Art (ARTS)

ARTS 1301  Art Appreciation  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 6
Course Type: Academic

ARTS 1303  Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th century)  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7 and Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

ARTS 1304  Art History II (14th century to the present)  3 Credits   (3 Lec, 0 Lab)  

This is a chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the 14th century to the present day.

Prerequisite(s): Reading level 7 and Writing level 7
Course Type: Academic

ARTS 1311  Design I (2-dimensional)  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is an introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of two-dimensional design.

Course Type: Academic

ARTS 1312  Design II (3-dimensional)  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is an introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of three-dimensional design.

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1311
Course Type: Academic

ARTS 1316  Drawing I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is a foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critical analysis and begin to develop their understanding of drawing as a discipline.

Course Type: Academic

ARTS 1317  Drawing II  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is a studio course exploring drawing with continued emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will further develop the ability to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will employ critical analysis to broaden their understanding of drawing as a discipline.

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1316
Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2311  Design III  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course covers elements and principles of art using two- and three-dimensional concepts. This in-depth study of current concerns and practices in the visual arts stresses individually directed studio work. Topics may include, but are not limited to design, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography and design communication. Producing a transfer or job-oriented portfolio will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): Department chair approval.
Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2313  Design Communications I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is an introductory study of design development relating to graphic design technology, tools, media, and layout and design concepts. Topics include integration of type, images, and other design elements, and developing computer skills in industry standard computer programs. Students will not receive credit for both ARTS 2313 and ARTC 1317.

Prerequisite(s): ARTC 1325 or ARTS 2348 or concurrent enrollment with ARTC 1325 or ARTS 2348 with department chair approval
Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2316  Painting I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course explores the potentials of painting media, with emphasis on color and composition.

Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2317  Painting II  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is a continuation of painting I with emphasis on individual expression.

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2316 or approval of department chair
Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2323  Life Drawing I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

Life drawing I is a studio course emphasizing structure and action of the human figure.

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1316
Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2326  Sculpture I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is an exploration of various sculptural approaches in a variety of media, including additive and subtractive techniques.

Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2333  Printmaking I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is an introduction to printmaking, including monoprints, relief, intaglio, and serigraphy.

Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2341  Art Metals I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course offers the exploration of ideas using basic techniques in jewelry and metal construction. This is a beginning course in the design of metal art focusing on the implementation of basic processes and techniques associated with jewelry and metalsmithing.

Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2346  Ceramics I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

A studio course, this is an introduction to basic ceramic processes and an exploration of clay as an artistic medium, including mechanical (wheel-thrown) and hand-built techniques, and glazing and firing processes.

Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2347  Ceramics II  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

A studio course, this continuation of ARTS 2346 explores clay as an artistic medium, concentrating on combinations of mechanical and hand-built techniques.

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2346
Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2348  Digital Art I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This studio art course explores the potential of computer hardware and software medium for their visual, conceptual, and practical uses in visual arts. Students will not receive credit for both ARTC 1325 and ARTS 2348.

Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2356  Fine Arts Photography I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This is a beginning course in the taking, developing, and printing of photographs. Students receive instruction in photographic principles and are given assignments to complete in the laboratory periods or outside class. The College furnishes darkroom facilities and a limited number of cameras. Students will not receive credit for both ARTS 2356 and COMM 1318.

Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2357  Fine Arts Photography II  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course offers continued development of techniques, with emphasis on content and composition of photographs, including a variety of professional and technical areas. Students will not receive credit for both ARTS 2357 and COMM 1319.

Prerequisite(s): COMM 1318 or ARTS 2356 or approval of department chair
Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2366  Watercolor I  3 Credits   (2 Lec, 4 Lab)  

This course introduces the basic techniques and materials of transparent and opaque watercolors.

Course Type: Academic

ARTS 2389  Academic Cooperative-Art  3 Credits   (1 Lec, 8 Lab)  

This course is an instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of studio art and/or art history.

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2348 and ARTS 2349, Reading level 6, Writing level 6
Course Type: Academic