Academics

    ARV

    ARV 110  Computer Graphics I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites: ENG 032, RDG 032, MAT 032, or satisfactory placement
    This course is a study of the fundamentals of computer assisted graphic design.  It utilizes Macintosh operating system and applications.  No computer experience is required to enroll in this course.

    ARV 114  Photography I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  ARV 110, ARV 121
    This course is a study of the principles, terminology, techniques, tools, and materials of basic photography.  The successful student will produce quality photographic prints using digital and/or analog processes.

    ARV 121  Design  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites: ENG 032, RDG 032, MAT 032, or satisfactory placement
    This course covers basic theories, vocabulary, principles, techniques, media and problem-solving in basic design.  This is a foundation design course required for all beginning visual arts majors.

    ARV 122  3-Dimensional Design I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  ART 121
    This course is a foundation design course that examines the principles, theory, techniques and materials of three-dimensional form, space and structure.

    ARV 205  Graphic Illustration  (2-3-3)
    Offered on a rotational basis
    Prerequisites:  ART 111, ARV 110
    This course covers the tools and techniques used to create graphic illustrations for various types of print advertising.

    ARV 210  Computer Graphics II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  ARV 121, ARV 110
    This course is an advanced computer art course which includes a study of the creation of graphic design using electronic imagery.  The focus of this class includes advanced scanning techniques, image creation, and manipulation of images for output using Photoshop.

    ARV 212  Digital Photography (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisites:  ARV 114
    This course is a study of the principles, terminology, techniques, tools, and materials of basic digital photography. Images produced in this course will address the needs of the visual communication industry. 

    ARV 214  Photography II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  ARV 114
    This course covers advanced projects in photography, including studio work.  Students will work with digital single lens reflex cameras to expand on the techniques, processes, and concepts covered in the previous photography course.  Emphasis is placed on advanced lighting techniques for commercial photography.  Analog media may be explored upon request.

    ARV 215  Photography III  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisites:  ART 106, ARV 114
    This course incorporates advanced projects in photography, including studio and lab work.  This course will include the production of special purpose enlarged negatives, using digital techniques.  Processes may include hand coloring prints, emulsion lifts, cyanotype, gum bichromate, Van Dyke and platinum/palladium.

    ARV 217  Computer Imagery  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  ART 200, ARV 110
    This course covers the use of the computer as a tool to create images that address the needs of the visual communication field.  Course content includes the study of the printing process and pre-press production procedures from the design stage through the finished product.

    ARV 227  Web Site Design I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisites:  ARV 121, ARV 110
    This course is an introduction to the production of an interactive world wide web site.  Course content focuses on the use of creative and analytical concepts that employ Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML coding, and animation. The student will produce an efficient, optimized web site that meets a theoretical client's evaluated needs assessment. 

    ARV 228  Web Site Design II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  ARV 227
    This course covers a study of advanced web site design techniques culminating in an interactive web site.  Course content includes the use of creative concepts that employ Dreamweaver.

    ARV 230  Visual Arts Business Procedures  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Placement into ENG 101
    This course covers a study of professional practices involved in the organization and operation of businesses concerned with the visual arts.  Students will create a business plan, marketing plan, and an identity package.  Topics include copyright law, taxes, business plan development, workplace ethics, marketing, resumes, and interpersonal skills.

    ARV 241  Painting II  (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  ART 211
    This course emphasizes personal expression in classical and modern techniques of painting. Continued study of compositional strategies and color relationships through abstract concepts and thematics will be stressed.

    ARV 244  Sculpture I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall or Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  ARV 121
    This studio course develops skills in working with 3-dimensional traditional and nontraditional sculptural methods.  Personal expression in static, installation, site specific, temporal, and conceptual sculpture is explored.

    ARV 265  Graphics Art Portfolio  (1-.5-1)
    Offered on a rotational basis
    Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor
    This course covers the development of strategies for entering the graphic arts industry and refining portfolios and resumes to meet professional standards.  This course will give students both graphic design and production experience by working in a studio environment. 

    ARV 266  Seminar in Graphics Art  (2-3-3)
    Offered on a rotational basis
    Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor
    This course offers an introduction to contemporary topics and issues in graphic design.

    ARV 276 Studio Practicum I (2-3-3)
    Offered Spring Semester  
    Prerequisite:    ARV  228
    This course includes advanced practical projects in graphic design, multimedia, animation, web design, photography, and/ or computer imagery.

    ARV 280  Visual Arts Exit Portfolio (2-3-3)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor
    This course covers the preparation of students' job seeking or academic placement portfolios.  The course includes lectures, demonstrations and studio work.  Student work is evaluated based on concept and execution.  Satisfactory completion of both a portfolio and verbal presentation is required.