Fine and Performing Arts

Art Course Listing


Art Options: Graphic Design | Studio Art | Art Education

ART 1001. Fundamentals of Design I (I; 3)
This is an introductory course designed to explore the basic principles and elements of art and design. The exercises will emphasize black and white compositions. | Back to top

ART 1002. Fundamentals of Design II (II; 3)
This is a second level design course intended to explore the basic principles and elements of art and design. The exercises will emphasize color compositions. Prerequisite: ART 1001 (101). | Back to top

ART 1101. Beginning Drawing I (I; 3)
This is an introductory drawing course designed to expose the student to a variety of approaches and media used in creative drawing. | Back to top

ART 1102. Beginning Drawing II (II; 3)
This is a follow-up course to introductory drawing. Increased complexity of drawing assignments and emphasis on the spatial element of visual art will be experienced. | Back to top

ART 1110. Ancient and Early European Art History (I, II; 3)
This course is a survey of visual arts from prehistoric times through the medieval period. | Back to top

ART 1120. Later European Art History (I, II; 3)
This course is a study of the art of the Renaissance and Post-Renaissance with attention to the influences of and differences among the art of the Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, and Rococo styles. | Back to top

ART 1200. Introduction to Photography (I, II; 2)
An introductory course in photography designed to convey proper picture-taking techniques through the study of photographic composition and darkroom practices in developing negatives and printing enlargements. | Back to top

ART 1210. Introduction to Art (I, II; 3)
This course is an approach to the understanding and enjoyment of art involving analysis of media and the elements and principles of visual organization. It also surveys styles reflecting diverse cultural attitudes. Exposure to many works of art will be included. | Back to top

ART 1320. Introduction to Art Education (I; 3)
This course introduces the student to the profession of teaching art education. The class content consists of the history of art education, discipline-based art education, multicultural art education, Ohio Department of Education laws and specifications (including Praxis 1, 2 and 3), and classroom management. The student will read art education literature then write critical responses, view professional instructional art education videos, and use technology/internet and library for research. Classroom observation is required in urban, suburban, and/or rural school environments. | Back to top

ART 1415. Art for Early Childhood Education (I, II; 2)
This course introduces the student to the four components of art education: Art History, Art Criticism and Aesthetics/ Art Appreciation. Art production, discipline based art education, multicultural art education and exploration with suitable two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials for art production for kindergarten (early childhood) will be emphasized. Technology and internet use will be integrated for classroom research. The student will produce a professional notebook consisting of three sections emphasizing the following: Art Education readings/summaries, Art lessons and Activities and Art History readings/summaries on artists. Classroom observation is required. | Back to top

ART 1421. Art Education for Teachers (II; 3)
This course introduces the student to four components of art education: (1) art production, (2) art history, (3) art criticism, and (4) aesthetics/art appreciation. Art production, discipline-based art education, and exploration with suitable two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials for art production for kindergarten - 12th grades will be emphasized. Technology and internet use will be integrated for classroom research. The student will produce a professional notebook consisting of the four components of art education using technology, the internet and library for research tools. | Back to top

ART 1422. Secondary Art Education (I; 3)
This course introduces the student to further experimentation and exploration with materials and methods for art education. It includes emphasis on three-dimensional design and professional art education literature. Technology and internet use will be integrated for classroom research. The student will read, write and discuss art education theory and educational psychology, creates art, and defines and identify pedagogical approaches for the teaching of art. Teaching, producing one art lesson in an urban public school, and classroom observation are required. | Back to top

ART 1523. Creative Art Teaching (II; 3)
This course introduces the student to producing a rubric for an academic teaching year. National and state of Ohio content standards will be the guiding format for the production of the rubric. The rubric will consist of the following: (1) student's aim and rationale for teaching the units, (2) unit themes, (3) scope and sequence of art activities, (4) day-to-day lesson plans, (5) supportive art education theory, (6) adapted design for classroom demographics (diversity/challenged and gifted students), (7) materials and safety, and (8) the list of professional references. Use of technology and the internet will be integrated for classroom research. | Back to top

ART 2010. Introduction to Two-Dimensional Computer Art (I; 2)
Beginning-level course designed for students with very little or no prior knowledge of computers or their graphic applications. Students will acquire basic computer skills and be introduced to the creative possibilities and applications of two-dimensional computer graphics and electronic media. Students will learn to use industry-standard drawing and image processing software. | Back to top

ART 2020. Image Processing for Artists (II; 2)
This course builds on concepts learned in ART 2010. In addition to the continued development of skills in image processing for presentations and graphic design, students will explore advanced creative possibilities that will add depth to their visual foundations. Prerequisite: ART 2010 (201). | Back to top

