ART STUDIO COURSES DESCRIPTIONS

ARTSTDIO 102     2-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN    GA     3 u
A problem and theory approach to the underlying structure of visual form. Through a variety of techniques, tools and materials are used to examine the basic elements, principles and concepts of visual organization for the flat surface.

 ARTSTDIO 103     3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN    GA     3 u
A problem and theory approach to the underlying structure of three-dimensional form. Using a variety of techniques, tools and materials the basic elements, principles and concepts of three-dimensional design are investigated.

 ARTSTDIO     121 BASIC ART    GA     3 u
An introductory studio course for non-art majors and minors covering the basic concepts and materials of major visual arts.

 ARTSTDIO 180     INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING DESIGN    3 u
An introductory course for non-art majors covering the principles, materials, procedures and applications of advertising design.
 Prereq: Students may not register for ARTSTDIO 180 if previously or currently enrolled in any ARTSTDIO 300 level course or above, unless departmental approval is obtained.

 ARTSTDIO 201     DRAWING I    GA     3 u
An introduction to the basic concepts in drawing. This course provides a systematic exploration of the drawing methods with an emphasis on traditional approaches to line, form, composition, perspective & chiaroscuro

 ARTSTDIO 202     DRAWING II     3 u
This course develops concepts & skills introduced in Drawing I. Color, alternative materials & variable formats will be explored in a problem-solving format. Emphasis is placed on strengthening content & design relationships. 2-D design experience recommended.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 201.

ARTSTDIO 222     DESIGN FOUNDATIONS FOR THE WEB         3 u
This primarily classroom formatted course will introduce students to the fundamentals of the elements and principles of media design and how they relate to web site and page content creation. The focus throughout is on visually and aesthetically effective site design. Topics include visual organizational principles, criteria for aesthetic development, critical visual awareness, graphics utilizing digital imaging and web page design software, time based media, animation, audio and video, and the role of designer and programmer on the aesthetics and function of web communication.
 Prereq: Restricted to non-Art majors.

 ARTSTDIO 251     CERAMICS I    GA     3 u
A course designed to give the student the opportunity to explore handbuilding in slab, coil and other techniques; wheel throwing will be introduced as a basic means of pottery development. Work with a variety of glazing techniques will be stressed.

 ARTSTDIO 271     METAL AND JEWELRY I    GA     3 u
Exploration into creating jewelry and small sculpture from brass, copper, bronze, and silver. This course is designed for both art majors and non-art majors.

 ARTSTDIO 272     METAL AND JEWELRY II         3 u
Continued exploration into the creation of jewelry and small sculpture from metal. Emphasis is on conceptual and technical achievement.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 271.

 ARTSTDIO 303     DRAWING III: THE FIGURE         3 u
The drawing of the human figure from life with an emphasis on the development of the sound technical skill and individual creative approaches.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 202.

 ARTSTDIO 311     PHOTOGRAPHY: EXPRESSION AND EXPERIMENTATION        3 u
Lectures, demonstrations, and darkroom work sessions constitute a basic introduction to photographic tools, techniques, and expression. Media: black and white prints.

 ARTSTDIO 321     PAINTING I         3 u
An introduction to painting as an art form. This study is grounded in the disciplines associated with the techniques, and aesthetics of painting based in water based media.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 and ARTSTDIO 201 or ARTSTDIO 202 or cons instr.

 ARTSTDIO 324/524     WATERCOLOR         3 u
A studio course where exercises and experimentation with transparent watercolor pigments and techniques will be combined with art principles in the creation of watercolor paintings.
 Prereq: 6 units from ARTSTDIO 102, ARTSTDIO 201, ARTSTDIO 202 or cons instr.

