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ART& 100|Art Appreciation [H]

5 Credits

Formerly ART 110

A general survey of fine and applied arts with brief media encounters in various areas of art. The class emphasis is on building a general appreciation of the techniques, styles, themes in art, and the history of art.

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ART 111|2D Design

5 Credits

Introduction to the formal elements and principles of design common to all two-dimensional media. Students examine the formal elements of line, shape, form, space, pattern, texture, and color and applies the principles of unity and variety, balance, focus, repetition, rhythm, movement, and proportion. Students are introduced to spatial and ordering strategies through a sequence of design and color theory problems which emphasize creative problem-solving using a variety of media and techniques. Recommended for all art, design, photography, and architecture students, and for anyone with a general interest in art.

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ART 112|3D Design

5 Credits

Formerly ART 1121

This course of study is an introduction to the visual and tactile elements and principles that relate to three-dimensional forms in space. Students have the opportunity to work with various materials to create three-dimensional forms in space. Students execute various aesthetic design problems that focus on arriving at a better understanding of a three-dimensional dialogue, applicable to sculpture, architecture, and ceramics, and provides a better understanding of three-dimensionality related to digital art and design.

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ART 113|Drawing I

3 Credits

Formerly ART 1131

A basic studio course that focuses on the fundamental skills: observation, composition, development of forms, and personal expression. Surveys a wide range of media and techniques and examines master works of drawing.

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ART 114|Drawing II

3 Credits

Formerly ART 1141

A continuation of ART 113 with emphasis on individual direction, composition, color, expanded technique, and media experiences.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ART 113 or instructor permission.

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ART 115|Life Drawing

3 Credits

Formerly ART 1151

A continuation of ART 114 with emphasis on human figures and the rendering of the human face; includes structural anatomy, proportion, composition, and abstraction of these subjects for purposes of individual expression.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: ART 113 or instructor permission.

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ART 116|Art History Ancient World [H]

5 Credits

A comparative study of architecture, sculpture, and pictorial arts from the ancient cultures of the world. A chronological survey of prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic arts.

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ART 117|Art History Medieval-Baroque [H]

5 Credits

A study of architecture, painting, and sculpture from the Middle Ages through the Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque. Comparative studies of cross cultural traditions.

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ART 118|Art History Modern Times [H]

5 Credits

A chronological study of architecture, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, and the design arts from Romanticism to the present.

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ART 119|Art History of Asia [H]

5 Credits

A survey of painting, sculpture, ceramics, and architecture of India, China, Southeast Asia, and Japan with emphasis on the political, philosophical, and religious courses that shape Far Eastern art.

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ART 120|Art History of the Americas [H]

5 Credits

Survey of pre-Colombian art in North and South America; North American and Latin American colonial arts; modern and contemporary Latin American and Native American art and their contributions to contemporary culture.

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ART 198|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

Formerly ART 1991

An experimental class to be used to explore new approaches and applications to studio art.

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ART 199|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

An experimental class to be used to explore new approaches and applications to art theory.

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ART 201|Photography I

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2011

This course introduces students to the foundations of photography/digital photography and photographic composition through various assignments, case studies, and a final project. Students are introduced to fundamental camera controls and tools used to manipulate or enhance photographic images from image-capture to print. Emphasis is placed on how photography functions as an interpretive medium. Student supplies digital camera and materials.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: ART 111.

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ART 202|Photography II

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2021

This course further develops the advanced student's technical and interpretive understanding of digital photography. Students choose a photographic topic early in the quarter to investigate and build upon for the remainder of the course. Emphasis is placed on research of historic and contemporary trends, discussion of personal direction, and constructing a photographic portfolio. Student supplies digital camera and materials.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: ART 111 and 201.

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ART 209|Digital Art and Design

5 Credits

An introduction to the use of digital media in art. This course acquaints students with the fundamentals of using the Creative Suite program that includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. These computer programs are used for creating graphic design layouts, working with digital imagery, or creating your own unique digitally-based works of art.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: ART 111.

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ART 211|Graphic Design I

5 Credits

An introductory class in the theory and application of layout, typography, color, and image as it is used in today's advertising and industrial graphics. The course covers the fundamentals of graphic design with an emphasis on creative problem solving through traditional and digital techniques using industry-accepted software.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: ART 111, 113, and 209.

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ART 212|Graphic Design II

5 Credits

An intermediate class that expands on the use of theory and refined application of layout, typography, color, and image as it is used in today's advertising and industrial graphics. The course objective is to develop greater proficiency in graphic design processes and skills to achieve creative solutions through traditional and digital techniques using industry-accepted software.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ART 211.

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ART 213|Printmaking I

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2131

A study of traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques with emphasis on technical exposure and its effect on drawing and graphic design. Contains problems in relief, intaglio, and serigraphy (silk screen). Recommended for commercial and graphic art majors.

