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ART101 Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain I (3)
A course designed for the non-major. Students learn how to draw using variations on the methods devised by Betty Edwards in her book of the same title.

ART102 Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain II (3)
Prerequisite: ART 101. A course for the student who has completed ART 101 and wishes to continue the study of drawing using the same method.

ART116 3-Dimensional Design (3)
A studio course dealing with the study of and experimentation with basic elements and principles of visual design in a sequence of three-dimensional problems. A variety of materials will be used.

ART117 Color Light + Design (3)
A fundamental course designed to introduce the student to the art elements, principles of design and their uses and consideration in visual composition.

ART118 Figure Drawing I (3)
Prerequisite: ART 101 or 215. A studio course concentrating on the human figure as a subject matter in drawing. Students will work from a live model using a variety of media and techniques and various compositional ideas. Attendance is absolutely required.

ART119 Figure Drawing II (3)
Prerequisite: ART 118. An exploration of advanced problems dealing with the human figure in drawing by working from a live model.

ART120 Figure Drawing III (3)
Prerequisite: ART 119. A continuation of Figure Drawing II.

ART121 Ceramics I (3)
Experimentation with various hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Students will deal with the exploration of functional and sculptural statements in clay. Experience in glaze application and kiln loading.

ART122 Ceramics II (3)
Prerequisite: ART 121. A continuation of techniques and problems explored in Ceramics I.

ART125 History of Modern Art (3)
A survey class that provides art majors and non-majors an overview of twentieth century artistic movements and styles. Teaching methods include slide lectures, videos, and field trips. Open to non-majors.

ART146 Color Theory (3)
A studio course that examines the fundamentals of color theory with emphasis on pigment mixture, color interaction, and craft skills. Open to non-majors.

ART152 History of Photography (3)
A survey of the history of the photographic processes, ideas about ways we view the world through constructed images, and about photography as a fine art.

ART215 Drawing I (3)
An entry-level studio course in which students will learn about a wide variety of drawing techniques and materials. Self-initiated drawing problems are a part of the work in this course. Open to non-majors.

ART216 Drawing II (3)
Prerequisite: ART 101 or 215. A continuation and elaboration of Drawing I.

ART221 Teaching Art in Elementary School (3)
A course designed primarily for the classroom teacher who may be teaching in a school without an art specialist. This course provides for a variety of experiences such as involvement in all kinds of media, aesthetic exercises, art history through museum visits and experience with art criticism at various levels. Students will have a vital role in designing and implementing their own sequence of art lessons for an after school art program.

ART231 Printmaking (3)
A studio course introducing various techniques in the printmaking process. Types of printmaking could include intaglio, etching, dry point collographs, silkscreen or relief painting.

ART241 Photography I (3)
Photography is a study of basic photographic processes, camera and darkroom experimentation, with picture making as a descriptive and expressive art form. A 35-mm camera is required. Open to non-majors.

ART242 Photography II (3)
Prerequisite: ART 241. A continuation and elaboration of Photography I.

ART243 History of Animation (3)
A course exploring how animation has developed into its own unique art form. The course will begin with an investigation of pre-animation innovations and advance to coverage of how animation developed during significant historical events suck as WWI, the Great Depression, WWII, and the fall of the Soviet Union. Students will develop an understanding of the methods pioneered by influential animation houses such as Disney, Warner Brothers, and the Fleischer Studio. As the course progresses, student will practive critiquing the animations discussed through the lens of historical context and artistic style.

ART248 Design Tools (3)
This is an introductory course ib the tools of graphic design: Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. Cross-listed as CIS 248.

ART251 History of Art I (3)
This introductory art history course is a survey of visual art and architecture in the western perspective beginning with art created by prehistoric man and continuing through Egyptian, Ancient Near East, Aegean, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Early Christian, Byzantine, Medieval and Gothic periods. Pedagogies include lecture, class discussion and visits to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

ART252 History of Art II (3)
A survey course examining architecture, sculpture, and painting beginning with Early Renaissance art and continuing to the mid 19th century. Open to non-majors.

ART255 Special Topics (1-3)
Art courses not offered on a regular basis will be listed under this number.

ART256 African American Art and Artists (3)
This course examines the African-American artist and the art they have produced over the last 200 years, with particular attention to the cultural and historical context. May be taken for the core curriculum or may serve as an elective in art history for art and art history.

ART257 Art and Culture of the American West (3)
This course is an examination of the ways in which paintings, prints, and photographs of the American West can be used to understand broader cultural ideas about the land and its peoples. It has been designed to introduce students to the history of Western American art from the early nineteenth century to the present day, with special emphasis on theoretical approaches that suggest the ways in which visual imagery can be used as a primary source document to illuminate issues of broader historical concern. No pre-requisites but prior college work in American history or general art history is very helpful.

ART260 Art and the Child (3)
A course for students preparing to teach art on the elementary level. Stages of art development in the young child, discussion of current literature in the field, as well as the history of art education will be covered. There may be some studio experiences as they relate to the teaching of art on this level.

ART261 Teaching Art in Secondary School (3)
A studio and lecture course for students preparing to teach in secondary school. The student will study the literature of art education and the methods of teaching art in the high school. Students will execute projects used in teaching art at this level. This course should be taken prior to supervised student teaching.

ART265 Graphic Design Foundations (3)
This course in an integration and expansion of how to deal with the visual elements in a clear and concise visual communication. Students will be asked to design with, make aesthetic judgments about, and communicate via visual form. The final third of the course will delve into symbol and mark development on a purely elemental foundation.

ART266 Typography I (3)
Prerequisite: ART 117. This course concentrates on basic design principles relating specifically to typography. Students will develop an understanding of letter form construction, proportion, and design. The last third of this course will deal with the creative use of typography in logos and marks, extending student research into symbol development.

ART267 Typography I (3)
This course serves as an introduction that provides an essential foundation in the history, theory, and practice of typographic communication. Students will engage in studio projects to develop a formal understanding, aesthetic, and functional sensibilities, and technical skills.

ART268 History of Design (3)
Prerequisites: ART 125, 251, or 252. A study of design theory, including lectures and discussions. Open to non-majors.

ART269 Production Methods for the Graphic Designer (3)
A course for graphic design students to teach some of the basic tools and equipment used by designers. Part of the course will involve learning how to use computer software needed in page layout and production.

ART270 Illustration I (3)
The course introduces majors and non-majors to the worlds of illustration through a series of studio assignments. Students will generate a variety of illustrative projects which interpret the written word including short stories, fables and forklore, editorial articles and more. Development of visual language as means of communication will be developed through historical research, sketchbook development, group and individual idea generation, concept development and final execution of artwork. Projects may include aspects of story/picture books, cd covers, greeting cards, storyboard art, product design and additional printed media. Exploration of various materials techniques including 3-D illustration will also be explored. Through a series of studio assignments, lectures and class discussions, we will study the role and function of composition in illustration.

ART272 American Art: Pre-Columbian to the Civil War (3)
This course is a survey of American painting, sculpture, architecture and the decorative arts from dating from prior to Columbus up until the American Civil War. Designed for the core curriculum and as an elective for art history students.

ART273 American Art: The Gilded Age to the Twenty-First Century (3)
This is a continuation of ART 272, although it is not a pre-requisite. This course will pick up the American survey study of art, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts produced during the Civil War and then move the study to art of the Gilded Age, and the twentieth century. Methodologies of American Studies will be part of this class. No pre-requisites but prior work in either art history or American history is highly desirable.

ART280 UX Design Principles (3)
Pre-requisite: ART 248. User experience design is the process of enhancing customer satisfaction and loyalty by improving the usability and pleasure provided in the interaction between the customer and the product. This course provides students with an understanding of User Experience Design ["UX"] elements and how they work together, research methodologies, navigation design, wire-frame creation, and strategy as an element of user experience. Students will also learn how to translate this knowledge to environments for Graphic Design and Space Design (retail, entertainment, corporate-office, hospitality, planning, etc.).

