Art and Art History

 

Art and Art History Courses

 

History of Art

ART

050

INDEPENDENT STUDY

One to four credit hours

See Independent Study Program, Section II.

ART

070

INTERNSHIP

One to twelve credit hours

See Internship Program, Section II.

ART

259,359,459

FACULTY-STUDENT COLLABORATION

Credit hours to be arranged

See FSC Program, Section II.

ART

102IF

ART APPRECIATION

Three credit hours

A study of the meanings of visual form and imagery in architecture, painting and sculpture. Not recommended for art majors who have a history of art emphasis; required of art education majors. Offered every semester.

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103FD

ART OF OUR TIME

Three credit hours

A look into major trends in American painting, sculpture and architecture since 1945, emphasizing their exciting and meaningful relations in contemporary life. Offered every semester.

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231IF

WESTERN ART I

Four credit hours

A survey of Pre-historic, Ancient, Early Medieval, Islamic, Romanesque, Gothic and Later Italian Medieval Art. Offered fall, except during “Seminar in Europe” years, when it’s offered in the spring.

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232IF

WESTERN ART II

Four credit hours

A survey of art from the Italian Renaissance to the Modern period, including Baroque, Neoclassicism & Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Dada & Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. Offered spring, except during “Seminar in Europe” years, when it’s offered in the fall.

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234F

SURVEY OF AMERICAN PAINTING AND SCULPTURE

Three credit hours

A survey of American painting and sculpture from the colonial era to World War II. Offered fall even years.

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235IF

TOPICS IN NON-WESTERN ART

Three credit hours

A survey of the art of China, India, Japan, Africa or Pre-Colombian areas. Offered spring odd years- evening only.

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236IEF

EUROPEAN MUSEUMS AND ARCHITECTURE

Two credit hours

Art and architecture to be seen while with the Seminar in Europe tour will be studied and discussed. Required of all participants. Course fulfills International Studies and Fine Arts Core credit. Offered spring even years, open only to Seminar in Europe participants.

ART

263

SEMINAR IN ART HISTORY

One to three credit hours

Areas of specialized interest are offered.

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331IF

NORTHERN MEDIEVAL ART

Three credit hours

A study of the art of Western Europe from the Carolingian period to the 15th century. Offered fall odd years.

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332IF

SOUTHERN MEDIEVAL ART

Three credit hours

A study of the Christian art of the western Mediterranean region to the 14th century and the art of the Byzantine Empire to the 15th century. Offered spring even years.

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333IF

NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART

Three credit hours

A survey of the art of the Netherlands, France, Germany and England from 1400-1600. Offered fall even years.

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334IF

SOUTHERN RENAISSANCE ART

Three credit hours

A survey of the art of Italy from 1300 to 1520. Emphasis is placed on major artists of the 15th and early 16th centuries. Offered spring odd years.

ART

335F

AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING

Three credit hours

A study of American architecture and urban planning from the colonial era to the present with Cleveland serving as an appropriate case study. Offered spring odd years.

ART

431IF

NINETEENTH CENTURY ART

Three credit hours

A study of European art from the French Revolution in the 1780s to the rise of modernism in the 1880s, emphasizing the works of major painters and sculptors. Offered fall odd years.

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432IF

TWENTIETH CENTURY ART

Three credit hours

A study of the history of art in Europe and America from 1900 to 1945. Offered spring even years.

ART

491,492

DEPARTMENTAL THESIS/PROJECT

Credit hours to be arranged

See Departmental Thesis/Project, Section II.


Studio Art

ART

050

INDEPENDENT STUDY

One to four credit hours

See Independent Study Program, Section II.

ART

110F

DRAWING I

Two credit hours

Creative problem solving and self-expression are the underlying themes in this survey of the basic topics in drawing, including perspective, perception, materials and techniques.

ART

111F

DRAWING II

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 110F

An extension of ART 110F that includes an introduction to figure drawing and pastels. Students begin formulating a unique personal vision and style while familiarizing themselves with more advance pictorial strategies.

ART

115F

TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

Two credit hours

An investigation of structure and order in the visual arts. Such two dimensional design concepts as figure/ground, positive/negative space, balance, composition, pattern and rhythm will be explored. Emphasis will be on learning basic design concepts through various projects, creation of artworks, visual problem solving, self-expression, and assessment through group critiques by learning to make critical aesthetic judgments.

