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Course Descriptions

View courses specific to: art history, ceramics, graphic design + digital media, painting, drawing + printmaking, photography or sculpture.

 

Please note, not every course is offered each semester.

Fine Arts

ARH2000: Art Appreciation

3 credits

This course includes the study of visual elements, design principles, various techniques and media. Examples of Western painting, sculpture and architecture from prehistoric to present times will be examined. Local museum excursions are required.

ARH2050: Art History Survey I

3 credits

This course is a survey of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Paleolithic era through the Medieval period. Monuments will be studied in relation to the cultural contexts of Western civilization.

ARH2051: Art History Survey II

3 credits

This course is a survey of European painting, sculpture and architecture from the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical periods to the emergence of modern art including Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Expressionism and Cubism.

ARH3130: The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece

3 credits

This course considers the art, architecture and archaeology of ancient Greece in the context of its culture, history, religion and geography from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period.

ARH3150: The Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome

3 credits

This course will consider the art, archaeology and architecture of ancient Rome, from its antecedents in the Italic and Etruscan traditions, through the Republic and the late empire. Major works, monuments and sites will be examined in the context of the culture, history, geography and religion.

ARH3211: Early Medieval Art and Architecture

3 credits

This course surveys the art and architecture of late antique and early medieval Europe from Constantine the Great to the year 1000, covering the late Roman, early Byzantine, Merovingian, Hiberno-Saxon, Carolingian, Ottonian, and early Islamic periods. We will devote special emphasis to key historical, cultural, and religious influences on medieval art, including the rise of Christianity and of Islam, the court of Charlemagne, monasticism, and the millennial terrors of the year 1000. We will also consider interpretive questions relating to art and ritual, the survival of pagan imagery, and aniconism in medieval art.

ARH3250: Romanesque Art and Architecture

3 credits

This course explores the art and architecture of the Romanesque period, the 11th and 12th centuries, especially the sudden, widespread "Renaissance" of monumental sculpture. The course seeks to situate Romanesque art in relation to important cultural and religious phenomena that shaped its uses and meanings, including pilgrimage and the cult of relics, monasticism, and crusade. We will also consider the origin of the idea of a Romanesque in medieval art and interpretive approaches to Romanesque art.

ARH3253: Gothic Art and Architecture

3 credits

This course surveys the development of art in Western Europe during the later Middle Ages, from the late 12th through the 15th century. We will consider manuscript illumination, stained glass, sculpture, and the rise and evolution of the Gothic cathedral, with special focus on themes of the droll and the grotesque and on the roles of art in late medieval piety, politics, and everyday life.

ARH3302: Italian Renaissance Art

3 credits

Earlier Renaissance; Proto-Renaissance aspects of late Gothic art; the international style; early renaissance; high renaissance; Venetian art; mannerism. Examples of painting, sculpture and architecture will be studied.

ARH3319: The Art and Architecture of Michelangelo

3 credits

Using contemporary as well as modern accounts of the artist, this course will study the painting, drawing, sculpture, and architecture of Michelangelo in the context of Italian Renaissance culture.

ARH3331: Northern Renaissance Art

3 credits

This course surveys the art of Europe north of the Alps during the 15th and 16th centuries. We will consider the development of new artistic techniques and technologies in painting and print through the work of such major artists as Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Durer, and Hieronymous Bosch. The course will also investigate concepts of morality, religion, death, and Apocalypse that are reflected in the art of the period.

ARH3350: Baroque Art

3 credits

The origins of baroque art in Italy, Bernini and St. Peter's, Velazquez, Rubens and Flemish art. Rembrandt and the Dutch masters. Classical 17th century French art. The England of Sir Christopher Wren. Rococo art.

ARH3354: Rubens to Rembrandt: Netherlandish Baroque Art

3 credits

With the towering figures of Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt van Rijn as bookends, this course examines art of the Netherlandish Baroque within its cultural and social contexts, with close attention to themes of religion, social morality, and humor. We will consider the significance of major artists, including Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and others, in addition to important contributions by Northern Baroque artists to the development of portraiture, landscape, still life, and genre painting.

