Graphic Design History

Examines the major developments in graphic design and typography as the fields emerged and defined themselves during the last one hundred years. Enroll Info: Students are encouraged to enroll in ART 346 and 438 concurrently.

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Making Comics 2

Builds on the work begun in Making Comics 1. Students will already be comfortable working on deadline, with applying previous comics-making experience to a variety of story styles, both fictional and non-fictional, and with using a variety of materials. This class is just as rigorous and demanding as Art 307. You’ll be required to write and draw in your journal every day. Homework is substantial. Students will finish a 3-4 page comic strip each week, even when feeling uninspired. Readings will include more long-form comics. Students will identify a theme present in their own work to be explored through drawing and writing. In the last part of the semester, students will create a ‘zine with a focused narrative. It will be an original, reproducible, handmade book of at least 32 pages, comprised of both visual and written elements. Everything created will be drawn, painted and written by hand. Enroll Info: None

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Advanced Drawing I

Advanced level drawing course taught in a structured format where students work on various problems/issues in drawing. Enroll Info: None

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Advanced Painting I

Technical processes; emphasis on personal expression, concepts, in various approaches to painting. Enroll Info: None

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Advanced Watercolor I

Transparent and opaque watercolor media; studio practice, critiques, field trips. Enroll Info: None

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Advanced Drawing II

Continuation of advanced level drawing. Focus on advanced techniques and conceptual development in conversation with contemporary drawing practices. Enroll Info: None

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Intmed Paint: New Figuration I

The human figure as a source for creative and independent viewpoints in painting and other media. Students work together in the painting studio from a live model and from other figural sources., The human figure as a source for creative and independent viewpoints in painting and other media. Students work together in the painting studio from a live model and from other figural sources. Enroll Info: None, The human figure as a source for creative and independent viewpoints in painting. Students work together in the painting studio from a live model.

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Advanced Watercolor II

Advanced concepts and processes in transparent and opaque watercolor media., Advanced concepts and processes in transparent and opaque watercolor media. Enroll Info: None, Continuation of 401., Continuation of 542.

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Making Comics 1

An introduction to making comics as both a subject and means of academic inquiry. This is a rigorous class and the workload is substantial. Students will learn a variety of ways of making pictures and stories using materials that will vary over the course of the semester. Final project will be an original, reproducible, handmade book of at least 32 pages, based on the stories or comics or characters created during the semester. No previous drawing experience necessary, but must be eager to draw seven days per week throughout the duration of the course. Enroll Info: None

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Intermediate Drawing I

The exploration of conceptual drawing in various media. Emphasis on conceptual/formal solutions. Enroll Info: None

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