Animation and Illustration Major (B.F.A.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

The Animation/Illustration Major is an interdisciplinary program balancing traditional forms of creative storytelling with state-of-the-art technology. This approach prepares students for challenging careers in areas such as 2-D and 3-D animation, advertising, book and editorial illustration, and comic and children’s book art. The program is based in the Department of Art and Design. For further information, go to: Animation/Illustration (BFA)

Curriculum Requirements

All university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree.  In addition, students pursuing Animation/Illustration must complete the major requirements listed below.

ANIMATION AND ILLUSTRATION MAJOR

Complete 92 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. CORE REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 5 courses for 15 semester hours:

    ARFD 121 Foundations I: Concept, Process and Application (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
    ARFD 122 Foundations II: 2D Design (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
    ARFD 123 Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
    ARFD 124 Foundations IV: Figure Drawing (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
    ARFD 125 Foundations V: Color, Light and Time (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
  2. ART & DESIGN HISTORY

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours:

      ARHT 105 Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 106 Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARIL 280 The World of Illustration and Animation (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following:

      ARHT 202 Field Trip in Art History 2-6
      ARHT 203 Modern Philosophies of Art (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 280 Asian Art (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 281 African Art: Sub-Saharan (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 290 American Art (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 301 History of the Print (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 302 History of Photography (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 303 History of Industrial Design (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 304 History of Textiles (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 313 Aegean Art and Archaeology (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 314 Greek Art (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 315 Roman Art (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 321 Early Medieval Art: Early Christian, Byzantine & Early Medieval (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 322 Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 331 Renaissance Art in Italy: The Fifteenth Century (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 332 Renaissance Art in Italy: The Sixteenth Century (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 336 Northern Renaissance Painting (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 340 Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Art (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 350 Art of the Nineteenth Century (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 352 Nineteenth Century American Painting (3 hour lecture) 3
      ARHT 360 Twentieth-Century Art (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 361 Modern Architecture (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 393 The Critical Approach (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 470 Contemporary Art (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 490 Selected Problems in Art History (3 hour lecture) 3
      ARHT 491 Independent Study: Art History (3 hours lecture) 2-8
      ARHT 499 Independent Study: Senior Thesis (BA Art History) 3
  3. ILLUSTRATION/ANIMATION MAJOR STUDIO

    Complete the following 3 requirements:

    1. REQUIRED STUDIO COURSES

      Complete the following 3 requirement(s):

      1. Complete the following for 33 semester hours:

        ARDW 200 Drawing, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 220 Illustration, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 230 Illustration, Beginning II (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 261 Character Design for 2D Animation (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 262 Principles of 2D Animation (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 264 Digital Illustration (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 320 Illustration III, Art of the Visual Narrative (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 321 Intermediate 3D Computer Illustration and Animation Arts: Animation (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 360 Intermediate 3D II - Motion, Lighting and Texture Mapping (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARPA 200 Painting, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
        FILM 230 Introduction to Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      2. Complete for 3 semester hours.

        ARIL 221 Intro 3D Computer Illustration and Animation Arts: Modeling 3
      3. Complete for 0 semester hours-3 semester hours. Students may test out of this course. An additional studio course must be taken.

        ARGD 211 Fundamentals of Adobe Creative Suite - Mac (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio) 3
    2. ANIMATION OR ILLUSTRATION TRACK

      Complete 1 of the following tracks:

      1. ANIMATION TRACK

        Complete the following 5 courses:

        ARIL 318 Animation Production (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 322 Animation for the Internet and Mobile Media (1 hour lecture, 3 hour studio) 3
        ARIL 361 Animation: Broadcast Graphics (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 421 Advanced 3-D Computer Illustration and Animation Arts (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 460 Advanced Animation II: Interactive Media/Gaming (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      2. ILLUSTRATION TRACK

        Complete the following 5 courses:

        ARIL 260 Introduction to Cartooning (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 340 Editorial Illustration (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 350 Professional Business Practice for the Artist (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 430 Illustration IV: Advanced (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
        ARIL 440 Portfolio for Illustrators (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
    3. STUDIO ELECTIVES

      Complete 3 semester hours - 6 semester hours from the following:

