ARTS: Art

ARTS 1000  Arts & the Environment: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

Students will explore, create, and perform work inspired by the natural and built world. We will investigate how diverse artists working in different media interpret and respond to nature, urban environments, and environmental concerns. The goal is to experience a range of conceptual approaches and aesthetic strategies in context with developing individual and/or collaborative projects that are informed by environmental themes.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 1010  Art Appreciation  (4 Credits)  

In this study, students will develop a college level familiarity with the visual arts by learning about the basic concepts, vocabulary, media and abbreviated world history of the visual arts through readings, discussions and writing.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1015  Art Studio Experience: Introduction to Painting  (4 Credits)  

The studio atmosphere is a hands-on experience with much individualized instruction and on-going critique, often in the form of free exchange of ideas among other students as well as with the instructor. Students will start with basic painting exercises then go on to working on simple still lifes and gradually progress to more complicated works. They'll work mostly from observation to develop basic understanding of color and tone and learn how to make objects appear three dimensional on the flat surface of canvas.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 1020  Art & Sustainability  (4 Credits)  

In this study students will examine the visual arts, focusing on sculpture, as a process and instrument connecting the natural environment and human imagination to develop an appreciation for art as personal expression, conduit for social consciousness, and opportunity for a new esthetic based upon ecological awareness.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1025  Body Art: Tattooing: Introduction  (4 Credits)  

'Keep the ink flowing and the needles buzzing.' - Sean Hobden, 2012 The modification of the body spans thousands of years and throughout various cultures. This study focuses on the art of tattooing, its significance, symbolism, and affiliations. This study will consider the history behind same, the socio-cultural influences, contemporary issues, the art’s potential risks and complications, as well as the student’s interest in the topic itself.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1030  Collage  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is for learners to investigate, create, experiment and learn about collage as an historical and cultural art form. Students will look at works of collage from both Western and Global perspectives and development. This study is also meant to be very process oriented and progressive so students come out with a greater appreciation for, practice and understanding of the medium.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1035  Communication for Peace: Graffiti: Introduction  (4 Credits)  

Spanning the centuries, graffiti’s existence on walls and objects throughout the world has prompted the understanding of language, lifestyle, and culture. Graffiti is both an anonymous and public voice, accomplished at times when no one is looking yet surfaces for all to see. It can be etched, carved, painted, stenciled, knitted, chalked, or even projected onto a surface. This study will focus on a set verve expressed by this art form, which has incited rebellion, sparked social criticism, and cultivated change/peace. We will explore various topics and issues to include its historical context; aesthetics; legalities; collaborated efforts to promote peace; a set influence on other creative fields such as music, film, graphic design, and advertising; and individual artists - i.e. Banksy (Great Britain), Os Gêmeos (Brazil), Daim (Germany), Shepard Fairey (United States); as no other art movement has had such a profound impact on the physical face of the modern world. And considering that this is an art study, introductory exercises in graffiti will surely add to the student's knowledge of this medium.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1040  Figure Drawing  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to develop perceptual and technical skills drawing the human figure, learning about proportions and structure, as well as understanding basic anatomy. The study will demonstrate the timeless relevance of the human form as subject matter and as a primary vehicle through which an artist makes use of the visual language to plan, process, and create. The study will include an introduction to skeletal anatomy in order to increase understanding and accuracy in drawing the figure.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1045  Global Art History: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

This study is an introduction to the history, styles and aesthetics of the visual and performing arts including, theatre, dance, music, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, photographic, digital and arts from a global and thematic perspective. Consideration of the cultural, political, social, economic and institutional influences on artists and human creativity will be addressed. Additional discussion of the creative process inherent within any specific art form and the elements and tools used to create art will be included. The student will consider the role and function and meaning of the arts in various cultures around the world. The purpose is to give an introductory and broad overview of the arts throughout the history of mankind, especially in Non-Western Civilizations.

Attributes: Other World Civilization Gn Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1050  Humanities Through the Arts  (4 Credits)  

Through a study of Western artistic and intellectual expression, students will survey the arts and humanities disciplines such as literature, art, music, theater, cinema, and so forth. Students will learn about basic language of art and artworks. Students will study several enduring themes in the humanities such as morality, happiness, life and death attitudes, and freedom and how they are expressed through the arts. Students will analyze the arts in historical, social, (multi)cultural, biographical, and aesthetic contexts, and develop ability to critically respond, interpret, and evaluate the arts. This course was previously ART-221634 Humanities through the Arts.

Attributes: Humanities Gen Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1055  Impressionism: The Birth of Modern Art  (4 Credits)  

This study focuses on an era within the history of art in 19th century France, and events that contributed to the birth of modern art. Social, cultural, political and philosophical ideas that shaped and changed the way art was created and defined will be discussed. The study will begin with an analysis of the historical, social, and theoretical issues, such as the reconstruction of Paris, Napoleon III, the role of female artists, government sponsored art exhibitions, the Salon shows, and the Anonymous Society of Painters and address their impact in the art world. Study will look at the works of the artists who would be labeled the Impressionist and for whom the art movement Impressionism emerged.

Attributes: Humanities Gen Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1065  Introduction to Drawing  (4 Credits)  

This study introduces students to the fundamental concepts and techniques of drawing while gaining a working knowledge about the elements of design. Work will be done from direct observation to learn to interpret 3-dimensional objects onto a two dimensional surface.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1070  Introduction to Graphic Design  (4 Credits)  

This study will enable students to work on a variety of graphic design problems typically encountered by visual artists in today's marketplace. Portfolio-building projects will include layout and typographic problem solving, color theory, and graphic imagery in context and design for the web.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1075  Introduction to Painting  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to acquaint students with the formal elements of painting (color, composition, light, form, texture, figure ground relationship) through a color-mixing and paint handling exercises. Color theory and its functionality will be emphasized and put into practice. Students will explore application of paint to canvas, panels, and/or paper working from still life or reference material. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Drawing or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1080  Introduction to Studio Art  (4 Credits)  

Through a sequential study of artistic elements, art media, drawing and painting techniques and art criticism, this course introduces students to the fundamentals of studio art. Students will build foundation art skills, as well as the beginning of a portfolio, through studio practice and assignments. Students will study line, shape and form, focusing on light, tonal drawing and linear and atmospheric perspective in black and white and color. Students will also learn to critique art. This course was previously ART-221114 Introduction to Studio Art.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1082  College Art & Drawing  (3 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is to help students develop observational skills and drawing techniques using traditional principles and contemporary techniques in drawing. Students will gain a greater working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. The class is structured to guide and assist the student in developing basic drawing skills. This basic course assumes that there has been no prior artistic or technical experience and begins on an introductory level. Students will develop vocabulary and a “critical eye” in the evaluation of contemporary drawing while developing some technical facility.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1085  Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design  (4 Credits)  

This study is an introduction to the foundational principles of two-dimensional design. The student will complete assignments that demonstrate an understanding of formal design concepts such as figure and ground interdependence, interruption, grouping principles, balance and imbalance, chance arrangements, shape as defined by line and mass, symmetry/asymmetry, and rhythm. Each design exercise will include a one page essay articulating the design process in each assignment.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 1090  Masters of the Renaissance: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

This study will explore three celebrated artists of the Italian Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Raffello Sanzio (Raphael). Their careers span from roughly 1450 to 1565, encompassing a period generally referred to as the Early and High Renaissance within Italy. This study will present an in-depth analysis of each artist in relation to their training, stylistic development, oeuvre, the role of patronage, as well as myth/legend. We will also explore the relationship between their art and the social/cultural developments of the Renaissance.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1095  Nature Drawing: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

Drawing on previous knowledge as inspiration, this course of study will introduce the fundamentals of Drawing, its materials and processes, while addressing the historic value of drawing to the artist and current conceptual thinking of esthetic problem solving through environmental issues. By using and exploring artist materials, concepts of composition, critical thinking, aesthetic vocabulary, and creative problem solving, participants will bridge the gap between the role of the artist as object maker and the role of the artist as innovative thinker and social commentator.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1100  Netherlandish Art: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

This study focuses on painting in the Netherlands. Students will consider formal characteristics and on-going iconographic concerns within the work of individual artists such as Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, etc. We will also investigate the intersection of visual culture with class, economics, politics, and gender resulting in an understanding of the socio-cultural context of the art of Northern Europe from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1105  Painting Outdoors: Landscape for Beginners  (4 Credits)  

In this study, students will view various examples of landscape paintings that illustrate various approaches to landscape painting. Following this, the students will make their own sketches and paintings of the surrounding landscape.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 1120  The Illustrated Man-Sci-Fi Metaphors & Ray Bradbury: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

This course facilitates a study of drawing via the genre of science-fiction. The student will explore the ways in which metaphors emerge, giving visual representation to same, within a quintessential work of the genre’s central figure/work - Ray Bradbury’s the illustrated man. The focus of the study will center on the following - key compositional images that are compelling and imaginative; an environment that reflects a story’s premise; the development of appropriate symbolism and mood; the researching of historical motifs; the expansion of drawing techniques; and the creation of a narrative flow. We will work collaboratively to present, in a visual fashion, Bradbury’s eighteen short stories. The course will deal with drawing in various materials to include charcoal, pencils, conte crayons, and ink.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1125  Watercolor Painting  (4 Credits)  

Watercolor Painting is an introductory presenting the technical and aesthetic aspects of this creative art form and an overview of color theory, along with some of its historical and contemporary practitioners.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1127  Drawing Into Painting  (4 Credits)  

This course merges the theoretical, technical and creative aspects of drawing and painting to create a portfolio of work. Within the genres of still life, interior, and landscape, students will gain experience in a variety of drawing tools such as graphite, conte crayon, and charcoal. Drawing foundations such as composition, perspective, contour, negative space, tonal, and gestural drawing are part of this creative art form. Ink, watercolor and/or gouache will provide a transition from drawing principles into representational and abstract painting. Students will visually document each project in brief written descriptions which will culminate in a final artist’s statement. Diverse artists of inspiration such as Cezanne, Bonnard, Krasner, and Lam will provide historical and contemporary references. The process of presentation and critique will be ongoing, with two critiques at mid-term/end of term.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed

ARTS 1130  Western Art History Survey I  (4 Credits)  

The visual arts express the ideas and beliefs of the communities in which they were created. The arts intersect with religion, mythology, politics and science. This traditional survey course will examine the media, iconography, cultural/historical context and meaning of painting, sculpture and architecture in the west in the following foundational cultures: Prehistoric, the Near East, Egypt, Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, Roman and Middle Ages with an introduction to the Fourteenth Century Proto-Renaissance. In addition, there will be an emphasis on developing appropriate vocabulary with which to access the visual arts.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 1135  Writing About Art  (4 Credits)  

This course will provide the student with readings and exercises that will sharpen his/her areas of observation and critical assessment, and the elements involved in writing carefully organized responses to non-literary forms: visual art (painting, sculpture, photography, graphic arts, architecture, art installations), performance art (dance, theater, music), film, and emergent art forms in new media (digital/the internet).

