ARTS - Art - Studio

ARTS 1SA 100 Level Study Abroad Elective

A course taken during a study abroad experience that does not have a direct equivalency to a Fredonia course.

1-15

ARTS 2SA 200 Level Study Abroad Elective

A course taken during a study abroad experience that does not have a direct equivalency to a Fredonia course.

0-15

ARTS 102 Foundations in 2-D Form and Content

Introductory course investigating the principles and elements of visual design. Unity, emphasis, balance, scale, line, form, texture, rhythm and color are explored through two-dimensional studio problems.

3

ARTS 105 Foundations in Drawing

Theory and practice in a variety of graphic media. Conte, ink, pencil, and charcoal used in studio problems to acquaint beginning student with full range of drawing possibilities.

3

ARTS 120 Multimedia Applications

The course introduces students to the core applications used in creating multimedia content. The applications range from Microsoft applications to the Adobe suite of programs for video and graphics production. Alternative software will also be explored as the course will attempt to remain current with market and industry standards for personal and business use.

3

ARTS 150 Camera Basics

A practical introduction to the theory and application of 35 mm camera controls. Emphasis will be placed on the technical skills required to create imagery on 35mm film. Instructional methods will include lectures, field experience and laboratory work. No course prerequisites, but students must have a 35mm camera. Students must complete ARTS 150 AND ARTS 155 to enroll in any 300-level courses in Photography.

1

ARTS 155 Introduction to Film Photography

A practical introduction to the theory and application of 35 mm camera controls and black and white darkroom techniques. An emphasis will be placed on the technical skills required to visually express oneself through the photographic medium. Lectures, darkroom laboratory, and field experience. Students must have a 35mm camera.

3

ARTS 156 Introduction to Digital Photography

A practical introduction to the aesthetic and technical theories and techniques of DSLR camera controls and imaging software. An emphasis will be placed on the technical skills required to visually express oneself through the digital photographic medium. The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, lab time, field experience and oral critiques. A DSLR with manual setting is required.

3

ARTS 159 Photographic Explorations

Photographic Explorations is an introduction to the workings of light and cameras, interpretation and perception, philosophical and psychological experience to explore image culture. In addition to learning techniques for producing light- and lens-based images, students will become acquainted with historical and contemporary uses of these techniques. Through a combination of classroom talks and hands-on projects, students will explore the principles of photography. The course is designed to serve students with no prior background in photography and is not intended for visual arts or photography majors. A camera that can take electronic still images is required (this can range from a digital SLR to camera phone).

3

ARTS 205 Foundations in Drawing 2

A continuation of ARTS 105 Foundations in Drawing with further emphasis on using learned skill sets to create visual content. Exploration of contemporary uses of drawing. Introduction to color.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 105

ARTS 212 Life Drawing I

Intensive drawing course related to the human figure. The figure is explored in various mediums and in both realism and abstraction. Research papers and readings out of the textbook are required.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 105 or ARTS 205

ARTS 214 Drawing and Painting I

First course in the Drawing and Painting program which is structured to prepare students for lives as professional artists. The course expands on material included in the foundation courses. Students will explore more technical, aesthetic and conceptual approaches in both drawing and painting. Research papers are required.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 102 and (ARTS 105 or ARTS 205)

ARTS 220 Web Page Design

The course is designed to introduce to the student the basic principles of designing web pages for the World Wide Web. Mixing traditional design concepts with web-based tools, students will learn how to code pages for the web across platforms. Students will also gain practice in the use of HTML, Java and CGI/Perl scripting.

3

Prerequisites

MEDA 120 or ARTS 120

ARTS 221 Foundations of Time-Based Media

This Foundations of Time-??Based Media course is designed to help students develop their aesthetic and technical understandings of time as a creative tool and medium. Fundamental principles of time including duration, sequencing and movement will be established through hands-on creative projects and exercises. Screenings of historical and contemporary examples will also be an informative aspect of the learning process. Development of effective art criticism skills will allow for creative group interactions and the defining of oneƒ??s personal aesthetic vision.

