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: $1320

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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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: $1320

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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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: $1320

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: $1320

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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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: $1320

Summer 1 (May 24-June 28)

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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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 28)

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

Summer 2 (July 5-August 10)

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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: $1320

Summer 2 (July 6-August 10)

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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. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 5-August 10)

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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. Graphics are designed and evaluated from a visual and strategic point of view. 4 cr. Tuition: $2640

Summer 2 (July 3-August 9)

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Design Ignites Change

CFA AR 530

A studio course that cultivates social entrepreneurship. Students study their ecosystem, define a need, and 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: $2640

Summer 1 (May 23-June 29)

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