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Art

College of Liberal Arts ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††

Division of Performing, Visual and Digital Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Art History Option

Design Option

Studio Art Option

Minors

Art History

Crafts

Design

Digital Graphics

Studio Art

Certificates

Design

Digital Graphics

Subject Matter Preparation Program

 

Faculty

Louise H. Ivers, Department Chair

 

Michelle Allan, Bernard Baker, John Goders, Gilah Hirsch, Noreen Larinde

Kathleen Zimmerer-McKelvie, Art Gallery Director

Division Office:LCH A-349, (310) 243-3310

 

Emeriti Faculty

Arthur L. Harshman, Ernest Rosenthal, Sidney Glen White

 

Program Description and Features

The Art Department programs at California State University, Dominguez Hills are characterized by a unique and close correlation among the Art History, Studio Art and Design Options, and by a strong coordination among the different studio areas. These Options both introduce students to potential careers in the art worldand to provide personal fulfillment through creative and scholarly endeavors.Students may complete some combination of their major and minor in the Art Department.Some of the courses are offered in the evening to allow students who work in the day time to attend them.

The Art History option offers a diverse range of courses with emphasis on the cultures of the Americas, Asia, and Africa, as well as the achievements of contemporary and women artists.The Studio Art Option offers students a solid background in both traditional and contemporary media in closely supervised small classes.The Design Option introduces students to careers in the graphic design field.The Art Department also offers a Certificate in Digital Graphics, a program which introduces students to applying technology to the solution of artistic problems.The Subject Matter Preparation Program in Art not only prepares students for careers in education, but also trains them as studio artists.In addition to the major and minor Options, the Art Department offers courses for both General Education and Liberal Studies.The former help students to enrich their lives culturally and to appreciate the built environment.

All faculty members in the Art Department hold the highest degrees in their areas of specialization.The Department is located in a university with ready access to major freeways, allowing easy commuting to art galleries and museums in southern California.The students graduating in art from CSU Dominguez Hills are assured of a high quality education because of the small class sizes, accessibility of instructors and personal advisement throughout their years on the campus.

The Objectives of the Art Department are:

1. To offer courses for both art majors and non-majors that acquaint them with the art of world cultures and provide them with artistic experiences

2. To improve the artistic skills and comprehension of world art of each art student

3. To introduce students to career oriented skills for use in the various fields of art

4. To prepare future teachers to present courses in the California Public Schools

5. To provide artistic experiences for both the university and local community through the activities in the Art Gallery

The Fine Arts facility is located in LaCorte Hall.All of the traditional visual arts areas have generously sized studios and the majority of these adjoin exterior patios, which further extend their usable space and take advantage of Southern Californiaís mild climate.The studios are furnished with a wide range of equipment for various media.

The University Art Gallery contains over 2,000 square feet of exhibition spaceThe Gallery has frequent exhibitions, including guest lectures by exhibiting artists, and provides for a Senior Art Exhibition each spring semester.

The department makes studio time available to art students whenever possible for nondirected activities.

Immediately to the north of LaCorte Hall is a developing sculpture garden.

 

Academic Advisement

Advising for art majors and minors is done by art faculty members.Students may select their own advisors, or may stop by the Art Department to be assigned to an advisor.The advisor will facilitate the studentís smooth passage through his/her educational experience. Students must consult their advisors each semester before registration to discuss their program, especially when they have completed 60 or 90 semester units.When coming to an advising appointment, students should always bring the University Catalog, transcripts from previous colleges attended, their CSU Dominguez Hills grade records, and their Certificate of Admission and Evaluation.For General Education information and advisement, contact the Advising Center located in SCC- B145, (310) 243-3538.

 

Preparation

High school students planning to major in art at CSU Dominguez Hills will be best prepared by taking a maximum variety of art courses offered in their school, especially in traditional studio art areas, such as drawing, painting, and 3-D studies. In addition, they should have some general exposure to the history of art.It is assumed that students will have the necessary precollegiate academic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics.

Community College transfer students seeking admittance to the CSU Dominguez Hills Art Department will be best prepared by having completed the equivalent of the following CSU Dominguez Hills lower division art courses:

Introduction to World Art I and II (ART 110, ART 111)

2-D Composition (ART 170)

3-D Composition (ART 171)

Drawing I (ART 179)

Painting I (ART 180)

Sculpture I (ART 190)

Although encouraged to explore other art courses, which can be counted as electives, students should be aware that community college courses do not satisfy upper division course requirements.

