ART 1105 Introduction to Art (VIII) 4 cr. Introduces students to different media and processes in studio art, reviews major movements in art history and introduces terminology to discuss art processes and products.
ART/CTA 1107 Photography I (VIII) 4 cr. Introduction to black and white photography: basic camera operation, film and print development, exposure and photo history and aesthetics. Students will also learn about photojournalism and digital photography. A 35 mm manual camera is required. The student must purchase film and paper.
ART 1120 Drawing I (VIII) 4 cr. Develops the student's sense of familiarity and ease with drawingmaterials as well as his/her sense of perception, which goes beyond the limitations of habit. It also explores subjective approaches to subjectmatter. Traditional situations and materials form the basis of the course. Attendance is mandatory.
ART 1124 Basic Design (VIII) 4 cr. Studies the elements and the principles of design and their application to fine art and commercial art. Various media are used to experiment with both two and three-dimensional structures.Attendance ismandatory.
ART 1126Modern Art History (VIII) 4 cr. Examines works of art produced primarily during the 20th century, starting in 1870 with the art of the Impressionists. Focuses on analyzing howartists'subjects and styles are shaped by and express opinions about historical events, social ideologies and theoretical issues in visual culture. Investigate how works of art functioned within their time, as well as their relevance to how we perceive art currently. While Art History typically is explored by the use of images, lectures and reading, this course will also delve into the subject using group discussions, videos, and hands-on activities which may include field trips and guest speakers.
ART/CIS/CTA 2041 Computer Graphic Design (VIII) 4 cr. Focuses on use of software to create original artwork and manipulate digitized photographic images. Software tools and techniques are demonstrated. Principles of design are illustrated. Evaluation is based on originality, aesthetics,mastery of technique and overall effectiveness. No prerequisite; ART 1124 and/or ART 1107 recommended.
ART 2121 Painting I (VIII) 2 cr. An introductory study course to develop basic concepts in painting. Students experiment with a variety of paintingmedia including oil pastel, colored pencils, watercolor and acrylic to produce traditional painting images. ART 1120 recommended. Attendance is mandatory.
ART 2122 Color Theory (VIII) 2 cr. An introductory study course to train students to understand and be more sensitive to the perception and use of color. A combination of lecture, projects and experiments explores color pigment and physics of color. ART 1124 recommended. Attendance is mandatory.
ART 2125 PrintMaking (VIII) 2 cr. An introduction to the study of the basic elements and techniques of printing. Linoleum block,woodcut and other media are used to experiment with a variety of printing processes. ART 1120 and/or ART 1124 recommended. Attendance is mandatory.
ART/CTA 2201 TheMoving Image (VIII) 4 cr. Traces the evolution of nonfiction (documentary) and fiction film forms from 1895 to the present; summarizes research describing persuasive effects by means of lecture, screenings, assigned readings and oral presentations.
ART/INS 2204 American Indian Art and Music (I, VIII) 4 cr. The meaning and development of American Indian art forms. Expressions in symbolic formof Indian philosophy and religion are presented. The course involves a study of the traditional and contemporary forms of American Indian music, including local and alternative music.
ART/CTA 2207 Photography II 4 cr. Exploration of the zone system for 35mm and various black and white print and film processes including infrared and kodalith stocks, print toning and other special effects. Students will also work with studio lighting and view cameras and become familiar with both fine art and commercial studio photography aesthetics and practices. Prerequisite: CTA 1107.
ART 2220 Drawing II 2 cr. Advances technical drawing skill, expands awareness of drawing processes and purposes and develops individual expression through drawings. Color is introduced. Prerequisite: ART 1120 or consent of instructor.
ART 2221 Painting II (VIII) 2 cr. Concentrates on using acrylic to explore painting technique. Students experiment with subject matter, color, space and composition in a traditional form. Prerequisite: ART 2121 or consent of instructor. Attendance is mandatory.
ART 2320 Drawing III 2 cr. Helps students refine technical drawing skills,discover new concepts and thus achieve deeper personal expression through drawing. Emphasis is on contemporary approaches to drawing. Prerequisite: ART 2220 or consent of instructor.
ART 2777 Topics in Art 1-4 cr. Courses not a part of the regular curriculumbut taught because of a special need, interest or opportunity.
ART 3321 Painting III 2 cr. Helps students to improve their painting skills in acrylic and explore various approaches to painting. This course also encourages students to develop personal expression through painting. Prerequisite: ART 2221 or consent of instructor.
ART/CTA 3327 Color and Landscape Photography 4 cr. Color aesthetics and composition,aswell as filmexposure, processing and print development. This course deals primarily with making color prints from transparencies (slides) and the practice and aesthetics of landscape photography. Prerequisite: CTA 1107
ART 3420 Drawing IV 2 Cr. This course emphasizes refining concepts, idea and language rather than expressive intuition. It makes special reference to contemporary theory including the artist's use and function.
ART 3421 Painting IV 2 cr. Helps students to refine technical skill in acrylic painting, discover new concepts and thereby achieve deeper personal expression through painting. Prerequisite: ART 3321 or consent of instructor.
ART 3520 Drawing V 2 Cr. This course emphasizes refining concepts, idea and language rather than expressive intuition. It makes special reference to contemporary theory including the artist's use and function.
ART/CTA 4427 Alternative Photography Methods 4 cr. Explores late 19th and early 20th century printing techniques as alternatives tomodern photomethods. Students use the sun as a light source to print cyanotypes (blue prints), van dyke (brown prints) and gum bichromate images. Modern techniques such as infrared photography are also included. Prerequisite: CTA 1107.
ART 4477 ArtMinor Capstone Project 2 cr. By arrangement with art faculty.
ART 4521 Painting V 2 Cr. This course emphasizes refining concepts, idea and language rather than expressive intuition. It makes special reference to contemporary theory including the artist's use and function.
ART 4621 Painting V 2 Cr. This course emphasizes refining concepts, idea and language rather than expressive intuition. It makes special reference to contemporary theory including the artist's use and function.
ART 4999 Independent Study 1 - 4 cr. Individual research or production projects are chosen by the student and approved by instructor. May be taken twice for credit,each time in a different area.Prerequisite: at least one academic or production course in chosen area.
ASL 1101-1102 American Sign Language I & II (III) 2 cr. each Introduces basic signing skills of comprehension and communication. Emphasizes active use in communicative context as well as cultural analysis.
ASL 1103 - 1104 American Sign Language III & IV (III) 2 cr. each Expands students' ability to communicate through introduction of more complex linguistic structures. Completes beginning level sequence. Prerequisite: Placement test, permission of the instructor or completion of ASL 1102.