3

ARTS 222 Cinema Arts I

An introductory level, fine arts studio course that builds an understanding of cinematic arts through hands-on exercises and projects. Participants explore basic camera tools and techniques, sound design, and digital non-linear editing. The development of visual cinematic language and the creative/aesthetic and conceptual use of the medium are stressed. Analytical thinking and conceptual explorations are emphasized. Works of contemporary and historical video and film artists are viewed and discussed.

3

ARTS 225 Digital Foundations

A studio production course that explores a variety of digital tools for art production. The course offers a broad overview of contemporary digital technologies using avant-garde art movements of the 20th century as a framework to explore digital tools. The course covers a variety of software applications used in contemporary artistic practices and may include image manipulation, digital painting, sound art, video art, and web design.

3

ARTS 239 Contemporary Intaglio

An introduction to theory and application of contemporary intaglio printmaking utilizing etching, monoprinting, and digital imaging. Contemporary intaglio approaches utilize less toxic processes and techniques that have been developed recently. Emphasis is placed on the technical skills required to visually communicate utilizing the printmaking medium.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 105 or ART 150

ARTS 240 Foundations of 3-D Form and Content

An introductory course that explores basic design considerations, materials, and techniques relating to three-dimensional expression. Classroom discussion and studio projects stress an individual interpretive approach to concept development. Slide lectures and assigned reading expose students to a contemporary perspective of 3-D expression both past and present.

3

ARTS 241 Figure Modeling

A beginning course in methods and materials appropriate for sculptural expression of the human form. Clay, plaster, mold making, and casting techniques are covered. Technical and conceptual development of form is stressed. Theory and practice of the human form in art is introduced through lecture and research requirements.

3

ARTS 250 Photo Lighting Technique

An exploration of more advanced techniques of camera exposure, software development and lighting with special emphasis on tonal control exploring the effects of existing light: from sunlight in its many forms to the variety of artificial lights encountered in everyday image making. Increased emphasis is also placed on aspects of composition, perception, content, color temperature, and diffusion/concentration as well as ways to modify light through reflecting, filtering, filling, diffusing, and cutting. A DSLR camera with manual settings is required.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 156

ARTS 255 Color and Light

Explores aesthetic and technical knowledge necessary to understand the art of color photography including color perception, materials and processes, and aesthetics of color. Emphasis is placed primarily on aspects of color theory, the use of color in photographic and digital image creation, the implementation of color workflow and color management systems and color printing. Throughout the semester, issues of form, composition and light will be discussed in the context of studentsƒ?? own production.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 156

ARTS 260 Graphic Design I

Introduction and orientation to concepts and skills necessary for visual communication. Fundamentals of language and principles of graphic design structure with an emphasis on media for development of ideas and imagery. Introduction to fundamentals and language of typography.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 102 and (ARTS 105 or ARTS 205)

ARTS 261 Graphic Design II

Continued exploration of formal creation and manipulation with an emphasis of systems. Emphasis on the visualization of abstract ideas using text, image and form as well as hierarchy of information. Introduction of role of research and audience in the creation of design solutions.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 260 or ART 259

ARTS 270 Foundations in Clay

The elements and principles of 3-D design are explored through introduction to basic techniques for the construction of ceramic objects without the use of the potters wheel. Projects in terra cotta clay explore the relationship of form and surface unique to the ceramic medium.

3

ARTS 271 Pottery on the Wheel

The rudiments of wheel forming pottery lead to the creation of bowls, vases, jars, and teapots in ceramics. Glazing and firing techniques for stoneware clay are covered.

3

ARTS 280 Introduction to Illustration

An introduction to editorial illustration. The class will explore technical, aesthetic and conceptual principles, as well as research and historical examples. Projects include thumbnail sketches, semi-comps, and refined drawings for final presentation on paper.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 102 or ARTS 105 or ARTS 205

ARTS 285 Introduction to 2-D Animation

A broad introduction to fundamental principles of motion utilizing traditional and digital 2D animation techniques. Topics explored include basic filmmaking terms and editing, a variety of traditional animation methods including flip books, line drawn, rotoscope, cutout, and collage animation as well as history of the medium.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 102 or ART 155

ARTS 290 Special Topics: Studio Art

Selected studio media and techniques.

