ART Courses

ART Courses


AR–101 INTRODUCTION TO ART
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a course covering the major art trends and their place in history, art media and technique, and criteria for evaluating the visual arts.

 

AR–102 STUDIO FOR NON-MAJORS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is an exploration of visual ideas and images in drawing, painting, printmaking, and other studio techniques. It involves studio work and fieldtrips.

 

AR–103 DRAWING I
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course develops the student's visual perception and his or her ability to make a visual statement through various drawing media.

 

AR–104 BASIC DESIGN
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Basic Design is an introduction to the principles and elements of two-dimensional visual organization.

 

AR–203 DRAWING II
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Drawing II provides additional experience in drawing with emphasis on the ability to interpret visual forms in a creative and individualized manner. Prerequisite: AR103 or consent of instructor.

 

AR–204 3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
SPRING ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This course introduces methods, materials, techniques, principles of organization, and elements of design applied to the third dimension as a means to understanding sculptural form. Prerequisite: AR104 or consent of instructor.

 

AR–205 BASIC WATERCOLOR PAINTING
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Transparent and opaque watercolor techniques are introduced. Emphasis is placed upon creative utilization for the development of original, personal statement and the understanding of the effects and variety of different watercolor techniques. Prerequisite: AR103 or consent of instructor.

 

AR–206 BASIC PAINTING
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course explores problems in color and form with an introduction to painting media. Prerequisite: AR103 or consent of instructor.

 

AR–208 BASIC SCULPTURE
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Sculpture methods and techniques are explored in this course. Emphasis is placed on creative utilization of materials and techniques and the development of a personal direction. Prerequisite: AR103 or AR104 or consent of instructor.

 

AR–210 BASIC PRINTMAKING
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a studio course in which printmaking techniques in block printing and monotype printing are introduced. Prerequisites: AR103 or AR104 or consent of instructor.

 

AR–211 BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This introductory course enables students to understand and properly use the camera and darkroom with emphasis on composition and visual communications. Prerequisite: Students must have a 35mm SLR camera with interchangeable lenses.

 

AR–220 BASIC CERAMICS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is a study of ceramic materials and processes. Emphasis is on developing the student's skills and creativity.

 

AR–240 COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN Computer Graphic Design
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

An entry-level that involves learning to create eye-catching graphics dealing with the interaction of text and image along with the fundamental components of graphic communication. Students apply their artistic skills using industry-standard software. Prerequisite: AR102, AR103, AR104 or consent of the instructor.

 

AR–303 LIFE DRAWING
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is a development of the creative potential of the figure in art through the various drawing media. Prerequisite: AR103 and AR203 or consent of instructor.

 

AR–305 INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR PAINTING
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course provides a continuation of the study of techniques of AR205. Prerequisite: AR205.

 

AR–306 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course provides a continuation of the painting techniques introduced in Basic Painting with emphasis on the problems of visual organization. Prerequisite: AR206.

 

AR–308 INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course provides a continuation of the techniques introduced in Basic Sculpture with emphasis on developing the student's skills and creativity. Prerequisite: AR208.

 

AR–310 INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a studio course in which printmaking techniques in intaglio printing and screen-printing are introduced. Prerequisite: AR103 or AR104 or consent of instructor.

 

AR–311 INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY
SPRING ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

Various photographic techniques are analyzed to suit individual creative concerns. A wider range of photographic techniques is explored and the development of the student's personal photographic language is stressed.

 

AR–320 INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course covers a continuation of the processes introduced in Basic Ceramics including ceramic clays, techniques, and kiln construction. Emphasis is placed on creative utilization of materials and techniques and the development of a personal direction. Prerequisite: AR220.

 

AR–322 HISTORY OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ART
FALL ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is a historical survey of traditional Japanese Art from Neolithic era to the Meiji period (1860's). Prerequisite: AR101 or consent of instructor.

 

AR–323 GALLERY MANAGEMENT & EXHIBITION DESIGN
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a course that explores the technical aspects of gallery management and exhibition design. Prerequisite: AR101 or consent of instructor.

 

AR–326 ANALYSIS OF SPECIMENS AND DOCUMENTATION
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a course that allows the student access to the permanent collection of the Isla Center for the Arts that consists of over 500 objects. Regions represented in the permanent collection include Micronesia, Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Europe. Proper handling and documentation techniques are introduced to emphasize the historical, cultural, and technical/artistic aspects of the objects in the collection. Prerequisite: AR101 or consent of the instructor.

