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Undergraduate Art Studio

2017 Fall Term

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3 Units

2-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (GA)

Art Studio 102

This course is dedicated to the study of design for the flat surface. A variety of techniques, tools and materials are used to examine the basic elements, principles and concepts of visual organization. Emphasis is place on the development of problem solving skills and ideation.


3 Units

3-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (GA)

Art Studio 103

This course is dedicated to the study of design in the three dimensions of height, width, and depth. Working with a variety of media, students will learn how to manipulate the elements and organizational principles through the construction and analysis of three-dimensional projects.


3 Units

DRAWING I (GA)

Art Studio 201

An introduction to the basic concepts in drawing. This course provides a systematic exploration of the drawing methods with and emphasis on traditional approaches to line, form, composition, perspective & chiaroscuro


3 Units

DRAWING II

Art Studio 202

This course develops concepts & skills introduced in Drawing I. Color, alternative materials & variable formats will be explored in problem-solving format. Emphasis placed on strengthening content & design relationships. 2-D design experience recommended.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (GA)

Art Studio 213

This course is intended to offer beginning photographers the basics of visual composition, digital camera operation, photo file post camera adjustments and management and image editing for the creation of digital photographs using compact digital cameras.


3 Units

PRINTMAKING: INTRODUCTORY SURVEY

Art Studio 230

Printmaking: Introductory Survey is an introduction to a wide range of fine art printmaking techniques. Projects will focus on the relief, intaglio, monotype, and screenprint processes. The survey format will stress aesthetic development as it relates to the exploration of various print media. Students will be encouraged to create expressive and original imagery in projects which address technical design, and conceptual objectives.


3 Units

CERAMICS I (GA)

Art Studio 251

A course designed to give the student the opportunity to explore hand building in slab, coil and other techniques; wheel throwing will be introduced as a basic means of pottery development. Work with a variety of glazing techniques will be stressed.


3 Units

METAL AND JEWELRY I (GA)

Art Studio 271

Exploration into creating jewelry and small sculpture from brass, copper, bronze, and silver. This course is designed for both art majors and non-art majors.


3 Units

COMPUTER GRAPHICS FOR THE ARTIST

Art Studio 287

Creation of computer generated artwork on the Amiga and MacIntosh systems with an emphasis on photo based digital imaging techniques. Lecture content includes discussions, readings and visual presentations on contemporary usage of electronically generated art and design.


3 Units

DRAWING III: THE FIGURE

Art Studio 303

This course provides an introduction to figure drawing. Studio sessions are dedicated to drawing from life models, study of structural and surface anatomy, and the development of sound technical skills and creative approaches to drawing the human figure.


3 Units

PHOTOGRAPHY: EXPRESSION AND EXPERIMENTATION

Art Studio 311

Lectures, demonstrations, and darkroom work sessions constitute a basic introduction to photographic tools, techniques, and expression. Media: black and white prints.


3 Units

PAINTING I

Art Studio 321

An introduction to painting as an art form. This study is grounded in the disciplines associated with the techniques, and aesthetics of painting in water based and acrylic media.


3 Units

RELIEF PRINTMAKING

Art Studio 332

Exploration of printmaking as an art form with emphasis on relief printing techniques, including single, multiple block and reduction wood-cuts and non-traditional blocks, color printing, image making and editioning. Fulfills printmaking requirement.


3 Units

SCULPTURE I

Art Studio 341

An introduction to the disciplines associated with the techniques, media and aesthetics of sculpture.


3 Units

SCULPTURE II

Art Studio 342

A continuation of 110-341 with emphasis on individual direction. The intent is to develop a deeper meaning of art and art processes.


3 Units

SCULPTURE III

Art Studio 343

Arranged for the student as indicated by the student's own interest and abilities. The student is encouraged to work toward a high degree of competency and enlightenment.


3 Units

CERAMICS II

Art Studio 352

A continuation of ARTSTDIO 251 with emphasis on additional intermediate-level hand building and wheel throwing techniques, exploration into various glazing methods as well as an introduction to kiln loading.


3 Units

CERAMICS III

Art Studio 353

Arranged for the student as indicated by the student's own interest and abilities.


3 Units

METAL AND JEWELRY II

Art Studio 372

Continued exploration into the creation of jewelry and small sculpture from metal. Emphasis is on conceptual and technical achievement.


3 Units

METAL AND JEWELRY III

Art Studio 373

This course emphasizes more complex construction and statements in the creation of jewelry and small sculpture from metal.


3 Units

VISUAL DESIGN FOR THE WEB

Art Studio 376

This course provides instruction in the development and creation of web sites from an art and design perspective, understanding its impact on communication. The importance of visual language will be stressed, and its integration with sound, movement, and interactive navigational devices. Instruction in the fundamental structural principles of web design will be an underpinning for all information. Software instruction may include Dreamweaver and Flash.


3 Units

HD/DV DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

Art Studio 377

This intermediate level media design studio course expands students understanding and technical skills in art and design towards creating artistic time based, 4/D, HD original content using DV and sound effects strategies. Aesthetically important digital skills will be further developed and students will learn to design artistic solutions through practical and experimental 4/D multimedia creations techniques. Special attention is given to advancing personal expression, artistic exploration, original multimedia design an skill building. Practical 4/D application of original artwork, photo imaging, digital video compositing and sound effects in the field of art, graphic design, art performance and multimedia design in web and non-web delivery media will be addressed.


3 Units

3D MODELING-IMAGING-ANIMATION I

Art Studio 380

This course introduces graphic design and multimedia digital arts students to basic 3D software usage, imaging and new animation strategies using Maya 3D software. The goal of this course is to develop students' understanding of 3D static imaging, 3D motion, and visual effects creation in 3D models, lighted scenes, 3D environments and industry standard practices.


