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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 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: A grade of C- or better in any WC&IL II course or HON 1000.

Students will explore a variety of interdisciplinary case studies in music business, visual arts marketing, theater, film and media, talent public relations, event production, nonprofit and performing arts through the creative lens of entrepreneurship and emotional intelligence. Utilizing a framework of the Business Model Canvas, stemming from a Nonprofit Organization and Public Good Entity viewpoint, the final takeaway is project-based. Project options include but are not limited to a creation/design of a new arts organization, self-career projection portfolio, pitch deck of an entrepreneurial initiative, or other project topic as discussed and approved by the professor. 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: ARTS 2010

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 3030 - 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 3051 - Photography

Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in any WC&IL II course or HON 1000.

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 3990 - Internship

Prerequisite: At least a 2.7 GPA for undergraduate level.

Internships provide students with applied, experiential learning opportunities so that they can make connections between academic study and the practical application of that study in a professional work environment. Academic internships are supervised by a faculty member and an on-site professional supervisor. All academic internships must be approved in advance by the department or program. Unless stipulated otherwise by the department or program, credit hours are defined by the university's credit hour policy (for example, a 3-credit internship will require a minimum of 120 hours on­site). Internships may be repeated for a total of 9 credit hours.

Credit: 1-3


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


ARTS 4910 - Capstone Project

Prerequisite: ARTS 3000 and WRI 3420 (one may be taken concurrently)

Course Restrictions: Restricted to students in the Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Markets program.

A capstone course for the BA Arts and Markets, culminating in a major project that integrates learning from the program. The project will be the planning, production, and mounting of a musical performance, theatrical production, or visual art exhibition. A portfolio will be created to document each stage of the project, including a reflective/self-evaluation.

Credit: 3