ART - ART

ART-101 Introduction to Art and Visual Culture

This course trains students in the analysis of images and aesthetic objects and considers issues regarding art production, viewer response, and art in society. A spectrum of fine art, decorative arts, and commercial design from diverse cultures is presented in a non-chronological format through illustrated lectures, discussions, and independent visits to exhibitions. Techniquesof visual and thematic analysis are applied to exemplary works from world cultural history and contemporary life. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

ART-102 History of Art and Visual Culture to 1400

This course is a chronological survey of art and visual culture, western and non-western, from the Mesopotamian period through the Middle Ages. In a lecture and discussion format, selected works of sculpture, architecture, and painting, as well as decorative utilitarian objects made by peoples in Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia, and Africa are studied both for their stylesand materials and their relation to politics, religion and patronage. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

ART-103 History of Art and Visual Culture 1400-1900

This course is a chronological survey of art and visual culture, western, and non-western. Selected works of painting, sculpture, architecture, drawing, printmaking, and decorative utilitarian objects made by peoples in Europe [Renaissance to Post-Impressionism], Asia, North and South America, India and Africa are studied both for their styles, materials, and techniques and their relation to history, society, religion, patronage, politics and modernity. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

ART-104 Modern Art 1890-1940

This course is a chronological survey of selected works of European and American painting, sculpture and architecture. These demonstrate both individual artists? innovative thinking and visual art?s prominent role in the formation of culture, society, and the idea of modernity in relation to historical art, urbanism, spiritualism and war. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

ART-105 History of Animation

This course focuses on the history and development of animation as an art form, with particular attention to works of significant innovation and expression. Topics include: the earliest cinematic practices; the first animated films, 1898-1928; sociological trends such as censorship and blacklisting of American animators; Japanese animation; the commerce of animation, including discussion of the studio system; involvement of the avant-garde with animation; animation from Europe; and the development of computer animation techniques. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

ART-106 History of Graphic Design

This course covers the history of communication from its origins through the industrial revolution, the invention of the printing press, major European and Asian movements, contemporary graphic design, and advertising. Computer and Internet - driven influences are addressed. This course acquaints students who are considering the graphic design field as to the depth, influence, and impact of graphic design on culture and vice versa. Lecture [3.00]

Credits

3

ART-107 History of Photography

This course is a chronological survey of the aesthetic, historical and technical development of still photography as a major medium of artistic expression from its invention in the early 19th century to its present prominence in contemporary art. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

ART-108 Sculpture 1

This studio course offers an introduction and practical experience in developing sculptural work. Hands-on experimentation with several media and differing approaches to three-dimensional form are referenced with respect to historical and cultural influences. Students use clay, cardboard, papier mache, wire or other materials. Web-enhanced presentations regarding relevant artists, their works, and their techniques, will be followed by in-class studio work. Lecture [2.00], Lab [2.00].

Credits

3

ART-110 Contemporary Art 1940-Present

This course is a chronological survey of the expansion of forms, media, issues, and participants in the art made in industrial nations since World War II. Selected works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance, and video are examined as stylistic and historical objects addressing art history and theory, popular culture, politics, gender, race, and a trulyglobal culture. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

ART-122 Two-Dimensional Design

This course is an introduction to the studio skills, concepts, and language applicable to the problems of two-dimensional design as related to the visual arts. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

ART-123 Life Drawing I

This course is an intensive study of the anatomy and structure of the human figure as rendered in pencil, brush, charcoal, and ink. Emphasis is placed upon line perspective, form, value, and space relationships. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

ART-124 Drawing Fundamentals

This course teaches free and schematic drawing skills necessary for advanced studio applications in the visual arts. Lecture [2. 00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

ART-125 Illustration

This course is designed to develop skills in illustration based in drawing, painting, and digital media in order to create visual interpretations of a text or idea. Different media, styles, and creative solutions are explored along with strategies for visual problem solving. Examples of projects are editorial illustration, comics, and illustrations for objects and clothing. Lectures 2.00], Laboratory [2.00]

Credits

3

ART-126 Introduction Computer Graphic

This course is a class in the use of the computer as a visual tool. Emphasis is placed on creative visual output. No knowledge of mathematics or programming is required. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

ART-127 Painting I

This course is an introduction to the techniques and aesthetic considerations of painting. The thread of study is two-fold: a. traditional oil painting: formal, academic study of structure, spatial relationships, value, composition, color, temperature, and texture; b. contemporary: unique, creative expression in oil and/or other media in pursuit of contemporary approaches grounded in sound design and concept. In both threads, student painting may include portraiture/life model, still life, interiors/exteriors, landscapes, and/or non-objective. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

ART-128 Watercolor

This course is an introduction to the techniques and aesthetic considerations of watercolor media. This course addresses a formal, academic study of structure, spatial relationships,value, composition, color, temperature, and texture as well as contemporary approaches unique to watercolor. Subjects might include portraiture/life model, still life, interiors, landscapes, and abstract and nonobjective subject matter. Outside assignments required. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00]

Credits

3

ART-129 Collage: Materials and Techniques

This studio course takes a hands-on approach to exploring the techniques, materials, and history of collage through in-class exercises and lectures. Students will examine the role of collage in a variety of art movements, including Cubism, Surrealism, and Pop Art. Students will explore the profound impact of collage on modern and contemporary design culture. Lecture [3.00]

Credits

3

ART-160 Sound for Visual Media

Sound for Visual Media ia a hands-on course exploring the ways dialogue, sound effects and music intertwine with various forms of visual media including film, video, and multimedia content. Topics include diegetic vs. non-diegetic sound, Foley, location sound, automated dialogue replacement, voiceover recording, recording techniques, mixing, and signal processing. Students will study how sound has been used historically in visual media, as well as create their own soundscapes. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00]

Credits

3

Cross Listed Courses

COM-160, MUS-160

ART-181 Photography I

This course introduces camera handling and basic black and white darkroom techniques. Topics covered include camera operations, principles of exposures, basic understanding of light, film development, printing, picture content and compositional design. Technical and aesthetic possibilities of photography are explored through hands-on visual shooting assignments, photo exhibitions, slide presentations and critiques. A 35mm SLR camera with manual override is required. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

ART-184 Digital Photography

This course is designed for students with a basic understanding of computer graphics to gain knowledge of digital photography and photographic manipulation. Students will create art using a variety of photographic processes. Through hands-on assignments, slide presentations, critiques, readings, and exhibitions, students will engage with and build upon the artistic and technicalpossibilities created by extending photography into the digital realm. Scanners, printers, and computers will be available for classroom use. Digital SLR camera required for the course. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

ART-189 Computer 2D Illustration

This course explores the essential techniques for creating two-dimensional illustrations, logos and charts using the drawing tools and functions. This course emphasizes the basic operations and functions of object-oriented computer graphics using both spot and process color on the computer. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

ART-192 Computer 3D Animation I

This course concentrates on the use of state-of the-art 3D animation software. Students become familiar with animation in a 3D environment using proper lighting, camera setup, and design and rendering capabilities. Recording peripherals are also introduced. Class discussion and direct application of techniques focus on the use of desktop animation workstations in today's workingenvironment. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

ART-197 Computer Imaging

This course teaches the basic principles of digital image processing and manipulation, including scanning, editing, color correction, color separations, special effects and transformation techniques. This course emphasizes the methods used to scan images from photographs, to retouch and alter these images, and to create bit-mapped illustrations. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

ART-220 Computer Layout

This course is designed for students knowledgeable in typography wishing to expand their skills in a hands - on creative manner. Students design and set type for advertising, publishing and corporate business problems. This course familiarizes students with the basics of layout and design including various implications of two - dimensional designs in print layout software such as In Design is used to develop basic skills in creating layout and design on Macintosh computers. Lectures,[2.00], Laboratory [2.00 ]

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-226

ART-223 Life Drawing II

This course further advances the study of the human figure by refining the studio skills and ideas explored in Life Drawing I.Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-123

ART-226 Letterform and Type

This course is the study of typographic design, history, and function, and appropriate usage. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-122

ART-228 Painting II

This course continues the studio practice introduced in ART-127 in which students explore and develop technical and aesthetic considerations in painting. The thread of study is two-fold: a. traditional, academic study in oil painting; and b. contemporary painting experimentation and exploration in oil and/or other media. As in ART-127, student painting may include portraiture/life model, still life, interiors/exteriors, landscapes, and/or non-objective work. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-127

ART-229 Painting III

This course continues the studio experience introduced in ART-127 and further explored in ART-228. Students develop more advanced technical competencies, and more refined personal, aesthetic considerations, than in the previous two courses. The thread of study is two-fold: a. traditional, academic study in oil painting; and b. contemporary painting experimentation and exploration in oil and/or other media. Student painting may include portraiture/life model, still life, interiors/exteriors, landscapes, and/or non-objective work. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-228

ART-230 Painting IV

This course furthers the studio experience of the previous courses. The thread of study is two-fold: a. traditional, academic study in oil painting; and b. contemporary experimentation and exploration in oil and/or other media. In this advanced course, students work toward greater technical competency than achieved in ART-229, and an increasingly refined personal aesthetic thatincludes both their work and a written statement. Painting may include portraiture/life model, still life, interiors/exteriors, landscapes, and/or non-objective work. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-229

ART-259 Computer Graphics Web Developer

This course is an introduction to select software packages that increase a Web developer's ability to refine electronic images and text. Areas covered include aesthetic application; creating graphics in JPEG and GIF formats; using fonts; working with animations and video for the Web utilizing GIF, QuickTime and Flash animations; and troubleshooting technical problems. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-189 or ART-197

ART-260 Graphic Design I

This course enables students to develop proficiency in the graphic communication processes. Emphasis is on creative design solutions for commercial art problems. Students apply their knowledge in preparing graphics for publication and sales promotion. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-226

ART-261 Graphic Design II

This course is a continuation of the problem solving approach to design previously explored in Graphic Design I. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-260, ART-287

ART-271 Portfolio Presentation

This course is a class in the selection, arrangement, and presentation of visual communication material. From designing a how to get your foot in the door resume/cover letter to a how-to in visual arts business practices., this class is a must for freelancers and transfer/graduate aspirants alike. Topics covered include: current portfolio and presentation types, interview techniques, writing resume and cover letters, how artwork is priced, business and legal practices for commissioned artwork, employment issues, salaries and freelance prices. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

ART-122, ART-189, ART-197, and any 3 courses from the following: ART-127, ART-260, ART-226, ART-192, ART-287, ART-290, ART-298, MUS-151

ART-272 Co-Op Work Experience [Visual Art]

This course places students as assistants in commercial art establishments. Students must work a minimum number of hours for the semester and will also attend a weekly one-hour seminar at Bergen. Student's work experiences are supervised by Bergen faculty members. Co-Op job-placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 1 lecture, plus 120 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [8.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

ART-260

ART-273 Co-Op Work Experience [Visual Art]

This course places students as assistants in commercial art establishments. Students must work a minimum number of hours for the semester and will also attend a weekly one-hour seminar at Bergen. Student's work experiences are supervised by Bergen faculty members. Co-Op job-placement assistance is available through the Co-Op Office. 1 lecture, plus 180 minimum hours work experience distributed over the semester. Lecture [1.00], Cooperative [12.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-260

ART-281 Photography II

This course refines and further explores techniques and ideas presented in Photography I. Emphasis is on the relationship between exposure, film development and the finished print. Course work focuses on enhanced darkroom skills and experimentation with toners, different photographic papers, advanced lighting situations, and exposure techniques. A 35mm SLR camera with manual override is required. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-181

ART-287 Computer Layout I

This course is designed for students knowledgeable in typography wishing to expand their skills in a hands-on creative manner. Students design and set type for advertising, publishing and corporate business problems. Lecture [2.00] Laboratory [2.00]

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-226 and ART-189 or ART-197

ART-290 Computer 2D Animation I

This course introduces the fundamental skills and concepts of 2D computer animation, motion graphics, and digital video. The focus is twofold: technical and aesthetic. Technical study is comprehensive, from operating systems and software interface, to audio/video capture, to special effects, editing, and output. Aesthetic issues emphasize innovative approaches to sequential organization of thematic materials. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-189 or ART-197

ART-291 Computer 2D Animation II

This course is an advanced level studio experience in computer animation design and production. Technical and aesthetic issues in masking, keyframing, interlacing, and compression are explored. Students learn to incorporate illustrations, photographs, video, and audio into their animations, as works progress from storyboard to completion. For students familiar with 3D animationtechniques explored in ART-292 and/or ART-293, the possibilities for incorporating 3D animations into their projects are presented. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-290

ART-293 Computer 3D Animation II

This course continues the study of state-of-the-art 3D animation, while concentrating on advanced technique and the integration of other computer graphic hardware/software in producing student work. Course work emphasizes the development of realistic and/or stylized visuals, as well as eye-catching special effects. Demo reels and business practices are included in the class workand discussion. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-192

ART-298 Interactive Multimedia

This course teaches the principles of building illustrations and photographs into time-based computer visuals with sound. Students will create, assemble, and animate interactive media for distribution on CD-ROM and the Web. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ART-189 or ART-197