Art and Design Studio Minor - Undergraduate - 2010 University Catalog

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Program Overview

The Art and Design Studio Minor is for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing art studies in conjunction with their non-studio major.  The minor provides an overview of art as a discipline, fostering an introduction to art history and design and careers in the arts, as well as providing experience in a variety of studio areas. The curriculum may complement or enhance a related field of study or satisfy an independent area of interest.  
For further information: Art & Design webpage

Curriculum Requirements 

All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, click here.)  In addition, students pursuing the Art and Design Studio Minor must complete the requirements below.


ART AND DESIGN STUDIO MINOR

  1. Complete 1 course from the following:

    ARHS 105 Art in Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval 3
    ARHS 106 Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance to Modern 3
    ARHS 108 Women in Art 3
    ARHS 200 Resources and Methods of Research in the Arts 3
    ARHS 215 Ancient Art 3
    ARHS 216 Renaissance Art in Italy: The Fifteenth Century 3
    ARHS 217 Selected Masterpieces of World Art 3
    ARHS 220 Art in Non-Western Societies 3
    ARHS 223 Shelter Form as Art 3
    ARHS 230 History of the Print 3
    ARHS 250 Modern Philosophies of Art 3
    ARHS 275 Afro-American Art 3
    ARHS 276 History of Textiles: Focus on the Americas 3
  2. Complete 1 course from the following:

    ARFD 122 Foundations II: 2D Design 3
    ARFD 123 Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design 3
  3. Complete 4 courses from the following list. Students may select different studios, or choose to focus on one medium:

    ARCE 200 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning I 3
    ARCE 210 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning II 3
    ARCE 300 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate 3
    ARCE 400 Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Advanced 3
    ARDW 200 Drawing, Beginning I 3
    ARDW 201 Life Drawing, Beginning I 3
    ARDW 210 Drawing, Beginning II 3
    ARDW 211 Life Drawing, Beginning II 3
    ARDW 300 Drawing, Intermediate 3
    ARDW 301 Life Drawing, Intermediate 3
    ARDW 400 Drawing, Advanced 3
    ARFM 200 Film Making, Beginning I 3
    ARFM 210 Film Making, Beginning II 3
    ARFM 220 Documentary Film Workshop 4
    ARFM 230 Introduction to Screenwriting: The Short Forms 3
    ARFM 360 Film Editing 3
    ARFM 410 Screenwriting II 3
    ARFV 220 Video with Computer Multi-media, Introduction A 3
    ARGD 200 Graphic Design, Beginning I 3
    ARGD 210 Graphic Design, Beginning II 3
    ARGD 221 Typography I 3
    ARGD 300 Graphic Design, Intermediate 3
    ARID 100 Visualization and Illustration Techniques for Industrial Designers 3
    ARID 201 Industrial Design and Problem Solving 3
    ARID 202 Industrial Design Studio, Beginning 3
    ARID 220 Introduction to Computer Aided Solid Modeling Representation 3
    ARIL 220 Illustration, Beginning I 3
    ARIL 230 Illustration, Beginning II 3
    ARIL 280 The World of Illustration and Animation 3
    ARIL 320 Illustration III, Art of the Visual Narrative 3
    ARMJ 200 Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning I 3
    ARMJ 210 Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning II 3
    ARMJ 300 Metalwork and Jewelry, Intermediate 3
    ARMJ 400 Metalwork and Jewelry, Advanced 3
    ARPA 200 Painting, Beginning I 3
    ARPA 210 Painting, Beginning II 3
    ARPA 260 Figurative Painting 3
    ARPA 300 Painting, Intermediate 3
    ARPA 400 Painting, Advanced 3
    ARPH 200 Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form 3
    ARPH 201 Digital Photo and Imaging I 3
    ARPH 210 Photography Beginning II: Contemporary Art Form 3
    ARPH 211 Digital Photo and Imaging II 3
    ARPM 200 Printmaking, Beginning I 3
    ARPM 210 Printmaking, Beginning II 3
    ARPM 260 Etching and Relief Printing 3
    ARPM 262 Screen Printing 3
    ARPM 263 Book Arts Introduction 3
    ARPM 300 Printmaking, Intermediate 3
    ARPM 400 Printmaking, Advanced 3
    ARSC 200 Sculpture, Beginning I 3
    ARSC 210 Sculpture, Beginning II 3
    ARSC 221 Sculpture: Clay, Introduction A 3
    ARSC 231 Sculpture: Clay, Introduction B 3
    ARSC 300 Sculpture, Intermediate 3
    ARSC 321 Sculpture: Clay, Intermediate 3
    ARSC 400 Sculpture, Advanced 3
    ARSC 421 Sculpture: Clay, Advanced 3

Course Descriptions:

ARCE200: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning I

Introduction to the development of works in clay, studio forming methods, clay compositions, glazing and firing, design/aesthetic/stylistic concerns, historical and contemporary ceramics. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARCE210: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Beginning II

Continuation of ARCE 200. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 200.

