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Art

ART 1100 -- Introduction to Art,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goals 6C and 8)

Introduction to Art is the historical and topical study of art and its relationship to culture and society. This course incorporates the extensive use of visual materials to teach the essentials and aesthetics of art, civilization, and daily life.


ART 1107 -- Art History I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goal 6C and 8)

Introduction to the art and architecture of cultures in both the East and West from Pre-History to the Renaissance period. Students will consider the historic and symbolic nature of the work and explore how art and architecture reveal the behavioral patterns and value systems of various cultures. The course will include museum visits, slide presentations, writing assignments and visiting lecturers.


ART 1108 -- Art History II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goals 6C and 8)

Introduction to the art and architecture of cultures in both the East and West from the Renaissance to the Contemporary. Students will consider the historic and symbolic nature of the work and explore how art and architecture reveal the behavioral patterns and value systems of various cultures. The course will include museum visits, slide presentations, and visiting lecturers.


ART 1115 -- Design I-Basic Visual Theory,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

The course covers concepts concerning, line, shape, composition, spatial manipulation, pattern, contrast, positive/negative space and introductory color theory. Students work in a variety of materials including collage, paint, pencil, ink, watercolor, relief print and computer imaging. This course prepares students to succeed in future art courses both 2-D and 3-D, and provides a solid understanding of basic visual theory in preparation for an art major and career in visual art. A course fee is required. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend between 6 and 8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments.


ART 1116 -- Design II: Color Theory,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: ART 1115, ART 1141, or ART 1241

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of color. The course covers hues, tints, complementary color, color wheel structure, color saturation, optical mixing and the physiological impact of color. Students work in a variety of materials including collage, paint, color pencil, ink, pastel, watercolor, and computer imaging. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend between 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1117 -- 3D Design,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

The course covers concepts concerning line, shape, composition, spatial manipulation, pattern, contrast, and positive/negative space as they apply to three-dimensional art. Students work in a variety of materials. A course fee is required. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend between 6 and 8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments.


ART 1121 -- Stained Glass I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Introduction to the basic techniques used in designing and constructing leaded glass windows. Additional supplies required. Cost may vary according to individual need.


ART 1122 -- Stained Glass II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Prerequisite: ART 1121 with a grade of C or better

Expands upon the stained glass techniques covered in Stained Glass I. The student will explore the copper foil process, three-dimensional construction techniques, and sandblast etching.


ART 1131 -- Glass Blowing I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Introduction to the basic techniques involved in forming glass from its molten state. The primary concern is creative expression with a technical understanding.


ART 1132 -- Glass Blowing II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Prerequisite: ART 1131 with a grade of C or better

Expands upon the glass blowing techniques covered in Glass Blowing I. We will approach glass in an experimental and creative way and address more advanced aesthetic ideas.


ART 1141 -- Drawing I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Introduction to the fundamental principles of drawing, including a strong emphasis on basic technique and live observation. The class covers a wide range of approaches to drawing--from realism to abstract. The class addresses the creative energy of the student and teaches drawing as a positive and lifelong creative outlet. Drawing is essential, and is the foundation for working in all art forms from painting to ceramics to photography. A course fee is required. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students must be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week in the drawing studio outside of class.


ART 1142 -- Drawing II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Prerequisite: ART 1141 or ART 1241 with a grade of C or better

Drawing II introduces the student to a more complex and developed approach to drawing. The course further develops the technical aspect of drawing through rigorous and challenging assignments and the students learn to manipulate new materials as well. The class emphasizes process, color, style, personal imagery and conceptual ideas. A supply fee is required; additional costs may be incurred based on individual student need. See course notes for additional information. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1143 -- Introduction to Figure Drawing,   1 credit Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Previous drawing or painting experience recommended

Students will draw from live model (both clothed and nude). The class will view and discuss works of art relevant to the figure, and be assessed on progress toward their individual figure drawing goals. A supply fee is required; additional costs may be incurred based on individual student need. See course notes for additional information.


ART 1144 -- Watercolor I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of Watercolor, with an emphasis on the basic watercolor techniques. The class covers color theory, visual theory, and both traditional and experimental approaches to watercolor technique and imagery. Personal expression is an important aspect to this class in addition to the technical information. A supply fee is required; additional costs may be incurred based on individual student need; see course notes for additional information. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1145 -- Watercolor II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Prerequisite: ART 1141, ART 1144, or ART 1241 with a grade of C or better

Watercolor II introduces the student to a more complex and developed approach to wet media. The course further develops the technical aspect of watercolor through rigorous and challenging assignments and the students learn to manipulate new materials as well. The class emphasizes process, color, style, personal imagery and conceptual ideas. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend between 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1150 -- Graphic Design I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goal 6C)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Basic computer skills or Photoshop helpful

