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ART109 - Landmarks of World Art

Landmarks of World Art is an introduction to the defining monuments of world architecture from prehistory to the present. (3 crs)

ART110 - Drawing I

A beginning course in drawing skills and techniques stressing line, contour and value studies, and the study of linear perspective, this course stresses rendering techniques and the visual skills necessary for students to draw what they see. (3 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART119 - Design 2-D

This course is an examination of elements and principles used in two-dimensional visual composition. The student uses a variety of media to solve problems in the theory and practice of art fundamentals. (3 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART120 - Design 3-D

This course is an examination of elements and principles of three-dimensional visual composition. These include all the elements and principles used in two-dimensional design, as well as the concepts of mass and volume. (3 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART127 - Intro Graphic Des

This course provides a foundation in visual communication and an understanding of the major concepts of graphic design and how design relates to advertising and marketing, and introduces the computer as a production tool. (3 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART130 - Biological Illustration: Form and Function

An introductory course in biology and drawing with an emphasis on the relationship between form and function. Working with plants and animals, and using a combination of macroscopic and microscopic specimens, students will focus on the careful observation and interpretation of biological forms. Drawing instruction will focus on a variety of techniques commonly used in the biological sciences. Biology instruction will introduce students to basic scientific methodology, the diversity of living forms, the variety of ecological strategies related to those forms, and their scientific classification. This is a team-taught lecture and studio course, with the class in biology lecture one day, and in the studio/lab instruction the second day. Co-requisite: BIO 130. Three lecture-hours and three studio-hours weekly. (3 crs.)

ART165 - Artist's Workshop

Through contact with distinguished visiting artists, this course provides insight into the basic language elements, media, tools, techniques and principles of art production as a professional endeavor. (Variable crs.) Repeatable. As needed.

ART212 - Art History I

Art History I introduces students to the historical unfolding of the earliest significant ideas, images, events, artists, and personaliities involved with the visual arts - from cave art to the dawning of the Renaissance. The textual focus is upon these earliest visual arts from Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. Through lectures, visual aids, and opportunities for study in the field, students with or without any prior knowledge of visual art will learn how to make the art of the period accessible and useful. (3 crs.)

ART214 - Art History II

This course introduces students to the major monuments of art history from 1300 to the present. Significant artistic developments in painting, sculpture and architecture from the Renaissance through the present are examined within their historical and cultural contexts. The course thus provides a lens through which to understand the formal characteristics, subject matter, and meaning of art as it relates to its social-historical context. (3 crs.)

ART227 - Graphic Design Studio 1

A progressive level of graphic design courses that will emphasize creative, visual problem solving; graphic design history, theory and criticism; and the creation of portfolio quality work, client relationships and professional practices. Prerequisites: ART 127, ART 119, ART 261 and ART 262. (3 crs.) (Art 428 Repeatable to 18 crs.)

ART243 - Intro to Asian Art

This course is an introduction to the major artistic traditions of East Asia from prehistory to the present. Works of art are from India, China, and Japan are considered in relationship to their social-historical contexts. The course material includes archeological sites such as tombs; images and architecture of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam; and issues of modernism in East Asian art. (3 crs.)

ART261 - Typography

This course is designed to teach effective use of typography as it relates to graphic design. The course covers, in detail, fundamental studio elements along with historical perspectives to give the student deeper insight and understanding. (3 crs.)

ART262 - Color Theory

The course is designed to teach the effective use of color across the areas of art and design. The course covers in detail fundamental studio elements along with historical perspective. (3 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART266 - Selected Topics

This course will provide material not covered in regular art studios or art history classes. It will provide faculty and students the opportunity to explore in depth new ideas and techniques on selected topics. (Variable crs.) Repeatable. As needed.

