Course Descriptions

ART (AR)

AR 101 Introduction to the Visual Arts (3)

General survey of major art styles and media, exploring the nature of visual art and its expressions. Lectures with slide presentations and some studio work. Recommended for non-majors to fulfill general education requirements. This course fulfills the Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered annually.

AR 103 Visual Design (3)

Elements and principles that are fundamental to all visual arts. Visual composition is stressed as well as explanations of Illustrator and Photoshop, programs used exclusively for all the projects. These programs are installed at all student workstations. Three hours per week. This course fulfills the Fine Arts general education requirement. Cross listed with EID 216. Offered every semester.

AR 111 Drawing (3)

Basic principles of drawing using a variety of media. Analysis of perspective, composition, space and volume relations, shading, and figure drawing. Six hours per week. This course fulfills the Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered every semester.

AR 201 Survey of Art I (3)

Eastern Art and survey of Western Art from prehistory to the Gothic period. Lectures will be accompanied by slide presentations. This course fulfills the fine arts general education requirement. Offered annually.

AR 202 Survey of Art II (3)

Art in the West from the Renaissance to contemporary times and later periods of Eastern Art. Lectures and slide presentations. This course fulfills the fine arts general education requirement. Offered annually. 

AR 250 Beginning Ceramics (3)

Basic studio experience in the creation of clay forms, both functional and nonfunctional, incorporating hand-building techniques. Six hours per week. This course fulfills the Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered every semester.

AR 255 Beginning Sculpture (3)

Hands-on three dimensional expressions in a variety of media. Six hours per week. This course fulfills the Fine Arts general education requirement. Offered every semester. English 102 and Communication 101 are prerequisites for all upper division courses.

AR 350 Intermediate Ceramics (3)

Intermediate technique focused on wheel-throwing in ceramics. Six hours per week. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: AR 250 or consent of instructor.

AR 355 Intermediate Sculpture (3)

Intermediate techniques in hands-on sculpture and 3D design as it relates to spatial concepts and human scale in the built environment. Interior Design students will focus on conceiving, producing and justifying 3D conceptual objects within the context of interior spaces. Offered each semester. Cross-listed with EID 355. Prerequisites: AR 255 or EID 200, or consent of instructor.

AR 360 Introduction to Oriental Brush Painting (3)

Students are introduced to basic brush painting techniques used by Asian artists, particularly those in Korea. These techniques and use of color and black ink, applied to progressively more complex representations of the Four Gentlemen, that is orchids, bamboo, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom within the traditional “bird and flower” painting. Students are also introduced to Asian art theory and how it impacts the choice of images, composition, and purpose of art production.

AR 380 Special Topics (3)

Selected topics in art to be announced.

AR 450 Advanced Ceramics (3)

Advanced techniques and concepts in ceramics. May be repeated. Six hours per week. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: AR 350 or equivalent.

AR 455 Advanced Sculpture (3)

Advanced techniques and concepts in hands-on sculpture. May be repeated. Six hours per week. Offered every semester. Prerequisites: AR 355 or equivalent. 

AR 460 Advanced Oriental Brush Painting (3)

Students continue to develop their mastery of the basic brush painting techniques used by Asian artists, particularly those in Korea. The student transitions toward landscape compositions, exploring technical and aesthetic issues in advanced composition and the traditional spirituality inherent in the process of creating Asian art. This course is repeatable for credit. Prerequisite AR 360 or permission of instructor.

AR 480 Special Topics (3)

Selected topics in art to be announced. 

AR 499 Directed Studio Work (1 to 3)

Individualized work as arranged through the instructor. Alternate of special interest relating to the student’s major field of study. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and consent of instructor.