Art (ART)

ART 100 - Visual Foundations Units: 3

Explores visual forms and contemporary concepts through a variety of media, presentations and discussions. Transfers to UNR/UNLV. Satisfies UNR Fine Arts core curriculum.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

ART 101 - Drawing I Units: 3

An introductory studio course emphasizing a disciplined foundation in drawing concepts based on visual observations.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

ART 102 - Drawing II Units: 3

Continued exploration of drawing techniques and concepts.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 100 and ART 101.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

ART 106 - Jewelry I Units: 3

Introduction to basic fabricating processes: sawing, soldering of both common and fine metals to basic methods of stone setting and construction of non-jewelry pieces. Includes historical evolution of metal work and student research. Emphasis on personal aesthetic growth.

ART 124 - Introduction to Printmaking Units: 3

Introduction to printing processes emphasizing relief, intaglio, and screen techniques.

Term Typically Offered: SPRING

ART 127 - Water Color I Units: 3

Beginning course involving color, form, composition and techniques using transparent and opaque watercolors.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 101.

ART 135 - Photography I Units: 3

Introduction to photography techniques focusing on black and white processes.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ART 141 - Introduction to Digital Photography Units: 3

Introduction to photography utilizing digital based equipment and Adobe Photoshop. The course will emphasize the creation and manipulation of original images using digital cameras. Topics include exposure, camera controls, digital printing, and file management. Exploration of creative possibilities and thematic modes of photography; working in series.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ART 142 - Introduction to Digital Photography II Units: 3

Continued exploration of photography utilizing digital based equipment with an emphasis on cameras (both traditional and digital) and scanning with an emphasis on the creation and manipulation of original images.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 141.

Term Typically Offered: SPRING

ART 160 - Art Appreciation Units: 3

Introduction to the visual arts planned to illustrate the place of art in social and cultural life and to develop judgment in art analysis and criticism. Satisfies UNR fine arts core curriculum.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

ART 198 - Special Topics in Art Units: 0.5-6

Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable of one-half to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

ART 201 - Life Drawing I Units: 3

Exploration of the human figure in pictorial space with emphasis on drawing from a live model and working with gesture, memory and imagination.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 100, ART 101, and ART 102.

Term Typically Offered: FALL

ART 209 - Introduction to Gallery Practices Units: 1

A course in the practices and ethics of operating an art gallery.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 100 and instructor approval.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ART 211 - Ceramics I Units: 3

Introduction to basic hand building and wheel throwing techniques.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

ART 212 - Ceramics II Units: 3

Intermediate emphasis in hand-building and wheel throwing techniques.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 211.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

ART 216 - Sculpture I Units: 3

Introduction to the concepts of three-dimensional composition.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ART 227 - Water Color II Units: 3

Intermediate course involving continued exploration of watercolor media.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 127.

ART 231 - Painting I Units: 3

Introduction to concepts of painting including color, form, and composition.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 100 and ART 101.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ART 232 - Painting II Units: 3

Intermediate course in painting, emphasizing various materials and methods.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 100 and ART 231.

Term Typically Offered: SPRING

ART 235 - Photography II - Photographic Lighting Units: 3

Introduction to artificial lighting techniques and theory; strobe equipment and electronic flashes. Students produce a portfolio of work demonstrating knowledge of these techniques.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 141.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ART 236 - Photography III Units: 3

Advanced photography course involving continued explorations of numerous photographic techniques, compositional styles, concepts and critical analysis of photography as a Fine Art.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 135 and ART 235.

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

ART 260 - Survey of Art History I Units: 3

Art of the western world from prehistoric times through the Gothic period. Satisfies UNR Fine Arts core curriculum.

Term Typically Offered: FALL

ART 261 - Survey of Art History II Units: 3

Art of the western world from the Renaissance to the present. Satisfies UNR fine arts core curriculum.

Term Typically Offered: SPRING

ART 263 - Survey of African, Oceanic, & Native American Art Units: 3

This course is a survey of African, Oceanic, and Native American art. Satisfies TMCC Diversity requirement.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 98 or equivalent/qualifying placement scores.

Term Typically Offered: FALL

ART 265 - Introduction to Contemporary Art Units: 3

Survey of the major art forms and movements since World War II and of the critical and cultural milieu in which those art forms developed.

Term Typically Offered: FALL

ART 270 - Women in Art Units: 3

This class examines works of art by women artists and representations of women in art from antiquity to the present. This course satisfies the TMCC diversity requirement.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS

ART 288 - Photography of Art and Artifacts Units: 1-3

A course where students will produce digital images of works of art that can be used for promotion and applications for exhibitions or entry to Bachelor of Fine Arts programs. Basic techniques covered include copy stand use, scanning, photographing large two dimensional works and three dimensional works.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: ART 141

ART 295 - Special Topics in Art History Units: 1-3

Special topics in art history. May be repeated up to 12 credits.

Term Typically Offered: FALL

ART 296 - Independent Study Units: 2

A course for advanced students to pursue individual creative work in any of the studio disciplines. Students must submit a written proposal describing projects and meet with tutorial faculty member on a regular basis.

Term Typically Offered: SPRING

ART 297 - Field Study Units: 1-3

This course provides an opportunity for students to study art within its cultural and art historical setting by traveling to see works where they're located. Depending on the length of the trip, and the amount of material to be covered in the class, the credits may vary from 1 to 3. Repeatable for 6 credits.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Term Typically Offered: SPRING

ART 298 - Portfolio Emphasis Units: 2

Participants will develop a portfolio for use in the acquisition of exhibitions, fine art gallery representation, inclusion in the permanent collections of museum/corporations, and/or employment in their respective medium. Class will also cover professional and legal planning strategies and requirements requisite to success in the fine art marketplace.

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: 12 credits in studio art or instructor approval.

Term Typically Offered: FALL

ART 299 - Special Topics in Studio Art Units: 1-3

Various topics of special interest in Studio Fine Art will be introduced, studied and accomplished in depth than allowed through the basic beginning and intermediate courses Studio Art mediums. Possible topics include: alternative photographic processes, digital photography, engraving, raku firing, water bath etching, portraiture/lighting techniques in photography, weaving, performance art, view camera, color photography, etc.

Term Typically Offered: ALL SEMESTERS