Art courses

ART105 - Introduction to Studio
(4 credits)A course placing emphasis on the introduction to studio art media and learning the basics of two- and three- dimensional design. Art terms and concepts will be explained and essential vocabulary will be utilized. Basic problems of aesthetics and the nature of art will be explored throughout the course. Emphasis is upon learning creative problem solving using visual media. Art history is introduced in the course in the presentation of projects. Studio projects, discussions and criticism of art works are features of the course. A fee is associated with this course.
ART105AE - Introduction to Studio
(4 credits)(IGE option under Aesthetic Experience) This course introduces students to studio art media and the basics of two and three-dimensional design. Art terms and concepts will be explained and essential vocabulary will be utilized. Basic problems of aesthetics and the nature of art will be explored throughout the course. Emphasis is upon learning creative problem solving using visual media. Art history is introduced in the presentation of projects. Studio projects, discussions and criticism of art works are features of the course. Note: Does not count toward an art major or minor. There is a fee associated with this course (http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
ART120AE - Art History Survey, Prehistoric Through Medieval
(4 credits, alternate years, consult department)(IGE option under Aesthetic Experience) This course provides a survey of art from the Prehistoric through Medieval periods. Students will study the development of artists and artistic styles by examining key visual works and pertinent social, political, and philosophical ideas and events. Through written responses, discussions, and projects, students will explore the impact of art from this time period, and learn how to articulate thoughts clearly and tactfully.
ART122 - Art History Survey, Renaissance Through Early 20th Century
A contextual world survey of the development and evolution of various media including architecture, sculpture, painting, prints, photography, design, film and other mediums since the Renaissance.(4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
ART150 - Introduction to Art Therapy
This course is designed to offer students a didactic and experiential overview of the field of art therapy. Students will study the history, theory, and practice of art therapy processes and approaches as well as survey the populations, settings and applications of this unique therapeutic technique. (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
ART164 - Photography I
(2 credits) Taught as a medium of creative expression or as an art form and as a journalistic tool. Film processing and printing are taught as well as camera techniques, darkroom procedures and presentation of work for exhibitions. A fee is associated with this course (http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
ART206 - Drawing
(4 credits)Drawing will emphasize learning how to perceive the three- dimensional world and render it on paper using the most simple and direct drawing media. Drawing will form the foundation of work in other media. Design fundamentals will be a significant part of the course. A fee is associated with this course(http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
ART215 - Ceramics
(4 credits) The art of working with clay and other ceramic materials. Emphasis will be upon learning the fundamentals of three-dimensional design and achieving an understanding of clay as a unique art form. Techniques include hand-building sculptural and functional forms, and learning the basics of throwing on the wheel and glazing. A fee is associated with this course(http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
ART217 - Sculpture
(4 credits) Three-dimensional art. Emphasis upon the basics of three- dimensional design and how creative ideas are formed using a three-dimensional approach. Degrees of depth are explored ranging from drawing and relief to works in the round. Techniques include clay modeling, woodworking, plaster casting, metal work and construction with mixed media. A fee is associated with this course(http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
ART220 - Graphic Design I
ART230 - Design: Theory and Practice
Study of the language of visual art including the elements and principles of design. Emphasis on learning creative problem solving and activities that focus upon the making and criticism of design projects in response to specific problems. The ethics and stewardship of design, and its influence on society and culture are considered.(4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
ART235 - Integrating Art for Elementary Classroom Teachers
ART242 - Printmaking
(4 credits)(Intaglio and Relief) A course providing the student an opportunity to gain knowledge of the printmaking processes of metalplate etching and engraving, woodcut, linocut, lithography and monotype. The student will have the opportunity to give form to his/her ideas while discovering the graphic properties and potentials of each print process from drawing to the final print. A fee is associated with this course(http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
ART244 - Painting
Introduces students to the techniques of oil, acrylic and water color painting. Students will learn to understand compositional form and color relationships. Historical examples of painting are examined and different methods of painting are demonstrated. Class critiques are used to learn formal vocabulary and achieve an understanding of subject style and content in painting.A fee is associated with this course(http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees) (4 credits)
ART265 - Photography II
(2 credits)The fundamentals of photography as an art medium and a journalistic tool are used to develop an individual style or method of composing and printing photographs. This individual aesthetic approach will be seen in all the work presented at the end of the course. Prerequisite: ART164. A fee is associated with thsi course.
ART307 - Advanced Drawing
(4 credits) Further development in the search for a personal approach to content in the students work utilizing traditional and contemporary drawing approaches. Students will develop form and content through a series of drawings. Prerequisite: ART 206 or permission of instructor. A fee is associated with this course(http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
ART308 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Art
(2 credits, alternate years, consult department) The content, techniques and media for teaching art at the secondary education level. This course requires a 30-hour practicum and is required of each candidate seeking an endorsement in this content area. Notes: Does not count toward an art major or minor. Students must earn a "C" or better in the special methods course in order to fulfill program requirements for secondary licensure.
ART315 - Advanced Ceramics
(4 credits) A continuation of the creative development of both functional and nonfunctional forms using advanced forming processes. The formulation of clay bodies, glazes, and their preparation, testing and application are introduced. Students will learn to load and fire gas and electric kilns. Prerequisite: ART215. A fee is associated with this course(http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
ART317 - Advanced Sculpture
(4credits) The development of and exploration of formal and conceptual approaches to sculpture. Issues in contemporary sculpture will be explored. Wood, metal, plaster and other mediums will be used along with less traditional approaches to creating work including the use of found objects, mixed media, performance and group efforts.Prerequisite: ART217. A fee is associated with this course(http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
ART320 - Graphic Design II
ART325 - Special Topics in Art
A course providing the opportunity to do a concentrated study in the field of art, art history and/or design.Prerequisites will be determined by instructor and department according to the topic of the course.(2 credits; alternate years, consult department)
ART331WI - Art Since 1940
ART342 - Advanced Printmaking
A fee is associate with this course.
ART344 - Advanced Painting
(4 credits) This course encourages the student to develop an individualized painting style. A single theme is repeated throughout course projects in order to develop consistency and maturity. Students are expected to develop their own personal aesthetic and style.Prerequisite: ART242. Individualized courses and programs: A fee is associated with this course(http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
ART398 - Directed Study
ART417 - Internship
An internship to provide the student with opportunities to learn and to apply the knowledge, principles, and abilities gained from the curriculum. Opportunities are available in professional art studios, graphic design studios, galleries, museums and printing houses.(2 credits may apply toward the major)
ART499 - Honors Research
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