|ART 120AE - 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.
|ART 122 - 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)
|ART 206 - Drawing
(4 credits)Drawing will emphasize learning how to perceive the three- dimensional world
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).
|ART 215 - Ceramics
(4 credits) The art of working with clay and other ceramic materials. Emphasis will be
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 f
orms, and learning the basics of throwing on the wheel and glazing. A fee is
associated with this course(http://www.nwciowa.edu/tuition/fees).
|ART 217 - Sculpture
(4 credits) Three-dimensional art. Emphasis upon the basics of three- dimensional
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).
|ART 242 - 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/h
er ideas while discovering the graphic properties and potentials of each print
process from drawing to the final print. A fee is associated with this
|ART 244 - 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)
|ART 331WI - Art Since 1940
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|ART 307 - 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 o
f instructor. A fee is associated with this
|ART 315 - Advanced Ceramics|
(4 credits) A continuation of the creative development of both functional and
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
|ART 317 - 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 t
he 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).
|ART 342 - Advanced Printmaking|
A fee is associate with this course.
|ART 344 - Advanced Painting|
(4 credits) This course encourages the student to develop an individualized painting
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.Pre
requisite: ART242. Individualized courses and programs: A fee is associated with
|Total credits required: 36
A portfolio review by the art faculty is required of art majors in their junior and senior years. During the senior year an art major is required to present a senior exhibition in partial fulfillment of their B.A. in art.
An art major can receive a teaching endorsement in elementary education and secondary education. Students must also complete the education requirements. See education department listing for requirements.
Studio courses meet for twice the length of time as non-studio courses. Art history courses (ART120, 122 and 331) meet for the length of time as other academic courses.