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ACS 200 Professional Art Practices (3 cr)

Pereq: ENG 101, 103, or 105 and two 200-level ART studio courses or permission of the instructor

An examination of the visual arts beyond the studio. Study includes creative career paths available to the artist, application processes, the writing of artist statements, portfolio documentation and presentation. Class participates in Art Department gallery events and museum/gallery visits.

Special Requirements: Attending off-campus meetings at other schools, museums, galleries, and artist's studios; students assume any travel costs and make arrangements for their own transportation.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Develop an artist statement, cover letter, resume and portfolio of work.
  • Produce digital documentation of artwork.
  • Apply for exhibition, grants, scholarships, internships or transfer to other institutions.
  • Research professional creative career options.
  • Utilize practical resources and networking skills in order to independently search for opportunities in the arts.
  • Contextualize the value of learning from a diverse range of artists.
  • Demonstrate and understand the responsibilities and opportunities for the artist outside of a studio practice.

ACS/AHS 201 Art Now (3 cr)

Prereq: ENG 101, 103, or 105; ART 121 or permission of the department chair

Examines the recent art and artists that have promoted significant change in the art world. Students critically discuss the thinking behind this art, the process through which it becomes recognized as art, and how we understand the impact and aesthetic of a new art that is unfamiliar and may challenge what we consider "art" to be.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a stronger awareness of the challenges facing the artist in exercising her/his right to change existing traditions within the new imaginative/creative ways of making art.
  • Recognize a specific number of artists' works by theme and process and understand the necessity of using new methods and materials.
  • Utilize a new lexicon of terms to clarify and define the specific art or philosophy employed by various artists.
  • Understand the importance of the studio environment and how art actually gets made.
  • Create a series of notebooks/journals that demonstrate an understanding of the role of the artist in contemporary culture, the modes through which the artists operates, and the significance of the works he/she creates.
  • Position their own work within the greater context of contemporary art.

AHS 101 Art History Survey I (3 cr)

Prereq: ENG 101, 103, or 105

A survey of the history of art from pre-history through the Gothic period. Topics include an introduction to the vocabulary of art through contemporary forms, with an emphasis on developing visual awareness of formal elements, aesthetics, and the components of style; an examination of the role of the artist in society and culture; and of the importance of art throughout history.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of the artist in helping shape society and culture from pre-history through the Gothic period.
  • Discuss artworks using the vocabulary of art.
  • Describe, contrast and compare art and architecture from pre-history through the Gothic period.
  • Describe the progression and development of art and archiectural aesthetics from pre-history through the Gothic period.
  • Research and analyze art topics and the work of major artists from pre-history through the Gothic period.
  • Distinguish, summarize and explain differences between philosophies of art making.
  • Discover, describe and interpret the interconnections between art, the artist and society from pre-history through the Gothic period.

AHS 102 Art History Survey II (3 cr)

Prereq: AHS 101 or permission of the instructor

A survey of the history of art from the early Renaissance in Europe to the contemporary International scene. Topics include the study of art from non-western cultures; an examination of the role of the artist in society and culture; and of the importance of art throughout history.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of the artist in helping shape society and culture from the Gothic to the modern period.
  • Discuss artworks using the vocabulary of art.
  • Describe, contrast and compare art and architecture from the Gothic to the modern period.
  • Describe the progression and development of art and archiectural aesthetics throughout from the Gothic to the modern period.
  • Research and analyze art topics and the work of major artists from the Gothic to the modern period.
  • Distinguish, summarize and explain differences between philosophies of art making.
  • Discover, describe and interpret the interconnections between art, the artist and society from the Gothic to the modern period.

