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College of Arts & Sciences

Art and Design

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Christine Rabenold
MSH 105

(630)637-5543

cmrabenold@noctrl.edu

Art makes your imagination soar! In studio art, art education, and art history, we provide students from all areas of study serious opportunities for exploring visual media creatively and intellectually.

In studying art, you will

  • learn traditional and contemporary media
  • engage in analytical, critical and abstract thinking
  • learn to communicate ideas visually

If you get involved in art activities and courses, you will

  • attend art gallery and museum openings and exhibits in Naperville and downtown Chicago
  • hear talks by and meet visiting artists
  • enter juried exhibitions
  • gain an academic foundation for graduate study in studio art, art education, art history, art therapy, arts administration, art criticism, and visual communications

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

Graphic Design, B.A.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Art.

46.5-48 credit hours and completion of Practica/Internship Requirement:

  • ART 100 - Introduction to Visual Literacy

    ART 100 - Introduction to Visual Literacy

    3.00 credit hours

    An art survey of the theories and practice of visual forms, especially as applied in interactive media. Theoretical instruction may include narratology, ut pictura poesis (relationships between word and image) and/or postmodernism; students engage these and other theories in constructing imagery.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 107 - 2-Dimensional Design

    ART 107 - 2-Dimensional Design

    3.00 credit hours

    Exploration, study and application of the basic elements of art and the principles of design. Course objectives include acquisition of technical skills and introduction to a variety of materials.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 110 - 3-Dimensional Design

    ART 110 - 3-Dimensional Design

    3.00 credit hours

    The study of design elements and principles through the form and structure of three-dimensional space. The acquisition of technical skills and the introduction to a variety of materials.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 142 - Digital Arts and Design

    ART 142 - Digital Arts and Design

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to digital imaging, computer graphics and graphic design to communicate messages using digital visuals. Emphasizes hands-on computer experience with digital image manipulation techniques, drawing and editing tools that allow students to create computer based graphic arts, design and page layout. Students may not receive credit for both ART 142 and ART 141 or IFS 109.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 205 - Digital Photography

    ART 205 - Digital Photography

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the basic tools and programs used in the electronic imaging process of digital photography. Students develop their imagery and concepts through the use of computers and software. Areas of concentration include imagery manipulation, color and collage. Digital camera is required.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 207 - 2D Animation

    ART 207 - 2D Animation

    3.00 credit hours

    Course covers the fundamentals of animated computer graphics for web based delivery. Topics include: vector graphics, gradients, layers, drawing, animation, motion tweening and interactivity in a timeline-based editor. Emphasis is placed upon using Flash to develop compact interactive animations that graphically communicate ideas. Students may not receive credit for both ART 207 and IFS 125.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 107 or ART 142.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 210 - Graphic Design

    ART 210 - Graphic Design

    3.00 credit hours

    Exploration of tools, techniques, terminology and materials of graphic design. Students apply design principles, concept development and computer technologies to create designs that solve visual communication problems. 

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 212.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 212 - Typography

    ART 212 - Typography

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduction to the understanding of type and its use as a design element. Type is explored in relation to page layout, color, importing of graphics and expression, using computer graphics technology.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 142.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 343 - Digital Illustration and Prepress Production

    ART 343 - Digital Illustration and Prepress Production

    3.00 credit hours

    An in-depth exploration of digital illustration techniques and their uses as both tool and medium. The general focus is on technical operations and standardized procedures in preparation for offset printing. Digital illustration (primarily raster-based graphics) and their applications in publication design contexts constitute the bulk of the investigations; however, traditional illustration techniques are also utilized as an introduction in this advanced course.

    Prerequisite(s)


    IFS 109.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 368 - History of Design

    ART 368 - History of Design

    3.00 credit hours

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 100 or ART 276.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MED 240 - Media Law

    MED 240 - Media Law

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to media law designed to acquaint students with the legal restraints placed upon mass communicators. Includes material on the First Amendment, libel, invasion of privacy, freedom of information, copyright, obscenity, advertising and political advertising.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ENG 115 or ENG 125; COM 185.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MED 490 - Portfolio Workshop

    MED 490 - Portfolio Workshop

    3.00 credit hours

    Working independently or in a small group, under the direction of a MED faculty member, students create original interactive media presentations. Required of all IMS majors.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Senior status; declared IMS major.

