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ART

ARTT-101  Two-Dimensional Art and Design
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
This course is an introduction  to the theories, practices, and techniques of two-dimensional art, with an emphasis on drawing and design. The elements and principles of design, universal in the art of the past and the present and across all areas of art will be covered. The terms and concepts will provide students with the vocabu- lary needed to analyze the art of all cultures. The emphasis is on drawing conventions, visual organization, content,  and composition  that lead to the desired intent. Students will work in a variety of traditional  media. This course will develop the analytic skills necessary to discuss the art of all cultures and to learn the strategies to succeed in the conception, organization, and production of unique works of two-dimensional art. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-102  Three-Dimensional Art and Design
3 Credits
This course is an introduction  to the elements and principles of three-dimensional design. The emphasis is on the design of form and space, visual organization, the development of conceptual ideas, and the use of materials that lead to the desired intent. Students will work in a variety of traditional material, non-traditional media, and newer technologies. Virtual space and the non- linear connections found on the world-wide web will also be a spatial consideration. This course will develop the learning  strategies needed to succeed in the conception,  organization, and production of unique works of three-dimensional art. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-103  Art Appreciation
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
The overall purpose of this course is to encour- age an appreciation  of Western Art. This is a highly visual course in which  the student will examine  and discuss works of art from  the prehistoric to the contemporary periods. The student will be looking at and analyzing many images in order to gain an understanding of their form and content. The student will be analyzing the formal structure of various works of art as well as considering them in the context of the historical period and cultural framework in which they were produced. Recommended for non-art majors. (3 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-104  Art History I
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
This course provides a sur vey of visual arts in the Western tradition from prehistory to the late Middle Ages. Students will learn how to analyze and interpret works of art and architecture from the ancient and medieval worlds. The course will examine objects and monuments in their historical contexts, in order to demonstrate how changes in visual culture are linked to political, social,  and economic  developments. While exploring the symbolic meanings and functions of works from these periods, students will also be encouraged to make connections with our own culture and the ways in which we use visual expression to shape our world.  Prerequisite: Eligible  to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly)
 
ARTT-105  Art History II
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
This  course  provides  a sur vey of visual arts in the Western tradition from the Renaissance to the present day. Students will learn how to analyze and interpret works of art and architec- ture created over the past seven centuries. The course will examine artworks in their historical contexts in order to demonstrate how changes in the visual arts are tied to political, social, and economic  developments. While exploring the ideas that artists and architects have expressed in their works, students will be encouraged to make connections with our own culture and the ways in which we use visual expression to shape our world. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly)
 
ARTT-106  History of Western Architecture I
3 Credits
An examination of the development of Western architectural  st yles from  the ancient  world through the late Middle Ages. Parallel develop- ments in the Eastern world will also be consid- ered. Architectural  design and city planning are studied  as responses to religious, political, economic, and cultural needs, as well as for an understanding of their structural principles. (3 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-107  History of Western Architecture II
3 Credits
An examination of the development of West- ern architectural  styles from  the Renaissance through the 20th century and an introduction to contemporary problems in architecture and urbanism. Parallel developments in the Eastern world will also be considered. Architectural de- sign, landscape architecture, and city planning are studied  as responses to religious, political, economic, and cultural needs. (3 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-108  Environmental Design: Introduction to the Built Environment
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
Students will be introduced  to the conceptual, perceptual, behavioral, and technical aspects of architecture and environmental design including methods of analysis, problem solving, and proj- ect implementation. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-109  Drawing I: Observation and Invention
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
This course is a continuation  of the theories, practices,  and techniques  of drawing  as a de- scriptive tool and as a mode of personal expres- sion. The initial emphasis is on perception and the traditional conventions of representational drawing, including perspective, proportion, and composition. Students will work in line to empha- size accurate shapes and values to develop form and the effect of light. Students will then move on to invented drawings that show an understand- ing of space and structure covered earlier in the course. The sketchbook will be emphasized as a means to record studies, invent concepts, or write notes or thoughts. Previous drawing is helpful but not necessary. Experienced students will find that this course will improve their ability to handle the fundamental concepts of repre- sentational drawing. Subjects may include  still life, interiors, portraits, and figures. Prerequisite: ARTT-101. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-112  Introduction to Digital Media
3 Credits
This course focuses upon the use of the com- puter as a creative tool for the visual arts. Working with various painting and drawing programs, such as CorelDraw,  Adobe  Illustrator,  and Adobe Photoshop,  students will learn how to create images by drawing and painting directly with the computer and by capturing, altering, and pro- cessing images using the many transformation tools available in different software. In addition to exploring the possibilities and limitations of digi- tal media, students will explore the philosophical and ethical issues that electronic  image making presents. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-114  Time-Based Media
3 Credits
This course will  explore the moving image as an artistic medium. Projects will analyze tech- niques ranging from flipbooks, basic drawn 2D animation and stop motion to video, sound, and editing software–the aesthetic capacities of each will be fully explored. Emphasis will be placed on approaching each project with an expressive, artistic eye, and students will be encouraged to draw from many different media to create their work. Prerequisite: ARTT-101. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-120  Three-Dimensional Modeling and Animation
3 Credits
This course is to introduce the student to the concepts of 2D/3D computer animation. The student will develop and apply traditional anima- tion techniques using computer software. The applications of computer animation will include engineering, visualization, advertising, and mul- timedia. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab weekly) NOTE: Also listed as CADD-120.
 
