Art (ARTS)

ARTS 100 - Art AppreciationCredits 3

An introduction to the history of visual art, art criticism and aesthetics; a visual analysis of works of art; comparative studies on selected paintings and sculptures.
Note(s): Approved for General Education Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $10.

ARTS 107 - Drawing ICredits 3

An introduction to drawing, perspective, line, shape, value texture and composition.
Note(s): Approved for General Education Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 108 - Figure Studies ICredits 3

An introduction to the fundamentals of drawing the human figure from gesture to finished work. This course focuses on the structure and dynamics of the human body and its expressive potential.
Note(s): Approved for General Education Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 109 - Digital ToolsCredits 3

An introduction to the terms, tools and techniques of visual computing for artists using the Macintosh platform. This course is designed to train students with basic computer skills and programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and to insure digital literacy.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 110 - 2-D DesignCredits 3

A foundational course devoted to examining, exploring, and applying two-dimensional design concepts, including color theory and composition.
Note(s): Approved for General Education Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 111 - 3-D DesignCredits 3

A foundational course devoted to examining, exploring, and applying three-dimensional design concepts, construction and composition.
Note(s): Approved for General Education Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 112 - 4-D DesignCredits 3

A foundational course examining, exploring, and applying design concepts as they relate to time (the fourth dimension) and time-based artworks including focused studies in installation art, performance art, and video.
Note(s): Meets GE Fine Arts requirement if taken at Biola University.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 110, ARTS 111.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 116 - History of Western Art I: Prehistoric Through RenaissanceCredits 3

The first of a two-part survey of Western visual art and architecture, this course explores the ancient origins of Western art as well as its expressions in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Works of art are discussed in terms of style, meaning, and social context.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $30.

ARTS 126 - History of Western Art II: Baroque through ModernismCredits 3

The second of a two-part survey of Western visual art and architecture, this course explores the great contributions to this tradition from the seventeenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Works of art are discussed in terms of style, meaning, and social context.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 116.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $30.

ARTS 210 - Sculpture ICredits 3

Introduction to the methods, materials, and tools of sculpture and general concepts of sculptural form.
Note(s): Approved for General Education Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 111.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 211 - Ceramics ICredits 3

An introduction to basic hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Formulation of basic glaze applications and ceramics firing processes are emphasized.
Note(s): Approved for General Education Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 213 - Painting ICredits 3

An introduction to basic color theory and oil painting techniques. Emphasis on observational representation including still-life, landscape and figure.
Note(s): Approved for General Education Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 107.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 221 - Photography I-Introduction to Darkroom and Digital ProcessesCredits 3

A survey of contemporary art photography, introducing the practices of darkroom, digital, black and white, and color photography, with an emphasis on technical and conceptual aspects.
Note(s): Highly recommended that students own or have access to both 35mm film and digital SLR cameras. Approved for General Education Fine Arts credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 304 - Ceramics IICredits 3

Continued individual development in all areas of ceramics. Introducing vessel construction from hand-built techniques, low fire glaze applications and an introduction in firing the kilns.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 211.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 305 - Sculpture IICredits 3

Emphasizes sculptural aesthetics and appropriate technology. Focus on formulating a conceptual and technical basis for work.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 210.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 306 - Elementary Art WorkshopCredits 3

Developing and preparing art assignments suitable for elementary school pupils.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: LEDU 301.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class, or Junior Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 307 - Drawing IICredits 3

Exploration of the overlapping relationships of traditional and experimental methods of drawing: to include processes, tools, and surfaces. Concentration on issues of formal, narrative, and symbolic development with emphasis placed on finished works of art.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 107, ARTS 108.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 308 - Painting IICredits 3

Introduction to non-representational acrylic painting techniques. Emphasis on issues of color and design as applied to organic, geometric, and pattern abstraction.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 213.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 311 - Modernity: Realism to SurrealismCredits 3

The history of painting, sculpture and architecture from 1850 to 1940. Major aesthetic issues that shaped 20th Century art and influenced the early 21st Century will be examined.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 126.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $50.