ARCE300: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Intermediate

Continuation of ARCE 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 210.

ARCE400: Ceramics: Pottery and Sculpture, Advanced

Continuation of ARCE 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCE 300 or departmental approval.

ARDW200: Drawing, Beginning I

Basic elements of line, tone, composition, and perspective; exploration of traditional and experimental media and materials; and investigation of still life, landscape, life drawing, portraiture, and abstraction. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARDW201: Life Drawing, Beginning I

Structure and proportions of the human figure. Study of skeletal and muscular structure, the figure at rest and in motion, isolated and in a setting. Expressive as well as analytical approach to drawing. Exploration of traditional as well as current techniques and media. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARDW210: Drawing, Beginning II

Continuation of ARDW 200. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 200.

ARDW211: Life Drawing, Beginning II

Continuation of ARDW 201. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 201.

ARDW300: Drawing, Intermediate

Continuation of ARDW 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 210.

ARDW301: Life Drawing, Intermediate

Continuation of ARDW 211. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 211.

ARDW400: Drawing, Advanced

Continuation of ARDW 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 300.

ARFD122: Foundations II: 2D Design

Foundations II introduces students to the principles of 2-dimensional design in a variety of media. Major principles covered include composition, line, shape, volume, movement, value, rhythm, repetition, variation, scale, size, perspective, proportion, texture, balance, unity, harmony, and contrast. The course content consists of a variety of projects focusing on critical, theory-based problem solving, together with lectures and demonstrations. 3 sh.

ARFD123: Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design

An introduction to the 3rd dimension of the world that we inhabit ("made" things, natural forms, and the occupation of space). Three-dimensional sensibility is progressively developed when basic components are manipulated by the effective use of direction, balance, axis, orientation, and relationship; in other words, organization (composition). Assignments in light, shape, shadow, depth, form, and movement are examined in a natural progression from 2D knowledge to 3D. Activities include lectures, conceptualization, observation, creation, discussion, and critical analysis for each project. The aesthetic consideration of materials and tools in this context add to the expressive output of three-dimensional study. The process may begin with concept, material or observation; it continues by way of lecture, demonstration, critical analysis and class discussion until each project is crafted to completion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 121.

ARFM200: Film Making, Beginning I

Basic elements of super 8 film production: script, camera, lighting, sound, editing, animation. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARFM210: Film Making, Beginning II

Basic elements of 16 mm film production. Script, camera, lighting, sound, editing, animation. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 200.

ARFM220: Documentary Film Workshop

Students will study the forms, styles and techniques of documentary filmmaking (Cinema Verite, Reality TV, Essay Form) and apply this knowledge through the creation of small exercises and a short documentary film. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 210.

ARFM230: Introduction to Screenwriting: The Short Forms

An introduction to the art of screenwriting through short writing exercises; analysis of produced screenplays and films along with the completion of a short screenplay. Students will be expected to develop creative as well as technical aspects of the craft. 3 sh.

ARFM360: Film Editing

Principles and techniques of film editing: artistic and esthetic concepts; practice with standard editing equipment. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 210.

ARFM410: Screenwriting II

This course is a continuation of Screenwriting I in which each student will work on a major screenwriting project: two one-half hour episodes, an hour long script or a first draft of a feature film. In developing the project, the individual needs of the student will be addressed. Cross listed with English, ENFL 410. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFM 310.

ARFV220: Video with Computer Multi-media, Introduction A

Students are introduced to criteria for aesthetic decision-making by producing video projects that record the real world, persuade or move viewers to action, express the student's personal visions and illustrate aesthetic values. Students are given skills of video production and its relationship to visual aesthetics. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARGD200: Graphic Design, Beginning I

Introduction to graphic design principles. This course is involved in taking basic design information and translating it into a graphic design context, with main emphasis on communicating original ideas in a creative manner. Projects deal with graphic design principles, i.e., visual communication of information, composition, color, type, illustration, materials and methods of graphic design. Introduction to critique and presentation, along with the principle of the designer/client relationship. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 122.

ARGD210: Graphic Design, Beginning II

Focus on the various disciplines within graphic design: print (flat and folding), package, product and environmental graphics. Further exploration of typefaces and use of typography as well as advanced methods of comping and presentation. Emphasis on hand comping and computer typesetting. Beginning development of student portfolio. Overview of the history of design. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 200.

ARGD221: Typography I

Typographic design including headline, body copy design and the fine points of kerning, leading column width, copy color, mixing of faces and use of negative space in typographic composition. Hand and computer comping of type. Current trends in typography. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 200.

