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3-D Design

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
371
Course Credits:
3
The dynamics of three-dimensional design principles based on the elements of form, space, shape, light and movement. Basic approaches to sculpture are covered, i.e., construction, modeling, carving, with various tools appropriate for each method. Includes traditional and contemporary references. Two, two- and-one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisite: AR 101 or 221.

Art History I: Ancient to Medieval

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
311
Course Credits:
3
Civilization epochs in the light of environmental influences and the resultant fine and decorative arts. Where feasible, the philosophies of the related cultural subjects are introduced.

Art History II: Renaissance to Modern

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
312
Course Credits:
3
A survey of major monuments, paintings and sculpture that have shaped Western art—historical thought from the opening years of the Renaissance to the opening years of the twentieth century.

Art of Improvisation

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
260
Course Credits:
3
An introduction to the basic elements and techniques of “improv,” this course will focus on performance, writing and communication skills used in creating sketch comedy. This course applies to many disciplines as it emphasizes the value of collaboration, listening and analytical thinking from a perspective of generosity.

Basic Design

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
221
Course Credits:
3
Study and practice of fundamental elements and principles of two-dimensional design using a variety of media. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly.

Ceramics I

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
377
Course Credits:
3
An introduction to the concepts and skills necessary to work with clay. Basic methods of hand building will be covered, including related decorating and firing techniques. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly.

Ceramics II

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
378
Course Credits:
3
Continuation of AR 377. With emphasis on beginning throwing skills, the human form and developing personal expression with the medium of clay. Including advanced decorating techniques and glaze chemistry. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisite: AR 377.

Color and Design

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
222
Course Credits:
3
Study of color and its application to various design concepts as the continuation of design fundamentals and organization. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisite: AR 221.

Drawing II

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
102
Course Credits:
3
Continuation of AR 101. Designed to further develop the student’s perceptual and conceptual drawing skills. Students are encouraged to experiment and explore assigned problems. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisite: AR 101.

Field: Art Methods

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
361
Course Credits:
1
Field experience component, to be taken in conjunction with AR 360, required for the observation and practice of art methods for preschool through 12th grade. The course consists of thirty hours of practice teaching at an appropriate site as determined by the instructor and/or Field Placement Director. Must be taken concurrently with AR 360.

TEEL® students seeking Visual Arts licensure should, whenever possible, take AR 360 and AR 361 rather than ED 342 and ED 343.

Fundamentals of Game Design

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
225
Course Credits:
3
There are many types and formats of games. This course is meant to introduce the processes and mechanics of game design through both reading about games and individually developing them. Offering best practices towards various game formats and also the opportunity to utilize those practices, the course allows students to design, iterate upon, play test and see designs through to completion. Prerequisite: AR 221 Basic Design or AR 114 Introduction to Graphic Design.

Graphic Design I

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
223
Course Credits:
3
Graphic Design I connects current digital typesetting practices to the rich typographic heritage that is a foundation in the graphic design discipline. Students become confident identifying type categorically, typesetting, white space and the ways all of these principles are employed in creating good and functional design. Some technical as well as creative pieces will be explored. Some traditional studio as well as Adobe Indesign will be the primary platforms for producing design. Two, two and one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisites: AR 114 and AR 221.

Graphic Design II

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
224
Course Credits:
3
This course continues to develop typography in larger contexts including image and message. Project production phases will include thumbnail to final solution. Print media and the printing process will be explored. Projects generated will include more advanced design work and will develop production skills and tools helpful to preparing visual information for the print industry. Adobe Indesign and Photoshop are the primary digital tools for this class. Two, two and one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisite: AR 223.

Graphic Design III

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
300
Course Credits:
3
This course continues the study of type, text and image. Students create professional multi-page layouts, creative posters and other focused portfolio building projects. Adobe Indesign and Photoshop are the primary digital tools for this class. Two, two and onehalf hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisite: AR 224.

Graphic Design IV

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
400
Course Credits:
3
This course covers all aspects of creation and presentation of professional portfolio, emphasizing individual strengths and areas of specialization. The course focuses on the development of personal design methodology. Emphasis based on developing concepts in a mature and thorough manner through research, brainstorming, conceptual development and execution of concept. Project refinement and a culminating project will be required. The senior portfolio will be required at the conclusion of this course. Prerequisite: AR 300.

Impressionism to Today

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
314
Course Credits:
3
An historical survey from Impressionism through modern to contemporary art. Concentration on painting and sculpture with frequent field trips to area galleries and museums.

Introduction to Game Production

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
215
Course Credits:
3
Open communication is vital for a team’s success. While understanding that each person communicates an receives communication in different fashions, the producer will learn to inspire, protect and motivate the group they are responsible for. The producer will foster trust and open communication throughout all levels of the team by being aware of the strengths and weaknesses specific to the team. The producer will also learn to focus on the requirements of a successful project while remaining aware of the needs of the team. No prerequisite.

Photography I

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
209
Course Credits:
3
An introduction to the basic elements of black and white photography. Fundamental camera and darkroom techniques are studied. Emphasis on photography as an interpretive and illustrative medium in art. Student supplies manual camera and film. Introduction to digital photography as well. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly. periods weekly.

Printmaking I

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
325
Course Credits:
3
An introduction to basic relief and intaglio printmaking processes with emphasis on traditional as well as contemporary methods. Includes woodcuts, etching and monoprints. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisites: AR 101, 221.

Studio Emphasis

Course Prefix:
AR
Course Number:
480
Course Credits:
3
This course is designed for the advanced studio art major who has completed an emphasis in one of the following areas: drawing, photography, printmaking, painting or ceramics and wishes to pursue an advanced course of study with the instructor in the same discipline. A research and studio project will be determined prior to registration and with the written permission of the discipline instructor. Prerequisites: AR 101/102 or AR 209/AR 210; AR 325/AR 326 or AR 341/342 or AR 377/AR 378.