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Course Code
ARTS 1105  Credits 2 Lec 1 Lab View Details
Title Introduction to Photography 
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.



Course Code
ARTS 1110  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Art 
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.

 



Course Code
ARTS 1111  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Art History I: Ancient to Pre-Renaissance 
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.



Course Code
ARTS 1114  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Art History 2: Renaissance to Contemporary 
Description This course is a survey of art from the Italian Renaissance to contemporary. 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.



Course Code
ARTS 1121  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Drawing 1 
Description 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' work of art. 
MnTC Goal 6 
Prerequisites  

Students must have their own supplies, materials cost approximately $70.00.



Course Code
ARTS 1125  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Ceramics 1 
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 
Prerequisites  


Course Code
ARTS 1132  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Printmaking 
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 
Prerequisites  


Course Code
ARTS 1133  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Sculpture 
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 
Prerequisites  


Course Code
ARTS 1141  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Design: Foundations of Studio Art 
Description This course helps you understand the way art is put together. The class will practice design elements and principles (i.e. color, space, composition, contrast) by making designs (art) in various media. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional design concepts are studied.  
MnTC Goal 6 
Prerequisites  


Course Code
ARTS 1142  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Painting 1 
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 
Prerequisites  


Course Code
ARTS 2212  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Painting 2 
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.



Course Code
ARTS 2213  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Watercolor 
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 
Prerequisites  


Course Code
ARTS 2214  Credits 1.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title A.F.A. Portfolio 
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.



Course Code
ARTS 2221  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Life Drawing 
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.



Course Code
ARTS 2222  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Drawing 2 
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.



Course Code
ARTS 2225  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Ceramics 2 
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.



Course Code
ARTS 2233  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Sculpture: Direct Metals 
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 
Prerequisites  


Course Code
ARTS 2234  Credits 1.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Sculpture 2 
Description In this course, you will expand three-dimensional investigations using spatial relationships and techniques begun in Sculpture I in both figurative and nonfigurative forms. Your research will focus on awareness and appreciation of personal perceptions and interpretations that will develop critical thinking, formal language, and methods used in advanced sculpture course 
MnTC Goal 6 
Prerequisites  

ARTS 1133.