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ART 101   Understanding Architecture
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces aesthetic, historical, and critical issues of architecture. Presents buildings, gardens, fountains, malls and public spaces in terms of experiencing, appreciating and understanding roles of architecture in the urban world and as reflections of human interaction with the socio-political and physical environment. The series ART 101, 102, 103 may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 102   Understanding the Visual Arts
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces aesthetic, historical, and critical issues of the visual arts. Presents aspects of drawing, painting, sculpture and craft in terms of experiencing, appreciating and understanding their roles in our lives. The series ART 101, 102, 103 may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 103   Understanding New Media Arts
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces aesthetic, historical, and critical issues of new media arts and design. Presents aspects of printmaking, photography, graphic design, video, film, performance, installation, and other forms of timebased art in terms of experiencing, appreciating and understanding their roles in our lives. The series ART 101, 102, 103 may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 115   Basic Design - 2D Foundations
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces two dimensional black and white foundations studio experience centered on creative problem solving. Develops perceptual awareness and understanding. Establishes critical skills and personal artistic vision. Investigates a broad range of materials, techniques and projects to explore black and white design concepts with reference to historical and contemporary perspectives. Basic Design series 115, 116, 117 and 119 may be taken in any sequence. Audit available.
ART 116   Basic Design - Color Foundations
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces color foundations studio experience centered on creative problem solving. Develops perceptual awareness and understanding. Establishes critical skills and personal artistic vision. Investigates a broad range of materials, techniques and projects to explore color design concepts with reference to historical and contemporary perspectives. Basic Design series 115, 116, 117 and 119 may be taken in any sequence. Audit available.
ART 117   Basic Design - 3D Foundations
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores ways of seeing and creating work that acknowledges personal artistic intentions. Examines various 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D media and processes used to develop and encourage creative problem solving. Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate art through critiques, discussions, and artistic presentation. Investigates artistic intent, aesthetic and structural solutions, and perceptual awareness. Recommended: an introduction to art, art history or a sense of curiosity and a willingness to experiment. Audit available.
ART 119   Basic Design-4D Foundations
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces the basic principles of time, as it relates to the creative arts, which include the notion of occurrence and the episodic, duration, tempo, intensity, scope and context. Introduces concepts, processes and basic use of related tools and technology in preparation for continuing fine and design art work at the 200 level. Uses a broad range of materials, techniques and projects to engage concepts with reference to historical and contemporary perspectives. Basic Design series 115, 116, 117 and 119 may be taken in any sequence. Audit available.
ART 131A   Drawing I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores basic perceptual drawing techniques and tools as well as the development of the language of drawing in historical and contemporary contexts. Introduces critical skills for sighting, measuring, designing and constructing in drawing. This is the first course in a three-course sequence. Audit available.
ART 131B   Drawing I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate drawing techniques and tools as well as the development of the language of drawing in historical and contemporary contexts. Promotes critical skills for sighting, measuring, designing and constructing in drawing. This is the second course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: ART 131 or ART 131A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 131C   Drawing I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Builds upon intermediate drawing techniques and tools as well as the development of the language of drawing in historical and contemporary contexts. Applies critical skills for sighting, measuring, designing and constructing in drawing. This is the third course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 131 or ART 131B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 140A   Digital Photography I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces basic digital photography as it relates to creative arts, history, media and culture in both a historical and contemporary context. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish the basic skills necessary to evaluate prints and images, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions and expand perceptual awareness. Requires access to a camera with manual exposure controls, DSLR (digital single-lens-reflex) cameras are preferred. This is the first course in a three-course sequence. Recommended: Basic computer skills & ART 141 or ART 142A. Audit available.
