Art (ARTS) Courses

ARTS 101 Basic Design 2-D
3 hours. An introduction to materials, techniques and theory related to two-dimensional design. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 102 Basic Design 3-D
3 hours. This course focuses on three-dimensional design. Hands-on projects are the primary learning mode. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 111 Drawing I
3 hours. This course is a study of materials, methods and techniques used for drawing with pencil, ink, charcoal and other drawing media. Art majors given preference. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 112 Drawing II
3 hours. This course is a study of materials, methods and techniques used for drawing with pencil, ink, charcoal and other drawing media. Art majors given preference. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 111 Drawing I.

ARTS 201 Beginning Painting
3 hours. Introduces students to materials, methods and techniques used in painting with acrylics or oils. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 111 Drawing I, or instructor's permission.

ARTS 216 Art History Survey to 1450
3 hours. A survey of the elements and concepts of art theory and practice as reflected in culturally and historically significant painting, sculpture, architecture and other art forms, from prehistoric times to 1450. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 217 Art History Survey from 1450
3 hours. A survey of the elements and concepts of art theory and practice as reflected in culturally and historically significant painting, sculpture, architecture and other art forms, from 1450 to the present. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 221 Beginning Sculpture
3 hours. An introduction to investigating methods of additive, subtractive, assembled and cast sculptural techniques. Students will use medias such as glass, plaster, clay, wood and stone, working with the traditional sculptural subject matter of the human figure, plant and animal imagery and abstraction. Additional course fee required.

ARTS 230 Beginning Photography
3 hours. Introduction to the materials, methods and techniques used in photography. Covering the workings of a 35mm film camera, shooting, developing and printing in B&W. Discover the foundations of photography as an art form and how it came to be. Additional course fee required.

ARTS 231 Beginning Printmaking
3 hours. An introduction to screen printmaking and relief printmaking (woodcut, linocut, collagraph) techniques and methods. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 240 Beginning Mixed Media
3 hours. An inquiry of the essentials of combining a variety of art methods and materials, this class creates opportunities for students to integrate methods of kiln worked glass, assemblage, painting, photography, printmaking, mosaic and sculptural techniques. Conceptually the student is challenged to have his or her artwork develop out of ideas gleaned from literature, history, poetry, their personal narrative and current events. Additional course fee required.

ARTS 241 Beginning Ceramics
3 hours. Introduction to basic hand-building techniques and surface design. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 245 Selected Studio Media
3 hours. A lecture/studio course that deals with an area of interest and faculty specialty, such as watercolor, kiln-worked glass, jewelry, encaustic painting and bookmaking. The lower-division class is required of the student in the given topic before they can take a more advanced course. The student under a different topic may repeat this course. Student may need to purchase additional supplies. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 250 Graphic Design I: Foundations
3 hours. Introduction to the materials, methods and techniques used in graphic design. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 275 Field Experience
3 hours. Field Experience provides on-site work experience at an approved business or institutional site.

ARTS 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. A lecture/studio class that deals with areas of interest and specialty in studio and graphic arts. Student may need to purchase additional supplies. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 295 Special Study
1-3 hours. Designed to give two emphases for the serious art student: to allow for further individual study in a medium or area in which no further courses are available, and/or to allow for study in an area for which the student may already have some background and in which no course currently is offered.

ARTS 301 Intermediate Painting
3 hours. A course that further develops the student's knowledge and use of the materials, methods and techniques used in painting with acrylics or oils. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 201 Beginning Painting.

ARTS 310 Watercolor I
3 hours. A studio course involving theory and practice combined with creative and technical exploration in watercolor. This course explores creative and technical aspects of drawing and painting in watercolor. The course goal is to paint multiple short and long-term watercolors to create a diverse and broad portfolio in a short time, resulting in a high-quality outcome. Students will also explore significant historical watercolor artists and experiment with some of their styles to gain insight and technical knowledge. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 111 Drawing I, or instructor’s permission.

ARTS 311 Figure Drawing I
3 hours. This course covers practice and theory pertaining to drawing the human figure from live models. Translating the three-dimensional figure to two dimensions will be the first priority, along with exploration and study in historical and contemporary figural interpretations. Both traditional and non-traditional mediums will be explored with the intent of gaining competence and confidence in the use of figural subject content in a variety of mediums. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 111 Drawing I, or instructor’s permission.

ARTS 321 Intermediate Sculpture
3 hours. A course that further explores sculptural techniques, including specific projects working with casting methods using glass, plaster, plastic, clay and wax. Students are also at liberty to work in developing a deeper understanding of working in media such as metal, stone, wood and clay while cultivating a conceptual framework for their artwork. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 221 Beginning Sculpture.

