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Course Descriptions

ART 135   Ceramics I ...   3

Fundamental techniques and design elements used in making art with clay. Wheel throwing and hand building processes, and studio operations such as clay recycling, glaze mixing, and kiln loading.

ART 136   Ceramics II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 135

Introduction to wheel throwing and hand building techniques at intermediate level with continued emphasis on creative design. Participation in studio operations.

ART 265   Fibers ...   3

In-depth exploration of the processes of creating art textiles. Draws upon contemporary and historical sources and personal imagery for expression using the fiber medium. Techniques include direct application of dyes and pigments with various resist methods, screen print processes, creating a dimensional fiber form, and exploring pattern structures. Students create within directed problems and develop abilities to verbalize ideas through conversations and critiques.

ART 270   Commercial Illustration I ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 110

Illustration techniques for commercial purposes including drawing, paint, ink, and collage techniques. Stresses content in illustration.

ART 272   Commercial Illustration II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 270

Research in contemporary illustration processes and techniques. Emphasis placed on subject interpretation using variety of art mediums.

ART 277   Jewelry I ...   3

Introduction to materials and processes of jewelry making. Techniques include cutting, piercing, filing, joining, casting, forging, soldering, and cold connections. Stress on intricacies of working with different metals and experimental media and design concepts along with personal expression.

ART 285   Sculpture I ...   3

Introduction to sculpture materials, skills, history, and concepts. Explores methods in manipulation of traditional and experimental sculptural media, including additive and subtractive techniques. Involves studio work, research, lecture, and discussion. Emphasis as much on learning technique as understanding concepts and personal expression.

ART 1001(previously ART 101)   Art Appreciation ...   3

Lectures to stimulate visual, emotional and intellectual awareness of humankind's artistic heritage. Covers historically significant art forms from prehistoric through postmodernism. The course will not fulfill the requirements for a major in art.

ART 1101   Mac Basics ...   2

Introduction to Macintosh computer platform. Overview of computer hardware, basic factory-installed software. Macintosh operation, troubleshooting, repair, and practices. Input and output devices, such as scanners, digital cameras, video equipment and printers.

ART 1105   Digital Art Studio ...   3

Focus on introducing students to digital art forms, software programs, and the interrelationship of art and technology. Students will gain experience using digital tools to create fine art & graphic communications pieces weaving technical skills into creative vision.

ART 1200(previously ART 170)   2-D Design (Design I) ...   3 (2)

Introduction to the basic study, use, and control of the art elements and principles of two-dimensional design that are fundamental to all visual arts through assigned problems using readings, discussion and exercises employing a variety of materials and tools. (Change in course number, title, and credit hours are effective fall 2015)

ART 1205(previously ART 180)   Color Theory (Design II) ...   3 (2)

Prerequisites: ART 1200 (ART 170)

Continue to build mastery in both use and understanding of design elements and principles with specific emphasis on the interaction and application of color in design and exploration of various color theories through a series of exercises. (Change in course number, title, credit hours effective fall 2015)

ART 1300   3-D Design ...   3

Introduction to the basic study, use, and control of the art elements and principles that govern three-dimensional design and structure through assigned problems using readings, discussion and exercises designed to employ of a variety of concepts, materials and tools specific to the construction of three-dimensional art making.

ART 1400(previously ART 110)   Drawing I ...   3

Introduction to drawing through variety of methods, both traditional and contemporary. Emphasis placed on analysis of space and form as well as familiarization with and control of drawing material. Introduction to line, perspective, shading, and texture.

ART 1405(previously ART 120)   Drawing II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 1400 (110)

Continuation of ART 1400 (110) reassessing methods and analysis with emphasis on color theory and use of wet and dry media.

ART 1500(previously ART 150)   Survey of Western Art History I: Prehistory to End of the Middle Ages ...   3

Survey art history course focusing on historically significant cultures and forms of art and architecture in Western Civilization. Exploration of the development of human achievements from Prehistory to the end of the Middle Ages. 

ART 1505(previously ART 151)   Survey of Western Art History II: Renaissance to the Twentieth Century ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 1001 (101) or ART 1500 (150)

Survey art history course focusing on historically significant cultures and forms of art and architecture in Western Civilization. Exploration of the development of human achievements from the Renaissance to the 20th century. 

