Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Art

 

ART 100     Search in Art     3

Introduction to nature and structure, processes and implications of selected topics in fine and applied arts. Titles and contents may vary from section to section. Study Area I

 

ART 110     Introduction to Art History   3

General survey of historical development of visual arts in architecture, painting, and sculpture. Credit not given to students who have taken ART 112 or ART 113. Study Area I [I]

 

ART 112     History of Art I  3

A survey of paintings, sculpture, and architecture from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. Study Area I [I]

 

ART 113     History of Art II 3

Prereq.:  ART 112. Continuation of ART 112. A survey of paintings, sculpture, and  architecture from the Renaissance to the present. Study Area I [I]

 

ART 120     Design I    3

Exploration of spatial division, color, aesthetic theories, and their relationships to typical design problems in two dimensions. Study Area I

 

ART 124     Three-Dimensional Design      3

Introduction to design elements of architecture, environment design, sculpture, etc. Construction of three-dimensional assemblages required. Study Area I

 

ART 130     Drawing I   3

An investigation of the components of drawing:  line quality, volume, value, space, and composition. Exercises are designed to strengthen the student's ability to see, while developing hand to eye coordination. Study Area I

 

ART 210     Greek Art   3

Prereq.:  ART 110 or 112. Historical development of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Bronze Age through the Golden Age of Greece to the end of the Hellenistic Era. Spring. [I]

 

ART 215     The African Diaspora    3

Introduction to the fine arts contributions of African-American artists as expressed through their culture. Focus is on individual research and presentations on historical and contemporary topics. Fall. [I]

 

ART 216     Modern Art  3

Prereq.:  ART 110 or 112 or 113. Historical development of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the late 19th century to the present. Study Area I [I]

 

ART 218     Renaissance Art   3

Prereq.:  ART 110 or 112 or 113. Historical development of European painting, sculpture, and architecture from 1400 to 1600. Spring. [I]

 

ART 224     Illustration I    3

Prereq.:  ART 130. Introduction of a variety of illustration techniques and procedures. Emphasis upon the selection and application of illustration techniques suitable for translating written or suggested material into visual form. Study Area I

 

ART 230     Drawing II  3

Prereq.:  ART 130. An in-depth study in drawing techniques as applied to individual expression. Study Area I

 

ART 240     Printmaking I     3

Prereq.:  ART 120 or ART 130. Introduction to the technical processes and the aesthetic possibilities of lithography, intaglio and silkscreen. Fall. Study Area I

 

ART 247     Photography I     3

Photography as an art form of aesthetic choice is emphasized of aesthetic choices is emphasized. Explore creativity within the context of digital photography as a means of self-expression.  Digital camera is required for students. Fall. Study Area I

 

ART 250     Watercolor Painting     3

Prereq.:  ART 120 and 130. Styles and techniques of painting in transparent and opaque watercolors, with emphasis on individual creative expression. Study Area I

 

ART 252     Painting I  3

Prereq.:  ART 130. Exploration of techniques of painting in still life, landscape, and creative composition. Study Area I

 

ART 260     Ceramics I  3

Functional and non-functional design in clay and glaze using various techniques. Study Area I

 

ART 261     Sculpture I 3

Prereq.:  ART 124. Introduction to creative sculpture: modeling, carving, constructing, and assembling. Clay, firebrick, mass-produced objects, and plaster will be used to develop figurative, abstract, and non-objective sculpture. Study Area I

 

ART 263     Crafts I    3

Creative structuring of materials and ideas into art forms through the use of tools and processes. Open to majors only.

 

ART 264     Design--Handicraft Materials and Techniques I   3

Prereq.:  ART 120 or 130. Varied handcrafts and materials are included. May not be substituted for ART 263. Study Area I

 

ART 265     Exploratory Topics in Art     1 TO 6

Prereq.:  To be stipulated at time of course offering. Selected topics in studio art/art education announced each semester. Students may not take this course for credit under the same topic name more than once. Irregular.

 

ART 270     Mural Painting    3

Prereq.:  ART 252 or permission of instructor. Introductory studio course of mural painting techniques - students develop, organize and execute group and individual public works. Includes study of the history of public art and contemporary trends in mural painting.

 

ART 301     Art Education Theory and Practice I 3

Prereq.:  ART 099, 120, 130, 112, 252, 260, 240, or permission of instructor. Contemporary principles and practices in education through art in the elementary schools. Theories, materials, and processes applicable to these levels will be explored and evaluated.  Field experience required. Open to Art Education majors only.

