Judson University, a Four Year Christian College in Elgin near Chicago. The Church at Work in Higher Education.
  • School of Art, Design and Architecture
    Course Descriptions

    ARC101 Tools and Media w/lab

    Introduction to a wide range of materials and their manipulation with hand and power tools, cutting, assembly and finishing in a model shop setting. Introduction to architectural models and flat work.
    Architecture students should take this class in the Fall. Art & Design students should enroll for Spring if at all possible.
    Art/Arch Supply Fee: $40.00  

    ARC122 Design II

    Students create abstract and architectonic three-dimensional objects and graphically describe those objects with two-dimensional representation. A variety of scaled three-dimensional projects and media are defined. Two-dimensional techniques include orthographic projection, parallel line pictorial drawings, perspective, shade and shadow including sun angles, and manual lettering.
    Art & Design Supply Fee: $120.00  

    ARC222X Construction Technology I

    Introduction to building construction/structural systems, materials and assemblies with a specific emphasis on residential and light frame construction systems.
    Cross-listed as DES222X

    ARC231H Architectural History/Theory I -Honors

    The historical development of architecture and art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages, emphasizing Western and Christian culture, with an introduction to Asian, African, Pre-Columbian American, Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions. The cultural values which shape the arts and architecture are underscored.
    Cross-listed as DES225H (ARC231X/DES225X)

    ARC231X Architectural History/Theory I

    The historical development of architecture and art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages, emphasizing Western and Christian culture, with an introduction to Asian, African, Pre-Columbian American, Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions. The cultural values which shape the arts and architecture are underscored.
    Cross-listed as DES225X

    ARC232H Architectural History/Theory II Honors

    The historical development of architecture from the Renaissance through the twentieth century, including both 'high style' and vernacular architecture. Specific emphasis is placed on aesthetic and architectural theory, building technology, and the cultural and individual values that shape architecture.
    Cross-Listed as ARC232/DES226X
    Pre-requisites: ARC231

    ARC232X Architectural History/Theory II

    The historical development of architecture from the Renaissance through the twentieth century, including both 'high style' and vernacular architecture. Specific emphasis is placed on aesthetic and architectural theory, building technology, and the cultural and individual values that shape architecture.
    Cross-listed as DES226X

    ARC251X Architectural Design I

    A series of design projects that focus on issues of space and place making, light and structure, the influence of creativity, design heuristics, and architectonic formal compositional devices.
    Cross-listed as DES251X
    Architecture Program Fee: $1,100 per Semester
    Pre-requisites: DES122

    ARC252X Architectural Design II

    Design problems of individual residence and multi-unit residential development. Emphasis given to site, climate, human issues, place and client identity and expression, traditional and current typologies and the appropriate use of structures, materials and technology.
    Cross-listed as DES252X

    ARC310 Digital Representation I

    Introduces the student to digital representation in architectural design and investigates digital modeling digital modeling and media through a series of exercises using 2D and 3D modeling in Auto Desk Suite, SketchUp and Adobe publishing software.
    Instructor may override prereqs.
    Technology/Supply Fee: $100.00.
    Preq: Third Year Acceptance  

    ARC310H Digital Representation I - Honors

    Introduces the student to digital representation in architectural design and investigates digital modeling digital modeling and media through a series of exercises using 2D and 3D modeling in Auto Desk Suite, SketchUp and Adobe publishing software.
    Technology/Supply Fee: $100.00.
    Preq: Third Year Acceptance  

    ARC321 Environmental Technology I

    Introduction to the ecological and environmental systems issues of architectural design. Lectures and problems related to the vernacular and environmental principles that impact architecture.
    Preq: Third Year Acceptance
    Pre-requisites: PHY237
     

    ARC322 Construction Technology II

    Continues the exploration of construction systems, materials and assemblies with an emphasis on Commercial Construction systems. Introduction of building codes, zoning ordinances, and accessibility codes.
    Preq: Third Year Acceptance
    Pre-requisites: ARC222
     

    ARC332 Architecture of Cities

    Topics in city- and landscape-making are investigated chronologically; long-standing cultural habits, political and religious representation, effects of the modern economy, American suburbanization, and Western intellectual history for the city. Major attention given to Western cities and landscapes, lesser to non-Western cities.
    Preq: Third Year Acceptance  

    ARC341 Architectural Structures I

    An introductory course in statics and strength of materials for architects, with a specific focus on the conceptual relationships between structure and form. Structural concepts including static systems, tension/compression, bending and shear stress, combined stresses, strain, cross-sectional considerations, and the physical behavior of structural materials will be addressed abstractly.
    Preq: PHY237 or equivalent College Physics.
    Preq: Third Year Acceptance
    Pre-requisites: PHY237
     

    ARC351 Architecture Design III

    A design studio with emphasis on single and multi-family residential and institutional design projects. Special emphasis on urban design issues that introduce physical and cultural context, urban, site and building type analysis.
    Architecture Program Fee: $1,100 per Semester
    Preq: Third Year Acceptance  

    ARC352 Architecture Design IV

    Elective studio problems normally using medium scale institutional building types.
    Preq: Third Year Acceptance
    Architecture Program Fee: $1,100 per Semester
     

    ARC352H Architecture Design IV - Honors

    Elective studio problems normally using medium scale institutional building types.
    Technology/Supply Fee: $100.00.
    Preq: Third Year Acceptance
    Co-requisites: ARC322 & ARC332
    Pre-requisites: ARC351
     

    ARC381 Architectural Study Tour:

    Observe and analyze selected European urban sites and architecture using various methods and media. Visits to museums may be included. On-site design project may be featured.
    Art/Arch Supply Fee: $100.00.
    Preq: Third Year Acceptance
     

    ARC400S Topics in Sustainable Design:

     

    ARC400T Topics in Traditional Architecture and Urbanism:

     

    ARC410 Adv Digital Representation I

    This course extends the representational capabilities of the student through various means of advanced explorations of visual, spatial, and formal constructs; as particularly related to the digital medias of modeling and graphics. The student will complete this course with improved communication skills and experiences through the use of digital technology and through the critical integration of a variety of representational methods.
    Intended for architecture majors of Senior standing; or art and design majors of Senior standing with instructor's permission. Juniors may also requested instructor permission. May be taken as ARC610 for graduate credit.
    Pre-requisites: ARC310

    ARC410H Adv Digital Representation I Honors

    This course extends the representational capabilities of the student through various means of advanced explorations of visual, spatial, and formal constructs; as particularly related to the digital medias of modeling and graphics. The student will complete this course with improved communication skills and experiences through the use of digital technology and through the critical integration of a variety of representational methods.
    Pre-requisites: ARC310

    ARC411 Adv Digital Representation II

    This course extends the representational capabilities of the student through various means of web related media; as particularly related to the digital medias of modeling, graphic, and web systems. Students will explore communication and publication strategies through Internet and Intranet systems as they potentially relate to architectural practice. Students will visit offices in the region that utilize web resources in creative and critical ways, and become familiar with the different possibilities for digital architectural communication. Students will utilize Adobe Go-Live, Live Motion, Auto CAD 2000, Form-Z, Photoshop and Illustrator.
    Architecture majors of junior standing or above; or art and design majors of junior standing or above with instructor's permission. May be taken as ARC611 for graduate credit.

    ARC416 Architectural Rendering in Watercolor

    This course is intended to introduce the students to the history tools, and techniques of watercolor rendering as applied to architectural spaces. This is primarily a studio course, meaning that most of the time will be spent practicing rendering techniques, both in and out of class.
    May be taken as ARC616 for graduate credit.

    ARC421H Environmental Technology II Honors

     

    ARC421X Environmental Technology II

    Environmental systems that are part of architecture including acoustics, electric lighting and day lighting. Lectures and problems that integrate these systems in architecture.
    Cross-listed as DES421X
    Co-requisites: ARC451
    Pre-requisites: ARC322

    ARC422 Environmental Technology III

    A comprehensive overview of environmental systems that serve large buildings including HVAC, electrical transportation, communication and water systems.
    Pre-requisites: ARC421

    ARC422H Environmental Technology III Honors

    A comprehensive overview of environmental systems that serve large buildings including HVAC, electrical transportation, communication and water systems.
    Co-requisites: ARC452
    Pre-requisites: ARC421 & ARC451

    ARC425 Arch Acoustics Seminar/Lab

    This course will consist of lectures, seminars, readings and field trips to large meetings rooms for speech and/or music, such as places of worship, theatres, concert halls, auditoriums, etc., etc. There will be two tests, three case studies, several field trips' and several homework assignments. Students will work individually on the design of a class project, competition project or a actual building project by establishing acoustical design goals for different spaces in a building. The purpose of studying these themes of architectural acoustics is to learn how to make use of sonic and physical changes that enhance the quality of the built environment. Consequently, architectural acoustics studies and practice will include the tasks of providing comfort and environmental protection to support human activities, through architectural forms that are aesthetically pleasing in the community and society at large.
    Intended for fourth year architecture majors and graduate students. May be taken as ARC625 for graduate credit.
    Pre-requisites: ARC321

    ARC426 Daylighting in Architecture

    The purpose of this course is to learn how to make use of visual and physical changes that enhance the quality of the built environment. The works of Aalto, Kahn, Mies, Wright, among others have controlled the sensory environmental qualities such as heat, light and sound to accentuate their design concepts. Architectural lighting studies and practice includes the task of providing comfort and environmental protection to support human activities, through architectural forms that are aesthetically pleasing in the community and society at large.
    Prereq ARC352 or Graduate standing or permission of instructor Offered as ARC626 for graduate credit .

    ARC427 Architecture for Conviviality

    Students consider the warnings that industrialized objects, including buildings, tend to cause our disengagement. We will consider how buildings may have potential for building community and for enhancing engagement with created reality. All of us will be challenged to consider our faith-practice in the world described by contemporary philosophers, theorists, Christians, and critics.

    ARC428 Albertian Theory for Contemporary Urbanism

    The seminar students stage a community charrette with stakeholders like the Quincy Charrette 2005. The seminar considers contemporary applications from Alberti's treatise on architecture that T.N.Rajkovich described recently as articulating the fundamental principles of good city-making nearly 500 years before the Charter of the New Urbanism. Open to graduates and undergraduate architecture students.
    Course is limited to students who have taken ARC332 or to those who have taken ART326 with instructor permission.
    May be taken as ARC628 for graudate credit.

    ARC429 Multiculturalism and Architecture

    True Architecture transcends different cultures, civilizations and time. Architecture is practical in a global community and in a pluralistic society. In this course, students are challenged to be aware of the images, patterns, and aesthetics that impact this pluralistic society, and to design responsibly. Diverse non-western communities often approach built form in unique and meaningful ways that reflect their culture, environmental and historical origins. Unfortunately, these ways are not always understood and therefore not represented in the subsequent Architecture produced. This course is intended to encourage students to be aware and sensitive to the diverse issues and patterns that generate the imagery of these built forms and what the implication can be in creating responsive Architecture. This course is an architectural exploration of the ethnicity and the cultural significance of the uniqueness of three contemporary Global Communities and Civilizations. The three cultures investigated are: the African community: the Asian community; and the Native American Community e Ar
    May be taken as ARC429 for graduate credit.

    ARC432 History Arch Theory Seminar

    Study of primary works of architectural theory from antiquity to the modern period, considering how each reflects its writer's culture and personal values, and informs his/her architectural design, and broader contemporary practice. Major thinkers (Vituvius, Palladio, Laugier, Ruskin, Corbusier, etc.) and themes (the classical tradition, human analogy, materialism, morality, historicism) will knit together the chronological study. Historical values will be considered within a contemporary Christian world view.
    Intended for fourth year architecture majors and master's students. May be taken as ARC632 for graduate credit.

    ARC433 Precedents in Architecture

    This course, through a detailed study of organizing concepts expressed in historical examples, exposes students to an analytical approach to understanding the use of precedents for design. The course investigates the ways that precedents are applicable, both conceptually and concretely. Students will study a range of examples in detail, drawing the buildings to understand the diagrammatic organization. Students will also study theoretical discussions on the nature of precedents and approaches to the use of the past.
    Faculty consent required.

    ARC434 Urbanism: Precedents for Principles and Practice

    Building on architectural history courses, undergraduate TAU studios, and particularly ARC332, this course introduces students to disciplinary research realms that can contribute to urban planning and civic architecture. There will be a reading review of contemporary related practice. Course focuses on projects enabling the student to practice what has been learned in reading. Fieldtrips will be taken to study Chicago's urbanism. In some situations, it may be possible to fashion projects that are related to TAU studio projects or thesis research. When a public design charrette is an available opportunity, then most of all research and practice projects will be geared toward the charrette work and presentation. Students in this class meet every other Thursday in a seminar meeting to discuss week's readings and to present projects. On other Thursdays, these students will meet with the Arc332 undergraduates to assist them in their projects and to consult with students in undergraduate studios, especially but not limited to those in the TAU studios.
    May be taken as ARC634 for graduate credit.

    ARC435 Case Studies in Architecture: History and Theory

    This course presents a study of architecture's main theoretical currents in the context of those buildings which manifest them. Emphasis on America and Europe and the period starting in the eighteenth century to the present day.

    ARC435H Case Studies in Architecture: History and Theory - Honors

    This course presents a study of architecture's main theoretical currents in the context of those buildings which manifest them. Emphasis on America and Europe and the period starting in the eighteenth century to the present day.