ARH3410: Modern European Art I

3 credits

This course will study European art and architecture between 1780-1870, from Neo-Classicism through Impressionism.

ARH3434: Modern European Art II

3 credits

This course will study European art and architecture between 1780-1870, from Neo-Classicism through Impressionism.

ARH3811: Art History Methods

3 credits

Prerequisites: ARH 2050 Art History Survey I, ARH 2051 Art History Survey II, Two ARH 3000-4000 courses, Junior status

Students will read and discuss key texts that formulate the intellectual foundation of the discipline of art history. Students will begin the semester by examining art historical texts based in connoisseurship and aesthetics and will then explore methodologies used by art historians, in particular, formalism, iconographical studies, Marxism, feminism, and post-structuralism. The writers examined include JoAnn Joachim Winckelmann, Immanuel Kant, Heinrich Wolfflin, Erwin Panofsky, Meyer Schapiro, Norman Bryson, Rosalind Krauss and others.

ARH3843: Studies in Irish Art and Architecture

3 credits

This course is designed as a survey of Irish art and architecture ranging from the study of prehistoric monuments to works by contemporary artists. Works will be studied in the context of Ireland?s violent and oppressed history, and against the topography of its magnificent island geography. Among the examples of art and architecture the class will consider are: prehistoric and megalithic architecture); Celtic art and jewelry; early monastic sites and scriptural crosses, the great illuminated manuscripts; the emergence of decoration and ornamentation in Romanesque churches; the development of the great abbeys; modern Irish painting and sculpture from the 18th century to the present.

ARH3883: The Apocalypse in Medieval and Early Modern Art

3 credits

The idea of the Apocalypse, the end of the world described in Revelations by St. John the Divine, profoundly influenced the subject matter of Christian art during the Middle Ages and early modern period and continues to be an important reference point in western art and culture. This course surveys the range and development of apocalyptic imagery from the Whore of Babylon to the Mark of the Beast in medieval, Renaissance, and contemporary art, with special attention paid to themes of millenarianism, the year 1000, and the Protestant Reformation.

ARH3930: Special Topics in Art History

1-3 credits

Special Topics in Art History. Special Topics courses are designed to augment the curriculum by offering classes which are not in the catalog. May be repeated for 12 credits under different topics.

ARH3940: Art History Practicum

1 credit

Prerequisites: ARH 2050 Art History Survey I, ARH 2051 Art History Survey II, One Upper Level ARH course

In consultation with faculty, students enrolled in the Art History Practicum will develop and research a topic linked thematically to current course work in their degree program, producing a research paper of substantial length. The Practicum must be taken in conjunction with another regular 3-credit hour course in Art History. Successful completion of the Practicum is prerequisite for admission to required upper level courses in the ARH major.

ARH3955: Art History on Site

1-3 credits

Students in this course will experience the history of art in situ. The course is designed to accommodate study abroad experiences and intensive explorations of domestic sites such as New York and Washington D.C, Major monuments, archeological sites, museums and works of art will be considered and analyzed in the context in which they were created or are currently housed. Cultural contexts of works of art will be explored; students will consider the myriad influences that are reflected in works of art including patronage, history, economics, religion, geography and techniques in painting, sculpture and architecture. May be repeated once.

ARH4724: Graphic Design History

3 credits

This class explores the evolution of graphic design from past to present. Slide lectures present an overview with emphasis on important periods. It examines the relationship between design and the historical influence on contemporary design. Related topics include typography, photography, illustration and technological impact.

ARH4800: Aesthetics of Art

3 credits

A search for beauty and expression in the arts. Through lectures, discussions, movies, and slides, this search will take into account the thoughts of Santayana, Dewey, Langer, Tolstoy and well-known contemporary philosophers, artists, writers, architects and film makers.

ARH4801: Art Criticism

3 credits

Prerequisites: ARH 2050, ARH 2051, One ARH 3000 or 4000 level.

An investigation of selected philosophies of art criticism in the 20th Century. Students will apply methods of analysis and interpretation to the critique of art. Individual ideas will be expressed through writing assignments, group critiques, guest lectures, and visits to art exhibitions. Emphasis will include contemporary art issues.

