Art and Photography

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

Visual Arts and Photography Programs and Degrees

 

ART & 100
Art Appreciation: The World of Art (5)

Students learn to analyze diverse forms of art from world cultures. Students explore the creative process, visual elements of art, and cultural/political contexts in which art is made. Course may include themes such as birth/death, public vs. private art, the human form, etc. This course is for non-majors. Previously ART 125. Prerequisite: ENGL100 or equivalent. Mandatory decimal grading.

ART 105
Multicultural Studies through the Visual Arts (5)

Students explore the ways in which gender, race, class and sexual orientation have been represented in and defined by the visual arts. Students deconstruct historical and current images and examine how these images have impacted individuals' access or denial to power, privilege and self-definition. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or placement into ENGL& 101. Mandatory Decimal Grading.

ART 109
Two-Dimensional Design (5)

This is an introductory course in two-dimensional design. Students explore basic elements, principles and processes of two-dimensional design. Design fundamentals are investigated and explored through lecture/demonstration, hands-on projects and class critiques/discussion. Student option grading.

ART 110
Three-Dimensional Design (5)

This is an introductory course in three-dimensional design. Students explore basic elements and principles through demonstrations and hands-on studio work. Projects emphasize problem-solving, concept development and creativity in the transformation of two-dimensional concepts into three-dimensional objects. Recommended: ART 109. Student option grading.

ART 121
Ceramic Art 1 (5)

This is an introductory course in the creation and appreciation of the ceramic vessel. Students learn basic hand-building, wheel-throwing and glazing processes as a foundation for further creative development. This is the first course in a three-course sequence. Previously Art201. Student option grading.

ART 122
Ceramic Art 2 (5)

Students build upon skills learned in Ceramic Art 1 and continue their exploration of the processes, techniques and aesthetics of the ceramic vessel. The focus in the second quarter is on development of artistic direction, interests and point of view. Previously ART 202. Prerequisite: ART 121 or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ART 123
Ceramic Art 3 (5)

Students further develop skills learned in Ceramic Art 1 and 2 and continue their exploration of the processes, techniques and aesthetics of the ceramic vessel. The focus in the third quarter is on continued development of artistic direction, interests and point of view. Previously ART 203. Prerequisite: ART 122 or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ART 131
Drawing 1 (5)

This is an introductory course in drawing from observation. Students use a variety of media, including graphite, charcoal and ink, to draw from the still-life and the figure. Basic principles of composition are stressed. This is the first course in a three quarter sequence. No academic experience is required. Previously ART 105. Student option grading.

ART 132
Drawing 2 (5)

Students continue to work from the still life and the figure in class to build upon drawing skills and understandings acquired in Drawing 1. Additional projects emphasize individual exploration and problem-solving in the development of artistic direction, interests and point of view. Previously Art 106. Prerequisite: ART 131 or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ART 133
Drawing 3 (5)

Students continue to work from the still life and the figure in class to further develop drawing skills acquired in Drawing 1 and 2. Additional projects emphasize further individual exploration and problem-solving. Previously Art 107. Prerequisite: ART 132 or equivalent with instructor permission. Student option grading.

ART 134
Drawing for Animation (5)

Students focus on drawing in sequence to create two-dimensional animations. They explore full animation techniques, character animation and storyboard development. Animation drawing formats include zoetrope strips, flip books and paper cels. Prerequisites: ART 131 or instructor permission by portfolio review. Student option grading.

ART 144
Beginning Photography (5)

Introduction to photographic image creation and expression through traditional film and digital mediums. Composition, aesthetics, history, lighting, darkroom techniques and image editing tools for traditional film and digital mediums will be covered. Limited cameras available for short term check out.

ART 145
Intermediate Photography (4)

Students continue to work in both traditional film and digital mediums to build upon photographic skills and techniques acquired in Beginning Photography. The course emphasizes conceptual development, artisticdirection, and personal expression in photography as an art form. Cameras available for short term checkout.

ART 146
Advanced Photography (4)

Students continue to work in both traditional film and digital mediums to build upon photographic skills and techniques acquired in Intermediate Photo and Beginning Photo. The course emphasizes further conceptual development, artistic diretion, personal expression in photographyas an art form. Limited cameras available for check-out. Prerequisities ART 144 and ART 145 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

ART 201
Graphic Design I (0)

Course introduces Graphic Design with emphasis on typography, including type origins, anatomy, attributes, categories and usage. Course includes projects with critique and analysis, a survey of graphic design history, and an exploration of gestalt laws, grid systems, layout fundamentals, and use of color. Previously VCT 101. Student option grading.

ART 234
History of Animation (5)

This course explores the history and structure of animation. Students study the international development of animation from its origins to present as well as its basic principles, theories and practices. The rise of studio production is contrasted with the role of the independent artist/animator. Student option grading.

