Art

All courses, arranged by program, are listed in the catalog. Courses designated as “active” have been offered in the past three years. Courses designated as “inactive” have not been offered in the past three years and indicate the semester in which the course was last offered. If you cannot locate a specific course, try our advanced search link. Current class schedules, with posted days and times, may be found on the Registrar's Office website or by logging directly into iSiS.

70.100 Artbotics Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 33786
Status Active

This course is designed for students in a variety of majors to explore the intersection between Art and Computer Science, especially Robotics, through community-based public exhibitions and service-learning experience. In this project-driven class, you will learn founding principles in both the fields of Art and Computer Science, and put them into practice by creating interactive, tangible exhibits that are displayed in public settings. The knowledge and experience gained during the class will be further deepened by the service learning experience of mentoring high school students in the community. The course will also include guest lectures from practitioners in Art and Computer Science.

70.101 Art Concepts I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6823
Status Active

Art Concepts I will focus on learning the visual language of the creative process through anexamination of the principles of two-dimensional visual organization. These fundamental basics form the underlying structure of all studio and communication arts. Through slide lecture, guest lecturers, field trips, and studio projects, students will begin to understand the many forms that visual expression takes. The course will develop creative problem solving skills and students will learn to respond to personal challenge. Students will also be instructed in the principles of professional execution and be introduced to diverse modes of thought, media, and aesthetic expression.

70.102 Art Concepts II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6824
Status Active

Art Concepts II will focus on learning the visual language of the creative process through an examination of the principles of three-dimensional visual organization. These fundamental basics form the underlying structure of architecture, environmental graphic design, product design and sculpture. Through slide lecture, guest lecturers, field trips, and studio projects, students will begin to understand the many forms that three dimensional expression takes. The course will develop creative problem solving skills and students will learn to respond to personal challenge. Students will also be instructed in the principles of professional execution and be introduced todiverse modes of thought, media, and aesthetic expression. Art majors only. Fall and Spring.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 70.101 Art Concepts I.

70.108 Introduction to App Design and Mobile Computing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38201
Status Active

This course is an introduction to design principles of applications ("apps") that run on mobile devices (smart phones and tablet computers). The course well focus on the elements of graphic communication, software interaction design, and computational thinking. Students will gain theoretical knowledge and design skills in these domains by building a series of apps that run on the Android platform using MIT App Inventor software. The course will also include discussion of societal impacts of computing.

70.113 Digital Foundations Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35096
Status Active

This course explores the computer as a tool of the visual language. Topics included are raster and vector-based image making, art for the internet & mobile devices, and current image capture and output methods. This course will introduce Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and a basic programming with the aim of expanding the artist's toolkit. Lectures, readings, and discussions will provide an overview of history and contemporary ideas on the use of computers in art.

70.117 Artbotics Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 33571
Status Active

Artbotics focuses on exploring the intersection among art, computer science, and robotics. The course is project-driven, and includes public exhibitions and service learning. Students will learn founding principles in both the fields of art and computer science, and put them into practice by creating interactive, tangible exhibits that are displayed in public settings. In the service learning component, students will mentor local high school students in the same topics. The course will also include guest lectures from practitioners in the fields.

70.155 Drawing I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6835
Status Active

Provides a foundation in basic drawing concepts using a variety of media and approaches. The emphasis is on building visual literacy and its application to the realm of ideas. A wide range of assignments are given to develop graphic expression.

70.156 Drawing II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6855
Status Active

The emphasis is on giving form to ideas through building a solid sense of visual literacy. Assignments include a wide range of color media, surface, and subject matter with the focus on the psychological and structural use of color, creative experimentation, and the development of personal style. Fall and spring.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts I, and 70.155 Drawing I.

70.201 Form And Content Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6827
Status Active

Form and Content is considered the capstone course of the Art Foundations Requirement. Through a variety of studio assignments and individual projects students will explore theintegration of humanities related concepts and develop an understanding of how visual artists think, live and function in the twenty first century. As part of the course requirements students will participate in the foundations exhibition at the end of the semester. Art majors only. Fall and Spring.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts I, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.113 Digital Foundations.