ARH4905: Directed Individual Study

3 credits

Prerequisites: ARH 2050 Art History Survey I, ARH 2051 Art History Survey II, 3 upper level ARH courses

This course provides context for intensive, direct collaboration between instructor and the enrolled student(s) on original research topics. The topics addressed and the scope of the collaboration is determined by the instructor in consultation with the enrolled student(s). The course is an opportunity for advanced study in Art History through one-on-one student/faculty contact designed to develop high-level critical, analytical, and research and writing skills. May be repeated up to 6 credit hours.

ARH4910: Art History Research

3 credits

Prerequisites: ARH 2050 Art History Survey I, ARH 2051 Art History Survey II, ARH 3811 Art History Methods and at least two 3000-4000 level ARH courses.

As a capstone art history course, Art History Research is designed to build upon students? art historical knowledge gained in other courses (see prerequisites) and its major goal is to provide an opportunity for extensive student research in the field of Art History.

ARH4941: Internship in Art History

1-6 credits

Prerequisites: Art History major or minor ARH 2050, ARH 2051 and three upper level art history courses, permission of department chair.

The internship provides supervised professional work experience in a gallery, museum, archaeological or cultural organization. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

ART1201C: Two-Dimensional Design

3 credits

This course is an introduction to the utilization of the elements and principles of design, through various media on the flat surface. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the various organizational possibilities available in designing for the flat surface. Along with learning and applying professional presentation skills and craftsmanship, the development of ideas, problem-solving skills and understanding design concepts are the focus of this course. (A material fee of $15 will be assessed.)

ART1205C: Color Theory

3 credits

The focus of this class is on the physical properties and relationships of color mode systems. Students will expand their color sensibilities and develop a working understanding of color psychology, symbolism and expressive color. Research, critique of work and class discussions will expand the use of color-appropriate vocabulary and aid in the students development of critical thinking skills. Studying the work, classic and contemporary, of important theorists, artists and designers will broaden their understanding of color as a visual language. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

ART1300C: Drawing I

3 credits

This course is an introduction to basic observational drawing skills, including but not limited to: perspective, contour, and gesture. The use of positive/negative space, value line and mass will be emphasized in relationship to the design and organization of composition. The techniques of creating volume and space and the effects of light of the three dimensional form on the two-dimensional picture plane will be addressed. Through regular critiques, students will begin to make critical decisions about their work.

ART2203C: Three-Dimensional Design

3 credits

This course is an introductory studio experience in the visual arts, focusing on the structural and spatial exploration of three-dimensional form through a variety of media with an emphasis on design and construction. Students will develop presentation skills and craftsmanship, while formulating problem-solving skills and concept generation. (A material fee of $40 will be assessed.)

ART2301C: Drawing II

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 1300C

This studio course is a continuation, reinforcement, and an expansion of basic direct observation drawing skills and techniques learned in Drawing I. Direct observation for this course is defined as drawing from still life, landscape and architecture. Students use traditional subject matter to explore a range of drawing materials and techniques including mark-making techniques and gesture with an introduction of color. Compositional sensibilities and good understanding of both positive and negative space will be emphasized. Classic and contemporary references will broaden understanding of drawing as a visual language.

ART2330C: Figure Drawing I

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 2301C, and consent of instructor

This course gives students' a thorough understanding of the structure and anatomy of the human figure through direct observation and measurement of the nude model. Students render the human figure using proportion, weight, form and mass. Skills developed in previous drawing classes will be further refined in relation to the human figure. Historic and contemporary references will broaden the students' understanding of the figure as part of the visual language. Through regular critiques, students will begin to make critical decisions about their work.