      ARDW 210 Drawing, Beginning II (6 hours studio) 3
      ARGD 200 Graphic Design, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
      ARGD 210 Graphic Design, Beginning II (2 hours lecture, 3.75 hours studio) 3
      ARGD 425 Web Page Design (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio) 3
      ARGS 280 Art Forum (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARIL 260 Introduction to Cartooning (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      ARIL 318 Animation Production (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      ARIL 322 Animation for the Internet and Mobile Media (1 hour lecture, 3 hour studio) 3
      ARIL 340 Editorial Illustration (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      ARIL 350 Professional Business Practice for the Artist (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      ARIL 361 Animation: Broadcast Graphics (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      ARIL 421 Advanced 3-D Computer Illustration and Animation Arts (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      ARIL 430 Illustration IV: Advanced (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      ARIL 440 Portfolio for Illustrators (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      ARIL 460 Advanced Animation II: Interactive Media/Gaming (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
      ARPA 210 Painting, Beginning II (6 hours studio) 3
      ARPH 201 Digital Photo and Imaging I (2 hours lecture, 3.75 hours studio) 3
      ARPM 200 Printmaking, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
      ARSC 200 Sculpture, Beginning I (6 hours studio) 3
      ARSC 221 Sculpture: Clay, Introduction A (4 hours studio) 3
      FILM 200 Film Making I (2 hours lecture, 3.73 hours lab) 4
      FILM 201 Digital Filmmaking I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      FILM 221 Digital Filmmaking II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      FILM 277 Audio Production for Film/Digital Media (3 hours lecture) 3
      FILM 360 Film Editing (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
  4. SENIOR YEAR REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 2 courses for 8 semester hours:

    ARIL 422 Final Project I (4 hours lecture) 4
    ARIL 423 Final Project II (3 hours studio, 1 hour lecture) 4

Course Descriptions:

ARDW200: Drawing, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

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. 3 sh.

ARDW210: Drawing, Beginning II (6 hours studio)

Continuation of ARDW 200. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARDW 200.

ARFD121: Foundations I: Concept, Process and Application (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Students will be challenged and guided in the development of their critical and conceptualizing skills as they apply to art and design processes. Foundations I is a problem-solving course in which the student investigates the dynamic visual forces involved in composing in a variety of media. Students explore the interrelationships of composition, process, perception, and intent. Through the understanding of concepts, processes, and visual language, students broaden their skills in idea development, research strategies, and technical application. This course advocates and utilizes the model of a learning community to effectively introduce students to ideas, issues, and practices in contemporary art and design. Foundations I further connects creative research and practice to socio-political and cultural ideology, allowing students opportunities for integration of ideas outside the disciplines of art. This will be accomplished through lectures, exercises, student team assignments, discussion, and exploration in and outside of the classroom. This course is required during the first semester for all freshman and undergraduate transfer students majoring in BA Studio and BFA Studio. 3 sh.

ARFD122: Foundations II: 2D Design (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

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 (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

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. Starting Winter 2016: None.

ARFD124: Foundations IV: Figure Drawing (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

An introduction to drawing the human figure. Students in this course will spend the majority of their time drawing from live models in a studio setting. Most classes will follow the traditional figure drawing format of beginning with quick gesture drawings, with poses gradually increasing in length of time, and ending with a single sustained pose of an hour or more. The students will be introduced to a wide range of ideas, concepts, strategems, and materials related to the drawing of the human figure. Ideas and drawing approaches will be illustrated by looking at the visual examples of artworks by both past and present figurative artists. A brief historical overview of various visions of the human image will be presented, as will an introduction of human anatomy for artists. Concurrent with ideas about proportion, foreshortening, scale, and anatomical construct, ideas about line quality, chiaroscuro, and the figure in differing spatial constructs will be explored. Although weekly thematic ideas will be presented, most classes will include an interweaving and repetition of a wide range of concepts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 121. Starting Winter 2016: None.

ARFD125: Foundations V: Color, Light and Time (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Color functions in many ways - as a visual phenomenon of light, as a perceptual occurrence, as a pigment with specific mixing properties, and as an element with powerful expressive and symbolic potential. It is important that artists and designers understand the principles and properties of color for use in their work in any medium. This course introduces students to the history, theory, and interdisciplinary use of color and color systems via lectures, demonstrations, and exercises. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 121. Starting Winter 2016: None.

