ART (Visual Arts)

 

ART 1123 Computer Graphics

Three hours

Introduction to current professional software programs used in the fields of graphic design, illustration, digital media, and photography. Taught on the Macintosh platform. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered each semester

 

ART 1133 Visual Art Foundation

Three hours

A study of the theory and practice of the creative process by focusing on key historical influences and modern trends while incorporating an introduction to the practice of formal art and design principles through hands-on experimentation.

Offered fall semester

ART 1243 Drawing I

Three hours

An experience in developing visual perception through observation and then translating three-dimensional forms into two-dimensional images. Nature, still-life, and an introduction to figure drawing are included.

Offered each semester

ART 2103 Foundations of Digital Editing

Three hours

This is the Digital Cinema student's introduction to film and video editing using non-linear digital editing tools. Course work utilizes both progressive instruction in Final Cut Pro and work on major projects that will form the basis of student's digital media portfolio. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered each semester

 

ART 2113 Introduction to Cinema

Three hours

An introduction to the skills and art of filmmaking. Theories, genres, and the history of cinema are addressed. Students' explorations of the language and grammar of film culminate in the actual production of their first short form narrative work. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 2103.

Offered spring semester

 

ART 2123 Cinematography

Three hours

An introduction to digital cinema through classroom lecture and hands-on workshops, and major film-making assignments. Students gain experience as visual storytellers while learning to create mood and evoke emotion through the combination of cinematic techniques, camera operation, cinematic lighting and sound acquisition. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 2103.

Offered fall semester

ART 2153 European Arts and Culture

Three hours

A study of the historical development of European painting, sculpture, architecture, and music from 1000 A.D. to the present. Special attention is given to the connection between art forms, culture, and worldviews. As part of the German Studies Program, the course combines academic course work with visits to important cultural sites in Germany, Austria, and Italy.  Meets The Arts requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered summer, German Studies Program

 

ART 2163 Irish Art and Culture

Three hours

A study of Irish art forms such as painting, sculpture, architecture, and film. Special attention is given to the connection between art forms and Irish history and culture. As part of the Irish Studies Program, the course combines academic course work with visits to important cultural sites in Ireland as well as guest lecturers from contemporary artists. Meets The Arts requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered Irish Studies Program

 

ART 2213 Color Studies

Three hours

An opportunity to explore the transient nature of color by studying the properties of and the relationships between colors. Other related topics will be the psychology of color and current trends. The information gained through this study is essential for those entering any major in the Department of Visual Arts.

Offered each semester

ART 2233 Art History I

Three hours

An introduction to the major people and works responsible for our visual heritage. Students will work toward the goal of developing visual literacy, in the areas of fine art, design, and architecture. Visual Arts majors or minors only. Meets The Arts requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered each semester

ART 2253 Graphic Design I

Three hours

An introduction to the world of graphic design from typography and design to layout and printing. Includes practice in design of materials such as logos, brochures, posters, and advertising.

Offered each semester

 

ART 2263 Graphic Design II

Three hours

A continuation of the study of graphic design, with increased emphasis on comping techniques, craftsmanship, typography, problem solving, presentation, and production on the Macintosh.  Prerequisite: ART 2253.

Offered each semester

 

ART 2273 3D Modeling

Three hours

This course is an introduction to digital modeling for graphic design. Various 2D image manipulation and 3D modeling applications will be used to explore the integration of digital 3D modeling for graphic design. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 1123.

Offered each semester

 

ART 2303 Interactive Design I

Three hours

This class builds on the principles of design presented in Graphic Design I, with an introduction to practicing design within an interactive perspective. Topics covered will include emerging technologies, brand experience, mobile design, and app brand development. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 2253.

