Art

Study of primary visual design concepts through series of lectures and projects that explore two- and three-dimensional design, and the language of color. Emphasis is on the interaction of these elements in relation to composition and the development of visual literacy. Not open to students who have completed ART 101. Fall and Spring.

Study of primary visual design concepts through series of lectures and projects that explore two- and three-dimensional design, and the language of color. Emphasis is on the interaction of these elements in relation to composition and the development of visual literacy. Not open to students who have completed IAART 100. Fall, Spring.

A comprehensive exploration of the properties of natural and human-made volumes and spaces. Projects involve sculptural objects, and architectural and environmental design. Studio projects are completed outside of class. Fall and Spring.

General survey of the history of art and architecture from the ancient to modern periods. The course will explore the roles of the artist, art patron, and viewer in society, and feature in-depth analysis and contextual interpretation of works from a select number of world cultures, regions, and stylistic traditions. Fall, Spring.

General survey of the history of art and architecture from the ancient to modern periods. The course will explore the roles of the artist, art patron, and viewer in society, and feature in-depth analysis and contextual interpretation of works from a select number of world cultures, regions, and stylistic traditions. For Art majors only. Not open to students who have completed IAART 110. Fall, Spring.

The practice of representational drawing emphasizing linear and form description with drawing media. Develops skills for all students, including Art majors. Not open to students who have completed ART 125. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

The practice of representational drawing emphasizing linear and form description with drawing media. Develops skills for all students, including Art majors. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. For Art majors only. Fall, Spring.

This course introduces the Macintosh computer and its role in the design and production of digital art and graphic design. Emphasis is on efficient digital workflow procedures, networking principles, file management, and font organization. Students will become acquainted with software packages, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Prerequisites: IAART 100, ART 101, IAART 120, or ART 125. Fall, Spring.

Through projects, demonstrations, and visual media (slides, videos, etc.), students will investigate differing methods of working with clay such as hand-building, wheel-throwing, and surface techniques. Students will research ceramic art in its global socio-historical contexts. For non-Art majors only. Annually.

Design and construction of wheel and hand-built pottery, including the preparation of glazes and the process of firing. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

The history of Western art from Paleolithic cave paintings through Roman Imperial architecture. Prerequisite: ART 111 or IAART 110. Spring.

The history of Western art from early Christian catacomb paintings through Gothic cathedral architecture. Prerequisite: ART 111 or IAART 110. Fall.

The history of art and architecture in Europe with emphasis on Italy, Germany, and the Lowlands from the late Middle Ages through the mid-16th century (1300-1550 CE). Prerequisite: ART 111 or IAART 110. Spring.

The history of art in Europe and North America from the mid-19th through the mid-20th century with an emphasis on stylistic innovation and the socio-cultural context of the visual arts. Prerequisite: ART 111 or IAART 110. Spring.

A studio investigation of photography and the application of the medium to individual expression. Includes a working knowledge of camera controls, digital manipulation, and inkjet and analog printing. A digital camera with manual controls is required. May be repeated for credit with approval of instructor. Prerequisite: ART 125 or approval of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Advanced studio work in pencil, ink, charcoal, and chalk from still life and figure models. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: ART 125 or IAART 120. Fall, Spring.

An introductory course in oil painting, with emphasis on color, shape, light, and texture as they affect the art of painting. Basic compositions of a representational nature and creative experimentation are encouraged. A technical understanding of the oil painting medium is also presented. Prerequisites: ART 101 or IAART 100 and ART 125 or IAART 120 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Through projects, demonstrations, and visual media, students will investigate differing historical methods of working with paint such as encaustic, egg tempera, fresco and oil. This course will explore the pigments, binders and supports for these methods and how they have changed due to economic and technological advancements. Annually.

A comprehensive exploration in the fundamentals of sculpture using processes such as carving, casting, modeling, assemblage, and welding. Emphasis is on developing standards in sculptural technique and personal expression. Fall, Spring.

Introduction to graphic design as a problem-solving activity that communicates visually. Creative brainstorming techniques, design principles, time-based media, and semiotic theory are introduced. Group and individual critiques help students identify focus and aptitude for graphic design. Prerequisites: ART 151 and two of following: ART 101 or IAART 100, ART 111 or IAART 110, or ART 125 or IAART 120. Fall, Spring.

