ART100-001

Drawing I

Students apply various graphic approaches that may include drawing from still life, landscape, and human figure. Emphasis is on individual creative expression with the objective being the development of perception and understanding of natural phenomena and translation of this information to a two-dimensional surface. Examples of contemporary drawing are appraised in the context of diversity and cultural differences.Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ART101-001

Design I

Basic design elements including line, shape, color, texture, value, and composition and their integration on a two-dimensional surface are studied and applied. Students examine the nature and effect of color in its full utilization as a design element in conjunction with the interaction of positive and negative space, optical phenomena, and theories of harmony and visual dynamics. Cultural, ethical, and environmental influences on design from a global perspective will be understood. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

ART103-001

Painting I

This is an introductory course in painting, exploring a variety of approaches and painting media. A series of landscape, still life, and personal imagery paintings are investigated as both descriptive and imaginative forms of creative expression. The ethical, multicultural and international contributions of painting are evaluated. Prerequisite: ART100 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ART106-002

Sculpture

This course introduces the student to sculptural processes by exploring a variety of materials and technical approaches. Instruction focuses on the basic elements of sculptural form and composition through the processes of placement, movement, balancing of masses, and special definition. Principles and concepts of three-dimensional design are applied in the expression of sculptural form. Prerequisite: ART136 / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ART109-001

Art Appreciation

This course provides an introduction to the visual arts made by cultures throughout the world from prehistory to the present. It includes European art as well as art from Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Emphasis is placed on how and why art is created, its nature, and the role it plays in society. By studying the fundamental principles, elements, techniques, styles, and vocabulary of art, students explore significant artistic creations ranging in character from the personal, to the political, and religious. Students are required to make an independent visit to a museum. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Satisfies a Humanities & Fine Arts general education requirement.

ART125-002

History of Art: Stone Age to Gothic

This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to the art of the western world from the magical creations of the Old Stone Age to the magnificent works of the Gothic era. Illustrated lectures deal with such topics as ideas guiding artistic creations, general stylistic trends, important methods, materials, and techniques used. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ART126-002

History of Art: Renaissance to

This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to the art of the western world from the Proto-Renaissance to the Age of Romanticism. Illustrated lectures deal with such topics as general aesthetic trends, the life and work of key artists, ideas guiding their creations, as well as important methods, materials and techniques they employed. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Spring. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

ART130-001

You Can Design!

An online introduction to understanding and interpreting the world around you for the purpose of creating art work. Recognizing and identifying elements of visual language like Line, Shape, Color, Texture, and Tone will lead to applying these elements in the creation of art and design work. Critically evaluating art work and the work of other artists and designers will help nurture confidence in the use of visual language and provide a basis for exploring all forms of visual expression, including drawing, painting, life drawing, sculpture, design, graphic art, website design and printmaking. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 1 credit. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ART132-002

Modern Art: Realism to Surrealism

In this course, students explore art produced from 1850 to the 1940s, with a focus on European art. Illustrated lectures deal with such topics as general aesthetic trends, the life and work of key artists, ideas guiding their creations as well as themes, styles, materials and techniques employed by individual artists. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Fall

ART135-001

Textile/Fiber Arts I

Students investigate and develop various approaches to fiber art, using traditional and non-traditional materials. Various techniques are applied with an emphasis on creative expression. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall

ART136-001

Three-Dimensional Design

This course is an introduction to the elements of visual language (line, shape, tone, texture, color, light, volume, negative space) in 3D form. Students solve 3D design problems by creating modeled and constructed forms both in relief and free-standing form. Historical references are made to support the development and understanding of the work. This course can inspire students to explore their creative expression in sculpture. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

ART137-001

History of Graphic Design

This course critically investigates and explores graphic design and visual communication history, materials, techniques and styles, major movements and significant artists and designers. This course requires students to participate in lecture and presentation, and prepare writing and studio projects. Students build a conceptual and visual understanding of vocabulary, applying critical thinking and visual skills in an evaluation of the historical context and the importance of historical reference in graphic design work. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

ART139-001

Digital Photography

This is an introductory course in digital photography, exploring both digital capture and aspects of Adobe Photoshop®. This course focuses on developing strong photographic skills, creating dynamic images and an online portfolio. Students explore light in relation to photography, relevant aspects of photographic history and contemporary photography. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score. ART214 is recommended / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ART140-001

Introduction to Silkscreen Printing

Students study elements and apply methods of silkscreen printing. Students create individual printable designs and work on paper and fabric surfaces to create multicolor screen-printed images. Techniques may include a variety of stencil making methods, direct approaches and photo-emulsion. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

ART170-001

Introduction to Computer Graphics

Students learn software, hardware, and operating system basics using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign. This course introduces fundamental concepts and terminology for creating and editing basic electronic images. The student successfully utilize these applications in graphic design, publication design, and preparation of documents for the web. Prerequisite: ENL010 & ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

ART198-001

Painting Restoration


ART200-001

Drawing II

Students explore advanced drawing concepts and techniques including free-hand perspective and rendering techniques as they apply to the representation of natural and man-made forms. Emphasis is placed on drawing the human figure including the nude. Individual style and self-expression are developed. Prerequisite: ART100 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ART201-001

Design II

An investigation of a variety of fundamental visual forms and concepts that can be used to delineate and describe both two and three-dimensional structures. The descriptive expressive uses of color will be utilized in conjunction with structural systems that will explore different spatial concerns. Prerequisite: ART101 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ART205-001

