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ARTD-101 Art and Ideas
1 course credit

This course will challenge students to experiment with a variety of materials and methods used in contemporary art making. In depth studio assignments require students to work from their own ideas and concepts. Required of all majors and minors, should be taken during the first semester of study. Offered every fall semester. Prerequisite: Art major or minor.

ARTD-111 Design
1 course credit

Fundamental elements and principles of twoand three-dimensional design are covered in projects that emphasize visual communication. Prerequisite: Art major or minor.

ARTD-112 Portfolio 1
0.5 course credit

An introduction to the documentation and presentation skills needed to be a professional artist. Students will learn how to present their artwork for exhibition, photograph their artwork, create basic websites, and other similar issues related to art professionalism. Required of all sophomore majors. Offered every fall, second half of semester. Prerequisite: Art major.

ARTD-113 Foundational Drawing
0.5 course credit

The course addresses observational drawing as well as skills needed for planning works of art. Required of all majors and minors. Offered every fall, first half of semester. Prerequisite: Art major or minor.

ARTD-114G Art History Survey
0.5 course credit

The course emphasizes a chronological study of major works of art from prehistory through the present. Certain monuments are considered in their cultural context to gain a more complete understanding of works of art and the particular times and places in which they were produced.

ARTD-215G Drawing
1 course credit

The fundamentals of drawing such as line, value, texture, and perspective will be addressed through observation using pencil, charcoal and ink. Includes lectures and readings on historical and contemporary approaches to drawing.

ARTD-223G Construction & Foundry
1 course credit

A study of sculpture and the artists that have, and currently engage in processes that include an emphasis on techniques of construction using wood, cast and welded metal, plaster and mixed media.

ARTD-224G Multiples and Installation
1 course credit

A study of sculpture and the artists that have, and currently engage in processes that include techniques that involve the use of multiples and the creation of installation works.

ARTD-230G Typography and Logo
1 course credit

This graphic design course aims to develop graphic communication skills through a series of exercises and assignments that focus on typography and logo design. Students will integrate manual illustration techniques with digital technology in order to create effective, original designs. Using sketching as a means to develop and explore ideas is an integral part of this course. The history of graphic design as well as the approaches of contemporary designers will be explored.

ARTD-231G Book Design
0.5 course credit

This graphic design course will explore the contemporary practice of artists working in book arts as well as explore Effective design approaches to the book form. Emphasis will be placed on layout utilizing a variety of geometric grids. A variety of book binding techniques will be taught.

ARTD-232G Poster Design
0.5 course credit

This graphic design course will explore the history of poster design in the 19th and 20th centuries including artists who made important contributions to the poster form. Students will create posters using both manual illustration techniques and digital technology. Posters will be created in a variety of styles for a different purposes and audiences.

ARTD-236G Photography: Darkroom
1 course credit

This class introduces the basic principles of black and white film photography. Students will learn the basics of film exposure, camera operation, and darkroom printmaking techniques. Includes lectures and readings on the history of photography.

ARTD-237G Photography: Digital
0.5 course credit

This class introduces the basic principles of digital photography. Students will learn digital camera operation and digital photo editing techniques. Includes lectures and readings on the history of photography.

ARTD-243G Observational Painting
1 course credit

A study of the terms, media, and techniques of painting with special attention to color and composition. Studio projects will be related to the study of artists that have historically used a variety of expression and style in painting.

ARTD-244G Abstract Painting
1 course credit

A study of the terms, media, and techniques of painting with special attention to a formalist view of representation, non-objective imagery, and non-traditional materials. Studio projects will be related to the study of artists and abstract painting movements from the history of painting.

ARTD-250G Special Topics in Studio
0.5-1 course credit

Participation courses, offered on a rotating basis, that examine techniques and materials beyond those regularly offered by the department. Offerings can include watercolor, printmaking, figure drawing, kiln firing, music instrument design, etc.

ARTD-260G Hand-Built Ceramics
1 course credit

An introduction to forming and firing hand-built clay forms. Emphasizes the development of sensitivity to materials and processes covering fundamental forms and methods of building and glazing using various ceramic clay bodies. A basic theoretical knowledge of clays, glazes, kilns, and firing will also be covered.

ARTD-261G Wheel-Thrown Clay
1 course credit

An introduction to the forming and firing of wheel-thrown clay forms. Emphasizes the development of sensitivity to materials and processes and the acquisition of technical skills. Students complete projects covering fundamental forms and methods in throwing, glazing and gain a basic theoretical knowledge of clays, glazes, kilns and firing.

ARTD-290 Academic Travel Course
0.5-1 course credit

An academic travel course where art topics are studied at archeological sites, in museums and at other on-site locations in the world. The course includes both on-campus meetings prior to departure and on-site lectures.

Students enrolled in the 300 level studio courses will be held to higher expectations that include personalized assignments, research projects, formal reflective writing assignments, superior studio work ethic and leadership in the studio. Prerequisite for 300 level courses: students must have completed 6 full course credits in art or have consent of the instructor. *300 level studio courses may be repeated for credit once, but only one of these courses may be repeated.

ARTD-306G Women, Art & Feminism
1 course credit

A general introduction to the special position of women in art from the earliest documented record through contemporary eras by illustrating women’s artistic production, and by critically examining the view of women in visual arts. Eras are examined in their cultural context to gain a complete understanding of how women’s art production reflects the particular time and place in which it is produced.

ARTD-315 Drawing
1 course credit

The fundamentals of drawing such as line, value, texture, and perspective will be addressed through observation using pencil, charcoal and ink. Includes lectures and readings on historical and contemporary approaches to drawing.

ARTD-323 Construction & Foundry
1 course credit

A study of sculpture and the artists that have, and currently engage in processes that include an emphasis on techniques of construction using wood, cast and welded metal, plaster and mixed media. Students enrolled at this level will concentrate on individual interests and the creation of conceptual forms.

ARTD-324 Multiples and Installation
1 course credit

A study of sculpture and the artists that have, and currently engage in processes that include techniques that involve the use of multiples and the creation of installation works. Students enrolled at this level concentrate on individual interests as well as exploration of conceptual pieces.

ARTD-330 Typography and Logo
1 course credit

This graphic design course aims to develop graphic communication skills through a series of exercises and assignments that focus on typography and logo design. Students will integrate manual illustration techniques with digital technology in order to create effective, original designs. Using sketching as a means to develop and explore ideas is an integral part of this course. The history of graphic design as well as the approaches of contemporary designers will be explored.

ARTD-331 Book Design
0.5 course credit

This graphic design course will explore the contemporary practice of artists working in book arts as well as explore effective design approaches to the book form. Emphasis will be placed on layout utilizing a variety of geometric grids. A variety of book binding techniques will be taught.

ARTD-332 Poster Design
0.5 course credit

This graphic design course will explore the history of poster design in the 19th and 20th centuries including artists who made important contributions to the poster form. Students will create posters using both manual illustration techniques and digital technology. Posters will be created in a variety of styles for a different purposes and audiences.

ARTD-336 Photography: Darkroom
1 course credit

This class introduces the basic principles of black and white film photography. Students will learn the basics of film exposure, camera operation, and darkroom printmaking techniques. Includes lectures and readings on the history of photography.

ARTD-337 Photography: Digital
0.5 course credit

This class introduces the basic principles of digital photography. Students will learn digital camera operation and digital photo editing techniques. Includes lectures and readings on the history of photography.

ARTD-343 Observational Painting
1 course credit

A study of the terms, media, and techniques of painting with special attention to color and composition. Studio projects will be related to the study of artists that have historically used a variety of expression and style in painting.

ARTD-344 Abstract Painting
1 course credit

A study of the terms, media, and techniques of painting with special attention to a formalist view of representation, non-objective imagery, and non-traditional materials. Studio projects will be related to the study of artists and abstract painting movements from the history of painting.

ARTD-350G Special Topics in Art History
0.5-1 course credit

Lecture courses, offered on a rotating basis, that examine specific time periods and movements in Art History. Offerings can include: Asian Art, Renaissance Art, 19th Century Art, Contemporary Sculpture, Minimalism, etc.

ARTD-360 Hand-Built Ceramics
1 course credit

Continuation of ARTD-360 with emphasis on articulation of increasingly complex forms. Focus continues on historical including a paper and inclusion of artist’s ideas in one’s own work. Skills in loading and firing various kilns, clay and glaze preparation are also included. Taught at the same time as ARTD-260.

ARTD-361 Wheel-Thrown Clay
1 course credit

An introduction to the forming and firing of wheel thrown clay forms. Emphasizes the development of sensitivity to materials and processes and the acquisition of technical skills. Students complete projects covering fundamental forms and methods in throwing, glazing and gain a basic theoretical knowledge of clays, glazes, kilns and firing.

ARTD-402 Contemporary Art
1 course credit

An examination of developments, major movements, and directions in art from 1945 to the present. The course emphasizes an analysis of art movements beginning with the abstract expressionists and concluding with recent trends. (Offered alternate years in Fall semester. Prerequisite: ARTD 114 or consent of instructor.

ARTD-412 Portfolio 2
.25 course credit

Required of all senior art majors and taken during the spring semester of the final year. A continuation of the skills learned in Portfolio I with an emphasis on writing artist statements, resumes, and researching professional artist opportunities.

ARTD-425 Critique
.25 course credit

Students present their work and discuss the work of their peers. Required of upper-level majors and taken during the final three semesters of the students program. Can be repeated for credit three times

ARTD-440 Internship
0.5-1 course credit

An experience designed to allow students in Art to apply the concepts and ideas developed during study in the major to a particular workplace or setting. Prerequisites: Junior standing and prior approval of the department. Can be repeated for credit.

ARTD-450 Exhibition
0.5 course credit

Required of senior art majors and taken during the spring semester of the final year. Art criticism, discussion of specialized topics and the student’s individual creative projects are discussed in preparation for the senior art exhibition which is the culminating experience of the art student’s work.

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