Art Course Descriptions

Art History/Theory

ART 100 UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF ART

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

A study of the creative impulse as expressed in painting, architecture and sculpture from prehistoric times to the 20th century, with emphasis on art as a reflection of the religious, cultural and social attitudes of the times. Illustrated lectures, discussions and museum visits. May be offered for the core curriculum. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring. Fee-$50.

ART 103 ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN WESTERN EUROPE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An intensive field trip in which students will study and experience the architecture, sculpture and painting of Europe. Guided tours and lectures on site by St. Joseph’s faculty along with native guides will offer students a complete aesthetic experience. Slide-lecture presentations on campus, given during the spring semester, will precede the trip. A final daily log of travel experience and museum visits will be submitted for evaluation one month after the completion of the tour. Although the tour is given in the summer, this is a spring semester course. 12 hours on campus, tour 10-12 days. May be taken for 2-3 credits. Spring.

ART 105 THE VISUAL ARTS IN A GLOBAL WORLD

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

A field trip experience in which students will study the visual arts of non-European countries. Guided tours and lectures by St. Joseph’s College faculty along with local guides will offer students a comprehensive aesthetic appreciation of the culture they are studying. Lectures on campus will precede the trip. Students will be required to keep a daily log. Research paper due one month after return. May be offered for the core curriculum. 12 hours on campus, tour 10 days, 2 credits. May be taken for 3 credits with completion of a research project. Offered when there is sufficient student demand.

ART 185 ART AS COMMUNICATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to the fine and functional arts. Analysis of how the painter, sculptor and architect use art elements and materials as a means of expression and communication. Discussion of the relationship of art to human needs and the role of art in daily life: the community, school, home and religion. Studio projects and illustrated lectures. Studio fee. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring. Fee-$70.

ART 200 HISTORY OF ART I

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth study of painting, sculpture and architecture from prehistoric times to the late 13th century, exploring the relationship of the visual arts to the religious, social and cultural milieu of each historical period. There is no prerequisite for this course. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

ART 201 HISTORY OF ART II

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth exploration of the chronological development of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Renaissance to the late 19th century, with emphasis on the visual arts as a reflection of the various religious, cultural and social attitudes of the times. There is no prerequisite for this course. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

ART 202 HISTORY OF MODERN ART

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth study of modern painting, sculpture and architecture from the late 19th century to the present. Students will examine principles of contemporary art and the historical development of the diverse styles of this era. Illustrated lectures, discussions, visits to museums and galleries. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 205 ART IN THE NON-WESTERN WORLD

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth exploration of the enormous variety of artistic developments in selected cultures outside of Europe. The beginnings of artistic expression in India and expansion of Buddhist art forms to China, Japan and Southeast Asia will be examined. The development of art forms in China will be a major focus in the course. Attention will also be paid to art forms in the Islamic world, in pre-Columbian Meso-America and in Sub-Saharan Africa. Students will also explore aspects of non-western art from cultures that directly influenced 19th- and 20th-century Western artists. There is no prerequisite for this course. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 215 (HIS 205) ART IN AMERICAN LIFE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An intensive study of the architecture, painting and sculpture in America from the 17th century to the present. Special emphasis will be given to the art resources in New York and Long Island. Illustrated lectures, discussions, visits to museums and galleries. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 220 (HIS 207) WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF ART

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This art history course traces the art of women artists from the Renaissance to the present. Focusing on the contributions of a selection of women artists, the course provides a broad overview of their achievements. The course includes illustrated lectures, library research and trips to local museums. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 225 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Students will be provided with an overview of photographic history from its beginning to the present day. They will be introduced to specific terminology of the technical and aesthetic aspects of the medium, as well as significant styles, trends and photographers from the 1830s to the 1990s. The course will examine the social and cultural influences on photography and photography’s role in everyday life. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 226 INTRODUCTION TO ART THERAPY

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The principles and processes of art therapy are explored through a variety of art experiences. The problems encountered in learning to work with persons having emotional or physical handicaps, as well as the mentally retarded and other patient populations, are presented and analyzed. This course may not be offered for the core curriculum. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 241 (HIS 241) THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ITALY

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

A survey of the art and history of Italy. Topics among others that may be covered include: Rome–Republic and Empire in Classical Times; Renaissance through Baroque 1300–1650. This class includes a trip to Italy to explore the culture of cities and countryside firsthand. Team-taught, interdisciplinary. Restricted to honors program juniors. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

Studio Art

 ART 160 PRINTMAKING I

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will introduce the student to a variety of non-toxic printmaking techniques (e.g. solar etching, woodcut, linocut, dry point and monotype). Acids and harsh chemicals will not be used. The student will be encouraged to develop drawing, painting and design abilities as well as an expressive sensibility. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. This course may be taken for 2 credits with permission. Spring.

ART 163 CRAFTS AS AN ART FORM I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to craft techniques that encourage creative expression as well as an understanding of the cultural history behind the forms. A variety of media may be used including clay, mosaic, enamel, textile, glass and/or wood. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. This course may be taken for 2 credits with permission. Fall.

