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ARTS-101  Introduction To Studio

Image management, design, critical approaches and creative studio practices in a variety of media. $75 lab fee. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-102  2D Design

Compositional design, critical approaches and creative studio practices in a variety of media. $75 lab fee. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-103  3d Design

Spatial design, critical approaches and creative studio practices in a variety of media. $75 lab fee. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-110  Introduction To Visual Studies

Introductory survey examining critical approaches to interpreting imagery in diverse cultural contexts throughout history. Intended to develop an awareness of the power of visual materials, including advertising and propaganda, within the socio-cultural, political, philosophical and economic forces that encode imagery with meaning. $25 lab fee. 4 credits. (CS or IS)

ARTS-120  Drawing

Fundamentals of gesture, value, contour, and perspective drawing in various media. Expressive,critical and thematic development. $75 lab fee. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-210  Survey of Non-western Art

Introductory survey covering non-European artistic traditions. Intended to develop an awareness of diverse cultures through analysis of art works in various media. $25 lab fee. Offered fall. 4 credits. (CS or GP)

ARTS-230  Ceramics

Skill building course examines processes and materials of ceramics. Emphasis on the basics of hand building, throwing on the wheel, clay and glaze formation, various firing techniques and kiln construction. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 101, 102 or 103, or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-240  Black and White Photography

Basics of creative black and white photography: camera operations, principles of exposure, darkroom technique, visual elements of design, and introduction to historical and contemporary trends. $75 lab fee. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-242  Digital Art

Introduction to basic graphic composition through use of digital programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Principles of image capture, basic web design and printing. Emphasis placed on an approach of using the computer as an expressive tool. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 102 or consent of instructor. Offered fall. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-243  Digital Color Photography

Basics of creative digital color photography: camera operations, principles of exposure, digital editing, printing, composition and an introduction to historical and contemporary trends in digital photography. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 102 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-245  Book Arts

Introduction to creating artist books, bookbinding, digital layouts and basic typography. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 102 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-250  Sculpture

Introduction to the fundamentals of sculpture including understanding of communicative power of form and material. Emphasis on communicating ideas through sculpture and engaging historical, cultural and aesthetic aspects of sculpture. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 101, 102 or 103, or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-260  Painting

Painting techniques and studio practices in aqueous media (acrylic) attending to distinct approaches and modalities. Thematic and critical development. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 101 or 102, 120 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-280  Alternative Media

Studio in mixed and non-traditional media art and related theory, critical analysis and practices. Studio projects may include performance, installation and electronic art forms. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 100 or 102 or 103 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-310  Modern Art 1874-1956

The development of visual arts from Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism. Emphasis on major movements such as Cubism, Dada and Surrealism. $25 lab fee. Prerequisite: INQS 125. Offered fall. 4 credits. (CS or VP or GP, MWI).

ARTS-311  Art Since 1956

The development of the visual arts from the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism to the present day. Emphasis on major movements such as Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism and Postmodern Art. $25 lab fee. Prerequisite: INQS 125. Offered spring. 4 credits. (CS or VP or GP)

ARTS-314  History Video and Digital Art

The development of video, digital and electronic art from the beginnings of video art to current trends in digital art. Emphasis on technology in the visual arts such as screen-based media and computer-aided design (CAD). $25 lab fee. Prerequisite: INQS 125. 4 credits. (CS or VP, MWI)

ARTS-320  Approaches To The Figure

Expressive, technical, critical and thematic development working from the human figure in a variety of media. $100 lab fee. Prerequisite: 120 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-325  Scientific Illustration (also Listed As HSCI 325)

Application of the scientific method of the artistic process to increase visual awareness of scientific subject matter. $30 fee. Prerequisites: 120 and BIOL 210, or consent of instructor. Offered spring of even-numbered years. 3 credits (CS)

ARTS-330  Topics In Ceramics

Topics include glaze calculation, mold making and slip casting, sculptural and architectural ceramics, advanced vessel production. Situates and highlights lineage of contemporary ceramics, and broadens conceptual framework of individual practice. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 230 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-340  Topics In Black and White Photography

Advanced techniques of creative photography: camera operations, principles of exposure, darkroom technique, visual elements of design, and study of historical and contemporary trends. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 240 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-342  Topics In Digital Art

Advanced techniques in graphic composition and emerging technology in the visual arts through a semester long independent project. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit. $75 lab fee. Prerequisites: 102 and 242; or consent of instructor. Offered fall. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-343  Topics In Digital Color Photography

Advanced creative digital color photography: camera operations, principles of exposure. Focus on developing a personal style and integrating content with imagery. Emphasis on photography as an expressive medium. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 243 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-350  Topics In Sculpture

Topics include assembled form, carving, casting, installation, large scale and public sculpture. Situates and highlights the lineage of contemporary sculpture and broadens the conceptual framework of individual practice. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 250 or consent of instructor. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-360  Topics In Painting

Advanced painting techniques and studio practices in aqueous media (acrylic) attending to distinct approaches and modalities. Thematic and critical development. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 260 or consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit. 4 credits. (CS)

ARTS-369  The Painter-Printmaker

Integrative portfolio development in painting, drawing and printmaking. May be repeated for credit. $75 lab fee. Prerequisites: 101, 102, 120 and 360 or consent of instructor. 4 credits.

ARTS-380  Topics In Alternative Media

Advanced studio practice in mixed and non-traditional art media. Student-designed projects may include performance, installation, and electronic art forms. Thematic focus differs each offering. Repeatable for credit. $75 lab fee. Prerequisite: 280. Offered spring. 4 credits.

ARTS-385  Digital Art Portfolio I

Portfolio development in a digital medium or combination of digital media. Emphasis on critical development, studio practices, visual, oral and written coherence toward a unified body of work. $40 lab fee. Prerequisites: 101, 102, 103, 110, 120 and 242, or consent of instructor. Offered fall. 2 credits.

ARTS-386  Digital Art Portfolio II

Portfolio development in a digital medium or combination of digital media. Emphasis on critical development, studio practices, visual, oral and written coherence toward a unified body of work. $40 lab fee. Prerequisite: 385 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 2 credits.

ARTS-390  Portfolio I

Portfolio development in any medium or combination of media. Emphasis on critical development, studio practices, visual, oral and written coherence toward a unified body of work. Students seeking entrance must present a portfolio in advance to a panel of art professors. $40 lab fee each semester. Prerequisites: 101, 102, 103, 110, 120 plus at least two 200-level studios or consent of instructor. Offered fall. 2 credits.

ARTS-391  Portfolio II

Continuation of 390. $75 lab fee each semester. Prerequisite: 390 or consent of instructos. Offered spring. 2 credits.

ARTS-395  Gallery Management and Curatorial Practices

Introduction to the standard concepts and techniques of business and gallery management and curatorial practices which include: curating and mounting exhibitions, coordinating press, working with artists and serving as a docent. May be repeated once for credit. $40 lab fee. Prerequisite: 101 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 2 credits.

ARTS-487  Art Internship

Supervised work at an agency, gallery or other establishment using technical or organizational skills related to the visual arts. Prerequisite: department consent. 1-5 credits. (EL)

ARTS-490  Thesis I

Integrative seminar for majors planning post-graduate work in studio art. Students produce a cohesive body of work and related critical papers and artist statements. $75 lab fee each semester. Prerequisite: 391 or consent of instructor. Offered fall. 2 credits.

ARTS-491  Thesis II

Continuation of 490. $75 lab fee each semester. Prerequisite: 490. Offered spring. 2 credits.

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