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Department of 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 Wacom digital tablets. Prerequisite: AR-253 or AR-374.
AR 404 - Responsive Media
Students learn how to make interfaces for smart phones and tablets to create interactive audio and video. In addition, students produce creative projects using data mapping, generative art and work collaboratively on a site-specific media project. Also listed as CO-404. Prerequisite: CO-145 or AR-181.
AR 409 - Senior Year Experience: Thesis/Portfolio
The second part of a two course, senior year capstone experience designed to provide students the opportunity to complete a thesis project, work with clients under the direction of a faculty member, successfully mount their senior exhibition for AR-SHO credit, and to create an entry-level, professional design portfolio. For BFA Graphic Design Majors only. Prerequisite: AR-408. Corequisite: AR-384.
AR 415 - Senior Animation Reel
Students will create a reel between two to three minutes in duration of their animation work from previous animation projects and new animation projects. Includes lecture, discussion, demonstration, critiques and individual meetings with students to support the development of students' work. Students will research self-promotional opportunities such as competitions and festivals. Students will revise their resume to respond to their career interests. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a personal point of view. Prerequisite: AR-414.
AR 489 - Internship in Art and Design
An internship in either graphic design or fine arts at an off-campus work site. The placement must enhance a student's working knowledge of his or her 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 department.
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. Students must have Senior standing and prior permission of the directing professor and department chair to take this course.
AR SHO - Senior Show
This is a pass/fail course.