FOUNDATIONS OF ART 101
This course gives students an overview of the structure and media of art, as well as the history
and development of the arts from the earliest cave drawings through the Renaissance. The course
combines cultural and artistic developments in painting, sculpture and architecture. Assignments
include written work as well as related art projects.CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY ART 101
Students taking this course study the cultural developments, artists and genres in the visual arts and
architecture from the period following the Renaissance through contemporary times, with a structure
similar to Foundations of Art 101. Assignments include written work and related art projects.2D DESIGN 101
2D Design is a studio course in which students work with drawing and painting media to create
two-dimensional artworks. Emphasis is given to the Elements and Principles of Design. Each project
covers specific design concepts as well as a new medium. Media may include pencil, charcoal, pastels,
scratchboard, printmaking, collage, watercolor and acrylic painting. Students are required to keep a
sketchbook.2D DESIGN 202
This course delves deeper into the design concepts related to different artistic movements, such as
Surrealism, Pop Art, Expressive Portraits and Impressionism. Students work with oil painting and
further develop the skills learned in 2D Design 101. Students are required to keep a sketchbook.
Prerequisite: 2D Design 101.
3D DESIGN 101
3D Design is a studio course in which students work with different media to create three-dimensional
artworks. Students are introduced to master works and artists for each medium, including
contemporary paper sculpture, papier mâché, plaster casting, wire sculpture, mosaics, hand-building
with clay (both functional and decorative ceramics), wood and found/repurposed art. Some research
and written analysis are required.
FINE ART 303
This studio course is designed for students who have already mastered the basics of several art
disciplines and wish to work independently to hone their skills and develop their artistic vision. This
course covers portraiture, observational drawing and abstract design; students choose the media in
which they create the artwork. Students learn about careers in visual arts and complete at least five
in-depth works which may be used for a portfolio, if applicable. Sketchbook journals are an important
component of this course and include research, inspiration from master works, media studies and
sketches. Prerequisite: Two prior visual arts courses, such as 2D 101 and 202, or 2D 101 and 3D 101.
This course covers the history of cameras and photography, camera controls and settings, lighting,
photo editing, Adobe Photo Shop and photography careers in advertising, portrait photography and
photojournalism. Lessons are reinforced through research and writing as well as actual photo sessions.
Opportunities for on-campus photography are given, but students are required to spend time outside
the classroom completing field assignments. Students must have access to a digital camera.