Three architecture studios introduce students to basics of programmatic design on a specific site, and basics of three-dimensional drawing and thinking (Studio I), design to modern structures (e.g. steel frame airport design project, Studio III), and most unusually, historical design (designing a Neoclassical assembly hall or Gothic cathedral, with full consideration of actual structure, Studio III). Design courses introduce fundamentals of design, with projects in table utensils, landscape architecture, furniture, etc. Students can take a history course in History of World Architecture, or Modern Architecture.

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  • 70-114 Drawing I: Beginning
    A study of the nature of drawing as visual language with an emphasis upon descriptive rendering. A drawing placement exam is available for those with previous experience and a full understanding of linear perspective, pictorial space, and the illusion of light and expression in both line and tonal drawings. See the Department Chair for details. Lab required. (FAP)
  • 70-224 Drawing II: Intermediate
    Figure drawing with an emphasis on the enduring historical, aesthetic, and contemporary significance of figurative art. Models will be provided for the study of proportion, structure and articulation of the human body as the formal means toward expressive drawing. Related topics will also be studied. Various media. Prerequisite: Art 70-114. Lab required. (Spring) (FAP)
  • 70-234 Drawing Iii: Advanced
    An advanced course in contemporary figure drawing and non-figurative contemporary drawing. The course is an extension of the concepts introduced in Drawing II with a greater emphasis on understanding the structure of the human body and the expressive potential of drawing. Other related topics are covered and may vary each semester. Prerequisite: Art 70-224. May be repeated with a change in content. Lab required.
  • 70-314 Architectural Studio I: Introduction to
    Introduction to fundamentals of architectural drafting (drawing plans, sections, elevations, mechanical perspective, rendering, model building) and principles of design (design to a program, parti, formal systems), site analysis and presentation, and introduction to design with structure. Material is presented in terms of one long and one or two short projects. Lab required. (Fall) (FAP)
  • 70-324 Architectural Studio Ii: Historical
    Five three-week design projects designing with the formal vocabularies and structural systems of ancient Greek, French Neo-Classicism, Italian Baroque, Gothic, and early Frank Lloyd Wright. Prerequisite: Art 70-314 or ability to draw plans, sections and elevations. Lab required. (Spring, even years)
  • 70-334 Architectural Studio Iii: Modern
    Empirical introduction to design with modern structures with three projects in different media: poured in place concrete; steel frame and truss; tensile, or curtain wall skyscraper. Prerequisite: Art 70-314 or ability to draw plans and sections. Lab Required. (Spring, odd years)
  • 70-414 Design
    An introduction to the history, theory and practice of design. This course deals with the analysis of visual perception directed toward understanding the expressive nature of creative design. The objective of this course is to encourage visual awareness and to promote the development of various skills necessary to visualize personal design concepts. Lab required. (FAP)
  • 70-524 Digital Art: 3D Animation & Cybersculptu
    A studio art course that explores computer animation and digital sculpture as a form of visual expression. Students produce an original animated short work informed by theoretical study and showing evidence of artistic skill in using 3D modeling software to communicate a visual statement. Final projects will take the form of an animated short, a 3D printed sculpture, or projection installation. Lab required. (Spring) (FAP)
  • 70-624 Photography: Digital
    A study of a variety of digital photographic techniques for both black and white and color. Assignments emphasize the development of compositional and critical skills in producing an expressive image. Technical skills covered include refinement of exposure, post-image capture processing, compression and image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop software and printing processes for the digital image. Digital single lens reflex camera required (see instructor for list of approved cameras). Lab required. (FAP)
  • 70-714 Printmaking: Intaglio
    A beginning study of fundamental techniques, history and theory of intaglio printmaking (etching, aquatint, soft ground, drypoint). Black and white and color. The assignments are designed to explore creative, technical and formal means toward expressive form. Some work in woodcut may also be included in the course content at the instructor's discretion. Previous drawing experience is desirable. Lab required. (FAP)
  • 70-724 Printmaking: Lithography
    A beginning study of fundamental techniques, history and theory of lithographic prints. Black and white and color. The assignments are designed to explore creative, technical and formal means toward expressive form. Some work in woodcut may also be included in the course content at the instructor's discretion. Previous drawing experience is desirable. Lab required. (FAP)
  • 70-812 Exhibition Practicum
    Professional gallery and museum practices and exhibition preparation, design, and execution are the topics in this course. It is required for students mounting their senior art exhibitions. Work in gallery will be required at irregular hours. Open to juniors and seniors; repeatable with a change in content. (Fall and Spring)