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Visual Arts (B.A.)

The Visual Arts major provides students with an understanding of and appreciation for traditional and modern expressions of the visual, and train in incorporating appropriate technologies. Students may seek careers in graphic design, education, and gallery supervision.

Lower Division Requirements

ART 201 Principles of Design and Color

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

An introduction to the principles of two-dimensional design and color theory and their use as tools for effective visual communication.

ART 204 Basic Drawing

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

This course is one of the foundation courses that develop the perceptual and technical skills for effective drawing. Presents drawing as an essential tool for visual expression. May be repeated once for credit. This course is also recommended for general education.

DES 110 Design Thought Foundations I

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

The course will be an introduction to 2D design thinking, as applied to the interrelated, interdisciplinary fields of design and as understood from a biblical world-view. Basic design theories, principles, major movements and works will be covered. Basic creative approaches and design expressions are explored through projects, class discussions, field trips and lectures. This course is an introduction to the design paths available through the College of Architecture, Visual Arts, and Design, but also serves non-design majors interested in discovering design.

DES 112 Design Thought Foundations II

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

The course continues the process of understanding and applying design thinking through an exploration of 3D design theories, principles and applications. Topics include developing a larger framework for design, design methods, human factors, and environmental factors, as well as application, integration and sharing of knowledge as related to Design Thought in the various disciplines of the College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design. Prerequisites: DES 110.

Lower Division Art History Requirements

ART 241 History of Art: Ancient to Renaissance

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

A survey of the history of western art from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. Lecture and slides.

ART 242 History of Art: Renaissance to Present

Units: 3. Offered: Spring.

A survey of the history of western art from the Renaissance in the Fifteenth Century in Italy to the Twentieth Century in America. Lecture and slides.

Lower Division Studio Elective Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following

ART 203 Beginning Print Making

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

This is a studio course designed to facilitate the creation of original prints using a variety of printmaking techniques. Methods such as monotype, relief (woodcut, linoleum), and intaglio will be explored. Additional Lab Fee. Prerequisite: ART 201 and ART 204.

ART 207 Beginning Watercolor

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

This is a studio course designed to introduce the novice art student to the art of watercolor painting. The basic quality of transparency will be explored in tandem representational exercises.

ART 314 Intermediate Drawing

Units: 3. Offered: As offered.

This course is a continuation and expansion of more advanced techniques in drawing. There will be an emphasis on concept building and storytelling through visual imagery. Students will explore new ways to think and approach drawing and the drawing surface. Prerequisite: ART 204.

ART 225 Fundamentals of Sculpture

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

Basic elements of sculpture. Creating forms in clay, plaster, paper and multi-media techniques.

ART 232 Beginning Ceramics

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

Introduction to working with clay, using pinch, coil, slab and wheel; applying glazes, exploring decorating techniques using oxides. History of clay as an art form.

ART 253 Intermediate Ceramics

Units: 3. Offered: Spring.

Developing clay as an art form; study of properties of clay, glaze and their origin; fusion of materials; stacking and loading kiln, emphasis on wheel throwing. Prerequisite: ART 232.

ART 283 Painting I

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

Projects introduce traditional painting methods in oils or acrylic paints. Applied studio work, slide lectures, group discussions, and field trips are possible. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: ART 201 or ART 204.

Upper Division Art History Requirements

ART 351 Museum Studies

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

The course will examine the pivotal role that the curators play in museums, and the ways in which the expanding art- world functions today. It will introduce students to aspects of museum work, with an emphasis on the role of the fine arts curator and curatorial theory and how this can integrate with becoming a professional arts administrator. May be repeated one time for credit.

ART 430 Art and the Bible

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

A study of the dynamic relationship, which has historically existed between the content of Biblical texts and visual art, with consideration also being given to select examples of music and literature.

Upper Division Art History/Theory Elective Requirements

Complete six (6) units from the following

ART 345 Nineteenth Century Art History

Units: 3. Offered: As offered.

A study of the major developments in the visual arts in Europe from David to the first Impressionist show in 1874. Lecture and slides.

ART 346 History of Modern Painting

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

A study of the development of modern painting from the French Impressionist movement to the present day in the United States. Lecture and slides.

ART 385 Film as Visual Art

Units: 3. Offered: As offered.

Film as Visual Art is a study of masterworks of cinematic art with an emphasis on visual aesthetics and cultural influences. The class will examine selected International cinematic classics, focusing on the film’s director, or ‘auteur’. The French idea of “camera as style” (pen) will be explored through the film director’s use of camera angles, composition, editing and lighting will be explored will be deconstructed, in a manner consistent with traditional forms of visual art. Also under consideration will be the way that these visual elements stand in dynamic/creative tension with the visual culture of their national origin or context. Included in this would be fashion, art, politics and philosophy.

