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Courses

AR-110. Art in the City. 3 Credits.

New York City examined in its architectural presence, as repository and distributor of world art, and as stimulant to plastic creativity. $235 Metropolitan Seminar Fee. (Art History elective) Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

AR-127. Introduction to the Visual Arts. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive study of art history, focusing on important masterpieces, styles, and significant artists. By examining painting, sculpture, and architecture, students realize the importance of art in society.(Art History elective) Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

AR-128. Introduction to Music. 3 Credits.

A brief history of Western music since the Renaissance. Composers, styles and representative works from each major period will be discussed.(Music elective) Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

AR-131. Beginning Painting. 3 Credits.

Introduction to variety of art paints, grounds, brushes, techniques.(Visual Arts elective).

AR-140. Figure Structure Workshop. 3 Credits.

A study of the human figure in two and three dimensions working from a plaster model. Proportions of the skeleton and mechanism of motion are emphasized. Additional course fee of $75.(Visual Arts elective).

AR-151. College Chorale I. 1 Credit.

Semester's active participation (at least 15 hours) in one of the college's vocal arts ensembles (both practice and performance). Graded P/F.(Music elective).

AR-157. Introduction to Photography I. 3 Credits.

Beginning with basic camera operation, students learn the visual and technical elements that create a photograph. 35mm camera required. Additional course fee of $75. (Visual Arts elective).

AR-158. Introduction to Photography II. 3 Credits.

Directed toward developing a personal style of picture taking, this course includes dark-room experience in processing and printing black and white film. Additional course fee of $75. (Visual Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-157.

AR-159. 2-D Design and Color Theory. 3 Credits.

This course is an introduction to the elements and principles of 2-Dimensional design. Composition issues and strategies valid in all areas of visual design are explored through examples, exercises, critiques and creative projects.(Graphic Arts elective).

AR-160. Drawing and Composition Workshop. 3 Credits.

Studio work: theoretical analysis and practical application of some of the components of a work of art: form, line, shape and value. Additional course fee of $75.(Visual Arts elective).

AR-161. Painting Workshop. 3 Credits.

Studio work: texture, color, and space are studied. Additional course fee of $75.(Visual Arts elective).

AR-162. Painting and Drawing Workshop. 3 Credits.

Studio work: basic techniques. Additional course fee of $75.(Visual Arts elective).

AR-165. Figure Painting Workshop. 3 Credits.

Studio work: study of the human form in color. (Visual Arts elective).

AR-166. Sculpture Workshop. 3 Credits.

Studio work: exploring different materials and their properties to create 3 Dimensional forms in space. Projects include: patterning and triangulation of geometric shapes, assemblage methods of the modular form, modeling in clay, hand casting with plaster and alginate, and linear forms in wire that enable dynamic mobile suspensions (Visual Arts elective).

AR-171. Live Model Figure Drawing Workshop. 3 Credits.

Studio work: study of artistic anatomy from live models. Additional course fee of $75. (Visual Arts elective).

AR-172. Landscape Painting Workshop. 3 Credits.

Beginning approaches to landscape painting; including composition, perspective, and texture. Additional course fee of $75.(Visual Arts elective).

AR-175. Fundamentals of Acting I. 3 Credits.

Students will use scenes, activities, and games to learn to improvise, move on stage, project their voices, understand a scene, and develop a character.

AR-176. Fundamentals of Acting II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of Part I including presentations for theatre and video space creation of video suitable for use as an audition piece.(Theatre elective) Prerequisites: AR/EL-175.

AR-211. Renaissance Art I. 3 Credits.

Study of fourteenth-century Italian art and its development through the fifteenth century: Giotto, Duccio, Donatello, Masaccio, Botticelli, etc.(Art History elective).

AR-212. Renaissance Art II. 3 Credits.

Study of the High Renaissance and Mannerism in painting and sculpture, especially Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael. (Art History elective) Course Type(s): Capstone,Writing Intensive.

