Art (ART)

ART 111   Experiences in Art   3 Units

This course will introduce students to the different components resulting in a finished work of art. Emphasis will be placed on experimentation with media and techniques used by professional artists during their progression from idea to finished product. Students will be given presentations in digital media that will serve as guidance for the class projects. A lab fee is required. This class is offered each semester.

ART 200   Elements of Art   3 Units

In this course students will be given a practical introduction to the basics of art through creative studio activities involving the elements of art in a variety of media with two-dimensional projects. A lab fee is required. This class is offered each semester.

ART 201   Drawing I   3 Units

This studio art course will introduce the basic approaches to observational drawing in a variety of media, methods, and subject matter through lectures, demonstrations, slide presentations, studio drawing, out-of-class drawing, sketching, and critiques. A lab fee is required. This class is offered each semester.

ART 201L   Drawing I Lab   0 Units

This is a required lab for any student enrolled in ART 201. Students will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour (0-credit) lab each week as a committed studio practice.

ART 202   3D Design and Visualization   3 Units

This studio art course is an introduction to the study of three-dimensional (3D) design. Students will be exposed to the principles of 3D design and its similarities and departure from 2D design. By translating ideas and 2D images to 3D constructions, students will begin to master 3D design processes, solve design problems three-dimensionally and enhance their 3D visualization quotient. Lab fee is required. This class is offered every spring semester.

ART 202L   3D Design and Visualization Lab   0 Units

This is a required lab for any student enrolled in ART 202. Students will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour (0-credit) lab each week as a committed studio practice.

ART 251   Design   3 Units

This course is a continuation of Elements of Art, with emphasis on the properties and handling of color as a design tool. Students will gain an understanding of color relationships, as well as learn to identify, and analyze the principles and elements of design. Students will utilize these theories and principles in the creation of their own unique designs. This class is offered every fall semester.

ART 251L   Design Lab   0 Units

This is a required lab for any student enrolled in ART 251. Students will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour (0-credit) lab each week as a committed studio practice.

ART 301   Drawing II   3 Units

Students will be helped to establish a style and technique emphasizing discipline, craftsmanship, and imagination in this course as they use a variety of drawing materials and investigate perspective, composition, line, tone control, and a personal point of view. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 201 or consent of instructor. This class is offered alternate years in the spring semester.

ART 301L   Drawing II Lab   0 Units

This is a required lab for any student enrolled in ART 301. Students will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour (0-credit) lab each week as a committed studio practice.

ART 311   Art History I   3 Units

This is a survey course of Western art from the Prehistoric Period through the Renaissance, employing illustrated lectures, independent research, museum visits, and discussion. This class is offered alternate years in the spring semester.

ART 312   Art History II   3 Units

This course is a survey of Western art from the Renaissance through the present employing illustrated lectures, independent research, museum visits and discussion. This class is offered alternate years in the spring semester.

ART 315   The History of Contemporary Art   3 Units

This course will examine the art of the last half of the 20th and 21st centuries as it explores the ideas that became seminal points of interest for contemporary artists during this period. Students will study how art reflects history; how style communicates the concerns of the artist and their culture; and how symbols, techniques, materials, and subjects are used to convey the issues important to contemporary artists. This class is offered every fall semester.

ART 321   Painting I   3 Units

This studio art course will introduce students to the basic approaches of oil and acrylic painting, painting techniques, form, content, visual appreciation, and personal expression through lectures, demonstrations, slide presentations, studio painting, out-of-class painting, sketching, and critiques. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 201. This class is offered every fall semester.

ART 321L   Painting I Lab   0 Units

This is a required lab for any student enrolled in ART 321. Students will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour (0-credit) lab each week as a committed studio practice.

ART 331   Sculpture I   3 Units

This course will introduce students to the concepts, materials, and methods of sculpture as creative ideas are developed in wood, clay, plaster, found objects, and cardboard. Principles and use of equipment, material sources, and safety factors will be addressed. A lab fee is required. This class is offered alternate years in the spring semester.

