is a lab fee associated with this course.

Fulfills Core Requirement(s): Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).

ART 240. Black and White Photography. 3 Credit Hours.

A studio course in which the creative aspects of digital black and white photography are explored. Shooting assingments are geared towards expanding students' creative vision and encouraging personal expression. Traditional and experimental approaches to image making will be presented. Students will have the opportunity to sign out digital SLR cameras for shooting assignments. No prerequisites. A compact digital camera or digital SLR camera is required. There is a lab fee associated with this course.Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

ART 243. Color Photography. 3 Credit Hours.

A studio course in which the creative aspects of color digital photography are explored. Shooting assignments are structured to explore both the visual and emotional aspects of color and to develop a personal approach to color image making. Students will have the opportunity to sign out digital SLR cameras for shooting assignments. No prerequisites. A compact digital camera or digital SLR camera is required. Fulfills Core: VPA. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course.

ART 247. Studio Photography. 3 Credit Hours.

ART 247 is an introductory level course in studio photography, which includes lectures, demonstrations, visual presentations, group critiques of student work, and supervised studio and lab work. Shooting assignments are designed to provide a survey of various studio photography disciplines, including location studio work, portraiture, still life, fashion, and motion photography. Students will be encouraged to develop their own personal approach to each of these disciplines. A digital SLR camera is supplied by the department. There is a lab fee associated with this course.

Fulfills Core Requirement(s): VPA.

ART 248. Fantasy Photography. 3 Credit Hours.

ART 248 is an introductory level photography course. Alternative methods of creating photographs, including photomontage, scanography, blurred motion, and collage will be explored to create images that are bizarre, funny, dreamlike. The work of Surrealist photographers will also be explored. Classroom time will include lectures, visual presentations, discussion of student work, and supervised lab work. Students will have the opportunity to sign out digital SLR cameras for shooting assignments. No prerequisites. Fulfills Core: VPA. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course.

ART 260. Sculpture. 3 Credit Hours.

This studio course introduces students to artistic practice in three dimensions using a variety of materials and approaches. Problems require students to address materials in terms of cultural and historical context as well as space and environment. Assignments will utilize a variety of mediums including traditional (wood, plaster, clay) and non-traditional (fabric, found objects, etc.). No prerequisite. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

ART 265. Introduction to Ceramics. 3 Credit Hours.

This studio course is designed to introduce students to the basic methods of constructing and forming clay. In this basic hand-building course, students will concentrate on three basic methods of working with clay: pinch, coil, and slab construction. Class assignments will also familiarize students with certain methods of decorating, glazing, and firing ceramic objects. Students will develop a working knowledge of shop usage and safety as well as being involved in every step of the ceramic process from conceptualization to loading kilns. Regular slide lectures, handouts, and museum research will give visual reference in areas of personal ceramic interest. Note: There is a lab fee associated with this course. Fulfills Core requirement(s): VPA.

ART 390. Independent Study. 3 Credit Hours.

A student who wishes to pursue advanced study in visual art (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, etc.) for academic credit must submit, prior to registration: a proposed plan that includs a description of the project and its goals, the methods to be followed, schedule of work and supervision, end product, evaluation procedure, and number of credits sought. The proposal must be approved by the supervising faculty member, the department chair and the Academic Dean. The usual prerequisite is one or more courses in visual art and permission of department chair prior to registration.