• Art & Design

    200 Level Courses

AR 217 - Sculpture I

Sculpture for beginners as well as intermediate students, including modeling from life, direct sculpture in plaster, clay modeling, and simple casting procedures. Six hours per week. Prerequisites: Art 116, 191, and 192 for art majors. Department chair approval is required for non-art majors.

AR 221 - Painting I

Techniques and craftsmanship to facilitate expression in acrylic or oil painting; still-life and landscape subjects. Art and Art Education students must have prerequisite. Six hours of studio work per week. Prerequisites: Art 113, 114, 191, and 192 for art majors. Department chair approval is required for non-art majors.

AR 241 - History of Art I

The fundamental ideas underlying the significant periods and styles in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Three weekly lectures plus required museum visits. Semester I: ancient civilization through the Gothic period. Semester II: Renaissance to c. 1940.

AR 253 - Digital Photography II

Students develop knowledge of image development, construction, retouching, and collage techniques using traditional film, digital images, and drawing as source material. Students will learn a variety of camera skills, including shooting in RAW format. A critical examination of intent is stressed along with output options and color management. Introduces programs such as Aperture and/or Lightroom to further expand digital workflow skills. Prerequisites: Art 181 and 183.

AR 265 - Hand Built Ceramics

An introduction to clay as a creative material for making both functional and sculptural 3-D forms using various hand-building techniques, including coils, slabs, carving, incising, and their combination. Basic glazing and firing methods will be covered. Slide presentations, group and individual critiques will be part of the curriculum.

AR 266 - Wheel Thrown Ceramics

An introduction to the potter's wheel as a tool for creating both functional and sculptural clay forms. In addition to throwing forms on the wheel, students will gain knowledge about glazing and firing techniques. Slide presentations, group, and individual critiques will be part of the curriculum.

AR 269 - Graphic Design Studio I

An introduction to graphic design, including conceptual thinking, letterform design, layout, and design techniques. Students will also be introduced to design history and current issues regarding the profession. Department chair approval is required for non-art majors. Prerequisite: Art 113 for Art majors only. Corequisite: Art 114.

AR 273 - Digital Illustration

A continuation of Computer Graphics with primary emphasis on more advanced illustration software. Assignments build on previously learned software and concepts. Projects may include illustrative posters, booklets, and interiors. Prerequisite: Art 172 or 177.

AR 286 - Maya Animation for Non-BFA Candidates

Students will learn basic techniques of building three-dimensional, digital objects along with the basic theories and principles of animation using the software Maya. Skills needed to construct 3D objects in Maya will be introduced with hands-on experiences on the Macintosh platform. Meets six hours per week. Not available to Fine Art majors. Prerequisites: Art 178, Art 181 or Communication 145, and Art 284.

AR 287 - Typography

An introduction to the theory, function, history, and impact of typography in graphic design. This course is an analysis of the shape and form of letters. Investigation and comparison of existing typefaces, type specification and layout in relation to graphic design and the printed piece. Prerequisites: Art 113, 114, 172 or 177, and 269.

AR 290 - Motion Graphics for Non-BFA Candidates

An introduction to the art of time-based, graphic storytelling for non-art/design majors. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of engaging digital environments through the thoughtful integration, manipulation, and orchestration of audio, video, still, and three-dimensional imagery. Meets six hours a week. Not available to Fine Arts majors. Prerequisites: Art 178, Art 181 or Communication 145, and Art 284.

AR 299 - Independent Study in Art

Guided research - A studio project or art history topic. Weekly consultation. May be elected for a total of 6 credits.