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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

ART 111 Printing Production

This course is a survey of the graphic arts process from the written copy to the finished piece, using technical aspects of digital print production. An overview of Electronic Print Technology will be explored. Students will learn terminology to communicate with others in the field. Specific units will draw on current industry software (object-oriented graphics) and paint software (bitmapped images), graphic design, typography, and color. The first half of course covers computer prepress including all software needed for art preparation. The second half of this course covers contemporary and historic printing methods.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 121 Introduction to Art

This course will introduce students to an appreciation of the visual arts through an intercultural, social/historical approach. The course will also emphasize the nature of the creative process, integrating a study of the conceptual principles, with methods and materials which influence artistic critical thinking, problem solving, exploration, and discovery.
Note: A museum visit will be required during the semester at student expense. See course syllabus for approximate cost.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 122 Two Dimensional Design

This course is a basic studio experience for those interested in fine arts, commercial arts or art education. Students will carry out a series of problems relating to the elements and principles of two-dimensional design. The course will develop the students' organizational abilities and technical skills, with the focus on verbal, written and visual definitions of terms and concepts of two-dimensional design used by artists and designers.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 123 Color and Design Techniques

This studio course is a continuation of ART 122 that focuses on two dimensional design concepts, principles, and techniques. Use of color techniques and development will be focused on through a variety of mediums.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 122 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 124 Drawing I

This course provides students with an introduction to drawing concepts and processes through freehand application. Throughout the course, in-class and out-of-class assignments will stress linear and tonal approaches to describe objects drawn from direct observation. The outline of class work is progressive and includes contour line drawing assignments, visual measuring and sighting, shape quality, composition, linear perspective, value drawing, master studies, and self-portraiture. Mediums employed will be graphite pencil, charcoal, and conte crayon.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 127 Drawing II

This is a second level drawing course in which freehand linear, tonal, and color approaches will be used to describe the relationships of objects and spaces drawn from direct observation. All work will build off of basic drawing principles. Composition, application of media, concept development, and finished quality of each work will be stressed. Mediums employed will be graphite pencil, charcoal, conte crayon, and chalk pastel.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 124

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 128 Watercolor I

This course explores the methods and techniques of water-soluble painting media with an emphasis on developing knowledge of compositional elements in watercolor.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    2.00

ART 129 Photography I

This course introduces students to the principles of the photographic process from picture taking to printing. Emphasis is placed on historical photographs to illustrate these principles. The course includes the use of cameras, darkroom equipment, film processing, printing, and elements of photographic composition. It is designed for students with little or no background in photography.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 149 Digital Photography I

This course covers the capture, processing, and output of digital images. Digital camera and scanner input technology, as well as inkjet and electronic media output are explored. Technical instruction in Adobe Photoshop image processing software will also be covered.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 220 Watercolor II

This course is a continuation of Watercolor I with emphasis on advanced investigation of aesthetic concerns of water-based media. The course covers development of sophisticated ideas and techniques through directed experimentation. Various aqueous media will be explored through lecture, demonstrations and projects. Illustrated lectures examining the history of watercolor as a viable expression in the visual arts will be included.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART128

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    2.00

ART 221 Three Dimensional Design

This course is a studio experience intended to introduce students to three-dimensional design through the use of a variety of materials, processes and concepts. The course stresses the technical aspects of design, construction, problem solving, and presentation, as well as concept development.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 222 Computer Art I

This course presents a computer software-based approach to produce art. Visual image manipulation and generation will be stressed, including the integration of computer hardware, software, and peripheral devices as tools to manufacture, capture, and combine traditional and contemporary visual ideas as applied to art and design.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 223 Sculpture I

This course is an introduction to the processes of creating three-dimensional sculptural art forms. Students will be exposed to a variety of techniques, materials, and equipment used by artists to create sculpture.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 224 Painting I

This course will expose students to the methods and techniques of various painting media to develop knowledge of composition. The course will concentrate on the basic techniques of the direct and indirect methods of oil painting.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 225 Figure Drawing

Continuation of basic drawing with the application of drawing techniques and concepts as related to the figure.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 124

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 226 Ceramics I

This beginning ceramics course covers basic handbuilding (pinching, coiling, and slab building), wheel throwing (basic cylinder and bowl forms), and glaze techniques. Emphasis is placed on the understanding of the ceramic process and ceramics as a fine art medium.
Note: Students are required to provide their own clay tools, which are available in the bookstore. Clay and glazes will be supplied. Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 227 Painting II

This course is an advanced study of the methods and techniques of the various painting media, as well as problems of composition. Emphasis is on the development of ideas, content and technique.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 224

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 228 Sculpture II

This is an advanced course designed to help students understand the development of materials and processes necessary to transform ideas and concepts into three dimensional forms. Technical information in materials and processes of forming, attaching, and manipulating materials, as well as welding, casting, and carving will be included.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 240 History of Art I

A survey of the history of the civilizations of the prehistoric era and the ancient world before 1400 by examination of specific works of art and architecture including artifacts and monuments from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, Japan, Africa, Amerindian/Mesoamerica, Early Christian/Byzantine, the Middle Ages, and the Middle East.
Note: A museum visit will be required during the semester at student expense. See course syllabus for approximate cost.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 241 History of Art II

This course is a survey of the history of the civilizations, countries, and culture areas from the dawn of the Renaissance tradition in Italy through the present day in Western Europe, Asia, India, Africa, Amerindian/Mesoamerica and the Middle East by means of exposure to specific works of art and architecture.
Note: A museum visit will be required during the semester at student expense. See course syllabus for approximate cost.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 245 Jewelry I