AR-214. Art Advertising and Design. 3 Credits.

Appreciation of the non-verbal communication of visual images: light, color, shape, line, texture, design principles, etc. Studies through projects creating effective advertising images. Additional course fee of $75.(Graphic Arts elective).

AR-215. Medieval Art. 3 Credits.

A study of Early Christian, Byzantine, Carolingian, Ottonian Romanesque and Gothic art. Emphasis on the beginnings of Christian art and on Gothic cathedrals. (Art History elective) Course Type(s): Writing Intensive,Capstone.

AR-220. Introduction to Computer Art. 3 Credits.

Designed to introduce the student to using the computer for design in InDesign, photo manipulation in Photoshop and illustration in Illustrator. Both artist and non-artist, graphic arts or internet. Projects form basis of professional portfolio. Additional course fee of $75.(Graphic Arts elective).

AR-224. Digital Imaging With Photoshop. 3 Credits.

Photoshop use: production and presentation, printing your work, portfolio preparation and internet emphasized. Additional course fee of $75.(Graphic Arts elective).

AR-225. The Origins of Modern Art. 3 Credits.

A study of Neo-Classical, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist and Post Impressionist movements in the arts of the Nineteenth Century.(Art History elective).

AR-226. Contemporary Art. 3 Credits.

A study of art beginning with its Post Impressionist roots through the present day. (Art History elective).

AR-229. Baroque Art. 3 Credits.

A study of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Emphasis: Caravaggio, Bernini, Rubens, Rembrandt, Velazquez, Zurbaran.(Art History elective).

AR-230. Marketing for Artists. 3 Credits.

This course shows students the tools to promote themselves as an artist: building an online portfolio, writing an Artist statement, social media best practices, as well as marketing tools such as how to work with curators and how to approach a gallery.

AR-231. Egyptian Art. 3 Credits.

A detailed study of the arts of Egypt and the ancient Near East.(Art History elective).

AR-232. Art and Desktop Publishing. 3 Credits.

Creation of a brochure, mailer, newsletter or magazine at home or in business. Use of current programs per business world standards. Emphasis on aesthetic concerns. Additional course fee of $75.(Graphic Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-220.

AR-238. The Science of Art. 3 Credits.

Materials of art and artifacts, scientific and technical principles underlying the creation of art works, authentication and forgery, deterioration due to time and environment, restoration techniques. Three class periods weekly.(Visual Arts elective) Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

AR-240. Cultural Diversity in Art. 3 Credits.

Through guided visits to various ethnic art museums/collections (such as Asia Society, Japan Society, China Institute, African Art Museum, Museum of the American Indian, Jewish Museum) students experience cultural diversity. A multi-cultural course which broadens students' appreciation of ethnic identities through the study of ethnic art. Additional course fee of $235.(Art History elective) Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values,Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

AR-242. Computer Illustrator. 3 Credits.

Uses in print graphics, advertising, charts for marketing. Graphic implementations in all areas of business and marketing. Additional course fee of $75.(Graphic Arts elective).

AR-250. Live Performance Art. 3 Credits.

Participants will be enlightened, enriched, entertained, by attending performances representative of Broadway musicals, ballet, concerts, dance, and opera. Additional course fee of $235.(Music elective).

AR-253. Environmental Art and Issues. 3 Credits.

The course is designed to look at environmental issues through the interpretations of an artistic venue. It explores how interdisciplinary environmental discussions within academic and activist communities can inform the artist and their work as well as society at large. Includes research on topics such as eco-ethic, animal rights, environmental justice, green consumerism and eco-activism. The work created will be presented in a university gallery space, web site and/or through a public dialogue on campus for university students and the community at large. The course is geared toward a range of disciplines within and outside the arts inviting a wide range of students to take this course. Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values,Core curriculum course.

AR-255. Live Musical Art. 3 Credits.

