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Foundation Courses

ART 1102 or 1104 Drawing Studio: Observation & Realism (5)
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.

ART 1202 Design Studio-2 Dimensional (5)
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.

ART 1203 Design Studio-3 Dimensional (5)
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.

ART 1205 Design Studio Color (5)
Presents an overview of the study of color and color relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the seven color contrasts as defined by Itten in the Elements of Color. Students will work with both paint and computer systems.

ART 2201 Introduction to Computer Art (3)
Overview and exploration of the rudimentary use of digital media as it relates to the design production of visual communications.

Design and Art History Courses

ART 2602 West Tradition I: Ancient & Medieval Art (5)
Survey course treating Western Art (and its major Eastern influences) from Ancient Egypt through the late Middle Ages.

ART 2603 West Tradition II: Art Since Renaissance (5)
Survey course treating Western art from the Renaissance until the middle twentieth century.

ART 3610 History of Graphic Design/Illustration (5)
Survey of historical roots of typography, illustration, and graphic design to the present. Issues, ideas, and designer/artists are studied as vehicles for historical advancement. "W" Course   

Visual Communication Design Courses

ART 2205 Digital Photography (3)
Exploration of traditional and digital methods of capturing images for refinement, manipulation, or reference

ART 2502 Illustration (5)
Introduction to the various problems, materials, techniques, and processes utilized in professional illustration.

ART 3200 Introduction to Typography & Letterforms (3)
Introduces the communicative, symbolic and associative aspects of typography. Emphasizes the strategic use of typography as a primary design element.

ART 3201: Interactive Media I (5)

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.

ART 3202 Visual Communication I (5)
Exploration of creative ideas, resources, digital processes, media, and terminology in the development of visual communication solutions.

ART 3204 Visual Communication II (5)
Continues exploration of terminology, processes, and theory in the development of design solutions for various forms of visual communication.

ART 3205 Applied Typography (5)
Teaches advanced application of typographic systems to both static and moving communication mediums.

ART 3208 Programs/Case Studies (5)
Covers design development and application related to a series of communication devices supporting a campaign, conference or event

Art 3610 History of Graphic Design (5)

Survey of historical roots of typography, illustration, and graphic design to the present. Issues, ideas, and designer/artists are studied as vehicles for historical advancement

ART 4207 Information Design (5)
Explores theoretical, practical and developmental aspects of information design. Develops systematic approaches to visually communicating complex statistics and data

ART 4209 Environmental Design (5)
Explores spatial information environments and experience design. Investigates way finding, navigation, exhibition, and/or signage.

ART 4210 Interactive Media II (3)
Prerequisite: ART 4208. 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 Web sites or learning tools.

ART 4212 Motion Graphics (3)
Prerequisite: ART 4210. Exploration and focus upon utilization of movement as a design element in the interactive electronic environment. Investigation of primitive to sophisticated uses of animation as a communicative instrument.

ART 4899 Senior Capstone: Visual Communication Design (3)
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.

ART 4943 Art Internship (3)
An opportunity for visual communication design students to gain additional proficiency and experience in the professional design arena.

 


Total 96 Credits

 

 
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