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Fall 2012

Art Courses:

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ART101 - Introduction to Visual Art
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores painting and drawing, and history of art from the fifteenth century to contemporary art of today with an emphasis on understanding and appreciating the works of great masters. Develops skills using various media and techniques, such as charcoal, colored pencils, pen and ink, and water color in studio classes.

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ART102 - Fashion Trends and Design
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course is an introduction to fashion design. Students will use fashion, history, design and materials in learning about the world of fashion. Fall only. Students may receive credit only once for this listing.

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ART103 - Western Art History 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys history of western art from prehistory to CE 1500, and compares and contrasts with the art of later periods. Introduces the distinctive features of the art produced by western civilization and relates its development to that of other regions.

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ART104 - Western Art History 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Surveys history of western art from CE 1500 to present, and compares and contrasts with the art of earlier periods. Introduces the distinctive features of art produced by western civilization and relates its development to that of other regions.

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ART105 - Two-Dimensional Design
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the elements and principles of design and art concepts. Focuses on creative problem solving, critical analysis of visual imagery, and utilizing visual arts as a form of expression. Two class hours, two studio hours.

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ART107 - Typography and Layout
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the basics of using type in the graphic arts. Students clarify and enhance visual messages through the use of type and visual placement (layout) of information. Two class hours, two studio hours. Prerequisites: ART105 and ART209.

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ART110 - Drawing 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces beginning drawing skills. Focuses on observational drawing and the development of an artistic imagination. Students must supply their own materials. Two class hours, two studio hours.

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ART111 - Drawing 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores advanced drawing techniques and the creative process. Focuses on developing large drawings in a variety of mixed-media materials. Two class hours, two studio hours. Students must provide their own supplies. Prerequisite: ART110.

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ART112 - Figure Drawing 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores drawing from direct observation of a live model. Develops skills used to draw the figure in a variety of media. Focuses on key concepts of space, scale, and the use of value to create volume and mass. Students must provide their own supplies. Two class hours, two studio hours. Prerequisite: ART110 or Declared Fine Arts Major

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ART113 - Illustration Cartooning
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores drawing and illustrating different types of cartooning used in comic books, graphic novels, advertising, caricature, storyboards, concept art, and comic strips. Examines the history of cartooning and its influence on contemporary art. Addresses the business aspects of cartooning such as employment, grants, printing, and publishing. Also focuses on creative writing, and visual communication. Two class hours, two studio hours. Students must provide their own supplies. Prerequisite: ART 110.

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ART114 - Painting 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces acrylic painting techniques. Focuses on the use of color theory, design fundamentals and painting styles. Two class hours, two studio hours. Prerequisite: ART 110

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ART115 - Painting 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores advanced acrylic painting techniques. Focuses on developing new skills in painting, experimenting with mixed-media approaches and creative concepts. Students must provide their own supplies. Two class hours, two studio hours. Prerequisite: ART114.

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ART123 - Ceramics 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Utilizes various methods of hand building in clay and focuses on vessel traditions and ceramic sculpture. Teaches students the mastery of clay materials. Encourages creativity, craftsmanship and development of personal ideas through a variety of problem solving assignments. Reading material, demonstrations, critiques and lectures with an overview of historical ceramics supplement studio work. Lecture: 2 hours Studio: 2 hours

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ART124 - Ceramics 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Utilizes the potter's wheel and hand building skills to create functional and sculptural ceramics. Emphasizes excelled mastery of clay materials including form, proportion, design, craftsmanship and personal expression. Instruction of making glazes, loading and firing kilns. Reading material, demonstrations, critiques and lectures on ceramic history supplement studio work. Two class hours, two studio hours. Prerequisite: ART 123.

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ART127 - 3-D Design
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Teaches students the mastery of 3-Dimensional materials. Introduces design, techniques, methods and tools of sculpture. Encourages creativity, craftsmanship and development of personal ideas through a variety of problem solving assignments. Reading material, demonstrations, critiques and lectures with an overview of 3-Dimensional history supplement studio work. Two class hours, two studio hours. Students must provide their own supplies.

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ART163 - Art Appreciation With a Focus on Local Art
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: An interactive approach to art appreciation with an emphasis on understanding local works of art. Surveys the connection between art and the local community from a variety of perspectives. Examines the value and expressive function of art and reviews ways to use visual language to create and evaluate artwork. Students will gain hands-on experience creating collaborative artwork. Includes tours of local art studios and visiting guest artists in the southern tier area.

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ART207 - Graphic Design Applications
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: In-depth study of graphic design software including paint and vector-based programs. Tutorials guide students through detailed exploration of layout, paint, and draw programs. Two class hours, two studio hours. Prerequisites: ART105 and ART209.

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ART209 - Computer Graphics
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the computer as image-making tool. Includes image development, dimensioning, modifying, storage, and system management. Two class hours, two lab hours.

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ART210 - Computer Graphics 2
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Focuses on the computer as an image-making and image-retrieval tool. Advanced study in image development, dimensioning, modifying, storage, retrieval, and system management. Builds skills in presentation graphics using different graphic software. Two class hours, two lab hours. Prerequisite: ART209.

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ART213 - Digital Art Internship
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Educationally structured work experience in a selected digital art or graphic art agency, under the supervision of agency personnel and the instructor. Provides opportunities to apply knowledge and skills to specific career application and objectives. A minimum of 150 hours required for completion. Prerequisites: ART107 and ART207, or permission of instructor.

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ART214 - Interdisciplinary Computer Art
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Integrates artistic pursuits (photography, drawing, painting, music, writing and/or video) into the digital realm. Students create animation, digital illustrations and photo manipulations using the computer. Prerequisite: ART209.

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ART217 - Graphic Design Portfolio
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Advances skills learned in prior classes. Includes production of graphic design projects that recreate industry- and client-based standards. Emphasizes printing methods, paper and ink selection, production management, and cost control. Prerequisites: ART107 and ART207.

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ART221 - Museum and Portfolio Fundamentals
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Develops skills in museum practice including organizing and installing an exhibition. Also addresses preparing written materials and works of art for public display. Each student will develop a resume, cover letter, list of references, and a set of photographic images documenting his/her work as an artist. Spring only. Prerequisite: 12 credits in Fine Arts studio courses.

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ART225 - Fashion Illustration
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: An introduction to fashion illustration and portfolio development. Students learn foundation skills to design on the human form; fashion figure proportions, garment/fabric and garment details, color and basic rendering techniques, designer sketching and illustration and development of a garment collection. Students must provide their own supplies. Fall only.

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