ARGD200: Graphic Design, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

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 (2 hours lecture, 3.75 hours studio)

Focuses on creative design development within various graphic design specializations: print (flat and folding); packaging; product & environmental graphics; and graphics for interactive media. Students explore typeface choice and proper use of typography, as well as professional methods of comping and presentation by hand and with industry standard software: this begins development of a student's graphic design portfolio. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 200. For Graphic Design (GRDN) majors only.

ARGD211: Fundamentals of Adobe Creative Suite - Mac (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

A project and exercise-based approach to learning the programs used by graphic designers on Macintosh computers, covering the fundamentals of the latest versions of the Adobe Creative Suite series: Adobe Illustrator CS, InDesign CS, and Adobe Photoshop CS. These programs are prerequisite for all those interested in working within the design and publishing industries. The use of scanners for importing both art and text will also be investigated. Instruction in the course is tutorial-based, with supplemental lectures and demonstrations. 3 sh.

ARGD425: Web Page Design (2 hours lecture, 2 hours studio)

Web page design introduces students to the fundamentals of creating and managing Web sites. Specific attention focuses on learning what makes a good Web page, how to develop a plan for a Web site, and the problem solving techniques used in creating a workable Web site based on a defined audience. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARGD 210 or permission of instructor. For Graphic Design (GRDN) majors only.

ARGS280: Art Forum (3 hours lecture)

A series of lectures/presentations by artists, critics, museum directors, art historians; and visits to museums and galleries. Introduces students to the creative process, philosophies of art, and the role of art in life. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. 3 sh.

ARHT105: Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval (3 hours lecture)

The history of Western art, architecture, and material culture from Prehistory through the Middle Ages: Paleolithic and Neolithic art; ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; Early Christian, 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 University Writing Requirement for majors in Animation and Illustration, Fine Arts, and Graphic Design. Previous course ARHS 105 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT106: Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern (3 hours lecture)

The history of Western art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present: 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 University Writing Requirement for majors in Animation and Illustration, Fine Arts, and Graphic Design. Previous course ARHS 106 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT202: Field Trip in Art History

Travel courses to art sources in the United States and foreign countries not to exceed twelve undergraduate credits. First-hand contact with the art forms and visual culture of the places visited; study of monuments in the field and works in museums and galleries. Subject(s) defined by the professor. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Fulfills the Special Topics required for majors. Previous course ARHS 480 effective through Spring 2012. 2 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARHT 105, ARHT 106, ENWR 105, or HONP 100.

ARHT203: Modern Philosophies of Art (3 hours lecture)

The work of major writers about art from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to the present day; the nature of the creative experience and process, the function of art in the life of the individual and of society, the rise of new materials and institutions; the development of sentiments and attitudes affecting thinking in the field. Fulfills the Twentieth Century requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 250 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ARHT280: Asian Art (3 hours lecture)

The arts and material culture of China, Korea, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. How Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam commerce and migration shaped traditional Asian arts and societies. Specific focus defined by the professor. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits by permission of department. Fulfills the Special Topics requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 327 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ARHT281: African Art: Sub-Saharan (3 hours lecture)

The art and material cultures of Africa from prehistoric remains to contemporary art: stylistic groupings; relation to ceremony and to daily life; symbolism; and relations to the arts of other cultures. Meets World Cultures Requirement. Fulfills the Special Topics requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 458 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

ARHT290: American Art (3 hours lecture)

Art in the United States from the colonial period through the nineteenth century; the development of an American style in the light of its relationship to and dependence upon European art. Previous course ARHS 329 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARHT 105, ARHT 106, ARHT 190, ARHT 191, ENWR 105, HONP 100, or departmental approval.

