CCPS Art & Fine Art Courses

100 Level Courses:
ARTZ 111: Foundations of Design
ARTZ 123: Drawing

200 Level Courses:
ARTZ 200: Printmaking
ARTZ 205: Weaving
ARTZ 210: Graphic Design I
ARTZ 230: Painting I
ARTZ 240: Ceramics I
ARTZ 250: Sculpture I
ARTZ 260: Photography I
ARTZ 267: Digital Photography
ARTZ 290: Selected Topics
ARTZ 291, ARTZ 292: Research

300 Level Courses:
ARTZ 310: Graphic Design II
ARTZ 311: Publication Design
ARTZ 312: Illustration
ARTZ 313: Concept and Design
ARTZ 315: Posters - A Shout to the Eye
ARTZ 323: Figure Drawing
ARTZ 330: Painting II
ARTZ 331: Advanced Painting
ARTZ 332: Painting Practice and Theory
ARTZ 340: Ceramics II
ARTZ 341: Ceramic Mold-Making and Slip Casting
ARTZ 342: Ceramic Hand Building
ARTZ 343: Ceramic Wheel Throwing
ARTZ 350: Sculpture II
ARTZ 351: Contemporary Sculpture I
ARTZ 352: Contemporary Sculpture II
ARTZ 360: Photography II
ARTZ 361: Alternative Photographic Processes
ARTZ 364: Commercial Photography
ARTZ 367: Digital Photography II
ARTZ 380: Field Studies: Design/Fine Art
ARTZ 390: Selected Topics
ARTZ 391, ARTZ 392: Research
ARTZ 395: Portfolio
ARTZ 397, ARTZ 398: Internship

400 Level Courses:
ARTZ 496: Apex Studio
ARTZ 490: Selected Topics
ARTZ 403: Praxis Studio
ARTZ 491, ARTZ 492: Research
ARTZ 495: Capstone Studio
ARTS 496: Apex Studio
ARTZ 497, ARTZ 498: Internship


ARTZ 111: Foundations of Studio & Design. 3 hours.
An introduction to design. Basic creative approaches and design expressions are explored through studio projects, class discussions and a symposium series. This course is the first in a sequence of studio courses for both art and architecture majors, but also serves non-majors. Same as ARCH 111. Offered fall semester.

ARTZ 123: Drawing. 3 hours.
Students will work in a variety of drawing media and techniques solving representational problems. This course includes an introduction to figure drawing

ARTZ 200: Printmaking. 3 hours.
An introduction to printmaking techniques with emphasis on woodcuts, mono-print, relief, silkscreen, or digital/intaglio processes.

ARTZ 205: Weaving. 3 hours.
An introduction to principles and techniques of loom and off-loom weaving.

ARTZ 210: Graphic Design I. 3 hours.
This course is the first part of a two-semester course in which an understanding of the creative and communication possibilities of typography, both headline and text, and its integration with images will be explored. This course is designed to give a practical graphic design experience to the student wishing to pursue a career in graphic design or advertising. Through lectures, demonstrations and discussions, a basic understanding of layout, design and computer applications will be taught. Same as COMM 210.

ARTZ 230: Painting I. 3 hours.
Studio experience and demonstration in various painting media and techniques. Problems are assigned as a means of allowing students to come to terms with the technical aspects of painting through actual involvement with the painting process.

ARTZ 240: Ceramics I. 3 hours.
Exploration of hand building and wheel techniques and basic principles of glazing.

ARTZ 250: Sculpture I. 3 hours.
A studio course introducing basic sculptural processes, materials, tools, and equipment. This course focuses on developing the skills and aesthetics relating to the different materials and processes used in sculpture.

ARTZ 260: Photography I. 3 hours.
The course covers basic principles of black-and-white photography and darkroom techniques. 35mm film camera required.

