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Art Course Descriptions

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ART 101-102: History and Appreciation of Art I-II (3 cr.) — Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture, and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Recommended Prerequisite for ART 102: ART 101 recommended. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recommended to be taken in sequence.

ART 106: History of Modern Art Art (3 cr.) — Surveys the history of modern architecture, sculpture, painting, and graphic arts in representational and non-representational forms. Focuses on the periods and movements that influenced the arts of the twentieth century. Emphasizes contemporary art forms, particularly the interaction between art and society, industry, and design. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ART 116: Design for the Web I (3 cr.) — Introduces the basic elements of web page design: typography, imagery, and color, and examines how they are combined to create effective layouts. Teaches organization of materials, sketching and concept development, site planning and various methods of construction. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ART 120: Beginning Drawing (2 cr.) — Introduces principles and practices of the various media used in drawing. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

ART 121-122: Drawing I-II (4 cr.) — Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash and color media. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. Prerequisite for ART 122: Completion of ART 121

ART 131-132: Fundamentals of Design I-II (4 cr.) — Explores the concepts of two- and three-dimensional design and color. May include field trips as required. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. Prerequisite for ART 132: Completion of ART 131.

ART 141: Typography I (4 cr.) — Studies the history of letter forms and typefaces and examines their uses in contemporary communications media. Emphasizes applications to specific design problems. Includes identification and specification of type, copy fitting and hands-on typesetting problems. Prerequisite: Completed ART 131 and ART 180 or divisional approval. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.

ART 180: Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 cr.) — Provides a working introduction to computer-based electronic technology used by visual artists and designers. Presents the basics of operating platforms and standard industry software. Introduces problems in which students can explore creative potential of the new electronic media environment. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 131.

ART 241-242: Painting I-II (4 cr.) — Introduces abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/or oil with emphasis on color composition and value. Lecture 1- 2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. Prerequisite for ART 241: Completion of ART 122 or division approval. Prerequisite for ART 242: Completion of ART 241.

ART 265: Graphic Techniques (4 cr.) — Applies the study of printing processes to the preparation of art work. Teaches printing processes, terminology, and related materials. Prerequisite: Completed ART 131 and ART 180. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Please see an advisor for more information.

ART 275: Relief Printmaking (4 cr.) — Introduces relief print making techniques including woodcut, linocut, and collograph. Includes field trips when applicable. Prerequisites: ART 131 and ART 140 or ART 180. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

ART 283-284: Computer Graphics I-II (4 cr.) — Utilizes microcomputers and software to produce computer graphics. Employs techniques learned to solve studio projects which reinforce instruction and are appropriate for portfolio use. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 3-4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. Prerequisites for ART 283: ART 131 and ART 180. Prerequisite for ART 284: Completion of ART 283.

ART 287: Portfolio and Resume Preparation (1 cr.) — Focuses on portfolio preparation, resume writing, and job interviewing for students. Recommended for final semester program students. Requires instructor’s approval. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 0-4 hours. Total 1-6 hours per week.

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