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ART 1102: Drawng Studio:Observtn&Realism (5) Offerings
Emphasizes sighting techniques for observational drawing of still life, interiors/exteriors, and the human figure. Covers techniques in class such as contour line, schematic systems and sighting techniques for accuracy in scale and proportion, perspective by eye, value and light logic, schematic approaches for drawing the human form. Investigates assumptions, methodologies, and skills unique to the discipline and focuses on creating, responding to, and analyzing artworks. Extra fee.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, WK Arts
ART 1103: Drawing Studio:Concept&Compstn (5) Offerings
Encourages students to explore areas of expressive drawing and composition. Emphasizes development of personal, introspective image making. Focuses on storytelling and creative thinking processes - the "secret/unseen" realities of the subjects. Emphasizes inner/outer worlds and realities, assumptions versus fact and narrative illustration as well as exploration of various media in experimental applications. Also emphasizes the development of highly personal, introspective image making. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A
ART 1104: Drawng Studio:Design&Perspectv (5) Offerings
Provides a rigorous introduction, and in-depth exploration, of design drawing systems that simulate 3D space. Techniques covered are used by artists, designers, and illustrators and include: orthographic projection, paralline drawing, and linear perspective.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A Restrictions:Art, Art-Int, Clothing & Textiles, Interior Design, Visual Communication, Visual Communication-Int Majors only.
ART 1180: Visual Literacy (5) Offerings
Introduces and analyzes visual forms through lecture, observation, and discussion. The nature of the visual arts is explored from the vantage points of the artist and viewer/critic. Investigates assumptions, methodologies, and skills unique to the discipline and focuses on creating, responding to, and analyzing artworks.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, WK Arts
ART 1202: Design Studio-2 Dimensional (5) Offerings
Applies the elements and principles of visual arts and design to two-dimensional projects in a variety of media emphasizing practical design problems. Emphasizes two-dimensional design. Extra fee.
ART 1203: Design Studio-3 Dimensional (5) Offerings
Applies the elements and principles of visual arts and design to three-dimensional projects in a variety of media emphasizing practical design problems. Emphasizes three-dimensional design. Extra fee.
ART 1205: Design Studio Color (5) Offerings
The aim of this course is to teach students basic and advanced levels of color theory. Students will learn about the vocabulary of color, history of color theory, basics of color physics, and be introduced to the communicative and psychological effects of color. CMYK and RGB color formulas for print and web media will be introduced. Students will work with both paint and computer systems. Extra fee.
ART 2112: Drawing Studio: Beginng Figure (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 1102 or 1103 or 1104. Provides an introduction to figure drawing for beginning students who want to develop sound drawing and observational skills in life drawing. Stresses anatomical observation focusing on an understanding of skeletal structure and musculature. Composition and lighting are also highlighted during class discussions. Extra fee.
Restrictions:Art, Clothing & Textiles, Clothing & Textiles-Int, Interior Design, Interior Design-Int Majors only.
ART 2201: Introduction to Computer Art (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: (ART 1102 or 1103 or 1104) and ART 1202 or 1205. Overview and exploration of the rudimentary use of digital media as it relates to the design production of visual communications, art and illustration. Extra fee.
Restrictions:Art, Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 2205: Digital Photograpy (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 2201. Exploration of traditional and digital methods of capturing images for refinement, manipulation, or reference. Extra fee.
Restrictions:Art, Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 2302: Painting Studio:Still Life-Oil (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 1102 or 1103 or 1104. Emphasizes rendering and modeling techniques in oil paint to accurately create a 3D illusion. Focuses on volume of primary forms. A conceptual component of the class will focus on the iconology of still life resonant with meaning in the history of painting. Extra fee.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A
ART 2421: Printmaking Studio (5) Offerings
Introductory studies in matrix based art making. Students will explore projects in several printmaking media including relief, serigraphy, lithography, and monoprint. Investigates assumptions, methodologies, and skills unique to the discipline and focuses on creating, responding to, and analyzing artworks. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, WK Arts
ART 2422: Metals Studio (5) Offerings
Teaches the raising, soldering, and forging of metals into utensils and decorative forms such as jewelry. Emphasizes fabrication. Investigates assumptions, methodologies, and skills unique to the discipline and focuses on creating, responding to, and analyzing artworks. Extra fee.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, WK Arts
ART 2502: Illustration (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART (1102 or 1103 or 1104) and 1202, or ART 1205. Introduction to the various problems, materials, techniques, and processes utilized in professional illustration. Extra fee.