A studio investigation of critical theory and visual literacy as it relates to photography and new media in the twenty-first century. Topics include a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, image manipulation, and preparing digital images for print, web, and other digital media. A digital camera is required. Prerequisite: ART 250 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Students study type as graphic form and means of communication. Through related projects, students analyze the history, design, and use of letterforms. Includes study of typographic grids. Prerequisite: ART 250. Fall, Spring.

Subjects vary according to current scholarship and events in Art. Emphasis is on topics not usually offered in regular courses of instruction. Prerequisite: ART 111 or IAART 110. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

Introduction to concepts, theories, and schools of contemporary visual art over the last 50 years through field trips, guest speakers, readings, discussions, and research paper. Introduction to studio processes, practice, and careers available for contemporary artists. Introductory experience documenting work and participation in curatorial methods. Prerequisites: Art major and sophomore status or permission of instructor. Spring.

Explores the language of color and two-dimensional design, and surveys the history of painted murals and other wall ornamentation. Students complete a site-specific mural on campus. For non-Art majors only. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Annually.

The design and construction of both wheel and hand-built pottery problems in conjunction with the history of pottery. May be repeated for credit with approval of instructor. Prerequisite: ART 208 or permission of instructor. Spring.

This course provides a critical survey of contemporary art practices. Analyzing the legacies of the avant-garde, the development of the global art market and of new media, this course considers the social, political, and philosophical questions raised by postmodernism in relation to art from 1945 to the present. Prerequisite: ART 111 or IAART 110. Spring.

An in-depth studio investigation of digital photography and contemporary practice. Emphasis will be placed on building a professional portfolio of 15 to 20 prints through the use of darkroom printing, negative scanning, digital manipulation, and inkjet printing. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: ART 224. Fall, Spring.

Special graphic studies involving independent projects and research. Emphasis is on the unique personal attitudes and interests of the student. Prerequisites: ART 125 or IAART 120 and ART 225 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with approval of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Advanced studio work in painting media. Will explore either figure or landscape subjects. Traditional and contemporary approaches are emphasized. Students are encouraged to explore their own interests regarding the subject. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes. Prerequisites: ART 225 and ART 226 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

A survey of techniques and history of printmaking. Investigation of relief, lithography, and intaglio processes. Covers both black-and-white and color printing processes. Further brainstorming, drawing and design skills, and professional printmaking practice will be emphasized. Prerequisites: ART 225 or ART 253 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

An in-depth investigation on the technical and conceptual aspects of selected printmaking processes. Emphasis will be placed on the development of one or more printmaking mediums: intaglio, lithography, relief, mixed-media, and photo printmaking. May be repeated for credit with approval of instructor. Prerequisite: ART 333. Spring.

A comprehensive investigation of the technical and conceptual aspects of selected processes associated with contemporary sculptural construction. Emphasis is placed on individual creativity and style. May be repeated for credit with approval of instructor. Prerequisite: ART 244. Spring.

This course emphasizes the relationship between text and image in creating effective designs and powerful graphic messages. Assignments focus on type hierarchy, composition, computer production skills, client projects, and graphic design history. Prerequisites: ART 250, ART 253, and ART 258. Fall, Spring.

Study of cultural prevalence and social significance of graphic design throughout history. Readings, lectures, and projects explore history of the visual message from prehistory through the digital era and the origins of European typography. Discussion of the role of design in printing and the impact of industrial technology upon visual communications. Prerequisite: ART 350. Fall.

Students apply computer skills to produce complex computer-generated designs. Students explore text and image manipulation using Illustrator, Photoshop, etc. Service bureau output methods are discussed and applied. Prerequisite: ART 250. Fall, Spring.

Web design blends technical skills, creativity, visual communication, and information science. Course emphasizes fundamental web design skills as well as the design principles that characterize exceptional websites. Students will plan, design, and launch a complete website with creative interfaces, strong graphic images, functional site organization, and logical navigation. Prerequisite: ART 253. Fall, Spring.

Intermediate study in web design. Emphasis is placed on web page-style formatting, typography, and interactivity. Covers methods in digital communication and visual problem solving through project-based learning processes. The integration of creativity, visual communication, and technical skills will be stressed. Prerequisite: ART 354. Fall, Spring.

