Art Course Descriptions

Credit hour(s): 0 OR 3 | Lecture hour(s): 0 OR 2 | Lab hour(s): 0 OR 3.4

Covers the principles and elements of design and color theory as applied to problems within visual communication. This course uses a variety of media. A course fee is required.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces students to working with the elements and principles of three-dimensional design. This course provides students with hands-on experience as they learn the basic concepts of three-dimensional design using a variety of materials (metal, plaster, clay, PVC, wood, etc.) to produce a body of work. A course fee is required.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Provides a basic introduction to the fundamentals of computer art. This course allows students to freely create computer-generated images such as portraits and landscapes. Students are exposed to computer hardware and software packages, computer vocabulary and commands related to computer art. A course fee is required.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces methods for producing graphic design for print, web, and interactive technologies. This course familiarizes students with computer hardware and software packages as well as print, web, and interactive terminology. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 105, 121, 176, and 125 with grades of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces students to printmaking and screen-printing techniques. Students explore the fundamental concepts and procedures in additive and reductive printmaking processes, including photo-emulsion and computer-generated stencils, to produce a body of work. A course fee is required. (Occasional offering) Prerequisite: ART 121 with a grade of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Increases students’ knowledge for web and interactive media. This course integrates web standards and utilizes media queries to develop responsive website designs. Web fonts and file management are also explored. Students are required to develop a final online portfolio. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Graphic and Interactive Design AAS program. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 140, 145, and 149 with grades of C or higher; Co-requisite: ART 146.

Credit hour(s): 0 OR 3 | Lecture hour(s): 0 OR 2 | Lab hour(s): 0 OR 3.4

Covers the basic techniques of digital photography, both in theory and in practice. The topics include: camera operations, basic editing and use of the digital darkroom, and the visual elements of photograph design. A course fee is required. A digital single lens reflex camera is required for all photography majors.

Credit hour(s): 0 OR 3 | Lecture hour(s): 0 OR 2 | Lab hour(s): 0 OR 3.4

Covers the basic techniques of silver gelatin black and white photography in both theory and in practice. The course topics include film developing, printing, creative darkroom techniques, and further exploration of the visual elements of photographic design. A course fee is required. A fully adjustable SLR (non-digital single lens reflex) camera is required for all Photography majors.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces the tools and techniques of Adobe Photoshop to process, edit, and enhance digital photographs. This course reviews the basic camera operations used to achieve the best possible digital images in addition to covering, in detail, the Photoshop steps necessary to maximize both the technical and aesthetic qualities of images. A course fee is required.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces students to a range of drawing concepts and techniques that includes the effective use of line, mass, value, composition, and perspective. Working from observation, students apply these concepts and techniques through the study of still life, interior spaces, portraiture, and the nude human figure. A course fee is required. (H&A)

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Provides students with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge of observational drawing concepts and techniques. Emphasis is placed on the human figure and color theory. Students apply these concepts and techniques through the study of still life, interior spaces, portraiture, and the nude human figure. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 121 with a grade of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces concepts and techniques used in the illustration of editorials, advertisements, articles, brochures, books, and other printed and digital communication media. Students learn to communicate visually through problem-solving projects. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 105 and 121 with grades of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces visual arts and design and emphasizes the components of visual thinking and reductive drawing. This course provides core exercises, methods, and tips that lead students through a wide variety of processes for generating innovative ideas and concepts. A course fee is required. Pre or Co-requisite: ART 121 with a grade of C or higher; eligibility for enrollment into ENGL 101. (FYS)

Credit hour(s): 1 | Lecture hour(s): 1 | Lab hour(s): 2

Covers the professional practice of graphic design. This course discusses trends in graphic design, professional ethics and expectations, career options, team participation, and professional communications. Students are given the ability to investigate career opportunities and are taught how to make informed decisions about career options. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Graphic Design Certificate and the Graphic and Interactive Design AAS programs. Prerequisite: ART 105, 121, 125, and 176 with grades of C or higher. Pre/Co-requisite: ART 109, 143, and 144 with grades of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces students to the basic techniques and concepts used in oil painting. Students apply skills through the study of still life, interior spaces, portraiture, and the human figure. A course fee is required. (H&A) Prerequisite: ART 121 with a grade of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Provides students with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge of painting concepts and techniques. Students apply skills through the study of still life, interior spaces, portraiture, and the human figure. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 131 with a grade of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 1 | Lecture hour(s): 1 | Lab hour(s): 1

