Art and Design Course Description(s)
ARDE1020 2D Design (3)
A foundations course designed to promote an understanding of and appreciation for the various technical and aesthetic qualities fundamental to the visual arts.
ARDE1040 Drawing 1 (3)
An exploration of drawing with a foundation in observational studies. Throughout the course a broad range of drawing materials and applications will be introduced. Includes lecture and discussion on the history of drawing and the nature of drawing in contemporary art. Prerequisites: ARDE1020, or instructor's approval
ARDE2010 3D Design (3)
An introductory studio experience, this course examines both technical and aesthetic relationships specific to three-dimensional forms as well as creative problem-solving through manipulation of various media and techniques. This course also emphasizes tool usage and studio safety. Fees: Additional fee required.
ARDE2020 Survey of Visual Art (3)
An introduction to the stylistic characteristics and cultural context of important artistic movements in art history. Students will have the opportunity to challenge their pre-conceptions of what “good” art is, think critically about how they approach looking at a piece of artwork, and develop relevant vocabulary for discussing visual art. Every student who takes this course should leave with a greater appreciation for the ways that our contemporary society is built upon the foundation of art and culture from the past and have the tools and confidence to engage with that culture. This course is designed specifically for the non-art major.
ARDE2050 Ceramics 1 (3)
A studio-based course designed to introduce students to the various basic forming, decorating, glazing, and firing techniques used in the medium of clay. Fees: Additional fee required.
ARDE2070 Figure Studies (3)
Coursework will be based on observation of the live model and will be carried out as an exploration in various traditional and non-traditional 2D media and methods for representing the figure. Offered alternate years. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE1040, or instructor's approval
ARDE2094 Special Topics (1-3)
A concentrated study of one topic in art. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.
ARDE2280 Illustration 1: Visual Voice (3)
An introductory course in illustration with an emphasis on developing conceptual skills, individual expression, and technical expertise in a variety of media. Students will focus on the process of taking a project from thumbnails and roughs, through to finished art. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE1040
ARDE2350 Graphic Design 1: Introduction to Visual Communication (3)
An introduction to graphic design with emphasis on exploring the roles and responsibilities of design in contemporary culture. Studio projects will focus on graphic problem-solving through the use of symbols, type, and imagery, with additional emphasis on the exploration of design applications, techniques, issues, and media fundamental to the graphic design profession. Prerequisites: ARDE1020, or instructor's approval Corequisites: ARDE2430
ARDE2360 Graphic Design 2: Typography (3)
An exploration of typography as a vehicle for expressive communication. Visual hierarchy, principles of contrast, verbal messages, and the consideration of communication models will all be emphasized. Prerequisites: ARDE2350, ARDE2430
ARDE2410 Painting 1 (3)
An introduction to the fundamentals of painting. This course is designed to develop the student's ability to accurately translate color and effectively organize pictorial space and compositional ideas. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE1040, or instructor's approval
ARDE2430 Introduction to Computer Graphics (3)
An introductory digital design course emphasizing industry standard drawing, photo editing and layout computer applications, especially the Adobe Creative Suite. Students will gain foundational technical skills that are applied through relevant projects. Fees: Additional fee required.
ARDE2760 Photography 1 (3)
An introductory course in the fundamentals of black and white photography and the medium as a means of visual expression. Students will learn 35mm camera operation, film developing and darkroom printing. Basic design principles are reinforced through assignments. Students should have a 35mm SLR camera. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE1020, or instructor's approval
ARDE3010 Sculpture 1 (3)
Intermediate studio experience with emphasis upon development and refinement of practical and theoretical concerns related to three-dimensional artwork. Projects in this course will include various additive, reductive, and constructive procedures, as well as historical and contemporary sculptural issues. Offered alternate years Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE1020, ARDE2010
ARDE3050 Ceramics 2 (3)
Further exploration, development, and refinement of individual projects in the medium of clay. This course is designed to explore both traditional vessel and sculptural ceramic forms. Contemporary issues as well as the use of other media along with clay are explored. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE2050, or instructor's approval
ARDE3060 Printmaking (3)
An introduction to the processes and history of printmaking with an emphasis on screen-printing for artistic and commercial purposes. Processes may include screenprinting and blockprinting techniques. Offered alternate years. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE2430, or instructor's approval
ARDE3070 Drawing 2 (3)
A continued exploration of drawing processes, materials and methods of representation. Expanding upon the foundation established in Drawing 1, less conventional materials and processes will be introduced. Emphasis will be placed on the development of the student's individual visual vocabulary. Offered alternate years. Prerequisites: ARDE1040
ARDE3080 Introduction to Bookmaking and Letterpress (3)
Students will explore a variety of book structures as well as an introduction to letterpress printing. Students will learn to hand set type in the letterpress studio. Book forms that may be explored are folded, pop-up, soft and hard cover structures. A variety of sewing techniques will be included. Fees: Additional fee required.
