Courses | Studio Art, B.S.

Course Overview

The following documents outline a suggested course schedule.

Summary

Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.

General Education

Senior level capstone seminar in which the student will search the Bible and the literature dealing with the topic(s) under discussion in the course leading to the discovery of means whereby the subject area may be 'integrated' with Biblical truth. The results of the research will be incorporated in a paper or project which will be critiqued by the seminar members and by the professor. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits counted toward graduation with different content.
Prerequisites: BBST 109, BBST 110, BBST 251, BBST 254.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.

An introduction to the problems, methods and concepts of philosophy with an emphasis on the issues and theories of aesthetics. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Philosophy credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Major Courses

An introduction to drawing, perspective, line, shape, value texture and composition. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

An introduction to the fundamentals of drawing the human figure from gesture to finished work. This course focuses on the structure and dynamics of the human body and its expressive potential. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

An introduction to the terms, tools and techniques of visual computing for artists using the Macintosh platform. This course is designed to train students with basic computer skills and programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and to insure digital literacy.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

A foundational course devoted to examining, exploring, and applying two-dimensional design concepts, including color theory and composition. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

A foundational course devoted to examining, exploring, and applying three-dimensional design concepts, construction and composition. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

A foundational course examining, exploring, and applying design concepts as they relate to time (the fourth dimension) and time-based artworks including focused studies in installation art, performance art, and video. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit.
Prerequisites: ARTS 110, ARTS 111.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

The first of a two-part survey of Western visual art and architecture, this course explores the ancient origins of Western art as well as its expressions in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Works of art are discussed in terms of style, meaning, and social context.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $30.

The second of a two-part survey of Western visual art and architecture, this course explores the great contributions to this tradition from the seventeenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Works of art are discussed in terms of style, meaning, and social context.
Prerequisites: ARTS 116.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $30.

Elective Courses

Introduction to the methods, materials, and tools of sculpture and general concepts of sculptural form. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit.
Prerequisites: ARTS 111.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

An introduction to basic hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Formulation of basic glaze applications and ceramics firing processes are emphasized. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

An introduction to basic color theory and oil painting techniques. Emphasis on observational representation including still-life, landscape and figure. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit.
Prerequisites: ARTS 107.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

A survey of contemporary art photography, introducing the practices of darkroom, digital, black and white, and color photography, with an emphasis on technical and conceptual aspects. Notes: Highly recommended that students own or have access to both 35mm film and digital SLR cameras. Approved for Core Curriculum Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

A study of art produced since World War II, focusing on current movements within the international art community.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $30.

Investigation of non-western art and architecture in relationship to its currency within the global contemporary art scene. Emphasis is placed on the influence of major forms, functions and materials used by the peoples of Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas in regards to contemporary art.
Prerequisites: ARTS 126.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.