    Schedule Of Classes

One of the following:

  • IFS 115 - Web Page Development

    IFS 115 - Web Page Development

    1.50 credit hours

    A hands-on course which enables students to create simple multi-page websites. Includes an introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web; HTML and HTML editors; and artistic, organizational, technical and ethical considerations of website design and implementation. Major project required. Students may not receive credit for both IFS 115 and MED 105.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MED 105 - Web Design I

    MED 105 - Web Design I

    3.00 credit hours

    This course introduces students to the basics of web design. Emphasis of this course is on creating design solutions relating to web design. The students research, analyze, define objectives and present comprehensive solutions for web design. Students will learn how to create layout for a website, optimize images and graphics for the web and create simple websites using HTML and CSS. Students may not receive credit for both IFS 115 and MED 105.

    Schedule Of Classes

Three of the following:

  • ART 117 - Silver Photography I

    ART 117 - Silver Photography I

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the basics of black and white 35 mm photography. This course includes lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experiences. Students learn camera operation, film exposure, black and white negative and print development, composition and presentation. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual override.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 120 - Drawing I

    ART 120 - Drawing I

    3.00 credit hours

    A course designed to develop the ability to draw with ease and flexibility. Instruction in the use of a variety of materials combined with the elements of art to provide the fundamentals in visual perception. An exploration of ideas in imagery and self-expression.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 345 - 3-Dimensional Computer Graphics and Animation

    ART 345 - 3-Dimensional Computer Graphics and Animation

    3.00 credit hours

    Creative digital exploration of three-dimensional images and animation for print, interactive multimedia, computer games, architecture and the Web.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 107, ART 110 and ART 142.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 346 - Advanced 2D Animation

    ART 346 - Advanced 2D Animation

    3.00 credit hours

    Creative digital exploration of the theory and practice of two-dimensional animation for interactive multimedia, computer games and the Web. Topics include: imagery, digital timelines, animation dynamics, audio-animation synchronization. 

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 207.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MED 320 - Motion Graphics

    MED 320 - Motion Graphics

    3.00 credit hours

    In this course students will develop competencies in the design of graphics for screen-based animation. These include image, graphic and typographic elements. The course will focus on the content development through an examination of work processes, software techniques and contemporary motion graphics. Lectures, projects and in-class exercises will address design, typography in motion, digital imaging, sequencing images, compositing images and principles of motion. The final product of the assignments will be the creation of video files, the documentation of the design process and analysis of established works.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 142.

    Schedule Of Classes

Two terms of practica or internships:

  • ART 297 - Internship

    ART 297 - Internship

    0.00-9.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 397 - Internship

    ART 397 - Internship

    0.00-9.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 497 - Internship

    ART 497 - Internship

    0.00-9.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ENG 128 - College Humor Magazine Practicum

    ENG 128 - College Humor Magazine Practicum

    0.00-1.50 credit hours

    Practical experience on the staff of the College humor magazine, The Kindling. Students may register for 0.00 or 1.00 credit hour for graded work as writers, editors, photographers, artists and designers. Registration for credit requires four hours of work on the publication per week. Editors may register for 1.5 credits which requires six hours of work on the publication per week. Enrollment is encouraged but not required of staff members. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned in English department practica.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ENG 115 or ENG 125.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ENG 130 - College Literary Magazine Practicum

    ENG 130 - College Literary Magazine Practicum

    0.00-1.50 credit hours

    Practical experience on the staff of the College literary magazine, the 30 N. Students may register for 0.00 or 1.00 credit hour for graded work as writers, editors, photographers, artists, or designers. Registration for credit requires four hours of work on the publication per week. Editors may register for 1.5 credits which requires six hours of work on the publication per week. Enrollment is encouraged but not required of staff members. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned in English department practica.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ENG 115 or ENG 125.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MED 113 - TV Performance

    MED 113 - TV Performance

    0.00-1.50 credit hours

    Offered to all students who wish to participate in Cardinal Video Productions, the campus video production company. This course is designed for video producers, directors, editors, camera operators, on-camera reporters and announcers, screenwriters, news and promotions staffers. Instructor approval needed for 1.5 credit hours. This is a graded course, regardless of credit.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MED 150 - Multimedia Practicum

    MED 150 - Multimedia Practicum

    0.00-1.50 credit hours

    Practical experience on the staff of the IMS online multimedia publication. Students may register for 0.00 or 1.00 credit hours for graded work as writers, editors, photographers, animators, artists or designers. Registration for credit requires four hours of work on the publication per week. Editors may register for 1.5 credit hours of work on the publication. Enrollment is encouraged but not required of staff members. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned in MED 150 multimedia practica.

