Jul 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Courses


 

Art History

  
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    ARTH 3330 Silk Road Art


    This course presents a survey of several art traditions on the ancient Silk Road from 1200 BC to the early 20th century. while the course will cover some of the West and Far East, its focus will be in Central Asia, looking at the impact of Alexander in Central Asia, the Hart Dynasty’s expansion i n the West Region, the Tang Dynastry’s diplomatic relationship with foreign countries, the Persians, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, and Islamic Central Asia. These issues will be examined through the lens of the visual arts, including works in bronze/metal, ceramics, silk/textile designs, mural paintings, and sculpture. The exchange of ideas and art styles/techniques will be emphasized. Through the art produced along the Silk Road, we will witness the beginnings of globalization, looking at how East and West interacted, and how they stimulated and influenced eaach other. This course is writing intensive.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTH 3335 History of Film


    Provides an overview of the history of film from its 19th century beginnings to the present day.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTH 3340 Modern European Film


    A survey of the major European films from World War II to the present and their aesthetic, social and technical importance.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTH 3360 Art and Film


    Studies film as a non-narrative medium. Emphasizes the history of the independent film. Recent films and videotapes by artists serve as a basis for criticism of film by the students in the class. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1010   OR ARTH 1040 OR ARTH 1060 OR ARTH 1200 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTH 3380 Islamic Art and Architecture


    This course presents the arts of Muslim cultures from the beginnings of Islam in the early seventh century to the modern period. Students examine architectural monuments from palaces to mosques as well as small-scale “luxury” items like textiles, metalwork, ceramics, and illuminated manuscripts. Lectures and discussions explore the diversity of Islamic art throughout the world, observing its role in the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa as well as its influence on the West. We will also connect the history of Islamic art with the contemporary world through discussions and a visit to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, which currently houses the most extensive collection of Islamic arts on view in the New York metropolitan area. This is a Writing Intensive course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTH 3390 Ideas in Contemporary Art


    Explores the numerous relationships between the visual arts and contemporary society in its broadest sense. Studies the visual arts as pragmatic phenomena in our culture. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1010  OR ARTH 1040 OR ARTH 1200 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTH 3400 20th Century Mexican Art


    This course examines the arts of the twentieth century Mexico, from the mural movement of the 1920s, to folk art, photography, and film. Emphasis is placed on social context, identity, and individuals such as Orozco, Kahlo, Alvarez Bravo, and Tamayo. This course is Writing Intensive. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 2500 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTH 3410 Twentieth Century American Art


    This course studies he major movements and individuals in painting and sculpture in the United States, from the turn of the twentieth century until the post-modern period. This is a Writing Intensive course. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1010  or ARTH 1040 or ARTH 1200  or ARTH 1100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTH 3420 Art of Comics


    This course examines the history, meanings, and aesthetics of comics - particularly the comic book - by exploring the many connections between this so-called “low art” medium and popular culture, political, social, and feminist history, and the history of art. Major movements and individuals from the 20th and early 21st centuries are covered.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTH 3445 Gender, Art and Feminism


    This seminar course engages students in an exploration of the methods necessary to analyze visual images of/by women in their historical, racial, and class contexts, and to understand the status of women as producers, patrons, and audiences of art. We explore topics ranging from the analysis of the nude Venus type in Classical and Renaissance periods to the work of accomplished women artists across history such as Artemesia Gentileschi, Frida Kahlo, Ana Mendieta, Yayoi Kusama, and Kara Walker. Outcomes include: familiarity with feminist theory and deploying its frameworks in the analysis of a work of art; experience in academic research; and awareness of the development of feminist thought since the nineteen seventies. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1100   or ARTH 1200   Cross Listed Course(s): WGS 3445  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTH 3950 Art History Internship


    Students normally work a minimum of fifteen hours per week per three credits under the guidance of an onsite supervisor in a professional setting such as a museum, gallery, or cultural center.
    Credits: 1.0 - 3.0
  
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    ARTH 3990 Selected Topics


    Topics not presently offered in other courses. Content changes each semester. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1100  OR ARTH 1200  OR ARTH 2100 OR ARTH 2400  OR ARTH 2150 OR ARTH 2500  OR ARTH 3150
    Credits: 1.0 - 6.0
  
