ART (Art, Art History, Studio Art)

ART 101 Introduction to Drawing (4 hours)

This course is an introductory level studio course which will focus on mastering the fundamentals of drawing. Working from observation in line and value, students will develop an understanding of form and shape; volume and flatness; spatial relationships; the basics of perspective and composition; the materials and techniques of drawing.


ART 102 Introduction to Painting (4 hours)

This course is an introductory level studio course which will focus on understanding and mastering the fundamentals of painting. Working from observation, this includes developing an understanding of color and color relationship; form and shape; volume and flatness; the basics of composition; the materials and techniques of oil painting.


ART 103 Introduction to Figure Sculpture (4 hours)

Working from the life model, students will convey their understanding of the human form in clay. Planar structure, volume, proportion and major anatomical landmarks will be covered. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

ART 104 Introduction to Printmaking (4 hours)

Introduction to Printmaking is an introductory level studio course that will use the medium of printmaking as a vehicle for exploring visual language. Students will undertake formal and thematic design problems via the mediums of relief, dry point and lithographic printmaking approaches. Offered every spring. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.


ART 105 Video Production (4 hours)

This course will introduce students to the techniques and tools of basic video production. Students will learn to think visually and consider lighting, color, composition and movement as they relate to production. The importance of sound and how the audible and the visual components support and complement each other will be considered. Students will have the opportunity to work with video editing software. This course is also cross listed as CRS 115. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

ART 106 Introduction to Figure Drawing (4 hours)

Working from the life model, students will learn to draw the human form in a variety of approaches and mediums, including contour and diagrammatic line, value and gesture. Proportion, planar structure, and major anatomical landmarks will be covered. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.


ART 109 Introduction to Photography (4 hours)

Laboratory exercises, in-class lectures, critiques and assignments are designed to develop an understanding of all aspects of traditional black and white photography, including composition and self-expression. Emphasis will be on development of technical skills and aesthetic direction in photography. Prerequisite: A fully manual camera, to be brought to the first class meeting. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.


ART 110 Ways of Seeing (4 hours)

This course systematically breaks down the vocabularies of art to their component elements, studying how these elements work together to form visual language. Problems in color and composition will be undertaken in a variety of media, including ink, acrylic and photography.


ART 111 Anatomy for the Artist and Figure Drawing (4 hours)

This course focuses on both the scientific and the aesthetic exploration of the human body. Drawing from the life model, students will study form and function of the skeletal and muscular systems, along with proportion and surface landmarks. A variety of approaches to drawing and drawing materials will be covered. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.


ART 115 Introduction to Digital Photography (4 hours)

This course is an introductory level studio course which will approach digital photography as a fine art medium. The course will teach technical proficiency with digital cameras and Adobe Photoshop; expose students to traditional and digital photography via lectures, gallery/museum trips and research; and explore visual expression of ideas through the use of the photographic digital medium with a conceptual emphasis. No prior experience with photography, Adobe Photoshop or with digital cameras is required. Students may use either a digital or regular 35mm camera. Offered every spring. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.


ART 117 Introduction to Archaeology (4 hours)

This course examines scientific dating methods, archaeological discoveries, and the rise of modern archaeology. Taught in an interdisciplinary and discussion-based format, this course, in addition, is both a science and a humanities course, exploring the varieties of evidence, surveying and excavation techniques, dating methods, tools and technology, and theoretical explanations of material culture. Furthermore, students will explore case studies in archaeology, and heritage management.

ART 119 Symbology: World Symbols and Cultures (4 hours)

Symbology is the critical and aesthetic study of traditional and esoteric world symbols, signs, codes, and representative sacred images in world cultures. This course will explore the cosmological, religious, social, and political symbols of cultures, moving through Paleolithic beginnings up to and including contemporary attempts to create symbols for the 21st century. Students will also examine both ancient and modern use of exoteric and esoteric symbologies hidden and referenced in pre-scientific occult knowledge, such as alchemy and the Cabala, and assess their continuous use in Western art and architecture. Furthermore, this course analyzes both sacred and secular icons and structures through the lens of sacred geometry, mythological beliefs, the language of symbols, and the apparent archetypal patterns found in visual cultures. In an interdisciplinary format, this course will explore the recent discoveries in cosmology, physics, art, and consciousness as background for understanding why and how we create and re-work symbols, and how those symbols shape aesthetic and spiritual insights


ART 200 Independent Study in Studio Art (1-4 hours)

This course provides the opportunity for an intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)


ART 201 Intermediate Drawing (4 hours)

This course explores drawing as a tool for perception and a means of self-expression. Students will undertake advanced problems in drawing which build upon concepts and techniques covered in Introduction to Drawing. These include problems involving the surface of the picture plane and the ground plane, arrangements of elements in static and dynamic compositions and value pattern. Prerequisite: ART 101 or ART 111.