ART 140B   Digital Photography I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate basic digital photography processes as they relate to creative arts, history, media and culture in both a historical and contemporary context. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish the skills necessary to evaluate prints and images, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions and expand perceptual awareness. Requires access to a camera with manual exposure controls, DSLR (digital single-lens-reflex) cameras are preferred. This is the second course in a three-course sequence for first year digital photography. Prerequisite: ART 140 or ART 140A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 140C   Digital Photography I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate digital photography processes as they relate to creative arts, history, media and culture in both a historical and contemporary context. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish the skills necessary to evaluate prints, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions and expand perceptual awareness. Requires access to a camera with manual exposure controls, DSLR (digital single-lens-reflex) cameras are preferred. This is the third course in a three-course sequence for first year digital photography. Prerequisite: Two terms of ART 140 or ART 140B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 141   Introduction to Photography
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores photography from film to digital as it relates to creative arts, history, media and culture in both a historical and contemporary context. Introduces photographic processes, principles and technology in preparation for continuing fine art and media based work. Develops the use of self-reflection and peer critique in photographic practice. Requires access to a camera; filmbased SLR (single-lens- reflex or DSLR (digital single-lens-reflex) cameras are preferred but not required. Audit available.
ART 142A   Introduction to B&W Photo (Darkroom)
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces beginning black and white darkroom photographic processes, techniques and concepts. Addresses historical and contemporary issues specific to beginning photography. Develops photographic practices using peer critique and self-reflection. Requires access to a manual, SLR (single-lens reflex) film camera. This is the first course of a three-course sequence for first year black and white darkroom photography.
ART 142B   Intro to B&W Photo (Darkroom)
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate black and white darkroom photographic processes, techniques and concepts. Addresses historical and contemporary issues specific to beginning photography. Develops photographic practices using peer critique and self-reflection. Requires access to a manual, SLR (single-lens reflex) film camera. This is the second course of a three-course sequence for first year black and white darkroom photography. Prerequisite: ART 142 or ART 142A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 142C   Introduction to B&W Photo (Darkroom)
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces beginning black and white darkroom photographic processes, techniques and concepts. Addresses historical and contemporary issues specific to beginning photography. Develops photographic practices using peer critique and self-reflection. Requires access to a manual, SLR (single-lens reflex) film camera. This is the third course of a three-course sequence for first year black and white darkroom photography. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 142 or ART 142B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 143A   B&W Photography II (Darkroom)
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers advanced darkroom techniques. Utilizes a broad range of advanced darkroom processes to further develop problem-solving skills and create prints. Includes critiques, discussion and presentations to establish more sophisticated skills to evaluate prints. Requires access to a film, SLR (single-lens-reflex) camera with manual exposure controls. This is the first course of a three-course sequence for second year darkroom photography. Prerequisite: ART 142C or Instructor Approval. Audit available.
ART 143B   B&W Photography II (Darkroom)
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers advanced darkroom techniques. Utilizes a broad range of advanced darkroom processes to further develop problem-solving skills and create prints. Includes critiques, discussion and presentations to establish more sophisticated skills to evaluate prints. Requires access to a film, SLR (single-lens-reflex) camera with manual exposure controls. This is the second course of a three-course sequence for second year darkroom photography. Prerequisite: One term of ART143 or ART143A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 143C   B&W Photography II (Darkroom)
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers advanced darkroom techniques. Utilizes a broad range of advanced darkroom processes to further develop problem-solving skills and create prints. Includes critiques, discussion and presentations to establish more sophisticated skills to evaluate prints. Requires access to a film, SLR (single-lens-reflex) camera with manual exposure controls. This is the third course of a three-course sequence for second year darkroom photography. Prerequisite: Two terms of ART143 or ART143B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 181A   Painting I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores basic studio painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Introduces a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. Audit available.
ART 181B   Painting I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate studio painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Promotes a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. Prerequisites: ART 181 or ART 181A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 181C   Painting I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Elaborates on intermediate studio painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Promotes a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 181 or ART 181B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 197   Artist's Skills/Practical Issues
Credits: 3.00
Description: Professional practices relevant to emerging artists' careers. Workshop/lecture format includes resume and portfolio preparation, developing resources and community, gaining exposure and representation for artwork, creating publicity, basic marketing and exhibition strategies, presenting and installing art work, business concerns, art market dynamics, art collecting. Field trips to local galleries and/or guest lectures. Practical experience gained in PCC gallery, through internships, and/or through Service Learning Projects. Audit available.