70.210 Graphic Design I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6849
Status Active

Exercises, lectures and projects will introduce students to graphic design principles and techniques. Course will begin with a fundamental study of image, form, and space relations, then cover such topics as working with grids, typography basics, page layout, the introduction of color, rendering techniques, history, and more. Students will be assigned a series of projects to enhance their visual communication skills.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II.

70.220 Website Design I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6874
Status Active

This course will focus on the creation of visual content for the web and will explore what constitutes a visually exciting and engaging site. Other topics that will be covered are: file formats, compression, web color strategies, and platform standards. Basic familiarity with Mac OS and/or Windows platforms required.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.210 Graphic Design I, 70.310 Graphic Design II, and 70.230 Typography I.

70.230 Typography I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6830
Status Active

The study of lettering concepts and techniques, including the history of letters, styles and families of type, letter design, hand-drawn to computer-based lettering approaches and their effect and uses in communication. Emphasis will be on creative and aesthetic communication. Fall, alternate years.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II.

70.232 Ceramics I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6848
Status Active

Introduces the student to the basic hand-building techniques, wheel throwing, and ceramic sculpture. The course will also examine clay, the material, glaze techniques, and firing processes.

70.235 Sculpture l Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6846
Status Active

The exploration of three-dimensional form through the use of basic materials, methods and approaches. Assignments will include expressive problems based on human and non-objective form relationships. Spring.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101, 70.102, 70.113, 70.201, 70.155, and 70.156, or Instructor permission.

70.242 Language of Video Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6870
Status Active

An introductory course in video camera principles and editing functions. Utilizing writing and still photography, students will explore the language of video in both images and sound as they produce factual documents and/or personal fiction.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 70.113 Digital Foundations,71.101 Art Concepts I (studio), 71.102 Art Concepts II, and 71.201 Form & Content.

70.245 Desktop Publishing: Layout and Production Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6832
Status Active

Introduces students to the complexities involved in preparing their designs for print: electronic page layout and design, proofing, specifying inks, trapping, cropping, overprinting, printing separations, proofing, and more. Students will learn about the differences between preparing their design work electronically or manually and will learn more about the different printing processes that are available. Printing terminologies and printing industry standards will be covered. Field trips may be made to area printing companies for demonstrations on the print production process.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II.

70.256 Drawing III Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6856
Status Active

This advanced course in drawing is designed to help students develop the expressive and conceptual concerns of their drawing practice while developing their ability to work in an independent manner. Designed for students in al disciplines, the course will emphasize the development of strong research skills through the exploration of historical and contemporary modes of drawing. The class will be combination of studio work, presentations, and individual and group critiques. Critiques are designed to provide feedback and to encourage and nurture each students vision. Exploring a variety of drawing media, the ultimate goal of the course is the development of a visually coherent and conceptually inified body of work.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II.

70.257 Monotypes Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6864
Status Active

Exploration of the one-of-a-kind "painter's print ". Emphasis is on the development of personal expression through a variety of assignments and techniques. Three portfolios of prints are required, two with assigned topics, and one with a self-assigned theme. Fall, alternate years.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II.

70.259 Papermaking Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6836
Status Active

The papermaking course is designed to explore paper, not just as a surface to receive an image, but as a material capable of being an artistic expression in and of itself. The course will explore the processes and techniques of making images in handmade paper, making images on handmade paper, making visual designs out of handmade paper and casting handmade paper into three-dimensional sculptural forms. Spring, alternate years.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II.

70.261 Photography I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6837
Status Active

A foundation course that covers the basic camera and darkroom techniques as well as aesthetic principles. Emphasis will be on black and white film and paper emulsions. Students learn to develop and print their own photographs. Fall and Spring.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II.

70.262 Digital Imaging and Photography: Photoshop Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6838
Status Active

This course will offer the student a transition between traditional photographic imaging and digital photographic imaging. The course will cover the fundamentals of digital scanning, digital capture and image manipulation. Image preparation for other media will also be explored. Basic familiarity with the Mac OS and/or Windows platforms required. 6 Contact Hours required for Day School students.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II, and Co-req: 70.265 Computer Art I.

70.264 Computer Graphics & Illustration Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6840
Status Active

Students will produce a number of illustrations, starting with the traditional approach to illustration and then rendering their concepts using computer illustration and imaging software. Topics include methods for rendering artwork, capturing an expressive illustrative style, and portraying different moods or messages within the illustration. Students will learn to illustrate effectively using the many tools available to them within several software applications.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101, 70.102, 70.113, 70.201, 70.155, and 70.156, or Instructor permission.

70.265 Computer Art I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6841
Status Active

An aesthetics and communications course using the computer as the primary tool for translating art ideas into physical form. The emphasis will be on practical usages of existing Macintosh software as a means of creation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II.

70.266 Alternative Photo Processing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31970
Status Active

Alternative Photo Processing give the serious photography student an opportunity to Learn historic and contemporary alternative processes such as Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Kallitype, Palladium, and Image Transfers. Alternative methods of creating negatives utilizing photocopiers, inkjet printers, Clich� Verre, and Acrylic Lifts will give student the opportunity to make handmade photographs with and without a camera.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II and 70.261 Photography I, or Permission of Instructor.

70.267 Printmaking Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6842
Status Active

An introduction to basic printmaking processes and aesthetics with the emphasis on etching. The approach is concept oriented, emphasizing experimentation and exploration on an individual level to communicate ideas. Fall.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101, 70.102, 70.113, 70.201, 70.155, and 70.156, or Instructor permission.

70.268 Computer Art II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6862
Status Active

Designed to focus on advanced projects using the Macintosh platform. Focus is on design, layout, animation and video.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II and 70.265 Computer Art I.

70.269 Color Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6843
Status Active

A course in the systematic study of color and color theory to sharpen visual acuity, stimulate creativity and develop a greater facility in the use of color. Spring.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 70.101, 70.102, 70.201, 70.255 and 70.355.

70.270 Figure Drawing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6865
Status Active

The study of the draped and undraped figure from life, stressing both sound observation and the creative use of human form as a vehicle for personal expression. A variety of assignments, graphic media, and approaches will be given in order to help explore both philosophical and aesthetic issues. Fall, alternate years.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101, 70.102, 70.113, 70.201, 70.155, and 70.156, or Instructor permission.

70.271 Painting I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6844
Status Active

Presents oil painting techniques as vehicles for serious creative expression. A variety of assignments will be given to help the student build proficiency in the use of color, paint handling, and subject matter.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101, 70.102, 70.113, 70.201, 70.155, and 70.156, or Instructor permission.

70.272 2D Animation I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6867
Status Active

This course will provide students with the fundamental understanding about the process and the concepts in animation for narrative and experimental expression. Preproduction including scripting and storyboarding will be especially emphasized. Hybrid techniques in both traditional and digital animations including hand-drawing, stop-motion, rotoscoping, pixilation as well as tweening will be introduced. Static and kinetic aesthetics of moving images will be explored through the review of historic and contemporary animations, and through the production. Students from this course will make a much smoother transition to 3D animation courses, Language of Video, Interactive media as well as Web Design/Art. The course will also introduce the student to historical and contemporary perspectives related to the discipline.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101, 70.102, 70.113, 70.201, 70.155, and 70.156, or Instructor permission.

70.273 Water Media Studio Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6845
Status Active

The technical and creative use of water based media as they apply to fine arts and graphic design. Assignments in acrylic, gouache, watercolor, and ink are designed to stimulate independent thinking. A final self-assigned project is required.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101, 70.102, 70.113, 70.201, 70.155, and 70.156, or Instructor permission.

70.276 Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6869
Status Active

This course will focus mainly on the forms, materials, and composition of 3D computer grahics in the various environments. Students will explore the possibility of 3D computer graphics for creative expression as well as innovative visual communications such as animation, game, sculpture, print and design. Rendering, lighting and camera as well as material and texturing techniques will be also explored. The course will also introduce the student to historical and contemporary perspectives related to the discipline.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II and 70.272 2-D Animation or Permission of Instructor.

70.278 Interactive Media Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6873
Status Active

This course provides students with the ability to create interactive motion graphics for Multimedia projects using Adobe Flash and Adobe After Effects. Students learn how to make sophisticated vector and pixel based graphics with basic action scripting and a variety of interactive graphic elements as well as compositing, editing, character rigging, effects for digital media and animation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101, 70.102, 70.113, 70.201, 70.155, and 70.156, or Instructor permission.