 

ART 302     Pre-Practicum in Art Education      1

Prereq.:  ART 099, 301, and admission to the professional program in teacher education. Taken concurrently with ART 303. Eight-week pre- student teaching requirement involving on-site class- room visits to assist with and observe a variety of public school settings accompanied by seminars. Reflective journaling, field reports, and resource development in art education are required.

 

ART 303     Practicum in Art Education I  2

Prereq.:  ART 099, 301, and admission to the professional program in teacher education. Taken concurrently with ART 302. Actual teaching experience in CCSU's Saturday Art Workshop as a pre-student teaching requirement, accompanied by weekly seminars. Lesson planning is required. Open to Art Education majors only.


ART 324     Illustration II   3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 224. Continuation of Illustration I.

 

ART 332     Life Drawing I    3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 230. Structural approach to drawing the nude and clothed model with focus on gesture, proportion, and the figure in the environment. Open to majors only.

 

ART 341     Intaglio I  3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 240. A successful portfolio review is required before enrollment. Investigations in hardground, softground, aquatint, spitbite, sugarlift, drypoint, and monotype procedures using single and multicolor applications. Spring.

 

ART 343     Silkscreen I      3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 240. A successful portfolio review is required before enrollment. Single and multicolor water-based explorations in the following stencil techniques: photo emulsion, paper, tape, screen filler, fluid drawing and hand-cut film. Fall.

 

ART 347     Photography II    3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 247. A successful portfolio review is required before enrollment. Use of a computer to expand subjective expression of photography-based aesthetic concepts. Topics include fine arts photo processes and procedures, analysis of subject matter, and examination and history of digital photography. Spring.

 

ART 348     Video Art I 3

Prereq.:  Art 099. A successful portfolio review (ART 099) is required before enrollment. Use of videography to explore experimental art-making possibilities. Production of video art projects and examination of the aesthetics and history of video as an art medium. Fall.

 

ART 349     New Media Arts I  3

Prereq.:  ART 099, 347, and ART 348. Continuation of ART 348. Digital manipulation of video as a studio medium in terms of its potential for subjective expression. Creation of video art projects and examination of the aesthetics and history of the medium. Spring.

 

ART 352     Painting II 3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 252. Continuation of Painting I.

 

ART 353     Painting III      3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 352. Continuation of Painting II.

 

ART 360     Ceramics II 3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 260. Continuation of ART 260, with emphasis on wheel skills and glaze calculation.


ART 361     Sculpture II      3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 261. A successful portfolio review is required before enrollment. Continuation of Sculpture I.

 

ART 362     Sculpture III     3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 361. Further refinement of a particular sculpture theme via materials and techniques.

 

ART 366     Handwrought Jewelry     3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and ART 120 or 130. A successful portfolio review is required before enrollment. The basic principles of handwrought jewelry construction will be explored with emphasis on use of materials, tools, and processes as they may be utilized in a simple studio setup.

 

ART 400     Art Education Theory and Practice II      3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 303 and admission to the professional program in teacher education. Contemporary theory and methods for art teachers of children in secondary grades. Comprehensive curriculum planning, materials and processes, and evaluation of teaching methods. Field experience required. Open to Art Education majors only.

 

ART 401     Student Teaching Seminar - Art      1

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 400. Taken concurrently with EDSC 428 and 429. Eight-week seminar series addressing issues related to student teaching placements including classroom management, curriculum planning, organizational skills, and professional collaboration within the school and community. Open to Art Education majors only.

 

ART 402     Practicum in Art Education II 1

Prereq.:  ART 099 and ART 402 must be taken concurrently with or after completion of ART 401, EDSC 428, 429. Supervisory, mentoring, evaluatory experience in addition to exhibition installation for the CCSU Children's Art Workshop. Art Education majors only.


ART 403     Art Education and Technology  3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 303 and admission to the professional program in teacher education. A successful portfolio review is required before enrollment. Development of basic skills in the use and application of audiovisual equipment, video, computers, and other related technologies for integration into the art classroom as teaching tools and tools used to communicate, create, and exhibit art.

 

ART 408     The Art of Greece in the Bronze Age 3

Prereq.:  ART 110 or 112 or 113. Introduction to the art of Greece in the Bronze Age. The artistic and cultural development of mainland Greece, Crete, the Cycladic Islands, and Western Asia Minor from the Paleolithic to the end of the Bronze Age. Emphasis on the art of flourishing Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations.

 

ART 409     Studies in Art History  3

Prereq.:  ART 110 or 112 or 113. Selected topics in the history of art, announced each semester. Students may not take this course under the same topic more than once.

 

ART 411     Roman Art   3

Prereq.:  ART 110 or 112. Historical development of painting, sculpture and architecture from Romulus to Constantine. Spring.

 

ART 412     Oriental Art      3

Historical development of visual arts of Far Eastern societies: architecture, painting, sculpture, and minor arts of China, India, Japan, and Korea. Irregular. [I]

 

ART 414     American Art      3

Prereq.:  ART 110 or 112 or 113. Historical development of painting, sculpture and architecture in America from the 17th century to the present.

 

ART 420     Issues in Contemporary American Art 3

Prereq.:  ART 110 or 112 or 113. American art post-World War II to the present with emphasis on topics such as post modernism, public sculpture, feminist art, multiculturalism and contemporary art criticism. Includes visits to Hartford and New York galleries. (O) [GR]

 

ART 424     Illustration III  3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and ART 324. A successful portfolio review (ART 099) is required before enrollment. Topics in the development of individual media techniques. [GR]

 

ART 430     Color Drawing     3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 230 or 252 or 431. Advanced course in drawing using a painterly approach. Strengthening of individual direction through an exploration of space, composition, color, and surface in a variety of color drawing mediums. Fall. [GR]

 

ART 432     Life Drawing II   3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and ART 332 or permission of instructor. Continuation of ART 332. Open to majors only. [GR]

 

ART 435     Advanced Drawing  3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and permission of instructor. Emphasis on development of expressive use of line and value. Various materials used including ink, pencil, conte crayon, chalk, wire, charcoal, and others. [GR]

 

ART 441     Intaglio II 3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and ART 341, graduate standing or permission of instructor. before enrollment. Continuation of Intaglio I. Spring. [GR]


ART 443     Silkscreen II     3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and ART 343, graduate standing or permission of instructor. Continuation of Silkscreen I. Fall. [GR]

 

ART 448     Video Art II      3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and ART 348. Digital manipulation of video as a studio medium in terms of its potential for subjective expression. Creation of video art projects and examination of the aesthetics and history of the medium. Spring.

 

ART 449     New Media Arts II 3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and ART 349. Multimedia fine arts topics selected by faculty and students to reflect their artistic preoccupation, or to provide research in particular skills, subjects, or trends in media arts. Examination of the aesthetics and history of multimedia. Spring.

 

ART 450     Advanced Watercolor Painting and Related Media  3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and ART 250 or permission of instructor. This course will explore the various watercolor processes and the effects unique to each, i.e., tempera, aquarelle, water acrylics, and colored inks. Historical and contemporary examples of watercolor techniques will be discussed. [GR]

 

ART 460     Ceramics III      3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 360. Advanced clay and glaze techniques. [GR]

 

ART 464     Design-Handcraft Materials and Techniques II    3

Prereq.:  ART 099 264 or 435. Continuation and extension of ART 264. Varied handcrafts, materials, and processes are explored as modes of artistic expression. [GR]

 

ART 465     Studio Topics     1 TO 3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and others to be stipulated at time of course offering. Selected topics in studio art, announced each semester. Students may not take this course for credit under the same topic more than once. [GR]

 

ART 466     Jewelry Design    3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and 366. Course exploring possibilities of materials and equipment in jewelry and metal work, with emphasis on design. [GR]

 

ART 468     Ceramics IV 3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and ART 460. Thesis-clay and glaze design used to express a statement in form. [GR]

 

ART 490     Curatorship 3

Prereq.:  ART 099. Theory and practice in collection management, gallery and museum programming, and exhibition design. On demand. [GR]

 

ART 491     Aesthetic and Critical Dialogue About Art 3

Prereq.:  ART 301 and admission to the professional program in teacher education. Investigation of art criticism and aesthetics though readings and critical discussions of art. Introduction to aesthetic and art criticism theories and issues applicable to the K-12 school art classroom will be explored.

 

ART 494     Location Studies - Art  3 OR 6

Prereq.:  ART 099. Direct contact with cultural resources internationally. Consideration of principles common to all arts and those unique to art and architecture. Field trips to exhibits, private collections, artist's ateliers, operas, and museums. Preparatory reading, discussion, critical analysis and concluding projects. Summer. [I] [GR]

 

ART 498     Independent Study 1 TO 3

Prereq.:  Formal application to Art Department chair following procedure approved by the Art Department faculty. Individually planned program of independent study in Art or Art Education for students who wish to pursue specialized areas not covered in regular course offerings or go beyond that provided for in the program. Must be requested three weeks before new semester. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credits. [GR]

 

ART 499     Capstone in Art   3

Prereq.:  ART 099 and permission of advisor. Intensive exploration of the student's individual development of artistic direction. Emphasis on either the professional-level portfolio or research project in art. On demand.

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