ART 412 Topics in Art History

Units: 1-4. Offered: As offered.

Projects in Art History topics of current interest not normally covered by established courses. Content variable. May be repeated twice for credit with change of topic.

ART 415 Aesthetics and the Classroom

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

An upper division and graduate level course for the classroom teacher and liberal studies major. Also meets the art history requirement for Visual Arts. Studies assumptions we make about art, investigates our difficulties in understanding art, builds skill in perceiving and communicating about art, and connects lessons learned to practical classroom application.

Upper Division Studio Art Requirements

ART 300 Advanced Art

Units: 3-6. Offered: Fall, Spring.

An essential course for the serious art student. Projects in painting, drawing and digital media. Emphasis on developing skills and concepts. Course is designed to be repeated for credit. Section (a), emphasis in painting and drawing; section (b), emphasis in digital media using the Macintosh platform; section (c), Senior Exhibit preparation. Section (c) must be taken during student’s graduating semester. May be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: ART 201 or 204.

ART 301 Color, Theory and Application

Units: 3. Offered: Spring.

This is a combination studio/lecture course that focuses exclusively on issues of color, it’s aesthetic, symbolic and psychological dimensions, as related to visual expression. This content is applicable to both fine art and design-related fields. Prerequisite: ART 201.

ART 499 Senior Exhibition

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

Senior Exhibition, provides unit reward for the work art majors perform en route to the creation and mounting of their required thesis exhibit. Prerequisite: Senior status and permission of the Department Chair.

Upper Division Studio Art Elective Requirements

Complete nine (9) units from the following

ART 302 Drawing: Portrait

Units: 3. Offered: Fall.

Portrait drawing is designed to introduce the art of representational drawing to the beginner. We will incorporate research of artists and artwork online, student models and photography referencing materials to learn more about the portrait process. Prerequisite: ART 204.

ART 304 Drawing: Perspective

Units: 3. Offered: Spring.

This course concentrates on developing a mastery of the two principle means for creating the illusion of space on a two- dimensional surface: arial and linear perspective. The formal expression of these will be enhanced by the introduction of wet media (wash) and charcoal. Prerequisite: ART 204.

ART 305 Drawing: Figure

Units: 6. Offered: Fall.

This course is dedicated to developing facility at rendering the human form in a variety of dry media. The context for this is drawing from live models (clothed), augmented with anatomical drawing exercises It will also introduce students to the metaphorical/expressive possibilities of the human form. Prerequisite: ART 204.

ART 315 Advanced Ceramics I

Units: 3. Offered: Spring.

Advanced pottery with emphasis on wheel throwing and design problems. Individual objectives will more or less regulate the type of work done, although specific assignments will be given. Advanced-level performance is expected. Prerequisite: ART 253.

ART 316 Advanced Ceramics II

Units: 3. Offered: As offered.

Advanced pottery with emphasis on wheel throwing and design problems. Individual objectives will more or less regulate the type of work done, although specific assignments will be given. Advanced-level performance is expected. Prerequisite: ART 315.

ART 383 Painting II

Units: 3. Offered: Spring.

Projects further develop skills learned in Painting 283. Applied studio work, slide lectures, group discussions, and field trips are possible. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: ART 283.

ART 400 Special Problems in Art

Units: 1-3. Offered: As offered.

Specialized instruction in various media. For the advanced art student capable of exploring a personal direction in his/her creative work. May be repeated twice for credit with change of topic.

ART 432 Advanced Sculpture I

Units: 3. Offered: As offered.

Advanced problems in sculpture and individual problems in various media. For Art majors and those who wish to develop individual statements in a sculptural media. Prerequisite: ART 225 or 226.

ART 433 Advanced Sculpture II

Units: 3. Offered: As offered.

Advanced problems in sculpture and individual problems in various media. For Art majors and those who wish to develop individual statements in a sculptural media. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: ART 432.

ART 450 Internship in Visual Arts

Units: 1-3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

Under faculty supervision, the student will be assigned to a position, utilizing principles of visual arts acquired and employed throughout their university experience. This internship provides an opportunity for investigating and participating in field experience with a practitioner of the trade, giving depth and breadth to their understanding of visual arts as a whole. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair.

DES 498 Portfolio

Units: 3. Offered: Fall, Spring.

This is an interdisciplinary course where students will focus on their portfolios and final presentation specific to their industry. Standards in presentation and expectations will be examined to set guidelines for the student’s efforts in portfolio building. The goal of this course is for the student to finish with a strong, cohesive and compelling portfolio of student work. This course should focus on presentation beyond the capstone projects required for graduation.