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Course Descriptions

ART& 100: Art Appreciation:CD

Credits: 5.0

A survey of the visual arts and architecture, focusing on artistic elements, design and function in different eras, cultures, and traditions (was ART 120).

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply and discuss specific elements and principles of design in works of art and specific course discussions. [REASON]
  2. Effectively describe, discuss, critique and evaluate varied art works from different time periods, cultures, and traditions, in terms of their technical and artistic characteristics, content aesthetics, and social content. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Effectively communicate orally and in writing the characteristics and content of a variety of artworks from different time periods, cultures, and traditions. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Demonstrate research skills for a formal analysis of artworks using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  5. Discuss, critique, and evaluate art in terms of its relationship to society, aesthetic quality and technical excellence using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [ACT]
  6. Explain how the process and challenges of institutionalizing a discussion of art is a process of cultural dominance. [REASON]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 101: Drawing I

Credits: 5.0

Drawing as an act of seeing, selections and translating onto a two-dimensional surface. Students learn to see, represent, and interpret the world around them using both traditional and experimental materials.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed drawing projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in drawing. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of drawing techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for drawing and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of drawing projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Demonstrate research skills in the history of drawing for presentation and proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

ART 102: Drawing II

Credits: 5.0

Applies skills learned in Drawing I with continued focus on observational drawing development. Conceptual ideas will be explored using both traditional and experimental methods and media. Prerequisite(s): ART 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Reinforce techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed drawing projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in drawing. [REASON]
  3. Reinforce production of quality work through the application of a variety of drawing techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Reinforce knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for drawing and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Reinforce constructive critiques of drawing projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Reinforce research skills in the history of drawing for presentation and proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

ART 103: Drawing III

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of Drawing I and II. Introduction of color value. Advanced exploration of experimental media and techniques with an emphasis on presentation. Prerequisite(s): ART 102 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Master techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed drawing projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in drawing. [REASON]
  3. Master production of quality work through the application of a variety of drawing techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Master knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for drawing and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Master constructive critiques of drawing projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Master research skills in the history of drawing for presentation and proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

ART 111: Two-Dimensional Design:CD

Credits: 5.0

Introductory course focusing on the exploration of the elements and principles of design used in two-dimensional problem solving. Exercises begin with interpretation and translation, progressing to abstraction, and conclude with a series of variations on a visual theme.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed 2D design projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in 2D design. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of 2D design techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for 2D design and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of 2D design projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Demonstrate research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 112: Three-Dimensional Design:CD

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of ART 111 focusing on three-dimensional design fundamentals with an emphasis on visual and critical thinking. Through a variety of materials, three-dimensional fundamentals are investigated formally and conceptually. Prerequisite(s): ART 111 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed 3D design projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in 3D design. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of 3D design techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for 3D design and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of 3D design projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Demonstrate research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 113: Alternative Approaches to Design:CD

Credits: 5.0

Presentation of creative processes artists employ to discover and translate ideas, feelings, and concerns into images or objects. Use of a wide variety of methods and approaches, from traditional to technological, to promote visual expression. Prerequisite(s): ART 111 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed design projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in design. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of design techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for design and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of design projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Demonstrate research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 126: History of Western Art I

Credits: 5.0

From prehistory through the fall of the Roman Empire and Early Christian period, this course traces the development of the visual arts and architecture in various cultures, with primary emphasis on Western Civilization.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply and discuss specific elements and principles of design in works of Western art dating from Prehistory-fourth century and specific course discussions. [REASON]
  2. Effectively describe, discuss, critique and evaluate Western art dating from Prehistory-fourth century in terms of their technical and artistic characteristics, content aesthetics, and social content. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Effectively communicate orally and in writing the characteristics and content of Western art dating from Prehistory-fourth century. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Demonstrate research skills for a formal analysis of Western art dating from Prehistory-fourth century using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  5. Discuss, critique, and evaluate Western art dating from Prehistory-fourth century in terms of its relationship to society, aesthetic quality and technical excellence using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [ACT]
  6. Explain how the process and challenges of institutionalizing a discussion of art is a process of cultural dominance. [REASON]

