Preview of Courses

The following are courses that have been offered or are usually offered by the Department of Art & Art History. For a comprehensive list of courses, please refer to the current Schedule of Classes or Course Catalog.

ART 252. Sculpture I
Using techniques of wood construction, welding, assemblage and modeling the individual develops sculptural expression with attention to visual properties, spatial organization and qualities of content. Prerequisite: 101.

ART 210. Drawing I
Course designed for beginning art majors and non-art majors (those students who wish to earn the fundamentals of drawing). many operative aspects of drawing and principles of design are presented. Emphasis is placed on analytical study of composition, space, proportions, line, value and texture, etc. Upon completing this course, the student should have a solid practical knowledge of various drawing techniques.

ART 200. Digital Photography I
This course explores the processes, practices and concepts of fine art digital photography giving students an introduction to the breath of creative possibilities currently made available via digital technologies. Students will become acquainted with the computer, digital SLR camera, and various post-processing software programs like Lightroom and Photoshop while exploring a variety of creative and conceptual assignments. Students will formulate creative solutions for their class projects through the marriage of technical skills, conceptual originality and aesthetic interests. Projects are designed to draw upon the breath of contemporary photographic practice while class discussions and readings will consider the social, cultural, and political implications of the camera. No prerequisite is required, however previous enrollment in Drawing 1 or Introduction to Art 2-D is recommended.

ART 369. Age of Dada and Surrealism
Explores the visual arts during the first half of the 20th century, concentrating on Dada and Surrealism and its antecedents such as Cubism, Futurism, and Suprematism. The relation of these movements to World War I, the rise of Fascism, and World War II will be examined. Recommended prerequisite: Art 206. One semester, 3 credits.