ART 100 UNDERSTANDING FINE ARTS PROCESSES (3)

Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week

Entry level art experience for non Art majors. This course integrates elements of drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media techniques. Students gain an understanding of the function of Art in everyday life through participation in the artistic process.

GenEd: C1

 

ART 102 MULTICULTURAL CHILDREN'S ART (3) [top]

Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week

Hands-on creation of artistic projects emphasize the importance of art in the child's development and the understanding of multicultural art traditions in subject matter, materials and processes. Historical contexts and indigenous aesthetics are investigated as they relate to the development of primary skills and appreciation for art and the creative process.

GenEd: C1,C3B

 

ART 105 DRAWING AND COMPOSITION (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Basic fundamentals of drawing are explored through the use of various techniques and media. Investigations into line, value, perspective and composition as related to surface and pictorial space is also investigated.

 

ART 106 COLOR AND DESIGN (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Explorations in basic color theory are conducted within two-and three-dimensional design contexts. Visual elements including line, shape, form and texture are explored incorporating elements of color interaction, harmony and dissonance within a variety of visual motifs.

 

ART 107 LIFE DRAWING (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

The study of the human figure and its representation depicted through gesture, contour value and volume. Anatomy, proportion, foreshortening and structure are explored through observation of props and live models.

 

ART 108 VISUAL TECHNOLOGIES (3) [top]

Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory per week

An introductory survey of visual technologies commonly used by artists and designers. Projects explore software applications as they relate to current methods of digital art production. Emphasis is on the development of fundamental computer skills and an understanding of the relationship between digital media and visual design.

 

ART 110 PREHISTORIC ART TO THE MIDDLE AGES (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Survey of the history of art, artifacts and architecture from the Prehistoric era through the Gothic period. The examination of cultural and conceptual contexts will trace the early development of Western artistic traditions.

GenEd: C1

 

ART 111 RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Survey of the history of art and architecture from the European Renaissance through Modern Art. Cultural and conceptual contexts will examine the evolution of the art object as a form of Western cultural expression.

GenEd: C1

 

ART 112 ART OF THE EASTERN WORLD (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Exploration of painting, architecture and crafts of India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia. An examination of artistic, cultural, and historical events explores the exchange of influences and ideas related to Eastern cultures.

GenEd: C1,C3B

 

ART 201 PAINTING (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 105, ART 106, and ART 107

An introduction to basic painting materials and techniques. Experiments in representational and abstract painting will explore oil, acrylic, and water-based media. Particular emphasis will be on the development of fundamental skills and the understanding of color, shape, surface and pictorial structure.

 

ART 202 SCULPTURE (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 105, ART 106, and ART 107

An introduction to basic sculpture materials and techniques. Experiments in representational and abstract sculpture will explore a variety of three-dimensional

materials through additive and subtractive sculptural processes. Particular emphasis will be on the development of fundamental skills and the understanding of design, form and structural elements.

 

ART 203 ILLUSTRATION (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 105, ART 106, and ART 107

An introduction to basic materials and rendering techniques utilized in commercial illustration including a variety of media and styles exploring quash, colored pencils, pen and ink, pastels and markers. Emphasis is on the development of fundamental skills and concepts required to execute successful illustrations.

 

ART 204 GRAPHIC DESIGN (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 105 or ART 106 or ART 108 or consent of instructor

An introduction to basic concepts in graphic design for print and electronic media. Projects incorporating traditional and digital media explore typography, layout and visual design. Particular emphasis is on the development of fundamental skills leading to the ability to communicate ideas through the use of text and visual imagery.

 

ART 205 MULTIMEDIA (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 105 or ART 106 or ART 107 or COMP 105 or consent of instructor

An introduction to techniques and concepts involved in the production of interactive multimedia. Projects explore basic interactive technologies utilized in the creation of digital graphics, websites and computer game designs.

 

ART 206 ANIMATION (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 105 or ART 106 or ART 107 or ART 108 or COMP 105 or consent of instructor

An introduction to basic techniques and processes involved in the production of animation. Projects include elements of concept and story development, character design, story boarding, timing, key framing, inbetweening, and cell production leading to the creation of short works in animation.

