Art (ART)

ART 110. Introduction to the Visual Arts

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FASPSU
This course is an introduction to the language of the visual arts, its techniques, materials, and history. The course begins with basic theory and how art communicates. Students will learn to analyze, understand, and appreciate the visual arts. The second part will bring opportunities for hands on experiences with various art mediums as well as a brief survey of the history of art.

ART 122. Two-Dimensional Design

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Study of line, shape, texture, value and color and the organizing principles of design that will allow students to become more effective visual communicators. There will be emphasis on problem solving, the creative process and critical thinking as they are applied to two-dimensional projects. Art fee $50.

ART 124. Three-Dimensional Design

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
Continued study of the visual elements and design principles as they relate to three dimensional spaces, including applications in areas such as sculpture, architecture, landscape design, industrial design and other allied fields. There will be continued emphasis on cultivating creativity, solving problems and developing critical thinking skills. Art fee $50.

ART 130. Drawing I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Introduction, study and application of the visual elements using various drawing media and methods. There will be an emphasis on visual thinking through observation, analysis and expression.

ART 204. Jewelry I

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This is an introduction to basic jewelry making where students will learn to design and create jewelry in various media. Clay, wire, enameling, metal fabrication, and lost wax casting will be covered. Art fee $100.

ART 205. Jewelry II

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This is an introduction to basic jewelry making where students will learn to design and create jewelry in various media. Clay, wire, enameling, metal fabrication, and lost wax casting will be covered. Art fee $100.

ART 210. Art History I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
This is a survey course covering art of prehistoric humans through the Gothic Era (1400 A.D.). Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of art during this period through class discussion, lecture, slides, videos, and text reading. Art History I is designed to demonstrate the important role art has placed in history, politics and government, religion, and human development.

ART 211. Art History II

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
This is a survey course covering art of the Renaissance through the Modern Era. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the major art movements through class discussion, lecture, slides, videos, and text reading. Art History II is designed to demonstrate the important role art has placed in history, politics, and government, religion, and human development.

ART 220. Painting I

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ART 130 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Introduction to the basics of painting through a variety of media and materials using still life subjects, models and imaginative expressions. Art fee $30.

ART 221. Painting II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ART 220.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
A continuation of the concepts and techniques explored in ART 220 with an emphasis on personal expression. Art fee $30.

ART 225. Water Media I

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Basic courses in the techniques of transparent watercolor. Art fee $15.

ART 226. Water Media II

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Basic courses in the techniques of transparent watercolor. Art fee $15.

ART 230. Drawing II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ART 130.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Continuation of ART 130 emphasizing color and composition, as well as developing conceptual and critical abilities related to the visual expression of ideas.

ART 231. Figure Drawing I

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ART 130.
Typically Offered: FALL
A study of the human figure as an end in itself through the use of pencils, charcoal and pastels.

ART 250. Ceramics I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Introductory course on origin, nature, and use of clay and glazes. Includes hand-building processes and basic wheel-forming methods. Art fee $70.

ART 251. Ceramics II

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
Introductory course on origin, nature, and use of clay and glazes. Includes hand-building processes and basic wheel-forming methods. Art fee $70.

ART 252. Advanced Ceramics

Credits: 1-3
Prerequisites: ART 250 and ART 251 or departmental approval.
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 12.00 credits.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Directed study of topics in ceramics. Advanced hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. Glazing and firing with emphasis on individual experimentation. Art fee $70.

ART 265. Sculpture I

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Introduction and study of visual expression in three-dimensional form using various sculptural media and methods. Art fee $35.

ART 266. Sculpture II

Credits: 2
Prerequisite: ART 265.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Continuation of ART 265 with an emphasis on developing more advanced technical skills, as well as exploring media and concepts. Art fee $35.

ART 270. Printmaking I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
Introduction to the history of printmaking and basic printmaking techniques and materials. Art fee: $100.

ART 271. Printmaking II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ART 270.
Typically Offered: SPRING
More advanced study of basic printmaking techniques and materials. Art fee $100.