Art
DRAWING I
ART 103
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Using line and shape effectively. Contour line and gesture. Emphasis on expressive content and accurate seeing. [HB, SE] [PNP]
DRAWING II
ART 104
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Continuation of ART 103. Analysis and control of value, texture and color using a variety of techniques and drawing materials. Emphasis on accurate seeing. Prerequisite: ART 103. [HB, SE] [PNP]
DRAWING III
ART 105
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Continuation of ART 104. Creative, critical-analytical, and historic approaches to composition in a variety of media. Prerequisite: ART 104. [HB, SE] [PNP]
CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT
ART 110
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to creativity, conceptual thinking, and visual problem solving for artists, designers and other creative professionals. Focus on strategies and methods for developing original ideas such as brainstorming, sketching, automatic writing, etc; then translating those ideas to visual form using a variety of media and techniques. Hands-on studio activities contextualized by theoretical readings and in-class discussions. [HB, SE]
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
ART 115
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Foundation art course working with line, shape, value, texture and the principles of spatial organization. May include designing with computers. [HB, SE] [PNP]
COLOR THEORY AND DESIGN
ART 116
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Continuation of ART 115. Color theory and the application of color to specific design problems. Includes designing with computers. Prerequisite: ART 115. [HB, SE] [PNP]
THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
ART 117
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to sculptural design concepts including volume, space and scale. Explores a variety of media and construction techniques, with a focus on creative problem solving in the context of sculptural objects. [HB, SE] [PNP]
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
ART 118
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction of concepts and tools for the design of art to explore the transaction between people, objects and situations over time. Exploring the personal, cultural, formal, political, and historical aspects of the medium through readings, writings and critical reflection of relevant 20th and 21st century artworks, as well as the principles and aesthetics of moving imagery including timing, pacing, repetition, editing, composition, process and the link between sound and image. Activities include class discussions, software and equipment tutorials and studio time for experimental project development. [HA, SE]
PHOTOGRAPHIC STORYTELLING
ART 131
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to photographic storytelling. Topics include: examining historical use of the medium, analysis of narrative photographic genres, and the creation of a personal photographic essay. Emphasis placed on seeing photographically and creating narrative. Includes field trip. Appropriate for non-majors and beginning photo students. Previous camera experience helpful, but not required. Student must provide digital camera. [HA, SE]
PHOTOGRAPHY I
ART 140
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Basic camera handling and darkroom procedures, metering, film processing, printing, and learning to see photographically. All work in black-and-white. Student must provide manual 35mm camera. A limited number of cameras are available for checkout in the Art Department. [HB, SE] [PNP]
PHOTOGRAPHY II
ART 141
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Continuation of ART 140. Special darkroom and studio techniques. Introduction to the 4x5 and to computer manipulation of photographs. Particular emphasis on self-expression and print quality. Includes field trips to local galleries. Prerequisite: ART 140 or equivalent or consent of Instructional Unit. [HB, SE] [PNP]
PHOTOGRAPHY III
ART 142
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Continuation of ART 141. Opportunities to develop additional technical skill and continued exploration of self-expression. Prerequisite: ART 141 or equivalent. [HB, SE] [PNP]
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
ART 145
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to digital camera operation, image manipulation software use, seeing skills development, and expressive sensitivity. Special emphasis on the elements and principles of photographic composition, ethical issues, aesthetic vocabulary, and the study of how images communicate. Includes lecture, supervised lab, and group critiques. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Macintosh platform recommended. Students must provide digital camera; a limited number of digital cameras are available for student checkout in the Art Department. [HB, SE]
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II
ART 146
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Digital imagery as self-expression. Refining technical skills, exploring the unique opportunities of the digital medium, and examining current trends via field trips and critiques. Practicing effective small group discussion to demonstrate visual literacy. Prerequisite: ART 145 or both ART 140 and GRCP 120, or consent of instructional unit. [HB, SE]
ART APPRECIATION
ART 151
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
The visual arts with which we come in contact every day. Ways contemporary and historic creative expression influence present day living and thinking. Personal contact with many art forms. Some hands-on experience. Especially for non-majors. [HA, SE]
GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION
ART 172
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Theoretical survey of Graphic Design and its cultural and historical context. Intended for both non-majors and pre-majors; focus on how Graphic Design functions as a mode of visual communication and its role in society, as well as exploring Graphic Design as a possible career. [HA, SE]
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I
ART 173