ARTZ 267: Digital Photography. 3 hours.
This course covers basic principles of digital photography, basic printing techniques, and Adobe Photoshop. A SLR digital camera with shutter and aperture control is required for this course.

ARTZ 310: Graphic Design II. 3 hours.
This course is the second half of the two-semester sequence in which knowledge and skills of typography and communication of the written word is blended into the creation of personalized design projects reflecting a realistic approach to contemporary graphic design. Through lectures, demonstrations and discussions, an advanced understanding of computer applications, layout, and design will be taught. Same as COMM 310. Prerequisite: ARTZ 210.

ARTZ 311: Publication Design. 3 hours.
A one semester course in which the information learned in Graphic Design I and Graphic Design II is related to the intricacies of publication design. Prerequisite: ARTZ 210, ARTZ 310.

ARTZ 312: Illustration. 3 hours.
A course designed to give a general understanding and awareness of illustration styles and techniques in a variety of media. Prerequisite: ARTZ 123.

ARTZ 313: Concept and Design. 3 hours.
This course is designed to expand the graphic design student's understanding of important concepts underlying outstanding works in the discipline. Design projects will be developed as a class beginning with the brainstorming stage and continuing through successive development stages to final production. Prerequisite: ARTZ 210, ARTZ 310.

ARTS 315: Posters - A Shout to the Eye. 3 hours.
Found worldwide and throughout many cultures, posters serve to communicate, indoctrinate and inform. Concerts and plays are promoted, charities gain support, wars are fought, and encouragement given by posters. Students will combine what they've learned learned in Graphic Design I and II with an historical overview of poster art, the culture of posters, and a focus on noteworthy poster designers throughout the last century. Students will create an electronic poster archive and design and print a series of posters reflecting their understanding of basic graphic design concepts as well as the unique visual communication requirements of posters.Prerequisite: ARTZ 310.

ARTZ 323: Figure Drawing. 3 hours.
A course in figure drawing involving intensive study and work from the model. Prerequisite: ARTZ 123.

ARTZ 330: Painting II. 3 hours.
Advanced studio problems in painting with emphasis on the mastery of one medium and the development of individual expression. Prerequisite: ARTZ 230 or permission of the instructor.

ARTZ 331: Advanced Painting. 3 hours.
Advanced Painting continues the acquisition of technical skills and builds on the notion of relational thinking introduced in Painting I and II, while focusing more fully on the evolution of the individual investigation is comprised of the exploration and critique of personal and/or cultural ideologies, beliefs, and interests through the activity of painting and reflection on the results and their implications. Prerequisite: ARTZ 330.

ARTZ 332: Painting Practice and Theory. 3 hours.
This course explores painting as a process, artifact and concept by integrating studio exploration and critique with examination of works by contemporary artists and related writings. Through a combination of studio work and seminar discussion, the focus is to understand, situate and critically relate one's painting practice within the content of contemporary artistic dialogue, work and practices. Prerequisite: ARTZ 331.

ARTZ 340: Ceramics II. 3 hours.
Advanced studio problems in ceramics with an emphasis on individual expression. Prerequisite: ARTZ 240.

ARTZ 341: Ceramic Mold-Making and Slip Casting. 3 hours.
This course explores the various techniques involved with making plaster molds including both slip-casting and press molds. Both ceramic and non-ceramic objects will be used to make molds. This course also will explore how these techniques can be used for both functional and sculptural works of art. Prerequisite: ARTZ 240.

ARTZ 342: Ceramic Hand Building. 3 hours.
This course explores advanced hand building techniques including the skills and processes involved in making large ceramic pieces. It also focuses on non-traditional approaches to ceramics such as adobe, installation, and site-specific ceramic sculpture. Prerequisite: ARTZ 240.

ARTZ 343: Ceramic Wheel Throwing. 3 hours.
This course focuses on wheel throwing techniques. Although this course explores both functional and sculptural applications of the wheel, most demonstrations will revolve around the processes of making functional pots. Students will be expected to develop the skills necessary to throw large pots, lids, handles, and spouts in order to make functional vessels. Prerequisite: ARTZ 240.