70.290 Illustration I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6879
Status Active

This course provides students with a variety of experiences involving skills and techniques including computer use related to the execution of illustrations for children's books, fashion drawings, record albums, book jackets, folders, posters, and magazines. Field trips, discussions related to job opportunities and preparation of portfolios are integral parts of the instruction. Fall.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II.

70.297 Studio Workshop Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6850
Status Active

Presents a study of studio problems in visual structures and organization, as well as an exploration of various media and techniques. Topics will vary. This course may be repeated.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101, 70.102, 70.113, 70.201, 70.155, and 70.156, or Instructor permission.

70.298 Book Arts Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6851
Status Active

Book Arts will engage students in the design and fabrication of handmade, one-of-a-kind artists books. A wide variety of material and processes will be investigated. Students will learn how to produce compelling book structures for visual and graphic content. The course will introduce students to the history of Eastern and Western methods of bookmaking as well as the contemporary practice of one-of-a- kind conceptual artists books. The three-dimensional possibilities of bookmaking will also be explored.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101, 70.102, 70.113, 70.201, 70.155, and 70.156, or Instructor permission.

70.310 Graphic Design II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6880
Status Active

Students will be assigned a variety of advanced-level projects dealing with areas such as logo design, publication design, interactive screen design, direct mail projects, corporate identity systems, poster design, and more. Projects in this class are designed to better develop the students' ability to take a project to its final stage and render it as a professional portfolio piece.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, and 70.230 Typography I, and 70.210 Graphic Design I

70.320 Web Design II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6877
Status Active

This advanced-level course is designed for students who have completed Website Development (90.238) and Website Design (70.379). The course will cover advanced topics such as user-centered design, information architecture, testing, and usage analysis. Students will have the opportunity to further develop their design, development, and conceptualization skills.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.210 Graphic Design I, 70.310 Graphic Design II, 70.230 Typography and 70.220 Web Design I.

70.330 Typography II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30372
Status Active

Continuation of 70.230

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, and 70.230 Typography I, and 70.210 Graphic Design I

70.332 Ceramics II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35291
Status Active

Building on Ceramics I as an introductory course, Ceramics II will ask the student to explore functional and nonfunctional ceramic form. Students will be expected to challenge themselves with scale, advanced glaze methods and they will become familiar with kiln firings. Historical and contemporary issues in ceramics will be covered through lectures, slide presentations and critiques.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II, 70.232 Ceramics I, or Instructor's Permission.

70.335 Sculpture II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6858
Status Active

A course allowing the student to further develop his or her techniques and understanding of sculptural form, leading to a more personal vocabulary. Conventional techniques will be extended to cover more contemporary materials and methods. Spring, alternate years.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II and 70.235 Sculpture 1, or Permission of Instructor.

70.342 Intermediate Video Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36430
Status Active

This course will continue the exploration of video as an expressive medium. Students will explore video installation, interactivity, video compositing and streaming media to produce creative works.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, and 70.242 Language of Video.

70.345 Sonic Arts Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30840
Status Active

Sonic Arts is an introductory course to hardware hacking for sculptural installation, audio composition and instrument invention. Assignments will include building piezo microphones, home-made speakers, exploring pickups used in performance and amplification of sculptural objects, manipulating tape head readers and building simple oscillation circuits for noise. Students will learn about electronics and soldering, including how to hack devices for audio and sculptural experiences and experiment with sound as an inspiration for sculpture and performance art.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101, 70.102, 70.113, 70.201, 70.155, and 70.156, or Instructor permission.

70.361 Photography II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6860
Status Active

An advanced course in black and white photography that includes instruction in technique and vision. Emphasis will be on development of a cohesive body of work in photography.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II and 70.261 Photography I, or Permission of Instructor.

70.362 Advanced Digital Imaging Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6861
Status Active

Students will continue to develop their creative conceptualization skills and practice using advanced-level techniques in Photoshop as they create a number of visually compelling images. Projects will address visual problem solving for commercial applications and digital imaging as an emerging medium in fine art. Students should have basic knowledge of Photoshop and design composition skills prior to registering for this course.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II and 70.262 Digital Imaging & Photography: Photoshop.