3 Units

GRAPHIC DESIGN I: TYPOGRAPHY

Art Studio 381

An introductory studio course familiarizing the student with graphic design basics: typography, the creative process, design terminology and theory, design principles, tools and materials, 2-D layout, and basic computer techniques.


3 Units

GRAPHIC DESIGN II: PRINT MEDIA

Art Studio 382

Emphasis is on conceptual and visual problems in graphic design. The student analyzes, defines objectives, develops and presents graphic solutions relating to communication in book design, magazine layout, and informational graphics.


3 Units

GRAPHIC DESIGN III: WEB MEDIA

Art Studio 383

Emphasis is on concept generation through graphic design solutions to web based aural/visual communication problems. Interactive web media in advertising and information design will be emphasized. The student analyzes, defines objectives and presents in comprehensive format solutions produced through web page user interface and animation design software.


3 Units

MOTION GRAPHIC ANIMATION STUDIO I

Art Studio 388

This course is focused on the study of motion graphics and aesthetic interdisciplinary animation activities using graphics, typography, computer/video visual imaging and sound synthesis. Students will create time based digital multimedia presentations, using computer animation and design/illustration software applications, digital video effects, photo/video image processing sound recording, interactive sequence scripting, sound synthesis and video production procedures.


3 Units

TYPOGRAPHIC SOLUTIONS

Art Studio 389

This course is an advanced study of typography building upon the foundational skills gained in previous coursework. Typographic communication will be covered through explorations of the typographic grid, the creation of a hierarchy of information, and typographic principles for both print and web design.


3 Units

ADVANCED DRAWING

Art Studio 408

A studio course which provides the opportunity for students to pursue directed intermediate and advanced research in drawing. Emphasis placed on the development of personal direction in terms of content, choice and handling of media. Repeatable in increments of 3 credits per term for a maximum of 12 credits.


3 Units

ADVANCED PAINTING

Art Studio 426

A studio course which provides the opportunity for students to pursue directed intermediate and advanced research in the techniques and aesthetics of painting. Traditional oil and water based media will be introduced. Advanced students will be encouraged to explore a medium of choice. Repeatable in increments of 3 credits per term for a maximum of 12 credits.


3 Units

SCULPTURE IV

Art Studio 444

Advanced studio experience in sculpture. Prereq: 9 credits in sculpture


3 Units

SCULPTURE V: RESEARCH

Art Studio 445

A highly specialized course offering directed studio research in a specific problem related to sculpture. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 units in major/degree


3 Units

CERAMICS IV

Art Studio 454

This course provides the student the opportunity to pursue partially directed advanced research in the techniques and aesthetics of ceramics. Advanced glaze research methodology and kiln firing techniques are emphasized.


3 Units

CERAMICS V: RESEARCH

Art Studio 455

This course provides the student the opportunity to pursue self-proposed and self-directed research in advanced ceramics utilizing personal techniques and aesthetics. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 units in major/degree.


3 Units

METAL AND JEWELRY IV

Art Studio 474

An advanced course emphasizing design and creation of objects, both wearable and sculptural. Sophisticated technical skills will be explored with and emphasis on contemporary concepts.


3 Units

METAL AND JEWELRY V: RESEARCH

Art Studio 475

A highly specialized course offering directed research in a specific creative problem related to metals and jewelry. Assignments will be made that further students conceptual direction. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 units in major/degree.


3 Units

ADVANCED HD DV MOTION CAPTURE STUDIO

Art Studio 477

Introduces the basic concept of creating artistic time-based, 4/D, HD original content using DV and sound effects strategies. This advanced HD DV Motion Capture Studio will allow students to focus on the one of the specific fields of creating high quality of HD/DV which are required by the industry designs. An advanced class to take the basics of computer animation to and advanced level by including advanced knowledge of audio, motion effects, filter effects, color and using Color Keying features to remove backgrounds, editing multi-track audio and audio effects, color correction and troubleshooting problems are also covered.


3 Units

3D MODELING-ANIMATION II

Art Studio 480

This course will extend student introductory computer animation training to a higher level by offering more intermediate level knowledge of 3D modeling formats and systems for creative production. This digital 3D course will allow students to expand on the concepts and skills acquired from the introductory course and will offer them opportunity to explore in greater depth a specific area of 3D imaging.


3 Units

GRAPHIC DESIGN IV: ADVANCED CONCEPTS

Art Studio 484

Emphasis is on conceptual and visual graphic design problem solving. The student studies contemporary design issues and develops advanced strategies for design solutions. Areas of concentration include visual image development, information design and corporate identity program design, interactive media, publication planning and design development, packaging and pre-press applications of computer mediated design.


3 Units

GRAPHIC DESIGN V: PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS

Art Studio 485

With guidance from the instructor, the student defines objectives, researches and realizes solutions for a series of designs in an area of special interest. A knowledge of advanced computing hardware and software processes is applied to realize final solutions designed for career portfolio presentations.


3 Units

MOTION GRAPHIC ANIMATION STUDIO II

Art Studio 488

Students expand conceptual/technical/artistic skill in motion animation with self directed project objectives challenging students to target concepts to specific artistic/industry responsive animation outcomes. Further exploration of blue screen compositing, sound and special effects, for preformance, film/TV, game and idevice distribution including an introduction to motion capture is expected.


1-3 Units

FIELD INTERNSHIP IN ART

Art Studio 492

Internship involving professional experience under the supervision of selected business and/or institutional personnel within student's area of emphasis. Departmental approval required for application. May be retaken to maximum of 6 credits in degree and major. Prereq: 9 credits and 3.00 GPA in area of emphasis and consent and placement by the Department and 2nd term Sophomore status.


1-6 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDIES

Art Studio 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of six credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of Instructor

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