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Undergraduate Addendum to the Syllabi

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

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

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

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

Art 211 Painting I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l 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. l 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. l 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. l 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 303 Drawing III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l 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 315 Graphic Design III Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l 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.  l 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 403 Illustration Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l Syllabus
Prerequisite: Art 102 and Art 204
Exploration of illustration techniques and their applications, with an emphasis on in-depth portfolio projects.

Art 407 History of Art I Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l 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. l 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. l 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. l 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. l  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. l 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 475 Aesthetics Credit, 3 sem. hrs. l 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. l 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 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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