Roanoke College

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ART 101 Arts and Crafts in the Schools
Lecture and group discussion on arts and crafts as a form of communication. Emphasis on teaching arts and crafts in schools. Includes work in fibers, clay, paper, and other areas. (1/2)
Does not apply to major or minor programs in art.
Lecture/Studio: 3 hrs/wk.

ART 111 Drawing I
This course is designed to develop a fundamental understanding of drawing through various approaches, techniques, and media. Emphasis will be on building skills and knowledge through the act of drawing, working primarily from life. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4hrs/wk

ART 121 Painting I
Introduction to basic principles of painting: knowledge and use of media, understanding of color, composition, and form using the painting medium, and development of different styles and techniques. Emphasis will be on building skills and knowledge through the act of painting, working primarily from life. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4hrs/wk

ART 131 Photography I
Theory and practice of black and white photographic processes, including film development, paper processing, camera mechanics, image composition, and history of photography. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk. 35 mm camera required.

ART 151 Two-Dimensional Design
An exploration of the theory and practice of art fundamentals. Introduction to the elements of studio art, including form, line, shape, value, texture, color, space, content, and style. Emphasis on visual problem-solving, the vocabulary of art, and craftsmanship in the use of materials. Computer applications in graphics introduced. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk.

ART 171 Ceramics I
An introduction to clay emphasizing both hand building and throwing on the wheel; both ceramic sculpture and pottery vessels will be made. The focus is on understanding clay in both technical and creative terms. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk

ART 181 Sculpture I
An introduction to the basic ways of seeing and responding to the third dimension. The course is organized as a series of projects which approach the use of materials, the construction of forms, and the articulation of artistic concepts in a variety of ways. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 4 hrs/wk

ART 191 Special Topics
Studio experience in areas not normally offered, with the focus to be determined by the art faculty. May be repeated for credit. (1/4)
Lecture/Studio: Hours vary.
Prerequisite: Permission.

ART 211 Drawing II
This course is designed to broaden the student’s understanding of drawing through exploration of various topics which could include: development of subject matter, contemporary drawing issues, expression and representation, the human form, etc. We will work from life and imagination. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5hrs/wk
Prerequisite ART 111

ART 221 Painting II
This course is designed to broaden the student’s understanding of painting, emphasizing the interconnection of style, expression, composition, media, and representation to subject matter. We will work from life and imagination. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5hrs/wk
Prerequisite ART 121

ART 231 Photography II
Continuation of Introduction to Photography with more advanced problems and more independent outside work on the part of the student. Fundamentals of studio lighting, use of medium format camera, archival print processing, experimental techniques, computer imaging applications, and historical context of styles will be explored. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Art 131 and 35 mm camera.

ART 241 Printmaking: Etching and Relief Methods
Fundamentals of printmaking in the areas of etching, block printing, collagraphs, and monoprinting. Emphasis on fine art production and techniques of each art form. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Art 111 or permission

ART 261 Graphic Design I: Graphic Design and Reproduction Techniques
Introduction to basic layout design with an emphasis on the stages of camera-ready art production and the use of computers. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Art 111

ART 271 Ceramics II
Studio practice in forming, firing, and glazing ceramic ware; individual instruction will be emphasized. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5 hrs/wk
Prerequisite: Art 171

ART 281 Sculpture II
Further exploration of the methods and techniques of three-dimensional form. Additive, subtractive, and constructive procedures using wood, clay, stone, and metal will be emphasized. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5 hrs/wk
Prerequisite: Art 181

ART 291 Special Topics
Studio experience in areas not normally offered, with the focus to be determined by the art faculty. May be repeated for credit. (1/2)
Lecture/Studio: Hours vary.
Prerequisite: Permission.

ART 311 Drawing III
Further exploration of themes addressed in ART 211, engaged at the advanced level, with more individualized instruction. Direction of work, creative solutions, and expressive use of drawing medium emphasized; a significant amount of independent work must be produced.
Lecture/Studio: 5hrs/wk (1)
Prerequisite ART 211

ART 321 Painting III
Further exploration of themes addressed in ART 221, engaged at the advanced level, with more individualized instruction. Direction of work, creative solutions, and expressive use of painting medium emphasized; a significant amount of independent work must be produced.
Lecture/Studio: 5hrs/wk (1)
Prerequisite ART 221

ART 331 Photography III
Advanced study of materials, techniques, and equipment in traditional and digital photography. A significant amount of mature work must be produced based on individual projects proposed by the student. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Art 231.

ART 341 Printmaking: Silkscreening and Planographic Methods
Fundamentals of printmaking in the areas of stencils, photo-silkscreening, computer applications, and lithography. Emphasis on fine art production and techniques of each art form. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Art 111 or permission

ART 361 Graphic Design II: Advertising Design Fundamentals
Introduction to the conceptual, artistic, and technical methods of visual communication used by different advertising media. Introduction to computer applications in advertising. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5 hrs/wk.
Prerequisite: Art 261

ART 371 Ceramics III
Advanced study of materials and techniques in ceramics. Individual instruction will be emphasized; a significant amount of independent work must be produced. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5 hrs/wk
Prerequisite: Art 271

ART 381 Sculpture III
Advanced investigation of the potential of sculptural form. Additive, subtractive, constructive, and cast forms will be emphasized, and projects will be selected depending on student interest. A significant amount of independent work must be produced. (1)
Lecture/Studio: 5 hrs/wk
Prerequisite: Art 281

ART 391 Special Topics in Art
Selected studies in specialized studio areas. May be repeated for credit. (1)
Lecture/Studio: Hours vary.
Prerequisite: permission

ART 405, 406, 407 Independent Study and Research
A program of advanced intensive study and experience in art under the guidance of the art area staff. (1/2, 1, 1/2)
Lecture/Studio: Hours vary.
Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework in the area of interest and submission of a written proposal, following departmental guidelines.

ART 416 Art Internship
Practical experience working in or with artistic organization as participant-observer, leading to the preparation of a report which describes and evaluates that organization's activities. (1)
Lecture/Studio: Hours vary.
Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework in the area of interest and submission of a written proposal, following departmental guidelines.

ART 495, 496, 497 Honors Project
A program of independent study culminating in the public presentation of a paper or
artistic creation. ( 1/2 ,1, 1/2 )
Prerequisites: To qualify for consideration to receive honors in the major, a student in the senior year or in the Summer prior to the senior year, must work under the guidance of a faculty committee. A written proposal and application must be approved by the committee and department. A minimum GPA of 3.4 in the major is required. 490 Honors Project is prerequisite for 492 Honors Project.