Schedule of classes

Fall 2020 classes

Last year, we made a commitment to improve every aspect of the student experience at SUVA. While there were some roadblocks along the way, we have continued to work diligently to make SUVA greater than it ever has been. You’ve already seen many of these changes, and now it is with great pleasure that we announce yet another one.

Effective Fall 2020, we are changing the structure of our academic programs to accommodate the challenges we face in a COVID-19 world and, more importantly, better prepare students for life after graduation.

There are a great many benefits to the new curriculum structure, but here are some highlights:

  • Fewer credits are required to earn your degree. That means you can focus your energy toward producing high-quality work.
  • It’s much easier to pick up a minor, and you won’t have to wait until the summer term to get one.
  • There’s more variety in our class offerings, which means you can customize your education around your interests and professional goals.

The fall schedule will look very different to you, but rest assured we have a plan in place to ensure each and every one of you gets converted to the new curriculum structure without causing any disruptions to your path toward graduation.

All returning students must schedule a one-on-one advising appointment so we can make sure you’re registering for the classes you need to graduate on time.

Sign up here to schedule your online advising and registration appointment.

Fall 2020 Dates

August 31
Session 1 starts
September 7
Labor Day - no classes, offices closed
October 23
Session 1 ends
October 26
Session 2 starts
November 11
Veterans Day - no classes, offices closed
November 25-27
Thanksgiving - no classes, offices closed
December 18
Session 2 ends

Fall: Animation classes

AN200 Digital Filmmaking

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31-October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 10:00am-11:50am
  • Room: 150

Section 2 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 12:00pm-1:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

Students learn about filmmaking techniques and processes that facilitate telling stories in a visual form. Students gain understanding of how directors tell compelling stories by utilizing compositional and camera techniques. The breakdown from script page to storyboarding is examined, analyzed and practiced, in order to demonstrate a comprehensive sequence of events to depict drama, humor, and/or action. Filmmaking and animation are compared and contrasted, in order to give students a greater understanding of the relationship between the mediums.

AN201 Basic Animation Skills

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 10:00am-11:50am
  • Room: 150

Section 2 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 12:00pm-1:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

Students focus on how to create animated forms through practicing the popularized Twelve Principles of Animation, by Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas, alongside solid design and drawing principles. Traditional animation techniques are utilized to introduce a strong foundation of skills that assist with continued development. The skills are transferable to the digital medium where animation flourishes with today’s competitive animation studios.

AN311 Character Design and Movement

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30pm-6:20pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

ANS210

Description

Students focus on practicing their foundational skills and applying it to the mechanics of movement and derive emotional representation. Foundational design skills are also utilized to create and compose appealing characters for video games, cartoons, and film. Research, practice, and professional comparison are wielded to obtain a grasp on how appeal and exaggeration can enhance form and expression. Final results are scrutinized through animation tests.

AN312 3D Modeling I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30pm-6:20pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

ANS210

Description

Students learn about current digital techniques for modeling, lighting and texturing characters and environments through industry-standard software. Through digital sculpting, students learn the process to translate a drawn character into a fully realized and rendered 3D character and place it into an appropriate setting to complete the composition. Basic posing and facial expressions are emphasized to reflect a character model sheet.

AN350 Concept Art Development

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 4:00pm-5:20pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

ANS210 or ILS210

Description

Students learn how to develop concept art within the field of animation through focused research and discussion. With guidance from the instructor, students create pre-production packages of concept art with a specific focus in the field of animation (video games, animated short, film, motion graphic or animated title design, etc.).

AN215 Animation Seminar I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:20pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

This course is a survey of the technical and cultural conditions that drive contemporary practices in animation. Students research the various areas of emphasis within the field of animation and begin to place themselves in the field.

AN315 Animation Seminar III

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00pm-4:20pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

ANC210

Description

In this course, students continue to identify and learn about specific areas of emphasis within the field of animation by conducting guided research into the technical and cultural concerns surrounding their chosen emphasis.

