ARTS 101 - Introduction to Art (Gen Ed Area IV)
An introductory course designed to develop understanding of the formal and conceptual aspects of the visual arts. Students will become familiar with art and artists from historical, contemporary, stylistic, and aesthetic perspectives. Emphasis will be on basic studio practices as a means of understanding visual language. No previous experience in art expected.
Credit Hours: 3 hrs
Major Restrictions: Bachelor of Fine Arts majors are to be excluded from enrolling in this course.
Previously Listed As: ART101
Area IV: Knowledge of the Disciplines
ARTS 101 Introduction of Art [was FA 101]
The visual arts communicate, express, record, capture, affect and reflect the world around us. The knowledge of how and why art has been created, how art relates to history and contemporary culture and understanding creative processes are an important part of any student’s general education program. In this course, students will learn how a variety of visual art is produced. They will become familiar with the visual creative process as a means of understanding and appreciating the visual arts. Investigation of contemporary art practices will lead to an understanding of form and content. This will be achieved through hands-on projects, research and writing elements. Lectures, demonstrations, discussions and studio activities will be the primary means of investigation. No previous experience in the arts is expected.
Last Updated: Change in Major Restrictions 1/2013, effective Summer 2013
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