    ARC436 Readings in Landscape History

    Architecture is intimately tied to the landscape, both literally and metaphorically. Landscape design has its own rich history. Consideration of the tradition and history of landscape design will enrich the student' views of the context and possibilities of architectural design.

    ARC437 Urban and Landscape Ecology

    This course addresses issues of sound ecological approaches that are relevant and pressing for architectural practice. The course covers riparian restoration, brownfield reclamation, landscape planning to mitigate environmental degradation, and urban strategies to minimize harmful environmental results of development. The course promotes a holistic view of environmental stewardship, including natural habitat protection and social responsibility.

    ARC439 Contemp Theory of Architecture

    Acquire knowledge of architectural pre-history including Boullee, Polychromy Debate, Semper, Ruskin, Viollet-le-Duc, Wagner, and Loos. Acquire an overview of intellectual history leading to present dominant interest in form and the counterarguments. Acquire an overview of critical literary theory and its antecedents (Saussure, Peirce, Barthes, Etc.). Grasp an overview and read representative examples in French phenomenology. Read representative examples in Heidegger, Gadamer (and Habermas), and Arendt. Acquire an overview and read representative examples of contemporary architectural theory; Christopher Alexander, PeterEisenman (and Derrida), Leon Krier, Colin Rowe, Joseph Rykwert, and David Watkin. Read contemporary Christian intellectuals whose reflections may apply to theorizing architecture (e.g., Jeremy Begbie, Albert Borgmann, Charles Taylor, and Margaret Visser). Students will be exposed to a range of theoretical applications and problems including social construction, commodification, technology, sustainability, etc. It is hoped that the course will nurture architecture and philosophy projects of many kinds. Note, however, that this description is subject to change as the course is developed.
    History/Theory precedents required; ARC632 recommended. This course may also be taken as ARC639 for graduate credit.
    Pre-requisites: ARC332

    ARC441 Architectural Structures II

    A systems approach for architects to the structural design and analysis of buildings, including steel, concrete, timber and long-span structures. Applications of concepts of tension/compression, bending and shear stress, combined stresses, structural connections, load resolution, member sizing and wind loading on multi-storey buildings. Course content addresses conventional and emerging systems, techniques, applications, materials and methods for designing structural solutions.
    Pre-requisites: ARC341

    ARC442 Advanced Architectural Drawing

    Using a series of studio exercises and sketchbooks, it will expose the student to the intersection of various types of drawing to develop a unique blend of controlled sketching with architectural sensibilities and conventions. The student will be introduced to the history tools and techniques of sketching as applied to architectural subjects. The use of black and white will be emphasized with limited exposure to color. The study of shades and shadow casting, or sciography, will also be covered in some detail.
    May be taken as ARC642 for graduate credit.

    ARC451X Architectural Design V

    An institutional design problem, typically a church and/or a school, in an urban setting. Intergration of acoustics, lighting and structure is explored.
    Cross-listed as DES451X
    Architecture Program Fee: $1,100 per Semester
    Co-requisites: ARC421
    Pre-requisites: ARC352

    ARC452H Architectural Design VI - Honors

    A comprehensive design studio that integrates construction and environmental technologies in the studio project.
    Technology/Supply Fee: $100.00.
    Pre-requisites: ARC451X OR ARC451X

    ARC452X Architectural Design VI

    A comprehensive design studio that integrates construction and environmental technologies in the studio project.
    Cross-listed as DES452X
    Architecture Program Fee: $1,100 per Semester
    Co-requisites: ARC422
    Pre-requisites: ARC451

    ARC461 Design Construct, Synthesis in Craft

    Design: Construct is a pedagogically rich method of blending theory, design, representation, construction, and community service. As such, it represents an approach to teaching and learning that engages both passive and active learning and results in an application of knowledge that corresponds directly to the mental and tactile stimuli that are often the focus of architectural education, particularly design.
    Freshmen or Sophomores need instructor permission

    ARC462 Preceptorship Preparation

    The course prepares students for internship and preceptorship experiential learning as students complete the undergraduate program. Students explore histories of practice and professionalization, the topographies of contemporary practice, and strategies for professional development.

    ARC488S Directed Research in SustainableDesign:


    Faculty consent required.

    ARC488T Directed Research in TraditionalArchitecture and Urbanism:


    Faculty consent required.

    ARC492 Architecture for Christian Worship

    Humanity has chosen to worship the Triune God communally through the design and use of particular built environments. This class is designed to provoke critical reflection on how these worship spaces for worship have helped to articulate and shape people's understanding and experience of God. We will examine many different architectural expressions of worship space through time with an eye toward discerning how church buildings of the past may provide insight for church designs in the present and future.
    Prereq ARC352 or Graduate standing or permission of instructor Offered as ARC692 for graduate credit

    ART111 Drawing I

    An introduction to the techniques and media of black and white drawing, with special attention given to problems in gesture, shape, line/edge, value and one- and two-point perspective. Priority seating for Art, Design and Architecture majors.
    Art/Design Supply Fee: $75.00.
    Priority Seating for Art, Design & Architecture majors.

    ART211 Drawing II

    Continuation of Drawing I with special attention given to problems in texture, advanced perspective, and color. Emphasis on objective drawing with convincing mass, space, proportion, structure, and surface. Student must demonstrate proficiency. Priority seating for Art, Design and Architecture majors.
    Technology/Supply Fee: $100.00.
    Priority seating for Art, Design and Pre-Interior Design majors.
    Pre-requisites: ART111

    ART212 Painting I

    Introduction to traditional and contemporary painting theory and practice. Includes study of surface preparation, paint application, and composition.
    Instructor may override prereqs
    Art Supply Fee: $250.00
    Pre-requisites: ART111 & DES121

    ART212H Painting I - Honors

    Introduction to traditional and contemporary painting theory and practice. Includes study of surface preparation, paint application, and composition.
    Instructor may override prereqs
    Art Supply Fee: $250.00
    Pre-requisites: ART111 & DES121

    ART217 Sculpture I

    Beginning studies in additive, subtractive, and assemblage of visual discourse in three dimensions, utilizing traditional and non-traditional media.
    Prereqs: ART111, DES121 & DES122 or permission of instructor.
    Art/Arch Supply Fee: $100.00.
    Pre-requisites: ART111 & DES121 & DES122
     

    ART218 Printmaking I

    Introduction to planographic & intaglio printing processes.
    Art Supplies: $175.00.
    Pre-requisites: ART111 & DES121

    ART223X Photography I

    Introduction to the art of 35-mm photography. Includes camera operation and black-and-white darkroom techniques needed to pursue the development of artistic principles in assembling a portfolio of black and white prints.
    Prereq: DES121 or permission of Instructor. Must own 35mm SLR camera Cross-listed as MED223X.
    Architecture Supply Fee: $150.00.

    ART224 History of Art I

    A chronological overview of architecture and art from pre-history through the early Renaissance. Specific emphasis is placed on the cultural values which shape the arts and architecture.
    Prereq: ENG101 or equivalent
    Pre-requisites: ENG102

    ART225 History of Art II

    Investigates the flow of man's art and cultural ideas from the High Renaissance through the 19th century.
    Prereq: ENG102 or equivalent

    ART227 Illustration I

    Introduction to the development of freehand rendering from thumbnail to rough to camera-ready artwork for commercial or editorial purposes. Emphasizes both hand-rendered and computer aided illustration.
    Requires 6 hours of studio art including prereqs
    Studio Technology Fee: $25.00.
    Pre-requisites: ART212 & DES234X & DES233X & DES232X

    ART295 Internship Seminar

    Portfolio and resume development, job search methods and interview techniques, in preparation for external internships.
    Requires sophomore standing and 15 hours of studio coursework completed, including DES232X/233X/234X/228 or permission of Instructor.
    Pre-requisites: DES234X & DES233X & DES232X & DES228

    ART311 Drawing III

    Emphasis on drawing the human figure, with attention given to correct proportion, structure, and surface, including skeletal muscular and surface anatomy. Includes research into historical and contemporary precedents. Students must demonstrate proficiency.
    Student must demonstrate proficiency.
    Art/Arch Supply Fee: $100.00.
    Pre-requisites: ART111 & DES121
     

    ART311H Drawing III - Honors

    Emphasis on drawing the human figure, with attention given to correct proportion, structure, and surface, including skeletal muscular and surface anatomy. Includes research into historical and contemporary precedents. Students must demonstrate proficiency.
    Art/Arch Supply Fee: $100.00.
    Pre-requisites: ART111 & DES121
     

    ART312 Painting II

    Investigation of contemporary painting problems and studio methods. A study of geometric abstraction and shaped canvas and panel construction will lead to individual solutions in medium to large scale work.
    Architecture Supply Fee: $150.00.
    Pre-requisites: ART212
    Faculty consent required.

    ART314 Watercolor

    Emphasizes the development of watercolor technique with attention given to composition and expressive approaches.
    Instructor may override prereqs.
    Art Supplies: $175.00.
    Pre-requisites: ART111 & DES121

    ART315 Ceramics I

    Emphasizes hand-building techniques in ceramic production, exploration of engobes, glazes and stains, kiln loading and firing, and research in contemporary ceramics. A short introduction to wheel-throwing is included.
    Art/Design Supply Fee: $75.00.