ART2400C: Printmaking

3 credits

Prerequisites: ART 1300C Drawing I & ART 2301C Drawing II

This course is designed as an introduction to traditional methods of printmaking. Students will design and construct basic relief, intaglio, and planographic techniques. The unique quality of the graphic aesthetic will be emphasized along with the ability to produce original multiples through hands on methods in print. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

ART2500C: Painting Fundamentals

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 1300C, ART 2301C

This course is an introduction to the techniques, concepts and history of painting through direct observational study. In this course there will be an emphasis on the use of color to render of space light and form. Students' will look for and discover individual expression and points of view in their paintings. Historic and contemporary references will broaden the students understanding of painting as a visual language. Through regular critiques, students will begin to make critical decisions about their work. (A material fee of $15 will be assessed)

ART2605C: Basic Computer Images

3 credits

This course covers the basics of the Macintosh operating system and industry standard design applications. Topics include the creation of vector and raster images, page layout, and PDFs. No prior computer experience is needed. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

ART3332C: Figure Drawing II

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 2330C

This studio course is designed to further develop the visual, verbal and technical skills necessary to represent the figure though direct observation of the nude model. Students work in a variety of media. The course focuses on using the figure as an element in composition and reinforces the skills used in Figure Drawing I. Students are expected to develop the ability to draw the figure perceptually, expressively and with an awareness of some of the conceptual issues associated with the figure. Historic and contemporary references will broaden the students understanding of the figure as part of the visual language. With regular critiques, students will begin to make critical decisions about their work.

ART3420C: Lithography Printmaking I

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 2400C

This course is designed as an introduction to planographic print methods. Students will learn to construct and edition traditional and alternative lithographic techniques including aluminum plate lithography. Research, experimentation and a final print exchange will be encouraged. (A materials fee of $50 will be assessed)

ART3433C: Screenprint I

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 2400C or PGY 1800C

This course is designed as an introduction to serigraphy (screenprint). Students will design and construct basic screen print methods including cut stencil, hand drawing and photosensitive processes. The unique quality of the graphic aesthetic will be emphasized along with the ability to produce original multiples through hands on methods in screenprint. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

ART3433C: Screenprint I

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 2400C or PGY 1800C

This course is designed as an introduction to serigraphy (screenprint). Students will design and construct basic screen print methods including cut stencil, hand drawing and photosensitive processes. The unique quality of the graphic aesthetic will be emphasized along with the ability to produce original multiples through hands on methods in screenprint. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

ART3442C: Intaglio Printmaking I

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 2400C Introduction to Printmaking

This course covers the major acid etching methods of intaglio printmaking. Multiple viscosity color inking techniques will be introduced along with traditional and alternative plate construction methods. Students will create varied editions and non-acid techniques including mono-print and mono-type. Experimentation and collaboration in a Final Print Exchange will be encouraged. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

ART3443C: Relief Printmaking I

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 2400C Introduction to Printmaking

This course covers traditional and non-traditional methods of relief printmaking. Multiblock color printing, reduction block printing and the collagraph will be introduced. Emphasis will be given to the unique graphic aesthetic of the woodblock/linoblock. Experimentation and collaboration in a Final Print Exchange will be encouraged. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

ART3504C: Painting Studio

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 2500C

The purpose of this class is to allow the student to develop their work through directed and self-motivated activities. Assignments will be designed to allow personal artistic development while further developing an understanding of painting media. Regular group and individual critiques will be held to mark the progress of the students' work. There will be several directed projects, discussions and demonstrations intended to expand knowledge of artistic processes. (A material fee of $15 will be assessed)

ART3505C: Alternative Processes in Painting

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 2500C

This course is designed to allow for in depth, directed exploration of the many possibilities of painting with non-traditional painting materials and alternative painting techniques.

ART3560C: Figurative Painting

3 credits

Prerequisites: ART 3332C and ART 2500C

This class is about understanding and interpreting the figure in paint. The classes will explore painting the figure, and enable students to develop individual approaches to figurative painting in studio painting sessions. The students will explore mixing color for flesh tones, as well as composition, anatomy, and painting techniques. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. (A material fee of $15 will be assessed.)

ART3707C: Sculpture Process

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 2203C

This course is a continuation of the studio experience. Students will use sculptural materials and a variety of core sculptural processes with an emphasis on technical development and construction techniques. Individual expression in three dimensions will be enhanced by an expanded understanding of materials and construction methods. (A material fee of $90 will be assessed.)

