Arts

Arts

Augustana College - Rock Island, IL

  • BA

KELVIN MASON, Associate Professor A.O.C.A., Ontario College of Art; B.A., University of Guelph, ON, Canada; M.F.A., University of Arizona CHRISTIAN MORTENSON, Adjunct Assistant Professor B.F.A., University of South Dakota; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa MEGAN QUINN, Professor, Chair B.S., Maryland; M.F.A., Notre Dame ROWEN SCHUSSHEIM-ANDERSON, Professor B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology; M.F.A., Arizona State CORRINE SMITH, Adjunct Assistant Professor B.F.A., Southern Illinois University; M.F.A., University of Kentucky PETER TONG XIAO, Professor B.A., Coe; M.F.A., Temple MAJOR IN STUDIO ART. 34 credits, including 101, 123, 124, 211, 302, 391, 491 and 492. 101, 123 and 124 should be taken within one year of declaring an art major. A media sequence of 311 and 411; or 223 and 323; or 225 and 325; or 226 and 326; or 261 and 361; or 231 or 232 and 331; or 241 and 341; or 251 or 252 or 253 or 342 and 351; or 303 and 311, should be completed by the end of junior year. Of the remaining 9 credits, 3 must be at the 300 or 400 level. A required senior exhibition fulfills a major's capstone experience. Students planning for graduate school should take additional studio art credits. Required supporting courses (9 credits): Art History 165, 166 and 167. One additional Art History course at 300 level is recommended. MINOR IN STUDIO ART. 18 credits, including 101, 123 or 124; 6 credits at the upper level (300-400). Required supporting course (3 credits): Art History 161 or 162. ART EDUCATION SPECIALIST. 37 credits, including 101, 123, 124, 211, 223, 231, 242, 261, 323, 493, 252 OR 311; two courses from one of the following groups: Group I: 232, 241, 331, 341, 431, 441; Group II: 251, 252, 253, 351, 451; Group III: 302, 303, 311, 361, 411; Group IV: 226, 326. Also required: 9 credits Art History: 161, 162, 368. See Director of Secondary Education.

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    Tuition & Fees

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Curriculum

Courses (ART)


ART-101 Drawing (3 Credits)
(PA) Fundamentals of drawing; form, composition and space. Theory and practice in a variety of drawing media.

ART-123 Design: Two Dimensional (3 Credits)
(PA) Fundamentals and theories of basic design. Design elements of color, texture, shape, line, value and principles of balance, repetition, variety, harmony and unity. Formal and expressive elements in art.

ART-124 Design: Three-Dimensional (3 Credits)
(PA) Design: Three-Dimensional The theory and language of three-dimensional design and its application to artistic communication. Projects emphasize understanding intellectual aspects of three-dimensional form, working processes and techniques. Media explored include clay, plaster, wood, metal, styrofoam, paper and wire.

ART-199 Directed Study (1 Credits)
Opportunity for students to study a particular subject under a faculty member's direction. Prerequisite: permission of department chair and the instructor.

ART-211 Painting (3 Credits)
(PA) Basics of color theory and practice of painting with oil and/ or acrylics. Emphasis on developing fundamental painting approaches, concepts and individual expressions through color.

ART-223 Computer Art I (3 Credits)
(PA) Computer Art I. Introductory course with emphasis on using the computer as an artistic tool. Study of basic principles of design and color, use of paint and photo programs and critical examination of computer imagery in society.

ART-225 Intro.To Graphic Design (3 Credits)
225 (PA) Introduction to Graphic Design (3) Overview of graphic design, its techniques and applications. Basic principles of page layout and composition, design skills, typography and color application. Practical investigation of publication design, advertising and brochure development. Emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving. Course will be taught on and off the computer. Requires a final portfoliio.

ART-226 Photography (3 Credits)
(PA) 35mm camera controls, black and white darkroom techniques, study of historical and contemporary photographers, photographic composition, the evaluation of photographs and the use of photography as a tool for creative expression. 35mm camera with manual override required.

ART-231 Ceramics: Hand Construction (3 Credits)
(PA) Ceramics: Hand Construction Methods of hand building in clay with emphasis on creative thinking and technical facility. Forming, surface finishing, glazing and firing. Lectures include viewing and analysis of a broad spectrum of historical and contemporary work in clay.

