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Discipline: Fine Arts
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Drawing: Life-Intermediate ARTD 17B
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the action of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the shape of the figure.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the proportions of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate accurate proportion of the figure.
Intermediate Painting I ARTD 26A
  • Students will be able to integrate visual arts terminology and historical stylistic terminology in oral and written communication.
  • Students will relate original images to historical precedents, or to personal modes of expression.
Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History ARTB 1
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will develop an understanding of basic art terminology that coordinates with the ARTB 1 curriculum.
Anatomy for Artists ARTD 75
  • Students will successfully identify and name, using appropriate terminology, the origin, insertion and function of the major muscles of the human body
Animal Drawing ANIM 110
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the action of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the shape of the figure.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the proportions of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Create drawings that demonstrate the interrelationship of animal figures with drawing principles and techniques.
  • Use a variety of quick gestural sketches that capture the essence of a live animal for application to animation.
  • Synthesize the formal art elements, principles and techniques with the observed animal form in varying compositional formats and movements.
  • Create original animal drawings, which include anatomical structure and landmarks.
  • Use live animals as a reference for characters and imbue them with animated characteristics in original drawings.
Art, Artists and Society ARTG 20
  • Students will develop a working knowledge of basic visual arts vocabulary that coordinates with ARTG 20.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
Basic Studio Arts ARTB 14
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • ARTB14 students will be able to produce an edition of three block prints.
  • Students will be able to correctly Identify and define value, hue, and intensity.
Beginning Painting I ARTD 25A
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will develop an understanding of basic painting terminology that coordinates with the ARTSD 25A curriculum.
  • Recognize and discuss historical painting styles.
  • Define well-organized visual composition and other formal principles in written and oral form.
  • Develop paintings using dynamic compositional elements with appropriate light logic and accurate shapes.
  • Develop paintings focusing on color theory in a painterly or Impressionistic style.
  • Develop paintings focusing on realism with precise shapes and edges through the process of blending.
  • Create well-organized visual compositions in a variety of styles and techniques.?
Beginning Painting II ARTD 25B
  • Students will be able to apply visual arts terminology in oral and written communication.
  • Students will be able to create a painting effectively applying light logic
Ceramics: Beginning I ARTS 30A
  • Students will understand the relationship between the objects they are making and the materials used in ceramics class with those used in daily living: this goal will be measured with a survey at the end of the year.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will develop a working knowledge of basic ceramics vocabulary that coordinates with ARTS 30A curriculum.
  • Students will appropriately apply ceramic knowledge to writing about a ceramic artist.
  • Students will be able to throw and trim four cups that are a minimum of 4" tall and apply handles.
Ceramics: Beginning II ARTS 30B
  • Students will be able to create multiples of the same form on the pottery wheel.
  • Students will be able to create lids that fit a vessel or jar.
  • Students will apply ceramic knowledge and writing skills in writing about ceramics.
Ceramics: Hand Construction ARTS 33
  • Students will be able to build a coiled vessel.
  • Students will appropriately apply ceramic knowledge to writing about a ceramic artist.
  • Students will be able to utilize wet clay surface treatments.
  • Students will construct a ceramic, slab built mask inspired by historical reference.
Ceramics: Intermediate Studio ARTS 31
  • Students will synthesize design, craftsmanship and function to design and create two functional teapots.
  • Students will integrate hand building and throwing techniques to create a visually unified ceramic set.
Design: Color and Composition ARTD 21
  • Students will be able to use analogous color harmony in an original design.
  • Students will be able to use a monochromatic color harmony in an original design.
  • Students will apply visual arts concepts in oral and written communication.
  • Students will be able to identify 4 color harmonies.
  • Use art terminology in evaluative oral and written discussions, analysis, critiques and studio problems.
  • Apply the formal elements, principles of design, and forms of compositional structure in evaluative oral and written discussions, analysis, critiques and studio problems.
  • Demonstrate ability to match colors.
  • Synthesize basic color harmonies in pigment and demonstrate their relationship to RGB and CMYK pallets.
  • Demonstrate the use of color in space informed by light logic.
  • Use and recognize historic and modern forms of perspective.
  • Synthesis visual content, communicative, psychological, and emotional aspects of color harmonies in design projects.
  • Make use of critical thinking (reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing and assessing) skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Use creative and analytic techniques and strategies in planning and executing original artworks.
Design: Three Dimensional ARTS 22
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will accurately identify safety rules for required stationary power tools.
  • Students will safely and successfully use a variety of required stationary power tools: Band saw, sanders, lathe.
  • Design and produce projects using a variety of materials.
  • Use a variety of hand tools and equipment to manipulate media.
  • Apply molding principles by creating multi-piece molds and cold cast reproductions of three-dimensional objects.
  • Recognize, define, and apply three-dimensional design terminology in evaluative oral and written discussions, analysis and critiques.