ART 331L   Sculpture I Lab   0 Units

This is a required lab for any student enrolled in ART 331. Students will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour (0-credit) lab each week as a committed studio practice.

ART 341   Ceramics I   3 Units

This course will introduce clay from the process of construction through the completion of a finished piece using the following methods: pinch, coil, slab, wheel, and decorative. A lab fee is required. This class is offered every fall semester.

ART 351   Printmaking I   3 Units

This course will provide an introduction to printmaking media with an emphasis on experimentation through techniques such as the monoprint, relief, and silkscreen. Prerequisites: ART 200 and ART 201 or consent of the instructor. This class is offered alternate years in the fall semester.

ART 390   Practicum: Art   1-4 Units

This course is a practical, hands-on experience outside the classroom directly related to the student's major, minor, or professional program that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience. A lab fee may be required for some courses.

ART 401   Figure Drawing   3 Units

In this course students will obtain the basic skill of drawing the human figure including anatomy, observation of the human form, fundamental exercises in gesture, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. In-class observation of artist's models will be complemented with studies of plaster casts and master drawings. By concentrating on proportion, light, shape, and movement, students will acquire skills in representing the human form using a variety of materials. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 201 or consent of instructor. This class is offered every fall semester.

ART 421   Painting II   3 Units

In this course students will be encouraged to establish a painting style and technique emphasizing discipline, craftsmanship, and imagination as they expand their knowledge and skill of acrylic and oil paint through lectures, demonstrations, slide presentations, studio painting, out-of-class painting, sketching, and critiques. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 321. This class is offered alternate years in the spring semester.

ART 421L   Painting II Lab   0 Units

This is a required lab for any student enrolled in ART 421. Students will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour (0-credit) lab each week as a committed studio practice.

ART 431   Sculpture II   3 Units

Principles, use of equipment, and safety factors will be addressed in this studio course with an emphasis on individual development of form and craftsmanship, and using creative assignments involving metal, wood, and other materials. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 331 or consent of instructor. This class is offered alternate years in the fall semester.

ART 431L   Sculpture II Lab   0 Units

This is a required lab for any student enrolled in ART 431. Students will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour (0-credit) lab each week as a committed studio practice.

ART 441   Ceramics II   3 Units

Building on the foundation of Ceramics I, this course will challenge students to pursue a more individual exploration of ceramic forms and texture with an emphasis on the technical understanding of surface treatments and ceramic processes as tools toward formal and conceptual success. Along with hand-building and wheel throwing techniques, glazing, and kiln firing, the aesthetics of form will be investigated with a focus on design and visual thinking. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 341 or consent of instructor. This class is offered every spring semester.

ART 451   Printmaking II   3 Units

In this course students will expand their knowledge of certain printing techniques such as the monoprint, collagraph, relief, and silkscreen methods as they conduct research that combine art history and practical experience to produce prints that are rich in content. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: ART 351 or consent of instructor. This class is offered alternate years in the spring semester.

ART 488   Children’s Art   3 Units

In this course students will explore the developmental stages of art in children at different levels that will aid in curriculum development and give students the opportunity to experiment with various art activities to develop skills needed for the effective teaching of art in the elementary school. A lab fee is required. This class is offered every fall semester.

ART 488L   Children's Art Lab   0 Units

This is a required lab for any student enrolled in ART 488. Students will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour (0-credit) lab each week as a committed studio practice.

ART 490   Internship: Art   1-8 Units

ART 498   Senior Art Seminar   3 Units

The purpose of this course is to assist students to gain a more complete understanding of the complex nature of art making and its role in a social, historical, cultural, and personal context. Intended to serve as a capstone experience for students in the Studio Arts major, this course is designed to complement and work in conjunction with preparations for the Senior Exhibition. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of the instructor. This class is offered every spring semester.

ART 498L   Senior Art Seminar Lab   0 Units

This is a required lab for any student enrolled in ART 498. Students will be required to attend a mandatory 1-hour (0-credit) lab each week as a committed studio practice.