Academics

    ART

    ART 101  Art History and Appreciation  (3-0-3)*
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This is an introductory course to the history and appreciation of art, including the elements and principles of the visual arts.

    ART 105  Film as Art  (3-0-3)*
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course provides an introduction to the appreciation of film and covers the elements and principles of cinema with historical and contemporary examples.

    ART 106  History of Photography  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course is a survey of the history of photography beginning with the emergence of the fixed image of the 1830s through contemporary trends.  The emphasis of the class is the technical and aesthetic development of photography as a medium of historical and artistic expression.

    ART 107  History of Early Western Art  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  ENG 101
    This course is a visual and historical survey of western art from the Paleolithic Age to the Renaissance.  The techniques, forms, and expressive content of painting, sculpture, and architecture are studied within the context of the cultural environment which produced them.

    ART 108  History of Western Art  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  ART 107
    This course is a visual and historical survey of western art from the Renaissance through modern times.  The techniques, forms, and expressive content of painting, sculpture, and architecture will be studied within the context of the cultural environment which produced them.

    ART 111  Basic Drawing I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  ARV 121
    This course provides an introduction to the materials and the basic techniques of drawing. 

    ART 112  Basic Drawing II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  ART 111
    This course covers a study of the materials and basic techniques of drawing.  Emphasis is placed on traditional and contemporary approaches to media usage, personal content and figure study.

    ART 200  Type Designing (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites: ART 111, ARV 110
    This course focuses on type as an image for visual and verbal communications generated by hand or by computer. Includes the investigation of text and display type, measurement systems, persuasive type, proportions, spacing, vocabulary, grids, visual hierarchy and the history of letterform design.

    ART 202  Ceramics  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring or Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  ARV 121
    This course is a study of the historical investigation of and introduction to design basics, techniques, and processes unique to the construction of clay forms.  Projects include hand building and wheel throwing, clay mixing, firing, glazing, and embellishment.

    ART 207  Printmaking  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  ART 111
    This course covers an introduction to the processes and techniques of artistic printmaking.  Projects emphasizing personal expression may include relief printing (wood and linoleum block), intaglio (etching and engraving), lithography, and monotype.

    ART 208  Art Since 1945  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  ART 101 or ART 108
    This course is the study of the movements and trends of art and architecture since 1945 to the present; exploring specific artists, art works, and the forces that have shaped them.

    ART 209  Nineteenth Century Art  (3-0-3)
    Offered on a rotational basis
    Prerequisite:  ART 108
    This course examines the visual arts of the 19th century in relation to the societal, political, and technological factors that have influenced them.

    ART 210  History of Graphic Design  (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisites:  Placement into ENG 101, ARV 121
    This course surveys graphic communication throughout history, from cave paintings to the development of printing through recent digital technology.  Major emphasis is placed on the twentieth century and influential trends in contemporary graphic design.

    ART 211  Introduction to Painting  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  ART 111
    This course is an introduction to materials and techniques of painting. The study of composition and color will be presented through observational painting. Preparation of supports and grounds will be stressed.

    ART 267  Seminar in Photography  (2-3-3)
    Offered on a rotational basis
    Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor
    This course is a scheduled investigation into contemporary topics, issues, techniques, and processes of  photography.

    ART 268  Seminar in Fine Arts  (2-3-3)
    Offered on a rotational basis
    Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor
    This course is a scheduled investigation into contemporary topics, issues, techniques, and processes of  the fine arts.

    ART 290  Photojournalism  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  ARV 114
    This course will cover the principles and practices of photography as a creative tool of communication.  Advanced digital capture and editing techniques will be emphasized in the course.

    ART 292  Foundations for Art Education  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  ENG 101
    This course is the study of historical, functional, theoretical, philosophical, and ethical posits of art education.  It surveys standards, research, technology, diversity and legislation's impact; cognitive/artistic development; curriculum design; assessment; instructional planning and classroom management.