Learning Elements and Principles of Art and Design
Foundations courses prepare students for vigorous studies in upper-level courses by providing a thorough grounding in fundamental principles and techniques associated with each degree or concentration.
Two-Dimensional Design & Color Theory
Elements of art and the principles of two-dimensional design, with emphasis on line, shape, texture, space, value elements of color theory executed through conventional methods.
Drawing, using a variety of media and techniques, including work from figure, still-life and landscape. Some drawing with digital media.
An introductory course in exploring, evaluating and resolving concepts related to basic three dimensional design problems. Exercises include three-dimensional drawing techniques and model building. Emphasis is placed on the application of elements and design and principles of organization as well as form and space relationships using a variety of media.
Pictorial composition with studies in use of line, form, value and texture, including work from nature, the life model and setups.
Computer Applications in Art
The study of computer technology employed by professional artists. Digital presentation and documentation techniques covered. Limited work with art production software.
Concept, Creativity, & Studio Practice
This is a studio art foundation course and is a prerequisite for the BFA majors in all concentrations. It is designed as an introduction to the studio practices and conceptual processes of a creative artist.