1200. Art Appreciation. 3 hours. Art elements and principles applied to forms of visual expression for art majors.
1300 (ARTS 1301). Art Appreciation For Non–Art Majors. 3 hours. Introduction to basic concepts and vocabularies of the visual arts worldwide, designed to expand aesthetic growth and involvement with the visual world. For non-art majors only. Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement of the University Core Curriculum.
1301. Honors Art Appreciation. 3 hours. History and analysis of Western art with reference to non-Western cultures.
1440 (ARTS 1311). Design I. 3 hours. (1;5) Combination of lecture and studio in a structured approach to 2-dimensional design, incorporating theory, concepts/terminology (point/line, shape, value, texture, color, space) and problem-solving techniques. Students are required to apply concepts and terminology both visually and verbally. Concurrent enrollment in lecture/laboratory components required.
1450 (ARTS 1312). Design II. 3 hours. (1;5) Combination of lecture and studio in a structured approach to 3-dimensional design, incorporating theory, concepts/terminology (relief, free standing and linear forms; effects of light/color on 3-dimensional forms) and problem-solving techniques. Students are required to apply concepts and terminology both visually and verbally.
1500 (ARTS 1316). Drawing I. 3 hours. (1;5) Development of drawing skills based on art elements and concepts. Concurrent enrollment in lecture/laboratory components required.
1510 (ARTS 1317). Drawing II. 3 hours. (1;5) Further development of drawing skills.
2080. Communication Design: Typography. 3 hours. (2;4) Basic typography terminology, tools and materials. Copyfitting, development of hand skills and professional attitudes.
2082. Communication Design: Color Theory, Rendering and Production Techniques for Advertising. 3 hours. (2;4) Application of color theory in advertising. Rendering techniques, tools and materials with emphasis on marker rendering. Traditional production techniques and terminology.
2084. Communication Design: Graphic Design. 3 hours. (2;4) Historical context and career opportunities. Emphasis on the design of corporate identity, stationery ensemble and collateral pieces. Passing mid-point portfolio review required.
2350 (ARTS 1303). Art History Survey I. 3 hours. Introduction to the development of Middle Eastern and European art forms from the earliest prehistoric cave paintings through the Gothic Cathedrals of the late Middle Ages. Satisfies a portion of the Understanding the Human Community requirement of the University Core Curriculum.
2360 (ARTS 1304). Art History Survey II. 3 hours. Art from the 14th century to the present in Europe and America. Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement of the University Core Curriculum.
2900-2910. Special Problems. 1–3 hours each.
3010. Contemporary Color Theories and Applications. 3 hours. (2;4) Focuses on contemporary color theories and concepts through application in a studio setting, supplemental lectures, field trips and discussion based on assigned readings.
3080. Communication Design: Advertising Design. 3 hours. (2;4) Introduction to advertising campaigns. Research, conceptual development, creative writing, implementation and presentation.
3082. Communication Design: 3-Dimensional Graphic Design. 3 hours. (2;4) Packaging, point-of-sale, environmental and/or exhibition design.
3170. Computer Applications in the Visual Arts. 3 hours. (2;4) Visual, conceptual and practical use of computers in art and design. Problem solving using computer graphics systems to generate images.
3825. Honors Information Visualization. 3 hours. A freehand drawing and analytical design course for non-art majors.
4082. Communication Design: Publication Design. 3 hours. (2;4) Publication design emphasizing layouts, grids and other organizational structures for multi-page design.
4088. Communication Design: Illustration. 3 hours. (2;4) Trends and styles of illustration. Emphasis on work with an art director on projects geared to editorial, corporate and agency work. Special attention to specifications, deadlines, reproduction requirements and professional attitudes.
4091. Communication Design: Advanced Graphic Design. 3 hours. (2;4) Advanced development of graphic design skills.
4092. Communication Design: Advanced Art Direction. 3 hours. (2;4) Advanced development of art direction skills.
4093. Communication Design: Final Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation. 3 hours. (2;4) Final graphic design portfolio presentation and retrospective evaluation. Passing senior portfolio review required.
4094. Communication Design: Final Art Direction Portfolio Preparation. 3 hours. (2;4) Final advertising campaign portfolio presentation and retrospective evaluation. Passing senior portfolio review required.
4120. Art on Location. 3 hours. Visits to major museums, galleries, showrooms and design studios. Research on selected art topics or projects. Course includes field trip and classroom lectures.
4170. Computers in Art: 3-Dimensional Modeling and Animation. 3 hours. (2;4) Exploration of 3-dimensional modeling and computer animation systems to develop time-based art work, broadcast type graphics, and prototypes for 3-dimensional art works. Students develop an understanding of 3-dimensional vector space, rendering and imaging techniques, as well as choreography of computer animation.
4175. Multi-Media for Artists and Designers. 3 hours. (2;4) An overview of the use of the computer as a communication medium. Exposure to multi-media authoring, interactivity and Internet web design.
4176. Art and Design of the Computer Game. 3 hours. (2;4) Design and creation of artwork for use in computer gaming, including portfolio production, presentation, visualization and project planning. Emphasis on drawing, character development, scenic and interface design.
4450. Professional Internship. 3–6 hours. In-training programs offered in cooperation with approved business and professional houses in communication design, fashion design, interior design and photography. Limited number of approved students. Students wishing credit must have instructor approve plan. Term reports required of students and employers.
4570. Interdisciplinary Topics in Art. 3 hours. (0;0;3–6) Study of advanced art topics, incorporating content related to multiple art disciplines. Topics include advanced issues in art direction/photography; typographic issues for fine artists; and parallels in art, culture and dress.
4800. Art Studio. 3 hours. (0;6) Developing additional competence in special areas.
4813. Computer Art Studio.
4900-4910. Special Problems. 1–3 hours each.
4951. Honors College Capstone Thesis. 3 hours. Major research project prepared by the student under the supervision of a faculty member and presented in standard thesis format. An oral defense is required of each student for successful completion of the thesis.
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