Comprehensive Art Emphasis

Course Descriptions

ART 200 – Understanding the Arts
An orientation of cultural arts for the major/non-art major. Analysis, criticism, evaluation, and aesthetic considerations.
(3 Credits)

ART 215-216 – Introductory & Intermediate Drawing
Basic principles of drawing, perspective, and design; development of technical skill in variety of media. Landscape, human figure, still-life, and design. No pervious art training necessary.

(2 Credits)

ART 315 – Introductory Painting
Introduction to painting mediums (acrylic, oil, cra-pas) and the exploration of color theory through formal problems; theories and criticism.
(3 Credits)
Prerequisite: ART 215 & ART 224

ART 224 – Concepts of Color
Introduction and development of the inter4action of color as a medium in visual studies. Discussion of student work in process and aesthetic analysis within the context of theoretic and historic color procedures.
(3 Credits)

ART 316 – Intermediate Painting
Advance techniques and theories of painting are examined. Various materials are explored in the painting field; (i.e., mixed media, sculptural, and minimal painting).
(3 Credits)
Prerequisite: ART 315

ART 305 – Art History Survey I
Illustrated lecture course covering chronological development of art from the prehistoric through Renaissance periods. Emphasis upon recognition of style and relationship art to the age in which it was produced.
(3 Credits)

ART 317 – Advance Drawing
Life drawing and continuation of introductory courses.
(3 Credits)
Prerequisite: ART 215 or ART216 or consent of instructor.

ART 335-336 – Ceramics I & II
Elementary course in pottery with hand building and the potter's wheel. Students originate ceramic design and decorations. Demonstrations given in firing kiln and use of glazes.
(3 Credits)

ART 306 – Art History Survey II
History of art from Renaissance to the present day. Emphasis upon the recognition of style and relationship of art to the age on which it was produced.
(3 Credits)

ART 327 – Sculpture I
Materials and techniques in the process of sculpture and three-dimensional design, including modeling, casting, and construction in wood and metal.
(3 Credits)

ART 500 – Senior Art Seminar
Preparation for the individual senior exhibition which is required of all graduates. Exit examination, portfolios, presentations, publicity, etc. are required. The department reserves the right to select a work of art to remain in the permanent collection. Consent of department chair required.
(3 Credits)