ART 100 Art Appreciation (3 cr.) Introduces art from prehistoric times to the present day. Describes architectural styles, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting techniques. Note: Students may not receive credit for both Art 100 and Art 101 or Art 100 and Art 102. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ART 101, 102 History and Appreciation of Art I, II (3 cr.) (3 cr.) Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture, and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week.

ART 121-122 Drawing I-II (3 cr.) (3 cr.) Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash and color media. Includes field trips and gallery  assignments as appropriate. ART 121 Prerequisite for ART 122. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ART 131-132 Fundamentals of Design I-II (3 cr.) (3 cr.) Explores the concepts of two- and three-dimensional design and color. May include field trips as required. For ART 132: Prerequisite ART 131. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ART 141 Typography (3 cr.) Studies the history of letterforms and typefaces and examines their uses in contemporary communications media. Emphasizes applications to specific design problems. Includes identification and specification of type and uses current technologies for copy fitting and hands-on typesetting problems. Prerequisite: ART 140. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week

ART 153-154 Ceramics I-II (3 cr.) (3 cr.) Presents problems in the design and production of functional and non- functional ceramic works. Includes handbuilding the potter’s wheel and clays and glazes. ART 153 Prerequisite for ART 154 or Instructor’s permission. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ART 180 Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 cr.) Provides a working introduction to computer-based electronics technology used by visual artists and designers. Presents the basics of operating platforms and standard industry software. Introduces problems in which students can explore creative potential of the new electronic media environment. Includes instruction in basic computing concepts, components, and operations and in the use of integrated software packages. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ART 241-242 Painting I-II (3 cr.) (3 cr.) Introduces abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/or oil with emphasis on color composition and value. Prerequisites: ART 122 or Instructor’s permission. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ART 251-252 Communication Design I-II (3 cr.) (3 cr.) Studies the principles of visual communications as applied to advertising in newspapers, magazines, direct mail advertising, house organs, etc. Analyzes the influence of contemporary art on design. Prerequisites: ART 131, ART 132. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ART 283-284 Computer Graphics I-II (3 cr.) (3 cr.) Utilizes microcomputers and software used to produce computer graphics for communication. Employs techniques learned to solve studio projects which reinforce instruction and are suitable for portfolio use. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ART 287 Portfolio and Resume Preparation (1 cr.) Focuses on portfolio preparation, resume writing, and job interviewing for students. Recommended for final semester program students. Requires instructor’s approval. Lecture 1 hour per week.