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Art & Design

200 Level Courses

AR 002 - Florence Sketchbook
PDM 230F/PDM 183F Refer to course description at LdM
AR 002 - Lifestyle in Renaissance Florence
ART/HIS 280F Refer to course description at LdM
AR 217 - Sculpture 1
SCU 160F See course description Ldm. Prerequisites: Art-116, AR-191, and AR-192 for art majors.
AR 217 - Sculpture 1
Sculpture for beginners as well as intermediate students, including modeling from life, plaster, simple casting procedures, found object, installation, digital modeling and 3D printing. Students will be introduced to professional practices in sculpture. Six hours per week. Department chair approval is required for non-art majors. Prerequisites: AR-116, AR-191, and AR-192 for art majors.
AR 221 - Painting I
Techniques and craftsmanship to facilitate expression in acrylic or oil painting; still-life and landscape subjects. Art and Art Education students must have prerequisite. Six hours of studio work per week. Department chair approval is required for non-art majors. Prerequisites: AR-113, AR-114, AR-191, and AR-192 for art majors.
AR 241 - Art History I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance
ART 180F Refer to course description at LdM
AR 241 - Art History: Ancient Through Medieval
ARTH 2361 Refer to course description from Heidelberg, Germany
AR 241 - History of Western Art I
Survey of the significant styles and periods in Western art and architecture from Prehistoric to Gothic periods. Weekly lectures and discussions assist students with developing their visual literacy and a critical understanding of the past.
AR 241 - Intro to the History of Art I
ARH401 Refer to course description at Regent's University London.
AR 242 - Art History II: High Renaissance To the Present
ART 186F Refer to course description at LdM
AR 253 - Digital Photography II
Students develop knowledge of image development, construction, retouching, and collage techniques using traditional film, digital images, and drawing as source material. Students will learn a variety of camera skills, including shooting in RAW format. A critical examination of intent is stressed along with output options and color management. Introduces programs such as Aperture and/or Lightroom to further expand digital workflow skills. Prerequisite: AR-181.
AR 265 - Hand Built Ceramics
An introduction to clay as a creative material for making both functional and sculptural 3-D forms using various hand-building techniques, including coils, slabs, carving, incising, and their combination. Basic glazing and firing methods will be covered. Slide presentations, group and individual critiques will be part of the curriculum.
AR 266 - Ceramics
SCU 130F Refer to course description at LdM.
AR 269 - Graphic Design Studio I
An introduction to graphic design, including conceptual thinking, the making of signs, icons, and symbols, logo and brand identity, letterform design, layout, and design techniques. Students will also be introduced to design history and current issues regarding the profession. For students minoring in Graphic and Interactive Design, there are no prerequisites, however, approval of the department chair is required. Prerequisite: AR-113 for Art majors only. Corequisite: AR-114.
AR 273 - Digital Illustration
A continuation of Introduction to Digital Design with primary emphasis on more advanced illustration software. Assignments build on previously learned software and concepts. Projects may include illustrative posters, booklets, interiors, and currency design. Prerequisite: AR-172 or AR-177.
AR 282 - Web Design/Interactive I for Non-BFA Candidates
An introduction to web design and development. Covers an overview of the creation of websites and the use of web graphics, web programming, and multimedia through web-based software programs. Other software tools including Photoshop and Illustrator are used to develop design concepts and web content. Fundamentals of graphic production, layout design, and web typography are discussed. Not available to BFA Candidates. Prerequisite: AR-172 or AR-177.
AR 283 - Black and White Photography II
Focuses on advanced technical skills as a means of gaining greater personal and aesthetic understanding. Advanced 35mm camera and printing techniques, basic studio lighting, and exploring different photographic formats including medium, large, and toy cameras, as well as experimental techniques of image making and printing. Prerequisite: AR-183.
AR 286 - Principles of 3-D Animation for Non-BFA Candidates
Students will learn basic techniques of building three-dimensional, digital objects along with the basic theories and principles of animation using the software Maya. Skills needed to construct 3D objects in Maya will be introduced with hands-on experiences on the Macintosh platform. Meets six hours per week. Not available to Fine Art majors. Prerequisite: AR-177 or AR-181 or CO-145 or AR-284.
AR 287 - Typography
An introduction to the theory, function, history, and impact of typography in graphic design. This course is an analysis of the shape and form of letters. Investigation and comparison of existing typefaces, type specification and layout in relation to graphic design and the printed piece. Prerequisites: AR-172 or AR-177 and AR-269.
AR 290 - Motion Graphics for Non-BFA Candidates
An introduction to the art of time-based, graphic storytelling for non-art/design majors. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of engaging digital environments through the thoughtful integration, manipulation, and orchestration of audio, video elements, typography, and animated logos. Meets six hours a week. Not available to BFA candidates. Prerequisite: AR-172 or AR-177 or CO-145.
AR 299 - Independent Study in Art
Guided research - A studio project or art history topic. Weekly consultation. May be elected for a total of 6 credits. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.