CourseTitleDescription
A 100Art TopicsAn introduction to select themes, processes and concepts in art and visual literacy for non-art majors.Topics will rotate, providing specific focus on theory, experience, with art mediums, or influences from the past on current practices and issues. May be repeated twice (up to 4 credits may be applied to LACC) if each section completed covers a different topic. 2 cr.

A 115Beginning Design: Two-dimensional Beginning theory and studio practice using the elements and principles of visual design to articulate visual ideas in the two-dimensional arts. INtroduction to the theoretical concepts of color and applicaiton of color in the principles of design.
A 116Beginning Design: Three-dimensionalBeginning theory and studio practice using the elements and principles of visual design to articulate visual ideas in three-dimensional
arts combined with an introduction to drawing systems which build skill development in describing three-dimensional space.
A 119Digital Presentation for ArtistsCourse includes fundamentals of documenting work through digital photography and scanning, basic image editing, building a portfolio website, writing artist statements, and crucial digital presentation techniques for working artists and designers. Pre-req: A 115/
A 120Foundations of Digital Art & DesignIntroduction to the use of personal computers in art and visual communications. Emphasis on aesthetics and creative expression in computer generated images and layouts created with industry-standard software and a variety of input devices. Students will use current computer-imaging software to create original art in a variety of final output formats.
A 130Beginning DrawingIntroduction to drawing and composition. Practice in the application of medium. Guidance in conveying the illusion of three-dimensions and two-dimensional expression. Student drawings will be based on direct observation as well as linear perspective theory. A 199 Special Studies (1-4) Terms and hours to be arranged. Eligible for the RP grade option.
A 199Special StudiesTerms and hours to be arranged. Eligible for the RP grade option. 1 - 4 cr.
A 204Art History: Prehistoric through Late AntiquityProject-oriented studio course introducing typographical forms and the role of type in visual design and communication. Learn typographic terminology and techniques for effective use of type. Create design projects in which aesthetic considerations and page structures support content. Introduction to additive color theory, process color, page construction software, and printing processes. Prerequisites: A 115 and A 130
A 220Introduction to TypographyProject-oriented studio course introducing typographical forms and the role of type in visual design and communication. Learn typographic terminology and techniques for effective use of type. Create design projects in which aesthetic considerations and page structures support content. Introduction to additive color theory, process color, page construction software, and printing processes. Prerequisites: A 115 and A 130
A 230Introduction to Life DrawingStudio course to strengthen skills in drawing methods and techniques with particular focus on figure drawing. Introduction to a variety of drawing media and subjects. Prerequisite: A 115, and A 130
A 250Introduction to CeramicsThe study of three-dimensional form through hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Surface treatments and firing processes will be introduced in the course. Prerequisites: A 116 and A 130
A 262Digital images & PhotographyProject-based course engages the critical role of digital images and photography in
contemporary visual culture. Builds skills in creative process, composition, camera and
software technique, conceptual development, and communication. Introduces theory.
Prerequisites: A 115, A 119 or A 120, A 130
A 270Introduction to PrintmakingAn introductory printmaking course designed to acquaint students with basic relief, intaglio, lithography and screen printing processes, as well as matting and signing practices. Prerequisites: A 115 and A 130
A 280Introduction to Painting An introduction to the formal and technical aspects of oil painting. Color theory applied to color mixing in oils, paint application, composition and studio practices will be emphasized. A survey of selected painting traditions will build visual vocabulary. Prerequisites: A 115 and A 130
A 290Introduction to SculptureIntroductory studio course practicing traditional and modern sculptural techniques in the creation of three-dimensional art forms with introduction and practice of hand and power tools used in the sculptor’s studio. Composition and safety practices are emphasized. Medium emphasis: wood. Prerequisites: A 116 and A 130
A 304History of Modern Art, 1789-1914Advanced survey of the history of modern art, covering the major artistic movements and artists in Europe and the United States from the French Revolution to the eve of World War I. From Neoclassicism to Cubism.
A 305 History of Modern Art, 1914-1965Advanced survey of the history of modern art, covering the major artistic movements and artists in Europe and the United States from World War I to the mid-nineteen sixties. From Dada to Abstract Expressionism.
