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AR 306 - Creative Book Arts

An introduction to bookbinding and papermaking. Traditional western-style papermaking and several non-adhesive binding structures will be covered. The students will produce a final bound book of sequential images (pages) in any media relevant to her/his discipline. The print lab will be available but not required. Department Chair for non-Art majors is required. Not open to students who have taken AR-406. Prerequisites: AR-114 and AR-192.

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: AR-221 and AR-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: 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 346 - History of Graphic Design

A survey of graphic design with an emphasis on the twentieth century to the present. The course instructs students in researching areas of interest to broaden their knowledge of issues in the discipline while critically reflecting on the aesthetic, cultural, social, and political contexts within which graphic design emerged. Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

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 350 - World Art Nineteenth-Twentieth Century

A global investigation of the cross-cultural evolution of art in the nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. Non-Western art will be studied from the point of discovery through its influence on modern, Western, visual expression. Emphasis will be placed on the significance of the art work within the context of the social, political, religious, and economic climate of its time.

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 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 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: AR-191 and AR-192.

AR 384 - Web Design/Interactive II

An advanced class in web design and development. It extends the design principles and techniques introduced in Web Design/Interactive I. Students will create dynamic web content such as animation, audio/video using web-based software and programming languages. Emerging web technology will be discussed. Prerequisite: AR-383.

AR 385 - 2D Animation

Students will be exposed to the fundamental terminology, concepts, and techniques of creating 2D animations to broaden their skills as animators and enhance their overall creative ability. Using pencil and paper in conjunction with computer based techniques, students will gain experience in basic principles of animation including timing, expression of emotion, straight ahead action and pose to pose, key frames and in-betweens. In the assigned projects for this course, students are responsible for controlling and manipulating a subject's perceived volume, weight, proportion, and movement, thus gaining a more thorough understanding of the animation process. Prerequisite: AR-374.

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: AR-386.

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, still and three-dimensional imagery. Prerequisite: AR-181 or AR-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: AR-390.

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: AR-393.

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.

AR ARHS003 - Contemporary Art

ARH403 Refer to course description at Regent's University London.