Illustration I

Illustration I is a detailed exploration of a variety of drawing, painting and design concepts and techniques using Adobe Illustrator. Development of personal expression will also be addressed, as students will use various techniques to illustrate book, poster, periodical and editorial designs.Prerequisite: ART170 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

ART207-001

Graphic Design I

Introduction to the field of graphic design, including typography, layout and general graphic techniques. The use of technology and computational skills are applied in studio projects to support creativity and proficiency in handling media and preparing graphic designs. Ethical principles and concepts in communication design are explored in multicultural and global contexts. Prerequisite: ART170 / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

ART208-001

Graphic Design II

This course is a continuation of ART207, which introduces typography, composition, and layout, development of graphic concepts, and problem solving and creative thinking. Prerequisite: ART207 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ART209-001

Printmaking Techniques

The study and development of the fundamental elements of printmaking techniques using a variety of approaches to edition and unique printing. Students cover all aspects of plate preparation and printing. Prerequisite: ENL010 and ENL040 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered: Fall, Spring

ART210-002

Graphic Prod & Layout

This course is an introduction to the field of electronic publishing and preparing materials for printed output using modern computer-based technologies. It explores the basics of digital typography and page layout using a professional page layout application to assemble various text-based and graphical elements into cohesive and effective communications using guided and unguided hands-on exercises to produce simple documents. Also covered are the fundamentals of color as they apply to printing. Emphasis is on the mastery of the software and technology. Students are required to spend time outside of class working with the computer software to complete these exercises. This class requires significant skills in computer operation and file navigation/management that can be gained through the prerequisite. Students who believe they have these skills without taking the prerequisite may request a waiver from the instructor. Prerequisite: ART170 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ART213-001

Myths, Legends and Symbols in Art

In this course, students explore key myths, legends and symbols in the visual arts and the way in which they have been interpreted by artists throughout history. Illustrated lectures will include the study of art works which deal with specific divinities, legendary and mythic figures as well as symbolic elements such as particular flowers, fruit, animals, objects, colors and numbers. Disciplines such as music, literature, drama, or cinema, relating to the topics discussed in class, are incorporated into the course. Prerequisite: ENL101 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ART214-001

Digital Imaging I

This introductory course covers Adobe Photoshop software and scanning techniques and their relationship to graphic design. Students learn from hands-on projects the features of Adobe Photoshop. Assignments are tailored to a wide variety of users from graphic designers, artists, photographers, and web page designers. From the first pixel to the finished picture, students gain imaging proficiency and a strong understanding of the program. Prerequisite: ART170 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring. Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

ART216-001

Life Drawing

Through the use of traditional and contemporary drawing media and methods, students explore gesture, modeling, anatomy, tonality, form, composition, and other aspects of figurative study through observation of clothed and/or unclothed live models. Prerequisite: ART100 / 3 credits. Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

ART218-001

Typography

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of typography. Students demonstrate how to utilize type to solve visual problems in graphic design and visual communication. Students are taught typographic structures and terminology for visual problem solving. This course uses both computer and hands-on methods to address the language of type and its effective usage. By studying the language of type through its history and by its application, students gain strong working knowledge of this essential element in graphic design. Prerequisite: ART170 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring

ART219-001

Portfolio Preparation for Artists &

This course covers preparing, critiquing, and presenting a portfolio utilizing existing, personal art work. The portfolio of work will be used primarily to support the students transfer to art school. Other topics include writing a resume and cover letter and creating an artist’s statement. Students are expected to have finished artwork for a portfolio. Prerequisite: ART100 and ART101 / 1 credit. Offered: Spring

ART225-001

Book Arts and Papermaking

A detailed exploration of a variety of basic and advanced concepts and techniques in making hand-made books and the exploration of the forming of hand-made paper. Students will be encouraged to develop professionalism and a familiarity with the mediums in order to develop an expertise in these fields as well as directions in personal style and expression. Topics will include book binding techniques, basic paper making techniques, and an exploration of printmaking forms, to be incorporated with the books and hand-made paper. Prerequisite: Two 3-credit ART courses / 3 credits. Offered: Varies.

ART226-001

Advanced Printmaking

This course will enable students to continue the study of printmaking and further develop their ideas through the exploration of advanced techniques and concepts. The class will use a variety of approaches to edition and unique printing. Students will explore collagraph, woodcut, solar etching and polymer lithography. Students will become proficient in all aspects of plate preparation and printing using professional printmaking inks. Prerequisite: ART209 / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Spring

ART228-001

Advanced Painting

This course will provide the opportunity for personal interpretation of subject matter with an investigation of technical approaches leading to the development of a personal style of expression. Prerequisite: ART103 / 3 credits; may be repeated once for credit. Offered: Spring

ART256-001

Internship in Graphic Design

This course is designed to provide a practical experience in a professional graphic arts setting and preparation for a successful career in the graphic design field. Designation of intern site will be based on student academic and career goals. The student works in a graphic design business for 150 hours. Prerequisite: ART205, ART207, ART210, ART214, and BIT220 / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

ART299-001

Independent Study: Arts

A voluntary effort by both student and faculty member defined as a.) a strict independent study within the discipline, not a regular academic course; or b.) additional credit for an independent study project within the regular academic course; or c.) an interdisciplinary project not associated with the established course.