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. Tuition: $1200

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Introduction to Painting

CFA AR 143

For students with little or no experience in painting. Work in oil technique to study problems of design, form in space, and color. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Graphic Design

CFA AR 225

Examines design principles and communication strategies. Emphasizes imagemaking and conceptual problem solving. Students build upon the concepts - visual logic and color theory - developed during foundation year to generate innovative and inventive form in both analog and digital formats. Previous design experience beneficial. Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is helpful; software will not be taught. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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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. Tuition: $1200

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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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. Tuition: $1200

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Introduction to Printmaking

CFA AR 251

Survey of basic printmaking techniques with emphasis on relief processes and basic intaglio processes. Concepts of design, image development, color layering and experimentation, and markmaking are emphasized. Studio projects and lectures. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Typography 1

CFA AR 385

Focuses on concepts and applications of modern typography through introduction to the typographic organization of information and the basic structures of visual messages. Study of letter forms, type styles, typographic nomenclature, measurement, and spacing. Laptop required. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Typography 2

CFA AR 386

Students learn aspects of working with and refining bodies of text, from letter spacing, word spacing, and line spacing. Also covers basic ideas associated with connotative typography and visible language and how to create a simple typographic system and apply it to a sequence of pages. Students explore dynamic typographic variables like rate, pace, and sound to express an abstract concept typographically. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 2 (July 1-August 6)

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Interactive Design

CFA AR 388

Explores interactivity between people and designed objects. Projects address how to create conditional experiences, responses, and/or exchanges that rely on a user's input. Solutions will be pragmatic and speculative. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Graphic Design Elective

CFA AR 389

Covers the basic principles of design, composition, and form making. These topics are investigated holistically, beginning with their historical origination, contemporary application, and finally in the context of individual practice. Projects and class meetings are structured to help develop a design process and critique skills. The goal is to provide a rigorous understanding of the foundational principles and skills which serve as a strong base for all future design course work and practice. Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite is helpful; software will not be taught. Materials and copying costs are extra. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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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. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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The Artist and the Book

CFA AR 425

Create artist's books and explore the development of the serial image, written text, and spatial and conceptual aspects of communicating through a book structure. Students may work with collage and drawing, photo-based and traditional print forms, and digital processes to produce books using a variety of unique and historical book techniques. Assignments rely on individual concepts and how they work in book format. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 26)

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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. Tuition: $1200

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Ceramics 1

CFA AR 470

An introduction to methods and strategies for using ceramics as a sculptured material. Students explore traditional and experimental hand-building techniques: building with coils, slabs, imprints, and molding. Basic throwing techniques are also demonstrated. The class includes experimentation with different surface treatment and studies in glaze chemistry. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 25)

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Business of Information Design

CFA AR 524

A hybrid lecture and studio course that explores presenting information visually. Students learn to process, organize, symbolize and structure complex quantitative information. The coordinated business aspect of the course addresses how data visualization drives effective business decisions. A graphic designer and business executive team teach, ensuring that information graphics are designed and evaluated from a visual and strategic point of view. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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History of Graphic Design

CFA AR 580

An in-depth survey of graphic design history from the beginning of writing until the present. Special emphasis is placed on the development of 20th century graphic design as a communicative, expressive, and artistic medium. Lectures are accompanied by PowerPoint presentations, and discussion is encouraged. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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