ART 173 PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT A DARKROOM

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

An exploration of photography that concentrates on making good photographs, emphasizing composition and content. Traditional 35 millimeter film cameras with laboratory processing. Simple studio lighting and portrait photography. Digital photography with PhotoShop manipulation. Alternative techniques: pinholes, Polaroid image and emulsion transfers, altered photocopies. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. This course may be taken for 2 credits with permission. Fall.

ART 183 DRAWING I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to the skills and creative possibilities of drawing. This course enables students to discover and develop their own unique styles and expressive qualities. Group discussion and analysis develops a critical awareness of the work of others as well as their own. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits.  This course may be taken for 2 credits with permission. Fall and spring.

ART 184 PAINTING I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Varied techniques, materials and approaches to painting are explored to develop and expand the students’ capabilities and modes of expression. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits.  This course may be taken for 2 credits with permission. Fall and spring.

ART 186 CERAMICS I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A basic course in methods of working with clay including firing and glazing techniques. Emphasis will be given to the developing of good structural form and decorative design. Extensive use of the potter’s wheel along with hand-building. Course will include a visit to a ceramic exhibit. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. This course may be taken for 2 credits with permission. Fall.

ART 190 CERAMIC SCULPTURE

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A course designed to develop skills and creative expression in clay, using sculpture as a focus. Projects will be planned to explore students’ interests and challenge their capabilities. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. This course may be taken for 2 credits with permission. Spring.

ART 195 CALLIGRAPHY I

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The development of those skills required to learn the Chancery Cursive Alphabet, based upon and adapted from the writing masters of the 15th century. Emphasis will be placed on the personal inventive usage of the style by the student calligrapher. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. This course may be taken for 2 credits with permission. Fall and spring.

ART 260 PRINTMAKING II

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Students will control basic printmaking methods learned in ART 160 to achieve consistent technical quality. They will be introduced to one or more techniques and will focus on developing expressive imagery. Prerequisite: Art 160 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

ART 263 CRAFTS AS AN ART FORM II

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A more advanced exploration of one or more crafts in which the student pursues an individual, in-depth and personal approach to the craft form. Prerequisite: ART 163 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

ART 265 INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Challenging projects will evolve from a basic understanding of graphic software including Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, Illustrator or Quark XPress and the principles of graphic design. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 267 COMPUTER ASSISTED GRAPHIC DESIGN WORKSHOP

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A basic course with individual projects to suit career needs. Preparation for exhibitions, planning publicity, advertising brochures and posters. Students will use the computer and laser printer in the production of their campaigns. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 269 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will emphasize the integration of traditional photographic skills with digital image processing. Digital cameras and Adobe Photoshop will be used to produce traditional and original non-photographic images. Students will become familiar with the creative possibilities of the photographic and computer-based aspects of digital photography. Classes will include lectures, in-class projects, photographic assignments and critiques. Students will collect and shoot images to use in class and for independent projects. Basic photographic skills and digital file fundamentals will be emphasized. Students must have a digital camera with adjustable functions. No point and shoot cameras. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 280 PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART I

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Students will learn to approach photography as a means of creative expression. Course covers the aesthetic and technical aspects of black and white photography, including 35 millimeter camera technique, film processing and development of photographs in the darkroom. Weekly assignments, class critique of student work and slide lectures on photography are given. Students must have adjustable 35 millimeter camera capable of manual operation. No point and shoot or digital cameras. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 281 PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART II

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A continuation of the principles of 35 millimeter photography with advanced black and white developing and printing techniques, including toning, bleaching, pushing and pulling film, use of camera filters and different lenses. Opportunity for experimentation with form and content. Students pursue individual assignments, developing a personal vocabulary of vision. Class critiques, gallery/museum visit and slide lectures. Prerequisite: ART 280 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week with additional darkroom time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 283 DRAWING II

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Based upon the drawing concepts developed in ART 183, the student progresses to more sophisticated drawing concepts and investigates various wet and dry media. Prerequisite: ART 183 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 284 PAINTING II

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A continuation of the concepts and skills of painting in which the student works toward a greater awareness of a personal statement and development of painting skills. Prerequisite: ART 184 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 286 CERAMICS II

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An advanced ceramics course in which the student builds upon and reinforces previous ceramic experience in order to skillfully develop a personal expression through clay. Emphasis on developing skill on the potter’s wheel. Prerequisite: ART 186 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall.

ART 292 CERAMIC SCULPTURE II

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Students will build on previous skills begin in ART 190 Ceramic Sculpture I. They will work on developing their personal style of expression. Prerequisite: ART 190 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.

ART 295 CALLIGRAPHY II

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will build on calligraphic skills begun at the introductory level. The student will develop a personal style and will experience lettering on various surfaces, with assorted media and be introduced to new letter forms in order to produce integrated calligraphic statements. Prerequisite: ART 195 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

ART 298 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN VARIOUS MEDIA

Campus: St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A course developed to meet the needs and interests of students for creative individualized study and experimentation.  Departmental approval is required. 3 hours a week with additional studio time. 1 semester, 3 credits.

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