ART

  • ART 1010 Introduction to Art (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is an introduction to Studio Arts for all students. Basic concepts of the visual arts will be explored through the creation of 2D and 3D works. Media may include: drawing & painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, design and digital arts. Historic and contemporary works in different media will be studied and evaluated in relationship with student projects. Exploration and experimentation will lead toward the familiarity of materials and techniques necessary for individual and cultural expression. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1110 Art Appreciation (MnTC 06, 08)
    3 credits: 3 hours lecture/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is an introductory exposure to art and to ideas about art and its creation. We will discuss the nature of art, explore the visual elements and principle of design, study a variety of art media and techniques, and examine major monuments and works of art from prehistoric through contemporary times. There will be a required museum activity. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1111 Art History Survey I (MnTC 06, 08)
    3 credits: 3 hours lecture/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is an introductory survey of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, and utilitarian objects) from prehistoric times through the fourteenth-century. We will examine works of art from both Western and non-Western civilizations. This course includes lectures, discussions, and student-led presentations. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1112 Art History Survey II (MnTC 06, 08)
    3 credits: 3 hours lecture/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is an introductory survey of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, and utilitarian objects) from the 14th century through the present time. We will examine works of art from both Western and non-Western civilizations. This course includes lectures, discussions, and student-led presentations. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1120 Computer As Creative Media (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is an introduction to using the computer to create vector based compositions. Students will explore the principles of design, expressing form, problem solving, and using the computer as a medium. Projects will be created using Adobe Illustrator and other supportive creative vector apps. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1121 2D Design (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is a foundation course in two-dimensional design and color. It is a basic exploration of the visual elements and principles of design using a wide variety of media and techniques. This course emphasizes the elements, principles, and ideas that constitute the shared language of all the visual arts. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1123 3D Design (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is a foundation course in three-dimensional design. Students will explore the elements and principles of design using a variety of sculptural media and construction methods. Students will develop an informed personal reaction and critical response to sculptural works of art. This course emphasizes the elements, principles, and ideas that constitute the shared language of all the visual arts. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1124 Graphic Design I (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is an introduction to graphic design. Students will implement the principles of design to combine typography, illustration, symbols, and photographs to solve visual problems. This course will explore historical design styles and place the graphic design into an art historical context. Projects will be created using Adobe InDesign and other supporting design creative apps. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1130 Digital Art I (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is an introduction to creating pixel raster based compositions. Students will explore conceptual thinking, expressing content, the principles of design, and using the digital medium to create artworks and edit photographs. Projects will be created using Adobe Photoshop and other supportive creative raster apps. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1131 Presentation Graphics
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is an introduction to designing and producing effective visual presentations. Students will utilize basic design techniques and the theories of information design to combine type, graphics, photographs, sounds or other digital media into meaningful presentations. Students will critically analyze the effectiveness of presentations considering the intended audience. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1134 Drawing I (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This studio art course covers the basic ideas, methods, and materials of drawing as a means of expression in the visual arts. Working primarily from observation students will explore the basic problem of representing form and space on a two-dimensional surface. Students will engage in the creative process using traditional and contemporary methods. An informed and critical response to class work will be fostered. Aesthetic judgements and a visual vocabulary are developed in a format of regular critical analysis. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1144 Painting I (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This studio art course covers the basic ideas, methods, and materials of painting as a means of expression in the visual arts. Students use the oil media to explore basic problems of color, form, and composition using traditional and contemporary methods. Students will engage in the creative process. An informed personal reaction and critical response to class work will be fostered. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1164 Ceramics I (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This studio art course covers the basics of hand building and wheel throwing forming methods as means of expression in the visual arts. The ceramic process will be used to explore basic problems of form in three dimensions using traditional and contemporary methods. Students will engage in the creative process. An informed personal reaction and critical response to work will be emphasized. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1184 Photography I (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is an introduction to creative photography. Instruction will include basic exposure and creative camera techniques, lighting, and image processing skills. Assignments will cover creative expression and photographic composition. Instruction will include media presentations, discussion, studio critiques, the history of photography, computer techniques, photographic concepts, and interpretation and analysis of images. College-level reading and writing is recommended. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1212 Figure Drawing (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This studio art course focuses on drawing the human figure. Students will primarily work from the model both nude and clothed. This course allows the students to expand their knowledge of historical viewpoints, media exploration and contemporary art issues as they relate to the figure. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1223 Typography
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of typography. It is a basic overview of the structure, history, theories, and use of type. Students will learn to identify and classify typefaces. Design of letterforms and visual symbols will be developed through projects. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1232 Web Design I
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course focuses on front-end design for the web. It includes user-centered principles, interface design, and the development process to create web sites. The emphases of this course are on researching web site usability, learning and applying HTML and CSS, having a general understanding of responsive design with web frameworks, and applying design production methods to develop portfolio quality web sites. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 1233 Web Design II
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course builds on ART 1232, Web Design I. Students will refine their skills in user-centered principles, interface design, the development process and explore interaction and accessibility. The emphasis of this course is using responsive design with web frameworks for multiple screen based devices to create portfolio quality web sites. (Prerequisites: ART 1232).
  • ART 1290 Media Arts (MnTC 06)
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course will introduce students to contemporary Media Arts which includes photography, audio and video. Students will learn to use Media Arts technology to create and communicate. The course will explore critical and historical concepts relevant to both mass communication and art & design production. Digital technology used will include appropriate editing software and web-content tools. Students will use various media arts together to create narrative multimedia projects focused on storytelling. College level reading and writing skills are required. (Prerequisites: READ 0900).
  • ART 2224 Graphic Design II
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course builds on ART 1124, Graphic Design I. The class further sharpens visual conceptualization and technical skills in graphic design. Students will develop a system to conceptualize solutions, solve visual problems using the principles of design, and execute designs leading to the production of portfolio quality pieces. Projects will focus on one or more of the disciplines of Graphic Design. (Prerequisites: ART 1124).
  • ART 2230 Digital Art II
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course has an emphasis on creating portfolio or exhibition quality digital art work. Students will focus on choice of media, creative problem solving, and conceptual thinking. Expansion of visual vocabulary, new techniques, and the purposeful use of media will be explored. (Prerequisites: ART 1130).
  • ART 2234 Drawing II
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This studio art course builds on the basic methods and ideas of Drawing I while beginning the transition from assignment based projects to the development of more independent and cohesive work. Students will experiment with historic and contemporary methodologies and media. Color media and related techniques will be introduced and explored. Focus in on problem solving and the creative process. Students will further develop an aesthetic response to their work, the work of the class, and to art in general. (Prerequisites: ART 1134).
  • ART 2240 Motion Graphics I
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course introduces the fundamentals of animation, visual effects, and cinematic techniques to create motion graphics. Students will explore the tools and principles of creating effective animations, bumps or transitions, and titles. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 2241 Motion Graphics II
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course builds on ART 2240 Motion Graphics I. Students will refine the techniques and the use of tools to create motion graphics. This course introduces how to create three-dimensional elements for use in a motion graphic. The role of narrative in motion graphics will be examined. (Prerequisites: ART 2240).
  • ART 2244 Painting II
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This studio art course builds on the basic methods and ideas of Painting I while beginning the transition from assignment based projects to the development of more independent and cohesive work. Students will experiment with historic and contemporary methodologies and media. Color media and related techniques will be introduced and explored. Focus is on problem solving and the creative process. Students will further develop an aesthetic response to their work, the work of the class, and to art in general. (Prerequisites: ART 1144).
  • ART 2264 Ceramics II
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course builds on the basic methods of Ceramics I while allowing greater breadth and depth of individual creative exploration. Additional hand building and wheel throwing methods and forms will be covered. Ceramic raw materials, kiln loading and firing are introduced. Aesthetic judgments, historical perspectives and visual vocabulary continue to be developed in a format of regular critical analysis. (Prerequisites: ART 1164).
  • ART 2280 Photography II
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course expands on skills covered in ART 1184. Instruction will include digital photography best practices, the fine digital print, and the creation of an extended body of related images. Assignments will direct students toward personal expression in digital photography. Media presentations, discussion and studio critiques will address photographic theory and history, interpretation and analysis. College-level reading and writing is recommended. (Prerequisites: ART 1184).
  • ART 2281 Professional Portfolio
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course prepares students for future study or careers in the fields of Art and Design. Students will develop a personal portfolio of art or design work,prepare supplementary materials, and complete a digital portfolio of their work. History lectures will focus on major themes in the History of Photography, while students will research and present on artists of influence related to their own work in their chosen field. This course emphasizes principles of professionalism to prepare students for their future artistic endeavors.Students should have taken at least one college level studio art course before taking this course. (Prerequisites: None).
  • ART 2286 Photo Lighting Techniques
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course emphasizes natural and artificial photography lighting as a creative and practical means to create images for artistic and commercial purposes. Studio, flash and tungsten lighting will be introduced to photograph a variety of subject matter including: still life, portraiture, tabletop, and on-location environments. Media presentations, discussion and studio critiques will address photographic theory and history, interpretation and analysis. Students will work in groups in the photo studio to produce work throughout the semester. College-level reading and writing is recommended. (Prerequisites: ART 1184).
  • ART 2292 Directed Studio
    3 credits: 1.0 hour lecture/week - 4 hours lab/week - CCO Common Course Outline

    This course offers the opportunity for advanced work in studio classes beyond the second term. Advanced work requires learning to proceed with more personal responsibility. (Prerequisites: Permission of instructor).