Courses

ARTD 110. Foundational Drawing 1.0 course credit

The development of drawing skills will be explored in this course in order to give students a good foundation for creating art in any medium. We will expand on the use of materials, explore concepts in drawing and work toward developing an individual style. Sketchbook assignments will be included to collect, generate, and refine ideas. Prerequisite: Art major or minor. Offered every fall semester.

ARTD 111. Design 1.0 course credit

Fundamental elements and principles of two- and three-dimensional design are covered in projects that emphasize visual dynamics. Prerequisite: Art major or minor. Offered every spring semester.

ARTD 200(G). Art History Survey I: Pre-history through Renaissance 1.0 course credit

This course chronologically examines visual art and architecture from Prehistoric through Early Renaissance periods, with emphasis placed on the art of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Works of art and architecture are examined in their context to gain a more complete understanding of how art reflects the culture and character of a civilization. Students will develop strategies to build visual literacy through interpretation, contextual and formal visual analysis, and developing familiarity with art terminology. This course meets the requirement for Beauty and Meaning in Works of Art and is required for all Art Majors.

ARTD 201(G). Art History Survey II: Renaissance to Contemporary 1.0 course credit

Emphasis on the chronological study of significant works of art from the Renaissance through the 21th century. Works are examined in their context in order to gain a more complete understanding of how art reflects the particular time and place in which it was produced, and how that understanding translates into contemporary time. The course is expected to provide an understanding and appreciation of art and art history. Two primary approaches to the study of art and art history will be used: Formal and Contextual Analysis as a means to develop each student’s personal interpretations. This course meets the requirement for Beauty and Meaning in Works of Art and is required for all Art Majors.

ARTD 215(G). Drawing 1.0 course credit

The fundamentals of drawing such as line, value, texture, and perspective will be addressed through observation using pencil, charcoal and ink. Includes lectures and readings on historical and contemporary approaches to drawing.

ARTD 223(G). Sculpture: Construction & Foundry 1.0 course credit

A study of sculpture and the artists that have, and currently engage in processes that include an emphasis on techniques of construction using wood, cast and welded metal, plaster and mixed media.

ARTD 224(G). Sculpture: Multiples and Installation 1.0 course credit

A study of sculpture and the artists that have, and currently engage in processes that include techniques that involve the use of multiples and the creation of installation works.

ARTD 230(G). Typography and Logo 1.0 course credit

This graphic design course aims to develop graphic communication skills through a series of exercises and assignments that focus on typography and logo design. Students will integrate manual design techniques with digital technology in order to create effective, original designs. Using sketching as a means to develop and explore ideas is an integral part of this course.

ARTD 231(G). Book Design 0.5 course credit

This graphic design course will explore the contemporary practice of artists working in book arts as well as explore effective design approaches to the book form. Emphasis will be placed on layout utilizing a variety of geometric grids. A variety of book binding techniques will be taught.

ARTD 232(G). Poster Design 0.5 course credit

This graphic design course will explore the history of poster design in the 19th and 20th centuries including artists who made important contributions to the poster form. Students will use digital technology to create posters that integrate type, image and layout. Posters will be created in a variety of styles for a different purposes and audiences.

ARTD 237(G). Photography: Digital 0.5 course credit

This class introduces the basic principles of digital photography. Students will learn digital camera operation and digital photo editing techniques.

ARTD 238(G). Digital Photography: Color 0.5 course credit

This class introduces the basic principles of digital photography. Students will learn digital camera operation and digital photo editing techniques. The camera and Photoshop will be used as tools for artistic expression. This course will focus on color photography and color-digital image editing techniques. This course meets the requirement for Beauty and Meaning in Works of Art.

ARTD 243(G). Observational Painting 1.0 course credit

A study of the terms, media, and techniques of painting with special attention to color and composition. Studio projects will be related to the study of artists that have historically used a variety of expression and style in painting.

ARTD 244(G). Abstract Painting 1.0 course credit

A study of the terms, media, and techniques of painting with special attention to a
formalist view of representation, non-objective imagery, and non-traditional materials. Studio projects will be related to the study of artists and abstract painting movements from the history of painting.

ARTD 250(G). Special Topics in Studio 0.5 to 1.0 course credit

Studio courses, offered on a rotating basis, that examine techniques and materials beyond those regularly offered by the department. Offerings can include watercolor, printmaking, figure drawing, kiln firing, music instrument design, etc.

ARTD 260(G). Hand-Built Ceramics 1.0 course credit

An introduction to forming and firing hand-built clay forms. Emphasizes the development of sensitivity to materials and processes covering fundamental forms and methods of building and glazing using various ceramic clay bodies. A basic theoretical knowledge of clays, glazes, kilns, and firing will also be covered.

ARTD 261(G). Wheel-Thrown Clay 1.0 course credit

An introduction to the forming and firing of wheel-thrown clay forms. Emphasizes the development of sensitivity to materials and processes and the acquisition of technical skills. Students complete projects covering fundamental forms and methods in throwing, glazing and gain a basic theoretical knowledge of clays, glazes, kilns and firing.

ARTD 271(G). Relief Printmaking 0.5 course credit

In this Printmaking course students will learn the process of multiple printmaking techniques that are all categorized as “relief processes” including lino-cut, woodblock (single and multi-color) and collagraph. Through these processes, students will explore the approaches to design and image-making that are encouraged and supported by the process-quality of these print techniques. Meets the requirement for Beauty and Meaning in Works of Art.

ARTD 290. Academic Travel Course 0.25 to 0.5 course credit

An academic travel course where art topics are studied at archaeological sites, in museums and at other on-site locations in the world. The course includes both on-campus meetings prior to departure and on-site lectures.