ARGD300: Graphic Design, Intermediate

Layout and mechanicals. Printing methods and proper preparation of mechanicals and computer files for pre-press and printing. Advanced comping methods (computer, printing papers, marker comping). Continued development of portfolio of student work. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 210 and 211.

ARHS105: Art in Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval

The history of Western art and architecture from Prehistoric Europe through the Middle Ages. The course covers ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, Greece and Rome, then Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic art. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for Fine Arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. Meets the University Writing Requirement for ANIL, FAAH, FAED, FASF, FASH, FASI, FASL, FAST and GRDN majors. 3 sh.

ARHS106: Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance to Modern

The history of Western art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present. Included are the arts of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Romantic, Impressionist and Modern periods. Museum visits and extensive reading. Required for fine arts majors. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. Meets the University Writing Requirement for FAAH, FAED, FASF, FASH, FASI, FASL and FAST majors. 3 sh.

ARHS108: Women in Art

The role and status of women in art from the Old Stone Age through the present; the special roles of women in the past in society, the role of women artists in Western culture from the Renaissance to the present; depictions of women in different iconographic categories; women as artists today. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. 3 sh.

ARHS200: Resources and Methods of Research in the Arts

Bibliographic and other scholarly resources; the special problems of scholarship and research. 3 sh.

ARHS215: Ancient Art

The origins of art and the civilizations of the ancient world; Paleolithic man and the Sumerian, Hittite, Assyrian, Phoenician and Egyptian civilizations. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. 3 sh.

ARHS216: Renaissance Art in Italy: The Fifteenth Century

The formation of Renaissance painting, sculpture and architecture during the Quattrocento; Masaccio, Mantegna, Donatello, Brunelleschi, and Alberti emphasized. 3 sh.

ARHS217: Selected Masterpieces of World Art

An introduction to key works of art representing prehistoric cultures, the ancient world, the East, the Renaissance, and the Modern period; museum and gallery trips, reading and discussion. For non-art majors. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. 3 sh.

ARHS220: Art in Non-Western Societies

A consideration of the role of art in traditional non-western societies. The course includes an introduction to the geographic setting, and an examination of the integration of art into society as a whole - the economics, social order, politics, history, religion and philosophy. The role art plays in social change and how it is affected by social change. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ARHS223: Shelter Form as Art

The concepts and forms of shelter; the ways in which men and animals have housed themselves from primitive times to the present; interior spacial qualities and utilization and the role of adornment, decoration and exterior configurations. Projects include model making. 3 sh.

ARHS230: History of the Print

The principal types of prints from their beginnings to today. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. 3 sh.

ARHS250: Modern Philosophies of Art

The work of major writers about art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the nature of the creative experience, the function of art in the life of the individual and of society, the nature of the creative process, the rise of new materials and institutions; the development of sentiments and attitudes affecting thinking in the field. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. 3 sh.

ARHS275: Afro-American Art

Afro-American art in the United States from colonial times to the present. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. 3 sh.

ARHS276: History of Textiles: Focus on the Americas

A study of some of the great textile traditions of the world with an emphasis on the Americas. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Fine and Performing Arts: Art Appreciation. 3 sh.

ARID100: Visualization and Illustration Techniques for Industrial Designers

This studio course concentrates on fundamental conventional drafting and illustration skills that enable the communication of design ideas in technical terms for purposes of understanding industrial fabrication. 3 sh.

ARID201: Industrial Design and Problem Solving

Students are introduced to processes and techniques by which design problems are analyzed, researched, prototyped and solved. Problem solving models and their application provide the focus within the scope and framework of all coursework. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARID 101 and ARID 120.

ARID202: Industrial Design Studio, Beginning

A laboratory-based learning experience for industrial designers that focuses on the evolution of consumer products from initial specifications to pre-production prototypes. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARID 120 and ARID 201.

ARID220: Introduction to Computer Aided Solid Modeling Representation

Beginning course enabling students to build conceptual and performance skills required to create and visualize three dimensional objects on a computer. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARID 100 and ARID 101.

ARIL220: Illustration, Beginning I

A study of the major historical and contemporary themes of illustration and its influences. Through slide presentation the work of leading illustrators will be shown and discussed and the relationship between illustration and fine art will be explored. Illustration assignments will provide concrete experience of the related thematic issues and introduce formal approaches and relevant techniques. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 122.

ARIL230: Illustration, Beginning II

Students learn illustrational concepts and techniques in the context of a variety of media. From storyboards for animation, TV and film, to digital illustration, to experimental image making for the music industry, this course focuses on materials & techniques as well as concept and composition. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 220.

