ART 101 Fundamentals of Drawing. 3 hours.
Introduction to drawing, the application of basic principles and elements of art as they relate to drawing. Students will work from observation in order to gain an understanding of proportion and space. A broad range of media and techniques will be explored.
ART 111 Textile Design. 3 hours.
Same as FACS 111.
ART 123 Design Studio I. 3 hours.
A basic foundation course in the fundamentals of the visual arts. Experiences in studio problems are geared to helping the student apply the information given. The course stresses discipline in arts, language, understanding of the elements of art, and color theory.
ART 125 3-D Design. 3 hours.
ART 140 Interior Design. 3 hours.
Same as FACS 140.
ART 172 Introduction to Photography. 3 hours.
The fundamentals of the photographic process including: 35mm camera operations, BandW film processing and printing, as well as photographic composition. The class will emphasize the creative application of photographic techniques at the beginning level. Students will be required to complete two major class projects: A multiple BandW picture story presentation and color slide presentation. Photo-creating class sessions will be devoted to still life and portraiture.
ART 200 Introduction to Graphics. 3 hours.
Includes basic computer graphic skills; newspaper and advertising layout; study of positive and negative shapes; properties and use of color; and techniques of creating commercial art. Prerequisites: ART 101, 123, 125.
ART 201 Ceramics: Hand Construction. 3 hours.
Experience in basic hand-building methods in clay construction. The student will develop skills in coil, slab, and pinch techniques, and become familiar with the techniques of applying glaze and engobes.
ART 206 Figure Studies. 3 hours.
Emphasis is given to the understanding of the figure and its expressive qualities as it relates to drawing. Various compositional strategies will be introduced. Prerequisites: ART 101 or permission of instructor.
ART 211 Illustration for Publication. 3 hours.
Image development for specific applications such as editorial, narrative and advertising publications. Traditional and contemporary techniques will be explored. Prerequisites: ART 206.
ART 233 Basic Oil Painting. 3 hours.
A beginning course for all persons interested in the use of oil paints. Studies in color, composition, and technique help students to be able to apply their knowledge in a skilled manner. Prerequisites: ART 101, 123, 125, 206.
ART 270 Basic Darkroom Techniques. 3 hours.
Introduces students to the fundamental concepts of the traditional black and white darkroom. Essential information on current films and papers will be practically demonstrated through assignments which challenge the creativity of each student on an individual level. Prerequisite: ART 172.
ART 274 Introduction to Photojournalism. 3 hours.
The photographic medium as it relates to the newspaper profession, including: the history of photojournalism, advanced shooting/darkroom techniques, and an introduction to digital photography. Students will be required to produce several photographic essays using conventional photographic processes as well as electronic imaging of their work. Prerequisites: ART 270, 275.
ART 275 Photoshop. 3 hours.
This is the second level graphics course concentrating on the software Photoshop. This course explores photography, manipulations, and graphics, and creates a wide range of experiences. Students will learn to use and understand the various components of this program. Prerequisite: ART 200.
ART 281 History of Western Art I. 3 hours.
A survey course exploring the various cultural, religious, and social patterns of peoples from the cave art period to the Gothic period. Students will gain an understanding of the iconography of each period studied.
ART 282 History of Western Art II. 3 hours.
This course continues as a survey course in the area of visual arts, starting at the proto-Renaissance and continuing through to the 1980s.
ART 300 Perspective and Rendering. 3 hours.
This course begins with the practical application of perspective, light, shade and other rendering techniques for the designer. A focused shift will take place during the semester to perspective sketching and delineations of architectural structures. Various media and application techniques will be stressed for professional results and presentation. This course does not apply toward the requirements of an Art major. Prerequisites: ART 101, 200 or permission of the instructor.
ART 302 Ceramics: Wheel Construction. 3 hours.
Experience on the potter's wheel (the electric and kickwheel). The student will develop skills in centering, raising, footing, and finishing wheel-thrown ware. Glazing, staining, and texturing of the finished ware will be emphasized.
ART 303 Ceramics: Advanced Techniques. 3 hours.
ART 308 Advanced Figure Studies. 3 hours.
Continued emphasis on the expressive qualities of the human figure as they relate to drawing. Thematic and conceptual development and experimentation will be encouraged. Prerequisites: ART 206 or permission of instructor.
ART 310 Graphic Advertising. 3 hours.
This is a desktop publishing, layout, and design course. Areas explored will be newspaper advertising theories, tear sheets, and product advertising. Students will experience a range of projects that create innovative forms in design, theories of advertising, and proven ways to sell a product. Prerequisite: ART 275.
ART 315 Historical Dress and World Cultures. 3 hours.
Same as FACS 315.
ART 319 Typography. 3 hours.
This course provides a fundamental understanding of the structure, history, technology and application of typography. Assignments address the functional aspects of typography and explore the interaction of form and meaning in typographic design. Typographic syntax and hierarchies are stressed. Prerequisites: ART 200, ART 275.
ART 320 Package Designing. 3 hours.
ART 323 Printmaking I: Relief and Intaglio. 3 hours.
Introduction to traditional and contemporary practices in printmaking. Relief and intaglio techniques will be explored. Prerequisites: ART 206 or permission of instructor.
ART 334 Beginning Watercolor. 3 hours.
