Course Descriptions:

ART CORE REQUIREMENTS
ART 101 | Drawing I (3 credit hours)
A study of basic drawing techniques using a variety of drawing media.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ART 102 | Drawing II (3 credit hours)
A continuation of Drawing I with an emphasis on improving techniques.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: ART 101

ART 203 | 2-D Design Foundation (3 credit hours)
This computer-based course is a study of two-dimensional design and color theory.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Technology & Its Application
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ART 204 | 3-D Design Foundation (3 credit hours)
A study of three-dimensional design using a variety of media.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ART 217 | Art History I (3 credit hours)
A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture from ancient times to the Gothic.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ART 218 | Art History II (3 credit hours)
This is a study of art from the Renaissance through contemporary art trends.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ART 311 | Painting (3 credit hours)
This course introduces studio experiences in oil and acrylic painting techniques. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester. The course may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) hours.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: ART 101, ART 102, ART 203

ART 314 | Digital Photography (3 credit hours)
This course emphasized the aesthetic aspects of photography including lighting, color, and composition. Students will explore camera and digital techniques such as exposure, color corrections, retouching, and creative image manipulation. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester. This course may be repeated for a total of nine (9) hours.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Technology & Its Application
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ART 322 | Modern and Contemporary Art (3 credit hours)
This online survey art history course covers the development of European and American art from the late 19th century to the present. Non-western art during this time frame may also be addressed.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ART 325 | Figure Drawing (3 credit hours)
Figure drawing is a course that deals with drawing of the human anatomy from live models. This course may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) hours. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: ART 101, ART 102, ART 203,and ART 204

ART 330 | Printmaking (3 credit hours)
This course introduces the history and techniques of the graphic arts of block printing, etching, and lithography. This course may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) hours. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: ART 101, ART 102, ART 203

ART 400 | Senior Exhibition/Portfolio (0 credit hours)
Art Education majors will mount an exhibition of their art work and develop a slide portfolio. Senior Exhibition/Portfolio is the capstone course for the student’s creative experience in art at PSC.
Components: Exhibition/Recitals
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: For Seniors Only

FINE ART OPTION
ART 112 | Introduction to Graphic Design (3 credit hours)
This course provides exposure to graphic design history, concepts, and processes.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Technology & Its Application
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ART 300 | Pottery (3 credit hours)
This course offers experiences in hand-built and thrown projects including a basic study of glaze preparation and clay analysis. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester. This course may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) hours.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: ART 101, 102, 204

ART 310 | Sculpture (3 credit hours)
This course introduces experiences in three-dimensional form using a variety of materials. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester. The course may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) hours.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: ART 101, 102, 204

ART 312 | Watercolor Painting (3 credit hours)
This course emphasizes compositions in color using opaque and transparent watercolor. This course may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) hours. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: ART 101, ART 102, ART 203

ART 334 | Designer’s and Artist’s Professional Seminar (3 credit hours)
This course for graphic design and fine art majors covers developing self-promotional materials and strategies for job/opportunities as a designer and/or visual artist. Students write and design their resumes; practice interviewing and job-search strategies; develop a professional portfolio; and write their designer’s/artist’s statement.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: ART 112

ART ELECTIVES
Select nine (9) hours from the following. Required courses on this list may be repeated for an additional six (6) hours.

ART 215 | Typography (3 credit hours)
This course explores the dynamic between verbal and visual communication through typographic form. The history of letterform, text formatting and organization, and the balance between readability and style in type are addressed through page design structured by proportional systems and modules.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Technology & Its Application
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: ART 112

ART 300 | Pottery (3 credit hours)
This course offers experiences in hand-built and thrown projects including a basic study of glaze preparation and clay analysis. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester. This course may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) hours.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: ART 101, 102, 204

ART 310 | Sculpture (3 credit hours)
This course introduces experiences in three-dimensional form using a variety of materials. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester. The course may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) hours.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: ART 101, 102, 204

ART 312 | Watercolor Painting (3 credit hours)
This course emphasizes compositions in color using opaque and transparent watercolor. This course may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) hours. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: ART 101, ART 102, ART 203

ART 313 | Illustration (3 credit hours)
This course guides students in understanding how illustration functions as an image that enhances or complements a specific text. An overall view of the field is covered through studio assignments that explore the creative possibilities of digital and traditional techniques combined with an emphasis on drawing. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester. This course may be repeated for a total of nine (9) hours.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Technology & Its Application
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: ART 101

ART 320 | Web Design (3 credit hours)
This course explores web site development with an emphasis on aesthetics and understanding audience. Students build structure, interactivity, and styling through code. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester. This course may be repeated for a total of nine (9) hours.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Technology & Its Application Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: ART 112

ART 321 | Motion Graphics (3 credit hours)
This course emphasizes developing motion graphics for type and images that integrate spatial transformations, temporal and typographic considerations, frame mobility, and the principles of animation. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester. This course may be repeated for a total of nine (9) hours.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Technology & Its Application
Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: ART 112

ART 330 | Printmaking (3 credit hours)
This course introduces the history and techniques of the graphic arts of block printing, etching, and lithography. This course may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) hours. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: ART 101, ART 102, ART 203

ART 350 | Studio Activities (3 credit hours)
An integrated course consisting of students working in various art mediums. Students will be allowed to work in the field of their choosing; painting, sculpture, etc. This course may be repeated for a total of twelve (12) hours. Students are limited to three (3) hours credit per semester.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisites required: ART 101, ART 102, ART 203,and ART 204

ART 498 | Special Topics in Art (1-4 credit hours)
Study of a topic in a special area of interest. No more than eight (8) hours of Special Topics may be counted toward graduation requirements.
Component:
Special Topics
Prerequisites required:
For Juniors and Seniors Only