ART 198   Special Topics in Art
Credits:
Description: A variable topics course offering special classes and workshops in art and in art history. Course affords novel opportunity to explore out-of-the-ordinary skills, themes, and subjects, including art travel. Audit available.
ART 204   History of Western Art
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines visual art and architecture as a reflection of human interaction with the socio-political and physical environment of a particular era. Focuses on viewing, analyzing and comparing many art forms in an historical context, and covers the Paleolithic, Ancient Near Eastern, and Aegean cultures, beginning about 30,000 BCE. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 204H   History of Western Art: Honors
Credits: 4.00
Description: This is the honors version. Examines visual art and architecture as a reflection of human interaction with the socio-political and physical environment of a particular era. Focuses on viewing, analyzing and comparing many art forms in an historical context, and covers the Paleolithic, Ancient Near Eastern, and Aegean cultures, beginning about 30,000 BCE. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores and 3.25 GPA. Audit available.
ART 205   History of Western Art
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines visual art and architecture as a reflection of human interaction with the socio-political and physical environment. Focuses on viewing, analyzing and comparing many art forms in an historical context, and covers Late Antiquity, Early Christian and Medieval periods, beginning about 500 BCE. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 205H   History of Western Art: Honors
Credits: 4.00
Description: This is the honors version. Examines visual art and architecture as a reflection of human interaction with the socio-political and physical environment. Focuses on viewing, analyzing and comparing many art forms in an historical context, and covers Late Antiquity, Early Christian and Medieval periods, beginning about 500 BCE. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores and 3.25 GPA. Audit available.
ART 206   History of Western Art
Credits: 4.00
Description: Examines visual art and architecture as a reflection of human interaction with the socio-political and physical environment. Focuses on viewing, analyzing and comparing many art forms in an historical context, and covers the Renaissance and Baroque periods, beginning about 1300 CE. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 206H   History of Western Art: Honors
Credits: 4.00
Description: This is the honors version. Examines visual art and architecture as a reflection of human interaction with the socio-political and physical environment. Focuses on viewing, analyzing and comparing many art forms in an historical context, and covers the Renaissance and Baroque periods, beginning about 1300 CE. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores and 3.25 GPA. Audit available.
ART 207   History of Asian Art
Credits: 4.00
Description: Explores and analyzes the visual arts in relation to the culture of India from the Neolithic through the modern period. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 208   History of Asian Art
Credits: 4.00
Description: Explores and analyzes the visual arts in relation to the culture of China from the Neolithic through the modern period. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 209   History of Asian Art
Credits: 4.00
Description: Explores and analyzes the visual arts in relation to the culture of Japan from the Neolithic through the modern period. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 210   Women in Art
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers the work of women artists from antiquity to the present. Examines works of the most important women artists from each period in relation to the changing roles of women in society and to the canon of art history. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 211   Modern Art History - 19th Century Art in Europe & America
Credits: 4.00
Description: Explores the beginning of the modern world and modern societies in Europe and the United States. Examines and analyzes the visual arts to reveal some effects of societal changes, and to gain insight into our modern world. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 212   Modern Art History - Early 20th Century Art
Credits: 4.00
Description: Explores early 20th century revolutions in science and technology, psychology and philosophy. Examines and analyzes the visual arts to reveal some effects of those changes, and to gain insight into our modern world. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 213   Modern Art History - Art Since 1945
Credits: 4.00
Description: Focuses attention on American art, as World War II ended the supremacy of Europe in the visual art world. Analyzes art since 1945 to explore the ideas behind it, to reveal our culture and values and to gain a greater understanding of contemporary art with its global perspective. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 214   History of Graphic Design
Credits: 4.00
Description: Explores the history of graphic design from the earliest communication technologies to the present, with a focus on the Modern era. Examines changes in style and technology within the field and considers the relationship between graphic design and its cultural, political and social contexts. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 215   History of American Residential Architecture
Credits: 3.00
Description: Examines the historical origins and elements of American house styles in order to develop insights into the residential architecture of our own era. Audit available.