The students will learn two approaches in watercolor: direct and indirect. The direct approach is the traditional methods of watercolor: wet-on-wet and glazing. The indirect methods are splattering and pouring the paint onto a prepared surface for unique looking paintings. Demonstrations will be an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: ART 101, 123, 125, 206, or permission of instructor.
ART 335 Watercolor for Illustration. 3 hours.
ART 336 Composition and Color. 3 hours.
Refining technical skills; emphasis given to developing successful composition strategies. Further exploration in the expressive qualities of paint application and color. Prerequisites: ART 206 or permission of instructor.
ART 343 Heritage of Interiors. 3 hours.
Same as FACS 343.
ART 357 Final Cut Pro. 3 hours.
This course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro. Students will learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing themselves with the user interface. Topics include basic setup; adjusting and customizing preferences and settings; capturing video and audio; and various editing techniques. Prerequisites: ART 319.
ART 360 Contemporary Art History. 3 hours.
The study of art from 1945 to present. This class will focus on current events in art as well as recent art history. Tour of the Contemporary Museum in Chicago is a requirement for this course.
ART 375 History of Non-Western Art. 3 hours.
A comparative study of the art forms of non-Western based societies. Attempts to provide a basis for aesthetic appreciation of the works of the majors: Africa, Oceanic, Pre-Colombian, Native Americas, Asian, and Islamic cultures. A tour of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is a requirement of the course.
ART 376 Studio Photography. 3 hours.
This advanced course brings the world of photography indoors. Emphasizes creativity through the complete control of photographic technique. Practical applications of lighting styles will be explored using a digital platform and real-world assignments. Students will also be challenged with advanced illustration techniques.
ART 379 Advanced Darkroom Techniques. 3 hours.
Intended for student who have a working knowledge of a black and white darkroom. Individual artistic creativity will be challenged through an introduction of special techniques such as photogram, high-contrast images, reticulation, multiple printing, and the Sabattier effect. Infrared photography will also be explored. Prerequisite: ART 270.
ART 380 Photographic Art History. 3 hours.
This course will trace the history of photography from its invention in 1822 to its present applications in digital imagery. The development of stereophotography, portraits, and photojournalism will be discussed as important visual communications that recorded history. Later developments in the evolution of photography, from the School of Paris in the 1890s to the Steiglitz School in America to the era of photograms and photomontage in the modern period will permit the student to understand photography as an important art form.
ART 387 Teaching Art in Elementary Schools. 2 hours.
Same as EDUC 387.
ART 408 Advanced Drawing Seminar. 3 hours.
An intensive study of individual styles and characteristics in drawing. Designed to bring students to the highest level possible in skills using various media. An intensive look at composition on the cognitive level of art in color theory applications. Prerequisite: ART 308.
ART 425 Printmaking II: Advanced Techniques. 3 hours.
Advanced exploration of printmaking processes and their application to image development will be explored. Students will continue to develop imagery from drawing to finished print. Prerequisites: ART 323.
ART 433 Advanced Painting Seminar. 3 hours.
An intensive study of individual styles and characteristics in painting. Designed to challenge the students to transform their drawing compositions and studies into full-scale paintings. Emphasizes the importance of proper planning and problem-solving and their application to practical techniques. Prerequisite: ART 408.
ART 459 Publication Design and Manufacturing. 3 hours.
This course looks at the theory, technology, and preparation needed for publication layout, print separation, print reproduction and manufacturing. The focus is on the development, planning, design and production of print publications. Students will learn methods of preparation for creation of camera-ready artwork and the principles of output to film for pre-press delivery. Prerequisites: ART 357.
ART 461 Web Production. 3 hours.
HTML and Adobe Dreamweaver will be utilized for Web page design in this course. Students will learn how to build a website, add pages, insert and format text and graphics, and hyperlink from page to page. Students will produce a website that includes a home page and links to resumι, gallery, and autobiographical pages. Prerequisites: ART 357.
ART 471 History of Modern Art. 3 hours.
A survey course of the visual arts from the late 19th century up to the present time. Areas to be explored are impressionism, Dadaism, expressionism, abstraction, op and pop art, and contemporary American visual art. Field trips to the Art Institute in Chicago will play an important role in the course.
ART 472 Photography Seminar. 3 hours.
Advanced study of photographic issues. Discusses aesthetic, criticism, and current imagery as well as photography's relationship to other media. Photojournalism, portraiture, and portfolio work will be included. Prerequisite: ART 270.
ART 473 History of Graphic Design. 3 hours.
The course provides students with a knowledge and understanding of the places; people; events; historical and cultural factors; and technological innovations that have influenced the development of graphic design into the practice that it is today.
ART 476 Advanced Photography. 3 hours.
An advanced course in photographic media which is intended to give both an overview and an advanced proficiency in the various practices that now produce and employ photographic imagery. The students' creativity will be challenged through the utilization of specific photographic techniques. Prerequisite: ART 379.
ART 495 Senior Career Preparation. 3 hours.
Designed for the senior art student in preparation for the job search and the senior exhibition. The senior artist will develop his or her exhibition, an artist statement, and a resumι, and will research job opportunities in his or her area of interest. Students will also begin the task of learning interviewing techniques and documenting their work for both themselves and the department's permanent collection of portfolios.