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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. Highlights major artists and key contributions from global and Western culture. Covers content chronologically and/or thematically.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 100 Detailed Outline
ART 101 - History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic
Surveys the history and interpretation of architecture, painting and sculpture from the prehistoric era through the Gothic. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 101 Detailed Outline
ART 102 - History of Art: Renaissance to Modern
Surveys the history and interpretation of architecture, painting and sculpture from the Renaissance through the modern era. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 102 Detailed Outline
ART 121 - Foundations of Drawing
Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as line, proportion, space, perspective, value and composition as applied to still life, landscape and figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal and ink wash. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate.
Lecture 1 hours. Studio Instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 121 Detailed Outline
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 131 - Two-Dimensional Design
Introduces the elements and principles of design as applied to two-dimensional studio projects. Introduces two-dimensional media, techniques, compositional strategies, and color concepts and interactions. Supports conceptual development through introduction to historical and contemporary practices and critical analysis. May include field trips as required.
Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ART 131 Detailed Outline
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 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.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ART 203 Detailed Outline
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
ART 241 Detailed Outline
ART 242 - Painting II
Introduces abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/or oil with emphasis on color composition and value. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ART 122 or divisional approval.
3-4 credits