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 1140  Media and Visual Literacy  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this course is to introduce the field of visual literacy and media studies at a foundational level. Learn to analyze, interpret, and understand the role that images and media play in your life and in our culture. Central to the course is a study of the artistic expression and creative process integral to images in the ever-changing media landscape such as advertising, consumer objects, photography, fashion, film and television through design and semiotic analysis. Consider media ownership and its impact, as well as race, class, and gender, in mainstream media. Develop skills in "reading" images in the media and how they are influenced by, and influence of, culture. This course was previously COMM 1025 Media Literacy and ART-222424 Media and Visual Literacy.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 1998  Individualized Studies in Art (ARTS)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Art (ARTS). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

ARTS 2005  A Sense of Place-Drawing from Nature: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

In this study, students will advance the technical skills necessary to render the power and beauty of nature through direct observation. They will learn to draw subjects within differing environs/settings while placing a set emphasis on the treatment of plants, insects, animals, etc. Topics may include interests from environmental studies (designed to fulfill wider social context), art (designed to fulfill technical proficiency in methods and techniques), culture, and history. Note: This course is set for the Fall 2016 Residency at 2 and 4 credits; I will then offer the course as 4 credits during the Spring/Summer terms. Should it not be accepted for the residency in 2017, then I’ll offer this during the Fall term as well

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 2010  American Folk & Outsider Art  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is for learners to explore a robust tradition of current and historical works by American self-taught artists and those creating outside of 'mainstream' art production, promotion and education/apprenticeship circles.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 2015  Ancient Roman Art & Architecture  (4 Credits)  

In this study, students will explore Ancient Roman art and architecture. Students will progress through the Republican, Imperial, late-Imperial and possibly Early Christian and Byzantine periods.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 2020  Art History I: Prehistory to Renaissance  (4 Credits)  

In this study, we will study the history of Western art from Prehistory to the Renaissance with a focus on: basic art and art historical terminology, the basic periods and major art works of Western Civilization for this broad time frame, and how to 'read' works of art and architecture for their form, content and context.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 2025  Art History II: Baroque to Modern  (4 Credits)  

In this course, we will study the history of Western art from the High Renaissance to Postmodernism with a focus on: basic art and art historical terminology, the basic periods and major art works of Western Civilization for this broad time frame, and how to 'read' works of art and architecture for their form, content and context.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 2030  Design Thinking  (4 Credits)  

This course focuses on new trends in creative business thinking. It combines an analytical mind with an intuitive mind of designers. It will provide basic theory, however will focus mainly on a practical experience gained from hands on projects. The purpose of this course is to introduce to students a way of thinking called 'Design thinking.' This kind of thinking can contribute to a competitive advantage for many successful business entrepreneurs and transform arts or socially oriented projects. It is a result of current trends in business and design thinking worldwide. The methods and knowledge gained from this course can be applied to any type of business or an industry.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 2035  Diversity in the American Arts  (4 Credits)  

This multicultural art course investigates the artists and artistic expressions of diverse ethnic and cultural groups in America. Examples of artistic expressions range from traditional ethnic artifacts like baskets and quilts to contemporary art like painting and sculpture. Students can also study the artists and artistic expressions derived from their own ethnic, cultural, or familiar groups. Students will view, describe, and analyze diverse artistic forms and creative processes inherent therein. Students will also apply a critical lens to identify multicultural, race, gender, and class issues, among others, associated with art. This course was previously ART-222444 Diversity in the American Arts.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 2040  Eco Arts  (4 Credits)  

Ecological Art or Eco Art is a contemporary form of environmental art created by artists who are concerned about local and global environmental issues and situations. The field is growing rapidly with hundreds of artists working around the world. This interdisciplinary study of Eco Arts helps students become familiar with various eco arts texts, projects, works and theories as well as visiting and participating in Eco Arts sites/activities both online and in real time and creating their own projects using materials and concepts inspired by their learning.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 2041  African-American Art  (4 Credits)  

This study will cover the evolution of African American art focusing on the twentieth century. In addition to taking a broad historical perspective based on influential social theory of the time, the student will look closely at the work of individual artists such as Edmonia Lewis, Augusta Savage, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Aaron Douglas, Archibald Motley, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Faith Ringgold, Beverly Buchanan, Betye Saar and Kara Walker.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 2045  Fashion History  (4 Credits)  

This study covers fashion from ancient civilizations through the 21st century.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 2050  Introduction to the History of Western Architecture  (4 Credits)  

This course surveys Western architecture and society from ancient times to the present. Students will learn about the language of architecture, architects, and major architectural styles in several key periods across Western civilization with a special emphasis on architecture of the 19th to 21st century. The course also seeks to enhance the critical understanding of the development of Western culture as a whole. Students will be able to learn about the development of Western civilization through the contextual understanding of the function and meanings of architecture in a variety of cultures throughout time. This course was previously ART-221434 Introduction to the History of Western Architecture.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Western Civilization Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 2055  Sculpture: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

This studio inspired course addresses the fundamental aspects of three dimensional design using an online workshop approach while looking at the history, theory and practice of sculpture. Students will engage in the creation of three dimensional work, applying basic concepts used in additive and subtractive sculpture to their visual work as a means of developing a strong three dimensional vocabulary. Explored during the term will be such concepts as relief sculpture, free standing sculpture, and environmental sculpture. Supporting the studio portion of this study students are expected to participate in all readings, online discussions, and group critiques as ways of informing their visual work while referencing both three dimensional aesthetics and art history discussed throughout the term. This course was previously ART-221354 Sculpture: Introductory.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 2060  Western Art History Survey II  (4 Credits)  

This course will have particular focus on the innovations in visual culture that emerged in the proto-Renaissance and Renaissance in Italy that reverberated through the next 400 years in European art. Reactions to Renaissance conventions will be examined in nineteenth and twentieth century art. The study will conclude with post-Modern art movements emerging in the 1980's. There will be an emphasis on learning the appropriate vocabulary with which to access the visual arts.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 2998  Individualized Studies in Art (ARTS)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Art (ARTS). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

ARTS 3000  Advanced Nature Drawing  (4 Credits)  

Using knowledge and experience of the natural world as inspiration, the emphasis for this study will be refining the use of the essential elements of drawing. Students will bridge the gap between the role of artist as object maker and the role of the artist as innovative thinker and social commentator.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3005  20th Century Art History II  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to learn the history of art of the second half of the twentieth century (1945-2000), focusing on European based art movements such as Post Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Metaphysical, German and Austrian Expressionism, Bauhaus, Russian Avant Garde, De Stijl, Dada, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. The influence of these movements on American art will be addressed including the Armory show, Harlem Renaissance, Social Realism as well as women and surrealism, and women and abstract art.

Attributes: Humanities Gen Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3010  20th Century Art History I  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to learn the history of art of the first half of the twentieth century (1900-1950), focusing on European based art movements such as Post Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Metaphysical, German and Austrian Expressionism, Bauhaus, Russian Avant Garde, De Stijl, Dada, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. The influence of these movements on American art will be addressed including the Armory show, Harlem Renaissance, Social Realism, women and surrealism and women and abstract art.

Attributes: Humanities Gen Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3015  20th Century Design in Cultural Context  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to allow the student an opportunity to study 20th-century design in the context of its cultural, social, political and totemic functions, and its status as a manifestation of the material culture. Various aspects of design will be under consideration: graphic, typographic, industrial, landscape, architectural, consumer and interior. Special consideration will be given to topics such as Bauhaus, the aesthetic movement, pop, Constructivism and organic design.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3020  A Sense of Place: Drawing from Nature: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

In this advanced level study, the student will learn to draw within differing environs/settings while placing a set emphasis on the treatment of plants, insects, animals, etc. As convictions inform effort, this study will also explore the lives and work of the early botanical illustrators such as Ferdinand Bauer to the contemporary work of Alice Tangerini; several of the environmental artists to include David Nash, Bob Verschueren, and Nils-Udo; the beasts and birds of Walton Ford; as well as others via readings, websites, PowerPoint presentations, and/or film. This study is meant for those interested in environmental studies (designed to fulfill wider social context), art (designed to fulfill technical proficiency/ competence in methods and techniques), culture, and history. Note: This course is set for the Fall 2016 Residency at 2 and 4 credits; I will then offer the course as 4 credits during the Spring/Summer terms. Should it not be accepted for the residency in 2017, then I’ll offer this during the Fall term as well Offered at both intro and advanced level.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3025  Advanced Drawing  (4 Credits)  

In this study, the student's goal will be to bring his or her drawing to the advanced level by: 1) building upon foundation studies in drawing; 2) learning to formulate and solve artistic problems independently; 3) developing a personal direction in his/her work; and 4) learning to think critically about the work and place it in an art historical context.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3030  Advanced Drawing: Comics  (4 Credits)  

The comic is both a cultural icon and practice - a sequential art. This study will place an emphasis on the major aspects of comic book creation to include its history, illustration, expressive anatomy, inking, storyboarding, and plot/writing.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3035  Advanced Graphic Design  (4 Credits)  

In this study, students will focus on developing and producing a complete marketing campaign utilizing different graphic mediums that would be utilized to advertise a business. Students will assess a customer’s needs and develop a campaign plan utilizing the basics of the grid system. Students will work through a design scenario for a business that has a need for an advertising campaign to be developed utilizing several mediums of design for delivery. This course will enable students to work on a variety of advanced graphic design problems typically encountered by visual artists in today's marketplace. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a related introductory study or relevant advanced level experience.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3040  Advanced Painting  (4 Credits)  

This study is for students who have completed prior studies in painting and are now ready for advanced level work. Building upon the concepts and skills that they have acquired in foundation level studies, each student's goal in this contract is to develop a personal direction in painting.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3050  American Architectural History  (4 Credits)  

This study asks students to learn to recognize and understand the various types of buildings and building styles within the United States. This necessarily includes discussions of the manner in which social, cultural, economic, political, and historic phenomena are created by and represented in American architecture. As well, a thorough exploration of American architecture necessitates inquiries of interactions between the history and architecture of the United States and the history and architecture of other world cultures.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3055  American Art History  (4 Credits)  

This study asks students to explore the American experience as it is portrayed in American art. This necessarily includes discussions of the manner in which social, cultural, economic, political, and historic phenomena are created by and represented in American art. As well, a thorough exploration of American art necessitates inquiries of interactions between the history and art of the United States and the history and art of other world cultures.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3060  Ancient Greek & Roman Art  (4 Credits)  

In this study, students will explore Ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Students will progress through the Archaic, Severe, Classical and Hellenistic styles.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3065  Art Criticism  (4 Credits)  

The student will develop an advanced college level familiarity with the major schools of thought in art criticism from Antiquity to current times.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3070  Art Studio Experience: Advanced Painting  (4 Credits)  

Students will discuss with the instructor their particular painting interests, and together decide on the body of work to be completed. Students' final artwork should be thoughtful and well crafted and express their personal vision. It is also important that students demonstrate a genuine willingness to respond positively to constructive criticism, to try new ideas and to incorporate changes in their work as needed.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3075  Arts Management  (4 Credits)  

This course focuses on the history, theory, and practice of arts management. It provides opportunities for practical application of theory and technique through projects such as research and case studies related to the development of marketing, business or strategic plans, arts manager’s portfolio, the role of arts manager in the community, and the development of arts organizations or programs. Comparisons between profit and not for profit organizations provide a context for issues of fundraising and various conceptual approaches to management. Prerequisites (must complete before registering): Prior knowledge, skills, or experience in art and business or management, as well as upper-level standing with advanced level academic skills This course was previously ART-223524 Arts Management.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3080  Arts of Native North America  (4 Credits)  

