Art & Art History

ART 105 Painting

An introduction to the fundamentals of acrylic painting, including its formal and conceptual properties.

ART 107 Sculpture

Emphasis will be on the development of ideas as they relate to traditional and non-traditional approaches to making art. Students will develop skills in modeling, casting, wood working, and alternative media. This course situates students within the contemporary art world and challenges them to articulate thoughts and concepts through the art making process.

ART 110 Film and Experimental Video Production

An introduction to the production of film and video. Students will explore a variety of film making practices by producing works in narrative and documentary genres as well as experimental videos and art films. Using a wide variety of tools, students will gain experience in cinematography, non-linear video editing, and sound production while also expanding their understanding of the histories, practices and theories of filmmaking.

ART 113 Digital Arts: Still Images

An introduction to digital arts, focused on the exploration and production of still images, including but not limited to digital photography, through electronic media.

ART 114 Digital Art: Moving Images

Students will make digital projects, including, but not limited to: narrative, documentary, and experimental filmmaking, and/or animation projects. Cameras and editing software are provided.

ART 115 Creative Publishing: Zines, Comics, Manifestos and Artist's Books

Students in this course will conceptualize, design, print, publish and distribute original zines of their own creation.  Students will utilize a variety of analog and digital methods of design, drawing, collage, scanning, photocopying, printing, marketing and distribution.  Assignments focus on the creative pipeline for DIY publishing.  Students will expand their understanding of the histories, practices and theories of creative publishing as a creative practice.

ART 151 History of Western Art

A survey of Western art from prehistory to the twentieth century. In the first half of the semester emphasis is placed on examining art within the producing cultures of ancient Egypt, the Near East, classical Greece and Rome, the Byzantine world, and medieval Europe. The second half of the semester emphasizes the development and expansion of Renaissance ideals of art, and the reassessment of these ideals in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

ART 152 Survey of Contemporary Art

A comprehensive introduction to European and American art and art criticism since 1940. Movements and sensibilities to be studied include Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimal, Feminist, and Neoexpressionism. Themes examined will include modernism and postmodernism, mass culture, art and politics, gender, race, and other markers of identity. Artists include Pollock, Warhol, Spero, Chicago, and Ringgold.