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Course Information and Descriptions
ART 260
History of Photography (3-0)
3 Hours
This course traces the historical development of photography as an
art form from 1839 to the present. Discussions will begin with the
pre-history of the camera obscura through the discoveries of the
inventors of photography as an art form. Discussions will include
critical analysis of types of photographs and aesthetic movements in
photography. Multicultural/intercultural aspects, as well as
contributions of women to the photographic arts, will be discussed.
Contributions of photography to the other arts also will be included.
Note: A museum visit will be required during the semester at student
expense. See course syllabus for approximate cost.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
IAI: F2 904
ART 261
Non-Western Art History (3-0)
3 Hours
This course introduces non-Western cultural perspectives. Emphasis
will be placed on, but not limited to, African, Latin American,
Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, and Oceanic art forms throughout
history. Students should be able to demonstrate an historical
understanding of art as a product reflective of non-Western social
and cultural development. This course will discuss the art with an
emphasis on the perspectives of third world countries and
underrepresented and minority groups.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
IAI: F2 903N
ART 262
Commercial Photography (2-2)
3 Hours
This is a course designed to instruct the photography student in
specialized techniques used in the creation of saleable photographs,
and use of photographic equipment for revealing the form and
demonstration of products. Students will also learn techniques of
documentary and journalistic photography. Students will explore the
use of photographic lighting as a creative tool for product
enhancement. Students will explore use of tungsten light and
electronic flash in a studio setting.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: ART 129
ART 263
2D Computer Animation (0-6)
3 Hours
This is a hands-on intermediate level course in the creation and
development of 2D animations. Through various assigned projects
the student will be exposed to the history of animation, theory, image
manipulation, drawing, video, audio and other various animation
techniques. This intermediate level course will provide the student
with knowledge of computer animation on a simple and complex
level. The course will explore the incorporation of different mediums
within computer animation, and the student will gain an
understanding of professional technical skills within their lessons
and independent projects.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: ART 122 and ART 222
Course fee
ART 264
3D Computer Animation (0-6)
3 Hours
This is a hands-on intermediate level course in the creation and
development of 3D animations. Through various assigned projects
the student will be exposed to the history of animation, theory, image
manipulation, lighting, wire frames, vector points, drawing, video,
audio and other various animation techniques. This course will
provide the student with the knowledge of computer animation on a
simple and complex level. The course will explore the incorporation
of different mediums within computer animation, and the student
will gain an understanding of professional technical skills from their
lessons and independent projects.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: ART 263
Course fee
ART 267
Wood and Soda Fired Ceramics (0-6)
3 Hours
This course will investigate the technical and aesthetic possibilities
of firing with wood and soda. Students are introduced to and
participate in the entire firing process including: the preparation of
the kilns and ceramic pieces for firing, firing speed, atmospheric
changes, introduction of ash or sodium, cooling processes, unloading
of the kilns and clean up of the artwork. Assigned and self-directed
projects will be made using a variety of hand building and wheel
throwing techniques. Various clay bodies, slips and glazes will also
be explored in order to achieve the most desirable results.
Prerequisite: ART 226 (C or better)
May be taken four times for credit toward degree
ART 271
Introduction to Electronic
Graphic Publishing (0-6)
3 Hours
This is an introductory art course in the creation and development of
computer graphic designed images. Through assignments and
projects, the student will learn the history of graphic design, theory,
image manipulation, logo creation, art, typography, and page layout.
The student will also develop professional technical skills, as well as
experience in their application. This course will provide the student
with a foundation for future computer graphics courses.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: ART 222
Course fee
ART 272
Introduction to Video Production (0-6)
3 Hours
Students are introduced to the concepts and processes of visual
storytelling with an emphasis on motion pictures. Students will learn
file theory and techniques in all phases of production, which will
give them a foundation for future production classes. Narrative skills
will be strengthened through using still photography for storyboards,
computers and video equipment to produce various individual and
group projects.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: ART 149 or ART 249
Course fee
217