Art

Art Minor - 18 hours

Art courses are planned for students who wish to enrich their cultural life. Students may select courses to complete the General Education Fine Arts requirement or may minor in Art.

Required courses:

AR130    Studio Art (3)-taken twice with different emphases
AR116    Basic Photography (3)
AR121    Basics of Design (3)
AR186    Art History I (3)
AR188    Art History II (3)

Art Courses

AR111 Art Appreciation.  3 hours.  An introduction to the many forms and roles of art worldwide: the themes, media, elements, and principles of design in two- and three-dimensional art.  The historical sequence of cultures and styles from the earliest times to present will be traced through their greatest works.  Meets Fine Arts requirement.  Fall only.

AR116 Basic Photography. 3 hours. Basics of photography, including the history and digital evolution of photography as an art medium. Instruction includes the use of digital cameras, natural and artificial lighting, composition, presentational methods and basic Photoshop editing. A lab fee is assessed; students are responsible for printing their portfolio. Students need access to a DSLR or digital camera (not a point-and-shoot). Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirements. Fall.

AR121 Basics of Design. 3 hours. A study of and application of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art to include drawing, perspectives, models, etc. The course includes a component of art history and theory. A lab fee is assessed; students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirements.

AR130 Studio Art. 3 hours. Specific course study within two-dimensional and three-dimensional art depending on instructor expertise and availability. Course topics could include drawing, painting (watercolor, acrylics, oils), ceramics, sculpture, book making, and fibers (weaving, macramé, fiber sculpture). The course includes a component of art history and theory. A fee is required to cover the cost of materials for the course. May be repeated under different course subtitles. Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirements.

AR186 Art History I. 3 hours. A study of the major world cultures and their artistic achievements. Covers prehistoric art to the end of the Medieval Period. Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirement. Fall.

AR188 Art History II. 3 hours. A study of the major world cultures and their artistic achievements. Covers the Renaissance to the present. Fulfills "Fine Arts" requirement. Spring.

AR290 Special Topics. 1-3 hours. Offered on demand.

AR390.  Special Topics.  1-3 hours.  Offered on demand.