Art (ART)

DRAWING I
ART  103 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Introduction to drawing with a focus on expressive content and accurate seeing, measurement, and proportion. Assignments stress the use of line, gesture, value, and composition through observations of still life and the figure. Classes may include a nude model. [HB, SE] [PNP]

OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING
ART  104 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 103.

Continuation of ART 103. Analysis and control of value, color, and composition using a variety of techniques and drawing materials. Emphasis on accurate seeing, measurement, and proportion through still life, landscape, and the figure. Classes may include a nude model. [HB, SE] [PNP]

CONTEMPORARY DRAWING PRACTICES
ART  105 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 103.

An interdisciplinary exploration of creative, critical, and analytical approaches to contemporary content and composition in a variety of media. Classes may include a nude model. [HB, SE] [PNP]

CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT
ART  110 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Introduction to creativity, conceptual thinking, and visual problem solving for artists, designers and other creative professionals. Focus on strategies and methods for developing original ideas such as brainstorming, sketching, automatic writing, etc; then translating those ideas to visual form using a variety of media and techniques. Hands-on studio activities contextualized by theoretical readings and in-class discussions. [HB, SE]

TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
ART  115 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Foundation art course working with line, shape, value, texture and the principles of spatial organization. May include designing with computers. [HB, SE] [PNP]

COLOR THEORY AND DESIGN
ART  116 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 115.

Continuation of ART 115. Color theory and the application of color to specific design problems. Includes designing with computers. [HB, SE] [PNP]

THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
ART  117 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Introduction to sculptural design concepts including volume, space and scale. Explores a variety of media and construction techniques, with a focus on creative problem solving in the context of sculptural objects. [HB, SE] [PNP]

TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
ART  118 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Introduction of concepts and tools for the design of art to explore the transaction between people, objects and situations over time. Exploring the personal, cultural, formal, political, and historical aspects of the medium through readings, writings and critical reflection of relevant 20th and 21st century artworks, as well as the principles and aesthetics of moving imagery including timing, pacing, repetition, editing, composition, process and the link between sound and image. Activities include class discussions, software and equipment tutorials and studio time for experimental project development. [HA, SE]

INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING
ART  120 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Introduction to basic materials, editions concepts in the different types of printmaking. Explores various techniques including screen printing, relief printing various photo-sensitive print processes. Stencils will be created through both hand drawn digitally generated artwork. This is an introductory, no prerequisite class, but it will build on some drawing and design skills. [GE, SE, HB][PNP]

PRINTMAKING II
ART  121 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 120.

Builds on the skills learned in ART 120, Introduction to Printmaking and will refine handing of basic materials, editions concepts in the different types of printmaking. Students will continue to explore various techniques including screen printing, monoprinting, relief printing various photo-sensitive print processes. Students are welcome to choose an area of focus withng different printing disciplines. Stencils will be created through both hand drawn digitally generated artwork. [GE,SE,HB][PNP]

PRINTMAKING III
ART  122 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 120 and 121.

Builds on the skills learned in ART 120 and ART 121, Introduction to Printmaking and Printmaking II and will refine handing of basic materials, editions concepts in the different types of printmaking. Students will continue to explore various techniques including screen printing, monoprinting, relief printing various photo-sensitive print processes. Student projects are more self-directed and independent in this third class of the Printmaking sequence. Stencils will be created through both hand drawn digitally generated artwork. [HB,GE,SE]

PHOTOGRAPHIC STORYTELLING
ART  131 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Introduction to photographic storytelling. Topics include: examining historical use of the medium, analysis of narrative photographic genres, and the creation of a personal photographic essay. Emphasis placed on seeing photographically and creating narrative. Includes field trip. Appropriate for non-majors and beginning photo students. Previous camera experience helpful, but not required. Student must provide digital camera. [HA, SE]

DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY
ART  140 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Basic camera handling and darkroom procedures, metering, film processing, printing, and learning to see photographically. All work in black-and-white. Student must provide manual 35mm camera. A limited number of cameras are available for checkout in the Art Department. [HB, SE] [PNP]

PHOTOGRAPHY II
ART  141 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 140 or equivalent or consent of Instructional Unit.

