Art Course Descriptions

1003 ART AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION
A variety of media, techniques, and processes are presented. These are presented in terms of the contribution they make in aesthetic expression. The study of significant people, movements and culturally related ideas is included.
1103 ART APPRECIATION
The study of art from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures as both product and process. Aesthetic judgment making in evaluation of art from different times and places is stressed.
1200 ART EXPERIENCES
This zero credit hour, pass/fail course is designed to provide art and art program-related experiences to students in order to round out their art content courses with actual fine and graphic art experiences and to provide cultural opportunities for life-long learning. All art majors are required to enroll in this course every semester they are enrolled at Southeastern.
1213 DRAWING I
Perception of line, form and shape, and spatial relationships is developed through work in a variety of monochromatic media. Students will work with still life objects and the human figure with emphasis upon composition of the pictureplane, linear perspective and light effect on mass and space
1413 CERAMICS I
An introduction to clay utilizing basic materials and techniques used in handbuilding and on the potter's wheel.
2013 2-D DESIGN
Studio instruction in basic design through projects and exercises in fundamental form and space concepts. Control of proportion, scale, and design relationships; development of problem formulation and sound basis for value judgments. Release of student's potential creative capacities is the prime concern.
2023 3-D DESIGN
A study of basic elements and principles of 3-D design, theory, and their application to specific art problems.
2113 ART HISTORY SURVEY I
A general survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from prehistoric times through the Renaissance, surveying Western Europe and American painting.
2333 VECTOR GRAPHICS I
A survey course designed to build a foundation in design theories and concepts to foster student creativity. The course will introduce tools in computer graphics, including software, production and reproduction technologies. Discussions will cover both creative and efficient application of digital tools and techniques. Students will complete project assignments utilizing a variety of computer graphic applications. (Prerequisite: ART 1213, ART 2013, CIS 1003 or BIM 1553)
2633 WEB PAGE DESIGN I
An introduction to basic concepts to design a website including content, navigation, graphics, and overall design using current graphical interface software such as Frontpage, Flash, Dreamweaver. Attention will be given to good design elements and principles in laying out effective web pages. Students will be required to maintain a personal website.
2903 DIGITAL IMAGING I
An introduction to the basic concepts and history of digital imagery and software programs such as Photo Shop that are used to manipulate digital images. Attention will be given to good design elements and principles for effective image development.
3013 COMIC BOOK ART AND AMERICAN CULTURE
This cousre is a survey of the sequential art forms of the comic book and graphic novel as cultural artifact, aesthetic ojects, and contemporary narrative. The course will survey the history of these art expressions and analyze how artists use formal style, narrative structure and audience demographics to create sequential art.
3033 GRAPHIC LAYOUT
Various aspects of graphic, commercial, and advertising concepts are examined in relation to design foundations presented in ART 1213, 2013,and 2023. Computer graphic application programs are utilized to create graphic designs incorporating lettering, digital imagery, and image manipulation. Outside lab hours are required to complete assigned projects(Prerequisites: Core and CIS 1003 and BIM 1553)
3083 ISSUES IN AESTHETICS AND CRITICISM
This course addresses the issues of interpretation and evaluation in art by studying a variety of models of inquiry.
3103 SURVEY OF NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN ART
This course surveys Native North American art from prehistoric artifacts to present day artworks. Major regional areas of study include the arts of the Eastern Woodlands, Great Plains, Northwest Coast, Southwest, and Mexico. Study focuses upon artworks within their historical and social context and the aesthetic, cultural, and symbolic meanings of traditional and contemporary North American Indian art.
3123 COLOR THEORY
This class is an introduction to basic color theory, its historical background, and its application in two-dimensional design and painting. Students are required to complete studio assignments outside of class. (Prerequisites: ART 1213,ART 2013)
3133 ART HISTORY SURVEY II
An examination of the art world from the end of the Renaissance to the present, emphasizing the intrinsic qualities of the work as well as the relationship of art to its cultural context
3203 ART AND WORLD CULTURES
This is an introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the art and architecture of Asia, Africa, Oceania, Islam, and the Americas.
3213 DRAWING II
This course continues the development of a student's understanding of the concepts of drawing with attention given to demonstrating understanding of good composition. Emphasis will be given to use of colored media as students continu e to develop skills from a variety of environmental subjects as well as the human figure (Prerequisite: ART 1213)
3223 PAINTING I
The design elements applied to painting with emphasis on color mixing, formal composition, and execution. Students will work with water-based media to explore the possibilities in painting with different mediums, techniques and styles including transparent watercolor painting (Prerequisite: ART 1213 and ART 2013 and ART 3123 with a grade of "C" or better)
3313 HISTORY AND THEORY OF DESIGN
This course explores the historical and theoretical components of design from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. Products, furniture, textiles, packaging, advertising, typography graphics, communications, and industrial design will be studied in terms of their historical development and their translation and application within contemporary concepts of design in various professional fields.
