Academics . Courses
Popular Culture & Imagery: A Painting Course
Course No. PTG427.1 Credits: 3.0
This course will explore the symbiotic relationship of art and culture, and the particular ways in which popular and material culture influence the visual arts and vice versa NOW (if there are indeed any particular ways that stand out in this particular time as opposed to a different time in history). Students will learn to discern both the overt and covert affects/effects of culture on contemporary artists as well as on their own work and that of their peers. Students in order to take part in relevant class room conversation/discussion need a working knowledge of current events/ history/popular culture and will need to be ready to read and do research, etc. Open to all Students. 3 credits.expand collapse
Popular Culture + Imagery: A Painting Course
Course No. PTG 227-327-427 Credits: 3.0
This course will explore the symbiotic relationship of art and culture, and the particular ways in which popular and material culture influence the visual arts and vice versa NOW (if there are indeed any particular ways that stand out in this particular time as opposed to a different time in history). Students will learn to discern both the overt and covert affects/effects of culture on contemporary artists as well as Êon their own work and that of their peers. Students in order to take part in relevant class room conversation/discussion need a working knowledge of current events/ history/popular culture and will need to be ready to read and do research, etc. Open to all students.
Potter's Wheel Introduction for Beginning + Intermediate Students
Course No. IME200 Credits: 0.0
In this course students will develop better organization and composition, knowledge and appreciation for type, integration of type and grid, understanding hierarchy, and type as creative form. Students within IME take this course to help them consider sound design and layout principles in their own work, and organize information in combination with images created in their specific majors. This course is required for all students in Animation, Biomedical Art, Game Design, Illustration, Photography, T.I.M.E.-Digital Arts and Video majors and is open as an elective to students in any other major. Offered fall and spring.expand collapse
Prehispanic Civilizations: The Aztec, the Maya, the Inca
Course No. SNS 360X Credits: 3.0
Faculty Elizabeth Hoag
This will be a lecture based, Anthropology course that focuses on the three major civilizations of Prehispanic Latin America; the Aztec, Maya, and Inca. We will study the three civilizations to understand the complexity of New World cultures, and to understand what their legacy to the Americas is today.
Principles of Biology
Course No. BMA 114 Credits: 3.0
A basic biology course designed for the non-major. Topics include: molecules of life, cell structure, respiration and photosynthesis, molecular genetics and gene technology, heredity and human genetics, population genetics and evolution, diversity of life, and function of ecosystems. Course includes some applications of biological principles to agricultural, medical, and environmental concerns. Cross-registration at CWRU required. Offered fall.
Principles of Chemistry
Course No. BMA 105 Credits: 3.0
Atomic structure; thermochemistry; periodicity, bonding and molecular structure; intermolecular forces; properties of solids; liquids, gases and solutions. If you are a CIA BMA Student wanting to take advanced Biology/Anatomy at CWRU; you will need this course as an additional pre-requisite to gain access to specific upper level electives. See prerequisite notes for each course.
Principles of Illustration
Course No. ILL 264 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Suzanne McGinness
This course assures the student the opportunity to develop a saleable skill, perform in a professional manner and demonstrating a good attitude and work habits that meet client needs and deadlines. Encounter a strong emphasis on different techniques, methods, styles and types of illustration that will further provide advancement towards future employment. Students will be introduced to past and present day Illustrators to get a better comprehensive of what role an Illustrator plays when dealing in the solutions of design/ illustrations problems. Students will also acquire a better understanding of style and techniques used by Illustrators to solve these problems they may confront in the future as professionals. Offered spring.
Printmaking: Advanced Topics
Course No. PRI 35X-45X Credits: 3.0
Faculty Maggie Denk-Leigh
This is an advanced studio supporting the student in the refinement of their visual voice and skill level as realized in the production of prints and supporting studio work. Faculty and students develop the outline of course work for the semester through individual and group critiques encouraging the cultivation of their visual erudition and assisting in the student’s development Possible combinations of the various techniques for single or multiple impressions are addressed. The student develops the ability to discern qualities unique to the field through material presented in lectures and hands-on demonstrations of technical processes and procedures. As the student engages in the production of a body of work, they become informed of the particular characteristics and advantages of print as a medium and develop the ability to critically respond to aesthetics and concepts both within and beyond the field. Required senior year, Fall.
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