Continuation of ART 140. Particular emphasis on self-expression and print quality. Special topics vary from quarter to quarter, but may include medium and large format photography, various image transfer techniques, liquid photographic emulsions, and studio lighting. Practicing effective small group discussion to demonstrate visual literacy. [HB, SE] [PNP]

PHOTOGRAPHY III
ART  142 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 141 or equivalent.

Continuation of ART 141. Opportunities to develop additional technical skill and continued exploration of self-expression. [HB, SE] [PNP]

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
ART  145 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Introduction to digital camera operation, image manipulation software use, seeing skills development, and expressive sensitivity. Special emphasis on the elements and principles of photographic composition, ethical issues, aesthetic vocabulary, and the study of how images communicate. Includes lecture, supervised lab, and group critiques. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop will be helpful. Students must provide digital camera; a limited number of digital cameras are available for student checkout in the Art Department. [HB, SE]

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II
ART  146 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Continuation of ART 145. Particular emphasis on digital imagery as self-expression. Refining technical skills, exploring the unique opportunities of the digital medium, and examining current trends in contemporary photography. Special topics vary from quarter to quarter, but may include medium and large format photography, various image transfer techniques, liquid photographic emulsions, and studio lighting. Practicing effective small group discussion to demonstrate visual literacy. Prrequisite: ART 145 or both ART 140 and GRCP 120, or consent of Instructional Unit. [HB, SE]

ART APPRECIATION
ART  151 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

The visual arts with which we come in contact every day. Ways contemporary and historic creative expression influence present day living and thinking. Personal contact with many art forms. Some hands-on experience. Especially for non-majors. [HA, SE]

GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION
ART  172 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Theoretical survey of Graphic Design and its cultural and historical context. Intended for both non-majors and pre-majors; focus on how Graphic Design functions as a mode of visual communication and its role in society, as well as exploring Graphic Design as a possible career. [HA, SE]

GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I
ART  173 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CGT 101 or 102, or equivalent computer experience.

Introduction to the elements and principles of graphic design and the design process through a series of hands-on projects stressing visual literacy, unity of form and utilizing common tools of the trade, including computers. [HB, SE]

TYPOGRAPHY
ART  174 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CGT 101 or 102, or equivalent computer experience.

Typography and its application in graphic design projects. Topics include the history and classification of typeface; choosing and combining fonts; typesetting on the computer, including issues of legibility, readability and spacing, and the creation of original letterforms. Working knowledge of Mac OS and Adobe software is recommended. Offered as the second of three courses in graphic design: Art 173, 174, 273. [HB, SE]

CERAMICS I: POTTERY
ART  180 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Working with clay. Hand-building techniques of pinch, coil, slab and press mold. Introduction to the potter's wheel. Basic glazing techniques. [HB, SE] [PNP]

CERAMICS II: POTTERY
ART  181 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 180.

Potter's wheel techniques of centering and throwing a variety of shapes, attaching handles and spouts, and fitting lids. Optional advanced hand-building assignments offered. Introduction to kiln stacking and firing. [HB, SE] [PNP]

CERAMICS III: POTTERY
ART  182 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 181.

Combining hand and wheel techniques to create original pieces as sculpture or for specific functions. Mold making, slip casting, underglazing, and kiln firing. [HB, SE] [PNP]

METAL ARTS I
ART  189 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Aesthetic expression within the context of applied design using metal. Design and technical skills will be equally emphasized. Fabrication and design of jewelry and other objects of metal. History of the fabrication of metal objects in other cultures. [HB, SE] [PNP]

METAL ARTS II
ART  190 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 189.

Continuation of ART 189. Design and technical skills in the raising and forming of metal vessels. Development of metal arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present. [HB, SE] [PNP]

METAL ARTS III
ART  191 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 190.

Continuation of ART 190. Design and technical skills applied to casting and forging of metal objects. Overview of contemporary metal artists and their work. [HB, SE] [PNP]

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
ART  199 5 Credits/Units

165 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Supervised work experience in art or photography. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. [GE]

THE HUMAN FIGURE I
ART  203 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 103 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Working from the male and female form in a variety of drawing media. Emphasis on accurate seeing, measuring, and proportion of the human body in space. Classes include a nude model. [HB, SE]

THE HUMAN FIGURE II
ART  204 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 203.

Working from the male and female form in a variety of drawing media. Emphasis on expressive power and individual development. Classes include a nude model. [HB, SE]

DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
ART  208 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in ART 273 is encouraged for Graphic Design AFA and CP students.

Prerequisite: CGT 102 and Consent of Graphic Design Program.

Developing digital illustration skills by using Adobe software with a focus on developing a personal voice, and exploring various styles and techniques. Activities include a series of hands-on creative projects. [HB, SE]

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
ART  215 3 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Preparation and presentation of individual portfolio for submission to potential employers, galleries and educational institutions. Topics include traditional and digital portfolio formats, photographing, writing, critiquing, and speaking about artwork. Activities include selecting, refining, and incorporating projects from the entire program into portfolios. Instructors play advisory role, culminating with formal portfolio reviews by instructors, peers, and industry professionals. [SE]

ART HISTORY: ANCIENT TO LATE ANTIQUE
ART  220 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Survey of visual arts in the Mediterranean, the Near East, and in Northern Europe, covering the first arts of ancient humans through the Late Antique, 40,000 BCE-600 CE. Topics include why art and architecture exist and how they function in society; how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture; how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [HA, SE]

ART HISTORY: MEDIEVAL-RENAISSANCE
ART  221 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Survey of visual arts and architecture of Early Medieval through Late Renaissance Europe. 500-1600 CE. Topics include why art and architecture exist and how they function in society, how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture, how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [HA, SE]

ART HISTORY: BAROQUE-MODERN
ART  222 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Survey of the visual arts and architecture of Baroque through Modern Europe, ca. 1600-1914 CE. Topics include why art and architecture exist, and how they function in society; how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture; how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [HA, SE]

ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
ART  223 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Survey of visual arts and architecture of the Modern and Postmodern periods and beyond. Topics include how art and architecture were influenced by rapidly changing technologies in Europe and the Americas: how artists use iconography, composition, materials, technique and style to achieve their effects; the impact of art criticism; and artists' reflections on contemporary events and ideologies. We also explore the role of race and gender in the business of art. [HA, SE]

ART HISTORY: ASIAN ART
ART  225 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Survey of the visual arts and architecture of India, China, and Japan. Topics include why art and architecture exist, and how they function in society; how religion, culture, artistic tradition, and patronage create, support, and influence art and architecture; how art and architecture achieve their effects, using materials, technique, style, and composition. [HA, SE]

SURVEY OF NON-WESTERN ART
ART  226 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Introduction to the visual arts and artifacts of the non-Western world, from prehistory to the present, to include the Middle East, the Pacific Islands, Africa, and the Americas. This survey course examines cultural and historical traditions, both in the secular and religious realms, as well as international contemporary art issues. Differences between Western and non-Western theories of art, aesthetics, values, and function will be explored. [HA, SE]

WOMEN ARTISTS THROUGH HISTORY
ART  250 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Historical survey exploring themes in women's art and challenges women artists faced as professionals within their respective cultures; in-depth study of women artists working in Western traditions. [HA, SE]

PAINTING I
ART  257 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 103 or 115.

Introduction to the principles and practice of painting through basic theory, composition, and color. Assignments approach painting observationally through still life, landscape, and the figure with conceptual prompts encouraging expression and criticality. Classes may include a nude model. [HB, SE]

PAINTING II
ART  258 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 257.

Intermediate approach to principles and practice of painting through formal and conceptual study. Emphasis is on methods of abstraction and new modes of seeing using line, color, and pattern as expressive elements. Classes may include a nude model. [HB, SE]

PAINTING III
ART  259 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 258.

Advanced study in principles and practice of contemporary painting through the development of a body of work. Emphasis is on a focused indempendent practice including written artist statement and show proposals. Classes may include a nude model. [HB, SE]

WATERCOLOR I
ART  260 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 103.