Offered each semester

 

ART 2333 Art, Design, and Creativity

Three hours

A study of the theory and practice of the creative process by focusing on key historical influences and modern trends, while incorporating an introduction to the practice of formal art and design principles through hands-on experimentation. This course is designed for students who are not majoring in the visual arts. Meets The Arts requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

ART 2343 European Art Tour

Three hours

Students tour a major art center of Europe, analyzing masterworks in their historical context, gaining cultural experience, and enriching their own artistic foundations. It is hoped that this experience will result in greater motivation, inspiration, craftsmanship, and depth in the students' creative work. Course requirements include preliminary research targeting at least one of the region's prominent artists, a journal, and a personal summary paper. Meets The Arts requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Offered summer

 

ART 2403 Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

Three hours

A beginner's overview to the mechanical and digital tools and skills required for the modern art of photography. Emphasis is placed on exposure, composition, formal aesthetics, and lighting of the student's photographic vision. The course includes a fundamental study of the photographic process, visual literacy, and artistic criticism necessary for students to advance in study. Visual Arts majors have priority for this course. An additional fee associated with this course.

Offered each semester

ART 2453 Drawing II

Three hours

An advancing study of drawing, with emphasis on further development of technical skills as well as conceptual visual thinking. Focus is given to the expressive qualities of drawing as finished pieces of art. Prerequisite: ART 1243.

Offered spring semester

ART 2463 Photo 2: Traditional Darkroom

Three hours

A studio class where students refine and expand photographic skills by learning classical silver printing in the traditional photographer's darkroom. Skills include shooting and developing black and white film. An additional fee associated with this course.  Prerequisite: ART 2403.

Offered fall semester

 

ART 2503 Typography

Three hours

A study of the use of type in graphic design. Topics include the history of type, choosing type, and the technical aspects of setting type. Prerequisite: ART 1123.

Offered fall semester

 

ART 2613 Digital Illustration I

Three hours

An introduction to creating illustrations on the computer using various image editing software. Various techniques of image manipulation or creation in Photoshop will be covered. Emphasis is given to aesthetic designs and software techniques. Strong drawing skills and digital photography skills recommended. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 1123.

Offered fall semester

 

ART 3153 Photo 3: Digital Darkroom

Three hours

A focused look at digital photography processing encompassing capture, color management, device profiling, calibration, and printing. The course provides an advanced study in software image enhancement, retouching, and repairing. All course assignments are professionally printed at the highest digital standards. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: ART 1123 and 2403.

Offered each semester

ART 3203 History of Advertising and Design

Three hours

A survey of key movements, trends, people, and innovations in the history of advertising and design. Students view work, read histories, and study concepts from the world of design, in hopes of gaining an appreciative understanding of the foundational artistic images and ideas that have been both a response to and an influence upon the culture at large. This analysis of historical commercial art will solidify students' own creative foundations for success in numerous professional fields-web design, advertising, industrial, product design, and graphic design.

Offered fall semester

 

ART 3223 3D Modeling and Animation I

Three hours

This course explores advanced 3D computer modeling and animation applications. Techniques in polygon and NURBS modeling techniques, texturing, rendering, and basic animation are covered.  Good drawing skills are recommended for taking this course.  An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 2273.

Offered spring semester

 

ART 3233 Art History II

Three hours

This class continues the visual literacy begun in Art History I with topics that are beyond the scope of the general survey in Art History I. Instruction will focus on specific themes such as Eastern art history, modern art history, religious studies in art history, etc.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

ART 3263 Graphic Design III

Three hours

Advancing topics in the study of graphic design, with special attention paid to the areas of corporate identity and advertising design. Prerequisites: ART 2263 and 2503.

Offered each semester

 

ART 3283 Graphic Design in Social Context

Three hours

In the context of a study abroad program, Graphic Design in Social Context focuses on the integration of graphic design education and practical hands-in experience in social and cultural setting. Students will study formal design principles and theories, and apply their knowledge to projects suited for the culture in which they are engaged. Design students will need to consider how their conceptual design direction, compositional layout, image creation or selection, and typography will inform their intended message within the context of the culture. Graphic Design in Social Context will often, but not always, include a missions component to the course. Students will have the opportunity to work with a missions organization designing "live" projects, which will aid the visual communication needs of those organizations. This will provide students with quality "real life" experience which could enhance the student's portfolio. Prerequisites: ART 2263 and 2503.

Offered summer

 

ART 3323 Figure Drawing I

Three hours

A visual study of the human anatomical construction. Emphasis on gesture, form, light source, shadow-mass, and composition. Prerequisite: ART 1243.

Offered fall semester

ART 3333 Interactive Design II

Three hours

This class is an extension of the principles and practices presented in Interactive Design I. The class furthers knowledge and practice in interactive design for the Web, mobile, and emerging technologies. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 2303.

Offered spring semester

ART 3353 Studio Art: Selected Topics

Three hours

A studio course in which media and techniques are chosen according to student need and departmental specialties. May be repeated for credit when content differs.

Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

 

ART 3383 Oil Painting I

Three hours

Studio course with demonstrations, group critiques, and individual instruction to assist the student in learning the basic techniques of painting. Prerequisite: ART 1243.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

ART 3393 Oil Painting II

Three hours

Continuation of the study of oil painting with emphasis on creativity. Prerequisite: ART 3383.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

ART 3403 Film Theory and Criticism

Three hours

An examination of the origins and development of film criticism and theory that includes both an analysis of selected motion pictures and the application of theoretical principles. Various schools of analysis are considered, including genre, auteur, feminist, Marxist, and Christian. Prerequisites: ART 2103, 2113, and 2123.

Offered fall semester

ART 3423 Figure Drawing II

Three hours

A focus on the experimental and expressive use of the figure. Prerequisite: ART 3323.

Offered spring semester

ART 3453 Illustration I

Three hours

An exploration of foundational illustration techniques. Rendering in various media is emphasized.

Offered fall semester

ART 3463 Illustration II

Three hours

An advancing study of illustration with emphasis on creativity and solving conceptual problems. Prerequisite: ART 3453.

Offered spring semester

ART 3503 Motion Graphics

An introduction to motion graphics utilizing video and/or animation technology to create the illusion of motion or a transforming appearance.  The course will focus primarily on developing a proficiency in Adobe AfterEffects working on assignments and projects for use in multimedia and digital media projects.  An additional fee associated with this course.  Prerequisites: ART 1123 and 2253; ART 2303 or 2103 recommended.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

ART 3513 Fine Art Photography and Society

Three hours

In the context of a study abroad program, an introduction to the historical genres and continuing methodologies of art photography as applicable to the human geography and social situations of the locale. Students gain hand-on experience as they apply various exercises that explore and evaluate artistic photography using creative methods. Projects involve producing photography in the traditions of nature, landscape, social documentary, and others. May substitute for ART 4133 in Visual Arts curricula. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: ART 2403 and 3523.

Offered summer


ART 3523 Lighting for Photography and Cinema

Three hours

This course is designed to build on the introductory lighting coursework for Photography and Cinema majors.  Topics addressed include: lighting theory, varied lighting equipment, light modeling, and staging on set or location.  Projects would favor major emphasis.  An additional fee associated with this course.  Prerequisite: ART 2403 or 2123.

Offered spring semester

 

ART 3543 Photography in Social Context

Three hours

In the context of a study abroad program, an introduction to the commercial photography and the society of a host country. Students make careful observation of the use and effectiveness of commercial photography, and participate in hands-on assignments that attempt to use photography as a commercial influence. Participants often have opportunity to apply the knowledge as they work for a local publication, gaining both quality experience and portfolio enhancement. May substitute for ART 4353 in Visual Arts curricula. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: ART 2403 and 3523

Offered summer

 

ART 3553 Social Documentary Photography Abroad

Three hours

In the context of a study abroad program, an introduction to documentary photography and the society of a host country. Students make careful observation of the habits and purposes of a people group and document those observations through photography.  Participants often have opportunity to apply the knowledge as they work for a local publication and/or ministry, gaining both quality experience and portfolio enhancement.  May substitute for ART 4183 in Visual Arts curricula.  Meets the Global Studies requirement in the Core Curriculum. An additional fee associated with this course.  Prerequisites: ART 2403 and 3523.

