*ARTD 1109 Art History Survey I.
This course surveys the history of Western Art and architecture from the Paleolithic
period through the Gothic era.
*ARTD 1110 Art History Survey II.
This course surveys the history of Western art and architecture from the early
Renaissance to the beginning of the 20th century.
*ARTD 1111 Modern and Contemporary Art History.
This course surveys the development of Western art from the beginning of the 20th
through the early 21st century.
*ARTD 1151 Basic Drawing.
A course in the fundamentals of perceptual drawing, including line, value, composition
*ARTD 1152 2-D Design.
A study of the basic design elements and principles. Emphasis will be on creative
problem solving and development of unified designs. A study of color theory and
relationships will be included.
*ARTD 1153 3-D Design.
This course will explore the fundamentals of three-dimensional form using various
materials such as wood, clay, plaster, paper, etc. Craftsmanship, creative thought,
and transformation of ideas into form while becoming familiar with proper use of
tools and equipment is also emphasized.
ARTD 2201 Graphic Design Fundamentals.
An introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design, emphasizing typography
and layout. Basic Macintosh computer skills will be covered, including working
with fonts, system basics, printers and service bureaus, and understanding file
ARTD 2211 Life Drawing.
A course in the study of human anatomy and the expressive potential of the human
form. Drawing from the model, both nude and clothed, and from the skeleton using
a variety of drawing media.
Prerequisite: ARTD 1151 (Basic Drawing) or permission of instructor
ARTD 2222 Graphic Design Logos and Concept
A course exploring the development of graphic ideas through projects in advertising,
layout, corporate identity, and magazine and poster design. Students will be exposed
to basic concepts of logo design.
Prerequisite: ARTD 2201 or consent of instructor
*ARTD 2223 Basic Photography.
An introductory course in photography in which both silver (film and paper) and
digital (pixel and pigment) based materials are used. The course begins with the
mechanics of the camera, exposure of film and digital file, darkroom procedures
of film, and printing processes from the negative as well as pigment printing and
manipulation from digital files. Students are required to have a digital camera
with manual control of focus, f-stops and shutter speeds. Cameras for film processing
will be provided. Film, photographic and pigment print paper, and presentation
materials are the responsibility of the student.
ARTD 2224 Documentary Photography.
A course in documentary photography in which the student is assigned projects
to illustrate narrative issues relevant to contemporary social concerns utilizing
both silver and digital-based materials. An introduction to the history of documentary
photography and the study of the stylistic techniques of contemporary photojournalism
will also be included.
*ARTD 2227 Ceramics–Methods and Materials.
This course is an introduction to ceramic methods and techniques. It will explore
both wheelthrowing and hand building used in forming vessels and sculpture. This
will include using the potter's wheel, slabs, coils, and textures to create form.
Glazing, decoration, and firing methods will also be explored.
*ARTD 2229 Ceramics–Wheelthrowing.
This course is an introduction to basic wheelthrowing techniques, beginning with
centering and opening, then progressing to pulling basic cylindrical forms, teapots,
and bottles. Glazing, decoration, and firing methods are also included.
ARTD 2271 Beginning Painting.
An introduction to painting with acrylics or oils. Projects will explore the fundamentals
of composition and modeling with color and light, as well as abstraction and mixed
Prerequisite: ARTD 1151 (Basic Drawing)
*ARTD 2272 Sculpture I.
The projects in this class will address both traditional and contemporary issues
in sculpture, such as figure modeling, carving, and narrative imagery.
*ARTD 2273 Printmaking I.
A course in the basics of intaglio and relief printmaking techniques, exposure
to selected print and book arts media, and the development of creative imagery.
In this exercise-based course the student will develop the skills to create compelling animation through traditional techniques within a digital format. Special emphasis will be placed on familiarity and execution of the 12 Basic Principles of Animation. Students will be introduced to various forms of animation, the history of the art form, the industry, and the language of animation and film.
ARTD 3101 Museum Studies I.
In addition to textbook study, students are actively engaged in the activities
of the Lamar Dodd Art Center: cataloguing the collection, organizing and hanging
exhibitions, and overseeing the gallery's daily activities. Students visit area
museums not only to view their collections and special exhibitions, but also to
learn from museum personnel about the functioning of a museum.
ARTD 3102 Museum Studies II.
This course traces the history of museums, discusses contemporary practice in
museums, and examines current issues in Museology. It explores the museum's mission
and its role in society through case studies and exhibitions in a variety of museums:
art, living history, history, children's, and ethnographic.
