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VISUAL ARTS 323. (3) PHOTOGRAPHY II. This studio course explores photography as a visual language. Projects help students to develop their capacity for creative thinking and communication. Topics include montage, digital imaging, photographic mixed media, fiber-base printing, and print-toning. Students create a self-directed project and develop a portfolio of images. Students enrolling in this course will be charged an additional fee to cover the cost of materials. Prerequisite: Visual Arts 223, or permission of the instructor. Offered: spring semester. VISUAL ARTS 324. (3) DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY. This studio course explores the aesthetic, conceptual and technical aspects of digital image making. Students develop proficiency using a digital camera and working with image editing software. Digital photographic techniques such as workflow, digital darkroom, image manipulation, and digital printmaking are addressed. Students work with color and learn basic color theory as it relates to photographic imagery. Students enrolling in this course are charged an additional fee to cover the cost of materials. Prerequisite: Visual Arts 223, or permission of the instructor. Offered: fall semester. VISUAL ARTS 325. (3) PORTRAITURE. This is a studio class that involves both drawing and oil painting. Topics and assignments include a brief history of the portrait, the anatomy of the head, portrait-drawing, and at least one portrait painting. There is some use of photography, so students need not feel that they must be accomplished artists. Students enrolling in this course will be charged an additional fee to cover the cost of materials. Prerequisite: Visual Arts 221, or permission of instructor. Offered: spring semester, alternating with Visual Arts 321. VISUAL ARTS 360. (3) TOPICS IN ART HISTORY. This lecture course focuses on a specific topic in visual art, either of a specific period or style or discipline (e.g., Renaissance Art or early Christian Art, architecture, or decorative arts). The course emphasizes analysis and interpretation through written reports, observation, and discussion. Appropriate field trips may be undertaken. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Offered: in rotation with Visual Arts 361.

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VISUAL ARTS 361. (3) TOPICS IN STUDIO ART. This studio course focuses on a specific studio discipline (documentary photography or digital art). The course emphasizes analysis and interpretation through examination of practices and portfolio development. Observation, discussion, and reports are also a part of the class. Appropriate field trips may be undertaken. Students enrolling in this course will be charged an additional fee to cover the cost of materials. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Offered: in rotation with Visual Arts 360. VISUAL ARTS 423. (3) PHOTOGRAPHY III. In this advanced level studio course, students will refine their technical and creative skills as they complete projects and assemble portfolios of images. Students are encouraged to work more autonomously while developing their own approaches to the medium and investigating related issues in contemporary photography. Students enrolling in this course will be charged an additional fee to cover the cost of materials. Prerequisite: VISU 323 or VISU 324 and permission of the instructor. Offered: on sufficient demand. VISUAL ARTS 498. (1) PRE-THESIS STUDY. Each Visual Arts major must take this course the semester before taking Visual Arts 499 (Senior Thesis) to craft the thesis project proposal and to strengthen the skills required for the thesis. The student chooses and works with the thesis advisor to develop a plan for the upcoming semester that includes the wording of the thesis proposal and efforts sufficient to convince the advisor that he is prepared to undertake the thesis project. Prerequisite: one course from among VISU 321, 322, 323, 324, or 361. VISUAL ARTS 499. (3) SENIOR THESIS. This course involves the student in a project designed specifically to reflect his interest in the arts. In consultation with the faculty of the Fine Arts Department, and under the guidance of the appropriate member of that department, the project is undertaken in the student’s senior year, and must include appropriate documentation. Prerequisites: Visual Arts 498 and senior status.

Academic Catalogue, 2018-19  
Academic Catalogue, 2018-19  
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