  • Define problems, organize information, analyze results, generate creative ideas, and synthesize complex visual, structural and practical considerations to create original solutions to three-dimensional design problems.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate interrelationships between formal elements, principles of design, materials, technique, function, and cost.
Design: Two Dimensional ARTD 20
  • Recognize, define and appropriately apply 2-D terminology to evaluate works of art in oral or written discussions, analysis or critiques.
  • Two-dimensional design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the 8th week of the semester.
  • Two-Dimensional Design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the eighth week of the semester.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will be able to identify the three basic types of balance/symmetries.
  • Students will accurately identify three different spatial devices
  • Identify, evaluate, discuss, and use the formal elements and principles of design and forms of compositional structure.
  • Perceive and interpret the 3-D world through contour line drawings.
  • Use the formal elements, principles of design, and principles of gestalt to create well-designed studio projects in achromatic value and color.
  • Use value to describe form and express light logic.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color to value by mixing, analyzing, and appraising monochromatic tints and shades relative to the achromatic value scale.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color complements by mixing, analyzing and appraising complementary tones (chromatic grays).
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of hues to the conceptual pigment color wheel by mixing, analyzing, appraising, and identifying color correct swatches for
  • Use historic and current forms of abstraction in the visual arts.
  • Recognize, analyze and interpret the expressive and creative qualities of art media in a work of art as it affects elementary compositional decisions.
  • Make use of critical thinking (reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing and assessing) skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Differentiate preferential, factual, and judicious thinking elemental to solving problems in design and visual arts.
Drawing - Gesture and Figure ANIM 101A
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the action of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the shape of the figure.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the proportions of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction.
  • MO 1. Create drawings that capture gesture.
  • MO 2. Create drawings that use human proportions.
  • MO 3. Develop quick study drawing skills.
  • MO 4. Create drawings that incorporate drapery and costume.
  • MO 5. Execute drawings demonstrating communicative potential of the human figure.
Drawing Fundamentals ANIM 104
  • Students will develop an understanding of basic drawing terminology that coordinates with the ANIM 104 curriculum.
  • Students will be able to create illusions of three-dimensional forms using the rules of light logic.
  • Perceive, comprehend, interpret, and invent imagery
  • Draw in a variety of technique.
  • Create original drawings using design and composition concepts.
  • Apply visual concepts of format, negative and positive shapes, form, shadow, light, value and basic linear perspective in drawings.
  • Sketch or draw complex objects gesturally as basic or modified basic shapes and form to solve complex composition problems
  • Create sketches and finished drawings which demonstrate the capacity to perceive, comprehend and interpret the three-dimensional world using various media and techniques.
  • Observe and analyze individual form as seen volumetrically in space and structure that form as part of the whole pictorial composition.
  • Analyze drawings in oral or written critique using design and composition concepts
  • Utilize original and creative thinking in projects and writings such as the keeping of a visual and/or written journal.
  • Synthesize the formal art elements and principles with the observed world in varying compositional formats.
  • Discuss, analyze, and evaluate personal, contemporary and historical art works and their place in visual and commercial arts using art terminology for content, technique, and style in both written and oral critiques.
Drawing: Beginning ARTD 15A
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will develop an understanding of basic drawing terminology that coordinates with the ARTSD 15A curriculum.
  • Students will be able to create illusions of three-dimensional forms using the rules of light logic.
  • Students will be able to identify zones of light as explained by light logic using appropriate vocabulary.
  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of fundamental illusions of three dimensional forms on a two dimensional plane by locating the eye level and vanishing points in examples of perspective boxes.
  • Create original drawings, which demonstrate the capacity to perceive, comprehend, and interpret the three-dimensional visual world using dry media in a variety of techniques, which include stipple, line, and hatching.
  • Utilize original and creative thinking in projects and writings.
  • Utilize quick study drawing skills through visual notes and personal studies as a basis for planning larger extended works of art.
  • Utilize quick study techniques to develop extended drawings.
  • Utilize the principles of composition in objective and subjective analysis of historical and contemporary works of visual art.
  • Synthesize the formal art elements and principles with the observed world in varying compositional formats.
  • Discuss, analyze, and evaluate personal works of art and that of contemporary and historical artists by using appropriate art-specific terminology for content, technique, and style in both written and oral critiques.
  • Students will successfully demonstrate the application of measuring/sighting from observation to solve creating the illusion of a three dimensional still life on two dimensional surface
Drawing: Head and Hands ARTD 23A
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the action of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the shape of the figure.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the proportions of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction.
  • Students will be able to assess and communicate accurate proportions of the head.
Drawing: Intermediate ARTD 15B
  • Students will be able to create illusions of three-dimensional forms using the rules of light logic.
  • Students will develop an understanding of basic drawing terminology that coordinates with the ARTSD 15B curriculum.