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    ARTH 4910 Art History Senior Seminar


    This course is the second half of the Art History Capstone sequence. In it, students conduct in-depth research and writing on a specific art historical topic developed in the fist half of the capstone (ARTH 3000 ). Students are directed to prepare original and methodologically sound papers that demonstrate their acquired skills in the discipline of art history and the related field of museology, as well as their abilities to think critically and write clearly. Their final written paper emerges out of continual draft writing, peer- and self-editing, and culminates in an oral presentation of the paper to the University community.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTH 4990 Independent Study


    Gives the qualified student an opportunity to study and present a topic which is not covered in the existing art history curriculum, under the guidance of a faculty member. Details of the Independent Study program can be found in the undergraduate catalog.
    Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

Art Studio

  
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    ARTS 1010 Drawing Workshop


    A drawing immersion experience in an intensive studio workshop format with instruction in still life, landscape, figure, color, and experimental drawing techniques. Media include pencil, charcoal, color pastel or oil crayon, ink, and mixed media. Includes group projects as well as slide talks, critiques, and possible museum visits. Outside sketchbook, journal, and portfolio assignments required.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 1050 Drawing Studio


    A required course in the foundation program designed to acquaint the beginning art student with the basic skills and techniques of drawing as a means of expression through a series of exercises in observation and practice using a variety of drawing methods and media. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 1100 3-D Design


    This course combines a series of structured projects with historical research to explore the principles of design as they apply to three-dimensional forms. Students are expected to experiment with methods and materials during their art-making process. Skill in handling tools and various sculptural materials is stressed, as is the interrelationship with two-dimensional design. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 1200 2-D Design


    An investigation in the visual perception of two-dimensional media. Various design theories and techniques will be explored for personal development of form and content. An introduction to the basic visual language and principles used in forming aesthetic design decisions. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 1800 Digital Methods


    ARTS 1800 is the introduction to the fundamental principles of digital technology in art and design. Students will gain practical understanding of hardware, software, internet technologies and computer file organization. Topics such as saving, printing, scanning, computer systems and preferences - as well as introductory look at the Adobe software suite will be introduced. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of file formats in order to archive work on external drives and internet portfolio sites. Students will continue to explore basic principles of design using digital technology - and expand their understanding of visual concepts and the creative process.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2050 Life Drawing


    A developmental approach: a series of drawing exercises with emphasis on the human figure and the plastic articulation of its construction in a variety of media. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2060 Graphic Deliniation


    This basic course is in graphic and instrument drawing techniques. Lettering and graphic presentation, freehand and instrument studies in orthographic, isometric, and perspective projections. Outside assignments required. Prerequisite(s): Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2100 Sculpture I


    This course is designed to assist the student in the development and production of sculpture projects through instruction in a variety of materials and their fabrication in clay, cardboard, mold making, and construction. The beginning student acquires an understanding of the various approaches to three-dimensional forms. Projects are designed to cover basic materials and methods as well as form and content in the context of formal sculpture, its history, and future possibilities. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  AND ARTS 1100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2110 Sculpture/Digital Media I


    Sculpture is a kind of physical philosophy. It becomes particularly interesting when it loses all of its physical attributes and becomes virtual. Digital media is a utopian representational system. We will study the ways that computers deal with Form making and apply it to the development of sculptural concepts via software. This a preparatory course for Scupture and Digital Media and introduces student s to the various software philosophies for modeling for sculpture. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1100  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2150 Wood Materials and Design


    This course introduces the student to fundamental modelmaking processes, concentrating on their application to utilitarian design. Drawing and research of various projects with demonstrations are included. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  AND ARTS 1100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2160 Woodturning:Art of Lathe


    Introduces the techniques of woodturning both as an art form and as a method of producing furniture. Topics include spindle turning, faceplate and hollow form work, multi-axis turning, and the history of woodturning. Specific assignments depend on individual needs. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2170 Scenery Construction/Set Design


    Fundamentals of scenery construction are considered in a practical situation. Students are introduced to the scenery shop and related facilities and equipment, as well as their use within the production framework. The course includes instruction in the techniques of stagecraft and methods of production. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2200 Contemporary Color Theory and Application


    This course will introduce beginners to the fundamentals of color theory and perception. The course will emphasize the elements of color and its usage in the visual arts. Students will be encouraged to articulate their sense of color perception and their ability to comprehend the elements of color theory. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  AND ARTS 1200  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2220 Beginning Painting


    This course introduces students to the basics of painting through a series of structured projects and critiques. Students are expected to experiment with methods and materials during this art-making process. Skill in handling tools and various painting materials is stressed, as is the interrelationship with 2-dimensional design. Outside assignments required. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  ,ARTS 1200  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2300 Printmaking I - Basic Printmaking Media


    Introduction to printmaking and techniques as they relate to fine art theory, black, white, and color edition printing. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  AND ARTS 1200 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2330 Sound As A Medium


    This course explores sound as a language and as an art form. Through interdisciplinary examples, this course examines audio aesthetics and the role of organized sound in contemporary culture. In this course, students are introduced to the techniques and terminology of sound art and sound design in theater, the fine arts, radio, television, film, and new media. The class consists of close listening sessions, discussions, and the analysis of work by major sound artists and designers.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2390 Filmaking I


    An introduction to cinematography and production techniques that acquaint the student with all aspects of the filmmaking process from initial concept to final exhibition. Using modern film equipment, students focus on self-expression, visual thinking, composition, lighting, camera movement, and editing techniques. Each student explores different approaches to filmmaking through several filmed exercises and has the opportunity to direct, shoot, and edit a final film.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2400 Ceramic Sculpture


    Physical properties of clay and methods of hand-construction and wheel-throwing. Complete processing through firing and glazing. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  AND ARTS 1100  AND ARTS 1200 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2500 Introduction To Graphic Design


    The course is an introduction to the profession of graphic design. This includes the fundamentals of visual communication using symbology, typography, illustration, and photography. Lectures include an introduction to the history of graphic design and art movements that influenced the field. Students are made aware of and will acquire experience in the graphic design profession. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  AND ARTS 1100  AND ARTS 1200  AND ARTS 2050 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2510 Typography Form and Application


    This course is the study of typography as a form of design and communication. This includes study and research of type terminology, letter anatomy, typeface style and the history of typography. The course will investigate type and image as it relates to page layout, posters, books and digital process. Emphasis will be placed on student concepts, design exploration, research and project presentation. This class is Technology Intensive. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2500 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2600 Textiles and Design


    An introduction to fiber media through manipulated processes of dyeing, felting, stitching, silk screen printing, monoprinting, applique, and surface design. Studies historical and contemporary approaches to both relief and three-dimensional fiber construction. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  AND ARTS 1200 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2700 Photography I


    ARTS 2700 is an introduction to the fundamental principles of digital photography as applied in fine art, documentary, photojournalism and commercial applications. It the foundation course required course for photography majors. Students will gain practical understanding of manipulating a digital single lens reflex 35mm camera (DSLR) and out putting images for the web and print through an introduction to hardware,software, internet technologies and computer file organization. Topics range from managing light by balancing meter reading by controlling the ISO, aperture, shutter speed to saving to computer software as Adobe Bridge Camera RAW, Photoshop and Lightroom for web and print output. In class presentations of current photography industry standards, as well as historical and contemporary work is an integral aspect of this class and lay the groundwork to editing and meaningful image content. Students will be instructed in archive files in various formats on external drives to produce web and print images. Along with inkjet print or digital c-prints, students will create an internet portfolio presented on template website, live on the internet, as part of their final project. Students will explore the basic principles of digital capture in photography, and expand their understanding of visual literacy and the creative process in photography. This is a Technology Intensive course. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1800 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2800 Computer Paint and 2-D Art


    The first-level course in computer graphics, also known as digital art, teaches students how to generate computer art, including painting and two-dimensional design done, with industry -standard software. Emphasis is placed on developing technical skills in the use of computer graphics software, with an orientation toward their application in the fine and applied arts. This is a technology intensive course. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  AND ARTS 1200  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2820 Introduction To Publication Design


    This course covers layout and project optimization in InDesign, with a particular focus on publication design and multi-page documents. The course fuses design techniques with professional practice and technical skills. Students will critique the design of existing publications and develop their own page layouts. We will cover image formats, two and four-color printing, typographic refinement, use of style sheets, and kerning and tracking. InDesign’s text, image and layout management tools will be covered in depth. All projects will be produced in InDesign. This is a Technology Intensive course. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1800 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2850 3-D Computer Graphics I - Modeling


    This course will introduce beginners to the art of creating interesting,usable, and well-designed virtual 3D Models using advanced 3D modeling and animation software. Students will learn the tools and techniques for creating well-designed models for use in artwork, illustration and animation. This is a Technology Intensive course. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2890 Dynamic Figure Drawing


    Study the fundamentals of drawing for animation. The course will cover the creation and development of character and the expression of emotion and personality through drawing, following the twelve principles of animation. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 2990 Foundation Portfolio Review


    This zero-credit course is a review and critique of the student’s work in the core curriculum foundation program. Required noncredit course for all upper-level studio courses (300 and above). Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  AND ARTS 1100  AND ARTS 1200  AND ARTS 2050  AND ARTS 2200 
    Credits: .0
  
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    ARTS 2990 Foundation Portfolio Review (SAMPLE)


    This zero-credit course is a review and critique of the student’s work in the core curriculum foundation program. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050 AND ARTS 1100 AND ARTS 1200 AND ARTS 2050 AND ARTS 2200
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3010 Advanced Drawing


    This course is the first of two advanced-level drawing courses open to students who have completed both beginning drawing and life drawing. Students learn how to begin the process of creating challenging work without specific assignments. Developing and fulfilling individual project goals, with the continuous input of both professor and class peers through group and individual criticques, is stressed. The process of sorting through ideas, writing a plan of action, and beginning to produce work based on that plan is taught. A sense of commitment to the process of self-motivation necessary for becoming an artist is the main emphasis. Students are expected to experiment with methods and materials in order to find the best venue for their personal expression. Weekly outside assignments required. Readings and field trips occasionally required. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  AND ARTS 1200  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3050 Illustration, Fine Art and Design


    Exploration of the total process of how one draws and works from the idea to the completed project. Studies illustration as communication, print medium, story boarding, and design. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2050  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3100 Sculpture II


    This course deals with a variety of materials that include wood, wire, steel, stone, glass, clay, paper, etc. Students are expected to explore techniques and find a way to express ideas. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2050  AND ARTS 2100  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3110 Sculpture and Digital Media II


    This course extends the use of digital media in the creation of sculpture. It builds on existing software skill sets by teaching to the use of CNC milling hardware and software, and 3D scanning for design and milling. It draws upon multiple aspects of contemporary sculptural practice, including installation, performance, video, and object building. Conceptual issues in contemporary practice is also addressed.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3115 Hack and Make


    Studio course in interactive sculpture and physical computing. The course introduces basic electric circuits, controllers, sensors, and kinetic components. During the course assignments these components are integrated into sculptural objects resulting in kinetic and/or interactive sculpture.  Repeatable once. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1100, ARTS 2100
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3150 Wood Materials and Experimental Design


    This class covers a variety of fabrication and design concepts. Students are expected to complete pieces that examine the plasticity of materials and develop their technical skills. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2100  AND ARTS 2150  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3200 Advanced Painting


    Students are encouraged to develop personal aesthetics through research of various media and theories. Course allows students to explore construction, collage, mixed media, etc. Outside assignments also included. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2200  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3210 Watercolor


    Explores all watercolor media and techniques. Emphasizes the development of imaginative design and an individual point of view. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2050  AND ARTS 2200  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3220 Color


    Intensively studies of the action and interaction of color through practice, as opposed to theory. A sequence of interrelated problems develops an awareness of the relativity of color, as well as a process of thought about color and, by extension, about art and its perception. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3230 Chinese Ink Painting