    Prerequisite(s)


    IMS major or minor; instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MED 152 - College News Practicum

    MED 152 - College News Practicum

    0.00-1.50 credit hours

    Practical experience on the staff of the College news organization, The Chronicle/ncclinked.com. Students may register for 0.00 or 1.00 credit hour to work as writers or editors, web and social media content creators, photographers, artists or designers. Registration for credit requires a minimum of four hours of work on the publication per week. Editors may register for 1.5 credits hours which requires a minimum of six hours of work on the publication per week. Registration for credit requires consent of the instructor. Students are required to take the practicum at least twice and a maximum of six credit hours may be earned in Media Studies department practica. The practicum does not count towards the major or minor; however, these credits do count toward graduation and all practica are graded, whether taken for credit or non-credit.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ENG 115 or ENG 125.

    Schedule Of Classes

Studio Art, B.A.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Art.

48 credit hours, including:

  • ART 107 - 2-Dimensional Design

    ART 107 - 2-Dimensional Design

    3.00 credit hours

    Exploration, study and application of the basic elements of art and the principles of design. Course objectives include acquisition of technical skills and introduction to a variety of materials.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 110 - 3-Dimensional Design

    ART 110 - 3-Dimensional Design

    3.00 credit hours

    The study of design elements and principles through the form and structure of three-dimensional space. The acquisition of technical skills and the introduction to a variety of materials.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 120 - Drawing I

    ART 120 - Drawing I

    3.00 credit hours

    A course designed to develop the ability to draw with ease and flexibility. Instruction in the use of a variety of materials combined with the elements of art to provide the fundamentals in visual perception. An exploration of ideas in imagery and self-expression.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 220 - Drawing II

    ART 220 - Drawing II

    3.00 credit hours

    Further development of techniques and application of materials. Drawing exploration includes emphasis on imagery and self-expression.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 120; ART 107 recommended.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 130 - Painting I

    ART 130 - Painting I

    3.00 credit hours

    A course designed for the experience of self-expression through painting. Exploration of the fundamentals of color theory and technique. Development of personal imagery with a parallel enhancement of basic skills and structural knowledge.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 272 - Art History I: Prehistoric to Medieval Art

    ART 272 - Art History I: Prehistoric to Medieval Art

    3.00 credit hours

    The chronological study of sculpture, architecture and painting from prehistoric to Gothic; presented in social, religious and intellectual context.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    F2 901

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 274 - Art History II: Renaissance to Rococo Art

    ART 274 - Art History II: Renaissance to Rococo Art

    3.00 credit hours

    Painting, sculpture and architecture of the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe, also including Baroque and Rococo art, with consideration of social, religious and intellectual conditions.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    F2 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 276 - Art History III: Late 18th Century to Contemporary Art

    ART 276 - Art History III: Late 18th Century to Contemporary Art

    3.00 credit hours

    Art starting with the late 18th century and ending with the most recent events and styles of the 21st century. Emphasis on the origin, development, meaning and context of modern art.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    F2 902

    Schedule Of Classes

    • One course in Ceramics or Sculpture
    • At least three studio art courses at the 300-level or above
    • One art history course at the 300-level or above
    • Senior art exhibit

Studio Art, Leading to Certification in Art Education, B.A.

A typical student will need over 120 total credit hours to complete this degree.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Art.

51 credit hours in Art, including:

Eight required courses:

  • ART 107 - 2-Dimensional Design

    ART 107 - 2-Dimensional Design

    3.00 credit hours

    Exploration, study and application of the basic elements of art and the principles of design. Course objectives include acquisition of technical skills and introduction to a variety of materials.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 110 - 3-Dimensional Design

    ART 110 - 3-Dimensional Design

    3.00 credit hours

    The study of design elements and principles through the form and structure of three-dimensional space. The acquisition of technical skills and the introduction to a variety of materials.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 120 - Drawing I

    ART 120 - Drawing I

    3.00 credit hours

    A course designed to develop the ability to draw with ease and flexibility. Instruction in the use of a variety of materials combined with the elements of art to provide the fundamentals in visual perception. An exploration of ideas in imagery and self-expression.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 220 - Drawing II

    ART 220 - Drawing II

    3.00 credit hours

    Further development of techniques and application of materials. Drawing exploration includes emphasis on imagery and self-expression.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 120; ART 107 recommended.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 264 - Global Art Survey

    ART 264 - Global Art Survey

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of art from the cultures of Asia, the Near East, Native North America, Mesoamerica and the Andes, Oceania, Africa and the Islamic World.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 272 - Art History I: Prehistoric to Medieval Art

    ART 272 - Art History I: Prehistoric to Medieval Art

    3.00 credit hours

    The chronological study of sculpture, architecture and painting from prehistoric to Gothic; presented in social, religious and intellectual context.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    F2 901

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 274 - Art History II: Renaissance to Rococo Art

    ART 274 - Art History II: Renaissance to Rococo Art

    3.00 credit hours

    Painting, sculpture and architecture of the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe, also including Baroque and Rococo art, with consideration of social, religious and intellectual conditions.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    F2 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 276 - Art History III: Late 18th Century to Contemporary Art

    ART 276 - Art History III: Late 18th Century to Contemporary Art

    3.00 credit hours

    Art starting with the late 18th century and ending with the most recent events and styles of the 21st century. Emphasis on the origin, development, meaning and context of modern art.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    F2 902

    Schedule Of Classes

One course in each of the following areas:

  • Painting
  • Figure Drawing
  • Ceramics
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Required art electives:

  • Three studio art courses at the 300-level or above (total 9 semester hours)
  • A senior art exhibit

Required support courses:

  • EDN 331 - Elementary Art Methods

    EDN 331 - Elementary Art Methods

    3.00 credit hours

    An interactive study of art education issues and practices for the elementary portion of K-12 Art Teacher certification. Through discussion, observation and modeling, students use state goals and curricula to develop a meaningful, integrated art program. The focus is on sequential skill building, expressive content lessons and teaching strategies based on the physical, social and emotional needs of the K-5 student.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 107, ART 110, ART 120, EDN 200, acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • EDN 332 - Elementary Art Field Experience

    EDN 332 - Elementary Art Field Experience

    1.00 credit hours

    Provides students with an extended field experience in an elementary school art classroom supervised jointly by an NCC supervisor and the classroom teacher. Students complete 50 hours of supervised field work, applying research-based methods to actual teaching situations in the elementary school setting. At least twice during the term, an NCC supervisor observes the students as they conduct lessons and conducts a follow up conference in which the student and supervisor evaluate and discuss the lesson.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • EDN 338 - Secondary Art Methods

    EDN 338 - Secondary Art Methods

    3.00 credit hours

    Secondary art education issues and practices are researched and studied. Using state and curriculum goals, students develop grade 6-12 lesson plans of a conceptual and intrapersonal nature. The sequence of learning objectives is challenging and based on successful teaching strategies. Postmodern principles, multiple media and technological processes are applied to content areas. Art education students develop interdisciplinary lesson plans that improve students' expressive and analytic capacities. Homework assignments support learning with chapter readings, journaling, reporting on current research and contributing to a final portfolio.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 107, ART 110, ART 120, EDN 200 and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • EDN 373 - Field Experience: K-12 Methods/Techniques in Art and Music

    EDN 373 - Field Experience: K-12 Methods/Techniques in Art and Music

    1.00 credit hours

    Provides students with an extended field experience in a secondary classroom in the student's major content area (art or music). Students complete 40 hours of supervised field work, applying research-based methods and techniques to actual teaching situations, under the joint supervision of the cooperating classroom teacher and the NCC supervisor. Req: 40 field experience hours.

    Prerequisite(s)


    EDN 200.

    Schedule Of Classes

    • A supplemental major in Secondary Education is also required.

Note:

For teacher certification general and professional education requirements, consult the Education department.

Art History, B.A.

The major in Art History requires 30 credit hours in Art History and 15 credit hours in support courses outside of the Art department. Students are required to complete at least nine credit hours (or the equivalent to the level of MCL 103) in foreign language study.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Art.

Core Art History Requirements (18 credit hours):

  • ART 261 - Chicago Art and Architecture

    ART 261 - Chicago Art and Architecture

    3.00 credit hours

    The development of the city of Chicago and the metropolitan area, focusing on architecture; the rise of the identifiable Chicago style in painting and sculpture; the expanding contemporary art scene in the cultural life of the city.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 264 - Global Art Survey

    ART 264 - Global Art Survey

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of art from the cultures of Asia, the Near East, Native North America, Mesoamerica and the Andes, Oceania, Africa and the Islamic World.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 272 - Art History I: Prehistoric to Medieval Art

    ART 272 - Art History I: Prehistoric to Medieval Art

    3.00 credit hours

    The chronological study of sculpture, architecture and painting from prehistoric to Gothic; presented in social, religious and intellectual context.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    F2 901

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 274 - Art History II: Renaissance to Rococo Art

    ART 274 - Art History II: Renaissance to Rococo Art

    3.00 credit hours

    Painting, sculpture and architecture of the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe, also including Baroque and Rococo art, with consideration of social, religious and intellectual conditions.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    F2 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 276 - Art History III: Late 18th Century to Contemporary Art

    ART 276 - Art History III: Late 18th Century to Contemporary Art

    3.00 credit hours

    Art starting with the late 18th century and ending with the most recent events and styles of the 21st century. Emphasis on the origin, development, meaning and context of modern art.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    F2 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 360 - Art Theory and Criticism

    ART 360 - Art Theory and Criticism

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the foundations of the discipline of art history as well as modern and contemporary theoretical movements related to art through the reading and analysis of texts by philosophers, art historians and critics.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One of ART 272, ART 274 or ART 276; or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

Art History Upper-Level Electives (12 credit hours):

Choose at least four of the following courses:

  • ART 370 - Art of the Nineteenth Century

    ART 370 - Art of the Nineteenth Century

    3.00 credit hours

    A contextual examination of the development of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography and other arts from the late 18th-century to 1900, focusing upon North American and European movements.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 276 or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 371 - African-American Art

    ART 371 - African-American Art

    3.00 credit hours

    An overview of the contributions made by African-Americans to the visual arts of the United States in conjunction with an examination of the political and cultural debates regarding race, class and gender as they pertain to the African-American experience in this country. Consideration of colonial America, followed by an in-depth study of visual products from the 19th and 20th centuries, with particular emphasis given to the Harlem Renaissance, black art movements of the 1960's and 1970's as well as contemporary works that speak to issues of identity.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 276 or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 374 - Art of the Twentieth Century I: 1900-1950

    ART 374 - Art of the Twentieth Century I: 1900-1950

    3.00 credit hours

    A contextual history of painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts in Europe, the United States and other parts of the world from 1900 to 1950.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 276 or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 376 - Art of the Twentieth Century II: 1950-Contemporary

    ART 376 - Art of the Twentieth Century II: 1950-Contemporary

    3.00 credit hours

    A contextual history of painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts in Europe, the United States and other parts of the world from 1950 to the present.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 276 or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 397 - Internship

    ART 397 - Internship

    0.00-9.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 399 - Independent Study

    ART 399 - Independent Study

    1.00-9.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 470 - Art History Seminar

    ART 470 - Art History Seminar

    3.00 credit hours

    Intensive study of an announced topic in art history, emphasizing advanced research and writing.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ART 272, ART 274, ART 276, one 300-level art history course and instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 497 - Internship

    ART 497 - Internship

    0.00-9.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ART 499 - Independent Study

    ART 499 - Independent Study

    1.00-9.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

Required support courses:

  • PHL 220 - Aesthetics

    PHL 220 - Aesthetics

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of aesthetic experience, the norms which govern aesthetic judgment and the significance of the idea of beauty in our experience of art and nature.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

Choose at least one of the following courses:

  • CLS 250 - Topics in Classical Mythology

    CLS 250 - Topics in Classical Mythology

    3.00 credit hours

    Investigation of Greek and Roman mythology with focus on particular topics. Topics may include Myth and Religion, Myth in Art and Women in Myth. Course is repeatable with different topics.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • CLS 255 - Greek and Roman History

    CLS 255 - Greek and Roman History

    3.00 credit hours

    The rise, predominance and fall of Greece and Rome, with emphasis on the workings of their governments.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

Choose at least three of the following courses:

  • ENG 260 - Integrating Word and Image

    ENG 260 - Integrating Word and Image

    3.00 credit hours

    Offers beginning instruction in visual literacy and design skills in theory and practice. Useful for prospective teachers, writers, editors and arts entrepreneurs, the course engages students in the invention, production, revision and analysis of purposeful fusions of word and image. Particular attention is paid to rules of legibility, readability and visual and textual style. Course projects consider text and image in a variety of for-print products, bringing content, audience and author together in compelling ways.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ENG 201.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • FLM 140 - Introduction to Film and Screen Studies

    FLM 140 - Introduction to Film and Screen Studies

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the critical analysis of film through an examination of the technical, formal and stylistic aspects of cinematic production.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ENG 115 or ENG 125.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    F2 905

    Schedule Of Classes

  • FLM 340 - Global Films

    FLM 340 - Global Films

    3.00 credit hours

    An interdisciplinary study of selected films representing various cultures of the world.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One of FLM 140ENG 196 or COM 185.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • FRN 380 - French Cinema

    FRN 380 - French Cinema

    3.00 credit hours

    The history and development of French cinema from the Lumiere Brothers to the present.

    Prerequisite(s)


    FRN 310 and one other 300-level French course.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • GWS 350 - Gender and World Religions

    GWS 350 - Gender and World Religions

    3.00 credit hours

    An analysis of feminist thought in non-Western religious traditions. The course discusses women's redefinition of traditional concepts, rituals and practices in a number of religious traditions across the globe.

