Individualized IMA POEs must include: the core course requirements, 45-63 credits including a CW course, and at least 18 credits at the 300 or 400 level.

Core Courses

IMA + Studio Art Individualized Pathway

In partnership with Art Department (Example title: Digital Arts, Multimedia Illustration)

AH-329  Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism

This course investigates artistic developments that shaped the rise of Modernism in Europe and the U.S. from the late 19th-mid 20th century. We will discuss various media and consider the ways in which artists responded to changing cultural conditions. Students will develop a critical understanding of the discipline of art history and acquire the skills necessary to interpret/analyze visual imagery.

4 CreditsF,I,CW,WK-HTPre-Req: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109.

AH-330  Why Is That Art? 1945-Present

What makes something a work of art? Why do certain objects end up in museums? This course will answer those questions by surveying major artists and global movements from World War II through the present day. The impact of globalization on art and the predominance of socially engaged art in the 21st century will be considered.

4 CreditsF,I,WK-HTPre-Req: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109.

AR-103  Beginning Drawing

This course will explore the fundamental concerns as well as representational methods and concepts. Using line, shape, form, volume, texture, and the effective spatial organization of these elements, students will develop perceptual and technical skills to interpret form and space. Students will work with graphite and charcoal, pencil, ink, and other media.

4 CreditsF  

AR-200  Beginning Painting

Introductory course which investigates perceptual and technical aspects of painting which build off of Drawing, 2D Design and Art History. Students work in oil paint, learn various support construction, mediums, traditional methods (including making and altering paint chemistry) and color theory. Demonstration, reading, lectures and slide presentations supplement studio sessions and outside projects. Materials are ordered for the student. Taking an introductory level drawing course prior to enrollment in Basic Painting is highly encouraged (but not mandatory).

4 CreditsF Note: Drawing courses from high school may provide adequate preparation. Please contact the course professor for more information. Note: An additional fee for art supplies is assessed.

AR-203  Digital Photography I

This course focuses on photography and the creation of digital imagery. Students will learn to operate a DSLR camera and complete projects utilizing a variety of photographic techniques and genres. Students will learn to express visual concepts through photography while utilizing specific techniques unique to the creation of digital photographic artwork. Final works will be exhibited electronically and in print. Students will also look at the work of contemporary photographers and prepare a presentation on one photographer. The course utilizes primarily Adobe Photoshop on a Mac platform.

4 CreditsF, WK-CE  

AR-204  Digital Art I

This course focuses on the creation of art through electronic processes. Adobe Creative Cloud and other apps will be utilized along with scanners, cameras, and printers. Final works will be exhibited electronically and in print.

4 CreditsF,CTDH,WK-CE  

AR-117  Intro to Sculpture

This course is an introduction to the foundational concepts and creation of sculpture. We will explore various techniques related to wood working, metal working, fiber arts, and glass casting; along with aesthetic, historical, and cultural considerations associated with 3-dimensional art. Through this course, students will begin developing their artistic voice by experimenting with and apply these concerns in their work.

3 CreditsF,WK-CE  

AR-225  Wheel Throwing

This course will introduce students to the techniques of the potter's wheel and expressive qualities of clay as an artistic medium as well as an essential commodity. Students will learn wheel-throwing techniques to incorporate form, function, and design with each project. 

4 CreditsF,WK-CE Pre-Req or Co-Req: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109


Choose an upper level AR elective of your choice - 3 Credits