Course Descriptions

ART-101 Art in Society

Study of the function of art in a variety of cultures with specific reference to American culture. Application of insights gained through inter-cultural analysis of contemporary issues. Slide lectures, films, gallery, and museum visits. 3 cr.

ART-106 Introduction to Art History I

Meanings and functions of the visual arts in Western history from c3000 B.C.E. through the 17th century C.E. Basic terminology and definitions through analysis of forms, style and techniques; value judgments, taste, and the viewer's appreciation of art forms through an understanding of their historical context. Slide lectures and museum assignments. 3 cr.

ART-107 Introduction to Art History II

Meanings and functions of the visual arts in Western history from c1700 C.E. through the mid-twienth century. Basic terminology through analysis of forms, style and techniques; regional, chronological and individual developments in their historical context. Slide lectures and museum assignments. 3 cr.

ART-120 Drawing I

Basic drawing, stressing individual perceptual growth and the importance of physical and psychological factors in structuring visual experiences; emphasis on design and perception; discussion of systems of perceptual interpretation and structure, concepts of abstraction, and problems of evaluation. 3 cr.

ART-130 Two-Dimensional Design

Systematic exploration of order in two-dimensional space and study of the interaction of method and technique in organizing form on a two-dimensional surface. 3 cr.

ART-140 Three-Dimensional Design

Studio experience and lecture exploring fundamental 3-D design theory and concepts through the solution of studio problems utilizing 3-D materials and techniques.

ART-170A Studio Experiences: Photography

Problem solving approach in studio experiences with lecture and discussion. This course does not count towards major or minor requirements in Art.

ART-170B Studio Experiences: Painting

Problem solving approach in studio experiences with lecture and discussion. This course does not count towards major or minor requirements in Art.

ART-170C Studio Experiences: Sculpture

Problem solving approach in studio experiences with lecture and discussion. This course does not count towards major or minor requirements in Art.

ART-170D Studio Experiences: Metalworking and Jewelry

Problem solving approach in studio experiences with lecture and discussion. This course does not count towards major or minor requirements in Art.

ART-170E Studio Experiences: Printmaking

Problem solving approach in studio experiences with lecture and discussion. This course does not count towards major or minor requirements in Art.

ART-170F Studio Experiences: Ceramics

Problem solving approach in studio experiences with lecture and discussion. This course does not count towards major or minor requirements in Art.

ART-170G Studio Experiences: Drawing

Problem solving approach in studio experiences with lecture and discussion. This course does not count towards major or minor requirements in Art.

ART-201 Contemporary Art

Study of painting and sculpture of the last ten years; gallery and museum visits; readings in contemporary art publications; slide lectures.

ART-202 Methods of Research in Art History

Introduction to art historical research methodology, including the use of library resources, indices, bibliographies, and primary source material. Writing skills, style, and methods of citation will be emphasized.

ART-220 Drawing II

Interpretive drawing experiences, concentration on individual growth and perceptual acuity, principally studying the human form through live models, other supportive materials and a variety of media. Prereq.: ART- 120.

ART-230 Introduction to Painting

Studio examination of the technical development of visual communication by means of design, symbol, and image; exploration of painting media. Prereq.: ART-130 or consent of instructor

ART-231 Painting Techniques and Processes I: General Aqueous Media

Studio problems emphasizing individual exploration of aqueous media such as transparent watercolor,gouache casein,.tempera. Prereq.: ART-230 or consent of instructor.

ART-232 Painting Techniques and Processes II: General Non-Aqueous Media

Studio problems emphasizing exploration of non-aqueous media such as oil painting, encaustic, lacquers. Prereq.: ART-230 or consent of instructor.

ART-233 Painting Techniques and Processes III: Contemporary Media

Studio problems emphasizing individual exploration of contemporary media such as acrylic polymer, air brush, oil compatible acrylic, reflective surfaces, transfer processes. Prereq.: ART-230 or consent of instructor

ART-234 Colour

Investigation of color phenomena through lecture and studio problems. Prereq.: ART-130.

