Course Descriptions

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Course Descriptions

ART 1100  Introduction to Art   3.0 cr

Explores the visual arts of a wide range of peoples, cultures, styles, and movements, as well as the various cultural, religious, economic, and political factors related to their creation. Major works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from prehistory to the present will be studied.

ART 1106  Art from Prehistory to 1400   3.0 cr

Explores major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from prehistory to 1400. Both the styles and methods employed in the creation of the works of art and the cultural, religious, economic, and political philosophies that influenced them will be studied.

ART 1107  Art from Renaissance to Present   3.0 cr

Explores major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from the 15th century through the present. Both the styles and methods employed in the creation of the works of art and the cultural, religious, economic, and political philosophies that influenced them will be studied.

ART 1109  World Art   3.0 cr

Surveys major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, calligraphy, and decorative arts from non-western cultures around the world dating from prehistory to the present. Art from Pakistan, India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, the Islamic world, the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific will be studied. Both the styles and methods employed in the creation of the works of art and the cultural, spiritual/religious, societal, economic, and political philosophies that influenced them will be studied and students will learn to recognize and appreciate cross-cultural differences and similarities.

ART 1114  Drawing I   3.0 cr

Introduces basic drawing skills emphasizing direct observation. A variety of media and papers are explored as the student engages in studio drawing, critical evaluation of aesthetics, critique sessions, slide lectures. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee.

ART 1115  Drawing II   3.0 cr

Introduces students to drawing from life. Professional models are the subject for this studio class. A variety of drawing approaches to the human form include anatomy, figure/ground relationships, expression, and the model in an environmental context. A rich variety of media including dry and wet is explored. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee. Prereq: ART 1114

ART 1120  Two-Dimensional Color and Design   3.0 cr

Explores basic two-dimensional perceptual and compositional theories, color theories and principles of design in the traditional art studio and in the digital studio. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee.

ART 1121  Digital Photography I (no lab)   3.0 cr

Explores the application of the digital camera and digital imaging software as means for individual creative expression in the fine arts. Students will engage in technological, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects of digital photography using historical and contemporary practices in as a guide. Students enrolling in this course are required to purchase image-editing software as specified in the course syllabus. This course is intended for non-A.F.A. majors. Students who are A.F.A. majors should enroll in Art 1131. Students may not receive credit for this course if credit has been awarded for ART 1131.

ART 1122  Digital Photography II (no lab)   3.0 cr

Investigates digital photography as an Art medium utilizing it as a means for creative expression. Students enrolled in this course will study historical and contemporary ideas and practices in photography, and create work utilizing digital technology. This course will emphasize student's development of individual artistic voice applied in a portfolio of photographic images. Students enrolling in this course are required to supply their own digital camera. Students enrolling in this course are required to purchase image editing software as specified in the course syllabus. This software is also available for use in the computer lab at Inver Hills. Students may not receive credit for this course if credit has been awarded for ART 1132. Prereq: ART 1121 or ART 1131 or instructor permission.

ART 1131  Digital Photography I   3.0 cr

Explores the application of the digital camera, digital imaging software, and digital printing technology as means for individual creative expression in the fine arts. Students will engage in technological, aesthetic, conceptual aspects of digital photography using historical and contemporary practices in as a guide. Students are required to supply their own digital camera for this course. Students may not receive credit for this course if credit has been awarded for ART 1121.

ART 1132  Digital Photography II   3.0 cr

Expands on the exploration of digital camera function, digital image editing software and digital printing technology introduced in Art 1131. This course will emphasize student's development of individual artistic voice while engaging with technological, aesthetic, and conceptual issues in their work. Students are required to supply their own Digital SLR camera for this course. Students may not receive credit for this course if credit has been awarded for ART 1122.

ART 1151  Beginning Digital Art   3.0 cr

Explores the tools and techniques of digital media in the creation of digital art. Students will examine historical art practices leading into contemporary practice in web and multi-media art creation as they create their own digitally based artwork. Studio projects may include still image making, composite image making, digital video and audio, and web output.

ART 1196  Three-Dimensional Design   3.0 cr

Explores principles and basic formulas to approaching three-dimensional organization of space. Projects are organized as individual and group assignments. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee.

ART 2100  Sculpture I   3.0 cr

Explores sculptural concepts, techniques, tools, materials, processes and vocabulary in order to develop skills and apply aesthetic exploration. Visits to galleries, museums, and sculpture parks may be included in this course. Studio projects may include additive process of modeling clay, subtractive process of carving plaster, constructive fabricating in wood, reproductive process of mold making, study of space as it applies to sculpture, and the history of traditional sculpture and contemporary sculpture.

ART 2101  Sculpture II   3.0 cr

Explores advanced sculptural concepts, techniques, and materials with an emphasis on personal aesthetic. An historical overview with an emphasis on contemporary approaches to sculpture. Visits to galleries, museums, and sculpture parks may be included in this course. Topics and projects may include site specific sculpture, installation, plaster and/or poly resin mold making, kinetic sculpture, assemblage, form, figurative sculpture, history of traditional sculpture, contemporary sculpture, and form, scale, plane, texture and space as it relates to sculpture. Prereq: ART 2100.

ART 2200  Ceramics I   3.0 cr

Explores ceramic materials and processes. An aesthetic exploration of hand building, wheel throwing, decorating, glazing, and firing techniques to create sculptured and functional forms. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee.

ART 2201  Ceramics II   3.0 cr

Explores advanced studies in ceramics. Additional technical and aesthetic exploration and experimentation including functional and sculptural forms, slips, under glazes, clay bodies, Raku, wood, and salt kiln firings. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee. Prereq: ART 2200.

ART 2207  Glass I   3.0 cr

Introduces glass working processes and techniques. An exploration of glass casting, stained glass, fusing and slumping flat glass, surface alteration, and flame work resulting in expressive forms. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee.

ART 2217  Glass II   3.0 cr

Explores focused areas of various glass working processes and works on developing and refining techniques. Individualizes advanced projects in at least three skill areas covered in ART 2207. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab Fee. Prereq: ART 2207

ART 2250  Special Topics In Art   3.0 cr

Presents specific topics in art and visual culture on a rotating basis. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to, History of Photography, Art Theory and Criticism, and Contemporary Art. This course may be repeated under different topics.

ART 2251  Painting I   3.0 cr

Introduces basics of acrylic painting, preparation of a canvas stretcher, and color theory. A variety of contemporary painting approaches are assigned including an opportunity for personal exploration. The studio course involves active hands-on participation by the student. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee.

ART 2252  Painting II   3.0 cr

Expands in depth upon the basic principles of value, color theory, media, composition, technique, and personal approach. Focuses intensely in emphasis on personal creative development within the parameters of specific assignments. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee. Prereq: ART 2251.

ART 2281  Topics in Studio Studies   cr

Offers a student the opportunity to explore a focused studio topic. This is a hands-on class with topics varying each time the course is offered. This course may be repeated under different topics.

ART 2295  Portfolio Development   1.0 cr

Explores techniques on creating a portfolio for students transferring to a four-year institution in pursuit of their BFA degree and for students interested in art-related careers. In addition to the portfolio, this course will cover information on art resumes, artist statements, applying for exhibitions and grants, business for artists, art related careers, installing an exhibition. Prereq: Students should have taken most of their beginning courses and 2 advanced level courses or permission from instructor.

ART 2300  Architectural History   3.0 cr

Explores major works of architecture around the world dating from prehistory to the present. An emphasis is placed on understanding the architectural significance of individual monuments in terms of the styles and methods employed in their creation as well as the various environmental, cultural, social, religious, economic, and political factors that influenced these monuments.