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ART 102: Two-Dimensional Design

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ART 104 recommended. This studio art course serves as a foundation course that explores the fundamentals of the formal systems of visual organization through two-dimensional design principles and theories. Students will be using a variety of media to create projects that reflect the fundamental two-dimensional design concepts. 3 credit hours

ART 103: 3D Design: Introduction To Sculpture

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of English and reading placement tests

3-D Design: Intro to Sculpture is a foundation art-studio course which explores design elements, principles, and theories as applied to the making of sculpture. A variety of materials, hand tools, and hands-on processes will be employed to create three-dimensional art objects. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

ART 104: Drawing I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of English and reading placement tests

An introduction to drawing principles and techniques. Covers the fundamental concepts of drawing, including a study of line, form, space, value and composition, utilizing a variety of media, such as pencil, pen, conte, chalk, and other tools. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

ART 105: Ceramics I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of English and reading placement tests

An exploratory course designed to introduce students to the basic sculptural techniques of three-dimensional clay design and clay glazing. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

ART 106: Painting I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of English and reading placement tests

Prerequisite: ART 104 recommended. An introduction to basic painting techniques and color principles applied to the exploration of oil and/or acrylic painting media. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

ART 140: Introduction to Water Color and Pastel

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of English and reading placement tests

An exploratory course using transparent water color and pastel, which introduces color theory and practice, formal compositional principles, and painting/drawing techniques appropriate to these media. Subject matter will include still life, landscape, portraiture, and figure study. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

ART 145: Sculpture I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 103
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

Sculpture I is a studio course introducing basic sculptural processes, materials, and tools, including additive, subtractive, and substitution methods. Shop safety and aesthetic issues, both modern and historical, will be emphasized. 3 credit hours

IAI Fine Arts

ART 150: Understanding Art

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

ART 150 is designed to provide an understanding of the role of art in our culture and in contemporary life. This course utilizes art works from all cultures and periods to establish basic language of art and the principles of aesthetic organization. Information regarding the artist’s tools, materials, exhibition spaces and the art market will be studied to further illustrate the use of art in our world. Not intended for art majors. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 900

ART 154: Drawing II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 104
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

Drawing II is a studio course designed to build and refine the visual explorations begun in Basic Drawing. In this course students will continue to explore new media, to develop their perceptual skills and explore compositional devices to enhance expressive and conceptual capabilities. This course includes vocabulary development, critical analysis activities, and reference to historic models of drawing. 3 credit hours

ART 160: Illustration

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 104 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

Illustration is a studio art course that explores the fundamental technical and conceptual skills of illustration through familiarizing students to the principal areas within the field which are commercial, editorial, medical, and book illustration. This class uses a variety of media such as wet and dry drawing media and digital imaging. 3 credit hours

ART 180: Beginning Photography

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at ENGL 099 or higher
AND
-Placement at READ 091 or higher

Fundamentals of black and white still photography. Historical development of the medium. The role of photography in contemporary visual expression, including contributions from diverse cultures. The course emphasizes photographic seeing, camera operation, use of aperture and shutter settings for aesthetic and sensitometric control, film processing, printing, use of natural light for personal expression and communication, and appropriate instruction in the health and safety issues relative to the methods of the course and the materials being used. Students will need to provide their own 35mm camera equipped with manual capabilities to change lens opening and shutter speeds. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

ART 190: Digital Photography and Imaging I

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

This course is an introduction to digital photography and digital imaging processes, emphasizing photographic seeing, camera operation, use of aperture and shutter settings for aesthetic and sensitometric control, digital printing, and use of natural light for personal expression and communication. Students are required to acquire the principles for expressive communication; operational knowledge for Adobe Photoshop for scanning, manipulating, printing, and web publishing; and the skills in a variety of outputs for both fine art and commercial applications. Students are required to explore the "digital darkroom", using both traditional photographic materials and digital input, and to survey photography’s role in society and culture, including the evolution of various photographic genres and the contributions to the development of digital photography by people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Students need to provide their own 35mm camera, digital or film, equipped with manual capabilities to change the lens opening and shutter speeds. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

