Visual Arts

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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: $1240

Summer 1 (May 20-June 24)

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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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: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

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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: $1240

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

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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: $1240

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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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: $1240

Summer 2 (June 29-August 5)

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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: $1240

Summer 1 (May 20-June 24)

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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: $1240

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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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. Materials and copying costs are extra. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

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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: $2480

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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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: $2480

Summer 1 (May 20-June 25)

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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: $1240

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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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: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 24)

Summer 2 (June 29-August 5)

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Graphic Design Studio

CFA AR 523

Real world practical experience for undergraduate and graduate students planning to pursue a career in graphic design or other careers related to visual communication. Takes advantage of and builds upon the skills and knowledge students have gained in their coursework during the academic year. Students apply existing skills while developing new skills in graphic design, verbal and written communication, client relationships, business practices, production, presentation, and the culture of studio practice. Simultaneously serves as a classroom studio and internship/work experience. Students may register for one or both summer sessions. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480

Summer 1 (May 19-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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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: $2480

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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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: $2480

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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