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to the elements and principles of graphic design and the design process through a series of hands-on projects stressing visual literacy, unity of form and utilizing common tools of the trade, including computers. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CGT 101 or 102, or equivalent computer experience. [HB, SE]
TYPOGRAPHY
ART 174
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Typography and its application in graphic design projects. Topics include the history and classification of typeface; choosing and combining fonts; typesetting on the computer, including issues of legibility, readability and spacing, and the creation of original letterforms. Working knowledge of Mac OS and Adobe software is recommended. Offered as the second of three courses in graphic design: Art 173, 174, 273. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CGT 101 or 102, or equivalent computer experience. [HB, SE]
CERAMICS I: POTTERY
ART 180
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Working with clay. Hand-building techniques of pinch, coil, slab and press mold. Introduction to the potter's wheel. Basic glazing techniques. [HB, SE] [PNP]
CERAMICS II: POTTERY
ART 181
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Potter's wheel techniques of centering and throwing a variety of shapes, attaching handles and spouts, and fitting lids. Optional advanced hand-building assignments offered. Introduction to kiln stacking and firing. Prerequisite: ART 180. [HB, SE] [PNP]
CERAMICS III: POTTERY
ART 182
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Combining hand and wheel techniques to create original pieces as sculpture or for specific functions. Mold making, slip casting, underglazing, and kiln firing. Prerequisite: ART 181. [HB, SE] [PNP]
METAL ARTS I
ART 189
3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Aesthetic expression within the context of applied design using metal. Design and technical skills will be equally emphasized. Fabrication and design of jewelry and other objects of metal. History of the fabrication of metal objects in other cultures. [HB, SE] [PNP]
METAL ARTS II
ART 190
3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Continuation of ART 189. Design and technical skills in the raising and forming of metal vessels. Development of metal arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present. Prerequisite: ART 189. [HB, SE] [PNP]
METAL ARTS III
ART 191
3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Continuation of ART 190. Design and technical skills applied to casting and forging of metal objects. Overview of contemporary metal artists and their work. Prerequisite: ART 190. [HB, SE] [PNP]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
ART 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in art or photography. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
THE HUMAN FIGURE I
ART 203
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Working from the male and female form in media already familiar to the student. Emphasis on accurate seeing. Prerequisite: ART 103 or consent of Instructional Unit. [HB, SE]
THE HUMAN FIGURE II
ART 204
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Working from the male and female form in media already familiar to the student. Emphasis on expressive power and individual development. Prerequisite: ART 203. [HB, SE]
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
ART 208
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Developing digital illustration skills by using Adobe software with a focus on developing a personal voice, and exploring various styles and techniques. Activities include a series of hands-on creative projects. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CGT 102. [HB, SE]
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
ART 215
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Preparation and presentation of individual portfolio for submission to potential employers, galleries and educational institutions. Topics include traditional and digital portfolio formats, photographing, writing, critiquing, and speaking about artwork. Activities include selecting, refining, and incorporating projects from the entire program into portfolios. Instructors play advisory role, culminating with formal portfolio reviews by instructors, peers, and industry professionals. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [SE]
ART HISTORY: ANCIENT TO LATE ANTIQUE
ART 220
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Survey of visual arts in the Mediterranean, the Near East, and in Northern Europe, covering the first arts of ancient humans through the Late Antique, 40,000 BCE-600 CE. Topics include why art and architecture exist and how they function in society; how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture; how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [HA, SE]
ART HISTORY: MEDIEVAL-RENAISSANCE
ART 221
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Survey of visual arts and architecture of Early Medieval through Late Renaissance Europe. 500-1600 CE. Topics include why art and architecture exist and how they function in society, how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture, how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [HA, SE]
ART HISTORY: BAROQUE-MODERN
ART 222
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Survey of the visual arts and architecture of Baroque through Modern Europe, ca. 1600-1914 CE. Topics include why art and architecture exist, and how they function in society; how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture; how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [HA, SE]
ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
ART 223
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Survey of the visual arts and architecture of the Modern and Post-modern Periods, 1900-Present. Topics include why art and architecture exist, and how they function in society; how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture; how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [HA, SE]
ART HISTORY: ASIAN ART
ART 225
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Survey of the visual arts and architecture of India, China, and Japan. Topics include why art and architecture exist, and how they function in society; how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture; how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [HA, SE]
