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2021-2022 Catalog 
    
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  • ART 120 - Introduction to the Visual Arts


    (3) F

    Examination of the essential characteristics of the visual arts, intended to develop in the student a discriminating appreciation of these arts. Lectures, tapes, slides, reading, and gallery tours. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 122 - Introduction to Printmaking


    (3) F

    Exploration of the diverse methodologies of printmaking as a repeatable tactile art form with images printed as unique, multiples and variations. Introduction to relief, monotype and other basic etching processes. Suitable for majors and non-majors. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 126 - Introduction to Digital Media


    (3) F

    Introduction to technical and creative use of digital media technology and tools in contemporary art and design. Topics include digital photography; digital video and time-based media; procedural imaging, virtuality, networks and interactivity.  Students gain an understanding of digital culture and its relationship to social, aesthetic and theoretical issues.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 130 - Introduction to the Visual Arts: Methods & Materials


    (3) F

    Introduction to 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, digital, time-based and multimedia disciplines. Creative work focusing on key issues in contemporary artistic practice. Exercises, assignments, projects, readings, lectures, discussion, workshops, demonstrations, critique assessments. Open to majors, minors, and non-majors. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 131 - Drawing I for Studio and Design


    (3) F

    Introduction to visual vocabulary and technical skills while working from observation in a variety of media. Drawing exploration as a means of visual thinking, focusing on creativity and technique for the purpose of communicating ideas. Emphasis on a variety of drawing approaches, including conceptual and object-focused study, perspective, rapid renderings, narrative drawing, serial drawing, and other aspects of representation. Suitable for majors or non-majors. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 132 - Drawing II for Studio and Design


    ART 131 . (3) F

    Continuation of the development of a visual vocabulary, and focused and technical drawing skills begun in ART 131.  Introduction to the principles of one-point, two-point and other types of perspective, including organic, figurative, and architectual recreations and design. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 141 - Two-Dimensional Design


    (3) F

    Introduction to underlying concepts for making and analyzing two-dimensional art. Use of design elements and principles with basic color theory to achieve specific goals for visual communication. Suitable for majors or non-majors. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 142 - Three-Dimensional Design


    (3) F

    Visual fundamentals of three-dimensional design. Basic experience in expression of personal ideas in form, using a variety of techniques and methods. Suitable for majors or non-majors. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 150 - Design Thinking


    (3)

    Introduction to design thinking, a creative methodology which relies on human-centered, participatory design, and iterative processes to solve problems. Students identify design challenges and opportunities, collaboratively explore and test prototypes for feedback in real-world environments, and synthesize research to create meaningful solutions. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 160 - Theories and Methods of Design


    (3) F

    Introduction to contemporary graphic design. Theory, professional practices, creative workflow, career paths, copyright, ethics. Also listed as THE 160 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 199 - Special Topics & Workshops


    Consent of Communication & Visual Arts chair. (1-3)

    Special topics of interest and concern to studio artists and students in a workshop or seminar format. Focus on topics not usually considered in depth in the other studio courses and/or on special approaches of techniques intended to expand the students’ bases of expression in the visual arts. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 200 - Audio Design


    (3) T

    Fundamental theories of audio and audio production for design and media, including basics of digital audio, studio and remote recording; editing for effect and content in electronic media and its use in media productions. Through application of audio concepts in computer audio editing software, storytelling theory, and critiques of podcast and web-based projects and programs, students gain requisite skills to successfully design and execute audio strategies for media. Also listed as COM 201 . Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • ART 202 - Video Design


    (3) T

    Principles and practices of planning, producing and directing video productions, including the basics of digital video and studio and remote filming.   Also listed as COM 202 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 203 - Video Editing


    (3) T

    Post-production video editing, including video capture, timeline basics, transitions, trimming, audio basics, creating effects, and texts.  Students learn to use the latest industry-standard editing software as they work on the post production phase of a video/film project. Also listed as COM 203 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 222 - Visual Storytelling


    ART 126  or consent of the instructor. (3)

    Students develop competence in visual literacy, learning techniques for sharing stories and ideas in digital media. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 232 - Introduction to Typography


    (3)

    Introduction to the history and design of type as a creative medium, including consideration of design of letterforms, words, pages and the relationship between image and text. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 235 - Photographic Printmaking II


    ART 116 , ART 126 . (3)

    Each student investigates and creates a body of work with photographic methods integrated into contemporary printmaking processes including silkscreen, digital printmaking, darkroom print processing, and print press-related processes. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 240 - Creativity and Portfolio Development


    ART 130 , at least sophomore standing; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Introduction to contemporary artistic production and practice, featuring portfolio preparation techniques, documentation of 2D and 3D artwork, and creation of a personal artist statement. Emphasis on major recent art movements and tendencies and criticism of contemporary art. Introduction of topics that foster creativity; development of critical writing skills and vocabulary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 250 - Climate Design


    (3)

    Exploration of the application of systems and design thinking to the climate crisis. Emphasis on iterative participatory design practices to ideate, prototype, and realize solution-based projects. Focus on climate technology, sustainable urban planning, communication and experience design, social practice, and environmental justice in an urban setting. May require travel and meetings outside standard class times. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 251 - Fundamentals of Stage Makeup


    (3)

    Theory and practice of both two-and-three dimensional character makeup for the theatre. Lecture and laboratory. Also listed as THE 251 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 252 - Design I: Type and Image Design


    ART 141 (3)

    Introduction to foundational skills and processes relevant to design disciplines. Focus on visual problem solving through typography and image. Also listed as THE 252 Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 263 - Introduction to Painting Processes


    ART 130  or ART 131  or ART 141  or consent instructor. (3)

    Investigation of painting media and various techniques and processes. Students create work in oil, acrylic and at least one other paint medium (watercolor, encaustic, tempera)  to establish a working knowledge of each paint’s properties and begin development of a significant body of work derived from a variety of sources.  Covers practical preparations including preparing a base, building a stretcher, stretching and framing a canvas. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 269 - Introduction to Sculpture


    ART 142  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Investigation of a variety of media and technical processes, including carving, modeling, fabricating and casting. Emphasis on development of personal imagery and awareness of contemporary influences. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 270 - Beginning Figure Modeling


    ART 142  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Introductory course exploring representation of the human figure, both realistically and expressively, in sculpture and ceramics, working from the live model. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 271 - Introduction to Theatre Design


    (3) F

    Introduction to basic elements of design and application of these elements to theatrical design. Emphasis on interpreting dramatic text and communicating ideas visually. Also listed as THE 271 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 281 - Introduction to Ceramics


    ART 142  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Investigation of techniques, including hand-building and wheel-forming methods and glaze mixing and application. Emphasis on development of personal imagery in ceramics. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 298 - Topics in Art Studio


    (3)

    Undertaking of special art projects and/or an exploration of a unique medium to develop additional artistic skills and competence. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 300 - Art Education Methods


    Admission to Phase III of the Art Education TCP Program or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of methodologies, processes and materials for presenting art concepts and techniques in K-12 programs in the U.S., and examination of the rationale and philosophies of various models of art education programs. Students investigate topics and present results through seminar-style discussions and demonstrations, and work to understand and practice developmentally appropriate teaching strategies through peer and practicum teaching. Focus on developing art curricula by formulating objectives for teaching art history, art appreciation, and the making of art. Also listed as EDE 342 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 302 - Photographic Lighting Techniques


    ART 126  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Demonstration and hands-on experience exploring basic and technical lighting equiptment and accesssories to make images with predictable creative results. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 307 - Water-Based Painting


    ART 263 . (3)

    Exploration of work with acrylic paint and other water-based media.  Students build conceptual, creative and technical abilities to express creative ideas, while exploring traditional and new uses of the medium. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 309 - Oil Painting


    ART 263 . (3)

    Exploration of work with oil paint. Students build conceptual, creative and technical abilities to express creative ideas, while exploring traditional and new uses of the medium. Includes an introduction to the safety concerns of working in oil, and covers practical preparations including preparing a base, and stretching and framing a canvas. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 316 - Advanced Black and White Photography


    ART 116 , ART 141 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Continuation of materials and techniques of ART 116. Introduction to medium format film development and printing techniques, advanced and experimental techniques of the photographic medium. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 321 - Design II: Image and Motion Design


    ART 232 . (3)

    Creation of visual images for communication purposes. Emphasis on conceptual thinking, visual literacy, and processes in design for print and screen. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 323 - Scenic Art


    A University-level drawing class; THE 271 /ART 271  . (3)

    Basic techniques in scenic art for the theatre; classical scene painting, color theory, drawing, using nontraditional tools and materials, foam carving, and faux finishes.  May be reelected once for credit. Also listed as THE 322 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 324 - Introduction to Illustration


    ART 252 . (3)

    Creation of conceptual illustrations using a wide variety of imagery including both hand skills and computer software programs.  Exploration of techniques for interpreting and visualizing verbal information focusing on design, composition and color theory.  Focus on the development of a personal visual vocabulary through critical analysis. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • ART 326 - Advanced Digital Photography


    ART 126 (3)

    Advanced use of digital photographic technology; emphasis on use of appropriate technology for aesthetic ends. Includes (digital) still photography, high-definition video capture, publishing on the Internet, and performance. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 327 - Photographic Printmaking III


     ART 122  and ART 235 . (3)

    Each student continues to investigate and create a body of work with photographic methods integrated into contemporary printmaking processes including silkscreen, digital printmaking, darkroom print processing, and print press-related processes. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • ART 328 - Artist Bookmaking


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Methods of preparing images and text to be expressed as a bound book. Artists’ books, journals, electronic bookworks. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 329 - Introduction to Digital Illustration


    ART 252  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration and creative use of pixel-and vector-based imagery to illustrate complex communication problems. Utilization of sophisticated professional imaging software and techniques as a tool for individual expression and communication. Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • ART 330 - Typography II


    ART 232 . (3)

    Examination of the impact of typography on the world of visual communication through symbolic, cultural, aesthetic and personal typography. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 333 - Print Production Techniques


    At least junior standing, ART 252 /THE 252 . (3)

    Exploration of publication design, focusing on aesthetic and technical issues of page layout and document design in relation to commercial printing. Font usage, image and file formats, efficient planning and production techniques. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • ART 334 - Business of Art and Design


    At least junior standing. (3)

    Introduction to business practices in the creative industries. Entrepreneurship, business planning, proposals and contracts, ethical standards, professional relationships. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 335 - Web Design


    Prior or concurrent election of ART 232 , or consent of instructor. (3)

    Introduction to web design and website development.  Consideration of aesthetic and technical concerns, with emphasis on both design and coding, including HTML and CSS. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 336 - Creative Learning Experiences


    (3)

    Creative activities for early childhood, elementary and middle school children through the integration of art, music, play and drama. Techniques of planning, presenting and evaluating creative learning experiences for the classroom. Also listed as DAN 336 , EDE 340 , MUS 336  and THE 336 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 342 - Design III: Spatial and Temporal Design


    ART 232 , ART 252 /THE 252 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Intermediate design processes and techniques exploring time-based and sequential art forms, both as tools and media. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 346 - Game Design


    ART 232  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Project-focused introduction to game design, combining game concept development exercises with UX/UI methods. Analysis of student game prototypes and application of interaction design principles offer opportunities to better understand games and user experiences. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 347 - Motion Graphics


    ART 252 /THE 252 , or consent of instructor. (3)

    Introduction to motion graphics for broadcast, web-based and interactive technologies. Practical application of various software and file formats. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 348 - App Design


    ART 335  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Introduction to application development for visual thinkers. Students solve design problems through ideation, mockups and prototypes. Course research culminates in the development of basic interactive scripting for a mobile application. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 350 - Mixed Media Sculpture


    ART 142  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Intermediate course exploring a variety of techniques and media, including collage and assemblage. Focus on ready-made objects as well as newly formed objects and their assembly to create innovative art in a sculptural direction. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 351 - Choreography I: Composition


    DAN 116 , DAN 119 . (3)

    Exploration of choreographic structure, dramatic and stylistic components involved in the study and creation of movement in the studio and on computer. Also listed as DAN 351 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 353 - Intermediate Painting


    ART 130 , ART 131 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Investigation of painting media and various techniques and processes. Emphasis on development of a body of imagery derived from a variety of methods. Students create a series of paintings in water-based paint, acrylic, and oils, acquiring a working knowledge of each medium’s properties, with emphasis on color, form, and development of style. May be reelected to a total of 9 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • ART 355 - Glass Flameworking


    ART 142  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Hands-on studio experience introducing hot glass work through use of a torch. Various sculpting and glass-working techniques using borosilicate and soft glass; use of colored rods and glass tubes to create small-scale objects such as blown beads, goblets and human-figure sculptures. Includes two-dimensional sketches, project planning, three-dimensional art assignments and projects, readings, visual lectures, discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and critique assessments. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 356 - Sequential Printmaking


    ART 122  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Students explore and create a series of printmaking images to convey a visual narrative communicating ideas and themes, while developing their personal styles. Use of processes and multiple colors compatible with the individual artist’s voice. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 359 - Figure Drawing


    ART 131  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of figure drawing, with a focus on ways of rendering the figure using a variety of drawing methods and materials. May include use of models, skeletons, figurines and cast. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 360 - Watercolor


    ART 131  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of painting techniques are explored using the medium of watercolor. Stress on composition, concept, and other formal concerns. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 361 - Painting from Life


    ART 263 , ART 359 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Focus on the human figure as a source of imagery. Traditional painting methods and materials. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 366 - Mural Painting


    At least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    History and techniques of mural painting.  Students paint 1-2 murals on campus or in the community after a design is selected by clients from those presented by class members.  Appropriate for all students, majors and non-majors. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 367 - Intermediate Figure Modeling


    ART 270 . (3)

    Intermediate studio course focusing on realistic portrayal of the human figure in a variety of three-dimensional media, working from the live model.  Emphasis on creating professional frameworks and/or support for a figure, and techniques related to working with the mass of the medium. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 368 - Installation Art


    ART 142   or consent of instructor. (3)

    Investigation of trends in installation art, introducing techniques and concepts related to site-specific indoor and outdoor art. Students plan and complete an individual installation project. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • ART 370 - Costume Design for the Theatre


    THE 271  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Application of theories and techniques of costume design to specific problems of the play. The student produces renderings for costume designs using various media. Lecture and laboratory. Also listed as THE 370 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 371 - Sculpture and Furniture


    ART 142  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Explorations of the materials of metal, wood and glass in a sculptural direction. Broadening of both technical and material usage in the creation of three-dimensional art. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 372 - Sculpture: Alternative Methods and Materials


    ART 142  (MCC) or consent of instructor. (3)

    Intermediate course exploring use of alternative materials and processes in a sculptural direction, broadening technical and material usage in the creation of three-dimensional art. Exploration of radical methods of conceiving and creating sculptural objects, including conceptual decisions made by artists when selecting materials. Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • ART 373 - Sculpture: Public Art


    ART 142  (MCC) or consent of instructor. (3)

    Intermediate course exploring design and execution of large-scale sculpture for public art installations, broadening conceptual and technical abilities in the creation of three-dimensional art.  Multi-media approach including investigation, proposal, planning and creation phases. Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • ART 376 - Design IV: Information and Experience Design


    ART 252 , ART 321 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of information design and user experience (UX) design across multiple platforms. Emphasis on use of UX design processes to solve problems through mockups, prototyping, and human-centered design. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 377 - Interaction Design: Beyond Screens


    ART 346 . (3)

    Project-based explorations of user-experience principles and aesthetics in various contexts, from installation and exhibition to auditory and tactile interaction.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • ART 378 - Kiln Operation and Glaze Formulation


    ART 281 , ART 382 , ART 383 , ART 384 . (3)

    Introduction to the chemistry of glaze formulation, for experimentation and testing for various firing ranges, color, and texture possibilities.  Survey of ceramic kilns, including historical and contemporary designs and materials; loading, maintenance and repair; exploration of firing techniques and effects that can be achieved using specific kilns. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 379 - Community Design Studio


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Civic engagement course designed for application of systems/design thinking to real world social, environmental and climate design problems. Practical experience working with community non-profit organizations and/or on self-initiated projects, gaining firsthand knowledge of the impact of a human-centered collaborative design process. Requires use of writing, speaking, critical thinking and technological skills learned throughout the curriculum. May require travel and meetings outside standard class times.  May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 380 - Scenic Design for the Theatre


    THE 271  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Three-dimensional design for the theatre; how to research, conceptualize and express ideas in 3-D models, simple sketches, and basic drafting. Also listed as THE 380 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 381 - Ceramics: Survey of Materials and Processes


    Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Design and creation of artwork that investigates a variety of ceramic techniques. Execution of ceramic projects that are both functional and sculptural. Includes development of slips and glazes for classroom use. Emphasis on individual development in aesthetic response and technique. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 382 - Techniques of Slipcasting and Mold Making


    ART 142 , at least sophomore standing; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Design and creation of artwork that investigates the techniques of slip casting and mold making. Execution of ceramic projects that are both functional and sculptural. Includes the development of slips and glazes for classroom use. Emphasis on individual development in aesthetic response and technique.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 383 - Hand-Building in Ceramics


    Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Design and creation of ceramic artwork that investigates the techniques of handbuilding, including creation of plaster press molds. Execution of ceramic projects that are both functional and sculptural. Includes the development of slips and glazes for classroom use.  Emphasis on individual development in aesthetic response and technique. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 384 - Introduction to the Wheel and Throwing in Ceramics


    Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Design and creation of ceramic artwork that investigates techniques of working on potter’s wheel. Execution of ceramic projects that are both functional and sculptural. Includes the development of slips and glazes for classroom use.  Emphasis on individual development in aesthetic response and technique. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 388 - Ceramics: Dinnerware


    ART 142 . (3)

    Intermediate ceramics topic focusing on the design and creation of dinnerware, utilizing the processes of porcelain slipcasting and mold-making. Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • ART 391 - Advanced Interactive Projects


    ART 377  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Design focused on the creation of large-scale projects, working from initial concept to full implementation. The semester-long effort could include individual, group-based, or external projects with or without clients. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 392 - Portfolio Development


    ART 240 , consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Students undertake individually conceived and faculty-guided projects to develop a body of work in the area of emphasis. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • ART 393 - Landscape Painting


    ART 263  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Explorations of landscape as a subject in visual art. Includes studio and en plein air (outdoor) work, as well as both realistic and conceptual approaches, with an emphasis on historical development. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 395 - Advanced Studio Problems, Two-Dimensional


    Consent of instructor. Open only to upper-level students in art. (1-6)

    Advanced level studio course, intended to encourage individual development in a selected medium. Oil paint, acrylic, mixed media, watercolor or drawing materials may be selected. May be repeated to total 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 396 - Advanced Studio Problems, Three-Dimensional


    Consent of instructor. Open only to upper-level students in art. (1-6)

    Pursuit of individual projects in three-dimensional media; limited to students with previous advanced work in sculpture, ceramics, or another three-dimensional area. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 398 - Internship in Art


    At least junior standing, consent of instructor. (1-6)

    Hands-on experience and exploration of career opportunities in the art field. Selected placement of qualified students in commercial or non-profit organizations. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • ART 401 - Senior Design Portfolio


    Art and Design Program major; consent of instructor. (3) CAP

    Rigorous evaluation of students’ body of work designed to produce a professional portfolio capable of producing commissioned assignments or employment. Includes professional development strategies and business skills. Must successfully pass a capstone panel review. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 402 - Advanced Project in Photography


    ART 126 . (3)

    Study devoted to a single, semester-long photography and media project. Exploration of theories and techniques of creating sustained visual content. Emphasis on identifying projects capable of execution within a planned concept, time-frame, budget, and use of the medium. May be reelected for 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 404 - Advanced Studio Project in Photographic Printmaking I


    ART 235 . (3)

    Students learn a variety of camera formats and use them for image creation.  May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 405 - Advanced Studio Project in Photographic Printmaking II


    ART 235 . (3)

    Continued exploration of the image-making practice ranging from antiquarian, press related and digital capture using relevant contemporary practices and research. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 406 - Branding Design


    ART 330 . (3)

    Exploration of logos, logotype, and visual identity systems. Emphasis on the creative process, research, and branding techniques. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 407 - Advanced Life Painting or Drawing


    ART 263  or ART 359  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Investigation of the human figure in painting or drawing, with emphasis on advanced techniques such as creating multi-figured compositions and varied styles and settings.  Focus on either painting or drawing; may be reelected once in the alternate medium. Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • ART 408 - Boundaries of Painting or Drawing


    ART 263  or ART 359  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Focus on the integration of painting and drawing with other media, whether conceptually or physically, and how to think about the boundaries between media in both practical and theoretical ways. Focus on either painting or drawing; may be reelected once in the alternate medium. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 422 - Image and Text


    ART 329 , ART 330 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Exploration of two major elements of graphic design photography and typography. Students design and produce a variety of printed materials using these elements to communicate specific messages in a manner both effective and artistic.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • ART 471 - Sculpture: Advanced Techniques


    One of ART 350 , ART 371 , ART 372 , ART 373 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Advanced studio course. Continued exploration of materials and techniques to execute three-dimensional art. Students are encouraged to research and develop personal styles in both aesthetic response and technique. May be repeated to a total of 9 credits.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • ART 474 - Off-Campus Study Preparation for Honors Program


    HON 155  or HON 355 . (1-3)

    Independent study course designed for development of the Honors Program off-campus study proposal, carried out in close consultation with the Art Honors Advisor and and the Honors Director. Involves development of the project and/or necessary skills to undertake the off-campus study experience. Grade assigned by the Art Advisor when the off-campus study proposal is completed to the satisfaction of the advisor and the Honors Director. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • ART 481 - Ceramics: Advanced Techniques


    One of ART 381 , ART 382 , ART 383 , ART 384 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Advanced studio course. Continued exploration of ceramic techniques to execute designs in clay that are both functional and sculptural in nature. Formulating glazes, stacking and firing a kiln. Students are encouraged to research and develop personal styles in aesthetic response and technique. May be repeated to a total of 9 credits.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • ART 495 - Senior Exhibition


    ART 240 , at least junior standing, BFA major in the visual arts. (1)

    Students work towards completion of a professional portfolio and artist’s statement, culminating in a major solo exhibition. Review of project/exhibition by a panel of program faculty is required to pass the course and is reflected in the course grade. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • ART 498 - Career Strategies for Professional Artists


    ART 240 , at least junior standing, BFA major in the visual arts. (3) CAP

    Preparation for all art majors in professional training for a career as an artist. Topics range from presentation of individual pieces to display techniques, contract negotiation, and other business-related matters. Students work together on a group exhibition to learn about professionalism in public art projects. Successful completion of the group exhibition is required to pass the course. Graded ABCDE
  
  • ASL 111 - American Sign Language I


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school American Sign Language except by departmental consent. (4) FL

    Basic sign language. Introduction to vocabulary, direction and orientation of signs, hand shapes, common phrases and basic dialogue. Emphasis on visual reception and expression of signed concepts. Taught at Mott Community College; follows its class schedule.  Graded ABCC-N
  
  • ASL 112 - American Sign Language II


    ASL 111  or consent of instructor. (4) FL

    Continuation of ASL 111, broadening the student’s vocabulary, visual acuity, understanding, and sign output.  Taught at Mott Community College; follows its class schedule.  Graded ABCC-N
  
  • ASL 120 - Basic American Sign Language for Educators


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school American Sign Language except by departmental consent. (3)

    Development of basic functional skills in American Sign Language for individuals working in the education field. Focus on vocabulary, structures and patterns needed for practical situations such as communicating with students and parents, developing reports, etc., at an elementary level. Discussion of cultural topics to promote awareness and understanding of the Deaf Community. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • AST 100 - Introductory Laboratory


    Consent of instructor. (1) N, NL

    Introductory laboratory for transfer students with credit for a lecture-only course equivalent to the lecture portion of one of: PHY 143, PHY 145. May be reelected to a total of 4 credits. Also listed as PHY 100 . Graded Pass/Fail Offered infrequently.
  
  • AST 120 - Survey of Astronomy


    (4) N, NL

    Introductory course for non-science majors. Provides a broad introduction to astronomy including: daily, monthly and yearly patterns in the sky; an introductory survey of gravity, light, and atoms; formation of the solar system; stars and stellar evolution; galaxies, cosmology, and the evolution of the universe; and the fundamental tenets of science and the scientific process. Covers most areas of modern astronomy at a level requiring basic mathematics. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • AST 291 - Supervised Study in Astronomy


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Laboratory work or study of the literature on designated problems chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty supervisor. For students who already have some knowledge of elementary astronomy. May be reelected to a total of 4 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • AST 391 - Independent Study


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Laboratory study or study of current literature on a special problem. May be reelected to a total of 4 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • AUE 300 - Fundamentals of Automotive Engineering


    EGR 260 , EGR 280 , each with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Emphasis on systems approach to automotive design.  Automotive structure, suspension steering, brakes and drivelines.  Basic vehicle dynamics in performance and handling modes presented.  A semester-long design project is required. Graded ABCDE
 

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