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ART 100 - Art Appreciation
Introduces art from prehistoric times to the present day. Describes architectural styles, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting techniques.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 101 - History and Appreciation of Art I
Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture, and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 102 - History and Appreciation of Art II
Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture, and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 106 - History of Modern Art
Surveys the history of modern architecture, sculpture, painting, and graphic arts in representational and non- representational forms. Focuses on the periods and movements that influenced the arts of the twentieth century. Emphasizes contemporary art forms, particularly the interaction between art and society, industry, and design.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 109 - History of Women Artists
Surveys the work of women artists through history, with emphasis on the role of women artists.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 111 - Introduction to the Arts I
Parallels studio classes and provides a general survey of the arts. Emphasizes perception, using major monuments of painting, sculpture, and architecture as examples. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 121 - Drawing I
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. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 122 - Drawing II
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. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 125 - Introduction to Painting
Introduces study of color, composition and painting techniques. Places emphasis on experimentation and enjoyment of oil and/or acrylic paints and the fundamentals of tools and materials.
Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 130 - Introduction to Multimedia
Introduces the student to the basic components of multimedia: text, graphics, animation, sound, and video, and explores how they combine to create a multimedia product. Emphasizes the design aspects of multimedia projects and teaches the techniques required to develop a presentation.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
Computer literacy is suggested.
3-4 credits
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ART 131 - Fundamentals of Design I
Explores the concepts of two- and three-dimensional design and color. May include field trips as required. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 132 - Fundamentals of Design II
Explores the concepts of two- and three-dimensional design and color. May include field trips as required. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 133 - Visual Arts Foundation
Covers tools and techniques, design concepts and principles, color theory and an introduction to the computer for graphic use. Applies to all fields of Visual Art.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ART 141 - Typography I
Studies the history of letterforms and typefaces and examines their uses in contemporary communications media. Emphasizes applications to specific design problems. Includes identification and specification of type and uses current technologies for copy fitting and hands-on typesetting problems. Part I of II.
(3-4 Cr.) Lecture 2 hours, Lab 2-4 hours, Total 4-6 hours per week.
Prerequisite is ART 140 Introduction to Graphic Skills.
3-4 credits
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ART 150 - History of Film and Animation
Exposes the student to the rich history of temporal imagery from the invention of the zoetrope and kinetoscope through the rise of the moving picture industry and the development of the first animated films to present day television. Chronicles the impact of the moving image in the Twentieth century. Discusses the design and concept of influential works as well as the relationship between these earlier forms of moving graphics and today's innovative video technology.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 153 - Ceramics I
Presents problems in the design and production of functional and non-functional ceramic works. Includes handbuilding the potter's wheel and clays and glazes. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-2 hours. Studio instruction 4-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 154 - Ceramics 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. Part II of II.
Lecture 0-2 hours. Studio instruction 4-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 180 - Introduction to Computer Graphics
Provides a working introduction to computer-based electronic technology used by visual artists and designers. Presents the basics of operating platforms and standard industry software. Introduces problems in which students can explore creative potential of the new electronic media environment.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 184 - Survey of Museum Practice
Explores the role of the museum in society and traces the foundations upon which these public, cultural and educational institutions are built. Emphasizes the management and interpretation of historic properties and collections. This course is cross-listed with HIS 183. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Credits - 3. Lecture - 3 hours. Total Contact - 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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ART 185 - Introduction to Museum Education
Explores the basic elements of museum education, the different programming techniques museums use to reach all types of audiences, and the ways museums identify audiences. This course is cross-listed with HIS 185. Credit will not be awarded for both
Credits - 3 Lecture - 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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ART 186 - Collections Management
Discusses the fundamentals of collections policy, deaccessioning, appraisal, and curatorial management. This course is cross-listed with HIS 186. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Credits - 3. Lecture - 3 hours. Total Contact - 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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ART 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ART 203 - Animation I
Introduces the student to the basic techniques of animation, combining traditional and computer-generated skills. Teaches theoretical elements of the aesthetics of sequential imagery. Provides practical experience in two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional animation. Exposes the student to a variety of animation techniques.
(3-4 Cr.) Lecture 2 hours, Lab 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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ART 204 - Animation II
Builds on the student's skills in the techniques of animation developed in ART 203 Animation 1. Emphasizes computer-generated, high-quality animations. Teaches the advanced techniques of two- and three-dimensional computer animation.
(3-4 Cr.) Lecture 2 hours, Lab 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
Prerequisites are ART 121 Drawing I, ART 203 Animation 1. Pre or Co-requisite is ART 207 3D Model Rendering.
