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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 23, 2014
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ARTF 1000 - Art + Design at Northeastern
Intended for freshmen in the College of Arts and Sciences. Introduces freshmen to the liberal arts in general; familiarizes them with their major; helps them develop the academic skills necessary to succeed (analytical ability and critical thinking); provides grounding in the culture and values of the University community; and helps them develop interpersonal skills—in short, familiarizes students with all skills needed to become a successful university student. Prereq. Art + Design majors and students in related combined programs with freshman standing only.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

ARTF 1102 - Color 1 Foundation
Examines subtractive color. Introduces optical phenomena of color pigment, reflected color. Studies hue, value, and saturation and their implications for color interaction, legibility, and spatial illusion.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 1104 - Color 2 Foundation
Focuses on the optical phenomena of color activity, legibility, and spatial illusion in traditional and electronic media as well as the differences between subtractive and additive color. Prereq. ARTF 1102.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 1120 - Drawing 1 Foundation
Focuses on developing an understanding of the structure of object and figure through freehand drawing. Offers students an opportunity to explore a wide range of materials, including wash, charcoal, and pencil.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 1121 - Drawing 2 Foundation
Seeks to expand the student’s knowledge and skills through a mark-making process. Offers students an opportunity to begin to understand the relationship between form and meaning while relating the drawing process to broader concepts of communication.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 1122 - 2D Foundation
Offers an opportunity to discover and research basic principles, language, and concepts inherent in two-dimensional visual systems. Offers students an opportunity to learn to think critically, analyze, and apply basic principles to design and art projects. In a studio workshop setting, three primary phases explore art, design, and photography. Prereq. Art, digital art, and graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only. Coreq. ARTF 1123.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 1123 - 2D Tools: Imaging Basics
Introduces skills and software, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, used in creating and manipulating pixel- and vector-based images, in a technology workshop format. Prereq. Art, digital art, and graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only. Coreq. ARTF 1122.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 1124 - 3D Foundation
Continues ARTF 1122. Explores three-dimensional form. Examines principles including mass, volume, line, plane, and texture. Introduces basic materials and structure through constructing models and prototypes. Presents sequential exercises with simple eye/hand skills and form recognition. Explores complex projects that require an understanding of context, content, and developing original forms. Prereq. Art, digital art, and graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only. Coreq. ARTF 1125.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 1125 - 3D Tools: Form Basics
Introduces skills and software used in creating 3D forms with the computer. Explores basics of 3D modeling, surfacing, lighting, and rendering in this technology workshop. Prereq. Art, digital art, and graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only. Coreq. ARTF 1124.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 1140 - Introduction to Art
Offers an introduction to the characteristics of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, graphic arts, and architecture. Studies various examples of works of art as means of understanding style and techniques. Includes visits to museum collections and contemporary art galleries. Prereq. Nonmajors only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Arts Context, NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 2220 - 4D Foundation
Explores time-based art and design in an introductory lecture/studio format. Introduces formal, narrative, and alternative concepts for creative time-based communication. Assignments investigate video, animation, and a mixture of media in a screen based context. Prereq. ARTF 1122; art, digital art, and graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only. Coreq. ARTF 2221.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 2221 - 4D Tools: Motion Basics
Introduces skills and software used in animating 2D and 3D images, graphics, and forms. Explores the basics of key framing, layering, parenting, 3D modeling, surfacing, and rigging in this technology workshop. Prereq. Art, digital art, and graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only. Coreq. ARTF 2220.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 2223 - Interactive Foundation
Explores the design and creation of interactive art and design projects in an introductory lecture/studio format. Examines traditional, historical, and contemporary examples of interactive art and design. Offers students an opportunity to explore the potential of interaction through the creation of physical, device, and screen-based interactive projects. Prereq. ARTF 1122; art, digital art, and graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only. Coreq. ARTF 2224.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTF 2224 - Interactive Tools
Introduces skills and software used in creating basic Web-based content. This technology workshop introduces software using HTML and style sheets such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Prereq. Art, digital art, and graphic design majors and students in related combined programs only. Coreq. ARTF 2223.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access


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