Attendance at live musical events in the metropolitan area. A wide range of music is sampled and discussed through direct experience. (Music elective).

AR-260. Music Theory I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to species counterpoint and common practice harmonic analysis. Prerequisites: AR-128.

AR-261. Music Theory II. 3 Credits.

Advanced common practice harmonic analysis and an introduction to 20th century counterpoint analysis. Prerequisites: AR-128, AR-260.

AR-265. Group Singing I. 3 Credits.

For beginning voice students; basic skills including confidence, self-expression, phonation, diction, phrasing. Prepare audition-ready song. (Music elective).

AR-266. Group Singing II. 3 Credits.

For intermediate-level singing. Performance skills including breath support, resonance, blending, expressiveness. Peer and professional observation.(Music elective).

AR-267. History of Graphic Art. 3 Credits.

This course investigates the evolution of Graphic Arts. The focus of the class will be on individual artists, movements and technologies, exploring the relationship between design and its viewers as well as analyzing the visual attributes that make a work of art.(Graphic Arts elective).

AR-273. Rock History. 3 Credits.

A survey of rock music, analyzing the origins and evolution of electrified American popular music, 1950's to the present.(Music elective).

AR-279. Watercolor Painting. 3 Credits.

Introduction to watercolor painting techniques, watercolors, papers, brushes, methods.(Visual Arts elective).

AR-282. Beginning Piano. 3 Credits.

Exercises and songs in the three simple keys (C, G, F; A, E, D). Songs and piano pieces will be practiced and performed. For beginners.(Music elective).

AR-293. Today's Film Scene. 3 Credits.

Students will meet in Manhattan to view and analyze contemporary films, often before they are released to the general public. At times the filmmakers are likely to participate. The course will give students a knowledge of the contemporary film scene as well as skills in film analysis. Additional course fee of $235.

AR-295. Credited Internships. 3 Credits.

AR-320. Mobile App Design. 3 Credits.

Differences between material design and iOS platforms, application architecture as app layout, iOS and Android perspective, UI controls. Visual design: icons, topography, color and imagery for iOS and Android devices. Final design project. Prerequisites: AR-220.

AR-337. Advanced Photography. 3 Credits.

Intensive darkroom work to produce exhibition quality portfolios. Technical information will be stressed.(Visual Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-158.

AR-338. Ethics and Photography. 3 Credits.

The writings of A.D. Coleman, Susan Sontag, James Mitchell and others wi form the basis for analysis of trends in photography. Visits to exhibitions in SoHo and Chelsea will be scheduled.(Visual Arts elective) Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values,Core curriculum course.

AR-339. Graphic Publishing. 3 Credits.

Advanced look at InDesign skills of professional print and design studios. Style sheets, master pages and templates. Linear blends, bleeds, color and trapping. Students will produce a real world publication.(Graphic Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-232 AR-220 AR-214.

AR-340. The Visual Arts in America. 3 Credits.

A survey of art in the United States from the Colonial period to the present.(Art History elective).

AR-350. Typography. 3 Credits.

Placement, sizing, personality, color, tracking, kerning, leading and other aspects of type plus its history and use as abstract design elements. Student create fonts. Additional course fee of $75.(Graphic Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-214 AR-220 AR-232.

AR-361. Color Photography I. 3 Credits.

This course explores the theory, manipulation, lighting (daylight and flash), and the printing of color photography.(Visual Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-157.

AR-366. Tools of Graphic Art. 3 Credits.

Analysis and skills development in areas of: color, memory management, text, format, web use and print. Projects require use of softwares in tandem. Additional course fee of $75.(Graphic Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-220 AR-224 AR-232.

AR-367. Advertising and Packaging Design. 3 Credits.

This course explores various approaches to 3-D design. Students develop and esecute package designs, fabrication materials and techniques. (Graphic Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-214 AR-220.

