Undergraduate Art Studio
2023 Spring Term
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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.
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.
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 and chiaroscuro.
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.
PRINTMAKING: INTRODUCTORY SURVEY
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.
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
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.
DRAWING III: THE FIGURE
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
Lectures, demonstrations, and darkroom work sessions constitute a basic introduction to photographic tools, techniques, and expression. Media: black and white prints.
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.
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.
An introduction to the disciplines associated with the techniques, media and aesthetics of sculpture.
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.
Arranged for the student as indicated by the student's own interest and abilities.
METAL AND JEWELRY II
Continued exploration into the creation of jewelry and small sculpture from metal. Emphasis is on conceptual and technical achievement.
METAL AND JEWELRY III
This course emphasizes more complex construction and statements in the creation of jewelry and small sculpture from metal.
HD/DV DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS
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.
INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA DESIGN
Interactive Multimedia Design is an advanced studio based course and applies principles of visual communication and aesthetic theory to the design of interactive multimedia projects. Emphasis will be placed on original content creation, sequential page design theory and visual interface design with user centered needs and objectives as relevant guides for aesthetic approach and organizational solutions. Interactive products produced by students will be artistic, informational, promotional and persuassive and will involve page interface design and planning, original content creation and integration of animated text and graphics, digital video and sound effects.
3D MODELING-IMAGING-ANIMATION I
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
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
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.
MOTION GRAPHIC ANIMATION STUDIO I
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 HD DV MOTION CAPTURE STUDIO
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
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
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
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.
MOTION GRAPHIC ANIMATION STUDIO II
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.
Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable.
FIELD INTERNSHIP IN ART
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.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of six credits in major/degree.