    Emphasizes the creative aspect of Chinese art. This course applies Chinese artistic theories in artistic practice; it is not a Chinese art history course. Particular emphasis is placed on painting materials and techniques, as well as learning how to appreciate Chinese painting and its characteristics. This course enables students to view a unique Asian culture from a new perspective and to absorb elements from a different cultural tradition into their own artistic articulation and elaboration. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  AND ARTS 1200  AND ARTS 2200  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3240 Landscape Painting


    This course is an advanced level painting course open to graduate students. Students will learn how to work from the landscape, either representationally or abstractly, while experimenting with source material such as working from memory, photos, master artists’ works and en plein air. Students will learn how to create illusionistic space, through the manipulation of value and form, while creating challenging work in a cohesive series. Developing and fulfilling individual project goals, with the continuous input of both professor and class peers through group and individual critiques, will be stressed. The process of creating a sense of space and atmosphere based on specific places will be accomplished. Students will initially create works that exemplify an understanding of use of light and perspective that creates illusionistic space and will eventually progress to creating works that are personal expressions of place. A sense of commitment to the process of self-motivation necessary for becoming artists will be an emphasis while working from the landscape. Students are expected to experiment with methods and materials in order to find the best venue for their personal expression. Weekly outside assignments required. Readings and field trips required. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 1050  and ARTS 2050 .
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3250 Figurative Painting


    Through the uninterrupted history of painting, the human figure has been showcased time and time again, and still it remains relevant today as many painters breathe new life into figuration. Portraying a human body is a nuanced and often overwhelming task which is why it is a class in itself. This class focuses strictly on painting the human body using oil paint. All in class paintings will be done from observing a live nude model. Proportional accuracy is expected as well as sensitivity to light and color. The course will not only provide students with instruction on painting the figure, but - due to its fixed subject matter- it acts as a platform for a painter to experiment with the formal properties of painting. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2220 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3260 Mural Painting


    This class focuses on the planning and execution of a mural painting on campus. All in class projects will involve thematic research, preliminary scetches to final mural cartoon, design of composition and technical process. This is an intermediate/advanced level painting class. The earliest surviving works of art in the Western Tradition are murals (caves in Lascaux and Altamira). Murals played a significant role in diverse cultures from the Mayas and Aztecs to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Italy. In the 20th century, mural painting was significantly revived in Mexico after the Revolution; this in turn influenced the practice of mural painting in the United States during the New Deal/WPA period. Since the 1960’s, mural painting has reclaimed its social agency through the Community Mural Movement in Chicago, as well as murals in the Chicano community. This course will present and contextualize these histories in order for the student to understand the distinctiveness of the practice of mural painting from other artistic practices. Simultaneously, the students will be introduced to the technical process of making a mural from preliminary sketch to a completed work on a wall on campus. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2220 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3300 Printmaking II - Intaglio


    This course covers the medium of intaglio, exploring traditional and nontraditional methods of making plates and various ways of printing intaglio plates to make students’ own visual statements. Emphasis on color printing as well as black and white. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2300  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3310 Printmaking II - Lithography


    Introduction to plate lithography, printing techniques, and monoprints. A variety of techniques are studied in order to extend the personal development of the work. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2300  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3320 Printmaking II-Screenprinting


    This course provides students with extensive work in screenprinting through the exploration of basic screenprinting techniques and multiple color printing, along with approaches to the printing, handling, and signing of editions. There is an overall emphasis on personal growth through individual image-making. Outside projects required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2300  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3330 Printmaking II - New Media Etching


    This course is about learning various modern and new techniques of photo intaglio, such as ImagOn film etching and Solar plate etching, as a tool to make students’ own visual statements. It provides students with additional growth and development of work in intaglio, with emphasis on ideas, attitudes, and images. Students will be encouraged to contribute work in computer images, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and other media. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2300  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3400 Advanced Ceramics


    Studies in the creative possibilities of clay as a plastic medium. Emphasizes the development of the individual craftsman. Outside assignments required. Course may be completed for a maximum of six credits. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2400  AND ARTS 2990  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3500 Print and Media Design


    This course is devoted to a study of all aspects of executing a graphic design project. Includes mechanical process, layout, storyboard, sketches, photo, electronic publishing, etc. Emphasis on the development of presentation. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2510  AND ARTS 2820  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3510 Package and Advertsng Design