ART3709C: Sculpture: Intermediate

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 3707C

Students will continue to expand on their technical development in a number of sculptural materials, while developing their personal artistic style. (A material fee of $90 will be assessed)

ART3714C: Sculpture: Casting

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 3707C

This course covers a variety of mold-making and casting processes, including both rigid and flexible mold-making materials, incorporated with both cold material and hot metal casting processes. The course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours. (A material fee of $90 will be assessed.)

ART3765C: Intermediate Ceramics

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 3786C

This course covers intermediate exploration of ceramic methods emphasizing individual expression, alternative directions and aesthetic qualities in clay. Surface enhancement including special glazing techniques is covered. This is course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours. (A material fee of $40 will be assessed.)

ART3786C: Ceramics

3 credits

This course covers hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing, and firing procedures to increase technical proficiency and sensitivity in the design process and to translate personal expression and aesthetic values into art form. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. (A material fee of $40 will be assessed).

ART3930: Special Topics in Art

1-3 credits

May be repeated for a total of 24 credits under different topics. (A material fee of $20 will be assessed.

ART4421C: Lithography Printmaking II

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 3420C

This course is designed to present advanced planographic print methods including photo-lithography. Students will learn to construct and edition traditional and alternative lithographic techniques. Research, experimentation and a final print exchange will be encouraged. (A materials fee of $50 will be assessed)

ART4434C: Screenprint II

3 credits

Prerequiste: ART 3433C

This course is designed to give the experienced printmaker advanced screenprint methods using traditional and non-traditional print materials. Experimentation, social impact of multiples, and large-scale printing will be encouraged through the use of alternative surfaces or found objects. (A materials fee of $50 will be assessed)

ART4444C: Intaglio Printmaking II

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 3442C

This course is designed to give the experienced printmaker advanced printing methods including photo intaglio and multiple plate color etching techniques. Experimentation, large format, and narrative plate construction will be encouraged. (A materials fee of $50 will be assessed)

ART4445C: Relief Printmaking II

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 3443C

This course is designed to give the experienced printmaker successful ways to make relief prints on traditional and non-traditional print materials. Experimentation and large-scale relief printing will be encouraged through the use of collagraph, woodblock, linoleum and alternative surfaces or found objects. (A materials fee of $50 will be assessed)

ART4710C: Advanced Sculpture

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 3707C, ART 3709C

This course is designed for individual specialization in sculpture studio including research in a focused artistic direction. Emphasis will be placed on personal style development, professional awareness, and studio practice. (A material fee of $90 will be assessed).

ART4736C: Sculpture: Enlivened Spaces

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 3707C

The studio-based course provides the basic foundations for sculptural studies through a series of projects and creative inquiries. The projects foster a relationship between concept to process, and intention to outcomes. Basic sculptural languages will be explored, such as metaphor, narrative, metonymy, space, materiality, form, mass and scale. The interdisciplinary nature of contemporary sculptural practice is emphasized through projects which include but are not limited to collaboration, performance art, site-specific art, sound art, light art, and time-based art as well as exploratory application of traditional forms and methodologies. Some local travel will be involved to produce artwork on location. (A material fee of $90 will be assessed).

ART4768C: Advanced Ceramics

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 3786C

This is an advanced course for individual specialization in ceramic studio. Topics will include and not be limited to glaze exploration and the development of ceramic forms. The course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours. (A material fee of $40 will be assessed.)

ART4788C: Ceramic Aesthetic

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART 3786C

This course focuses on advanced levels of invention employing the creative process toward very personal forms, glazes and techniques. Consideration is given to new technology in the field as well as contemporary ideas on aesthetics and quality.

ART4805C: Painting/Drawing Research

3 credits

Prerequisites: ART 3504C and ART 3332C

This course is a concentrated study of drawing and painting processes. Advanced studio problems in drawing and painting are pursued with emphasis on independent work. Seminar discussions and critiques are central to the course. Regular group and individual critiques will be held to mark the progress of the students' work. Historic references will broaden understanding of drawing and painting as part of the visual language.(A material fee of $15 will be assessed)

ART4905: Directed Individual Studies

1-3 credits

A maximum of 15 credits may be accumulated in directed individual studies.

ART4929C: Senior Project

3 credits

Students enrolled in this course will make, promote and install a body of work which exhibits a professional approach and understanding of the medium selected. An artist's statement and an exhibition plan is required.

ART4935: Seminar

1-3 credits

A maximum of 15 credits may be accumulated in seminars.

ART4965C: Fine Arts Portfolio

3 credits

An outgoing portfolio, representative of the student's work, will be assembled by the student with the guidance and approval of the art faculty.

Graphic Design and Digital Media

GRA2190C: Introduction to Graphic Design

3 credits

Prerequisites: ART 1201C, ART 2203C, ART 1300C, ART 2301C, and ART 2605C

The course explores the fundamentals of Graphic Design. Students will develop an understanding of the design principles through class projects. The process of design will be stressed, including research, sketches and computer generated compositions. Students will develop an understanding of the industry and will be exposed to contemporary designers. The course will include various methods of investigation to developing an appreciation of visual communication. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA3118C: Publication Design

3 credits

Prerequisites: GRA 3183C, GRA 3203C

This course focuses on creative problem solving for publication design. Emphasis is placed on the importance of content as the foundation for concept development, creation of flexible grid systems, typographic detail and composition. Topics include but are not limited to magazine, annual report, newspaper, catalog and book design. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA3183C: Typography Studio

3 credits

Prerequisites: GRA 2190C

The principles of typography will be explored through exercises and projects. Projects will emphasize the typographic form and type-and-image in visual communication. Emphasis will be placed on terminology, historical origins, form and compositional elements used while designing with type. Problem solving skills, process and research will be stressed. Graphic design principles will be reinforced with projects concentrating on typographic detail. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA2203C: Prepress Production

3 credits

Prerequisites:GRA 2190C

The course examines and demonstrates software and techniques used in digital page design for printed media. Basic typography and production processes will be explored. Design problems will be used to explain how to effectively prepare a job from concept through the printing process. Projects will be used to explore traditional and digital printing technology and techniques used in producing a job for press. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA3512C: Corporate Identity

3 credits

Prerequisites: GRA 3183C, GRA 3203C

This course explores the application of visual identity systems for large and small companies. Comprehensive research on color symbolism, graphic forms, typography and design is examined. The research will be applied to designing identity systems while stressing creative solutions and originality. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA3523C: Introduction to Web Design

3 credits

Prerequisites: PGY 1800C, GRA 3880C

This studio course focuses on the creative and technical skills necessary for Web design. Students explore techniques used in building graphics for the Web, along with the fundamentals of Web design and HTML. An emphasis is placed on the differences between print and Web design. Interface design, user experience, site management and browser compatibility issues are discussed. Through the use of in-class lectures, demonstrations, and critiques students develop a Web design vocabulary. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA3833C: Motion Graphics

3 credits

Prerequisites: PGY 1800C Digital Photography for Designers, GRA 3880C Illustration

This course introduces students to motion graphics, as it relates to special effects, animation, and advertising. Students will be challenged to apply their current design knowledge in motion graphics. New solutions to visual problems will be explored through challenging class projects. Additional emphasis will be placed on exploring motion graphics as it relates to contemporary media. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA3880C: Illustration

3 credits

Prerequisites: GRA 2190C Introduction to Graphic Design

This course surveys the broad field of illustration through studio projects that examine the varied requirements in areas such as advertising, editorial and book illustration. Projects challenge the students ability to create illustrations, both traditionally and digital, that communicates to a mass audience with impact and style. Additional emphasis will be placed on applying illustrated works to a digital, page design. (A lab fee of $30 will be assessed)

GRA4119C: Package Design

3 credits

Prerequisites: GRA 3183C Typography Studio, GRA 3512C Corporate Identity

This course introduces the principles of graphic design and three dimensional design as they apply to packaging design. This course will cover principles of branding and how they apply to the process of designing packaging. Students will explore conceptual development and problem solving in three dimensional graphic design systems. In addition, they will work with functional and formal aspects of packaging. Students will also improve their creativity skills while working individually and in teams. They will interface with equipment, software and a variety of packaging materials, forms and containers. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA4137C: Advanced Web Design

3 credits

Prerequisite: GRA 3523C

This studio course builds on the principles taught in introduction to web design. Students are challenged to solve advanced communication problems while addressing technical issues relating to web design and the user experience. An emphasis is placed on web standards, advanced HTML and CSS. Students work with industry standard tools to produce assignments that simulate real world projects. Additional topics to be discussed will include: User Testing, Project Planning, Site Evaluation and Collaboration. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA4154C: Advanced Illustration

3 credits

Prerequisite: GRA 3880C

Advanced problems and techniques of conceptual and editorial illustration. Problems and demonstration in a variety of media-methods of presentation.

GRA4179C: Social Design

3 credits

Prerequisites: GRA2203C Prepress Production, GRA3183C Typography Studio

This course will explore the purpose of Graphic Design for social change outside the scope of advertising. Students will investigate societal issues and provide design solutions in response to the problems identified. The student will also consider the relevance of design for pro-bono and non-client based causes. Class projects will emphasize the conceptual and aesthetic aspects of delivering an effective message. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA4186C: Senior Design Studio

3 credits

Prerequisites: GRA 3183C, GRA 3512C

This course focuses on the refinement of student's problem-solving abilities through the advanced application of the design process. They research and analyze topical subjects to create visual communication application such as Poster, Corporate Identity Systems, and Environmental and Editorial Design Applications. Emphasis will be placed on expressive and creative communication through graphic design and portfolio development through production of high-quality printed portfolio pieces. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA4189C: Graphic Design Portfolio

3 credits

Prerequisites: Senior Status, GRA 4186C Senior Design Studio

This course focuses on the development and execution of a Graphic Design + Digital Media portfolio. Emphasis will be placed on printed and digital portfolios, including an online format. Topics include creation of personal business packet and self promotional pieces. Interview and job search skills will be discussed and developed. Individual assignments will be given to strengthen and round out each portfolio. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA4423: Business of Graphic Design

3 credits

Prerequisites: Senior Status, GRA 3512C Corporate Identity

Through lectures, discussions, and various assignments, students will be exposed to the legal and business issues affecting graphic designers today. Design topics such as freelancing, starting a design firm, pricing, estimating, invoicing and copyright will be examined. Case-studies and role-playing will be used to strengthen professional conduct and introduce best practices. An emphasis will be placed on the designer-client relationship.

GRA4513C: Product Promotion

3 credits

Prerequisite: GRA 3183C Typography Studio

This course explores and deciphers messages in product promotion for television, website, and print. Students will be taught how to use visual rhetoric and persuasion to educate a target audience about products and services. Various theories and practices used in the advertising industry will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on design solutions for product promotion. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA4586C: Interactive Studio

3 credits

Prerequisites: GRA 3523C Introduction to Web Design, GRA 3833C Motion Graphics

Using industry standard tools, students develop a body of work with an emphasis on interactive animated Web sites and applications. Students are encouraged to explore interactivity through the eyes of the producer as well as the viewer and create a positive user experience. During this course, students will discuss and evaluate design examples to further develop critical thinking skills. Technical considerations such as scripting, online distribution, dynamic content and the integration of sound and video are examined. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA4712C: Digital Video Technology

3 credits

Prerequisite: GRA 3833C

This course explores the art of story telling and video editing using non-linear digital video editing. Topics will include: Discussion on the latest advances in desktop video applications, special effects and the role these new technologies play in video production.

GRA4884C: Advanced Motion Graphics

3 credits

Prerequisite: GRA 3833C Motion Graphics

This course focuses on traditional animation, fundamentals of character design, layout and timing. Projects will focus on the differences between the limitations and specifications for Web and Broadcast. Students will evaluate motion design and animation examples and discuss film theory as it relates to the role of designer/producer. Emphasis will be placed on taking ideas from concept to finished shorts utilizing the current technology. Commercial as well as experimental techniques will be discussed. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

GRA4940: Internship in Graphic Design

3 credits

Prerequisites: Senior standing and completion of three upper-level graphic design courses and consent of coordinator.

Students will work and study on the job with a Graphic Design firm or an organization that has a Graphic Design Department. The firm or organization must be approved by the coordinator and paid positions are preferred.

Photography

PGY1800C: Digital Photography for Designers

3 credits

Prerequisite: ART2605C Basic Computer Images

This course will explore proper photographic techniques, including: framing an image, exposure settings, and camera controls. Additional emphasis will be placed on computer image editing. Students will be expected to photograph various subjects and explore image editing software. Image management and composition will be stressed while shooting for print and digital design projects. This class will prepare students to apply imagery to future design projects in the program. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.)

PGY2110C: Color Photography

3 credits

Prerequisites: PGY 2401C and PGY 3410C

The aesthetics and technology of color photography. Differences in various color films and the use of filters. Assignments in color transparencies and color negative printing. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

PGY2401C: Black and White Photography

3 credits

Laboratory procedures, methods and materials in the use of the camera; technical darkroom and creative applications for individual expression and commercial potential in photography. A 35mm or 120 roll-type camera is required. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

PGY3234C: Fashion Photography as Art

3 credits

Prerequisites: PGY 2401C , PGY 3410C, PGY 2110C

This course utilizes studio and location approaches to photographic fashion design and illustration. The course is designed to teach the student the "Art of Fashion Photography". This implies "ART" as the main ingredient in the work to be accomplished. This course will explore the origins of fashion photography to the modern concept as visualized in current fashion magazines and other venues. Students will demonstrate critical thinking as it applies to this profession along with feminist dialogues concerning such imagery. The course will instruct the student in the professional use of transparency film and use digital photography as it applies to the profession of fashion photography, along with the use of studio fashion lighting. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

PGY3410C: Intermediate Photography

3 credits

Prerequisites: PGY 2401C

Advanced techniques in black and white and in color. Assignments in photo illustration and the use of photography as a subjective means of expression and communication; its application as an art form and use in cultural documentation. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

PGY3801C: Digital Imaging for Photo Majors

3 credits

Prerequisite: PGY 2401C

This course involves contemporary computer technology for use in photography. Students apply software as a creative tool for darkroom functions. Projects in black and white, and color manipulation are required. Basic computer competency is required. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

PGY4105C: The Fine Print

3 credits

Prerequisites: PGY 2401C and PGY 3410C

This course is designed to teach the methods and techniques inherent in making "Fine Print." The Fine Print is defined as a final print that contains all correct tonal values for the given subject base on the zone system.

PGY4201C: Advanced Lighting Principles

3 credits

Prerequisites: PGY 2401C, PGY 3410C, PGY 2110C

This course introduces the student to artificial sources of light. These sources are studied and analyzed to enable the student to discern and employ light effectively and creatively through the use of studio lighting and non-studio flash photography. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

PGY4213C: Classic Black and White Portraiture

3 credits

Prerequisites: PGY 2401C, PGY 3410C, PGY 2110C

This course introduces students to a complex and diverse lighting system focused on the intrinsic 1930s and 1940s level of photographic portraiture. Students will read and concentrate on visual patterns of light forms established by photographic portrait masters such as Hurrell, Beaton, et. al. who have visually inculcated their designs into western visual culture. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

PGY4220C: Advanced Photo Illustration

3 credits

Prerequisites: PGY 2401C, PGY 3410C, PGY 4201C, PGY 2110C, PGY 3801C

Course emphasis is on studio photography with strong concentration in large format (4x5) camera techniques for commercial application. Students are required to solve specific conceptual and design problems. Emphasis is placed on achieving professional results comparable to contemporary advertising and media images. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

PGY4443C: Photo Arts

3 credits

Prerequisites: PGY 2401C, PGY 3410C, PGY 3801C

This course will explore alternative ways of imaging with photographic materials. Emphasis will be on historical and contemporary techniques, as well as on the hand-altered photograph and its potential for artistic expression. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

PGY4470C: Senior Photo Portfolio

3 credits

Senior Status photography students only.

Students work on preparation of a final portfolio, based on individual style and concept development based on the student's need of continued education, or professional placement. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)

PGY4610: Photojournalism

3 credits

Prerequisite: PGY 2401C

Camera reporting and feature photography; practice in telling a story with pictures for the mass media; ethical practices in photographic use in publication. Student supplies own camera and materials. (A material fee of $50 will be assessed.)