In this course, students will examine the arts and artists of Indigenous people of North America in the broad categories of visual arts, performing arts, language arts and material culture as expressions of values in non-Western cultures. Topics include a survey of arts and material culture beginning with the post-contact through the modern era in terms of the continuity of practices in religious and secular arts; individual and communal representation and response to social, political and spiritual circumstances. This survey also includes modern and contemporary artists working in a broad range of media and categories.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3085  Art Cognition & the Brain  (4 Credits)  

This study will explore issues, ideas and scientific research at the intersection of arts and media, psychology and science. Participants will examine the effects that creating and processing the arts have on the brain as well as investigate texts and artwork created from varying points of view where the protagonists' brains exhibit what may have been considered 'non-normative' behavior, i.e. through injury, trauma, illness, drug use, genetics, and conditions of birth.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3090  Baroque Art & Architecture  (4 Credits)  

In this study, we will explore the art and architecture of the several Baroque.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3095  Body Art: Tattooing: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

The modification of the body spans thousands of years and throughout various cultures. This study focuses on the art of tattooing, its significance, symbolism, and affiliations. This study will consider the history behind same, the socio-cultural influences, contemporary issues, the art’s potential risks and complications, as well as the student’s interest in the topic itself.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3100  Book Arts  (4 Credits)  

Book Arts is manifested today in numerous forms from hand book making, binding and design, to printing, typography and digital design. Students will design specific and personally relevant research activities to examine the visual language available for creating books--both as an object and as a repository for transmitting information/narrative. Handmade as well as altered, illuminated, printed, recycled, multimedia, digital and nontraditional forms of creating the book will be explored.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3105  Communication for Peace: Graffiti: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

In this advanced level study, students formulate an increasingly more sophisticated understanding and practice of Graffiti as an art form. Graffiti is both an anonymous and public voice, accomplished at times when no one is looking yet surfaces for all to see. It can be etched, carved, painted, stenciled, knitted, chalked, or even projected onto a surface. This study will focus on a set verve expressed by this art form, which has incited rebellion, sparked social criticism, and cultivated change/peace. We will explore various topics and issues to include its historical context; aesthetics; legalities; collaborated efforts to promote peace; a set influence on other creative fields such as music, film, graphic design, and advertising; and individual artists - i.e. Banksy (Great Britain), Os Gêmeos (Brazil), Daim (Germany), Shepard Fairey (United States); as no other art movement has had such a profound impact on the physical face of the modern world. .

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3110  Creativity in the Classroom  (4 Credits)  

The goal of this study is for the student to understand how the arts are used in the classroom and in curricula design.

ARTS 3115  Cuba at the Crossroads: Art Culture and Identity  (4 Credits)  

Students in this study will examine the changing cultural and political landscape of Cuba. We will look at how economic, political and cultural factors come to bear on issues of identity, and how these are reflected in the arts. Students will learn about the history of the island and about the complex heritage of indigenous, African and Iberian cultures. Cuba’s political and economic relationship to the U.S. will be examined, along with issues of race, class and gender in modern Cuban society.

Attributes: Other World Civilization Gn Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3120  Documenting Community Arts & Traditions  (4 Credits)  

Learn concepts of folklore and use a range of fieldwork methods to study and document community arts and traditions such as material culture, verbal art, and belief systems of the local communities. Students will learn key concepts, genres, and fieldwork techniques in folklore studies. They will practice fieldwork methods by carrying out a series of fieldwork projects such as interviewing, participant observation, visual and audio documentation, and representation/reporting. Toward the end, students will develop a fieldwork portfolio including the digitalized raw material collected from the field, final documentation, and final culminating report. Prerequisites (must complete before registering): Prior college course or knowledge in art or cultural studies as well as upper-level standing with advanced level academic skills This course was previously ART-224314 Documenting Community Arts and Traditions.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3125  Global Art History: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

This is an advanced study of global art history--styles and aesthetics of the visual and performing arts including theatre, dance, music, drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, photographic, and digital arts. Consideration of the cultural, political, social, economic and institutional influences on artists and human creativity will be addressed. Additional discussion of the creative process inherent within any specific art form and the elements and tools used to create art will be included. The student will consider the role and function and meaning of the arts in various cultures around the world. The purpose is to give an advanced understanding of the arts throughout the history of humanity, especially in Non-Western Civilizations.

Attributes: Other World Civilization Gn Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3130  History of American Comic Art  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to analyze the evolution of American comic art from 1896 to the present. Special attention will be paid to the art in its historical, cultural, social and political context, and to related issues such as satire.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3134  Art & Civilization  (4 Credits)  

Students will explore the history of art from prehistoric times to the fourteenth century in this advanced level art history survey course. Students will be exposed to related ideas and facts, patronage, criticism, and iconography, and have the opportunity to explore interesting aspects of various topics and artworks, allowing them to delve more deeply into the many dimensions of art history. The visual arts will be treated as part of a larger world, in which geography, politics, religion, economics, philosophy, social life, and the other fine arts are related components of a vibrant and cultural landscape. During the course, students will have the opportunity to choose to focus on topics which may include: Art of the Ancient Near East and Egypt; the Ancient Aegean, Greece and Rome; Jewish, Christian and Byzantine Art; Islamic Art; Art of South and Southeast Asia, China and Korea; Art of the Americas; Early African Art; Early Medieval and Romanesque Art; as well as Gothic and Fourteenth Century European Art. While all topics will not be studied in depth, students will have the opportunity to explore and understand the parameters of art history from a variety of vantage points.

Attributes: Other World Civilization Gn Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3135  Illustration  (4 Credits)  

This advanced studio art course emphasizes technical proficiency, individual direction, and history and theory of illustration. Traditional and non-computer based studio art tools will be the primary media for illustration. Learning activities evolves from greater proficiency on technique and traditional drawing to an increasing focus on content, experimental, and creative advanced approaches. Students will practice illustrations with a range of subject matters, materials and formats. Illustration exercises and other learning activities will foster students' ability to research and observe quality illustration styles and techniques as well as critique illustration. Prerequisite (must complete before registering): A lower level studio art course or experience in drawing and painting This course was previously ART-223124 Illustration.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3140  Image & Text in Visual Art  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this contract is for artists and creative writers to investigate various text and visual models and analyze how they can or do work together. Students will focus on elements of visual and textual composition and their effects in order to elevate their own writing and/or visual arts practice and craft.

ARTS 3145  Issues in Contemporary Art  (4 Credits)  

This is a study designed to engage students in the study of art historical and theoretical issues from the 1970s through the 21st century.

Attributes: Humanities Gen Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3150  Italian Renaissance Art & Architecture  (4 Credits)  

Students will explore the development of Italian Renaissance Art embracing the historical time frame that includes the Duecento, Trecento, Quattrocento and Cinquecento. We will look at the initial causes of the Renaissance: population increase, agricultural improvements, economic growth with the rise of trade and venture capitalism, and rise of the cities. Then, we will explore how this affects painting, sculpture and architecture.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3155  Lyrical Intuition in Art & Architecture  (4 Credits)  

Using Croce's concept of 'lyrical intuition' as a point of departure, along with both formal and contextual analysis, students will develop a series of both precis and essays, with mentor guidance, on both select works of art and architecture. Students will also explore and use such concepts as metacriticism, authorial intention and some aspects of rhetorical criticism as they progress through the semester. A strong grounding in the art history survey with accompanying upper level course work in art history and the humanities is strongly suggested.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3160  Masters of the Renaissance: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

This study will explore three celebrated artists of the Italian Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Raffello Sanzio (Raphael). Their careers span from roughly 1450 to 1565, encompassing a period generally referred to as the Early and High Renaissance within Italy. This study will present an in-depth analysis of each artist in relation to their training, stylistic development, oeuvre, the role of patronage, as well as myth/legend.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3165  Material & Visual Culture  (4 Credits)  

The objects and images of everyday life influence the ways in which people think, communicate, and learn. In this study we will consider the ways people use images and objects to understand the world, create identities, and explain their society and culture. We will focus primarily on the United States and will consider the effects of material and visual culture on American literature and history.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3170  Mathematics & The Arts  (4 Credits)  

This study will ask students to examine the varied uses of mathematics within the arts. Basic arithmetic skills, in addition to more detailed algebraic and geometric principles, will be explored as they are applied within the arts. Further, students will be asked to collect and analyze data for a final project that asks them to look at the use of mathematics within popular culture.

Attributes: Mathematics Gen Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3175  Medieval Art & Architecture  (4 Credits)  

Predicated on having already successfully completed the Art History Survey either here or at another college, the student will study the art and architecture of the Middle Ages, roughly from the end of Roman Antiquity up to and including the Gothic style.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3180  Mixed Media  (4 Credits)  

This is a study for artists who are interested in and inspired by exploring how a diverse variety of materials and techniques might intersect in their creative endeavors. Rich combinations of techniques and materials, both traditional and non-traditional, will be sampled and utilized in structured and self-directed projects.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3185  Netherlandish Art: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

This study focuses on painting in the Netherlands. We will consider formal characteristics and on-going iconographic concerns within the work of individual artists such as Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, etc. We will also investigate the intersection of visual culture with class, economics, politics, and gender resulting in an understanding of the socio-cultural context of the art of Northern Europe from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3190  Nineteenth Century Art  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to enable the student to learn about the major artists, movements, and intellectual and cultural ideas that we normally associate with the broad span of Romanticism through the course of the 19th century.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3195  Painting with Acrylics  (4 Credits)  

Students will learn how to develop a painting surface, study the theory of color and its application, and create a personal body of work in painting.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3200  Prehistoric Art  (4 Credits)  

This study takes a look at the fascinating art of human prehistory, including body art, objects d’art, and rock and wall art. Included in our focus will be an examination of the 'discovery' of prehistoric art by both historic and modern cultures, the use of science in this vast field, literal and symbolic interpretations of the art and current issues in the field. Analogies will be made in comparing this art to that of some contemporary aboriginal peoples.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3210  The Illustrated Man-Sci-Fi Metaphors & Ray Bradbury: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

This course facilitates a study of drawing via the genre of science-fiction. The student will explore the ways in which metaphors emerge, giving visual representation to same, within a quintessential work of the genre’s central figure/work - Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man. The focus of the study will center on the following - key compositional images that are compelling and imaginative; an environment that reflects a story’s premise; the development of appropriate symbolism and mood; the researching of historical motifs; the expansion of drawing techniques; and the creation of a narrative flow. We will work collaboratively to present, in a visual fashion, Bradbury’s eighteen short stories. The course will deal with drawing in various materials to include charcoal, pencils, conte crayons, and ink.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3215  The Odd Couple of Art History – Van Gogh & Gauguin  (4 Credits)  

For a two-month period in 1888, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin shared a small yellow house located in the south of France. Known as the odd couple of art history, their time together is considered explosive, in temperament and yet more so in creativity. The images created by both men are astounding during this short-lived arrangement. And, it will end with the institutionalization of van Gogh resulting in a definitive break in van Gogh’s relationship with Gauguin. The study of this artistic liaison and their work begins with a date - October 23, 1888.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3220  The Pre-Raphaelites: A Revolution in Art Literature & Life  (4 Credits)  

Romanticism engulfed the nation with the Middle Ages becoming a source of spiritual and artistic inspiration. The Chartist demonstration presented a call for equal representation while universal suffrage ensued. Artisan cooperatives and labor organizations were on the rise. And, drawn together by a shared love of art Dante Rossetti, John Millais, and William Holman Hunt, formed an artistic society of their own design and definition. Known as the Pre-Raphaelites, they understood that if England was to assert itself as a cultural center, then the English would need to mine and cultivate their own heritage and produce a national style. And, so emerged not only a 'Brotherhood' but a 'style' as is expressionism, impressionism, or realism and worthy enough to be known as Pre-Raphaelitism.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3225  The Renaissance & Reformation  (4 Credits)  

This study will explore the history and art of the Renaissance and Reformation and will present an in-depth analysis of the period to include the various artists in relation to their training, stylistic development, oeuvre, the role of patronage, as well as myth/legend.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3230  The Women of the Resistance  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to examine the individual, cultural, and historical reason for political and social resistance by women and the consequences of that resistance.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3235  Multimodal Approaches to Creativity & Wellness  (4 Credits)  

In this interactive study, learners will explore how varied modes of creative arts can facilitate the therapeutic process. They will read and discuss several theoretical texts, clinical models and creative works focused on/produced by the interconnectedness between artistic expression and the healing process -- whether physical, intellectual, emotional or spiritual in nature. Special attention will be placed on the relationship between the brain, art-making and healing.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3240  Visual Literacy  (4 Credits)  

This course is designed to engage the student in the creative process and foster understanding of the arts. Topics of study include visual expression and communication in painting, advertising, graphic design, photography, film, computer graphics and typography. Through theory, method and applications, students will develop an understanding of the visual arts and the creative processes inherent in them. Students will analyze, interpret and understand the role the arts play in their lives and in society. The course is organized around readings, critical evaluation and opinion sharing assignments, written assignments and projects designed to promote visual literacy and understanding in the arts.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3245  Advanced Digital Photography  (4 Credits)  

This advanced study in Digital Photography explores the image as a form of creative problem solving. Increasingly nuanced elements of composition, editorial images, and individualized points of views are among three of the core themes that will be explored during the course. Throughout the term college written critiques of the photographs will support analytical understandings of the visual objectives. As a final project, students create a portfolio that reflects new ways of seeing and interpreting the world around them, which holds the power to transform the everyday. Access to a digital camera and a computer are required for the course. All photographs will be presented in black and white unless color is required in the assignment or justified by the photography. Pre-Req: An introductory study or relevant advanced level experience is necessary to take this study.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3250  Design Thinking: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

This course focuses on new trends in creative business thinking by looking at business with both an analytical and intuitive mind. It provides basic design theories and explains how they are applied practically in business. “Design Thinking” is a new trend of thinking which can contribute to a competitive advantage for many successful business entrepreneurs and transform arts or socially oriented projects The methods and knowledge gained from this course can be applied to any type of business or industry worldwide.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3255  American Art: A New Look  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to provide a sampling of themes in American art history beginning with pre-contact, followed by the colonial period to the mid-twentieth century. Themes such as Pre-Colonial Art, The Harlem Renaissance, and The Significance of Portraits, will include a variety of visual art and architecture as a way of intersecting with the history of northern America and the opportunity to strengthen critical thinking and writing skills.

Attributes: Humanities Gen Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 3260  Advanced Watercolor Painting  (4 Credits)  

Watercolor Painting is an advanced study presenting the technical and aesthetic aspects of this creative art form, along with some of its historical and contemporary practitioners.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3996  Special Topics in Arts  (1-8 Credits)  

The content of this course will vary by term and section. Students may repeat this course for credit as long as the topic differs. Please refer to the Term Guide for course topic offerings.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 3998  Individualized Studies in Art (ARTS)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Art (ARTS). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

ARTS 4005  Advanced Studio Practice  (4 Credits)  

Advanced Studio Practice is an on-line forum for students to exchange and share their art work, to learn about current trends and exhibitions in the art world, to become informed about significant issues in contemporary art, some of which are historical; and to build an ePortfolio of their art work and writing.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 4010  Art History: A Study of Cultures  (4 Credits)  

This course is designed for students to gain concepts and skills for constructing a lens on art history. Students will learn to connect artistic practices not only with questions of aesthetic trends but also with the shifts of time, sociocultural context, and art historical methods. Specifically, students will study a range of approaches employed by art historians and apply them as they analyze and interpret visual artworks and critical cultural issues in art history. This course was previously ART-223514 Art History: A Study of Cultures. Prerequisites: upper-level standing with advanced level academic skills. A lower-level art history class is highly recommended.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 4011  Arts-based Research Practice  (4 Credits)  

Through studying the concepts of arts-based research and samples from the visual, performing, narrative, and media arts, students learn to design and carry out arts-based research projects that combine artmaking activities in social research contexts. Specifically, students survey various research methods, tools, and resources appropriate to their arts disciplines and individual projects. Sample research practice might begin with a question emerged from artistic practice, employ artmaking as a part of research process, or consider research as an artistic practice.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 4015  Arts & The Environment: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

Students will explore, create, and perform work inspired by the natural and built world. We will investigate how diverse artists working in different media interpret and respond to nature, urban environments, and environmental concerns. The goal is to experience a range of conceptual approaches and aesthetic strategies in context with developing individual and/or collaborative projects that are informed by environmental themes.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 4020  Color Theory  (4 Credits)  

Understanding the interaction of color is a critical component of studio and digital art studies. In this course, we will learn how colors interact with each other as well as their effects on human perception. While the emphasis of this study is on the practice of methodically demonstrating color relationships in a series of hands-on assignments, the conceptual properties of color will be explored within the color studies as they relate to cultural/symbolic meaning, form and perception. Since critique and appropriate verbalization of color theory is a critical component of this study, each assignment will be accompanied by an explanatory statement.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 4025  Creativity Studies  (4 Credits)  