1-3

ARTS 312 Life Drawing II

Continued concentration on drawing the figure with more emphasis on use of color medium. Research papers will deal with contemporary and traditional artists whose work dealt with the figure.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 212 or ART 252

ARTS 314 Drawing and Painting II

Students expand on theories explored in Drawing and Painting I. Assignments concentrate on the introduction of more personally significant content into the students' work. Thematic series are introduced as a way of exploring complex concepts. While there will be some flexibility between deciding whether to use drawing or painting, some assignments will require both. Research papers are required.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 115 or ARTS 214

ARTS 315 Drawing and Painting III

Students begin to learn professional practices in application of their chosen medium, construction of support structures, creation of artwork reflecting their interpretation of their roles in society and preparation of their artwork for exhibitions. Students will also research, write and discuss historical and contemporary theories and trends in art. Students decide whether to work in drawing or painting or both.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 215 or ART 287

ARTS 320 Media Performance I

Course is designed to introduce students to the elements of live performance within a multimedia environment. Elements of live artistic performance (such as music, theatre, poetry, etc.) will be combined with computer-mediated elements to achieve a new style of interactive performance.

3

Prerequisites

(MEDA 215 and MEDA 152) or (ARTS 222 and ARTS 225)

ARTS 321 Installation Art

A studio-based course exploring the broad field of Installation Art as a means of visual expression. A range of materials and methods will be used to create installations that transform the viewerƒ??s experience of space. Lectures,demonstrations, and readings introduce students to Installation Art.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 240 or ARTS 270

ARTS 322 Cinema Arts II

An introductory level, fine arts studio course that builds an understanding of cinematic arts through hands-on exercises and projects. Participants explore basic camera tools and techniques, sound design, and digital non-linear editing. The development of visual cinematic language and the creative/aesthetic and conceptual use of the medium are stressed. Analytical thinking and conceptual explorations are emphasized. Works of contemporary and historical video and film artists are viewed and discussed.

3

Prerequisites

MEDA 152 or ARTS 222

ARTS 323 Experimental Narrative

Students will explore techniques and theories of experimental narrative structure as a counter argument to the dominant and established Hollywood system. Students will gain a deeper understanding of processes and thematic structure that can help advance a narrative direction in their experimental work. Through a series of assignments and projects, students will explore techniques that bridge experimental and the traditional narrative experience. Screenings and readings will reinforce the course work.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 222

ARTS 324 Special Effects for Experimental Video

An upper-level studio art course that introduces concepts and techniques of special effects to the experimental video making process. Hands-on assignments will cover practical effects in front of the camera and digital post-production effects including advanced compositing of video elements. Emphasis will be placed on obtaining professional results with minimal resources.

3

Prerequisites

(ARTS 222 or MEDA 152) and (ARTS 322* or ARTS 422*)

Cross Listed Courses

* Indicates that the course can be taken in the same semester

ARTS 325 Interactivity for the Web

A studio production course that offers the opportunity to investigate web art production methods with particular attention to interactivity, navigation, sequence and audience participation. Emphasizes the conceptual and creative potential of the web and the effects of virtual interactivity on the user.

3

Prerequisites

MEDA 215 or ARTS 225

ARTS 327 Audio and Desktop Multimedia

A course designed for students with a strong interest and background in composition, multimedia, audio and MIDI. A project-oriented course focusing on audio design, analysis, and integration as it applies to multimedia authoring, motion video, and web content creation.

