Lower-Division

ART 10D 2D Foundation

Introduces students to the fundamental principles of two-dimensional art and design and focuses on analyzing the concepts of line, color shape, value, space, form, unity, balance, scale, proportion, texture, and emphasis to be used to express complex ideas. This course is a hybrid studio/lecture. Students are billed for a materials fee.

Credits

5

ART 10E 3D Foundation

Introduces students to the fundamental principles of three-dimensional art and design through basic concepts, techniques, and technical practice. Focuses on three-dimensional art and the design fundamentals of sculpture, public art, architecture, and the industrial-design process and production. This course is a hybrid studio/lecture. Students are billed for a materials fee.

Credits

5

ART 10F 4D Foundation

Introduces students to the fundamental principles of four-dimensional/time-based art and design through basic concepts, techniques, and technical practices. Computers and video, photo, sound, and lighting equipment are used to create short-form, time-based work. This course is a hybrid studio/lecture.

Credits

5

ART 15 Introduction to Drawing for the Major

Introduction to the methods, materials, and purposes of drawing to develop perceptual and conceptual skills through a series of assignments, providing various approaches to drawing as a tool for creative exploration. Discussions and critiques facilitate the development of critical skills. Designed for students considering the art major.

Credits

5

ART 20G Introduction to Print Media and Drawing

Introduces the methods, materials, and history of printmaking and drawing as a tool for creative exploration. Understanding and development of concepts and skills are achieved through a series of lectures, studio demonstrations and practice, assignments, and critiques. Students are billed for a materials fee.

Credits

5

ART 20H Introduction to Sculpture and Public Art

Introduces sculpture and art in public space. The course is composed of lectures, readings, discussions, studio assignments, and demonstrations. Students are billed for a materials fee.

Credits

5

ART 20I Introduction to Photography

Introduces basic skills and conceptual development in photography and related digital media through image-making in the field, on the web, and in laboratories, through readings, discussions, and critiques. Students are billed for a materials fee.

Credits

5

ART 20J Introduction to Drawing and Painting

Introduces the practices of drawing and painting in combination with the formal vocabulary of the visual arts. A discussion of values, form, color, and figure/ground relationships enters into each class. Students are billed for a materials fee.

Credits

5

ART 20K Introduction to New Media and Digital Artmaking

Introduces digital and new media art practice. Explores the use of the computer as tool and medium. Provides a hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of graphics; digital-image acquisition and manipulation; video; web design; and computer programming. Lectures, readings, and discussions examine the history of technology artwork and technology's relationship to contemporary culture. Students are billed for a materials fee.

Credits

5

ART 20L Introduction to Drawing

Drawing course using traditional media taught online through demonstration videos, digital submissions, and small-group critiques. Introduces the basics of observational drawing in a progression designed to develop and build skills in sighting, measuring, value, and rendering. Familiarity with Canvas, access to a digital camera, and purchase of art supplies are required. Assumes 30 hours per week of coursework.

Credits

5

ART 26 Introduction to Printmaking

Survey of print medium: basic terminology, techniques, application of tools, materials, and condensed history of development of printmaking. Assignments consist of individual and collaborative projects aimed at building skills and gathering technical experience. Introduction to relief printing (black and white and color), intaglio, letterpress, and interface between photography/computer and the handmade print. Exploration of print media for communication of issues including formal aesthetics, social/psychological and personal narrative. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

ART 80D Fundamentals of Photography

Introductory course for beginners. Various techniques examined and assigned in specific exercises. Work on projects using color film; this is a non-darkroom course. Examples given of photography from 1826 to the present. Balances historical study and practice through assigned homework exercises. Students must provide their own camera, preferably one with a manual setting. No phone cameras allowed. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly Introduction to Photography.)

Credits

5

ART 80E Environmental Art in the Expanded Field

Examines the ways artists engage, interact, and comment upon ecology and nature in their artworks by examining environmental art from the 1960s through the present. Offers students a foundational introduction to art and artists working in the field of environmental and ecological art/activism.

Credits

5

ART 80F Introduction to Issues in Digital Media

Digital media was positioned as a radical new social and creative medium in the 1980s and 1990s. The ensuing decades have seen this area become ubiquitous mass media with structural inequalities, centralized ownership, environmental damage, and precarious labor conditions. At the same time, it has become the language of our time and remains a site of creativity and intervention and offers opportunities for social changes. This course provides an introduction to key issues in this area through the lens of race and ethnicity.

Credits

5

ART 80T Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practice

Introduces the digital tools and mediums available to contemporary art practices. Tools are explored from a historical and theoretical context and from a technical perspective through hands-on tutorials. A variety of artworks that use digital mediums are also examined. Covers photo and vector editors, sound and video editing, basic 3D modeling, and images and interactions generated by code. Students should have basic computer literacy.

Credits

5

ART 80X Ars Erotica: Sexual Imagery in Culture and Art

What is sexually explicit imagery all about? Is it art, porn, trash, political hot potato, or hot commodity? This course enables students to critically explore these questions and more in an academic setting.

Credits

5

ART 99 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5