Offered summer

ART 3563 History of Photography

Three hours

This course examines photographic history and the medium's role in both reflecting and shaping the cultural, social, political, economic, and scientific context of modernity from 1839-now.  Emphasis will be placed on early photographic personalities, technologies, and the critical response to the medium. Prerequisites: ART 2233, 2403 and 2463

Offered fall (odd-numbered years)

ART 3573 Alternative Darkroom

Three hours

A studio course exploring alternative photographic processes.  Topics include pinhole photography, large format negatives, wet plate collodion, new cyanotype, gum-bichromate and platinum-palladium printing.  Prerequisites: ART 2403, 2463 and 3153

Offered spring semester

 

ART 3613 Digital Illustration II

Three hours

This course is a continuation of Digital Illustration I. This course will expand the knowledge of digital illustration to various projects. Various other 2D/3D computer applications will be added to the skill of creating digital illustrations. The student will work on individual projects under the supervision of the instructor. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 2613.

Offered spring semester

 

ART 3623 Advanced Studio I

Three hours

Advanced independent study in the student's choice of media. This course will provide the opportunity for focused research, conceptualization, and application in the student's area of interest. Prerequisites: completion of required courses in the area and consent of instructor.

Offered each semester

 

ART 3633 Advanced Studio II

Three hours

Continued advanced independent study in the student's choice of media. This course will provide the opportunity for focused research, conceptualization, and application in the student's area of interest. Prerequisites: completion of required courses in the area, ART 3623, and consent of instructor.

Offered each semester

ART 3643 Introduction to Printmaking

Three hours

This studio course introduces basic printmaking processes and equipment, with equal emphasis on concept and technique. Students are introduced to a variety of printmaking methods such as monotype, relief and intaglio, and various approaches to making and printing plates in each medium. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: ART 1133 and 1243.

Offered fall semester

ART 3653 Screenprinting

Three hours

This studio course introduces the basic concepts and technical skills of screenprinting. Students learn fine art applications of screenprinting, as well as registration, stencil, drawing, and digital output application. This history of screenprinting is also discussed. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: ART 1123 and 1243.

Offered spring semester

ART 3703 Scriptwriting

Three hours

An introduction to and overview of dramatic writing for film as expressed in professional screenplay form.  This course utilizes exercises in dramatic writing: theme, plot, character, dialogue, and images as well as analysis of award-winning screenplays and their cinematic rendering.  Integration of these elements into scenes and sequences with expected outcome of a screenplay for a short form narrative.  Prerequisite: ART 3403.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

ART 3881, 3882, 3883 Selected Topics

One to three hours

Study of a topic not directly addressed in the regular curriculum. Topics are chosen according to student need and departmental specialties. May be repeated for credit when content differs.

Offered upon sufficient request

ART 4103 Portfolio and Presentation

Three hours

Practical business aspects of the professions of graphic design, illustration, and digital media, including development of a free-lance business, interviewing for jobs, portfolio development, and self-promotion. Prerequisite: senior standing.

Offered each semester

ART 4121, 4122 Visual Art Practicum

One or two hours

45 Hours of studio/lab assistance per credit hour in one of the Visual Art studios or labs. Students will work under the direct supervision of a faculty member in providing help with the operation and maintenance of a classroom lab or studio space. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: instructor consent.

Offered each semester

ART 4133 Fine Art Photography

Three hours

An exploration of artistic expression through both traditional and digital imaging techniques. The course focuses on conceptual and interpretive photography and incorporates a critical, evaluative component that expands and informs the students' understanding of photography as a fine art, past and present. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: ART 2403 and 3523.

