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AR:101
Course Credits: 3

A foundation course requiring some drawing skills. Students will explore drawing techniques and media in a variety of observational problems. Emphasis will be placed on principles of line, shape...

AR:102
Course Credits: 3

Continuation of AR 101. Designed to further develop the student’s perceptual and conceptual drawing skills. Students are encouraged to experiment and explore assigned problems. Two, two-...

AR:103
Course Credits: 2

An introduction to drawing the human figure emphasizing the fundamentals of structure. Includes the study of the human skeletal and muscular systems as they apply to drawing a likeness. One, two...

AR:114
Course Credits: 3

This entry level course for the graphic design major provides the student a strong foundation in principles for visual communication problem solving. Vector concepts used in digital design and...

AR:200
Course Credits: 2

Fundamentals of basic lettering, layout and composition. One two-hour lab period weekly.

AR:201
Course Credits: 2

A continuation of lettering fundamentals with emphasis on mastering a chosen alphabet. Concentration on layout, composition and color. One two-hour lab period weekly. Prerequisite: AR 200.

AR:209
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to the basic elements of black and white photography. Fundamental camera and darkroom techniques are studied. Emphasis on photography as an interpretive and illustrative medium...

AR:210
Course Credits: 3

Continuation of AR 209. Designed to further develop the student’s technical and interpretive understanding of black and white photography. Introduction to digital imagery and color....

AR:221
Course Credits: 3

Study and practice of fundamental elements and principles of two-dimensional design using a variety of media. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly.

AR:222
Course Credits: 3

Study of color and its application to various design concepts as the continuation of design fundamentals and organization. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisite: AR 221.

AR:223
Course Credits: 3

Graphic Design I connects current digital typesetting practices to the rich typographic heritage that is a foundation in the graphic design discipline. Students become confident identifying type...

AR:224
Course Credits: 3

This course continues to develop typography in larger contexts including image and message. Project production phases will include thumbnail to final solution. Print media and the printing...

AR:280
Course Credits: 3

A study of three visual arts disciplines through combined lecture and hands-on studio experience. This approach includes the study of artists, styles and techniques related to some of the...

AR:295, 395, 495
Course Credits: 1 - 3

AR:300
Course Credits: 3

This course continues the study of type, text and image. Students create professional multi-page layouts, creative posters and other focused portfolio building projects. Adobe Indesign and...

AR:311
Course Credits: 3

Civilization epochs in the light of environmental influences and the resultant fine and decorative arts. Where feasible, the philosophies of the related cultural subjects are introduced.

AR:312
Course Credits: 3

A survey of major monuments, paintings and sculpture that have shaped Western art—historical thought from the opening years of the Renaissance to the opening years of the twentieth century...

AR:313
Course Credits: 3

An historical survey of the roles, contributions and styles of women artists. Activities such as field trips to studios, galleries and museums and special lectures are arranged.

AR:314
Course Credits: 3

An historical survey from Impressionism through modern to contemporary art. Concentration on painting and sculpture with frequent field trips to area galleries and museums.

AR:316
Course Credits: 3

This course will begin with a discussion of western European influences on American art. However, the course will also deal with other less familiar influences on the appearance and history of...

AR:325
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to basic relief and intaglio printmaking processes with emphasis on traditional as well as contemporary methods. Includes woodcuts, etching and monoprints. Two, two-and-one-half...

AR:326
Course Credits: 3

A continuation of AR 325. Further exploration of relief and intaglio processes and techniques. Includes more advanced intaglio as well as involvement with mixed media printmaking. Emphasis on...

AR:341
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to painting dealing with technical and perceptual concepts. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisites: AR 101, 222.

AR:342
Course Credits: 3

A continuation of AR 341. Further exploration of technical and perceptual concerns with the emphasis on the growth and development of individual concepts in painting. Two, two-and-one-half hour...

AR:360
Course Credits: 3

Study of curriculum and instruction appropriate to aesthetic/artistic growth and development from preschool through 12th grade. Methods, materials and approaches are examined for classroom use....

AR:361
Course Credits: 1

Field experience component, to be taken in conjunction with AR 360, required for the observation and practice of art methods for preschool through 12th grade. The course consists of thirty hours...

AR:371
Course Credits: 3

The dynamics of three-dimensional design principles based on the elements of form, space, shape, light and movement. Basic approaches to sculpture are covered, i.e., construction, modeling,...

AR:377
Course Credits: 3

An introduction to the concepts and skills necessary to work with clay. Basic methods of hand building will be covered, including related decorating and firing techniques. Two, two-and-one-half...

AR:378
Course Credits: 3

Continuation of AR 377. With emphasis on beginning throwing skills, the human form and developing personal expression with the medium of clay. Including advanced decorating techniques and glaze...

AR:398
Course Credits: 1-3

AR:400
Course Credits: 3

This course covers all aspects of creation and presentation of professional portfolio, emphasizing individual strengths and areas of specialization. The course focuses on the development of...

AR:480
Course Credits: 3

This course is designed for the advanced studio art major who has completed an emphasis in one of the following areas: drawing, photography, printmaking, painting or ceramics and wishes to...

AR:490
Course Credits: 3

Practical concerns essential for an artist to make his/her work visible and marketable. Topics include preparing a résumé and artist statement, documenting one’s work...

AR:491
Course Credits: 3

This course will provide art majors with both theoretical and practical application in the visual arts. The course will deal with issues of creative problem solving and self-motivation...

AR:492
Course Credits: 3

Independent work in a particular field of interest in the visual arts: drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking or any other area or areas of specialization in which the student shows...

AR:493, 494
Course Credits: 1-3 cr.