    ART315H Ceramics I - Honors

    Emphasizes hand-building techniques in ceramic production, exploration of engobes, glazes and stains, kiln loading and firing, and research in contemporary ceramics. A short introduction to wheel-throwing is included.
    Art/Design Supply Fee: $75.00.

    ART316 Ceramics II

    Emphasizes wheel throwing. Includes exploration of ceramic decoration, glazing and underglaze techniques, kiln loading and firing, and research in contemporary ceramics.
    Art Supply Fee: $50.00.
    Instructor permission required. Override if the student has instructor permission.

    ART316H Ceramics II - Honors

    Emphasizes wheel throwing. Includes exploration of ceramic decoration, glazing and underglaze techniques, kiln loading and firing, and research in contemporary ceramics.
    Instructor permission required. Override if the student has instructor permission.
    Technology/Supply Fee: $100.00.

    ART319C Intermediate Studio Critique

    Instruction in the definition of artistic goals, presentation of finished work and work in progress; verbal and written defense. Self, peer, and instructor evaluation of goals, artistic achievement, and defense based on historical conceptual criteria. Must be taken concurrently with ART 319M.
    19 hours of studio art
    Co-requisites: ART319M
    Faculty consent required.

    ART319M Intermediate Studio Methods

    Individualized instruction in fine art studio operations aimed at creative enhancement of productivity and quality, plus methods research and the examination of creative process as it applies to contemporary aesthetic issues. Must be taken concurrently with ART 319C.
    19 hours of studio art
    Studio Technology Fee: $25.00.
    Co-requisites: ART319C
    Faculty consent required.

    ART323X Photography II

    Exploration of color digital photography and digital output with continued development of the aesthetics of photography and the principles of portfolio assembly. Conceptual photographic practices will be introduced. Basic research component required.
    Prereqs: ART223X and DES233X or equivalent, or Instructor permission. Must own 35mm camera. Cross-listed as MED323X.
    Art/Design Supply Fee: $75.00.
    Pre-requisites: ART223X
    Faculty consent required.

    ART324 History of Art III

    Advanced study, writing and creative work involving a philosophical understanding of 20th century art history and theory.
    Pre-requisites: ENG102

    ART344X Film Hist/Tech: American Cinema

    Introduces the student to U.S. cinema ranging from its 19th century origins to the present. Standards of film-making established in Hollywood and the American independent scene are studied. Prominent films likely included are Curtiz's Casablanca, Welles' Citizen Kane, and Spielberg's Jaws.
    Cross-listed as MED344X

    ART349X Film Hist/Tech: World Cinema

    Introduces the student to U.S. cinema ranging from its 19th century origins to the present. European, Asian, and Middle eastern innovations in film are studied within their cultural and technological contexts. Prominent films likely included are Eisenstein's The Battleship Potemkin, DeSica's The Bicycle Thief, and Kurosawa's Rashomon.
    Cross-listed as MED349X

    ART395 Internship Practicum

    Technician-level internship experience in a design, advertising, publishing or manufacturing firm. Supervision will include a faculty advisor and a corporate internship supervisor.
    Requires 45 hours earned including DES228, ART295, DES321 or 18 hour of studio art courses. Must show computer literacy. Pre-registration required. Instructor's permission required. Offered for 2 to 3 credit hours.
    Instructor permission required. Override if the student has instructor permission.
    Pre-requisites: DES121 & ART295 & DES321 & DES331X & DES232X & DES233X & DES234X & DES228
    Faculty consent required.

    ART419C Advanced Studio Critique

    Continuation of ART319C with the development of advanced art projects.
    Co-requisites: ART419M
    Pre-requisites: ART319C
    Faculty consent required.

    ART419M Advanced Studio Methods

    Continuation of ART319M with the development of advanced art projects.
    Studio Technology Fee: $25.00.
    Co-requisites: ART419C
    Pre-requisites: ART319M
    Faculty consent required.

    ART427 Objects of Desire: Theories of the Visual

    A consideration of objects and images and how they may build community or cause disengagement, including an examination of contemporary faith and practice as described by contemporary philosophers, theorists, Christians, and critics.
    Pre-requisites: ART224 & ART225
    Faculty consent required.

    ART427H Objects of Desire: Theories of the Visual - Honors

    A selective survey of significant contributions to the fields of graphic design, product design, and other applied arts, from early 20th century to the present.
    Pre-requisites: ART225 & ART224

    ART495 Advanced Internship Practicum

    Designer-level internship experience in a design, advertising, publishing, or manufacturing firm, or individually planned research under faculty supervision.
    Must show computer literacy.
    Pre-requisites: ART395
    Faculty consent required.

    ART496 Senior Proposal

    Instructor-guided investigation of creative work in the student's chosen field and media leading to the proposal and preliminary work for Senior Project.
    Requires senior standing and 30 hours of studio coursework completed. Student must demonstrate proficiency in the medium he/she proposes to use. General Art and Fine Arts Studio majors only. Permission of instructor requried.
    Studio Technology Fee: $25.00.
    Faculty consent required.

    ART496H Senior Proposal - Honors

    Instructor-guided investigation of creative work in the student's chosen field and media leading to the proposal and preliminary work for Senior Project.
    Studio Technology Fee: $25.00.
    Faculty consent required.

    ART497 Senior Project

    A summation of past work plus the development of new work in the student's major field, culminating in a public exhibition or portfolio presentation. Also includes written thesis and senior test in area concentration.
    Student must demonstrate proficiency in the medium he/she proposes to use. Permission of Instructor required.
    Studio Technology Fee: $25.00.
    Pre-requisites: ART496
    Faculty consent required.

    ART497H Senior Project - Honors

    A summation of past work plus the development of new work in the student's major field, culminating in a public exhibition or portfolio presentation. Also includes written thesis and senior test in area concentration.
    Studio Technology Fee: $25.00.
    Pre-requisites: ART496H
    Faculty consent required.

    DES121 Design I

    Broad investigation of design principles, process, and practice involving problems in two-dimensional design. Selected design applications are introduced. Priority seating for Art, Design and Architecture.
    Art/Arch Supply Fee: $100.00.
    Priority Seating for Art, Design & Architecture majors.

    DES122 Three Dimensional Design

    Three-Dimensional Design is a hands-on introduction to the manipulation of materials in space through a range of three-dimensional processes and media with an emphasis on idea generation for creative problem solving. The basic forming processes we will be considering may include additive and subtractive processes such as fabrication, casting, carving, and modeling.
    Art/Design Supply Fee: $75.00.
    Pre-requisites: DES121

    DES222X Construction Technology I

    Introduction to building construction/structural systems, materials and assemblies with a specific emphasis on residential and light frame construction systems.
    Cross-listed as ARC222X

    DES225H Architectural History/Theory I -Honors

    The historical development of architecture and art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages, emphasizing Western and Christian culture, with an introduction to Asian, African, Pre-Columbian American, Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions. The cultural values which shape the arts and architecture are underscored.
    Cross-listed as ARC231H (DES225X/ARC231X)
    Pre-requisites: ENG101

    DES225X Architectural History/Theory I

    The historical development of architecture and art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages, emphasizing Western and Christian culture, with an introduction to Asian, African, Pre-Columbian American, Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions. The cultural values which shape the arts and architecture are underscored.
    Cross-listed as ARC231X
    Pre-requisites: ENG101

    DES226X Architectural History/Theory II

    The historical development of architecture from the Renaissance through the twentieth century, including both 'high style' and vernacular architecture. Specific emphasis is placed on aesthetic and architectural theory, building technology, and the cultural and individual values that shape architecture.
    Cross-listed as ARC232X
    Pre-requisites: DES225X

    DES228 Typography

    Introduction to design concerns pertinent to typographical design, copyfitting, and analysis of letter forms. Typography programs will be approached with handwork and computer-aided design. A survey of typographic issues and problem-solving methodologies are introduced.
    Art Supply Fee: $50.00.
    Pre-requisites: ART111 & DES121 & DES232X & DES233X & DES234X

    DES232X Digital Tools I: Illustrator

    Introduction to and practice of the fundamental techniques of imaging/vector software: Adobe Illustrator.
    Cross-listed as MED232X
    Priority seating for Art & Design and Interior Design majors.
    Art/Design Fee: $17.00

    DES233X Digital Tools I: Photoshop

    Introduction to and practice of the fundamental techniques of imaging/raster software: Adobe Photoshop TM.
    Cross-listed as MED233X.
    Art/Design Fee: $17.00
    Priority seating for Art & Design and Interior Design majors.  

    DES234X Digital Tools I: In Design

    Introduction to and practice of the fundamental techniques of imaging/layout software: Adobe InDesign TM.
    Cross-listed with MED234X. May override requirements with demonstrated proficiency.
    Art/Design Fee: $17.00
    Priority seating for Art & Design and Interior Design majors.  