 

Career Possibilities

The primary goal of the Bachelor of Arts in Art is to prepare the student for further studies. Nevertheless, the skills acquired may provide students with a variety of interesting employment opportunities, some of which are listed below:

Art History

Research and consultation work for theater designers and museums; positions in supervising commercial art galleries, private collections, historic homes and landmarks; consultant for stores and business dealing in art works; tour leader or guide to collections in major or smaller museums; and library worker.

Studio Art & Design

Self-employed work for various organizations on free-lance or commission basis; artist-in residence/artist-in-the-schools; art consultant, supervisor, art director/editor, court artist, cartoonist, graphic designer, product/package designer, illustrator, and computer artist.

 

NOTE:The Subject Matter Preparation Program in Art, in conjunction with the necessary credential, qualifies you to teach art in elementary or secondary schools.

 

Student Organizations

Ceramic Guild,Louise H. Ivers, Advisor

 

Scholarships

One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded on merit to an African-American or Chicano/Latino Art major who is a continuing full time student at CSU Dominguez Hills.Contact the Art department for additional scholarship requirements.Applications are available annually the second week of March.The annual deadline for submission will be the first instructional Monday of April.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Art

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements.A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

 

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

 

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Students completing this major can major in one field of art and minor in another one.

 

Major Requirements (36-51units)

Students must select one of the options listed.The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Common Core Requirements for ALL Majors (15 units)

A.Lower Division Required Courses(12 units)

ART 110.†††† Introduction to World Art I (3)

ART 111.†††† Introduction to World Art II (3)

ART 170.†††† 2-D Composition (3)

ART 171.†††† 3-D Composition (3)

 

B.Upper Division Required Courses (3 units):Select one course from the following:

ART 331.†††† Modern Art and Culture(3)

ART 333.†††† Contemporary Art and Culture(3)

 

Art History Option (36 units)

The Art History Option offers students a diversity of exposure to the styles and subjects of cultures and nations of the Western and non-Western world, from prehistoric times to the contemporary era.Particular emphasis is placed on developing the studentís ability to critically understand the ideas and imagery found within the art works of various cultures and individual artists and architects.Our goals are:

1.†† to provide students with an overview of art history and introduce them to visual composition.

2.†† to give students a detailed introduction to the major historical periods and areas (painting, sculpture, architecture, minor arts) of art history.

3.†† to introduce students to research techniques and methods of critically approaching problems of subject matter and style.

4.†† to prepare students for entrance into a graduate program at an accredited university.

To complete the Art History Option, the following courses must be taken:

 

A.Common Core Requirements (15 units)

 

B.Upper Division Requirements(21 units)

1.†† Required Course (3 units)

ART 490.†††††† Seminar in Theories of Art Criticism (3)

2.†† Select four courses from the following (12 units):

ART 322.†††††† Early European Art(3)

ART 323.†††††† Late European Art(3)

ART 337.†††††† Asian Art (3)

ART 350.†††††† Art of the U.S. (3)

ART 353.†††††† Art of California and the Southwest (3)

ART 363.†††††† Latin American Art (3)

ART 365.†††††† African Art and Culture (3)

3.†† Select two additional upper division courses in Art History with the assistance of an advisor (6 units).

 

NOTES:

1.†† ART 495.†† Special Studies in Art History (3) may be substituted for one of the above courses with the permission of an advisor.

2.†† ART 498.††† Directed Research in Art History (1-3) and two years of a foreign language are strongly recommended for pursuit of graduate work in Art History.

 

Design Option (51 units)

The Design Option offers students the study of graphic design or digital media skill, plus the development of fundamental design knowledge, skills, and creativity.Students will experience course activities preparing them with fundamental understanding of the design processes in print media or digital graphics.In addition, they are introduced to professional practices in graphic design.The Design Option, Print Media Emphasis, entitles the student to a Certificate in Design.The Design Option, Digital Graphics Emphasis, entitles the student to a Certificate in Digital Graphics.A minor is required.Our goals are:

1.†† to provide students with the fundamental skills required to develop sound design concepts.

2.†† to prepare students for further education in design.

3.†† to introduce students to the requirements of entry level positionsin graphic design.

4.†† to introduce students to an understanding and appreciation of the professional field of graphic design.

 

To complete the Design Option, the following courses must be taken:

A.Common Core Requirements(15 units)

 

B.Design Core Required Courses (30 units) required of all Design Option students.

1.†† Lower Division Required Courses(9 units)

ART 160.†††††† Introduction to Graphic Applications (3)

ART 179.†††††† Drawing I (3)

ART 180.†††††† Painting I (3)

2.†† Upper Division Required Courses (21 units)

ART 335.†††††† Interactive Media (3)

ART 341.†††††† Sources of Graphic Design (3)

ART 342.†††††† Conceptualization (3)

ART 343.†††††† Prepress (3)

ART 344.†††††† Design Practices I (3)

ART 347.†††††† Typography (3)

ART 448.†††††† Portfolio (3)

 

C.Select one Emphasis Area from the following: (6 units)

1.†† Print Media Emphasis (6 units)

ART 446.†††††† Design Practices II (3)

ART 447.†††††† Design Practices III (3)

2.†† Digital Graphics Emphasis (6 units)

ART 345.†††††† Digital Graphics I (3)

ART 346.†††††† Digital Graphics II (3)

 

Studio Art Option (51 units)

The Studio Art Option offers students experience in a broad range of art disciplines, with emphasis on understanding fundamentals of art, developing their skills, and appreciating the purposes and concepts of art.

Our goals are:

1.†† to introduce students to a variety of art disciplinesódrawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and art history.

2.†† to help students develop their technical, formal, and conceptual skills in these areas.

3.†† to prepare students for the further study or practice of art.

 

To complete the Studio Art Option, the following courses must be taken:

 

A.Common Core Requirements (15 units)

 

B.Lower Division Required Courses(9 units)

ART 179.†††† Drawing I (3)

ART 180.†††† Painting I (3)

ART 190.†††† Sculpture I (3)

 

C.Upper Division Requirements(27 units)

1.†† Select one other 300-or 400-level Art History course(3 units)

2.†† Drawing

ART 371.†††††† Drawing II (3) and

One additional 300 or 400 level course in Drawing (3 units)

3.†† Painting

ART 380.†††††† Painting II (3) and

One additional 300 or 400 level course in Painting (3 units)

4.†† Sculpture

ART 389.†††††† The Human Form in Sculpture (3)

ART 392.†††††† Mixed Media Sculpture (3)

5.†† Two 300 or 400 level courses in studio art (painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, or ceramics) (6 units).

 

NOTES:

1.†† ART 493.Special Studies in Art (3) may be substituted for one of the above courses with the permission of an advisor.

2.†† Students may take 300 and 400 level repeatable courses twice within the Studio Art Option.Students may take such courses a third time as a general elective, but these will not count toward the major.Before being approved for graduation, students must submit five works chosen in consultation with an advisor for the Senior Art Exhibit.

 

 

Minor in Art History (15 units)

The Minor in Art History offers students a background in the history of Western Art, and allows them a choice of three courses at the Upper Division level in areas that may be of particular interest to them in any combination of traditional, contemporary, and non-Western Art.Students may take the Minor in Art History and also Major in the Studio Art or Design Options.

To complete the Minor in Art History, the following courses must be taken:

A.Lower Division Required Courses(6 units)

ART 110.†††† Introduction to World Art I (3)

ART 111.†††† Introduction to World Art II (3)

 

B.Upper Division Requirements (9 units):Select three courses from the following:

ART 322.†††† Early European Art(3)

ART 323.†††† Late European Art(3)

ART 337.†††† Asian Art (3)

ART 350.†††† Art of the United States(3)

ART 353.†††† Art of California and the Southwest(3)

ART 363.†††† Latin American Art (3)

ART 365.†††† African Art and Culture (3)

 

Minor in Digital Graphics (15 units)

The Minor in Digital Graphics provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of screen-based design.Students may take the Minor in Digital Graphics and also major in the Design (Print Media Emphasis), Studio or Art History Option.Substitutions will be made for duplicate courses between the Design Option (Print Media Emphasis) and Minor in Digital Graphics.

A.Lower Division Required Courses(6 units)

ART 160.†††† Introduction to Graphic Applications (3)

ART 170.†††† 2-D Composition (3)

B.Upper Division Requirements(9 units)

1.†† Required Courses(6 units)

ART 335.†††††† Interactive Media (3)

ART 345.†††††† Digital Graphics I (3)

ART 346.†††††† Digital Graphics II (3)

 

Minor in Crafts (15 units)

The Minor in Crafts invites students to explore a variety of art materials, methods, and skills in three-dimensional disciplines.

Students may take the Minor in Crafts and also Major in the Art History or Design Options.

To complete the Minor in Crafts, the following courses must
be taken:

A.Lower Division Requirements (3 units): Select one course from the following:

ART 150.†††† Ceramics I (3)

ART 171.†††† 3-D Composition (3)

ART 190.†††† Sculpture I (3)

 

B.Upper Division Required Courses (12 units)

ART 301.†††† Arts and Crafts for the Non-Major (3)

ART 361.†††† Ceramics II (3)

ART 392.†††† Mixed Media Sculpture (3)

ART 463.†††† Ceramics III (3)

 

Minor in Design (15 units)

The Minor in Design provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of print media graphic design.Students may take the Minor in Design and also major in the Studio or Art History Option.

To complete the Minor in Design, the following courses must
be taken:

A.Lower Division Required Courses(6 units):

ART 160.†††† Introduction to Graphic Applications (3)

ART 170.†††† 2-D Composition (3)

B.Upper Division Requirements (9 units):

1.†† ART 342.††† Conceptualization (3)
ART 343.††† Pre-Press (3)
ART 344.††† Design Practices I (3)

 

Minor in Studio Art (15 units)

The Minor in Studio Art invites students to explore two- and three-dimensional studies in the Art Department.Students may take the Minor in Studio Art and also Major in the Art History or Design Options.

To complete the Minor in Studio Art, the following courses must be taken:

 

A.Lower Division Requirements(6 units)

1.†† Select one course from the following(3 units):

ART 170.†††††† 2-D Composition (3)

ART 179.†††††† Drawing I (3)

ART 180.†††††† Painting I (3)

2.†† Select one course from the following(3 units):

ART 171.†††††† 3-D Composition (3)

ART 190.†††††† Sculpture I (3)

 

B.Upper Division Required Courses (9 units): Select three 300 or 400 level drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, or ceramics courses.

Certificate in Digital Graphics (21 units)

The Certificate in Digital Graphics is intended for students who are not matriculating through a degree program.The Certificate provides students with an experience in the fundamentals of graphic design and essential processes associated with digital graphics.

To complete the Certificate in Digital Graphics, the following courses must be completed:

A.Lower Division Requirements (6 units):

ART 160.†††† Introduction to Graphic Applications (3)

ART 170.†††† 2-D Composition (3)

 

B.Upper Division Required Courses (15 units)

ART 335.††††††† Interactive Multimedia (3)

ART 342.††††††† Conceptualization (3)

ART 344.††††††† Design Practices (3)

ART 345.†††††† Digital Graphics I (3)

ART 346.†††††† Digital Graphics II (3)

 

Certificate in Design (21 units)

The certificate in Design is intended for students who are not matriculating through a degree program.The Certificate provides students with an experience in the fundamentals of graphic design and essential processes associated with print media.

To complete the Certificate in Design, the following courses must be completed:

 

A.Lower Division Required Courses (6 units)

ART 160.†††† Introduction to Graphic Applications (3)

ART 170.†††† 2-D Composition (3)

 

 

B.Upper Division Required Courses (15 units)

ART 342.†††† Conceptualization (3)

ART 343.†††† Pre-Press (3)

ART 344.†††† Design Practices I (3)

ART 347.†††† Typography (3)

ART 446.†††† Design Practices II (3)

 

Subject Matter Preparation Program in Art (57 units)

The Subject Matter Preparation Program in Art is designed for students interested in a career teaching art at the secondary school level.The courses in this program may be used to meet the requirements of the major in Studio Art.To receive a credential, students must complete additional requirements listed in the Teacher Education section in the catalog.

A.Lower Division Required Courses(24 units)

ART 110.†††† Introduction to World Art I (3)

ART 111.†††† Introduction to World Art II (3)

ART 150.†††† Ceramics I (3)

ART 170.†††† 2-D Composition (3)

ART 171.†††† 3-D Composition (3)

ART 179.†††† Drawing I (3)

ART 180††††† Painting I (3)

ART 190.†††† Sculpture I (3)

 

B.Upper Division Requirements (33 units)

1.†† Required Courses(15 units).

ART 301.†††††† Arts and Crafts for Non-Majors (3)

ART 350.†††††† Art of the United States (3)

ART 371.†††††† Drawing II (3)

ART 380.†††††† Painting II (3)

ART 490.†††††† Seminar in Theories of Art Criticism (3)

2.†† Select one course from the following (3 units):

ART 373.†††††† Life Drawing I (3)

ART 384.†††††† Painting III (3)

3.†† Select one course from the following (3 units):

ART 389.†††††† The Human Form in Sculpture (3)

ART 392.†††††† Mixed Media Sculpture (3)

4.†† Select one course from the following (3 units):

ART 342.†††††† Visual Communications Skills (3)

ART 345.†††††† Computer Art I (3)

5.†† Select one course from the following (3 units):

ART 343.†††††† Production Techniques (3)

ART 361.†††††† Ceramics II (3)

6.†† Select one course from the following (3 units):

ART 337.†††††† Asian Art (3)

ART 353.†††††† Art of California and the Southwest (3)

ART 363.†††††† Latin American Art (3)

ART 365.†††††† African Art and Culture (3)

7.†† Select one course from the following (3 units):

ART 322.†††††† Early European Art (3)

ART 323.†††††† Late European Art (3)

ART 331.†††††† Modern Art and Culture (3)

ART 332.†††††† Modern Architecture (3)

ART 333.†††††† Contemporary Art and Culture (3)

 

Course Offerings

The credit value for each course in semester units is indicated for each term by a number in parentheses following the title.For course availability, please see the list of tentative course offerings in the current Class Schedule.

 

Lower Division

ART 100†† Looking at Art (3).

Learning to perceive art through discussion of selected historical periods, development of a descriptive vocabulary, and observation of actual works of art. Introduction to theories of interpretation and evaluation.

ART 101†† Experiencing Creative Art (3).

Learning modes of artistic expression through discussion of theories of composition, examination of the lives and goals of selected artists and art movements, and creation of individual and group art projects.Discussion of projects to develop skills in art criticism.

ART 110†† Introduction to World Art I(3).

An overview of the major works of art and architecture from Prehistoric times through the Middle Ages around the world.Each style of art is related to the society which produced it.

ART 111†† Introduction to World Art II (3).

Prerequisite: ART 110 is recommended.

An overview of the major works of art and architecture from the Renaissance through the Modern Period.Each style of art is related to the society which produced it.

ART 150†† Ceramics I (3).

History of and introduction to ceramics design problems with ceramic materials emphasizing hand forming.Familiarization with low and high firing techniques. Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 160†† Introduction to Graphic Application (3).

Introduction to the Macintosh platform, graphic interface, and professional level graphic applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and QuarkXPress.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 170†† 2-D Composition (3).

Principles of design as they relate to two dimensional elements (point, line, shape, texture, color, etc.) and their composition on the pictorial surface. Introduction to various two-dimensional media.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 171†† 3-D Composition (3).

Principles of design as they relate to the three-dimensional elements (line, plane, volume, color) and their composition in space.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 179†† Drawing I (3).

A foundation course in drawing, oriented to understanding and use of various systems of graphic representation.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 180†† Painting I (3).

A foundation course introducing the student to problems of pictorial space, organization, and color through the use of two-dimensional painting media.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 190†† Sculpture I (3).

Basic theory and methods of creating sculptural form by additive processes.Emphasis on clay modeling and waste-mold casting.Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

 

Upper Division

ART 301†† Arts and Crafts for the Non-Major (3).

Development, experience, and application of arts and crafts projects of special value to Liberal Studies and Recreation majors.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 322†† Early European Art (3).

Prerequisites:ART 110 and ART 111.