Introduces students to the use of the Mac computer, its operating system and software programs. Students are taught how to correctly utilize a Mac and maximize its use. Students complete tutorials and/or exercises that demonstrate their understanding of basic file creation and tool proficiency. A course fee is required.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces functions of the World Wide Web and the fundamentals of creating mobile and desktop sites. Students utilize contemporary web technology and standards to develop creative and functional websites. This course emphasizes web fundamentals and application through using a web-design software package. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Graphic and Interactive Design AAS program. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 109, 143, and 144 with grades of C or higher; Co-requisite: ART 145 and 149.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces the fundamentals and expressive use of typography in print, web, and interactive design. Students are taught the historic and compositional aspects of typography while applying knowledge to work with type appropriately. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 105, 121, 125, and 176 with grades of C or higher. Eligibility for enrollment into MATH 022.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces the skills needed in visual communication. Students are taught the fundamentals of design concept through the preparation of materials - from initial concept to production. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 105, 121, 125, and 176 with grades of C or higher and eligibility for enrollment into MATH 022.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Continues the topics covered in ART 144. This course studies advanced principles of advertising, layout, and design. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Graphic and Interactive Design AAS program. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 109, 143, and 144 with grades of C or higher; Co-requisite: ART 140 and 149.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Further explores the advanced techniques used in the graphic design industry. This course emphasizes creating refined graphic design pieces for inclusion in the student’s final portfolio. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Graphic and Interactive Design AAS program. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 140, 145, and 149 with grades of C or higher; Co-requisite: ART 114.

Credit hour(s): 0 OR 3 | Lecture hour(s): 0 OR 2 | Lab hour(s): 0 OR 3.4

Allows students to develop a professional portfolio based upon design work completed throughout the Graphic Design program. The merits of various portfolio styles and formats are explored and students are expected to refine and update all of their existing design work for inclusion in their final portfolio. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Graphic and Interactive Design AAS program. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 140, 145, and 149 with grades of C or higher. Pre/Co-requisite: ART 114 and 146 with grades of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 1 | Lab hour(s): 15

Provides students with the opportunity to obtain valuable real-world experience by working in a graphic design environment for a total of 225 hours (15 hours per week) during a semester. Internship sites are carefully chosen for optimal career exposure. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Graphic and Interactive Design AAS program. Prerequisite: ART 114, 146, and 147 with grades of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 2 | Lecture hour(s): 1 | Lab hour(s): 10

Provides students with the opportunity to obtain valuable real-world experience by working in a design, print, web and/or interactive media environment for a total of 150 hours (ten hours a week) during a semester. Internship sites are carefully chosen for optimal career exposure. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Graphic and Interactive Design AAS program. Prerequisite: ART 146, 147, and 149 with grades of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 1 | Lecture hour(s): 1 | Lab hour(s): 5

Provides students with the opportunity to obtain valuable real-world experience by working in a design, print, web and/or interactive media environment for a total of 75 hours (five hours a week) during a semester. Internship sites are carefully chosen for optimal career exposure. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Graphic and Interactive Design AAS program. Prerequisite: ART 146, 147, and 149 with grades of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Provides students with a practical knowledge of the business of graphic design for print or web/multimedia. This course focuses on acquiring an internship, freelance work, and becoming a productive and conversant designer. In addition, this course addresses intellectual property rights and working with third parties and clients. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Graphic and Interactive Design AAS program. Prerequisite: ART 109, 143, and 144 with grades of C or higher; Co-requisite: ART 145 and 140.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 1 | Lab hour(s): 4

Provides students with the opportunity to obtain valuable work experience in a classroom environment working with real-world clients and projects. In addition to technical proficiency and creative development, students mature in business skills through their continued interaction within the graphic design industry. Enrollment is restricted to students in the Graphic and Interactive Design AAS program. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 140, 145, and 149 with grades of C or higher. Pre/Co-requisite: ART 114, 146, and 147 with grades of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces students to basic handbuilding and wheel throwing methods with an emphasis on process, history, and contemporary issues to clay. In addition, historical and global issues of ceramics are explored. A course fee is required.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Explores materials and processes for self-expression using advanced techniques of throwing, casting, and sculpting of ceramic forms. The student is responsible for creating a thematic body of work. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 151 with a grade of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Offers students hands-on experience in the development of spatial form in several media: clay, wood and metal. This studio course provides students with a beginner study of sculpture as they are able to produce a body of work that reflects individual imagination. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 107 with a grade of C or higher; Or, permission of the Instructor.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Provides students with an opportunity to develop skills in the design and production of jewelry, working in semi-precious and base metals. This studio course addresses piercing, metal forming, hot and cold joining, and casting techniques. A course fee is required.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Provides students with an advanced study of jewelry and metalworking techniques. This studio course addresses stone setting, chain making, anodizing, raising, mold making and casting, along with a review of techniques studied in ART 171. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 171 with a grade of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Explores the techniques and aesthetics of digital image capture and manipulation using digital photography, scanning, and computer imaging software as tools for creative expression. Students learn essential digital camera operations and skills necessary to navigate and work in the computer environment. Students use industry standard software to edit and enhance original digital photographs and images to express a personal vision. A course fee is required.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 3 | Lab hour(s): 0

Studies art from prehistoric times through the Middle Ages. The course emphasizes the relationship between art and social, economic, religious, and geographical conditions. Western and non-Western cultures are examined. Prerequisite: Eligibility for enrollment in ENG 101 and completion of any reading courses required by the College Testing and Placement Program. (H&A)

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 3 | Lab hour(s): 0

Studies art from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century. The course emphasizes the relationship between art and social, economic, religious, and technological developments. Western and non-Western cultures are examined discussed. Prerequisite: Eligibility for enrollment into ENGL 101 and completion of any reading courses required by the College Testing and Placement Program. (H&A)

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 3 | Lab hour(s): 0

Studies the development of modern styles in painting, sculpture, architecture, and the graphic arts from their origins in the nineteenth century to the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on styles and philosophies developed by modern artists and the elements of visual art they used, adapted, or invented. Prerequisite: Eligibility for enrollment into ENGL 101 and completion of any reading courses required by the College Testing and Placement Program.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 3 | Lab hour(s): 0

Explores film as an art form. This course focuses on the integration of the key fundamentals of filmmaking, such as cinematography, mise en scene, editing, and sound. Film theory and criticism are also discussed as a framework for understanding film and its significance. Students are then able to synthesize these foundational components, through shared viewing experiences, in order to critically analyze film. Prerequisite: Eligibility for enrollment into ENGL 101 and completion of any reading courses required by the College Testing and Placement Program.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 3 | Lab hour(s): 0

Survey course that investigates the development of the cinema from the late nineteenth century to the present. Emphasis is placed on movie genres, the people who have encouraged or created those genres, and how cultural patterns have affected the history of the cinema. Prerequisite: Eligibility for enrollment into ENGL 101 and completion of any reading courses required by the College Testing and Placement Program.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 3 | Lab hour(s): 0

Explores the history of photography with emphasis on the aesthetic elements of traditional and contemporary work - including digital. The significance of technical developments, photographic processes, and photographic criticism is discussed. Prerequisite: Eligibility for enrollment into ENGL 101 and completion of any reading courses required through the College Testing and Placement Program.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 3 | Lab hour(s): 0

A study of the history of graphic design from prehistoric visual communications to contemporary graphic design. This study also considers the impact of typography, technology, and modern art on graphic design, as well as the styles and contributions of individual graphic designers. Prerequisite: Eligibility for enrollment into ENGL 101 and completion of any reading courses required by the College Testing and Placement Program.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces students to the art, aesthetics, and methods of glass working. This course covers the theory and techniques of blowing, fusing, casting, and cold working. A course fee is required.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 3 | Lab hour(s): 0

Surveys the history of art and architecture of South, Southeast, and East Asia. This course focuses upon the artistic tradition of India, China, and Japan. Through classroom discussions, visits to museums, and various assignments, students gain a broader understanding of the historical, social, and philosophical contexts surrounding the art’s creation. Students are also able to discover aesthetic, cultural, and religious expressions have had on these ancient and vital civilizations. Prerequisite: Eligibility for enrollment into ENGL 101 and completion of any reading courses required by the College Testing and Placement Program.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 3 | Lab hour(s): 0

Enables students to travel to Italy and learn about the history of Italian Renaissance art and architecture through on-site evaluation of monuments and artworks. In addition to examining the unique cultural climate that spawned many notable achievements in this epoch, this course emphasizes the impact of Antiquity on artistic creation. Special topics are also addressed including the role of patronage and the changing status of the artist, cross-cultural influence, and social attitudes towards women and those constituting the “Other.” Prerequisite: Eligibility for enrollment into ENGL 101 and completion of any reading courses required by the College Testing and Placement Program.

Credit hour(s): 0 OR 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Encompasses the area of color photographic image making. This course examines color vision, color principles, and color photographic materials and processes. A portion of the course allows students to participate in a visual design workshop where areas of visual awareness and sensitivity are explored. Through lectures and weekly laboratory sessions, students are able to study and apply color theory, work with color transparencies, and practice in color chromogenic printing, which are used to emphasize theory and build portfolios. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 115 with a grade of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 0 OR 3 | Lecture hour(s): 0 OR 2 | Lab hour(s): 0 OR 3.4

Studies the theory and science of photography using practical applications. This course covers the theory of image formation, optics, sensitized materials, exposure, processing, tone reproduction, color, variability, visual perception, and digital photography. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 115 with a grade of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 0 OR 3 | Lecture hour(s): 0 OR 2 | Lab hour(s): 0 OR 3.4

Continues the skills and techniques covered in ART 201 with an added emphasis in digital color photography, digital visual design, digital books, and digital printing. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 201.

Credit hour(s): 0 OR 3 | Lecture hour(s): 0 OR 2 | Lab hour(s): 0 OR 3.4

Covers the art of photographic lighting. This course examines the use of available light, quartz light, and digital electronic flash. Digital and traditional 35mm and larger film formats - up to view camera - are employed. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 115, 117, and 201 with grades of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 1 | Lecture hour(s): 1 | Lab hour(s): 1

Provides students an opportunity to develop a professional portfolio that utilizes work created in various ART courses. This course teaches students how to document, assemble, and refine portfolios that are based upon admission requirements of transfer institutions. Prerequisite: ART 105, 107, 122, and 131 with grades of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Provides an advanced study of digital photography for commercial and fine art applica-tions. This course explores the techniques and aesthetics of digital image capture and ma-nipulation using digital photography and computer-imaging software. Students evaluate their ideas and visual judgments as they discover the technical, aesthetic, and theoretical aspects of digital photography. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 115, 117, and 201.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces contemporary topics, technologies, and the ethics of digital photography. This course provides students with marketing, self-promotional, interviewing, and resume skills, along with supplying them additional hands-on training in the refinement of their portfolios – necessary for the work place, transfer institutions, or exhibitions. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 115 with a grade of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Provides an advanced study in the formation of molten glass through the use of various mold making techniques and hot glass approaches. This course affords students the opportunity to produce portfolio work that is based upon advanced techniques of both form and surface. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 191 with a grade of C or higher.

Credit hour(s): 1 | Lecture hour(s): 0 | Lab hour(s): 3

An advanced glass course in which students explore specific techniques, processes, and concepts in depth. Students produce a body of work that reflects their research. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 191 and 214 with grades of C or higher; and, permission of the Instructor.

Credit hour(s): 1 | Lecture hour(s): 0 | Lab hour(s): 3

An advanced ceramics course in which students explore specific techniques, processes, and concepts in depth. Students produce a body of work that reflects their research. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 151 and 152 with grades of C or higher; and, permission of the Instructor.

Credit hour(s): 1 | Lecture hour(s): 0 | Lab hour(s): 3

Covers advanced studio problems and production techniques. Students work with ceramic, glass, jewelry and/or wood under the direct supervision of a medium-specific instructor. Signature of the Instructor is required.

Credit hour(s): 1 | Lecture hour(s): 0 | Lab hour(s): 3

Continues the skills and competencies addressed in ARTS 217A. Students further explore advanced studio problems and production techniques - working with ceramic, glass, jewelry, and/or wood - under the supervision of a medium-specific instructor. Signature of the Instructor is required.

Credit hour(s): 1 | Lecture hour(s): 0 | Lab hour(s): 3

Continues the skills and competencies addressed in ARTS 217B. Students further explore advanced studio problems and production techniques – working with ceramic, glass, jewelry, and/or wood - under the supervision of a medium-specific instructor. Signature of the Instructor is required.

Credit hour(s): 3 | Lecture hour(s): 2 | Lab hour(s): 3.4

Introduces basic elements and principles of color theory. Topics include terminology, interaction of color, color perception, chromatic relationships, color psychology, and harmony. Students work in a variety of tools, from paint mixtures to collage. A course fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 105 with a grade of C or higher.