AN365 Animation Seminar IV

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00pm-4:20pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

ANC300

Description

In this course, students deepen their knowledge of their chosen areas of emphasis within the field of animation. Students conduct independent research into the technical and cultural concerns surrounding their chosen emphasis.

AN450 Animation Portfolio

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Friday, 2:30pm-3:50pm
  • Online

Prerequisites

ANC400

Description

Students learn how to develop a cohesive portfolio that aligns with their career goals.

Fall: Graphic Design classes

GD203 Page Layout I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31-October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 09:00am-10:50am
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

Students are introduced to page layout processes in order to produce a variety of design formats for print. Students learn how to set type, scan and edit images, and use grids to organize visual elements in a layout. Students also learn how to use industry standard software programs to produce layouts and how to properly set up digital files for printing. This course will be taught remotely; students will have access to the classroom during class time.

GD200 Typography

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 09:00am-10:50am
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

Students learn the fundamentals of typography and the functional and expressive aspects of type. Students study letterforms and explore the applied use of type as visual form and language by learning type classification and families, the rules of legibility, readability, and style. Students also learn type terminology, type measurement, and the guidelines of setting type. This course will be taught remotely; students will have access to the classroom during class time.

GD203 Web Design I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 9:00am-10:50am
  • Online

Prerequisites

GDS210

Description

Students learn the fundamental processes of web design and construction including site structure, content hierarchy, user-experience (UX) and navigation. Students also learn how to create high-fidelity prototypes and how to produce designs for multiple devices using industry standard software.

Fall: Illustration classes

IL200 Illustration Media

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31-October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 2:30pm-4:20pm
  • Room: 204

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

Students learn a variety of dry and wet media processes and techniques used by professional illustrators, and how to identify the appropriate media to use for a specific project based on research and application. Students also learn how to use visual reference material to guide their decisions regarding style and techniques for different commercial formats and contexts.

IL201 Vector-Based Illustration

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 2:30pm-4:20pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

Students learn vector-based illustration processes to create stylized illustrations for different applications. Topics covered in this class include layers, fill and stroke paths, color application, and preparing vector illustrations for print and online applications.

IL304 Digital Painting

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 4:30pm-6:20pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

ILS210

Description

Students learn digital painting techniques in order to create dynamic illustrations for different formats. A point of emphasis is the relationship between digital painting and traditional painting styles and techniques. Students will learn how to create brushes, textures, and explore color applications through the examination and analysis of different subject matter.

GD200 Typography

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 09:00am-10:50am
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

Students learn the fundamentals of typography and the functional and expressive aspects of type. Students study letterforms and explore the applied use of type as visual form and language by learning type classification and families, the rules of legibility, readability, and style. Students also learn type terminology, type measurement, and the guidelines of setting type. This course will be taught remotely; students will have access to the classroom during class time.

AN350 Concept Art Development

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 4:00pm-5:20pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

ANS210 or ILS210

Description

Students learn how to develop concept art within the field of animation through focused research and discussion. With guidance from the instructor, students create pre-production packages of concept art with a specific focus in the field of animation (video games, animated short, film, motion graphic or animated title design, etc.).

Fall: Visual Communications classes

Only students studying Illustration or Graphic Design can take the following classes:

VC200 Visual Communication Seminar I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31-October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 4:30pm-5:50pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

This course is a survey of the technical and cultural conditions that drive contemporary practices in visual communication. Students research the various areas of emphasis within the fields of visual communication and begin to place themselves within their field.

VC250 Visual Communication Seminar II

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31-October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 4:30pm-5:50pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

GDC210 or ILC210

Description

In this course, students continue the survey of the technical and cultural conditions that drive contemporary practices in visual communication. Students research the various areas of emphasis within the field of visual communication and continue to place themselves within their fields.

VC300 Visual Communication Seminar III

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31-October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 4:30pm-5:50pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

GDC300 or ILC300

Description

In this course, students continue to identify and learn about specific areas of emphasis within the fields of visual communication by conducting guided research into the technical and cultural concerns surrounding their chosen emphasis.