ART 216   Introduction to the History of Photography
Credits: 4.00
Description: Traces the history of photography since its processes were first announced in 1839. Examines photographs as aesthetic objects, and as documents of history, scientific exploration and social change. Locates the medium and practice of photography within a broader social and artistic context. Explores photography within the fields of art, science and journalism viewing, analyzing and discussing ways in which the presence of the photograph has shaped our relationship to the world around us. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 217   Comics Art & Literature
Credits: 3.00
Description: Examines comics art as a medium of visual narrative. Analyzes aesthetic qualities unique to comic books and graphic novels in artistic, historical, and literary contexts using seminal texts. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
ART 218A   Calligraphy I - Roman Alphabet and Humanist Bookhand
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers beginning practical and creative uses of calligraphy, lettering principles, techniques and functions. Includes the traditions and historical development of letters with a focus on the Roman alphabet and Humanist Bookhand. ART 218A, ART 218B and ART 218C may be taken in any order. Audit available.
ART 218B   Calligraphy I - Italic Alphabet
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers beginning practical and creative uses of calligraphy, lettering principles, techniques and functions. Includes the traditions and historical development of letters with a focus on the Italic alphabet. ART218A, ART218B and ART218C may be taken in any order. Audit available.
ART 218C   Calligraphy I - Carolingian and Uncial Alphabets
Credits: 2.00
Description: Covers beginning practical and creative uses of calligraphy, lettering principles, techniques and functions. Includes the traditions and historical development of letters with a focus on the Carolingian and Uncial alphabets. ART 218A, ART 218B and ART 218C may be taken in any order. Audit available.
ART 220A   Advanced Calligraphy
Credits: 2.00
Description: Reviews the calligraphic scripts studied in the ART 218 sequence and refines the forms. Covers complex layout and design issues. Introduces beginning advanced techniques with the use of mixed media and working at a larger scale to develop personal aesthetic and vision. Includes creative problem-solving activities the professional calligrapher is likely to encounter on the job. Prerequisite: Three terms of ART 218 or ART 218C or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 220B   Advanced Calligraphy
Credits: 2.00
Description: Continues the calligraphic scripts studied in the ART 218 sequence and refines the forms. Covers complex layout and design issues. Improves advanced techniques with the use of mixed media and working at a larger scale to develop personal aesthetic and vision. Includes creative problem-solving activities the professional calligrapher is likely to encounter on the job. Completion of ART220 once is equivalent to ART220A. Completion of ART220 twice is equivalent to ART220B. Completion of ART220 three times is equivalent to ART220C. Prerequisites: ART218A, ART218B and ART218C, or ART 218 or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 220C   Advanced Calligraphy
Credits: 2.00
Description: Continues the calligraphic scripts studied in the ART 218 sequence and refines the forms. Covers complex layout and design issues. Improves advanced techniques with the use of mixed media and working at a larger scale to develop personal aesthetic and vision. Includes creative problem-solving activities the professional calligrapher is likely to encounter on the job. Completion of ART 220 once is equivalent to ART 220A. Completion of ART 220 twice is equivalent to ART 220B. Completion of ART 220 three times is equivalent to ART 220C. Prerequisites: ART218A, ART218B and ART218C, or ART 218 or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 231A   Drawing II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Deepens basic perceptual drawing techniques and tools as well as the understanding of the language of drawing in historical and contemporary contexts. Further develops critical skills for sighting, measuring, designing and constructing in drawing. This is the first course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: Three terms of ART 131 or ART 131C or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 231B   Drawing II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Further deepens basic perceptual drawing techniques and tools as well as the understanding of the language of drawing in historical and contemporary contexts. Further develops critical skills for sighting, measuring, designing and constructing in drawing. This is the second course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: ART 231 or ART 231A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 231C   Drawing II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Further deepens intermediate perceptual drawing techniques and tools as well as the understanding of the language of drawing in historical and contemporary contexts. Further develops critical skills for sighting, measuring, designing and constructing in drawing. This is the third course in a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 231 or ART 231B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 237A   Life Drawing
Credits: 3.00
Description: Investigates drawing the human form through referencing professional models and applying various drawing processes and concepts. Develops understanding of the structure, form and proportions of the human figure in the context of composition, personal expression and an awareness of materials. Audit available.
