Art Course Descriptions

ART 111 Art Appreciation

This course introduces the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is on the relationship of design principles to various art forms including but not limited to sculpture, painting, and architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods, and media. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 111 Course Outline


ART 114 Art History Survey I

This course covers the development of art forms from ancient times to the Renaissance. Emphasis is on content, terminology, design, and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social development. This course includes but is not limited to the art of Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Byzantine era, and the "Gothic" time period. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 114 Course Outline


ART 115 Art History Survey II

This course covers the development of art forms from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is on content, terminology, design, and style. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of human social development. This course includes but is not limited to the art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, Romanticism, Impressionism, and various movements of the 20th century. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 115 Course Outline


ART 116 Survey of American Art

This course covers the development of American art forms from colonial times to the present. Emphasis is placed on architecture, painting, sculpture, graphics, and the decorative arts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of the history of the American creative experience. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 116 Course Outline


ART 117 Non-Western Art History

This course introduces non-Western cultural perspectives. Emphasis is placed on, but not limited to, African, Oriental, and Oceanic art forms throughout history. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of non-Western social and cultural development. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 117 Course Outline


ART 121 Two-Dimensional Design

This course introduces the elements and principles of design as applied to two-dimensional art. Emphasis is placed on the structural elements, the principles of visual organization, and the theories of color mixing and interaction. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and use critical and analytical approaches as they apply to two-dimensional visual art.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 121 Course Outline: Not available


ART 122 Three-Dimensional Design

This course introduces basic studio problems in three-dimensional visual design. Emphasis is placed on the structural elements and organizational principles as applied to mass and space. Upon completion, students should be able to apply three-dimensional design concepts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 122 Course Outline: Not available


ART 131 Drawing I

This course introduces the language of drawing and the use of various drawing materials. Emphasis is on drawing techniques, media, and graphic principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the use of graphic form and various drawing processes. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 131 Course Outline


ART 132 Drawing II

This course continues instruction in the language of drawing and the use of various materials. Emphasis is on experimentation in the use of drawing techniques, media, and graphic materials. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased competence in the expressive use of graphic form and techniques. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ART 131
Corequisite: None
ART 132 Course Outline


ART 135 Figure Drawing

This course introduces rendering the human figure with various drawing materials. Emphasis is placed on the use of the visual elements, anatomy, and proportion in the representation of the draped and undraped figure. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in drawing the human figure This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ART 131
Corequisite: None
ART 135 Course Outline


ART 171 Computer Art I

This course introduces the use of the computer as a tool for solving visual problems. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals of computer literacy and design through bit-mapped image manipulation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of paint programs, printers, and scanners to capture, manipulate, and output images. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: : ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 171 Course Outline: Not Available


ART 240 Painting I

This course introduces the language of painting and the use of various painting materials. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and use of various painting techniques, media, and color principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the use of creative processes directed toward the development of expressive form. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 240 Course Outline: Not Available


ART 244 Watercolor

Watercolor is a studio course that introduces students to basic methods and techniques used in watercolor. Emphasis is placed on application, materials, content, and individual expression. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a variety of traditional and nontraditional concepts used in watercolor media.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 244 Course Outline: Not Available


ART 281 Sculpture I

This course provides an exploration of the creative and technical methods of sculpture with focus on the traditional processes. Emphasis is placed on developing basic skills as they pertain to three-dimensional expression in various media. Upon completion, students should be able to show competence in variety of sculptural approaches. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 002 Tier 1
Corequisite: None
ART 281 Course Outline: Not Available