ART 2100   History of Graphic Design ...   3

This is a survey course on the history of Graphic Design. This course will cover the history and development of visual communication. It will begin with the development of language and will trace the evolution of word and image throughout history using the works of designers and illustrators that have influenced the continuing development of the discipline. There will be an emphasis on the influence of technology, culture, major artistic movements, and socio-political factors on the evolution of graphic design. 

ART 2110   Page Layout ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 1105

Focus on page layout, publication design, and layout techniques covering a range of work, from flyers, brochures, magazines, multi-page publishing as well as electronic formats. Typography, use of space and traditional industry standards and practices included as well as prepress guidelines for both print and electronic media.

ART 2120   Typography ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 1105

Focus of course will stress the refined use of typography as a design and communication tool. Students will study the history and classifications of letter-forms and use it in the creation of various typographical designs and presentations. Typical projects may range from letter and alphabet design to the use of typographical forms as the feature design elements in graphic designs or page layouts.

ART 2130   Digital Imaging ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 1105 or instructor consent

Focus on the creation and digital manipulation of artwork & images increasing familiarity with basic tools used the design. Projects focus on artwork and logo creation, image correction and adjustment, combining imagery, color correction, etc. Discussion and demonstration of traditional printing technology. Review of legal issues related to digital imagery and freelance design included.

ART 2140   Web Design ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2130 or instructor consent

Emphasis on web page design & development. Topics include the conceptualization and construction of a variety of web sites, including individual pages, HTML, email, animation, etc. Implementation of all aspects of graphic design will play a part in the overall class. This is a continuation of student design studies, applying graphic concepts to the interactive Web.

ART 2160   Motion Graphics ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 1105 and ART 2130 or permission of instructor

In this class students will learn the basics of motion graphics design and animation through completion of finished projects that may include movie/tv show titles, kinetic typography, commercials, info graphics and animated shorts.

ART 2170   Video Production ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 221 or ART 1105 and ART 220 or Instructor Consent

Course will focus on video art as an expressive media. Students will learn the basics of video production/post production through completion of finished projects that may include music videos, interview/maker videos, commercials, how to videos, comedy shorts and short form stories.

ART 2199   Portfolio Design and Professional Practices ...   1

Prerequisites: instructor consent

Focus of the course will emphasize the opportunities and procedures in various fields of graphic design, illustration and the creative industries. Students will be guided in the preparation of a portfolio of their work, a resume, related documents and will learn practical interviewing techniques. The intent will be to prepare students to enter the art field with a confident and professional attitude.

ART 2210(previously ART 160)   Modern and Contemporary Art History ...   3

Prerequisites: ART-1001 (101) or ART-1500 (150) or ART-1505 (151).

Art History lecture course focusing on significant artistic developments and forms of art and architecture through exploration of the development of human achievements in the modern and contemporary era.

ART 2220(previously ART 222)   History of Photography ...   3

Exploration of photography, its historical development, an examination of it as an art medium, and its influence on the development of modern art and contemporary culture.

ART 2300(previously ART 211)   Drawing III ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 1405 (120)

Continuation of Drawing II. Emphasis on variety of drawing materials and subject matter as well as development of individual expression.

ART 2310(previously ART 210)   Figure Drawing I ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 1400 (110)

Introduction to human-figure drawing through traditional and contemporary methods. Emphasis on analysis of space and form as well as human anatomy.

ART 2320(previously ART 250)   Figure Drawing II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2310 (210)

Continuation of Figure Drawing I with introduction of color theory and wet-drawing media.

ART 2330   Figure Drawing III ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2320

Studio art course that expands upon the core principles explored in Figure Drawing I and II along with broader experimentation in use of materials and deeper personal expression.

ART 2390(previously ART 299D)   Special Problems in Studio Art: Drawing ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Advanced study in studio art discipline beyond courses appearing in this catalog. Projects predetermined through interview with instructor, completed during studio times offered in discipline.

ART 2400(previously ART 130)   Painting I ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 1400 (110)

Studio course where students work with oil paints to realistically represent subject matter in the tradition of Western Art and participate in critique sessions. Paint density, texture and chemistry will be discussed. The formal aspects of drawing will be applied. Painting demonstrations are designed to help each student understand the objective of the assignments. Students will prepare their own painting surfaces in order to learn and appreciate the craft involved with the entire process of creating a finished work of art..

