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Art 101 Basic Design I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Lecture and laboratory course dealing with color theory and design principles.

Art 102 Basic Design II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 101
Studies and exercises in two- and three-dimensional design principles including an introduction to basic drawing methods.

Art 103 Basic Design III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 101
Basic Design III is a lecture and laboratory course designed to explore the visual, physical, material, and conceptual aspects of three-dimensional design.  Concepts of the elements and principles of design will be applied to develop and analyze the constructional methods, aesthetics, and conceptual parameters of three-dimensional design in sculpture, ceramics, architecture, product and industrial design.

Art 104 Introduction to Interior Environments Credit, 1 sem. hr. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 101
This course explores disciplines throughout the interior design profession. This course also focuses on interior design licensing, certifications, professional organizations and professional examinations.

Art 125 Art Appreciation Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
General survey of the four disciplines of art: aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and studio art. Focus is on the relationship of art to contemporary living. Satisfies the core curriculum fine arts requirement. This course may not be used to satisfy requirements for a major in art.

Art 203 Drawing I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Introduction to free-hand perspective drawing techniques with emphasis on line, value, and texture using still-life and landscape subject matter.

Art 204 Drawing II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 203
Problems in life drawing with emphasis on anatomy.

Art 205 Introduction to Graphics Software Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
An introduction to graphics software with specific application on the Macintosh system. The focus will be on applied use of programs such as QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. (Extra lab fee)

Art 207 Art in Elementary Schools Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Utilizes content from the four art disciplines: aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and studio art as an exemplary model for providing meaningful art experiences for children. Recommended for those in church or school-related service who work with children. Meets educator licensure requirement for elementary education majors. (Extra lab fee)

Art 211 Painting I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 203
Application of design principles as they relate to various approaches to painting, with an emphasis on color theory. A synthesis of technique, skill development and creative expression.

Art 212 Painting II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 203
Advanced application of design principles as they relate to various approaches to painting, with an emphasis on color theory. A synthesis of technique, skill development and creative expression .

Art 215 Graphic Design I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisites: Art 101 and 102, 205 and/or department chair approval
Introduction to graphic design practices and technology. Hands-on techniques including fabrication and presentation. Creative problem solving. Study of the printing complex. Application of computer software to graphic design problems.

Art 216 Graphic Design II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 215
Practices of graphic design as applied to advertising, publications, and graphic communication,with emphasis on studio techniques and further incorporation of the Macintosh computer and QuarkXPress software as design tools. (Extra lab fee)

Art 234 Introduction to Handmade Paper  Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
An introduction to the fine craft of handmade paper focusing on basic sheet forming techniques and the process of recycling material. Papermaking techniques applied to basic design concepts will also be explored. (Extra lab fee)

Art 271 Interior Design I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Co-requisites: Art 101 and Art 301
Application of interior design elements and principles. An introduction to the programming, schematic design, and conceptual design phases with an emphasis on material selection. Investigation of material components used by the designer that include selection of surface finishes and furnishings.

Art 272 Interior Design II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Co-requisites: Art 102 and Art 302
Continuation of Art 271, Interior Design I, with further exploration of residential and contract material components while also focusing on accessibility, human factors, space planning, and electrical/lighting components.

Art 301 ID Graphics I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Co-requisites: ART 271
Focus on use of drafting equipment as a means of visually communicating solutions to architectural design problems. Includes a study of drafting symbols, isometric and oblique drawings, sections, floor plans, and elevations.

Art 302 ID Graphics II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Co-requisites: Art 272
Study and application of perspective drawing techniques and quick color rendering techniques as they relate to exterior and interior spaces. (Extra lab fee)

Art 303 Drawing III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 204
Further study and experience in drawing with emphasis on stylistic development and professionalism as applied to fine arts and applied fields such as illustration

Art 304 Drawing IV Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 303
Advanced study and experience in drawing with emphasis on stylistic development.

Art 305 ID Graphics III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: ART 302
A studio course that focuses on color rendering techniques using color markers and color pencils as applied to interior and exterior architectural drawings.

Art 306 Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: None
The Consumer Textile Fibers course is designed to identify the interrelationship of fibers, yarns, fabric constructions, and finishes and to apply each of these components to the understanding of textile behavior and performance for consumer use. 

Art 313 History of Architecture and Interiors I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: None
A chronological history of architecture and interiors from prehistoric periods to French Renaissance exploring the global influences of design.

Art 314 History of Architecture and Interiors II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
A chronological history of architecture and interiors from English Renaissance to the present exploring the global influences of design. 

Art 315 Graphic Design III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 216
Principles and practices of graphic design as applied to advertising, publications, and graphic communication with emphasis on project production and increased mastery of the computer as a tool in graphic design. Computer software emphasis on manipulation of type and vector-based objects in a drawing program (Adobe Illustrator). (Extra lab fee)

Art 316 Graphic Design IV Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 315
Concept development and problem solving in the graphic profession; trade relationships and practices. Computer software emphasis on bitmap image-editing (Adobe Photoshop). (Extra lab fee)

Art 318 Printmaking I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 203
Introduction to woodcuts, etching, engraving and screen process. (Extra lab fee)

Art 319 Printmaking II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 318
A continuation of Art 318 with emphasis on advanced printmaking techniques. (Extra lab fee)

Art 320 Color and Lighting for Interior Environments Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 371
This course explores the use of color and lighting as design elements in the interior environment and how they apply to visual, psychological, technical, and functional aspects of lighting specification.

Art 331 Sculpture I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Department Chair Approval
Basic sculptural methods in clay and other pliable media with emphasis on the human form and underlying principles of design. (Extra lab fee)

Art 332 Sculpture II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 331
A continuation of sculptural techniques including mold construction and casting in various materials. (Extra lab fee)

Art 351 Ceramics I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art Majors Only (Non-Art Majors must receive written permission from the Chair, Department of Art)
An introduction to basic ceramic construction techniques including slab, coil, and wheel-thrown methods. Includes study and experimentation with glazing and firing. (Extra lab fee)

Art 352 Ceramics II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 351
A continuation of Art 351, extending the creative activity into the development of skill at the potter’s wheel and further knowledge of firing and glazing. (Extra lab fee)

Art 370 Sustainable Design Credit, 3 sem.hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 104
This lecture course discussed green building concepts, including sustainable site selection, water efficiency, energy efficiency, sustainable materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

Art 371 Interior Design III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Co-requisites: ART 272, ART 302, ART 469
Studio class that incorporates research and application of the International Building Code, Americans with Disabilities Act, and the NFPA Life Safety Code in commercial interiors.

Art 372 Interior Design IV Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: ART 371
Emphasis on contract design that reflects knowledge and application of codes published by the International Code Council and National Fire Protection Association including plumbing, mechanical, electrical, communications, and finish/furniture selection requirements. Emphasis on contract design that reflects knowledge and application of sustainable building systems and construction.

Art 375 Furniture Design Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 305
This course incorporates the study of the history and design of residential and commercial furniture.  The components of this course focus on advanced application of design theories and principles in the creation of furniture, as well as the specification of furniture in interior design projects.

Art 399 The Business of Art Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): For Art Majors only.  Junior Standing.
A course designed to better prepare the advanced art stludent for a professional career in studio art.  Main topics of the course will deal with production, record keeping, and marketing works of art.  

Art 403 Illustration Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 102 and Art 204
Exploration of illustration techniques and their applications, with an emphasis on in-depth portfolio projects.

Art 405 Art in America to 1913 Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
A study of Art in America from the Colonial Period to 1900. A survey of architecture, decorative Arts, paintings, and sculpture.

Art 406 History of Modern Art Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Twentieth century Art, from post-impressionism to the present. Course includes study of architecture, decorative Arts, painting and sculpture.

Art 407 History of Art I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
A study of Art from the prehistoric period through the Medieval period, including utilitarian Art, architecture, decorative Arts, painting and sculpture .

Art 408 History of Art II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Art from the Renaissance to the present including architecture, decorative Arts, painting and sculpture. Continuation of Art 407, but may be taken without prerequisite.

Art 414 Web Design I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus 
Prerequisite: Art 316
An introduction to web authoring software with specific application on the Macintosh system. The focus is on application within static web site development. 

Art 415 Graphic Design Portfolio I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 216
Initiation of professional-level portfolio development projects in graphic design field from concept to distribution with individual flexibility for professional development. (Extra lab fee)

Art 416 Graphic Design Portfolio II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 315
Professional-level portfolio development projects in the graphic design field from concept to distribution with individual flexibility for professional development, for completion of professional-level portfolio for assessment and career planning. Special emphasis on the synthesis of technical, functional, and aesthetic factors inherent in the graphic design process. (Extra lab fee)

Art 420 Web Design II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 414
An introduction to higher level web authoring software focusing on increased interactivity on the part of internet users with applied use in dynamic subscripts. 

Art 421-422 Special Projects Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Department Chair Approval
Advanced level projects with consideration of students’ professional goals. A course with flexibility in which an advanced Art student may continue an advanced level of work in projects determined according to individual need and specific areas of interest. A student preparing for graduate school may in this way do further study in an area in which he/she plans to do work on a graduate level.

Art 430 Building Construction Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
This course explains the philosophy, organization and content of Construction Documents – Drawings and Specifications – and their relationship to actual interior construction and the commercial project design and construction process.

Art 431 Sculpture III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 331
Advanced sculpture projects in plasticine, armature and mold construction with related problem solving; review of applicable design principles; and sustained modeling experience with human and animal forms. (Extra lab fee)

Art 432 Sculpture IV Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 431
Advanced sculpture projects with traditional and experimental media and techniques, with individual options in castable media, welding and foundry operation according to student ability and need. A continuation of content of Art 431 with application of individually determined criteria for creative growth. (Extra lab fee)

Art 434 Papermaking Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
This course offers a variety of sheet forming and sculptural techniques applied to the craft of handmade paper. (Extra lab fee)

Art 435 Special Projects in Sculpture I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 432
This course is for the purpose of directed experience in sculpture. This course is designed with flexibility whereby an advanced art student may continue an advanced level of work in sculpture projects determined according to individual need and specific areas of interest. The student will submit a proposal that establishes specific goals and objectives that must be approved and supervised by the professor of record. (Extra lab fee)

Art 436 Special Projects in Sculpture II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): ART 432
This course is for the purpose of directed experience in sculpture.  This course is designed with flexibility whereby an advanced art student may continue an advanced level of work in sculpture projects determined according to individual need and specific areas of interest.  The student will submit a proposal that establishes specific goals and objectives that must be approved and supervised by the professor of record. (Extra lab fee)

Art 437 Painting III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): ART 212 
The study and practice of painting emphasizing color and creative processes through use of techniques with selected media such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, and pastels; development and visualization of painting concepts.

Art 438 Painting IV Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 437
Advanced study and practice of painting in selected media such as oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, seeking refinement of a personal aesthic direction.

Art 441 Art in Secondary Schools Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 207
A discipline based approach to teaching Art in secondary schools.

Art 451 Ceramics III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 351
This class will present various methods of hand-built ceramics including pinch, coil and slab. (Extra lab fee)

Art 452 Ceramics IV Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 352
Emphasis placed on glazing, kiln firing, and kiln construction. (Extra lab fee)

Art 458 - Special Projects in Painting I Credit, 3 sem. hrs l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 438
This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a stated goal or objective. Advanced level projects with consideration of the student’s possible career goals. A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue a professional level of work in projects determined according to individual need and specific areas of interest.

Art 459 Special Projects in Painting II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 438
This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a stated goal or objective.  Advanced level projects with consideration of the student’s possible career goals.  A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue a professional level of work in projects determined according to individual need and specific areas of interest.

Art 460-461 Special Projects in Printmaking I & II Credit, 3 sem. hrs l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 318 
This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a state goal or objective.  Advanced level projects with consideration of the student’s possible career goals.  A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue a professional level of work in projects determined according to individual need and specific areas of interest. 

Art 465 Special Projects in Ceramics I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 452
This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a state goal or objective.  Advanced level projects with consideration of the student’s possible career goals.  A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue a professional level of work in projects determined according to individual need and specific areas of interest. (Extra lab fee)

Art 466 Special Projects in Ceramics II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 452
This course is for the purpose of further directed experience in an individually chosen medium with a state goal or objective.  Advanced level projects with consideration of the student’s possible career goals.  A course with flexibility in which an advanced art student may continue a professional level of work in projects determined according to individual need and specific areas of interest. ( Extra lab fee) 

Art 469 Computer Generated Design I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: ART 301
Introduction to basic principles of computer-aided drafting using Autodesk AutoCAD computer software. Focus will be on architectural drafting and design. (Extra lab fee)

Art 470 Computer Generated Design II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: ART 469
Advanced architectural drafting problems using AutoCAD. Emphasis placed on 3-D design and computer rendering techniques using Google SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Autodesk Homestyler.

Art 471 Interior Design V Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 372
The studio course incorporates individual and team approaches to the designing of residential and commercial spaces. The components of this course focus on advanced application of interior design concepts, code requirements, and client presentations.

Art 472 Interior Design Professional Examination Preparation Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 471
Projects simulating those in current professional practice, summarizing previous studies, and emphasizing the standards of achievement of the profession. This course will also focus on specifications for commercial interiors.

Art 473 Business Principles for Interior Design Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 272
Emphasis on contract documents, business formation, specification writing, designer-client relationship, and accounting principles unique to interior design.

Art 475 Aesthetics Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Contemplative study of reactions to Art based on value theories. Question-centered approach used to investigate assumptions about Art and its role in society.

Art 481 Digital Photography I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art Majors Only (Non-Art Majors must receive written permission from the Chair, Department of Art)
This course is an introduction to the world of digital photography using the digital camera. Concepts and skills of basic photography with a creative approach, history of photography, lighting, composition, manipulation and color correction of images with digital software for enhancement will be covered and practiced.

Art 482 Digital Photography II Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 481 and Department Chair Approval
This course will result in advanced competency in digital photography including creative approaches and technical exploration.

Art 484 Interior Design Internship Credit, 3 sem. hrs. | Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 416 for Graphic Design Majors and Art 472 for Interior Design Majors
A period of apprenticeship or observation by arrangement with a professional business specializing in interior design, graphic design or other professional disciplines in Art, or with an institution in the field of museology. Includes 400 hours of on-the-job experience as well as projects and assignments.

Art 485 Graphic Design Intership Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Art 416 for Graphic Design Majors
A period of apprenticeship or observation by arrangement with a professional business specializing in graphic design.  Includes 200 hours of on-the-job experience as well as projects and assignments.

Art 499 Senior Art Exhibit Credit, 0 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite: Senior Standing, required for graduation
A juried exhibit of selected works by senior art majors.

 

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