3-4 credits
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ART 207 - 3D Model Rendering
Provides the student with an advanced understanding of the principles of building three-dimensional objects, characters, and interior and exterior environments with current industry software.
(3-4 Cr.) Lecture 2 hours, Lab 2-4 hours, Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites are ART 130 Multimedia I and ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I.
3-4 credits
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ART 208 - Video Techniques
Addresses the fundamentals of video technology and non-linear video editing. Focuses on the aesthetics of time-code editing using current industry software. Teaches a student to shoot and capture video and record and edit sound, and combine artwork, animation, video, and sound in the creation of professional-quality original video projects.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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ART 213 - Italian Art I
Surveys Italian art from Cimabue to Canaletto. Includes sculpture, painting, and architecture. Prerequisites ART 201-202. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 217 - Graphic Design I
Focuses on creative concepts and skills necessary for graphic design problem solving using current technology. Includes techniques specific to computer applications for the production of print design using text and image. Part I of II.
3-4 Credits - Lecture 2 hours. Lab Hours: 2-4. Total 4-6 hours per week.
Prerequisites are ART 121 Drawing I, ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I, ART 135 Visual Communications, ART 140 Introduction to Graphic Skills, and ART 141 Typography I. Co-requisites are ART 142 Typography II, and ART 265 Graphic Techniques
3-4 credits
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ART 218 - Graphic Design II
Builds on the studies completed in Graphic Design I. Teaches advanced problem solving skills, concept development and project management.Applies intermediate level production techniques to 2D and 3D graphic design using current technologies and principles of pre-press production. Part II of II.
Credit Hours 3-4. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2-4 hours. Contact 4-6 hours per week.
ART 217 Graphic Design I and its prerequisites are prerequisite for this course.
3-4 credits
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ART 221 - Drawing III
Introduces advanced concepts and techniques of drawing as applied to the figure, still life and landscape. Gives additional instruction in composition, modeling, space and perspective. Encourages individual approaches to drawing. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studion instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 241 - Painting I
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.
3-4 credits
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ART 242 - Painting II
Introduces abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/or oil with emphasis on color composition and value. Prerequisites ART 122 or divisional approval. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 243 - Watercolor I
Presents abstract and representational painting in watercolor with emphasis on design, color, composition, technique and value. Prerequisite ART 131, or divisional approval. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 244 - Watercolor II
Presents abstract and representational painting in watercolor with emphasis on design, color, composition, technique and value. Prerequisite ART 131, or divisional approval. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 245 - Portrait Painting
Explores portrait painting as representational and abstract art. Emphasizes analytical study of the head using a variety of mediums. Prerequisite ART 241 and ART 121.
Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 246 - Figure Painting
Concentrates on the human figure as subject matter for painting. Emphasizes composition as it relates to figure study. Explores formal and informal approaches to include representation and abstraction using various painting media.
Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
ART 241
3 credits
ART 248 - Painting III
Introduces advanced concepts and techniques of representational and abstract painting as applied to the head/figure, still-life, landscape and other subject matter including non-objective painting. Gives additional instruction in color, composition, modeling, space and perspective. Encourages individual approaches to painting. Prerequisite: ART 242 to ART 248. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 249 - Painting IV
Introduces advanced concepts and techniques of representational and abstract painting as applied to the head/figure, still-life, landscape and other subject matter including non-objective painting. Gives additional instruction in color, composition, modeling, space and perspective. Encourages individual approaches to painting. Prerequisite: ART 242 to ART 248. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 250 - History of Design
Surveys the development of graphic design and illustration with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Analyzes the work of outstanding designers and illustrators.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 284 - Computer Graphics II
Utilizes microcomputers and software to produce computer graphics. Employs techniques learned to solve studio projects which reinforce instruction and are appropriate for portfolio use. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 3-4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 287 - Portfolio and Resume Preparation
Focuses on portfolio preparation, resume writing, and job interviewing for students. Recommended for final semester program students. Requires instructor's approval.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 0-4 hours. Total 1-6 hours per week.
1-4 credits
ART 291 - Computerized Graphic Design I
Introduces students to using the computer as a publishing system. Examines stages of a publication from typesetting, laying out, creating and digitizing of illustrations and photographs, to the final printing. Requires students to write, design, illustrate and print pamphlets on the computer, including one full-color publication. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Studio Instruction 3 - 4 hours. Total 5 -6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ART 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ART 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits