Visual Arts

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.


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.


Painting 1

CFA AR 245

Prereq: CFA AR 133 or equivalent. Development of skills and techniques through study of portrait head, figure, and still life. Emphasizes soundness of spatial structure and understanding the relationship of drawing to painting. 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.


Ceramics 1

CFA AR 470

An introduction to methods for making both sculptural and functional works of art out of clay. Explores traditional and experimental hand-building techniques such as slab, pinch, and coil. Basic wheel throwing and vessel making are also integrated. Includes a variety of glazing and various surface treatments that enhance both sculptural and functional clay works. 4 cr.