ARIL280: The World of Illustration and Animation

History of illustration/animation: Course begins with and overview of the history of illustration and animation and the convergence of the two. Emphasis will be on the various illustration and illustration/animation industries. Analytic discourse on concept and technique will be discussed. 3 sh.

ARIL320: Illustration III, Art of the Visual Narrative

Students learn to produce sequential narrative imagery. From comic book art to graphic novels, to children's books, this course emphasizes continuity, story structure, and character definition. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 220, ARIL 230.

ARMJ200: Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning I

Introduction to metal working and jewelry techniques traditionally used in the shaping of useful articles. 3 sh.

ARMJ210: Metalwork and Jewelry, Beginning II

Advanced design concepts and metalworking techniques. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 200 or ARID 111 or departmental approval.

ARMJ300: Metalwork and Jewelry, Intermediate

Traditional techniques, advanced design concepts and techniques. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 200 or ARMJ 210.

ARMJ400: Metalwork and Jewelry, Advanced

Coninuation of ARMJ 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARMJ 300.

ARPA200: Painting, Beginning I

Exploration of painting media and modes of expression. Reading, gallery and museum visits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARPA210: Painting, Beginning II

Continuation of ARPA 200. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 200.

ARPA260: Figurative Painting

Rendering the human figure and expressing creative insights into figurative painting. This course may be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 200.

ARPA300: Painting, Intermediate

Continuation of ARPA 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 210.

ARPA400: Painting, Advanced

Continuation of ARPA 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 300.

ARPH200: Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form

The essentials of the photographic process including developing, enlarging, and exhibiting. Trips, films, discussions, lectures, criticism and demonstration. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARPH201: Digital Photo and Imaging I

The objective of this course is to teach students basic digital photography and imaging tools. The class will learn how to operate a digital camera, flatbed and film scanners, photographic quality inkjet printers as well as Adobe Photoshop skills for basic digital darkroom techniques, image editing and manipulation. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARPH210: Photography Beginning II: Contemporary Art Form

The essentials of the photographic process including developing, enlarging, portfolio creation, exhibiting, trips, videos, discussion, lecture, critiques, and demonstrations. A continuation of ARPH 200, Photography Beginning Level I: A Contemporary Art Form. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 200.

ARPH211: Digital Photo and Imaging II

The objective of this course is to expand on the knowledge base learned from Digital Photo and Imaging I. The students will acquire a higher level of competency in operating a digital camera, utilizing digital photographic tools and operating output devices for printing. Students will be introduced to page layout software to produce multiple photographic sequences. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPH 201.

ARPM200: Printmaking, Beginning I

Woodcut, screen printing and monoprints; etching, drypoint and lithography. Exploration of new and advanced techniques. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expresssion. 3 sh.

ARPM210: Printmaking, Beginning II

Consideration of printmaking media; particular attention to the growth and development of art-making concepts as they relate to the printmaking processes. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 200.

ARPM260: Etching and Relief Printing

Drypoint, engraving, etching and major techniques like line and open bite, soft ground, stop out procedure, lift ground, mezzotint and aquatint. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 200.

ARPM262: Screen Printing

Screen printing including miskit, tusche, glue, lacquer and stencil and photographic techniques. 3 sh.

ARPM263: Book Arts Introduction

Book Arts is an introductory course involving the creation of handbound multi-signature books that incorporate both Eastern and Western approaches to design and format. The aesthetic quality of the artist book resides in its unique structure, visual narrative, continuum of tradition and diversity of materials. 3 sh.

ARPM300: Printmaking, Intermediate

Continuation of ARPM 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 210.

ARPM400: Printmaking, Advanced

Continuation of ARPM 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPM 300.

ARSC200: Sculpture, Beginning I

Sculptural concepts using materials like plaster, metal, plastics, stone and wood. Gallery and museum visits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARSC210: Sculpture, Beginning II

The course will focus on the figure (working from life) with auxiliary experiences in mold-making and casting. The materials will be clay (plasticine), plaster and armatures. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARSC221: Sculpture: Clay, Introduction A

The use of clay to create sculptural forms; emphasis on developing skills and strengthening understanding of sculpture as an art form. Finished works may be composed of fired clay or unfired clay or clay in combination with other materials. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

ARSC231: Sculpture: Clay, Introduction B

Continuation of ARSC 221. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Electives, Creative Expression. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 221.

ARSC300: Sculpture, Intermediate

Continuation of ARSC 200 and ARSC 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 200 and ARSC 210.

ARSC321: Sculpture: Clay, Intermediate

Continuation of ARSC 231. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 231.

ARSC400: Sculpture, Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 300. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 300 or permission of instructor.

ARSC421: Sculpture: Clay, Advanced

Continuation of ARSC 321. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARSC 321 or permission of instructor.