Course Descriptions

Art

ART 101
Art Appreciation 1
3 credits

This survey course includes the study and appreciation of painting, sculpture, and architecture from Paleolithic to Renaissance times. The course will investigate styles, periods, and artists as they relate to time and place.

ART 200
Creating Art from Life
3 credits

In this course, students will learn to see the world around them in a new way. By using discarded, impermanent, and often overlooked materials in their immediate surroundings, they will utilize these alternative media to explore the potential for creating art. Even students with no experience in traditional artistic media (drawing, painting, etc.) will be able to increase their depth of visual thinking and exercise creative problem solving through the arts by expanding their use of tools and techniques used to approach art projects.

ART 203
Non-Western Art
3 credits

This course is an introduction to the visual arts of five geographic regions traditionally referred to as art(s) of the non-western tradition. The course examines the secular as well as religious art issues of the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania.

ART 204
Art Appreciation II
3 credits

This course is an introduction to western art and architecture from the Renaissance to present day. The course will provide students with the foundational skills of art analysis and interpretation, set in the historical context of the times. Students will examine how works of art from the Renaissance to present day function both as aesthetic and material objects and as cultural artifacts. Themes include, for example, art as sacred spaces, narrative art, art as power and authority, propaganda, and art as domestic decoration.

ART 209
Introduction to Art Exhibition
3 credits

This course introduces students to exhibition design, installation, and presentation of art while exploring broader ethical issues present in contemporary gallery and museum practices. Students will gain hands-on experience working in concert with the instructor to design and present the Annual Student Art Exhibition at Wilmington University.


ART 210
Basic Design
3 credits

The materials and processes of design are considered in conjunction with the principles which influence form and function. Design is explored through hands-on application with a variety of media.

ART 230
History of Art and Design
3 credits

This course studies the artistic trends and developing technologies that have influenced creative work throughout Europe and America. This course focuses on the relationship between design and art, the artist's role and influence on Western Culture and Society.

ART 245
The Art of Photography
3 credits

This introductory course for non-art majors emphasizes photography as both a fine art and communications medium. The focus is on major photographers, photographic imagery, the history of the medium, the use of photography for artistic communication, and the major themes used by photographers: the Human Condition, the Still Life, the Portrait, the Nude, Nature, and War. The history of the medium will be explored, along with the works and lives of many of the major photographers of the past and present. Technical aspects of the camera, film, and lighting will be examined in some depth to enhance the understanding of the creative intricacies of the making of photographic images. The use of a camera, although not required, is strongly recommended: specific instruction in the use of a 35mm camera is offered.

ART 301
Drawing and Painting
3 credits

The key compositional elements in drawing or painting are explored using visuals, lectures, and the application of the principles of design in studio work. This introductory course for non-art majors is designed to develop skills by the direct application of art media.

ART 302
Drawing
3 credits

The key compositional elements in drawing are explored using visuals, lectures, and the application of the principles of design in studio work. This introductory course for non-art majors is designed to develop skills by direct application of art media.

ART 303
Themes in Contemporary Art
3 credits

This course includes the study and appreciation of art in the 21st century. Students will investigate themes including art as social change, art as object, art as event, and art as concept. Students will use visual literacy and critical thinking skills to investigate the meaning and importance of art in modern society. This course will encourage active participation by fostering dialogue and interpretation.

ART 304
Painting
3 credits

The key compositional elements in painting are explored using visuals, lectures, and the application of the principles of design in studio work. This introductory course for non-art majors is designed to develop skills by direct application of art media.

ART 310
Exploring Art Media
3 credits

This course explores and demonstrates a variety of art media and tools: tempera, water color, clay, collage, textiles and others. This course is recommended for education majors.

ART 315
Watercolor Painting I
3 credits

This is an introductory course in watercolor using the study of design concepts, color exercises, and the application of fundamental watercolor techniques. Traditional and contemporary watercolor paintings are examined. Student work is used in evaluation and critique. Students’ portfolios are a requirement in grading the course.

ART 316
Watercolor Painting II
3 credits

This course is designed so students may study more in depth traditional and contemporary water color. Students will express their style using a variety of techniques. Composition, design and critiques are an important part of the student portfolio. They are a requirement for grading this course.

Prerequisite(s): ART 315 or permission of the Program Chair.

ART 320
Fine Art Illustration
3 credits

Students will learn basic illustration techniques; design, layout, and composition as well as experimenting with various drawing and painting mediums. They will learn what is involved in the creative process of problem solving in visual communication.

ART 460
Introduction to Art Exhibition Part II
3 credits

Students will be participating in a support role for students enrolled in ART 209.

Prerequisite(s): ART 209

ART 461
Topics in Art
3 credits

Special topics in art will be made available periodically.

ART 462
Topics in Art
3 credits

Special topics in art will be made available periodically.

ART 463
Topics in Art
3 credits

Special topics in art will be made available periodically.

ART 464
Topics in Art
3 credits

Special topics in art will be made available periodically.

ART 465
Topics in Art
3 credits

Special topics in art will be made available periodically.