ARTS 1000 - Introduction to Visual Arts

An introductory visual arts course covering elements of art, principles of design, and the creative process. Major historical movements in art are covered as well as student expressions in various visual media and forms. Lectures and studio demonstrations.

Credit: 3


ARTS 1003 - Sustainable Art & Design

An introductory visual arts course that covers sustainability as it relates to art and design. Artists and designers who consciously implement sustainability practices will be explored, with an attention to historical context and larger cultural meaning. Students also complete basic studio art projects and group projects that relate to sustainability. Lectures and studio demonstrations.

Credit: 3


ARTS 2010 - Beginning Drawing

This course is an introduction to basic drawing techniques. Students will use various media to create form-space relationships through contour line, value, shape, perspective and composition. Emphasis is on developing confidence in observational drawing skills and visual problem solving.

Credit: 3


ARTS 2020 - Intermediate Drawing

Prerequisite: ARTS 2010.

A course designed to allow the serious student to further develop their drawing skills as an artist and to begin to develop their work more independently. Projects will have an emphasis on expressiveness and originality, using various drawing materials, and explorations of color.

Credit: 3


ARTS 2150 - Introduction to Design

Introduction to Design is a broad, introductory visual arts course that covers elements of design as it relates to your daily life and to art in general. Major historical movements in design will be covered and major designers will be introduced through an examination of 2D design (graphic design), interiors (product design, furniture design, and interior design), and exteriors (architecture). Students will be exposed to the practice of design through guided projects in basic two-dimensional design and color that emphasize concepts presented in class. Lectures and studio demonstrations.

Credit: 3


ARTS 3000 - Arts Entrepreneurship

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course

Students will explore a variety of interdisciplinary case studies in music business, visual arts marketing, theatre, film and media, talent public relations, event production, nonprofit and performing arts through the creative lens of entrepreneurship and emotional intelligence. Additional resources within analyzing periods of economic uncertainty and heightened social entrepreneurship will be included. Utilizing a framework of the Business Model Canvas stemming from a Nonprofit Organization viewpoint, the midterm is a written paper and the final takeaway is project based. Class participation and discussion are essential for seminar completion.

Credit: 3


ARTS 3010 - Introduction to Sculpture

Prerequisite: Any ARTS or ARTH course.

This course is an introduction to cultural three-dimensional techniques as well as an introduction to the theory and practice of sculpture. Students will explore a variety of media, techniques, and concepts.

Credit: 3


ARTS 3020 - Introduction to Painting

Prerequisite: Any ARTS or ARTH course.

This course introduces basic painting techniques and pro- vides an introduction to the theory and practice of painting. Students will explore a variety of media, techniques, and concepts that pertain to painting.

Credit: 3


ARTS 3051 - Photography

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

This course introduces the student to the principles and techniques of photography. It includes an understanding of how cameras work, the history of photography, ethics of photography, photojournalism, and specialized photo- graphic applications. Students must have an adjustable digital camera. Printing and photo editing will be introduced utilizing the latest versions of Photoshop.

Credit: 3


ARTS 4901 - Advanced Studio Projects

Prerequisite: ARTS 2010, 2020, 3010, 3020, or 3051.

This course covers advanced projects in sculpture, drawing, painting, or photography. Students will participate in advanced interdisciplinary critiques, read contemporary critical theory in the visual arts, and do presentations about their work and the work of other relevant artists. Students will also complete a capstone project that will involve an exhibition on the HPU campus.

Credit: 3