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Art

ART1001 Drawing I (3)
Introduces drawing media and techniques used in sketching and rendering: pencil, charcoal, conte, cast drawing, perspective, and chiaroscuro. Students will learn to see and translate their visual experience into drawing. This course will focus on how to draw form and space through gesture, line, and value. Contemporary drawings and drawings from art history will be explored. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART1002 Drawing II (3)
Prerequisite
: ART1001
Students experiment with varied and more personal drawing techniques in black and white and color: ink, pastel, and mixed media. Still life, architecture, and natural forms will also be explored for further developing drawing techniques.

ART1010 Drawing with Illustrator (3)
This course introduces Adobe Illustrator as a drawing tool both for illustration and Web design. Composition, color, and aesthetics will be discussed. The course teaches the use of lines, shapes, layers, type design, and the Illustrator tool palette. Macintosh technology is used for this course. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART1018 Life Drawing I (3)
Students draw from the model. The class introduces beginning students with important aspects of life drawing. A variety of techniques will be taught using wet and dry media. Students are encouraged to try various approaches to drawing the figure. Experimentation will be encouraged. Formal concerns dealing with line, gesture, value, space, light, volume, and proportion will be taught. An understanding of the role of life drawing in the visual arts will be explored through contemporary and historical examples. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART1019 Life Drawing II (3)
Prerequisite
: ART1018
This is a continuation of Art 1018 using a variety of wet and dry media.

ART1101 Two-Dimensional Design (3)
This course introduces and demonstrates fundamental principles of visual organization through practical work relevant to both Graphic Design and Fine Art. Flat pattern, balance, symmetry, space, and value are studied through hands-on projects. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART1109 Color Design (3)
This course introduces the exploration of design concepts with emphasis on color as a natural phenomenon and as an expressive vehicle. Hands-on projects help students understand how color relationships are used to create the illusion of reality and the abstract in the context of water-based paint and collage techniques. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART1118 Three-Dimensional Design (3)
This course introduces the use of three-dimensional space as it relates to design and sculpture. Students explore both formal and conceptual issues as well as technique. Varied media, including wood, plaster, clay, and found objects (sustainable materials and reuse), are used for hands-on projects. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART1127 Advanced Design (3)
Students apply principles of visual organization and color relationships to problems of pictorial composition. Art movements and techniques in Modern Art are explored and used as the basis for project assignments in order to fully comprehend these styles. Projects also develop illustration techniques. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART1201 Art through Time: An Art History Survey (3)
This is a chronological examination of selected monuments of painting, sculpture, and architecture throughout World History. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART1401 Beginning Calligraphy (1)
This one unit class will provide students with an understanding and practice of Western calligraphy.  It will give beginning students experience with using pen and nibs with ink for writing a variety of fonts.  Students will learn typefaces, type design and aesthetics, the components of type e.g., serif, sans serif and italics and the way letterforms relate to each other on a page through spacing.  Historical type styles will be discussed.  This course is an excellent foundation for both Graphic Design and Art majors.

ART2001 Advanced Life Drawing I (3)
Prerequisite
: ART1019
Focuses on figurative drawing from the model.

ART2002 Advanced Life Drawing II (3)
Prerequisite
: ART2001
Continues figurative drawing using various media.

ART2201 Art History: Modern Art (3)
This course explores the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe from 1750 to 1950 through slide lectures and museum field trips. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2205 Art History: Art of the Americas (CDiv) (3)
Focuses on painting, sculpture, and architecture of North, Central, and South America from the magnificent Indian civilizations of Pre-Columbian times to the 20th century. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2210 Art History: Art in Business and Industry (3)
Surveys the history of the useful and decorative arts and their economic and social implications. Topics include art in advertising, communications, and environmental and industrial design. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2215 Art History: Contemporary Art since 1945 (3)
Slide lectures and gallery tours explore recent and current trends in painting and sculpture such as Abstract, Pop, Funk, and Photo-Realism. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2220 Postmodern World in Art (3)
Focuses on lectures and gallery tours concentrating on contemporary art of the past 20 years such as Conceptual and Community art. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2225 Art History: Medieval (3)
Focuses on painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Middle Ages: Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic to 1450. May fulfill either the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement or 3 units of the Religious Studies requirement.

ART2230 Art History: Art and Religion of the Far East (CDiv) (3)
Focuses on monuments of Far Eastern art and architecture considered in relation to the major religions of the area. May fulfill either the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement or 3 units of the Religious Studies requirement.

ART2278 Writing About Art (3)
This upper-division course aims to strengthen the writing of students using various aspects of art as a focus. The course will reinforce the skills required to write well-developed essays organized in a specific rhetorical mode, to develop cogent analyses of visual art, and to write practical reports, statements, and letters of the kind that might be used by a professional in the art field. Fulfills the General Education Upper-Division Writing requirement.

ART2301 Representational Painting (3)
The class introduces students to basic methods and procedures in oil painting. Focuses on painting representational images from various sources such as the figure, still life, and interiors. A variety of approaches to painting will be explored. Formal concerns dealing with color, tone, value, light, space, and composition will be examined. The role of painting in relation to history and society will be addressed. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2305 Projects in Painting (3)
The class introduces students to basic methods and procedures in oil painting. Students develop and sustain a four-by-five–foot canvas for the duration of the semester. Process and experimentation will be emphasized. Students will develop their imagination and aesthetic sensitivity and will examine the role of painting in society. A variety of painting techniques will be explored. Formal concerns dealing with color, tone, value, light, space, and composition will be examined. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2310 Outdoor Painting (3)
Focuses on painting in the open from a wide variety of landscape motifs. The class will introduce students to methods, materials, and approaches to painting the landscape. Emphasis will be placed on direct observation. Formal concerns dealing with color, tone, value, light, space, and composition will be examined. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2315 Advanced Representational Painting (3)
Prerequisite
: ART2301
Students continue techniques and approaches to figurative and still-life painting.

ART2320 Advanced Projects in Painting (3)
Prerequisite
: ART2305
Students continue large-scale and concept-based painting.

ART2325 Advanced Outdoor Painting (3)
Prerequisite
: ART2310
Students continue techniques and approaches to landscape painting.

ART2401 Media Graphics: Graphic Design (3)
Students use fundamental elements of design, color, and typography to resolve specific visual communication projects. Cultural awareness through design is discussed. Typical projects include design and inking of letterforms, logos, symbols, pictograms, and banners. This course emphasizes visual concepts, design, and presentation. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2405 Media Graphics: Layout and Typography (3)
Students are introduced to the use of type in graphic design through the development of practical projects for print such as ads, fliers, direct mail postcards, and page and book design focusing type. A brief history of World typography and aesthetics in typography are discussed. There is an emphasis on current Macintosh technology for this course. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2410 Media Graphics: Production Techniques (3)
Students design a variety of projects for print publication using the most current Macintosh technology. Projects include ads, CD packages, and catalog design. Portfolio development and presentation are emphasized. Environmentally sustainable printing practices are emphasized. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2413 Making Digital Films with Mobile Technology (3)
This course makes use of inexpensive consumer technologies to introduce students to basic video production. Students will work with mobile devices such as cell phones, iSight cameras, and digital point-and-shoots to record images and soundtracks that will be assembled and edited in iMovie. Students will gain working knowledge of video editing through a hands-on, tools-based approach that will balance structured assignments with creative expression. The focus on consumer electronics overlaps with key contemporary concerns such as mobility, social media, and online distribution, and the class will survey work currently being done by artists in each of those fields.

ART2415 Elements of Web Design: Photoshop (3)
An introduction to design techniques and concepts for the Web. Topics include tools and techniques for preparing images for successful Web presentation, organizing information, specific design issues for various target audiences, illustration and manipulation of visual images, aesthetics, and legibility. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2416 Advanced Elements of Web Design: Photoshop (3)
Working with Adobe CS5 Software applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver) as design tools, students in this course will learn to design and construct advanced-level Web images and websites. Composition, color, and aesthetics will be discussed. The course will include development of websites using CSS and HTML codes, working with CS5 Dreamweaver software.

ART2418 Elements of Web Design: Dreamweaver (3)
Working with Adobe Creative Suite software applications as design tools, students in this course will learn to design and construct Web images and implement them in multiple-page websites. Composition, color, and aesthetics will be discussed. The course will include development of websites using CSS, XHTML, and javascript codes, using Adobe Creative Suite Dreamweaver software.

ART2420 Advanced Drawing I (3)
Prerequisite
: ART1002
Students draw from the complex still life, natural forms, and the imagination.