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ART 214|Printmaking II

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2141

A continuation of ART 213 with special emphasis on one of the following: Intaglio, the collagraph screen printing, or lithography.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ART 213.

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ART 215|Painting I

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2151

An introduction to techniques of painting in oil or acrylic; preparation of wood, canvas, and paper supports; color mixing and application methods. Traditional and experimental approaches to subject matter, composition, and expression.

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ART 216|Painting II

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2161

Continuation of ART 215 with greater emphasis on individual development of subject matter, technique, and personal expression. Oil, acrylic, or mixed media.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ART 215.

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ART 217|Watercolor I

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2171

An introduction to traditional watercolor painting with media explorations of transparent and opaque media. Recommended for fine arts, illustration, and graphic art majors.

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ART 218|Watercolor II

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2181

A continuation of ART 217 with emphasis on contemporary composition and illustrative techniques. Recommended for fine arts, illustration, and graphic art majors.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ART 217.

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ART 220|Sculpture I

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2201

A study of three-dimensional form with emphasis on the inter-relationships between space and form through the techniques of modeling, mold-making, and casting.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: ART 111 and 112.

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ART 221|Sculpture II

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2211

A continuation of ART 220 with emphasis on the techniques of casting, construction, and carving.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ART 220.

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ART 222|Ceramics I

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2221

A basic introduction to ceramic forms with emphasis on production by hand methods. Consideration of the nature and possibilities of clay, clay body formulation, and introductory glaze testing, as well as loading and firing procedures for bisque and glaze kilns.

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ART 223|Ceramics II

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2231

A continuation of ART 222 with special emphasis on wheel technique, glaze formulation, and design of clay forms.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ART 222.

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ART 224|Ceramic Sculpture

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2241

A studio course designed to focus on using clay as a sculptural medium. Students develop projects that explore either large scale slab construction, large scale coiling, building effective armatures and supports, and working solid. Other fabricating processes such as mold-making for slip-casting and using forms made on the potter's wheel for sculptural construction are introduced. Students also apply various glazing techniques and firing processes that are appropriate to their sculptural work.

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ART 225|Metals I

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2251

An introduction to the broad range of materials, techniques, and formats characteristic of metal art and jewelry.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: ART 111.

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ART 226|Metals II

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2261

A continuation of ART 225 with emphasis on advanced fabrication techniques, casting, and contemporary metal art and jewelry design. This course explores form as a means of expression for both functional and nonfunctional work. It is designed to develop skill, craftsmanship, and sensitivity to design in working with metal.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ART 225.

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ART 230|Professional Practices

1–2 Credits

This course focuses on preparing the art major for admission into an accredited art program as well as exploring the business aspects of being a professional artist.

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ART 241|Illustration I

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2411

A studio course that applies the elements of design and drawing to a variety of illustration formats. Focus is on technical skills, application of a wide range of media, and illustrative concepts.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: ART 111 and 113.

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ART 242|Illustration II

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2421

A continuation of Illustration I with emphasis on individual development of subject, technique, and concept. A variety of illustration styles and applications are explored further.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ART 241.

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ART 243|Illustration III

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2431

A continuation of ART 242 with emphasis on the use of mixed media, color, and graphic techniques applied to illustration.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ART 241 and 242.

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ART 250|Studio Problems

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2501

Individual, contracted, advanced study in visual arts theory and practice.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: completion of all available studio art within desired area of study and instructor permission.

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ART 251|Studio Problems - Design

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2511

Individual, contracted, advanced study in design. Studio and seminar.

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ART 252|Studio Problems - Graphic

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2521

Individual, contracted, advanced study in computer graphics. Studio and seminar.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: ART 209, 211, and 212.

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ART 253|Studio Problems - Drawing

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2531

Individual, contracted, advanced study in drawing. Studio and seminar.

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ART 254|Studio Problems - Painting

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2541

Individual, contracted, advanced study in painting. Studio and seminar.

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ART 255|Studio Problems - Sculpture

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2551

Individual, contracted, advanced study in sculpture. Studio and seminar.

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ART 256|Studio Problems - Metals

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2561

Individual, contracted, advanced study in metal arts. Studio and seminar.

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ART 257|Studio Problems - Ceramics

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2571

Individual, contracted, advanced study in ceramic arts. Studio and seminar.

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ART 258|Studio Problems - Watercolor

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2581

Individual contracted advanced study in water color. Studio and seminar.

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ART 259|Studio Problems - Photography

1–3 Credits

Formerly ART 2591

Individual, contracted, advanced study in photography, studio and seminar.

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ART 298|Special Studies Lab

1–15 Credits

Formerly ART 2991

An advanced experimental class to be used to explore new approaches and applications to studio art.

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ART 299|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

An advanced experimental class to be used to explore new approaches and applications to art theory.

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