Art Courses

 

ART100 Understanding Art
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Introduces students to the world of art both past and present.  Essential ideas of art are examined in concrete form using examples from diverse times and cultures.  The course stresses understanding that art as a universal human creative impulse by studying its forms in a variety of aesthetic and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

ART102 Art Fundamentals

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the basic principles which govern all art forms and an exploration of the art elements which allow these principles to be applied. The emphasis will be on the development of visual thinking and the ability to respond to art as well as to natural and man-made environments. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART103 Introduction to Art

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A survey of art history that serves as an introduction to aesthetics, perception, art criticism, and the art heritage of humankind. It is designed to help students develop appreciation and understanding of the visual arts. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART105 Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to the basic understanding of the elements of composition and principles of design as applied to the three-dimensional arts.  The student will acquire this knowledge by executing a series of projects intended to stimulate visual problem solving.  The course will examine the practical application of basic concepts of design in the plastic arts through the investigation of those masterworks which represent and inform core aesthetic concepts in the three three-dimensional arts.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART110 Color & Two-Dimensional Design

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Develops judgment and creativity in solving problems of abstract and decorative design with the use of color.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART112 Drawing 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A beginning exploration of the various approaches to drawing as a means of aesthetic expression.  Introduces aspects of practice, materials and concepts.  Covers major genre types including perspective, still-life, landscape and the human figure.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART200 Visual Thinking

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

The study of idea development as it applies to the graphic communicator. A variety of idea-generating techniques are explored with a strong emphasis upon quick visual exercises to stimulate innovative thinking and collaborative visual problem solving.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART208 History of Photography
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Investigates the development of photography from its inception (c. 1839) to the present. Students examine the primary photographers, techniques, and aesthetic issues addressed over the last 170+ years. These aspects of photography will be viewed within their historical and cultural context.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART210 Materials & Techniques
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An intensive study and experimentation with different media. Stress is placed on creative expression and the use of the principles of design. Students will be introduced to computer graphics. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

ART217 Introduction to Digital Art

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to digital means of producing artworks utilizing computer based technology.  Students create digitally generated images and are required to solve specific design problems.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART221 Typography

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to typography: the art of designing with type, including the planning of typeface, size, composition, and page layout. This course explores the fundamental principles of typography and its integral role in graphic design.

Prerequisite: ( ART110 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ART227 History of Graphic Design

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Survey of the history of design concentrating on visual communication and typography from prehistory to the digital revolution.

Prerequisite: ( ART103 ) OR ( ART105 ) OR ( ART110 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ART300 Arts and Crafts

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to expose the student to a wide-range of fine applied crafts, featuring a variety of experiences utilizing various media and techniques. Students will be encouraged to develop and express creative ideas in their work, as well as be expected to broaden their ideas through research of designs from various sources. The practical application of the theoretical knowledge and understanding of the fundamental elements principles of design will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART301 Renaissance and Baroque Art

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Art historical survey that covers the architecture, sculpture and painting in Italy, Flanders, Holland, England, and Spain from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Fulfills General Education Requirements.   Recommend ART103 or ART304 prior to enrolling.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART302 Art for Early Childhood

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An emphasis on art and art education for children between the pre-kindergarten and third grades. Students become familiar with the philosophy and theories of art education, curriculum planning, and teaching/learning strategies for young children. Various art activities will provide hands-on experience. ART302 is open only to students with a declared major in Early Childhood and a minimum number of 32 sh.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART304 Ancient & Medieval Art
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
A detailed study of the history of art from Paleolithic times through the Gothic period. Art objects will be studied as reflections of changing cultural priorities that coincide with historic developments in Western Civilization. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: ( ART103 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ART305 Pottery
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An introduction to the methods of forming pottery from primitive to contemporary techniques. Explores various types of decorating, glazing, and firing. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

ART306 Art Elem Self-Contained Classrm

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An art education course of theory, activities, media and appreciation for the classroom teacher to use for integrating art with other core subjects in the elementary grades. ART306 is open only to students with a declared major in Elementary Education with a minimum of 32 sh.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART307 Asian Art

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A survey of the visual arts in Asia (India, China and Japan) from prehistoric through the eighteenth century (pre-modern period). Emphasis will be on tracing major artistic developments and achievements in each region.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART308 On-line Interactive Design

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A studio course that explores concepts and structures of on-line communication employing interactive digital media.  Students are taught screen-based interface design and are instructed how to design effectively for the World Wide Web.  A variety of World Wide Web authoring tools and procedures are introduced.

Prerequisite: ( ART217 ) OR ( ART221 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ART309 Fabrics and Fibers

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Based upon contemporary design techniques for textiles that had their origin in other cultures. Students will engage in a wide range of fiber arts experiences, featuring a variety of media and techniques.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART312 Drawing 2

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to expand the students conception of drawing subjects, techniques, and materials. An appreciation and study of drawings by major artists is also included. Fulfills General Education Requirements

Prerequisite: ( ART212 ) OR ( ART112 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ART315 Ceramics: Techniques in Hand- building and Tile Construction

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A studio intensive exploration of various hand-building and tile construction techniques. The hand-built construction techniques investigated will be slab, drape, coil, additive, and reductive methods. The tile-making component of this course will emphasize various traditional and nontraditional mosaic tile construction methods. Bas, mezzo, and alto relief tile construction will be explored by creating plaster press and stamp molds of student generated relief tiles.   Fulfills General Education Requirements

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART318 Introduction to Digital Photography
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An introduction to the art, craft and history of photography through digital media.

Prerequisite: ( ART217 ) OR ( ART217 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ART325 Printmaking
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An exploration of various traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. Media include linoleum, woodcut, wood engraving, copper and zinc etching and engraving. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: ( ART110 AND ART112 ) OR ( ART110 AND ART212 )

Corequisite: None


 

ART328 Humanities Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

In-depth exploration of a selected topic in art. Students engage in research and participate in intensive discussions. Emphasis will be on gaining critical understanding of works of art through contextualization and study of various issues related to a given genre or social/historical context.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART330 Painting

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An exploration of various painting materials, techniques, and styles of painting. Stress is placed on development of a creative, personal style. Paintings from the mid-1800s to the present serve as course models. Media may include watercolor, oil and acrylic paint. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART335 Sculpture & Three-Dimensional Design

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to three-dimensional design and sculpture with an examination of many sculptural techniques, both ancient and modern. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART340 Jewelry

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This course is designed to introduce students to basic metal working tools and equipment, and a variety of hand fabrication and soldering techniques. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART342 Print Design

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to processes and problems in designing for print media.  This graphic design course specifically builds upon skills developed in ART221 Typography.

Prerequisite: (ART221 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ART345 Metals - Surface and Form Manipulation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Designed to introduce students to a variety of surface decorations using texture and color, as well as to provide opportunities for students to explore numerous ways of manipulating metal into three-dimensional forms. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART350 Photography 1
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Beginning exploration of photographic processes and materials. The course attempts to take the subject matter beyond its stage of literalness to a more expressive and stylistic approach in content and technique. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART355 Life Studies
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An exploration and study of the anatomy and expressive qualities of the human form through drawing.

Prerequisite: ( ART312 )

Corequisite: None


 

ART374 Logotypes and Letters 
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An advanced course in the creation and design of logos, logotypes, and letterforms.

Prerequisite:  ART112 and ART221


 

ART390 Video Art

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An introduction to digital video as an expressive art medium including filming, nonlinear editing, audio and post-production techniques.

Prerequisite: ( ART217 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ART401 History of Modern Art

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Modern art from 1800 to 1990. Emphasis on relating concepts of modern art to the philosophy underlying development of various 19th and early 20th century art styles. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART405 Graphic Design Studio
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An upper level studio course in graphic design in which students engage in advanced design projects and visual problem solving.  This course is aimed at helping students develop their portfolios.

Prerequisite:  ART308 or ART342


 

ART411 Interactive Animation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Exploration of computer based animation and drawing techniques utilizing a vector-based animation program such as Macromedia Flash.

Prerequisite: ( ART212 AND ART217 ) OR ( ART112 AND ART217 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ART415 Motion Graphics 
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An advanced level studio course for working with type and image in time-based media.

Prerequisite:  ART221 and ART308


 

ART420 Art Since 1950

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A survey of art since 1950. Emphasis is placed on the study of artistic movements emerging in reaction to Modernism and the impact of critical theory on late twentieth and early twenty-first century art.

Prerequisite: ( ART103 AND ART401 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ART425 Special Problems

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 4 sh]

Topics available from any studio course after having completed the basic course and gained permission from department. Makes possible individual study, creative work or research under the direct guidance of the art staff. May be taken for 1 to 3 credits more than one time to provide options for in-depth study within a specified area. Fulfills General Education Requirements.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

ART430 American Art: Unity in Diversity

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A historical survey covering art produced in America from Colonial to Contemporary eras. Also examines influences that stem from multicultural sources, including the contributions of minorities to art in the US.

Prerequisite: ( ART103 )

Corequisite:   None


 

ART440 Aesthetics, Portfolios and Exhibitions
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
This course is taught in three units. The first covers the aesthetics from a wide range of studio disciplines. The second focuses on methods for creating portfolios for professional presentation. The third deals with exhibition preparation and gallery and museum practices. Emphasis is placed on hands on experience and development of career enhancing skills for art majors.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART490 Senior Capstone
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1 sh]
Students engage in an intensive project related to their major concentration which will culminate in an exhibition or presentation. Emphasis will be on gaining critical understanding of their work through articulation of goals, active critique, and self-assessment.

Prerequisite: ( ART440 )

Corequisite: None


 

ART600 Renaissance and Baroque Art

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A study of the architecture, sculpture and painting in Italy, Flanders, Holland, Germany, England, and Spain, with an emphasis on the general characteristics of the Renaissance.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART609 History of Modern Art

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Modern art from 1800-1940. Emphasis is placed on the development of concepts relating to modern art and the philosophy underlying the development of various styles of art in the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART628 Humanities Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

The chief purpose of this seminar is to explore the role of the fine arts in contemporary society and in the life of the individual. Students will be required to attend all cultural events on campus (i.e., concerts, plays, art exhibits, etc.). These events will be the basis for discussion, and brief review papers of all these events will be required. Field trips to Bucknell University, Lycoming College, and The Pennsylvania State University may be planned. When possible a trip to Washington, D.C., or New York City will be scheduled.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART630 American Art: Unity in Diversity

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An historical survey of American art covering prehistoric through modern eras. In addition to the American core culture, it includes typical contributions of minorities, such as American Indians, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and women artists of all ethnic groups.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

ART640 Jewelry 1

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An overview of the basic techniques for beginners in designing and making jewelry. A variety of tools and materials are used with a variety of different processes

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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