3

Prerequisites

(MEDA 152 and MEDA 205) or (ARTS 222 and ARTS 225)

ARTS 330 Relief Printing

An exploration of relief printing as a means of visual expression. Woodcut, Linocut and Japanese Moku Hanga skillsets will be developed. The development of individual expression is stressed.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 102 and (ARTS 105 or ARTS 205)

ARTS 333 Paper Arts

An introduction to the various techniques and forms of paper arts. Students learn traditional Western and Eastern approaches to making paper, and use paper as an expressive medium for 2D and 3D art forms.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 102 or ARTS 105 or ARTS 205

ARTS 334 Book Arts

An introduction to various techniques and forms of artist books. Students learn traditional binding as well as contemporary approaches for artist books

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 102 and (ARTS 105 or ARTS 205)

ARTS 335 Monotypes/Monoprints

An exploration of monotypes and the intaglio monoprint artistic medium. Students are directed to experiment with a wide range of approaches to the two techniques.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 102 and (ARTS 105 or ARTS 205)

ARTS 340 3-D Methods and Materials

This course offers an opportunity to investigate both traditional and innovative approaches to object making. Materials and processes may include hot and cold casting, welding, papermaking, and hand formed cement, among others. Cross-media explorations are encouraged. Technical exploration, craftsmanship, and underlying intent is scrutinized and fostered through class critique, peer review, and required research.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 240 or ARTS 241 or ART 257 or ART 258

ARTS 341 Figure Modeling II

Continuation of ARTS 241 - Figure Modeling; increased emphasis on technique and expressive content.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 241 or ART 258

ARTS 350 Experimental Photography

Students will study the working methods of early pioneers of photography, as well as examine present-day software development that fabricates and alters these processes. Historical working methods and contemporary mimicking approaches will be discussed in lectures, examined through readings and will be put into practice through hands-on experience with the materials. Students will expand their photographic vision through the use of experimental photographic processes as well as broaden their knowledge of the history of photography as it has led to new creative processes in combination with digital technology.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 255

ARTS 352 Studio Lighting

An introduction to the use of artificial lighting in Photographic Illustration. This is a technical class where emphasis will be placed on the use and control of studio lighting equipment. It is accomplished by lecture, demonstration, practical experience and critique.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 156

ARTS 353 Photographic Illustration

This course synthesizes previously introduced lighting skills for products and people in both the studio and on location. Emphasis is placed on conceptual problem solving as well as creative application of controlled lighting. Students will study contemporary trends in commercial photography and apply these techniques to a series of photographic assignments. Each assignment will begin with hand-drawn lighting schematics and progress through to the final image. Problem solving and working with a client will be stressed. A DSLR camera with manual setting is required.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 352

ARTS 355 Digital Imaging

Theoretical and practical introduction to electronic imaging as a creative medium. Understanding of the principals, methods, techniques and vocabulary of the most widely used digital imaging processes with an emphasis on personal expression. Topics explored will include photographic manipulation, collage, fabrication and experimental media as forms of visual expression. Lectures, laboratory work and individual and collaborative projects. Students with Macintosh imaging experience may enroll without the prerequisite with permission of the instructor.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 255

ARTS 356 The Photographic Narrative

Narrative photography visualizes the stories that surround us, inspiring contemplation and a genuine connection with one another. The course will focus on the art of visual storytelling through the medium of photography. All aspects of photographic narrative and image sequencing will be explored, from documentary to tableau vivant. Through focused investigation, students will explore the technical, historical and inherent narrative power of the photograph. A camera that can take electronic still images is required (this can range from a digital SLR to camera phone).

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 156 or ARTS 159

ARTS 360 Graphic Design III

Introduction to the process of sequencing and organizing images and information across multiple platforms. Provides students with an understanding of tools and technologies used in the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual messages including books, interfaces, and time based work.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 261 or ART 260

ARTS 361 Graphic Design IV

Emphasis is placed on conceptual development, symbolic language, and the design of systems across different media. Problem definition and content interpretation is focused on as is the role of the audience in design. Professional practices are introduced including collaboration in the creation of design solutions.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 360 or ART 359

ARTS 365 Typography I

Principles of typographic composition, structure and hierarchy. Terminology, typographic history, technical issues related to typography. Typography as a medium of visual communication. Student exercises focus on the relationship between visual and verbal language and technical details of typographic specification and computer layout. Advanced placement review; or permission of instructor.