 

ART 207 CERAMICS (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 105 and ART 106

Explorations into a wide variety of ceramic ideas, techniques and materials utilized in the development of hand-building methods as applied to sculptural and vessel forms. Basic competence with the potter's wheel will also be covered.

 

ART 208 THE PHYSICS OF ART AND VISUAL PERCEPTION (3) [top]

Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week

A course on the physics of light, color, art and visual perception. The course will cover the nature of light and optical phenomena, the perception and psychology of color, the reproduction of color in different media, and the analysis of art from a science perspective. The emphasis is on factors which permit the artist and observer to understand and more fully control the design and interpretation of images of all kinds. Demonstrations, experiments, and video/computer simulations are used to analyze signals received by the eyes or instruments.

Same as PHYS 208

GenEd: B1,C1

 

ART 230 THE ART OF CREATING JOURNALISM (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisites: ENGL 103 or ENGL 105

This course will integrate concepts from English/journalism, Education and Art. It is designed for students interested in producing print and photo journalism for local community publications. Topics will include journalistic writing styles and techniques, research strategies, interviewing methods, appropriate layout and design techniques. Projects will culminate in a product suitable for publication. No credit given toward the Art major.

GenEd: A2

Same as ENGL 230 and LS 230

 

ART 310 TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART: PAINTING MEDIA AND TECHNIQUES (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 108 and ART 201

Studio projects explore media and methodologies in painting, drawing and related two-dimensional art forms. Assignments emphasize the integration of traditional art materials and techniques with related digital art technologies in the creation of two-dimensional art projects.

 

ART 311 THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART: SCULPTURE MEDIA AND TECHNIQUES (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 108 and ART 202

Studio projects explore media and methodologies in sculpture, ceramics and other three-dimensional art forms. Assignments emphasize the integration of traditional art materials and techniques with related digital art technologies in the creation of three-dimensional art projects.

 

ART 312 DIGITAL MEDIA ART: TIME-BASED IMAGING AND COMPOSITING (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 108 and ART 205

Studio projects explore media and methodologies in digital imaging and non-linear compositing for time-based art, digital video and digitally generated animation. Assignments emphasize the integration of traditional art techniques with emerging digital technologies in the development of time-based digital art projects presented on video, CD ROM and DVD.

 

ART 313 COMMUNICATION DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR PRINT MEDIA (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 108 and ART 204

Studio projects explore media and methodologies in typography and graphic design for print media. Assignments emphasize the integration of traditional design concepts with digital art technology in projects created for print and Internet applications.

 

ART 314 DIGITAL MEDIA ART: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 108

An introduction to digital photography as an art form. Investigations into photographic processes include camera techniques, lighting, color imaging, photographic composition and visual design. Digital photographic software applications, monochrome prints and digital color image manipulation will be explored as related to photographic media and traditions. Photography as a commercial medium will also be investigated.

 

ART 315 ANIMATION MEDIA AND TECHNIQUES (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 206

Specialized media and artistic techniques utilized in the creation of animation are incorporated in the production of projects for video, film, multimedia and the Internet. Individual and group assignments explore a range of traditional materials combined with emerging digital processes to produce completed works in animation.

 

ART 320 TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART: PAINTING THEORY AND PROCESS (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 310

Studio topics explore thematic approaches in the development of visual continuity and technical competency working in painting, drawing and related art processes. At this phase of study, projects focus on the integration of artistic concept, technique and proficiency in the use of two-dimensional media in the creation of individual works of art. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 321 THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART: SCULPTURE THEORY AND PROCESS (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 311

Studio topics explore theoretical approaches in the development of visual continuity and technical competency working in sculpture, ceramics and related art processes. At this phase of study, projects focus on the integration of artistic concept, technique and proficiency in the use of three-dimensional media in the creation of individual works of art. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 322 DIGITAL MEDIA ART: TIME-BASED GRAPHICS AND VISUAL EFFECTS (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 312

Studio topics explore thematic projects involving visual continuity and technical competency working in digital time-based art, animated graphics and visual effects. Projects focus on the integration of artistic concept and technological proficiency in the creation of time-based digital art presented on video, CD Rom and DVD. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 323 COMMUNICATION DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: PACKAGING AND PRE-PRESS (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 313

