ARTH 2125. Introduction to the History of Art 1– Prehistoric through Gothic (3-0-3) Introduction to the formal and symbolic structure of the artwork and its development from prehistory through the mid-13th century. (Course fee required.)
ARTH 2126. Introduction to the History of Art 2– Renaissance through Modern (3-0-3) Introduction to themes and problems in the history of western art from the Renaissance (mid- to late-13th century) through the 20th century. (Course fee required.)
ARTS 1000. Art Convocation (0-3-0) A laboratory experience to include student exhibitions, presentations, guest artists, master classes, lectures, field trips and administration of entrance evaluation for Visual arts majors. May be repeated. Attendance by non-majors is encouraged. (Course fee required.)
ARTS 1010. Art Foundation: Explorations of Drawing (0-6-3) This cross-disciplinary studio foundation course explores the visual language of drawing. Through observational investigations, students will discover the mechanisms of visual perception and how individual components of a design relate to the organization of a composition. Drawing will be examined as a process, technical skill, and method for communicating visual ideas connected to a contemporary practice in the visual arts. (Course fee required.)
ARTS 1011. Drawing 2: Perspective and Figurative Drawing (0-6-3) Prerequisite: ARTS 1010. Drawing 2 is a further investigation of basic drawing concepts and techniques. Students will explore a broad range of drawing materials including the limited use of color to improve perceptual skills and will be introduced to non-traditional contemporary approaches to drawing. (Course fee required.)
ARTS 1020. Art Foundation: 2D and Digital (0-6-3) This cross-disciplinary studio course explores design elements and principles as the basic means of organizing two-dimensional space. Each student develops the ability to form strategies, concepts and ideas to enhance and articulate creative expression through the use of analog processes, digital media, and imaging software. (Course fee required.)
ARTS 1030. Art Foundation: 3D and Site (0-6-3) This cross-disciplinary studio foundation course investigates three-dimensional design. Students will explore various fundamental principles of the physical, spatial and temporal phenomena in visual art and design. Special emphasis will be given to the creative process and problem solving. (Course fee required.)
ARTS 2000. Art Foundation: Portfolio Review (0-0-0) Prerequisites: ARTS 1010, ARTS 1020, ARTS 1030, and ARTH2125 or ARTH2126. This First Year Portfolio Review allows the Studio Faculty to gauge the student’s level of fundamental skills, a command of materials, and a dedication to a sustainable art practice through their portfolio submission. BA in Studio Art majors may use this portfolio review as their application for admittance into the BFA in Studio Art Degree. (S/U grading) May only be taken twice for consideration as admittance into the BFA Degree.