Course Descriptions

AR 101 ART IN THE WESTERN WORLD   3.00000 Credit(s)
Explores ideas and arts of cultures that initiate and develop into the Western tradition. Includes an analysis of the basic characteristics of the art and architecture of these eras in the context of general cultural trends.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 104 AMERICAN ART   3.00000 Credit(s)
Covers the ideas and ideals in American art in reference to the European mainstream. Emphasis is on styles and forms of the American environment and experience that constitute the characteristic tradition in painting, sculpture, and architecture.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 110 DESIGN:VISUAL ORGANIZATION   3.00000 Credit(s)
Investigates the compositional elements of art structure. Principles and elements of two- dimensional design line, shape, value, texture, and space are examined, with emphasis on the visual communication of ideas. A prerequisite to AR 211 and 223.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 111 DESIGN II: COLOR   3.00000 Credit(s)
Design principles are explored through the investigation of color interaction and color theory. Emphasis is on pigment mixing and the control of intervals of value, chroma, and intensity. A prerequisite to AR 232.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 113 DIGITAL PRODUCTION BASICS   3.00000 Credit(s)
Digital Production Basics is designed to offer skill development and specialized knowledge in digital media software. Photoshop for digital imaging; Illustrator, a vector-based software to create digital graphics; and InDesign, professional page-layout software for print and digital publishing. This course is designed to start out with the very basics and conclude with a working knowledge in vector, pixel, and layout software for digital publishing.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 114 DIGITAL DESIGN BASICS   3.00000 Credit(s)
An introduction and exploration of primary graphic design programs concentrating on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Basic design concepts are explored in assignments, ensuring a basic understanding of the technological tools of design. A prerequisite to AR 211.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 117 COMPUTERS IN FASHION DESIGN   3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 120 DRAWING I   3.00000 Credit(s)
Explores fundamental problems of composition and perception as related to drawing. Experimentation is with varied media directed toward both the descriptive and expressive visual conceptualization of ideas. A prerequisite to AR 220, 223, and 232.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 140 METHODS & MATERIALS   3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 142 METHODS/MATERIALS FOR CLASSRM   3.00000 Credit(s)
An introduction to incorporating nontraditional media into the traditional practice of drawing and painting through varied methods and materials of contemporary art practice. Experimentation and the combining of more than one medium will be encouraged with hands-on assignments.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 201 STUDIES IN MODERN ART   3.00000 Credit(s)
An analysis of the works and questions raised by the arts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Examines the roles of modern artists as they reflect and project or comment on life in the twentieth century. A prerequisite to AR 206.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 204 RENAISSANCE ART   3.00000 Credit(s)
A critical discussion of the historical, conceptual, and formal changes in the visual arts within the 15th and 16th centuries. Includes an analysis of the influence of Italian and northern European painting on European cultures.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 205 EUROPEAN ART 17-19TH CENTURY   3.00000 Credit(s)
Discussion of the major developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries as modified by the historical situations and humanistic values in specific countries.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 206 CONTEMPORARY ART   3.00000 Credit(s)
Examines art currently in galleries and museums. Surveys the development of new approaches to form and analyzes the formal idea as related to execution and content. Prerequisite: Take AR-201
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 208 INTRO TO EASTERN ART   3.00000 Credit(s)
Explores issues such as continuity and dichotomy of subject and style and other significant issues of Eastern art. Eastern attitudes are compared and contrasted with the art and ideas of parallel Western periods.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 211 GRAPHIC DESIGN I   3.00000 Credit(s)
An introduction to classical and modern typefaces, the mechanics of type composition, and the fundamentals of layout. Consideration is given to the selection of typefaces that enhance thought and idea. A prerequisite to AR 270. Prerequisite: Take AR-114 AR-110 AR-120;
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AR 220 DRAWING II: LIFE   3.00000 Credit(s)
Development of the student's ability to conceive the figure as form and volume with stress on gesture, proportion, and anatomy. Emphasis is on a refinement of techniques for individual expression and self-awareness. A prerequisite to AR 221, 250, and 262. Prerequisite: Take AR-120
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 221 DRAWING III   3.00000 Credit(s)
An intensive investigation of media and form as related to the figure. Problems progress from structural ideas to more sophisticated exploitation of subject matter and finally to individual interpretations. A prerequisite to AR 320. Prerequisite: Take AR-220
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 225 DESIGN FOR THE WEB   3.00000 Credit(s)
Development of skills for creating websites and interactive presentations. Emphasis on the effective organization and visual presentation of information through the use of Adobe Creative Cloud 2014.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AR 229 INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING   3.00000 Credit(s)
An introduction to painting methods and media. Guided experimentation in oil or acrylic with emphasis on content, color interaction, and properties of the media. A prerequisite to AR 230.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 230 PAINTING II   3.00000 Credit(s)
Development of painting techniques with emphasis on pictorial organization and color sensitivity. Focus on the development of creativity and individuality. A prerequisite to AR 231. Prerequisite: Take AR-229
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 231 PAINTING III   3.00000 Credit(s)
Development of individual expression through exploration of independent compositional ideas and technical means related to content. Critiques and evaluations are constant. A prerequisite to AR 330. Prerequisite: Take AR-230 ;
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 232 iINTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR   3.00000 Credit(s)
An introduction to varied techniques of watercolor application. Assignments are based on direct studies of nature, still life, and conceptual thinking. Prerequisite: TAKE AR-111 and AR-120
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 250 INTRODUCTION TO ILLUSTRATION   3.00000 Credit(s)
Introduction of fundamental techniques used in professional illustration. Secondary emphasis on business aspects of commercial art. Assignments range from portraiture to sequential art storyboards. Prerequisite: TAKE AR-220
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 251 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION   3.00000 Credit(s)
Introductory digital illustration course combing traditional and hands-on computer skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create professional digital imagery and vector based graphics. Prerequisite: Pre-req: AR-114 and AR-250
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 260 ILLUSTRATION II   3.00000 Credit(s)
Emphasis is on the technical study of colored pencils and watercolor. As the semester progresses, greater emphasis is placed on content and imaginative solutions. Focus is on the information gathering inherent in illustrative problem-solving. A prerequisite to AR 261 and 363. Prerequisite: Take AR-160
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 261 ILLUSTRATION III   3.00000 Credit(s)
Continued emphasis on traditional illustrative techniques used in conjunction with the digital application of Adobe Photoshop. Students are encouraged to create works of substance and complexity in regard to composition and thematic content. A prerequisite to AR 264 and 360.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 270 GRAPHIC DESIGN II   3.00000 Credit(s)
Includes development of ideas as related to print media, publication design, and corporate identity systems. Emphasis on the ability to create effective problem-solving concepts. A prerequisite to AR 271 and 272. Prerequisite: Take AR-211 and AR-114
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

