Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Art (ART)

Liberal Arts Division

ART 100: Visual Foundations

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores visual forms and contemporary concepts through a variety of media, presentations and discussions.

ART 101: Drawing I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Develops drawing skills through practice with a broad variety of drawing tools and techniques. One hour lecture/four hours studio per week.

ART 102: Drawing II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 101

Continues ART 101 with increased emphasis on the refinement of drawing skills. One hour lecture/ four hours studio per week.

ART 105: Color Theory

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces color interactions, optical phenomena and creative application.

ART 108: Design Fundamentals II (2-D)

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores the fundamentals of design utilizing various media while focusing on three-dimensional design and sculptural practices. One hour lecture/four hours studio per week.

ART 111: Beginning Ceramics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces basic ceramic techniques and concepts including both hand-built and wheel thrown vessels as well as both utilitarian and non-utilitarian ceramic forms.

ART 115: Beginning Clay Sculpture

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to clay as a medium for sculptural design. Focus is on human head, small animal sculpture and mold-making.

ART 124: Beginning Printmaking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces printmaking processes emphasizing relief, intaglio, lithographic, and screen processes.

ART 127: Watercolor I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a beginning course in watercolor painting with emphasis on materials and techniques which contribute to the production of quality works of art.

ART 131: Introduction to Painting

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basics of various traditional and contemporary painting media.

ART 135: Photography I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces black and white photography and the 35mm camera. The course is designed as a beginning or refresher class in understanding photo taking and darkroom procedures. Student must provide a 35mm camera.

ART 141: Introduction to Digital Photography I

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces photographic techniques. Topics include exposure, camera controls, digital printing, file management. Explores creative possibilities and thematic modes of photography; working in series.

ART 142: Introduction to Digital Photography II

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: ART 141 or consent of instructor

Continued exploration of photography utilizing digital based equipment with an emphasis on cameras (both traditional and digital) and scanning, including the creation and manipulation of original images.

ART 160: Art Appreciation

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Studies art, artists and art media of various historical periods to develop the student's capacity to evaluate and appreciate them.

ART 201: Life Drawing I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 101

Practices drawing the human figure from nude models. Emphasizes the expressive potentialities of human figure, and the production of quality drawings. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 208: Fiber Arts

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces fiber based techniques and concepts including contemporary uses of quilting and fabric dyes, among other techniques, as a fine art form.

ART 209: Introduction to Gallery Practices

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Covers the practices and ethics of operating an art gallery. May be repeated for up to six units.

ART 211: Ceramics I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a beginning studio course in ceramic construction and decoration. Lecture and laboratory methods are used to give special attention to the development of individual students skills. Uses potter's wheels. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 212: Ceramics II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 211

Continues ART 211 with increased attention given to further refinement of skills. One hour lecture/four hours studio per week.

ART 216: Sculpture I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers fundamentals of sculpture using plaster, wood and other materials.

ART 217: Sculpture II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 216 or consent of instructor

Offers studio classes in techniques and skills of subtractive and additive sculpture. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 218: Alternative Sculpture

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Explores non-traditional sculpting techniques.

ART 221: Beginning Printmaking: Intaglio

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 124

Introduce etching, drypint, aquatint, and other techniques related to metal plate printmaking. Emphasis on the creative use of materials and techniques.

ART 222: Beginning Printmaking: Lithography

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART 124

Examines materials and techniques for lithography. Explores black and white printing as well as color and photo generated images.

ART 223: Beginning Printmaking: Serigraphy

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART 124

Introduces the basic techniques of silk-screen printing with emphasis on its creative potential.

ART 224: Beginning Printmaking: Relief

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART 124

Lecture/studio instruction in printing, woodcuts, linocuts and assembled relief surfaces.

ART 225: Intermediate Printmaking

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 124

Continues Art 124 with emphasis on contemporary techniques and processes for traditional intaglio, lithography, and digital imaging techniques for intaglio and lithographic processes.

ART 227: Watercolor II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 127

Continues exploration of watercolor techniques and concepts including gouache and related media.

ART 231: Painting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a beginning course in oil and/or acrylic painting. Introduces concepts and develops skills for the production of quality paintings. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 232: Painting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 231

Continues ART 231, with increased emphasis on refinement of basic painting skills. One hour lecture and four hours studio per week.

ART 235: Photography II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 135

Broadens students' understanding of photographic imagery and continues to develop greater technical knowledge and skill. Student must provide a camera.

ART 236: Photography III

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 235

Deals with studio and on-location commercial photography. Provides the basics about studio lighting and procedures. Students must provide a camera.

ART 237: Photography II Color

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: ART 141

Covers continued explorations of numerous photographic techniques, compositional styles, concepts and critical analysis of photography as a Fine Art.

ART 245: Digital Media I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: At least one art studio course, such as Visual Foundations, Beginning Photography, Drawing, etc.

Introduces concepts and practices of computer art and related media with an emphasis on contemporary experimental applications.

ART 260: Survey Art History I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys art of the western world from prehistoric times through the Gothic Period.

ART 261: Survey of Art History II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Surveys art of the western world from the Renaissance to the present.

ART 296: Independent Study

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Focuses on independent exploration of studio techniques and concepts as discussed with the instructor during one-on-one critiques and instruction. May be repeated for up to six units.

ART 297: Field Study

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Offers a study of art in its cultural and historical setting with potential visits to museums, galleries, and art studios.

ART 298: Portfolio Emphasis

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Offers input for artist portfolios by means of critique and resolving a conceptual body of work in a professional portfolio presentation.

ART 299: Special Topics in Studio Art

Units (Credits): 1–3; Prerequisites: none

Applies to assorted short courses and workshops covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to six units.



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