    Prerequisite(s)


    REL 100 or a course in non-Judeo-Christian tradition.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • GWS 389 - Gender and the Mass Media

    GWS 389 - Gender and the Mass Media

    3.00 credit hours

    The critical analysis of the complex relations between gender and the mass media. Special emphasis is placed on the social construction of gender, representations of the body and the cultural significance of the media.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior standing or consent of instructor.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 330 - East Asian Thought

    HST 330 - East Asian Thought

    3.00 credit hours

    An historical survey of the East Asian intellectual tradition based on the reading of primary sources in translation and focusing on the cross-fertilization of ideas between the three major intellectual traditions of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PHL 260 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

    PHL 260 - Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

    3.00 credit hours

    Part one of the History of Philosophy sequence; Ancient Greece through the 16th century.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    H4 901

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PHL 270 - Early Modern Philosophy

    PHL 270 - Early Modern Philosophy

    3.00 credit hours

    Part two of the History of Philosophy sequence; the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    H4 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PHL 280 - Modern Philosophy

    PHL 280 - Modern Philosophy

    3.00 credit hours

    Part three of the History of Philosophy sequence; major philosophical developments of the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One of PHL 100, PHL 260 or PHL 270.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    H4 902

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 210 - Old Testament

    REL 210 - Old Testament

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the Old Testament in its historical setting. Attention is given to the interpretation of the exodus, the monarchy, the prophetic movement, the exile and the postexilic experience.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    H5 901

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 215 - The Evolution of God

    REL 215 - The Evolution of God

    3.00 credit hours

    This course examines the origin and development of ancient Israel's portrayals of God. It traces these beliefs from their origins in the religions of the surrounding ancient Near Eastern cultures through the development of monotheism and the apocalyptic worldview, exploring the various ways in which ancient cultures contrasted divine and human standards of ethical behavior. The course concludes with various early Christian descriptions of the relation of the Christian Messiah to the God of Israel in the writings of the New Testament.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 220 - New Testament

    REL 220 - New Testament

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the New Testament in its historical setting. Attention is given to the social and religious milieu of the early Christian community, the interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels, the theological themes in Paul's letters and the unique motifs in the Johannine literature.

    Core

    Humanities.
    IAI

    H5 901

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 230 - Gender in the Judeo-Christian Traditions

    REL 230 - Gender in the Judeo-Christian Traditions

    3.00 credit hours

    The study of how gender affects religious practices, beliefs and experiences in Christianity and Judaism.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 235 - Sexuality and Christianity

    REL 235 - Sexuality and Christianity

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of contemporary Christian approaches to sexuality in a dialogue with secular philosophies of sexuality.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 245 - Religion and Ethics in Film

    REL 245 - Religion and Ethics in Film

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of religious and ethical values present in popular film. Attention is given to issues such as race, gender, minority religious traditions, sexual norms and the intersection of religion and politics.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 255 - The Religions of India

    REL 255 - The Religions of India

    3.00 credit hours

    An exploration of the major indigenous religions of South Asia with particular emphasis on shared concepts such as karma, the cycle of rebirth (samsara) and the transcendence of rebirth (nirvana/moksha). The course traces the evolution of Indian religion from its roots in the Vedas and Upanishads through the development of Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism and Sikhism, and concludes with an examination of "inclusivistic" and "exclusivistic" approaches to religious pluralism in contemporary Indian thought.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 260 - The Religions of China

    REL 260 - The Religions of China

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the history, theory and practice of the major religious traditions of China: Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism and the folk traditions that blend all three. The course focuses on the evolution of Chinese religion through a process of mutual influence within a general atmosphere of religious tolerance for sectarian differences.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 265 - The Religions of Japan

    REL 265 - The Religions of Japan

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of the major religious traditions of Japan, including Shinto, Buddhism (Tendai, Shingon, Zen, Pure Land and Nichiren) and the various "New Religions" that have come to prominence in the post-war period (such as Soka Gakkai and Tenrikyo). The theory and practices of specific religions are examined in their historical context, beginning with the early roots of Shinto and concluding with the dramatic changes that have transformed the Japanese religious landscape from the nineteenth century to the present.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 270 - Judaism

    REL 270 - Judaism

    3.00 credit hours

    Beliefs, traditions, ethics and history of Judaism, with special attention to Zionism and the Holocaust.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 280 - Islam and the Middle East

    REL 280 - Islam and the Middle East

    3.00 credit hours

    Islamic society, culture and theology, with special attention to Turkey, the Arab World, Pakistan, India, Indonesia and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Field trip to nearby Islamic community.