ART-240 Introduction to Sculpture

Traditional and contemporary sculpture concepts; introductory studio experience in modeling and casting, carving, and construction techniques. Prereq.: ART-140 or consent of instructor

ART-241 Sculpture l: Figure Modeling and Casting

Studio problems with a focus on the human figure; exploration of casting materials and techniques by means of clay and plaster modeling; mold-making; and plastics casting. Prereq.: ART-240 or consent of instructor

ART-242 Sculpture II: Carving

Studio problems involving traditional and contemporary carving techniques using wood and stone. Prereq.: ART-240 or consent of instructor.

ART-243 Sculpture III: Wood and Metal Shop

Studio problems involving areas of the students' choice: woodworking; metal welding and brazing; plastic fabrication; using hand and power tools. Prereq.: ART-240 ,or consent of instructor

ART-250 Introduction to Printmaking

Introduction to major printmaking techniques including studio projects in intaglio, relief, stencil, and planographic processes. Prereq.: ART-120 and ART-130 or consent of instructor.

ART-261 Introduction to Photography

Lecture and laboratory experiments in basic photographic processes, camera techniques, and printing with an emphasis on photography as a creative medium.

ART-262 Photography II

Continuation and expansion of ART-261 Concentration on visual concepts and technical competence in black and white photography. Students develop a personal body of photographic prints, professional in quality and concept. Prereq.: ART-261 or a portfolio of photographic work that demonstrates equivalent proficiency

ART-270 Introduction to Ceramics

History of ceramics; sequential studio problems in hand building methods, surface treatment, and glazing of ceramics.

ART-271 Ceramics II

Introduction to the chemistry of clay bodies and glazes; sequential studio problems in using the wheel in building with clay. Prereq.: ART-270.

ART-273 Introduction to Studio in Metals/Jewelry

Experience in the fundamental processes of working with small metals and jewelry design including soldering, cutting, forming, and finishing techniques.

ART-281 Commercial Art

Introduction to techniques and concepts of visual communications/commercial art; historical and contemporary social aspects; typography, layout, display, image-making; lectures, seminars, and workshop. Prereq.: ART- 120 and ART- 130 or consent or instructor

ART-282 Introduction to Computer Graphics

Introductory experience of computer graphic applications and an overview of the field. Computer hardware, software and peripheral devices will be utilized in the creation and manipulation of images and animation Prereq.: ART-120 and ART- 130.

ART-283 Rendering Techniques in Advertising Art

Techniques and skills needed for the execution of advertising design problems, including an understanding of the materials appropriate to those techniques. Discussion of the principles and terminology used in production. Prereq.: ART-130.

ART-284 Keyline/Pasteup

Basic course in the techniques needed for the production of camera-ready materials ranging from two-dimensional designs to packaging.

ART-303 Images of Woman in Art

Iconographical study of the images of woman in the visual arts. Exploration into stereotypes, archetypes, and prototypes in the context of historical and societal conditions, using primary literary sources and archaeological evidence to support interpretive hypotheses.

ART-304 Studies in Tribal Arts

Selected offerings on special topics in tribal arts. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics.

ART-310 Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Study of the arts from the early Christian period to the end of the Byzantine Empire in the east: stylistic and iconographic development of architecture, painting, mosaics, manuscript illustration, and minor arts in the context of contemporary politics and religion.

ART-311 Medieval Arts of the West

A study of art from the Merovingian period to the end of high Gothic: Stylistic and iconographic development of architecture, painting, sculpture, manuscript illustration, and minor arts in the context of political and religious controversies.

ART-312 Painting of the Italian Renaissance

Painting in Italy from 1200-1600; iconography and aesthetics, social and technical aspects, development of style with brief attention to the most important examples of sculpture and architecture insofar as they aid in an understanding of the development of painting; slide lectures, museum visits.

