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Course Description: VA921 CRAFTS/3-D DESIGN (1 One Credit) In Crafts 1 the student will explore a wide variety of media and techniques in fibers, jewelry, pottery, and sculpture. Emphasis will be placed on craftsmanship and the elements and principles of design as applied to functional and nonfunctional crafts in many cultures. Lab fee is required. (Electives for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors)

Course Description: AP Art History - This course is designed to introduce students to works of art. The course begins with the ancient world and continues with lectures and assignments that cover the history of art into the twentieth century. Students who have done well in history, literature, humanities or advanced art are encouraged to enroll. AP Art History is developed as a college level course for high school students. Students will take the College Board’s AP Art History test at the end of the year, which allows students to receive college credit from participating colleges and universities. (Electives for Juniors and Seniors)

Course Description: (AR505) ART HISTORY/WORLD CULTURES One Credit - The primary focus of the class is to expose students to the past & present cosmology of various cultures throughout the world. Readings, lectures and videos will be reinforced and enriched through art/craft projects. Students’ awareness of other art forms, influences, and traditions will be expanded giving them a greater source of inspiration and understanding for their future work. The history and culture of world societies, both past and present, will be taught through art, which is the most visible record of the global community past & present. (Electives for Juniors and Seniors)

Course Description: VA911 ART 1 One Credit Art 1 is a basic foundation course designed to build the student's confidence in using a variety of art media, to encourage the student's creativity, and to increase the student's awareness of art in world cultures. The elements and principles of design will be stressed in all techniques and media explored and in the study of visual arts heritage. Lab fee is required. (Electives for Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors)

Course Description: VA942 COMPUTER ART AND GRAPHICS 1 One Credit In Digital Media and Graphic Design the student will have the opportunity to explore and expand creative knowledge in the field of electronic imaging and graphic communications. The student will learn the technical skills necessary for artistic problem solving using the elements and principles of design. Current and ongoing developments in the field will be addressed. Emphasis will be on approaching the computer as a creative and practical tool. Lab fee is required. (Electives for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors)

Course Description: VA955 FILM/VIDEO PRODUCTION One Credit This advanced art/photography course is designed to introduce students to the film-making process. Students will explore the different roles of production through the completion of film projects. Emphasis will be placed on the student's development of visual storytelling techniques. The artistic critique of current and historical films will be a major component of the curriculum. Pre-requisites: Art 1, Photo 1, Mass Comm. 1, Theater 1 or teacher recommendation. (Electives for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors)

Course Description: VA 931 Photography 1 One Credit A comprehensive beginning course introducing photographic history and principles including black and white pin-hole photography, the camera and its functions, the processes of exposure, black and white film development, photographic printing and preparation and display of completed prints. Emphasis will be placed on composition, technical control and subject choices in personal photography. (Electives for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors)

 

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