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Art & Design

300 Level Courses

AR 003 - Renaissance Art At the Italian Courts
ART 276F Refer to course description at LdM
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: AR-113, AR-114, AR-191 and AR-192.
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: EN-101 and EN-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: EN-101 and EN-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 design or animation work internship (fifteen to twenty hours per week for a total of 150 hours) plus four three-hour long seminar sessions with faculty. This course may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: AR-371 or AR-393.
AR 347 - History of Photography
A topically arranged survey of world photography, this course takes as its central concern the multiple purposes to which photography has been adapted since its "discovery" in the early nineteenth century. Although the relationship between photography and fine art is considered, the many non-art uses of the medium are also discussed in an attempt to better understand the cultural contexts in which photography has been employed. Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-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: EN-101 and EN-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. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instruction. Clinical Hours required. Open to Art majors only. Also listed as ED-351. Prerequisites: AR-114, AR-116, and AR-192 and a minimum G.P.A. of 3.00.
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. The course includes research-based pedagogical strategies for teaching linguistically diverse students, those with diverse learning needs, incorporating instructional technology into the classroom and utilizing data to inform instruction. Clinical Hours required. Open to Art majors only. Also listed as ED-352.
AR 353 - Digital Photography III
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: AR-253 and AR-313.
AR 371 - Graphic Design Studio III
Marks the transition from graphic design fundamentals to more complex visual problem solving. Projects focus on original exploration and design in corporate identity and branding. Course topics include: trademark and copyright, marketing research, brand strategy, and design briefs. Students implement concepts through creation of collateral, packaging, and interactive promotion. Professional preparation of work for commercial use is an integral part of this course. Prerequisite: AR-270.
AR 374 - Digital Imaging
Advanced concepts and creative techniques in digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop. Projects build on all previously learned software, specifically the Adobe Creative Suite. Assignments include varied aspects of graphic design including file preparation and creation for digital compositing and large format printing. This course also prepares students for work within the professional printing industry. Prerequisite: AR-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: AR-191 and AR-192.
AR 383 - Web Design/Interactive I
An introduction to web design and production. Covers an overview of the creation of websites and the use of web graphics, web programming, and multimedia through web-based software programs. Fundamentals of graphic production, layout design, web typography, and the principles of Interaction Design and UX Design are discussed. Prerequisite: AR-253 or AR-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: AR-172 or AR-181.
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 50 to 150 hours per semester, depending on the required credit hours of the degree program. Prerequisites: Junior status and permission of the instructor.
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 elements, typography, and animated logos. Prerequisite: AR-172 or AR-181.
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 lip syncing with phonemes will be explored. Students will construct complex 3D animated stories in Maya and complete a fully animated piece. Prerequisite: AR-387.
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.