Art

ART 100: VISUAL ART INTRO SEMINAR

This required course introduces students in the visual art programs to academic and career opportunities in the visual arts. The course will address the following topics: how to begin creating, preserving and documenting an art portfolio; career opportunities and internships; transfer opportunities; career options; student services; study skills including time management, research, writing, note and test taking, and presentation skills. This course is presented by art faculty, visiting professionals and alumni from various disciplines and specialties.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Intro Seminar
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 101: HISTORY OF ART

An introduction to Western art based on an aesthetic and historical evaluation of artists, styles and cultures from the prehistoric period to the 18th, 19th century. Work will be viewed through visual presentation and field trips to museums and exhibits.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 102: HISTORY OF MODERN ART

The turn of the 20th century saw an explosion of changes which in turn redefined our visual vocabulary. This course introduces the major artists and movements of 19th and 20th century western art. Avant Garde art of the 19th century, the rise of high modernism and its subsequent decline in the postmodern era will be examined. Issues considered are artistic intention, spirituality in art, the birth and development of abstraction, art with political agendas and the implicit historic contexts of modern art. Work will be viewed through slide presentation and videotape.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix E, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 103: ART OF CHINA, JAPAN AND INDIA

The history of Chinese, Japanese, and art from India will be examined from prehistoric times to the present. Comparisons to the most familiar example of Western art will be offered whenever they add depth to the material. Various oriental media such as jade, lacquer and ivory calligraphy, landscape are studied in depth.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Attributes: Global Perspective, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix F, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 104: FUNDAMENTALS OF ART

This visual arts course in intended for non artists. Course content includes art throughout history, both Eastern & Western, providing global insight into various cultures and a core understanding of the visual language used to analyze techniques and materials used in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Class activities include viewing and analyzing images from the prehistoric period to modern day, attending field trips to museums and art exhibits, and keeping a written and visual journal documenting visual understanding of the art experiences explored in the course.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix E, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 110: TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

This foundation studio course addresses visual dynamics on the 2D picture plane. Through the design process students explore visual elements and principles of organization. Projects cover technical skills, idea generation and development, and presentation. This course will provide the student with at least 5 works for portfolio.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 111: THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN

This foundation studio course focuses on the visual dynamics and basic design issues that underlie three-dimensional works of art and design. Students will create three-dimensional projects using a variety of sculptural materials and methods that explore the formal elements and underlying design principles.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 112: DRAWING I

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and practices of drawing. Students will complete a variety of projects that emphasize observation, line, value, shape, texture, picture plane organization, perspective, use of materials, methods for developing drawings from initial sketch to finished drawing, and discussion of course concepts.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 113: DRAWING II

This course is an expansion of Drawing I’s principles, practices and techniques with a focus on drawing the figure in context. Students complete a variety of projects that emphasize observation, line, value, shape, texture, picture plane organization, foreshortening, use of materials, methods for developing drawings from initial sketch to finished drawing, and discussion of course concepts. Prerequisite: ART 112 with a grade of C or better

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 120: COLOR THEORY AND PAINTING

This foundation studio course addresses color relationships, interactions and use in visual compositions. Pre- or Co-requisite: ART 110.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 140: GRAPHIC DESIGN I: DESIGN W/ DI

This course is an introduction to history of digital media and the practical applications of design using digital images. Assignments build visual discernment, conceptual thinking, awareness of design issues and some design history. Using Photoshop, students learn to work with images and basic typography in increasingly complex design formats, and complete a design portfolio of 4-5 pieces. Pre-requisites: ART 110 with a grade of C or better.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 141: CALLIGRAPHY I

The course covers the study and practice of lettering using the broad pen and pencil to develop original calligraphy and calligraphy for reproduction. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab, 3 Credit Hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 145: GRAPHIC DESIGN II: LAYOUT & TY

This course is an introduction to typography. This course includes the history of type, typeface design, type anatomy and classifications, designing with text and display type, and basic issues of print production. Using InDesign, the industry-standard page layout program, basic black and white typographic explorations progress to more complex color assignments. A final portfolio will be submitted. Note: A familiarity with the Mac platform is recommended before taking this course. Pre-requisite: ART 140

