VRTS102C: Introduction to the Visual Arts

Visual Arts
Credits 3 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3
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Introduces the languages, concepts, and practices of art through visual and art historical perspectives. Students will be engaged in discussion about the elements of art, such as content, composition, style, method, and materials. Students will also be introduced to all of the visual art practices, including drawing and painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, conceptual and installation art, video art, earthworks, and performance art, as well as craft and graphic design.

  • Analyze pictorial compositions using visual language terms in a concise and informed manner.
  • Develop professional studio habits and creative processes that reflect careful planning and appropriate use of artistic media.
  • Use critical thinking and creative problem solving to overcome technical challenges when working with 2D and 3D art materials.
  • Identify connections to work with art historical influences, including specific artists and artistic periods.