Creative Exploration

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EN 325
Playwriting

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2712.00

Students learn the major elements of playwriting through a variety of exercises and examples. In a workshop environment, they read published plays, and discuss and respond constructively to each other’s works-in-progress. Plays are revised and performed at the end of the semester. (G7: Humanities) Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or Equivalent.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
20230 85A T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM E401

FA 101
Painting

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

For students not majoring in Fine Arts. Through observation of still life and the figure, students are introduced to the use of oil or acrylic paint. Students develop color-mixing techniques emphasizing varied approaches to the use of paint.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
4442 15A T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D626

FA 103
Painting

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

For students not majoring in Fine Arts. Abstract painting is explored through design, color, and composition. Experimentation with materials is encouraged. Painting medium is open. Any level of experience.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
8308 15A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D626

FA 110
Sculpture Studio: Visual Expression of Form and Space

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

For non-majors and anyone interested in exploring three-dimensional space and creative expression. Students explore the relationships among form, structure, material, and content using various techniques and tools. They Develop artistic skills to enhance their studies in all design fields as well as the fine arts.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
18078 15A T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D633

FA 141
Drawing I

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

This course introduces drawing with an emphasis on developing perceptual skills. Line, value, placement, and perspective with still life and interiors as subjects are studied. Black-and-white materials are used.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
4464 15A T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D627

FA 153
Watercolor and Its Applications

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

The basic principles of watercolor technique are introduced. Students gain knowledge of color mixing and perception by direct observation and study of color theory as it pertains to watercolor, both transparent and opaque. Museum visits provide the opportunity to examine artists’ uses and applications of various techniques.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
9575 15A R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D602

FI 262
Costume and Fashion in Film

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00

This course is cross-listed with HA 347. This course surveys the history of costume design in films from 1895 to the present. Through screenings, museum visits, and readings, students view the work of leading costume and fashion designers and explore the connections between film and related visual art and media. (G7: Humanities).

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
20097 35A R 6:30 PM–10:20 PM B819

FI 322
Major Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2712.00

This course provides an in-depth study of the films of Alfred Hitchcock, which are examined within the context of his life and the Hollywood system. Students learn the concepts of auteur theory by focusing on Hitchcock’s storyboarding method, his stylistic and cinematic technique, and his innovative use of editing and sound. (Formerly LA 443) Gen Ed: Humanities (G7).

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
18159 85A M 6:30 PM–10:20 PM D207

HA 347
Costume and Fashion in Film

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2712.00

This course is cross-listed with FI 262. This course surveys the history of costume design in films from 1895 to the present. Through screenings, museum visits, and readings, students view the work of leading costume and fashion designers and explore the connections between film and related visual art and media. (G7: Humanities).

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19171 85A R 6:30 PM–10:20 PM B819

IL 103
Illustrating the Male Figure

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

For Menswear students. Study of the human anatomy, proportions, and movement of the male figure, employing varied media, is presented. How garments are affected by muscle movement is emphasized.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
17259 15A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D630

IL 133
Anatomical Life Drawing for the Illustrator I

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

This introductory course in anatomy and life drawing focuses on the skeletal and muscular systems of the body in order to understand the human form and its proportions, contours, and characteristic periphery of movement.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
18056 15A R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D625

IL 376
Fantasy and Science Fiction Illustration

2.0 credits
In state $598.00 Out of state $1808.00

Students explore this genre of illustration through consideration of art, film, novels, and mythology to develop the creative skills necessary to produce images that rely on the imagination, and the extrapolation and integration of visual reference.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
18057 65A R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D603

JD 121
Wax Carving

1.0 credits
In state $220.00 Out of state $661.00

Wax carving of designs suitable for jewelry, stressing illusion and perspective, needed for both brooches and rings. Emphasis is on preparing a design and model for production.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
20159 15A F 6:30 PM–8:20 PM A480

MC 208
Paris: Imagined and Real

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00

In this course, we explore the space that Paris occupies in both the imagination and history. Paris is many things to many people. Students will make their own assessments of the City of Lights, based on readings, screenings, and other representations of Paris. (G5: Western Civilization; G7: Humanities).

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
20166 35A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM A322

MU 203
Survey of American Music

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00

A study of the major styles, trends, and significant composers in American music. Through lecture and demonstration, students explore various types of music, including blues, current trends, folk, jazz, rock, show, and symphonic, focusing on their relation to the American experience. No musical background is necessary. (G6: Arts).

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
15961 35A T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM A321-A

PH 100
Photography for Artists

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

This is an introductory course for visual arts students on the basics of digital photography. Through lectures, demonstrations, assignments and critiques, students learn proper exposure, dynamic composition, and creative use of camera functions. Students acquire technical skills and develop conceptual and aesthetic approaches to photography. Photographing two and three-dimensional artwork is also covered.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
20240 15A W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D420
20241 15B R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D422

PH 162
Photographic Styling

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

Introduces the elements of photographic styling, stressing both creative sensitivity and technical skills, through lectures and demonstrations. Assignments include fashion, beauty, illustration, tabletop, and food styling.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
9740 15A T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D420
7182 15B R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D420

TD 157
Wallcovering Design

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

This course focuses on the creative development of original wallcoverings. Through the study of historical documents and references, students explore design and production methods needed to create multi-layered compositions. They learn about the wallcovering market through the introduction of home furnishing trends, design styles, and current production standards.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19113 15A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C502

TS 131
Textile Principles for the Fashion Designer

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00

For Fashion Design students. Study of textile materials with an emphasis on the factors that produce a successful apparel fabric. Fabric characteristics such as appearance, drapability, hand, and performance are studied. Fabrics used in Fashion Design are also studied.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19612 25A W 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C318
16837 25B T 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C308

TY 101
Introduction to Toy Design

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

This introductory course is designed for students interested in exploring the area of toy design. Students learn the design and invention process, as well as effective ways to visually communicate concepts for toy products. Some drawing skills are needed.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
11326 15A T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D503