ARTT-121  Introduction to Gaming and Simulation Design
3 Credits
This course is designed for students in the gam- ing and simulation design curriculum,  individuals currently working in the gaming industry, and people interested in exploring an up-and-coming technology. This course will expose the student to the fundamentals of gaming and simulation design from concept to forming strategies and development.  The  course will cover topics such as gaming genres, simulation  conventions, design strategies for gaming and simulation,  in- terface design, storytelling, and selling concepts in formal proposals. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-122  History of Modern Art
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
This course introduces art as a reflection  of hu- manity our diversity and our creative processes. The History of Modern Art will root the cultural achievements of the 20th Century in their histori- cal settings, showing how the political, social, and economic events of the period influenced artistic creation. This course is a sur vey of the most important movements in Western Art from the late 19th Century to the early 21st Century. The impact of Modernism on painting, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media will be covered. The student will learn the major artists and the influence  that each art movement has on the next generation of artists. This is an important course for those who want to understand con- temporary art. It also meets the oral presentation requirement for graduation. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly)
 
ARTT-123  African Art and Architecture
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
This  course is a sur vey of traditional  African art and architecture. Students will gain a broad knowledge of African forms and learn the dis- tinct styles of a diverse selection of ethnic groups and countries across the continent, while gaining a general understanding  of the meaning  and use of art in African societies. The course will also examine the dislocation  and presentation of African art in the West from the 19th century to present-day. Theoretical  issues will be ap- proached  through  reading assignments, class discussion, museum visits and guest speakers. There will be in-class presentations. (3 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-124  Far Eastern Art
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
In this sur vey of Far Eastern art, students will investigate the human condition  and achieve- ments of Asian cultures and discover how art reflects the cultures and human values of this unique area of the world. Students will be intro- duced to the varied ways Asian art has expressed responses to existence and the search for mean- ing. This course will address the extraordinary diversity of form and intent that distinguishes it from Western culture and will examine its cultural forces that have helped to shape the art of that region. Areas of focus will include visual art as it relates to philosophy, history, and literature in Asian cultures. Students will acquire the funda- mental knowledge about the significance of arts, culture, and the creative process in Asia and its impact on our global culture. (3 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-125  Middle Eastern Art
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
In this sur vey of Middle Eastern art, students will investigate an interdisciplinary  approach to the study of the art and culture of the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the present. The primary focus of the course will be on the art and culture of the Arab States, Egypt, Central Asia, Armenia, Iran, Israel, and Turkey. This course will provide a broad knowledge of the Middle Eastern art his- tory through cultural and philosophical context of this diverse region. It also will address the remarkable ethnic mixture of the population in this region that has influenced  the field of art and architecture for centuries. Areas of focus will include  visual art as is relates to philosophy, his- tory, and literature in the Middle Eastern cultures. Also, students will examine the historical and political significance of the contemporary art that addresses social, gender, and cultural changes in the region and its impact to our global culture. (3 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-126  Contemporary Art
3 Credits
This course is an introduction  to international contemporary art, covering the past twenty-five years of art, including  the relevant art works of today. Throughout this course, students will participate in lectures, discussions, and field trips that revolve around the most common themes in contemporary  art. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of artistic mediums and subsequently, sub-genres currently  existing in contemporary art, as well as discussing the role of technology and the future of art. Students will access the work and apply critical thinking skills through reading and writing assignments and culminating with a presentation on a con- temporary artist of their choice. This course will also offer opportunities for students to interact with local artists and art professionals. Topics discussed during the course will be examined on both a regional and global scale, which will encourage students to examine their own roles in the contemporary  art world.  Prerequisites: ARTT-101 and ENGL-121. (3 hours  weekly)
 
