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Course Descriptions

Art

ART 101-102 (3 CR) (3 CR)
History and Appreciation of Art I-II

May be taken out of sequence.

Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ART 121-122 (3 CR) (3 CR)
Drawing I-II

Must be taken in sequence.

Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space/perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash, and color media. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ART 131-132 (3 CR) (3 CR)
Fundamentals of Design I-II

May be taken out of sequence.

Explores the concepts of two- and three-dimensional design and color. May include field trips as required. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ART 153-154 (3 CR) (3 CR)
Ceramics I-II

Presents problems in the design and production of functional and non-functional ceramic works. Includes handbuilding the potter’s wheel and clays and glazes. Lecture 0-2 hours. Studio instruction 4-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.

ART 235 (3 CR)
Functional Ceramics

Prerequisite ART 154 or divisional approval.

Explores the design and production of functional ceramics, including handbuilding and use of the wheel. Lecture 0-2 hours. Studio instruction 4-6 hours. Total 6-8 hours per week.

ART 236 (3 CR)
Sculptural Ceramics

Prerequisite ART 154 or divisional approval.

Explores the design and production of sculptural ceramics, including handbuilding and use of the wheel. Lecture 0-2 hours. Studio instruction 4-6 hours. Total 6-8 hours per week.

ART 241-242 (3 CR) (3 CR)
Painting I-II

Must be taken in sequence.

Introduces abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/or oil with emphasis on color composition and value. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.

ART 243-244 (3 CR) (3 CR)
Watercolor I-II

Must be taken in sequence.

Presents abstract and representational painting in watercolor with emphasis on design, color, composition, technique and value. Lecture 1-2 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.

ART 283-284 (3 CR) (3 CR)
Computer Graphics I-II

Must be taken in sequence.

Utilizes microcomputers and software to produce computer graphics. Employs techniques learned to solve studio projects which reinforce instruction and are appropriate for portfolio use. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 3-4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.