Fall 2017 Course Schedule 

    Code
    Course
    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 gray scale 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.  Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/ week. No prerequisite. Students can choose from the following: 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. FN 101-AP Digital Imaging: Applications and Exploration This course covers the basics of digital imaging with a focus on exposing students to Adobe CC; including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Lectures, demonstrations, and tutorials will cover core design and composition objectives through the creation and editing of images using Adobe CC. Various means of importing still images through the use of digital cameras and flat-bed scanners and video capture will be introduced.  Although the course covers material of a technical nature, the emphasis will continue to be on the use of digital technology as a means of developing the student’s studio narrative. Issues of 2D composition and color, strategies of creating and layering meaning will be core to the course. Examples of contemporary artists’ and designers use of digital imaging techniques will be presented and/or discovered by students, in an attempt to convey the breadth of applications of these powerful new tools for artists. 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. 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.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisite.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    FN 113

    Two-Dimensional Design

    Design is the process of arranging parts to produce a whole.  Two Dimensional Design is the organization of form and color in a flat surface or a two-dimensional space (composition) to produce meaning and expression.  2D Design students concentrate on the isolation and manipulation of individual characteristics of form and color (line, point, shape, texture, tone; value, hue and intensity) with intention and precision as a basis for building mastery of composition as a whole.  2D Design 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. Required: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisite.

    Additional Notes : Required. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    FN 115

    Three-Dimensional Design

    Design is the arrangement of parts to produce a unit.  This course is a comprehensive investigation of three-dimensional phenomena and cultivates a student’s ability to visualize, design and build in three dimensions. 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.  Required: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisite.

    Additional Notes : Required. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits