Visual Arts

Note: Course details for Summer 2019 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in Summer 2018 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

College of Fine Arts

Introduction to Drawing

CFA AR 133

For students with little or no experience in drawing. Introduction to basic problems of expressing volume, space, and light; emphasis on use of line, proportion, and tone. More experienced students may draw from portrait head and figure. 2 cr.


Foundation Painting

CFA AR 141

A studio course that emphasizes two-dimensional composition and direct painting in oil. Exercises in representing still life, interior, and portrait introduce basic principles of drawing, composition, and color interaction. Exercises in color mixing, preparing supports, and caring for tools and equipment introduce technical and craft considerations. Individual and group critiques, presentations, and occasional assigned readings complement regular studio class meetings. 4 cr.


Drawing 1

CFA AR 235

Prereq: (CFA AR 133) or equivalent. Drawing from portrait head and figure; emphasis on structure of the human form and the space in which it exists. Experimentation in various media. (Accommodations will be made for students with varying degrees of experience.) 2 cr.


Photography 1

CFA AR 415

Designed to assist the student in mastering the techniques of black and white photography, including negative exposure, film development, and print production. Critical evaluation of photographs, relationship of photography to other visual media, and study of both historical and contemporary precedents. No previous experience is required, but access to a 35mm camera with manual exposure capability is necessary. Material costs are extra. 4 cr.


Advanced Drawing

CFA AR 431

Prereq: previous drawing experience. Emphasizes figure drawing; further develops drawing skills. Using various media, students work from the nude model, draped figure, and objects to develop a personal expression. 2 cr.


Digital Photography

CFA AR 515

Prereq: (CFA AR 415) or equivalent. Acquaints students with the basics of RAW image capture using a digital camera, non-destructive image file management, input and output resolution management, establishment of a digital workflow, adjustment and editing in Adobe Photoshop, fundamentals of color correcting management, digital retouching, and high-end archival inkjet printing. Access to a digital SLR camera is necessary. Material costs are extra. 4 cr.