    Core

    Humanities.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 315 - Buddhism

    REL 315 - Buddhism

    3.00 credit hours

    A detailed exploration of the historical evolution of Buddhism from its initial formulation in India to its various incarnations in Southeast, Central and East Asia, as well as its more recent manifestation in North America. Particular attention is given to the distinctions between the three major branches of the religion (Theravada, Mahayana and Tantrayana), as well as to the theory and practice of individual sects such as Zen and Pure Land.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 330 - Social Justice and Theology

    REL 330 - Social Justice and Theology

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of those contemporary Christian theologies which are making an impact on the direction of current theological discourse. Attention is given to African-American theology, feminist theology, liberation theology and the contemporary debate on Christology.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One religion course.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 261 - Sociology of Religion

    REL 261 - Sociology of Religion

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of the interplay between religion and society. Attention is given to religion as a system of ideas and ritual patterns as well as a social institution.

    Prerequisite(s)


    SOA 100 or one course in religious studies.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 344 - Religion and the Political Order

    REL 344 - Religion and the Political Order

    3.00 credit hours

    A historical survey of primary texts engaging the intersection of religion and political theory, as well as the relationship between political leadership and religious/ethical values. Emphasis is placed upon Western political philosophers shaped within the traditions of Judaism, Christianity and/or Islam, as well as upon the themes of theocracy, civil religion and secularization. Thinkers studied may include Plato, early Christian authors, Eusebius, John Chrysostom, Augustine, Al-Farabi, Maimonides, Averroes, Aquinas, Marsillus of Padua, Reformation authors, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau or De Tocqueville.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Any two courses in philosophy, religious studies or political Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 345 - Religion, Ritual and Symbol

    REL 345 - Religion, Ritual and Symbol

    3.00 credit hours

    A cross-cultural examination of religious beliefs and religious institutions, and the symbolic meanings and social functions of myths and rituals. Special emphasis on the beliefs and practices of selected indigenous peoples.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Course work in religion or SOA 105.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • REL 355 - The Historical Jesus

    REL 355 - The Historical Jesus

    3.00 credit hours

    A systematic review of scholarly attempts to construct an accurate portrait of Jesus of Nazareth as he actually lived and worked in Palestine in the first century of the common era. Special attention is given to the "new quest" for the historical Jesus characterizing the scholarly debate on this topic since 1950.

    Prerequisite(s)


    REL 110 or REL 220.

    Schedule Of Classes

We offer the B.A. degree in

The major in Graphic Design requires 46.5-48 credit hours and completion of Practica/Internship, including:

    •    ART 100 - Introduction to Visual Literacy
    •    ART 107 - 2-Dimensional Design
    •    ART 110 - 3-Dimensional Design
    •    ART 142 - Digital Arts and Design
    •    ART 205 - Digital Photography
    •    ART 207 - 2D Animation
    •    ART 210 - Graphic Design
    •    ART 212 - Typography
    •    ART 343 - Digital Illustration and Prepress Production
    •    ART 368 - History of Design
    •    MED 240 - Media Law
    •    MED 490 - Portfolio Workshop

One of the following:

  • IFS 115 - Web Page Development
  • MED 105 - Web Design I

Three of the following:

  • ART 117 - Silver Photography I
  • ART 120 - Drawing I
  • ART 345 - 3-Dimensional Computer Graphics and Animation
  • ART 346 - Advanced 2D Animation
  • MED 320 - Motion Graphics

Two terms of practica or internships:

  • ART 297 - Internship
  • ART 397 - Internship
  • ART 497 - Internship
  • ENG 128 - College Humor Magazine Practicum
  • ENG 130 - College Literary Magazine Practicum
  • MED 113 - TV Performance
  • MED 150 - Multimedia Practicum
  • MED 152 - College News Practicum

The major in Studio Art requires 48 hours in studio art and art history, including

  • ART 107 2-Dimensional Design
  • ART 110 3-Dimensional Design
  • ART 120 Drawing I
  • ART 220 Drawing II
  • ART 130 Painting I
  • ART 272 Art History I
  • ART 274 Art History II
  • ART 276 Art History III
  • one course in ceramics or sculpture
  • at least three studio art courses at the 300 level or above
  • one art history course at the 300 level or above
  • a senior art exhibit

The minor in Studio Art requires 18 hours in studio art and art history, including one course from each of the following areas: drawing, design, and one art history course at the 300 level or above

The major in Art Education requires 51 hours in studio art and art history, plus a program of education courses. The art courses include

  • ART 107 2-Dimensional Design
  • ART 110 3-Dimensional Design
  • ART 120 Drawing I
  • ART 220 Drawing II
  • ART 272 Art History I
  • ART 274 Art History II
  • ART 276 Art History III
  • one course each in painting, figure drawing, ceramics, printing and sculpture
  • three studio arts courses at the 300 level or above
  • one art history course at the 300 level or above
  • a senior art exhibit

The major in Art History requires 30 credit hours in Art History and 15 credit hours in support courses outside of the Art Department. Students are required to complete at least 9 hours (or the equivalent to the level of MCL 103) in foreign language study.