ARTT-130  Introduction to Video I
3 Credits
This course will include the basic skills of video: direction, camera techniques, lighting and sound techniques, and editing techniques. The empha- sis will be on producing short video segments using television field production techniques and design principles. (4 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as TVRD-130.
 
ARTT-131  Introduction to Video II
3 Credits
This course will include the intermediate skills of video: producing, directing, camera techniques, lighting and sound techniques, and editing tech- niques. The emphasis will be on producing tele- vision shows using field and studio production techniques and design principles. Prerequisite: ARTT-130 or TVRD-130. (4 hours weekly)  NOTE: Also listed as TVRD-131.
 
ARTT-141  Basic Photography
3 Credits
This course will focus on developing the skills necessary to identify and produce a good pho- tograph and on acquiring a thorough knowledge of appropriate photographic equipment. In ad- dition, the student will learn the basic elements of design, composition  and lighting, as well as, develop an understanding of the technical skills in photography including cameras, films, expo- sure meters, depth of field,  film development and print processing. Students must have access to a fully adjustable  35mm  SLR FILM camera.  (4
½ hours weekly)
 
ARTT-142  Intermediate  Photography
3 Credits
This intermediate film photography course will expand on the concepts learned in ARTT-141. Students  will apply the skills  learned  in the basic course while continuing to learn more intermediate concepts in composition, lighting, camera techniques and printing techniques. In addition,  the student will begin concentrating on creative self expression. Students must have access to a fully  adjustable 35mm  SLR FILM camera. Prerequisite: ARTT-141. (2 hours lecture,
3 hours lab weekly)
 
ARTT-143  History of Photography
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core) This course is an examination  of the develop- ment of photography from its beginnings to the present day. It will include the study of the inter- relationships between photography and other vi- sual arts, the effects of changing technologies on the photographic image, and the contributions of major photographers and art movements, as well as historical  perspectives. (3 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-146  Digital Photography I
3 Credits
In this basic digital photography course, students will study digital camera operation  exposure challenges, composition, and lighting. Students will learn about photo editing software, image archiving and digital printing. With an emphasis on content as well as craft, students will learn to create images for visual communication and self-expression. A digital camera with manual capabilities is required for the course. Prerequi- site: ARTT-101. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-148   Digital Imaging, Raster Program I
3 Credits
Using Photoshop, the current industry standard program, students will attain a comprehensive knowledge of digital image creation and pro- duction.  Using a raster-based graphic image production and editing software program, the student will gain a working knowledge of paint- ing and editing tools, selection techniques, color correction,  special effects, scanning, prepress preparation and print options, digital photogra- phy techniques and more. With an emphasis on technical skill as well as craft, students will learn to design, retouch, and composite images for effective visual communication  and self-ex- pression. Basic computer literacy is required. Prerequisite: ARTT-112. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-149  Digital Imaging, Raster
Program II
3 Credits
This course is an in-depth exploration of the concepts and techniques introduced in ARTT-
148. Students will further their mastery of digital image creation  with  Photoshop. Students will create and design images that take advantage of the unique power of the emerging digital technology  medium.  Prerequisite: ARTT-148. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-151  Ceramics I
3 Credits
This studio ceramics course incorporates infor- mation about clay, clay preparation, glazes and glazing techniques,  and kiln technology. The course emphasizes handbuilding  techniques and clay as a medium  of expression. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-152  Ceramics II
3 Credits
The student will continue  to explore  hand- building  techniques and clay as an expressive medium. There will also be an opportunity for a limited number of interested students to work on the potter’s wheel. Students in Ceramics II will have more freedom to identify and pursue their own areas of interest. Prerequisite: ARTT-
151. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-153  Wheel Throwing I
3 Credits
This studio ceramics course incorporates basic information  about clay, wheel throwing for the beginner,  glazes and kiln technology.  The course emphasis  is on centering  clay and throwing bowls and cylinder  forms such as mugs and vases. Students  will also learn and apply the basics involved in finishing their works using a wide palette of classroom glazes. Prerequisite: ARTT-151. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-154  Wheel Throwing II
3 Credits
This studio ceramics course is a continuation of Wheel Throwing I and reviews basic informa- tion about clay, wheel throwing,  glazes and kiln technology.  Starting with  basic forms  such as cylinders and bowls, this course will focus on the student’s aesthetic and technical  develop- ment in the creation of larger and more complex wheel-thrown functional pieces. Variations of attachment, such as lids, spouts, handles and footing devices will be covered.  Students will conduct clay and glaze-making tests and carry out different firing range experiments. Students will also continue to explore various decoration methods that compliment  the new forms. Pre- requisite: ARTT-153. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-158 Digital Imaging, Vector
Program
3 Credits
Using an industry standard vector-based pro- gram,  students  will focus on the use of  the computer as a creative tool for visual commu- nication. Using this vector-based graphic image production and editing software program, the student will gain a working knowledge of image design, creation and transformation, color selec- tion, special effects, prepress preparation, print options and more. With  an emphasis on the commercial application of technical skill and craft, students will learn to design and composite images for effective visual communication  and artistic self-expression. In addition to exploring the possibilities and limitations of digital media, students will also explore  the legal and ethi- cal issues that digital image creation  presents. Basic computer literacy is required. Prerequisite: ARTT-112. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-171-173   Art Gallery Practicum
1 Credit
Students will learn exhibit design, lighting, and promotion while working in a gallery  setting. Working with the gallery director, students will help install the exhibits and design the informa- tional materials. Proper handling, exhibit philoso- phy, press releases, and gallery management will be covered in this course for those interested in arts administration,  gallery management, or museum studies. Students may take this course up to three times for credit by registering for the 173 class in numerical  sequence starting with ARTT-
171. (Minimum  45 hours per semester)
 
ARTT-200  Graphic Design
3 Credits
Students will acquire  practical  introductor y knowledge  of commercial  art and advertis- ing design. They will be able to solve formal problems dealing with fundamental principles and will develop the basic skills necessary to work with specific types of media, especially computergenerated graphic design. The primary objective of this course is to teach students to prepare advertisements and commercial designs from concept to visual communication. Prereq- uisite: ARTT-148 or ARTT-158. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-201  Contemporary Color Design
3 Credits
This course provides an in-depth analysis and practical application of color and design for de- signers and fine artists. Students will learn color theory, color perception, color expression, and the use of color as an element of design. This course is a good preparation for graphic design, painting, and interior design, as the principles of color harmony and contrast will be empha- sized. Students will gain visual sensitivity to the visual world and to the use of color in works of contemporar y art.  Prerequisite:  ARTT-101. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-202  Printmaking I
3 Credits
Printmaking I is an introduction to non-acid intaglio  processes and techniques, including printing and editioning. Starting with monotypes and mono-prints, students will explore a variety of applications and methods on non-acid etch- ing including drypoint, collagraph, embossing, photo copy transfer, and relief roll. The other techniques in printmaking will be introduced including a la poupée, surface roll, cut-plate method, layered plates, stenciled color, Chine Collé, multiple-plate  printing,  and viscosit y method. Printmaking I allows students to try a number of different solutions using line, texture, tonal masses, layering and color, etc., to explore the medium for its intrinsic qualities and allows for developing individual sensibility and imagery. The esthetic values of the intaglio prints, prop- erties of inks and paper, editioning, exhibiting, and storage of prints will be addressed in detail. Prerequisite: ARTT-109. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-203  Drawing II: Observation and Composition
3 Credits
This  course will review expand  upon  the concepts, skills, and subject matter covered in Drawing I. The emphasis is on perception and the traditional conventions of representational drawing, including perspective, proportion, and composition.  Students will work in line to em- phasize accurate shapes and values to develop form and the effect of light. The use of space and the difference between depiction  and sug- gestion will be emphasized. Students will learn to develop drawings based on expression and conceptual intents. Previous drawing experience is absolutely necessary. Subjects may include still life, interiors, landscape, portraits, and figures. Prerequisite: ARTT-109. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-204  Digital Publishing
3 Credits
The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the process of creating documents that combine  typography and graphics from initial design conception through production to final output. The students will learn the proper use of the features and commands in the software currently utilized in the digital printing industry to create and format a variety of documents that are in demand by today’s businesses and publishing companies.  Prerequisite: ARTT-148 or ARTT-158. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-208  Environmental Design: Contemporary Issues in Architecture
3 Credits
Students will study green technology in Archi- tecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning. They will do scaled working drawings, make models, and create advanced propos- als and project designs using computer-aided design. Using the principles of Energy Efficient Building, students will design Green Architecture that focuses on low cost prefabricated homes for the expanding population of America and the world. Prerequisite: ARTT-108. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-211  Painting I
3 Credits
The student will learn the materials, tools, and approaches to painting in oil or acrylic. Color mixing and theory as it applies to painting is a central concern of the course. The emphasis in the course is on technical mastery and direct obser vation from  life. Subjects may include still life, interiors, landscape, portraiture, and figures. Prerequisites: ARTT-101 and ARTT-109. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-212  Painting II
3 Credits
This course is a continuation of ARTT-211, Paint- ing I. Students continue to polish their technical skills, and there is more emphasis on conceptual
 