3

Prerequisites

ART 260 or ARTS 261

ARTS 366 Typography II

Exploration of design using text type and typographic technology. Students investigate narrative and expressive use of typographic form and format/informational organization problems.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 365 or ART 361

ARTS 370 Intermediate Ceramics

Investigates the intermediate studio problems in the ceramics process. Hand-Building or wheel forming procedures are utilized to explore a variety of experimental approaches to the ceramic form, with a continued emphasis on the search for appropriate surface treatments and firing techniques.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 270 or ART 273 or ARTS 271 or ART 274 or ARTS 241or ART 258

ARTS 380 Intermediate Illustration

Exploration of visual narrative structure employed in sequential art such as comics, storyboard art, and graphic novels through interpretive exercises and history of the medium. Students will gain experience ion visual editing, character and story development, and sequential drawing (both with traditional media and digital drawing tablets and software).

3

Prerequisites

(ARTS 280 and ARTS 285) or (ART 380 and ART 252)

ARTS 385 Intermediate 2-D Animation

An intermediate studio concentration on digital line drawn and cel animation, including motion graphics and compositing. Emphasis on story development, character realization, the lip-synch process, multi-layer animation, and title design will be explored through short animation exercises.

3

Prerequisites

(ARTS 280 and ARTS 285) or (ART 281 and ART 282)

ARTS 386 3D Modeling & Animation

An intermediate-level studio course, which builds on Intermediate 2D Animation and Intermediate Illustration, with a concentration on modeling, lighting and some animation. In addition to exploration of 3D modeling and animation, the history of traditional 3D animation is investigated to further understand 3D space and design.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 385

ARTS 390 Special Topics: Studio Art

Selected studio media and techniques.

1-3

ARTS 396 Studio Art Preliminary Internship

The course allows the student to receive credit for introductory internship experiences, generally on-campus, related to some aspect of their field of study. Enrollment is to be arranged with an appropriate instructor, by permission only.

1-3

ARTS 400 Senior Exhibition

Formal and technical preparation for senior exhibition. Career development includes a writing component to aid the student in developing a resume, cover letter and artist's statement. To enroll in the course students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in all ARTS courses and/or area faculty permission.

1

ARTS 415 Drawing and Painting IV

Students continue to expand on the topics covered in Drawing and Painting III while fine-tuning technical and intellectual processes in clarifying their visual language. Students will learn processes in documenting and preparing artwork for graduate schools and exhibitions. Students will also continue to research, write and discuss historical and contemporary theories in art while researching issues related to their preparation as they begin their lives as professional artists. These concepts are expanded upon in Directed Study: Drawing and Painting

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 315 or ART 387

ARTS 422 Cinema Arts III

An advanced studio art course where students continue the development of their own personal artistic voice through a complex series of cinematic projects. New production and post-production techniques will be explored as a class and independently. Development of skill sets required for an independent video artist will be emphasized

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 322

ARTS 425 Advanced Interactivity

Allows students time to expand upon the knowledge learned in Art and Interactivity for the Web. Independent projects will be produced to solidify knowledge of interactive art, web development and multimedia production.

3

Prerequisites

MEDA 265 or ARTS 325

ARTS 429 Film and Video Arts Capstone

An advanced course pursuing the refinement and execution of artistic cinematic projects. Further focus on the development of theory and context behind individual student projects will be stressed through discussion and writing. Development of professional practices, including artist statements and demo reels will be required.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 422

ARTS 440 3D Objects and Ideas

An advanced sculpture course that allows students to define and develop a personal body of work representing a serious exploration in their chosen mediums. Emphasis is placed on the continued development of technical craft and the refinement of thematic concerns. Appropriate information pertaining to theory and practice is provided. Professional practices including portfolio preparation, resumes, and artist statements are discussed.

3

Prerequisites

(ARTS 340 and ARTS 240 or ARTS 241) or (ART 357 and ART 257) or ART 258

ARTS 459 Photographic Inquiry

Personal exploration in image development. Refinement of individual conceptual concerns and development of the professional portfolio. Issues will include professional practice, critical analysis and hybrid media. Students explore theoretical and critical concepts through relevant and interrelated readings, lectures, discussions, presentations along with individual and group critiques.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 350 or ARTS 352 or ARTS 355 or ARTS 356

ARTS 460 Graphic Design V

Emphasis is placed on conceptual development, symbolic language, and the design of systems across different media. Problem definition and content interpretation is focused on as is the role of the audience in design. Professional practices are introduced including collaboration in the creation of design solutions.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 361 or ART 360

ARTS 461 Graphic Design VI

Advanced problem solving in independent and investigative concepts. Exploration of actual, theoretical and conceptual concerns of visual communication. Professional practices and portfolio preparation are addressed, explored.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 460 or ART 401

ARTS 465 Typography III

Typographic theory exploring traditional and nontraditional forms, both historical and contemporary typographic achievements. Analysis of expressive characteristics and experimental uses of letter forms and text.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 366 or ART 362

ARTS 469 Design Realities/Professional Practice

Comprehensive investigation and research into topics of production and practice in design. Content directed in three primary areas: pre-press preparation and materials, legal affairs, and the professional studio. Issues to be addressed include electronic file management, paper specification, supplier relationships, copyright and plagiarism, business contracts, ethics, studio ownership, management and record keeping. Requires compilation of individual journal and written research/analysis of specific course topic.

1-3

Prerequisites

ART 401 or ARTS 460

ARTS 470 Advanced Ceramics

Handbuilding or wheel forming procedures are utilized to explore a variety of sculptural approaches to the ceramic form with a continued emphasis on the search for appropriate surface treatments and firing techniques. Students are guided toward the identification and expression of personal ideas in the medium.

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 370 or ART 373

ARTS 485 Advanced Animation/Illustration

An upper level studio course under the Animation/Illustration sequence, which follows Intermediate 2-D Animation and Intermediate Illustration. Students will be encouraged as artists to produce a mature body of work through readings, technical exercises, oral and written presentations, and independent research. Work produced in this class may or may not carry over to the Animation/Illustration Capstone (ARTS 489).

3

Prerequisites

ARTS 380 and ARTS 385 or (ART 381 and ART 382)

ARTS 489 Animation and Illustration Capstone

An advanced class where students work individually or in teams on a semester- long animation or series of illustrations. In addition to the main project, the class will include readings, discussions and animation screenings. The course will also discuss resume and career preparation, portfolio and demo reel creation, graduate school application, and exhibiting work in a professional manner.

3

Prerequisites

ART 481 or ARTS 485

ARTS 490 Learning Assistant

This course is designed for students to become familiar with the instructing process. The student will assist the instructor of an individual studio or art history course in the classroom throughout the semester. Course work includes attendance of all scheduled classes for the course, assisting students during lab or study sessions as well as taking an active role in classroom critiques, discussions and studio maintenance. Permission of the instructor of the accompanying course is required.

3

ARTS 491 Workshops

Workshops offered in specialized areas, such as ceramics or painting, primarily during the summer to give students an opportunity for intensive study in one aspect of a larger field.

3

ARTS 494 Directed Studio Projects

Directed studio work in all media. Student meets with designated faculty member on a regular basis throughout the semester. Sound background in area of investigation required. Student must file acceptable plan for proposed project, and may only enroll with instructor's permission.

1-3

ARTS 495 Independent Studio Projects

Independent studio work in all media. Sound background in area of investigation required. Student must file acceptable plan or proposed project, and may only enroll with instructor's permission.

1-6

ARTS 496 Studio Art Internship

The course allows the student to receive credit for professional experiences related to some aspect of their field of study. Enrollment is to be arranged with an appropriate instructor, by permission only.

1-15

ARTS 497 Studio Practicum

Students work with a professional artist or designer, which would include a Visual Arts and New Media faculty member, in a studio and/or office with on-going research projects. Students gain valuable perspective into the work of a professional artist or designer along with insights into the professions. Open to Visual Arts and New Media studio majors only and students may only enroll with instructor's permission.

1-3

ARTS 499 Special Topics: Studio Art

Selected studio media and techniques.

1-3