ARTS 314 - Integrated Design ICredits 3

Students develop methods of visual communication that draw on the cumulative experience of 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D coursework. Through the use of digital/analog tools and readings related to the current discourse, students explore the process of design and communication.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 112.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 315 - Contemporary Art TrendsCredits 3

A study of art produced since World War II, focusing on current movements within the international art community.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 311.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 316 - Photography II-Studies in ColorCredits 3

A studio exploration of color photography using digital and film techniques. Emphasis placed on color theory, contemporary issues, and the technical skills of artificial lighting and professional digital printing workflow.
Note(s): Highly recommended that students own or have access to digital SLR camera.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 221.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 317 - Typography ICredits 3

A study of the design and use of letter forms and their direct application to the typographic ideas of contrast, hierarchy, and grids. Students build skills for the art of typesetting and typographic layout, and for expressive typography and conceptual thinking.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 110.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 319 - Figure Studies IICredits 3

Extensive investigation of the figure. Emphasis is placed on a broad approach to understanding and interpreting the human figure.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 108.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 321 - Historical Development of DesignCredits 3

An investigation of issues and ideas in the history of design, focusing on the development of the image from the icon to motion graphics. Individual designers and significant design movements will be covered.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 326 - PrintmakingCredits 3

An introduction to the history, principles and techniques of printmaking such as relief, letterpress, intaglio, monoprinting and alternative printing methods. Students will investigate print processes and materials in order to develop visual concepts and personal imagery.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 327 - Installation and Performance Art ICredits 3

Interdisciplinary studio exploration in installation and performance studies. Course focuses on studio practice with an emphasis on the history of installation and performance art.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 112.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 333 - Graphic Design Forms ICredits 3

A critical exploration of current graphic design forms emphasizing core design competencies including color theory, image-text integration and problem solving. A variety of software applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign are used in investigating mass media and examining particular strategies, imagery and delivery.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 423.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 334 - Photography III-Advanced Black and White PhotographyCredits 3

Focused exploration of black and white photography covering its creative, technical and historical aspects. Emphasis is placed on darkroom techniques, some advanced digital black and white also explored.
Note(s): Highly recommended that students own a 35mm SLR camera.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 221.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 337 - Typography IICredits 3

An application of typographic principles to applied communication design projects. Skills for a building typographic relationships with text, content and image are refined. Students also investigate the application of type in a variety of media and dimension, exploring the possibilities of conceptually-based typographic design.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 317.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 341 - Animation ICredits 3

Interdisciplinary studio exploration in analog and digital animation. Course focuses on experimental and theoretical movement, and choreography systems investigating culture and identity.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 112.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 344 - Contemporary Photographic PracticesCredits 3

Advanced studio exploration in contemporary photographic trends, including mixed media, installation, collaboration, and various new media.
Note(s): Highly recommended that students own or have access to a digital SLR camera.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 316.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 348 - Video Art ICredits 3

Exploration of video art including formal, conceptual, and narrative approaches. Emphasis on the use of video as a creative medium for personal expression and on the history of video and film art.
Note(s): Students are recommended to provide their own video cameras.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 112.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 352 - Installation and Performance Art IICredits 3

Advanced interdisciplinary studio exploration in installation art and performance art studies. Emphasis is placed on the architecture, choreography and psychology of body and space.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 327.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 354 - Video Art IICredits 3

Advanced studio exploration in video art studies. Emphasis placed on the history of video and film art.
Note(s): Students are recommended to provide their own video cameras.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 348.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 408 - Drawing IIICredits 3

Extensive exploration in studio problems with emphasis on historical and current issues as they apply to individual direction and expression in drawing.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 307.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 410 - Seminar in ArtCredits 1-6

Individual or group study under faculty direction with an emphasis in art history, studio and creative research. Note(s): Seminars May be taken multiple times for credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

