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ART 503 Creative Concepts

This is an exploratory course of basic ideas in the creative experience dealing with content and concepts in contemporary visual art. Through readings, lectures and projects the student discusses and analyzes these ideas in relation to his/her personal view and creative output.
Every Semester, 3 credits

ART 517 Design I

This is a studio course intended to relate the vocabulary of form and language of art to the student’s personal visual statements. Students are expected to produce a related series of works with concentration on experimentation, change and synthesis involved in the creative process of producing visual statements that communicate personal ideas.
Every Semester, 3 credits

ART 611, 612 Drawing

This course is a critical analysis of drawings executed by students enrolled in the class. Students are required to be active participants in this studio class. New themes are assigned each week. The student, in consultation with the faculty member, selects the appropriate drawing material and technique based on the student’s major field of interest. Special emphasis is placed on drawing techniques and furthering critique skills of the student.
Every Semester, 3 credits per semester

ART 605 Photo Studio I

Explores intricacies of the view camera, including a historical examination of important photographers who have used it, correcting perspective, lenses and fundamental principles of lighting, as well as landscape and portraiture photography with large format. Course work includes the Scheimpflug Rule, the Bellow’s Formula and an examination of the Zone System.
Special fee per semester, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

ART 606 Photo Studio II

An intensive exploration of a variety of lighting techniques, including glassware, solid and clear objects. Handling filtration for daylight-rated film and manipulating strobe lighting is also covered. Students produce 4” X 5” chromes in a portfolio of work.
Prerequisite: ART 605
Special fee per semester, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

ART 602 Photo Workshop

This course is an advanced photo workshop. Students attempt to define their personal direction and style. Photography is accepted in any format in either black and white, color or digital. Intense group critiques evaluate students’ work.
Special fee per semester, $70
Fall, 3 credits

ART 603 Color Photography Printing

This is an advanced course which explores the techniques and aesthetic problems of printing color.
Special fee per semester, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

ART 604 Current Ideas in Photography

The class explores the work of leading photographers with special emphasis on new directions and new ways of seeing. It also includes direct contact with professional photographers.
Special fee per semester, $70
Spring, 3 credits

ART 679 History of Photography

This course is an historical survey of photography from its pre-camera origins to its modern practice in the 1950s. Students will examine concepts and issues affecting the photographic medium from artistic, historical, sociological and technological perspectives and its impact on society.
Fall, 3 credits