Art & Design

The department offers degree programs on the undergraduate and graduate levels to develop skills and creative expression within the basic areas of the visual arts. The Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art supports these programs by providing students with broad exposure to historical and contemporary exhibitions throughout the year.

Department of Art and Design

 

Courses

Observational drawing skills explored through black and white drawings media.

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Observational and alternative drawing skills explored through color drawing media. Personal narrative and concept development is emphasized. Required of art majors.

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Introduction to 2-D design and composition. Required of all art and design majors.

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Study of three-dimensional design using various materials of the craftsman. Required for art teachers.

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A non-major course introducing the nature of the visual arts as it relates to human society today.

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A general survey of Art History from the prehistoric to medieval periods.

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A general survey of art history from the Renaissance to contemporary periods.

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Exploration of traditional painting media.

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Broad exploration in the techniques and methods of sculpture.

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Exploration of architectural drawing and use of traditional symbols.

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Exploring perspective drawing for the interior designer.

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An introduction to graphic design focusing on the foundation of design through design principles and elements including methods of research, idea generation and image making. Topics over conceptual thinking and crative problem solving, application of design principles in communication, basic layout principles, use of typography and visual communication in different forms of graphic design and advertising. A focus will be plaed on the process of defining problems, gathering information and formulating clear, powerful, and persuasive visual concepts. Basic operating systems of Macintosh computers and Adobe Illustrator program will be deomonstrated.

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Use of film as creative media. Students provide their own cameras.

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An introduction to graphic design software and basic operating systems of Macintosh computers. Adobe software programs will be implemented as well as the use of print and photography in design.

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Exploration of media and techniques available in jewelry.

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Exploration of various techniques and methods of printmaking.

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Study of handcrafts that may be used in the home or developed into hobbies.

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Exploration of techniques and methods of ceramics.

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Observing the activities of a classroom in public schools. Required of all art education majors.

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Explores personal creativity in life and community through the lens of contemporary art. For non-art majors.

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Study of methods, materials, and techniques of teaching art in the elementary school.

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Observational drawing explored using the human figure.

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Intensive study in the acrylic medium.

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Intensive study in the watercolor medium.

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Intensive study in the oil medium.

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Intensive study of sculpture form and technique.

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Methods and techniques of carving wood and stone sculpture.

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This course focuses on the unique challenges and rewards inherent to the design and craft of books, including a look at the history of each binding presented. The course will provide an introduction to both traditional and creative bookbinding techniques.

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Exploration of techniques in applying airbrush to art work and photo retouching. Students provide own airbrush.

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Analysis of domestic interiors with contemporary environment.

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For interior designers, study of media and techniques used in architectural designs.

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Analysis of the problems related to business or commercial interiors.

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Textiles from fiber to finished fabric, including the relationship between the properties and performance characteristics. Laboratory included.

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A functional approach to design emphasizing space and organization in housing as related to the family. Lecture and lab. F

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Development and application of the aesthetic factors of interior design including the historical backgrounds of interiors and furniture.

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THis course further develops and adds to the skills learned in Graphic Design I. Students will explore a more advanced level of conceptual and visual design using creative solutions in print and packagin design to communicate an idea to a broad audience. Discussion and application of branding and promotional design as well as a fundamental understanding of cohesive campaigns, target audiences, team building, self evaluation, and professional presentation will be a focus.

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This course introduces the discipline, function, and tradition of typography as it relates to visual communication. Exploration of typographic form and manipulation of variables which affect content stressing the importance of typographic composition as an integral component of visual communication. Projects examine both fundamental and advance structures of typographic form, space, grid structures, sequence and visual and informational hierarchy as it relates to print and packaging. History of typography, anatomy, and structure of letterforms and the development of hand lettering skills will also be integral components of the class.

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Preparation of graphic design work for mechanical reproduction processes.

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Intensive study of ceramic form and technique.

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Subjects in art which are not dealt with in the regular curriculum.

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Practical experience in planning classroom materials for the secondary level.

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Intensive work in crafts with the student selecting craft media for research and experimentation.

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Developing additional competence in drawing.

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Developing additional competence in painting.

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Developing additional compentence in sculpture.

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Investigation of color order systems, study of theories of color contrast and harmony.

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Study of stylistic periods in furniture for interior design majors.

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Introduction of business concepts; fees, commissions, estimates, contracts, and aesthetics.

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Analysis of media and techniques used by the commercial artist in production illustration.

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Advanced study in photography stressing experimentation. Students must provide own cameras.

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Emphasis on contemporary jewelry construction and casting processes.

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This course further develops and adds to the skills learned in Graphic Design II. Emphasis will be placed on developing and solving the problem of creating multiple expanded design projects that incorporate print, packaging and multimedia components. Application of branding and promotional design in a broader sense will be a focus as well as professional presentations, time management, and meeting the needs of a client and/or brand.

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Development of mechanical skills in graphic design involving paste-up and multiple overlays in color separation.

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Developing additional competence in printmaking.

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Developing additional competence in ceramics.

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Subjects in art which are not dealt with in the regular curriculum.

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Student participation in planning, teaching, and administering art programs.

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Research, reading, and evaluation of art historical problems.

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Survey of art forms created from the prehistoric to the Late Roman Empire periods.

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Survey of art forms created by non-western cultures.

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Survey of art forms from early Christian to the late gothic periods.

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Survey of art forms created in Italy and Northern Europe during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

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Survey of major art movements of 18th and 19th-century Europe with emphasis on their influence upon 20th century art.

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Survey of the major art movements from 1900 to the present.

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This course examines the production and consumption of imagery in an effort to understand how meanings are produced in various historical, political, and cultural contexts, while also questioning what role art-making and human vision play in our overtly visual, post-industrial society.