ART 127: History of Western Art II

Credits: 5.0

A survey of the visual arts and architecture from the Medieval period to the end of the Baroque/Rococo period in Europe.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply and discuss specific elements and principles of design in works of Western art dating from fourth century-17th century and specific course discussions. [REASON]
  2. Effectively describe, discuss, critique and evaluate Western art dating from fourth century-17th century in terms of their technical and artistic characteristics, content aesthetics, and social content. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Effectively communicate orally and in writing the characteristics and content of Western art dating from fourth century-17th century. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Demonstrate research skills for a formal analysis of Western art dating from fourth century-17th century using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  5. Discuss, critique, and evaluate Western art dating from fourth century-17th century in terms of its relationship to society, aesthetic quality and technical excellence using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [ACT]
  6. Explain how the process and challenges of institutionalizing a discussion of art is a process of cultural dominance. [REASON]

ART 128: Western Art III

Credits: 5.0

A survey of the modern roots of contemporary art as well as the wide range of traditional and experimental media and techniques employed by contemporary artists to create visual expression from the 19th century to the present.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply and discuss specific elements and principles of design in works of Western art dating from 18th century-1970 and specific course discussions. [REASON]
  2. Effectively describe, discuss, critique and evaluate Western art dating from 18th century-1970 in terms of their technical and artistic characteristics, content aesthetics, and social content. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Effectively communicate orally and in writing the characteristics and content of Western art dating from 18th century-1970. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Demonstrate research skills for a formal analysis of Western art dating from 18th century-1970 using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  5. Discuss, critique, and evaluate Western art dating from 18th century-1970 in terms of its relationship to society, aesthetic quality and technical excellence using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [ACT]
  6. Explain how the process and challenges of institutionalizing a discussion of art is a process of cultural dominance. [REASON]

ART 129: Art of a Specific Culture

Credits: 5.0

Introduction to the art of a specific culture; examination of topics ranging from that culture's archaeology and architecture to its fine arts and crafts.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply and discuss specific elements and principles of design in works of art and specific course discussions. [REASON]
  2. Effectively describe, discuss, critique and evaluate varied art works from the course time periods, cultures, and traditions, in terms of their technical and artistic characteristics, content aesthetics, and social content. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Effectively communicate orally and in writing the characteristics and content of a variety of artworks from the course time periods, cultures, and traditions. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Demonstrate research skills for a formal analysis of artworks using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  5. Discuss, critique, and evaluate art in terms of its relationship to society, aesthetic quality and technical excellence using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [ACT]
  6. Explain how the process and challenges of institutionalizing a discussion of art is a process of cultural dominance. [REASON]

ART 130: Contemporary Art

Credits: 5.0

Introduces the recurring themes and practices in contemporary art dating from 1980 to present. Considers how cultural, social, economic and technological changes during this period have impacted the global field of contemporary art.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply and discuss specific elements and principles of design in works of Western art dating from 1980-present and specific course discussions. [REASON]
  2. Effectively describe, discuss, critique and evaluate Western art dating from 1980-present in terms of their technical and artistic characteristics, content aesthetics, and social content. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Effectively communicate orally and in writing the characteristics and content of Western art dating from 1980-present. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Demonstrate research skills for a formal analysis of Western art dating from 1980-present using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  5. Discuss, critique, and evaluate Western art dating from 1980-present in terms of its relationship to society, aesthetic quality and technical excellence using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [ACT]
  6. Explain how the process and challenges of institutionalizing a discussion of art is a process of cultural dominance. [REASON]

ART 150: Painting I:CD

Credits: 5.0

Introduction to techniques in painting using acrylics. Color theory, mixing colors, and application of elements of design are explored. Influences and contributions of various artists and cultures to painting will be discussed.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed Painting projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in Painting. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of Painting techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for Painting and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of Painting projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Demonstrate research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 151: Painting II:CD

Credits: 5.0

Investigation of painting tools and materials, styles and techniques. Organization of painting content, selection of subjects, social aspects and individual concepts will be discussed and reviewed. Demonstration and studio work time to develop skills. Prerequisite(s): ART 150 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Reinforce techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed painting projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in painting. [REASON]
  3. Reinforce production of quality work through the application of a variety of Painting techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Reinforce knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for painting and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Reinforce constructive critiques of painting projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Reinforce research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 152: Painting III:CD

