Courses

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.

Independent Study

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
398
Course Credits: 
1-3

Intro. to Graphic Design

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
114
Course Credits: 
3

This entry level course for the graphic design major provides the student a strong foundation in principles for visual communication problem solving. Vector concepts used in digital design and production will be utilized. There will be group critiques, demonstrations as well as class discussions. Two, two and one half-hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisite: AR 221.

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.

Life Drawing

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
103
Course Credits: 
2

An introduction to drawing the human figure emphasizing the fundamentals of structure. Includes the study of the human skeletal and muscular systems as they apply to drawing a likeness. One, two-and-one- half hour lab period weekly. Prerequisite: AR 101.

Painting I

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
341
Course Credits: 
3

An introduction to painting dealing with technical and perceptual concepts. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisites: AR 101, 222.

Painting II

Course Prefix: 
AR
Course Number: 
342
Course Credits: 
3

A continuation of AR 341. Further exploration of technical and perceptual concerns with the emphasis on the growth and development of individual concepts in painting. Two, two-and-one-half hour lab periods weekly. Prerequisite: AR 341.

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.

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