AR 271 GRAPHIC DESIGN III   3.00000 Credit(s)
Focuses on solving specific design problems by establishing ideas from rough layout to tight comps and coordinating the elements to create effective visual statements in a variety of areas. A prerequisite to AR 370. Prerequisite: Take AR-270
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AR 272 ADVERTISING DESIGN   3.00000 Credit(s)
Explores aspects of print and rich media advertising, including its creation and presentation. Stresses concepts as related to advertising promotion. Prerequisite: Take AR-270
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AR 276 INTERACTIVE 2D ANIMATION   3.00000 Credit(s)
Development of skills for creating two-dimensional animation, interactive presentations, and websites. Emphasis on the effective organization and visual presentation of information through Adobe Flash and other software.
Offered: Fall Semester All Years

AR 280 INTERACTIVE MOTION GRAPHICS   3.00000 Credit(s)
Provides a comprehensive, project-based introduction to industry-standard motion graphics and compositing applications to produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia, and web.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AR 299 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART   3.00000 Credit(s)
New or occasional courses that may become part of the department's permanent offerings. Courses capitalize on timely topics, an instructor's particular interest, or alternatives to existing courses.
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 320 DRAWING IV   3.00000 Credit(s)
Focuses on advanced problems of perception, structure, anatomy, and concepts in drawing the human figure. Emphasis on independent development of the expressive use of various drawing media. Prerequisite: Take AR-221
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 330 PAINTING IV   3.00000 Credit(s)
Studio emphasis on development and clarification of personal and imaginative statements. Initiative and discipline toward the production of a sustained body of consistent work is expected. Prerequisite: Take AR-231
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 360 ILLUSTRATION IV   3.00000 Credit(s)
Focus is on editorial- and thematic-based subject matter utilizing illustrative tools and techniques introduced in previous illustration classes including traditional and digital applications. Emphasis is on the continued development and preparation of idea sketches in relation to problem-solving of illustrative art. A prerequisite to AR 392. Prerequisite: Take AR-261
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 370 GRAPHIC DESIGN IV   3.00000 Credit(s)
An in-depth investigation of realistic promotional programs ranging from concept to finished visual. Emphasis on individual creative solutions relative to product and idea, budget, and client. Prerequisite: Take AR-271
Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 373 THE ARTS ABROAD   3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: Summer Semester Contact Department

AR 390 GRAPHIC DESIGN PORTFOLIO   3.00000 Credit(s)
Senior capstone course focused on developing a professional portfolio, résumé, and promotional materials, culminating in a public presentation to area design, advertising, marketing, and recruitment professionals. Guidance from faculty and visiting professionals. Prerequisite: Pre: AR 370
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AR 391 SENIOR PROJECT   3.00000 Credit(s)
Encompasses problem-solving and techniques indicative of the ability to work as a mature and independent artist. Includes preparation and presentation of work.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 392 ILLUSTRATION PORTFOLIO   3.00000 Credit(s)
The continued development and final construction of a professional presentation portfolio, résumé, and promotional materials. Additional focus on business-related information such as taxes, expenses, and contracts.
Offered: Spring Semester All Years

AR 396 INTERNSHIP IN ART   1.00000-6.00000 Credit(s)
Based on availability, qualified students are placed in positions with leading design, advertising, and marketing firms. By permission of department chair.
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY   3.00000-3.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters All Years

AR 5680 GRAPHIC DESIGN  

Offered: All Semesters All Years

AR 5682 BEGINNING OIL PAINTING  

Offered: All Semesters All Years

AR 5683 PLASTER SCULPTURE  

Offered: All Semesters All Years

AR 5708 ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE MEDIEVALýWORLD  

Offered: All Semesters All Years

AR 5762 PROCELAIN ART  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR 5763 CONVERSATIONS IN ART  

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR ELEC ART-ELECTIVE   1.00000-9.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

AR ELECF ART FOUNDATIONAL ELECTIVE   1.00000-9.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department

BU ELEC BUSINESS ELECTIVE   1.00000-9.00000 Credit(s)

Offered: As Needed Contact Department