3323 PAINTING II
A continuation of ART 2313, with emphasis on further refinement and elaboration of painting techniques and skills. (Prerequisite: all core courses)
3333 TYPOGRAPHY
This couse explores the concepts, terminology, use and execution of typography within artworks and commercial design. Practice is guided with instruction in typographical design, history, and concepts through projects that exercise the fundamentals of typography and font design. (Prerequisite:ART 2903, ART 2333 with a grade of C or better)
3423 CERAMICS II
An expansion of ART 1413 with an emphasis on developing additional skills in ceramic design and construction using hand and/or potter's wheel. (Prerequisite: ART 1413)
3433 SCULPTURE I
Introduction to 3-D form in sculpture and to the two concepts of sculpture: free standing and sculpture-in-the-round. (Prerequisite: ART 2023)
3503 ART IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM
Presents teaching methods and procedures appropriate to the public elementary school. Course is designed to aid future teachers to teach art lessons with confidence and competence in a self-contained public classroom.
3523 CERAMICS III
A continuation of ART 3423 in developing a body of work and exploration of more advanced building and firing techniques. Students will present a proposal for an area of concentration and will learn how to and be responsible for firing various types of kilns. (Prerequisite: ART 3423)
3623 CERAMICS IV
A continuation of Ceramics III in developing a body of work and exploration of more advanced building and firing techniques. Students will present a proposal for an area of research and will research and develop glaze formulas as well as firing all kilns (Prerequisite: ART 3523)
3633 WEB PAGE DESIGN II
Continuation of Web Page Design I to create advanced professional web sites/pages using various graphics interface software and hardware. Students will maintain a multi-page website. (Prerequisite: ART 2633)
3814 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
This course will explore development of theories and history of photography as an art form that captures elements of human expression, history, and personal presence. Students will examine how photography has advanced to present-day digital cameras and how photographers manipulate light and composition to create photography as art. Digital camera with capability of manual settings required.
3903 DIGITAL IMAGING II
Digital Imaging II is a course designed to further explore methods and techniques used in creating and altering digital images. Instruction will be explored through projects and exercises using digital imaging equipment (camera) and digital editing software (Photoshop). This course will cover basic to advanced digital imaging editing skills helping you to create dynamic digital art for the web and print media.
4033 VECTOR GRAPHICS II
This course is a continuation of ART 2333 and will include the most importatnt topics of vector graphics industry standard graphic software. Students will continue to expand knowledge of vector-based graphics preparation of digital artwork for pre-press and printing as well as Web-based design (Prerequisite: ART 2333 with a grade of C or better)
4133 ART HISTORY III:MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
This course is a survey of modern and postmodern art from the 1890s to the present, including important stylistic movements such as Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and a number of postmodern approaches since 1960. The focus is on the ideas, works, and critical reception of specific artists, widened to include issues of race and gender and related developments in politics.
4203 DRAWING III
This course continues the development of students' understanding of the concepts of drawing. While attention is given to the utilization of the concepts of good composition, students will select, in consultation with the instructor, a particular subject matter area they wish to research and pursue. Students will choose suitable media in which to work. (Prerequisite: ART 1213 and 3213)
4213 PRINTMAKING I
A variety of printmaking techniques, such as serigraphy, woodcut, and intaglio are explored. (Prerequisite: core courses)
4223 PRINTMAKING II
A continued exploration into the printmaking medium, allowing individuals the opportunity to refine the techniques presented in ART 4213. (Prerequisite: ART 4213)
4333 PAINTING III
A continuation of ART 3323, with emphasis on the human figure. (Prerequisite: ART 3323)
4343 PAINTING IV
A continuation of ART 4333, with emphasis on student experimentation and exploration of selected painting media. (Prerequisite: ART 4333)
4443 SCULPTURE II
Students will continue working with the four primary technical methods for producing sculpture. There will be at least three to four projects using one or more techniques in producing 3-D sculpture. (Prerequisite: ART 3433)
4513 APPLIED GRAPHIC DESIGN I
This course involves portfolio production of advanced products of graphic design using both vector and raster graphics (Prerequisites: all previous major requirements with a grade of C or better)
4613 APPLIED GRAPHIC DESIGN II
This class is a continuation of ART 4513 to refine skills indevelopment of the final graphic design portfolio. This class is the final capstone for graphic design. (Prerequisite: ART 4513 with a grade of C or better)
4773 METHODS & MEDIA IN ART
Includes comprehensive organizational and instructional techniques, strategies, and materials for development and delivery of art lessons related to appropriate developmental levels K-12. (Will not count toward a major or minor in Art.) (Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education)
4814 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II
This course will build upon knowledge gained in Digital Photography I to provide an advanced understanding of the art form of digital photography, capturing the human element and how this medium affects contemporary society. Digital camera with capability of manual settings required. Pre-requisite: ART 3813
4950 INTERNSHIP
On the job experience in practical applications. Student will be expected to secure a source/location that must be approved by department
4960 DIRECTED READING
Topic is assigned by the Faculty, student and Department Chair.
4970 SPECIAL STUDIES
Content is determined by the Faculty, student and Department Chair to provide additional strength or to remove deficiencies
4980 SEMINAR
Content is determined by the Faculty, student and Department Chair to provide a specialized learning experience in a group situation.