ARTT-213  Portraiture I
3 Credits
This course will include the basic skills of portrait drawing: proportion, line, form, and the anatomy of the head and neck. The emphasis will be on anatomical knowledge,  obser vation, and the use of traditional design principles. Prerequisite: ARTT-110. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-214  Portraiture II
3 Credits
This course is a continuation  of ARTT-213. The student moves on to color work and portrait painting, using the combined knowledge of anatomy, drawing, color  theor y, and  painting techniques. Prerequisites: ARTT-211 and ARTT-
213. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-215  Pastel Drawing
3 Credits
The student will use pastels as a color medium in drawing. Fundamental drawing skills will be combined with color mixing and color design to explore traditional  and contemporar y ap- proaches to pastel. The variety of subject matter will include still life, interiors, landscape, portrait, and figures. Students will explore the influences of other artists and styles as they develop their own individual expression. Prerequisite: ARTT-
110. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-221  Art Museum Field Trips
1 Credit
This course involves student exposure in the form of approximately seven prearranged, orga- nized field trips or tours to the art museums of the Baltimore-Washington area. Museums may include  the Walters, Baltimore Museum of Art, National Gallery East and West, Hirshhorn,  Freer Gallery of Oriental Art, Corcoran, Renwick and Phillips Collection. Lectures and discussions will be arranged on site at these various museums. Field trips are required. There will  be a fee as- sessed to cover the bus transportation based on the number of students enrolled in the course. Museum connoiseurship includes consideration of gender and other categories of diversity. (8 hours bi-weekly)
 