ART-232 Ceramics: Wheel Thrown Constr. (3 Credits)
(PA) Ceramics: Wheel Thrown Construction The potter's wheel as a vehicle for creating expressive forms in clay. Emphasis on creative thinking and technical facility. Forming, surface finishing, glazing and firing. Lectures include viewing and analysis of a broad spectrum of historical and contemporary work in clay.

ART-241 Sculpture (3 Credits)
(PA) Sculptural expression and technique. Emphasis on modeling from the human figure in a variety of media. Some work from the nude model. Viewing and analysis of a broad spectrum of historical and contemporary sculpture as a source of ideas.

ART-251 Fibers: Loom Weaving (3 Credits)
(PA) Exploration of weaving methods on the floor loom. Tapestry weaving and rug techniques. Survey of historical and contemporary developments in textile arts. Development of weaving as a personal expression.

ART-252 Fabric Design (3 Credits)
(PA) Exploration of surface design methods on fabric. Fabric painting, printing, tie and dye, batik and chemical dyeing. Development of fabric design as a personal expression. Survey of historical and contemporary developments in surface design.

ART-253 Fibers: Sculpture (3 Credits)
(PA) Exploration of non-loom textiles, structures of feltmaking, basketry, plaiting, coiling and twining. Emphasis on structures as sculptural forms. Survey of historical and contemporary use of the medium. Pre-requisite: ART-101 or permission of instructor.

ART-261 Relief Printmaking (3 Credits)
(PA) Introduction to basic monotype and relief printmaking methods, including cardboard (collagraph), linoleum and woodcut techniques and methods of registering multi-block colored prints. Prerequisite: ART-101 or permission of instructor.

ART-299 Directed Study (1 Credits)
Opportunity for students to study a particular subject under a faculty member's direction. Prerequisite: permission of department chair and the instructor.

ART-300 Intro.Drawing in China (3 Credits)
Introductory Drawing in China Introduction to drawing, appreciation of China and its ideographic language. Offered only during Asia term.

ART-302 Figure Drawing I (3 Credits)
(PA) Exploration of the structural, design, and expressive factors of the human figure in a variety of approaches and media. Nude models will be used predominantly. Prerequisite: 101.

ART-303 Figure Drawing II (3 Credits)
Further explorations of the human figure via the media of drawing. Emphasis on a basic understanding of the human skeletal and muscular structures in relation to surface appearance. Prerequisite: 101.

ART-311 Painting II (3 Credits)
Theory and practice of painting at an advanced level. Prerequisite: 211.

ART-323 Digital Photography II (3 Credits)
Digital Photography II The creative process of visual communication will be explored here through advanced problems in the manipulation of digital photography. There will be an emphasis on visual thinking and exploring the relationship between concept and image. Developing multiple solutions to a given problem will also be encouraged. This course will continue the study of the history of digital photography. Prerequisite: 223 or GRD228.

ART-325 Graphic Design II (3 Credits)
Advanced conceptual problem-solving relevant to two-dimensional applied graphic design. Emphasis on graphic, typographic, illustrative, photographic, spatial relationships, critical thinking and problem-solving. Course taught on and off the computer. Requires a final portfolio. Prerequisite: 225

ART-327 Advanced Photography (3 Credits)
Advanced techniques in taking, developing, printing and presenting black and white photographs. Survey of history of photography. Study of theories of modern photography. In-depth individual expression of self through camera and darkroom work. 35mm camera with manual override required. Prerequisite: 226 or permission of instructor.

ART-331 Ceramics II (3 Credits)
Advanced study of clay forms and forming, hand-built, wheel- thrown or combination. Clay and glaze formulation and experimentation and kiln firing. In-depth study of contemporary expressions in the ceramic field. Prerequisite: 231 or 232.

ART-341 Advanced Sculpture (3 Credits)
Investigations of sculptural forms and expressions in a variety of media including continued figurative study. Viewing and analysis of a broad spectrum of historical and contemporary sculpture as a source of ideas. Prerequisite: 124 or 241.

ART-342 Studio Art of Africa (3 Credits)
(PA,G) Hands-on investigation of African art methods. African aesthetic and cultural expressions explored through African coiled pottery, pit firing, beadwork, West African stamping and dyeing, weaving, maskmaking, and batik. Ceremonial vs. utilitarian function of art-making also investigated.