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Discussion of the nature of art and of creativity. Required of art majors.

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An exploration of the relationship between graphic design and its audience, analysis of the evolution of form or visual attributes, and the study of the social and economic impact of design. The course will provide a conceptual and pictorial view of significant stages in the development of graphic design through in-depth study of stylistic periods and pioneers of graphic design.

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Discussion and research into problems facing the art student entering the profession.

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Discussion and research into problems facing the art student entering the profession.

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Studio experience and theory as applied to the classroom for teachers or advanced art education students.

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Studio experience and theory as applied to the classroom for teachers or advanced art education students.

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Individual study for a major concentration in drawing.

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Individual study for a major concentration in drawing.

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Individual study for a major concentration in painting.

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Individual study for a major concentration in painting.

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Individual study for a concentration in sculpture.

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Individual study for a concentration in sculpture.

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Individual study for a major concentration in some field of design which may include practicum experience.

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Individual study for a major concentration in some field of design which may include practicum experience.

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This course further develops and adds to the skills learned in Graphic Design III, focusing on larger and more advanced projects including print, packaging, and multimedia to create cohesive conceptual based visual projects than can communicate an idea to a target audience. Emphasis will be on creating portfolio-quality projects, professionalism of the final pieces as well as professional presentations and self-evaluation. Instruction in the organization and presentation of a professional quality portfolio.

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This course further develops and adds to the skills learned in Graphic Design III, focusing on larger and more advanced projects including print, packaging, and multimedia to create cohesive conceptual based visual projects than can communicate an idea to a target audience. Emphasis will be on creating portfolio-quality projects, professionalism of the final pieces as well as professional presentations and self-evaluation. Instruction in the organization and presentation of a professional quality portfolio.

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An internship enhances the student's academic program by providing an opportunity to apply for an internship. This will help the student acquire professional knowledge of the industry as an intern in a workplace environment working with actual clients. Supervised study and a final written evaluation will be completed by the internship coordinator.

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An internship enhances the student's academic program by providing an opportunity to apply for an internship. This will help the student acquire professional knowledge of the industry as an intern in a workplace environment working with actual clients. Supervised study and a final written evaluation will be completed by the internship coordinator.

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An exploration of the graphic design field, from major design industries to design disciplines, the study of significant career development issues, and the creation of an optimum portfolio and marketing strategy in preparation for future employment opportunities

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An exploration of the graphic design field, from major design industries to design disciplines, the study of significant career development issues, and the creation of an optimum portfolio and marketing strategy in preparation for future employment opportunities

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This course emphasizes digital application as an alternative media and implementation to traditional graphic design. The extensive use of the creative conceptual process and design principles such as typography, composition, and color to communicate ideas will be fully implemented.

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This course emphasizes digital application as an alternative media and implementation to traditional graphic design. The extensive use of the creative conceptual process and design principles such as typography, composition, and color to communicate ideas will be fully implemented.

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This course is an expansion on digital media with an introduction of other related software. The full integration of the software will allow students to create a variety of applications such as professional interactive presentations, web design, animated interface, and DVD.

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This course is an expansion on digital media with an introduction of other related software. The full integration of the software will allow students to create a variety of applications such as professional interactive presentations, web design, animated interface, and DVD.

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Development and preparation of an artist's portfolio for career and further education. Required of all BA and BFA Studio Art majors.

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Development and preparation of an artist's portfolio for career and further education. Required of all BA and BFA Studio Art majors.

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Individual study for a major concentration in printmaking.

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Individual study for a major concentration in printmaking.

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Individual study for a major concentration in ceramics.

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Individual study for a major concentration in ceramics.

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Concentrated research in glaze calculations.

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Concentrated research in glaze calculations.

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Investigation of materials, projects, and methods for the classroom.

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Investigation of materials, projects, and methods for the classroom.

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Discussion and research into problems facing the student in art as a profession.

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Studio experience and theory as applied to the classroom for teachers or advanced art education students. Graduate-level work expected.

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Research and experimentation in drawing as a major or minor concentration.

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Research and experimentation in painting as a major or minor concentration.

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Research and experimentation in sculpture as a major or minor concentration.

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Research and experimentation in design as a major or minor concentration.

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Supervised study and research focusing on developing the student's portfolio. Project ideas will be discussed with and approved by the instructor.

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Independent study focusing on developing the student's portfolio. Project ideas will be discussed with and approved by the instructor.

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An internship enhances the student's academic program by providing an opportunity to work directly with clients (on and off campus) who contact the department requesting design services. This will help the student acquire professional knowledge work within a client's budget and timeline. Supervised by the instructor.

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An advanced study of graphic design software and operating systems of Macintosh computers. Adobe software programs will be the focus as well as the use of print and photography in design.

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Research and experimentation in printmaking as a major or minor concentration.

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Research and experimentation in ceramics as a major or minor concentration.

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Concentrated research in glaze calculations. Graduate-level work expected.

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Investigation of materials, projects, and methods for the classroom with emphasis on experimentation. Graduate-level work expected.

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Subjects in art which are not dealt with in the regular curriculum. Graduate-level work expected.

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Intensive reading, critical research and evaluation of art historical problems.

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In-depth study of art created from the prehistoric to the Late Roman Empire periods.

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In-depth study of art created by non-western cultures.

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In-depth study of art created from the early Christian to the late-Gothic periods.

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In-depth study of art created in Italy and Northern Europe during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

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In-depth study of major art movements in 18th and 19th century Europe with emphasis on their influence upon 20th-century art.

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In-depth study of major western art movements from 1900 to the present.

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In-depth study of philosophical concepts of art and the development of a concise view of creativity.

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Final project for the completion of the graduate degree program. Student required to have formal exhibition.

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Last updated: 09/04/2019