ART 237B   Life Drawing
Credits: 3.00
Description: Further investigates drawing the human form through referencing professional models and applying various drawing processes and concepts. Develops understanding of the structure, form and proportions of the human figure in the context of composition, personal expression and an awareness of materials. Prerequisites: One term of ART237 or ART237A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 237C   Life Drawing
Credits: 3.00
Description: Further investigates drawing the human form through referencing professional models and applying various drawing processes and concepts. Develops intermediate understanding of the structure, form and proportions of the human figure in the context of composition, personal expression and an awareness of materials. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 237 or ART 237B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 240A   Digital Photography II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores the boundaries of digital photography to begin to include a more personal practice while placing work within a historical, social and cultural context. Introduces critical skills necessary to expand perceptual and visual cultural awareness by using a broad range of intermediate digital processes and concepts. Introduces the ideas related to the development of a professional photographic practice. Requires access to a camera with manual exposure controls, DSLR (digital single-lens-reflex) cameras are preferred. This is the first course in a three-course sequence for second year digital photography. Prerequisite: Three terms of ART 140 or ART 140C or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 240B   Digital Photography II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores the boundaries of digital photography to include a more personal practice while placing work within a historical, social and cultural context. Develops the critical skills necessary to expand perceptual and visual cultural awareness by using a broad range of advanced digital processes and concepts. Encourages further development of a professional photographic practice. Requires access to a camera with manual exposure controls, DSLR (digital single-lens-reflex) cameras are preferred. This is the second course in a three-course sequence for second year digital photography. Prerequisite: One term of ART 240 or ART 240A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 240C   Digital Photography II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores the boundaries of advanced digital photography to cultivate a personal practice while placing work within a historical, social and cultural context. Explores the critical skills necessary to expand perceptual and visual cultural awareness by using a broad range of advanced digital processes and concepts. Encourages further development of a professional-level photographic practice. Requires access to a camera with manual exposure controls, DSLR (digital single-lens-reflex) cameras are preferred. This is the third course in a three-course sequence for second year digital photography. Prerequisite: Two terms of ART240 or ART240B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 243   The Photographic Portfolio
Credits: 3.00
Description: Develops a strong artistic vision through creating a professional portfolio. Develops critical skills necessary to expand perceptual and visual cultural awareness through critiques, discussions, reading, research and presentations of personal work. Emphasizes collaboration, professional standards, creative problem solving and service learning. Requires access to a camera. Recommended: ART 143 or ART 140 or ART 240 or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 248A   Glass Casting
Credits: 3.00
Description: Provides an introductory studio experience involving the mechanics and design concerns necessary to make molds for glass casting and then casting in glass. Included is an overview of related processes and techniques and concepts that address historical and contemporary issues. Students will use a variety of techniques to develop and implement creative problem solving. Critiques, discussion, and presentations establish basic critical skills necessary to evaluate glass crafting, explore artistic intent, examine structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. Includes demonstrations, lectures, slides and audiovisual materials. This is the first course in a three-course sequence exploring glass casting. Recommend: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 248B   Glass Casting
Credits: 3.00
Description: Provides an intermediate level studio experience involving the mechanics and design concerns necessary to make molds for glass casting and then casting in glass. Included is an overview of related processes and techniques and concepts that address historical and contemporary issues. Students will use a variety of techniques to develop and implement creative problem solving. Critiques, discussion, and presentations develop critical skills necessary to evaluate glass crafting, explore artistic intent, examine structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. Includes demonstrations, lectures, slides and audiovisual materials. This is the second course in a three-course sequence exploring glass casting. Prerequisite: One term of ART 248 or ART248A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 248C   Glass Casting
Credits: 3.00
Description: Provides an advanced level studio experience involving the mechanics and design concerns necessary to make molds for glass casting and then casting in glass. Included is an in-depth overview of related processes and techniques and concepts that address historical and contemporary issues. Students will use a variety of advanced techniques to develop and implement creative problem solving. Critiques, discussion, and presentations develop critical skills necessary to evaluate glass crafting, explore artistic intent, examine structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. Includes demonstrations, lectures, slides and audiovisual materials. This is the third course in a three-course sequence exploring glass casting. Prerequisites: Two terms ART 248 or ART 248B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 253A   Ceramics I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces beginning ceramic processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develop a beginning level of creative problem solving and kinetic skills with clay forming and finishing techniques, including hand building, wheel throwing, use of plaster molds, and surface treatments. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate ceramic works, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. This is the first course of a three-course sequence. Audit available.