ARTS 330 Intermediate Photography
3 hours. A class that further develops the skills needed to advance in the field of photography. Students work on pushing what was learned in Beginning Photography to a higher level. They continue gaining knowledge in the "language" of image capture through the study of past and present professionals who have changed, and continue to change, the course of the craft. As this class is primarily a digital capture class, students need a digital camera. Students will learn the fundamentals of the digital file workflow using the Apple platform. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 230 Beginning Photography.

ARTS 331 Intermediate Printmaking
3 hours. This course further develops the student's knowledge and use of printmaking (silkscreen, woodcut, linocut, collagraph) and a further introduction to intalio and etching techniques and methods. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 231 Beginning Printmaking.

ARTS 340 Intermediate Mixed Media
3 hours. This class further broadens the student’s knowledge and ability to combine methods of painting, sculpture, fiber arts, photography and other medias. Specifically in this course there is an opportunity to learn from contemporary artists' methods and techniques while building upon a variety of ideas and concepts. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 240 Beginning Mixed Media.

ARTS 341 Intermediate Ceramics
3 hours. A course that further develops the student's knowledge and skill in throwing, hand building, and firing techniques in ceramics. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 241 Beginning Ceramics.

ARTS 345 Selected Studio Media
3 hours. A lecture/studio course that deals with an area of interest and faculty specialty, such as watercolor, kiln-worked glass, jewelry, encaustic painting and bookmaking. The lower-division class is required of the student in the given topic before they can take a more advanced course. The student under a different topic may repeat this course. Student may need to purchase additional supplies. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 350 Graphic Design II: Typography
3 hours. This class provides an opportunity for further development of skills and an in-depth exploration of letterforms, typographic conventions and production techniques. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 250 Graphic Design I: Foundations.

ARTS 355 Topics in Art History
3 hours. An in-depth study of a specific era or group found within Western art, such as studies in the Baroque and Rococo, Renaissance, or Women in Art. Specific topics will be dependent on the instructor's area of specialization. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 360 Illustration
3 hours. This is an introduction of traditional illustration and commercial rendering techniques. Students will refine expressive, observational, and technical drawing, painting, and marker skills as they relate to illustration as a means of visual communication. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ARTS 111 Drawing I or ARTS 112 Drawing II and ARTS 250 Graphic Design I: Foundations or instructors permission.

ARTS 370 Design Applications I: Photoshop/Illustrator
3 hours. Both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are industry-standard for the digital arts, and this course mines the intricacies and depth of these programs. Beginning with vector illustration, the course explores hybrid product illustration, utilizes Illustrator's gradient mesh tool, performs photo retouching, and works with some of Photoshop's advanced features. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite:ARTS 250 Graphic Design I: Foundations or instructor permission.

ARTS 382 Twentieth-Century Art
3 hours. Art and its relationship to Western culture of the 20th century. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 383 History of Visual Communications
3 hours. This is a survey of graphic communications throughout history, and the impact of technology on the visual qualities of graphic design, advertising, fashion, media and industrial design. Beginning with prehistoric petroglyphs and concluding with the World Wide Web, course will examine how culture shapes the practice of graphic design as well as how design shapes its corresponding cultures. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 384 Contemporary Art Forms
3 hours. A course examining and participating in the forms and methods of art in the 21st century, emphasis is placed upon investigating post-modern art theory while looking at current artists of note. The genres of video, installation, conceptual, digital and performance art are explored. In addition, students create their own work of digital media and conceptual art in the progression of the class.

ARTS 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline-specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 401 Advanced Painting
3 hours. This class focuses on the individual artistic development of students as they combine techniques and subject matter into a personal style of visual communication. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 301 Intermediate Painting.

ARTS 410 Watercolor II
Continued study in watercolor theory and practice with more emphasis on creative exploration. Students are given more freedom in subject and technical direction as they demonstrate competence in basic skills. Course includes study of and mastery of contemporary and historic techniques and the exploration of one's own stylistic direction in watercolor. Additional course fee is required.  
Prerequisite: ARTS 310 Watercolor I, or instructor’s permission.

ARTS 411 Figure Drawing II
Upper-division students will be given more latitude in the creative application of the concepts stated in Figure Drawing I. Additional course fee is required.  
Prerequisite: ARTS 311 Figure Drawing I or instructor’s permission.

ARTS 421 Advanced Sculpture
3 hours. A rigorous development in one's sculptural methods, students focus upon a particular three-dimensional media while clarifying their conceptual framework with further research over the semester, creating a cohesive body of sculptural works. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 321 Intermediate Sculpture.

ARTS 430 Advanced Photography
3 hours. The course focuses on a photographer's individual artistic development as they combine techniques and subject matter into a personal style of visual communication. Further study of must-know photographers is complemented by assembly of a professional portfolio. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 330 Intermediate Photography.

ARTS 431 Advanced Printmaking
3 hours. This class focuses on the individual artistic development of students as they combine techniques and subject matter into a personal style of visual communication. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 331 Intermediate Printmaking.

ARTS 440 Advanced Mixed Media
3 hours. A focused creation of a body of mixed media work is the culmination of this course. Working in a combined media of their choice, the student is challenged to create a series of pieces applying a perfected level of artistry and technique. Methodical research of artists, media, and one's concepts are a specific aspect of the coursework. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 340 Intermediate Mixed Media.

ARTS 441 Advanced Ceramics
3 hours. This class focuses on the individual artistic development of students as they combine techniques and subject matter into a personal style of visual communication. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 341 Intermediate Ceramics.

ARTS 445 Selected Studio Media
3 hours. A lecture/studio course that deals with an area of interest and faculty specialty, such as watercolor, kiln-worked glass, jewelry, encaustic painting and bookmaking. The lower-division class is required of the student in the given topic before they can take a more advanced course. The student under a different topic may repeat this course. Student may need to purchase additional supplies. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 450 Design Applications II: InDesign/Maya
3 hours. The main purpose of this course is to become familiar with Adobe's InDesign (page-layout program) and Autodesk's Maya (3D modeling, rendering, and animation program). Course elements include creative problem-solving, producing a multi-page brochure, creating packaging and rendering for a product that does not exist, and introductory animation. Maya projects will involve lighting, modeling, scene construction, rendering, rigging and animation. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 250 Graphic Design I: Foundations.

ARTS 451 Packaging, Public Graphics, Signage
3 hours. This course covers design, use, production and evaluation of product packaging, public graphics and signage, including exploration of related material and environmental issues. Course will concentrate on computer-assisted production techniques, mock-up presentation and portfolio development. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 250 Graphic Design I: Foundations or by permission.

ARTS 452 Design Applications III: Flash/AfterEffects
3 hours. This course explores adding animation, video and interactivity to web pages. Students will explore nested animation, work with scenes, inverse kinematics, movie clip symbols, dynamic text and ActionScript coding. AfterEffects delves into basic animation, works with masks, basic compositing, particles and paint and shape layers. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 250 Graphic Design I: Foundations or instructor permission.

ARTS 455 Portfolio Development
3 hours. This course is designed to assist students in the preparation, production and presentation of their culminating portfolio of work relative to each sub-discipline within the arts. Class will focus on assessment of needs, corresponding design, and execution of projects for final portfolios. Activities will center on practice of conceptual design, design development, production/fabrication, coordination, critique and presentation. Additional course fee required. 
Prerequisite: junior standing

ARTS 460 Art and Christ
3 hours. This is a study of the relationship between art and Christianity in the contemporary world. Designed primarily for studio art majors. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: either ARTS 382 Twentieth Century Art or ARTS 384 Contemporary Art Forms or department permssion.

ARTS 475 Field Experience
3 hours. Field Experience provides on-site work experience at an approved business or institutional site.

ARTS 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. A lecture/studio class that deals with areas of interest in art, such as watercolors, calligraphy or special topics in art history. Student may need to purchase additional supplies. Additional course fee is required.

ARTS 491 Senior Thesis I
1.5 hours. All students graduating with a major in art will be required to exhibit their work in the Lindgren Gallery or other acceptable alternative location. This course includes the completion of a body of artwork for exhibition, writing a statement of artistic intent, and installing artwork in an exhibition space. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: art major with senior status, or by permission.

ARTS 492 Senior Thesis II
1.5 hours. All students graduating with a major in art will be required to exhibit their work in the Lindgren Gallery or other acceptable alternative location. This course includes the completion of a body of artwork for exhibition, writing a statement of artistic intent, and installing artwork in an exhibition space. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: art major with senior status, or by permission.

ARTS 495 Special Study
1-3 hours. Designed to give two emphases for the serious art student: to allow for further individual study in a medium or area in which no further courses are available, and/or to allow for study in an area for which the student may already have some background and in which no course currently is offered.

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