Studio topics explore thematic approaches in the development of visual continuity and technical competency working in graphic design, production art and product identity in preparation for mass media distribution. At this phase of study, projects focus on the integration of artistic concept and technological proficiency in the creation of design projects for print, packaging, and publishing. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 324 COMMUNICATION DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: WEB DESIGN (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 204 and ART 205

Studio projects investigate artistic techniques and digital applications leading to the design and implementation of Websites. The course explores factors that affect Web layout and design, such as browser, screen resolution, navigation, connection speed, typography, graphics, and color. An introduction to basic HTML will also be covered. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 325 DIGITAL MEDIA ART: DIGITAL FILMMAKING (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 312 and ART 314

Studio projects focus on filmmaking as an art form. Emerging digital technologies simulate traditional motion picture production. Assignments include aspects of producing, storyboarding, directing, cinematography, lighting, and editing in digital formats, resulting in short digital film projects presented on DVD. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 326 DIGITAL MEDIA ART: 3-D COMPUTER ANIMATION (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 206 and ART 312 or consent of the instructor

Studio projects explore applications of digital technologies utilized in the production of 3D Computer Animation. Assignments involve character design, wire frame modeling, texture mapping, lighting techniques, motion paths and animation techniques. Class projects result in the creation of CGI and 3D animation presented on video or DVD. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 327 COMMUNICATION DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: MULTIMEDIA THEORY AND PROCESS (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 206 or ART 312 or consent of instructor

In-depth exploration of artistic techniques and visual concepts involved in the production of interactive multimedia. Projects investigate interactive technologies utilized in the design and creation of digital graphics, websites and computer games while emphasizing creative project development and artistic skills. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 328 DIGITAL MEDIA ART: PHOTOGRAPHIC THEORY AND PROCESS (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 314

Artistic theories and digital imaging processes involved in photography as an art form and commercial medium are explored through in-depth projects including camera techniques, lighting, color imaging, photographic composition and visual design. Digital photographic software applications utilized in the creation of color and monochrome prints as well as custom image manipulation will be investigated. A focus on subject matter, history and trends in photographic media will also be covered. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 329 THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART: CERAMICS THEORY AND PROCESS (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 207

In-depth exploration into sculptural and throwing skills, including theories and processes involved in glaze materials and specialized ceramic techniques. Functionality of gas and electric kilns in oxidation and reduction atmospheres will also be covered through individual and class projects that explore the application of ceramic technology and media as a vital and expressive art form. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 330 CRITICAL THINKING IN A VISUAL WORLD (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

A critical look at subjective responses and objective reasoning in the assessment of visual images that permeate every day aspects of contemporary life. Comparative studies evaluate the psychological impact of corporate logos, religious iconography and secular symbolism. The genesis of cultural icons is investigated from a historical perspective in relationship to their role in a global society.

GenEd: C1,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 331 ART AND MASS MEDIA (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

The study of synergetic relationships between visual art and human communication dating back to the roots of civilization. Comparative studies in art and communication link ancient traditions to the development of contemporary mass media including print, photography, film, television and the Internet.

GenEd: C1,D,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 332 MULTICULTURAL ART MOVEMENTS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

A exploration into the arts and crafts originating in African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Native American cultures. Emphasis is on the understanding of traditions and historical contexts as well as the exploration of indigenous methods and aesthetics.

GenEd: C1,C3B,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 333 HISTORY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHICANA/O ART (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

An exploration of the Southern California Chicano/a culture focusing on the genesis, vitality and diversity represented in the painting, sculpture and artistic traditions of Mexican American artists. Historical movements, politics, cultural trends and Mexican folklore underlying the development of this dynamic style of art will be investigated within a variety of contexts.

Same as HIST 333

GenEd: C3B,D,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 334 THE BUSINESS OF ART (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Exploration into aspects of "art world" business including the financial activities of art consultants, private dealers, commercial gallaries, corporate art collections, public museums and international auction houses. Case studies in art marketing , gallery and museum management, contracts and commissions, as well as public image and career development will be investigated.