ART-313 Painting of the United States of America

Survey of American painting from the Colonial period through mid-twentieth century; social and technical aspects, development of various styles; slide lectures, museum visits.

ART-316 Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Art

Painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, stressing historical, stylistic and iconographic developments in the art of the period with emphasis on leading Baroque artists in Italy, Spain, Flanders, Holland, France and Germany.

ART-317 Sculpture and Architecture of the United States

Sculpture and architecture of the United States from the Colonial period through mid-twentieth century. Social and technical aspects, development of various styles; slide lectures, museum visits.

ART-318 Nineteenth Century European Art

Survey of European painting and sculpture from the late 1 8th century through the early decades of the 20th century, with emphasis upon major artistic developments in the context of pertinent historical and social issues and the general cultural milieu.

ART-319 Twentieth Century European Art

European painting and sculpture from postimpressionism at the close of the nineteenth century through the various modernist movements of the twentieth century with emphasis on major theories and developments in art in the context of pertinent historical, social and cultural events and concerns of the
period.

ART-320 Studio in Advanced Drawing

Interpretive drawing experiences directed to individual growth and personal style. Use of live models, other supportive materials, and a variety of media. Prereq.: ART-220 or consent of instructor

ART-330 Studio in Advanced Painting

Studio problems emphasizing personal development and expression in an area of the student's choice. Prereq.: ART-23l, ART-232, or ART-233 or consent of instructor

ART-340 Studio in Advanced Sculpture

Studio problems emphasizing personal development and expression in an area of the student's choice. Prereq.: ART-242, or ART-243 or consent of instructor

ART-350 Studio in Advanced Printmaking

Studio problems in design and expression through one or more of the graphic processes; advanced work in the processes of relief stencil, intaglio, and/or planographic printing. Prereq.: ART-25 1 or ART-252 or ART-253 or consent of instructor

ART-360 Contemporary Art Education in Intermediate Grades

Inquiry and understanding of the many problems of communication in teaching art in the intermediate grades. Prereq.: ART-130 or equivalent and consent of instructor.

ART-362 Studio in Advanced Photography

Concentration on experimental and technical problems. Discussion of expressional and functional aspects of photography. Altered cameras, film formats, chemicals, and papers. Final presentation and individual review of a portfolio of works demonstrating aesthetic and technical competence in black and white photography. Prereq.: ART-262 or a portfolio of works demonstrating comparable proficiency.

ART-370 Studio in Advanced Ceramics

Investigation of various advanced ceramic processes, techniques, and critical analysis of historical and contemporary work. Prereq: ART-271 or consent of instructor

ART-373 Studio in Metals

Intermediate and advanced processes used in metalsmithing and jewelry such as casting, stone setting, forging, forming and finishing. Prereq.:ART-273 or consent of instructor

ART-381 Studio in Graphic Design

Principles involved in the thought process, creation and production of a design project. Lecture and discussion. Suggested readings supplement the class experience. Prereq.: ART-281 and ART-284.

ART-382 Advanced Computer Graphics

Principles related to the creation of imagery in various areas of computer graphics will be reviewed. Topics of study include advanced image creation and manipulation, 2-D and 3-D animation, 3-D modeling and contemporary uses of computer graphics in technology. Prereq.: ART-282.

ART-383 Studio in Illustration

Principles involved in the thought process, creation and production of an image-making problem. Lecture and discussion. Suggested readings will supplement the class experience. Prereq.: ART-281.

ART-384 Internship in Commercial Art and Design

On-site experience in an industrial shop or commercial agency observing and participating in the everyday activities and projects. Prereq.: ART-281, ART-284 and junior standing.

ART-390 Independent Study in Visual Art

Individual investigation into a topic of the student's choice. Prereq: senior standing or consent of advisor.

ART-392 a/b Professional Practices

Portfolio preparation in a chosen field; exhibition of selected works. Prereq: senior standing.