Students are introduced to computer design through current software programs. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of all relevant programs and the application of the software to design. The course will address image manipulation, page layout, font style, and printing options. Basic visual design principles are an important component of this course. Students will create dynamic and engaging designs that express an idea or mood. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend between 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1151 -- Graphic Design II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisite: Art 1150 with a grade of C or better

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Advanced computer skills

Graphic Design II will provide students the opportunity to explore current graphic design software programs and concepts in depth. Students will apply the software creating advanced designs and images. The course will cover major visual design principles and how design influences the consumer market. A portfolio of work will be produced that reflects an in-depth understanding of design software and thematic images. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend between 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1155 -- Digital Photography I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Basic computer skills

Digital Photography I is designed to introduce students to the basic processes and techniques of working with digital photography. The course covers camera operation, shooting styles, image adjustments and corrections using image editing software, digital photo printing, photographic history, aesthetic understanding, and photography's social impact. Students will learn how to use photography as a creative tool for self-expression, social exploration and still documentation. This is a hands-on course. Additional supplies are also required and cost may vary according to the individual need. A digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera is required.


ART 1161 -- Sculpture I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Introduction to the basic sculpture techniques including additive/subtractive, assemblage, carving, modeling and casting. Students will explore 3 dimensional sculptural forms and structures. The course introduces students to a variety of styles from abstract to representational through historic examples. A supply fee is required, additional costs may be incurred based on individual student need. Students must be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week in the sculpture studio outside of class.


ART 1162 -- Sculpture II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Prerequisite: Art 1161 with a grade of C or better

The course expands upon the sculptural techniques covered in Sculpture I. Students will approach sculpture in an experimental, creative manner and address advanced aesthetic ideas. The interests and direction explored in Sculpture I will be addressed and studied in greater depth and understanding. Students will begin to create their own personal style and pursue ideas and concepts of their own making. A course fee is required. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor.


ART 1164 -- Pinhole Photography,   1 credit Search Current Course Schedule
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The course will introduce students to the pinhole camera and creating photographs using handmade cameras and a pinhole lens. Students will make their own pinhole cameras, learn pinhole exposure methods and print photography.


ART 1165 -- Photography I: Beginning Black and White Photography,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Photo I introduces students to Black and White Silver Gelatin FILM photography. This is a darkroom course and covers camera operation, film types, shooting styles, film developing, photo printing, photography history, aesthetic understanding, social impact, and darkroom experience. The course includes a brief introduction to Digital photography. Students will learn how to use photography as a creative tool for self-expression and social exploration. A course fee is required. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. A 35mm manual exposure FILM camera is required. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week working in the darkroom outside of class.


ART 1166 -- Photography II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Prerequisite: ART 1165 with a grade of C or better

Expands upon the photography techniques covered in Photo I and explores a variety of photo-based material and processes. In Photo II the student will learn double-exposures, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown and Liquid Light printing, Ortho-Kodalith negative developing, panning, and stop-action shooting. In addition to these techniques, students will consider the photograph in an experimental and creative way and address more advanced aesthetic ideas. Additional fee for lab supplies. Additional supplies are also required and cost may vary according to individual need. Requires a 35mm manual-option camera.


ART 1170 -- Digital Imaging I: Photoshop,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goal 6)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Basic computer skills, Mac experience is helpful

Students are introduced to digital imaging as a creative tool for fine art. The course will explore both the creative and technical aspects of digital imaging, symbolism and visual content. The class will focus on using digital imaging as a creative tool in the visual arts. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1171 -- Digital Imaging II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisites: ART 1170 with a grade of C or better

Digital Imaging II explores beyond the technical aspects of digital software. Students will address aesthetic issues, visual language, content, and advanced formal concerns. The course allows students to create their own personal imagery in a digital media. The empahsis on content and creativity is the focus of the course. The class will introduce students to advanced imaging ideas, focus on style, symbolism and creating a body of work. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1172 -- New Media Design I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goal 6C)

New Media Design I introduces students to interactive and digital/new media design. The course explores a variety of media starting with blog design/creation and interactive PDFs to introduce the concept of user interactivity. New Media Design I also includes an introduction to hand drawn and computer animation, Web coding (HTML and CSS), and Web site design and creation. Current industry standard software will be used to combine traditional forms of artistic expression and new media to create conceptual, functional, and engaging interactive projects for participation by a wide audience. Students will also be required to buy additional supplies; see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1173 -- New Media Design II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisite: Art 1172 with a grade of C or better

