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Course Descriptions

Two-Dimensional Design

ART102

Theory and application of design essential to the visual arts. Emphasis on two-dimensional design principles as they relate to graphic design. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)

Fundamentals of Design and Color

ART103

Introduction to the concepts of design and color. Emphasis on two-dimensional design and color theories. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Spring Only.

Visual Literacy

ART104

Development of the active processes that are used for problem solving, invention, and the creation of ideas in visual studies. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)

Design and Color

ART109

Theory and applications for the use of color in design. Includes in-depth study of color theory with design application. Emphasis is also placed on visual thinking and problem solving. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ART102.

Basic Interior Design

ART110

Introduction to interior design. Emphasis on the fundamental theories of design and how they are applied to the practice of interior design. Selected topics of interior design are addressed, such as textiles and floor plans as well as specific spaces in interior. In addition, a basic history of interior design is covered. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) (ART)

Painting

ART122

Introduction to painting techniques, compositional structure, form, and materials. Emphasis is placed on representational painting, but experimentation is encouraged. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) (ART)

Art History: Ancient through 15th Century

ART125

Survey of art history emphasizing the study and recognition of the visual forms of art, especially painting, sculpture, and architecture. Includes the study of the function of design; techniques of execution; and the scientific, political, economic, social, and literary dimensions of the period. Covers the history of art from the ancient world up to and including the Renaissance 3 Credits (3 Lecture) (ART) Spring Only.

Art History: 16th through 20th Centuries

ART135

Survey of art history emphasizing the study and recognition of the visual forms of art, especially painting, sculpture and architecture. Includes the study of the function of design; techniques of execution; and the scientific, political, economic, social, and literary dimensions of the period. Covers the history of art from the 16th Century up to and including the 20th Century. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) (ART) Fall Only.

Ceramics

ART140

Study and application of basic hand-building and wheel techniques. Introduces several clay bodies and firing processes and explores development of surface treatments. Also surveys ancient development to recent outgrowth and styles of ceramics. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) (ART)

Wood Sculpture

ART142

Introduction to wood sculpture techniques, design, form, and materials. Includes a brief study of the history and technique of wood sculpture from various periods and cultures. Emphasis on research, concept development, and the process of making wood sculpture. Experimentation with the abstraction of form and structure are encouraged. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) (ART)

History of Graphic Design

ART145

Study of the history of graphic design and of the ways in which the past will help students better understand current and future design applications. Emphasis on research of different design movements, such as the Victorian and Art Nouveau Graphics, Postmodern Design, the Arts and Craft Movement, and the computer graphics revolution. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Fall Only.

Drawing

ART180

Introduction to observational drawing techniques, structure, and various media. Includes analysis of drawing elements and applied creative problems. Subject matter includes linear perspective, still life, and life drawings. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) (ART)

Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design

ART202

Introduction to the basic formal concepts necessary for designing in three-dimensional space. Emphasis on the application of design principles through the construction of three-dimensional design projects, as well as through the development of a working formal design vocabulary. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART102.

Introduction to Graphic Design

ART210

Introduction to equipment, materials, techniques, and working methods appropriate to graphic designers and other visual designers. Discussion of employment opportunities and job classification. Experience with ads, logos, corporate needs, book covers, and restaurant menus. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART109 and ART225 or ART225 and ART270. Spring Only.

Printmaking

ART215

Introduction to relief printmaking techniques, materials, and processes. Includes a brief exploration into the history and applications of printmaking. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) (ART) As needed.

Ceramics II

ART220

Advanced ceramics, covering more sophisticated techniques and aesthetic problems dealing with ceramic design and production. Includes hand-building, advanced wheel techniques, various clay bodies, glazes and color development, decorating techniques, and firing processes for producing ceramic forms. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART140. (ART) As needed.

Painting II

ART223

Further study of painting with an emphasis on color relationships, pictorial space, form and structure, and the development of individual concepts. Includes study of painters' styles and techniques from various periods and cultures. Exploration of various painting media is encouraged. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART122. (ART) As needed.

Type Design I

ART225

Introduction to the history and anatomy of type design. Study and application of type and design theory for text and display setting. Use of industry-standard layout software and examination of typography across various design mediums. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART102 and ART109. Fall Only.

Type Design II

ART235

Focus on the formal and aesthetic principles of letterforms and their use in the design and layout of text-centered work. The skills acquired enable development of an aesthetic sensibility for type and the printed page. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART225. Spring Only.

Bookmaking

ART240

Introduction to designing, techniques, structure, and the use of media in the production of a one-of-a-kind personal book. Includes basic papermaking and bookbinding. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) (ART) As needed.

Art and Architecture of Antiquity

ART256

Introduction to the art and architectural monuments of Italy. Art, architecture, civic planning, and their methods are discussed from the era of antiquity. Exploration of major architectural, painting, and sculptural achievements in ancient Italy, including the Greek and Etruscan influence, the Roman Republic, Imperial Rome, and Early Christian Rome. Designed as a two‐semester sequence, ART 256 is to be followed with a 1‐credit course (ART 257) that includes travel to Italy and a final project. 2 Credits (2 Lecture) (ART, Cultural Diversity) Fall Only.

Art and Architecture of Antiquity - Study Abroad

ART257

Introduction to the art and architectural monuments of Italy through direct observation and on‐site lectures. Art, architecture, civic planning, and their methods are discussed from the era of antiquity. Exploration of major architectural, painting, and sculptural achievements in ancient Italy, including the Greek and Etruscan influence, The Roman Republic, Imperial Rome, and Early Christian Rome. Designed to follow ART 256, this course includes travel to Italy, a journal, and a final project. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART256. (ART, Cultural Diversity) Spring Only.

Computer Graphics I

ART270

Study and application of vector graphics in electronic design. Emphasis on computer and software applications for image and type layout design. Develops and refines concepts using traditional media for graphic design. (Formerly ART260) 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART109. Corequisite(s): ART225. Fall Only.

Computer Graphics II

ART275

Basic concepts and applications of electronic imaging hardware and software. Emphasis on the importing and digital editing of photographic images in both black-and-white and color. Artistic expression and experimentation with image form, content, and design are encouraged. (Formerly PHO250) 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART225 and PHO101 or ART225 and PHO150.

Drawing II

ART280

Advanced drawing techniques and structures in various media. Includes analysis of drawing elements and applied creative problems. Subject matter includes interiors, still life, and life drawing. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART180. (ART) Fall Only.

Introduction to Graphic Design for the Internet

ART285

Introduction to web page design with emphasis on best practices in design of type, image, color, and layout to realize web concept development. Examination of industry software, ease of navigation, produced code, as well as third-party applications, template building, and/or CMS driven web pages and sites. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART225. Spring Only.

Portfolio

ART295

Design and development of a portfolio for entry into the art and design field. Emphasis on concept development, execution of artwork, and the representation of identity through the design of a personal logo and resume. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART202 and ART270. Corequisite(s): ART210 and ART235 and ART275. Spring Only.

Graphic Design Internship

ART301

Practical work experience in a graphic design firm, advertising agency, or other graphic design related organizations. Required work-related objectives are predetermined by the student, a faculty adviser, and the employer. Course work includes 225 direct-contact hours. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 15 Internship) Prerequisite(s): ART235 and ART270 and ART275.

Graphic Design: Point of Purchase (POP)

ART310

Study of the variety of advertising avenues designed to be used at the point where the purchase can be made. Diverse projects encourage freedom to experiment with new design solutions using a variety of materials and techniques. The point of purchase design must not only be extremely creative, but also reflective of the production demands and costs. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART202 and ART210 and ART235. Spring Only.

Environmental Graphic Design

ART320

Study of design as it relates to signage, wayfinding systems, exhibition graphics, and environmental advertising. Explores the unique problems associated with form, space, and user experience, and challenges students to produce scale models of their designs that display acuity in the areas of message, usability, and environmental appropriateness. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART202 and ART210. Fall Only.

Modern Art and the Contemporary Image

ART330

Art of the twentieth century, emphasizing the interrelation of painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic arts, photography, and computer-generated art during major art movements of the 1900s: avant-garde art, cubism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop and op art, minimalist art, performance and virtual reality experiences. Includes the study of the scientific, political, economic, social, and literary dimensions of the period. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): ART125 and ENL121. (ART, Writing Enriched) Spring Only.

Illustration

ART340

Application of the various media used to produce narrative drawings and paintings for advertising and editorial use. Includes introduction to styles and techniques appropriate for satisfying a wide range of visual requirements within the commercial art field. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART109 and ART180 or ART180 and ART270. Fall Only.

Graphic Design for the Web

ART360

Study of creative applications, design principles, and aesthetics of the web page, including research, design and production of web pages using various graphic design software and digital media. Emphasis on application of artistic concepts and formal design attributes for a web page. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART210 and ART260 or ART210 and ART275. Fall Only.

Graphic Design, Corporate Identity (CID)

ART410

Interaction with and research for a product-oriented company, leading to the submission of a profile, and over the course of the semester, the design of a logo and a variety of items relating to that company. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART235 and ART275. Fall Only.

Portfolio Design

ART420

Development and enhancement of design works for the professional career portfolio. Includes the development of a personal identity to be used on a letterhead, resume, and envelope. All major coursework, except ART 496, must be completed before enrolling. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART410. Corequisite(s): ART496. Spring Only.

Advanced Computer Graphics

ART460

Advanced study of computer applications using test and image manipulation for interactive design. Emphasis on the application of concept development and design theory. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): ART260 and ART310 and PHO250 or ART210 and ART310 and ART360. Fall Only.

Senior Project

ART496

Development of an independent project, with faculty direction. Includes research, analysis, discussion, execution, and presentation of a final project within the discipline. Prior to scheduling this course, students must have completed all major course work except ART420 and one BGD/PHO elective must have been completed. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): ART420. Spring Only.

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