70.371 Painting II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6866
Status Active

Designed to allow students to develop individual style and approach to content through a series of self-initiated paintings. Students will work closely with the instructor to develop a cohesive series that has a sound philosophical and aesthetic basis. Spring, alternate years.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II and 70.271 Painting I or Permission of Instructor.

70.373 Professional Photography Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6868
Status Active

A professional level course in advertising product and studio portrait photography. Students willlearn view camera techniques as well as principles of lighting using strobe equipment. Fall, alternate years.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.261 Photography I, and 70.361 Photography II.

70.376 3D Animation I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6871
Status Active

Students will learn the fundamentals of computer generated 3D modeling and animation. the emphasis will be on virtual sculpting, digital cinematography as well as the fundamental process of animation production including script & concept development, storyboarding, modeling, animating, rendering and post-production. Various independent short animations will be screened for aesthetic and critical inquiry along with the lectures dedicated to the production techniques. The course will also introduce the student to historical and contemporary perspectives related to the discipline.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.272 2-D Animation and 70.276 Intro to 3-D Modeling.

70.377 2D Animation II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6872
Status Active

This course focuses on applying industry-standard storyboarding, character and layout design and scripting techniques to animation. Contents to be covered include the various purposes and formats of storyboards, the basic terminology and concepts used in production, and the application of production techniques to the creation of animated films with or without a written script and the production process of an animated film from Idea to execution of complete film.

70.381 Advanced Game Design Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6876
Status Active

This advanced level course is designed for students who have completed Interactive Game Design and who are interested in exploring interactive game strategies and multilevel game design. Basic familiarity with Mac OS and/or Windows platforms required.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.272 2-D Animation and 70.276 Intro to 3-D Modeling.

70.385 Streaming Media for the Web Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6878
Status Active

This is an advanced course for those with intermediate or advanced ability in World Wide Web technology who want to explore the use of continuous feed, streaming audio, video, and 3D virtual worlds. The course will examine current technologies with special attention to emerging protocols and standards for audio and video publishing. Basic familiarity with Mac OS and/or Windows platforms required.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, and 70.220 Web Design I.

70.395 Advertising Design Studio Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6882
Status Active

Instruction in lettering, layout of commercial media as well as in the creative aspects of advertising is an integral part of the course. Practical problems, field trips, and technical guidance from preliminary layouts to finished work will help prepare students for the commercial art field. Spring.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.210 Graphic Design I and 70.310 Graphic Design II.

70.397 Art and Copy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6883
Status Active

The real world of advertising incorporates selling words and memorable images in a dynamic visual/verbal design unit. As copywriters and art directors, students learn to think pictures and see words as they prepare advertising campaign concepts for a variety of products and media, including print and television. Spring, alternate years.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.210 Graphic Design I and 70.310 Graphic Design II.

70.398 Documentary Image Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6884
Status Active

In a world of increasing manipulation, documentary photographs still astound us with their visual truths. In this course, students will utilize words and images "the primary tools of the photojournalist " to explore the significant issues of our time. Works by Fenton, O'Sullivan, Gardner, Riis, Hine, Bourke-White, Lange, Smith, Davidson, Salgado, Mark and others are studied for content, style, and inspiration. Fall, alternate years.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.261 Photography I, and 70.361 Photography II.

70.400 Portfolio Production Seminar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6886
Status Active

This course is designed to help students to organize their work into a professional package and prepare it for presentation. Students may decide to rework existing portfolio pieces or complete additional design projects to enhance their existing portfolios and fully demonstrate their design capabilities. Mock interviews will be conducted in which students will have an opportunity to discuss their work. Includes an end-of-semester portfolio review.

70.410 Graphic Design III Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31971
Status Active

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.210 Graphic Design I, 70.310 Graphic Design II, 70.230 Typography l and 70.330 Typography ll.

70.420 Web Design III Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30373
Status Active

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.210 Graphic Design I, 70.310 Graphic Design II, 70.230 Typography,70.220 Web Design I,& 70.320 Web Design II.

70.430 Typography III Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38878
Status Active

This course is a continuation of Typography II. Students will expand on their understanding of typography including applications for print and web design. The course covers organization, systems, grids and form. Through readings, lectures and projects/critiques, students will be introduced to various theoretical approaches to the typographic page. They will study the different interactive structures and systems (book, web page/site) that hold and present typographic content.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.210 Graphic Design I, 70.310 Graphic Design II, and 70.230 Typography I, and Co-req: 70.330 Typography II.