New Media Design II explores interactive and digital/new media design through visual experience, traditional and experimental design projects, field trips and lectures. New Media Design II focuses on animation and film/video production for the purpose of narrative storytelling and documentary projects. The course will cover the language of animation and aesthetic understanding of animated works, and students will create original animation content digitally and by hand. The course will also cover film/video language, aesthetic understanding of video, cinematography skills (camera angles, composition, light, movement), and video content editing. Basic introduction to audio design will be a component of project realization. Current industry standard software will be used to combine traditional forms of artistic expression and new media to create conceptual, functional, and engaging interactive projects. A course fee is required. Students will also be required to have their own digital video camera and to buy additional supplies not covered by the course fee; see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1175 -- Animation I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Basic computer skills, Photoshop helpful

Animation I introduces students to contemporary animation art through visual experience, traditional and experimental animation projects, field trips and lectures. This course will cover the language of animation, aesthetic understanding of animated works, creating animated projects using several methods and software programs and presenting final project outcomes and presentations. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of animation by creating original content digitally and by hand. Basic intro to audio design will be a component of project realization. Students will create compelling and engaging short animation using a number of tools to express a concept or a story. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend between 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
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This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.


ART 1241 -- Painting I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: ART 1115, ART 1141 or ART 1144

The Painting course introduces the student to the painting technique and history. The course covers canvas preparation, basic color theory and visual theory, and approaches painting from both traditional realism and abstract imagery. We will study the style of several different artists and art movements and students will begin to develop their own painting style. Personal expression is an important aspect to this course in addition to the emphasis on technical learning and skill. Students will work on in-class exercises and independently. A course fee is required. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students must be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week in the Painting studio outside of class.


ART 1242 -- Painting II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Prerequisite: ART 1241 with a grade of C or better

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Previous painting experience

Painting II introduces the student to a more complex and developed approach to Painting. The course further develops the technical aspect of painting through rigorous and challenging assignments. The student will learn to manipulate experimental materials in addition to traditional painting techniques. The class emphasizes process, color, style, personal imagery and conceptual ideas. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1251 -- Ceramics: Beginning Wheel-Throwing,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Ceramics: Beginning Wheel-Throwing introduces students to hand-crafted Ceramic art. The course covers the basic materials and techniques of ceramics art forming, methods of construction, forming on the potters wheel, glazing and firing. The historic perspective, the contemporary expression using ceramic media, and discussion of ceramic issues are part of the class. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students must be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week in the Ceramic studio outside of class.


ART 1252 -- Ceramics: Intermediate Wheel-Throwing,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Prerequisite: Art 1251 with a grade of C or better

This course expands the student's investigation of Pottery as an art form. The course provides students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and expertise of ceramics, develop style and form. Areas of study include intermediate methods of pottery construction, form and glaze. Students are introduced to clay formulation, kiln loading and firing techniques. They will continue to investigate historical and contemporary perspectives of ceramic issues. Students will need to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students must be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week in the Ceramic studio outside of class.


ART 1271 -- Glass Fusing I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Introduction to the basic techniques used to create fused glass art. Students will make projects using a variety of kiln-forming techniques that emphasize experimentation and personal direction. A supply fee is required. Additional costs may be incurred based on individual student need. See course notes for additional information. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1272 -- Glass Fusing II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisite: Art 1271 with a grade of C or better

An exploration of advanced techniques in fused and kiln-formed glass. Students will create glass sculpture that utilizes mold making, glass casting, sandblast etching, fusing and slumping. A supply fee is required. Additional costs may be incurred based on individual student need. See course notes for additional information. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 1281 -- Ceramics: Beginning Handbuilding,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 6)

Ceramics: Introduction to Handbuilding introduces a variety of clay hand-forming and sculpting techniques. These techniques may include coil and slab construction, pinch modeling, glaze application, surface embellishment, carving and firing techniques. This course allows students to explore the expressive qualities of clay from a vessel form to object making. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students must be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week in the ceramic studio outside of class.


ART 1282 -- Ceramics: Intermediate Handbuilding,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisite: ART 1281 with a grade of C or better

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Previous ceramics experience

An intermediate ceramics course that builds upon skills obtained in a beginning handbuilding course. Students will make an in-depth study of contemporary handbuilding methods and surface techniques using earthenware. The use of molds will be introduced and students will learn to glaze fire their work in the electric kiln. A course fee is required. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students must be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week in the ceramic studio outside of class.