This project-based course introduces fundamental vocabulary, principles, tools, and techniques of time-based multimedia design. Students learn to design effective interfaces, create motion graphics, work with video and audio, study logical navigation methodologies, and produce interactive multimedia projects. Emphasis is on visual design strategies as well as some programming language. Prerequisite: ART 350. Fall, Spring.

Advanced investigations into meaning of style and its historic examples in typography. Students develop original typographic styles as a foundation for development of individual design identity. Course projects explore logo and typeface development. Prerequisites: ART 258 and ART 350.

Art history topics vary and could include the exploration of non-Western visual cultures, non-traditional artistic media, or critical themes (postcolonialism, gender, institutional critique, political theory, etc.) as they relate to globalization and the visual arts. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and IQL 101. Fall.

Advanced study of wheel and hand built pottery problems, including theory and principles of clay bodies, glazes, kiln construction, and firing. Prerequisite: ART 308 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Fall.

Advanced and individualized study in photography. Students must be sufficiently proficient in the understanding of art principles and photography techniques to carry their research project to a successful conclusion with the assistance of the instructor and invited critics. Prerequisite: ART 324. Spring.

Advanced and independent study of painting. Students must be sufficiently advanced in the understanding of art to design, initiate, and carry to a successful conclusion their own research with the assistance of the instructor and invited critics. May be repeated for credit with the permission of instructor. Prerequisite: ART 326 or permission of instructor. Spring.

Advanced and individualized study in a specific printmaking media. Students must be proficient in the concepts and techniques of printmaking to carry their research project to a successful conclusion with the assistance of the instructor and invited critics. May be repeated for credit with the approval of instructor. Prerequisite: ART 334. Spring.

Advanced and independent study of sculptural materials, concepts, and techniques. Students must be sufficiently advanced in the understanding of conceptual development and sculptural techniques and processes to carry their own research projects to a successful conclusion with the assistance of the instructor and invited critics. Prerequisite: ART 344.

Advanced study of visual communication through investigating modern graphic design, visual languages, visual problem-solving techniques, and researching conceptual-thinking skills. Concentration is on the integration of expressive forms and their communicative functions. Constructive and deconstructive approaches of design and concepts of sequential graphics are studied. Prerequisite: ART 350. Fall, Spring.

Topics rotate each semester and include the following: Advanced Topics Time-Based Media, Three-Dimensional Animation, Advertising Design, Pre-Press, Book Design, Magazine Design, Package Design, and Illustration. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisites: ART 354 and ART 356. Fall, Spring.

Required capstone course in Graphic Design Options with focus on producing a professional-quality portfolio of design work. Readings, discussions, critiques, and studio work are aimed at preparing students for their move from college to the professional world and/or advanced design studies. Prerequisite: ART 450. Spring.

Advanced study and research in a specific studio discipline. Emphasis is placed on individual theoretical development. May be repeated for credit with approval of instructor. Prerequisite: To be determined as topics change or permission of instructor. Fall.

Advanced study in art history and aesthetics. Subjects vary according to contemporary scholarship. Emphasis is placed on theory rather than historical chronology. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: ART 111 or IAART 110, or permission of instructor. Spring.

Topics will include the discussion and criticism of contemporary visual art through gallery visits, guest speakers, readings, and research paper. The course will also focus on the planning and execution of the senior exhibition as well as the development of portfolios and slide and digital disc preparation for graduate school and career opportunities. Prerequisites: Art major and senior status. Spring.

Independent advanced studio work in preparation for the B.F.A. Senior Exhibition. Individuals will work directly with their B.F.A. advisors to develop a body of work consistent with their B.F.A. option. May be repeated to a total of 8 credits. Prerequisite: Senior B.F.A. standing. Fall, Spring.

A seminar and experiential learning opportunity to integrate graphic design and studio theory with practice through on-the-job experience. Seminar meetings provide discussion topics and the sharing of workplace experiences. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: ART 350 or ART 333 or permission of departmental advisor.

An opportunity for a qualified student to research and study a selected topic in art history, studio art, or graphic design in consultation with a faculty member. May be repeated to a total of 8 credits. Prerequisites: Art major, senior status, and permission of both the instructor and the Art Department chair. Fall, Spring.