Students choosing the Minor in Art must take 15 credits from the following:
ARTA 120 Introduction to Drawing (3)
ARTA 121 Fundamentals of Design (3)
ARTA 201 Comparative Anatomy & Figure Drawing (3)
ARTA 312 3-D Design Methods (3)
ARTA 320 Painting (3)
ARTA 401 Advanced Drawing (3)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15
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Students will learn observational skills and drawing techniques to enhance technical abilities and creative responses to materials and subject matter. In-depth investigation of line, perspective, space, atmosphere, erasure, and other key components of animation in a wide range of drawing media will be covered. Weekly group critiques and sketchbook assignments are integrated.
Concept and creation of two-dimensional imagery. Practice in basic principles of design, color and visual organization in traditional, digital and lens-based media. Explores the context of imagery in the larger culture and the future of art and design.
Intensive practice in correct rendering of the human and animal forms through skeletal and muscular studies looking at stationary poses as well as figures in motion and basic gesturing. Prerequisite: ARTA 120.
Three-dimensional phenomena in fine art and design. Cultivates the ability to think, perceive, visualize, design and build in three dimensions using traditional methods and a broad skill set of fabrication techniques.
Building on the foundation skills of drawing, design, and color theory, it focuses on materials and methods while exploring a variety of subjects and pictorial strategies. Includes contemporary and historical work, as well as critical judgment and presentation. Prerequisites: ARTA 120 and ARTA 121.
In-depth study of drawing methods & techniques and development of personal style. Prerequisite: ARTA 201.