A 306History of Modern Art, 1966-PresentAdvanced survey of the history of modern art, covering the major artistic movements and artists in Europe and the United States from the mid-nineteen sixties to the present day. From Pop Art to Contemporary Art.
A 308History of Graphic DesignThis survey course will examine the history of graphic design. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize and describe major designers, their work, and specific design trends and movements. Illustration, advertising, and other media will be discussed as they relate to the field of Graphic Design.
A 315315 Intermediate Design: Two-Dimensional Advanced study of design theory with studio practice. Emphasis on two-dimensional exploration including theories of visual perception and color, content, and formal
analysis. Prerequisites: A 115, A 119 or A 120, A 130 and one of the following: A 220, A 230, A 250, A 262, A 270, A 280 or A 290
A 316 Intermediate Design: Three-Dimensional Advanced study of design theory with studio practice. Emphasis on three-dimensional exploration. Self-exploration and an examination of other 3-D artists and their work
are investigated through readings, discussion and writing opportunities. Prerequisites: A 115, A 116, A 130 and one of the following: A 220, A 230, A 250, A 262, A 270, A 280, or A 290
A 318Production: Gallery ExhibitionIntroduction to matting, framing and hanging artwork. Professional ethics, contracts, and gallery exhibition will be covered. Practical work hours contracted for each student in campus exhibit spaces; number of gallery work hours required dependent upon the amount of credit hours taken in a single term. The purpose of the course is to give students practical experience necessary for success in A 418, the capstone gallery exhibition course. One credit required for the art major. Limit of two credits may be applied to the studio art minor. May be repeated for elective credit. Prerequisites: A 115 and upper division standing
A 320Graphic Design: Process & TheoryExploration of visual communication methods and approaches to help students bring together message, meaning, and form. Employ type and layout principles, image-making concepts, and design processes in visual/verbal communications with multiple media outcomes. Prerequisites: A 220 (A 320 may be taken concurrently with A 220), A 262
A 321Graphic Design: Form and CommunicationContinue work with images, symbols, and their operation in applied print design problems. Consider messages and audience to understand how to position visual communications. Design for multiple page communications using typographic structures, rhythm, and visual flow. Prerequisites: A 320
A 322Graphic Design: Contemporary IssuesExploration of professional design issues, including creating visual and verbal systems for a project with multiple presentation outcomes, executing projects professionally as a team, designing appropriately for audience and client, awareness and presentation of your role in the design process and your contribution to the design solution. Prerequisite: A 321
A 323Interactive Media: Web Structure & CommunicationThis project-based course examines cultural and aesthetic aspects of the World Wide Web. Students respond to course information by designing websites and hypermedia art. Focuses on visual layout, information architecture, interface design, and graphic artwork for the Internet. Includes software instruction and experience with technology connected to course goals. Prerequisites: A 220,
A 262, A 320 (A 320 may be taken concurrently with A 323)
A 324Interactive Media: Applied Students design digital interactive communications and hypermedia art considering an expanding range of concepts, strategies, devices, and media. Includes software instruction and experience with technology connected to course goals. Primarily Internet-related. Prerequisites: A 323
A 326Video & Animation 1Students create video and animation projects. Course emphasizes design process, conceptual development, critical thinking, cinematography, editing, sound, motion graphics, and visual effects. Engages communication through narrative storytelling as well as experimental practices. Builds skills with equipment and software. Prerequisites: A 262 A 327 Video & Animation 2 (4) Continues creative work in video and animation. Emphasizes design process, critical thinking, communication, and experimentation. Engages a variety of techniques and genres. Develops skills with technology and strategies for life long learning. Prerequisite: A 326
A 329Print Design: Systems & TechniquesAdvanced print design problems with focus on prepress, production methods, packaging, and identity systems. Work with professional design issues including creating visual and verbal systems for a project with multiple presentation outcomes, executing projects professionally, preparing projects to go to press, designing appropriately for audience and client, the designer's role in these relationships. Prerequisite: A 321
A 330Intermediate DrawingFirst of three intermediate level drawing courses. Each term focuses on a unique set of techniques and topics from a rotating list: figure drawing, observational drawing, conceptual expression, abstraction, contemporary practices and issues. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Research projects and/or presentations. Prerequisites: A 116, A 119, A 230
A 331Intermediate DrawingSecond of three intermediate level drawing courses. Each term focuses on a unique set of techniques and topics from a rotating list: figure drawing, observational drawing, conceptual expression, abstraction, contemporary practices and issues. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Research projects and/or presentations. Prerequisite: A 330
