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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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ART 103: 3D Design: Introduction To Sculpture

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

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ART 104: Drawing I

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

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ART 105: Ceramics I

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

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ART 106: Painting I

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

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ART 140: Introduction to Water Color and Pastel

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

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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 level 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

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ART 154: Drawing II

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

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, introduction to color media, digital media, critical analysis activities, and reference to historic models of drawing. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ART 180: Photo I: Darkroom Photography

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

This is an introductory course that covers the basic principles of black and white darkroom photography including equipment selection and use, film processing, image processing in a traditional wet darkroom environment, and the aesthetic concerns as a fine art medium. Framing, composition and exposure control for SLR 35mm cameras will be covered as well as an overview of the history of photography and its content as both a commercial medium and form of artistic expression. Instruction will be given in the health and safety issues relative to the darkroom and the materials that are used. Students will need to provide their own SLR 35mm camera equipped with manual capabilities to change apertures and shutter speeds. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ART 191: Digital Photography and Imaging I

Prerequisite(s):
Prerequisite:
- Placement into college level English and Reading.
Suggested Prerequisite: DMED 120 and ART 180

This is an introductory course that covers the basic principles of digital photography including equipment selection and use, image processing and editing in the digital darkroom. This course will also address the aesthetic concerns of a digital image as a fine art medium. Framing, composition and exposure control for DSLR digital cameras will be covered as well as an overview of the history of photography and its content as both a commercial medium and form of artistic expression. Digital Photography and Imaging will focus on the operational knowledge of Adobe Photoshop in scanning, manipulating, and printing. Students need to provide their own DSLR digital camera with manual capabilities to change the lens opening, shutter speeds and RAW file format. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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 level 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

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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 level 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

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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 level 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

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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 level reading

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ART 231: Graphic Design I

Prerequisite(s):
Prerequisite:
- Completion of ART 104 grade of C or better
AND
- Completion or co-enrollment in ART 102 or permission of instructor
AND
-Placement into college level English OR
- Co-enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
- Placement at college reading
*Suggested prerequisite: DMED 120

This course is an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of graphic design, including techniques, processes, terminology, basic compositional and conceptual skills. Students will design strategies that solve visual communication problems through hands-on projects which use design elements, typography, and illustrations to create effective messages. This course is also an introduction to the production of printed materials. Students will utilize the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop). 3 credit hours

ART 241: Graphic Design II

Prerequisite(s):
Prerequisite:
- Placement into college level English and Reading.
- ART 231 with a grade of C or better.

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ART 280: Photo II: Advanced Darkroom Photography

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

Photo II is a continuation of Photo I with continued technical development in the principles of black and white darkroom photography. This course emphasizes the exploration of image manipulation, special effects, the use of hand coloring, and print toning. Students will also continue to enhance personal photographic expression. Instruction will be given in the health and safety issues relative to the darkroom and the materials that are used. Students will need to provide their own SLR 35mm camera equipped with manual capabilities to change lens opening and shutter speeds. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

ART 291: Digital Photography & Imaging II

Prerequisite(s):
Prerequisite:
- Placement into college level English and Reading.
- Completion of ART 191 with a “C” or better.

This course is a further exploration of the aesthetics and techniques of digital photography and digital imaging processes. An overview of photographic criticism and photographic history will be addressed in this course. Digital Photography and Imaging II will focus on the advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop in scanning, manipulating, and printing. Students need to provide their own DSLR digital camera with manual capabilities to change the lens opening, shutter speeds and RAW file format. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.