ARDE3250 Art History 1 (3)
Survey of visual art and architecture from its pre-historic origins through the Gothic period. Offered alternate years.
ARDE3280 Illustration 2: Visual Story Book (3)
A continuation of illustrative approaches and techniques with emphasis in visual journalism, visual narrative, and portfolio development. Students will create a series of images with a unifying theme or narrative for exhibition and portfolio use. Additional instruction will be given on the business of illustration and potential career paths. Prerequisites: ARDE1040, ARDE2280, or instructor's approval
ARDE3330 Teaching Art in the K-8 School (3)
Introduces elementary education majors to theoretical and practical experiences necessary for incorporating a discipline-based art education program into the elementary school curriculum. This course may include actual teaching experiences. (See EDUC3330) Prerequisites: Instructor's approval, Program admission.
ARDE3340 Design History: Industrial Revolution to Contemporary Design (3)
An examination of the history, process and practice of design from the middle of the 18th century to the new millennium. Objects, designers, history and culture which led to the birth and development of the design profession will be addressed, along with design's influences in art, architecture, science and industry.
ARDE3360 Graphic Design 3: Advanced Practice (3)
Advanced applications of graphic design including multifaceted communication problems, professional-level assignments and critical analysis of various historic and contemporary graphic forms. Emphasis will also be placed on the development of professional production techniques. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE2350, ARDE2360, ARDE2430
ARDE3410 Painting 2 (3)
A continuing exploration of painting including more contemporary materials and processes. Historical and contemporary approaches will be analyzed. Emphasis on the individualization of each student's visual vocabulary and their understanding of contemporary issues in painting. Offered alternate years. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE2410
ARDE3430 Digital Photography (3)
Students will explore digital imaging techniques and applications of acquiring, manipulating and outputting digitized photographic images using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students should have a DSLR for this course. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE2430, ARDE2760, or instructor's approval
ARDE3440 Introduction to Web Design (3)
Introductory experiences in the creation and production of web-based graphic forms through the use of HTML and industry-standard software applications including Adobe Dreamweaver. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE2350, ARDE2360, or instructor's approval
ARDE3500 Studio Practice and Critique (3)
Cross-emphasis studio course structured to develop professional studio practice through rigorous critique, individuated expression, and criticality regarding relevant issues in contemporary art production. Course normally taken in the junior year. Prerequisites: Declared Art major, or instructor's approval
ARDE3530 Teaching Art in the Secondary Schools (3)
This course examines pragmatic techniques and philosophical approaches necessary to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive discipline-based art education program at the secondary school levels. Additionally, both historical and contemporary art education issues are examined, discussed, and evaluated. (See EDUC3530) Prerequisites: Junior classification, or instructor's approval. Program admission required., or instructor's approval Program admission. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510
ARDE3730 Advanced Typography (3)
An advanced exploration of typography as a vehicle for expressive communication, especially as it relates to the online and digital environment. Students will explore advanced typographic concepts such as learning to design custom typefaces using font generation software, developing type in motion (eg. film and digital application title sequences), and developing typography for user-centered interactive experiences (eg. websites, kiosks, digital apps). Prerequisites: ARDE2360
ARDE3750 Art History 2 (3)
Survey of visual art and architecture from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Offered alternate years.