A selected exploration of the visual arts and cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome and the Medieval period, and a more concentrated examination of their influences upon the Northern and Italian Renaissances.

ART 323†† Late European Art(3).

Prerequisites:ART 110 and ART 111.

The painting, sculpture, and architecture of Western Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries.

ART 331†† Modern Art and Culture (3).

Prerequisites:ART 110 and ART 111.

History of nineteenth and twentieth-century visual arts presented in a historical context, showing social and philosophical influences and parallels with contemporary literary, dramatic, and musical arts.

ART 332†† Modern Architecture††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (3).

Prerequisites:ART 110 and ART 111.

History of the technological and stylistic developments in the architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

ART 333†† Contemporary Art and Culture (3).

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 111.

The visual arts since 1945 presented in a cultural context, showing social and philosophical influences and parallels with literary and musical arts.Includes selected minority artists such as Romaire Bearden and Tamayo.

ART 335†† Interactive Multimedia (3).

Prerequisites:ART 160 or consent of instructor.

Fundamentals of interactive media.Use of software applicable to motion and multimedia digital graphics such as Flash, Deramweaver, and Director.Activities will include design for web sites, CDROM and DVD applications, multimedia projects, etc.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 337†† Asian Art (3).

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 111.

A study of the visual arts of China, Korea, and Japan.

ART 341†† Sources of Graphic Design (3).

Study of relevant sources, events and personalities in the history of graphic design.Activities will include readings, research, and related projects.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 342†† Conceptualization (3).

Prerequisite: ART 170.

Exploration of the creative processes used in graphic design.Activities will include creative thinking exercises, research reports, idea sketching, and other creative problem solving techniques. Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 343†† Prepress (3).

Prerequisite: ART 160 and ART 170.

Introduction to concerns, terms, procedures, and graphic applications used in the preparation of graphic design print media projects for commercial printing.Activities will involve some creative design work, but have intensive computer activities.Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 344†† Design Practices I (3).

Prerequisite:ART 160 and ART 170, or consent of instructor.

Introduction to terms and processes used in the design of print media.Emphasis on graphic projects such as brochures, posters, logos and advertising, etc.Activities include traditional graphic skills and graphic computer applications.Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 345†† Digital Graphics I (3).

Prerequisite:ART 160 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to digital concepts as applied to screen-based projects involving still images and movement-based images (animation and video).Activities will include the use of digital graphic application such as Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, etc.Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

ART 346†† Digital Graphics II (3).

Prerequisite: ART 345.

Advanced course in motion-based digital graphics focusing on the expression of concepts, ideas, and stories for animation and video based projects.Students will work independently on individual projects from concept to final digital output using a variety of graphic and movement-based applications.Repeatable course.Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

ART 347†† Typography (3).

Prerequisites:ART 344 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to and study of typography as legible symbols and aesthetic images.Emphasis on the use and effect of typography in the graphic context of print media and digital graphics.Activities include studying typography from a traditional hands-on approach to digital rendering.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 350†† Art of the United States (3).

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 111.

A study of the Colonial, Georgian, Federal and 19th century art and architecture in the United States.

ART 353†† Art of California and the Southwest (3).

Prerequisites:ART 110 and ART 111.

The art and architecture of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas from prehistory to the twentieth century.

ART 361†† Ceramics II (3).

Prerequisite: ART 150.

Emphasis on wheel-throwing techniques.Investigation of clay and glaze compounds.Study of firing techniques for surface enrichment. Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 363†† Latin American Art(3).

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 111.

A study of the visual arts of Pre-Colombian and Colonial periods in various Latin American countries.

ART 365†† African Art and Culture (3).

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 111.

A study of the arts and cultures of Africa from the earliest societies to the present ones.The Nok, Benin, Ite, and Ashanti cultures will be included.

ART 368†† Women in Art (3).

Prerequisites:ART 110 and ART 111.

A study of women as artists from the medieval period to the present with special emphasis given to women artists of the twentieth.

ART 371†† Drawing II (3).

Prerequisite: ART 179.

Development of skill in graphic representation, stressing an understanding of pictorial space and organization.Problems of technique and media.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 373†† Life Drawing I (3).

Prerequisite:ART 179.

Development of the graphic representation of the human form. Live models used to introduce problems of form, structure, and anatomy.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 380†† Painting II (3).

