Summer Courses for Art and Design Majors

Posted: May 11, 2021 | Author: Lyndsey Nelson | Read Time: 3 minutes

Summer courses for art and design studentsStaying at Southern Utah University for the summer semester is incredibly beneficial for art and design students. With the Southern Utah Museum of Art’s plentiful summer programs and hundreds of art opportunities in Cedar City and the surrounding area, spending the summer in Cedar City is an excellent way for students to learn and grow as creators and engage with the beauty of southern Utah in the summer.

Taking college courses in the summer offers students the opportunity to save both time and money. For students looking to embark on a summer semester, SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts offers many options for art and design students.

Ten Summer Courses for Art and Design Students

Intro to Visual Arts (ART 1010)

The first course required for students ready to take off on their art degree, Introduction to Visual Arts is a study of the principles and ideas underlying visual art expressions and a survey of major periods, styles, and artists. The course is worth three credits and has no prerequisites courses.

Intro to 2-D Design (ART 1120)

This introductory course serves as a study of design fundamentals with an application in two-dimensional media. Presents the basic design principles and elements employed in all visual expressions. This is a three credit course with no prerequisites and can serve to fulfill the Fine Arts Knowledge Area general education requirement.

Intro to Photography (ART 1050)

In this general studies course, students will engage with the study of art, design, and communication principles as applied and practiced in photography, a dominant visual medium in society by primarily focusing on visual literacy, students will gain insight into the operations of photographs in our culture. This course is worth three credits, has no prerequisites, and can also count towards the Fine Arts Knowledge Area general education requirement.

Drawing (ART 1110)

In this introductory course, students will have the opportunity to explore the elements and compositional principles of visual art through drawing. Assignments are designed to encourage creative solutions, develop drawing skills, and apply the basics of linear representation, shading, perspective, shape, and textural depiction. This course is worth three credits, has no prerequisites, and can also count towards the Fine Arts Knowledge Area general education requirement.

Digital Tools (ART 2210)

In this course, students will explore the study and uses of the computer as a visual tool. Training will be given in selected current software directed toward the production of art and graphic design projects. Art majors may take ART 1120 concurrently over the summer. This is a three-credit course with no prerequisites.

Typography (ART 3210)

This upper-division art and design course is designed to provide an overview of the rich history of typography and visual writing systems, from Gutenberg to the present day. It will include intensive training in the use of type in graphic design projects. This is a three-credit course that requires intro to ART 1120 and ART 2210 as prerequisites.

Graphic Design I (ART 3230)

Graphic Design I is a course designed to introduce students to the practice of graphic design. Visual problem-solving is explored, from poster design, logo design, and book cover design to the conception and design of advertisements, among other projects. This is a 3 credit course that requires ART 1120 and ART 2210 as prerequisites.

Web Design I/II (ART 3250/4250)

This course is an introduction to the design of websites in both functionality and visual appeal. Training will be given in selected current software directed toward web-based, interactive design projects. This is a 3 credit course that requires ART 2210 as a prerequisite. The follow-up course, Web Design II, will also be offered during the summer for students to build upon their previous knowledge.

History of Non-Western Art (ART 3750)

This expansive course is a lecture course focusing on the history of non-western art. Students will come to understand the history and modern-day significance of art from outside the western tradition. This course is worth three credits and requires ART 1010 as a prerequisite.

 

Staying in Cedar City for the summer is an exciting opportunity for anyone with an interest in the arts and these art and design courses will ensure that students are able to take in the arts while also studying their origins. Learn more about SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts.

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