ART 253B   Ceramics I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces beginning intermediate level ceramic processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develop a beginning intermediate level of creative problem solving and kinetic skills with clayforming and finishing techniques, including hand building, wheel throwing, use of plaster molds, and surface treatments. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate ceramic works, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. This is the second course of a three-course sequence for first year ceramics. Prerequisites: One term of ART 253 or ART 253A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 253C   Ceramics I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate level ceramic processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develop an intermediate level of creative problem solving and kinetic skills with clay forming and finishing techniques, including hand building, wheel throwing, use of plaster molds, and surface treatments. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to exercise critical skills necessary to evaluate ceramic works, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. Employs creative problem solving through implementing a variety of strategies. This is the third course of a three-course sequence for first year ceramics. Prerequisite: Two terms of ART 253 or ART 253B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 256A   Ceramics II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces lower-advanced level ceramics processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develop a lower-advanced level of creative problem solving and kinetic skills with clay forming and finishing techniques, including hand building, wheel throwing, use of plaster molds, and surface treatments. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate ceramic works, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions and expand perceptual awareness. This is the first course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: 3 terms of ART 253 or ART 253C or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 256B   Ceramics II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces middle-advanced level ceramics processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develop a middle-advanced level of creative problem solving and kinetic skills with clay forming and finishing techniques, including hand building, wheel throwing, use of plaster molds, and surface treatments. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate ceramic works, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions and expand perceptual awareness. This is the second course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: ART 256 or ART 256A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 256C   Ceramics II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces advanced level ceramics processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develop an advanced level of creative problem solving and kinetic skills with clay forming and finishing techniques, including hand building, wheel throwing, use of plaster molds, and surface treatments. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate ceramic works, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions and expand perceptual awareness. This is the third course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisite: Two terms of ART256 or ART256B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 270A   Printmaking I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces basic printmaking processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develops an introductory level of creative problem solving and terminology of monoprints, relief and basic intaglio processes. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate prints, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. This is the first course of a three-course sequence. Recommended: ART 115, ART 116 and ART 131A.
ART 270B   Printmaking I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate beginning printmaking processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Includes terminology of monoprints, relief and some intermediate intaglio processes. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate prints, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. Promotes creative problem solving by employing a variety of strategies. This is the second course of a three-course sequence for first year printmaking. Prerequisites: ART 270 or ART 270A or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 115, 116 and 131A. Audit available.
ART 270C   Printmaking I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores intermediate printmaking processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Includes terminology of monoprints, relief and intermediate intaglio processes. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to exercise critical skills necessary to evaluate prints, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. Employs creative problem solving through implementing a variety of strategies. This is the third course of a three-course sequence for first year printmaking. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 270 or ART 270B or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 115, 116 and 131A. Audit available.
ART 271A   Printmaking II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces beginning advanced printmaking techniques (e.g. sugar lift, color, glazes) and other intaglio processes (e.g. folio sets and books) while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develops creative problem solving by utilizing monotypes, color relief, and advanced intaglio processes to create a print. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate prints, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. This is the first course of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: Three terms of ART 270 or ART 270C or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 115, ART 116 and ART 131A. Audit available.
ART 271B   Printmaking II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores intermediate advanced printmaking techniques (e.g. sugar lift, color, glazes) and complete a variety of projects (e.g. folio sets and books) while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate prints, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. Prerequisites: ART 271 or ART 271A or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 115, 116 and 131A. Audit available.
ART 271C   Printmaking II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Further explores advanced printmaking techniques (e.g. sugar lift, color, glazes) and complete a variety of projects (e.g. folio sets and books) while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Includes critiques, discussions, and presentations to establish critical skills necessary to evaluate prints, explore artistic intent, examine aesthetic and structural solutions, and expand perceptual awareness. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 271 or ART 271B or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 115, 116 and 131A. Audit available.
