Art and Art Education

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

ART 131 : Design I

Design I is an introductory course in two-dimensional design. Design is a discipline constituting a basic and integral part of all visual art forms. This course introduces basic visual design concepts and the elements of line, shape, form, value, texture, pattern, and color. Students develop manual and visual art skills and learn to be inventive and improvise with compositional forms to create their own unique design compositions. A variety of art media will be employed. Offered Fall semester and most Spring semesters.

Credits 3

ART 132 : Drawing I

Drawing I is a fundamental studio art course. Students learn to draw what they see from still life, landscape, and imaginative subject matter. Using a variety of drawing media, students will learn to draw from direct observation. Offered Fall and Spring.

Credits 3

ART 134 : Design II

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

Credits 3

ART 228 : Jewelry

This course is a study of methods, materials and processes of designing jewelry. It encompasses the use of personal symbols, creativity and techniques of metal fabrication by hand and machine tools. Offered occasionally.

Credits 2

ART 229 : Fibers

This class is an introduction to basic fiber techniques, including both on-loom and off-loom methods. Offered occasionally.

Credits 2

ART 230 : Introduction to Photography

In this studio art course students learn the fundamentals of black and white photography, how to use a camera, considerations in composing photos, and basic darkroom techniques for enlarging and printing 35 mm photographic images. Offered occasionally.

Credits 3

ART 231 : Drawing II

Drawing II continues investigation in drawing. Emphasis is placed on controlling the composition of both surface and content and drawing bodies. The abilities to both accurately represent and abstract from life are expanded. Offered Fall and Spring.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

ART 132

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 an introductory course in graphic design. Students will work with the formal and technical aspects of designing with type and illustration, using traditional graphic arts media and computers in the execution of selected projects. Offered Fall and/or Spring.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

ART 131 and ART 132 or consent of instructor.

ART 234 : Painting I

Painting I focuses on developing concepts of pictorial design and painting skills and techniques. Students will create compositions using traditional subject matter, including still-life and landscape. Offered 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. Offered Spring.

Credits 3

ART 331 : Art History I

Art History I is the historical, cultural, and aesthetic treatment of art forms from around the world from prehistory to the Medieval Period in Europe. Offered Fall.

Credits 3

ART 332 : Art History II

Art History II continues the historical, cultural, and aesthetic treatment of art forms from around the world from the European Gothic Period through the 21st Century. Offered Spring.

Credits 3

ART 334 : Painting II

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

Credits 3

Prerequisites

ART 335 : Ceramics I

In this 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. Offered Fall.

Credits 3

ART 336 : Sculpture

Sculpture is 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 work with critical and conceptual depth, while making 3-D forms. Offered Fall.

Credits 3

ART 337 : Printmaking

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

Credits 3

Prerequisites

ART 131 and ART 132 or consent of instructor. 

ART 338 : Photography II

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Photography (ART 230). Offered occasionally.

Credits 3

ART 339 : Drawing III

This is an advanced level drawing course for art majors to expand their own ideas and to create works suitable for inclusion in their required Senior Exhibition (ART 401). Offered Fall and 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 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 artist's statement. The artist will be required to professionally prepare and install all works for this exhibition.

Credits 0

ART 434 : Painting III

Painting III is an advanced study of pictorial design, emphasizing individual creativity while exploring painting through a series of related works. Students will focus their efforts on the development of individual style and technique. Offered Fall.

Credits 3

Prerequisites

ART 435 : Ceramics II

Ceramics II is an advanced course in studio ceramics and 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. Offered Fall.

Credits 3

ART 436 : Photography III

This advanced level course in photography emphasizes individual creativity through the exploration of different photographic styles, techniques, and processes. Students will create a series related through a selected narrative, further exploring photographic image-making while assembling works for the Senior Exhibition (ART 401). Offered occasionally.

Credits 3

ART 437 : Painting IV

Painting IV is an advanced course for art majors. Continuing from Painting III, this course emphasizes individual creativity while continuing the exploration of painting through different techniques with varying content and styles. Offered Spring.

Credits 3