Studies

 

 

Course Name Hours Course Description

ARTS1301
Art Appreciation

48 lecture hours;
3 credit hours

A course open to all students directed toward understanding the elements and principles of art as applied to the visual arts: painting, sculpture and architecture, as well as print making, ceramics, metal work and weaving.

ARTS1303
Art History I

48 lecture hours;
3 credit hours

A critical and analytical study of the great historical works of art in architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts from the prehistoric times to the Renaissance.

ARTS1304
Art History II

48 lecture hours;
3 credit hours

Survey of the history of art from Renaissance to the present. Special consideration is given to the form and content of a work of art, as well as the social and cultural context in which the work is created.

ARTS1311
Design I

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

A basic course in the theory and practice of design including fundamentals of line, form, space, texture and color with emphasis on two-dimensional form.

ARTS1312
Design II

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

A continuation of ARTS1311 with emphasis on three-dimensional design.

ARTS1316
Drawing I

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

A beginning course using a variety of media and techniques exploring the descriptive and expressive possibilities of drawing objects and the environment.

ARTS1317
Drawing II

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

Expansion of ARTS1316 stressing greater facility in materials and techniques and an increase of graphic skills by means of line, full value, and creative studies.

ARTS2316
Painting I

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

An introduction to the techniques of various mediums in painting. Exploring and dealing with the problems encountered in color and pictorial composition.

ARTS2317
Painting II

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

A continuation of ARTS2316.

ARTS2326
Sculpture I

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

Students are exposed to traditional and contemporary methods of sculpture. These methods include carving, modeling, mold making, casting, forge work, welding, metal forming and fabrication, wood working and mixed media. Sculpture prepares students interested in working with any or all of these methods for professional careers requiring a creative component and knowledge of design, tools, processes, and equipment.

ARTS2327
Sculpture II

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

A continuation of ARTS2326.

ARTS2341
Jewelry & Metalworking I

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

Design, construction and forming of metals and various materials using basic techniques.

ARTS2342
Jewelry & Metalworking II

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

Design in metal, using basic and advanced process.

ARTS2346
Ceramics I (Pottery)

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

Pottery construction using coil and slab methods and use of the potter's wheel, compounding of glazes, glazing, and firing.

ARTS2347
Ceramics II (Pottery)

32 lecture hours
+ 64 laboratory hours;
3 credit hours

Continuation of ARTS2346 with opportunity to specialize in one area.