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Active as of Fall Semester 2016

I. General Information

1. Course Title:

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ARTS 1458

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 2

4. Course Description:

This is an introductory course concerned with translation of three-dimensional form into two-dimensional visual expression. Students experience a variety of drawing media used in contemporary and historical art. The possibilities of line, shape, gesture, value, texture, space, proportion, perspective, and composition will be investigated through work-based assignments. A variety of subjects from still life, architectural forms, flora, and fauna are used as inspiration for the student’s drawings. This course will challenge students to generate ideas, experiment with meaning and metaphor, develop aesthetic sensitivity, and participate in critique and self-evaluation. This is a basic course designed to provide a drawing foundation for all art studio courses, and is recommended as an introduction to the art field and creative process for all students. MnTC Goal 6

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Next Gen Reading Score: 237

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ARTS 1458 - Drawing

There are no prerequisites for this course.

8. Prerequisite (Entry) Skills:
Students must have the ability to physically manipulate basic art tools such as pencils, erasers, charcoal and/other tools.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ARTS 1458 - Drawing

There are no corequisites for this course.