ART 102: DIGITAL ART STUDIO
In this course, students will learn the fundamental principles and tech- niques associated with creating and modifying digital images, and how to prepare these images for viewing on screen and in print. Both raster (paint) and vector (draw) type graphics will be studied, using appropri- ate software applications. The concepts and skills learned in this course will prepare students to handle all subsequent visual communication more effectively.
Prerequisite: CSC 151
ART 215: COLOR THEORY
This course is an introduction to color models, color interaction, and the human perception of color. The course will address color in both subtrac- tive (pigmented) and additive (electronic) environments, and theo- retical work will be reinforced by practical exercises in various media.
Prerequisite: ART 102
ART 220: ELECTRONIC VISUAL COMMUNICATION
This course provides an overview of issues related to the history and theory of images and their cultural function; assessment and analysis of digital images and their effectiveness, primarily through the World Wide Web; application of newly gained knowledge to the creation of students’ own visual projects. Emphasis will be on looking at the interactive potential of images in dig- ital media and on devising analytical, assessment, and production strategies that focus on the dynamic potential of these interactive images. Prerequisite: ART 102
ART 260-261: PAINTING
The course introduces the fundamentals of painting. Students learn the skills of manipulating paint to solve a sequence of problems exploring color theory, compositional structure, and figure/ground relationships. The course may be repeated for additional credit (Art 261) after the completion of Art 260.
ART 262: PRINT MAKING
Introduction to basic print processes. Relief, intaglio, collograph printing, followed by mixed-media projects will be included. Experimentation is encouraged.
ART 263: DRAWING
This course provides students with mastery of basic principles of observation and familiarity with the potential and limitation of various media. This course provides studies of proportion, volume, perspective, and anatomy. Representation of still lives, the human figure, and landscape using various media is also included.
ART 265-66: SCULPTURE
This is an introduction to the fundamentals and concepts of organizing forms in three dimensions. Students use basic materials for a sequence of problems exploring such aspects as line, plane, volume, texture, and scale with modeled and constructed forms. The course may be repeated for additional credit (Art 266) after the completion of Art 265.
ART 268: INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
This is a course that introduces basic concepts, techniques and terminology in digital photography such as how sharpness and exposure affect images and the way they are perceived by viewers. Getting images from camera to computer, to print and/or web, and using software such as Adobe Photoshop will be covered.
ART 270: SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO ART
Material will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit if course is essentially different.