ART281 Social Media Design (3)
Pre-requisites: ART 248, 280. The course provides students with an understanding of principles and technologies relevant to the design of social media, that is, media supporting social interaction. The unit covers the history and theory of social networks. Using software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, students learn how to design a professional brand that can be reflected on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. Students will also learn how to start a blog and administer content using WordPress.

ART311 Sculpture I (3)
In the sculpture courses, students will experiment with traditional and contemporary approaches to sculpture, including carving, modeling, casting, and construction techniques.

ART312 Sculpture II (3)
Prerequisite: ART 311. A continuation and elaboration of Sculpture I.

ART315 Drawing as Installation (3)
Prerequisite: ART 216. A course examining media and style with an emphasis on developing personal imagery. Projects are assigned with student input, resulting in finished art works.

ART316 Drawing IV (3)
Prerequisite: ART 315. A continuation of ART 315.

ART321 Painting I (3)
Prerequisite: ART 101 or 215. A fundamental course in painting designed to introduce the student to the basic techniques and processes of oil and/or acrylic painting.

ART322 Painting II (3)
Prerequisite: ART 321. A studio course stressing the exploration of the painting medium as means of personal creative expression with an increased emphasis on composition and structure.

ART325 Portrait Drawing (3)
Prerequisite: ART 215. An advanced drawing class focusing on drawing the human face. Involved are study of the underlying skeletal and muscular structures of the face as well as proportions. A large part of the class involves "putting it all together" in portrait drawings from life, and studies of models from different ages. A variety of media will be used.

ART340 Web Design (3)
Pre-requisites: ART 117, 248, 266, 280. This course will investigate the fundamental principles of Web design (layout, composition, typography, color, purpose, UX/UI, responsiveness, simplicity, writing and white space, etc.). Students will research their target audience(s) and conceive and design their own site. Students will create responsive design system(s) with wire-frams and layouts. This course also teaches students how to use WordPress as a platform for creating personalized and professional websites.

ART341 Motion Graphics (3)
Pre-requisites: ART 117, 248, 266, 280. This course will introduce the student to effective communicate with motion graphics, using Adobe After Effects. These skills will be applied in projects that stress conceptual, technical, development, and the basic theories of kinetic composition and aesthetics. Skills covered include key-framing, track mattes, 3-D space, particles, typography techniques, and more. Students will study the history of the field, including the work of pioneers (Norman McLaren, Saul Bass, and Len Lye).

ART342 Animation (3)
Pre-requisites: ART 117, 248, 266, 280. This course will give students the fundamentals needed to create animation using Adobe Animate. Students will develop an understanding of character, staging, posing, actoion, sequential layout, movement, timing, and performance. Students will develop the ability to rough, block and animate 2-D shots in sequence to create effective visual narratives.

ART350 The Cincinnati Wing at the Cincinnati Art Museum (3)
A course about the social and cultural history of Cincinnati as studied using the collection of works in the Cincinnati Wing at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

ART353 Art in the Twentieth Century (3)
Prerequisite: ART 251, 252. Part three of the survey of art history, specifically dealing with art of the twentieth century.

ART355 Special Topics (3)
Art courses not offered on a regular basis will be listed under this number.

ART357 A Critical Look at Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins (3)
Seminar style class examining the work of Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, two late nineteenth century American artists.

ART360 Visual Communications (3)
An investigation of graphic design and related technical, analytical, visual and creative thinking skills. Course topics include visual symbols, abstraction, media exploration, graphic reinterpretation, three-dimensional design, visual expression and information design.

ART361 Design Systems (3)
Prerequisite: ART 265 or 266. A course building on skills from ART 117 and ART 266. The use of grid systems will be introduced as a means of organizing and composing type and images. Knowledge of Aldus PageMaker software is suggested for this class, but is not necessary.

ART366 Computer Graphics: Illustration (3)
An in-depth focus on the illustrative uses of computer technology. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop will be utilized in a creative and imaginative way.

