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  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 116 – Drawing I

    Drawing is a universal language and a powerful tool of communication, making our thoughts and feelings visible and providing an effective means to investigate the world we live in. In this beginning class, students learn to “see” by engaging in intense observation and visual analysis. We explore the fundamentals of line, shape, value, proportion and perspective through a variety of drawing tools and materials. Working primarily from direct perception, students explore objects, landscape and the human figure. Drawing I links technical proficiency with conceptual development to create a solid foundation that prepares students for further study in visual art.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 199 – Selected Topics

    An opportunity to do independent work. Students must preregister with their independent advisor after submitting a written statement of intent for faculty approval.

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    ARTS 205 – Drawing II

    This intermediate course will focus on more advanced techniques in composition and concept development. Students will continue to build skills with direct perceptual drawing using objects, landscape and the figure as a motif. In addition, they will explore other approaches such as abstraction, mixed media, color work and larger scale formats. Students will experiment with a variety of materials and methods to develop more personal visual statements.

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    ARTS 210 – Sculpture I

    An introduction to the technical, conceptual, and critical skills central to the expanding practice of contemporary sculpture. Participants will learn to manipulate wood, metal, and found objects and will develop skills in mold making and casting using a range of materials such as wax, rubber, and concrete. Projects will support individual conceptual interests while exploring issues of object-making like form and process, context and installation, aesthetics, new media, and collaboration and social practice.

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    ARTS 215 – Relief Printmaking

    An introduction to relief printing: students will create linocuts and woodcuts in black and white, as well as reduction prints and multi-block prints in color. Students also will experiment with contemporary relief materials using hand drawn and digitally manipulated imagery. Technical aspects include carving techniques, figure ground reversal, color mixing, registration and edition printing for class portfolio projects. Students will explore their creative process as they develop and refine concepts and composition, including the discipline of daily sketchbook activity.

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    ARTS 220 – Painting I

    This course is an introduction to oil painting, focusing on the basic problems of color mixing, form and composition. Projects include still life, the figure and color exercises. Emphasis is placed on working from perception, translating what we see into the illusion of three dimensions. Through the direct painting method, we will explore color, surface and texture while gaining control of paint manipulation. Beginning projects include achromatic studies, monochrome color and complementary sets. We will explore a full color palette and end with a self-directed final project. Prerequisite: Drawing I or 2D-Design.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 240 – Beginning Photography

    The fundamentals of photography including the use of the camera, composition, light and subject; developing, printing and enlarging processes studied and performed by the student. Students must have a 35mm camera or a medium-format camera that allows for total control. This course is a two track approach to image making: learning of the technical aspects of traditional black and white photographic image making, combined with the aesthetic concerns and creative problem solving issues associated with the making of high quality expressive photographs.

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    ARTS 250 – Graphic Design I

    Graphic Design I is the first of a two course, year-long exploration of design as communication. Students will learn the basic principles and practice of graphic design with an emphasis on the creative problem-solving process necessary to produce successful design solutions. The student will be challenged to reach original design solutions after arriving at an understanding of both traditional and modern approaches to typography and design layout. There is required computer graphics lab component to this class that will focus on technical know-how as students learn to navigate computer graphics programs and apply what they learn to their course projects.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 260 – Production I: Visual Storytelling with Film and Video

    An intensive hands-on introduction to the art and craft of visual storytelling with film/video. The class is conceptually divided into four core areas; Image, Sound, Editing, and Storytelling. Students plan, shoot, and edit two short non-sync (no dialogue) projects while engaging in a broad exploration of the technical and artistic components of filmmaking. These projects are supported by in-class exercises, discussion, readings and some film screenings.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 262 – Screenwriting

    Screenwriting examines the fundamentals of writing for visual media; idea development, screenplay format, story structure, character, dialogue, visualization, and conflict. Students will write and workshop three scripts of varying lengths over the course of the semester, read a variety of scripts and screenplays, and review/critique a variety of short films.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 264 – Introduction to Animation

    This course will introduce students to the world of animation through a series of hands-on exercises, projects, and screenings of the most impressive independent animation from around the world. The projects cover a variety of animation concepts and techniques, all of which are based in animating real materials and digital recording methods. Basic editing and sound design are introduced, as is output to a variety of digital formats and compressions. Group discussions accompany the discovery of animation films, techniques and methods. A final project of the student’s own design will be based on a Haiku. Note: This course has been taught for the past several years by several adjunct professors.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 270 – Digital Editing

    A study of film and video editing from both technical and aesthetic perspectives. Students will utilize Adobe Premiere, AfterEffects, and Photoshop to engage in multiple editing projects spanning a variety of modes; Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Remix and Video Essay. Students will examine how a story/idea is most effectively assembled and enhanced through the use of sequence structure, image juxtaposition, shot duration, pacing and rhythm and continuity. Furthermore, students will develop skills in fundamental areas of post-production, including title design, motion graphics, color correction, greenscreen compositing, audio sweetening and audio mixing.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 280 – Documentary Storytelling

    As online distribution has contributed to a golden age of short form non-fiction filmmaking, it is imperative that aspiring filmmakers and media-makers become fluent in the aesthetics and story potential of the documentary form. Documentary Storytelling is an intensive hands-on introduction to the art and craft of short form documentary production. Students will produce two documentary projects, engage in a variety of in-class filmmaking exercises and challenges, study a variety of films and texts, and critique each other’s work.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 298 – Experimental Course

    From time to time, departments design a new course to be offered either on a one-time basis or an experimental basis before deciding whether to make it a regular part of the curriculum. Refer to the course schedule for current listings.

