Active Course List

2023-2024


Art

This studio course familiarizes students with the basic concerns of installation art, including relationship to site and audience. A variety of materials and approaches will be explored. Environmental impact, health, and safety will be addressed. In addition to studio work, historical and contemporary examples will be discussed to provide context and encourage awareness of the disciplines past and present potential.

Prerequisites:
ART 103 or consent
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Art History (BA)

Lecture/discussion/studio course on a selected area of discourse relating to the study of Art History, Art Criticism, Art Education or Art Studio. May focus on a specific artists, style period, cultural group or technical or methodological problem.

Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

Introduction to product design as it relates to user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design from a visual communication design perspective. Applicable visual prototypes will encompass various situations that may range from icon wayfinding systems to mobile app designs. The course will explore issues of differing philosophical perspectives of technology as a tool, a medium, and/or an environment.

Prerequisites:
ART 202
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Graphic Design (CERT)

This course investigates the use of letterforms in the message making process. Topics include historical overview of letter development, type terminology, type and image relationships, and technical and aesthetic applications of type.

Prerequisites:
ART 202
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Graphic Design (CERT)

This course encourages experimental approaches that build on drawing skills developed in ART 110 and ART 210. Formal and conceptual issues will be addressed as students pursue individualized subject matter. Course may be repeated.

Prerequisites:
ART 210
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

This course expands upon the beginning and intermediate design experience. Emphasis is placed on concept development and the exploration of meaningful solutions applied across a variety of media. The technical skills of preparing work for production will be strengthened.

Prerequisites:
ART 220, ART 302, ART 304
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Graphic Design (CERT)

This course strengthens students' conceptual skills within the context of graphic design. The course emphasizes various techniques for generating imagery to more effectively communicate ideas.

Prerequisites:
ART 220, ART 302, ART 304
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Graphic Design (CERT)

Intermediate painting. Emphasizing individual creative development. Must be taken twice before advancing to ART 440. Pre: ART 240 or consent F, S

Prerequisites:
ART 240 or consent
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

An intermediate course emphasizing personal exploration and creative research relating to hand building, molding processes and/or the potters wheel. Must be taken twice before advancing to ART 450.

Prerequisites:
ART 250 or ART 251
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

Continued exploration of intaglio, lithographic, relief and silk-screen processes. Must be taken twice before advancing to ART 470.

Prerequisites:
ART 270 or ART 271
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

This is an intermediate course focusing exclusively on materials, technique, processes, equipment, and safety in contemporary digital printmaking processes.

Prerequisites:
ART 202, ART 271
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

This intermediate course builds on basic knowledge learned in ART 275. Topics covered include medium and large format film cameras and film development, film scanning, as well as digital editing, manipulation, and fine art digital print and darkroom print output. Additionally we will discuss lighting, composition, creative problem solving, and creating a cohesive series. In rotation with ART 377.

Prerequisites:
ART 275
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

This intermediate course builds on basic knowledge learned in ART 275. Topics covered include digital camera operations, digital editing, manipulation and layering of images, and fine art digital print output. Additionally we will discuss lighting, composition, creative problem solving, and creating a cohesive series. In rotation with ART 375. A digital SLR camera is required.

Prerequisites:
ART 275
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

Introduction to the techniques and expressive potential of digital video as an art medium. We will cover capturing video, editing using current software applications, and final output and display of video work. We will build formal and conceptual skills to explore the possibilities of digital video as art, and explore the history and contemporary examples of video in the art world. Access to a digital SLR camera with video/movie capabilities is required (most SLRs have this).

Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Film Studies Minor

Investigation of three-dimensional form, space and media in search of a personal aesthetic statement. Must be taken twice before advancing to ART 480.

Prerequisites:
ART 280
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

This studio course explores a wide range of material and conceptual strategies to site-specific work. Personal approaches will be stressed as students develop and implement their own installations. Environmental impact, health, and safety will be addressed. In addition to studio work, the course will cover a variety of installation artists and related readings. Must be taken twice before advancing to ART 485.

Prerequisites:
ART 285 or consent
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

Required of all B.F.A. majors before taking 4XX advanced studio specialization sequence to continue in program.

Prerequisites:
ART 104
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Art (BFA)

Required of all B.F.A. majors with an emphasis in Graphic Design before taking 4XX advanced design sequence courses to continue in program.

Prerequisites:
ART 220, ART 302, ART 304
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Art (BFA) Graphic Design

This advanced course investigates design related topics in greater depth.

Prerequisites:
ART 392
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

This course is an advanced study of motion design. The study and exploration of digital narrative and non-linear storytelling are key components. Students build on existing motion design skills to create conceptually and technically advanced time-based solutions. This course is repeatable.

Prerequisites:
ARTR 392
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Graphic Design (CERT)

This course is an advanced study of typography. Students build on existing type sensibilities while exploring traditional and non-traditional applications of type.

Prerequisites:
ART 220, ART 302, ART 304
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Graphic Design (CERT)

This is an advanced-level course that aims to strengthen designers¿ sense of curiosity, creativity, and confidence in generating self-initiated work. Students explore their own areas of interests within the context of graphic design and creative problem solving.

Prerequisites:
392
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

Concentrated study of front-end web design standards as it pertains to typography, graphics, creativity, and strategic planning. Students will prototype interactive media through the utilization of visual design systems and UI/UX methodologies.

Prerequisites:
ART 220, ART 302, ART 304
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Graphic Design (CERT)

Continued in-depth exploration of drawing techniques and concepts. May be repeated.

Prerequisites:
ART 310
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications

Introduction to art and architecture of Western Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic world, from the second to the fifteenth centuries. Examination of representative works of art and major styles of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic cultures, including the Romanesque and Gothic periods.

Prerequisites:
ART 260 or consent
Areas of Interest:
Arts, Audio and Video, Technology, and Communications
Programs:
Art History Minor | International Relations (BA) | International Relations Minor