(3 cr) A corequisite or prerequisite for all 200 level and above studio and art history classes. Transfer students may receive transfer credit for this course ONLY if they complete ART 140 with a grade of C or better. This course continues to examine the concepts and nature of visual image making. Students refine their understanding of contemporary art and the function of the visual elements and principles of design to communicate concepts and ideas in a nonliteral way. Students continue to develop problem-solving skills essential to the development of creative thinking. Students will demonstrate an understanding of symbol and metaphor and hone problem-solving skills. Prerequisites: ART 140.