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STUDIO ART (ARTS)
ARTS 2001 The Studio Experience (3 credits)Introduction to several different art media and approaches, for the beginning art student. Drawing, painting, and sculpture projects dealing with various degrees of realism and abstraction.
ARTS 2201 Principles of Design (3 credits)Elements and principles of visual expression, such as line, space, color, and shape, with emphasis on compositional movement. Weekly projects and an assigned paper. For beginning and intermediate students.
ARTS 2202 Advanced Design (3 credits)Advanced exploration of two and three- dimensional design principles. Course structure is similar to Principles of Design. Prerequisite: ARTS 2201.
ARTS 2205 Color (3 credits)Exploration of color and value through assigned projects in varying media including acrylic painting.
ARTS 2210 Architectural Drawing (3 credits)
Introduces students to the various roles drawing plays in architecture
and design. Students will develop technical skills and gain
architectural appreciation through observational studies utilizing line,
value, composition and rendering techniques. The class will explore how
drawing is used in the design process. Prerequisite: ARTS 2201, 2301
or permission of instructor.
ARTS 2284 Pastel (3 credits)Exploration of pastel technique, with studies from the still life, live model, and imagination. References to artists such as Degas, Redon, Bravo, and others. Fieldwork in museums and galleries, and an assigned paper. No prerequisite, but drawing and/or painting experience is helpful.
ARTS 2286 Watercolor (3 credits)Exploration of watercolor technique, with studies from the still life, live model, and imagination. References to artists such as Rodin, Nolde, Homel, Sargent, and others. Fieldwork in museums and galleries.
ARTS 2301 Principles of Drawing (3 credits)Introduction to basic drawing skills via study of the still life and live model. Fundamentals of perspective, anatomy, and technique are explored through diverse graphic media. Study of master drawings. Fieldwork in museums and galleries. For beginning students.
ARTS 2303 Intermediate Drawing (3 credits)Extension and application of basic skills acquired in Principles of Drawing. Continued exploration of diverse graphic media through study of the still life and live models. Projects that foster imagination, creativity, and self- expression. Study of master drawings. Fieldwork in museums and galleries. Prerequisite: ARTS 2301 or equivalent.
ARTS 2304 Advanced Drawing (3 credits)Extension and application of skills acquired in Intermediate Drawing or equivalent. Cultivation of drawing disciplines, encouragement of original thinking, and evolvement of individual style. This course may be taken a second time for credit. Prerequisite: ARTS 2303 or equivalent.
ARTS 2305 Portrait Drawing (3 credits)Drawing the portrait through study of the human head in terms of anatomy, proportion, and expression. Resources include the live model, photographs, and master drawings. Traditional and innovative approaches explored; applications of various media, monochromatic and color.
ARTS 2306 Drawing on New York (3 credits)
An offsite drawing course that uses such sites as Bryant Park, the East River, and alternative interior sites as subjects for drawings in a variety of media. Prerequisite: ARTS 2301.
ARTS 2307 Illustration (3 credits)Working in a variety of media from both observation and imagination, students will gain experience communicating ideas and content through the use of illustration. Projects include: Graphic novel, childrens book, editorial, comic strip and animation. Prerequisite: ARTS 2301.
ARTS 2308 Illustration: Fashion (3 credits)
ARTS 2310 Mural Painting (3 credits)Large-scale paintings in acrylic and oil in triptych format. Emphasis on compositional concerns. Prerequisite: ARTS 2511 or permission of instructor.
ARTS 2511 through 2515 Painting (3 credits)Painting concepts and techniques taught through studio projects, museum trips, lectures, and texts. Assigned papers or projects.
ARTS 2511 Beginning Painting (3 credits)Learning acrylic painting techniques through assigned projects such as abstracts, still life, etc.
ARTS 2513 Intermediate Painting (3 credits)Learning oil painting techniques through hands-on projects. An opportunity for students to develop their visual voice. Prerequisite: ARTS 2001 or ARTS 2511.
ARTS 2515 Advanced Painting (3 credits)Use of oil, acrylic, and mixed media. Intended for the mature exploratory painter. Prerequisite: ARTS 2513.
ARTS 2701 Sculpture (3 credits)Concepts of modern sculpture explored through specific hands-on projects involving carving, modeling, constructing, and assemblage.
ARTS 2702 Advanced Sculpture (3 credits)Focus on more sophisticated use of concepts from Sculpture.
ARTS 2703 Model Making (3 credits)This class will acquaint the students with two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional communication tools. Each exercise will emphasize various kinds of drawings: free-hand drawing, free-hand sketches, and mechanical drawings. Using our drawings as the basis of our construction; we will explore different kinds of models and various model-making techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 2301
ARTS 2831 Creativity and Innovation (3 credits)Series of open-ended two and three-dimensional projects utilizing new materials and encouraging innovation, experimentation, and creativity.
ARTS 2901 Printmaking (3 credits)Introduction to silkscreen and linocut techniques. Students print multicolor editions in both media.
ARTS 2902 Advanced Printmaking (3 credits)More advanced projects and additional media. Prerequisite: ARTS 2901.
ARTS 3009, 3010 Computer Design (3 credits)Covers the basics of the three software programs used today in the design field—Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and QuarkXPressas well as an introduction to Web design.
ARTS 3011 Digital Studio Photography/ Advanced Photoshop (3 credits)Utilizing new technology and software (primarily Photoshop and Digital Photography), students engage in projects incorporating digital techniques into traditional studio practices (and vice versa). Advanced Photoshop strategies will be covered, focusing on new strategiesfor the studio artist in the digital age. Prerequisites: studio course or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: ARTS 3009.
ARTS 3012 Digital Photography (3 credits)Today's photographer is a digital one. Fine art professionals still commonly use film, but the processed film is then digitized and imported into Adobe Photoshop for editing, manipulation and output. Editing images, lighting and composition will be covered and students will create a photographic book. Prerequisite: ARTS 3009.
ARTS 3013 Advanced Computer Design (3 credits)Advanced study in the tools and applications of cutting-edge design software (specific programs change each semester). Emphasis on both print media and the Web. Prerequisite: ARTS 3009.
ARTS 3014 Layout Design (3 credits)Combining studio skills, typography and digital techniques students will create advanced design work for layouts, book covers, advertisements, packaging, etc, Students learn to plan and produce files for printing using InDesign. Prerequisites: ARTS 3009 and ARTS 2201.
ARTS 3015 Web Design (3 credits)Instruction in the design of creative Web pages and Web sites using computer programs such as Dreamweaver and Photoshops Image Ready. Prerequisite: ARTS 3009.
ARTS 3016 Advanced Layout Design/Typography (3 credits)
ARTS 3018 Exhibition Design (3 credits)
Course focuses on the process and elements of exhibition design. Involving both graphic and spacial components in the context of art museums as well as corporate exhibits, studio time will be suplemented by visual presentations, discussions, lectures and site visits. Issues such as exhibition identity, environmental graphics, fixture design, promotional materials and space planning will be discussed. ARTS 3020 Introduction to Video (3 credits)Investigating both the history and future of video as an art form, students take projects from concept to completion while learning basics in digital videography, editing using Final Cut Pro, and DVD authoring.
ARTS 3021 Advanced Video (3 credits)This course builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in ARTS 3020. Advanced editing techniques, image manipulation tools, blue/green screening, motion graphics and media management are covered. Students create both collaborative and independent video projects using Final Cut Pro Studio software. Prerequisite: ARTS 3020.
ARTS 3022 Stop Motion Animation (3 credits)An in-depth study of stop-motion animation and claymation studio methods. An overview of the history of animation will be combined with hands-on projects, story boarding, character development and set/scene design. Students will create their own Quicktime animations using a variety of stop-motion techniques.
ARTS 3830 Methods and Media (3 credits)Exploration of traditional techniques of drawing and painting from a historical perspective. Covers such media as charcoal, pen and ink, conte crayon, pastel, silver-point, gold leaf, egg tempera, watercolor, fresco, and encaustic. Readings on technique and creativity from ancient as well as in modern treatises by such authors as Ovid, Cennino Cennini, Albrecht Drer, Leonardo da Vinci, and Paul Klee. Fieldwork in galleries and museums.
ARTS 3842 Art Therapy (3 credits)Students will be introduced to the main theoretical approaches of art therapy. They will explore the therapeutic use of art materials and the context in which they are used. The class will consist of readings, lectures, discussions, art experientials and 2 site visits.
ARTS 3965-3970 Topics in Studio Art (3 credits)
ARTS 4901, 4902 Independent Study
ARTS 4975 Senior Project (1 credits)Mandatory exit project in which the student creates a culminating portfolio piece in her area of specialization. Required for studio art majors.
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