Visual & Fine Arts

Classes

AFA 101 : Beginning Drawing

An introductory course that explores drawing as a descriptive and expressive language using various black-and-white media. (Formerly ART 101)  [RSC-GenEd-Breadth-2016: Humanities-Fine & Performing Arts]

Credits

3

AFA 105 : Two-Dimensional Design

A studio course in two-dimensional design stressing a problem solving approach. The course introduces principles governing the use of form. Projects focus on the execution of both black-and-white and color designs in a variety of media. (Formerly ART 105)

Credits

3

AFA 106 : Three-Dimensional Design

A studio course in three-dimensional design stressing a problem-solving approach.  The course introduces principles governing the use of form and focuses on the development of skills necessary for creating three-dimensional projects with a variety of materials. (Formerly ART 106).

Credits

3

AFA 203 : Beginning Painting

An introduction to painting with emphasis on composition, colors, and paint handling. A range of subject possibilities will be studied, including still life and the model. Students may choose to work in either oils or acrylics and will be given instruction in preparation and paint application for each medium.  (Formerly ART 203)

 

Credits

3

AFA 204 : Intermediate Painting

Experiences in painting with a focus on development of individual expression including an exploration of processes and concepts. Students may choose to work in either oils or acrylics. (Formerly ART 204)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AFA/ART-203

AFA 206 : Art History II

A survey of the visual arts of Western Civilization from the Renaissance to the Modern Era.  Students may not take both this course and ARH 206 for credit.

Credits

3

AFA 207 : History of Modern Art

The art of the 20th century will be explored in depth.  Starting with the post-impressionists, the course will emphasize the major schools as well as the major artists of the 20th century as a means of understanding the progression of artistic ideas and styles.  (Formerly ART 207)

AFA 214 : Contemporary Art History

This slide/lecture discussion course introduces the student to the principal trends and significant artists and artworks in the visual arts since 1945. (Formerly ART 214)

Credits

3

AFA 215 : Figure Drawing

A studio course in which the structure of the figure is explored through observation, investigative drawing, and a study of anatomy. Principles and techniques for drawing the figure including proportion and foreshortening will be studied. Line drawing and tone are emphasized and a variety of black-and-white media are used. (Formerly ART 215)

 

Credits

3

AFA 231 : Ceramics I

An introductory studio course in ceramics designed to acquaint the student with various on and off the wheel forming processes. Lectures and labs will investigate the theoretical and practical aspects of clay, clay bodies, glaze formulation, and application. Kiln construction, firing processes and practice will also be studied.  (Formerly ART 231)

 

Credits

3

AFA 317 : Drawing II

This course focuses on the fundamental principles of drawing in color. Students work in a variety of materials as they explore the technical, formal, and expressive elements of color drawing.  (Formerly ART 317)

 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AFA/ART 101

AFA 405 : Senior Project

Students design and execute individual projects under the supervision of a department advisor. (Formerly ART 405)

Credits

3

AFA 410 : Honors Project

CAT/Art majors who satisfy college and departmental standards may be invited to undertake an Honors Project in place of a Senior Project. The expectation is that these individual, faculty-supervised projects are both qualitatively and quantitatively superior to a regular Senior Project. (Formerly ART 410)

Credits

3