ART 202 Intermediate Painting (4 hours)

Students will build upon experiences in Introduction to Painting and undertake more complex formal and personal issues in their work. They will be expected to master a wide range of visual vocabularies and approach painting from a variety of aesthetic points of view. Imagery, realism, abstraction, expressionism and narration will be explored as students begin to develop individual direction in their own work. Prerequisite: ART 102.


ART 203 Intermediate Figure Sculpture (4 hours)

Working from the life model, this level of sculpture builds upon conceptual and perceptual skills honed in Introduction to Figure Sculpture. Students are expected to approach sculpting the human form from a variety of aesthetic points of view, including realism, abstraction and expressionism. Prerequisite: ART 103. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

 

ART 204 Intermediate Printmaking (4 hours)

Intermediate Printmaking is an intermediate level studio course which will build upon printmaking approaches studied in Introduction to Printmaking. It will explore new vocabularies, including monotype, reverse relief, chin collé, photocopy lithography and calligraphy. Students will work in series format exploring advanced themes and design problems. Offered every spring. Prerequisite: ART 104. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.


ART 205 Documentary Filmmaking (4 hours)

This course covers the theory and practice of planning and executing public affairs, informational and cultural documentary programs. Students will be introduced to short-form and long-form documentaries, emphasizing the technical and aesthetic aspects of documentary filmmaking using video production techniques. Production projects will be geared toward the development of proficiency in documentary planning, writing, production and post-production. Students will produce short documentaries using a combination of personal cameras and broadcast quality cameras and digital editing equipment. Prerequisite: CRS 115 or ART 105, or permission of the instructor. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

ART 206 Concepts in Photography (4 hours)

This studio course focuses on photography as a fine art medium. It assumes a proficiency in technical 35mm film photography and darkroom skills and experience with developing and visually expressing ideas through the medium. Experimentation with advanced techniques such as lighting and timed exposures, as well as with other formats, including digital, will be introduced in order to encourage pushing image making to the next level. We will also employ alternative presentation methods. The emphasis will move beyond the technical toward concept (idea)-based goals. Prerequisite: ART 109 or ART 115. A non-refundable fee will be billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.


ART 208 Independent Study in Art History (1-4 hours)

This course provides the opportunity for an intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)


ART 214 Alternative Methods in Darkroom and Digital Photography (4 hours)

This course will take students back to the early days of photography, starting with the origins of pinholes and pinhole camera construction. This will shed light on the mysteries of how exactly images are created from light. We will move forward chronologically to examine contemporary practices in photography. We will explore different types of printing & various materials as well as post printing image manipulations such as toning, transfers and mixing media. As mainstream photography becomes more digitally based this class will offer an alternative by returning to the roots of photography and hands-on imagery with the added twist of attempting some of these same techniques using digital cameras, merging past with present. Prerequisite: ART 109 or ART 115. A non-refundable fee will be billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.


ART 215 Intermediate Digital Photography (4 hours)

This intermediate course requires that students have taken ART 115 Introduction to Digital Photography first (or have equivalent experience). A student’s understanding of their digital camera and basic Photoshop skills are necessary. The course will build upon what was learned in ART 115 and push photographic image creation to the next level. Visual and conceptual excellence will be emphasized. Study of color, landscape and phenomenology will be incorporated and everyone will make and self-publish their own fine art photography book. The class will continue to study contemporary photographers by visiting exhibitions at Atlanta galleries and museums. Prerequisite: ART 115. A non-refundable fee will be billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.


ART 220 Compositions in Photography (4 hours)

This hybrid intermediate photography course will challenge students to apply the ideas and techniques learned from prior courses in order elevate their art. Students will work in film and/or digital, thereby illustrating that either medium may serve to accomplish artistic and conceptual goals. The conversation will include the chosen medium for each project. Discussion and critiques are also elevated to the next level and fluidity with expressing your process is expected, both in writing and verbally in class. Projects will include a semester long photographic nature document and journal that will be due at final critique and three traditional conceptual assignments. Students will also be asked to engage with ideas from contemporary and historical sources and to create their own personal and sophisticated visual responses. Prerequisite: ART 109 or ART 115. A non-refundable fee will be billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

ART 260 Ancient Art History (4 hours)

This course will cover the art and archaeology of the ancient and classical world from 3000 BCE to the rise of Christianity in Europe.  The course will focus on the architecture, sculpture, and recent archaeological finds, as well as the mythology and religion of each culture, using primary sources such as artifacts, literature, and monuments. Cultures covered will include Mesopotamia, Egypt, Bronze Age Crete, Greece and Rome.  It is recommended that students take COR 104 before taking this course.


ART 290 Special Topics in Studio Art (1-4 hours)

Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.