ARHT301: History of the Print (3 hours lecture)

The principal types of prints in Western and non-western cultures, from their beginnings to the present day. Fulfills the Special Topics requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 230 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT302: History of Photography (3 hours lecture)

The roots of photography, its practitioners and the social and historical circumstances surrounding its creation. Fulfills the Special Topics requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 477 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT303: History of Industrial Design (3 hours lecture)

The history of Industrial Design is traced from the industrial revolution to the present day. Fulfills the Special Topics requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 370 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT304: History of Textiles (3 hours lecture)

Great textile traditions of the world. Fulfills the Special Topics requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 276 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT313: Aegean Art and Archaeology (3 hours lecture)

This course explores the art and architecture of the Aegean region in the 3rd and 2nd millennia BCE with special attention to archaeological perspectives. Specifically, this includes the material culture of the Early Cyclades, Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece. The two primary methodological approaches will be art historical and archaeological. The core material of the course will be chronologically presented; however, substantial time will also be devoted to specific problems or themes in the field. Cross-listed with the Classics and General Humanities department, GNHU 313. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENFL 208, GNED 201, GNED 202, GNHU 201, GNHU 281, HIST 281, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 290, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, ARPH 201, MUGN 241, RELG 221 or departmental approval.

ARHT314: Greek Art (3 hours lecture)

Greek art and material culture including painting, sculpture and architecture from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Fulfills the Ancient art requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 328 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT315: Roman Art (3 hours lecture)

The arts and material culture of the Etruscans and Romans in their historical, cultural and religious settings. Fulfills the Ancient art requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 485 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT321: Early Medieval Art: Early Christian, Byzantine & Early Medieval (3 hours lecture)

The emergence and development of early Christian, Jewish, Byzantine, and Islamic art from Late Antiquity through Iconoclasm and the early Middle Ages. Fulfills the Medieval requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 322 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT322: Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic (3 hours lecture)

The art and material culture of the High Middle Ages: how religious reform, crusade, and pilgrimage shaped the arts of Europe and Byzantium; Christian, Jewish, and Islamic art. Fulfills the Medieval requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 323 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT331: Renaissance Art in Italy: The Fifteenth Century (3 hours lecture)

Renaissance painting, sculpture and architecture during the Quattrocento; Masaccio, Mantegna, Donatello, Brunelleschi, and Alberti emphasized. Fulfills the Renaissance requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 216 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT332: Renaissance Art in Italy: The Sixteenth Century (3 hours lecture)

The great masters of the Cinquecento: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Giorgione and Titan; the emergence of Mannerist art and architecture in Rome, Venice, Florence and Bologna. Fulfills the Renaissance requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 452 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201 or GNED 202 or HONP 201 or HONP 202 or ARDW 200 or ARDW 201 or ARPH 200 or MUGN 241 or RELG 221 or ENFL 208 or ARHT 200 or ARHT 202 or ARHT 203 or ARHT 280 or ARHT 281 or ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT336: Northern Renaissance Painting (3 hours lecture)

Fifteenth and sixteenth century painting in northern Europe with particular attention to Flanders and Holland; emphasis on Jan Van Eyck, Van Der Weyden, Bosch, Peter Bruegel and Matthias Gruenewald. Fulfills the Medieval requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 324 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT340: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Art (3 hours lecture)

The art and material culture of Western Europe from 1600 to 1800; Baroque and Rococo styles with emphasis on El Greco, Bernini, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin and Watteau. Fulfills the Baroque requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 325 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT350: Art of the Nineteenth Century (3 hours lecture)

The major movements in nineteenth-century art: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, as seen in painting, sculpture, prints, and objects of material culture. Relationship of the art to political, social, cultural, and economic factors during this period. Fulfills the Nineteenth-century art requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 459 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT352: Nineteenth Century American Painting (3 hour lecture)

Painting in the United States during the nineteenth century; portrait, landscape and genre traditions; the Hudson River school, the genre painters, the expatriates and the independents; folk and naif paintings. Some knowledge of European painting is desirable. Fulfills the Nineteenth-century art requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 461 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT360: Twentieth-Century Art (3 hours lecture)

From Picasso to the end of the Twentieth-century: Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism; scientific and social forces transforming the artist's vision, including the theories of Freud and Bergson. Fulfills the Twentieth century requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 469 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT361: Modern Architecture (3 hours lecture)

Major contributions to the development of modern architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the development of styles, structural innovations and theories of design. Fulfills the Twentieth Century/Contemporary requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 450 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT393: The Critical Approach (3 hours lecture)

Historical criticism, criteria in art criticism, and an analysis of the critical process. Fulfills the Special Topics requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 326 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 201, GNED 202, HONP 201, HONP 202, ARDW 200, ARDW 201, ARPH 200, MUGN 241, RELG 221, ENFL 208, ARHT 200, ARHT 202, ARHT 203, ARHT 280, ARHT 281, ARHT 290 or departmental approval.

ARHT470: Contemporary Art (3 hours lecture)

The work of major artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with particular reference to the dominant ideas and visual culture of the period; readings, museum trips, discussion of contemporary writing and criticism. Fulfills the Twentieth century/Contemporary requirement for majors. Previous course ARHS 451 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARHT 350 and ARHT 360.

ARHT490: Selected Problems in Art History (3 hour lecture)

A seminar in topics such as the works of an individual artist or a particular theme in art history (e.g. the human figure) or a particular technique (e.g. sculpture); lectures, reports, museum and studio visits, discussion. May be repeated seven times for a maximum of 24.0 credits. Previous course ARHS 455 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARHT 105, ARHT 106, ARHT 350 and ARHT 360.

ARHT491: Independent Study: Art History (3 hours lecture)

Independent study. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Previous course ARHS 483 effective through Spring 2012. 2 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: ARHT 350, ARHT 360 and departmental approval.

ARHT499: Independent Study: Senior Thesis (BA Art History)

With art history faculty advisement, each Senior Art History major will conduct a course of research in art history and complete a scholarly paper. Previous course ARHS 484 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARHT 200 and any 300-level ARHT course; or departmental approval.

ARIL220: Illustration, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

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.

ARIL221: Intro 3D Computer Illustration and Animation Arts: Modeling

Course focuses on 3D computer modeling and texturing polygonal wire frames built from students' sketches. Realistic texture rendering and lighting is stressed. Previous course ARIL 319 effective through Winter 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 123.

ARIL230: Illustration, Beginning II (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

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.

ARIL260: Introduction to Cartooning (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

A studio exploration of the single-panel cartoon, humorous illustration, and the editorial cartoon through discussion, examination and experimentation. Cartoon formats, concepts, styles, techniques and history will be discussed. The student will experience creating cartoons from the isolation of an idea to the point of completion for publication. Students will receive ongoing one-on-one critiques. Each major project assignment will culminate in a group critique, which will also serve as the "publication deadline" for each project. 3 sh.

ARIL261: Character Design for 2D Animation (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

This course focuses on designing and drawing characters for animation. Gesture drawing, action poses, flipbooks and stop-motion projects are employed to help students better understand fundamental concepts of traditional cel animation. Use of a capture device, pencil tests, inking and other 2-D animation skills are explored. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 220.

ARIL262: Principles of 2D Animation (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

Students demonstrate 2D competencies in a short animated assignment. The course emphasizes character and scene design. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARFD 125.

ARIL264: Digital Illustration (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Course dedicated to the fast-paced world of magazine and newspaper illustration, with a heavy focus on concepts and how to interpret a story, but also including some new developments such as simple animations for online and mobile editions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 320.

ARIL280: The World of Illustration and Animation (3 hours lecture)

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.

ARIL318: Animation Production (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Students learn how to organize and plan an animation project, add sound and finish their final product. All the steps from concept to final product are covered: Storyboarding, Animatic, Sound, Post-production. While students will make use of computer technology for the practical side of this course, the main focus is on the professional animation process: workflow, planning and best practices. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 262.

ARIL320: Illustration III, Art of the Visual Narrative (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

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.

ARIL321: Intermediate 3D Computer Illustration and Animation Arts: Animation (2 hours lecture, 4 hours studio)

An exploration of 3-D computer-generated imagery and animation combining traditional illustrative techniques and digital technology. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 221 and ARIL 230.

ARIL322: Animation for the Internet and Mobile Media (1 hour lecture, 3 hour studio)

This course focuses on the requirements for animations that are to be viewed on the Internet and mobile media, which differ from the more traditional animation platforms like television and the big screen. Current trends will be surveyed. Ways to translate static illustration into a moving Internet/Mobile media experience are investigated, both conceptually and technically. Students will create work that is appropriate for chosen media. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 262.

ARIL340: Editorial Illustration (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Course dedicated to the fast-paced world of magazine and newspaper illustration, with a heavy focus on concepts and how to interpret a story, but also including some new developments such as simple animations for online and mobile editions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 220 and ARIL 230.

