Art Course Descriptions
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 240: Art History Survey I. 3 credits
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of Western Art before the Renaissance and an overview of cross-cultural artistic developments in ancient Africa, Asia and the Americas.
CART 241: Art History Survey II. 3 credits
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of Western Art since the Renaissance, and an overview of cross-cultural artistic developments in Africa and Asia since 1200.
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 490: Independent Study. 3 credits
In consultation with a department faculty member, upper-division students may select an appropriate subject to explore. The independent study requires each participating student, working with a department faculty member, to develop a proposal outlining the scope of the project and the hourly credit to be assigned.
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.
CART 499: Special Topics. 3 credits
CFAS 495 Independent Study
In consultation with a faculty member, upper-division students may select an appropriate subject to explore. The independent study requires each participating student, working with a department faculty member, to develop a proposal outlining the scope of the project and the hourly credit to be assigned.