 ARTSTDIO 331     PRINTMAKING I: INTAGLIO         3 u
An introduction to the techniques and aesthetics of printmaking. This study is grounded in the disciplines associated with the techniques of intaglio. Specifically, this includes drypoint, aquatint, and etching. In addition, alternative processes are demonstrated and applied in the study of monoprinting.
 Prereq: 6 units from ARTSTDIO 102, ARTSTDIO 201, ARTSTDIO 202, or cons instr.
 Fulfills printmaking requirement.

 ARTSTDIO 332     PRINTMAKING I: RELIEF         3 u
Exploration of printmaking as an art form with emphasis on relief printing techniques, including single, multiple block and reduction wood-cuts and non-traditional blocks, color printing, image making and editioning.
Prereq: 6 units from ARTSTDIO 102, ARTSTDIO 201, ARTSTDIO 202 or cons instr.
 Fulfills printmaking requirement.

 ARTSTDIO 333     PRINTMAKING I: SCREENPRINTING         3 u
The course presents the basic materials and methods of screenprinting techniques, including ink mixing, stencil developing, image making, and editioning.
Prereq: 6 units from ARTSTDIO 102, ARTSTDIO 201, ARTSTDIO 202 or cons instr. Fulfills printmaking requirement.

 ARTSTDIO 341     SCULPTURE I         3 u
An introduction to the disciplines associated with the techniques, media and aesthetics of sculpture.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 103.

 ARTSTDIO 342     SCULPTURE II         3 u
A continuation of ARTSTDIO 341 with emphasis on individual direction. The intent is to develop a deeper understanding of art and art processes.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 341.

 ARTSTDIO 343     SCULPTURE III         3 u
Arranged for the student as indicated by the student's own interest and abilities. The student is encouraged to work toward a high degree of competency and continued growth in sculpture.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 342.

 ARTSTDIO 352     CERAMICS II         3 u
A continuation of ARTSTDIO 251 with emphasis on individual direction to develop a deeper understanding of art and art processes.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 251.

 ARTSTDIO 353     CERAMICS III         3 u
Arranged for the student as indicated by the student's own interest and abilities.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 352.

 ARTSTDIO 373     METAL AND JEWELRY III         3 u
This course emphasizes more complex construction and statements in the creation of jewelry and small sculpture from metal.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 272.

 ARTSTDIO 381     GRAPHIC DESIGN I         3 u
An introductory studio course familiarizing the student with graphic design basics: the creative process, design terminology and theory, design principles, tools and materials, 2-D layout, typography and basic computer techniques.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 and ARTSTDIO 201.

 ARTSTDIO 382     GRAPHIC DESIGN II         3 u
Emphasis is on conceptual and visual problems in graphic design. The student analyzes, defines objectives, develops and presents graphic solutions relating to communication in book design, magazine layout, and informational graphics.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 381.

 ARTSTDIO 383     GRAPHIC DESIGN III         3 u
Emphasis is on graphic design solutions to communication problems relating to advertising. The student analyzes, defines objectives and presents in comprehensive format solutions for advertisements, web design, letterhead, direct mail brochures and business logo and stationery.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 382.

 ARTSTDIO 384     ILLUSTRATION         3 u
A studio course for the advanced art student in the various types and techniques of commercial illustration, using traditional media.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 202 and ARTSTDIO 321.

ARTSTDIO 385     ELECTRONIC ILLUSTRATION         3 u
Electronic Illustration will present techniques, concepts and practices that are part of the field of Illustration. The class will pay special attention to the development of these within the context of computer technology. A variety of imaging software will be used, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Painter as well as and introduction to 3-D Graphic effects.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 387 and ARTSTDIO 202.

 ARTSTDIO 387     COMPUTER GRAPHICS FOR THE ARTIST        3 u
Creation of computer generated artwork with an emphasis on photo based digital imaging techniques. Lecture content includes discussions, readings and visual presentations on contemporary usage of electronically generated art and design.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 and Sophomore standing.

