Introduction to visual thinking and principles of two-dimensional design, including line, form, space, texture, color and basic technical skills. Designed for Art Majors.
Introduction to visual thinking and principles of three-dimensional design, including form, volume and space. Designed for Art Majors.
Introduction to the hardware and software used in creating graphic design and illustration. Designed for Art Majors
Introduction to the materials and techniques of drawing, emphasizing visual perception and drawing skills. Designed for Art Majors.
Color theory and compositional systems.
Application of photo-imaging with emphasis on communication design.
Introduction to illustration with an emphasis on visual problem solving, creativity, effective communication and aesthetics. Visual skills are defined through exploration of various media resulting in appropriate visual solutions for illustration communication.
Materials and techniques of major printmaking processes in historical and contemporary application. Techniques include relief, intaglio, lithography and monotype.
Materials and techniques of drawing beyond the introductory level.
Materials and techniques of painting, emphasizing color theory, compositional structures, content, and expression.
Creative problem-solving with emphasis on 2-D solutions to conceptual problems; translation of concept into form using word, image and layout; introduction to history of graphic design and typography.
Aspects of business relevant to the visual artist, emphasizing basic accounting and taxes; marketing and promotion; copyrights; sales by artist, gallery, or agent; and contracts. Feedback is received through class discussions and exercises, written examinations, and a final team project.
Understanding a relationship between creativity and critical thinking by examining how artisans have used special manual skills in creating traditional and functional artworks. Considers analytic and evaluative criteria used in making artistic decisions as examined through the eyes of the artists. Course will foster critical understanding of the world's artistic traditions by examining cultural diversity of artistic expression through history. Designed for art education majors.
Emphasis on visual perception and skills of life drawing from the live model in a variety of media, using both clothed and unclothed male and female models.
Participation in art profession activities including, but not limited to, portfolio preparation, artist statement, artist bio, resume preparation, framing and presentation procedures, photographing and documentation of work, exhibition procedures, personal promotion, web pages and blogs. Regular weekly class meetings. Pass/Fail.
Technical, aesthetic and conceptual procedures of digital photography including composing, shooting, processing, manipulation and printing.
Continued exploration of visual communication with an emphasis on concept and professional quality of work.
Intermediate application of materials and techniques of major printmaking processes in historical and contemporary application. Emphasis is on content, individual expression, and series development.
Intermediate application of materials and techniques of painting processes using representational and non-representational subject matter. Emphasis is on content and individual expression.
Continuation of translation of concept into form with emphasis on typography, letterforms, typographic syntax and type specification.
Advanced design problems with emphasis on individual development and exploration of contemporary design issues.
Introduction to HTML5, CSS3, and the technical and creative challenges of designing for the web.
Travel in selected regions outside the United States, and field study of historical and contemporary art and artists with emphasis on studio techniques.
Continued application of technical and aesthetic procedures of digital photography with an emphasis on conceptual development and professional quality of work. A working knowledge of the photographic process is required.
Application of typographic systems within communication design. Emphasis is on letterforms, typographic structure and hierarchy, and the relationship between type and image.
Intensive study of selected topics in art.
Opportunities to design and develop projects of a complex and extensive nature in keeping with the student's major creative interests. A student may repeat ARTS U399 with a different independent study contract description for a total of no more than six hours of undergraduate credit.
Graphic problem solving in the community/business environment; advanced production techniques for the graphic designer, research of critical design issues.
Intermediate interface design with emphasis on individual development and exploration of contemporary technical and aesthetic design issues including but not limited to web design, CD ROM design, collection and preparation of basic assets (graphics, video, sound).
Travel in selected regions outside the United States, and advanced field study of historical and contemporary art and artists, with emphasis on studio techniques.
Portfolio finalization, preparation of student identity systems, oral presentation, and exploration of current ethical and occupational issues.
Supervised work experience in an art environment, resulting in a meaningful project/activity for the employing firm and a scholarly project for the student. For three internship credit hours, a minimum of 135 hours of scheduled work, periodic class meetings and consultation with the instructor are required. A contractual agreement signed by the employer, the student, the instructor, and the dean of the college is mandatory. Standard grading. A student may repeat ARTS U499 with a different internship description for a total of no more than six hours of undergraduate credit.