ART 1290 -- Introduction to Print Making,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: ART 1141 with a grade of C or better

Introduction to the visual language of Print Making and the making of multiple images. Students will use relief and intaglio methods to do woodcuts, linoleum cuts, collographs, monoprints, drypoint in black and white and color ink. Students will be informed about all four major areas of Print Making: relief, intaglio, screen printing, and lithography. The history and development of Print Making will be integrated into projects, including a project linking the terminology of image-making digital software to its Print Making roots. The interconnections of Print Making to both two- and three-dimensional art will be explored. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee; see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend between 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 2121 -- Stained Glass III,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisite: Art 1121

An exploration of advanced techniques in stained and fabricated glass. Students will create glass sculptural forms that utilize copper foil, Dalle de Verre, glass painting, and adhesive fabrication techniques. A supply fee is required. Additional costs may be incurred based on individual student need. See course notes for additional information. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 2131 -- Glass Blowing III,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisite: ART 1131 with a grade of C or better

Expands upon the glass blowing techniques covered in Glass Blowing II. We will approach glass blowing in an experimental and creative way and introduce basic cold-working techniques. The purpose of this course is to teach the student to push the traditional boundaries of glass blowing, to work in series to create a cohesive body of work, and to explore the aesthetic challenges of glass as an artistic material.


ART 2132 -- Glass Blowing IV,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisite: ART 1131 with a grade of C or better

Expands upon the glass blowing techniques covered in Glass Blowing III. We will approach glass blowing in an experimental and creative way using both furnace and cold-working processes to address more advanced aesthetic ideas. The purpose of this course is to teach the student to push the traditional boundaries of glass blowing- to study in depth both furnace and cold-working concepts and to create a series of work that explores glass as an artistic material.


ART 2133 -- Glass Sculpture I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisite: Art 2132 with a grade of C or better

Expands upon glass blowing techniques covered in Glass Blowing IV. We will begin with a review of historical techniques and use them to help in defining an indiviual aesthetic and visual vocabulary. This course will focus on refining technical skills in both the hot and cold shop to create both traditional and innovative glass forms. A supply fee is required; additional costs may be incurred based on individual student need. See course notes for additional information. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on campus art studios and facilities.


ART 2134 -- Glass Sculpture II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisite: Art 2133 with a grade of C or better

Expands upon glass techniques covered in Glass Sculpture I. This course will focus on refining technical skills in both the hot and cold shop to create innovative glass forms. Students are expected to create a body of work that pushes beyond traditional concepts of the material. A supply fee is required; additional costs may be incurred based on individual student need. See course notes for additional information. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on campus art studios and facilities.


ART 2165 -- Digital Photography II,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goal 6C)

Prerequisites: ART 1165 or ART 1155

Digital photography introduces students to the processes and techniques of working with digital photography. The course covers camera menu options, color adjustments, color image editing software, digital photo printing, and photographic color theory. Students will learn about early digital photography, history, aesthetics and digital photography's social impact. The class explores digital photography as a creative tool for self-expression, social exploration and still documentation. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. This is a DIGITAL course and a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera is required. Students should be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 2167 -- Photography III Medium Format,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: ART 1165 and ART 1166 with a grade of C or better

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Advanced camera and darkroom skills

Photography III introduces the student to Medium Format Photography. Students will learn to shoot, process and Medium Format black and white photographs. The course will cover various types of cameras that shoot medium format, including the Twin Lens and the Large Format 4x5 Camera. The formal and aesthetic concerns of creating photos in medium format will be emphasized throughout the class. A Medium Format camera is required. Students will be required to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students should be prepared to spend between 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 2168 -- Photography IV,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisite: ART 1165 and ART 1166 or ART 2167 with a grade of C or better

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Advanced camera and darkroom skills

Photography IV provides an opportunity for advanced students to develop a body of work, prepare the work for exhibition, and assemble a mature portfolio of photographs. Students should be prepared to spend between 6-8 hours per week outside of class working on assignments in the on-campus art studios and facilities.


ART 2200 -- Portfolio Seminar,   1 credit Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisites: Must have registered for or completed all required AFA core coursework requirements, or by permission of instructor

The student will be introduced to the professional practices required for success as an artist. Students will prepare a portfolio of work, produce a final exhibit, write an artist statement regarding their work. This course is only for AFA students in their final semester who have, or will be completing all required AFA core requirements.


ART 2253 -- Ceramics: Kiln-Firing,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisites: ART 1252 or ART 1282 with a grade of C or better

Ceramics: Kiln-Firing is an investigation into the contemporary and historical firing methods of ceramics. Students will expand upon the methods of ceramic construction techniques covered in previous courses and focus on the expressive qualities of fire and clay. Students will need to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students must be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week in the Ceramic studio outside of class.


ART 2254 -- Ceramics: Glaze Formulation,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisites: ART 1252 or ART 1282 with a grade of C or better

An exploration of ceramic glazes which focuses on the expressive qualities of clay and glaze combinations. Students will develop their own glaze formula. This course expands upon the ceramic construction techniques covered in previous courses. Students will need to buy additional supplies that are not covered by the course fee, see course notes or contact the instructor. Students must be prepared to spend 6-8 hours per week in the Ceramic studio outside of class.


ART 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.


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