    This course entails an investigation of advertising design, packaging, and marketing. Students select product, develop packages and promotions, and execute storyboards for TV and other media. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2510  AND ARTS 2820  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3520 Advanced Typography


    This course is a comprehensive overview of every aspect of designing with type. Students investigate typography in both traditional and experimental page layout, logotype design, and the history of typography. Students also analyze and create typographic solutions for interactive and multimedia experiences. Emphasis is placed on student concepts, design exploration, research, and craft. Students gain a greater understanding of typographic design principals and continue to develop a personal and professional design aesthetic. This class is Technology Intensive. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2510  and ARTS 2820 .
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3600 Surface Design Workshop


    Students create original designs for the purpose of printing on fabric, plastics and paper goods. Patterning, layout, color “forecasting” and mixing, industry practices, and presentation are covered. Designs are both developed through computer painting and hand-drawn to be translated to digital formats. The proper use of computer software will be demonstrated. To become familiar with professional skills essential for a career in Surface Design, students will use digital tools to create designs, croquis, patterns, layouts, repeats and coordinates. Contemporary work, as well as student work-in-progress, will be discussed or critiqued, and samples of professional work will be shown. Business practices and field opportunities will be covered. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2600  OR ARTS 2800 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3700 Digital Imaging/ Lighting


    An introduction to intermediate digital imaging and basic studio lighting techniques. Instruction will include the use of industry standard software. Digital Capture in the studio using strobe and hot light sets involving table tops set up and portraiture. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2700  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3710 Photography II


    Photography II is a digital course that transitions students from the basic foundation acquired in Photography I to the intermediate level. Instruction will include the use of Adobe applications to produce a final portfolio of images, which implements creative expression. Weekly presentations of historical and contemporary photography support the students’ investigation toward a personal area of interest. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2700  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3720 Color Photography


    Experiences in basic techniques of developing color film, printing, enlarging, toning; also experimental photography as an art form. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2700  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3730 Advanced Photography Projects


    A critique course for the serious photography student. The goal of this class is to create a portfolio or body of work that explores a personal vision and develops a work method through the commitment to a long-term project. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3710 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3750 Digital Imaging/Lighting II


    This course expands to cover complex digital imaging applications and to refine lighting techniques in the studio and on location, begun in ARTS 3700 . Class assignments will culminate to produce a portfolio serving the crossover of fine art and commercial imagery. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2700  AND ARTS 3700  AND ARTS 3710  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3800 Digital Drawing Illustration


    The second in a series of paint system courses examines advanced paint systems. Electronic painting techniques are explored. Emphasis is placed upon investigating computer arts’ influence on, and role in, the art world while simultaneously developing a personal aesthetic sense. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2800  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3820 Advanced Publication Design


    Advanced studies on the computer, directed towards advanced publishing and design issues. Extended design problems in book design, type, etc. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2820  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3830 Web Design I


    This course introduces beginners to the art of creating interesting, intelligent, usable, and well-designed Web sites. Students wll learn the tools and techniques for creating a well-designed interactive web site:HTML, CSS, user-interface, design and aesthetics, internet history, browser differences, usability and navigationfile transfers, roll overs, java applets, web design authoring software, real world strategies, and a brief introduction to support programs. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2820  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3850 3-D Computer Graphics II - Introduction To Animation


    This course will introduce beginners to the art of animating interesting, intelligent, usable, and well designed virtual 3D Models that they create using advanced 3D modeling, animation and video editing software. Students will learn the tools, techniques and aesthetic sensibilities of time-based media to enable them to create entry-level quality 3D animated sequences for video and film. This is a Technology Intensive course. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2850  and ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3860 Projects in Composing, Editing, and Motion Graphics


    This course covers advanced projects in editing, compositing, and motion graphics. Students are exposed to and master the concepts and techniques of non-linear editing, compositing of layers of computer-generated imagery and live action video, and design of titling and motion graphics. All of these are used to help the student develop a good sense of design and communication in regard to the development of portfolio materials. Emphasis is placed upon skill, craft, and development of visual and heuristic comprehension. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2850  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3870 Storyboarding and Production Design