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 147: GRAPHIC DESIGN III: DESIGN/ILL

This course is an introduction to resizable (vector-based) graphics used in design applications such as logos, technical illustrations, diagrams, packaging, signage, animation, web and designing for mobile devices. Using Adobe Illustrator, students explore conceptual solutions while working with lines, shapes and paths in various graphic explorations. A final portfolio will be submitted. Note: It is recommended that students take ART 140 and 145, and be familiar with the MAC platform prior to taking the course. Pre-requisite: ART 110 with a grade of C or better.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 150: TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY I

This is an introduction to the medium through the use of manual film cameras, light meters, black and white film processing and print enlarging. Craftsmanship is stressed. Students must have a manual film camera with manually adjustable lens openings, shutter speeds, and focus, as well as a working built in light meter. Photography courses require a substantial amount of student-purchased supplies, which may cost $200 or more, in addition to camera and text. Note: This course may be more suitable to those considering further work in photography, requiring a traditional film camera. For those wishing to take an introductory course that is digital and does not use film, please consider ART 157 Digital Photography 1.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 151: TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY II

This course provides further study in photography that originates with traditional photographic film whether black-and white, or color. Using more advanced camera and darkroom techniques, visual and technical craft are emphasized. Students need to have a film camera with manually adjustable lens openings, shutter speeds, and focus, as well as a working built-in light meter. There is no use of a “wet” photography lab for color, only black-and-white. Student must have color films processed commercially at their own expense. Photography courses require a substantial amount of student-purchased supplies, which may cost $200 or more, in addition to camera and text. Prerequisite: ART 150 with a grade of C or better

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 153: LIGHTING FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

Light as a basic essential principle common to all photography is explored, with an emphasis on studio set ups. Students will learn to use tungsten quartz constant source lighting as well as electronic flash (strobe) and natural light to illustrate basic lighting techniques. A final portfolio of photographs will be produced. Additionally there will be instruction and demonstration of location lighting techniques. This course is intended for students interested primarily in photography, even though the principles taught are relevant to drawing, painting, video production, and filmmaking. Prerequisite: ART 150 or ART 157 with a grade of C or better

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 155: HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

In 1839, the invention of photography revolutionized the way we see and respond to the world. This course begins with the early years of photography and follows all the aesthetic movements and technical developments in photography up to the present moment. Slide lectures, print viewing and field trips serve as the primary means of instruction.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 157: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I

This course is an introduction to photography based on digital image reproduction. Students can shoot film for later digitalization or, more commonly, create direct files using a digital camera. Print reproduction will be done using professional grade inkjet photographic printers. Emphasis is on understanding color and black and white photography as a powerful creative tool in commercial and fine art photography. No prior study of photography is required for this course. Note: Student must have access to a suitable digital camera with some adjustable settings. This course is advised as a first photo course for students who are not planning on making photography their career and as an auxiliary course for students who have taken a traditional (wet) photo course.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 161: FOUNDATIONS OF ANIMATION

An introductory course covering various aspects of the history, theory and practice of animation. This course includes a broad overview of traditional and computer animation techniques from the earliest experiments until today. Studio sessions of this introductory course will emphasize creating computer 2-D animations using the popular animation program, Flash. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. 2 Lecture, 2 Lab, 3 Credit Hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 172: BASIC CERAMICS

This course is an introduction to the nature and properties of clay. It provides students a range of experience in working with clay, including hand building and throwing techniques, firing processes and glaze application techniques. It provides a context for understanding historical and contemporary ceramics.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 209: TIME BASED MIXED MEDIA

This is an advanced art/communications studio course that focuses on integration and experimental use of current studio art practices (painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, installation, sculpture), digital media, and the communication media arts. Exploration and innovative use of video and sound are integral components of the course. Students should have basic computer skills and a working knowledge of digital video media. Prerequisites: ART 110, ART 111, or COM 110

