Center for International Education

 

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Art Module (Sample Coursework)

Fall Semester

121. DESIGN PRINCIPLES
4 hours credit
Introduction to and development of knowledge and comprehension of the underlying principles of visual composition, through the creation of designs.

Spring Semester
Choose any two courses below. Not all courses are available each year.

303. HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART: THE 20TH CENTURY
4 hours credit
Survey of the visual arts, primarily painting and sculpture, in the United States from the turn of the century to the present. Topics include the historical and social contexts of this art, the
world and ideas of major artists, and the emergence of an American avant-garde after World War II.

130. DRAWING I
4 hours credit
Introduction to basic drawing principles, using a combination of black and white media in the exploration of linear and tonal elements. Students furnish their own materials.

201. INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY
4 hours credit
Chronological survey of art and architecture in western civilization, from prehistory to the present. Considers the style, subject matter and purposes of art in relation to its historical
time period or culture.

215. CERAMICS I
4 hours credit
Introduction to the art of making clay forms using methods of hand building, forming, glazing, decorating and firing. Students furnish their own materials.

246. PAINTING I
4 hours credit
Introduction to techniques in oil, acrylics and watercolor. Students furnish their own materials.

261. SCULPTURE I
4 hours credit
Exploration of the expressive qualities of form using the subtractive and additive processes.

271. GLASS I
4 hours credit
Introduction to basic glass-working techniques such as glass blowing, glass casting, solid working and various finishing processes. Considers glass studio operations, including
health and safety issues.