ART 244
Studio/Lighting/Digital Imaging (4)

Introduction to studio photography and studio lighting. Students learn the principles of light control, studio techniques, and post-processing for creative use in portraite, still life, and product photography. Students can work digitally or with traditional film/darkroom. Prequisite: ART 144 and ART 145 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

ART 246
Documentary Photography (4)

This course presents theory and the philosophy of the photograph to interpret, comment on or record the events of humanity. Visual languageof sequencing and structure are explored in digital and film. Limitedcameras available for check-out Prerequisit: ART 144, 145, or instructor permission. Student option gading.

ART 251
Painting 1 (5)

This is an introductory course emphasizing color and composition in paint media (watercolor and acrylic or oil.) No previous experience is required. This is the first course in a three-quarter series. Previously ART 256. Student option grading.

ART 252
Painting 2 (5)

Students build upon skills learned in Painting 1, with emphasis on color, composition, and a deeper exploration of one paint media: acrylic, watercolor, or oil. The focus in the second quarter level is on developing students' artistic direction, interests, and point of view. Previously ART 257. Prerequisite: ART 251 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

ART 253
Painting 3 (5)

Students further develop skills learned in Painting 2, with emphasis on color and composition, and a deeper exploration of one paint medium: acrylic, watercolor, or oil. The focus in the third quarter level is on further development of artistic direction, interests, and point of view. Previously ART 258. Prerequisite: ART 252 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

ART 254
Design & Materials: Wood & Plaster (5)

This is an introductory course in the exploration of wood and plaster as mediums for creative problem-solving and expression in three-dimensional design and sculpture. Students investigate and explore these materials through demonstrations and hands-on studio work. Previously ART 253. Student option grading.

ART 255
Design & Materials: Glass/Metal/Plastic (5)

This is an introductory course in the exploration of glass, metal or plastics as mediums for creative problem-solving and expression in three-dimensional design and sculpture. Students investigate and explore these materials through demonstrations and hands-on studio work. Previously ART 254. Student option grading.

ART 256
Design & Materials: Textiles (5)

This is an introductory course in the creation and appreciation of textiles as a medium for creative problem-solving and expression in art and design. Students investigate and explore textiles and related materials through demonstrations and hands-on studio work. Previously ART254. Student option grading.

ART 260
Intermediate Studio Projects (5)

Students who have completed a basic fine art studio course series work in collaboration with an instructor to build upon the skills and concepts of that specific studio art sequence and to develop individual artistic direction, interests and points of view. May be taken multiple times for credit. Prerequisite: ART 146, 133, 109, 110, 130, 123, 253, or 271 or instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ART 261
Printmaking 1 (5)

Survey of fine art printmaking including relief, planographic and intagilo printmaking with a focus on design, darwaing, techniques and materials used in printmaking. Instruction trhough lectures, demonstrations, critiques and research. Students create prints in each media. Student Opton Grading.

ART 262
Printmaking 2 (5)

Students build upon skills learned in Printmaking 1 with emphasis on further exploration in one or more media and the development of artistic direction, interests and point of view. Prerequiste: Printing 261 or instructor permission. Student Option Grading.

ART 265
Intermediate Drawing (5)

For students who have completed basic drawing series ART 131, 132, 133 and who want to continue to draw with supervision and feedback. May be taken up to three times. Series includes still life, landscape, figure, and fantasy drawings. Prerequisites: ART 133. Student option grading.

ART 271
Sculpture 1 (5)

This is an introductory course in the creation and appreciation of sculpture. Students explore basic sculptural processes, materials and tools as a foundation for creative problem-solving and sculptural expression. Typical materials include clay, plaster and wood. First in a three-course sequence. Previously ART 272. Student option grading.

ART 272
Sculpture 2 (5)

Students build upon skills learned in Sculpture 1 and continue their exploration of sculptural processes, materials and tools. The focus in the second quarter level is on developing students' artistic direction, interests and point of view. Previously ART 273. Prerequisite: ART 271 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

ART 273
Sculpture 3 (5)

Students further develop skills learned in Sculpture 1 and 2 and continue their exploration of sculptural processes, materials and tools. The focus in the third quarter level is on continued development of artistic direction, interests and point of view. Previously ART 274. Prerequisite: ART 272 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

ART 290
AFA Portfolio (2)

Students review and assess their artwork and artistic development in order to create and present a portfolio in completion of the AFA degree and in preparation for transfer to college art programs and/or further artistic and professional development. Prerequisite: All required core and concentration art courses in AFA degree. Up to 5 credits of these required courses can be taken concurrently with Art 290. Student option grading.

ART 291
Special Topics in Art (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Art. Previously ART 281.

ART 292
Special Topics in Art (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Art. Previously ART 282.

ART 293
Special Topics in Art (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Art. Previously ART 283.

ART 294
Special Topics in Art (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Art. Previously ART 284.

ART 295
Special Topics in Art (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Art. Previously ART 285.

ART 297
Individual Project in Art (1)

Individual project in a specific area of art. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

ART 298
Individual Project in Art (2)

Individual project in a specific area of art. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

ART 299
Individual Project in Art (3)

Individual project in a specific area of art. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.