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Fine Arts

Course Number Course Name Credits
FA 105

Introduction to Photography

Intended for the beginner, this course teaches principles of design in composition, printing and display. Topics include camera handling, lighting, film and film development. Ownership of a camera is required.

Prequisites: None

3
FA 123

Art and Anatomy



Prequisites: None

3
FA 205

Drawing

This basic course emphasizes the elements and principles of design and composition as applied to a variety of drawing techniques. It is a studio course that uses a variety of media including still life, nature and the human figure.

Prequisites: None

3
FA 210

Design

This introduction to the study and application of design in the visual arts: focuses on problem solving and using principles of two- and three-dimensional design.
Offered in: Spring Only
Prequisites: None

3
FA 218

History of Western Art

This course studies the major trends in the visual arts of Europe from antiquity to the present. Forms, symbols and images of the artistic styles will be illustrated on selected works of each historical period.

Prequisites: None

3
FA 305

Painting

This course is an introduction to oil painting, with emphasis on understanding color, paint handling and observation. Attention is given to the approach of painters, both past and present, through periodic slide presentations.

Prequisites: None

3
FA 314

Art of the Film

This introduction to the elements of filmmaking includes screenwriting, camera and lighting, performance, music and sound, editing and the role of the director. Feature films are used to study elements.

Prequisites: None

3
FA 320

History of Visual Arts in America

This is a survey of painting, sculpture and architecture of the United States from the colonial period to the present with emphasis on the evolution of styles of the 19th and 20th centuries. Offered as needed.

Prequisites: None

3
FA 327

Modern Art

The development of major European and American styles in architecture, painting and sculpture in the last two centuries, from neoclassicism to contemporary trends, is studied.

Prequisites: None

3
FA 328

Art & the Everyday

This course combines an art-historical overview of contemporary artists using performance, happenings, action-based art, with influential critics, writers and photography with hands-on studio art-making.

Prequisites: None

3
FA 330

Frank Lloyd Wright & Amer Architecture

The architecture of Wright in the historical context of modern American architecture is examined. The course explores his precursors and his impact on and debate with future tendencies.

Prequisites: None

3
FA 348

Visionaries of Film

This course examines the art of an influential creator of film by offering an in-depth of the work of one major director,cinematographer, editor, or screenwriter. While examining the filmmaker's style and technique, we will investigate her or his philosophical approach to the visual representation of human experience. The historical and socio-political context of the films, along with their reception by viewers, are also considered in our study of the film maker's creative vision. This courses fulfills the humanities core requirement as a fine arts course.

Prequisites: None

3
FA 349

Film Forms Generes Themes

This course will focus on a particular movement, style, genre, or cultural ,political, or aesthetic theme within the medium of film. A careful study of films and filmmakers within a particular movement or theme will emphasize the relationship of cinematic forma and content with special attention to the techniques,expressive strategies, and historical, cultural,and socio-political context of the films and their makers.

Prequisites: None

3
FA 389

The Anatomy of Art



Prequisites: None

0
FA 390

Special Topics

Special Topics

Prequisites: None

3
FA 479

Advanced Black & White Methods

Advanced Black & White Methods

Prequisites: None

3
FA 489

Special Topics



Prequisites: None

3
FA 999

Fine Arts Transfer Elective

Course transfers in as a fine arts core elective.

Prequisites: None

3