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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-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-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

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