Same as BUS 334

GenEd: C1, D, Interdisciplinary

 

ART 335 AMERICAN ETHNIC IMAGES IN NOVELS, FILM AND ART (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Examines the portrayal of ethnic groups from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes, but is not limited to, the literary, historical, and anthropological modes of analysis. The course highlights the ways in which artistic works have shaped the intellectual landscape of the United States as they relate to ethnic peoples.

Same as ENGL 335, HIST 335

GenEd: C2,C3B,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 336 ART AND MUSIC: DISSONANCE, DIVERSITY AND CONTINUITY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

An interdisciplinary analysis of the essential elements defining modern and contemporary art and music. Discusses how artistic characteristics and music issues of the period are connected and intertwined within specific historic and cultural environments.

Same as PAMU 336

GenEd: C1,D,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 337 ART as FILM AND FILM AS ART (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

An interdisciplinary study of the relationships between film and traditional visual arts such as painting, sculpture and architecture. Comparative analyses expose the visual and conceptual modalities of expression used by film and art to create symbolic meanings and reveal complex links that exist between still and moving images within specific artistic, cultural, and historical contexts.

GenEd: C1,D,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 338 PSYCHOLOGY OF ART AND ARTISTS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

An inquiry into the mind of the artist and the psychological dynamics that underlie the creative process. Emphasis is placed on deciphering personal allegory and universal symbolism hidden within a wide range of visual and conceptual genre in painting, sculpture, film and music. The self-image of the artist will be examined from private and public point of view.

Same as PSY 338

GenEd: C1,E,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 351 THE BAROQUE EYE: ART, CULTURE, MONEY AND POWER (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

An exploration of the history of visual art and culture during the Baroque through early Romantic periods from the seventeenth into the early nineteenth centuries. This course investigates the complex mixture of visual representation, ideology, global esthetics and economics in painting, sculpture, prints and the decorative arts in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

GenEd: C1

 

ART 352 VISUAL CANONS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This course will discuss the main visual concepts developed during the ancient times. Using examples from Greek and Roman art as well as the ancient cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Asia, and the Americas, this course will explore a variety of artistic paradigms developed in the early stages of human civilization.

GenEd: C1

 

ART 353 MEDIEVAL WORLD: SPIRITUALITY AND REPRESENTATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This course will investigate the essential visual modalities of expression and reflections developed during the medieval period. The discusssions will include examples from the western as well as non-western tradition. This course will focus its analysis on revealing the diverse representation and visual meaning of medieval spirituality in a variety of historical and geographical contexts.

GenEd: C1

 

ART 383 SCENIC DESIGN (3) [top]

Six hours activity per week

A studio/activities course utilizing artistic techniques involved in the development of scenic design for theatrical, musical and dance productions. Script analysis, scenery sketching, drafting ground plans, elements of set construction and scenic painting will be covered in a series of studio projects.

Same as PA 383

 

ART 420 ADVANCED ARTISTIC PROBLEMS: TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 320

Investigations into the development of advanced concepts, innovative processes and personal artistic style working in two-dimensional art. Students achieve increased artistic depth and advanced technical proficiency in the development of a congruent body of work in painting, drawing and mixed media. Creation of a professional portfolio presented on slides and CD ROM is a required component of the course work. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 421 ADVANCED ARTISTIC PROBLEMS: THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 321

Investigations into the development of advanced concepts, innovative processes and personal artistic style working in three-dimensional art. Students achieve increased artistic depth and advanced technical proficiency leading to the development of a congruent body of work in three-dimensional media. Creation of a professional portfolio presented on slides and CD ROM is a required component of the course work. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 422 ADVANCED ARTISTIC PROBLEMS: DIGITAL MEDIA ART (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 322 or ART 325 or ART 326 or ART 328

Investigations into the development of advanced concepts, innovative processes and personal artistic style working in digital media art. Students achieve increased artistic depth and advanced technical proficiency leading to the development of a congruent body of work. Creation of a professional portfolio presented on Video, CD ROM or DVD is a required component of the course work. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 423 ADVANCED ARTISTIC PROBLEMS: COMMUNICATION DESIGN TECHNOLOGY (3) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: ART 323 or ART 324

Investigations into the development of advanced concepts, innovative processes and personal artistic style working in communication arts and design technology. Students achieve increased artistic depth and advanced technical proficiency leading to the development of a congruent body of work. Creation and presentation of a professional portfolio in print and interactive CD ROM is a required component of the course work. Repeatable for up to 6 units.

