Art Courses and Sophomore Review
101 Two-Dimensional Design
(LA-ART)
3 credit hrs.
An introduction to art elements and principles as applied to two-dimensional media; includes an introduction to basic color theory. Projects require creative problem solving and foster perceptual development. Class discussions and individual critiques are scheduled during studio time.

102 Three-Dimensional Design (LA-ART) 3 credit hrs. Exploration of elements and principles of three-dimensional design with an emphasis on form and space. Projects require creative problem solving and foster perceptual development. Class discussions and individual critiques are scheduled during studio time.

105 Drawing I-Basic Drawing
3 credit hrs.
An introduction to representative and expressive purposes of drawing. Perspective, anatomy and style are discussed and applied to personal interpretation. Class discussions and individual criticism are scheduled during studio time.

130 Basic Photography

3 credit hrs.
An introduction to the making, developing and printing of photographs with an emphasis on learning darkroom procedures including the zone system. Procedures for photo documentation will be studied. Class discussions and individual criticism are scheduled during studio time. Students should own a camera with manual controls and must provide film, printing paper, and other supplies. Prerequisite: ART100 or permission of the instructor.

170 Introduction to
Computer Graphics

3 credit hrs.
A hands-on experience in the application of computers to visual communication problems. Prerequisite: ART100 or permission of the instructor.


205 Drawing II

Figure Drawing
3 credit hrs.
Emphasis is on personal interpretation of anatomy as it relates to the human figure. Live models provide the predominant source for subject reference. Prerequisite: ART100 or 105.
210 Graphic Design I
3 credit hrs.
An introduction to the fundamental techniques and procedures of graphic design. Also included is the study of letterforms, elements of graphic design and poster design theory. Prerequisites: ART100 or 105, and ART170.


220 Oil Painting I

3 credit hrs.
An introduction to painting. The basic procedures of the medium are applied to a variety of subject matter. Original work is done using several different approaches. Prerequisite: ART100 or 105.

230 Photography II

3 credit hrs.
A continuation of Photography I with expansion into digital photography. Experimental techniques encouraging the
development of creative imagination. Prerequisites: ART100 or 105, and ART130.

250 Ceramics I

3 credit hrs.
An introduction to working with clay, focusing on slab, coil and pinch methods. Emphasis on creative problem solving
and technique. Prerequisite: ART100 or 105.

260 Sculpture I
3 credit hrs.
An introduction to the basic concepts and media of sculpture. Work is done in wood, clay, plaster, wire and other materials using a wide variety of techniques. Emphasis is placed on content as well as process. Prerequisite: ART100 or 105.

305 Drawing III
Exploring the Figure
3 credit hrs.
A continuation of Drawing II, this course will place more emphasis upon interpretation of the human figure in narrative and contemporary figurative abstraction. Prerequisite: ART205.

306 Advanced Drawing
3 credit hrs. An exploration of drawing as a complete method of expression. Emphasis is placed on the independent development of the meaning of personal expression. Prerequisite: ART205 or permission of the instructor.
310 Graphic Design II
3 credit hrs. A continuation of the typographic layout, composition and production skills in Graphic Design I. This course addresses advanced problem solving, studio techniques, creative processes and methodologies. Projects include posters, product packaging, corporate identity and brochure design. Prerequisite: ART210.

320 Oil Painting II

3 credit hrs.
A continuation of Oil Painting I, emphasizing painting as a means of expression. Students determine their own program in consultation with the professor. Prerequisite: ART220.

330 Photography III

3 credit hrs.
A continuation of Photography II with emphasis on individual expression. Prerequisite: ART230. (Offered on demand)

350 Ceramics II

3 credit hrs.
Advanced students develop skills with a concentration on wheel throwing and sculptural problems. Investigation of
properties of clay bodies and glazes and familiarity with firing processes will be emphasized. Prerequisite: ART250.

360 Sculpture II
3 credit hrs.
A continuation of the student’s interest in sculpture as a means of expression. Students determine media and purposes
in consultation with the professor. Prerequisite:ART260.

370 Web Design I
3 credit hrs.
An introductory course on the basics of web interface and information in relation to the World Wide Web format. Course content includes: surface structure, color constraints, file format, platform, resolution, CSS and navigation. An ability
to write HTML is not necessary. Prerequisite: ART270.