ART 277A   Life Painting
Credits: 3.00
Description: Examines the human form through the study and painting of live professional models. Applies various painting techniques and concepts as students learn the structure, form and proportions of the human figure. Emphasizes personal artistic development with attention to compositional organization. Audit available.
ART 277B   Life Painting
Credits: 3.00
Description: Examines the human form through the study and painting of live professional models. Applies various painting techniques and concepts as students learn the structure, form and proportions of the human figure. Emphasizes personal artistic development with attention to compositional organization. Prerequisites: One term of ART 277 or ART 277A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 277C   Life Painting
Credits: 3.00
Description: Examines the human form through the study and painting of live professional models. Applies more advanced painting techniques and concepts as students learn the structure, form and proportions of the human figure. Emphasizes personal artistic development with attention to compositional organization and conceptual framework. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 277 or ART 277B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 279A   Experimental Media
Credits: 3.00
Description: Begins ways of seeing and creating work that acknowledges personal artistic intentions. Examines various 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D media and processes used to develop and encourage creative problem solving. Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate art through critiques, discussions, and artistic presentation. Investigates artistic intent, aesthetic and structural solutions, and perceptual awareness. Recommended: an introduction to art, art history or a sense of curiosity and a willingness to experiment. Audit available.
ART 279B   Experimental Media
Credits: 3.00
Description: Expands intermediate ways of seeing and creating work that acknowledges personal artistic intentions. Examines various 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D media and processes used to develop and encourage creative problem solving. Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate art through critiques, discussions, and artistic presentation. Develops artistic intent, aesthetic and structural solutions, and perceptual awareness. Recommended: an introduction to art, art history or a sense of curiosity and a willingness to experiment. Prerequisites: ART 279 or ART 279A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 279C   Experimental Media
Credits: 3.00
Description: Advances ways of seeing and creating work that acknowledges personal artistic intentions. Examines various 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D media and processes used to develop and encourage creative problem solving. Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate art through critiques, discussions, and artistic presentation. Employs artistic intent, aesthetic and structural solutions, and perceptual awareness. Recommended: an introduction to art, art history or a sense of curiosity and a willingness to experiment. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 279 or ART 279B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 281A   Painting II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores ways of seeing and elaborates on intermediate painting techniques, materials, and concepts while relating to historical and contemporary issues. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. Prerequisites: Three terms of ART 181 or ART 181C or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 281B   Painting II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores ways of seeing and elaborates on intermediate painting techniques, materials, and concepts while relating to historical and contemporary issues. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. Prerequisites: One term of ART 281 or ART 281A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 281C   Painting II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Expands ways of seeing and elaborates on intermediate painting techniques, materials, and concepts while relating to historical and contemporary issues. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 281 or ART 281B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 284A   Water Media I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores basic studio watercolor painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues to increase visual literacy. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. Recommended: ART 131. Audit available.
ART 284B   Water Media I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Expands studio watercolor painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues to increase visual literacy. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. Recommended: ART 131. Prerequisites: One term of ART 284 or ART 284A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 284C   Water Media I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Implements advanced studio watercolor painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues to increase visual literacy. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with basic art theory. Recommended: ART 131. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 284 or ART 284B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 287A   Water Media II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores intermediate and more advanced studio watercolor painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues to increase visual literacy. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with advanced art theory. Prerequisite: Three terms of ART 284 or ART 284C or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 287B   Water Media II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores intermediate and more advanced studio watercolor painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues to increase visual literacy. Presents a conceptual framework for critical analysis along with advanced art theory. Prerequisite: One term of ART 287 or ART 287A or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 287C   Water Media II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores intermediate and more advanced studio Water Media painting techniques, materials, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues to increase visual literacy. Presents a further understood conceptual framework for critical analysis along with advanced art theory. Prerequisite: Two terms of ART 287 or ART 287B or instructor permission. Audit available.
