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Art & Design

Course Code
ART 101  Credits
Title Basic Drawing I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Introduction to visual elements through various drawing media, emphasizing accurate observation of still-life, nature and the figure. 



Course Code
ART 102  Credits
Title Basic Drawing II 
Prerequisite ART 101 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Intermediate visual inquiry using representational and imaginative studies. Use of composition, color and contemporary concepts of drawing emphasized. Wet media and figure drawing included. 



Course Code
ART 125  Credits
Title Foundation Design 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Introduction to elements and principles of visual language, color, form/shape, line, space and texture as they relate to basic design. The course will include an introduction to constructive, perceptual, symbolic and expressive aspects of color within a variety of relationships. 



Course Code
ART 170  Credits
Title Art Appreciation: Content and Form 
Lasc Area Goal 6  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Designed for non-art majors, this course introduces basic visual arts vocabulary and design concepts. The course also provides a historical framework and introduction to the diverse media in the visual arts. MnTC Goal 6. 



Course Code
ART 203A  Credits
Title Introduction to Ceramics and Clay Processes 
Prerequisite ART 101 and ART 125 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introduction to the technical and aesthetic issues involved in working with clay. The course covers the fundamental techniques used on the potter's wheel and in handbuilding with clay. Slip work and glazing are also covered. 



Course Code
ART 203C  Credits
Title Introduction to Painting 
Prerequisite ART 102 and ART 125 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of basic materials, techniques, and formal issues of painting. Topics include historical and contemporary painting approaches. Emphasis on oil and acrylic painting media. 



Course Code
ART 203D  Credits
Title Introduction to Printmaking 
Prerequisite ART 101 and ART 125 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An introduction to relief printing, intaglio, lithography and serigraphy. 



Course Code
ART 203E  Credits
Title Introduction to Sculpture 
Prerequisite ART 101 and ART 125 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Survey of basic materials, methods, techniques, and concepts associated with space and sculptural forms. Topics include wood and steel construction and fabrication, bronze casting, and mold making. 



Course Code
ART 203F  Credits
Title Introduction to Photography 
Prerequisite ART 101 and ART 125 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Introduction to photographic equipment, materials, processes, and philosophy. Includes experiments with paper, film, small camera operation, roll-film processing, enlarging, mounting, and matting. 



Course Code
ART 203H  Credits
Title Introduction to Drawing Concepts and Methodologies 
Prerequisite ART 102, ART 125 
Lasc Area No Goal  
Course Offering Fall Every Year  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Survey of methods, concepts, and techniques of traditional and contemporary drawing. Topics include figure drawing, perspective, digital drawing fundamentals, and contemporary drawing methodologies. 



Course Code
ART 203K  Credits
Title Introduction to Fiber/Textile Design 
Prerequisite ART 101 ART 125 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Introduction to a variety of surface and three-dimensional design techniques as they apply to textiles and fiber materials and forms. Printing on fabric, dying, batik, applique, weaving, basketry, felting and papermaking will be explored. A survey of textile history and past and contemporary artists is also addressed. 



Course Code
ART 203L  Credits
Title Introduction to Illustration 
Prerequisite ART 102 and ART 125 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of basic concepts of pictorial illustration. Traditional and contemporary trends in image making also adaptable for publishing in narrative. Content exploration in the areas of advertising, editorial and scientific illustration. 



Course Code
ART 203N  Credits
Title Introduction to Papermaking 
Prerequisite ART 101 and ART 125 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Survey of materials, methods and techniques of hand papermaking. 



Course Code
ART 233  Credits
Title Global Art History I 
Lasc Area Goal 8  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course examines the major developments in architecture, sculpture, painting, and the decorative arts worldwide, from prehistory through the Middle Ages. In addition to cross-cultural comparison of diverse traditions and histories of art, the course willintroduce the student to important vocabulary and methods fundamental to the discipline of art history. Art & Design majors should be simultaneously enrolled in Art 233M Global History of Art I: Methods. MnTC Goal 8. 



Course Code
ART 233M  Credits
Title Global Art History I: Methods 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description In this course students apply the art historical concepts and methods from Art 233 lecture course. It reinforces the knowledge of methods unique to the art historical discipline including informed observation of physical objects combined with historical and formal analysis. Students are shown how to find appropriate research materials in the discipline and how to apply them in a contextual comparative essay. Art & Design majors should be simultaneously enrolled in Art 233. 



Course Code
ART 234  Credits
Title Global Art History II 
Lasc Area Goal 8  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course examines the major developments in architecture, sculpture, painting, illustration, the decorative arts, and craft worldwide, from approximately the 13th century to the Modern Age. In addition to cross-cultural comparison of diverse traditions and histories of art, the course will introduce students to important concepts and methods fundamental to the discipline of art history. Art & Design majors should be simultaneously enrolled in Art 234M: Global Art History II-Methods. MnTC Goal 8. 



Course Code
ART 234M  Credits
Title Global Art History II: Methods 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description In this course students apply the art historical concepts and methods from Art 234 lecture course. It reinforces the knowledge of methods unique to the art historical discipline including informed observation of physical objects combined with historical and formal analysis. Students are shown how to find appropriate research materials in the discipline and how to apply them in a contextual comparative essay. Art & Design majors should be simultaneously enrolled in Art 234. 



Course Code
ART 270  Credits
Title Visual Culture: Practices in Critical Looking 
Lasc Area Goal 2  
Course Offering Fall Every Year  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course explores how different visual media from fine art, mass media, science and everyday life intersect to form a cultural discourse, and develops ways to critically observe and engage this discourse. Different ways of seeing and interpreting visual images (from painting, advertisements, graffiti, tattoos, maps, film, social media, architecture etc.) will be developed. Visual imagery interpreted in different media and contexts will be investigated as they correlate with political and social power, globalism, gender, race, sexual identity, space, and other social questions and institutions.  



Course Code
ART 290  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in Art 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Studio, seminar or discussion of topics not included in other art courses. Up to three credits may be applied to the major. 



Course Code
ART 300A  Credits 1-6 
Title Individualized Studies in Ceramics 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Individualized instruction in media not regularly offered in studio concentrations.