This is a beginning course in the design and fabrication of small three dimensional objects. Emphasis is placed on gaining an understanding of the aesthetic concerns of small scale metal work and the skills and techniques of producing jewelry as art. Students will design and learn processes, while developing sensitivity to techniques and ideas, and producing works that stress craftsmanship. This course is fundamentally an extension of Sculpture and Design in the third dimension in a utilitarian form: the balance between aesthetics and technique.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate cost.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ELI 110 or ENG 100

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 246 Ceramics II

This course is a continuation of Ceramics I with further exploration of wheel throwing, handbuilding, glaze techniques, and kiln firing. Students will learn how to throw plates, fit lids, pull handles, and create spouts. Students will also learn the ceramic process by participating in clay mixing, glaze mixing, kiln loading, and kiln firing. Functional form and how it relates to sculpture will also be explored.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 226 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 247 Ceramics III

This third ceramics course is a continuation of Ceramics II. Students will continue to develop their personal artistic direction with more independence, while being introduced to other forming and firing methods on a rotating basis. Students will continue to learn the ceramic process by participating in clay mixing, glaze mixing, and kiln loading. They will further their understanding of firing by participating in kiln firings.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 246 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 248 Individual Art Projects

This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to pursue interests in specific areas of art with instructor supervision in such cases where the student has already completed the course offerings in that area.
NOTE: Must have successfully completed all possible courses in a discipline, e.g., Painting, Sculpture, Design, Drawing, Photography, Computer Art, or Art History.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR Instructor Consent. Must have successfully completed all possible courses in a discipline, e.g., painting, sculpture, design, drawing, Photography, Computer Art, or Art History.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 249 Digital Photography II

Digital Photography II is a continuation of Digital Photography I and expands upon the skills and techniques learned in the beginning course. Course work includes instruction in color management, raster image processor (RIP) output routines, hybrid digital and traditional processes, multi-channel imaging, and other advanced techniques. Adobe's Photoshop image processing software comprises the bulk of the course work. This course is for students with moderate to advanced experience in digital photography.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 149

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 260 History of Photography

This course traces the historical development of photography as an art form from 1839 to the present. Discussions will begin with the pre-history of the camera obscura through the discoveries of the inventors of photography as an art form. Discussions will include critical analysis of types of photographs and aesthetic movements in photography. Multicultural/intercultural aspects, as well as contributions of women to the photographic arts, will be discussed. Contributions of photography to the other arts also will be included.
Note: A museum visit will be required during the semester at student expense. See course syllabus for approximate cost.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 263 2D Computer Animation

This is a hands-on intermediate level course in the creation and development of 2D animations. Through various assigned projects the student will be exposed to the history of animation, theory, image manipulation, drawing, video, audio and other various animation techniques. This intermediate level course will provide the student with knowledge of computer animation on a simple and complex level. The course will explore the incorporation of different mediums within computer animation, and the student will gain an understanding of professional technical skills within their lessons and independent projects.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 122 and ART 222

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 264 3D Computer Animation

This is a hands-on intermediate level course in the creation and development of 3D animations. Through various assigned projects the student will be exposed to the history of animation, theory, image manipulation, lighting, wire frames, vector points, drawing, video, audio and other various animation techniques. This course will provide the student with the knowledge of computer animation on a simple and complex level. The course will explore the incorporation of different mediums within computer animation, and the student will gain an understanding of professional technical skills from their lessons and independent projects.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 263

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 267 Wood and Soda Fired Ceramics

This course will investigate the technical and aesthetic possibilities of firing with wood and soda. Students are introduced to and participate in the entire firing process including: the preparation of the kilns and ceramic pieces for firing, firing speed, atmospheric changes, introduction of ash or sodium, cooling processes, unloading of the kilns and clean up of the artwork. Assigned and self-directed projects will be made using a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Various clay bodies, slips and glazes will also be explored in order to achieve the most desirable results.

Prerequisite: ART 246 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 271 Introduction to Electronic Graphic Publishing

This is an introductory art course in the creation and development of computer graphic designed images. Through assignments and projects, the student will learn the history of graphic design, theory, image manipulation, logo creation, art, typography, and page layout. The student will also develop professional technical skills, as well as experience in their application. This course will provide the student with a foundation for future computer graphics courses.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 222

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 272 Introduction to Video Production

Students are introduced to the concepts and processes of visual storytelling with an emphasis on motion pictures. Students will learn file theory and techniques in all phases of production, which will give them a foundation for future production classes. Narrative skills will be strengthened through using still photography for storyboards, computers and video equipment to produce various individual and group projects.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 149 or ART 249

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 274 Video Production II

Video Production II is an intermediate level class that will take the basic skills from the Introduction to Video Production course and move the student into a more technological and advanced area of video production. This course will focus on the concepts and process of documentary production, with a strong emphasis on film style video production. Students will become introduced to digital video and non-linear editing. The exploration of documentary theory and script writing will be studied. Students will become exposed to a wide variety of foreign and domestic films to develop a critical eye for the production process, technique, and critiques.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Prerequisite: ART 272 and ART 280

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 280 Audio Production

The Exploration of Audio Production is a unique application of field and studio production techniques, lecturing in sound theory, recording live audio, utilizing and learning how microphones are used for certain situations, operating studio and field mixers, learning the proper way to handle equipment and utilizing contemporary audio software. Altering sound waves, audio sync with video, and other various techniques will be explored. In addition to classroom lectures and lab assignments, students will be organized into production units. As skills are developed each production group will be responsible for producing studio and field audio recordings. The class projects will be brought back to the sound studio for critiquing purposes.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00

ART 299 Special Topics in Art

Special topics in the field of art, which are outside of the existing curriculum, will be developed. Courses will provide an opportunity for in-depth study of topics pertinent to both traditional and contemporary mediums and themes.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and approximate costs.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    ART
  • Units:
    3.00


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