ARTS 413 - Painting IIICredits 3

Extensive exploration in studio problems with emphasis on historical and current issues as they apply to individual direction and expression in painting.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 308.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 415 - Sculpture IIICredits 3

Advanced sculptural concepts emphasizing individual development of style, aesthetic ideas, and continuation of media exploration.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 305.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 423 - Integrated Design IICredits 3

A consideration of psychological, technical and aesthetic concerns relating to various types of communication design including 2-D, 3-D and 4-D forms. Emphasis on production processes. Discussions include consideration of art history and its influence within communication design practice.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 314, ARTS 317.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 426 - History and Criticism of PhotographyCredits 3

A focused study on the movements, practitioners (both artists and inventors), and critical theories connected to the history of photography from its invention in the 19th century to the present day. Emphasis is placed on exploring photography's enduring impact on the socio-political, philosophical, and cultural developments of the modern and post-modern era.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 428 - Web Design ICredits 3

Exploration in studio problems with emphasis on the psychology of interactivity and interface design as they apply to individual direction and expression in web site production.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 314, ARTS 317.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 429 - Integrated Design IIICredits 3

Advanced research and studio exploration within the arena of communication design. Emphasis is placed on developing design with a critical understanding of culture and identity.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 423.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 432 - Advanced Integrative PhotographyCredits 3

Extensive exploration in studio problems with emphasis on historical and current issues as they apply to individual direction and expression in photography using either color and/or black and white photography.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 316, ARTS 334.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 433 - Global Art ParadigmsCredits 3

Investigation of non-western art and architecture in relationship to its currency within the global contemporary art scene. Emphasis is placed on the influence of major forms, functions and materials used by the peoples of Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas in regards to contemporary art.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 126.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 434 - Interdisciplinary InvestigationsCredits 3

A cross-discipline studio and theory seminar focusing on individual and collaborative thematic investigations.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class, or Junior Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 436 - Graphic Design Forms IICredits 3

Advanced study and analysis of graphic design forms emphasizing sequential systems and pacing. Using a variety of software applications, students are exposed to all areas of production, including printing and pre-press technologies.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 333, ARTS 423.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 440 - Senior SeminarCredits 3

Senior-level cross-emphasis studio and theory investigation. Individual direction is navigated thorough critique and discourse.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 441 - Critical ThoughtCredits 3

An intensive, reading seminar focusing on writings that have influenced contemporary art criticism and theory. Course focuses on specific authors and/or themes that have impacted the production and discussion of art within the 21st Century.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 315.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 442 - Web Design IICredits 3

An advanced course in web site production emphasizing creative and technical skill development. Students examine current directions in web site management, user interface design, information architecture and scripting.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: ARTS 428.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

ARTS 450 - InternshipCredits 3

Apprenticeship program designed to give students first-hand exposure to professional artists, designers and art institutions. Internships individually tailored to meet the needs of the student. Approved internship experiences require student to complete a minimum of 120 hours with one or more mentors or organizations.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class, or Junior Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.

ARTS 462 - Advanced Studio PracticumCredits 1-3

Independent research in advanced studio practices under the direction of a faculty member.
Note(s): See academic advisor prior to registration. Practicum may be taken multiple times for credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 464 - Advanced Studio PracticumCredits 1-3

Independent research in advanced studio practices under the direction of a faculty member.
Note(s): See academic advisor prior to registration. Practicum may be taken multiple times for credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class, or Junior Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $60.

ARTS 475 - CulminationCredits 3

Course is a culmination of student's art practice, critical theory, and practical survival skills needed to become a professional artist. Meetings and discussions focus on the pragmatic elements of art production: grant writing, press relations, slide/portfolio presentation as well as discourse and critique of a final portfolio and exhibition. The senior exhibition requires developed artworks based on an integrated theme. Full statement of intent must be presented along with visual samples of ideas at the beginning of the semester, approved and signed by committee. Final project is exhibited at the University Art Gallery.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class; and Studio Arts (ARFA); Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.