Art Minor

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Course Options

Required Courses:

ART 201: Design Theory (3)

Manipulation of two-dimensional design through the use of the basic art elements: line, shape, value, color, texture, and space. The course is intended to develop a visual vocabulary and an imaginative approach to design.

ART 202: Drawing I (3)

Acquiring the basic skills of drawing through an objective investigation of reality. Common media and tools are used.

Must Choose:

two courses from Art 207, 208, 209, 210

ART 207: Art History: Ancient and Medieval (3)

This course is the first of a three-semester survey of the history of the visual arts. It investigates the role of the visual arts in the historical and cultural development of world civilization between prehistory and the 14th century.

ART 208: Art History: 14th to 19th Centuries (3)

This course is the second of a three-semester survey of the history of art. It covers the history of architecture, painting, and sculpture from the 14th century through the 19th century.

ART 209: Art History: Contemporary Art and Architecture (3)

This is the third course in a historical survey of art and architecture. The course will begin with the foundations of modernism in the last half of the 19th century and then cover the plurality of styles in the 20th century.

ART 210: Non-Western Art History (3)

This course studies non-European art and culture including Islamic, Japanese, and Chinese art.

two courses from Art 216, 218, 225, 228, 230, 240

ART 216: Sculpture I (3)

An introductory course emphasizing 3-D design and utilizing a variety of materials including clay, wood, plaster, stone, and mixed media.

ART 218: Ceramics I (3)

An introduction to clay and the basic process of slab, pinch, coil, and wheel-thrown constructions. Class size is limited.

ART 225: Painting I (3)

An introduction to painting, emphasizing techniques and methods of communicating ideas visually. Class size is limited. Prerequisite: Art 201 or 202; or permission of instructor.

ART 228: Printmaking I (3)

An introduction to some basic printmaking methods including serigraphy, linocuts, collographs, and intaglio. Class size is limited. Prerequisite: Art 201 or 202.

ART 230: Photography I (3)

An exploration of black and white photography as an art form. Students must provide their own 35mm camera. Class size is limited.

ART 240: Graphic Design I (3)

An introductory class in the use of the Macintosh computer, covering basic layout software, object-oriented drawing software, and a paint program for scanning, image manipulation, and their use in graphic design. Through assignments that address the functional and experimental aspects of typography, students explore the interaction of form and meaning in typographic design. This course provides an initial exploration of visual communication issues and applications along with design methodology. Prerequisites: Art 201, 202; or permission of instructor.

one course from Art 302, 316, 318, 325, 328, 330, 340

*Note: Courses 302-340 are continuations of the introductory media courses. Each 300-level media course has a corresponding 200-level media course as its prerequisite. Permission of instructor is also required.

ART 302: Drawing II (3)

ART 316: Sculpture II (3)

ART 318: Ceramics II (3)

ART 325: Painting II (3)

ART 328: Printmaking II (3)

ART 330: Photography II (3)

ART 340: Graphic Design II (3)

A continuation of Art 240, students apply their growing knowledge of the interaction between typography and visual form to specific design situations. Type/image relationships are important aspects of this course. Typographic syntax and arrangement are stressed. Design methodology, research, the development of a variety of ideas, and print production technology is emphasized. *Prerequisite: Art 240.