  • Students will be able to identify similarities and differences in colors using proper terminology.
Drawing: Intermediate Heads and Hands ARTD 23B
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction.
  • Students will be able to assess and communicate proportions of the head.
Drawing: Life ARTD 17A
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the action of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the shape of the figure.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the proportions of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate accurate proportion of the figure.
  • Create drawings of the human body using drawing principles and techniques.
  • Develop and use original and creative thinking in drawing the human body.
  • Work from a general visual shorthand to more specific studies that result in finished art.
  • Create the illusion of three-dimensional form using various media and techniques based on formal art principles.
  • Evaluate and discuss historical and contemporary art/artists through written and oral critiques using appropriate art-specific terminology.
Drawing: Perspective ARTD 16
  • Outcome/Objective Students will be able to draw 3 dimensional objects in space based on plan and elevation information.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the use of depth measuring systems.
  • Outcome/Objective Students will be able to create drawings using techniques that demonstrate a clear understanding of atmospheric perspective.
  • Identify and discuss perspective techniques and drawing terminology in evaluative oral and written discussions, analysis and critiques.
  • Create original drawings that interpret three-dimensional objects and space using perspective principles and techniques.
  • Create original drawings using rendering techniques including lighting, shade and shadow, and texture.
  • Create original drawings that interpret organic forms using perspective principles and techniques.
  • MO 5. Analyze objectively and subjectively historical and contemporary works of visual art for their use of linear and atmospheric perspectives to organize subject, form and compositional elements of drawing and painting.
  • Use perspective in a variety of quick freehand sketches/drawings for visual notes, extended personal studies, and as a basis for planning larger extended works of art.
Exhibition Design and Art gallery Operation Work Experience ARTG 22A
  • Student will understand the expectation and value of teamwork.
  • Students will be able to identify their role as an artist in their chosen field.
  • Student will understand the expectation and value of teamwork.
  • Students will be able to identify their role as an artist in their chosen field.
  • Apply design concepts to personal or professional art collections within any given space.
  • Apply installation techniques toward the production of an exhibition.
  • Apply fabrication skills toward the professional production of an exhibition.
  • Analyze the design, fabrication, installation, concept, and content of contemporary exhibitions.
  • Synthesize contemporary and historical techniques in order to produce a more purposeful art exhibition.
  • Synthesize a wide range of knowledge and skills to assure quality performance as an exhibition design technician.
  • Evaluate exhibition design, planning, and timetables.
  • Evaluate public commentary.
Figure Drawing Special Studies ARTD 99
  • Self motivation/ discipline-Students will appreciate the necessity of self motivation and self discipline for the practice of art.
  • Improved Skills-Students completing a Special Studio-Art Studies course will feel that they have improved their skills in the selected area of study.
Figure Gesture - Design ANIM 101B
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate accurate proportion of the figure.
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction.
  • Students will be able to use pose to communicate a characters internal narrative.
Figure Gesture Expressive Design ANIM 101C
  • Students will be able to use line and wash techniques to create an objective figure drawing with accurate proportion and form.
  • Students will be able to use line and wash techniques to create a subjective expressive figure drawings with expressive use of materials to convey concept.
Figure in Motion ANIM 107
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the action of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the shape of the figure.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the proportions of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction
Figure Painting ARTD 19A
  • Students will be able to use three values to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through the use of value.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the shape of the figure.
Intermediate Exhibition Production ARTG 21B
  • Students will be able to prepare an exhibition promotional package.
  • Students will be able to design an exhibition promotional package.
Intermediate Painting II ARTD 26B
  • Students will apply visual arts concepts in oral and written communication.
  • Students will understand different approaches to pictorial space.
Intermediate Printmaking in Intaglio and Relief ARTD 43B
  • Students will register multiple color matrices in relief or intaglio prints.
  • Students will create original works which combine intaglio and relief processes.
  • Student will acquire knowledge of relief/intaglio printmaking terminology which coordinates with the ARTD 43B curriculum.
Introduction to Exhibition Productions ARTG 21A
  • Students will be able to identify compositional styles used in the visual arts.
  • Students will apply visual arts terminology in oral and written communication.
Introduction to Printmaking ARTD 43A
  • Students will understand the concept of multiple originals.
  • Students will learn techniques to translate original or existing imagery to the particulars of the printmaking processes.
  • Student will acquire knowledge of printmaking terminology which coordinates with the ARTD 43A curriculum.
Letterpress Book Arts ARTD 48A
  • Students will be able to compose multiple lines of letterpress type using a "type stick"
  • Students will have a fundamental understanding of the history of letters and typography.
  • Students will be capable of creating a stab-bound sample book with wrapped covers.
Painting: Watercolor ARTD 27
  • Students will be able to stretch watercolor paper preparatory to painting a watercolor.
