Studio Arts (SA)
SA 103 Introduction to Drawing 3 Cr.
An introduction to drawing, emphasizing articulation of space and pictorial syntax while developing abilities of perception and ways of seeing. Class work is primarily based on observational study. Assigned projects address fundamental and conceptual problems through historical and contemporary artistic practice. 3 hour studio and 1 lecture hour.
SA 104 Introduction to Visual Design 3 Cr.
An introduction to the language of visual expression, using studio projects to explore the basic principles of visual art and design as a fundamental component of visual communication. Students acquire a working knowledge of visual syntax applicable to the study of art history, popular culture, and the art of composition. 1 lecture hour and 3 studio hours. Goal 3 (Occasionally).
SA 105 Introduction to Painting 3 Cr.
An introduction to the issues of contemporary painting, stressing a beginning command of the conventions of pictorial space, narrative, and the language of color. Students explore painting as a means of communicating ideas through visual symbols and metaphors. Class assignments and individual projects explore technical, conceptual, and historical issues central to the language of painting. 1 lecture hour and 3 studio hours. Goal 3 (Occasionally).
SA 106 Introduction to Printmaking 3 Cr.
An introduction to a diverse range of printmaking media: linocut, woodcut, and screen-printing process. Both color and black-and-white printing methods are explored. Class assignments and individual projects explore technical, conceptual, and historical issues central to the language of printmaking and its connections to contemporary culture. 1 lecture hour and 3 studio hours. Goal 3 (Occasionally)
SA 107 Introduction to Photography 3 Cr.
An introduction to photographic principles as a means of visual communication and its relationship to history and contemporary issues while examining the invention and history of photography. A single-lens reflex manual 35mm film camera is required. 1 lecture hour and 3 studio hours. Goal 3 (Occasionally).
SA 111 Foundations of Art and Architecture I 3 Cr.
An introduction to drawing and design, emphasizing articulation of space and pictorial syntax while developing abilities of perception, ways of seeing, and the language of visual perception as it relates to art and architecture design principles. Students acquire a working knowledge of visual expression applicable to the study of art and architecture history and artistic practice. 1 lecture hour and 3 studio hours. Goal 3 (Fall)
SA 112 Foundations of Art and Architecture II 3 Cr.
An introduction to art and architectural three-dimensional design, emphasizing contemporary and traditional three-dimensional processes, concepts, and materials. Students present projects designed to introduce and fuse content, craftsmanship and the principles of design and composition. Emphasis is on solving visual problems and thinking critically, analytically and creatively. 1 lecture hour and 3 studio hours. Goal 3 (Spring).
SA 188 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.
SA 200 Intermediate Studio 3 Cr.
This course is for students pursuing further study in one of the following areas: drawing, design, painting, photography, and printmaking. The focus is on developing more complex levels of thought more thorough incorporation of theory and individual initiative in project content and completion. Only one area of study will be pursued each semester. Can be repeated for credit. 6 studio hours. Prerequisite: SA 100 level course or permission of the instructor. Goal 3 (Occasionally).
SA 205 Water Media 3 Cr.
Examines water media, stressing an advanced command of the conventions of pictorial space, narrative, and the language of color and design. Assignments and projects explore technical, conceptual, contemporary, and historical issues central to water media. Attention is given to each student's unique and expressive handling of the media. 6 studio hours. Prerequisite: SA 103 or instructor's permission. Goal 3 (Spring).
SA 210 The Portrait 3 Cr.
Explores the perceptual and conceptual means to construct the human face as a way to explore, understand, and portray the human condition. The structure of the head is examined as anatomy and as form. Historical examples are presented and examined as well as contemporary theory of the portrait and self-portrait. 6 studio hours. Prerequisite: SA 103, or instructor's permission. Goal 3 (Spring).
SA 265 Life Drawing 3 Cr.
Focuses on study and exploration of the human figure using a range of approaches, with emphasis on observation, anatomy, spatial structure, and the use of life drawing as a means to analyze and explore the nature of the human condition. Historical examples ranging from cave painting to contemporary art are presented, researched, and discussed. 6 studio hours. Prerequisite: SA 103 or instructor's permission. Goal 3 (Spring).
SA 288 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.
SA 300 Advanced Studio 3 Cr.
Student must have an approved outline for their individual course of study. Can be repeated for credit. 6 studio hours. Prereq: SA 100 or 200 level course. Goal 3 (Spring).
SA 388 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.
SA 400 Business of Being an Artist 3 Cr.
This course explores the opportunities for being a professional artist in the corporate, educational, and nonprofit world as well as being an independent, self employed artist. Topics to be covered include; how artists set prices for their artwork, market themselves and their work, and sell their work directly to the public, corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Students will learn about the exhibition opportunities for their work and how galleries and museums arrange sales and commissions of artist's works. The course will also explore how artists set up contractual relationships with art dealers, auctioneers, and commissioning clients. Students will learn how to apply for loans, grants, and fellowships, and respond to requests for proposals of artistic works. The course will cover the areas of US and international law that concern art and artists (e.g. copyright, trademark, and patent laws). (Fall).
SA 402 Design Arts Capstone 6 Cr.
Students create and implement approved capstone project which is undertaken with guidance of faculty and industry partners and reflects integration of all elements of the Design Arts curriculum. The course will require a written and an oral presentation of the completed design to include, where appropriate, plans and specifications. Prerequisite: SA 300 (Fall).
SA 404 Design Arts Internship 1-6 Cr.
The purpose of this internship/apprenticeship is to provide a structured learning experience and develop a bridge between a student's academic experience and professional practice. It provides students with an experiential form of learning that complements their academic learning, an opportunity to learn about the organizational and task environments in which design arts related businesses operate, and a chance to evaluate the ethical and value dilemmas they will later confront in their professional careers. Prerequisite: SA 300 and SA 402 (Spring).
SA 488 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.