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ART 301 Professional Practices for Creative Practitioners

Course Description: How does a creative professional find and maintain work? What can a student do to prepare? What are common expectations and what can be negotiated? How is value determined and rewarded? These are a few of the questions students ask as they begin to think of their lives beyond graduation. This is an upper level course for art majors and others preparing to graduate and enter the job market.. This course will consist of in class workshops and lectures, several guest lecturers, weekly reading and writing assignments and a final multi-platform portfolio and resume presentation designed to help each student gather the conceptual and practical tools they need to clarify and then realize their own creative employment goals. Course Rotation: Spring

3 credits

ART 304 Interior Design 2

Course Description: Plan and elevation and perspective renderings of interior spaces, as well as consideration of accessories, window treatment, floor coverings, and lighting for contemporary living. Some three-dimensional model-building will be included.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

ART 305 Presentation Techniques Residential

Course Description: Plan and elevation and perspective renderings of residential spaces. Emphasis on materials used in the home. Guest speakers from the profession will give the student alternate perspectives on creative design.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

ART 306 Project Studio A

Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 studio Art courses or permission of instructor.

Course Description: The Project Studio is an interdisciplinary studio course for intermediate and advanced students. Students develop a self-directed project in the medium of their choice, with the oversight of the instructor. Students may work in drawing, painting, digital, photography, sculpture or any combination that compliments the proposed project. Experimentation and a personal approach to the chosen medium are encouraged. The instructor works with each student individually to define and develop a challenging project, providing visual references and relevant readings. Group and individual critiques provide a critical framework. A visiting critic is invited to view and discuss student work. ART 306 and ART 307 and ART 308 may be taken alternate semesters.

3 credits

ART 307 Project Studio B

Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 previous studio Art courses or permission of instructor.

Course Equivalents: ART 297A, ART 296H and ART 296Y.

Course Description: The Project Studio is an interdisciplinary studio course for intermediate and advanced students. Students develop a self-directed project in the medium of their choice, with the oversight of the instructor. Students may work in drawing, painting, digital, photography, sculpture or any combination that complements the proposed project. Experimentation and a personal approach to the chosen medium are encouraged. The instructor works with each student individually to define and develop a challenging project, providing visual references and relevant readings. Group and individual critiques provide a critical framework. A visiting critic is invited to view and discuss student work. Project Studio may be taken up to three times for credit under separate course numbers: ART 306-Fall New York, Spring Pleasantville; ART 307- Spring New York, Fall Pleasantville; or ART 308 as a tutorial either semester in New York and Pleasantville.

Course Rotation: NY, Spring: PLV, Fall

3 credits

ART 330 Sculpture II

Prerequisite: ART 130 or permission of instructor.

Course Description: Designed to broaden the techniques and concepts learned in Sculpture I, this course will introduce students to new materials and to problems involving the three-dimensional rendering of the human form. Modern and contemporary sculpture will provide a background to these studies.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 130 Minimum Grade of D

ART 341 Life Drawing and Anatomy

Prerequisite: ART 140 or permission of the Instructor.

Course Description: An advanced course in drawing which concentrates on the human figure and composition. Skeletal structure and surface anatomy are studied. Students explore a variety of materials and techniques. Compositional problems are emphasized.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 140 Minimum Grade of D

ART 342 Advanced Drawing

Prerequisite: ART 241 or Permission Of Department Chairperson.

Course Description: Open to students who have had previous experience drawing the live human figure, this course will permit students to concentrate on advanced level problems involving scale, appropriate media, deliberate exaggeration and distortion, etc. The study of surface anatomy begun in ART 241 will be continued.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 241 Min Grade D

ART 343 Painting III

Prerequisite: ART 247 or permission of instructor.

Course Description: Students will further develop skills and increase technical knowledge of the medium. Assignments will be open-ended and self-directed to encourage students to evolve a more personal approach technically, formally, and conceptually.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 247 Minimum Grade of D

ART 350 Special Topics in Advanced Photography

Course Description: This course will deal with a variety of topics of a specialized nature as listed in the undergraduate course schedule. This course may be used to fulfill the core requirement in aesthetics. Certain topics may require a fee in addition to tuition.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 153 Min Grade D

ART 350A Topics in Photography: Digital Photography

Prerequisite: ART 153 or consent of instructor. It is recommended that students have their own digital cameras with adjustable exposure and focus.

Course Description: This class explores the fundamental techniques and applications of capturing, manipulating and outputting digital photographic images. Class covers basic photographic principles, color theory and elements of composition. For the processing and enhancement of digital photographs, students learn the basics of Photoshop. Critical and creative thinking are developed through the exercise of aesthetic judgment and reflective writing.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 153 Min Grade D

ART 351 Digital Photography 2

Prerequisite: ART 153 or consent of instructor. It is recommended that students have their own digital cameras with adjustable exposure and focus.

Course Description: This class explores the fundamental techniques and applications of capturing, manipulating and outputting digital photographic images. Class covers basic photographic principles, color theory and elements of composition. For the processing and enhancement of digital photographs, students learn the basics of Photoshop. Critical and creative thinking are developed through the exercise of aesthetic judgment and reflective writing.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring

3 credits

ART 356 Photography III: Experimental Photography

Prerequisite: ART 228, ART 252 or ART 253 or permission of the Instructor. A 35mm camera capable of manual control F/stop and shutter speeds.

Course Description: Students explore the work of artists whose images deviate from traditional notions of the nature of the photograph. Aesthetic rationale behind specific techniques of image manipulation is studied. Students use combined media in the execution of a series of assigned photographic projects.

Course Rotation: NYC & PLV: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

(ART 228 Minimum Grade of D or ART 118 Minimum Grade of D) or ( ART 252 Minimum Grade of D or ART 166 Minimum Grade of D) or ( ART 253 Minimum Grade of D or ART 117 Minimum Grade of D)

ART 380 Computer Illustration

Course Description: Students learn how to create artwork-using vector based drawing software. Emphasis will be placed on creative problem solving, design concepts, and critical thinking as well as technical virtuosity.

Course Rotation: NYC and PLV: Fall - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 186 Minimum Grade of D

ART 385 Advanced Digital Animation

Prerequisite: ART 285 or permission of instructor.

Course Description: This course is designed to further advance the student's skill and understanding of FLASH animation and Web design on the Macintosh platform. It is expected that the student has successfully completed ART 285, which provides an introduction to the basic principles of design, an understanding of art as a means of visual communication, and the process of developing your self as an artist. The focus will be on acquiring skills through major projects and weekly topics.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ART 285 Minimum Grade of D

ART 390 Art Studio, Museum or Gallery Internship

Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.

Revised Course Description: Internships in museums, art galleries, auction houses, design departments, and art studios are coordinated by the art history and studio art faculty. The goal of the internship is to provide pre-professional experience working inside a cultural institution, art-related business, or studio. The internship must be approved and supervised by Fine Arts faculty advisor. The student must submit written reports in addition to completing the work portion of the internship.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

ART 395 Independent Study in Art and Design

Prerequisite: Junior standing, a minimum CQPA of 3.00 and permission of Department Chairperson required.

Course Description: With the approval of the supervising faculty member, the department chairperson, and the academic dean, students may select an area of study in art history or studio art that is not included in regular course offerings. For art history, an extensive research paper is required. For studio art, a work or series of works that extend beyond current course offerings is required.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer. PLV: Fall and Spring.

1 - 9 credits

ART 395A Independent Study in Art and Design (A)

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 - 9 credits