This interdisciplinary study addresses the nature and development of creativity in individual and social contexts. Students will encounter an array of discussions surrounding the topic of creativity, from early attempts at quantification of creativity as 'divergent thinking' to theories about 'flow' and analysis of the role of discipline in the arts.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 4030  Culture of the Book  (4 Credits)  

In this study, learners will examine the origin of writing and the lifecycle of the book as an historical, artistic and cultural phenomenon.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 4035  Images of Women in Western Civilization  (4 Credits)  

What have been women’s roles in society and life experiences from ancient times to the present? How have women and women's lives been represented in art? What interpretive frameworks do scholars use to examine and understand women’s art and its connection to the development of Western civilization? Through examining images of women found in fine arts, cultural artifacts, and popular culture media from ancient times to the present, students will ponder these questions and learn about women’s struggles in and contributions to the development of the distinct features of the history, society, culture, and art world of Western civilization. Prerequisites (must complete before registering): Prior college course or knowledge in art or world history, as well as upper-level standing with advanced level academic skills This course was previously ART-223534 Images of Women in Western Civilization.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Western Civilization Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 4040  Indigenous Knowledge in Art  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to understand the role of Indigenous visual culture in transmitting Indigenous knowledge in terms of reciprocity within the community, identification with ancestral land, stewardship of the environment, history and cosmology. As a globally based study, this course will investigate commonalities in worldview as well as localized differences in the work of Indigenous artists in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Africa where the traditional social role of the artist is recognized as central to the transmission of knowledge and social meaning in the community. Discussion will center on traditional beliefs and worldview as well as the relevance of this art to present social and political concerns of Indigenous communities worldwide.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 4045  Learning from the Simpsons  (4 Credits)  

The Simpsons, often referred to as America's favorite family, offer a fascinating look at society and culture. But, they also offer an often biting commentary on the United States' educational system and regularly serve up information that requires relatively sophisticated interpretation. This study will investigate the manner in which The Simpsons, its writers, and its animators educate their viewers on topics ranging from math to psychology, philosophy to sociology.

Attributes: Humanities Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 4050  Mixed Media: Studio Practice  (4 Credits)  

This advanced independent study is intended for students with prior art background to gain further experience in developing personal concepts, explore different materials, experiment with ideas, and develop a high degree of craftsmanship, originality and expression.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 4055  Native North American History & Art  (4 Credits)  

The visual arts express the history, ideas and beliefs of the communities in which they are created. Therefore, this study begins with a foundational reading of topics in the histories and philosophies of Indigenous nations located in North America with an emphasis on the Indigenous perspective. Contextualized within this critical historical understanding, the course will consider the diversity of visual/artistic expression among Indigenous nations and examine the central role of Indigenous arts in storytelling, cultural continuity, resistance and sovereignty. The role of contemporary pan-Indian trends in Native North American art will be studied in the context of the global Indigenous movement. Corequisites: Visual Literacy

Attributes: Other World Civilization Gn Ed, Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 4060  Perspectives in Creative Thought: The Intersection of Life & Art  (4 Credits)  

Through assigned reading, individual research and experiential projects, the student will development an understanding of the process of creativity in the arts, life, philosophy, and education.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 4065  Two-Dimensional Design  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is to invent a thematic series of two- dimensional design projects that are portfolio quality in terms of content and execution. Complex, in-depth projects will be developed in which the student will demonstrate a working knowledge of advanced level planned design while exploring the effects and influence of design elements on the viewer. The designer will be understood as an influential agent in visual culture. Students will generate verbal critiques with appropriate design vocabulary. Prerequisites: Two-Dimensional Design (Intro. level) Corequisites: Color theory, Visual Literacy, Digital Art and Design.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 4070  What Is Art?  (4 Credits)  

This course focuses on philosophy of art, aesthetic theory, and art criticism. Students read key works by major aesthetic philosophers, artists, and scholars from different time periods and societies, and they contemplate on questions related to, for example, socio-cultural assumptions about art; definition, function, meaning, and value of art; and aesthetic qualities and experiences of art. Prerequisites (must complete before registering): Prior college course or knowledge in art, philosophy, or cultural studies, as well as upper-level standing with advanced level academic skills. This course was previously ART-224514 What is Art?

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 4122  Independent Arts Project  (4 Credits)  

The purpose of this study is for advanced level arts students of any genre to independently explore a larger project in their chosen art form(s) as well as engage with related artistic questions/concerns generated by their earlier experiences and current obsessions. Interdisciplinary and/or uses of multiple perspectives or media will be particularly encouraged by the mentor where applicable.

Attributes: Liberal

ARTS 4127  Retail Marketing and Design  (4 Credits)  

Retail Marketing and Design is a course of study focusing on the current American esthetics found in the commercial market place. This study will look at the areas of marketing and design such as clientele, competition, merchandising, and production, all of which informs the design process within the corporate structure A working knowledge of design is not a requirement for this course of study. When not offered through the arts learning community, or a group study four face to face meetings are required with the instructor at our East Syracuse or Utica Locations.

Attributes: Arts Gen Ed, Liberal

ARTS 4800  Arts Internship  (4 Credits)  

The internship is an opportunity for a student to apply the theories and methods of The Arts to a real-world experience. Students should work independently, with their mentor, and with the Career Services division well in advance of the internship term to find an internship opportunity that meets their specific needs and fits within their degree program and college level appropriateness. An internship may only be completed with the approval of the student's mentor.

ARTS 4998  Individualized Studies in Art (ARTS)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Art (ARTS). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.