Restrictions:Art, Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 2602: West Trad I:Ancient&Medvl Art (5) Offerings
Survey course treating Western Art (and its major Eastern influences) from Ancient Egypt through the late Middle Ages. Explores both the history of Art and the unique facets of the artistic process.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, WK Arts
ART 2603: West Trad II:Art since Renssnc (5) Offerings
Survey course treating Western art from the Renaissance until the middle twentieth century. Explores both the history of Art and the unique facets of the artistic process.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, WK Arts
ART 2722: Sculpture Studio (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 1203. Studies of three-dimensional form and composition with emphasis placed on installation art as a vehicle for exploration. Additive and subtractive methods are utilized in the realization of comprehensive form and experience. Extra fee.
Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
ART 3101: Digital Photography 2 (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART 2201, and 2205. Addresses lighting techniques for both interior and exterior environments, Interior & Exterior contextualization, output options for print and screen, building narratives through choice of subject matter, positioning in space, and relationships between subjects. Utilizes editing techniques in Adobe Photoshop, organizing and archiving images, and exposure to theoretical and historical precedents.
Restrictions:Studio Arts, Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 3200: Intro: Typography&Letterforms (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 1202 or 1205. Introduces the communicative, symbolic and associative aspects of typography. Emphasizes the strategic use of typography as a primary design element. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art, Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 3201: Interactive Media I (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 2201. Introduction to the tools, processes, and strategies for time-based media. Concentration on fundamental properties of the electronic environment, along with development of appropriate skill base. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art, Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 3202: Visual Communication I (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART 2201 and 3200. ART 3200 may be taken concurrently. Exploration of creative ideas, resources, digital processes, media, and terminology in the development of visual communication solutions. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 3204: Visual Communication II (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 3202. Continues exploration of terminology, processes, and theory in the development of design solutions for various forms of visual communication. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 3205: Applied Typography (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 3200. Teaches advanced application of typographic systems to both static and moving communication media. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 3302: Painting Studio: Oil & Acrylic (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART 1102 or 1103 or 1104, and ART 2302 or permission of instructor. Explores new directions and interpretations of classical interiors, landscape, and envirnoments. Also investigates imaginary and observational approaches. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
ART 3303: Painting Studio: Figure (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: (ART 1102, or 1103, or 1104) and 1205, 2302, and 2112. Explores the development of accurate proportion and structure of the human figure in oil paint by focusing on light and its application to the human form. Also examines the study of color, value, and the use of restricted palettes for a wide range of skin tones. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
ART 3315: Water Based Media (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART 1102 or 1103, or 1104, and ART 1205. Investigates a range of technical skills utilizing traditional and experimental uses of watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and mixed media. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art Majors only.
ART 3421: Printmaking Studio-Advanced I (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 2421 or permission of instructor. Advanced studies in matrix based art making. Students will explore independent projects in several printmaking media including intaglio, relief, serigraphy, lithography, and monoprint. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
ART 3422: Metals Studio - Advanced I (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 2422 or permission of instructor. Teaches the raising, soldering, and forging of metals into utensils and decorative forms such as jewelry. Emphasizes forming. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
ART 3502: Image and Narration (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART (1102 or 1103 or 1104) and ART 2502, and ART 1202 or 1205. Investigates various forms of representation and their application to narrative content. Projects will emphasize the process of working from text to visual image in the form of illustration, computer art, painting, handmade books, and interactive art pieces to tell stories using mixed media. This class encourages media experimentation as well as visual storytelling while applying a variety of drawing styles. Extra fee. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
ART 3507: Illustration Studio: Digital (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART 1102 or 1103 or 1104, (1202 or 1205) and 2201, 2502. Focuses on digital illustration techniques for new and different uses of Adobe Illustrator. Students will develop digital rendering skills through a variety of skill based assignments. Course material covers: drawing skills and concepts toward characters and environments for editorial illustration, children's books, and graphic novels. Students also learn to create technical renderings of 3D objects and spaces. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art Majors only.
ART 3546: Art Education (3) Offerings
Discusses the principles and elements of art as related to a variety of media with direct application for the classroom. Special emphasis on the role of art in the curriculum and understanding the perceptual development of children. Studio periods will be augmented with lectures and discussion. Investigates assumptions, methodologies, and skills unique to the discipline and focuses on creating, responding to, and analyzing artworks. Extra fee.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, Upper-Division, WK Arts
ART 3600: Design Systems (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 1102, 1103, 1104, or 1180. Students will work in collaborative groups, addressing contemporary issues in cross-cultural, transnational, cross discipline relationships. Students will learn and use design system studies to identify and analyze relevant topics. They will also use methodological processes of design systems studies to shape responses using forms of visual communication as a mechanism of social change.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging
ART 3605: Modern Art: Image and Power (5) Offerings
In the modern period, important world events and social trends forever altered the Western world. Industrialization, globalization, class upheaval and challenges to traditional family structures changed the face of Western society. Amidst this upheaval, the Western visual culture rapidly changed. Familiar stereotypes developed. Powerful propaganda was created. Artists strove to imbue their images with raw psychological power. In this class, we will explore the relationship between art and power in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will also consider the legacy of modern art for our 21st-century visual culture.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
ART 3606: Cross-Cultural Encounters (5) Offerings
A critical examination of points of contact between the West and the "Other". We'll consider how colonial occupation, global economic expansion and technological advancement (particularly as pertaining to mass reproduction) have transformed Western visual culture. In the process we'll consider phenomena like japonisme and "primitivism", the ethics of museum display, and the politics of representation. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
ART 3608: Issues:Contempry Art&Vis Cultr (5) Offerings
To understand cultural trends it's essential to know how they began. What are the major trends in the art world today? When did they originate, and why? How are they related to things like politics, philosophy, technology, fashion, religion and entertainment? Is there any way to grasp the "big picture" of the contemporary art world? In this class, we'll combine gallery visits with lively class discussion in our effort to understand the landscape of art today.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging, Writing "W" Course
ART 3610: Histry Graphic Design/Illustrn (5) Offerings
Survey course of the histories of visual communication. Contemporary and historical issues, ideas, and designer/artists are studied as vehicles for historical advancement. Students will engage in learning communities to help broaden their perspective on the relationship between the histories of visual communication and how these perspectives translate into contemporary issues and cultural forms of communication. Students will look at historical case studies, their relevance and the way in which the artist/designer responded. In comparison, analyze how this type of response can be utilized and adjusted for contemporary strategies of communication.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Art, Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 3611: Readng Images:Intro Visl Study (3) Offerings
"Reading Images" is designed to acquaint students with the major historical and critical methods used for interpreting and explaining human visual expression. The course will place a strong emphasis on understanding and critiquing a range of postmodern theories. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
ART 3612: Rdg Urban Spaces:Eternal City (5) Offerings
A longstanding sacred and administrative center, the city of Rome has been shaped and reshaped by successive regimes to reflect social values, answer economic demands and program the lives of the populace. In this course, we will explore the neighborhoods of Rome, discuss ideological, aesthetic and functional uses of public space and learn to identify Rome's manifold archaeological strata, from the earliest subterranean remnants to the uppermost layers of the modern city.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging, Writing "W" Course
ART 3613: Churches of Rome (5) Offerings
As the administrative center of the Roman Catholic Church, the city of Rome boasts a wealth of eccleciastical architecture, including world-famous buildings like St. Peter's basilica in Vatican City. In this course, we'll learn to identify the major styles of Roman church architecture, acquire understanding of church decorative programs and their political meanings, and discover the history informing the evolution of the Roman church buildings from the simple basilicas of the Early Christian era to the Baroque fantasias of Rome's second Golden Age in the 16th century.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities A, Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging
ART 3700: Digital Media in Art (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 2201. Exploration and development of digital media in the context of the visual arts. Utilizes digital media as tools in the production of time based imagery and sound, for use as components or stand alone works of art. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art, Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 3722: Sclptr Studio-Installtn Art II (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 2722 or permission of instructor. Studies in development of installation art from conceptualization to implementation. Includes traditional form building, assumptions, and technique. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
