ACADEMICS

  • Art Courses

    AR 100 Cross Media Studio
    LASC—Creative Arts
    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; Thought, 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; Thought, 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; Thought, 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
    LASC—Creative Arts; Thought, Language and Culture
    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; Thought, 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 or consent of instructor
    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; Thought, 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; Thought, 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 credit