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Learning Using the Creative Arts (ARTS 1000)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course will introduce students to the creative arts by providing opportunities to experience, create and guide others to create art in a variety of modes such as visual art, music or drama. In addition, you will learn about the impact of the creative arts on human development, and explore the role of the creative arts in culture.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

None.

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Introduction to Photography (ARTS 1105)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course introduces the student to the conceptual, technical, historical aspects of photography within a Fine Arts context. You will learn the creative process through hands-on experience in the use of both film and digital cameras, black/white darkroom processes, film scanning and digital output.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

None.

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Introduction to Art (ARTS 1110)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to basic concepts of the visual arts in various media. Topics include the significance and language of art. Activities include text reading, slide lectures and gallery tours. You will learn to evaluate artists' work, various interpretations of works, and the assumptions underlying these interpretations.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

 

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Art History 1: Ancient to Pre-Renaissance (ARTS 1111)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is a worldwide survey of art from the prehistoric through the Gothic period. Through discussions, lectures and museum visits, you will learn to understand art within its historical and social context, and to interpret the meaning of art in an informed manner.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042.

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Art History 2: Renaissance to Contemporary (ARTS 1114)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is a survey of art from the Italian Renaissance through Modern Art. Through discussions, lectures and museum visits, you will learn to understand art within its historical and social context, and to interpret the meaning of art in an informed manner.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Foundation Drawing 1 (ARTS 1121)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  Foundation Drawing 1 is an introduction to the basic drawing principles of line, perspective, composition and value. Demonstrations, slides and studio sessions teach you to respond critically to art, as well as to apply aesthetic principles to your own and others' drawings. You will spend six to eight hours a week outside of class doing studio work.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

Students are responsible for purchasing some materials. Please contact faculty for approximate cost of materials and supplies.

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Ceramics 1 (ARTS 1125)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is an investigation of three-dimensional spatial problem solving through basic clay forming techniques used in hand-building and wheel throwing methods. You will be introduced to the formal qualities of good art design which is used in the expression of ideas. By merging your personal insight and narrative with global awareness you will articulate individual responses to the state or conditions of universal existence. You will research both historical and contemporary ceramics through electronic imagery, local galleries and museums.
MnTC: Goal 6

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Printmaking (ARTS 1132)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course will focus on three primary ways of making prints: monoprinting, relief printing and intaglio. While making prints with these methods in both traditional and experimental ways, you will arrive at a style that is uniquely your own. You will also learn about the history of printmaking to understand the uniqueness of prints in the context of other media.
MnTC: Goal 6

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Sculpture (ARTS 1133)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course introduces you to artwork done in three dimensions. You will use a variety of materials and will work with both traditional and contemporary methods of forming. Primary forming methods include casting, modeling, carving, assembling and fabricating; primary materials include clay, plaster, wire, paper and foam. Lectures and critiques include some historical emphasis and some emphasis on design issues as they relate to form, volume, planes and space.
MnTC: Goal 6

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Foundation 2D Design (ARTS 1141)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers concepts relating to principles of design and elements of art as they apply to two dimensional artwork. You will work with a variety of materials and techniques to build an understanding of the foundation of two dimensional expression. Experimentation, brainstorming and creative problem solving are emphasized. You will spend six to eight hours a week outside of class doing studio work.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

Students are responsible for purchasing some materials. Please contact faculty for approximate cost of materials and supplies.

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Painting 1 (ARTS 1142)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course explores important concepts in painting. While most of the emphasis is on painting, lectures and critiques allow for some investigation of painting in a historical context. This course defines painting in a broad sense and allows for an exploration of both traditional and nontraditional methods. Acrylic paint is the medium used. The course is designed to help students with all levels of experience.
MnTC: Goal 6

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Foundation 3D Design (ARTS 1145)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course covers concepts concerning the principles of design as they apply to elements of three dimensional art. You will learn to use a variety of materials and techniques to build the foundation of three dimensional expression. You will spend six to eight hours a week outside of class doing studio work.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

Students are responsible for purchasing some materials. Please contact faculty for approximate cost of materials and supplies.

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Foundation Digital Imaging (ARTS 1150)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course introduces the technical and conceptual practices of computer digital imaging as a creative tool in the context of Fine Art. You will explore both the creative and technical aspects of digital imaging. You will spend six to eight hours a week outside of class doing studio work.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

A basic understanding of the computer is recommended, but is not required to take this course. Students are responsible for purchasing some materials. Please contact faculty for approximate cost of materials and supplies.

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Painting 2 (ARTS 2212)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course refines and expands on concepts learned in Painting 1. It also guides you to develop a personal style so that you may interpret your world in an individual way. Important to the class is the discussion of paintings-your own and the paintings of others. You will learn about well-known painters and paintings and use community galleries and museums as a source for your study.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

ARTS 1142.

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Watercolor (ARTS 2213)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of transparent watercolor, including technique, color usage and composition. There are demonstrations, slide lectures and studio sessions. Students learn to respond critically to watercolors and to apply aesthetic principles to their own and others' work.
MnTC: Goal 6

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A.F.A. Portfolio (ARTS 2214)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course provides the fundamental skills you need to present your artwork. Under the guidance of the instructor, you will select a body of work which has visual continuity or thematic continuity and represents a culmination of your AFA studies. You will meet with a panel of regional artist to present yourp lan and seek feedback. You will organize and install an exhibition, write an artist statement to accompany the exhibit and create a digital portfolio of your art work.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

ARTS 1105 or PHOT 1100, ARTS 1121, ARTS 1125, ARTS 1133, ARTS 1141 and ARTS 1142.

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Life Drawing (ARTS 2221)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  Life Drawing: A course devoted to understanding and use of life forms (primarily human) as a subject in fine art works. Lesson will incorporate a variety of art media and styles to render and interpret subjects. Many session of this course will use the human figure, both clothed and nude as a subject. Students will need to provide their own drawing materials for the course.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

ARTS 1121.

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Drawing 2 (ARTS 2222)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is a continuation of the principles dealt with in Drawing 1. Portraiture, landscapes and still life are explored. Presentation methods include demonstrations, lectures and studio sessions. Students will learn to respond critically to drawing and to apply aesthetic principles to their own and others work.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

ARTS 1121.

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Ceramics 2 (ARTS 2225)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is an expansion and refinement of the technical skills, elements and principles of art design and the ideas you developed in Ceramics 1. Using three dimensional problem-solving you will explore the functional and narrative qualities of ceramics. Firing and glazing techniques will be discussed and practiced in detail. You will research both historical and contemporary ceramics through electronic imagery, local galleries and museums. By merging your personal insight and narrative with global awareness you will articulate individual responses to the state or conditions of universal existence.
MnTC: Goal 6 Prerequisites:

ARTS 1125.

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Sculpture: Direct Metals (ARTS 2233)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  1.00   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is an investigation of three-dimensional spatial problems through basic welding techniques. You will be introduced to the use of the formal qualities of the elements and principles used in the expression of ideas. Engaging critical thinking you will articulate individual responses to the conditions of universal existence. You will research both historical and contemporary metal art through electronic imagery, local galleries and museums. You will learn how to set up an economical studio, purchase stock and maintain equipment.
MnTC: Goal 6

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