Academic Catalog

Art (ART)

ART 115E  Art and the World  (3-4 Credits)  

This course presents a global view of the major epochs of human experience and major events of historical and cultural significance from the European Renaissance to the present. Works of art examined in context offer insight into the ways that people in different times and places have explored their relationship with other human beings, nature, and specific social development, and have defined meaning and value in existence. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 115X  Art and the World  (3 Credits)  

This course presents a global view of the major epochs of human experience and major events of historical and cultural significance from the European Renaissance to the present. Works of art examined in context offer insight into the ways that people in different times and places have explored their relationship with other human beings, nature, and specific social development, and have defined meaning and value in existence. Offered as needed

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 199  Art Elective  (3 Credits)  
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 201  Photographers, Writers, and the American Scene  (3 Credits)  

This course offers an introduction to the American experience as viewed through the eyes of prominent photographers and nationally recognized writers among who are a large number of Guggenheim fellows, MacArthur fellows, and Pulitzer Prize winners. The class will be devoted to reflections of American values, society, or institutions through the vison and interpretation of contemporary photographers and writers. Course materials cover the major political, social and cultural factors that have shaped the Contemporary American experience. Offered as needed.

This course may satisfy the general education core: American Dialogues.  
Essential Learning Outcomes for Medaille College: Cultural Literacy, Ethical Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Oral Communication, Written Literacy and Information Literacy  
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: (INT 110 or HON 110) and ENG 110.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 205  Contemporary Photography as Cultural Landscape  (3 Credits)  

This course defines contemporary photography as the work of artists who are living in the twenty-first century. Contemporary photography mirrors contemporary culture and society, offering students a rich resource through which to consider current ideas and rethink the familiar. The work of contemporary photographers is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. Diverse and eclectic, contemporary photography is distinguished by the very lack of a uniform organizing principle, ideology, or -ism. In a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and technologically advancing world, contemporary photography give voice to the varied and changing cultural landscape of identities, values, and beliefs. Offered as needed.

This course may satisfy the general education core: Creative and Reflective Dialogues.  
Essential Learning Outcomes for Medaille College: Critical thinking, Cultural Literacy, Information Literacy and Oral Literacy  
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 214  World Art I: Ancient Through Medieval  (3 Credits)  

A survey of world art and architecture from prehistory to 1400 CE to 1940. Includes slide lectures, art videos and field trip(s). Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ENG 110.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 215  World Art II: Renaissance Through Modern  (3 Credits)  

A survey of world art and architecture from approximately 1400 CE to 1940, with an emphasis on Western art. Includes slide lectures, art videos and field trip(s). Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ENG 110.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 230  Two-Dimensional Design And Color Theory  (3 Credits)  

An introductory studio course in which students use the basic elements of art and design principles to learn and apply the language of visual organization. The course also includes basic concepts of typography, layout, and color theory. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
ART 240  Beginning Drawing  (3 Credits)  

A studio course providing instruction in basic perceptual skills and drawing techniques -through a variety of media. The course includes a concise history of the art form of drawing and theories of visual perception through a variety of media and subjects. This course will help a student to develop their own personal expression through creating drawings that involve ethical and social issues. Offered as needed

This course may satisfy the general education core: Creative and Reflective Dialogues.  
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: INT 110.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 260  Basic Photography: Criticizing Photography  (3 Credits)  

This course is study of photographic composition and use of image capturing devices as an artistic and creative tool. This course will explore major historical changes in the development of photography. This course demonstrates how knowledge of the theory of aesthetic can be applied to the creation of a photographic portfolio. Offered as needed

This course may satisfy the general education core: Creative and Reflective Dialogues.  
Essential Learning Outcomes for Medaille College: Critical Thinking, Cultural Literacy, Information Literacy and Oral Communication  
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: 30  
ART 298  Special Topic in Art  (3 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
ART 314  Art History I: Ancient Through Medieval  (3 Credits)  

