Minor in Studio Art

Requirements

Required pre-minor courses 12 hours

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ART 140 Art History 3
ART 150 Fundamentals of Design in Art 3
ART 160 Design I 3
ART 170 Introduction to Drawing 3

Students formally apply to the minor program upon completion of these courses.

Required art courses 9 hours

Choose three courses:
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ART 126 Ceramics: Basic Hand-building Techniques 3
ART 222 Caves to Computers: The Evolution of the Graphic Arts 3
ART 227 Ceramics: Advanced Hand-building & Wheel 3
ART 350 Studies in Drawing: [medium to be specified] 3
ART 360 Studies in Sculpture 3
ART 370 Studies in Printmaking: [medium to be specified] 3
ART 426 Studies in Ceramics: [medium to be specified] 3
ART 470 Studies in Painting: [medium to be specified] 3

Courses

ART 126 - Ceramics: Basic Hand-building Techniques (3)

An introduction to clay as an artistic medium. A variety of pots will be constructed using the following hand-building techniques: pinch, coil, slab, and compression. Three-dimensional design principles will be emphasized.

Course Fee: $40.00

ART 140 - Art History (3)

This course is designed to assist the student in a visual understanding of the art of the past and present. The Western tradition is analyzed, with emphasis upon art forms such as architecture, painting, and sculpture. The course highlights the major art periods starting with prehistory and ending with the modern era. Students are expected to take this course before taking major level courses in Art.

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: GSR 102 or the equivalent, and GSR 103

Course Fee: $50.00

ART 150 - Fundamentals of Design in Art (3)

An introduction to the language of art and design (space, line, shape, value, texture and color) and the principle of composition for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. A series of hands-on projects will reinforce these concepts. Students are expected to take this course before taking major level courses in Art.

Course Fee: $40.00

ART 160 - Design I (3)

This course introduces students to the Macintosh computer system, digital camera basics, and Adobe software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Digital imaging, illustration, layout, and other digital art techniques will be introduced. This course is intended to prepare students for intermediate classes in graphic design, web design, photography, and digital art.

Course Fee: $75.00

ART 170 - Introduction to Drawing (3)

A foundation course in drawing. An introduction to principles and procedures of drawing in various media. Lectures and studio work. Students are expected to take this course before taking major level courses in Art.

Course Fee: $40.00

ART 222 - Caves to Computers: The Evolution of the Graphic Arts (3)

This course both surveys and samples the creative, technological and social developments that have had impact on the evolution of the graphic arts. Course content emphasizes both the visual and written record through a variety of media including original objects, reproductions, film, the Web and other published sources.

Prerequisites: ART 140, ART 160

Course Fee: $40.00

ART 227 - Ceramics: Advanced Hand-building & Wheel (3)

A continuation of hand-building techniques used to construct more complex forms. An introduction to the potter's wheel. Students will critique their work based on principles of three-dimensional design.

Prerequisites: ART126 or Permission of instructor.

Course Fee: $40.00

ART 350 - Studies in Drawing: [medium to be specified] (3)

Studies in Drawing is designed to provide an in-depth study of a specific area of the drawing discipline. Each time the course is offered, the materials and artistic processes related to one medium will be identified by the instructor, e.g. Mixed Media, Pastel, Ink, Dry Media, Charcoal, Collage, and Life Drawing. Students majoring in Studio Art may apply two Studies in Drawing courses to their major requirements.

Prerequisites: ART 170 and permission of the instructor.

Course Fee: $40.00

ART 360 - Studies in Sculpture (3)

Studies in Sculpture is designed to provide an in-depth study of a specific area of the sculptural discipline. Each time the course is offered, the materials, artistic concepts, and construction processes related to one medium will be identified by the instructor, e.g. Wood, Plaster, Fabric, Plastic, Glass, Metal, Papier-Mache, Mixed Media, etc. Students majoring in Studio Art may apply two Studies in Sculpture courses to their major requirements.

Course Fee: $40.00

ART 370 - Studies in Printmaking: [medium to be specified] (3)

Studies in Printmaking is designed to provide an in-depth study of a narrowly defined area of the printmaking discipline. Each time the course is offered, the materials, tools, artistic concepts, and printing processes related to one medium will be identified by the instructor, e.g. Screen printing, collagraph, woodcut printing, linocut printing, and lithograph printing.

Prerequisites: ART 170 and permission of the instructor.

Course Fee: $40.00

ART 426 - Studies in Ceramics: [medium to be specified] (3)

This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of a specific area within the ceramics discipline. While the medium used is the same (clay), different techniques, stylistic approaches, and historic perspectives will be taught in each course. As topics change, this course may be repeated.

Prerequisites: ART 227 or permission of the instructor.

Course Fee: $40.00

ART 470 - Studies in Painting: [medium to be specified] (3)

Studies in Painting is designed to provide an in-depth study of a specific area of the painting discipline. Each time the course is offered, the materials, tools, artistic concepts and techniques related to one medium will be identified by the instructor, e.g. oil, acrylic, knife painting, mural painting, watercolor, airbrushing.

Prerequisites: ART 170 and permission of the instructor.

Course Fee: $40.00