ARTT-223  Motion Graphics
3 Credits
This course will include basic skills in motion graphics: color,  form, typography, design and movement  of design elements. Students will utilize software such as Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to create compositions. Prerequisite: ARTT-112. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-224  Art and Culture of Ancient 
Egypt
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)
This course surveys the culture and history of Ancient  Egypt through  its art, sculpture,  and architecture. The course covers Ancient Egypt’s history from the unification through the end of its empire period. Throughout, the student will study the major artifacts which allow us to form a picture  of Ancient  Egypt’s culture. (3 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-225  Life Drawing I
3 Credits
In this course, students learn the descriptive and expressive drawing of the human body by working from live models and studying human anatomy. Students consider  proportions,  the skeletal and muscular systems, surface anatomy, foreshortening, draper y, and  the  expressive use of lighting. Traditional  and contemporary approaches to the presentation of the human figure are explored.  Prerequisite: ARTT-110. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-226   Life Drawing II
3 Credits
This course is a continuation  of ARTT-225, Life Drawing I. The student will continue to work from the live model and develop the perceptual skills necessary to life drawing. Advanced projects related to the study of anatomy and traditional drawing conventions will be required. Drawing II students will analyze the structure and the anatomy of old master drawings. Prerequisite: ARTT-225. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-227  Watercolor Painting I
3 Credits
This course is for students with no watercolor ex- perience. Fundamental techniques like washes, dry-brush, controlled  strokes, and wet-into-wet applications will be covered. This course will introduce pigment properties, composition, and color  design. There will be an emphasis on the representational conventions of form and space, covered with a variety of subject matter including still life, landscape, interiors, and figures. Prerequisites: ARTT-101 and ARTT-109. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-228  Watercolor Painting II
3 Credits
This course is for students with  previous wa- tercolor experience. Fundamental techniques like washes, dry-brush, controlled  strokes, and wet-into-wet applications will be reviewed. This course will introduce pigment properties, large- scale composition, advanced color design, and the development of a more personal approach. In addition, there will be more emphasis on the representational conventions of form and space, covered with a variety of subject matter including still life, landscape, interiors, and figures. Prereq- uisite: ARTT-210 or ARTT-227. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-229  Chinese Brush Painting I
3 Credits
Chinese Brush Painting is a unique art form, reflecting the principles of Chinese aesthetics, specialized materials and techniques. In this course, students will learn the basic principles of Chinese art and their relationship to universal design principles. The subjects for the paintings will be the traditional flora and fauna typical of this art form. The techniques include  the use of bamboo brushes; the creation of ink washes in five  gradations, the use of Chinese liquid transparent and opaque colors,  and working on absorbent rice paper. Overall, students will express themselves  in a Chinese form  of art, learn a new artistic medium,  and see the rela- tionship to western principles and techniques. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-230  Chinese Brush Painting II
3 Credits
This course is the continuation  of ARTT-229. In this course, students will continue their study of the fundamental principles of Chinese art. The student will focus on “Six Principles” of Chinese Painting for a more theoretical approach to the course. More comprehensive  study on tech- nique in the using brush stroke, ink, color, and variations on absorbent/non-absorbent paper will be the key for students that want to acquire mastery of this art form. The subject matter will be expanded beyond ARTT-229 to include land- scape and atmosphere. Prerequisite: ARTT-229. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-231  Sculpture I
3 Credits
This course is an introduction  to the basic ele- ments, materials, and techniques of sculpture. Approaches  may include  modeling  such as with clay, addition such as assemblage, or subtraction such  as car ving wood  or stone. The student learns how  to approach the basic elements of three-dimensional form including scale, mass, color, movement, and use of space in a sculptural manner. Prerequisites: ARTT-101 and ARTT-102. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-232  Sculpture II
3 Credits
This course is a continuation  of ARTT-231 with an increased emphasis on conceptual concerns. Students learn about contemporary approaches to sculpture and have more latitude for stylistic exploration.  Prerequisite: ARTT-231. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-241  Advanced Black and White Photography
3 Credits
This course will continue to focus on skills de- veloped in Intermediate Photography using the camera as a means of creative self-expression and communication.  The student will master the design and composition  elements that are an intrinsic aspect of photography, and will learn to work independently in developing his or her photographic  sense of sight. Extensive lab work will be required with emphasis on experimental darkroom techniques, and mastery of darkroom skills. Prerequisites: ARTT-141 and ARTT-142. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
ARTT-242  Creative Darkroom Techniques
3 Credits
This course will examine and apply the materi- als and elements of experimental photographic techniques to enhance the student’s artistic self- expression. Extensive lab work will be required with emphasis on experimental darkroom tech- niques. Prerequisites: ARTT-141 and ARTT-142. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
ARTT-246  Photographic Studio Lighting
3 Credits
An introduction to the principles of artificial light- ing and camera work as they are applied in stu- dio photography; teaches studio lighting for still lifes, products, portraits, and figure photography. Students must have a 35 mm fully adjustable SLR camera. The use of medium  format cameras will be covered. Prerequisite: ARTT-142 or ARTT-147. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
ARTT-247  Photojournalism I
3 Credits
This course will focus on taking photographs with a photojournalistic  perspective. A portfolio of images will be the end result. Types of pho- tojournalism applications involve news photos, feature photos, sports photos, weather photos, humor photos, environmental portraiture and the photo  essay. Fundamental  principles  of photo-journalism such as the history of photojournal- ism, freedom of the press, ethics in journalism and the power of the image in society will also be addressed. This is NOT a writing  intensive course; the emphasis will be on photography. A digital camera and basic computer literacy are required.  Prerequisites: ARTT-142 or ARTT-146. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-248  Digital Photography II
3 Credits
This intermediate digital photography course, which will work with image files in the raw format, will expand  upon  the concepts and techniques introduced  in ARTT-146. Students will master digital image creation and production in black and white and color.  Digital asset manage- ment and post production will be emphasized. A digital camera with manual capabilities and raw format ability is required. Prerequisite: ARTT-146. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-250  Art Portfolio Assessment
1 Credit
This course is designed to prepare advanced visual arts students for the portfolio  review process at transfer institutions. Acceptance and placement into programs of advanced study are most frequently based upon a review of a portfo- lio of the student’s work. Each student’s portfolio will be reviewed, and strengths, deficiencies,  and omissions will be noted. In working sessions during the course of the semester, those deficien- cies and omissions will be corrected. Students will learn how to make slides, mat, mount, and other wise prepare work for the transfer portfolio review. They will review sample portfolios and learn about the transfer review process from admissions officers, alumni, and art instructors. At the end of the class students will have an exit portfolio  review where they will have a final as- sessment of their preparedness for the transfer process. (1.5 hours weekly for 10 weeks)
 
