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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 vocabulary 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 the in 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 encourage 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 is an overview of Western Art that will familiarize the student with prehistoric, Mesopatamian, Egyptian, Minoan/Mycenaean, Greco-Roman, and medieval traditions. The student will come to recognize the major styles, monuments, and artists for each period and develop a theory of the relationship of artistic style to the rest of the cultural formulation. Art historical contexts include considerations of gender and other categories of diversity. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly)

ARTT-105 Art History II
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

Art from the Renaissance through the Baroque, Neoclassical, Romantic, Modern and Post-Modern periods will be studied in this course. The student will come to recognize the major styles, artists and monuments of each period. Culminating in a study of our own time, the course will emphasize the relationship of artistic style to a cultural period. Art historical contexts include considerations of gender and other categories of diversity. 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 styles from the ancient world through the late Middle Ages. Parallel developments in the Eastern world will also be considered. 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 Western 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 design, 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 project 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 descriptive tool and as a mode of personal expression. The initial emphasis is on perception and the traditional conventions of representational drawing, including perspective, proportion, and composition. Students will work in line to emphasize accurate shapes and values to develop form and the effect of light. Students will then move on to invented drawings that show an understanding 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 representational 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 computer 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 processing images using the many transformation tools available in different software. In addition to exploring the possibilities and limitations of digital 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 techniques 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 animation techniques using computer software. The applications of computer animation will include engineering, visualization, advertising, and multimedia. (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 gaming 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, interface 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 humanity our diversity and our creative processes. The History of Modern Art will root the cultural achievements of the 20th Century in their historical settings, showing how the political, social, and economic events of the period influenced artistic creation. This course is a survey 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 contemporary 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 survey of traditional African art and architecture. Students will gain a broad knowledge of African forms and learn the distinct 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 approached 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 survey of Far Eastern art, students will investigate the human condition and achievements of Asian cultures and discover how art reflects the cultures and human values of this unique area of the world. Students will be introduced to the varied ways Asian art has expressed responses to existence and the search for meaning. 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 fundamental 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 survey 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 history 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, history, 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-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 emphasis 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 techniques. The emphasis will be on producing television 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-140 Photography Appreciation
3 Credits (Arts/Humanities Core)

This course is a study of photography as a fine art form from its beginnings to contemporary times. Early photography, pictorialism, modernism and contemporary works will be discussed. Genre considerations such as portraiture, documentation, landscape, and the nude will be discussed. Various photographers’ works will be studied in some depth. Emphasis will be placed on the meaning, aesthetic qualities and the context of photographs in history and in relation to other art. Parallels will be drawn to painting and sculpture and to more recent photographs. (3 hours weekly)

ARTT-141 Basic Photography
3 Credits

This course will focus on developing the skills necessary to identify and produce a good photograph and on acquiring a thorough knowledge of appropriate photographic equipment. In addition, 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, exposure 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 development of photography from its beginnings to the present day. It will include the study of the interrelationships between photography and other visual 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. Prerequisite: ARTT-101. (4 hours weekly)

ARTT-147 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 management 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-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 production. Using a raster-based graphic image production and editing software program, the student will gain a working knowledge of painting and editing tools, selection techniques, color correction, special effects, scanning, prepress preparation and print options, digital photography 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‑expression. 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 information 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 handbuilding 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 information 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 development 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. Prerequisite: ARTT-153. (4 hours weekly)

ARTT-158 Digital Imaging, Vector Program
3 Credits

Using an industry standard vector-based program, students will focus on the use of the computer as a creative tool for visual communication. 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 selection, 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 ethical 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 informational materials. Proper handling, exhibit philosophy, 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 class in numerical sequence starting with ARTT-171. (Minimum 45 hours per semester)

ARTT-200 Graphic Design
3 Credits

Students will acquire practical introductory knowledge of commercial art and advertising 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. Prerequisite: 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 designers 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 emphasized. Students will gain visual sensitivity to the visual world and to the use of color in works of contemporary art. Prerequisite: ARTT-101. (4 hours weekly)

ARTT-202 Introduction to Relief Printmaking
3 Credits

The student will be exposed to the relief printmaking process. The student will prepare, use and care for tools, blocks and plates, cut blocks and plates and print in numbered editions. The student will also study the history of relief printmaking. 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 emphasize accurate shapes and values to develop form and the effect of light. The use of space and the difference between depiction and suggestion 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 Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning. They will do scaled working drawings, make models, and create advanced proposals 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 observation 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, Painting I. Students continue to polish their technical skills, and there is more emphasis on conceptual concerns. Contemporary approaches to representational painting are studied, and students have more latitude for stylistic exploration. Problems will challenge students’ imaginations as well as their technical expertise. Prerequisite: ARTT-211. (4 hours weekly)

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, observation, 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 theory, 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 contemporary approaches 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 eight prearranged, organized 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 assessed 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, drapery, 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 experience. 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 watercolor 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. Prerequisite: 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 relationship 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 technique 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 landscape and atmosphere. Prerequisite: ARTT-229. (4 hours weekly)

ARTT-231 Sculpture I
3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the basic elements, materials, and techniques of sculpture. Approaches may include modeling such as with clay, addition such as assemblage, or subtraction such as carving 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 developed 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 materials 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 techniques. 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 lighting and camera work as they are applied in studio 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 photojournalism applications involve news photos, feature photos, sports photos, weather photos, humor photos, environmental portraiture and the photo essay. Fundamental principles of photojournalism such as the history of photojournalism, 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-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 portfolio 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 deficiencies and omissions will be corrected. Students will learn how to make slides, mat, mount, and otherwise 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 assessment 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 introduction 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 Painting 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 painting 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 designs for websites, multimedia presentations, DVD menus, and other forms of interactive media. Design applications, architecture, navigation, 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 emphasis 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 overview and introduction to creating multimedia animations and presentations. 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 scripting 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, interactive 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 overview and introduction to creating websites. Taught from a design perspective, 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 production 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 
Biomechanical 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 
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 
Photonics - PHOT
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 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST