ART 111  -  Two-Dimensional Foundations,  4 credits.  

Using a variety of materials and processes, students carry out studies in line, shape and form, value, texture and color; and explore methods of implying depth, mass and volume on a flat surface. These exercises in two-dimensional image making are correlated with lectures, critiques, written presentations and field trips.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Core designations: Arts R  
ART 112  -  Three-Dimensional Foundations,  4 credits.  

An introductory course offering experience in making three-dimensional images with concentration on design elements and principles. A wide range of materials, tools and techniques will be explored. Lectures, critiques, written and oral presentations, and field trips are also included.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Core designations: Arts R  
ART 130  -  Beginning Drawing,  4 credits.  

A studio introduction to basic drawing skills, methods and terminology. Through the use of a variety of drawing materials, students will translate thought and observation into image. Includes discussion, critiques and field trips.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Core designations: Arts R  
ART 199  -  Exploration Seminar,  0 credits.  
Repeatable: Yes  
ART 250  -  Pre-May Seminar,  2,4 credits.  

An intense introduction to the peoples and places to be experienced during the May Seminar in Art History with particular focus on student preparatory research and on-site reports.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Prerequisites: ART 155 or ART 156  
ART 300  -  May Seminar in Art History,  4 credits.  

Prerequisite: ART 250.

Frequency: May Seminar  
Prerequisites: ART 250  
ART 307  -  Graphic Design I,  4 credits.  

This introductory studio course provides studies relating to graphic design. The study and application of design methods are examined during the production of promotional and three-dimensional materials. Ability to work metaphorically with image and design is stressed with a focus on composition. Expertise in the conceptual design process, communicating through presentation and critique, and high-quality craftsmanship and production methods are learned.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Prerequisites: ART 370  
ART 320  -  Painting,  4 credits.  

An introduction to painting through the development of a sequence of paintings that progress from representation of assigned subject matter to complete abstraction and freedom of expression. Studio focus is on oil painting but includes methods and techniques of oil, acrylic, and mixed media painting.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Core designations: Arts R  
ART 330  -  Ceramics,  4 credits.  

Introduction to basic hand building, wheel throwing, glazing and firing techniques. Class critiquing and student-teacher dialogue are integrated into all phases of the creative process.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Corequisites: PEAK 400  
Core designations: Arts R  
This course is PEAK Required  
ART 340  -  Sculpture,  4 credits.  

Introduction to the design and execution of three-dimensional objects in such materials as wood, clay, plaster, cast and constructed metal, stone, plastics, fibers, and mixed media. Installations and video/performance are also encouraged.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Core designations: Arts R  
ART 350  -  Printmaking,  4 credits.  

An exploration of the aesthetic and technical possibilities of monotype, intaglio, relief and lithography.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester, Every Year - Second Semester  
Prerequisites: ART 111 or ART 130  
Core designations: Arts R  
ART 358  -  Intro to Darkroom Photography,  4 credits.  

This course is an exploration of the techniques, aesthetics, and historical frameworks of traditional photographic processes. Photography will be explored as a fine art through the technical and conceptual means needed to utilize it as an effective communicative medium.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
ART 368 / COM 368  -  Digital Photography,  4 credits.  

Digital Photography is the study of basic digital photographic procedures, including digital camera and processing techniques. Approaching digital photography as an art form and as a communicative medium, the course will introduce students to the specific techniques used in such fields as fine art photography, photojournalism and photography for advertising. By permission of instructor.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Core designations: Arts R  
ART 370  -  Digital Design,  4 credits.  

A studio course for students who wish to improve their computer and graphic design skills. Students will be introduced to design software, primarily Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign. The study of general graphic design techniques, knowledge in the conceptual design process, communicating through presentation and critique, and high quality craftsmanship and production methods will be learned through the production of promotional materials.

Frequency: Every Semester  
ART 376  -  Nordic Arts,  4 credits.  

This interdisciplinary course in Studio Art and Scandinavian Studies is an introduction to the technical and aesthetic depth, beauty, variety and uses of works in various media from Nordic countries. Students will learn about influences of: history, fundamental connection to nature, aesthetic, style, and function as well as technical processes of traditional arts of woodcarving, rosemaling, and fiber.

Frequency: Alternate Years - 2nd Semester  
Core designations: Arts R  
ART 378  -  Web and User Experience Design I,  4 credits.  

This introductory studio course provides studies relating to web and user experience design, focusing on design principles and web development to assist students in producing accessible, interactive, dynamic, and visually imaginative web compositions. It integrates the use of web design, user experience design, grid layout, responsive design and development, web safe fonts, optimized imagery, media queries, HTML, and CSS.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
ART 379  -  Typography in Book Design I,  4 credits.  

This introductory studio course provides studies relating to typography and book design. Visual elements are used to communicate and influence meaning through the investigation of structure and the expressive nature of typography as an integral element of visual communication. Examination of different binding methods, printing and production practices, and the ability to work fluently with Adobe InDesign are taught.

Frequency: Alternate Years - 1st Semester  
ART 380  -  Special Topics,  0-4 credits.  

Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department or program chair for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
ART 390  -  Internship,  1-8 credits.  
Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
ART 401  -  Intermediate Drawing,  2-4 credits.  

Continuing studies and practice relating to this studio area.

Frequency: Every Semester  
ART 402  -  Intermediate Painting,  2-4 credits.  

Continuing studies and practice relating to this studio area.

Frequency: Every Semester  
ART 403  -  Intermediate Ceramics,  2-4 credits.  

Continuing studies and practice relating to this studio area.

Frequency: Every Semester  
ART 404  -  Intermediate Sculpture,  2-4 credits.  

Continuing studies and practice relating to this studio area.

Frequency: Every Semester  
ART 405  -  Intermediate Printmaking,  2-4 credits.  

Continuing studies and practice relating to this studio area.

Frequency: Every Semester  
ART 407  -  Graphic Design II,  4 credits.  

This advanced studio course provides continuing studies relating to graphic design. The study and application of design methods are examined during the production of promotional and three-dimensional materials. Ability to work metaphorically with image and design is stressed with a focus on composition. Expertise in the conceptual design process, communicating through presentation and critique, and high-quality craftsmanship and production methods are learned.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Prerequisites: ART 307  
ART 408  -  Intermediate Studio,  4 credits.  

This course is an exploration of intermediate studio practices in mixed media. Students will experiment with various methods and media to make work and develop content. Students will research historical and contemporary artists relating to projects. The course is repeatable and provides continuing studies in traditional studio arts of drawing, printmaking, painting, and mixed media.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Prerequisites: ART 130 or ART 320 or ART 340 or ART 350  
Repeatable: Yes  
ART 409  -  Intermediate Photography,  2-4 credits.  

Continuing studies and practice relating to this studio area.

Frequency: Every Semester  
ART 420  -  Senior Project,  4 credits.  

A special project in any studio area. Studio projects will result in work prepared for the Senior Art Exhibition. Prerequisites: senior standing and permission of instructor before registration.

Frequency: Every Semester  
ART 440  -  Portfolio Preparation,  4 credits.  

Designed to function as a culminating experience in which art majors develop portfolios of images and written work appropriate for post collegiate applications. Coursework includes preparation of both traditional and digital image portfolios, artist's résumé, artist's statement or designer's briefs, artist's marketing folio materials, and written critiques. Prerequisite: senior standing in art or permission of instructor

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester, Every Year - Second Semester  
ART 478  -  Web and User Experience Design II,  4 credits.  

Continuing studies in web and user experience design. This advanced course focuses on design principles and web development to assist students in producing accessible, interactive, dynamic, and visually imaginative web compositions. It integrates the use of web design, user experience design, grid layout, responsive design and development, web safe fonts, optimized imagery, media queries, HTML, and CSS.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Prerequisites: ART 378  
ART 479  -  Typography in Book Design II,  4 credits.  

This advanced course provides continuing studies relating to typography and book design. Visual elements are used to communicate and influence meaning through the investigation of structure and the expressive nature of typography as an integral element of visual communication. Examination of different binding methods, printing and production practices, and the ability to work fluently with Adobe InDesign are taught.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
ART 480  -  Independent Study,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth study of a particular topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Contact the department or program chair for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
ART 483  -  Art and Environmental Activism,  4 credits.  

This course surveys contemporary art activism and advances environmental and humanitarian issues through the production of artwork, research papers, presentations, and seminar discussions. This course encourages students to step into the role of being an art activist for the promotion of a sustainable future. This course can also count toward the environmental studies program.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
ART 487  -  Directed Research,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct research in a specific area of study, completed under the direction of a faculty mentor. Specific expectations of the research experience to be determined by the faculty. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes