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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The studio major concentrating in Graphic Design provides creative thinking and technical skills for a variety of career paths. This degree program offers a solid foundation for work toward graduate degrees and art-related vocations.  Related Occupations Many students begin careers as a web design coordinator, illustrator, print design coordinator, or freelance designer and publisher.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Earning a Bachelor’s in Studio Arts from Limestone provides a solid foundation for real-world practices and graduate school preparation. Studio Art majors develop technical skills and their personal vision allowing them to find creative solutions to problems and further their dedication to art-making. Students may also elect to major in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design.

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AR101 - Basic Drawing and Composition

Course Description

An introductory drawing course for beginning students including vocabulary and structural organization, various drawing media, subject matter, and techniques.

Credits:
3
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AR102 - Figure Drawing

Course Description

An introductory course for drawing the human form and figurative compositional studies from a posed model using various media, styles, and techniques.

Credits:
3
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AR103 - 2D Design

Course Description

A study and application of design elements and principles for spatial organization. Problem-solving will include studio experiences in two-dimensional forms.

Credits:
3
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AR110 - Introduction to Digital Tools and Media

Course Description

This course is a guided investigation of introductory concepts and techniques in digital media. Students will familiarize themselves with the vocabulary necessary to verbalize their creative process and critical thinking. Students will familiarize themselves with various graphics programs, tools, and approaches to solving design problems by creating various digitally produced art projects.

Credits:
3
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AR120 - Introduction to Graphic Design

Course Description

A beginning class that focuses on designs formal structures. Students will be introduced to Adobe Design Software through a series of projects that utilize design fundamentals and introduce the concepts of creative problem-solving.

Credits:
3
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AR200 - Photography

Course Description

A course designed to introduce the photographic medium, history, and techniques as a craft and as an art form. Contemporary to traditional techniques will be explored. Students must furnish a camera under the specifications of the instructor.

Credits:
3
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AR201 - Advanced Drawing

Course Description
An advanced drawing course emphasizing image development by compositional and structural analysis.
Credits:
3
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AR202 - Water Color

Course Description

An introductory course in basic techniques of watercolor painting.

Credits:
3
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AR203 - Beginning Painting

Course Description

An introductory course in painting. Basic knowledge of various painting media, their techniques, and applications will be investigated.

Credits:
3
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AR208 - Fundamentals of Sculpture

Course Description

A fundamental course focusing on issues of creating artworks in three-dimensional form. Various design studies and techniques will be explored.

Credits:
3
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AR210 - Ceramics I

Course Description

A fundamental course in hand-built forms.

Credits:
3
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AR211 - Ceramics II

Course Description

A fundamental course in throwing on the potter’s wheel. AR 210 recommended.

Credits:
3
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AR213 - Crafts

Course Description

An introductory course in various craft techniques from historical to contemporary.

Credits:
3
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AR220 - Typography and Visual Communication

Course Description
This course explores the key elements of visual communication and the relationship between text and image. Emphasis is placed on conceptual thinking, formal relationships, and audience. Assignments focus on typography, hierarchy, composition, and computer production skills.
Credits:
3
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AR240 - Art Appreciation

Course Description
An introductory course in art: its forms, elements, styles, and purposes and its history in relation to its total culture.
Credits:
3
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AR250 - Prehistoric Art to Gothic Art

Course Description

A chronological survey of the history of art from the prehistoric through the Gothic period-including the aesthetic, philosophical, political, religious, cultural, and social influences of each period on the art of that period.

Credits:
3
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AR260 - Renaissance Art to Modern Art

Course Description

A chronological survey of the history of art from the Renaissance through the Twentieth Century-including aesthetic, philosophical, political, social, religious, and cultural influences of each period on the art of that period.

Credits:
3
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AR303 - Painting II

Course Description

This second course in painting allows individual development in design and painting techniques acquired in AR203. A choice of oil or acrylic will be made with the prior consent of instructor.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
AR203
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AR305 - Printmaking and Design Techniques

Course Description

An introductory studio course in printmaking and the printing process.

Credits:
3
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AR320 - Graphic Design III

Course Description

This course is an advanced study of visual communication principles and their applications to more complex and comprehensive design solutions. The development of a cohesive design style is encouraged through a series of comprehensive cross-platform media projects.

Credits:
3
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AR370 - Contemporary Art History

Course Description

A writing-intensive study of art from the 1970’s to present.

Credits:
3
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AR403 - Painting III

Course Description

An advanced course in painting requiring the completion of a series of problems in structure, image, and idea.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
AR303
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AR440 - Senior Seminar in Drawing

Course Description

An Upper-level drawing course emphasizing the development of each student’s personal style, media choice, imagery, and concepts.

Credits:
3
Prerequisites
AR201
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AR475 - Studio Problems

Course Description

Juniors and seniors may select up to nine (9) hours from the following areas: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Crafts, Ceramics, Photography, and Graphics. A course proposed by the student and approved by the instructor for the development of personal style, media, and source material. NOTE: The following course numbers are to be used for the specific area of emphasis: AR 470A Studio Problems - Photography AR 470B Studio Problems - Painting AR 470C Studio Problems - Printmaking AR 470D Studio Problems - Graphic Design AR 470E Studio Problems - Basketmaking AR 470F Studio Problems - Dry Point AR 470G Studio Problems - Silk-screen AR 470H Studio Problems - Ceramics AR 470I Studio Problems - Jewelry AR 470J Studio Problems - Watercolor AR 470K Studio Problems - Crafts AR 470L Studio Problems - Monoprinting AR 470M Studio Problems - Weaving AR 470N Studio Problems - Drawing AR 470P Studio Problems - Figure Drawing

Credits:
3
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AR480 - Art Internship

Course Description

An individually designed off-campus study, work, and/or research project under the joint supervision of an institutional sponsor and a faculty supervisor. The faculty supervisor and the student will develop a formal “Learning Agreement” which will consist of a course description, learning results, learning activities, learning documentation, and a learning evaluation. A student is expected to complete 125 hours or 250 hours for 3 semester hours or 6 semester hours of credit, respectively.

Credits:
3 or 6
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AR490 - Senior Art Exhibit

Course Description

A writing intensive course requiring a thesis, publicity, poster, post card, digital record of senior production, a resume, and a senior exhibit. The Departmental exit exam will be administered during this class as a class requirement.

Credits:
3