Art (ART)

ART 1510     Basic Drawing     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ART 1010

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

The student will demonstrate the use of various drawing techniques including contour drawings, continuous lines, shadow-mass impressions, and expressive line quality. The student will identify and analyze the structure of form and render a drawing on the basis of these observations. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 1520     Basic Design     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ART 1020

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

The student will develop skills that are fundamental in understanding design in two and three-dimensional aspects. The student will be assigned various problems where the specific use of media and its objectives are outlined, viewed from its functional and aesthetic importance. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 1530     Acrylic Painting     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

The student will develop an understanding of acrylic painting medium by exploring a multi-media approach to painting. Students will demonstrate competency in handling figurative and non-figurative subjects, montage, collage, impasto build-up, and other related technical problems. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 1540     Introduction to Ceramics     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ART 1300

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

This course covers the basic nature and properties of clay, applying hand-building techniques, and a select range of decorating and ceramic firing processes. Students will develop an awareness of how elements and principles of design integrate into functional and sculptural ceramic form. Historical and contemporary ceramic sources are explored. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 1550     Sculpture     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ART 1350

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

The student will create several sculptures utilizing a variety of materials such as plaster, wood, stone, metal, and plastics. A variety of techniques and philosophies will be explored. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 1560     Art Appreciation     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

Students are introduced to the visual arts in relation to their cultures and societies. The course includes arts of various times and places, aesthetic orientations that affect them and individual artists' relationship to their environments. The class connects artistic expressions and their aesthetic orientations with philosophical, religious, political and/or socio-economic influences. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 1570     Oil Painting     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

The student will develop skills requisite to oil painting based on a systematic approach to fundamental techniques and philosophies utilizing such media as slides, films, and laboratory reading, supplemented by gallery participation and discussion. In the studio, emphasis will be placed on materials and concepts while encouraging personal and creative production. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 1600     Watercolor Painting     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

The student will develop skills in the transparent water color medium based on fundamental and experimental techniques. The many watercolor styles will be investigated utilizing slides, films, and readings, supplemented by gallery participation and discussion. In the studio, emphasis will be placed on the spontaneity and immediacy of watercolor while encouraging personal and creative production. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 1610     Jewelry     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

Jewelry offers the basic techniques of metal work, allowing the student opportunity to create attractive jewelry or small objects by sawing, soldering, fusion, and forging in various metals. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 1611     Advanced Jewelry     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: ART 1610 or consent of instructor.

Advanced Jewelry offers the student an opportunity to learn methods of casting in precious metals from original wax models. Work will include centrifugal casting, burning out, finishing, and gemstone setting. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 1650     Figurative Sculpture     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

The student will develop a sense of insight into anatomical structure and develop skills in sculptural techniques by producing works in a variety of media from the live model. The student will work in the techniques of kiln-fired clay, plaster additive, direct carving, and plastic and metal casting. The various techniques, mediums, and philosophies will be explored through classroom demonstrations, film/slide presentations, and gallery/museum visits. Frequent class critiques will be initiated as an ongoing method of positive evaluation. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 1800     Experimental Animation     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

This course will provide students with hands-on exploration of nontraditional ways of creating animations. They will experiment with materials such as charcoal on paper, chalk on blackboard, painting on and scratching off film, cut outs, sand animation, painting on glass and painting with clay, or may choose their own materials. American and international experimental animation will be used as an inspiration and challenge for students in the development of their personal work. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4


ART 2110     Wheel Throwing I: Introduction to the Potter's Wheel     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: CER 1210

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

This course teaches the basic techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel. Shaping of tall and low forms will be emphasized. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2120     Wheel Throwing II     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: CER 1221,CER 1220

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: ART 2110 or consent of instructor.

Building upon the skills developed in Wheel Throwing I, this course emphasizes more complex forms including lids, handles, and closed forms. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2130     Wheel Throwing III     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: CER 2230

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: ART 2110 or consent of instructor.

This course builds upon the skills learned in Wheel Throwing I. Alternative approaches and techniques will be taught using the potter's wheel to achieve both functional and sculptural forms. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2140     Wheel Throwing IV     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: CER 2240

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: ART 2110 or consent of instructor.

Building on the skills learned in Wheel Throwing III, this course will introduce students to techniques used in production of multiple objects of similar size and construction of complex forms. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2240     Ceramics: Intermediate Hand-Building     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ART 2540,ART 2300

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

Intermediate Hand-Building builds upon basic methods and processes learned in ART 1540. Students will learn advanced methods of construction based on coursework that addresses functional and sculptural ceramic objects, while continuing to further develop an understanding of historical and contemporary ceramics. ART 1540 is highly recommended, but not required. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 2250     Ceramics: Advanced Hand-Building     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: CER 2320

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: ART 2240 or consent of instructor.