ART370 Illustration II (3)
Prerequisite: ART 270. This course is a continuation of Illustration I.

ART400 Independent Study (1-8)
Special art projects subject to departmental approval and under the direction of a departmental faculty member.

ART412 Sculpture III (3)
Pre-requisite: ART 312. Advanced level work in sculpture. Projects involve wood modification and creative engineering, site specific installation, and 3D environments.

ART416 Senior Seminar / Thesis Project (3)
According to the emphasis declared, art majors will, in their senior year, meet in a seminar setting in which they will discuss contemporary issues in the art world, and design and implement a thesis project particular to their chosen area of emphasis.

ART421 Special Projects in Painting andIllustration III (3)
Prerequisite: ART 322. Students will demonstrate advanced level painting in acrylic and/or oils.

ART422 Painting IV (3)
Prerequisite: ART 421. This course is a continuation of Painting III.

ART423 Advanced Ceramics (3)
Prerequisite: ART 121 or 122. Students in this advanced class will work on more advanced projects either sculptural or utilitarian in nature.

ART451 Package Design (3)
Pre-requisite: ART 361. An exploration of the application of graphic design principles to three-dimensional design solutions related to the marketing/selling of products. The pace and scope of this course is intended for advanced design students looking to expand their skills and design portfolio. The focus of the course is aesthetic considerations for product packaging but will also include visual/identity design, production and 3-D prototyping.

ART455 Special Topics (1-6)
Courses in Art other than those listed will be available under this number. For Art majors only; others can be admitted by permission of the department. Offerings under this course number can include Prismacolor Drawing, Color Media Drawing, Figure Painting and Portrait Drawing, as well as art history electives.

ART460 Design Systems (3)
Pre-requisites: ART 248, 265, 267, 360. This course focuses on expanding students' understanding of visual language and developing a more complex command of it for visual communication. A particular emphasis will be systems design for visual identity (branding). Additionally, exploring design process, professional preparation, and furthering the development of technical skills are important aspects of the course.

ART461 Special Design Projects (3)
Course Requirement: Graphic Design students only. A course focusing on complex applications of marks, logotypes, symbols, and their application in a corporate identity system. Students will be expected to draw together all information gained in design courses thus far and apply it to more complex and demanding projects.

ART466 Art History Seminar (3)
Course Requirement: Art History majors. A seminar offering an intensive study of a particular topic. Students will work on researching and writing a substantial research paper.

ART470 Illustration III (3)
Pre-requisite: ART 370. This course is a continuation of ART 370. Students are assigned more advanced illustrative projects focused on student-driven body of work with emphasis on their chosen area of research in the field of illustration. Students will be expected to create a series of original illustrations based on their research culminating in a final portfolio.

ART480 Senior Seminar I: Concept and Research (2)
By taking this class, we intend for our students to have conversations about their next steps after graduation, to develop a sense of confidence, professionalism and reflection about their next steps after graduation. Ultimately through this class experience, our students will have been presented many opportunities to develop their personal style, resume/CV, Artistic/business portfolio and professional presentation and organizational skills in order for them to move easily into the next phase of their professional careers.

ART481 Senior Seminar II: Production and Development (2)
Pre-requisite: ART 480. The focus of this course is on the development of exhibition content, as well as, production methods used to create compelling contemporary exhibitions. During this course, we will explore the many and diverse elements of exhibition design including: display methodologies (from physical to the digital, how to choose the right form); planning; and problem-solving. Class format will incorporate lectures, discussions, workshops, and field trip(s). Grading is based upon class/workshop participation, and development of BFA and BA senior capstone requirements.

ART482 Senior Exhibition (1)
Pre-requisite: ART 481. Senior Exhibition is the culmination of ART 481 and 482 for BFA students. This course focuses on the finishing, installation, and presentation of their BFA capstone.

ART495 Internship in Art (1-3)
Interns work within organizations or other settings gaining experience in a specific area of art.