The art foundation courses lay the groundwork needed to succeed in advanced studio art and graphic design courses. Fundamentals pertaining to drawing, two- and three-dimensional design, color use, basic typography and computer image manipulation are covered. Principles, concepts, and techniques learned in the foundation courses are necessary building blocks used in the successful production of more advanced studio work like sculpture, painting, drawing, and printmaking, as well as advanced graphic design work like logos, brochures, posters, illustrations, advertising, packaging, and web design.
Courses that comprise the Art Foundation core are:
- ART 1103 2-D Design
- ART 1113 Drawing
- ART 1123 Digital Imaging
- ART 1133 Introduction to Typography
- ART 1143 3-D Design
All Art Foundation courses will culminate with enrollment into ART1551 Admissions Portfolio. Students must successfully pass all Art Foundation courses with a grade of “C” or better, meet 75% or more of the Admissions Portfolio competencies, and be among the top performing students in order to gain admission to either the BA in Studio Art or BS in Graphic Design. Because of the competitive nature of both the Studio Art and Graphic Design degree programs, it is imperative that students enrolled in Art Foundation courses apply their best effort toward all their projects. Students should master as much of the foundation material as possible in an effort to build the most competitive portfolio possible to apply with. Contact the chair of the art department for specifics concerning this requirement.