371 Web Design II
3 credit hrs.
A continuation of ART370 Web Design I. The course includes advanced techniques in animation for the web, conintued CSS and Flash. Prerequisite: ART370.

410, 415
Graphic Design Senior Studio

3 credit hrs each. Advanced work in graphic design media (typography, photography, illustration) as related to procedures and responsibilities of a studio. Media applications reflecting students’ interests and aptitudes will be determined in consultation with art faculty. Students exhibit their work on campus in one-person exhibitions.

430, 435
Photography Senior Studio

3 credit hr. each.
Advanced work in photography as determined in consultation with the art faculty so as to make effective application of student interests and aptitudes and to promote development of a portfolio of fine prints. Students exhibit their work on campus in one-person exhibitions.

470, 475
Senior Studio Art
3 credit hrs each.
Advanced work in fine art media as determined in consultation with the art faculty. Students define objectives and produce work according to their interests and aptitudes. Students exhibit their work on campus in one-person exhibitions.

199, 299, 399, 499
Special Topics

Research and study topics in media and methods including internship experience proposed by the student in consultation with the art faculty. Prerequisite: Work experience or appropriate introductory level courses.

Art Appreciation, Art History, and Art Education
180 Understanding Art
(LA-ART) 3 credit hrs
Discussion of the formal elements of art and how they communicate the meaning of an artwork. Art works are examined in relation to history, culture, materials, techniques and purposes. Active participation in analysis of artwork is encouraged.

282 Art History Survey
(LA-ART) 3 credit hrs
An art history survey from the Paleolithic period to Post-Impressionism. This course is global in scope but Western in
focus.

290 Art in the Public Schools
3 credit hrs
Examination of the importance of art in education with studio work in projects related to group art experience. Class format includes readings, discussions and studio work. This course may not be counted toward a major in art. Prerequisite: ART180.
384 History of Graphic Design and Photography
3 credit hrs
A review of the history of graphic design and photography with primary emphasis placed on work from the 19th century to the present. Study includes the impact these two disciplines have on art and society.
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387 Art in New York
3 credit hrs
Research and study in Manhattan including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, 57th Street and Chelsea galleries, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Cathedral of St. John the Divine and performance art. (Additional travel fee required)
388 Contemporary Critical Theory 3 credit hrs
Survey of art through the second half of the 20th Century to gain an understanding of the diversity of directions in today’s world. Discussion format aimed to increase awareness of historical and contemporary artists in an arena of critical thinking and evaluation of visual language, conceptualization, and theory.

389 World Art Seminar
(LA-WIWO) 3 credit hrs
Emphasis on the comparison of art and architecture from diverse cultures and periods. Cross-cultural readings explore the connections between art and religion, politics, ethnicity, gender roles and technology. Prerequisite: Sophomore status or above.
490 Artist as Teacher
3 credit hrs
Role of the artist as teacher in elementary and secondary schools. Studio work and discussion of effective ways of creating a positive environment for the arts in school setting. (Offered on demand)

299, 399, 499 Special Topics
Research and study topics will be selected by the student in consultation with the art faculty. Study and travel (both here and abroad) are among the possibilities. Previous study in art appreciation or art history is expected.
Sophomore Reviews
All students majoring in Art are required to successfully pass the Sophomore Review. The capacity for creative, conceptual, and technical development, and most importantly for self-direction should be apparent by the end of the sophomore year. The Sophomore Review is intended to provide students with a faculty assessment of their potential for success in the intended area of study early enough to allow them to make a program change should that be advisable. In addition to a portfolio review, the student's overall academic record will be evaluated for quality and seriousness of purpose. A history of excessive absences, significant lack of participation, withdrawals, or incompletes may result in failure of the Sophomore Review and dismissal from the major.
Review schedule
Preview: End of first semester sophomore year.
1st Review:
End of second semester sophomore year.
2nd Review:
End of first semester junior year.
3rd (Final) Review: End of second semester junior year.

(Transfer students entering with 45 hours or more schedule their Sophomore Review after their first full semester at Coker College. All others follow the established schedule.)