    This course concentrates on the critical skills of design and narrative storytelling needed by all animators and filmmakers to create and execute animated films on a professional level. Brainstorming, script writing, production design, storyboarding, and animatics fill the balance of assignments. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3880 Cell Animation I


    Introduces the concepts and techniques used in the art of traditional cell animation. In-depth study and practical use of the methods to take drawing and extend into kinetic motion with an emphasis on the development of an understanding of physics, kinetics, and cause and effect in animated film. In addition, the course allows the student to develop an ability to communicate psychological and emotive characterization through drawing and animation. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2890  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3890 Advanced Dynamic Figure Drawing


    Advanced study of human anatomy and drawing the figure in action. This course is a continuation of material and concepts studied in ARTS 2890. It will expand upon the creation and development of character and the expression of emotion and personality through drawing, further focusing on the study of anatomy, the laws of physics and human motion. This course is an upper-level elective course. This course may be completed for a maximum of (6) credits. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2890  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3950 Internship


    Students normally work a minimum of 15 hours per week per three credits under the guidance of an onsite supervisor in a professional, visual arts setting. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 1.0 - 6.0
  
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    ARTS 3960 Arts and Business


    This course surveys the Visual Studio Arts and the Artist/Designer today in relation to business practices, careers, technology, individual entrepreneurship, and public and pivate sector business and educational opportunities. Studying artists/designers, trends, dealers, business practices, along with leaders in the field, students will have the opportunity to create studio and business models intended to provide insight and understanding of business theory and practices in the rapidly changing fine arts and design professions and market place. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3980 Advanced Studio Projects


    Independent investigation through the development and execution of a defined visual arts project related to student’s area of emphasis or specialization. Work to include defining a project, structuring a schedule, documentation of visual and traditional research through the development of a notebook, and execution and production of the project to completion. Students work independently out of class and meet with instructor via a combination of individual meetings, group critiques and an online blog.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 3990 Selected Topics


    Topics not presently offered in other courses. Content changes each semester. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 1.0 - 6.0
  
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    ARTS 4050 Drawing Studio


    Studies the uses and meaning of drawing. Historical as well as contemporary drawing used as a basis for personal development of concepts. Uses a variety of settings and materials. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2050  AND ARTS 2990 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4100 Sculpture Studio


    An advanced level course. Emphasis placed upon development of personal aesthetic and expression. Intensive studio work with a focus on process content and documentation. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4130 Sculpture; Foundry


    This course is designed to introduce students to the methodologies of casting metal. It will explore the historical placement and inherent cultural references of metal as a sculptural medium. This course will develop students’ skills in casting metals with an emphasis on advanced pattern-making, mold-making, sprueing, patination, and casting techniques. Aluminum, Bronze, and Iron will be explored as well as non-traditional casting media as well. Students will develop their concepts through casting their work in metal. Safe practices and procedures are demonstrated and emphasized throughout the semester. In addition to lectures, presentations, and demonstrations students will have the opportunity to cast their own works in a variety of media. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2100 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4150 Furniture Design Studio


    All the journey and fabrication techniques for fabrication reviewed and combined in order to examine design process. Work done by traditional and experimental methods. Individuals have an opportunity to approach design from a personal point of view. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3150 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4200 Painting Studio


    Expansion of principles and theories developed in advanced painting. Personal investigation of media and materials should lead to a coherent body of work. Projects should be documented. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3200 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4230 Advanced Chinese Ink Painting


    Emphasizes the creative aspect of Chinese art. This course applies Chinese artistic theories in artistic practice; it is not a Chinese art history course. Particular emphasis is placed on painting materials and techniques, as well as learning how to appreciate Chinese painting and its characteristics. This course enables students to view a unique Asian culture from a new perspective and to absorb elements from a different cultural tradition into their own artistic articulation and elaboration. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3230 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4300 Printmaking Studio


    A senior level course. In-depth investigation of media and critical attention to ideas, concepts, and presentation are expected. Emphasizes personal development and self-discovery. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3300 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4310 Screenwriting