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 222: WATERCOLOR

The course includes painting on paper with water-based media including gouache, watercolor, and acrylic. Emphasis is placed on working from observation, exploration of materials and techniques, integration of wet and dry media, concept development, and presentation of completed works. Prerequisite ART 120 with a grade of C or better.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 226: PAINTING

This is a painting course designed for students who have completed fundamental studies of 2D design, drawing, and color theory. Emphasis is on working from observation, exploring color and technical application of acrylic or oil paints, and expressing ideas through concept and thematic development. Pre-requisites: ART 110, ART 112 and Art 120.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 227: INTERMEDIATE DRAWING

This is an intermediate drawing course focusing on continued development of observational drawing skills and further study of techniques using a variety of black, white and color media. Concept development, such as narrative, series and themes, abstraction and non-figuration may also be addressed. Note: Students must register for both lecture and lab. 2Lec 2Lab 3Cr. Prerequisites ART 113 and ART 120 with a grade of C or better for each.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 242: GRAPHIC DESIGN IV: TYPE & COMP

This course is an intermediate exploration combining typography with images and exploring page design. Students build on previous software and typographic skills to explore concept, audience and meaning in more complex typographic & ad-related design projects and formats. Use of the grid in page layout, communication issues, print production and a more sophisticated level of design awareness are emphasized. A portfolio of final work will be submitted, with the possibility of incorporating some interactivity. Pre-requisites: ART 140 and ART 145

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 254: PHOTOJOURNALISM

This course is an exploration of the photojournalistic approach. Emphasis is on producing, editing, and refining an in-depth photographic essay. The work of historic and contemporary photojournalists will serve as examples of the diverse approaches to photojournalism. Prerequisite: ART 157

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 257: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II

This course builds upon the fundamentals of digital photography reproduction learned in ART 157 and adds additional content related to computer based photography. Students will explore more advanced photo concepts for shooting and presentation. Also, using images the students shoot themselves, and the image manipulation tools found in Adobe Photoshop, students will create photographic illustration and art involving extensive image modification and multiple image compositing. Prerequisite: ART 157 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 260: VISUAL ARTS INTERNSHIP

This is a 135 hour internship in an approved area of the student’s choice that will provide practical experience. It will be completed under the direct supervision of a full-time employee for 120 hours at the internship site, along with one-hour weekly meetings (15 hours) on campus with a faculty member at a time to be arranged. This may be done in any aspect of the visual arts: design, advertising, marketing, photography, art education, art gallery/museum work, studio assistant or other art-related industry. Students will keep a portfolio of work, a journal about the work experience, and submit a short paper at the end of the internship detailing their experience. Pre-requisites: Art majors with a minimum of 32 credits and permission of department

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 264: WEB DESIGN

This course is an introduction to the art of designing web sites. Students will be introduced to HTML markup language and software (such as Dreamweaver) for creating web pages, and techniques for designing web sites containing text and images. The emphasis will be on information structure, creation of design elements, and the creation of a web site that is easy to navigate and visually compelling. Students will learn to use HTML divs, tables, cascading style sheets, forms, and other components of web design. Students are recommended to take ART 147 prior to or at the same time as ART 264. Prerequisites: ART 140 and ART 145.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge in the field of art or related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to ART 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to ART 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 274: CERAMICS: HAND BUILDING

This course is a continued exploration of clay as it relates to hand built forms, building on basic skills gained in Basic Ceramics. Advanced hand building techniques, continued experimentation with glaze application, as well as an introduction to the chemistry and calculation of glazes and further development of students' understanding of historical and contemporary ceramics as it relates to the hand built form, will be the basis of this course. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. 2 Lecture, 3 Lab, 3 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: ART 172.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


ART 275: CERAMICS: WHEEL THROWING

This course is a continued exploration of clay as it relates to wheel thrown forms, building on basic skills gained in Basic Ceramics. Advanced throwing techniques, continued experimentation with glaze application as well as an introduction to the chemistry and calculation of glazes and further development of students' understandings of historical and contemporary ceramics as it relates to the thrown form will be the basis of this course. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab. 2 Lecture, 3 Lab, 3 Credit Hours. Prerequisite: ART 172.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix H, Elective
Department: Performing, Visual Art & Comm

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014