• Art & Design

    400 Level Courses

AR 403 - Advanced Digital Imaging and Illustration

For student designers and fine artists with intermediate computer skills who are interested in more advanced concepts and creative techniques in digital illustration, photography, digital collage, printmaking and handmade techniques, digital book publishing, and large format printing. Programs to be explored are Adobe Photoshop and Painter. Prerequisite: Art 253 or 374.

AR 410 - Advanced Project I

Research, art making, and writing for Honors Project may be conducted for photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, Web design, or motion graphics and is determined by a student's particular discipline and medium of choice. The art to be made is informed by the student's research and is articulated in full through a final eighteen-twenty page research paper. The topic of research may include but is not limited to identity, gender roles in culture, feminism, religion, the occult, consumerism, politics, cultural diversity, war, personal experience, Renaissance vs. contemporary art, Greek vs. contemporary sculpture, etc. Alternatively, the student may also conduct a thorough exploration of the characteristics of a particular medium. Art and Design faculty must approve the topic. This is the first part of a two-semester class. Prerequisites: Junior status, permission of the department chair, a GPA of 3.00, a major GPA of 3.50, and the student must be an art or fine arts major.

AR 411 - Advanced Project 2

Research, art making, and writing for Honors Project may be conducted for photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, Web design or motion graphics and is determined by a student's particular discipline and medium of choice. The art to be made is informed by the student's research and is articulated in full through a final eighteen to twenty-page research paper. The topic of research may include but is not limited to identity, gender roles in culture, feminism, religion, the occult, consumerism, politics, cultural diversity, war, personal experience, Renaissance vs. contemporary art, Greek vs. contemporary sculpture, etc. Alternatively, the student may also conduct a thorough exploration of the characteristics of a particular medium. Art and Design faculty must approve the topic. This is the second part of a two-semester class. Prerequisites: Art 410, a GPA of 3.00, a major GPA of 3.50, Junior status, English 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor, and the student must be an Art or Fine Arts major and have permission of the department chair.

AR 414 - Group Project in 3D Animation

Students will learn how to work on a production team for a 3D project. Students will work in a team environment to brainstorm, communicate effectively, develop project goals, and delegate responsibilities. Students will learn how to meet deadlines both individually and collectively. Student groups are expected to produce a 3D animated piece with an estimated three-minute duration. Prerequisite: Art 394.

AR 499 - Independent Study in Art

Guided research - a studio project or art history topic. Weekly consultation. May be elected for a total of six credits. Prerequisites: Senior standing and prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.