Art Courses

Course TitleCourse DescriptionCourse Number
Art Appreciation. (3) Prerequisite: A score of 16 on the Reading portion of the Enhanced ACT or REA 0123 with a grade of ?C? or better. A course designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Lectures/discussions are augmented with film reviews, slides, critical analysis papers, projects, and a museum tour. Three lecture hours per week.ART1113
Introduction to Art. (3) A studio course designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental elements of art and develop in the student a visual literacy. Students work in a variety of black and white and color media emphasizing design and composition. Recommended for elementary education majors or anyone who desires to learn basic media techniques. Five lecture/studio hours per week.ART1213
Drawing I (Beginning Drawing). (3) Includes the study of the basic elements and principles of organization in two dimensions and the selection, manipulation and synthesis of these components to create an organized visual expression. Black and white media will be stressed. This course emphasizes the basic drawing skills and the various achromatic or monochromatic dry and wet media used to perfect skills, technique, and creativity. Six lecture/studio hours per week with additional assignments.ART1313
Drawing II. (3) Continuation of rendering skills introduced in Drawing I with emphasis on color, composition and creative expression. Students work with a variety of achromatic and chromatic dry and wet media. Six lecture/studio hours per week with additional assignments.ART1323
Design I. (3) A course which will provide students with an understanding of the elements and principles of design. This course addresses the elements of design (except color) and the principles of organization by which they are ordered and communicate with viewers. Basis of study is visual perception and its affect on viewers and the artist. Six lecture hours per week with outside assignments.ART1433
Design II (Color Theory). (3) This course provides students with an understanding of color theory and applications of color and their development of an informed as well as intuitive sense of seeing, mixing, and applying color and light to design problems. Studies include using color media which emphasize brilliance and luminosity, properties of color, basic color schemes, contrasts, and harmonies. Six lecture/studio hours per week with outside assignments.ART1443
Art for Elementary Teachers. (3) Prerequisite: A score of 16 on the Reading portion of the Enhanced ACT or REA 0123 with a grade of ?C? or better. Development of essential concepts of children?s art education in compliance with the National Standards for Arts Educations. Emphasis is on the use of elements of art and the principles of design and art history/appreciation as applied to growth stages of children. Crafts and the application of multi-cultural art forms are emphasized. Three lecture and two studio hours per week with some outside assignments.ART1913
Lettering and Calligraphy. (3) A studio course designed to help the beginning calligraphy student acquire the foundation level of basic hand lettering skills, familiarity with calligraphic alphabets, decoration, and illumination. The student will be exposed to a variety of papers, and wet and dry media. The class will move the student to more complex technical levels of rendering alphabets. Three lecture/studio hours per week with outside assignments.ART2373
Painting I (Watercolor). (3) Techniques used in painting media in a variety of subject matter. Students learn basic techniques and handling of tools and materials for application to a variety of subject matter and compositional problem-solving. Watercolor technique is emphasized. Six lecture/studio hours per week with outside assignments.ART2513
Painting II. (3) Advanced problems in painting media. Students learn the use of basic techniques, tools, methods, and materials in a variety of compositions and subject matter presented in a creative problem-solving format. Emphasis is placed on oil painting technique. Six lecture/studio hours per week with outside assignments.ART2523
Special Studio (Supervised Independent Study). (3) Independent study in an area of special interest. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. A specialized course for further exploration of technical or creative problems as a continuation of the related art form or for exploring career options in studio work. Individualized goals and objectives are set by the student and instructor. Student activities of studio problems and related research/writing are based on stated goals and objectives. Six critique/discussion and studio hours per week with outside assignments and culminating in a one-person exhibit of an exit portfolio. PossibART2913
Special Studio (Supervised Independent Study). (3) Independent study in an area of special interest. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. A specialized course for further exploration of technical or creative problems as a continuation of the related art form or for exploring career options in studio work. Individualized goals and objectives are set by the student and instructor. Student activities of studio problems and related research/writing are based on stated goals and objectives. Six critique/discussion and studio hours per week with outside assignments and culminating in a one-person exhibit of an exit portfolio. PossibART2923
Special Studio (Supervised Independent Study). (3) Independent study in an area of special interest. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. A specialized course for further exploration of technical or creative problems as a continuation of the related art form or for exploring career options in studio work. Individualized goals and objectives are set by the student and instructor. Student activities of studio problems and related research/writing are based on stated goals and objectives. Six critique/discussion and studio hours per week with outside assignments and culminating in a one-person exhibit of an exit portfolio. PossibART2933
Special Studio (Supervised Independent Study). (3) Independent study in an area of special interest. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. A specialized course for further exploration of technical or creative problems as a continuation of the related art form or for exploring career options in studio work. Individualized goals and objectives are set by the student and instructor. Student activities of studio problems and related research/writing are based on stated goals and objectives. Six critique/discussion and studio hours per week with outside assignments and culminating in a one-person exhibit of an exit portfolio. PossibART2943
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