ART 2410(previously ART 140)   Painting II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2400 (130)

Studio course where students work with paint to represent subject matter, broaden techniques learned in ART 2410, develop personal expression and participate in critique sessions. Paint density, texture and chemistry will be discussed. Painting demonstrations are designed to help each student understand the objective of the assignements. Students will prepare their own painting surfaces in order to learn and appreciate the craft involved with the entire process of creating a finished work of art.

ART 2420(previously ART 240)   Painting III ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2410 (140)

Continuation of Painting II. Special projects in both traditional and nontraditional materials and subject matter.

ART 2430(previously ART 241)   Topics: Advanced Painting ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2420 ( 240)

Advanced course on contract individual study basis to gain greater expertise in painting.

ART 2490(previously ART 299H)   Special Problems in Studio Art: Painting ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Advanced study in studio art discipline beyond courses appearing in this catalog. Projects predetermined through interview with instructor, completed during studio times offered in discipline.

ART 2520(previously ART 297)   Topics: Advanced Ceramics ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2510 (136)

Advanced course on contract individual study basis to gain greater expertise in ceramics.

ART 2560(previously ART 278)   Jewelry II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2550 (277)

Further exploration and refinement of metal fabrication processes as introduced in Jewelry I.  Techniques may include soldering, jewelry scale casting, surface embellishment techniques, enameling techniques, hydraulic die forming and mechanism design to create jewelry and small scale objects.

ART 2570(previously ART 296)   Topics: Advanced Jewelry ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2560 (278)

Advanced course on contract individual study basis to gain greater expertise in jewelry making.

ART 2590(previously ART 299A)   Special Problems in Studio Art: Ceramics ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Advanced study in studio art discipline beyond courses appearing in this catalog. Projects predetermined through interview with instructor, completed during studio times offered in discipline

ART 2595(previously ART 299G)   Special Problems in Studio Art: Jewelry ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Advanced study in studio art discipline beyond courses appearing in this catalog. Projects predetermined through interview with instructor, completed during studio times offered in discipline.

ART 2610(previously ART 288)   Sculpture II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2600 (285)

Emphasis on artisanship, exploration, and research to gain more sophisticated and self-motivated personal direction. Introduces skills in welding and metal fabrication as well as individual media choices. May include some metal casting.

ART 2620(previously ART 283)   Figure Sculpture (Figurative Clay Sculpture I) ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2600

Introduction to basics of figure sculpture using the human figure as reference for subject matter for modeling in clay over an armature. Some other ways of constructing the figure may also be investigated..

ART 2630(previously ART 295)   Topics: Advanced Sculpture ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2610 ( 288) or ART 2620 (ART 283)

Advanced course on contract individual study basis to gain greater expertise in sculpture.

ART 2690(previously ART 299J)   Special Problems in Studio Art: Sculpture ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Advanced study in studio art discipline beyond courses appearing in this catalog. Projects predetermined through interview with instructor, completed during studio times offered in discipline.

ART 2700(previously ART 260)   Intro to Printmaking (Printmaking I) ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 1400 (110) or ART 1200 (170)

Introduction to basic traditional printmaking processes. It is assumed upon entrance that students have no prior printmaking knowledge. Processes covered include: Woodcut (black and white woodcut, color woodcut), Intaglio (etching, acquaint, drypoint), and Monotype.

ART 2710   Relief Printmaking ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2700

This course is designed to build upon basic relief printing processes covered in Intro to Printmaking. Processes covered include: Reductive woodcut, Multiple Block Woodcut, Wood Engraving, Monotype, and Relief Printed Collagraph.

ART 2720   Intaglio Printmaking ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2700

This course is designed to build upon basic intaglio processes covered in Intro to Printmaking. Processes covered include: Color Intaglio (multiple plate, a la poupee), Engraving, Soft Ground, Sugar lift, Spit Bite, and Collagraph.

ART 2730(previously ART 281)   Topics: Advanced Printmaking ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2710 or ART 2720

Advanced course on contract individual study basis to gain greater expertise in printmaking.

ART 2790(previously ART 299I)   Special Problems in Studio Art: Printmaking ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Advanced study in studio art discipline beyond courses appearing in this catalog. Projects predetermined through interview with instructor, completed during studio times offered in discipline.

ART 2795(previously ART 299E)   Special Problems in Studio Art: Fibers ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Advanced study in studio art discipline beyond courses appearing in this catalog. Projects predetermined through interview with instructor, completed during studio times offered in discipline.

