Course Catalog : Subject Area




Arts Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I
(3 credits) Recommended to take ART 101/102 in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture, and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II
(3 credits) Recommended to take ART 101/102 in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture, and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ART 106 History of Modern Art
(3 credits) Surveys the history of modern architecture, sculpture, painting, and graphic arts in representational and non- representational forms. Focuses on the periods and movements that influenced the arts of the twentieth century. Emphasizes contemporary art forms, particularly the interaction between art and society, industry, and design. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ART 121 Drawing I
(3 credits) ART 121/122 must be taken in sequence. Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape, and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash, and color media. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. The cost of drawing supplies is estimated to be $85 per semester. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 122 Drawing II
(3 credits) ART 121/122 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 121. Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape, and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash, and color media. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. The cost of drawing supplies is estimated to be $125 per semester. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I
(3 credits) ART 131/132 must be taken in sequence. Explores the concepts of two-and three-dimensional design and color. May include field trips as required. There will be an approximate cost of $150 the first semester for supplies. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II
(3 credits) ART 131/132 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 131. Explores the concepts of two-and three-dimensional design and color. May include field trips as required. There will be an approximate cost of $150 the first semester for supplies. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 141 Typography I
(3 credits) Studies the history of letter forms and typefaces and examines their uses in contemporary communications media. Emphasizes applications to specific design problems. Includes identification and specification of type, copy fitting and hands-on typesetting problems. There will be an approximate cost of $150 the first semester for supplies. Part I of II. Lecture 2 hours + studio instruction 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 150 History of Film and Animation
(3 credits) Exposes the student to the rich history of temporal imagery from the invention of the zootrope and kinetoscope through the rise of the moving picture industry and the development of the first animated films to present day television. Chronicles the impact of the moving image in the Twentieth century. Discusses the design and concept of influential works as well as the relationship between these earlier forms of moving graphics and today's innovative video technology. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ART 203 Animation I
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): (ART 121 or ART 122) and ART 131 and ART 283. Introduces the student to the basic techniques of animation, both traditional and computer generated. Teaches theoretical elements of the aesthetics of sequential imagery. Provides practical experience in animation. Exposes students to a variety of animation techniques through lectures, presentations, classroom work, and outside assignments. Lecture 2 hours + lab 4 hours per week = total 6 hours per week.
ART 204 Animation II
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 203. Continues to develop the student's skills in the techniques of animation. Emphasizes the electronic means of transforming both two-and-three dimensional designs into complete, high quality animations and transferring them to videotape. Teaches the advanced techniques of three-dimensional computer animation. Lecture 2 hours + lab 4 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ART 207 3D Model Rendering
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 121, ART 131, ART 208, and (ART 283 or PHT 135). Introduces the student to the basic principles of three-dimensional objects and environments with both traditional methods and materials and those inherent in the microcomputer-based system. Lecture 2 hours + lab 4 hours per week = total 6 hours per week.
ART 208 Video Techniques
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. (Substitutes for PHT 126). Addresses the fundamentals of video technology as applied to the creation of multimedia projects. Focuses on the aesthetics of editing. Extends the capabilities of graphic designers and artists and allows them to transfer art work and animation from the computer to video, and to capture video frames for use in multimedia design on the computer. Instructs students in the development of sophisticated typographic design. Lecture 2 hours + lab 4 hours per week = total 6 hours per week.
ART 209 Creative Concepts and Writing
(3 credits) Focuses on the generation of creative verbal/visual concepts and the techniques of effective written communication necessary for success in the graphic design industry. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ART 221 Drawing III
(3 credits) ART 221/222 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 122. Introduces advanced concepts and techniques of drawing as applied to the figure, still life, and landscape. Gives additional instruction in composition, modeling, space, and perspective. Encourages individual approaches to drawing. The cost of drawing supplies is estimated to be $85 per semester. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 222 Drawing IV
(3 credits) ART 221/222 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 221. Introduces advanced concepts and techniques of drawing as applied to the figure, still life, and landscape. Gives additional instruction in composition, modeling, space, and perspective. Encourages individual approaches to drawing. The cost of drawing supplies is estimated to be $85 per semester. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 228 Multimedia Graphic Design I
(4 credits) ART 228/229 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 121, ART 131 and ART 208. Introduces concepts of graphic design specific to multimedia interactivity. Incorporates design methodology in preparation and implementation of flow charts and storyboards. Includes studio projects exploring the functionability, look and feel of multimediated presentations for CD-ROM, the Internet, and games. Implements hardware, software and production techniques required for multimedia development. Includes basic animation principles, sound and the option to include video. Lecture 2 hours + lab 4 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ART 229 Multimedia Graphic Design II
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 228 and ART 141 Introduces concepts of graphic design specific to multimedia interactivity. Incorporates design methodology in preparation and implementation of flow charts and storyboards. Includes studio projects exploring the functionability, look and feel of multimediated presentations for CD-ROM, the Internet, and games. Implements hardware, software and production techniques required for multimedia development. Includes basic animation principles, sound and the option to include video. Lecture 2 hours + lab 4 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ART 231 Sculpture I
(3 credits) ART 231/232 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 131. Introduces sculptural concepts and methods of production in traditional and contemporary media. Includes clay, plaster, wood, stone, metal, plastics, and terra cotta. May include field trips. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 232 Sculpture II