  • Students will be able to apply watercolor in a wash technique.
  • Students will create 3 color scales applying concepts of warm -cool, value and intensity.
Printmaking: Intermediate Screenprinting ARTD 45B
  • Students will create editions of multi-color screen prints
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to produce color separated films for a multi-color print project
  • Student will acquire knowledge of silkscreen printmaking terminology which coordinates with the ARTD 45B curriculum.
Printmaking: Introduction to Lithography I ARTD 44A
  • Students will understand the concept of planographic printing in lithography.
  • Students will learn techniques to directly create or transfer existing original imagery to matrices used in the lithography printmaking process.
  • Student will acquire knowledge of printmaking terminology which coordinates with the ARTD 44 curriculum.
Printmaking: Introduction to Monotype ARTD 46A
  • Students will create reductive method monotype prints.
Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprinting ARTD 45A
  • Student will acquire knowledge of silkscreen printmaking terminology which coordinates with the ARTD 45A curriculum.
  • Students will understand the concept of multiple originals.
  • Students will understand the use of stencils of different kinds in silkscreen printmaking.
  • Students will learn techniques to directly create or transfer original or existing imagery to the particulars of the silkscreen printmaking process.
  • Students will acquire knowledge of silkscreen printmaking terminology which coordinates with the ARTD 45A curriculum.
  • Examine the role screen printing plays in contemporary visual art.
  • Analyze contemporary and historic screen printing images as inspiration for course assignments.
  • Analyze the social impact of repeatable multiple images of screen printing on contemporary society.
  • Synthesize personal imagery with basic key elements of design (line, color, shape, texture, space, form).
  • Select appropriate studio practices, technologies, methods and materials to solve specific problems arising in the creation of multiple print editions in screen printing.
  • Devise methods of transforming tonal images to graphic delineations.
  • Discuss, analyze, and evaluate personal printed works of art as well as historic and contemporary examples using art-specific vocabulary for content, technique, and style in written and oral critiques.
  • Document development stages of visual ideas for course assignments in a notebook.
  • Compare and contrast fine art screen printing.
  • Use color theory to mix custom color inks for assigned course projects.
Printmaking: Photo and Alternative Processes ARTD 47A
  • Students will produce printable photo polymer plates.
  • 65% will score a grade of 75% or better.
Sculpture Special Studies ARTS 99
  • Self motivation/ discipline-Students will appreciate the necessity of self motivation and self discipline for the practice of art.
  • Improved Skills-Students completing a Special Studio-Art Studies course will feel that they have improved their skills in the selected area of study.
Sculpture: Intermediate ARTS 40B
  • Students will accurately identify safety rules for required hand and stationary power tools.
  • Students will develop a working knowledge of basic sculpture vocabulary that coordinates with ARTS 40B curriculum.
  • Utilize a working knowledge of a sculptural medium, and show skill in the use of hand tools and equipment used to manipulate these media in completed project.
Sculpture: Beginning ARTS 40A
  • Students will accurately identify safety rules for required stationary power tools.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will develop a working knowledge of basic sculpture vocabulary that coordinates with ARTS 40A curriculum.
  • Students will use the assigned techniques to create sculptural works.
  • Students will be able to replicate and enlarge a form by modeling it in clay.
  • Students will safely and successfully use a variety of required stationary power tools: Band saw, sanders, lathe.
Sculpture: Carving ARTS 40C
  • Students will maintain proportional relationships while using the reductive process.
  • Students will control form while using the reductive process to create original sculptures
Sculpture: Intermediate Life ARTS 41B
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate three-dimensionally the action of the figure through gestural modeling.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate three-dimensionally the form of the figure.
Sculpture: Life ARTS 41A
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate three-dimensionally the action of the figure through gestural modeling.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate three-dimensionally the form of the figure.
Sculpture: Mold Making ARTS 42
  • Students will understand and are able to apply the concept of draft and undercuts in mold-making
  • Students will be able to create uniform clay shim walls at the parting lines.
Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup ARTS 46A
  • Students will be able to mold an extremity using industry standard flexible molding materials.
  • Students will be able to cast a plaster reference copy of an extremity from flexible mold.
Sculpture: Special Effects Makeup ARTS 46B
  • Students will be able to create a three dimensional character preparatory to creating a head mask of the character
  • Student will apply modeling, molding and casting processes to create a full latex head mask.
Specialist Studio-Art Studies ARTZ 50
  • Students will appreciate the necessity of self motivation and self discipline for the practice of art.
  • Students completing a Special Studio-Art Studies course will feel that they have improved their skills in the selected area of study.
The Sculptural Vessel ARTS 34
  • Students will use an organic reference to construct a group of 5 vessels, each under 5" that relate to each other in form and surface.
  • Students will be able to construct a sculptural vessel with an architectural reference after researching a variety of architects' work and types of architecture.