Offered spring semester

ART 4143 Digital Illustration III

Three hours

This course is an advanced course and is the continuation of Digital Illustration II.  In this course the student will work individually on projects under the supervision of the instructor. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 3613.

Offered spring semester

 

ART 4163 Non-Fiction Film Production

Three hours

The analysis of the methods, genre, and history of non-fiction film, for application to hands-on documentary production. Progressive assignments through the semester focus on personal student-led filmmaking, culminating in several finished films worthy of entry in documentary film festivals nationwide. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: ART 2103, 2113, 2123, and consent of instructor.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

 

ART 4173 Narrative Film Production

Three hours

The application of traditional narrative film production roles and techniques using digital cinema. Students are given the opportunity to fill various crew assignments as they work in teams to complete a short form narrative in one semester. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 3403.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

ART 4183 Social Documentary Photography

Three hours

A critical look at both documentary and photo journalistic photography genres that provide an emphasis on developing a thoughtful approach to seeking and making meaningful photographs that attract, inform, and communicate. This course involves a sociological and cultural analysis with demanding deadlines that expose students to the realities of working photojournalists. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 2403.

Offered spring semester

 

ART 4253 3D Modeling and Animation II

Three hours

This course is a continuation of 3D Modeling and Animation I. The student will work on individual projects under the supervision of the instructor.  An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 3223.

Offered spring semester

 

ART 4313 Illustration III

Three hours

Designed to challenge students to further develop earlier illustration techniques and to introduce several advanced techniques, emphasis is on the production of professional portfolio-quality illustrations. Prerequisite: ART 3463.

Offered fall semester

 

ART 4353 Commercial Studio Photography

Three hours

An advanced look at the photographic areas of portraiture, food and beverage, fashion, industry, editorial, advertising, and self-promotion photography. The course includes work with digital, 35mm, medium format, and professional 4x5 view cameras. Studio lighting experience is gained with both strobe and hot light setups. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: ART 2403 and 3523.

Offered fall semester

 

ART 4413 Graphic Design IV

Three hours

Advanced projects and critique along with information and discussion on technical print production issues. Prerequisite: ART 3263.

Offered spring semester

 

ART 4423 Internship

Three hours

On-the-job work experience in a creative position/business, as approved by the student's advisor.

Offered each semester

 

ART 4953 Capstone Exhibition

Three hours

Guided planning, preparation, and production of an art exhibit to be mounted in the JBU Art Gallery or other appropriate gallery space. Students will learn professional art business practices in the development of their exhibitions. Prerequisite: senior Fine Art Concentration majors in their final semester.

Offered spring semester

 

ART 4963 Senior Comprehensive Project

Three hours

Original interactive creative works demonstrating proficiency in the fundamental and specialized areas of digital media. Prospective graduates glean assistance through seminar discussion and interactive critiques as they refine their skills in preparation for the realities of the professional world. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: senior standing.

Offered each semester

ART 4973 Senior Cinema Project I

Three hours

Original narrative or non-fiction film production demonstrating a proficiency in the fundamental and specialized areas of Digital Cinema including Concept, Script, Development, and Preproduction. Students work with professors and student peers to prepare for ART 4983.  An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: senior standing.

Offered each semester

ART 4983 Senior Cinema Project II

Three hours

Continuing the work of ART 4973. Original narrative or non-fiction film production demonstrating a proficiency in the fundamental and specialized areas of Digital Cinema including Principle Photography, Post-Production, Screening, and Film Festival submissions.  An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ART 4973.

Offered each semester

ART 4133 Fine Art Photography

Three hours

An exploration of artistic expression through both traditional and digital imaging techniques. The course focuses on conceptual and interpretive photography and incorporates a critical, evaluative component that expands and informs the students' understanding of photography as a fine art, past and present. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: ART 2403 and 3523.

Offered spring semester