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Undergraduate Art Courses

 

AR 100 Cross Media Studio
An introduction to selected two- and three-dimensional media through the exploration of a semester-long theme such as the human figure, or forms in nature.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 105 Introduction to Animation
This hands-on introductory level course covers the fundamentals and aesthetics of computer animation using the Adobe AfterEffects motion graphics program.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 112 World Art Survey I
LASC—Creative Arts; Thoughts, Language and Culture
Surveys the world's major cultural achievements in the visual arts from the prehistoric period to ca1400.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 113 World Art Survey II
LASC—Creative Arts; Thoughts, Language and Culture
Major cultural achievements in the visual arts from ca1400 to the early twentieth century.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 117 Visual Design: Two-Dimensions
LASC—Creative Arts
A foundation for visual literacy through studio work utilizing such art elements as line, form, color, and texture.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 122 Visual Design: Three-Dimensions
LASC—Creative Arts
A foundation for visual literacy through studio work utilizing spatial elements such as plane, mass, volume, and structure.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 130 Painting I
LASC—Creative Arts
An introduction to the fundamentals of historical painting styles, techniques, and materials used, with emphasis on
visual perception and expression.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 140 Drawing I
LASC—Creative Arts
The development of visual awareness, technical skills, and individual expression in drawing media.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 150 Life Studio I
LASC—Creative Arts
Focus on the human figure through different modes of drawing and painting. Attention to structure and anatomy
and their expressive aspects.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 160 Sculpture I
LASC—Creative Arts
Three-dimensional studio creations through a variety of traditional and contemporary materials. Both realistic and abstract concepts are explored.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 165 Creating Cultural Forms
LASC—Creative Arts
A studio course. Concepts of art forms created by a variety of world cultures and art movements of the past and present.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 193 Special Topics in Art for First-Year Students
All "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC area approval. Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 200 History of American Art
LASC—Creative Arts; Thoughts, Language and Culture
A survey of the visual arts in the United States, from the Colonial Period to the present.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 220 Foundations of Modern Art
Influential 19th century developments such as Realism and Impressionism are discussed in relationship with early 20th century art.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

AR 222 Art of the 20th Century
LASC—Creative Arts; Thoughts, Language and Culture
Explores the major art movements and leading artists of the 20th century.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

AR 225 Art Since Mid-Century
LASC—Creative Arts; Thought, Language and Culture
Explores challenges to the traditional definitions of the art object and the expanded materials, media and concepts employed by artists since 1950.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 230 Printmaking
LASC—Creative Arts
Introduction to the techniques and aesthetics of monotype and relief. Prints by major artists are examined.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 235 Mixed Media
Prerequisite: One studio course
Advanced investigation and experimentation in the use of interrelated media and materials of two- and three dimensions.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 240 Watercolor
LASC—Creative Arts
A studio course exploring various techniques and expressive forms used by watercolorists of the past and present.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 250 The Computer in Studio Art I – Book Arts
The computer as a medium for visual art. Emphasis on individual creations in book arts.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 260 Visual Arts in the Schools
LASC—Creative Arts
An exploration of art materials and concepts, and their appropriate use with children. Includes studio projects, art history, and educational theory.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 275 Gallery and Museum Studies
LASC—Creative Arts; Thoughts, Language and Culture
All aspects of installation and exhibition of art work in WSU gallery, including solicitation of art, publicity, display, and management.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

AR/CM 285 History of Photography
LASC—Creative Arts; Thoughts, Language and Culture
The history of photography from 1839 to present, with attention to styles, aesthetics, technical processes, and leading practitioners.
Offered every 2 year. 3 credits.

AR 300 Painting II
Prerequisite: AR 130 or consent of instructor
Continuation of painting with emphasis on individual development through interpretive projects.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

AR 302 Drawing II
Prerequisite: AR 140 or consent of instructor
Advanced projects in drawing with increasing emphasis on individual direction.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

AR 305 Life Studio II
Prerequisite: AR 150 or consent of instructor
Continued drawing and painting focusing on the human figure, with emphasis on interpretive and individual development.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

AR 306 Sculpture II
Prerequisite: AR 160 or consent of instructor
Further exploration of sculptural form with a diversity of materials, techniques, and expressive meaning.
Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

AR 307 The Computer in Studio Art II – Digital Printmaking
Prerequisites: AR 250, CM 150 or permission of instructor.
Use the computer as a medium for visual art. Software programs for computer-generated image making. Focus on digital printmaking.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 325 Seminar in Contemporary Art
Prerequisite: AR 225 or permission of the instructor.
In-depth study of international movements in contemporary art. Explores the intersection of art and science, abstract and figurative work, installation, site-specific, multimedia and performance art.
Offered every year. 3 credits

AR 330 Intermediate Printmaking
Prerequisite: AR 230
Continuation of relief printmaking in an individual direction using tone/color and multiple blocks.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 350 Special Topics in Art
Prerequisite: One studio course or consent of instructor
A course covering topics which vary in response to specific student and faculty interest.
Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

AR 400 Independent Study in Art
Prerequisites: Limited to art minors with minimum of 12 credits
An opportunity for further individual study in a special interest. Self-directed under supervision of faculty.
Offered every year. 3 credits.

AR 402 Internship in Art
Prerequisite: Limited to art minors
An individual experience through internship with a sponsoring community organization, professional institution or individual, i.e., museums, galleries, artists.
Offered every 3 years. 3-6 credits.

 

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