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Arts
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
ARTS 1303 Art History I
ARTS 1304 Art History II
ARTS 1311 Design I
ARTS 1312 Design II
ARTS 1316 Drawing I
ARTS 1317 Drawing II
ARTS 2313 Design Communication I (Digital)
ARTS 2314 Design Communication II (Digital)
ARTS 2316 Painting I
ARTS 1320 Interior Design I
ARTS 1321 Interior Design II
ARTS 2341 Art Metals I
ARTS 2346 Ceramics I
ARTS 2348 Digital Art I
ARTS 2349 Digital Art II
ARTS 2356 Photography I 
ARTS 2357 Photography II (Digital Photography)
ARTS 2366  Watercolor I

 

  • ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation
    A course that is a general introduction to the visual arts, media, technique and history designed to create a deeper appreciation of the creative process. Credit: three semester hours

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  • ARTS 1303 Art History I
    An examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts from prehistoric time to the age of the Renaissance. Credit: 3 semester hours

 

  • ARTS 1304 Art History II
    An examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts from the time of the Renaissance to the present day. Credit: 3 semester hours

 

  • ARTS 1311 Design I
    An introduction to the elements and principles of design through the use of a variety of two-dimensional media and techniques. Focus is on the development and application of critical thinking skills. 2 class hours, 4 lab hours per week. Credit: 3 semester hours

 

  • ARTS 1312 Design II
    Continued theory and practice of the fundamentals of art with emphasis on three-dimensional design. Focus is on the development and application of critical thinking skills. 2 class hours, 4 lab hours per week. Credit: 3 semester hours

 

  • ARTS 1316 Drawing I
    An introduction to a variety of media, techniques and aesthetics for exploring descriptive and expressive possibilities in drawing, with consideration of an understanding of natural form, and expressive, creative handling of line, shape and mass. 2 class hours, 4 lab hours per week. Credit: 3 semester hours

 

  • ARTS 1317 Drawing II
    Experimentation with techniques and materials to develop perceptual and conceptual skills leading to individual expression in drawing. Advanced compositional arrangements, a wide range of wet and dry media, and the development of an individual approach to theme and content. Prerequisite: ARTS 1316. 2 class hours, 4 lab hours per week. Credit: 3 semester hours

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  • ARTS 2313 Design Communication I (Digital)
    Communication of ideas through processes and techniques of graphic design and illustration. (ACGM). Design Communication I is a studio course from the Texas Sophomore Art Transfer Curriculum, which introduces the students to the concepts and techniques utilized in the layout of graphic presentations, basic digital camera operations, typography, use of color, design principles and integration of type, graphic elements and images.  Two hour lecture with 4 hours lab. Per. Week.  Credit: three semester hours.    

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  • ARTS 2314 Design Communication II (Digital)
    Communication of ideas through processes and techniques of graphic design and illustration. (ACGM). Design Communication II is a studio course from the Texas Sophomore Art Transfer Curriculum, which explores the potential of the computer hardware and software medium for communication of ideas through processes and techniques of graphic design, multimedia, video and illustration. This course will build upon the knowledge gained from Design Communication I to convey a message through motion and sound.  Two hour lecture with 4 hours lab. Per. Week. Credit: three semester hours.   

 

  • ARTS 2316 Painting I
    A studio course where the students explore the expression of ideas using painting media and techniques with emphasis on color, composition and self-expression. 2 class hours and 3 lab hours per week. Credit: 3 semester hours

 

  • ARTS 1320. Interior Design I
    Studio course in interior design. Includes instruction in professional techniques of designing the interiors of homes, offices, and industrial buildings. Interior Design I will introduce students to the evaluation, design, and advanced space planning of residential environments with consideration for sustainability, accessibility, adaptation, safety, and support of the user(s) and the application of this knowledge to comprehensive studio projects. Students will gain an understanding of the development of the design program and identification of client/user needs, space planning, and ADA and NKBA standards. Prerequisites: ARCH 1407, ARCH 1408. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.

 

  • ARTS 1321. Interior Design II
    Studio course in interior design. Includes instruction in professional techniques of designing the interiors of homes, offices, and industrial buildings. Interior Design II will introduce students to the evaluation, design, and advanced space planning of commercial environments with consideration for sustainability, accessibility, adaptation, safety, and support of the user(s) and the application of this knowledge to comprehensive studio projects. Students will gain an understanding of the development of the design program and identification of client/user needs, space planning, and ADA and commercial design codes and standards. Prerequisites: ARTS 1320, ARCH 1407, ARCH 1408. Two lecture hours and four laboratory.

 

  • ARTS 2341. Art Metals I
    Exploration of ideas using basic techniques in jewelry and metal construction. Introduction to the language of small-scale, three-dimensional form and space through hands-on creative studio experience. 2 class hours and 4 lab hours per week. Credit: 3 semester hours

 

  • ARTS 2346. Ceramics I
    An introduction to ceramics processes through the study of basic materials and techniques. Includes hand building, bisque, glazing and firing procedures, as well as the use of the potter’s wheel. 2 class hours and 4 lab hours per week. Credit: 3 semester hours

 

  • ARTS 2348. Digital Art I
    A studio course that explores the potential of the computer hardware and software medium for visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts. Credit: 3 semester hours

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  • ARTS 2349 Digital Art II
    Studio art courses that explore the potential of the computer hardware and three dimensional software medium for their visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts. (ACGM) Digital Art II introduces students to three dimensional graphics software emphasizing visual and conceptual problem-solving.  Digital Arts II will introduce students to 3D modeling, animation, rendering, shading and character rigging.  Two hour lecture with 4 hours lab. Per. Week.
    Credit: three semester hours.

 

  • ARTS 2356. Photography I 
    Introduction to the basics of photography.  Includes camera operation, techniques, knowledge of chemistry, and presentation skills.  Emphasis on design, history, and contemporary trends as a means of developing an understanding of photographic aesthetics.  2 hour lecture with 4 hours lab. Per. Week. Credit: three semester hours.

 

  • ARTS 2357. Photography II (Digital Photography)
    Extends the students' knowledge of technique and guides them in developing personal outlooks toward specific applications of the photographic process (ACGM).  This is a studio course expanding the possibilities of photography as an artistic medium. Topics include a multicultural historical focus on photography as a 20th century artistic medium, application of advanced photographic theory, methods, materials, equipment and techniques as well as aesthetic and ethical issues and processes of digital photography and computer manipulation of photographs. Problems include organization and direction of field assignments and the use of photographs as a medium for artistic expression. 2 hour lecture with 4 hours lab. per  week.  Credit: three semester hours.  Prerequisite:  Photography I.

 

  • ARTS 2366.  Watercolor I
    Exploration of ideas using water-based painting media and techniques. Two lecture hours and four laboratory.  Credit: Three semester hours.  No prerequisite