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of ART 151 with an emphasis on the development of a series. Prerequisite(s): ART 151.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Master techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed painting projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Masterly generate, consider and evaluate problems in painting. [REASON]
  3. Master production of quality work through the application of a variety of painting techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Master knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for painting and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Master constructive critiques of painting projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Master research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 153: Painting IV:CD

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of ART 152 with emphasis on independent research, large format work and development of style. Prerequisite(s): ART 152.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Master techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed painting projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Masterly generate, consider and evaluate problems in painting. [REASON]
  3. Master production of quality work through the application of a variety of painting techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Master knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for painting and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Master constructive critiques of painting projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Master research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 155: Special Topics

Credits: 5.0

Topics and seminars of current interest in Art. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in assigned discipline. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of art techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Demonstrate research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

ART 170: Pottery I:CD

Credits: 5.0

Focus on hand building form and materials and techniques of clay and glaze. An exploration and research in clay methods, design elements and 3-D composition. Influences and contributions of various artists and cultures will be discussed.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed ceramic projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in ceramics. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of ceramic techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for ceramics and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of ceramic projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Demonstrate research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 171: Pottery II:CD

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of ART 170 focusing on experimentation and designs in clay. Introduction to the potters' wheel with an emphasis on exploration of 3-D elements and principles of functional form. Influences and contributions of various artists and cultures will be discussed. Prerequisite(s): ART 111 or 170 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Reinforce techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed ceramic projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in ceramics. [REASON]
  3. Reinforce production of quality work through the application of a variety of ceramic techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Reinforce knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for ceramics and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Reinforce constructive critiques of ceramic projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Reinforce research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 172: Pottery III:CD

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of ART 171 with focus on functional or non-functional works in a series. Provides an introduction to glaze compositions and applications, and kiln firing. Influences and contributions of various artists and cultures will be discussed. Prerequisite(s): ART 111 or 171 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Master techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed ceramic projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Masterly generate, consider and evaluate problems in ceramics. [REASON]
  3. Master production of quality work through the application of a variety of ceramic techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Master knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for ceramics and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Master constructive critiques of ceramic projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Master research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 173: Pottery IV:CD

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of ART 171 and 172 with a focus on problem setting and solving. Provides further experience with glaze composition and application, and kiln firing. Influences and contributions of various artists and cultures will be discussed. Prerequisite(s): ART 172 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Master techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed ceramic projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Masterly generate, consider and evaluate problems in ceramics. [REASON]
  3. Master production of quality work through the application of a variety of ceramic techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Master knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for ceramics and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Master constructive critiques of ceramic projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Master research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 175: Jewelry and Metal Design I

Credits: 5.0

introduction to basic elements and principles of design as applied to jewelry. Projects focus on the application of basic fabrication techniques of sawing, piercing, filing, soldering and buffing. Emphasis on creativity and quality crafting of fine art jewelry.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed jewelry projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in jewelry. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of jewelry techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for jewelry and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of jewelry projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Demonstrate research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

ART 176: Jewelry and Metal Design II

Credits: 5.0

Continuation of ART 175 with an emphasis on casting of nonferrous metal utilizing various processes and techniques. Prerequisite(s): ART 175 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Reinforce techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed jewelry projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in jewelry. [REASON]
  3. Reinforce production of quality work through the application of a variety of jewelry techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Reinforce knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for jewelry and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Reinforce constructive critiques of jewelry projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Reinforce research skills in the history of jewelry for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

ART 177: Jewelry and Metal Design III

Credits: 5.0

Studio course. Continuation of ART 175/176 with an emphasis on design and creation of jewelry or small sculptural forms using multiple construction techniques. Focus is on limited edition forms, interchangeable piece construction and thematic design applications. Prerequisite(s): ART 176 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Master techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed jewelry/metal design projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Masterly generate, consider and evaluate problems in jewelry/metal design. [REASON]
  3. Master production of quality work through the application of a variety of jewelry/metal design techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Master knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for jewelry/metal design and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Master constructive critiques of jewelry/metal design projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Master research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

