Course Requirements

Area of Specialty

Choose three courses from one of the following specialties:

Drawing and Painting

Sculpture

Digital Imaging in Studio Art

Graphic Art Specialty

Please note: ART 104 Creating Art is not acceptable for major credit.

Prerequisites may be waived with the permission of the instructor.

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

ART 324

INTERMEDIATE PRINTMAKING I

An advanced course designed for students who have had previous technical experience with the various printmaking media. The goal of this course is to enable students to investigate personal concerns and objectives through an ambitious and concentrated body of work. An emphasis is placed on the development of personal imagery and aesthetic goals.
Prerequisites:
ART 229 or instructor permission is a prerequisite for this course.

ART 260

INTERMEDIA STUDIO

This course introduces the practices of Intermedia in a social and historical context. Students will learn to articulate concepts through the production of artworks that span a variety of media. The goals are to explore formal structures and research methods with emphasis on the role of analysis, historical and conceptual thinking as essential skills of a multi-media or Intermedia artist. The course includes basic time-based software instruction.
Prerequisites:
(ART 101 and ART 105) or ANI 105 or consent of instructor is a prerequisite for this class.

ART 264

TEXT IN THE VISUAL ARTS

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of text including layout, hierarchy and the basic characteristics of letter-forms and type families; in addition to conceptually driven experimentation with typographic form in relation to the fine and media arts, including painting, drawing, photography (digital and analog), photomontage as well as video and time-based arts. Projects employ both handwork and computer technology and address the two-dimensional surface as well as type in three-dimensional space and time-based art.
Prerequisites:
(ART 101 and ART 105) or ANI 105 or consent of instructor is a prerequisite for this class.

ART 332

TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE

Focused investigations of specific aesthetic, technical or conceptual issues in the practice of photography. Materials Fee.
Prerequisites:
ART 224 or ART 225 or consent of instructor is a prerequisite for this class.

ART 334

PORTFOLIO

In this course students review previous course projects and prepare a final portfolio of their own artistic identity and presentation in preparation for artistic practice, graduate study, and related career opportunities. Visiting professionals will present their work to the class and share their experiences in the field. Students will also learn presentational techniques and methods for career development.
Prerequisites:
ART 227, ART 228, ART 260, ART 264, and ART 358 or consent of instructor is a prerequisite for this class.

ART 348

GRAPHIC ART IN THE PUBLIC REALM

This course enables students to research varied communities, complex information systems, processes, tools, and materials involved in visual communications. Students establish working relationships as individuals and in teams that utilize their skills to effectively communicate to an audience beyond the classroom. Objectives of the course include: creating awareness of current local community social issues, supporting student?s development of independent and collaborative work habits, examine issues of social responsibility of the artist, utilization of integration of research-based learning and production skills, and assessment of the social impact of a completed project. This is a JYEL accredited course.
Prerequisites:
ART 227, ART 260, ART 264, and ART 358 or consent of instructor is a prerequisite for this class.

ART 358

GRAPHIC ART

This course explores word and image within the realm of visual art, including analysis of meaning and structure, layout and composition, and format and production. Students are introduced to theory, history and analysis of graphic art through studio projects, readings, writing and critiques.
Prerequisites:
ART 227, ART 260 and ART 264 or consent of instructor is a prerequisite for this class.

ART 359

PRINT MEDIA

Students are introduced to concepts of layout, composition, printing and production of multi-page documents including magazines, artists? books, posters and various other forms of printed matter. Emphasis is placed on research methodology, critical thinking and visual communication.
Prerequisites:
ART 227, ART 228, ART 260, and ART 264 are a prerequisite for this class.