Programs of Study:

Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in  FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS (Art concentration)
Students interested in majoring in Art and/or Photography, or in taking an interdisciplinary program including Art and/or Photography may enroll in this degree program.

Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in GALLERY AND MUSEUM STUDIES
The A.S. in Gallery and Museum Studies, first offered in Fall 2008, offers students foundation courses in administration, conservation and curatorial work in art galleries and museums and liberal arts courses necessary for the gallery and museum field. The program is articulated with the B.A. program in Art History at Queens College.

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree
Students interested in completing the Associate in Arts (A.A.) curriculum with a concentration in Art and Photography are advised to make an appointment for advisement with the chairperson of the Department as soon as possible after admission.

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree in DIGITAL ART AND DESIGN
Students interested in the new media technology areas of graphic and web-based design, web animation, desktop publishing or photo retouching, etc. should consider the Associate Degree program in Digital Art and Design.

Certificate Program in PHOTOGRAPHY
The Department of Art and Photography offers a 30-credit Certificate Program in Photography. The course requirements leading to the certificate are outlined in the Programs of Study section. Credits earned in the program may be applied toward an Associate degree or a Bachelor's degree in The City University of New York.

GENERAL LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION (A.A. and A.S. Degrees)
Any one of the following courses fulfills the arts requirements for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees: AR-310, 311, 312, 315, 316, 317, 320, 326 and 328. Students in the Dual/Joint A.A./B.A. Degree Program in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Education should choose among AR-311, 312, 316, or 317. (Note: All studio art, art history, photography, and commercial art courses may be taken as electives. Check course descriptions for pre- and co--requisites.)

FACILITIES
The facilities of the Department of Art and Photography include studios for painting, drawing, and graphic arts, with an etching press for intaglio prints; a sculpture studio and a ceramics studio; a newly-enlarged photography darkroom with up-to-date equipment for black and white and color processing and for studio photography; two Macintosh computer labs for digital photography and desktop computer graphics; and extensive slide collections in art history and photography.


COURSE OFFERINGS:

STUDIO ART

AR-121 Two-Dimensional Design
4 studio hours 3 credits
A foundation course in the analysis of various two- dimensional design ideas, such as line, shape and value. Emphasis is placed upon methods of organi- zation, expression, and computer applications. Lectures, classroom projects, and additional work required outside the classroom.

AR-122 Introduction to Sculpture: Three-Dimensional Design
4 studio hours 3 credits
A study of three-dimensional design elements of line, plane, and volume: the use of basic tools and experience with various media (paper, wood, plastic, metal, plaster). Lectures, classroom projects, and additional work required outside the classroom.

 

AR-148 Color Theory
2 class hours 2 studio hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: AR-121.
An introductory study of the basic properties of color, including an examination of systems of color classification and a thorough analysis of the interaction of color. This is done through a series of exercises and individual assignments which
refer to the use of color in both traditional and contemporary art. Additional work required outside the classroom.

AR-230 Sculpture
4 studio hours 2 credits Prerequisite: AR-122.
A continuation of the study of three-dimensional design elements working in both the abstract and the figurative. Further involvement in the understanding of various materials.

AR-231 Ceramics I*
4 studio hours 2 credits
Learning the use of the potter's wheel. Hand-building techniques and an introduction to glazing and kiln operation. Development of individual strengths through critiques with the instructor, slide presentations, and group discussions.

AR-232 Ceramics II**
4 studio hours 2 credits Prerequisite: AR-231.
A more concentrated study of techniques of Ceramics I (AR-231), with emphasis on individual creative development.

AR-251 Drawing I
4 studio hours 3 credits
Drawing in pencil, ink, charcoal, and other appropriate media: development of skill in representation of objects through form, line, texture, drawing from nature, still life, and the human figure. Lectures, classroom projects, and additional work required outside the classroom.

AR-252 Drawing II
4 studio hours 2 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: AR-251, or permission of the Dept.
A continuation of Drawing I with the inclusion of the human figure and visual points of view other than the representational.

AR-253 Illustration
4 class hours 2 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: AR-251.
A study of visual styles and commercial points of view: fashion, spot, book, and editorial illustration.
A variety of materials and resources, including computers, will be used.

AR-261 Painting I
4 class hours 2 credits
Basic elements of oil or acrylic painting, designed for acquisition of skill and technique in the
medium. Experiences in realism, abstraction, and nonobjectivity.

AR-262 Painting II
4 studio hours 2credits
Prerequisite: AR-261 and 121.
Assumes basic knowledge and experience in oil or acrylic painting. Individual creativity encouraged.

AR-263 Painting III
4 studio hours 2 credits
Prerequisite: AR-262, or permission of the Dept.
Continuation of Painting II (AR-262).