This course provides a survey of world art and architecture from prehistory through the medieval period. This course interprets the development of world civilizations and fosters understanding of culture in social, religious, economic, political, and philosophical contexts. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ENG 200.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 315  Art History II: Renaissance Through Modern  (3 Credits)  

This course provides a survey of world art and architecture of from the 15th through the 20th century, with an emphasis on Western art. This course interprets artistic traditions and fosters understanding of culture in social, religious, economic, political, and philosophical contexts. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ENG 200.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 320  Painting  (3 Credits)  

A studio course providing basic instruction in painting techniques and pictorial organization. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
ART 331  Renaissance Art  (3 Credits)  

An art history course providing an in-depth examination of Renaissance arts and architecture in Italy and Northern Europe. The developing art styles and masterworks will be seen in the context of social, political, and religious change. Includes slide lectures, art videocassette tapes, and field trip(s). Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ENG 110 and GEN 230.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 332  Women Artists  (3 Credits)  

An art history course surveying the contributions of women artists from 1750 to present. Provides a feminist perspective on the discipline of art history and consideration of issues of women’s artmaking in a male-dominated context. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ENG 110 and GEN 230.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 333  The History of Photography  (3 Credits)  

A historical survey of the development of photography from its 19th century origins to contemporary practice. The course includes slide lectures, videotapes, and field trip(s). Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ENG 110 and GEN 230.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 335  Study In Art History: Contemporary Art  (3 Credits)  

A survey of twentieth century art from Post Impressionism to the present. Emphasis will be placed on how art expresses personal, social and cultural experience. Includes slide lectures, discussions, art videos, and field trips. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ENG 110 and GEN 230.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Fees: None  
ART 340  Advanced Drawing  (3 Credits)  

A continuation of ART 240 Beginning Drawing. A studio course designed to develop perceptual skills, critical judgment, and the ability to draw using a variety of mediums and subjects. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ART 240.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
ART 360  Photography And Perception: A Way Of Seeing  (3 Credits)  

This course offers students the opportunity to learn about digital photography, recognize, interpret and apply concepts of pictorial composition and explore a range of techniques in order to communicate significant ideas and express emotions. This course has an emphasis on visual literacy and critical thinking. This course explores contemporary photographic practices throughout the Western New York area while using problem-based, experiential learning to create a dynamic photographic portfolio. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: GEN 230.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: 30  
ART 370  Ceramics  (3 Credits)  

A studio course providing instruction in basic ceramic techniques and exploration of clay as a medium of artistic expression. Includes hand-building, throwing, glaze application, kiln loading, firing, and unloading. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ART 230.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
ART 377  Field Experience  (1-3 Credits)  

Observational and “hands-on” work experience in a visual art or media-related placement situation designed to improve the preparation of Visual and Digital Arts majors. A minimum of 30 hours is required for each credit hour of field experience. Limited to Visual and Digital Arts majors. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Junior, Sophomore or Senior.  
Fees: None  
ART 398  Special Topic in Art  (3 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
ART 420  Advanced Painting  (3 Credits)  

A continuation of ART 320, Painting. A studio course designed to develop perceptual skills, critical judgment, and the ability to paint in oils. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ART 320.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
ART 460  Photography: Alternative Processes  (3 Credits)  

An advanced look at photography using alternative processing techniques. This course will show students that photography is a broad medium that encompasses a wide variety of techniques beyond that of black and white photography. Students will discuss where their inspiration comes from; initiate a plan for creating images using various lighting, camera, darkroom and digital techniques. Each assignment will profile a different technique including but not limited to hand coloring, cyanotype, Platinum and Palladium printing, digital imaging, Polaroid emulsion transfers, Polaroid manipulations, pinhole photography and much more. Course work will include lectures, hands-on experience, demonstrations, studio experience, and off-campus field trips. Students will create an alternative process notebook as well as a final portfolio. Offered as needed.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: ART 260.  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: 30  
ART 498  Independent Study in Art  (1-6 Credits)  

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: 30