ARTZ 350: Sculpture II. 3 hours.
Continued exploration of sculptural processes, materials, tools and equipment. Emphasis on developing proficiency in the selections, use and manipulation of materials as well as a mastery of the processes involved. Emphasis is on continuing development of personal expression, conceptual development, aesthetic and technical competency. Since this course introduces additional processes and materials ARTZ 250 is not a prerequisite

ARTZ 351: Contemporary Sculpture I. 3 hours.
Investigation and use of contemporary processes, materials and concepts relevant to non-traditional approaches in sculpture. Through theoretical readings and the examination of works by contemporary artists, the student is provided a framework by which to critically evaluate their own artistic investigations. This course will explore installation art and other extended media that might include kinetics, sound and light, video, electronics, cyber-art, performance. Prerequisite: ARTZ 250 or ARTZ 350.

ARTZ 352: Contemporary Sculpture II. 3 hours.
Continued investigation and use of contemporary processes, materials and concepts relevant in today's expanded field of sculpture. Imporant theoretical approaches of the last twenty years will be covered through a thematic progression. Student-led discussions on selected themes will foster a learning environment in which the student develops a framework with which to critically evaluate their own artistic investigations. This course will explore sculptural sensibilities that emphasize scale and space:installation art, earthworks, diorama, land art, environmental-reclamation art, site-specific sculpture. Prerequisite: ARTZ 250 or ARTZ 350, or permission of instructor.

ARTZ 360: Photography II. 3 hours.
In this course, the student will be encouraged to explore advanced photographic techniques and to develop a better understanding of black and white photography as an art form. Prerequisite: ARTZ 260.

ARTZ 361: Alternative Photographic Processes. 3 hours.
This course will explore the many possibilities involving photographic images on nontraditional materials and alternative photographic printing techniques such as cyanotype, vandyke, silkscreen, etc.

ARTZ 364: Commercial Photography. 3 hours.
This course will focus on commercial photography characteristics such as lighting, composition, and clarity in relationship to portraiture, product and architecture with the use of medium and large format cameras. Prerequisite: ARTZ 260.

ARTZ 367: Digital Photography II. 3 hours.
Introduction to digital photogprahy, from camera use, flatbed and film scanning, printing, software use and manipulation, to final presentation methods. 35 mm film or digital camera with manual exposure controls required. Prerequisite: ARTZ 260

ARTZ 380: Field Studies: Design/Fine Art. 3 hours.
A course designed to promote first hand, in-depth experience with works of art and/or architecture in order to foster the integration of theoretical and applied learning skills in the design and fine arts major. Students will participate in an off-campus field study, the exact nature of which will be determined by the interests of the student and must be approved in consultation with an art faculty member.

ARTZ 395: Portfolio. 3 hours.
It is recommended that this course be completed prior to ARTZ 495. This course concerns development of a body of art work to be used in approaching the job market or graduate school possibilities.

ARTZ 496: Apex Studio. 3 hours.
This course requires Design Art and Fine Art majors to create and exhibit work that utilizes the knowledge gained while in the Department of Art and Art History and within their comprehensive liberal arts experience. Significant responsibility lies with the student to work independently to develop a project or body of work that demonstrates the student's development of a sense of creative and intellectual authority. This Apex work will be included in a comprehensive portfolio that must also be completed in this course.

ARTZ 290, ARTZ 390, ARTZ 490: Selected Topics. 1-3 hours each.

ARTS 303, ARTZ 304, ARTZ 403: Praxis Studio.

ARTZ 291, ARTZ 292, ARTZ 391, ARTZ 392, ARTZ 491, ARTZ 492: Research.

ARTZ 495: Capstone Studio

ARTZ 397, ARTZ 398, ARTZ 497, ARTZ 498: Internship.