A 332Intermediate DrawingLast of three intermediate level drawing courses. Each term focuses on a unique set of techniques and topics from a rotating list: figure drawing, observational drawing, conceptual expression, abstraction, contemporary practices and issues. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Research projects and/or presentations. Prerequisite: A 331
A 350Intermediate CeramicsFirst in a series of three intermediate level ceramic studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of ceramic techniques: relief-carving, large scale ceramics, tile-making, mold-making, the human form in clay, architectural ceramics, and the vessel as sculptural reference. Surface treatment research in low, mid-range and high firing techniques. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisites: A 116 and A 250
A 351Intermediate CeramicsSecond in a series of three intermediate level ceramic studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of ceramic techniques: relief-carving, large scale ceramics, tile-making, mold-making, the human form in clay, architectural ceramics, and the vessel as sculptural reference. Surface treatment research in low, mid-range and high firing techniques. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisite: A 350
A 352Intermediate CeramicsThird in a series of three intermediate level ceramic studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of ceramic techniques: relief-carving, large scale ceramics, tile-making, mold-making, the human form in clay, architectural ceramics, and the vessel as sculptural reference. Surface treatment research in low, mid-range and high firing techniques. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisites: A 351
A 370Intermediate Printmaking First in a series of three intermediate level printmaking studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of ceramic techniques: relief, serigraphy, intaglio, monoprints, lithography. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Research projects and/or presentations. Prerequisites: A 230 and A 270
A 371Intermediate Printmaking Second in a series of three intermediate level printmaking studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of ceramic techniques: relief, serigraphy, intaglio, monoprints, lithography. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Research projects and/or presentations. Prerequisite: A 370
A 372Intermediate Printmaking Third in a series of three intermediate level printmaking studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of ceramic techniques: relief, serigraphy, intaglio, monoprints, lithography. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Research projects and/or presentations. Prerequisites: A 119 and A 371
A 380Intermediate PaintingFirst in a series of three intermediate level painting courses to strengthen skills in oil painting techniques. Each term focuses on a unique set of techniques and topics from a rotating list: color and composition theory, observational color studies, form and structure of the figure, and contemporary techniques and practices. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisites: 116, A 119, A 230 and A 280
A 381Intermediate PaintingSecond in a series of three intermediate level painting courses to strengthen skills in oil painting techniques. Each term focuses on a unique set of techniques and topics from a rotating list: color and composition theory, observational color studies, form and structure of the figure, and contemporary techniques and practices. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisite: A 380
A 382Intermediate PaintingThird in a series of three intermediate level painting courses to strengthen skills in oil painting techniques. Each term focuses on a unique set of techniques and topics from a rotating list: color and composition theory, observational color studies, form and structure of the figure, and contemporary techniques and practices. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisite: A 381
A 390Intermediate SculptureFirst in a series of three intermediate studio courses using traditional and modern techniques in the creation of sculptural art forms. Medium and conceptual concerns vary by term. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisites: A 115 and A 290
A 391Intermediate SculptureSecond in a series of three intermediate studio courses using traditional and modern techniques in the creation of sculptural art forms. Medium and conceptual concerns vary by term. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisite: A 390
A 392Intermediate SculptureThird in a series of three intermediate studio courses using traditional and modern techniques in the creation of sculptural art forms. Medium and conceptual concerns vary by term. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisites: A 119 and A 391
A 399Special StudiesMay be repeated once for credit. Eligible for the RP grade option. 106 course descriptions art 1 - 5 cr.
A 404Art History: Non-Western Art An introductory study of visual expression in cultural contexts that are representative of non-Western traditions. Writing intensive and diversity course. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
A 405Art History: Gender in ArtA study of gender as subject, and a study of gender issues for artists in the history of western art from the Renaissance to the present. Aesthetic social discourse as it relates to changing perspectives on the role of gender in art will be examined. Writing intensive and diversity course.
A 406 Art History: Special TopicsA course in art history offering the student the possibility to develop an in-depth study in a specialized area of art history. Writing intensive. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
A 410Seminar1 - 3 cr.
A 411Workshop1 - 3 cr.