Specifically, this Studio Art course involves studio exercises, in-studio lectures, and outside assignments.  Critiques are designed to develop a basic understanding of various media, including printmaking and various specialties of artists-in-residence.


ART 298 Special Topics in Art History (1-4 hours)

Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.

Specifically, this Art History course will focus on an in-depth analysis of specific historical art periods and will stress how major artists and trends were influenced by their times. Discussion of important events and ideas of significant individuals of the period will serve to provide the necessary background for a thorough comprehension of social and intellectual sources of art. It is recommended that students take COR 104 before taking this course.


ART 300 Italian Renaissance Art History (4 hours)

This course explores the paintings, sculpture and architecture of Italy from 1300 to 1650. Chronological in format, this course enables students to analyze and understand the principle styles, methods and contexts of Italian art and its intrinsic value in the study of European art. It is recommended that students take COR 104 before taking this course.


ART 302 Advanced Painting (4 hours)

Students will build upon prior experiences in Intermediate Painting and be guided to set parameters for individual inquiry in their work. Emphasis will be on personal imagery and control of formal issues to express the students’ ideas. Each student will be expected to develop ideas and themes in a cohesive body of work. Prerequisite: ART 202. 

ART 310 Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art History (4 hours)

This course will cover the art of Northern Europe from the late Gothic through the Baroque period (the late 14th to the end of the 17th century). A range of media and styles will be explored such as illuminated manuscripts, architecture, printmaking and painting, including the work of Durer, Rembrandt and Vermeer. It is recommended that students take COR 104 before taking this course.


ART 320 18th and 19th Century European Art History (4 hours)

This course focuses on the major artists and movements of the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe, beginning with the late Baroque and progressing through the Rococo, the Neoclassical, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist and the Pre-Raphaelite, as well as Expressionism and Art Nouveau Movements. Students will analyze the major paintings, architecture and sculpture of each period as reflections of the political, social and religious realities of the time. It is recommended that students take COR 104 before taking this course.


ART 330 Far Eastern Art History – India, China, Tibet and Japan (4 hours)

This course will explore the paintings, sculpture and architecture of India, China, Tibet, Japan and other Eastern cultures. Chronological in format, this course will enable students to analyze and understand principle styles, methods and cultural contexts of Eastern art. This course will compare and contrast Eastern and Western approaches and attitudes toward art. It is recommended that students take COR 104 before taking this course.


ART 340 The Art of the Americas, Africa, Oceania and Others (4 hours)

This course will look at how non-Western and often pre-technological people around the world created their visual arts. The course will cover African, Oceanic, and the ancient Americas, providing and in-depth analysis of artifacts, symbols, and mythical constructs which underscore the idea of “the primitive”, or first, cultures. Both living and extinct cultures will be studied. It is recommended that students take COR 104 before taking this course.


ART 350 Modern Art History (4 hours)

This course will examine major movements in the visual arts from the end of the 19th century to the present, focusing primarily on Europe and America. The student will be expected to explore connections between visual culture and broader historical trends and be able to recognize, understand and discuss the important works of art of the 20th century. It is recommended that students take COR 104 before taking this course.


ART 360 Modern and Contemporary Architecture (4 hours)

This course examines the contextual role of architecture from 1900 through the beginning of the 21st century. Taught in an interdisciplinary format, the course will explore the social, political, economic, and symbolic meanings of built environments, and the concepts, theories, and visions of architects from the early modernists up to and including the most recent global architectural movements, including sustainable, solar, and green architecture. Prerequisite: Any Art History course or permission of the instructor. 

ART 400 Advanced Independent Study in Studio Art (1-4 hours)
This course provides the opportunity for an advanced, intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)

ART 405 Senior Exhibition (1 hour)

This course will function as an advanced level studio experience in which students prepare for, and participate in, the Senior Exhibition during spring semester of their graduating year. The course will guide students on how to write an artist’s statement, self-edit and present their own work, plan the Senior Exhibition, share the responsibilities for the reception, and hang and strike the show. Students will meet periodically throughout the semester in preparation for hanging the show prior to Commencement. Students will also learn how to document their work and will turn in a CD, DVD, flash drive, or other device for digital storage that represents a portfolio of their best work from their Oglethorpe Studio Art education. Prerequisite: Graduating Senior Studio Art Majors and Studio Art Minors only, by invitation of the instructor. A non-refundable fee will be billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

ART 408 Advanced Independent Study in Art History (1-4 hours)
This course provides the opportunity for an advanced, intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)

ART 490 Advanced Special Topics in Studio Art (1-4 hours)

Advanced courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.


ART 495 Internship in Art (1-12 hours)

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to have an application (which satisfies all internship requirements developed by the academic program that oversees the internship) and to obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study. All internships are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites are determined by the academic program overseeing the internship course.


ART 498 Advanced Special Topics in Art History (1-4 hours)

Advanced courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.