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Art

ART 1001   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 1200   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. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 1205   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. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 1400   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 1405   Drawing II (3)

Prerequisites: ART 1400 (ART 110)

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 1500   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. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2130   Digital Imaging & Illustration (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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2170   Video Production (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2810 (ART 221) or ART 1105 and ART 2800 (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. Cost of course may exceed $200.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2199   Portfolio Design and Professional Practices (3)

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Hybrid

ART 2210   Modern and Contemporary Art History (3)

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2220   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2300   Drawing III (3)

Prerequisites: ART 1405 (ART 120)

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2310   Figure Drawing I (3)

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2320   Figure Drawing II (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2310 (ART 210)

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2390   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2400   Painting I (3)

Prerequisites: ART 1400 (ART 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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2401   Painting for Non-Art Majors (3)

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of painting in a studio environment. Students will become familiar with the materials and techniques used in painting. This course will not fulfill the requirements for a major in art.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2410   Painting II (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2400 (ART 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 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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2420   Painting III (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2410 (ART 140)

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2430   Topics: Advanced Painting (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2420 (ART 240)

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2490   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2500   Ceramics I (3)

Prerequisites: ART 1300

A study of the basic principles of ceramics and ceramic art making with emphasis on the hand-building process and introduction to wheel throwing. Studio operations such as clay mixing, clay recycling, glaze mixing and kiln loading will also be covered.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2501   Ceramics for Non-Art Majors (3)

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of ceramics in a studio environment. Students will become familiar with the materials and techniques used in ceramics. This course will not fulfill the requirements for a major in art.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2510   Ceramics II (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2500 (ART 135)

Continuation of Ceramics I with more emphasis on wheel throwing skills, experimentation with glazes and creative design and expression. How to run a ceramics facility is covered through course participation in studio operations.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2520   Topics: Advanced Ceramics (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2510 (ART 136)

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2550   Jewelry I (3)

Prerequisites: ART 1300

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2551   Jewelry for Non-Art Majors (3)

An introduction to the basic essentials of making jewelry in an art studio environment. Students will become familiar with the materials and techniques used in making jewelry. This course will not fulfill the requirements for a major in art.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2560   Jewelry II (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2550 (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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2570   Topics: Advanced Jewelry (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2560 (ART 278)

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2590   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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2595   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2600   Sculpture I (3)

Prerequisites: ART 1300

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2601   Sculpture for Non-Art Majors (3)

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of sculpture in a studio environment. Students will become familiar with the materials and techniques used in sculpture. This course will not fulfill the requirements for a major in art.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2610   Sculpture II (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2600 (ART 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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2620   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2630   Topics: Advanced Sculpture (3)

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

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2690   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2700   Intro to Printmaking (Printmaking I) (3)

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2701   Printmaking for Non-Art Majors (3)

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of printmaking in a studio environment. Students will become familiar with the materials and techniques used in printmaking. This course will not fulfill the requirements for a major in art.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2730   Topics: Advanced Printmaking (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2710 or ART 2720

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2750   Fibers (3)

Prerequisites: ART 1200 or ART 1300

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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2751   Fibers for Non-Art Majors (3)

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of Fiber and Textile based art in a studio environment. Students will become familiar with the materials and techniques used in Fibers. This course will not fulfill the requirements for a major in art.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2790   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2795   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2800   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2810   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2820   Black & White Photography II (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2800 (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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2830   Digital Photography II (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2810 (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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2840   Photography III (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2820 (ART 224) or ART 2830 (ART 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 consistency and sophistication in expression of ideas.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2850   Topics: Advanced Photography (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2840 (ART 231)

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

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2855   Special Topics in Photography (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2820 (ART 224) or ART 2830 (ART 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 different topic is studied.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2860   Studio Lighting (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2810

Provides hands-on instruction in the photographic studio in the manipulation and utilization of light for the production of professional quality images. Students are taught to accurately control lighting for portraits, objects, products, etc. to create strong portfolio images. Cost of course supplies may exceed $200.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2870   Event Photography (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2810

Students learn to use their technical expertise, creativity and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event. Photographic techniques and location considerations are discussed as well as the business practices essential to be successful in the profession. Cost of course supplies may exceed $200.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2890   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2895   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2900   Illustration I (3)

Prerequisites: ART 1400 (ART 110)

Course exploring techniques, materials and methods of illustration for commercial and fine art purposes. Projects emphasize individual creativity and concept but also emphasize working with clients.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2910   Illustration II (3)

Prerequisites: ART 2900 (ART 270)

Continuation of Illustration I with an advanced approach. Emphasis placed on subject interpretation and individual concept and creativity using variety of art mediums.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2930   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2950   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. 

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2970   Art and Architecture Field Studies (3-Jan)

Prerequisites: One of the following: ART 1001(101), 1200(170), 1300, 1400(110), 1500(150), 2750(265) 2401, 2501, 2551, 2601, 2701, 2751 2800(220), 2930(239) 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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2990   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2995   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.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

ART 2999   Sophomore Studio Art Seminar (3)

Prerequisites: Upon completion of 31 to 32 credits of the requirements towards an AFA degree (3rd semester.)

A course for art majors planning to transfer to a four-year institution for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or a BA degree in Studio Art. This course will guide students in how to photograph their artwork and prepare their visual art portfolio for review by the transfer institutions and exhibition spaces. Opportunities and procedures in the various fields of visual art will be discussed. Other necessary skills such as artist resume writing and artist statement writing will also be undertaken.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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