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College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Art and Design


Illustration

BFA in Art / Illustration Concentration

2230. Illustration Survey (3) (F,S) Formerly ART 3230. P: ART 1015, 1030; or consent of instructor. Illustration as a communicative medium. Emphasis on media and techniques.

2200. Communication Arts Survey (3) (F) P: ART 1015, 1030. Basic conceptual problem solving relevant to two and three-dimensional applied design. Emphasis on graphic, typographic, illustrative, photographic, and spatial relationships. Exploration of media and techniques.

2210. Concepts in Communication Arts (3) (S) P: ART 2200 or consent of instructor. Exploration of conceptual problem solving in two- and three-dimensional applied design. Further exploration of media and techniques, including electronic environments.

2220. Photography Survey (3) (F,S) P: ART 1015, 1030. Basic camera techniques, darkroom procedures, and assignments. Full scope of photographic problems.

3200. Typography (3) (F) P: Acceptable portfolio review; ART 2070, 2210; or consent of instructor. Typographic images in historical and modern design. Emphasis on contemporary applications through digital media. Typographic function, flow, and form.

3240. Illustration Media and Techniques (3) (S) P: ART 2230 or consent of instructor. Further development of technical skills required to create effective illustration. Emphasis on wide range of media used in contemporary illustration. Introduction to computer illustration.

3210. Production (3) (S) P: ART 3200 or consent of instructor. Practical execution of design concepts as commercial printed media. Emphasis on use of computer for digital prepress work.

4230. Intermediate Illustration (3) (F) P: ART 2230 and consent of instructor. Advanced problems in illustration. Emphasis on graphic contexts.

5230. Advanced Illustration (3) (S) P: ART 4230. Advanced problems in illustration. Emphasis on exploring aesthetic issues related to various forms of image making for illustrators. Development of creative professional illustration portfolio.

3551. Problems in Figure Drawing (3) (F) ART 3551, 3552, 3553 should be taken in sequence after ART 2550. Arranged by instructor in consultation with student. P: ART 2550. Emphasis on representation of human figure.

or 3560. Painting: Watercolor (3) (F,S) P: ART 2560 or consent of instructor. Comprehensive analysis and use of watercolor and related liquid media in expressive painting.

or 3561. Painting Studio I (3) (F,S,SS) P: ART 2560 or consent of instructor. Focus on growth and development of individual concepts in painting. Experimentation and exploration of assigned problems. Emphasis on individual analysis and discussion of work.


Strongly recommended support courses for the Illustration emphasis:
As surveys:  
    

2560. Painting Survey: Materials and Methods (3) (F,S,SS) P: ART 1015, 1030. Extensive experimentation in studio techniques peculiar to traditional and contemporary painting problems. Emphasis on proper use of grounds, supports, and pigment characteristics. Criticism and lectures.

2010. Printmaking Survey (3) (F,S) P: ART 1015, 1030. Broad aspects of relief, intaglio, and planographic processes.

As art electives: 

2470. Introduction to Digital 3D Modeling and Animation (3) P: ART 1015, 1030. Studio that develops students design process through construction of digital 3D models and animation.

2561. Painting: Composition – Design for Painting (3) (F,S,SS) May count toward art concentration or as art elective. Required for painting concentration students. P: ART 2560. Design principles in painting. Emphasis on color structure and fundamental methods of pictorial organization.

3470. Digital 3D Animation (3) P: ART 2470 or consent of instructor. Design studio that develops student’s concept of digital 3D modeling as applied to animation and special effects.

3560. Painting: Watercolor (3) (F,S) P: ART 2560 or consent of instructor. Comprehensive analysis and use of watercolor and related liquid media in expressive painting.

3561. Painting Studio I (3) (F,S,SS) P: ART 2560 or consent of instructor. Focus on growth and development of individual concepts in painting. Experimentation and exploration of assigned problems. Emphasis on individual analysis and discussion of work.

3562. Figure Painting (3) (F,S) P: ART 2550; 2560 or consent of instructor. Human figure as primary motif in painting. Painting from model.

2540. Intermediate Drawing (3) (F,S) Formerly ART 1040 Same as ART 2540 (Drawing). P: ART 1015, 1030; or consent of instructor. Extension of ART 1020. Investigation of materials, media, and abstraction.

2550. Intermediate Figure Drawing (3) (F,S) Formerly ART 1050 Same as ART 2550 (Drawing). P: ART
1015, 1030; or consent of instructor. Extension of ART 1030. Investigates drawing strategies and techniques as relevant to the human figure.

3551. Problems in Figure Drawing (3) (F) ART 3551, 3552, 3553 should be taken in sequence after ART 2550. Arranged by instructor in consultation with student. P: ART 2550. Emphasis on representation of human figure.

3552. Problems in Figure Drawing (3) (F) ART 3551, 3552, 3553 should be taken in sequence after ART 2550. Arranged by instructor in consultation with student. P: ART 3551. Emphasis on representation of human figure.

3553. Problems in Figure Drawing (3) (F) ART 3551, 3552, 3553 should be taken in sequence after ART 2550. Arranged by instructor in consultation with student. P: ART 3552. Emphasis on representation of human figure.

3554. Figure and the Environment (3) ART 3554, 3555, 4551 should be taken in sequence after ART 2550. P: ART 2540. Relationship of the figure to environment. Emphasis on the figure to discover and manipulate space.

3555. Drawing Media and Technique (3) ART 3554, 3555, 4551 should be taken in sequence after ART 2550. P: ART 2540. Drawing and painting processes as means of pictorial investigation. Use of materials for exploring aesthetic issues related to image making.

3566. Portrait Painting (3) (S) P: ART 2560 or consent of instructor. Individual study of human head and costumed figure as primary motif in painting. Painting from model.

2600. Printmaking Studio I (3) (F,S) P: ART 2010 or consent of instructor. Continued development of aesthetic concerns. Basic intaglio acid techniques of line etching, aquatint, soft-ground, lift-ground, and appropriate printing procedures.

3070. Electronic Interactive Multimedia (3) (F,S) 2 lecture and 4 studio hours per week. P: ART 2070 or 2071 or consent of instructor. Interactive multimedia design process. Web based projects incorporate sound, full-motion video, and still and kinetic imagery. Users interact with information presented. Emphasis on problem-seeking/problem-solving processes.

4070. Advanced Interactive Media (3) (S) 1 lecture and 4 studio hours per week. P: ART 2070, 3070; or consent of instructor. Advanced exploration of interactive media design process. Emphasis on problem-seeking/problem-solving processes.

3250. Introduction to Digital Photography (3) (F) 2 lecture and 4 studio hours per week. P: ART 2225; or consent of instructor. Digital photography and its applications to design and fine art.

4240. Advanced Digital Photography (3) (S) 2 lecture and 4 studio hours per week. P: ART 3210, 3250; or consent of instructor. Extended study of digital photography as related to image design and communications. Emphasis on collecting raw image data to be processed with other information.