ART2425 Advanced Drawing II (3)
Prerequisite
: ART2420
Students continue ART2420, drawing more complex compositions.

ART2426 Advanced Drawing with Illustrator (3)
Prerequisite
: ART1010
Students in this course learn to use Adobe Illustrator as a drawing tool both for illustration and Web design. Composition, color, and aesthetics will be discussed. The course teaches the use of lines, shapes, layers, type design, and the Illustrator tool palette. The amount of work required for upper-division credit differs in both quantity and quality from that required for lower-division credit.

ART2430 Media Graphics: Advanced Layout and Typography (3)
Prerequisite
: ART2405
Students continue techniques in layout and typography using more complex design projects to complete an advanced portfolio.

ART2435 Media Graphics: Advanced Production Techniques (3)
Prerequisite
: ART2410
This course is for advanced-level use of QuarkXpress and further design portfolio development.

ART2501 Printmaking: Etching (3)
This course introduces hands-on work in etching techniques, including plate-making methods, aquatint, proofing, and printing editions. The history of intaglio printing will be discussed with slide lectures and actual print examples. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2505 Printmaking: Multimedia Workshop (3)
This course is an introduction to monotype printing techniques in relation to painting, drawing, and collage. Specific techniques will be demonstrated such as chine collé, color registration with multiple drops, and mixed media with drawing and painting. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2510 Printmaking: Advanced Multimedia Workshop (3)
Prerequisite
: ART2505
Students continue to learn more complex approaches to monotype techniques in relation to drawing and printmaking.

ART2601 Techniques in Water-Based Painting (3)
This course explores techniques and materials incidental to water-based painting such as watercolor, acrylic, and egg tempera. Students will learn to make their own paint. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2605 Art Education Concepts (3)
This course focuses on history and theory of art education in American schools with practical projects planned for specific developmental levels. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2615 Sculpture I (3)
This course introduces students to tools and techniques of the sculptor: clay, plaster, wood, and found materials. Also includes casting. Contemporary sculpture as well as sculpture in history is discussed. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2620 Sculpture II (3)
Prerequisite
: ART2615
Continuation of ART2615 Sculpture I.

ART2625 Photography I (3)
This course introduces principles of black and white photography: camera, lighting, exposure, and composition. Course includes studio and field assignments and introduces darkroom techniques. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement.

ART2630 Photography II (3)
Prerequisite
: ART2625
Continuation of ART2625.  Includes development of a major photographic project, advanced darkroom techniques, and familiarization with large format equipment.

ART2635 Gallery Techniques (1-3)
This course provides practical experience and a theoretical basis in the planning, design, and installation of art exhibitions. Curation, work placement, lighting, and signage will be addressed. Students will work directly with the gallery staff, exhibiting artist and curators at the Wiegand Gallery. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement. May be repeated for credit.

ART2635C Gallery Techniques *(CE) (3)
This course provides practical experience and a theoretical basis in the planning, design, and installation of art exhibitions. Curation, work placement, lighting, and signage will be addressed. Students will work directly with the gallery staff, exhibiting artist and curators at the Wiegand Gallery. Fulfills the General Education Visual and Performing Arts Requirement. *Three units must be taken to satisfy the General Education Community Engagement requirement.

ART2880 Senior Graphic Design Portfolio (3)
Prerequisite
: Senior standing
Art and Graphic Design majors develop and prepare their senior graphic design portfolio in consultation with an Art faculty advisor for presentation for future employment in the Graphic Design field. This usually includes creating new design samples to include in the portfolio as well as a resume and business card. For majors only.

ART2881 Senior Seminar (3)
Prerequisite
: Senior standing
Art majors prepare their senior portfolio in consultation with an Art faculty advisor of choice. This includes artwork done in several media that is photographed. This portfolio can be used for application for entrance into an MFA program. Art majors only are eligible.

ART2990 Graphic Design Internship (2)
Prerequisite
: ART2401, ART2405, ART2410
Takes place outside the traditional classroom setting as students will be working on site of their internship. Provides the opportunity to experience the design field firsthand in a professional setting. For majors only.

ART2999 Independent Study in Art (1-3)
Provides an opportunity for independent study or research under the direction of an instructor. See Undergraduate Policies and Procedures section on Independent Study.