Fall 2018 Course Schedule 
Spring 2019 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

    Foundations of Digital Imaging

    This course covers the basics of digital imaging through lectures, demonstrations, and tutorials. The course also covers topics including image editing & manipulation, collage techniques, digital cameras, flat-bed scanning, color and grayscale printing, and digital presentation methods. The integration and translation of traditional two- and three-dimensional art media are explored in the digital environment. Although this course covers material of a technical nature, utilizing software such as Adobe PhotoShop, and Illustrator the emphasis is on digital imaging as a medium for artistic expression.

    Prerequisites : None

    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 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 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
    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