Prerequisites: ART 170 and ART 180.

Problems in the creative use of the materials of painting. Emphasis on visual concepts, interpretation, and expression.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 384†† Painting III (3).

Prerequisite: ART 380.

Development of a more comprehensive understanding of materials and methods as they related to current concepts of painting. Six hours of activity per week.

ART 389†† The Human Form in Sculpture (3).

Prerequisite:ART 190 or ART 373.

Structural and symbolic interpretation of human form from a live model.Anatomy as it relates to sculptural expression.Repeatable course.Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 392†† Mixed Media Sculpture (3).

Prerequisite: ART 171 or ART 190.

Experiments in contemporary sculpture using found objects and other readily available materials.Introduction to wood and metal fabricating.Repeatable course.Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 446†† Design Practices II (3).

Prerequisites: ART 344 and ART 347.

A continuation of ART 344 and ART 347, emphasizing the creative application of design skills in print media. Activities centered on advanced work with effective use of design images and compositions, plus research and presentation techniques.Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 447†† Design Practices III (3).

Prerequisite: ART446.

Advanced study of print media design emphasizing creativity and professional standards.Course activities include graphic design project development, project research, design client interaction, project presentation, and independent student work. Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 448†† Portfolio (3).

Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor

Capstone course involving preparation of essential material for seeking a position in graphic design.Emphasizes the preparation of a graphic design portfolio and resume.Six hours of activity per week. Fee required.

ART 463†† Ceramics III (3).

Prerequisite: ART 361.

Advanced problems in techniques and aesthetic development in all aspects of the process of ceramics.Repeatable course.Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 474†† Life Drawing II (3).

Prerequisite: ART 373.

An advanced course in the graphic study of the human figure. Emphasis upon the creative interpretation of form and structure through media.Repeatable course.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 486†† Painting IV (3).

Prerequisite: ART 384.

Advanced study emphasizing aesthetic development, personal imagery, and individual critical awareness.Self-initiated studio problems. Repeatable course.Six hours of activity per week.

ART 490†† Seminar in Theories of Art Criticism (3).

Prerequisites: Senior standing as an Art major or minor; consent of instructor and department chair.ART 110 and ART 111.

Various approaches to art criticism through out the centuries with particular emphasis on contemporary problems of criticism.Three hours of seminar per week.

ART 493†† Special Studies in Art (3).

Detailed study of material, method, concept, or period of Art.Repeatable course.Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 494†† Independent Study in Art (1-3).

Prerequisites:†† Senior standing as an Art major or minor is required; consent of instructor and department chair.

ART 494 may not be substituted for a required course in the major or minor without prior consent of instructor and adviser.An art project undertaken with the advice and supervision of a Studio or Design Art faculty member.Repeatable course.

ART 495†† Special Studies in Art History (3).

Prerequisites: ART 110 and ART 111.

Detailed study of a period, area, figure or movement in the history of art.Repeatable course.

ART 496†† Internship in Art (1-3).

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.

Supervised on- or off-campus art related work in selected museums, galleries, art and slide libraries, studios or commercial firms.Practical application of knowledge to such areas as exhibition, conservation, cataloging, and Art History, Studio or Design activity.Term paper required.Repeatable course.

ART 498†† Directed Research in Art History†††††††† (1-3).

Prerequisites: Senior standing as an Art major or minor is required; consent of instructor and department chair.

Preparation of a research paper on a selected topic in the History of Art.Repeatable course.

 

Infrequently Offered Courses

The following courses are scheduled on a "demand" basis.Students should consult the department office for information about the next schedule offering.

ART 376†† Intaglio I (3).

Prerequisite: ART 179 is recommended.

A foundation course in intaglio printmaking, introducing the processes of aquatint, soft ground, and hard ground etching.Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 379†† Lithography I (3).

Prerequisite:ART 179 is recommended.

An introduction to the basic techniques of lithographic print- making processes.Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 383†† Silkscreen (3).

An introduction to basic stencil printmaking processes.Repeatable course.Six hours of activity per week.Fee required.

ART 482†† Lithography II (3).

Prerequisite: ART 379.

Special projects in selected aspects of lithographic printmaking. Repeatable course.Six hours of activity per week.
Fee required.