Art

ART 1301 (3-3-3) Design I

An introduction to the vocabulary and principles of two-dimensional design: line, value, color, shape, form, and spatial devices in unified and varied organizations. Individual media exploration and creativity is encouraged through readings and design problems in the above areas. Field Trip Required. Lab fee.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.

ART 1302 (3-3-3) Design II

An introduction to the vocabulary and principles of three-dimensional design: mass, volume, plane, line, texture, and color in unified and varied organizations. Individual media exploration and creativity is encouraged through readings and design problems in the above areas. Lab fee. Field Trip required.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Spring.

ART 1303 (3-3-3) Drawing I

Drawing I is a studio course designed to improve the student’s motor drawing ability and perceptual drawing skills, explore the potentials of drawing media, and to introduce the elements of art in the context of vocabulary and the drawing experience, with emphasis on black and white. Museum Field Trip required. Lab fee.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 2050 (1-0-0) Sophomore Portfolio Review

(COMA 2050)

Commercial Art, Graphic Design, and/or Digital Photography students are required to submit their portfolios for a sophomore review. Multiple evaluators, with field experience, will review each portfolio to discern whether or not the student is suited for a career in their chosen field. Credit is given based upon the student’s ability to demonstrate each aptitude through the work submitted. Students who fail the evaluation will be required to repeat the evaluation in the following semester. If they fail a second time, they will be advised to choose a different major.

Requisites: Second-semester sophomore, Commercial Art. For Art: Graphic Design and Digital Photography majors, ART 1301, 1303, and ART 2314 must also be taken.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 2303 (3-3-3) Drawing II

Drawing II is a studio course designed to improve on the student’s perceptual drawing skills to further explore the potentials of drawing media with experimentation in color, to develop original conceptual skills and visual thinking in the context of drawing, and to enhance knowledge of vocabulary, critiques, and historical and contemporary trends in drawing. Museum field trip required. Lab fee.

Requisites: ART 1303.

Offered: Spring.

ART 2310 (3-3-3) Painting I

Painting I is a studio course exploring the potentials of painting media with emphasis on color, composition, self-expression, and vocabulary. Museum field trip required. Lab fee.

Requisites: ART 1301, 1303.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 2314 (3-2-1) Photography I

(COMA 2314)

An introduction to the use of the camera and basic vocabulary. Fundamentals of exposure, development and printing. Photographic composition, creativity, readings, and critiques are included. Students are expected to provide their own digital camera. Field trip required. Photography fee.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 2318 (3-2-1) Basic Digital Design

(COMA 2318)

Fundamentals of digital design are covered utilizing standard graphic software applications for PC and Macintosh platforms. Proven methods of effective communication through typography, layout, and design are discussed. Computer lab projects include creative design and cost-effective production of camera-ready art for posters, newsletters, reports, and display advertising. Lab fee.

Requisite: Non-Art and Communication: Graphic Design majors.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.

ART 3303 (3-3-3) Drawing III (ART 1303/2303/4303)

Drawing III is a studio course in advanced drawing techniques to improve the student’s drawing abilities, creativity, perceptual drawing skills, and individual expression. Lab fee. Fall. Field trip.

Requisites: ART 2303

Offered:   Fall, Spring, Summer.

ART 3305 (3-3-0) Art History I

Art History I presents a chronological examination of Western painting, sculpture, architecture, and related visual arts from prehistoric times to the end of the Gothic Period. This course includes films, visuals, readings, study guides, and museum visits.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Online.

ART 3306 (3-3-0) Art History II

Art History II presents a chronological examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, and related visual arts from the early Renaissance to the present. This course includes films, visuals, readings, study guides, and museum visits.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Spring, Online.

ART 3310 (3-3-3) Painting II

A further investigation of painting with emphasis on individual expression. Museum field trip required. Lab fee.

Requisites: ART 2310.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 3314 (3-2-1) Photography II

(COMA 3314)

Advanced photographic skills developed through photography projects enhanced by digital imaging software and techniques. Students will learn to apply a state-of-the-art digital graphics program and selectively modify, enhance, and combine photographs to create images that communicate aesthetically and effectively. Students are expected to provide their own SLR camera. Students may use a digital camera, but it is not required, as negatives or photographs may be scanned. Photography fee.

Requisites: ART 2314.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Online.

ART 3316 (3-2-1) Media Graphics

(COMA 3316)

Development of skills and concepts necessary to produce artworks for use in the various media. Study and application of the basic materials, techniques, and vocabulary of the graphic and digital art field. Lab fee.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Spring, Summer.

ART 3317 (3-2-1) Contemporary Advertising

(COMA 3317)

Advanced study of basic visual communication design including typography, layout, illustration, graphic reproduction processes, rough art, finished art, camera ready art, and digital art applied to specific design projects. Lab fee.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.

ART 3318 (3-2-1) Web Design

(COMA 3318)

Web publishing techniques are covered utilizing web-authoring software for PC and Macintosh platforms. Proven methods of effective communication through typography, layout, and design are discussed including creative uses of digital illustrations and photography. Computer lab projects include creative design and cost-effective production of various types of web pages. Lab fee.

Requisites: ART/COMA 3321.

Offered: Spring.

ART 3319 (3-3-0) Visual Communication

(COMA 3319)

Skills in interpreting the visual messages viewed in print and digital media are essential in our media saturated world today. This course focuses on the development of visual literacy by helping students develop skills to critically examine the visual messages used in a variety of channels that impact our communication. Students also learn the Adobe Creative Suite®, including Illustrator®, Photoshop®, and InDesign®, the industry standard in graphic software. Lab fee.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Winter, Spring.

ART 3321 (3-3-0) Graphic Design I

(COMA 3321)

This studio course emphasizes the solving of graphic communications problems as it specifically relates to identity design in print form. Students gain a strong working knowledge of current computer art and layout applications, such as Adobe InDesign® and Illustrator®, and apply it to viable design assignments. Logo, letterhead and poster design are a few of the formats explored. Students are also challenged with basic typographic and layout principles in conjunction with these projects.

Requisites: ART/COMA 3319 Visual Communication

Offered: Fall.

ART 3322 (3-3-0) Graphic Design II

(COMA 3322)

In this studio course graphic design students continue their in-depth study of two-dimensional design principles as they apply it to formats such as package design and annual reports. An emphasis on preparing print documents for output or reproduction is emphasized. Students will also improve their skills with Adobe Photoshop® as they create artwork and page comps for Websites and other digital media.

Requisites: ART/COMA 3321 Graphic Design I.

Offered: Spring.

ART 3325 (3-3-0) Lettering and Typography

(COMA 3325)

Students will learn to consider three major things as they design with type: the form, direct and secondary meanings, and graphic impact of a particular typeface, the subtle relationship of type and visuals in a design solution, and how type can be used creatively and expressively by itself. In addition, technical typographic principles such as line, letter and word spacing, type alignment, classifications, and styles will be explored through historical studies and class projects.

Requisites: ART/COMA 3319 Visual Communication.

Offered: Fall.

ART 3341 (3-3-0) Photography Process and Practice

(COMA 3341)

This is an intermediate to advanced level photography course that will further explore the photographic processes as it relates to artistic expression and experimentation with digital photography and media. An emphasis will be placed on generating a professional portfolio of images based on the students selected subject matter. Personal style and expression will be emphasized as the students strive to refine their working process, considering methods of presenting their work in various contexts.

Requisites: ART/COMA 3314 Photography II

Offered: Spring, Online.

ART 4300 (3-3-0) Portfolio Research

(COMA 4300)

In this course students prepare a marketable graphic design portfolio, both physical and digital, of the work they have created throughout their college career. In addition to this, an effective resume is also developed in order to prepare for future job interviews. Students receive individualized attention as they prepare for their senior portfolio exhibit. Every student is required to present a portfolio exhibit in one of their last two semesters of their senior year. Lab Fee.

Requisites: Senior ART or COMA graphic design majors or ART digital photography major. Must be taken within the last two semesters.

Offered: Fall.

ART 4301 (3-3-0) Internship in Art (S-L)

This course is designed to give the student actual field experiences in art. Through the professional cooperation of area art agencies, museums, galleries, and studios, the student will report to a place of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per credit hour selected agency over a 10-12-week period in order to receive "hands on" experience in a specific field of art. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Summer. May be repeated if internship placement varies.

Requisites: Senior level in art and recommendation from the department chairperson.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Online.

ART 4303 (3-3-3) Drawing IV

(ART 1303/2303/3303/5376)

Drawing IV is to provide each student with specific drawing media experiences, original problem-solving in terms of drawing media, and development of theme revolving around a specific idea or image. Composition will also be stressed. Critiques. Lab fee. Field trip.

Requisites: ART 3303.

Offered: Fall.

ART 4309 (3-3-3) Painting III

(ART 2310/3310/4310/5377)

Advanced creative painting. Emphasis is given to personal style and expression, content, and mastery of the media. Exploration of such issues as realism and abstraction, perception, the nature of art, and current trends in art-making are encouraged. Critiques. Museum and/or gallery field trip required. Lab fee.

Requisites: ART 3310.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 4310 (3-3-3) Painting IV

(ART 2310/3310/4309/5377)

A continuation of Painting III (4309). Personal growth, painting style, and the development of an individual aesthetic is encouraged by experimentation and critiques. Museum and gallery field trip required. Lab fee.

Requisites: ART 4309.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

ART 4318 (3-3-0) History of Graphic Design I

(COMA 4318, MALA 5359)

History of Graphic Design presents a chronological examination of western graphic design and covers each era of visual communication including early cave painting through the illuminated manuscripts, a Graphic Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, the Modernist Era, and the Age of Information. This course includes videos, readings, and study guides. $40 fee.

Requisites: Required for Graphic Design and Digital Photography majors, elective for other majors.

Offered: Fall.

ART 4319 (3-3-0) Modern Art

(MALA 5369)

Study of selected movements within 19th and 20th century art and culture. Field trips required to museums.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Online.

ART 4320 (3-3-0) Special Topics in Art

(MALA 5385)

This course will offer students an opportunity to explore a cross-section of subjects focused on art history, studio art, or design. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Grade replacement for special topics courses may only be accomplished under special topics courses with the same topic and content.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ART 4321 (3-3-0) Advertising Design (S-L)

(COMA 4321, MALA 5363)

This course engages the service-learning aspect of the Graphic Design concentration as students utilize their skills to aid a ministry, new or existing, by creating an entire identity campaign for them over the course of a semester. The campaign will include creating such promotional pieces as logos, newsletters, magazine ads, Yellow Page ads and brochures, to name a few. Each student will communicate and work with ministry directors in order to meet specific needs. This course contains a field- based service-learning component. Lab Fee.

Requisite: ART/COMA 3322 Graphic Design II.

Offered: Fall.

ART 4327 (3-3-0) Color and Composition

(COMA 4327, MALA 5329)

Color and Composition is a painting course that explores the potentials of painting in acrylics with emphasis on color, composition, expression, and technique as it relates to poster painting as it has been manifested over the past two centuries. The techniques of German "plakatstil" or hard-edged "poster style" causes each student to break down the compositional surface of a painting so that eye flow is deliberate. The rule of thirds, balance, and visual hierarchy are also addressed. Lab fee.

Requisites: ART 1301 and 1303.

Offered: Summer.

ART 4328 (3-3-3) Illustration I

(COMA 4328, MALA 5336)

Students in this course are introduced to the methods of illustration, old and new, through a limited survey of the history of American Illustration. Each student is required to choose an abridged classic manuscript supplied by the instructor and a total of three major illustrations must be completed for that story. A research notebook compiling the students’ favorite illustrators will also be completed. Lab fee.

Requisites: ART 1302 Design II and ART 2303 Drawing II.

Offered: Fall.

ART 4329 (3-3-3) Illustration II

(COMA 4329, MALA 5337)

Students in this course will continue to develop the style and formulaic approach explored in Illustration I. Traditional and digital methods of illustration are all options for this course. Various forms of illustration, including black and white, editorial, and children’s book will be explored. For digital illustration, Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop will be utilized. A research notebook compiling the student’s favorite illustrators will also be completed. Lab fee.

Requisites: ART/COMA 4328 Illustration I.

Offered: Spring.

ART 4330 (3-3-0) Special Topics in Art

(COMA 4330, MALA 5383)

This course will offer students an opportunity to explore a cross-section of subjects focused on enhancing oral, interpersonal, and nonverbal skills. The exploration of basic communication concepts and application will offer students a hands-on approach to learning. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Grade replacement for special topics courses may only be accomplished under special topics courses with the same topic and content.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Periodically.

ART 4338 (3-3-0) History of Graphic Design II

(COMA 4338)

History of Graphic Design II presents a chronological examination of western graphic design and covers the modern era of visual communication from c. 1880 until present day; including Pictorial Modernism, the Bauhaus, the New York School, Corporate Identity, Postmodern Design, and the Digital Revolution. This course includes videos, reading, and study guides.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Spring.

ART 4341 (3-3-0) Business of Photography

(COMA 4341)

An introduction to the business of photography. A study of professional photography practices and the various avenues within which a photographer can work. Includes photography on the web and how to have an online presence that is beneficial in the photography business. Studio lighting will be explored as well as the basics of how to get a business started.

Requisites: ART/COMA 3314.

Offered: Fall.

ART 4353 (3-3-0) Fine Arts in East Asia

(MUSI 4353, MAGL 5353, MALA 5333)

An overview of the visual and performing arts of East Asia. Field trips to art museums and cultural events will be required.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Alternate Fall, Online.

ART 4380 (3-3-0) The Arts and the Creative Process

(COMA 4380, MUSI 4380, MALA 5372)

Analysis of the visual and performing arts including the study of art critical thinking and creativity. The study will include perception, criticism, and factors that integrate, influence, and create the arts. Field trips are required.

Requisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.

ART 4385 (3-1-0) Studio Research

In this course, commercial and studio art students prepare a portfolio, both physical and digital, of the work created throughout their college career. In addition, an effective resume is also developed in order to prepare for future job interviews. Students receive individualized attention as they prepare for their senior art exhibit. Every student is required to present an art exhibit in one of their last two semesters of their senior year.

Requisites: Senior level in Commercial Art or Studio Art and must be taken in one of the final two semesters.

Offered: Fall.