 

ART 431 EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE LITERATURE AND ART (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or ART 105 or equivalent

Examination of the literature and art of the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries in Europe and England, focusing on the re-birth” of the human spirit and the legacies of the Renaissance artists and writers.”

Same as ENGL 431

GenEd: C1,C2,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 432 ARTS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Upper division standing

Study focusing on the dramatic upsurge of creativity in art, music and literature resulting from social and political undercurrents in the African American cultural revolution in New York during the 1920s. Historical geneses and subsequent artistic legacies will also be explored.

Same as ENGL 432, PAMU 432

GenEd: C1,C2,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 433 WOMEN IN THE ARTS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

An investigation into the historical roles and influences of women artists in Western and non-Western traditions. Women as subject matter in painting, sculpture, photography, film and video will also be explored as related to artistic, social, historical and political issues.

GenEd: C1,D,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 434 THE MUSEUM: CULTURE, BUSINESS AND EDUCATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This course is an interdisciplinary, in-depth study of a museum from the perspective of art, business, and education. Analyzes how artistic values, business and management issues and educational projects are linked within museum practices. Each term this course is offered it will focus on a specific museum in the area.

Same as BUS 434, EDUC 434

GenEd: C1,D,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 435 POSTMODERN VISUAL CULTURE (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

An examination of the major visual components of postmodern culture. This course will explore a wide range of issues related to the multicultural identity of contemporary culture. Developments in the 20th and early 21st centuries such as film, digital media, and critical theory as well as traditional visual forms of expression such as painting and sculptures will be discussed.

GenEd: C1,C3B,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 436 MODERN ART (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

From nineteenth century Impressionism, through twentieth century Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, this course explores the gamut of concepts, periods, trends and “isms” of the modern era (1850-1970).

GenEd: C1,Interdisciplinary

 

ART 451 DIVERSITY IN THE VISUAL ARTS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

This course will explore the meaning of diversity in the visual arts. The cross-cultural and chronological examples will address stylistic and conceptual changes within the specificity of various traditions as well as in connection with the global artistic arena.

GenEd: C1,C3B

 

 

ART 489 ARTS SEMINAR (3) [top]

Three hours activity per week

Prerequisite: Senior Standing

Students interact with guest speakers, visiting artists, and industry professionals in a seminar environment. This course also affords students the opportunity to assess their training and summarize artistic achievements through group and individual projects that help prepare them for a variety of careers in the arts.

 

ART 490 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ART (3) [top]

Three hours activity per week

Prerequisite: Art Major, Upper Division Standing

Special topics explore a variety of themes investigating the relationships of art and artists to aspects of social commentary, multiculturalism, experimental genres, commerce, first amendment rights and the role of art in a global society. Topics are presented on a rotating basis. Students are given the opportunity to experience in-depth interaction with visiting artists, industry professionals, art scholars and academicians.

 

ART 492 INTERNSHIP IN THE ARTS (1-3) [top]

Variable hours per week

Prerequisite: Senior Standing, Art Program portfolio review, and consent of the instructor

Experiential study in a professional artistic environment appropriate to student's interests and artistic goals. Service learning internship positions are arranged by the university, instructor or student in cooperation with local community organizations or businesses. Internship positions must meet specific criteria set by the Art program and University.

Repeatable up to 3 units maximum.

 

ART 494 DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3) [top]

Variable hours per week

Prerequisite: Senior Standing, Art Program portfolio review, and consent of the instructor

Independent art projects are created in conjunction with the supervising faculty. Completed projects are presented for critique and assessment.

 

ART 499 ARTS CAPSTONE PROJECT (3) [top]

One hour seminar and two hours field work per week

Prerequisite: Senior Standing, portfolio review and consent of the instructor

A culminating interdisciplinary experience in which students from various Art disciplines work in groups with fellow artists, non-art majors and community members on projects specifically designed to meet a common goal. Activities supervised by sponsoring faculty are executed on campus and/or on-site in conjunction with community organizations or businesses.