Introduction to materials and methods of watercolor painting techniques. Topics include color theory, vocabulary, and composition; working in realistic and abstract styles. Activities include in-class critique and discussion. [HB, SE]

WATERCOLOR II
ART  261 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 260.

Intermediate level exploration of watercolor painting. Continued development of skills in color mixing and composition with an emphasis on fostering content and a personal creative voice through the material. Activities include in-class critique and discussion. [HB, SE]

WATERCOLOR III
ART  262 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: ART 261.

Advanced level exploration of watercolor painting, with emphasis on developing one's own visual language through the material, experimentation and innovation with wet media and its expressive potential; student-initiated research and the creation of a unique body of work suitable for portfolio presentation. Activities include in-class critique and discussion. [HB, SE]

PUBLICATION PRODUCTION
ART  270 9 Credits/Units

66 hours of lecture / 66 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Design and production skills for publications, intended for Phoenix staff, graphic design students and others interested in the publications field. Topics include: Adobe InDesign for layout, preparing for printing, editing, proofing, creating promotional materials, working with printers, budgeting, managing the project and working with a team. Includes field trip. [HB, SE] [PNP]

PUBLICATION DESIGN
ART  271 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in ART 270 is encouraged.

Prerequisite: ART 174, CGT 103 and Consent of Graphic Design Program.

Graphic design principles as applied to the discipline of editorial publications. Topics include an exploration of publication formats, designing for target audience groups, page layout, adapting material for online delivery, and culminates with an individual book project with a heavy emphasis on interpreting original content into sequential visual form. [HB, SE]

GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY
ART  272 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

A survey of influential individuals, artifacts, technologies and intellectual thought in graphic design from its origins to contemporary practice. Emphasis on the development of a visual vocabulary and providing historical and cultural context for design practice. [HA, SE] [PNP]

GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II
ART  273 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in ART 208 is encouraged for Graphic Design AFA and CP students.

Prerequisite: ART 173, CGT 102 and Consent of Graphic Design Program.

Continuation of ART 173 with focus on layout, composition, messaging, technical considerations and functional constraints for various types of communication design disciplines such as editorial design, advertising and persuasive design, branding and identity. Topics include ethical considerations related to graphic design such as sustainability, public service, consumerism, global diversity and copyright issues. [HB, SE]

GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO III
ART  274 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ART 273.

Third of three applied-design studio courses, with focus on longer-term projects based on real-world communication design problems with the goal of preparing the student for professional practice. Goal includes portfolio-quality graphic design work such as a personal identity and self-promotional package. Recommended concurrent enrollment with ART 215 - Portfolio Development. [HB, SE]

GALLERY PREPARATION
ART  278 6 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 66 hours of lab

Various aspects of presenting art exhibits, including the care, handling and installation of artwork, arranging fixtures, lighting, exhibition layout design, writing press material, and other professional practices. Repeatable for up to 6 credits. Written consent of Instructional Unit required. [HB, SE]

SELECTED TOPICS
ART  280 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Course focuses on selected topics in art. Topics vary and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit for different topics. [SE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
ART  290 6 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. [HB]

WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY I
ART  295 1 Credit/Unit

11 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in WELD 120 required.

Background for students to begin to develop their own language of form. Through the use of a slide/lecture format, students will learn about contemporary sculpture. Discussions include design problems relating to the fabrication of a welded sculpture. [HB]

WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY II
ART  296 1 Credit/Unit

11 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment WELD 121 required.

Prerequisite: ART 295.

The design and fabrication of non-representational sculpture. Students will view slides of contemporary work and visit local sculpture sites to improve their understanding of the language of form. The MIG welding process as a sculptural tool will be explored. [HB]

WELDED SCULPTURE THEORY III
ART  297 1 Credit/Unit

11 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in WELD 122 required.

Prerequisite: ART 296.

The design and fabrication of non-representational sculpture. Students will view slides of contemporary work and visit local sculpture sites to improve their understanding of the language of form. The MIG welding process as a sculptural tool will be explored. [HB]