• Art & Design

    300 Level Courses

AR 183 - Black and White Photography I

Technical proficiency in basic black and white photgraphy, including exposure, developing, printing, and presentation. Photography is presented as a tool to understand the world and as a means of expression and communication. Students will learn how to interpret and discuss the visual language of photography.

AR 311 - Drawing 3

Seeing the figure, objects, and the environment; exploring all possible avenues of expression resulting from the experience of seeing; drawing experiences in various media. Six hours per week. Prerequisites: Art 113, 114, 191 and 192.

AR 313 - Lighting Techniques

A studio course that explores the photograph in contemporary art. Photography's integral tie to light serves as the backbone of this course as it investigates the alternative and contemporary spaces used by photographic artists. Digital and analog tools and skills blur as students are encouraged to experiment and challenge their ideas of what defines a photograph. Teaches studio lighting as it applies to fine art and commercial photography. Includes technical instruction in the lighting studio as well as on location with both portable lights and natural light. Defined by critiques and continues technical and conceptual advancement. Prerequisites: Art 183, and Art 253 or 374.

AR 321 - Painting III

The development of the student as a painter, with emphasis on the philosophy of painting. Six hours of studio per week. Prerequisites: Art 221 and 222.

AR 325 - Writing Supplement for Art and Design

The writing component for co-registered studio classes which integrates a fifteen-page research paper. Emphasis is placed on the quality of writing and research. Prerequisites: English 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: A 200-, 300-, or 400-level studio course.

AR 326 - Writing Supplement for Art and Design

The writing component for co-registered studio classes which integrates a fifteen-page research paper. Emphasis is placed on the quality of writing and research. Prerequisites: English 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: A 200-, 300-, or 400-level studio course.

AR 335 - BFA Internship/Seminar

Internship experience with the development of occupational or professional competence in the career setting. Combines both internship work experience at an approved work location with a structured seminar class. The seminar component of this course will also guide students through the process of resume writing, interviewing techniques, and best business practice. On-site graphic design work internship (fifteen to twenty hours per week) plus one hour weekly seminar with faculty. This course may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: Art 270 and 273.

AR 345 - Early to Late Modern Art

Trends and influences in art. Painting, sculpture, and architecture from 1912 to the present day. Museum visits required. Prerequisites: English 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor.

AR 348 - Art of India

The visual art of India: how to look at it and how it might be best understood. The larger cultural context in which this art was produced, drawing upon history, religion, mythology, and literature will be discussed. Essentially, pre-modern Indian art is religious art. After studying the major monuments associated with Buddhism and Hindu art, the themes common to both traditions will be considered. The temple as an artistic expression and as a religious center will be explored. Because of the vastness of India art, this course will not include Mughal and later monuments.

AR 349 - Asian Art Survey

Important Artistic Monuments from India, China and Japan. Since Buddhism is a connecting link for Asian cultures, emphasis is placed on Buddhist art. Prerequisites: English 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor.

AR 351 - Methods of Teaching Art I

The history and philosophy of art education; the construction of art curricula and the exploration of teaching methods; media and tools appropriate for the educational level. Methods I deals with the needs of the elementary school child. Open to Art majors only. Also listed as Education 351. Prerequisites: Art 114, 116, and 192.

AR 352 - Methods of Teaching Art II

The history and philosophy of art education; the construction of art curricula and the exploration of teaching methods; media and tools appropriate for the educational level. Methods II deals with the needs of the adolescent. Open to Art and Education majors only. Also listed as Education 352. Prerequisite: Art 351 or Education 351.

AR 353 - Advanced Digital Photography

A strong foundation in the technical and aesthetic aspects of color photography through projects utilizing digital RAW files and analog negatives with instruction in color printing and studio lighting as it pertains to the nuances of color. Discussions and critical writings focus on the history and theory of color photography. Combines analog and digital techniques and focuses on more advanced file managing and color control both on the monitor and in the print. Prerequisites: Art 253 and 313.

AR 370 - Advanced Typography

Revisits the history, anatomy, classification, construction and use of type discussed in Art 287, Typography, but with greater emphasis on theory. Advanced Typography will also consider the emotional, expressive, and connotative aspects of letterforms and their organization. Possible applications could include environmental signage, sculptural installations and/or film. Prerequisite: Art 287.

AR 371 - Graphic Design Studio III

Marks the transition from graphic design fundamentals to more complex visual problem solving. Projects focus on corporate identity and branding, including client research, design briefs, creative exploration and implementation. Other projects include multi-page magazine and poster design. Professional preparation of work for commercial use is an integral part of this course. Prerequisites: Art 269 and 270.

AR 374 - Digital Imaging

Advanced concepts and creative techniques in digitalimaging using Adobe Photoshop. Projects build on all previously learned software, specifically the Adobe Creative Suite. Assignments will include aspects of fine art and large format printing along with issues relating to the professional printing industry. Prerequisite: Art 273.