AHS 107 History of Modern Art (3 cr)

Prereq: ENG 101, 103, or 105

A survey of modern art from Post-Impressionism to the present. Topics include major expressions in painting, sculpture, performance, installation, architecture; an examination of the role of the artist in society and culture; and of the importance of art throughout modern history.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of the artist in helping shape society and culture from Post-Impressionism to the present.
  • Discuss artworks using the vocabulary of art.
  • Describe, contrast and compare art and architecture from Post-Impressionism to the present.
  • Describe the progression and development of art and archiectural aesthetics from Post-Impressionism to the present.
  • Research and analyze art topics and the work of major artists from Post-Impressionism to the present.
  • Distinguish, summarize and explain differences between philosophies of art making.
  • Discover, describe and interpret the interconnections between art, the artist and society from Post-Impressionism to the present.

AHS 108 History of Photography (3 cr)

Prereq: ENG 101, 103, or 105

An introduction to the history of photography from pre-photographic times to its most recent developments. This course presents an overview of major photographers and trends, technological developments, and stylistic analysis. Students examine the social and cultural contexts of photography, as well as critical approaches to photography and the relationship of photography to other art forms.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of the photographer in helping shape society and culture.
  • Discuss photographic works using the vocabulary of art
  • Describe, contrast and compare photographic works throughout history.
  • Describe the progression and development of photographic aesthetics throughout history.
  • Research and analyze the work of major photographers.
  • Distinguish, summarize and explain differences between philosophies of the medium.
  • Discover, describe and interpret the interconnections between the photographic image, the artist and society and culture.

AHS 110 History of Film and Video (3 cr)

Prereq: ENG 101, 103, or 105

Presents the significant contributions of important filmmakers and artists including primary forms such as avant-garde and experimental film, documentary, and video art. Students study film and video works by artists such as Maya Deren, Shirin Neshat, Stan Brakhage, Nam June Paik, and Bill Viola and gain an understanding of the importance of the film medium throughout the history of contemporary culture and society.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of the filmmaker and artist in helping shape society and culture.
  • Discuss motion media works using the vocabulary of art.
  • Describe, contrast and compare art, photography and film throughout contemporary history.
  • Describe the progression and development of film and video aesthetics throughout history.
  • Research and analyze the work of major filmmakers and artists.
  • Distinguish, summarize and explain differences between philosophies of filmmaking.
  • Discover, describe and interpret the interconnections between film/video, the artist and society and culture.

ART 121 Visual Concepts I (3 cr)

Pereq: ENG 094 (COL 090) or concurrent enrollment or satisfactory placement test score; Recommended: ENG 090 or satisfactory placement test score

Introduces the visual language of art-making and the principles of design. The course emphasizes problem-solving through the investigation of composition, spatial issues, the perceptual use of color and the development of visual ideas in 2D, 3D, and time.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Apply design fundamentals to two and three-dimensional work.
  • Utilize materials to solve 2D, 3D and time-based visual problems.
  • Develop and refine visual ideas over an extended period of time.
  • Produce works that demonstrate a fundamental understanding of spatial issues and composition.
  • Discuss their own work and the work of others within the context of art discourse and visual literacy.
  • Demonstrate the perceptual and expressive use of color.
  • Demonstrate productive studio work ethics and processes.

ART 123 Visual Concepts II (3 cr)

Pereq: ART 121

Continues to develop proficiency in visual problem-solving through the investigation of composition, spatial issues, the perceptual use of color and the development of visual ideas in 2D, 3D, and time. Students produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates a critical understanding of the principles of design.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Utilize materials to solve 2D, 3D and time-based visual problems.
  • Develop and refine visual ideas over an extended period of time.
  • Analyze their own work and the work of others within the context of art discourse and visual literacy.
  • Demonstrate the perceptual and expressive use of color.
  • Demonstrate productive studio work ethics and processes.
  • Produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates a critical understanding of the principles of design.

ART 131 Drawing Foundation (3 cr)

Pereq: ENG 094 (COL 090) or concurrent enrollment or satisfactory placement test score; Recommended: ENG 090 or satisfactory placement test score

Presents a series of problems to acquaint the student with perceptual and inventive skills in drawing. The course introduces the visual language, drawing materials, and techniques while examining ways of implying space on a two-dimensional surface.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Utilize drawing materials and methods.
  • Demonstrate and employ both technical and visual/perceptual skills in drawing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of space on a two-dimensional surface.
  • Utilize the visual language in discussion and critique.
  • Produce a drawing portfolio.

ART 132 Drawing II (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 121 and ART 131

A continuation of Drawing I with emphasis on personal expression, idea development, and the use of color. Students work through a series of problems leading to the development of a drawing portfolio.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Through a series of works demonstrate an understanding of the perceptual and expressive use of color in drawing.
  • Develop and refine ideas through the process of working thematically.
  • Develop a personalized form of expression through drawing.
  • Identify formal and expressive issues in a work through discussion and critique.
  • Produce a drawing portfolio demonstrating thematic development, peronsal expression, and critical understanding of the formal and technical issues in drawing.

ART 141 Color (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 121, ART 131, or permission of instructor

An exploration of the perceptual characteristics of color. Students will develop sensitivity to color through direct visual experiences and practice. Emphasis is given to color mixing and interaction in application.

ART 151 Photography Foundation (3 cr)

Pereq: ENG 094 (COL 090) or concurrent enrollment or satisfactory placement test score; Recommended: ART 121 and ENG 090 or satisfactory placement test score

Introduces the visual, critical, and technical issues of photography. Students learn the essential aspects of camera control and functionality leading to the production of a body of printed work.

Special Requirements: Students must provide their own digital camera, preferably with shutter speed and f-stop controls.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Utilize photographic materials and equipment.
  • Demonstate and employ both technical and visual skills in photography.
  • Analyze the significance of historical and contemporary photography.
  • Produce a photographic portfolio.

ART 152 Film and the Darkroom (3 cr)

Pereq: ART 121 and ART 151

Introduces the visual, critical, and technical issues of darkroom-based black and white photography. The course covers the essential aspects of camera control and functionality when working with film and chemistry. Students produce a portfolio of silver gelatin prints.

Special Requirements: Students must provide their own non-digital camera, preferably with shutter speed and f-stop controls.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Demonstate and employ both technical and visual skills darkroom-based in photography.
  • Critique, compare and contrast work and the work of others from a historical and contemporary perspective.
  • Develop a proficiency in proper darkroom practice.
  • Produce and display a photographic portfolio of silver gelatin prints.

ART 155 Video Foundation (3 cr)

Pereq: ENG 094 (COL 090) or concurrent enrollment or satisfactory placement test score; Recommended: ART 121 and ENG 090 or satisfactory placement test score

An art-based introduction to digital video. Topics include instruction in the use of digital video cameras, non-linear editing platforms, and digital sound. Students study video as a form of artistic expression with an emphasis on the development of the compositional, shooting, editing, conceptual, and critical skills associated with time-based media.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and employ the digital video development workflow.
  • Critically utilize the fundamental tools of video production.
  • Complete a digital video DVD portfolio demonstrating an ability to work within the medium, to communicate effectively, and to express ideas through editing.
  • Present ideas in time-based design descriptively and visually.
  • Critically explore, investigate, edit, and discuss time-based media.

ART 161 Computer Arts Foundation (3 cr)

Prereq: ENG 094 (COL 094) or satisfactory placement test score; Recommended: ART 121 and ENG 090 or satisfactory placement test score

Introduces the computer as a medium for the creation of works of art. Students work through a series of problems that investigate different approaches to the medium providing a solid foundation in computer-based creation.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Explain and discuss the role of the computer as a medium for creative expression.
  • Utilize the computer and software applications in the development of original artworks.
  • Engage in critical discourse as it applies to the medium.
  • Complete a computer arts portfolio demonstrating an ability to work within the medium, to communicate effectively, and to express visual concepts.

ART 173 Digital Design (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 121 and ART 161

An exploration of the tools and processes of digital design. The course emphasizes development of strong visual and technical skills in digital design, layout and illustration.

ART 188 Art Studio Transfer Course

Prereq: N/A

This is a 100-level art course taken at another institution which may be transferred in for art studio credit.

ART 224 Visual Concepts III (3 cr)

Pereq: ART 123 plus two courses from one of the Art/Visual Arts program concentration requirements: Photography, Video, Computer Arts, or Painting and Drawing

A culminating experience shared by visual arts majors. The course emphasizes the critical examination of the formal and conceptual elements of design as they apply to the content of diverse media. Students present and critique work in progress on a weekly basis.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Actively participate in interdisciplinary critique of their own work and the work of others.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles of design as they relate to diverse media.
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationships between form and content in the visual arts.
  • Produce a portfolio of work examining a specified theme.

ART 235 Figure Drawing (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 132

An introduction to figure drawing. This course emphasizes observational drawing skills through an investigation of the human form, its underlying anatomical structure, and its spatial environment. The course focuses on drawing from the model with emphasis on gesture, proportion, foreshortening, and composition.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Through direct observational drawing demonstrate an understanding of the human form and its underlying skeletal and muscular structure.
  • Identify the major bones and muscles that provide a framework for the human form.
  • Accurately portray the human form in terms of proportion, movement, and foreshortening.
  • Identify formal and expressive issues in a life drawing through discussion and critique.
  • Produce a drawing portfolio demonstrating personal expression and a critical understanding of the formal and technical issues pertinent to figure drawing.

ART 236 Advanced Drawing I (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 123 and ART 235

Approaches drawing as a personalized form of expression and investigation. Students work in series to develop a body of work. Possibilities include figurative, life drawing, abstraction, and conceptual.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Develop a thematic body of work emphasizing research, process, content, personal expression, and craft.
  • Analyze and discuss form and content in drawing through group critique.
  • Extend the definition the drawing through personal and experimental approaches to the medium.

ART 237 Advanced Drawing II (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 236

Continuation of ART 236 Advanced Drawing I. Students discuss and analyze the drawing medium in greater depth than in previous coursework and go on to create an individualized drawing portfolio demonstrating a critical understanding of the issues inherent in developing a cohesive body of work.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Analyze and discuss form and content in drawing through group critique.
  • Research and discuss contemporary issues in art and art making.
  • Create an individualized drawing portfolio demonstrating a critical understanding of the issues inherent in developing a cohesive body of work.

ART 240 Special Topics in Art (3 cr)

Prereq: Vary

Different Special Topics courses are offered each semester.

ART 241 Painting (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 123 and ART 132

Introduces the medium and craft of painting. The course includes study in the mixing and application of color, construction of canvases and other painting supports. The course emphasizes compostion and image development.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of color theory, mixing, and application to painting.
  • Construct canvases and other painting surfaces.
  • Utilize the fundamental design concepts in the creation of paintings, including composition, space, and other formal issues.
  • Develop ideas in painting over the course of a semester.
  • Develop a painting portfolio.

ART 242 Painting and Drawing I (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 241

An investigation of interrelationships of painting and drawing. Students work through a series of problems addressing formal and conceptual issues. The course emphasizes the development of an individual, cohesive, body of work.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Integrate the painting and drawing processes.
  • Work through a series of problems addressing formal and conceptual issues.
  • Continue to utilize the principles of color theory, mixing, and application to painting and drawing.
  • Investigate and develop an individualized approach to painting and drawing over the course of a semester.
  • Develop an individual and cohesive body of work.

NOTE: This course is graded Pass/Fail

ART 243 Painting and Drawing II (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 242

A continuation of ART 242, Painting and Drawing I, with emphasis on the development of an individual, cohesive, portfolio of work.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Continue to integrate the painting and drawing processes.
  • Work through a series of problems addressing formal and conceptual issues.
  • Continue to utilize the principles of color theory, mixing, and application to painting and drawing.
  • Formalize an individual approach to painting and drawing over the course of a semester.
  • Develop an individual and cohesive portfolio of work.

NOTE: This course is graded Pass/Fail

ART 251 Intermediate Photography I (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 151; ART 121 recommended

Emphasizes the range possibilities in photography, including film, digital, and the exploration of experimental processes. Students explore their interests through a project orientation and discuss issues and methodologies that concern the contemporary photographer.

Special Requirements: Students must provide their own camera with shutter speed and f-stop controls.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Create high-quality digital scans and/or negatives of existing images.
  • Create high-quality prints of their work.
  • Utilize computer applications and/or darkroom processes to manipulate and refine photographic imagery.
  • Critically discuss and analyze the photographic image.
  • Create an individualized photography portfolio.

ART 252 Intermediate Photography II (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 251

Continuation of ART 251 Intermediate Photography. Students discuss and analyze the photographic image in greater depth than in previous coursework and go on to create an individualized photography portfolio demonstrating a critical understanding of the issues inherent in developing a cohesive body of work.

Special Requirements: Students must provide their own camera with shutter speed and f-stop controls.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Further utilize computer applications and/or darkroom processes to manipulate and refine photographic imagery.
  • Critically discuss and analyze the photographic image in greater depth than in previous coursework.
  • Create an individualized photography portfolio demonstrating a critical understanding of the issues inherent in developing a cohesive body of work.

NOTE: This course is graded Pass/Fail

ART 255 Intermediate Video (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 155; ART 123 or permission of the instructor

An exploration of video as a medium for artistic expression. Students strengthen their conceptual, critical, technical, and observational skills through the creation of a series of short video works that explore a particular theme.

Special Requirements: Students are expected to provide their own high definition digital video camera.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Continue to develop technical skills in video shooting and editing through video assignments.
  • Present ideas descriptively and visually.
  • Critically edit time-based media to reconstruct time.
  • Recognize video as an art form.
  • Prepare video for home theatre and gallery installation.

ART 256 Intermediate Video II (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 255 or permission of the Art Department chair

A continuation of ART 255, Intermediate Video. Students produce a series of thematically linked video works that display an increased level of critical thinking and technical achievement and go on to develop a video portfolio comprised of previous and new work. Students refine and expand their understanding of, and ability to create, video for personal artistic expression.

Special Requirements: Students are expected to provide their own high definition digital video camera.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Continue to develop technical and aesthetic skills in video shooting and editing through video assignments.
  • Work independently in developing a thematic body of work.
  • Complete an advanced video portfolio demonstrating an ability to communicate effectively and express ideas through time, motion, and sound; and an understanding of video as an art form.
  • Critically discuss their own video work and the work of others.

NOTE: This course is graded Pass/Fail

ART 261 Advanced Digital Processes (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 121 and ART 151; ART 152 or permission of the instructor

Course covers the editing, manipulation, and printing of photographic images using the computer and related resources. Students develop their ideas through a project orientation.

Special Requirements: Students must provide their own analog or digital camera with shutter speed and f-stop controls.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Create high-quality digital scans of existing images.
  • Create high-quality digital prints of their work.
  • Utilize computer applications to manipulate and refine photographic imagery.
  • Critically discuss and analyze the photographic image.
  • Create an individualized digital photography portfolio.

ART 263 Web Site Design (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 161; ART 123 or permission of the instructor

An introduction to the languages, tools, methods, and philosophies relative to planning, designing, creating, and publishing web sites. Students design and develop their own web sites using industry-standard software.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Recognize the major aspects of contemporary web site development and utilize current design tools through web site assignments.
  • Design and create single and multi-page web sites demonstrating an ability to communicate effectively through interaction, text, animation, and image.
  • Explore design problems and present their ideas descriptively and visually.
  • Present information and other content linearly and non-linearly through interactive design.
  • Apply the fundamental languages and terminology commonly associated with developing sites for the World Wide Web.
  • Work within an industry standard web site development environment.
  • Prepare images and other media for display on the World Wide Web.

ART 268 3D Computer Graphics (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 161

Builds on the fundamental principles studied in ART 161 Computer Arts Foundation. Students continue study of the concepts and techniques of computer-based three-dimensional modeling and animation.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Utilize the various concepts, tools, and techniques involved in creating three-dimensional models, environments, and animation.
  • Employ the language and terminology of three-dimensional modeling and animation.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving to the creation of 3D models.
  • Develop a 3D computer graphics portfolio.

ART 269 3D Animation (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 268; ART 123 or permission of the instructor

A continuation of ART 268 3D Computer Graphics. This course introduces the fundamental concepts and techniques of computer-based three-dimensional animation. Students use professional 3D software to complete various animation assignments.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Understand and utilize the fundamentals of the various concepts, tools, and techniques involved in creating 3D models and environments for animation.
  • Construct animation in a 3D software environment.
  • Combine sound with animation.
  • Utilize the language and terminology of 3D animation during discourse and critique.
  • Create a body of work that may contribute towards an art portfolio.

NOTE: This course is graded Pass/Fail

ART 273 Image and Text (3 cr)

Prereq: ENG 101, 103, or 105; ART 123; one 200-level art studio course within major concentration; and ART 151, ART 161, or ART 155

Addresses issues inherent in combining image and text. Students explore the voice and content of the written word when combined with visual imagery, and vice-versa, through the production of a thematic body of work.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Critically combine image and text to surpass the illustrative and to investigate and establish meaningful relationships and juxtapositions between the two.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues of voice and content in the written word and how the use of imagery can inform that voice.
  • Complete a thematic portfolio of work examining the issues associated with combining image and text.
  • Work independently to develop a theme over an extended period of time.

NOTE: This course is graded Pass/Fail

ART 280 Creative Coding (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 161; ART 123 or concurrent enrollment in ART 123; Recommended: MAT 095

An introduction to coding for artists. Topics include programming motion, interactivity, sound, video, graphics and the study of the history of code-based art. Students complete a body of work exploring conceptual and visual ideas.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Employ core programming concepts and principles to the development of artworks
  • Apply the principles of design to code-based artworks
  • Critically analyze and discuss code-based artworks
  • Analyze, research, and provide solutions for translating visual ideas into code
  • Utilize the computer as a medium for creative expression
  • Work independently and collaboratively to solve complex design problems
  • Write code to generate motion and interactivity
  • Integrate sound, video, and graphics
  • Complete a body of work exploring conceptual and visual ideas

ART 281 Computer Arts I (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 123 and ART 161 or permission of the Art Department Chair

Explores the computer as a medium for the creation of works of art. Students create a series of works that investigate different approaches to the medium with the end goal of creating a Computer Arts portfolio. The instructor reviews different software and techniques each semester.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Explain and discuss the role of the computer as a medium for creative expression
  • Utilize the computer and software applications in the development of original artworks
  • Engage in critical discourse as it applies to the medium
  • Complete a computer arts portfolio demonstrating an ability to work within the medium, to communicate effectively, and to express visual concepts

ART 282 Computer Arts II (3 cr)

Prereq: ART 281

Explores the computer as a medium for the creation of works of art. Students continue to create a series of works that investigate different approaches to the medium with the end goal of creating an advanced Computer Arts portfolio. The instructor reviews different software and techniques each semester.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Explain and discuss the role of the computer as a medium for creative expression
  • Effectively utilize the computer and software applications in the development of original artworks
  • Lead in critical discourse as it applies to the medium
  • Complete an advanced computer arts portfolio demonstrating an ability to work within the medium, to communicate effectively, and to express visual concepts

ART 288 Art Studio Transfer Course

Prereq: N/A

This is a 200-level art course taken at another institution which may be transferred in for art studio credit.

ART 290 Visual Arts Seminar (3 cr)

Prereq: Two 200-level courses coded ART.

Builds on prior studio experiences within a student's visual arts concentration. Each student produces a body of thematically linked works that display an advanced level of critical thinking and technical achievement. Students and faculty use regular class meetings for critical discussion and review of work. Students produce work outside of class time.

A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  • Describe, compare, and contrast media-based artworks.
  • Demonstrate competence in the manipulation of materials and media (craft).
  • Extend investigative work on projects over a period of time.
  • Develop a medium-specific portfolio that demonstrates an advanced understanding and competence of working within that chosen medium.

NOTE: This course is graded Pass/Fail