    This course is an introductory screenwriting course designed to present and explore the elements of the traditional, narrative screenplay. These elements include (but are not limited to) story structure,character development, action. dialogue, subtext, plot and theme. We will examine these elements, in detail, in both feature film and short film formats.
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4400 Ceramics Studio


    This course is based upon intensive studio work for students who wish to be involved in experimental projects. Glazing, throwing, handbuilding, and assemblage are used to examine plasticity of media. Outside assignments required. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3400  
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4500 Advanced Graphic Design Studio


    Reviews all the subjects covered in the preceding workshops and brings together the students’ written, visual, and philosophic skills in preparation for entry into the design field. Students select projects to be undertaken in order to concentrate on a particular design discipline or to acquire more practice in selected areas. The course also covers portfolio building and career guidance. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2820  AND ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3500 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4510 Visual Communication Laboratory


    The visual communication agency is structured to work as a professional design group. This class produces a broad range of graphics for clients they develop. Students solve problems, develop visual and written strategies, employ mixed media, and deal with multisensory/multidimensional communication. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3510 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4600 Experimental Textile Studio


    An advanced level course in which students combine pliable material with other media of their interest, including paper, felt, paint, and photography. Fiber as a sculptural medium is explored. References are derived from primitive contemporary sources. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3600 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4700 Experimental Photo Studio


    A studio experience based upon individual exploration of photography as an art form. Students review theory and examine various treatments of the medium. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3700 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4740 Alternative Photographic Methods


    This course is about using photography, its methods, materials, and processes to make art in alternative forms–forms other than the straight silver gelatin print on the gallery wall. The course surveys alternative methods of presentation including the book, projection or computer screen, photo-sculpture, installation, and altered environment. Students also explore multiple techniques of direct manipulation of the image as well as the use of photographically-derived images combined with other media. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2700  AND ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3710 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4770 Professional Practice: Photography


    In this course, students will develop their personal work and create professional presentations. Critique topics include contemporary and historical practices and their implementation in students’ work, how photography functions in the art world as well as popular culture, and issues relevant to emerging photographers including recent technological changes in photo practice. Visiting artists share how students can utilize their photography skills in professional practice after graduation. A final presentation of work from this class is required in the form of a self-published book, a portfolio, or an exhibition. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 3730  and ARTS 3750 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4810 Advanced Projects 2-D Computer Art


    Advanced two-dimensional electronic paint and design techniques are explored in depth. These include resolution-independent layout and output, video and scanned input, image processing, simulated hand painting and drawing media, and two-dimensional animation such as multimedia presentations, TV graphics, and brochure layout. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3800  AND ARTS 3820 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4830 Interactive Online Media


    Interactive multimedia incorporates elements of traditional visual art, design, movement, sound, video, the internet, photography, animation, as well as the elements of time and human interaction. You can incorporate some or all of these elements into such things as web sites( web art, web games, toys, greeting cards. etc.), CD_ROMS, corporate presentations, interactive games, installation art, digita protfolios, etc. In this course we are going to create web-based interactive projects that are both visually and mentally stimulating, creative, intelligent, and aethetically pleasing as well as technically proficient. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2820  AND ARTS 3830 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4835 Advanced Interactv Online Media


    This class continues the projects and concepts from ARTS 4830  Interactive Online Media and allows students to do more self-directed advanced animation. The projects would be longer in length of animation time as well in breadth of storytelling. The class would integrate principles of interactive design, such as storyboarding, character development and advanced animation techniques. Additionally, this class would offer students interested in learning more advanced actionscript coding to explore those goals in a more focused manner on special projects related to coding implementation and problem solving. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 4830 
    Credits: 3.0
  
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    ARTS 4840 Interactive Multimedia


    This course introduces beginners to the aesthetics and techniques of creating interactive content for output to DVD. Using multimedia authoring tools, students can create DVDs, multi-user environments, Web games, interactive video, and virtual environments, as well as projected art installations. Emphasis is on navigation techniques, user-friendly features, interface design, basic programming, creativity, and the history and future of multimedia. Students will be charged an additional Studio Art Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite(s): ARTS 2820  AND ARTS 2990  AND ARTS 3830 
    Credits: 3.0
 

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