A 412 PracticumPractical work experience credit that may be used in the B.A./B.S. degrees in art or visual communication design, or in the B.F.A. as service learning. For B.F.A. service learning, the practicum should take place off-campus in an arts or cultural organization. Examples include (but not limited to) the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Cultural Trust and the Salem Art Association. Students will be contracted for 30 hours per credit. The student will perform duties outlined by the workplace mentor or supervisor to complete an assigned task or project. May be repeated for credit. Eligible for the RP grade option. Prerequisite: upper division standing 1 - 6 cr.
A 413International Studio Art StudyStudio art coursework related to B.F.A. thesis project discipline area, taken at an accredited institution of higher education outside the United States. Eligible for the RP grade option. 1 - 6 credits
A 418Gallery ExhibitionSurvey of professional exhibition practice. Capstone art exhibition experience includes preparation for and installation of an exhibition of each student’s artwork. Artist statements, artist websites, documentation, marketing, and professional ethics will be covered. One credit is required for the art major. May be repeated for elective credit. Prerequisites: A 119, A 318 and upper division standing 1 - 4 cr.
A 419Professional ConcernsA survey of professional practice in the visual arts. Study and preparation for “going public.” Art positions, portfolios, and career preparation. Capstone art experience includes written materials specific to the art profession and an oral presentation of each student’s artwork. Prerequisites: A 119, A 318 and upper division standing; must take A 418 concurrently. 2 cr.
A 421Print Design: Structural & ExpressiveAdvanced issues related to typography, grid structures, image, and audience. Emphasis on investigating and interpretation of the expressive possibilities of typography, focusing on processes, personal responses, and emotive results. Prerequisite: A 322
A 422Print Design: Presentation & Contemporary IsuesStudents will build awareness of current designers and what it means to be a graphic designer today. Students will analyze, conduct research, and expand upon previously completed work, as well as continue with new design projects. Discussions and projects will explore solutions beyond traditional print and screen applications. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: A 329
A 425Print Design: Presentation & Contemporary IsuesCourse examines special topics at the intersection of art, design, and technology. Students create interactive digital communications and art. Includes software instruction and experience with technology connected to course goals. May be repeated for credit with instructor approval. Prerequisites: A 321 and A 324
A 429Portfolio & Professional PreparationPreparation for professional practice in visual communication design. Career strategies,
professional ethics, business practices, and preparation for portfolio presentation.
Capstone experience for visual communication design students includes oral presentation of
each student’s portfolio. Prerequisites: A 322 or A 324 or A 327, and upper division standing
A 430Advanced DrawingFirst in a series of three advanced level drawing courses. Each term focuses on a unique set of techniques and topics from a rotating list: color media, non-objective drawing; alternative media, serial images, advanced figure drawing, documentation and presentation of works on paper; contemporary practices and issues. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Critical writing, gallery visits. Prerequisite: A 332
A 431Advanced DrawingSecond in a series of three advanced level drawing courses. Each term focuses on a unique set of techniques and topics from a rotating list: color media, non-objective drawing; alternative media, serial images, advanced figure drawing, documentation and presentation of works on paper; contemporary practices and issues. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Critical writing, gallery visits. Prerequisite: A 430
A 432Advanced DrawingThird in a series of three advanced level drawing courses. Each term focuses on a unique set of techniques and topics from a rotating list: color media, non-objective drawing; alternative media, serial images, advanced figure drawing, documentation and presentation of works on paper; contemporary practices and issues. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Critical writing, gallery visits. Prerequisite: A 431
A 445B.F.A. Thesis Project: Visual Communication Design Advanced research, concept development and art/design production in visual communication design disciplines. Course requirements are contracted with the B.F.A. thesis advisor. May be repeated three times to fulfill B.F.A. requirements. Prerequisites: A 429 and acceptance to the B.F.A. program 6 cr.
