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    Shepherd University
  Jan 16, 2018
2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog
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ART 140 - Visual Thinking Skills I

(3 cr) This course is designed to help students transition toward a rewarding career in the arts and fulfillment in developing the skills and knowledge to lead a productive and useful life that includes physical, mental, and intellectual well-being. A corequisite or prerequisite for all 200-level and above studio and art history classes. All students pursuing a major or minor in art must enroll in this course during the fall semester upon acceptance into a program in the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater. This introductory course examines the concepts and nature of visual image making while exploring ideas associated with contemporary art making including physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, and environmental concerns. The student begins to comprehend contemporary art and the function of the visual elements and principles of design to communicate concepts and ideas in a nonliteral way. Students utilize symbol and metaphor and develop problem-solving skills essential to creative thinking while learning more about themselves as individuals and artists.  Removed from Tier One: FY in Core Curriculum, effective Fall 2013.

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