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Foundations: Course Descriptions

ART 100 ART ORIENTATION (1) 
Introduction to the study of art and career options in fine arts, graphic design, photography, and art history. This course must be taken concurrently with Art 199.

ART 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE VISUAL ARTS (4) 
An introductory lecture course using visual materials with emphasis on methods and motivations that generate the visual experience, both past and present. (FA) (Bacc Core Course) 

ART 115 FOUNDATIONS: 2-D (4) 
Studio course that introduces the visual language, the elements of design, and the principles of organization. Emphasizes skills, concepts, and problem solving in the areas of two-dimensional design and color. (FA) 

ART 117 FOUNDATIONS: 3-D (4) 
Studio course examining three-dimensional design elements and their spatial organization. Emphasizes innovative problem solving and exposure to varied media. Gives students a sound conceptual basis to apply to more advanced media-oriented courses. PREREQ: ART 115. 

ART 120 FOUNDATIONS: DIGITAL IMAGING (3) 
An introductory course covering computer software for drawing and page layout and applications in art and design. 

ART 121 FOUNDATIONS: COMPUTERS IN VISUAL ARTS (3) 
Capturing, processing, and publishing digital images. Image control and manipulation. Digital images in print and electronic media. 

ART 122 FOUNDATIONS: 4-D (4)
Introductory to video art. Aesthetics, history, and techniques. Video as installation. Role of audience, race, gender, identity. Lec/lab. PREREQ: ART 120 and ART 121. 

ART 131 FOUNDATIONS: DRAWING (4) 
Introductory studio course in drawing techniques with emphasis on developing skills in perception and visual organization. (FA)

ART 199 FOUNDATIONS: SPECIAL STUDIES
This  course is the lab component for Art 100. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

ART 261 PHOTOGRAPHY I (3) Introductory studio course in photography with creative expression and innovative possibilities stressed. Includes problems in visual theory; demonstrations and lectures on both the technical and historical growth of the medium. Student must supply suitable 35mm camera. (FA) 

ART 263 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (4)
Studio course in digital photography. The digital camera. Digital
exposure Digital color. Workflow. Digital output. Location lighting.
Students must have the use of a digital single lens reflex camera.
PREREQS: ART 115 and ART 120.

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