    DES251X Architectural Design I

    A series of design projects that focus on issues of space and place making, light and structure, the influence of creativity, design heuristics, and architectonic formal compositional devices.
    Cross-listed as ARC251X
    Pre-requisites: DES122

    DES252X Architectural Design II

    Design problems of individual residence and multi-unit residential development. Emphasis given to site, climate, human issues, place and client identity and expression, traditional and current typologies and the appropriate use of structures, materials and technology.
    Cross-listed as ARC252X
    Pre-requisites: DES251X

    DES321 Graphic Design I

    Basic design applied to actual commercial graphic design problems. Practical techniques will be learned from conception to finish of project, which culminates in client presentation.
    Art Supply Fee: $50.00.
    Pre-requisites: DES122 & DES228

    DES322 Graphic Design II

    Continuation of Graphic Design I, Instruction will concentrate on typography, packaging and four-color work. Extensive use of computer-aided layout and design also will be included.
    Art/Design Supply Fee: $75.00.
    Pre-requisites: DES321

    DES327 Issues and Practices in Modern and Contemporary Design

    A selective survey of the history of visual communications from the 19th C. through contemporary. Critical readings, individualized research, and studio work in modern and contemporayr design issues.
    In addition to ART224, DES228, and DES321 9 hours of DES-prefixed studio courses (or accepted equivalent transfer courses) and permission of instructor are required.
    NOTE: In addition to ART224 & DES228, 12 hours of DES-prefixed studio courses (or accepted equivalenttransfer courses) and permission of the instructor is required. Override only if pre-reqs are met.
    Pre-requisites: ART224 & DES228
    Faculty consent required.
     

    DES329 Motion Graphics I: Animation

    A detailed introduction to the fundamentals of 3DS MAX 4, a high-end 3-D modeling and animation program. Topics covered include the concepts of X, Y to 2 depth, polygon modeling, virtual lighting, rendering, using virtual cameras, and creating photo-realistic textures.
    Pre-requisites: DES121 & DES122 & DES232X & DES233X & DES234X & DES228

    DES331X Digital Tools II

    Investigation of design for the web involving issues in consumer interface, progressive disclosure in virtual space, and problem solving methodologies specific to web design. Includes an individual research component. Adobe Flash and Adobe Dreamweaver will be utilized throughout this course. Research problems specific to web design will be introduced and explored.
    Cross-listed as MED331X. Instructor may override prereqs
    Art Supply Fee: $50.00.
    Pre-requisites: DES234X & DES233X & DES232X & DES228 & DES121

    DES340X Production Methods

    Introduces the student to production methods for print media, concentrating on the principles of production management, which include communication, economic impact and change management.
    Cross-listed as MED340X
    Art Supply Fee: $50.00.
    Pre-requisites: DES228

    DES420 Advanced Graphic Design

    Advanced course in the analysis of visual communications problems with group collaborations developing content, evaluating alternatives and creating prototypical solutions.
    Art/Design Supply Fee: $75.00.
    Pre-requisites: DES322

    DES421X Environmental Technology II

    Environmental systems that are part of architecture including acoustics, electric lighting and day lighting. Lectures and problems that integrate these systems in architecture.
    Cross-listed as ARC421X
    Co-requisites: ARC451X
    Pre-requisites: ARC322

    DES451X Architectural Design V

    An institutional design problem, typically a church and a school, in an urban setting. Technical issues such as construction techniques and building systems are addressed.ture.
    Cross-listed as ARC451X
    Technology/Supply Fee: $100.00.
    Architecture Program Fee: $1,100 per Semester
    Co-requisites: DES421X
    Pre-requisites: ARC352

    DES452X Architectural Design VI

    A comprehensive design studio that integrates construction and environmental technologies in the studio project. Final documents will be produced with Computer Aided Design (CAD) System. Proficiency in AutoCad or Bentley Microstation CAD software is required.
    Cross-listed as ARC452X
    Architecture Program Fee: $1,100 per Semester

    DES496 Senior Proposal

    Instructor-guided investigation of creative work in the student's chosen field and media leading to the proposal and preliminary work for Senior Project.
    Requires senior standing and 33 hours of studio coursework completed. Permission of instructor required.
    Art Supply Fee: $50.00.
    Instructor permission required. Override if the student has instructor permission.
    Faculty consent required.

    DES497 Senior Project

    A summation of past work plus the development of new work in the student's major field, culminating in a portfolio presentation. Also includes written thesis and senior test in area concentration.
    Permission of Instructor required.
    Art Supply Fee: $50.00.
    Instructor permission required. Override if the student has instructor permission.
    Pre-requisites: DES496
    Faculty consent required.

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