70.432 Ceramics III Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35288
Status Active

Ceramics III will require students to develop a personal visual voice in clay, resulting in a focused coherent body of work. Students will be expected to develop productive studio habits, continue to explore advanced glaze methods and participate in kiln firings.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II, 70.232 Ceramics I, and 70.332 Ceramics II.

70.435 Sculpture III Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30834
Status Active

Sculpture III will allow students with a continued, special interest in three-dimensional media and installation art to find their personal visual voice and begin to develop a structured studio practice. Students will be asked to identify a conceptual theme for the semester that they will explore through research, development and execution in a series of installation works. The course will introduce and expand on contemporary media and methods not covered in Sculpture I and II. Verbal analysis and articulation of the final sculptural works will continue to be stressed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, and 70.156 Drawing II, 7.0235 Sculpture I and 70.335 Sculpture II.

70.461 Photography Workshop Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6887
Status Active

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.261 Photography I, and 70.361 Photography II.

70.471 Painting III Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30837
Status Active

The focus of this class is to give individual students the opportunity to work in an independent manner, expand their ideas and develop the ability to articulate both conceptually and formally the needs of their own work. The class combines studio work, presentations, visiting lecturers and individual and group critiques, with an emphasis on understanding and embracing risk as a necessary component of a painter's studio practice. Critiques are designed to provide feedback, encourage, challenge, and nurture each student's vision. Assignments are given on an individual basis. Students are expected to support their work by research of both historical and contemporary art.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II, 70.271 Painting I and 70.371 Painting II.

70.485 Advanced Tutorial: Art History Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6888
Status Active

70.491 Advanced Studio Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6889
Status Active

In order to enable students to expand expression in areas of their choice, they may repeat any studio course that is the most advanced offered in that given subject. They will be given more freedom within assignments and be expected to perform on a more advanced level.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II and Junior level studio class in the same discipline.

70.492 Advanced Studio Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6890
Status Active

In order to enable students to expand expression in areas of their choice, they may repeat any studio course that is the most advanced offered in that given subject. They will be given more freedom within assignments and be expected to perform on a more advanced level. Fall and Spring.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II and Junior level studio class in the same discipline.

70.494 Directed Study Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6891
Status Active

A special problem in studio art is investigated through conferences and studio work.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II and Sophomore level studio class in the same discipline.

70.495 Advanced Tutorial Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6892
Status Active

A program of directed studies which affords the advanced students an opportunity to pursue a previously explored problem in greater depth. The purpose is to sharpen and refine skill, content and presentation.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 70.101 Art Concepts, 70.102 Art Concepts II, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.201 Form & Content, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II and Junior level studio class in the same discipline.

70.497 Senior Studio Credits: 6

Course Details
Min Credits 6
Max Credits 6
Course ID 6894
Status Active

This course is designed to culminate four years of art experience for the BFA studies. The development of personal approach to media and idea is emphasized. Each student will be responsible for developing a self-assigned thematic concern. No assignments will be made by the instructor who will act only as an advisor and coordinator. Course evaluation is by the Senior Studio Review Committee. Enrollment restricted to majors in BFA program. Fall and Spring.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Fine Arts (BFA) and Level Senior Standing.

79.221 20th Century Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7415
Status Active

A study of American and European movements in painting, sculpture, and architecture from 1900 to the present. Emphasis is placed on Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, International Style, Pop, Op Art, Minimal Art, Photorealism, and Post-Modernism.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.203 History of Art:Preh-Med and 58.204 Hist of Art II: Ren-Mod.

79.225 History of Photography Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6828
Status Active

Less than 200 years old, photography seems to span millennia. With 1839 as the invention's launch date, there is no photograph of George Washington, but very soon we are flooded with the faces of composers, painters, and presidents: we know and are reminded of the ravages of civil and world wars, industrial progress and social injustice, or the beauty of pristine landscapes and their ecological demise. In this course, students will become familiar with some 100 notable photographers, from the beginning years of its invention to contemporary times with works by major artists and forgotten visionaries, all serving as a foundation for inspiration and understanding of the art worlds most visible medium. Grading in the course is based on a mid-term and final exam along with a major research paper.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.203 History of Art:Preh-Med and 58.204 Hist of Art II: Ren-Mod.

