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art design:   Offered by the School of Art + Design
 
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:

AD 111 - Communication in Art and Design - Traditional Media (1-5-3)
This course will explore a range of subjects from object still life to the human figure to landscape and will deal with specific issues of line, value, composition, structure, proportion and perspective. The aim of this course is to achieve a critical approach to hand-eye coordination and ideational sketching, through both direct observation and conceptual diagramming. Effective From: Fall 2008

AD 112 - Communication in Art and Design - Digital Media (1-5-3)
This course will help students develop a critical attitude and analytical language to explore 3D and 2D issues involved in the study of design ideas but work will be focused primarily on digital techniques and modes of expression. It will cover drawing basics and digital modeling and extracted drawing techniques and critical analysis of these techiques and other methods of graphic (and architectural) representation. Effective From: Fall 2008

AD 150 - Color and Composition (2-3-3)
Introduction to principles of 2D composition with emphasis on color use and color theory. Students are introduced to traditional media (watercolor and collage) and digital raster graphics (painting, image processing, and compositioning). Applications that include interior design, product/industrial design, advertising, web design, and fine arts are discussed. Concepts include grids and hierarchy, color models and mixing, color interaction, human response to color, printing, etc. Creative projects. Effective From: Fall 2009

AD 161 - History of Art and Design I (3-0-3)
This foundation history course surveys the principle aesthetic/functional themes and theories of the twentieth century. Students will explore how various individuals have used art and design to develop products that enriched society culturally and/or that resolved particular societal needs. The course will begin with how optics revolutionized painting, sculpture, architecture, film, etc, and explore how the modern movement broke with or reinterpreted the past through a series of flashbacks. Effective From: Fall 2008

AD 162 - History of Art and Design II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: AD 161. This course explores the major art and design movements and influences of the 20th century post 1930 that set the stage for today's 21st century art and design works that increasingly deal with issues of globalization and technology and ecology. Students will investigate the cultural meaning and historical significance of the art/design product throughout the 20th and 21st century. Effective From: Spring 2009

AD 201 - Human Factors/Ergonomics (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Sophomore level or higher. Through lectures and "hands-on" experiments, this course will challenge the student to explore objects and environments as sensory and psychological experiences that effect human comfort, efficiency, function and emotion. Emphasis will be put on empathizing with the user with particular attention to those individuals with special physical, cognitive or occupational needs. Effective From: Fall 2009

AD 221 - Building and Interior Systems I (3-0-3)
An introduction to, and overview of, large-scale systems used in and affecting the design of building interiors. The operation and impacts of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment on building space and layout are emphasized. Additional topics include the design of plumbing and waste systems as they affect building planning and the design of related spaces (including kitchens and bathrooms) and the use and design requirements for vertical transportation in building interiors. Effective From: Fall 2008 Until: Spring 2009

AD 222 - Building and Interior Systems II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Phys 102. An introduction to, and overview of, small-scale systems used in and affecting the design of building interiors. The needs and scope of design potentials in electrical systems (including requirements for media installations) and lighting design as they are used in, affect the design of, interiors are emphasized. Also included is an introduction to building acoustics and how basic principles affect design layout and material and furniture selection for a variety of building and construction types. Effective From: Spring 2009 Until: Summer 2009

AD 241 - Introduction to Design for Interior Designers I (1-9-4)
Prerequisites: AD 111 and Arch 344. A hands-on studio based introduction to the basic principles and elements of design for interior designer students. Emphasis on design methods using multiple media, manipulating form and space. Course includes lectures, readings, and (primarily three-dimensional) design projects. Effective From: Fall 2008 Until: Summer 2009

AD 242 - Introduction to Design for Interior Designers II (1-9-4)
Prerequisites: AD 112 and AD 241. A continuation of Introduction to Design for Interior Designers I. A hands-on studio course that expands design problems into commercial interiors and public spaces. Interior design as a knowledge-based discipline is introduced. Emphasis is placed on the development of an iterative and reflective design process as well as the production and presentation of interior design proposals. The integration of multiple technical variables/requirements to be considered by the designer is introduced. Effective From: Spring 2009 Until: Fall 2011

AD 275 - History of Games (2-3-3)
Prerequisites: AD 111, 112 or ID 155, 156 or Arch 163, 164 and Cultural History GUR. A guided exploration through the world of games. Students will experiment, play, and analyze various aspects of games - from early traditional games to current generation electronically-mediated games; from individual games to collaborative online games. Game types will be analyzed with particular attention paid to the virtual environments in which these games take place. The expressive and persuasive aspects of games will also be explored. Effective From: Fall 2008 Until: Fall 2008

AD 325 - Entrepreneurship for Designers (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and completion of (AD 111, AD 112, AD 150, AD 161, & AD 162) or (ARCH 155, ARCH 156, ARCH 163, & ARCH 164). With an orientation towards the marketing of original products and/or establishment of a business the course provides and introduction to relevant economic concepts and moves through the process of idea creating to business formation and funding. Entrepreneurship in a digital and social era with alternative financing methods such as crowdfunding is examined. Students are required to develop a plan/pitch for a potential business idea or product aimed at potential investors. Effective From: Fall 2014

AD 340 - Photography and Imaging (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: AD 150 or (ARCH 155/156/163/164) or permission of instructor. Photography is introduced as an artistic medium in a digital context. General photographic principles and techniques will be discussed including digital flash photography, image processing, in/on-camera filters and post-processing filters, camera controls, and compositional elements. Photographic student projects will be required. Students must provide their own DSLR camera for use throughout the semester. Effective From: Fall 2012

AD 463 - Collaborative Design Studio (1-12-5)
Prerequisites: (DD 364 or ID 364 or FA 364 or INT 364 or Arch 364) and PHYS 102. Interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary design studio where students work both individually and collaboratively on team project(s) that require the integration of different design disciplines. Effective From: Fall 2013

AD 490 - Special Topics (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: As determined by individual sections and topics. Group investigation of problems or topics of special interest in art and design including, but not limited to, fine arts, industrial design, interior design, and digital design. Effective From: Fall 2010

AD 490H - Special Topics (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: As determined by individual sections and topics. Group investigation of problems or topics of special interest in art and design including, but not limited to, fine arts, industrial design, interior design, and digital design. Effective From: Fall 2010

AD 491 - Independent Study (1-0-1)
Prerequisite: Permission of instuctor and departmental/school approval. Individual investigation of problems or topics of special interest in art and design including, but not limited to, fine art, industrial design, interior design, and digital design. Subjects may include the overlap between these areas and related areas including art/architectural history and architecture. Provides opportunities to work on a project with individual guidance from an instructor in the School of Art + Design. Effective From: Spring 2011

AD 492 - Independent Study (2-0-2)
Prerequisite: Permission of instuctor and departmental/school approval. Individual investigation of problems or topics of special interest in art and design including, but not limited to, fine art, industrial design, interior design, and digital design. Subjects may include the overlap between these areas and related areas including art/architectural history and architecture. Provides opportunities to work on a project with individual guidance from an instructor in the School of Art + Design. Effective From: Spring 2011

AD 493 - Independent Study (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Permission of instuctor and departmental/school approval. Individual investigation of problems or topics of special interest in art and design including, but not limited to, fine art, industrial design, interior design, and digital design. Subjects may include the overlap between these areas and related areas including art/architectural history and architecture. Provides opportunities to work on a project with individual guidance from an instructor in the School of Art + Design. Effective From: Spring 2011