Course Descriptions

ARTS 1303. Art History Survey I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century)                         3:3:0

A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century.

Prerequisite: TSI reading and writing requirements met.

ARTS 1304. Art History Survey II. (14th Century to the Present)                      3:3:0

A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the 14th century to the present day.   

Prerequisite: TSI reading and writing requirements met.

ARTS 1311. Design I (2-Dimensional)                                3:2:2

An introduction to the fundamental terminology, concepts, theory, and application of two-dimensional design.


Prerequisites:  TSI reading and writing requirements met.

ARTS 1312. Design II. (3-Dimensional)                                                                 3:2:2

Theory and practice of three‑dimensional organization including the fundamentals of line, color, texture, mass, and space arrangement.

Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 or Department Head Approval.

ARTS 1313. Foundations of Art.                                               3:2:2

Introduction to the creative media designed to enhance artistic awareness and sensitivity through the creative and imaginative use of art materials and tools.  Includes art history and culture through the exploration of a variety of art works with an emphasis on aesthetic judgment and growth. 

Prerequisite: TSI reading and writing requirement met.

ARTS 1316. Drawing I.                                                                  3:2:2

A foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive, expressive, and conceptual approaches.  Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques.  Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critic analysis and begin to develop their understanding of drawing as a discipline.

Prerequisite: Department Head Approval.

ARTS 1317. Drawing II.                                                                  3:2:2

A studio course exploring drawing with continued emphasis on descriptive, expressive, and conceptual approaches.  Students will further develop the ability to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques.  Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will employ critical analysis to broaden their understanding of drawing as a discipline.

Prerequisite: ARTS 1316 or Department Head Approval.

ARTS 2316. Painting I.                                                                    3:2:2

Exploration of ideas using painting media and techniques.

Prerequisites: ARTS 1316 Department Head Approval.

ARTS 2317. Painting II.                                                                   3:2:2

Exploration of ideas using painting media and techniques. 

Prerequisite: ARTS 2316 or Department Head Approval.

ARTS 2346. Ceramics I.                                                                3:2:2

Exploration of ideas using basic ceramic processes.

Prerequisites: ARTS 1312 and ARTS 1317.

ARTS 2366 Watercolors I      3:2:2

Exploration of ideas using water-based painting media and techniques. Students will experience methods of water color painting. Recommended for art majors.

Prerequisites- ARTS 2316 (Painting I)

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