Courses

ARTS 1301 — INTRODUCTION TO THE VISUAL ARTS (Art Appreciation)

The visual elements and principles of art; their nature, function and relationship in painting, sculpture, architecture and graphics. Emphasis on basic approaches to understanding works of art and the development of personal interpretations. Lecture and discussion with visits to museums.
(Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: None

ARTS 1303 — ART HISTORY I

A critical and analytic study of the great historical works of art in architecture, painting, and minor arts from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. (Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: None

ARTS 1304 — ART HISTORY II

A critical and analytic study of the great historical works of art in architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts from the Renaissance to the present. (Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: None

ARTS 1311 — DESIGN I

Introduction to fundamentals of design: line, color, form, texture, shape, and arrangement. Emphasis on two–dimensional principles. Fee: $20. (Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: None

ARTS 1312 — DESIGN II

A continuation on the fundamentals of design: line, color, form, texture, shape, and arrangement. Emphasis on three–dimensional principles. Fee: $20 (Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: ARTS 1311

ARTS 1316 — DRAWING I

Fundamentals of drawing; consideration of line, space, form, and perspective in rendering from still life, landscape, or the human figure. Emphasis on composition and development of hand–eye coordination. Fee: $20. (Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: None

ARTS 1317 — DRAWING II

Emphasis on drawing from still life, landscape, human figure, and architectural subjects. Rendering line, light and shade, and form in pencil, charcoal and pen and ink. Fee: $20.
(Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: ARTS 1316 or department approval

ARTS 2316 — PAINTING I

Development of painting skills, techniques, and aesthetic sensibilities related to artistic expression in oil and/or acrylic mediums. Emphasis on color and composition. Fee: $20.
(Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: ARTS 1316 or department approval

ARTS 2317 — PAINTING II

A continuation of Painting I with emphasis on development of independent problem solving and style in composition: figure, landscape, portrait painting, and still life. Fee: $20.
(Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: ARTS 2316 or department approval

ARTS 2323 — LIFE DRAWING I

Detailed study of the human form. Emphasis on rendering, mood, expression, and skeletal and muscular structure. Fee: $20.
(Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: ARTS 1316 or department approval

ARTS 2326 — SCULPTURE I

Introduction to basic principles and techniques of sculpture. Emphasis on three-dimensional expression in a variety of materials. Fee: $20. (Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: None

ARTS 2333 — PRINTMAKING I

Introduction to monotype, relief, lithography and intaglio printing methods; line and tonal etching, drypoint, aquatint, soft ground, and other techniques explored. Limited editions will be required. Fee: $20. (Master Syllabi)
Prior credit in ARTS 1311 or ARTS 1316 recommended

ARTS 2346 — CERAMICS I

Introduction to basic ceramic processes and techniques: design, hand–building, wheel–throwing, and glazing. Fee: $20.
(Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: None

ARTS 2347 — CERAMICS II

A continuation of ARTS 2346 with emphasis on clay bodies, glazes, firing, and using the wheel. Fee: $20. (Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: ARTS 2346

ARTS 2356 — PHOTOGRAPHY I

Introduction to fundamentals of black and white photography. Shooting techniques, film development, printing and portfolio presentation will be covered. An emphasis will be placed on the development of personal expression through photographs. Fee: $24 (Master Syllabi)
Prior credit in ARTS 1311 recommended.

ARTS 2348 – Digital Art I

A studio art course that explores the potential of the computer hardware and software medium for their visual, conceptual and practical uses in the visual arts.
(Master Syllabi)

ARTS 2357 — PHOTOGRAPHY II

A continuation of the development of photographic artistic expression with emphasis on digital technology. The course will emphasize experimentation with the hardware and software used by artists in a wide range of contexts. Fee: $24. (Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: ARTS 2356

ARTS 2366 — WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Development of painting skills, techniques, and aesthetic sensibilities to artistic expression in watercolor medium. Emphasis on interpretation of still life, landscape, architectural, and figure subjects. Fee: $20. (Master Syllabi)
Prerequisites: ARTS 1316 or department approval