ART 290A   Sculpture: Plaster/Clay
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces basic sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues in sculpture. Develops an introductory level of creative problem solving through making sculpture using a variety of techniques for clay and plaster (including but not limited to: mold making, casting, and direct construction over armatures). Introduces critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the first of a three-course sequence. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 290B   Sculpture; Plaster/Clay
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues in sculpture. Develops creative problem solving through making sculpture. Introduces some intermediate level techniques for clay and plaster (including but not limited to: mold making, casting, and direct construction over armatures). Develops critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the second of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: ART 290 or ART 290A or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 290C   Sculpture: Plaster/Clay
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores intermediate sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues in sculpture. Develops creative problem solving through making sculpture . Employs intermediate level techniques for clay and plaster (including but not limited to: mold making, casting, and direct construction over armatures). Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the second of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 290 or ART 290B or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 291A   Sculpture: Carving
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces basic sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues in sculpture. Develops an introductory level of creative problem solving through a variety of techniques associated with the reductive process of carving to make sculpture. Introduces critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the first of a three-course sequence. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 291B   Sculpture: Carving
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues in sculpture. Develops an introductory level of creative problem solving through some intermediate level techniques associated with the reductive process of carving to make sculpture. Develops critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the second in a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: One term of ART 291 or ART 291A or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 291C   Sculpture: Carving
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores intermediate sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues in sculpture. Develops creative problem solving through making sculpture. Employs intermediate level techniques associated with the reductive process of carving to make sculpture. Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the third in a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 291 or ART 291B or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 292A   Sculpture: Mixed Media
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces basic sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues in sculpture. Develops an introductory level of creative problem solving through making sculpture using a variety of mixed media techniques. Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the first of a three-course sequence. Recommend: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 292B   Sculpture: Mixed Media
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues in sculpture. Develops a beginning intermediate level of creative problem solving through making sculpture using some intermediate level mixed media techniques. Develops critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the second of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: One term of ART 292 or ART 292A or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 292C   Sculpture: Mixed Media
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores intermediate sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues in sculpture. Develops creative problem solving through making sculpture. Employs intermediate level mixed media techniques. Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the third of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 292 or ART 292B or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 293A   Figure Sculpture
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces basic sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues relating to figure sculpture. Develops introductory level of creative problem solving through making figurative sculpture based on the study of the human form from professional models, nude and clothed. Applies various sculpting techniques and concepts to the study of the structure, form, and proportions of the human figure. Introduces critical skills necessary to evaluate figure sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the first of a three-course sequence. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 293B   Figure Sculpture
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues relating to figure sculpture. Develops creative problem solving through making figurative sculpture based on the study of the human form from professional models, nude and clothed. Introduces some intermediate level sculpting techniques and concepts to the study of the structure, form, and proportions of the human figure. Develops critical skills necessary to evaluate figure sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the second of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: One term of ART 293 or ART 293A or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 293C   Figure Sculpture
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores intermediate sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues relating to figure sculpture. Employs intermediate level creative problem solving through making figurative sculpture based on the study of the human form from professional models, nude and clothed. Employs intermediate sculpting techniques and concepts to the study of the structure, form, and proportions of the human figure. Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate figure sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the third of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 293 or ART 293B or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 294A   Sculpture: Metals
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces basic sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develops an introductory level of creative problem solving through making sculptures with various metal working techniques (including but not limited to: welding, cold connections, forming and finishing). Introduces critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the first of a three-course sequence. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 294B   Sculpture: Metals
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces intermediate sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develops creative problem solving through making sculpture. Introduces some intermediate metal working techniques (including but not limited to: welding, cold connections, forming and finishing). Develops critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the second of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: One term of ART 294 or ART 294A or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.
ART 294C   Sculpture: Metals
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores intermediate sculptural form, processes, techniques, and concepts while addressing historical and contemporary issues. Develops creative problem solving through making sculpture. Employs intermediate level metal working techniques (including but not limited to: welding, cold connections, forming and finishing). Establishes critical skills necessary to evaluate sculpture through critiques, discussions, and sculpture presentations by exploring artistic intent, examining aesthetic and structural solutions, and expanding perceptual awareness of sculpture. This is the third of a three-course sequence. Prerequisites: Two terms of ART 294 or ART 294B or instructor permission. Recommended: ART 117. Audit available.