Art Courses

Courses in art (designated ARTT) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • the general education requirement in the arts and humanities
  • electives

Introduction to Drawing (3 Credits, ARTT 110)

A hands-on introduction to various drawing media and related techniques. The objective is to translate the three-dimensional world into two dimensions, communicate through a visual medium, and critique visual works of art. Projects are based on nature and still life.

Basics of Photography (3 Credits, ARTT 152)

(Access to a digital camera required.) An introduction to basic photographic procedures. Emphasis is on composing, taking, and editing photographs. Discussion covers the historical development of photography. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTT 152 or PHOT 198.

Art Appreciation (3 Credits, ARTT 205)

An introduction to a variety of two- and three-dimensional art forms, with particular emphasis on two-dimensional arts. The goal is to examine the elements and principles of design, materials, and techniques used in personal and professional settings. Examples from different media including illustration; painting with oils, acrylics, and watercolors; and sculpture are used to consider form, light, color, perspective, and other elements of art.

Intermediate Drawing (3 Credits, ARTT 210)

Prerequisite: ARTT 110. A continuing examination of materials and techniques of drawing. The objective is to apply drawing techniques and visual principles to various subjects, communicate through drawing, and critique works of art. More advanced media, compositions, techniques, and subjects are explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ARTS 210 or ARTT 210.

Painting (3 Credits, ARTT 320)

Prerequisite: ARTT 110. Practice in the basic tools and vocabulary of painting. The goal is to apply an understanding of compositional strategies, visual principles, and basic materials and techniques to produce paintings using oil, watercolor, or acrylic paints.