(3 credits) ART 231/232 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 231. Introduces sculptural concepts and methods of production in traditional and contemporary media. Includes clay, plaster, wood, stone, metal, plastics, and terra cotta. May include field trips. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 241 Painting I
(3 credits) ART 241/242 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 122 or divisional approval. Introduces abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/or oil with emphasis on color composition and value. The initial investment for painting supplies is approximately $150, with supplementary expenses in the following semester. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 242 Painting II
(3 credits) ART 241/242 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 241 or divisional approval. Introduces abstract and representational painting in acrylic and/or oil with emphasis on color composition and value. The initial investment for painting supplies is approximately $150, with supplementary expenses in the following semester. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 243 Watercolor I
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 131 or divisional approval. Presents abstract and representational painting in watercolor with emphasis on color, composition, technique, and value. The initial investment for supplies is estimated to be at least $125. Lecture 2 hours + studio instruction 4 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ART 245 Portrait Painting
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 122 and ART 241. Explores portrait painting as representational and abstract art. Emphasizes analytical study of the head, using a variety of media. The initial investment for painting supplies is approximately $150, with supplementary expenses in the following semester. Lecture 2 hours + studio instruction 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 246 Figure Painting
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 122 and ART 141. Concentrates on the human figure as subject matter for painting. Emphasizes composition as it relates to figure study. Explores formal and informal approaches to include representation and abstraction using various painting media. The initial investment for painting supplies is approximately $150, with supplementary expenses in the following semester. Lecture 2 hours + studio instruction 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 250 History of Design
(3 credits) Surveys the development of graphic design and illustration with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Analyzes the work of outstanding designers and illustrators. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ART 251 Communication Design I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 131 and ART 141 and (ART 283 or PHT 135. Studies the principles of visual communications as applied to advertising in newspapers, magazines, direct mail advertising, house organs, etc. Analyzes the influence of contemporary art on design. Finished work is produced on the computer. Lecture 2 hour + studio instruction 4 hours total 5 hours per week.
ART 252 Communication Design II
(3 credits) ART 251/252 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 251. Studies the principles of visual communications as applied to advertising in newspapers, magazines, direct mail advertising, house organs, etc. Analyzes the influence of contemporary art on design. Finished work is produced on the computer. Lecture 2 hour + studio instruction 4 hours total 6 hours per week.
ART 263 Interactive Design I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 131, ART 141, ART 208, and ART 283. Focuses on creative concepts of design problem solving for interactive design: techniques specific to web, multimedia for the web, and other interactive design products. Advanced interactive design functions such as animation, rollovers, and audio are covered in ART 264. Part I of II. Lecture 2 hours + laboratory 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 264 Interactive Design II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 263. Focuses on creative concepts of design problem solving for interactive design: techniques specific to web, multimedia for the web, and other interactive design products. Advanced interactive design functions such as animation, rollovers, and audio are covered in ART 264. Part II of II. Lecture 2 hours + laboratory 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 278 3D Computer Design I
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 283 or instructor's permission. Introduces fundamental concepts in 3D model building and animation: spline extrusion and motion, point editing, texture and mapping, ray tracing, rotoscoping, physical simulations, forward and inverse kinematics. Prerequisite: ART 283 for part I or instructor's permission; part I for part II. Part I of II. Lecture 2 hours + lab 4 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ART 279 3D Computer Design II
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 278 and ART 208. Introduces fundamental concepts in 3D model building and animation: spline extrusion and motion, point editing, texture and mapping, ray tracing, rotoscoping, physical simulations, forward and inverse kinematics. Part II of II. Lecture 2 hours + lab 4 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ART 280 Graphic Design for Studio Arts
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ART 131 and PHT 164 and permission of instructor. Introduces digital tools, software, and techniques used by visual artists and design professionals to create day-to-day business forms, documents and self-promotional material. Explores the fundamental principles of layout and design that govern the use of image, type and color. Presents professional standards and practices used for organizing, archiving, printing and presenting their work. Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week.
ART 283 Computer Graphics I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Utilizes microcomputers and software used to produce computer graphics. Employs techniques learned to solve studio projects which reinforce instruction and are appropriate for portfolio use. Lecture 2 hours + studio instruction 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ART 287 Portfolio and Resume Preparation
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): Vary by program of study. See program advisor. Permission of instructor required. Focuses on portfolio preparation, resume writing, and job interviewing for students. Recommended for students in the final semester of their programs. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 2 hours = total 3 hours per week.
ART 291 Computerized Graphic Design I
(4 credits) ART 291/292 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 121, ART 131, ART 141, and (ART 283 or PHT 135). Introduces students to using the computer as a publishing system. Examines stages of a publication from typesetting, laying out, creating and digitizing of illustrations and photographs, to the final printing. Requires students to write, design, illustrate and print pamphlets on the computer, including one full-color publication. Lecture 2 hours + studio instruction 4 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ART 292 Computerized Graphic Design II
(4 credits) ART 291/292 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): ART 291. Introduces students to using the computer as a publishing system. Examines stages of a publication from typesetting, laying out, creating and digitizing of illustrations and photographs, to the final printing. Requires students to write, design, illustrate and print pamphlets on the computer, including one full-color publication. Lecture 2 hours + studio instruction 4 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ART 297 Cooperative Education in Art
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): ART 141; PHT 126 or ART 208; ART 228, ART 251, and (ART 283 or PHT 135) and permission of instructor. Supervised on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial, and service firms coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Applicable to all occupational-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.