 

AR–331 HISTORY OF ART I
SPRING ONLY/EVEN YEARS

3 credit hours

This course covers the history of art from the prehistoric through the Gothic periods. Prerequisite: AR101 or consent of the instructor.

 

AR–332 HISTORY OF ART II
SPRING ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This course covers the history of art from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. Prerequisite: AR101 or consent of the instructor.

 

AR–340 DIGITAL IMAGING TECHNIQUES
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Students explore digital imaging using scanners, digital cameras, and industry-standard software to develop and further refine skills in working with images, words, and ideas as they create solutions to a series of design problems. Concept-driven assignments have strong drawing components. Basic knowledge of industry-standard software along with use of digital camera preferred but not required. Prerequisites: AR-103 Drawing I and AR-104 Basic Design or consent of instructor.

 

AR–384 ENVIRONMENTAL ART
SPRING ONLY/ODD YEARS

3 credit hours

This course enables students to experience artistic activities in response to the environment, both man-made and natural. These may include tangible or conceptual projects undertaken by either individuals or the group. Emphasis of the course will be determined by the expertise of the instructor. Prerequisite: AR 103 and AR104 or AR204 or consent of the instructor.

 

AR–404 ADVANCED WATERCOLOR PAINTING I
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

The emphasis of this course is on the development of the student's ability to define and express original and personal artistic statements. Prerequisite: AR305.

 

AR–405 ADVANCED WATERCOLOR PAINTING II
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a continuation of AR404 to further extend the student's awareness and experience. Prerequisite: AR404.

 

AR–406 ADVANCED PAINTING I
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Emphasis is placed upon the student's ability to define and express an original point of view. Prerequisite: AR306.

 

AR–407 ADVANCED PAINTING II
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a continuation of AR406 to further extend the student's awareness and experience. Prerequisite: AR406.

 

AR–408 ADVANCED SCULPTURE I
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course continues AR308. An emphasis is placed on alerting the student to his own creative potential. Prerequisite: AR308 or consent of instructor.

 

AR–409 ADVANCED SCULPTURE II
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is a continuation of AR408. This course involves individual projects and development of individual style. Prerequisite: AR408.

 

AR–410 ADVANCED PRINTMAKING I
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course offers the art student additional work in printmaking, with the option of focusing on only one, or several of the printmaking processes which include block printing (relief), silkscreen printing (serigraphy), intaglio printing (etching, engraving, dry point). Prerequisite: AR210, AR310.

 

AR–410A ADVANCED PRINTMAKING
SPRING ONLY/SPRING ONLY

3 credit hours

This course offers the art student additional work in printmaking with the option of focusing on only one, or several of the printmaking processes which include block printing (relief), silkscreen printing (serigraphy), intaglio printing (etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint and mezzotint) and lithography. AR210 Basic Printmaking or AR310 Intermediate Printmaking are required prerequisites.

 

AR–410B ADVANCED PRINTMAKING
SPRING ONLY/SPRING ONLY

3 credit hours

This course offers the art student additional work in printmaking with the option of focusing on only which include block printing (relief), silkscreen printing (serigraphy), intaglio printing (etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint and mezzotint) and lithography. Prerequisites AR210, basic printmaking and AR310, intermediate printmaking.

 

AR–411 ADVANCED PRINTMAKING II
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is a continuation of AR410. It offers the art student additional work in printmaking, with the option of focusing on additional printmaking processes which include block printing, silkscreen printing, intaglio printing and lithography. Prerequisite: AR410.

 

AR–420 ADVANCED CERAMICS I
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is a continuation of AR320 and involves development of individual style and individual projects. Emphasis is placed on creative utilization of materials and techniques and the development of a personal direction. Prerequisite: AR320.

 

AR–420A ADVANCED CERAMICS
SPRING ONLY

3 credit hours

Continuation of AR320. Development of individual style. Individual projects.

 

AR–420B ADVANCED CERAMICS
SPRING ONLY

3 credit hours

Continuation of AR320. Development of individual style. Individual projects.

 

AR–421 ADVANCED CERAMICS II
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course is a continuation of AR420 and involves continued refinement of individual style and individual projects. Emphasis is placed on creative utilization of materials and techniques and the development of personal direction. Prerequisite: AR420.