Advanced Hand-Building builds upon methods and processes learned during Intermediate Hand-Building. This course approaches experimental and advanced techniques in fabricating and considering sculptural and functional ceramic form. Discourse and research around contemporary and historical ceramics will continue to be developed. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2260     Ceramic Field Study     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: CER 2211,CER 2210

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Ceramic Field Study will permit students to concentrate their learning experiences in one special area of interest. This can be an in-depth experience in an area not ordinarily covered in other ceramic courses. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2270     Ceramics: Glaze Formulation     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: CER 2410

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1060 or higher (or placement into ESL 2510 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses).

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to making glazes. It will help students to learn the basic ingredients used for glazes and how they react in the batch formula. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2510     Fundamentals of Figure Drawing     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ART 2010

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: ART 1510 or consent of instructor.

The student will develop skills, primarily in black and white media, of rendering an artist's understanding of anatomy. Students will concentrate on proportions, form, and portrait studies. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2520     Advanced Drawing     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ART 2020

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: ART 1510

Working with a thorough understanding of proportion and form, the student will gain skills in a creative approach to the visual image. These skills will be facilitated through the use of watercolor, pastel, charcoal, and ink washes. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2530     Figure Painting     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: ART 2510 and either ART 1530 or ART 1570; or consent of instructor.

Figure Painting is an introduction to painting the human figure, nude and clothed. The emphasis is on realistic representation of the human form in oils using structure, color, value, lighting and composition. Historical and contemporary uses of the figure in art as well as various styles of painting will be explored. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2550     Advanced Sculpture     3 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ART 2350

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: ART 1550.

The student will create a minimum of two sculptures equal in time value to 45 hours each from a variety of media including welding, bronze casting, fiberglass construction, and outdoor cement sculpture. Emphasis will be placed on creative involvement in seeking a personal expression. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2570     Advanced Design     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: ART 1520.

The student will complete a variety of assignments dealing with various facets of functional and non-functional design, including forms and techniques of media application and two and three-dimensional projects utilizing paint, plaster, and/or plastics. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2600     American Art     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

The course presents American visual arts from the colonial period to the present time with emphasis on modern/contemporary expressions. The class is designed to show the uniquely American character of these arts as they reflect American life and the varied cultural influences that affect it. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3

GE Outcomes: Aesthetic Awareness


ART 2630     Advanced Oil Painting     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: ART 1570 or consent of instructor.

The student will further develop his/her skills and abilities toward a better understanding of the oil painting medium. The student will continue his/her investigation of oil painting by viewing slides and films, by reading art books and periodicals, and by attending galleries and museums followed by periodic class critiques. In the studio, emphasis will be placed on techniques and design qualities (formal elements) which are necessary ingredients to produce a well-composed painting while encouraging personal and creative growth. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2640     Advanced Watercolor Painting     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: ART 1600 or consent of instructor.

The student will further develop his/her skills and abilities toward a better understanding of the watercolor medium. The student will continue his/her investigation of water-color by viewing slides and films, by reading art books and art periodicals, and by attending galleries and museums followed by periodic class critiques. In the studio, emphasis will be placed on the spontaneity and the immediacy of watercolor while encouraging personal and creative growth. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2680     Advanced Figurative Sculpture     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: ART 1650.

This course will enable the student to do extensive study of the human anatomy geared for sculpture, with the availability of a live model in the studio. The student will be encouraged to take upon challenging projects dealing with the human anatomy in a recreating process of self-expression. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2702     Sculpture Welding     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

The student will weld and/or braze two or more pieces of sculpture from a list of options including, but not limited to, rod structures, planes over armatures, found objects, and welded forms combined with other media. Creativity is encouraged. Design principles relating to sculpture will be presented orally and visually. Although safety is stressed, equipment is used at the student's risk. The focus of this course is artistic, not industrial. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2704     Sculpture Casting     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)

The student will create two or more pieces of sculpture using casting techniques including, but not limited to, casting hydrostone and polyester resin in plaster molds, metal casting in sand using Styrofoam, and lost wax method. Students should check individual campuses for specific techniques available. Design principles relating to sculpture will be presented orally and visually. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2710     Advanced Figure Drawing     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: ART 2510 or consent of instructor.

In this class, the student will engage in a series of problem solving assignments pertaining to an in-depth study of the human anatomy as it relates to drawing. This task will be carried out on the part of the student by working with a multimedia format or choosing to concentrate on one medium as a means of self- expression. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3


ART 2712     Advanced Sculpture Welding     3 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1055 or higher (or placement into ESL 1011 or higher for students taking the ESL sequence of courses.)
Prerequisite: ART 2702.

An advanced course in the design, aesthetics and construction of welded metal sculpture using industrial techniques of fabrication. Students will create two or more welded sculptures using a variety of welding techniques. Students will be required to demonstrate their welding ability in the use of MIG, TIG, Arc, Gas Welding, Plasma Torch cutting, and the application of methods of bending and forming in the creation of two major projects within the context of the class. Techniques for designing, fabrication, finishing and presentation will be demonstrated and emphasized. Shop safety will be stressed. Equipment is used at the student's own risk. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 3