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Course Descriptions

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.

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 120   Drawing II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 110

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

Corequisites: Recommended corequisite ART 101 or ART 150.

ART 130   Painting I ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 110

Theory and practice of painting using oil media on canvas. Build stretchers, stretch canvas, and practice classical techniques in color theory, still life, and abstract.

Corequisites: Recommended corequisite ART 160.

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 140   Painting II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 130

Theory and practice of painting using oil and acrylics. Development of form through color and texture. Work with variety of media to encourage emphasis on individual expression.

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. Lecture course primarily for art majors.

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

Prerequisites: ART 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. Lecture course primarily for art majors.

ART 160   Modern and Contemporary Art History ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 101 or ART 150 or 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. Lecture course designed primarily for art majors.

ART 170   Design I ...   2

Emphasis on principal elements of two-dimensional design through assigned problems using a variety of materials.

ART 180   Design II ...   2

Prerequisites: ART 170

Continuation of Design I, with emphasis on the interaction of colors as design and exploration of various color theories through a series of problems.

ART 190   Macintosh 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 210   Figure Drawing I ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 110

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

ART 211   Drawing III ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 120

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

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 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 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 224   Black & White Photography II ...   3

Prerequisites: Art-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 225   Digital Photography II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART-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 231   Photography III ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 224

Continuation of Photography II, with emphasis on technical consistency and sophistication in expression of ideas.

ART 232   Topics: Advanced Photography ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 231

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

ART 233   Special Topics in Photography ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 230 or consent 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.

ART 239   Gallery Management Internship ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 101 or ART 150, ART 170, and 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 240   Painting III ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 140

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

ART 241   Topics: Advanced Painting ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 240

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

ART 250   Figure Drawing II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 210

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

ART 259   Visual Arts Studio Internship ...   1-3

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 260   Printmaking I ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 110 or ART 170

Process and techniques of various printmaking methods including wood/linoleum block, collagraph, single and multi-colored editioning techniques.

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 275   Art and Architecture Field Studies ...   3

Prerequisites: One of the following: ART 101, ART 110, ART 150, ART 170, ART 220, ART 283, or ART 285.

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 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 278   Jewelry II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 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 280   Printmaking II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 260

Single and multi-colored etching techniques using line, aquatint, soft ground, and editioning processes.

ART 281   Topics: Advanced Printmaking ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 280

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

ART 283   Figurative Clay Sculpture I ...   3

Step-by-step introduction to basics of clay sculpting using figure as reference for subject matter. Projects include relief sculpture, portrait, and small animal sculpture. Techniques include armature making, latex, and plaster mold making, casting, and final patination of sculpture.

ART 284   Figurative Clay Sculpture II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 283

Expands upon skills and concepts learned in ART 283.

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 288   Sculpture II ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 285 Continuation of Sculpture I.

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 290   Page Layout on the Macintosh ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 190

Focus on page layout, publication design, and layout techniques. Current versions of Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress used to cover a range of work, from flyers and brochures to magazines and multi-page publishing. Typography, use of space, and traditional industry standards and practices included. Designed for Graphic Design majors.

ART 291A   Digital Imaging ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 170, ART 190, ART 290.

Focus on artwork creation and digital manipulation of photographic images. Use of Macintosh computers, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop for familiarity with basic tools used in graphic design and digital imaging. Includes design skills, including line, shape, form, volume, and color. Projects focus on logo creation, image correction and adjustment, combining imagery, color correction, etc. Discussion and demonstration of traditional printing technology (offset lithography) through class and field trips. Review of legal issues related to digital imagery and freelance design.

ART 292   Graphic Design for the Web ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 291, ART 180.

Web page development on the Macintosh platform, using Macromedia Dreamweaver and Macromedia Flash. Topics include conceptualization and design of a well-designed site, use of line art and photographs, routine maintenance of a site, etc. Continuation of student design studies, applying graphic concepts to the interactive Web. Coverage of Web animation, including animated GIFs and Flash presentations.

ART 293   Video Production and Portfolio Development ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 292

Focus on nonlinear digital video editing. Use of Macintosh computers, Apple iMovie, and Final Cut Pro to cover traditional vs. digital video, video formats, inputting methods, editing methods, and output to both videotape and DVD. Application of 2-dimensional graphic design concepts and techniques to time-based video production. Graphic Design Capstone embedded.

ART 295   Topics: Advanced Sculpture ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 288

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

ART 296   Topics: Advanced Jewelry ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 278

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

ART 297   Topics: Advanced Ceramics ...   3

Prerequisites: ART 136

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.