ART 2100. Figurative Drawing and Sculpture (I, II; 3)
This course introduces the study of the human figure in two-dimensional and three-dimensional form. This course will employ theories and techniques in drawing and sculpting realistic interpretations of the human figure through observation. | Back to top

ART 2130. Arts of Africa (I; 3)
This course is a general survey of the arts of Africa with emphasis on the visual and plastic arts. Supplemental information will be covered on music, dance, drama, and other cultural influences. | Back to top

ART 2140. African American Art History (II; 3)
This is a course that surveys the origin and development of African American art and artists. Studies will cover various media, processes and techniques used by the artists. Attention is given to the subject matter and content in the work of African American artists from a social, cultural and educational point of view. | Back to top

ART 2200. Figure Drawing and Painting I (I, II; 3)
This course explores technical experiences in oil painting while practicing sustained drawing from the figure. Emphasis will be placed on traditional painting techniques utilizing the live model. | Back to top

ART 2400. Beginning Ceramics (I, II; 3)
This course is an introduction to the use of clay as a creative material for personal expression. The course will emphasize the basic concepts of wheel throwing, hand construction and glazing of clay forms. | Back to top

ART 3010. Computer Presentation Graphics (I; 2)
In this course students will learn to research, organize and prepare visual presentations using computer graphics and animations. Prerequisite: ART 2010 (201). | Back to top

ART 3020. Computer Desktop Video for Artists (II; 2)
Students will learn how to create presentations by mixing computer graphics with live and recorded video information. Students will be introduced to video recording and video editing. Prerequisite: ART 2010. | Back to top

ART 3061. Graphic Design I (I; 3)
This course covers advertising theory, techniques and use of studio equipment, safety practices, and projects geared toward concept-thinking in advertising design. | Back to top

ART 3062. Graphic Design II (II; 3)
This course continues to build on concept-thinking and visual resolution learned in ART 3061. In addition students will explore typography and basic page layout. | Back to top

ART 3065. Introduction to Illustration (II; 2)
This is an introductory course in illustration that allows the student to devote time to studying the fundamentals of drawing, composition, color, harmony, perspective, cartooning, and the proportions of the human figure. Traditional and digital media will be used. | Back to top

ART 3100. Advanced Drawing (I, II; 3)
This course provides advanced techniques for figure, still life, and landscape compositions. A variety of media will be explored (i.e. charcoal, pastels, contè, and ink). | Back to top

ART 3150. Modern and Contemporary Art History I (I; 3)
This course is an analytical and interpretive study of art movements from the 19th century to the present with emphasis on their significance in relation to contemporary civilization: | Back to top

ART 3160. Modern and Contemporary Art History II (II; 3)
This is an advanced art history course that takes a geographical or regional look at modern and contemporary art. | Back to top

ART 3200. Figure Drawing and Painting II (I, II; 3)
This course involves advanced painting from the figure incorporating environment. Course work will focus on observation of the live model and environment. | Back to top

ART 3300. Figure and Advanced Drawing I (I, II; 3)
This course will explore a variety of media and techniques in compositional drawing. Assignments will stress advanced figure drawing techniques, with emphasis on traditional drawing techniques and composing the figure within an environment. | Back to top

ART 3400. Advanced Drawing and Painting I (I, II; 3)
In this course students will develop drawings as studies for paintings. The course will examine the historical use of drawings as studies for paintings and as finished works of art. Students will develop drawings and paintings for graduate school portfolios. | Back to top

ART 4061. Advanced Graphic Design I (1; 3)
This course gives the advanced graphics student the chance to execute finished art using advanced techniques and equipment. Basic production techniques will be covered. Prerequisite: ART 3062. | Back to top

ART 4062. Advanced Graphic Design I (II; 3)
This course will emphasize through projects the continuation of good design execution from ART 4061. At this point in a student's artistic development he/she should have a specific graphic focus in mind. Prerequisite: ART 4061. | Back to top

ART 4200. Figure Drawing and Painting III (I, II; 3)
This course will address advanced figure painting concerns. Emphasis will be placed on creative painting compositions utilizing the figure in combination with the study of 'old master' paintings. Students will create work for graduate school portfolios. | Back to top

ART 4300. Figure and Advanced Drawing II (I, II; 3)
The course will emphasize the development of the student's personal drawing style while focusing on the figure in an interior and/or landscape environment. Students will develop drawings for their senior exhibitions and graduate school portfolios. | Back to top

ART 4400. Advanced Drawing and Painting II (I, II; 3)
This course will explore further the historical relationships between drawing and painting. Students will utilize drawings as preliminary studies for painting as well as finished works of art. Students will also develop drawings and paintings for their senior exhibitions and graduate school portfolios. | Back to top