Undergraduate Art Studio
2018 Spring Term
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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-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.
BASIC ART (GA)
Art Studio 121
An introductory studio course for non-art majors and minors covering the basic concepts and materials of major visual arts.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Art Studio 324
A studio course where exercises and experimentation with transparent watercolor pigments and techniques will be combined with art principles to form aesthetic creations in watercolor.
Art Studio 331
An introduction to the techniques and aesthetics of printmaking. This study is grounded in the disciplines associated with the techniques of intaglio. Specifically, this includes drypoint, aquatint, and etching. In addition, alternative processes are demonstrated and applied in the study of monoprinting. Fullfills printmaking requirement.
Art Studio 333
The course presents the basic materials and methods of screenprinting techniques, including ink mixing, stencil developing, image making, and editioning. This course fulfills the basic printmaking requirement.
Art Studio 341
An introduction to the disciplines associated with the techniques, media and aesthetics of sculpture.
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.
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.
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.
Art Studio 353
Arranged for the student as indicated by the student's own interest and abilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PROFESSIONAL STUDIO PRACTICES
Art Studio 411
This course will introduce students to professional skills, and practices, in the visual arts in preparation for graduate school, professional advancement in the arts, and/or employment in art related fields. Instruction in the development of written/visual documentation for exhibition and grant proposals, along with oral presentation skills will be covered.
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.
Art Studio 444
Advanced studio experience in sculpture.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
ADVANCED WEB DESIGN STUDIO
Art Studio 476
ARTSTDIO 376 Visual Design for Web introduces the basic concepts of instruction to the development and creation of web sites from an art and design perspective, and describes its impact on communication. The advanced Advanced Web Design Studio ARTSTDIO 476 will allow students to take the principles and skills taught in ActionScript 3.0 in Flash and explore ActionScript's most powerful features, including creating advanced navigational interfaces and special effects using XML data and adding accessibility to files via closed captioning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
Art Studio 486
This course will focus on the development of students' job-seeking portfolios through lectures, demonstrations and new projects. Students will prepare their conceptual, design, craftsmanship and other skills as they assemble and refine their graphic design portfolio pieces. All projects must meet the most professional standards, with an emphasis on quality and job-related subject matter.
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.
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.
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.