A 450Advanced CeramicsFirst in a series of three advanced level ceramic studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of ceramic techniques: clay formulation, glaze calculation, kiln-building and specialized firing. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Professional research and/or presentations. Prerequisite: A 352
A 451Advanced CeramicsSecond in a series of three advanced level ceramic studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of ceramic techniques: clay formulation, glaze calculation, kiln-building and specialized firing. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Professional research and/or presentations. Prerequisite: A 450
A 452Advanced CeramicsThird in a series of three advanced level ceramic studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of ceramic techniques: clay formulation, glaze calculation, kiln-building and specialized firing. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Professional research and/ or presentations. May be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: A 451
A 455B.F.A. Thesis Project: CeramicsAdvanced research, concept development and art production in ceramics. Course requirements are contracted with the B.F.A. thesis advisor. May be repeated three times to fulfill B.F.A. requirements. Prerequisites: A 316, A 419 and acceptance to the B.F.A. program 6 cr.
A 462Digital Images & Photography 2creative practice. Students engage special topics in photographic techniques, digital image creation and manipulation, video, and writing. Emphasizes conceptual practices and the social contexts of images. Prerequisite: A 262
A 468Art & Technology WorkshopProject-based course brings together advanced students of Art and VCD. Explores evolving concepts and techniques for creative work 107 course descriptions art using technology. Develops critical perspectives and contemporary skills in art and design. Topics vary. May be repeated for up to 12 credits. Prerequisite: A 322 or A 327 or A 332 or A 352 or A 372 or A 382 or A 392 or A 425 or A 462, or consent of instructor
A 470Advanced Printmaking IFirst in a series of three individualized, advanced level printmaking studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of printmaking techniques: relief, serigraphy, intaglio, monoprints, lithography. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Student demonstration and/or presentations. Prerequisite: A 372
A 471Advanced Printmaking IISecond in a series of three individualized, advanced level printmaking studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of printmaking techniques: relief, serigraphy, intaglio, monoprints, lithography. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Student demonstration and/or presentations. Prerequisite: A 470
A 472Advanced Printmaking IIIThird in a series of three individualized, advanced level printmaking studio experiences. Each term focuses on one method from a rotating list of printmaking techniques: relief, serigraphy, intaglio, monoprints, lithography. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Student demonstration and/or presentations. May be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: A 471
A 475B.F.A. Thesis Project: PrintmakingAdvanced research, concept development and art production in printmaking. Course requirements are contracted with the B.F.A. thesis advisor. May be repeated three times to fulfill B.F.A. requirements. Prerequisites: A 315, A 419 and acceptance to the B.F.A. program 6 cr.
A 480Advanced PaintingFirst in a series of three advanced level painting courses. Each term focuses on a unique set of critical and conceptual skills from a rotating list: color and composition studies, form and structure of the figure, contemporary methods and concepts, and individual artistic expression and portfolio development. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisite: A 382
A 481Advanced PaintingSecond in a series of three advanced level painting courses. Each term focuses on a unique set of critical and conceptual skills from a rotating list: color and composition studies, form and structure of the figure, contemporary methods and concepts, and individual artistic expression and portfolio development. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisite: A 480
A 482Advanced PaintingThird in a series of three advanced level painting courses. Each term focuses on a unique set of critical and conceptual skills from a rotating list: color and composition studies, form and structure of the figure, contemporary methods and concepts, and individual artistic expression and portfolio development. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. May be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: A 481
A 485B.F.A. Thesis Project: PaintingAdvanced research, concept development and art production in painting. Course requirements are contracted with the B.F.A. thesis advisor. May be repeated three times to fulfill B.F.A. requirements. Prerequisites: A 315, A 419, and acceptance to the B.F.A. program 6 cr.
A 490Advanced SculptureFirst in a series of three advanced level studio courses using traditional and modern techniques in the creation of sculptural art forms. Mediums, concepts and techniques vary by term. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisite: A 392
A 491Advanced SculptureSecond in a series of three advanced level studio courses using traditional and modern techniques in the creation of sculptural art forms. Mediums, concepts and techniques vary by term. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. Prerequisite: A 490 A 492 Advanced Sculpture (4) Third in a series of three advanced level studio courses using traditional and modern techniques in the creation of sculptural art forms. Mediums, concepts and techniques vary by term. See department website for upcoming schedule of topics. May be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: A 490
A 495B.F.A. Thesis Project: SculptureAdvanced research, concept development and art production in sculpture. Course requirements are contracted with the B.F.A. thesis advisor. May be repeated three times to fulfill B.F.A. requirements. Prerequisites: A 316, A 419 and acceptance to the B.F.A. program
A 499Special Individual StudiesMay be repeated once for credit. 1 - 5 cr.