VC350 Visual Communication Seminar IV

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31-October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 4:30pm-5:50pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

GDC310 or ILC310

Description

In this course, students deepen their knowledge of their chosen areas of emphasis within the fields of visual communication. Students conduct independent research into the technical and cultural concerns surrounding their chosen emphasis.

Fall: Interior Design classes

IDS200A Into the Studio: Interior Design A

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31-October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00pm-3:50pm
  • Room: 202

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

This course introduces students to the development of and practice of interior design including drafting and space planning. Students concentrate on drafting techniques for floor plans and architectural symbols, lettering, line quality, and dimensions. Students also learn to develop residential interior spaces. Subjects include project beginnings, programming, bubble diagrams, adjacency diagrams and development drawings.

IDS200B Into the Studio: Interior Design B

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00pm-3:50pm
  • Room: 202

Prerequisites

IDS200A

Description

This course is a continuation of IDS200A. It introduces students to the development of and practice of interior design including drafting and space planning. Students concentrate on drafting techniques for floor plans and architectural symbols, lettering, line quality, and dimensions. Students also learn to develop residential interior spaces. Subjects include project beginnings, programming, bubble diagrams, adjacency diagrams and development drawings.

EAD200 Interior Design Seminar I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Friday, 2:30pm-3:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

This course is a survey of the technical and cultural conditions that drive contemporary practices in interior design. Students research the various areas of emphasis within the field of interior design and begin to place themselves within their field.

EAD350 Interior Design Seminar IV

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Friday, 2:30pm-3:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

IDC310

Description

In this course, students deepen their knowledge of their chosen areas of emphasis within the field of interior design. Students conduct independent research into the technical and cultural concerns surrounding their chosen emphasis.

IDS400A Interior Design Senior Studio A

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Friday, 4:00pm-5:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

IDS310

Description

Students independently develop, produce and present a major design project (as agreed upon with the course instructor). The students will base their project on their previous research into their area of interest within the field of interior design. Students incorporate this major showcase project into the portfolio they will produce in ID450.

IDS400B Interior Design Senior Studio B

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Friday, 4:00pm-5:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

IDS400A

Description

This course is a continuation of ID400A. Students independently develop, produce, and present a major design project (as agreed upon with the course instructor). The students will base their project on their previous research into their area of interest within the field of interior design. Students incorporate this major showcase project into the portfolio they will produce in ID450.

ID450 Interior Design Portfolio

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Friday, 2:30pm-3:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

IDS400

Description

Students learn how to develop a cohesive portfolio that aligns with their career goals.

Fall: Photography classes

PH202 Digital Photo I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31-October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30am-1:20pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

Working with digital cameras and computers, students are introduced to contemporary modes of creative digital photography. The course emphasis includes an overview of digital cameras, digital darkroom, image capture, modification, file formats, storage and output.

PH203 Digital Photo II

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30am-1:20pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

PH202

Description

Through lecture, discussions, exercises, and assignments, the course will explore advanced digital applications as they are related to the photographic image in both a commercial and fine art context. Students will explore how the media continues to influence and shape how we see, make and perceive images.

PH306 Advanced Digital Imaging

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00pm-3:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

PHS210

Description

This course is an introduction to digital photography and digital imaging. Students explore image construction, manipulation, retouching, collage, and output techniques through digital imaging software. Projects and assignments will address the technical, aesthetic, and creative applications of digital photography.

PH406 Photojournalism / Documentary Photography

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00pm-3:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

PH306

Description

Through lectures, discussions, exercises and assignments, students will investigate the field of photojournalism and documentary photography. Topics such as location, preparation, ethics, content, and the power of an image is discussed.

SAP200 Fine Arts Seminar I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

This course is a survey of the technical and cultural conditions that drive contemporary practices in art. Students research the various areas of emphasis within the fields of studio arts and photography, and begin to place themselves within their field.

SAP250 Fine Arts Seminar II

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

PHC210 or SAC210

Description

In this course, students continue to identify and learn about specific areas of emphasis within the fields of studio arts and photography by conducting guided research into the technical and cultural concerns surrounding their chosen emphasis.

SAP400 Thesis I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:50pm
  • Room: 202

Prerequisites

PHC310 or SAC310

Description

In this course, students develop a cohesive body of work that represents their personal vision as artists. Students participate in critiques with classmates and midterm/final reviews with a faculty panel.

SAP450 Thesis II

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:50pm
  • Room: 202

Prerequisites

PHC400 or SAC400

Description

This course is a continuation of SAP400, in which students complete a cohesive body of work that represents their personal vision as artists. Students participate in critiques with classmates and midterm/final reviews with a faculty panel. This course culminates in an exhibition of the students’ completed thesis work and includes an oral presentation.

Fall: Studio Arts classes

SA205 Painting I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • Room: 204

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

In this course, students learn a range of basic painting materials, techniques, and approaches to subject matter. By systematically exploring the relationships between materials, techniques, formal issues and content, students will begin to combine these elements to convey meaning in the visual language of painting.

SA326 Nontraditional Media

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 1:00pm-3:20pm
  • Room: 204

Prerequisites

PHS210 or SAS210

Description

Students are encouraged to push the bounds of various traditional and nontraditional media in order to make personal visual statements. Assignments are structured around contemporary topics in issues-based art, and students will be encouraged to consider using materials that further support the exploration of individual concepts.

SA330 Paper Making

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30pm-3:20pm
  • Room: 204

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

Students venture into the exciting world of fibers, exploring a wide variety of papermaking processes from basic sheet formation to sculptural applications, and everything in between. Students create art that couple the unique properties of fiber as a medium with their own personal visual ideas.

SE350 Independent Study

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: TBD
  • Room: TBD

Section 2 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: TBD
  • Room: TBD

Prerequisites

210-level Studio courses in major

Description

This independent study course provides students an opportunity to explore their own creative vision on a project of their own design. With guidance from their instructor, students develop a semester-long project in their chosen area of study. Students must obtain approval from their chosen instructor in order to register for this class. Students can apply up to six credits of Independent Study toward their degrees.

SAP200 Fine Arts Seminar I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

All Universal Foundations courses

Description

This course is a survey of the technical and cultural conditions that drive contemporary practices in art. Students research the various areas of emphasis within the fields of studio arts and photography, and begin to place themselves within their field.

SAP250 Fine Arts Seminar II

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:50pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

PHC210 or SAC210

Description

In this course, students continue to identify and learn about specific areas of emphasis within the fields of studio arts and photography by conducting guided research into the technical and cultural concerns surrounding their chosen emphasis.

SAP400 Thesis I

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 3:00pm-4:50pm
  • Room: 202

Prerequisites

PHC310 or SAC310

Description

In this course, students develop a cohesive body of work that represents their personal vision as artists. Students participate in critiques with classmates and midterm/final reviews with a faculty panel.

SAP450 Thesis II

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 3:30pm-4:50pm
  • Room: 202

Prerequisites

PHC400 or SAC400

Description

This course is a continuation of SAP400, in which students complete a cohesive body of work that represents their personal vision as artists. Students participate in critiques with classmates and midterm/final reviews with a faculty panel. This course culminates in an exhibition of the students’ completed thesis work and includes an oral presentation.

Fall: Advanced Application Electives

Only students studying Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design, Photography or Studio arts can take the following classes:

AAE301 Art for Social Change

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Friday, 9:30am-11:20am
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

310-level Studio courses in major

Description

Students learn the role of art as an instrument in social change. Students explore historical and contemporary efforts by artists and organizations to promote societal change. Students also learn the role and limits of artists, movements, collectives, and non-profit organizations and how they can impact societal change through their chosen area of study.

AAE302 Sustainable Art and Design

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Friday, 11:30am-1:20pm
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

310-level Studio courses in major

Description

This course focuses on the students’ ability to become collaborative designers and global innovators in their chosen field of study. Students learn the various factors of environment, ethics, and economy in art and design. Students explore the systems in which a design will exist for its entire life cycle and learn to develop innovative solutions for sustainability.

AAE303 Self-Branding

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Friday, 9:30am-11:20am
  • Room: 150

Prerequisites

310-level Studio courses in major

Description

Students learn personal branding concepts and how to successfully promote themselves and their art within the environment of their area of study. Students study actual examples of the best practice of personal branding techniques. Students also learn how to establish the relationship between personal branding and social media and how to build and maintain a positive online reputation.

Fall: Foundations classes

GE101 Art History – Paleolithic to Renaissance

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Online

Section 2 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Online

Prerequisites

None

Description

Students investigate a broad survey of Western art from the Paleolithic to the Renaissance by critically analyzing artists and their works within specific social and historical contexts. Various periods of art and their impact on western civilization is studied.

FYE102 Spatial Dynamics

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 11:30am-1:20pm
  • Room: 201

Section 2 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am-11:20am
  • Room: 201

Section 3 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30am-11:20am
  • Room: 201

Section 4 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30am-1:20pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

None

Description

Students learn the practical and theoretical foundation of how objects and the spaces they occupy, shape the physical and perceptual nature of our reality. Through the exploration of various materials and experimentation of spatial concepts, students will be able to create art that achieves expressive and/or utilitarian purposes.

FYE103 Design Solutions

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 11:30am-1:20pm
  • Room: 201

Section 2 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am-11:20am
  • Room: 201

Section 3 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 9:30am-11:20am
  • Room: 201

Section 4 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30am-1:20pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

None

Description

This course is an introduction to 2D composition and color theory. Students learn and apply the principles of design using a variety of traditional and digital methods. Students gain an understanding of how 2D elements and compositional theory are employed to create clear and effective visual communication, aid personal expression, and help comprise a personal style.

FYE104A Drawing I A

2 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 9:00am-10:50am
  • Room: 204

Section 2 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00am-12:50pm
  • Room: 204

Section 3 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 11:00am-12:50pm
  • Room: 204

Section 4 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am-10:50am
  • Room: 204

Prerequisites

None

Description

In this course, students are introduced to various forms of knowing through seeing and drawing. Students learn to see a subject's parts in a relational way, and accurately express the world around them.

FYE104B Drawing I B

2 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 9:00am-10:50am
  • Room: 204

Section 2 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00am-12:50pm
  • Room: 204

Section 3 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday, 11:00am-12:50pm
  • Room: 204

Section 4 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am-10:50am
  • Room: 204

Prerequisites

FYE104A

Description

This course is a continuation of FYE104A. In this course, students are introduced to various forms of knowing through seeing and drawing. Students learn to see a subject's parts in a relational way, and accurately express the world around them.

FYE105 The Power of Why

2 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Friday, 9:00am-9:50am
  • Room: 201

Section 2 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Friday, 10:00am-10:50am
  • Room: 201

Section 3 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Friday, 9:00am-9:50am
  • Room: 201

Section 4 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Days: Friday, 10:00am-10:50am
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

None

Description

Students learn methods of investigative inquiry to gather information and enhance their decision making abilities. Students also examine the different disciplines in the visual arts and learn about their roles within society.

FYE152 Creative Thinking

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00pm-4:20pm
  • Room: 201

Section 2 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30pm-5:50pm
  • Room: 201

Prerequisites

AD105

Description

Students will be actively engaged in making as a mode of inquiry and will gain experience in developing concepts, translating ideas, and applying creative problem solving methods as they make their work. All assignments will focus on how ideation techniques are fundamental to creative problem solving.

Fall: General Education classes

GE326AH History of Comic Books and the Graphic Novel

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Online

Prerequisites

AD101 and AD115

Description

This course explores the comic book, its evolution from the early 1900’s to the present, and its relationship to societal and technological changes over time. Students study the contextual aspects of the comic and its appeal to both juvenile and adult audiences. Students also examine the evolution of graphic novels on a global scale and their relationship to cultural identity, political context, and ethnic and gender diversity.

GE321H Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Online

Prerequisites

None

Description

This course introduces philosophy through topics found in classical and contemporary philosophical writings. Students Investigate areas such as the existence of God, the nature of right or wrong, problems of knowledge, problems of truth, the relationship between mind and body, free will, determinism, and moral obligation.

GE337SB Psychology of Influence

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 1

  • Dates: August 31 - October 23
  • Online

Prerequisites

None

Description

Students examine the psychology of human behavior, specifically, why people say “yes” in certain situations, and factors that motivate people to change their behavior. Students study the six universal principles of influence based on evidence derived from scientific research and practice using the principles in experiential scenarios.

GE105EN English Composition

3 credits

Section 1 | Session 2

  • Dates: October 26 - December 18
  • Online

Prerequisites

None

Description

In this course, students learn the strategies and processes that successful writers employ to accomplish specific goals. Topics covered include developing an argument and organizing essays around a thesis statement.

Summer 2020 Dates

May 27
Session 1 starts
June 30
Session 1 ends
July 1-7
No classes - summer break
July 8
Session 2 starts
August 11
Session 2 ends

Summer: Universal Foundation Classes

Session 1:

A/D115 Concepts through History II

This course aids the students in unifying the information in the foundation courses. Students learn to use the power of their decisions to create meaningful art. This course includes inspiring discussion, research and inquiry.

3 credits

A/D117 Design Solutions II

Students gain exposure to a variety of media as they continue to learn the fundamentals of art/design. Students design through exploration as their work evolves throughout the course.

3 credits
Prerequisite: A/D103

Session 2:

A/D116 Narrative Design

Students learn the value in understanding the links between effective stories and art and design. Students learn how to connect the parts of a story to create a purposeful experience.

3 credits

A/D118 Drawing II

Students continue to learn to see and express the world around them. The students practice eye, mind and hand coordination in order to accurately depict light, form and space to create art and design.

3 credits
Prerequisite: A/D104

A/D119 Power of Why II

This course is a continuation of A/D105 The Power of Why I. This course includes inspiring discussions, research and inquiry relating to the art and design disciplines.

3 credits
Prerequisite: A/D105

Summer: Studio Elective / General Education

These courses have been designed to fulfill multiple graduation requirements. Each course can only be counted toward one requirement for each student. Students decide which requirement each course fulfills at the time of registration.

Session 1:

ES327AH Weird Art

What do Medieval townspeople fighting giant snails have in common with infants born as full-grown men? Find out in Weird Art, where we explore the strange and unusual in art history, and create our own weird artworks.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Art History) or Studio Elective

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Carly Zufelt, 100 Strokes
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Carly Zufelt, Celise

ES329AH Surrealism

Knock knock. Who’s there? A surreal artist. A surreal artist who? Ear.

Students learn about the bizarre and exciting world of the Surrealism art movement of the early nineteenth century and explore ways to integrate surrealist methods into their own contemporary artwork.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Art History) or Studio Elective

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Surrealism

ES330AH The Found Object

What transforms an ordinary object into art? From bottle racks and bicycle seats to floating sharks in glass tanks, students learn how artists from history have used everyday objects to challenge the notion of art and artists. Students will also learn to transform the meaning of objects that they encounter in their own lives, by working in college, photomontage, trash art, digital art forms, social media and more.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Art History) or Studio Elective

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Found object

ES332SB Gamers Unite!

We’ve all heard it before, the stereotype of the anti-social gamer, preferring to interact with video game characters, rather than real life human beings. The truth is, recent studies are crushing the myth of the stereotypical gamer disconnected from reality. In this class, students learn how humans employ gaming as a form of connection with other human beings through the use of storytelling and exploration of social/cultural issues. By the end of the class, all students will create their own video game that challenges the stereotypical myth of the isolated gamer.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Social/Behavioral Science) or Studio Elective

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Gamers Unite, WarMUX

ES350 Independent Study

This independent study course provides students an opportunity to explore their own creative vision on a project of their own design. With guidance from their instructor, students develop a semester long project in their chosen area study. Students must obtain approval from their chosen instructor in order to register for this class.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Studio Elective

Session 2:

ES328AH Weirder Art

Hungry for more weird art? Get your second helping of the strange side of art in this sequel to the popular first course! Prepare for an even weirder treat, as we explore the strange and unusual in art history, and create our own weird artworks.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Art History) or Studio Elective

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Tyler Otero, Homegrown
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Anna Nitka, Homegrown

ES334GS Steal Like You Mean It: Art and Appropriation

Students learn the concept and practice of art historical appropriation, how to create meaning in their own work through the use of appropriation, and some of the issues involved with cultural appropriation.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Global Studies) or Studio Elective

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Art and appropriation

ES335AH Pop Art

Blur the boundaries between “high” and “low,” art by elevating the aesthetics of advertising, comics and mass media. From movie stars to junk food, students will explore how artists of the past used elements from popular culture to create meaning. Drawing upon popular aesthetics in their own lives, students will make work using a variety of media and techniques that brings Pop Art into the 21st Century.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Art History) or Studio Elective

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Pop art

ES336MS Cryptids and Art

“What is that thing?” Students study the pseudoscience subculture of cryptozoology and research cryptids of different cultures, such as the chupacabra, and explore ways to create art that represents their chosen cryptids.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Math/Science) or Studio Elective

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Cyptids in art

ES337 Everyone’s a Photographer: DIY Photography in the Smartphone Era

The power of photography in your pocket, learn to harness the power of the smartphone to create images that raise the aesthetic bar of the everyday. Students will learn to see the world through the camera lens, to take photographs with meaningful content, and communicate their vision to the world around them without the need for expensive equipment.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Studio Elective

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Camden Hardy, Everyone's a photographer
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Everyone's a photographer

ES338MS Beautiful Science: Art as Research

What if artists could help us find the answers to life’s big questions, all the while answering questions of their own? Well, they can, and they do. Learn to approach the process of art making as a form of experimental inquiry in and of itself. In this class, students learn how to create visuals within their disciplines that represent a variety of datasets design experiments that result in unexpected artworks.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Gen Ed (Math/Science) or Studio Elective

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Camden Hardy, Beautiful Science
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Beautiful Science

ES350 Independent Study

This independent study course provides students an opportunity to explore their own creative vision on a project of their own design. With guidance from their instructor, students develop a semester long project in their chosen area study. Students must obtain approval from their chosen instructor in order to register for this class.

3 credits
This class can fulfill requirements for: Studio Elective

Summer: Minors

Strengthen your degree with a minor in the discipline of your choosing. Like your major, these courses are project-based and give you real-world experience with the field.

Minor I and Minor II are 10 week sessions each with a one week break in between. If you took the first session (Minor I) in a previous year, you can take the second session (Minor II).

AMM101 Advertising and Marketing Minor I

8 credits

Identify customer needs, communicate information to consumers, and market products and services locally and nationally. Students learn the marketing process and how to develop an advertising campaign for a specific client.

AMM201 Advertising and Marketing Minor II

Identify customer needs, communicate information to consumers, and market products and services locally and nationally. Students learn the marketing process and how to develop an advertising campaign for a specific client.

8 credits
Prerequisite: AMM101

GDM101 Graphic Design Minor I

Experience the design process and develop problem-solving skills essential to graphic design. Students learn to create the design and layout of advertisements, brochures, websites and more.

8 credits

GDM201 Graphic Design Minor II

Experience the design process and develop problem-solving skills essential to graphic design. Students learn to create the design and layout of advertisements, brochures, websites and more.

8 credits
Prerequisite: GDM101

ILM101 Illustration Minor I

Create drawings, paintings, and other forms of art to communicate experiences. Students explore various media and techniques including digital applications to present concepts that influence the viewer.

8 credits

ILM201 Illustration Minor II

Create drawings, paintings, and other forms of art to communicate experiences. Students explore various media and techniques including digital applications to present concepts that influence the viewer.

8 credits
Prerequisite: ILM101

PHM101 Photography Minor I

Students learn basic digital photographic techniques while exploring the many ways in which photography has permeated our culture.

8 credits

PHM201 Photography Minor II

Students learn basic digital photographic techniques while exploring the many ways in which photography has permeated our culture.

8 credits
Prerequisite: PHM101

Undergraduate programs

We offer a range of art and design programs at SUVA