ARTT-252  Painting III
3 Credits
This course is designed to further challenge the student who has completed Painting II. Each semester there will be a specific focus, such as, Landscape, Still Life, The Portrait, etc. There will be an emphasis on the student finding and developing their  own  style in responding to each specific  focus. Prerequisite: ARTT-212. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-254  Landscape Oil Painting I
3 Credits
Landscape Oil Painting I is a basic introduc- tion to the theories, practices, and techniques of painting  outdoors  and on-site as a tool  for understanding the representation of the form, space, suggestion, and simplification   of  the natural environment. Prerequisites: ARTT-101 and ARTT-109. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-255  Landscape Oil Painting II
3 Credits
This is a continuation  of Landscape Oil Paint- ing I. This course will review the basic theories, practices, and techniques of painting outdoors and will introduce alla prima painting, a variation in surfaces, and the development of a personal approach. Composition and color for expression and personal directions in contemporary paint- ing will also be covered. Prerequisite: ARTT-254. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-260  Designing for Interactive 
Environments
3 Credits
This course studies interactive design principles through analysis and creation of interface de- signs for  websites, multimedia  presentations, DVD menus, and other forms of interactive media. Design applications, architecture, naviga- tion, usability, and content are explored, as well as typography, imagery, and layout techniques. Prerequisite: ARTT-112. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-261  Digital Video
3 Credits
This course will include the skills in acquiring audio and video for new media distribution: direction, camera techniques, lighting and sound techniques,  and editing  techniques  as well  as codecs and compression techniques. The em- phasis will be on the video production for new media.  Prerequisite:  CMSY-126 or CMSY-129. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-270  Multimedia Authoring and Design I
3 Credits
This course is an over view and introduction to creating multimedia animations and presenta- tions. Taught from a design perspective, students will use Adobe Flash to draw and animate vector- based art, import and animate raster-based images, and storyboard and implement  basic interactivity using ActionScript. Projects will be exported for publication on the web and CD- ROM. Prerequisite: ARTT-112. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-271  Multimedia Authoring and Design II
3 Credits
This course is a continuation  of Multimedia Authoring and Design I. The underlying script- ing language in Adobe  Flash, ActionScript,  is emphasized. In addition  to vector and raster-
based art, students will use sound and video in presentations, games, and animations.  Taught from a design perspective, students will employ ActionScript to produce dynamic content, in- teractive animation,  and advanced interaction components, providing a richer, more involved presentation and user experience. Prerequisite: ARTT-270. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-280  Web Design and Production I
3 Credits
This course is an over view and introduction to creating websites. Taught from a design perspec- tive, students will use Adobe  Photoshop  and Dreamweaver to create detailed sitemaps, design interfaces, produce web graphics, and construct complete websites ready for publishing on the web. Emphasis is on a thorough understanding of HTML and solid, reliable site construction using Adobe Dreamweaver. Prerequisite: ARTT-112. (4 hours weekly)
 
ARTT-281  Web Design and Production II
3 Credits
This course is a continuation  of Web Design and Production I. Taught from a design perspective, students will explore basic multimedia produc- tion in Adobe Flash and include  multimedia components,  as well as advanced behaviors and Javascripts, into websites using Adobe Dreamweaver. Students will  also examine  CSS layout, template-driven websites and dynamic content  using PHP. Prerequisite: ARTT-280. (4 hours weekly)
 
 
 
 

hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST