ARTS 1301 A – Art Appreciation (3,3,0).

A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts. Art Appreciation is required for all art majors.

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ARTS 1311 A – Design I (3,2,4).

Emphasis upon two-dimensional design; includes the fundamentals of line, color, form, texture, shape, space and arrangement. A foundation course structured to solving compositional problems through various mediums such as drawing and painting.

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ARTS 1312 A – Design II (3,2,4).

A continuation of ARTS 1311 with emphasis on three-dimensional design. Solving of compositional problems. Study of the interrelationship between sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and painting. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 A -.

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ARTS 1316 A – Drawing I (3,2,4).

A fundamental course investigating a variety of media, techniques and subjects, exploring perceptual and descriptive possibilities. Emphasis is placed on visual perceptions and final works ready for exhibit.

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ARTS 2316 A – Painting I (3,2,4).

A disciplined study of the use of oil, color mixing, methods of application on canvas and panels using genre, portraits, still life, and landscape subjects. Exploring the potentials of painting media with emphasis on color and composition.

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