ART 180: Sculpture

Credits: 5.0

Studio course. Creating sculptures through exploring and applying principles of three-dimensional design. A variety of media incorporated, including some or all of the following: clay, casting, wood and stone.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed Sculpture projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in Sculpture. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of Sculpture techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for Sculpture and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of Sculpture projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Demonstrate research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

ART 181: Ceramic Sculpture:CD

Credits: 5.0

Three-dimensional expression using clay for modeling and construction. Includes staining, glazing, and firing of student projects. Projects explore elements of design and 3-D composition. Influences and contribution of various cultures explored.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed ceramic sculpture projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in ceramic sculpture. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of ceramic sculpture techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for ceramic sculpture and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of ceramic sculpture projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Demonstrate research skills in the history of art for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]
  7. Apply knowledge, awareness, and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [REASON]

ART 188: Instructional Assistant in Art

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

For students with experience or skills in art activity who wish to assist instruction. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Permission of supervising instructor and department head.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Express their experiences in teaching art by assisting with preparations and demonstrations. [ACT]

ART 198: Individual Project in Art

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Study of student-selected project or approved experiences in the field of art. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Produce work through independent exploration and expression on a focused area of interest or need. [EXPLORE]
  2. Develop specific concepts or materials relevant to art. [ACT]
  3. Create a comprehensive activity which supplements the existing art courses. [REASON]
  4. Demonstrate capability in the development, implementation and completion of a total project adhering to established procedures and due dates. [ACT]

ART 199: Special Projects

Credits: 5.0

Note: Credit available with approval. For information contact the division secretary at (425)640-1560.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Determine their own objectives in conference with the instructor. The student will then prepare a type-written set of objectives for the instructor's records. These objectives will form the basis upon which the student will be graded. [REASON]
  2. Produce work through the opportunity to use independent exploration and expression in a focused area of need or interest. [EXPLORE]
  3. Develop specific skills or techniques within the fields of art or photography. [ACT]

ART 225: Introduction to Graphic Design

Credits: 5.0

Graphic design, its history, imaging and the elements and principles of digital design in visual communication. An introduction to computer graphic design production tools and processes in visual illustration.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed graphic design projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in graphic design. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of graphic design techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for graphic design and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of graphic design projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Demonstrate research skills in the history of design for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

ART 226: Intermediate Graphic Design

Credits: 5.0

Intermediate and advanced graphic design problems involving research, planning, and implementation of development ideas. The production processes, tools, and mechanisms in graphic design. Prerequisite(s): ART 225 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Reinforce techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed graphic design projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in graphic design. [REASON]
  3. Reinforce production of quality work through the application of a variety of graphic design techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Reinforce knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for jewelry and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Reinforce constructive critiques of graphic design projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Reinforce research skills in the history of graphic design for presentation and using proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

ART 255: Special Topics

Credits: 5.0

Topics and seminars of interest in Art. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Reinforce techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in design. [REASON]
  3. Reinforce production of quality work through the application of a variety of techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Reinforce knowledge of basic compositional guidelines and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Reinforce constructive critiques of projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Reinforce research skills in the history of art for presentation and proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

ART 288: Instructional Assistant in Art

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Advanced special teaching projects in art. For students with experience or skills in art area instruction who wish to assist instruction. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available. Prerequisite(s): Permission of supervising instructor and department head.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Express their experiences in teaching art by assisting with preparations and demonstrations. [ACT]

ART 298: Individual Projects in Art

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

Study of student-selected project or approved experiences in the field of art. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Produce work through independent exploration and expression on a focused area of interest or need. [EXPLORE]
  2. Develop specific concepts or materials relevant to art. [ACT]
  3. Create a comprehensive activity which supplements the existing art courses. [REASON]
  4. Demonstrate capability in the development, implementation and completion of a total project adhering to established procedures and due dates. [ACT]

ART 299: Special Projects

Credits: 5.0

Note: Credit available with approval. For information contact the division secretary at (425)640-1560.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Determine their own objectives in conference with the instructor. The student will then prepare a type-written set of objectives for the instructor's records. These objectives will form the basis upon which the student will be graded. [REASON]
  2. Produce work through the opportunity to use independent exploration and expression in a focused area of need or interest. [EXPLORE]
  3. Develop specific skills or techniques within the fields of art or photography. [ACT]