ART

116F

THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

Two credit hours

Students participate in creative problem-solving exercises that explore the concepts of three dimensional design. Students will participate in classroom critiques where emphasis will be placed on making critical aesthetic judgments.

ART

117F

COLOR THEORY

Two credit hours

The theory and practice of color are closely examined in this course. Useful applications are made to a broad range of fields with a special focus on the visual arts.

ART

212

DRAWING III

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 111F

An in-depth investigation of the human form through drawing.  Topics covered include gesture, anatomy, color, and foreshortening. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal philosophy and style regarding the use of the human form in art.

ART

213F

INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

Two credit hours

An introduction to oil painting, various techniques and styles, both traditional and contemporary, will be explored to aid the student in creative problem-solving and self-expression.

ART

214F

INTERMEDIATE PAINTING

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 213F

An extension of ART 213F, students begin building a personal artistic style and philosophy through the exploration of a variety of subjects, working strategies and stylistic concerns. Readings and discussions on contemporary art and artists aid the students in this process.

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216F

INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS

Two credit hours

An introduction to the potters wheel and the basic processes of hand forming, decorating and glazing pottery. Student projects will be evaluated based on craftsmanship, design, aesthetics and creativity.

ART

217F

INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 216F

An intensive study of utilitarian and non-utilitarian forms created with clay. Students will participate in classroom critiques where emphasis is placed on craftsmanship, design, aesthetics and creativity.

ART

220F

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Two credit hours

This studio course covers the fundamentals of digital photography as an art form. Areas of study include learning to use the digital camera, shutter, aperture and exposure as well as gaining experience in the digital darkroom and in the process of the digital image with Adobe Photoshop. Students will also learn color management and how to print digital images. The course emphasizes visual problem solving and creativity through class assignments. Students must provide a digital SLR camera with removable lenses.  Camera must have full manual control over focusing, shutter speed, aperture and capable of at least 8 megapixels.

ART

222F

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

Two credit hours

A study of the fundamentals of black and white photography as an art form. Various creative assignments acquaint the beginner with the taking of pictures, the processing of film, and the enlargement and mounting of final prints. Students must provide their own cameras (with manual adjustable shutter speeds and apertures).

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225F

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP

Two credit hours

A study of two-dimensional computer imaging and design using Adobe Photoshop for creative image making and visual problem solving.  Students will learn to operate the computer, picture and film scanners, and color printers while studying the raster based program Adobe Photoshop.  The course will focus on 16 million color digital painting, drawing and photography.  Students must provide film and/or digital cameras for use in the course.

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226F

THREE-DIMENSIONAL COMPUTER IMAGING- MAYA

Two credit hours

A study of three-dimensional computer imaging and design using the program 3Ds Max for creative image making, animation and visual problem solving.  This program is the industry standard for 3D computer imaging for film, video, game creation and 3D visualizations.  Students will learn to create virtual 3D worlds by creating 3D objects, navigating space, lighting, camera techniques, ray trace rendering and animation. Emphasis will be on the technical, visual problem solving and self-expression through this medium.  May be repeated for credit.

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230F

INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY AND METAL DESIGN

Two credit hours

A study of jewelry and design techniques for creating wearable art and objects. Students will learn to layout, pierce designs in metal, solder, patina, polish and display the works they have created. Students will learn the properties of—and work with—nickel, brass, copper and sterling silver. Emphasis will be placed on the marriage of technical skills and design.

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246F

INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTURE

Two credit hours

Students explore creative processes aimed at uncovering the structural and plastic potential of a variety of media. Projects will be critiqued and evaluated while students learn to make critical aesthetic judgments.

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248F

INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING

Two credit hours

An introductory course covering various printmaking processes; relief (linocut, woodcut, collagraph), and intaglio (etching). Emphasis will be on learning how to make prints, visual problem-solving, personal image-making, and assessment through group critiques by learning to make critical aesthetic judgments.

ART

263F

SEMINAR

One to three credit hours

Areas of specialized interest are offered.

ART

315

ADVANCED PAINTING

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 214F

Primarily a self-directed course, students are responsible for creating a body of work that reflects individual formal and conceptual concerns. Students receive personalized guidance and feedback through discussions, directed readings and structured critiques. May be repeated for credit.

ART

318

ADVANCED CERAMICS

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 217F

The exploration and development of a student’s personal style in ceramics. Through classroom critiques students learn to make critical aesthetic judgments. This course may be repeated for credit.

ART

319

SPECIAL TOPICS IN CERAMICS

One to two credit hours

Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor

This course will focus on and explore techniques and materials not covered in ART 216F, 217F, 318. Areas of concentration may include Raku, Earthenware, Mold Making and Slip Casting, and Clay and Glaze Calculation. This course may be repeated for credit.

ART

323

ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 220F

Students will learn advanced digital SLR camera controls, organizing and processing photographs using Adobe Lightroom, large scale digital printing and studio lighting.  Various digital photography processes will be covered including, panorama, HDR, light painting and photo montage.  Course projects allow students to use their own subject matter while advancing their creative and technical skills.  Projects emphasize visual problem-solving, self-expression, and assessment through group critique and by learning to make critical aesthetic judgments.  May be repeated for credit.  A digital SLR camera is required.

ART

330

ADVANCED JEWELRY AND METAL DESIGN

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 230F

This is an advanced metal design course. Emphasis is placed on the development of a personal aesthetic while more complex technical skills are explored. Students will become familiar with cold connections, simple metal casting, etching and forming processes. This course can be repeated for credit.

ART

340

GRAPHIC DESIGN I

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 225F

This is the first of two courses in computer aided page design. Students will create independent and creative solutions to a series of design problems that answer the question, “How are graphic designers using typography and images to design compelling print layouts?”  Understanding how to apply basic design elements and concepts to the presentation of informative or persuasive material is crucial to communicating with an audience. Using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop, students will create independent and creative solutions to a series of design problems expanding their proficiency in all aspects of the design process, including creative brainstorming, conceptualizing, collaboration, and presentation.

ART

347

ADVANCED SCULPTURE

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 246F

An intensive study of the sculpture process in a medium of the students' choice. Through regular evaluation and critiques students will learn to make critical aesthetic judgments. May be repeated for credit.

ART

349

ADVANCED PRINTMAKING

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 248F

An intensive personal exploration of any print medium of the students choice. A search for individual style is emphasized. Advanced topics will also be covered and may include: photographic techniques in etching and lithography, the big woodcut, color techniques in relief and intaglio, the collagraph, the multi-block print, paper making and the print, and artists books. May be repeated for credit.

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363

JUNIOR SEMINAR- PORTFOLIO REVIEW & CRITIQUE

Zero credit hours

Prerequisite: Junior Standing

Students present their portfolios for review by studio art faculty and their peers. Participation in presenting and evaluating artworks prepares students for the Senior Seminar. Course is graded S/U.

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440

GRAPHIC DESIGN II

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: ART-340

Graphic Design II integrates prior graphic design knowledge and experience to the Web site design. Students will learn the basic techniques, tools and processes used to construct a well-designed and effective web site using Adobe Dreamweaver.  Students gain experience in applying the basic concepts and imperatives of user-centered design as applied to web development.  Developing optimized user-friendly pages with clear navigation systems will be part of the course work.  Other topics covered include: saving and sizing images for web, button creation, linking, tables, CSS, FTP upload, forms, font usage, color usage, browser compatibility and more.

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463

SENIOR SEMINAR- SENIOR ART EXHIBIT

One-half to one credit hours

Prerequisite: ART 363 and Senior Standing

This course involves student participation in the annual senior art exhibition. Students work with faculty advisors in preparing, mounting and exhibiting in the Fawick Art Gallery. Course is graded S/U.


Art Education

ART

328

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES

Two credit hours

Required of all art education majors. Not open to freshmen

A study of the materials and methods relative to teaching the visual arts as they pertain to the Early Childhood Licensure.  Emphasis will be on how the visual arts may aid in the child's physical social, emotional, cognitive and creative development.  The student will be actively engaged in the areas of design, painting, printmaking and other projects both two and three dimensional in nature.

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