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Art and Media Design
Minor in Studio Art
Summary of Requirements
Required pre-minor courses 12 hours
Students formally apply to the minor program upon completion of these courses.
This course is designed to assist the student in a visual understanding of the art of the past and present. The Western tradition is analyzed, with emphasis upon art forms such as architecture, painting, and sculpture. The course highlights the major art periods starting with prehistory and ending with the modern era. Students are expected to take this course before taking major level courses in Art.
Prerequisite or corequisite: GSR 102 or the equivalent, and GSR 103
An introduction to the language of art and design (space, line, shape, value, texture and color) and the principle of composition for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. A series of hands-on projects will reinforce these concepts. Students are expected to take this course before taking major level courses in Art.
This course introduces students to the Macintosh computer system, digital camera basics, and Adobe software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Digital imaging, illustration, layout, and other digital art techniques will be introduced. This course is intended to prepare students for intermediate classes in graphic design, web design, photography, and digital art.
A foundation course in drawing. An introduction to principles and procedures of drawing in various media. Lectures and studio work. Students are expected to take this course before taking major level courses in Art.
Required art courses 9 hours
ART 350, ART 370, ART 426 and ART 470: Medium to be specified
Choose three courses:
An introduction to clay as an artistic medium. A variety of pots will be constructed using the following hand-building techniques: pinch, coil, slab, and compression. Three-dimensional design principles will be emphasized.
Beginning painting introduces students to traditional and experimental painting,
including a variety of methods, techniques, and concepts that will help students
learn to express themselves artistically, sharing their own unique form of visual
perception through the medium of painting. Students will also learn painting
content layout techniques as they iterate arrangements of elements into different
compositions in order to communicate ideas, processes, and storytelling through the painting practice. How painting theory and application fits within the realm of public art will also be discussed.
Prerequisites: ART 150 or permission of the instructor
This course both surveys and samples the creative, technological and social developments that have had impact on the evolution of the graphic arts. Course content emphasizes both the visual and written record through a variety of media including original objects, reproductions, film, the Web and other published sources.
Prerequisites: ART 140, ART 160
A continuation of hand-building techniques used to construct more complex forms. An introduction to the potter's wheel. Students will critique their work based on principles of three-dimensional design.
Prerequisite: ART126 or Permission of instructor.
Studies in Drawing is designed to provide an in-depth study of a specific area of the drawing discipline. Each time the course is offered, the materials and artistic processes related to one medium will be identified by the instructor, e.g. Mixed Media, Pastel, Ink, Dry Media, Charcoal, Collage, and Life Drawing. Students majoring in Studio Art may apply two Studies in Drawing courses to their major requirements.
Prerequisites: ART 170 and permission of the instructor.
Studies in Sculpture is designed to provide an in-depth study of a specific area of the sculptural discipline. Each time the course is offered, the materials, artistic concepts, and construction processes related to one medium will be identified by the instructor, e.g. Wood, Plaster, Fabric, Plastic, Glass, Metal, Papier-Mache, Mixed Media, etc. Students majoring in Studio Art may apply two Studies in Sculpture courses to their major requirements.
Studies in Printmaking is designed to provide an in-depth study of a narrowly defined area of the printmaking discipline. Each time the course is offered, the materials, tools, artistic concepts, and printing processes related to one medium will be identified by the instructor, e.g. Screen printing, collagraph, woodcut printing, linocut printing, and lithograph printing.
This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of a specific area within the ceramics discipline. While the medium used is the same (clay), different techniques, stylistic approaches, and historic perspectives will be taught in each course. As topics change, this course may be repeated.
Prerequisite: ART 227 or permission of the instructor.
Studies in Painting is designed to provide an in-depth study of a specific area of the painting discipline. Each time the course is offered, the materials, tools, artistic concepts and techniques related to one medium will be identified by the instructor, e.g. oil, acrylic, knife painting, mural painting, watercolor, airbrushing.
The employment for Fine Artists, including Painters, Sculptors, Illustrators, and Printmakers is expected to have little or no change from 2019 to 2029, with an average annual salary of $52,340. Learn more here.
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