AR-368. Graphic Design. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the student to the basic ideas of design: symbology, typography, illustration and photography. The student will be exposed to the exxentials of the field, the use and care of materials, career options, and an introduction to basic terminology. The organization and communication of information through work and image will be emphasized. (Graphic Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-214 AR-220.

AR-375. Camera Raw. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the creative and technical possibilities of photography and digital media. Hands-on sessions as well as demonstrations will enable the student to learn the basics of using a digital camera and the imaging software Photoshop, Camera Raw and iPhoto. Topics to be cover will include camera operation, shutter speed, aperture, focal length, composition, lighting for fine art shooting, uploading files, image enhancement, bit depth, resolution, file size, histograms, curves archiving, organizing and storing work, printing and more.(Visual Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-224.

AR-376. Digital Photography. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the creative and technical possibilities of photography and digital media. Hands-on sessions as well as demonstrations will enable the student to learn the basics of using a digital camera and the imaging software Photoshops Camera raw and iPhoto. Topics to be cover will include camera operation, shutter speed, aperture, focal length, composition, lighting for fine art shooting, uploading files, image enhancement, bit depth, resolution, file size, histograms, curves archiving, organizing and storing work, printing and more.(Visual Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-157.

AR-381. Art of Web Design. 3 Credits.

Explores artistic aspects, ideas and techniques of Web design using Dreamweaver, creation of text, tables, images and forms, a website. Additional course fee of $75.(Graphic Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-220 OR AR-224.

AR-382. Piano Workshop. 3 Credits.

A studio course to develop student's basic, beginning level skills as well as those of intermediate level students.(Music elective).

AR-383. Animation. 3 Credits.

Animation is always a hot job but there are so many choices in applications and their uses. Basic principles of animation will be taught in multiple applications such as Adobe Animate (Flash) timeline animation and exporting to HTML5/Javascript, Adobe Photoshop (GIF timeline animations), and Unity animation used for gaming in Augmented Reality. Additional course fee of $75.(Graphic Arts elective) Prerequisites: AR-220 AR-242.

AR-384. Art and Buddhism. 3 Credits.

A value-oriented, in-depth study of Buddhist theology and philosophy as expressed in art. Buddhisms changing visual expressions will be investigated. Emphasis will be placed on artistic expression of religious values. Additional course fee of $235.(Art History elective) Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values,Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

AR-386. Art and Hinduism. 3 Credits.

The value system of Hinduism and how it is expressed in Hindu art. Comparison with other art traditions. Mandatory museum and temple visits. Additional course fee of $235.(Art History elective) Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): Values,Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

AR-391. User Experience. 3 Credits.

User Experience (UX) Design is a conceptual design discipline that focuses on interactions between human users, machines, and contextual environments to design systems that address the user's experience. This hands-on UX class allows the student to learn about the complete UX design process user research, requirements gathering, user flows, sketching and wireframing, prototyping, usability testing, development and post-development. This UX class will blend lecture, discussion, industry examples, and classroom activities. User Interface (UI) Design is the compliment to UX Design. It explores the look and feel, the presentation and interactivity of a product. The differences betweeen these two areas will be investigated. Prerequisites: AR-381.

AR-399. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

AR-420. New York Theatre Live. 3 Credits.

Appreciation of contemporary theatre through attendance of Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theatre in New York City. Additional course fee of $235.(Theatre elective).

AR-430. Senior Thesis Project and Portfolio Presentation. 3 Credits.

This class is designed to provide the Studio Art and Graphic Design student with a cumulative experience of their major. A completed portfolio representing the studio area of specialization, along with a written statement of personal philosophy in the development of the visual imagery, will be presented in the form of a show. A wide variety of career-oriented topics will be discussed. Resume, cover letters and other self-promotional and business skills will be addressed.(Graphic Arts elective) Course Type(s): Capstone,Writing Intensive.

AR-499. Short-Term Study Abroad. 3 Credits.

Additional travel course fee of $50. Prerequisites: 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120 Course Type(s): International (Travel),Values.