Studio Art Foundations

  • 115. Drawing. (3 hours) This foundation level art course deals with the basics of drawing using both traditional media and innovative techniques. The drawing approaches will range from representational to experimental. This course is suggested as a prerequisite for ART 331 Painting. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Fall and Spring
  • 117. Design Basics and Color. (3 hours) This foundation level art course deals with basic topics of visual structure, the elements of design, materials and design terminology, and color theory. This course is suggested as a prerequisite for ART 331 Painting. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Fall
  • 119. Introduction to Three Dimensional Design and Ceramics. (3 hours) This studio course addresses the fundamental concepts of sculpture and other three-dimensional practices. Working with a variety of materials including paper, wire, metal, clay, and installation, students will have the opportunity to examine the formal elements of three-dimensional forms through hands-on experience. In this course students will observe the work of others in the studio environment; explore a broad repertoire of media possibilities; and critically analyze works. This course carries the Quantitative (Q) Flag in the Foundations and Core Program. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Spring
  • 121. Introduction to Graphic Design (3 hours) This course is an introductory study in the aesthetics, creative, and technical aspects of digital imaging and graphic design. Although no one area will be mastered in this course, students will gain a basic proficiency of Adobe’s Creative Suite with emphasis in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Course assignments will address a wide array of topics, including image manipulation, creation of graphics, overview of typography, and layout design. ART 121 is recommended for all art majors/minors and carries the Quantitative (Q) Flag in the Foundations & Core Program. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Fall and SpringArt Studio Foundations

Art History Foundations

  • 210. Survey of Art History I. (3 hours) ART 210 introduces the basic concepts of visual and contextual analysis in the form of an historical survey of paintings, sculpture, architecture and other art forms from prehistoric and ancient cultures to circa 1450 CE. Art history explores how and why works of art and visual culture function in context, paying attention to issues such as religious identity, politics, patronage, and gender while reflecting, too, on the ways in which these works are mediated and understood by viewers across time. The course is taught from the Western perspective with some attention paid to content from beyond the Western tradition. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Fall
  • 212. Survey of Art History II. (3 hours) ART 212 is the second half of a year-long introductory survey of art history which introduces the basic concepts of visual and stylistic analysis in the form of an historical survey of paintings, sculpture, architecture, and other art forms from 1450 CE to the present day. Like 210, this course emphasizes understanding how and why works of art and visual culture function in context, paying attention to issues such as religious identity, politics, patronage, and gender while reflecting, too, on the ways in which these works are mediated and understood by viewers across time. This course interrogates the role and biography of individual artists more explicitly than ART 210. The course is taught from the Western perspective with some attention paid to content beyond the Western tradition. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Spring
  • 310. Modern Art History. (3 hours) This course surveys developments in nineteenth and twentieth-century art and architecture, beginning with the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851 and concluding around 1970, with the advent of color-field painting and minimalism. Particular emphasis is placed on theoretical and critical issues in addition to the historical, intellectual, and socioeconomic changes that are reflected or addressed in the works of artists and architects. This course carries a W flag in the Foundations and Core Program. Prerequisite: ART 210 or 212 or permission of instructor. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. Fall
  • 370. Topics in Art (art history concentration). (1–3 hours) This art course addresses specialized mediums, techniques, and/or subjects. Topics may have a concentration in studio art or art history and have included: Noh Mask Carving, Paper/Book Arts, Impasto Mannerism Painting, Alternative Photographic Processes, and Museum Studies. This course may carry a Flag in the Foundations and Core Program. Consult the semester schedule for this information as well as the topic under study. This course may be repeated. Prerequisites may apply; consult instructor. Special fee applies, please see Financial Planning and Expenses section. As needed