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Department of Art and Fashion
Oglethorpe Hall at Walnut Street
398 Tattnall Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Phone: 404-880-8122

CART 101: Art Foundations I. 3 credits

Studio problems in basic design explore the elements and principles of applied design theory.

CART 102: Art Foundations II. 3 credits

Studio problems that cover the properties and effects of light and color. Exploration of basic color organizations and principles.

CART 150: Art Appreciation. 3 credits

Designed to provide students understanding and appreciation of the art forms in the world. Lectures, discussions and visual aids are utilized to survey the painting, sculpture, architecture and other forms of art from different cultures.

CART 201: Drawing I. 3 credits

Introduction to perceptual drawing skills. Focus is on the translation of three dimensional forms to a two-dimensional surface.

CART 202: Drawing II. 3 credits

Continuation of CART 201. Emphasizes perceptual drawing skills. Students are also introduced to a variety of materials.

Prerequisite: CART 201.

CART 217: Printmaking I. 3 credits

Introduction to hand printmaking. Stresses creativity, experimentation, and development of skill and craftsmanship in printing procedures.

Prerequisite: CART 101, 02, 201 or permission of instructor.

CART 275: Photography I. 3 credits

Basic photography skills for students with little prior knowledge of photography. Students are introduced to the basics of camera handling and image composition. One requirement of the course is a camera with a manually adjustable shutter speed control and aperture dial.

CART 277: Computer Imaging Basics. 3 credits

Introduction to various software programs including adobe Illustrator, adobe Photoshop and scanning techniques.

CART 301: Art Direction/Design I. 3 credits

Introduction to the study of letterforms, including a study of typefaces and letter spacing, composition, and their applications to the design of visual communication materials.

Prerequisites: CART 101, CART 102, and CART 277 or permission of instructor.

CART 302: Art Direction/Design II. 3 credits

Covers visual and symbolic communication, including generation of visual symbols, graphic simplification, communication of content through form, and visual metaphor. Further development of technical skills.

Prerequisite: CART 301 or permission of instructor.

CART 303: Advanced Drawing. 3 credits

Investigation of advanced drawing techniques with an emphasis on figure drawing.

Prerequisites: CART 101, CART 102, CART 201, and CART 202 or permission of instructor.

CART 315: Illustration I. 3 credits

Basic illustration conceptualization. Develops students’ professional illustration techniques and processes.

Prerequisites: CART 201 and CART 202 or permission of instructor.

CART 317: Printmaking II. 3 credits

Continuation of CART 217. Students introduced to intermediate printmaking concepts.

Prerequisites: CART 101, 102, 201, and 217.

CART 375: Photography II. 3 credits

Continuation of CART 275. Students are required to form a personal vision through directed assignments.

Prerequisite: CART 275 or permission of instructor.

CART 379: Advanced Computer Imaging. 3 credits

Covers advanced computer graphics imaging utilizing graphics software for visual communication.

Prerequisites: CART 101, 102, 201, or permission of instructor. Academic advisor's approval is required.

CART 401: Art Direction/Design III. 3 credits

Ideas of sequence and series, organization, and typographic hierarchy are addressed through poster, brochure, and book design. Package design principles are also explored.

Prerequisites: CART 301 and CART 302 or permission of instructor.

CART 402: Art Direction/Design IV. 3 credits

The study of advanced digital imaging techniques. Content includes the development of advertising campaigns utilizing creative briefs. Synthesizes concepts learned in typography and image communication through the development of visual programs for sequential viewing.

Prerequisites: CART 301, CART 302, and CART 401, or permission of instructor.

CART 413: African Fabric Design. 3 credits

Focuses on analysis of African fabric designs in terms of their patterns and social functions. Emphasis is on the appropriate use of African fabric design for fashion and commercial art design.

CART 444: Seminar In Twentieth-Century Art. 3 credits

Investigates topics pertinent to the studio artist. Focus is on the impact of recent art history on the work of contemporary artists.

CART 488: Internship. 3 credits

On-the-job training in the work world. Students can qualify for an internship after the freshman year.

Prerequisite: permission of department chairperson.

CART 492: Portfolio. 3 credits

Capstone course for senior art majors. Includes preparation for portfolio presentation, job searches, interview techniques, oral presentations and organizing exhibitions. Prerequisite: permission of department chairperson.