 ARTSTDIO 388/588     KINETIC ART/MULTIMEDIA DESIGN         3 u
This course is focused on the study of kinetic art and aesthetic interdisciplinary activities using graphics, typography, computer/video visual imaging and sound synthesis. Students will create time based digital multimedia presentations. Computer animation and design/illustration software applications, digital video effects, photo/video image processing, sound recording, interactive sequence scripting, sound synthesis and video production procedures contribute to the aesthetic aspects of multimedia and will be procedural/technical areas of exploration in this course. Repeatable to six units.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 and ARTSTDIO 201 and ARTSTDIO 387 or consent of instructor.

 ARTSTDIO 390     DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY/DIGITAL IMAGING         3 u
An exploration of digital photography and electronic imaging techniques for art and design. Using both low and high-resolution filmless cameras and digital imaging techniques, students will learn the fundamentals of camera operations through photographic manipulation. Activities will include experiences in orginal still photography, panoramic VR photography, studio & location lighting, visual aesthetic planning, concept development, team building, special effects and professional technical production practices. Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 AND ARTSTDIO 381 OR ARTSTDIO 387

 ARTSTDIO 408/608     ADVANCED DRAWING         3 u
A studio course which provides the opportunity for students to pursue directed intermediate and advanced research in drawing. Emphasis placed on the development of personal direction in terms of content, choice and handling of media.
 Repeatable in increments of 3 units per term for a maximum of 12 units.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 303.

 ARTSTDIO 426/626     ADVANCED PAINTING         3 u
A studio course which provides the opportunity for students to pursue directed intermediate and advanced research in the techniques and aesthetics of painting. Traditional oil and water based media will be introduced. Advanced students will be encouraged to explore a medium of choice.
 Repeatable in increments of 3 units per term for a maximum of 12 units.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 321.

 ARTSTDIO 434     THE ART OF THE BOOK         3 u
This course will focus on the creation of hand made fine art books through the combination of applied research in traditional and non-traditional printmaking techniques and bookbinding. Graduate students will be expected to research an historical binding and create models for presentation to the class.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 201, ARTSTDIO 102, or consent of instructor.
 Fulfills printmaking requirement.

ARTSTDIO 444/644     SCULPTURE IV         3 u
Advanced studio experience in sculpture.
 Prereq: 9 units in sculpture.

 ARTSTDIO 445/645     SCULPTURE V: RESEARCH         3 u
A highly specialized course offering directed studio research in a specific problem related to sculpture.
 Prereq: 9 units in sculpture.

 ARTSTDIO 454/654     CERAMICS IV         3 u
Advanced studio experience in ceramics.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 353

 ARTSTDIO 455/655     CERAMICS V: RESEARCH         3 u
A highly specialized course offering directed studio research in a specific creative problem related to ceramics.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 454/654

 ARTSTDIO 456/656     TECHNICAL STUDY IN CERAMICS         3 u
Exploration of technical concerns within ceramics. Emphasis on clay composition and analysis, glaze calculation and formulation, study of ceramic minerals, kiln design, construction and operation.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 352.

 ARTSTDIO 474/674     METAL AND JEWELRY IV         3 u
An advanced course emphasizing design and creation of objects, both wearable and sculptural. Sophisticated technical skills will be explored with and emphasis on contemporary concepts.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 373.

 ARTSTDIO 475/675     METAL AND JEWELRY V: RESEARCH         3 u
A highly specialized course offering directed research in a specific creative problem related to metals and jewelry. Assignments will be made that further students conceptual direction.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 474.

 ARTSTDIO 482     ILLUSTRATION II         3 u
Advanced course concentrating on the development of illustration skills and techniques. Emphasis placed on the development of a personal approach to conceptual and visual problem solving related to editorial, advertising and specialized fields of illustration.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 384, ARTSTDIO 303.