*ARTD 3103 The Art of Greece and Rome.
This course focuses on the art of Greece and Rome, emphasizing the historical
and cultural context of the works studied.
*ARTD 3105 Art of the Renaissance.
This course focuses on the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Renaissance,
considering works in their historical and cultural context.
*ARTD 3106 Art of the Baroque.
This course examines works of painting, sculpture, and architecture created in
Western Europe and in the United States during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
and explores the cultural and historical circumstances of their creation.
*ARTD 3107 Art of the Nineteenth Century in Europe and America.
This course focuses on the painting, sculpture, photography, and graphics of the
nineteenth century in Europe and America.
*ARTD 3108 Art of the Non-Western World.
This course treats the art of non-western cultures: South and Southeast Asia,
China, Japan, Korea, Pre-Columbian America, Africa, and Oceania.
ARTD 3222 Digital Imaging.
A course dealing with the art of computer technology, with emphasis on photographic
image manipulation. Emphasis will be placed on developing creative personal imagery.
Access to a digital camera is necessary.
ARTD 3301 Advanced Graphic Design.
This course explores advanced design principles in such areas as Web design, applied
surface design, and advanced topics in typography and layout. The course is designed
to assist students in developing a portfolio of their work.
Prerequisites: ARTD 2201, ARTD 2222, preferably ARTD 3222
ARTD 3311 Advanced Life Drawing.
Advanced work with the figure in projects exploring composition and subjective
Prerequisite: ARTD 2211
ARTD 3323 Advanced Photography I.
Advanced work in image manipulation in which creative photographic techniques
are employed using both silver and digital/pigment-based materials. Emphasis will
be placed on expressive and technical elements that go into the making of a personal
vision. Students may work digitally or with film using a variety of formats.
Prerequisite: ARTD 2223
ARTD 3324 Advanced Photography
Independent work in photographic concepts dealing with the student's interest
in documentary, commercial, or expressive photography using either silver or digital
media. A portfolio of twenty to thirty prints with a cohesive theme is required
at the end of the semester.
Prerequisite: ARTD 2224
ARTD 3327 Ceramic Concepts.
This course will emphasize ceramic design using hand building and/or wheelthrowing
techniques. Projects are flexible in their construction method in order to accommodate
different ability levels and interests. Projects with commercial potential such
as lamp bases, teapots, covered jars, and tile will be explored. Glazing, decoration,
and firing methods are emphasized.
Prerequisite: ARTD 2227 or ARTD 2229 or consent of instructor
ARTD 3329 Ceramic Design.
This course is designed to allow the student to explore design, construction,
and firing methods covered in previous ceramic classes.
Prerequisites: ARTD 2227 or ARTD 2229 or consent of instructor
ARTD 3341 Internship.
(3-9) Fall, Interim, Spring
A supervised experience in an off-campus professional environment such as a photography
studio, a surface or graphic design studio, or a museum or gallery administrative
ARTD 3351 – 3352 Studio Concentration.
(3-6) Fall and Spring
This is an advanced intensive course in which art students bring into focus their
studio interest and produce a body of work in one or two disciplines leading towards
their exit exhibition their last semester. The course may include discussion and
readings in contemporary art theory and criticism, field trips to conferences,
museums and galleries, and the creation of a personal artist's statement and vitae.
Students will be expected to produce a portfolio of their work that could be used
to apply for a job application and for graduate study. This course requires that
the student receive permission from the studio professor/professors in whose areas
they plan to concentrate. This course may be repeated for credit, and a student
may receive a maximum of 12 credit hours.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor/ instructors
ARTD 3372 Sculpture Methods II.
This course is designed to allow the student to independently explore ideas, methods,
and techniques covered in previous sculpture classes.
Prerequisite: ARTD 2272
ARTD 3373 Printmaking II.
A continuation of ARTD 2273, including advanced exploration of color prints and
other selected print and book arts media.
Prerequisite: ARTD 2273
ARTD 3375 Advanced Painting.
A further exploration of either oils or acrylics. Students develop a series of
paintings that explore specific imagery, materials, or techniques.
Prerequisite: ARTD 2271
ARTD 3380 Special Topics.
(3) on demand
A special topics course designed to provide students with exposure to topics in
either studio work or art history/museum studies not covered in the regular course
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
ARTD 4495 Independent Studies.
(3) on demand
Prerequisite: consent of instructor
* Denotes ARTD courses that satisfy the Fine Arts requirements in the Core Curriculum.