ART308 - Art History: Ancient to Medieval

This course introduces students to the historical unfolding of the earliest significant ideas, images, events, artists and personalities involved with the visual arts — from cave art to the dawning of the Renaissance. The textual focus is upon these earliest visual arts from Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. Through lectures, visual aids and opportunities for study in the field, students with or without prior knowledge of visual art will learn how to make the art of this period accessible and useful. (3 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART310 - Advanced Drawing

This advanced drawing course explores expressive drawing techniques and drawing media and is a continuation of work to improve performance of academic drawing skills. Emphasis is placed on drawing from a model to develop a knowledge of human anatomy and to understand its effects on the surface information of the human form. Basic drawing skills are required. Prerequisite: ART 110 Drawing I or equivalent. (3 crs. Repeatable to 18 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART311 - Medieval Art and Architecture

This course will chronologically examine the architecture, painting, sculpture, and socalled “minor arts,” produced in Europe and the Byzantine Empire during the more than 1000 years known as the Middle Ages. The works of art discussed in this course will be analyzed not only in terms of style, but they will also be set within their cultural, social, and political environment for a deeper understanding of their important place in medieval life. Attention will also be given to patrons of the arts, the role, training, and status of the medieval artist, as well as the methods and materials artists employed. (3 crs.)

ART316 - Art History: Renaissance Through Rococo

Art history from 1300 to 1750 surveys the major artists, styles and movements of the 14th to mid-18th centuries. Significant artistic developments are examined within their historical and cultural contexts. This course considers the art and art movements of Europe and the United States as well as the art of non-Western cultures. Through lectures, class discussions and opportunities for study in the field, students will learn how to make the art of this period accessible and meaningful and thus enhance their humanistic perspective. (3crs.)

ART317 - Art History: Neoclassicism Through the Present

The major movements and artists from the neoclassical through the postmodern periods form the basis for this survey of art history. Works of art are examined within the context of their cultural, political and historical milieux. The artistic production of both Western and non-Western cultures is considered. Primary texts are discussed as the course provides a foundation in the theory and criticism appropriate to these periods. (3 crs.)

ART319 - Ancient Greek and Roman Art

Ancient Greek and Roman Art considers the major artistic achievements of the classical Mediterranean world. The course will include the study of Greek painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Cycladic to the Hellenistic period and an examination of Roman art from the Etruscan age through the beginning of Christian art. Emphasis is placed on the Greek Classical period and the Roman Imperial period. (3 crs.)

ART323 - Women In Art

This course examines the art produced by women from the ancient world to today, focusing on the modern period. The course begins with an analysis of work by women in its social, political, cultural and economic context. Texts representative of critical trends in scholarship will be discussed and related to works by women. (3 crs.) As needed.

ART324 - Modern Art

This course traces the development of modern painting, sculpture, photography, design and architecture from Neoclassicism to Abstract Expressionism with an emphasis on understanding the works within their specific social-historical contexts. Artists including Jacques-Louis David, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and Jackson Pollock will be discussed. While the course focuses primarily on modernity in the western world, the question of multiple modernities in a global context will also be addressed. (3 crs.)

ART326 - Contemporary Art

This course will consider developments in art objects and theory from the 1950s to the present with an emphasis on understanding examples of contemporary art within their specific social-historical contexts. The period is marked by dramatic changes in art and society that necessitate a consideration of art beyond the western world to a global context. Artists including Robert Mapplethorpe, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Chris Ofili, and Ai Weiwei among many others will be discussed. (3 crs.)

ART327 - Graphic Design Studio II

A progressive level of graphic design courses that will emphasize creative, visual problem solving; graphic design history, theory and criticism; and the creation of portfolio quality work, client relationships and professional practices. Prerequisite: ART 127 (3 crs.) (Art 428 Repeatable to 18 crs.)

ART328 - Italian Renaissance Art

Italian Renaissance Art considers the art and architecture of Italy from the late thirteenth through the sixteenth century, featuring such artists as Giotto, Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Titian. The course explores the variety of contexts in which the art was produced, the changing role of the artist, and the importance of patronage. (3 crs.)

ART329 - Art Internship

Supervised experience provides the specific technical skills used in the art world outside the classroom and studio, e.g., mounting exhibits, techniques of art restoration, graphic arts production techniques, and promoting arts and cultural events. (Variable crs.) Fall and spring.

ART333 - American Art: European Settlement through 1918

This course will consider painting, sculpture and photography in America from the time of European settlement to 1918 with special attention given to political, social and cultural contexts. Course organization is both chronological and thematic. It emphasizes major figures, such as John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, but it also focuses on issues such as the construction of an American identity, the role of the fine arts in American society, and the tensions of class, gender, race and ethnicity in American art. Examination of key works of art will be accompanied by discussion of related readings in art theory. (3 crs.)

ART345 - Methods of Art History

Methods of Art History is an introduction to the history of the art historical discipline and its research and interpretive methods. Rather than discuss the what of art history – that is, the major works and their histories - as most art history courses do, this course addresses the how of art history. We will consider various ways in which art historians interpret a work of art according to its specific and unique characteristics, the place and time period in which the work is created, and the changing nature of viewers’ responses to it. Prerequisite: ART 212 or ART 214 (3 crs.)

ART350 - Printmaking: Relief

This is a hands-on introduction to, and continued development of, the fundamental ideas, processes, practices, styles, methods, techniques and professional presentation of relief printmaking as an art form. The history, aesthetics and critical frontiers of relief printmaking as an art form will also be addressed throughout the course. This course may be repeated for additional credit. (3 crs.)

ART351 - Printmaking- Intaglio

This is a hands-on introduction to, and continued development of, the fundamental ideas, processes, practices, styles, methods, techniques, and professional presentation of intaglio printmaking as an art form. The history, aesthetics, and critical frontiers of intaglio printmaking as an art form will also be addressed throughout the course. This course may be repeated for additional credit. (3 crs.)

ART372 - Creative Arts for ElEd

This course provides a survey of concepts, theories, and experiences for integrating Arts education into the elementary classroom curriculum. Students will have practical experiences in Art, Music and Theatre along with Arts and Education theories. This course will enable future teachers to develop arts experiences and lesson plans for children. Prerequisite: EDE 211. Materials fee required (3 crs.)

ART376 - Jewelry-Metals: Casting

This course is designed to give the student a thorough introduction to the materials and processes used in the jewelry/metals medium with a specific emphasis on the casting process. Design issues as well as technical processes will be addressed through a variety of studio exercises and problems. Creativity, problem solving skills and craftsmanship will all be emphasized as well as an understanding of the cultural and historical aspects of this expressive medium. This course may be repeated for additional credit. (3 crs.)

ART377 - Jewelry/Metals: Fabrication

This course is designed to give the student a thorough introduction to the materials and processes used in the jewelry/metals medium with a specific emphasis on the fabrication process. Design issues as well as technical processes will be addressed through a variety of studio exercises and problems. Creativity, problem solving skills and craftsmanship will all be emphasized as well as an understanding of the cultural and historical aspects of this expressive medium. This course may be repeated for additional credit. (3 crs.)

ART382 - Ceramics Studio

In this introductory exploration of clay through hand-building techniques and the potter's wheel, students examine the various forms and functions of the ceramic vessel. The course focuses on forming processes and the glazing and firing of pieces made in the studio. (3 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART383 - Painting Studio

An introduction to the fundamentals of painting, this course places emphasis on fundamental techniques of rendering, including the study of light and shadow, color, intensity control and projection, and recession of objects in space. Work and exercises are done primarily in oil paints. Work in watercolor or acrylic may be done with prior approval of the instructor. (3 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART385 - Sculpture Studio

This course is an introduction to the basic language, elements, media, tools, techniques and principles of the organization of sculpture. The basic techniques of manipulation, subtraction, substitution and addition involving different media and tools is covered. (3 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART388 - Critical Writing in Art

This writing intensive course for Art and Design students prepares them for life as a professional artist or designer. Through analysis, deconstruction and personal investigation, students will develop necessary skills in writing about art and design. (3 crs.)

ART410 - Teaching Visual Art in Pre-K Through Grade 8

This course is designed to prepare beginning teachers of visual art to effectively meet the diverse challenges of teaching at the pre-K through grade 8 levels of learning. Students learn how to establish a safe, efficient, creative classroom driven by a student-centered, developmentally sound and standards-based curriculum that accounts for no child being left behind. Students develop a professional art education portfolio that demonstrates all they have learned. (3 crs.) As needed.

ART420 - Contemporary Issues in Art

This course focuses on issues of contemporary concern in art history. The topics are faculty-selected and of contemporary consequence. (3 crs.)

ART422 - Art History: The Art World After Modernism

This is a seminar in art theory: The art world after modernism is a discussion-based course which considers the theoretical concerns informing and shaping artistic production and dialogue in the late 20th and 21st centuries. The study of primary sources in the form of critical writings addressing late modern, postmodern and contemporary art provides students with a thorough grounding in the bases for the development of the historical movements and the distinctive approaches to artistic production of the period. The course affords students the opportunity to integrate the knowledge of art history gleaned in survey courses with an extensive examination of salient art criticism and theory. (3 crs.) As needed.

ART427 - Graphic Design Studio 3

A progressive level of graphic design courses that will emphasize creative, visual problem solving; graphic design history, theory and criticism; and the creation of portfolio quality work, client relationships and professional practices. Prerequisite: ART 327. (3 crs.) (Art 428 Repeatable to 18 crs.)

ART428 - Graphic Design Studio 4

A progressive level of graphic design courses that will emphasize creative, visual problem solving; graphic design history, theory and criticism; and the creation of portfolio quality work, client relationships and professional practices. Prerequisites: ART 427

ART438 - Figure Drawing

This advanced-level drawing course is a repeatable course which focuses on drawing from a model from life. Students work from live nude and clothed models to develop a high level of skill in drawing the human figure while exploring a wide variety of drawing media and techniques. Prerequisite: ART 110 (3 crs.) As needed.

ART448 - Figure Modeling

This advanced level sculpture course is a repeatable course which focuses on sculpting from a model from life. Students work from live nude and clothed models to develop a high level of skill in sculpting the human figure while exploring a wide variety of sculpture media and techniques. Prerequisite: ART 385 (3 crs.)

ART458 - Figure Drawing and Modeling

This advanced level drawing course is a repeatable course which focuses on drawing and sculpting from a model from life. Students work from a live nude and clothed model to develop a high level of skill in drawing the human figure while exploring a wide variety of drawing media and techniques.

ART490 - Senior Studio Thesis

This capstone course for B.F.A. students prepares them for life as a professional fine artist. This course culminates in a professional portfolio, including a resume, artist's statement, biography and website, a grant proposal, an action plan for employment or graduate studies, and a solo or two-person gallery exhibition. Prerequisites: ART 310, ART 493, ART 496, ART 497, or ART 498, Senior Status (3 crs.)

ART493 - Advanced Ceramics

This advanced course in ceramics skills and techniques on the potter's wheel and in-hand forming methods places considerable emphasis on glazing and firing a body of work completed through an in-depth study in clay. Prerequisite: ART 382. (3 crs.) (ART 493 repeatable to 18 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART496 - Advanced Painting

This repeatable painting studio develops proficiencies in painting techniques, rendering skills and the visual analysis of forms. Students explore a variety of painting methods, subjects and themes toward the goal of having each student achieve a unique approach to form and content. Prerequisite: ART 383. (3 crs.) (ART 496 repeatable to 18 crs.) Fall and spring.

ART498 - Advanced Sculpture

This repeatable studio course in sculpture is designed to enable students who are seriously interested in sculpture to experiment with many types of media and to investigate other seasonable materials that can be used in sculpture. They will also be expected to impose on themselves problems which demonstrate critical thinking and analysis of materials. Prerequisite: ART 385 (3 crs.) (ART 498 repeatable to 18 crs.) Fall and spring.