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Course Information Cr Hrs
ART-101 Art History I

This course covers an illustrated study of the history of art.  Vocabulary of the basic art elements will be covered as well as the study of prehistoric art through the Renaissance.  Major works of paintings, sculptures and architecture will be explored.

3-3-0
ART-105 Art History II

This course covers an illustrated study of the history of art.  Vocabulary of the basic art elements will be covered as well as the study of the Renaissance through Contemporary movements.  Major works of paintings, sculptures and architecture will be explored.

3-3-0
ART-110 Art and ExperienceThis course introduces the visual arts in the context of history and culture providing students with knowledge and practice in the skills necessary to make art a greater part of everyday life. It involves analysis of art works and introduces terminology and concepts for understanding the study of style, design, technique, iconography and function of art within various cultural matrices. 3-3-0
ART-115 Foundation I: Two-Dimensional Design

Elements of design will be explored through a variety of methods and mediums of two-dimensional design. Techniques will be explored through the solution of two-dimensional design problems.

3-2-4
ART-116 Foundation II: Three-Dimensional Design

This course provides continuation of two-dimensional design with emphasis on three-dimensional concepts. Elements of design will be explored in a variety of methods of three-dimensional construction. Sculptural techniques will be explored through the solution of design problems.

 Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in ART 115.
3-2-4
ART-120 Drawing I

This course introduces basic visual art concepts, ideas and techniques that emphasize design principles and hand-eye coordination. The student will solve a variety of drawing problems with different methods and media. Students will become familiar with the basic vocabulary of the drawing process.

3-0-6
ART-121 Drawing II

This course expands on the basic visual art concepts, ideas and techniques that emphasize drawing principles and handeye coordination previously learned. The student will solve more complex drawing problems with different methods and media. Students will increase their vocabulary and observational drawing skills. This course will serve as an introduction to drawing the nude human figure.

 Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in ART 120.
3-0-6
ART-125 Painting I

This is an introductory course, designed to strengthen the individual student’s awareness of the history and techniques of the craft of painting. This course will develop the student’s technical and observational skills. The course concentrates on the essential elements of painting: its materials, methods and craft. This course develops the student’s understanding of brushwork, composition and color. Students learn painting terminology and the importance of dialog in the creative process.

3-2-4
ART-126 Painting II

This course extends the knowledge and techniques learned in Painting I and is designed to further enhance and strengthen the student’s awareness of the history and techniques of the art of painting. This course concentrates on the essential elements of painting: its materials, methods and craft. Students expand their exploration in painting media and techniques and strive to achieve the beginnings of personalized pictorial expression and demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of the media.

 Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in ART 125.
3-0-6
ART-130 Printmaking I

This is an introductory course in traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. The student will learn a variety of printmaking techniques from a selection of monotypes, woodcut blocks, linoleum blocks, serigraphs, etchings and solvent transfers.

3-2-4
ART-135 Ceramics I

This course is a study of the basic principles of ceramics and ceramic sculpture with emphasis on hand-built methods. Wheel thrown pottery will be explored. The various processes of working in clay including glazing and firing will be explored. Students will learn the skills needed for traditional hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques as well as non-traditional approaches to ceramics.

3-2-4
ART-210 Portfolio Development

This class is designed to help prepare students majoring in Visual Arts to successfully transfer to a B.F.A. or B.A. program in Art. The student will establish a portfolio and better understand the professional activities associated within the larger art world. Students will learn appropriate ways to present their work, how to write about their ideas, how to document artwork in electronic form, guidelines and conventions for writing a resume, research into area art programs, career topics and exhibitions.

 Prerequisites: Completion of ART 115, ART 116, ART 120 and ART 121.
1-1-0
ART-220 Drawing III

Building on Drawing II, this class will expand upon the development and execution of ideas using traditional and non-traditional media. Students will be introduced to various types of drawing styles and will challenge traditional definitions of drawing. They will complete projects in drawing the nude model, complex perspective, environmental art, empheral drawings, installation art and develop a portfolio and artist’s statement.

 Prerequisite: ART 121.
3-2-4
ART-221 Drawing IV

This course builds upon Drawing III and is considered an advanced course. Students are expected to be self-directed in their choice of subject matter. Students will explore historical and contemporary issues in drawing, and will continue to develop their body of work to enhance their professional portfolio.

 Prerequisite: Grade of “C” of better in ART 220.
3-2-4