 ARTSTDIO 484/684     GRAPHIC DESIGN IV: COMPUTER         3 u
PROCESSES Emphasis is on conceptual and visual graphic design problem solving. The student studies contemporary design issues and develops strategies for design solutions. Visual image development, information design and corporate identity program design, publication planning and design development, and pre-press applications of computer technologies are many of the areas of concentration.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 383

 ARTSTDIO 485/685     GRAPHIC DESIGN V: ADVANCED  COMPUTING SOLUTIONS       3 u
 With guidance from the instructor, the student defines objectives, researches and realizes solutions for a series of designs in an area of special interest. A knowledge of advanced computing hardware and software processes is applied to realize final solutions.
 Prereq: ARTSTDIO 484/684.

 ARTSTDIO 490/690     ART WORKSHOP         1-3 u
Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of the Workshop Director.

 ARTSTDIO 491     TRAVEL STUDY     Repeatable         1-3 u

ARTSTDIO 492     FIELD INTERNSHIP IN ART         1-3 u
Internship involving professional experience under the supervision of selected business and/or institutional personnel within student's area of emphasis. Departmental approval required for application.
 May be retaken to maximum of 6 units in degree and major. Prereq: 9 units and 3.00 GPA in area of emphasis and consent and placement by the Department and 2nd term Sophomore Standing.

 ARTSTDIO 496/696     SPECIAL STUDIES         3-4 u
Repeatable. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

 ARTSTDIO 498     INDEPENDENT STUDIES         1-6 u
Repeatable for a maximum of six units in major/degree. Prereq: Cons instr.

ART   HISTORY COURSES

ARTHIST 111     ART APPRECIATION     GA      2 u
This course is designed to relate art to the culture in which it was created, thereby giving the student the understanding necessary to see art as both a part of life and an expression of that life.  Sections offering special emphasis will be identified in current timetables.  For non-art majors only.

ARTHIST 201     SURVEY OF WESTERN ART -ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL     GA     3 u
An investigation of major works of art in painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor related arts from prehistoric times to the late middle ages.  Emphasis on the relationship between art and culture.  Students develop skills in artistic analysis.  Slide illustrated.

ARTHIST 202     SURVEY OF WESTERN ART -RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT     GA     3 u
An investigation of major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, and related arts from the late Italian Renaissance to the present.  Students develop skills in artistic analysis.  Slide illustrated.

ARTHIST 305/505     HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART      GA      3 u
A study of the contribution of women artists to the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, printmaking and fiber from the middle ages to the present.  Offered summer school even numbered years, spring term odd numbered years.

ARTHIST 311/511     HISTORY OF GREEK AND ROMAN ART    GA     3 u
This course is designed to cover Greek and Roman art and architecture from pre-classical times to the late Roman Empire.  Students are introduced to classical archaeology, technology, style, and iconography.  Vase painting, architecture, and sculpture are emphasized in the context of the development of the classical tradition.  Usually offered spring term odd numbered years.

ARTHIST 312/512     HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL ART      GA      3 u
The art of the Middle Ages comprises more than 1,000 years of sculpture, painting, tapestry, architecture and stained glass. In this course of a few months, we can sample only some of the arts that have profoundly shaped modern western culture, vis. medieval great church or cathedral. Concentration is on the Romanesque and Gothic periods. Islamic material may be included.  Generally offered spring term even numbered years.

ARTHIST 313/513     HISTORY OF ITALIAN   RENAISSANCE ART   GA     3 u
A course designed to trace the development of architecture, painting and sculpture from the early fifteenth century through the sixteenth century in Italy. Emphasis is on the revival of interest in classical traditions and the combination of classic ideals and forms with contemporary artistic themes.  Usually offered spring term even numbered years.

ARTHIST 314/514     HISTORY OF NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART    GA     3 u
This course is designed to study in depth the unique development of Renaissance art outside Italy, specifically in the Lowlands, France, Germany and Spain during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.  Usually offered fall term odd numbered years.

ARTHIST 315/515     HISTORY OF BAROQUE ART   GA   3 u
An art lecture course covering the leading work in painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and The Netherlands from the Mannerist period to 1800. Slide illustrated.  Usually offered spring term odd numbered years.

