The Department of Art offers opportunities for creative students to explore and develop proficiencies in many traditional art forms, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, and photography. New and innovative art forms are also promoted in the Department of Art. Digital media courses are offered in graphic design, animation, photography, and studio art. Traditional and new media programs are supported by the Art History program, which provides concepts in aesthetics and art theory from diverse cultures and time periods.
The Graphic Design minor requires 18 hours (6 courses). Three courses are predetermined with three others selected from a list of electives.
...BA Art majors may not minor in Photography. Prerequisites: ARTS 1313 , ARTS 1314 , and ARTS...
ARTS 1313. W.A.S.H. - 2D. 3 Hours. [TCCN: ARTS 1311]
Students are introduced to the studio arts, art history, theory, and technology. The course is designed to immerse students in an intense program of researching, interpreting, and creating art in the twenty-first century. ARTS 1313 emphasizes the 2-dimensional arts. Its companion courses, ARTS 1314 and ARTS 1315, support this studio course with lectures, readings, visiting artists, and demonstrations. Co-requisites: ARTS 1314 and ARTS 1315.
ARTS 1315. W.A.S.H. - Lecture. 3 Hours. [TCCN: ARTS 1313]
Students are introduced to the concepts, theories, and information for development in ARTS 1313 and ARTS 1314, the studio components linked with this visual arts foundation course. The course provides an arena for students to experience lectures, demonstrations, seminar activities, and visiting speakers as well as the more traditional aspects of the discipline. The course is geared towards contemporary visual concerns and uses experimental techniques to expose students to an array of styles and methodologies. Co-requisites: ARTS 1313 and ARTS 1314.