ART 4205: Programs/Case Studies (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 3204. Covers design development and application related to a series of communication devices supporting a campaign, conference or event. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 4207: Information Design (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 3204. Explores theoretical, practical and developmental aspects of information design. Develops systematic approaches to visually communicating complex statistics and data. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 4209: Environmental Design (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 3204. Explores spatial information environments and experience design. Investigates wayfinding, navigation, exhibition, and/or signage. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 4210: Interactive Media II (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART 3201 and 3202. Continued development of design aspects related to time-based and interactive media. Emphasis placed on strategic use of theory, methodology, and refinement in the development of electronic interactive tools. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 4212: Motion Graphics (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 3201 and 3202. Exploration and focus upon utilization of movement as a design element in the interactive electronic environment. Investigation of primitive to sophisticated uses of animation, and film as a communicative instrument. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 4302: Painting Studio: New Pictures (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: (ART 1102 or 1103 or 1104), and (ART 1203 or 1205, or 2302, or 2502). Emphasizes image and idea to learn the nuances of conceptual thinking. Particular emphasis is placed on innovative approaches to presentation, matching form with content, risk-taking, and non-literal thinking. The goal is to enable students to integrate skills and ideas. Projects are aimed at challenging students to break with conventional notions of Painter and/or Illustrator. Extra fee. May be repeated for credit 2 times.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art Majors only. Junior, Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
ART 4421: Printmaking Studio-Advanced II (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART 2421, 3421 or permission of instructor. Advanced studies in matrix based art making. Students will explore independent projects in several printmaking media including intaglio, relief, serigraphy, lithography, and monoprint. Extra fee. May be repeated for credit 3 times.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
ART 4422: Metals Studio - Advanced II (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART 2422, 3422, or permission of instructor. Teaches the raising, soldering, and forging of metals into utensils and decorative forms such as jewelry. Emphasizes casting. Extra fee. May be repeated for credit 2 times.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
ART 4502: Art Studio: Portrait (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART (1102 or 1103 or 1104) and 1205. The anatomy of the human head is studied analytically through drawing from direct observation from a live model. Further analysis will include a multitude of ways to draw and paint the head and face to capture its multitude of expressions, moods and power to communicate. Students will use a variety of media in this class. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art Majors only.
ART 4507: Illustratn Studio Digitl Anmtn (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: ART 2201, 3502, and 3507. This course explores and focuses upon utilization of narrative and movement in electronic media. Investigation of story-telling through primitive to sophisticated uses of animation. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art, Visual Communication Majors only.
ART 4722: Sculpture Studio - New Media (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 3722 or permission of instructor. Studies of three-dimensional form and composition with emphasis on site-specific sculpture, installation art, new media, and art in the public place. Extra fee. May be repeated for credit 2 times.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
ART 4897: Sr Capstone:Art Hist&Vis Study (3) Offerings
How can a major in Art History prepare you to navigate the 21st-century world? Which professions are open to students with art-historical skills? In this course, we'll explore the transition from college to the marketplace or the world of post-graduate study, focusing on issues of globalism, commercialism and the post-information-age economy.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
ART 4898: Senior Capstone:Studio Arts (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: ART 3608. The students in this class will be studying and exploring the possibilities of a professional and/or vocational studio practice in illustration or Studio Art. Students are expected to examine and reflect on their own values in order to plan possible trajectories for a vocational path, professional plan, and/or advanced study upon graduation. Students will also study significant texts that ask them to consider how their faith perspective intersects with their vision for their future studio practice.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Art, Visual Arts Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
ART 4899: Senior Capstone:Visual Communc (3) Offerings
The interface of visual communication with contemporary culture and its influences will be examined in the context of a faith perspective. Students will be expected to examine their own values in the context of a career trajectory that may challenge ethical boundaries. Readings related to visual culture and connections with issues of faith will facilitate this exploration. Students are required to write a position paper that formulates a design philosophy and integrates one's own faith perspective.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Visual Communication Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
ART 4900: Independent Study (1-5) Offerings
Student works independently with a faculty member on a mutually agreed upon topic. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
ART 4920: Readings in Art (1-5) Offerings
Readings in Art May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Visual Arts, Visual Communication Majors only. Freshman, Junior, Sophomore students are excluded.
ART 4930: Practicum (1-5) Offerings
Practicum May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
ART 4943: Art Internship (1-5) Offerings
An opportunity for art and design students to gain additional proficiency and experience in the professional art or design arenas. May be repeated for credit up to 20 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
ART 4950: Special Topics in Art (1-5) Offerings
Special Topics in Art May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Visual Arts, Visual Communication Majors only. Freshman, Junior, Sophomore students are excluded.
ART 4966: Senior Studio Project (2-5) Offerings
This course is designed to mentor students in the programs of Studio Art and Illustration/New Pictures through: the process and stages of working toward a Solo Senior Show; writing an artist's statement; the creation of a professional portfolio; and preparation for advanced study and/or vocational trajectory. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Art Majors only. Freshman, Junior, Sophomore students are excluded.
ART 4968: Special Project (1-6) Offerings
Special Project May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division



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