AR 381 - Print: Intaglio/Relief

Introduction to the printmaking techniques of relief printing; linocut, woodcut, and etching; hard and soft ground, and aquatint. Six hours per week. Department chair approval is required for non-art majors. Prerequisites: Art 191 and 192.

AR 382 - Print: Lithography and Silkscreening

Introduction to the printmaking techniques of aluminum plate lithography and Photo Silkscreen, with an emphasis on multiple color and combination Litho/Silkscreen hybrid prints. Six hours per week. Department Chair approval for non-art majors is required. Prerequisites: Art 191 and 192.

AR 383 - Web Design/Interactive I

n introduction to web design and production. It covers an overview of the creation of Web sites and the use of Web graphics, animation, and multimedia through Web-based software programs. Fundamentals of graphic production, layout design principles, animation, navigation, and the engineering principles of multimedia are included. Prerequisite: Art 253 or 374.

AR 384 - Web Design Dynamic

An advanced class in web design and production. It extends the design principles of the previous web development class, Web Design: Static. Students will focus on interactive, dynamic web content using Macromedia FLASH and streaming audio/video files on the Internet. Prerequisite: Art 383. Inactive after Spring 2014.

AR 385 - Flash Animation

Integrating previously learned concepts such as basic computer graphics, drawing, typography, and 2D design, students will be able to develop the basic animation skills in Adobe Flash and produce digital graphics and character based animations. Students learn and experience the arts of storytelling, animation, cinematography, and sound editing while developing a critical eye towards the use of these concepts in current media venues. Beside Adobe Flash, a variety of software tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, and sound editing tools are used to develop concepts and visual effects after a careful planning and scripting process. Prerequisite: Art 374.

AR 386 - Principles of 3-D Animation

Students will learn the basic theories and principles of 3D computer animation and advances techniques of object building using Maya. Students will gain experience with basic animating, texturing, rendering, and constructing complex 3D objects in Maya. Prerequisite: Art 172 or 181.

AR 387 - 3-D Character Rigging and Animation

Students will learn advanced techniques of 3D computer animation along with the theories and principles of motion using Autodesk Maya. Students will rig a character and manipulate hierarchical character animation, time curves and motion paths. Students will animate walks and runs with characters. Students will utilize Maya's cameras and lights while gaining further experience with texturing and rendering techniques. Comprehensive critiques will be conducted regularly to encourage good design for time-based animation. Prerequisite: Art 386. Effective Fall 2012.

AR 389 - Art and Photography Internship

An internship in Studio Art or Photography at an off-campus work site. The placement must enhance the student's understanding of professional practice in studio art or photography. Students are required to complete from 5 to 15 hours per week, or 70 to 210 hours per semester, depending on the required credit hours of the degree program. Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of the instructor.

AR 389 - Internship Art and Design

An internship in either graphic design or fine arts at an off-campus work site. The placement must enhance students' working knowledge of their chosen field of study. Students are required to complete a minimum of ten hours per week for a total minimum of 150 hours. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of the instructor. Inactive after Spring 2014.

AR 390 - Animation/Motion Graphics I

An introduction to the art of time-based, graphic storytelling. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of engaging digital environments through the thoughtful integration, manipulation and orchestration of audio, video, still and three-dimensional imagery. Prerequisite: Art 181 or 374.

AR 391 - Animation/Motion Graphics 2

Explores the commercial and experiential nature of motion graphics. Projects for this advanced course expand upon established time-based narrative structures for film, video and television. Emphasis is placed on a keen awareness of syntactic elements that constitute the grammar of motion (scale, position, color, and tempo), which sheds light upon how audiences interpret moving images. Study and application of literary theory provides a substantive framework from which to create and critique projects. Concept development through research, writing, storyboarding and editing are absolutely essential. Prerequisite: Art 390.

AR 393 - 3-D Animation Production

Concepts, tools and techniques employed in animated storytelling. Students will pre-visualize their projects through storyboarding, planning, and assembling shots in sequence. Students will learn how to combine sound with advanced 3D computer animation. Audio/visual synchronization as well as character lipsyncing with phonemes will be explored. Students will construct complex 3D animated stories in Maya and complete a fully animated piece. Prerequisite: Art 387.

AR 394 - 3-D Environments and Effects

Concepts, tools, and techniques for creating realistic natural environments and phenomena (such as moving clouds, fire, and flowing water). Students will sculpt complex polygonal geometry into various terrains including landscapes and foliage. Students will learn to create realistic backgrounds incorporating natural light. Creating realistic shadows will be explored as well. Students will learn how to use particle emitters in order to simulate phenomena such as flowing water, flames, and snow. Prerequisite: Art 393.

AR 398 - Special Topics in Art (300 Level)

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in art to be announced prior to registration. The course may be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis. Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

AR 399 - Independent Study in Art

Guided research - a studio project or art history topic. Weekly consultation. May be elected for a total of six credits.