Fall 2017 Course Schedule 
Spring 2018 Course Schedule

 

    Code
    Course
    Credits
    DR 100

    Introduction to Drawing 

    This course introduces drawing from perception, including techniques for measurement, contour, massing, volume, and rendering illumination through value. Compositional skills such as placement and figure/ground interaction are stressed. Drawing materials include vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, stamp, and india ink; subject matter includes still life, interior, landscape, and the figure.

    Prerequisites : None

    3 credits
    DR 110

    Honors Introduction to Drawing

    This course follows the same objectives as Introduction to Drawing, but the projects differ and the expectations are higher in order to challenge the advanced student. Students may self-select into the Honors section of DR100. This course introduces drawing from perception, including techniques for measurement, contour, massing, volume, and rendering illumination through value. Compositional skills such as placement and figure/ground interaction are stressed. Drawing materials include vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, stamp, and India ink; subject matter includes still life, interior, landscape, and the figure.

    No Prerequisites

    3 credits
    FN 101-B

    Digital Imaging: Basics 

    This course is designed for students with little or no experience in working with digital images. Assignments will cover the basics of creating and editing digital images in Adobe Photoshop.

    Prerequisites : None

    3 credits
    FN 101-DPT

    Digital Imaging: Drawing & Painting

    This course is designed for students who have experience creating digital images. Course projects will explore drawing and painting fundamentals with Adobe Photoshop. A pen tablet is required for this course. You may use your own or it can be checked out from school.

    Prerequisites : None

    3 credits
    FN 101-PH

    Digital Imaging: Photography

    This course is designed for students who have experience creating digital images. Students will explore the fundamentals of Digital Photography. A digital camera is required for this course.

    No Prerequisites

    3 credits
    FN 101-TT

    Digital Imaging: Tools & Techniques

    This course is designed for students with any level of experience in working with digital images. This course supports the fundamentals of composition & design through digital image creation and manipulation utilizing Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. A broad range of projects experiment with these programs as a medium for artistic expression.

    Prerequisites : None

    3 credits
    FN 113

    Two-Dimensional Design 

    Two-Dimensional Design investigates the organization of form and color on a flat surface or a two-dimensional space to produce meaning and expression. Two-Dimensional Design concentrates on composition and design; aiming to equip students with the ability to create and discuss two-dimensional work with intention and precision. This course works in conjunction with all foundation studio requirements; and in conjunction with Art History, Liberal Arts courses and The First Year Initiative to provide a foundation for all further study in Art and Design.

    Prerequisites : None

    3 credits
    FN 115

    Three-Dimensional Design 

    This course is a comprehensive investigation of three-dimensional phenomena and cultivates a student’s ability to visualize, design and build in three dimensions. Three-Dimensional Design concentrates on composition and design; aiming to equip students with the ability to create and discuss three-dimensional work with intention and precision. Issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale, and the relationship of the body to the built environment are subjects of the course. Students will acquire an applied understanding of the principles and elements of Three-Dimensional Design and a basic skill set of fabrication techniques. This will be achieved through projects and exercises that emphasize the connectedness in material, form, content (formal and conceptual) and process. The course will work in conjunction with all foundation studio requirements as well as work to compliment material covered in Liberal Arts courses, Art History, and First Year Seminar.

    Prerequisites : None

    3 credits
    FN 150

    Figure Modeling

    The human figure and head are studied in-the-round by modeling clay and plaster on wire and cardboard armatures. The class works from observation of the live model. The human figure's balance, proportions, mass, gesture and surface anatomy are studied while turning the life model. Skills learned include the ability to model the human figure confidently and with interpretation, gaining perceptual knowledge of the body's design appreciating the differences between literal, expressive and interpretive approaches. Goals also include armature construction techniques, basic waste mold casting and skills with direct modeling mediums that support origination of three dimensional form. Figure modeling may be considered an integral part of foundation study complimenting 3D design and figure drawing. Three-dimensional knowledge of the figure may be applied directly to a broad range of applications including, ceramic sculpture, illustration, figure sculpture and figure painting.

    Prerequisites : None

    3 credits
    FN 251

    Moldmaking-Form/Transformation

    This course explores various physical and analytical references incorporated by the use of multiples, transformation, and media. The opportunity exists to convey intent through elements of sequence, alteration, modification, anomalies, mutations, conversions, and deviations. Students also investigate the potential for material and content to act as metaphor.

    Prerequisites : FN 115

    3 credits
    FN 252

    Exploring Oz: color, culture & beyond

    This course is an interdisciplinary advanced color course that encourages students to develop content, using color, through the use of personal narratives, memory, and historically established color developments. The material will be delivered to students as a tool that can be utilized in any form or medium. Especially helpful to majors who have advanced in their personal work and would like to have a better understanding of how they use color as a vehicle for building content, but also valuable to any student who loved color in 2D-design and would like more formal training using color. This is not a painting class.

    Prerequisites : FN 113 (2D) and one elective in any department beyond foundation

    3 credits
    PT 100

    Foundations in Painting 

    The focus of this class is on perception and color, students learn to see the empirical world and respond to it by inventing a two-dimensional equivalent with oil paint. Exercises and assignments focus on color use, composition and content, tactile paint surfaces, and basic material instruction. This course is designed to prepare student for more advanced painting experiences by introducing the fundamental elements of the discipline of painting.

    Prerequisites : None. Required to major in Painting

    3 credits