ARTD 315. Drawing 1.0 course credit

The fundamentals of drawing such as line, value, texture, and perspective will be addressed through observation using pencil, charcoal and ink. Includes lectures and readings on historical and contemporary approaches to drawing. Prerequisite: ARTD 215.

ARTD 323. Sculpture: Construction & Foundry 1.0 course credit

A study of sculpture and the artists that have, and currently engage in processes that include an emphasis on techniques of construction using wood, cast and welded metal, plaster and mixed media. Students enrolled at this level will concentrate on individual interests and the creation of conceptual forms. Prerequisite: ARTD 223.

ARTD 324. Sculpture: Multiples and Installation 1.0 course credit

A study of sculpture and the artists that have, and currently engage in processes that include techniques that involve the use of multiples and the creation of installation works. Students enrolled at this level concentrate on individual interests as well as exploration of conceptual pieces. Prerequisite: ARTD 224.

ARTD 325: Junior Critique 0.5 course credit

This course will challenge students to engage in creative problem solving and critical evaluation as they develop their own ideas and a unique stylistic approach to art making in the media of their choice. Individual projects, based on contemporary themes, will emphasize cultivating creativity, developing critical thinking, and constructing meaning. Prerequisites ARTD 200, ARTD 201 (Art major or minor)

ARTD 330. Typography and Logo 1.0 course credit

This graphic design course aims to develop graphic communication skills through a series of exercises and assignments that focus on typography and logo design. Students will integrate manual illustration techniques with digital technology in order to create effective, original designs. Using sketching as a means to develop and explore ideas is an integral part of this course. Prerequisite: ARTD 230.

ARTD 331. Book Design 0.5 course credit

This graphic design course will explore the contemporary practice of artists working in book arts as well as explore effective design approaches to the book form. Emphasis will be placed on layout utilizing a variety of geometric grids. A variety of book binding techniques will be taught. Prerequisite: ARTD 231.

ARTD 332. Poster Design 0.5 course credit

This graphic design course will explore the history of poster design in the 19th and 20th centuries including artists who made important contributions to the poster form. Students will create posters using both manual illustration techniques and digital technology. Posters will be created in a variety of styles for a different purposes and audiences. Prerequisite: ARTD 232.

ARTD 337. Photography: Digital 0.5 course credit

This class introduces the basic principles of digital photography. Students will learn digital camera operation and digital photo editing techniques. Prerequisite: ARTD 237.

ARTD 338. Digital Photography: Color 0.5 course credit

This class introduces the basic principles of digital photography. Students will learn digital camera operation and digital photo editing techniques. The camera and Photoshop will be used as tools for artistic expression. This course will focus on color photography and color-digital image editing techniques. Prerequisite: ARTD 238.

ARTD 343. Observational Painting 1.0 course credit

A study of the terms, media, and techniques of painting with special attention to color and composition. Studio projects will be related to the study of artists that have historically used a variety of expression and style in painting.Prerequisite: ARTD 243.

ARTD 344. Abstract Painting 1.0 course credit

A study of the terms, media, and techniques of painting with special attention to a formalist view of representation, non-objective imagery, and non-traditional materials. Studio projects will be related to the study of artists and abstract painting movements from the history of painting. Prerequisite: ARTD 244.

ARTD 350(G). Special Topics in Art History 0.5 to 1.0 course credit

Lecture courses, offered on a rotating basis, that examine specific time periods and movements in Art History. Offerings can include: Asian Art, Latin American Contemporary Art, Renaissance Art, 19th Century Art, Contemporary Sculpture, Minimalism, etc.

ARTD 360. Hand-Built Ceramics 1.0 course credit

An introduction to forming and firing hand-built clay forms. Emphasizes the development of sensitivity to materials and processes covering fundamental forms and methods of building and glazing using various ceramic clay bodies. A basic theoretical knowledge of clays, glazes, kilns, and firing will also be covered. Prerequisite: ARTD 260.

ARTD 361. Wheel-Thrown Clay 1.0 course credit

An introduction to the forming and firing of wheel thrown clay forms. Emphasizes the development of sensitivity to materials and processes and the acquisition of technical skills. Students complete projects covering fundamental forms and methods in throwing, glazing and gain a basic theoretical knowledge of clays, glazes, kilns and firing. Prerequisite: ARTD 261.

ARTD 371. Relief Printmaking 0.5 course credit

In this Printmaking course students will learn the process of multiple printmaking techniques that are all categorized as “relief processes” including lino-cut, woodblock (single and multi-color) and collagraph. Through these processes, students will explore the approaches to design and image-making that are encouraged and supported by the process-quality of these print techniques. Prerequisite: ARTD 271.

ARTD 420. Independent Study 0.25 to 1.0 course credit

Students arrange independent study projects in studio art, art history, or art theory with individual instructors. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Can be repeated for credit.

ARTD 425. Critique 0.5 course credit

This course will continue to build on the concepts of ART 325 - challenging students to engage in creative problem solving and critical evaluation as they begin to develop a body of work that focuses on their own ideas and their own unique stylistic approach to art making in the media of their choice. Individual projects, based on contemporary themes, will emphasize cultivating creativity, developing critical thinking, and constructing meaning. Prerequisites: ARTD 200, ARTD 201, ARTD 325 (Art major or minor)

ARTD 440. Internship 0.5 to 1.0 course credit

An experience designed to allow students in Art to apply the concepts and ideas developed during study in the major to a particular workplace or setting. Prerequisites: Junior standing and prior approval of the department. Can be repeated for credit.

ARTD 450. Exhibition 1 course credit

Required of senior art majors and taken during the spring semester of the final year. Art criticism, discussion of specialized topics and the student’s individual creative projects are discussed in preparation for the senior art exhibition which is the culminating experience of the art student’s work.