2017-2018 Catalog

Art Foundation, Associate of Arts

The Visual Art Foundation Program introduces concepts of creativity using design, drawing, painting and ceramic manipulating techniques to explore the visual basics of the design elements: line, shape, space, texture, value, color and mass.  This course work is a stepping  stone that ensures a student will be provided the  fundamental building blocks of art endeavors, enabling them to pursue  a four year degree, and beyond, in the arts. Students  successfully completing the  Art Foundation courses with their portfolios, often receive scholarships to pursue their area of choice, while  gaining  entry nationwide  into a four year program at a third year level.  These same students have gone on as teachers, professors, interior designers, architects, graphic designers, animators, jewelers, ceramic artists, painters and sculptors, photographers. Graduates have also included   arts  administrators , art historians and art therapists.  The fundamentals of the Visual Art   Foundation   provide a key to success in the arts.   

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ART 1005DRAWING I

3

ART 1110DESIGN: 2D

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

MATH 1000PROBLEM SOLVING

3

POLS 1000AMERICAN & WYOMING GOVERNMENT

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:16
  • MATH 1000 can be replaced by other MATH courses that meet the general education math requirement.

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ART 1130DESIGN: COLOR

3

ART 2005DRAWING II

3

ART 2410CERAMICS I

3

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

ANTH 1200INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

3

OR

HIST 1330WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1750

3

OR

PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

4

OR

SOC 1080INTRO TO WOMEN'S STUDIES

3

WORKSHOP/STUDIES IN ART

1

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

ART 1150PHOTOGRAPHY I

3

ART 2010ART HISTORY I

3

ART 1178DIGITAL IMAGING I

3

OR

ART 1310SCULPTURE I

3

OR

ART 2210PAINTING I

3

OR

ART 2420CERAMICS II

3

MAJOR AREA COURSES

6

WORKSHOP/STUDIES IN ART

1

Total Credit Hours:16
  • Art electives are dependent upon eventual major. See content advisor for appropriate course selection.

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

ART 1120DESIGN: 3D

3

ART 2020ART HISTORY II

3

ART 2220PAINTING II

3

OR

ART 2420CERAMICS II

3

WORKSHOP/STUDIES IN ART

1

BIOL 1003CURRENT ISSUES IN BIOLOGY

4

HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0

Total Credit Hours:14