Art and Art Education

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

ART 131 : Design I

Design I is intended to be an introductory course in two-dimensional design. Design is a discipline constituting a basic and integral part of all visual art forms this course is structured to introduce basic visual design concepts and to develop manual and visual art skills. Students learn how to be inventive and improvise with compositional forms using the design elements of line, shape, form, value, texture, pattern and color to create their own design compositions. A variety of art media will be employed. This course is usually taught in the Fall.

Credits 3

ART 132 : Drawing I

Drawing I is designed to be a fundamental studio art course. Students learn to draw what they see from still life, landscape, and imaginative subject matter. Students will learn to draw using direct observation as they create visible forms from life using a variety of drawing media. Fall and Spring.

Credits 3

ART 134 : Design II

Design II is intended to be an introduction to three-dimensional design. Students apply design concepts to three-dimensional design problems using materials and techniques of the contemporary sculptor.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

ART 132 or consent of the instructor. Spring.

ART 228 : Jewelry

Jewelry class is designed to be a study of methods, materials and processes of designing jewelry encompassing the use of personal symbols, creativity and techniques of metal fabrication by hand and machine tools. Spring.

Credits 2

ART 229 : Fibers

Fibers class is designed to be an introduction to basic fiber techniques employing both on-loom and off- loom methods. Spring.

Credits 2

ART 230 : Introduction to Photography

Introduction to Photography is designed to be a studio art course in the fundamentals of 35-mm black and white photography. Students will be introduced to basic camera functions, lens composition, and darkroom techniques for printing photographic images. Spring

Credits 3

ART 231 : Drawing II

Drawing II is designed to continue investigation in drawing with emphasis placed on controlling the composition of both surface and content. The abilities to both accurately represent and abstract from life are expanded.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

ART 131. Fall and Spring

ART 232 : Art in Elementary Education

This course is designed to focus on the planning of art programs to meet the needs of children in nursery school through grade six. Experiences with design and color, art materials and processes, and inquiry into child growth and development in art are included in class activities. Lecture-discussions, reading and individual teaching are considered. Fall and spring.

Credits 3

ART 233 : Graphic Design I

Graphic Design I is intended to be an introductory course in graphic design. Students will work with and study the formal and technical aspects of designing with type and illustration. Students will use traditional graphic arts media and computers in the execution of selected projects.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

ART 131 and ART 132 or consent of the instructor. Fall

ART 234 : Painting I

Painting I is designed to focus upon developing concepts of pictorial design with emphasis on the development of painting skills and techniques. Students will create compositions using traditional subject- matter, including still-life and landscape. Spring

Credits 3

ART 330 : Graphic Design II

Graphic Design II is an advanced course in graphic design. Students continue work with the formal and technical aspects of typography, illustration and computer-assisted imagery. Spring.

Credits 3

ART 331 : Art History I

Art History I is designed to be an historical, cultural, and aesthetic treatment of art forms from around the world, beginning with prehistory and going through the Medieval Period in Europe. Fall

Credits 3

ART 332 : Art History II

Art History II is designed to be an historical, cultural, and aesthetic treatment of art forms from around the world, beginning with the European Gothic Period and going to contemporary art in the 21st Century. Spring.

Credits 3

ART 334 : Painting II

Painting II is designed to be an intermediate study of painting with emphasis on research and development of different styles and techniques. Students will create a series of six paintings that explore and document a selection of different painting styles.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

ART 234. Spring.

ART 335 : Ceramics I

Ceramics I is designed to be an introductory course in studio ceramics. Students learn how to create functional ceramic art forms from clay. The basic techniques in hand building and modeling, as well as glazing and firing will be introduced. Fall.

Credits 3

ART 336 : Sculpture

Sculpture is designed to be an introductory course in sculpture that will acquaint the student with sculptural processes and the elements of three-dimensional design. Students will learn to view their work with a critical eye while making 3-D forms. Fall.

Credits 3

ART 337 : Printmaking

Printmaking is designed to be an introduction to the techniques of relief and intaglio printmaking with emphasis on drawing and design as applicable to this process.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

ART 131 and ART 132 or consent of instructor. Fall.

ART 338 : Photography II

This course is a continuation of Photography I. Students will create a series of photographs related in content and or style. The course will also allow art majors to create a body of photographs suitable for inclusion in their required Senior Exhibition. (ART 431). Spring.

Credits 3

ART 339 : Drawing III

This is an advanced level drawing course for art majors. It allows students to expand their own ideas and to create works suitable for inclusion in their required Senior Exhibitions in ART 431. Fall, Spring.

Credits 3

ART 401 : Senior Exhibition

The senior exhibition is a professional gallery presentation given by each art major in their final semester. It is the equivalent of the Senior Thesis at the College. It will exhibit the student’s cumulative art production with emphasis placed on the last three semesters of study. The exhibition can vary in content and media but should demonstrate thematic and technical cohesion. The exhibit must be supported by an oral presentation and written artists’ statement. The student will be required to professionally prepare and install all art work for this exhibition.

Credits 0

ART 434 : Painting III

Painting III is designed to be an advanced study of pictorial design with continued emphasis on painting. This course emphasizes individual creativity while exploring painting through a series of six related works. Students will focus their efforts on the development of individual style and technique.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

ART 334. Fall.

ART 435 : Ceramics II

Ceramics II is an advanced course in studio ceramics. This course continues the development of aesthetic concepts and construction techniques with clay in the exploration of vessel and non-vessel forms. Each student will design and execute a series based on his/her interest and skill. Students will receive further instruction in glazing and firing techniques. Emphasis will be on wheel thrown objects, both functional and non-functional. Fall

Credits 3

ART 436 : Photography III

This is an advanced level course in photography. It is a continuation of ART 338, Photography II. This course emphasizes individual creativity while exploring different photographic styles, techniques, and black and white processes. Students will create a series related by a selected narrative. It will allow students to further explore photographic image making as they create a series to be included in their Senior Exhibition. Spring.

Credits 3

ART 437 : Painting IV

Painting IV is designed to be an advanced course for art majors. It is a continuation of Painting III. This course emphasizes individual creativity while continuing the exploration of painting through different techniques with varying content and styles. Students will create a series of at least six paintings. Spring.

Credits 3