Art & Design and Art History Department
Art & Design - courses

Required Foundation courses for the Studio Art Major
Drawing 1
Foundations in Design
Contemporary Art Practices

Two-Dimensional Studio Art courses
Figure Drawing
Printmaking
Photography
Painting
Figure Drawing II
Printmaking II
Photography II
Painting II
Drawing Abroad

Three-Dimensional Studio Art courses
Ceramics
Sculpture
Ceramics II
Sculpture II
Advanced Three-Dimensional Art

Upper level courses
Directed Study (.50 unit)
Internship Off-campus supervised experience in art.
Directed Study - (One unit)
Senior Thesis

Special Topics courses in Studio Art
Graphic Design
Contemporary Theory
Large-Scale Painting
Environmental Art

Studio Art Course Descriptions

Required Foundation courses for the Studio Art Major

Art 113 Drawing I- An introduction to drawing and composition using largely black and white media to develop figurative and nonfigurative expression. Topics include basic fundamentals, perspecitve, anatomy, landscape, still life, and personal expression.

Art 211 Basic Design - Creative perceptual and conceptual problem solving in two dimensional and three-dimensional form. Fundamental explorations in Color Theory, Line, Edge, Shape, Form, Mass, Scale, and Space. A blending of Design Principles, Techniques, Materials, History of Design, Theory, and Philosophy of Design.

Art 323 Contemporary Art Practices - An interdisciplinary exploration of the combination of methods used in both two- and three-dimensional art forms, allowing students to work toward an integration of material, image, and artist, leading to creation of work based on connections discovered among music, poetry, literature, performing, and visual arts.

Two-Dimensional Studio Art courses

Art 221 Figure Drawing I - Further exploration of the figure with emphasis on color, pen and ink, charcoal and mixed media. Prerequisite: 113 or permission of instructor.

Art 233 Printmaking - A basic understanding of printmaking as an art form. An introduction to basic techniques such as monotype, relief, and intaglio. Prerequisite: 110, 113, or 211.

Art 243 Photography - An introduction to the photographic process as applied to creative art forms, history and philosophy. Extensive studio experiences emphasizing the black and white still photograph as an art form. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Art 113, Art 211, Art 232, Art 323, ArtH 112 or ArtH 328.

Art 234 Painting - Introduction to the techniques of painting; composition; techniques; media; styles. Subjects include preparations of painting surfaces, painting processes and framing and exhibiting. Prerequisites: Art 113 or Art 211.

Art 321 Figure Drawing II - A continuation of the exploration of using the figure as subject, leading towards a greater independence and personal creative and conceptual development. Prerequisite: Art 221

Art 333 Printmaking II - A continuation of the exlporation of printmaking techniques moving towards a greater independence and personal conceptual and creative development. Prerequisite: Art 233.

Art 334 Painting II - A continuation of the exploration of compostion and painting techniques moving toward a greater independence and personal aesthetic and conceptual development. Prerequisite: Art 234.

Art 343 Photography II - A continuation of the exlporation of photographic and new media techniques moving towards a greater independence and personal conceptual and creative development. Prerequisite: Art 243.

Art 325 Advanced Two-Dimensional Art - A continuation of Two-Dimensional making. Prerequisite: Art 321, Art 333, Art 334, or Art 343

Art 350 Drawing Abroad - Focus on the development of ideas and visual stimuli through sketchbook investigations. Extensive drawing done on site from master art works in major museums abroad. Prerequisite: Art 113.

Three-Dimensional Studio Art courses

Art 222 Ceramics - Through hand-building and throwing techniques, this course introduces the nature of clay and emphasizes the process of creating ceramics from concept to finished product.

Art 232 Sculpture -This course introduces three-dimensional, non-utilitarian art forms, space, and content while developing an individualized creative process. A variety of material will be used with the emphasis on wood assembly and construction techniques.

Art 322 Ceramics II - A continuation of the exploration of ceramic techniques moving toward a greater independence and personal aesthetic and conceptual development. Prerequisite: Art 222.

Art 332 Sculpture II - This course is a further exploration of materials and techniques in sculpture and installation art, leading to personal conceptual advancement. Prerequisite: Art 232.

Art 324 Advanced Three-Dimensional Art - Students develop an individual direction and an awareness of definitions and criticism of three-dimensional art making. Students work in one or a combination of the following three-dimensional media: wood, plaster, resins, concrete, clay, or other conceptually appropriate media. Prerequisite: Art 222 or Art 232.

Art 360 Environmental Art - Special Topics Spring Term course

Upper level courses

Art 307 Directed Study (.50 unit)

Art 357 Internship Off-campus supervised experience in art.

Art 370 Directed Study - (One unit)

Art 471 Senior Thesis- Senior Art majors meet as a class weekly with Studio Art faculty for group critiques as well as individually with one Studio Art faculty who is one's IS advisor. This process complements the individual student's progress and development of a body of work that culminates in an exhibition in the HC Art Gallery.