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    ARTS 299 – Selected Topics

    An opportunity to do independent work. Students must preregister with their independent advisor after submitting a written statement of intent for faculty approval.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 310 – Sculpture II

    This advanced course delves deeper into the world of sculpture and expands on a diversity of materials, techniques, and modes of contemporary practice. Each time the course is offered, its unique group of participants will collaboratively determine a thematic focus. Students will develop personal work within this framework inspired by open-ended assignment prompts. We may explore aspects of advanced fabrication, public art, performance, and digital media approaches. Prerequisite: Studio Art 210 – Sculpture I (ARTS 210): Sculpture I

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 315 – Intaglio Printmaking

    This course introduces the various traditional and contemporary plate-making techniques and the printing process used to create an intaglio print. Students will explore both hand techniques such as drypoint, engraving and mezzotint; as well as etching techniques, including line etching, soft ground, aquatint, and spitbite. Collagraphs and/or Solarplates are also introduced as alternative plate-making methods. Technical aspects of printing include viscosity printing, registration, and edition printing for class portfolio projects. While learning to employ the various intaglio techniques, students explore their creative process, including the discipline of keeping a sketchbook, as they develop and refine concepts and composition in projects that emphasize personal imagery and narratives.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 316 – Arts in Ireland

    Arts in Ireland is a 21-day intensive studio art course. It is designed to provide studio and music majors and minors with an opportunity to develop their artistic vision while living on the west coast of Ireland. This course is taught in association with the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 320 – Painting II

    This intermediate course in oil painting continues and expands on the direct painting method of Painting I. Further exploration of painting technique from under- painting and glazing to impasto is done through large and small- scale work following more self-directed themes. Students will investigate abstraction and work from the model concluding with a final three part series. Slide-illustrated lectures and frequent discussion of student projects support studio work and conceptual development.
 Prerequisite: Painting I or 2-D Design.

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    ARTS 325 – Lithography

    This course is an introduction to lithography, which is a planographic printmaking medium based on one simple principle – the antipathy of oil and water. Though the course will offer an historical overview of stone and plate lithographic techniques, students will experiment with more environmentally friendly and less toxic contemporary lithographic techniques, creating prints both in black and white and color. At the conclusion of the course, students will have completed an editioned portfolio of works housed in a hand-constructed folio. Technical aspects of printing include color mixing and transparency, registration, and edition printing for class portfolio projects. Students will explore their creative process, including the discipline of keeping a sketchbook, as they develop and refine concepts and composition in projects that emphasize personal imagery and narratives.

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    ARTS 330 – Intermediate Photography

    This is a digital course designed to encourage students to explore and develop their visual perception and a personal point of view. This is a rigorous course, based in Adobe Lightroom and to some degree Photoshop. Students must have a quality digital camera capable of manual control over f-stops and shutter speeds. Students must be willing to fully invest themselves in this course to investigate and express their aesthetic concerns.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 340 – Figure Drawing and Anatomy

    Through a focused study of the model and the human skeleton, students will discover the underlying anatomical structures of bones and muscles that make up the figure. Weekly drawing sessions with the model will be supplemented by studies from anatomical texts covering the major muscle groups at rest and in motion. We will explore ways to represent the character of the pose, foreshortening and proper proportions. We will analyze solid forms, using cross contour and structural lines together with tonal mass to give the figure weight using lights and darks. The final project is a life-size drawing of an anatomical figure in motion. Prerequisite: Drawing I

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 350 – Graphic Design II

    Graphic Design II is the second course in a year-long exploration of the basic principles and practice of graphic design, with an emphasis on the creative process, beginning with critical thinking and a strong problem-solving approach that leads to innovative design solutions. In the context of more comprehensive and real world design problems, including corporate identity systems, packaging design, editorial design and visual advocacy, students learn to expand on the principles of typography and visual imagery, design layout, and computer graphics learned in Graphic Design I.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 360 – Film Production II

    An intensive hands-on film/video production in which students will explore advanced techniques in directing, cinematography, lighting, editing, and sound design. The class will be broken up into teams of four students, who will conceive a story, translate it into visual language, and produce a 10-minute film. This project is supported with a variety of in-class critique sessions, hands-on production challenges, discussions, and film screenings.

  • Art (Studio)

    ARTS 365 – Printmaking Techniques and Approaches

    Printmaking Techniques and Approaches offers an in-depth exploration of select contemporary and traditional printmaking techniques, with a particular focus on innovative approaches and presentation options, such as: print folios and artist books for serial and sequential imagery; one-of-a kind sculptural or mix-media prints; and collaborative group projects. This course emphasizes the development of each student’s personal thematic content. Previous printmaking experience helpful but not required.