ARTG-251 Computer Applications in Graphic Design
This introductory course focuses on the use of the computer and specific software applications as they relate to the study of graphic design. Students gain in-depth experience with pertinent graphic design software applications, as well as the basics of hardware usage, color printing, and scanning. Emphasis is placed on hands-on experience and presentation of digital output. This is an excellent course for non-majors interested in graphic design and prerequisite for all other graphic design courses.
ARTG-252 Visual Communication
This course introduces students to the profession of graphic design and explores the design problem. Students will learn to conceptualize, analyze, solve problems, and successfully render solutions. Emphasis is placed on idea generation, creative thinking, and traditional design processes. Students complete projects that demonstrate grasp of the coursework using both traditional and digital means. Prerequisites: ARTS-111 and ARTG-251 or instructor's permission.
This course introduces students to the study of letterforms for their aesthetic and communicative value, as well as their importance as a medium for graphic designers. Emphasis is placed on technical aspects of typographic structure, including the anatomy of a letter and the history of typographic design. Students are expected to generate creative typographic solutions using both traditional and digital means. Prerequisite: ARTG-252 or instructor's permission.
ARTG-352 Package Design
Intermediate course in which students study the creation of three-dimensional designs for commercial packaging. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, aesthetics, and the form and function of a product's packaging. Students generate design solutions that encompass a variety of packaging styles from bottles to boxes to blister packs. Prerequisite: ARTG-252.
ARTG-354 Interactive Graphic Design I
This course offers an introduction to design for the World Wide Web. Students focus on the creative and technical aspects of developing web content,as well as design concepts and structures that are unique to the Internet. Students explore relevant software applications and gain practical creative and programming experience. Prerequisite: ARTG-251 or instructor's permission.
ARTG-360 Topics in Graphic Design
This course will vary in content with each offering as areas of particular relevance not covered by the regular graphic design curriculum are explored. Each course title under this offering will bear a specific subtitle indicating the content to be presented. May be repeated with permission of the graphic design coordinator when course content changes. Prerequisite: ARTG-252.
ARTG-400 Graphic Design Capstone
ARTG-451 Graphic Design Studio
This capstone course for graphic design majors finalizes the portfolio through the completion of a variety of advanced projects. Students will concentrate on refining skills and preparing to enter the professional world or a graduate program. In addition to project work, students will publicly exhibit their designs; write an artist statement; and produce an exhibition catalog, accompanying announcements and a formal resume. Prerequisite: ARTG-353.
ARTG-453 Advanced Typography
This course offers continued study of the value and impact of letterforms in graphic design. Emphasis is placed on the generation of creative solutions that demonstrate knowledge of contemporary typography and design values. Students enrolled in the course will be expected to generate creative typographic solutions using both traditional and digital means. Prerequisites: ARTG-252 and ARTG-253.
ARTG-460 Advanced Topics in Graphic Design
This course will vary in content with each offering as areas of particular relevance not covered by the regular graphic design curriculum are explored. Each course title under this offering will bear a specific subtitle indicating the content to be presented. May be repeated with permission of the instructor when course content changes. Prerequisites: ARTG-252 and ARTG-253.
ARTH-101 Art History I
A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from cave painting to A.D. 1400. Emphasizes standards of artistic achievement and basic principles of form and style viewed in social context.
ARTH-102 Introduction to Art History II
A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from A.D. 1400 to World War II. Emphasizes standards of artistic achievement and basic principles of form and style viewed in social context.
ARTH-205 Greek and Roman Art
A survey of art and architecture of Ancient Greece (Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic) and Roman cultures.
ARTH-211 Survey of Non-Western Art
A study of the diversity of non-western or ethnographic traditions. Possible topics include the art of Islam, India, China, Japan, Africa, South America, Meso-America, and Native America. Emphasizes the relationship between non-Western art and general historical developments.
ARTH-300 Topics in Art
An intermediate-level survey of selected topics in the history of art. Topics may be drawn from such areas as American folk art, modern art, Medieval and Renaissance art, or history of photography.
ARTH-306 Renaissance Art History
A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence, Rome, and Venice from the late 13th to the 16th centuries.
ARTH-307 Baroque Art History
A study of the impact of society and of the Renaissance on painting, sculpture, and architecture in 17th- and 18th-century Europe.
ARTH-309 19th Century Art History
Art and the role of the artist from the time of the French Revolution to the end of Impressionism, 1780s to 1880s. Emphasizes stylistic development of neoclassicism, the romantic movement, realism, and impressionism in the context of social and cultural revolutions.
ARTH-310 Modernism and the Avante-Garde
Analyzes movements and manifestos that define the art of the avant-garde from post-impressionism in the 1880s to World War II in the 1940s. Explores the various "isms" in the context of social issues which effected change in artistic principles. Recommended for all art majors.
ARTH-313 Women in Art
A study of the historic perception and the social history of the role of women in art: as artist, as subject of art, and as patron (audience) of art. Emphasizes exploration and debate over issues affecting present-day perceptions about the woman artist of the past and the future. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Same as WMST-313.
ARTH-401 Independent Study
A tutorial course focusing on serious scholarship in art history. Includes writing an article designed for publication. Instructor will assist in topic selection and guide student efforts. Students may do research at major museums, galleries and significant libraries.
ARTH-403 Senior Thesis
Required capstone course for art history majors in their senior year. Students will work with art history faculty to develop a long paper. This may be based either on new research or be an expansion of a paper from a previous art history course. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Art history majors, in lieu of a senior thesis, or art majors may take an internship in the senior year. Work with a museum, gallery or other art institution will provide valuable background experience. Internships may be broad or specific and will result in a special project. Museum interns may assist in selection of art for exhibition, communicate with lenders, prepare insurance and condition reports, write labels, install shows, or work on catalogues. Some interns work for the university's Lore Degenstein Gallery. Studio art majors and graphic design majors may take internships with professional studios and/or graphic design firms.
ARTH-412 Contemporary Art
Critical issues in art from 1950 to the present, defined by radical changes in values for the art market, art criticism, and public taste. Lively presentations by students will support or contest recent art criticism, involving them in both analysis and debate.
ARTS-111 Foundations of Art I
Introduces the principles, theories and aesthetics of two-dimensional artwork. Emphasizes the exploration of a variety of artistic media, development of creative concepts, and understanding of form and composition. Required as a beginning course for all art and graphic design majors.
ARTS-112 Foundations of Art II
Introduces the principles, theories, and aesthetics of three-dimensional artwork. Emphasizes conceptual expression, as well as understanding of the physical world of form, space, and texture as related to art objects. Prerequisite: ARTS-111.
Introduces the principles, theories and aesthetics of drawing. Focuses on visual perception and delineation incorporating traditional and nontraditional drawing media. Also addresses life drawing and conceptual expression.
Introduces the principles, theories, and aesthetics of painting. Focuses on understanding color, composition, light, illusion, abstraction, and other visual expressions using oil and/or acrylic paint. Prerequisite: ARTS-111.
Introduces the principles, theories, and aesthetics of printmaking. Focuses on aesthetic intentions and techniques of producing multiple prints through various processes such as woodcut, linocut, monotype, collograph, and etching. Prerequisite: ARTS-111.
ARTS-241 Black and White Photography
Introduces the principles, theories and aesthetics of black and white photography. Focuses on the fundamentals of observation, composition, camera use and darkroom work, including film processing and printing. Requires a 35mm camera (SLR) with manual override.
ARTS-243 Digital Photography
Introduces the principles, theories, and aesthics of digital photography. Focuses on the fundamentals of observation, composition, and camera use, as well as digital image manipulation and printing using computer software. Requires a minimum 5-megapixel digital camera.
ARTS-244 Advanced Photography
Advanced course that expands upon the principles, theories, and aesthetics of photography and photographic processes introducted in ARTD-241 or ARTD-243. Requires a 35mm camera (SLR) with manual override or a 5-megapixel digital camera. Prerequisite: ARTS-241 or ARTS-243.
ARTS-314 Topics in Studio Arts
This course will vary in content with each offering as areas of particular relevance in studio art are explored. Each course title under this offering will bear a specific subtitle indicating the content to be presented. May be repeated with permission of the department head when course content changes. Prerequisite: ARTS-111.
ARTS-341 Topics in Photography
This course will vary in content with each offering as areas of particular relevance in photography are explored. The course will require either a 35mm SLR camera with manual override or a 5-megapixel minimum digital camera, depending on the nature of the course topic. Each course title under this offering will bear a specific subtitle indicating the content to be presented. May be repeated with permission of the department head when course content changes. Prerequisite: ARTS-241 or ARTS-243.
ARTS-400 Independent Study
Independent work in advanced studio art or graphic design projects with faculty supervision and guidance. (May be repeated.) Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and department head's permission.
ARTS-402 Senior Portfolio and Exhibition
Required capstone course for studio art majors, to be taken during the senior year. Students will complete a cohesive body of artwork and exhibit to the public. Students will work with a faculty member to select and professionally present their art, write an artist statement and produce an exhibition catalog and announcement. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Internships offer a valuable experience for all art department majors and are traditionally taken during the summer between the junior and senior years or during the academic year. Art history majors may work with a museum, gallery or other art institution; studio art majors may intern at professional studios, galleries or museums; and graphic design majors normally take internships with design firms or advertising agencies. Some interns work for the university's Lore Degenstein Gallery. Prerequisite: Department head's permission.