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: $1280

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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Drawing and the Figure

CFA AR 136

An introduction to the practice of representational drawing with the human figure. Focuses on establishing basic skills concerning the translation of three dimensional form onto the two dimensional page. Students investigate methods of identification, definition, and location of form in a comprehensive space utilizing a variety of materials and approaches. Students work from still life, the figure, interior and exterior spaces, and themselves. 4 cr. Tuition: $2560

Summer 1 (May 24-June 30)

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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: $1280

Summer 1 (May 24-June 30)

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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: $1280

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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: $1280

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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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: $1280

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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: $1280

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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 that 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. Laptop required. Materials and copying costs are extra. 4 cr. Tuition: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 10)

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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: $2560

Summer 1 (May 24-June 30)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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: $1280

Summer 2 (July 5-August 11)

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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. Tuition: $2560

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 10)

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Video Art

CFA AR 526

This studio course is an in-depth exploration of video as a contemporary art form. Students investigate the medium through a series of exercises designed both to develop video production skills and to engage the essential properties of video as an art practice. Screenings, lectures, discussions, and brief readings contextualize the history of video art and experimental film as it developed in relation to other art forms such as painting, sculpture, music, dance, and performance. Students complete final projects in which they may choose to design and create single channel, multi-screen, installation, or web-based works. 4 cr. Tuition: $2560

Summer 2 (July 5-August 10)

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Design Ignites Change

CFA AR 530

A studio course that cultivates social entrepreneurship. Students 1) study their ecosystem, 2) define a need, and 3) affect change through a designed engagement in their local environment. Students work collaboratively to research, develop, design, and execute a public awareness campaign that fosters a meaningful social experience. The objectives of this course are to develop social stewards, to launch an idea, to work collaboratively, to understand the role audience plays in designed experiences, to create a design campaign that spans multiple mediums in order to reach wide-ranging audiences, and to use design as a tool for education and action in the public sphere. Laptop required. 4 cr. Tuition: $2560

Summer 1 (May 24-June 30)

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Internship

CFA AR 572

This course is for juniors and seniors pursuing an internship for college credit. Internship hours range from 80-150 hours during the course of 6-14 weeks. Students meet in consultation with an Internship and Faculty advisor for critiques of internship work. A final presentation of work is required at the end of the semester. 2.0 credits. 2 cr. Tuition: $1280

Twelve-week course (May 23-August 12)

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