ARTHIST 316/516     HISTORY OF NINETEENTH CENTURY ART   GA  3 u
A slide illustrated lecture course examining major social, scientific and technical factors affecting stylistic progressions in painting, photography, architecture and sculpture during the nineteenth century. European art movements will be the principal concern of the course.  Usually offered fall term.

ARTHIST 317/517     HISTORY OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE     GA      3 u
The major emphasis of this course is the development of the experimental nature of contemporary architectural forms. The student will study this trend from the early engineering solutions of mid-nineteenth century to the complex social and technological solutions of today.  Offered irregularly.

ARTHIST 318/518     HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY ART TO 1945    GA      3 u
An investigation of the complex visual imagery generated by the social milieu from 1900 to 1945.  Emphasis will be on origins, stylistic progressions, and experimental approaches with implications for today’s movements.  Offered fall term only.

ARTHIST 319/519     CONCEPTS IN ART SINCE 1945    GA     3 u
A course designed to study the complex developments in art since 1945. Emphasis will be placed on experimental concepts, their evolution and their manifestations in today’s society. Offered spring term only.

ARTHIST 420     ART THEORY          3 u
An advanced course dealing with the theoretical concerns of the visual arts. The course treats art in its relation to current philosophical thought, and also discusses aesthetics and the nature of art. For Art Department majors and minors.  Offered spring term only.
Prereq: ARTHIST 318 and sr st.

ARTHIST 421     ART HISTORY: RESEARCH          2-3 u
A highly specialized course offering directed research in a specific area of art history. The course content is to be determined by the student and the instructor.
Prereq:  9 units in art history and consent of instructor.

ARTHIST 496/696     SPECIAL STUDIES IN ART HISTORY         1-3 u
Repeatable.  Prereq:  To be announced at the time the course is offered.

ARTHIST 498     INDEPENDENT STUDY          1-6 u
Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree.  Prereq: Consent of instructor.
 

ART  MULTIMEDIA  COURSES

ARTMULTI 389      MULTIMEDIA DESIGN - WEBSITE DESIGN        3 u

This course provides instruction in the development and creation of web sites from an art and design perspective, understanding its impact on communication. The importance of visual language will be stressed, and its integration with sound, movement, and interactive navigational devices. Instruction in the fundamental structural principles of web design will be an underpinning for all information. Software instruction may include Dreamweaver, Flash, ImageReady, Sound Edit Pro.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 and ARTSTDIO 387 or ARTSTDIO 381

ARTMULTI  391      MULTIMEDIA DESIGN 2 TIME-BASED HD DESIGN         3 u
This intermediate level media design studio course expands students understanding and technical skills in art and design towards creating artistic time based, 4/D, HD original content using DV and sound effects strategies. Aesthetically important digital skills will be further developed and students will learn to design artistic solutions through practical and experimental 4/D multimedia creations techniques. Special attention is given to advancing personal expression, artistic exploration, original multimedia design an skill building. Practical 4/D application of original artwork, photo imaging, digital video compositing and sound effects in the field of art, graphic design, art performance and multimedia design in web and non-web delivery media will be addressed.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 and ARTSTDIO 387 or ARTSTDIO 381
Coreq: ACINDP 150 or ACINDP 151

ARTMULTI 392 INTERACTIVE  MULTIMEDIA  DESIGN         3u
Interactive Multimedia Design is an advanced studio based course and applies principles of visual communication and aesthetic theory to the design of interactive multimedia projects. Emphasis will be placed on original content creation, sequential page design theory and visual interface design with user centered needs and objectives as relevant guides for aesthetic approach and organizational solutions. Interactive products produced by students will be artistic, informational, promotional and persuassive and will involve page interface design and planning, original content creation and integration of animated text and graphics, digital video and sound effects.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 and ARTSTDIO 387 or ARTSTDIO 381
 
 

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