IAI Fine Arts

ART 195: History of Photography

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

The history of still photography from the earliest investigations of the camera obscura to 21st Century electronic imaging. Emphasis on the role of photographs as a social and cultural force and on our artistic heritage of camera work. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 904

ART 204: Life Drawing

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 104 OR
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at college level English and reading

A continuation of ART 104 and ART 154, with emphasis on drawing the figure to develop a sense of proportion, structure, gesture, movement, and composition in the various media. This course will introduce a visual vocabulary and provide group experiences, as well as foundations both technical and aesthetic. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

ART 205: Ceramics II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 105
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

Development of technical ceramic skills, including wheel work, sculpture, clay body, and clay glazing. Exploration of past and present ceramic forms. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

ART 206: Painting II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 106
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

A continuation of ART 106, with an increased emphasis on painting the human figure, portraiture, landscape painting, general composition, and the continued exploration of the formal and technical elements of painting in various opaque mediums. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

IAI Fine Arts

ART 211: Art History I: Prehistoric to Late Gothic

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

A study of the principal achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from prehistoric times to the late Gothic period, including the art of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Byzantine world, the Islamic world, and Europe during the Early Christian, Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic periods. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 901

IAI Fine Arts

ART 212: Art History II: Renaissance to Modern

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

A study of the principal achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, including art of the proto-Renaissance, the High Renaissance, Mannerism, the Baroque and Rococco periods, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism and related movements, Dadaism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and the diverse movements from 1945 to the present. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 902

ART 214: Art History III: Modern Art

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

A history of modernism in art from the French Revolution to the present with emphasis on contemporary issues. 3 credit hours

ART 231: Graphic Design I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 104 OR
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at college level English and reading

Completion of DMED 120 recommended. An introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of graphic design, including techniques, processes, terminology, and basic compositional and conceptual skills. This course provides a study of the principles and methods of combining several elements to design images that communicate information effectively. Emphasis on projects which use design elements, typography, illustrations, and technology to create effective messages. An emphasis is placed on computerized design. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

ART 241: Graphic Design II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 231 and ART 102 OR
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college reading

This advanced course builds on skills acquired in Graphic Design I; basic principles, terminology, guidelines, methods and systems necessary to solve graphic design problems. Greater emphasis will be placed on the integration of typography and image. Students will study the creation and use of communication methodology, as well grid usage and other layout devices such as composition, visual hierarchy, content development, scale, contrast and pattern. Students will build on their use of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop). 3 credit hours

ART 280: Photography II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 180
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

Further technical development in black and white photography. This course emphasizes the control of available light through use of tripods and push-processing; attributes of various films and appropriate chemistry for each; graded fiber papers; introduction to sensitometry; specialized developing and printing techniques; enhancing personal photographic expression; digital manipulation of the photographic image; and instruction in the health and safety issues relative to the methods of the course and the materials being used. Students will need to provide their own 35mm camera equipped with manual capabilities to change lens opening and shutter speeds. This course meets 6 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

ART 290: Photography III

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 180 and ART 280
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course is designed to further technical and aesthetic development in black and white photography beyond the Photo I and II course work. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a personal body of photographic work while demonstrating refined technical virtuosity. Students will need to provide their own 35mm camera equipped with a manual override option. This course meets 4 hours for 2 hours credit. 2 credit hours

ART 291: Digital Photography & Imaging II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 190 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course is a further exploration of digital photography and digital imaging processes, involving a deeper understanding of the technical and aesthetic issues of digitally created images. The emphasis of this course is personal creative expression in relation to artistic practice. In addition, we will study photography’s role in society and culture, including the evolution of various photographic genre and the contributions to the development of digital photography by people of diverse ethnic and cultural background. Evaluation includes formal group critique of images in addition to individual critiques. Students need to provide their own 35mm camera, digital or film, equipped with manual capabilities to change the lens opening and shutter speeds. 3 credit hours

ART 296: Special Topics in Art

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ART 102 and ART 231
AND
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This is an advanced course in art, with variable content that is focused on research, theory, (classroom) and/or creation of work (studio) in a particular area of art. Readings will center on current developments in the study of art and may have an interdisciplinary, social, environmental and/or critical perspective. Because topics and research studied will change each semester, ART 296 may be repeated for a total of six credits toward graduation. 1-3 credit hours