Course Descriptions

ART131. Art Appreciation

The orientation of non art majors to the visual arts through the architecture, painting and sculpture of selected periods in the history of art. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.



ART132. Ancient to Gothic Art History

An introduction to the history of painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from prehistoric times through the Gothic period. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semesters.



ART133. Renaissance to Modern Art

An introduction to the history of painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from the Gothic period to the twentieth century. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Spring semesters.



ART134. Drawing I

Drawings from direct observation and imagination are produced in a variety of media and techniques. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.



ART135. Fundamental Design

This course explores the basic principles of two and three-dimensional design using a variety of media. Problems involving color theory, pattern and texture, space, and basic three-dimensional form are stressed as a key to the production of creative works. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Spring semesters.



ART230. Computer Imaging I

An introduction to various aspects of computer imaging utilizing Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop programs on the Mac-Intosh computer. The course focuses on the use of electronic media as a means to further basic creative drawing and design skills. Prerequisite: ART 134 and 135. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semesters of odd years.



ART231. Drawing II

Expression, composition and ideas are developed through the fundamentals experienced in Drawing I. Special emphasis is given to landscape imagery and the human figure. Prerequisite: ART 134. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semesters.



ART331. School Art

A study of the child and the elementary art curriculum with pertinent productive studio/laboratory activities. Note: Art 131 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for those students who have had no art in high school. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semester.



ART332. Lithography

The practice of lithography as a fine art medium. Students explore studio problems in various planographic techniques. Prerequisite: ART 134. Credit, 3 hours. As needed.



ART333. Computer Imaging II

An advanced use of software programs to create images on the computer. The course focuses on furthering the creative skills learned in Computer Imaging I and helping students develop more individualized images using advanced aspects of electronic media. Prerequisite: ART 230. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Spring semesters of odd years.



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