ART 2800(previously ART 220)   Black & White Photography I ...   3

Introduction to basics and principles of black and white photography. Includes mechanical and visual aspects and darkroom skills for developing and printing black and white film. Requires manual single-lens reflex camera. Cost of course supplies may exceed $200.

ART 2810(previously ART 221)   Digital Photography I ...   3

Basic processes and procedures of creating imagery through the use of new technology and other devices.  Explores digital tools and processes as a means for photographic input, output and basic image manipulation.  Fundamental computer skills are required.  Mac platform preferred.  Students will be responsible for their own 8-10 megapixel adjustable digital camera minimum as well as other supplies.  DSLR cameras with RAW capabilities are preferred.  Cost of course supplies may exceed $200.

ART 2820(previously ART 224)   Black & White Photography II ...   3

Prerequisites: Art 2800 (220)

Approach to photography primarily from creative visual aspect, emphasis is placed on concept development.  Increases photographer's awareness of and sensitivity to visual aspects such as composition while refining mechanical skills such as exposure, developing and darkroom skills while using black & white media.  Requires manual single-lens reflex camera.  Cost of course supplies may exceed $200.

ART 2830(previously ART 225)   Digital Photography II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2810 (221)

Intermediate exploration of the aesthetics and techniques of digital photography including a further investigation of the constructed image, color management, asset management and output methods.  Students will produce one or more portfolios of digital images.  Students will be responsible for their own 8-10 megapixel adjustable digital camera minimum as well as other supplies.  DSLR cameras with RAW capabilities are preferred.  Cost of course supplies may exceed $200.

ART 2840(previously ART 231)   Photography III ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2820 (224) or ART 2830 (225)

This course is a continuation in understanding black and white and or digital photography, and in understanding photographic images in general in terms of how they function as art work; with emphasis on technical constistency and sophistication in expression of ideas.

ART 2850(previously ART 232)   Topics: Advanced Photography ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2840 (231)

Advanced course on contract individual study basis to gain greater expertise in photography.

ART 2855(previously ART 233)   Special Topics in Photography ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 2820 (224) or ART 2830 (225) or permission of instructor.

Variable content covering in-depth advanced topics in technique and subject matter not covered in regular curriculum. Topics vary and may include subjects such as portrait photography and lighting, location photography: landscape and architecture, non-silver photographic processes, working with color positives, etc. Class may be repeated for credit up to three times if differenct topic is studied.

ART 2890(previously ART 299B)   Special Problems in Studio Art: Black & White Photography ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

Advanced study in studio art discipline beyond courses appearing in this catalog. Projects predetermined through interview with instructor, completed during studio times offered in discipline.

ART 2895(previously ART 299C)   Special Problems in Studio Art:Digital Photography ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

Advanced study in studio art discipline beyond courses appearing in this catalog. Projects predetermined through interview with instructor, completed during studio times offered in discipline.

ART 2930(previously ART 239)   Gallery Management Internship ...   3

Prerequisites: permission from instructor

Basic processes and procedures of curating a fine art exhibition and managing exhibition space. Explore SCC's community art venue from a behind-the-scenes perspective while developing an understanding of the responsibilities of managing, funding, and maintaining exhibition space. Participation in installation and planning of SCC Gallery exhibitions. May involve field trips.

ART 2950(previously ART 259)   Visual Arts Studio Internship ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

On-the-job experience in visual arts.  Students may apply for an internship with artists or art-related businesses to enhance career readiness.  Visual arts studio internships must be approved and sponsored by a faculty advisor. 

ART 2970(previously ART 275)   Art and Architecture Field Studies ...   1-3

Prerequisites: One of the following: ART 1001, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 2401,2501, 2502, 2551, 2601, 2701, 2751 2800, 2930 or Permission of Instructor

Field course covering art, architecture, and history of a region of the world involving supervised on-site field studies and coursework outlined in an individual learning agreement. Includes lectures, directed readings, writing, drawing, photography, and other creative projects as well as visits to important sites and artifacts. Students must also register for and participate in approved academic study tour, study abroad, or field experience.

ART 2990(previously ART 299F)   Special Problems in Studio Art: Illustration ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Advanced study in studio art discipline beyond courses appearing in this catalog. Projects predetermined through interview with instructor, completed during studio times offered in discipline.

ART 2995(previously ART 299)   Special problems in Studio Art ...   3

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor

Advanced study in studio art discipline beyond courses appearing in this catalog. Projects predetermined through interview with instructor, completed during studio times offered in discipline.