A. Core Art History Requirements (18 credit hours):

  • ART 261: Chicago Art and Architecture
  • ART 264: Non-Western Art Survey
  • ART 272: Art History I: Prehistoric to Medieval Art
  • ART 274: Art History II: Renaissance to Rococo Art
  • ART 276: Art History III: Late 18th century to Contemporary Art
  • ART 360: Art Theory and Criticism

B. Art History Upper-Level Electives (12 credit hours):
Choose at least FOUR of the following courses:

  • ART 370: Art of the Nineteenth Century
  • ART 371: African-American Art
  • ART 374: Art of the Twentieth Century I: 1900-1950
  • ART 376: Art of the Twentieth Century II: 1950-Present
  • ART 397: Internship
  • ART 399: Independent Study
  • ART 470: Art History Seminar
  • ART 497: Internship
  • ART 499: Independent Study

C. Required Support courses (15 credit hours):

  • PHL 220: Aesthetics
  • PHL 230: Logic

Choose at least ONE of the following courses:

  • CLS 101: Introduction to Ancient Greece
  • CLS 102: Introduction to Ancient Rome
  • CSL 250: Classical Mythology

Choose at least TWO of the following courses:

  • REL 210: Old Testament
  • REL 215: The Evolution of God
  • REL 220: New Testament
  • REL 230: Gender in the Judeo-Christian Traditions
  • REL 235: Sexuality and Christianity
  • REL 245: Religion and Ethics in Film
  • REL 255: Religions of India
  • REL 260: Religions of China
  • REL 265: Religions of Japan
  • REL 270: Judaism
  • REL 280: Islam and the Middle East
  • REL 315: Buddhism
  • HST 330: East Asian Thought

The minor in Art History requires 18 hours in art history.

You can combine the Studio Art major with a minor in Art History.

Christine Rabenold

Associate Professor of Art; Student Art Gallery Director; Chairperson, Department of Art and Design
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Lindsay Shannon

Assistant Professor of Art History
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630-637-5334
Hale Ekinci

Associate Professor of Art and Media Studies
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Kathryn Pszotka

Half-Time Assistant Professor of Art
ART
(630) 637-5333 x2
Kevin Valentine

Assistant Professor of Art
MED
630-637-5540
David Cordero
David Cordero

Douglas Degges
Douglas Degges

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
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Extra-curricular and professional activities that will enrich your art education.

  • Art Portfolio Review - To schedule your portfolio review, please call 630-637-5800.
  • Viewfinder - Gain hands on experience working as a graphic designer at this student run design agency (practicum course listed as MED 150)
  • Obtain hands-on experience in creative design and forge corporate connections that can lead to valuable experiences in paid internships and jobs
  • Work closely in small classes with the practicing artists and art historian on our art faculty.
  • Join Impressions, SLIP, or the Digital Photo Club, the student art organizations, which sponsors juried and non-juried exhibitions, lectures by visiting artists, field trips to special art exhibitions, and pre-professional workshops such as matting, framing, and photographing student art.
  • Pursue an internship at an exciting array of Chicago area art museums, galleries, studios and historical institutions.

Recent Graduates' Careers and Student Internships 

  • Visual Experience Design, Kellogg Company
  • Senior Graphic Designer, Ivy Lane Design
  • Advertising Graphic Designer, The Bradford Group
  • Graphic Designer,The Strategy Group
  • Instructional Design Project Manager, Sears Hometown & Outlet
  • Graphic Designer, Concordia University Chicago
  • Senior Content Developer, Dealer Inspire
  • Graphic Designer, Copy Express
  • Graphic Designer, SSP America
  • Technology Center Coordinator, FUJIFILM
  • Marketing Coordinator, Red Frog Events
  • eCommerce Marketing Coordinator, Sourcebooks
  • Redesign Coordinator, GateHouse Media
  • Interactive Designer, Optomi, LLC
  • Designer, LLT Group

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