79.231 Aesthetics and Critical Studies Seminar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 1237
Status Active

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.203 History of Art:Preh-Med and 58.204 Hist of Art II: Ren-Mod.

79.241 Art Serving Political, Religious, & Social Needs Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7417
Status Active

This course studies cultural and artistic production for political, religious and social education aims. The objectives are to study the production of meaning in paintings and frescos, sculpture, stained glass, architecture and other art forms that were commissioned through the church and state patronage system; to analyze how these images are used to represent and define social order; how these images support the recording and interpretation of history and support the educational, inspirational, and propagandistic aims of church and state; and to introduce students to the visual and critical language of are produced at this time.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 42.102 College Writing II.

79.280 From Collective to Personal Aesthetics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 38880
Status Active

This course is an exploration in aesthetics and culture. The seminar examines a variety of works by contemporary artists and designers; and also introduces important texts by philosophers, art theorists, and critics. Throughout the semester, student will study current trends in visual studies. They will examine a range of works form popular culture to high art and respond to various readings through class discussions and papers. In addition, the course will facilitate intellectual engagement with ones own visual work. Through their research, student will explore the connections between their work and that of other artists and designers. They will situate their artwork within the field of criticism, creating a bridge across the traditional divide between theory and practice.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 58.203 History of Art I, 58.204 History of Art II, 70.101 Art Concepts I, 70.201 Form and Content, 70.113 Digital Foundations, 70.155 Drawing I, 70.156 Drawing II.

79.352 Contemporary Art and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30832
Status Active

Examination of issues of content, theory, and criticism in contemporary and traditional art and culture. Topics vary.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.203 History of Art:Preh-Med and 58.204 Hist of Art II: Ren-Mod.

79.360 Aesthetics and Critical Studies of Graphic Design Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7427
Status Active

Examination of the aesthetic theories and practice of graphic design. Significant practitioners of the art will be highlighted.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.203 History of Art:Preh-Med and 58.204 Hist of Art II: Ren-Mod.

79.361 Aesthetics and Critical Studies of New Media Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7428
Status Active

Examination of the aesthetic theories and practice of new media. Significant practitioners of the art will be highlighted.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.203 History of Art:Preh-Med and 58.204 Hist of Art II: Ren-Mod.

79.380 Understanding Movies: Cinema as Social Commentary Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37494
Status Active

This film theory seminar has several main objectives: to study the production of meaning in films; to analyze how moving images are used in social representation; and to introduce students to the visual and critical language of cinema. In this course, we will view a series of films by international authors. These address some of the most pressing issues of today's global world such as identity, subjectivity, difference and otherness, race relations, representations of gender and sexuality, immigration, war, colonialism and post-colonialism, poverty, and social inequalities. The films that we watch will be studied not as isolated cinematic texts but as illustrations and examples of theories of representation. Students will develop their critical analysis skills by being introduced to theoretical concepts such as "the gaze" in art and cinema as well as formal elements such as mise-in-scene, cinematography, editing, and sound.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 42.102 College Writing II, This is a 300 level course intended for Junior and Seniors.

79.490 Aesthetics and Critical Studies Seminar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 1237
Status Active

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.203 History of Art:Preh-Med and 58.204 Hist of Art II: Ren-Mod.

79.494 Directed Study in Aesthetic Concepts Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7430
Status Active

An individual supervised research project relating to questions of aesthetic interpretation and understandings. Fall and Spring.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.203 History of Art:Preh-Med and 58.204 Hist of Art II: Ren-Mod.

79.496 Practicum Experience in Aesthetic Concepts Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7432
Status Active

A program of on-campus and/or off-campus experiences for art majors only. Specific requirements will vary depending upon department policies and the nature of the program undertaken by the student. The intent of the practicum experience is to provide an occasion for investigation of a community, social, cultural or artistic area and for applying techniques of problem solving and/or credits. Students will be graded "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory". Fall and Spring.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.203 History of Art:Preh-Med and 58.204 Hist of Art II: Ren-Mod.