ARIL350: Professional Business Practice for the Artist (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

This course is designed to provide students with the information and tools needed to begin a freelance career. Some of these include a comprehensive overview of business practices, systems and the development of interpersonal skills. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 220 and ARIL 230 and ARIL 320.

ARIL360: Intermediate 3D II - Motion, Lighting and Texture Mapping (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Students complete projects addressing lighting 3D objects, lighting movement, and establishing cohesion between background, object, reflectivity, and optical depth. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 221; ARIL 321 may be taken as a corequisite or prerequisite.

ARIL361: Animation: Broadcast Graphics (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

An overview of the working aspects of broadcast animation. Focus is on computer graphics as it has integrated into the broadcast industry. Students create animation sequences for news, industrial, educational and informational venues. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 321.

ARIL421: Advanced 3-D Computer Illustration and Animation Arts (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

A 2nd level computer illustration and animation course introducing industry standard software: Maya. A mix of traditional animation principles from storyboarding to character development as well as inverse kinematics and keyframing will be taught. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 321.

ARIL422: Final Project I (4 hours lecture)

With faculty advisement, each senior student will design a project within an area of Illustration: Print & Animation. The body of the work will be completed in Final Project II. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 320.

ARIL423: Final Project II (3 hours studio, 1 hour lecture)

With faculty advisement, each senior student will complete and present a body of work within an area of Illustration: Print & Animation already established and explored in Final Project I. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 422.

ARIL430: Illustration IV: Advanced (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Senior level illustration course to further refine students' technique, concepts, style and voice as illustrators, and to build portfolio quality work. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 220 and ARIL 230 and ARIL 320.

ARIL440: Portfolio for Illustrators (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Senior level illustration course to further refine students' technique, concepts, style and voice as illustrators, and to build portfolio quality work. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 320.

ARIL460: Advanced Animation II: Interactive Media/Gaming (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

Students create low polygon characters and scenes for use in game prototypes. Stand-alone game prototypes demonstrate basic game design principles through scripting and storyboarding. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARIL 420.

ARPA200: Painting, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

Exploration of painting media and modes of expression. Reading, gallery and museum visits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARPA210: Painting, Beginning II (6 hours studio)

Continuation of ARPA 200. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARPA 200.

ARPH201: Digital Photo and Imaging I (2 hours lecture, 3.75 hours studio)

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.

ARPM200: Printmaking, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

Woodcut, screen printing and monoprints; etching, drypoint and lithography. Exploration of new and advanced techniques. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARSC200: Sculpture, Beginning I (6 hours studio)

Sculptural concepts using materials like plaster, metal, plastics, stone and wood. Gallery and museum visits. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Fine and Performing Arts. 3 sh.

ARSC221: Sculpture: Clay, Introduction A (4 hours studio)

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. 3 sh.

FILM200: Film Making I (2 hours lecture, 3.73 hours lab)

This course is an introduction to the basic elements of short digital film production, wherein students immediately begin creating their own narrative films. Students will be provided with numerous opportunities to develop and express their own cinematic syntax while obtaining the necessary technical knowledge with cameras, lighting, sound, and editing concepts. Previous course ARFM 200 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CMDA 110 or ENFL 208 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

FILM201: Digital Filmmaking I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Basic elements of digital film production will be explored from script, camera, lighting, sound, and post -production. Students will work in groups and individually on narrative and experimental filmed exercises in order to explore the power of-the visual moving picture. Previous course ARFV 220 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

FILM221: Digital Filmmaking II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

This more advanced course will build on students' basic knowledge of camera, lighting, sound recording and post-production in order to direct and produce a short film shot digitally. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the technical requirements digital production as well as narrative storytelling. Previous course ARFV 230 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 201.

FILM230: Introduction to Screenwriting (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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. Previous course ARFM 230 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

FILM277: Audio Production for Film/Digital Media (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the art of Sound Recording and Design through demonstration and lectures on theory and practice as well as exercises recording sound, mixing, and designing soundscapes for film. Students will be expected to develop creatively as well as learn the technical aspects of the craft. Previous course FILM 362 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 200 or FILM 201.

FILM360: Film Editing (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Principles and techniques of film editing: artistic and esthetic concepts; practice with standard editing equipment. Previous course ARFM 360 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: FILM 200 or FILM 201.