ART-343 Art of Americas (3 Credits)
(PA,D) Exploration of the art of the first peoples of the Americas, stressing symbol and pattern in the aesthetic development and utilizing traditional techniques for artistic expression. The use of art as narrative and ritual medium will be examined. After initial experimentation with ancient techniques, students will generate projects that push at the boundaries of the media, using traditional and nontraditional materials.

ART-343A Art of the Americas (3 Credits)
(PA) Exploration of the art of the first peoples of the Americas, stressing symbol and pattern in the aesthetic development and utilizing traditional techniques for artistic expression. The use of art as narrative and ritual medium will be examined. After initial experimentation with ancient techniques, students will generate projects that push at the boundaries of the media, using traditional and nontraditional materials. 343A will be taught on Latin American and Brazil term only.

ART-351 Fibers II (3 Credits)
Individualized investigation of advanced textile techniques. Prerequisite: 251, 252, or 253.

ART-361 Intaglio Printmaking (3 Credits)
Techniques of etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint and soft-ground. Emphasis on technical development, aesthetics and contemporary issues of intaglio printmaking.

ART-382 Teaching Elementary Art (3 Credits)
(PA) Introduction to art media, techniques and teaching philosophies relating to the elementary classroom teacher. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education.

ART-391 Junior Art Inquiry (1 Credits)
Junior Art Inquiry Development of an artistic research proposal through research, practicum, group critiques and interaction. Studio art majors prepare for a concentrated study in one medium or related media that will become a coherent body of original work during the senior year. There will be field trips to study area exhibitions. Students will begin to work on preliminary portfolio for senior art inquiry. Prerequisite: completion of one media sequence in studio and permission of instructor

ART-399 Directed Study (1 Credits)
199, 299, 399, 499 Directed Study (1+) Opportunity for students to study a particular subject under a faculty member's direction. Prerequisite: permission of department chair and the instructor.

ART-400 Independent Study (1 Credits)

ART-411 Adv. Studio Prob:Draw.& Paint (3 Credits)
Advanced Studio Problems: Drawing and Painting Individualized explorations in two-dimensional media. Emphasis on development of personal expression. Prerequisite: 303 or 311.

ART-431 Adv Studio Prob:Ceramics (3 Credits)
Advanced Studio Problems: Ceramics Continuation of 331 with emphasis on development of personal expression. Prerequisite: 331.

ART-441 Adv. Studio Problems: Metals (3 Credits)
Advanced Studio Problems: Metals Continuation of 341 with emphasis on development of personal expression. Prerequisite: 341.

ART-451 Adv. Studio Problems: Fibers (2-3 Credits)
Advanced Studio Problems: Fibers Continuation of 351 with emphasis on development of personal expression. Prerequisite: 351.

ART-491 Senior Art Inquiry I (1 Credits)
Senior Art Inquiry I Concentrated study in one medium or related media to produce a coherent body of original work for the senior exhibition. An artist statement is developed. Taken fall term (winter for returnees from fall international term). Consists of weekly working sessions and periodic group critiques with faculty in relevant media. Prerequisites: 391 and a media sequence by the end of junior year in the media chosen for the exhibition; permission of department chair.

ART-492 Senior Art Inquiry (2 Credits)
Senior Art Inquiry II Continuing study in one medium or related media to produce a coherent body of original work for the senior art exhibition, including presentation and documentation of this work and an artist statement. Taken winter term (spring for returnees from fall international term). Consists of weekly working sessions and periodic group critiques with faculty in relevant media. An IP is granted until completion of the senior exhibition. Prerequisites: 491 and permission of department chair

ART-493 Art Education Studio (1 Credits)
A compilation of the work accomplished, displaying expertise in five areas of art over the course of four years of studio art. (Art Education Specialist Only.)

ART-499 Directed Study (1 Credits)
199, 299, 399, 499 Directed Study (1+) Opportunity for students to study a particular subject under a faculty member's direction. Prerequisite: permission of department chair and the instructor.

ART-INTR Art Internship (0-9 Credits)
ART-INTR-Sxx/Lxx/Axx Senior Inquiry/Service Learning/Academic Internship (1-9) Analysis of the background, structure and policy issues in the sponsoring organization. Prerequisite: a declared major or minor in art. Departmental internships must be approved by the department. ART-INTR-Exx/Vxx Experiential/Volunteer (0-9) Departmental internships must be approved by the department. See the internship section in the catalog for more information and for other internship options.