ARDE3760 Photography 2 (3)
Introduction to alternative photographic processes and medium format cameras. Skills learned in Photography 1 are applied with more advanced opportunities for self expression and conceptualization. Students will gain a working knowledge of the history of photography. Topics may include: Cyanotype, VanDyke brown, Fuji film, digital negatives, handmade Pinhole cameras, Encaustic, liquid emulsion, and bookbinding. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE2760
ARDE3950 Modern and Contemporary Art History (3)
The history of visual art from Impressionism in the 19th century to contemporary art in the 21st century, including a survey of art criticism and theory. Focused on the development of modern and contemporary art and its relationship to experience as a defining factor, this course is an exploration of the impact and implications for current art production and reception. Exposure to contemporary art through field trips to galleries and museums. Offered alternate years. Fees: Additional fee required.
ARDE4030 Sculptural Installation (3)
This course is designed for junior and senior art majors. The purpose of this course is to explore both traditional and non-traditional art media in site-specific and installation formats. Offered alternate years. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE1020, ARDE2010
ARDE4094 Special Topics (1-3)
A concentrated study of one topic in art. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.
ARDE4360 Graphic Design 4: Portfolio Preparation (3)
Advanced design course emphasizing the development of a working portfolio and other self-promotional materials. Additional projects may include books, CD jackets, packaging, logotypes, and corporate identity campaigns. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: ARDE2350, ARDE2360, ARDE2430, ARDE3360
ARDE4440 Advanced Web Design (3)
Advanced web design course with emphasis on the construction of dynamic commercial websites with additional consideration of theories of interactivity, animation, and usability on the web. Course will also focus on the development of technical skills using industry-standard applications. Prerequisites: ARDE3440, ARDE2360, ARDE2430
ARDE4500 Studio Practice and Critique (3)
Cross-emphasis studio course structured to develop professional studio practice through rigorous critique, individuated expression, and criticality regarding relevant issues in contemporary art production. Course normally taken in the senior year. Prerequisites: ARDE3500
ARDE4540 Integrated Media Campaigns (3)
This course will require the development of broad-based media campaigns utilizing a variety of print, digital, and social media. The development of dynamic and appropriate visual systems and implementation of those systems toward a specific market audience will be emphasized. Projects may include real-world campaigns for local and regional institutions. Prerequisites: ARDE3360, ARDE3440, BSNS 3530 OR BSNS 3510, or instructor's approval
ARDE4870 Senior Exhibition (3)
A course in professional practices for the studio artist and designer. Students will learn the practical skills necessary to promote, design and carry out an exhibition or portfolio presentation of their work culminating in a solo or group exhibition in the Friesen Galleries. Prerequisites: ARDE4360 OR ARDE4500. Art major with Senior classification, or instructor's approval
ARDE4950 Engaging Art and Faith (3)
A senior-level capstone experience in which students concentrate on class readings that engage their faith perspective with their art and design practice. The nature of the fine arts disciplines lends itself to servant leadership, therefore servanthood through the visual arts will be a component in this course. Course will include discussions, writings and projects that engage the community. Previous projects have been Stations of the Cross during Holy Week, working with Grace Episcopal Church and Farmway Village students, and an art workshop with refugee women at Full Circle Exchange. Fulfills a General Education Level One Cross Cultural Experience if taken with ARDE4950CC Intercultural Lab 1. Fulfills Capstone requirement. Fees: Additional fee required for optional Cross-Cultural credit. Prerequisites: Senior classification.
ARDE4960 Internship (3)
Course designed to give students hands-on working experience in the professional art and design world. A minimum of 140 hours required. This is a pass/fail course. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification.
ARDE4990 Aesthetics and Faith (3)
A senior level capstone course integrating philosophy and the visual arts. Students will have a working knowledge of basic theories in aesthetics with an aim toward an informed assessment of the visual arts. The culminating project will consist of a group-produced artwork displaying a robust synthesis of aesthetic theory, basic art practice, and the university outcomes. The project will include a ten page paper articulating the group's process. Offered: Alternate years. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior classification.