Art Courses

ART 1030 Art Appreciation Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req:
Co-Req: None
Understanding the visual arts and their roles in western and non-western traditions through an examination of their media, formal structure, and cultural context. Significant visual achievements, from ancient times to the contemporary period, will be examined and discussed.

ART 131 Painting I Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ARTP 1110 or permission of instructor
Co-Req: None
An introduction to oil and/or acrylic paint. Exploration of stretching, surface preparation, manipulation of paint and processes involved in the creation of a painting.

ART 132 Painting II Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ART 131 or permission of instructor
Co-Req: None
A broader exploration of the painting experience using various techniques, ideas, and approaches with the aim of developing an individual, artistic voice. Classroom discussions of art issues will be included.

ART 151 Color Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ARTP 1110 or permission of instructor
Co-Req: None
An in-depth study of the theories, properties and uses of color through art problems exploring a wide variety of color media.

ART 241 Graphics Design I Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
An introduction to design, layout and topography. Computers are used to facilitate student learning.

ART 242 Graphics Design II Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
A course in which students develop graphics design skills. Emphasis is placed on skillful and artistic use of design software.

ART 251 Special Topics Graphic Design Credit Hrs: 2
Pre-Req: ART 241 or permission of instructor
Co-Req: None
This is an advanced course which requires intensive study and practice of a selected graphics design topic. A portfolio and presentation are required.

ART 262 Art Travel Course Credit Hrs: 1-3
Pre-Req: None...
Co-Req: None
Students and faculty will travel to a designated location to see major works of art. Art faculty will provide insight and place the viewed art into a historical or theoretical context. Arrangement prior to registration is required. May be repeated. This course can be used as an art elective.

ART 271 Intro to Printmaking Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ARTP 1010 and 1110 or permission of instructor
Co-Req: None
An introduction to printmaking processes involved with relief, intalglio and plate lithography.

ARTP 1010 Drawing I Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
An introduction to basic drawing techniques which stresses line, value, shape, texture, perspective and composition. Emphasis is placed on black and white media.

ARTP 1020 Drawing II Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: ARTP 1010 or permission of instructor
Co-Req: None
An intermediate drawing course in which students will use gesture and contour techniques to develop their figure-drawing skills. Emphasis is placed on originality and imagination.

ARTP 1110 Two Dimensional Design Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
An exploration of the elements and principles of design. The course introduces a variety of 2-D media through a problem-solving approach.


ARTP 1120 Three Dimensional Design Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
An exploration of three-dimensional design principles through problems focusing on space, structure and surface. Students will investigate a variety of media including wood construction, plaster, clay, paper, wire and found object.

ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
A survey of the visual arts in world cultures from pre-history to the Renaissance.

ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II Credit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None
Co-Req: None
A survey of the visual arts in world cultures from the Renaissance through the present.