TOPICS IN NON-WESTERN ART
ART 226
1 - 9 Credits
99 hours of lecture
Survey of the visual arts and architecture of a selected non-western culture. Topics include why art and architecture exist, and how they function in society; how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture; how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. Repeatable for up to 9 variable credits. [HA, SE]
WOMEN ARTISTS THROUGH HISTORY
ART 250
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Historical survey exploring themes in women's art and challenges women artists faced as professionals within their respective cultures; in-depth study of women artists working in Western traditions. [HA, SE]
PAINTING I
ART 257
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to materials and methods of oil and/or acrylic painting. Includes color theory, canvas stretching, and painting from still-life and portrait. Prerequisite: ART 103 or 115. [HB, SE]
PAINTING II
ART 258
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Continued work with acrylic and oil painting. Emphasis on line, color and pattern as expressive elements. Weekly group discussions. Prerequisite: ART 257. [HB, SE]
PAINTING III
ART 259
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Continuation of ART 258. Continued development of problem-solving techniques related to composition and a variety of subjects. Prerequisite: ART 258. [HB, SE]
WATERCOLOR I
ART 260
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to materials and methods of watercolor painting techniques. Topics include color theory, vocabulary, and composition; working in realistic and abstract styles. Activities include in-class critique and discussion. Prerequisite: ART 103. [HB, SE]
WATERCOLOR II
ART 261
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Intermediate level exploration of watercolor painting. Continued development of skills in color mixing and composition with an emphasis on fostering content and a personal creative voice through the material. Activities include in-class critique and discussion. Prerequisite: ART 260. [HB, SE]
WATERCOLOR III
ART 262
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Advanced level exploration of watercolor painting, with emphasis on developing one's own visual language through the material, experimentation and innovation with wet media and its expressive potential; student-initiated research and the creation of a unique body of work suitable for portfolio presentation. Activities include in-class critique and discussion. Prerequisite: ART 261. [HB, SE]
PUBLICATION PRODUCTION
ART 270
1 - 9 Credits
66 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Design and production skills for publications, intended for Phoenix staff, graphic design students and others interested in the publications field. Topics include: Adobe InDesign for layout, preparing for printing, editing, proofing, creating promotional materials, working with printers, budgeting, managing the project and working with a team. Includes field trip. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [HB, SE] [PNP]
PUBLICATION DESIGN
ART 271
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Graphic design principles as applied to the discipline of editorial publications. Topics include an exploration of publication formats, designing for target audience groups, page layout, adapting material for online delivery, and culminates with an individual book project with a heavy emphasis on interpreting original content into sequential visual form. Course may be taken concurrently with ART 270 Publication Production. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ART 174. [HB, SE]
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II
ART 273
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Continuation of ART 173 with focus on layout, composition, messaging, technical considerations and functional constraints for various types of communication design disciplines such as editorial design, advertising and persuasive design, branding and identity. Topics include ethical considerations related to graphic design such as sustainability, public service, consumerism, global diversity and copyright issues. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ART 173. [HB, SE]
GALLERY PREPARATION
ART 278
1 - 6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Various aspects of presenting art exhibits, including the care, handling and installation of artwork, arranging fixtures, lighting, exhibition layout design, writing press material, and other professional practices. Repeatable for up to 6 credits. Written consent of Instructional Unit required. [HB, SE]
SELECTED TOPICS
ART 280
1 - 5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Course focuses on selected topics in art. Topics vary and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. [SE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
ART 290
1 - 6 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [HB]
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY I
ART 295
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Background for students to begin to develop their own language of form. Through the use of a slide/lecture format, students will learn about contemporary sculpture. Discussions include design problems relating to the fabrication of a welded sculpture. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 120 required. [HB]
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY II
ART 296
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
The design and fabrication of non-representational sculpture. Students will view slides of contemporary work and visit local sculpture sites to improve their understanding of the language of form. The MIG welding process as a sculptural tool will be explored. Concurrent enrollment WELD 121 required. Prerequisite: ART 295. [HB]
WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY III
ART 297
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
The design and fabrication of non-representational sculpture. Students will view slides of contemporary work and visit local sculpture sites to improve their understanding of the language of form. The MIG welding process as a sculptural tool will be explored. Concurrent enrollment in WELD 122 required. Prerequisite: ART 296. [HB]