Plan your degree by dragging classes from the class bank below to your desired semester at the bottom.
  • ART 100

    • ART 100
    • ART 101
    • ART 102
    • ART 105
    • ART 108
    • ART 109
    • ART 118
    • ART 124
    • ART 150
  • ART 200

    • ART 221
    • ART 223
  • ART 300

    • ART 321
    • ART 323
    • ART 324
    • ART 325
  • ART 400

    • ART 421
    • ART 423
    • ART 427
    • ART 427
  • ART 500

    • ART 521

Fall 2011

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American Art and Culture

Appreciation of North American art through study of diverse cultural traditions including African-American, Native-American, Latino-American, Asian-American and European-American expressive practices.

Prereq: none.

Drawing I

Concentration on the development and expansion of seeing through the drawing discipline. Simple media and a variety of subject matter are used.

Prereq: none.

Drawing II

Continuation of Art 101 with more emphasis placed on media.

Prereq: Art 101(P).

Art Survey

Introduction to contemporary visual arts and design. The course addresses themes of form, criticism, audience and function which are significant to the practicing artist.

Prereq: none.

2D Concepts

An introduction to visual problem solving. Organization of the two-dimensional plane using the elements and principles of design. Includes the study of black and white and the basics of color.

Prereq: none.

3D Concepts

An introduction to three-dimensional design through constructed surface and form studies, tool usage and fabrication techniques.

Prereq: none.

Digital Arts

Introduction to electronic art and imaging. Focus on historical and cultural contexts, theoretical concepts and studio skills using imaging software.

Prereq: none.

Design Survey

Survey of design disciplines and movements of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Slide lectures include industrial design, architecture, graphic design, and design movements.

Prereq: none.

Multicultural America

Cross-cultural study of U.S. ethnic and racial identities through materials drawn from a variety of media arts practices (e.g. film, photography, new media) with attention to African-, Asian-, Hispanic- and Native American experiences.

Prereq: none.

Introduction to Design

Introduction to computer as design and production tool for graphic design, use software to create graphics, edit images and design complex layouts.

Prereq: Art 101(P), 102 (P), 106 (P), 108(P), & 118(P); or admis to Inter-Arts/IAT prog & Art 118(P), or cons instr.

Introduction to Typography

Introduction to the fundamentals of designing with type; emphasis on formal design skills, type history, conceptual problem-solving.

Prereq: Art 101(P), 102(P), 106(P), 108(P), 109(P), 118(P) & 221(C); or cons instr.

Graphic Design I

Basic forms and concepts of graphic design. Basic professional and academic concepts explored through studio assignments, lectures and readings.

Prereq: admis to Visual Art prog, grade of B- or better in Art 124(P), 221(228)(P), 223(P) & successful completion of Graphic Design portfolio review.

Typography II

Continuation of Art 223; more advanced application of typography in categories of informational and publication design; emphasis on contemporary typographic concepts and designs.

Prereq: grade of B- or better in Art 321(229)(P); 3 cr min Graphic Design expanded studies (grade of C or better).

Web Design I

Introduction to design for the Internet: information architecture, hypertextuality, creative and client-based sites, critical issues of Internet culture; fundamentals of markup languages, CSS, and software.

Prereq: admis to Visual Art prog or pre-Inter-Arts/IAT prog, & Art 118(P); or grad st; or cons instr.

Multimedia Design

Introduction to screen-based multimedia projects emphasizing animation, interactive web design, and interactive art projects; focus on Flash and Actionscript.

Prereq: admis to Visual Art prog or Inter-Arts/IAT prog, & Art 221(228)(P); or 350(P); or 393(293)(P), & 324(R); or grad st; or cons instr..

Graphic Design II

Intermediate level emphasizes a beginning professional synthesis of fundamentals of typography, symbol, image in comprehensive design projects.

Prereq: grade of B- or better in Art 321(229)(P), 323(328)(P) & 3 cr min Graphic Design expanded studies (grade of C or better).

Experimental Typography

Advanced understanding of typography, its use in innovative information systems, its historical context and function in various media including print, architectural applications, Web and multimedia.

Prereq: jr st & B- or better in Art 323(328)(P); or grad st; or cons instr.

Web Design II

Advanced understanding of typography, its use in innovative information systems, its historical context and function in various media including print, architectural applications, Web and multimedia.

Prereq: jr st & B- or better in Art 323(328)(P); or grad st; or cons instr.

Javascript and Ajax

Advanced understanding of typography, its use in innovative information systems, its historical context and function in various media including print, architectural applications, Web and multimedia.

Prereq: jr st & B- or better in Art 323(328)(P); or grad st; or cons instr.

Graphic Design III

Capstone course emphasizes a complete and comprehensive synthesis of graphic design through comprehensive studio projects developed for a graduate portfolio.

Prereq: jr st, & grade of B- or better in Art 421(329)(P) & 6 cr (final 3 may be taken conc) Graphic Design Expanded Studies (grade of C or better); or grad st & cons instr.