Art (ART) Courses
ART 100 Art History I (3-0) 3 hrs.
A study of the creative process with development of an appreciation and understanding of the history and methods of artistic expression from prehistoric art to the middle ages. This course may be taken to fulfill either a humanities or social science elective. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. View Course Syllabus
ART 101 Art History II (3-0) 3 hrs.
A study of the creative process with development of an appreciation and understanding of the history and methods of artistic expression from the Renaissance to the present. Class will cover European, American and Contemporary art. This course may be taken to fulfill either a humanities or social science elective. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. View Course Syllabus
ART 102 Foundation Drawing I (4-0) 3 hrs.
The foundation for all studio courses. The fundamentals of freehand drawing techniques are discussed and worked with in depth. The study of natural forms and three-dimensional still-life objects will be developed based on the study of line, perspective, light and shade, form and proportion. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. View Course Syllabus
ART 103 Foundation Drawing II (4-0) 3 hrs.
A continuation of ART 102. Study of contour drawing, indication of surface texture, form, line value and composition. Students work in various media. Prerequisite: ART 102. View Course Syllabus
ART 104 Design I (4-0) 3 hrs.
A broad foundation in the principles and elements of design is applied to two-dimensional work. Various media and their application are introduced. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. View Course Syllabus
ART 105 Design II (4-0) 3 hrs.
An exploration of the implementation of design elements and principles viewed in the context of three-dimensional media. Use of materials appropriate for constructing three-dimensional space to develop finished projects for a portfolio is encouraged. Prerequisite: ART 104. View Course Syllabus
ART 106 Ceramics I (4-0) 3 hrs.
A study of the basic techniques of ceramic materials, including pinch, coil and slab building, wheel throwing, firing and glazing. Ceramics as an art form with an emphasis on design and function. View Course Syllabus
ART 107 Natural Forms (3-0) 3 hrs.
The main objective of this course is to give the student the opportunity to explore two and three-dimensional rendering techniques using both plant and animal subjects as a basis for artistic interpretation. Emphasis will be placed on proportion, relative size relationships, and methods used to create texture and surface qualities. View Course Syllabus
ART 109 Art Portal (2-0) 2 hrs.
This first year seminar course is designed to introduce Fine Art and Graphic Design students to the basic ideas and concepts of what it means to be an Artist and or Designer. Students will develop a plan for developing a portfolio prior to graduation. Basic Macintosh computer skills, an introduction to college computing, individualized student support, college survival skills, and career planning will also be included in the course. View Course Syllabus
ART 110 Digital Photography (4-0) 3 hrs.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to digital photography and will cover the creative process and appreciation of methods of artistic expression through projects and exercises. The course will cover the parts of the camera and how they are used, technical and practical aspects of the digital camera, the composition of photographs using principles of art, critical analysis of photographs through peer critique and the study of notable artists, the use of image editing software and editing and manipulating photographs, and output options. The class will also cover basic techniques for improving picture quality. (Also listed as DIG 110) This course carries SUNY General Education credit. View Course Syllabus
ART 115 Computer Imaging (4-0) 3 hrs.
An introduction to techniques for creating computer generated imagery for application in commercial and fine art. Hands-on experience with drawing and design packages for the non-programmer. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. View Course Syllabus
ART 116 Computer Publishing (4-0) 3 hrs.
An introduction to the tools and methods used when designing graphic publications. Topics include the publishing industry, typography, grids, layout strategies and graphic techniques. Prerequisite: ART 115. View Course Syllabus
ART 125 A Global Introduction to Art (3-0) 3 hrs.
This is an introductory, General Education course designed for the non-art major. This course provides a framework and language for describing, interpreting, and appreciating art. It explores fundamental questions associated with art across diverse cultures (western and non-western) and throughout history. For example, we consider what art is, why we make art, the art making process, and the ways in which art reflects its cultural and historical moment. Topics are approached thematically rather than chronologically, and content is presented through lectures, discussion, hands-on studio exercises, and student group work and presentations. This course carries SUNY General Education The Arts credit. View Course Syllabus
ART 200 Figure Drawing I (4-0) 3 hrs.
Representation and dynamic drawing of human figure based on observation of organic relationship, gestures, action, motion and rhythm. Prerequisite: ART 103. View Course Syllabus
ART 201 Figure Drawing II (4-0) 3 hrs.
A continuation of Art 200. Drawing from figures to develop proportion, structure, gesture, movement and composition in various media. Prerequisite: ART 200. View Course Syllabus
ART 202 Painting I (4-0) 3 hrs.
An introduction to painting using still-life and portraiture as a basis for the study of light, color, form. The basic material is oil paint, however, acrylics and other media will be discussed. Prerequisites: ART 102, ART 103. View Course Syllabus
ART 204 Painting II (4-0) 3 hrs.
A continuation of ART 202, with more advanced problems for the experienced student. Prerequisite: ART 202. View Course Syllabus
ART 205 Modeling and Sculpture I (4-0) 3 hrs.
Working from life and a study model, the student will gain an understanding of three-dimensional form. Modeling with clay, techniques will be covered to understand portraiture or the human figure. Casting with plaster will be also included. View Course Syllabus
ART 206 Modeling and Sculpture II (4-0) 3 hrs.
A continuation of ART 205, with an emphasis on individual student projects. Students will further an understanding of three-dimensional form by working with different processes and media such as: woodworking, welding, carving and casting in bronze. Prerequisite: ART 205. View Course Syllabus
ART 207 Photography I: Traditional Methods (4-0) 3 hrs.
An introduction to black & white photography covering basic techniques of camera operation, artistic picture composition, film processing and printing. Students should have an adjustable 35mm camera. View Course Syllabus
ART 208 Photography II (4-0) 3 hrs.
This course offers advanced photographic instruction for those with basic camera and darkroom experience. It introduces the skills related to the capture, editing and printing of digital images. Emphasis will be on artistic expression and style through the use of digital technology. Film or digital cameras may be used. Prerequisite: ART 207. View Course Syllabus
ART 209 Printmaking (6-0) 3 hrs.
An introductory survey of the materials and processes used in the production of multiple fine arts prints. Basic techniques of relief, collagraph, intaglio and screen printing will be explored from both traditional and contemporary aspects. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 104. View Course Syllabus
ART 210 Printmaking II (4-0) 3 hrs.
Emphasis will be placed on further development of intaglio techniques including line etching, aquatint, and soft-ground impressions. Prerequisite: ART 209. View Course Syllabus
ART 212 Ceramics II (4-0) 3 hrs.
A continuation of ART 106. The course will introduce the student to more challenging techniques and processes, expanding the scope and dimension of previously learned material. Prerequisite: ART 106. View Course Syllabus
ART 213 History of American Art (3-0) 3 hrs.
A survey of American art and architecture from the colonial period to the present. This course carries SUNY General Education credit. View Course Syllabus
ART 215 Graphic Design I (2-2) 3 hrs.
The student will have an intensive introduction to the technical and aesthetic aspects of communication relative to graphic design. This will include typography, design application, communication language, comprehensive layout, technical considerations, research and development of ideas. The subject matter will be presented based on current industry standards. Prerequisite: ART 105. View Course Syllabus
ART 216 Graphic Design II (2-2) 3 hrs.
The student will be given practical graphic problems to solve using established design principles as well as current pre-press production techniques. The student will be developing an expressive awareness from a graphic viewpoint. Students will learn the process and skill of presentation, and in so doing, build a personal graphics portfolio for entry into the job market or the next level of education. Prerequisite: ART 215. View Course Syllabus
ART 218 Advanced Digital Photography Methods (2-2) 3 hrs.
This course offers advanced photographic instruction for those with experience in digital photography. It expands upon the skills related to the capture, editing and printing of digital images. Emphasis will be on artistic expression, conceptual development and style through the use of digital technology. Prerequisite: ART/DIG 110. Must own a Digital SLR camera. View Course Syllabus
ART 220 Graphic Illustration (3-0) 3 hrs.
This course will focus on the process of illustration through the exploration of professional working methods leading to the production of a portfolio representative of advertising, corporate, editorial and publishing themes. Prerequisite: ART 103. View Course Syllabus
ART 221 Advanced Drawing (4-0) 3 hrs.
This course will emphasize the development of students' visual vocabulary and more personal approaches to media, techniques, and thematic content. This course will be offered in the fall semester. Prerequisite: ART 103. View Course Syllabus
ART 222 Design for the Web (4-0) 3 hrs.
The course will offer students a comprehensive understanding of design issues related to web site planning and creation. Students will explore methods of multimedia design and production. While developing a basic technical understanding of this technology, students will focus on visual and informational issues. Prerequisite: ART 115, ART 215. View Course Syllabus
ART 223 Women in Art (3-0) 3 hrs.
A survey of the work of women painters, sculptors, architects, designers, photographers, and craftspersons from earliest times to the present. Woman as image in the visual arts will also be examined as it relates to her role in society. Prerequisites (for art students): ART 100, ART 101. View Course Syllabus
ART 250 Graphic Design Internship 3 hrs.
The Internship provides a hands-on work experience for the Graphic Design student in a professional work environment. A minimum of 120 work hours will be required. Students will be required to enter into an internship contract, complete an orientation, and submit a portfolio and written report at the conclusion of the work experience. Prerequisite: ART 215, instructor approval and a minimum GPA of 2.5. (Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory grade). View Course Syllabus
ART 251 Portfolio Prep (2-0) 1 hr.
This capstone course is designed to prepare Fine Art and Graphic Design Students for transfer or employment. Students will learn how to compile digital images of their work for submissions, how to mount and prepare physical work for portfolio and begin to navigate the college application or job application process. Emphasis is put on assembling work that is already completed and so this course should be taken near to the end of study. Prerequisite: ART 103, ART 109 View Course Syllabus