Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Art / Graphics / Digital Arts (ART, GRA, DGA)

ART* E101 Art History I

A survey of the visual arts from Paleolithic cave paintings through the art of Europe in the thirteenth century. The course will cover outstanding examples of image making and architecture across a wide range of ancient civilizations. A field trip to a major New York museum can be expected.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E102 Art History II

A survey of the visual arts from fourteenth century Florence to Paris in the first half of the nineteenth century. Beginning with the innovations of Renaissance humanism, the course will follow the succession of styles that ultimately led to the eclectic revivals of neo-classic art. A field trip to a major New York museum can be expected.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E103 Art History III

A survey of the visual arts from the origins of modernism through the art of our own time. In the past 150 years, artists in Europe and America have come up with stylistic innovations at an ever-accelerating pace. This course traces the actions and reactions among artists, critics, and the public as these movements competed for recognition. A field trip to a major New York museum can be expected.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E107 Introduction to Studio Art

Introduces a wide range of art experiences using numerous drawing and painting techniques including pastels, paint, printmaking, mixed-media, and collage. Experiences in visual thinking will help students solve problems in other academic areas. Intended for the non-art majors who wish to gain confidence in their ability to work with art materials.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E109 Color Theory

An examination of color theory and terminology. Studio projects will allow students to develop a sensitivity to color interactions. Advanced projects will combine theory and practical problem solving.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E111 Drawing I

An examination of the fundamentals of drawing. Students will work on the skillful use of line, value distribution, composition, and perspective systems. Drawing as a tool for visual thinking will also be introduced.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E112 Drawing II

Approaches the study of drawing and the improvement of drawing skills with increased opportunities for personal expression in drawings that consider the content of a picture as well as the form.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E113 Figure Drawing I

A drawing course that takes the human figure as its primary theme. Students will analyze the figure for its esthetic and expressive potential. Additional assignments will expand on themes and techniques introduced in Drawing I and II.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E121 Two-Dimensional Design

An exploration of the concepts underlying visual organization in fine art and graphic design. Students will undertake a series of studio projects aimed at uncovering basic design elements, properties, and principles. Experiences in visual thinking will enable students to improve their thinking skill in productive problem solving.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E131 Sculpture I

Students will be introduced to basic sculptural principle employing traditional and contemporary materials and techniques for working three dimensionally. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process and interpretation.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E132 Sculpture II

A course that builds upon the experience gained in Sculpture I. Students will have more freedom to develop their own style of creating sculpture and explore content in their work. In this course students will further explore the process of making sculpture by adding more complex design, techniques, procedures, and conceptual challenges. A primary goal is to continue to advance the students' awareness and personal knowledge of contemporary sculpture, its prototypes, various functions, and role in a culturally diverse global market.

Prerequisite: ART* 131 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E141 Photography I

The fundamentals of camera operations and dark room procedures. Study of photography as a fine art and as a means of communication. Students must provide their own 35mm manually adjustable camera, film, paper, and developing supplies.

Some work will be done in the Darkroom.

Prerequisite: ENG* 101 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E152 Painting II

A course that builds on knowledge and techniques acquired in Painting I. Students will have more freedom to further develop their personal style of painting and explore content in their work. This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the exploration of both traditional and contemporary subjects with the goal of development of individual artistic expression.

Prerequisites: ART* 157 Acrylic Painting I or ART* 253 Oil Painting I
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E155 Watercolor I

This course develops skills in the challenging medium of watercolor employing fast-drying transparent paints. A full range of watercolor techniques will be explored from traditional procedures to contemporary experiments.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

ART* E157 Acrylic Painting I

An exploration of the particular attributes of acrylics. A full range of acrylic techniques will be explored from traditional procedures to contemporary experiments.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

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