AR-271, 272
Art for Teachers of Children
4 studio hours 2 credits No prerequisite.
Provides art experiences for teachers of children using materials and techniques that are easily translatable to art experiences for children. Class work will include paint, clay, cut paper, found materials, paper maché, and puppets. There will be class discussion and keeping of a log. This course is also recommended for students interested in Art Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

AR-280 Introduction to Art Therapy
1 class hour 2 studio hours 2 credits
Offered in Spring.
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or 205) and 122 (or 226), or
satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment
Test.
An overview of the history of Art Therapy, its principles and techniques. The course will cover the developmental stages of art from childhood through adult life and explore various approaches used in Art Therapy to deal with physical and emotional disabilities and developmental delays. Students will participate in a variety of art experiences in order to develop an understanding of the art process, its implications in therapy and its potential to facilitate growth and health.

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ART HISTORY

Note on AR-310, 311, and 312: Students who have completed AR-311 or 312 may not enroll in AR-310 for credit. Students who have completed AR-310 may enroll in AR-311 and AR-312 for credit.

AR-310 Introductory Survey of Art
3 class hours 3 credits
Corequisite: BE-112 (or 205) and 122 (or 226), or
satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment
Test.
A one-semester survey of the basic principles of art; a study of the art of various cultures through analysis of individual works of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

AR-311 History of Art I
3class hours 3credits Offered in Fall.
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or 205) and 122 (or 226), or
satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test.
Achronological study in depth of the evolution of
style from ancient civilizations through the Gothic
period; analysis of individual works of painting,
sculpture, and architecture.

AR-312 History of Art II
3 class hours 3credits Offered in Spring.
Prerequisite: AR-310 or 311.
A continuation of AR-311 beginning with the Renaissance style in Italy in the fifteenth century; the emergence of major individual artists such as Michelangelo and Rembrandt; the contribution of women artists; and the developments leading to the art of the modern period.

AR-315 Modern Art
3 class hours 3 credits Offered in Fall.
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or 205), BE-122 (or 226),
or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT
Assessment Test.
Survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from Romanticism through the contemporary scene.

AR-316 American Art
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or 205) and 122 (or 226),
Or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT
Assessment Test.
Survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture of the United States from the Colonial period to the present day.

AR-317 History of Photography
3class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or 205) and 122 (or 226),
orsatisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT
Assessment Test.
Survey of the history of photography with emphasis on its evolution as a creative art form. Analysis of the work of significant photographers.

AR-320 Contemporary Art
3 class hours 3credits Offered in Spring.
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or 205), BE-122 (or 226),
or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT
Assessment Test.
A study of the directions in art of the present day, set in the context of the major art movements of
the twentieth century. Videotapes of gallery shows by living artists during the last five years will be integrated into a lecture/discussion format.

AR-325 History of Graphic Design
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite or corequisite: AR-541
This course will examine the history of graphic design from early typography for the industrial period to the digital revolution of the present age of information. Its primary aim is to provide the design student with a working knowledge of graphic design for use in contemporary multi- media. Among the topics to be studied will be photography as a new communication tool; national visions of design in a global economy; postmodern design and the digital revolution.

AR-326 History of Asian Art
3 class hours 3 credits Offered in Spring
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or 205) and 122 (or 226) or
satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment
Test
This class is a study of the art worlds of India, South East Asia, China, Korea and Japan from the beginning of civilization to the 19th century. It deals with aesthetic manifestations of the great religious and philosophical systems such as Taoism, Confucianism, Hinduism and Buddhism. The architecture, sculpture, painting, metalwork, textiles and ceramics are analyzed; themes, styles and technique distinctive of the art tradition of each country are stressed. .

AR-328 History of African Arts
3 class hours 3 credits Offered in Fall
Prerequisites and/or co-requisites: BE-112 (or 205)
and 122 (or 226) or satisfactory score on the
CUNY/ACT Assessment Test
This course will examine arts of the African continent, from  ancient to modern, consider their connection to and impact on art of the
African Diaspora and European modern art masters, while maintaining its emphasis on traditional art in areas south of the Sahara. The arts' historical importance (and their impact) will be emphasized, as well as the concept of aesthetics and the cultural, social and religious or spiritual context in which the objects were created. In addition to reading assignments, lectures and presentations, pertinent videotapes, films and/or DVDs will be screened–showing how objects were used in a traditional setting–and work will be assigned in conjunction with Queensborough's Gallery collection and exhibition of African art and artifacts.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Please Note: Students taking Photography courses should have access to the use of an appropriate camera, and provide their own film, paper, and some equipment. Chemicals and equipment for use in the darkroom are available during class time and during additional laboratory hours. Some advanced courses will employ computer imaging and printing as well as traditional wet darkroom technologies.

AR-461 Introduction to Photography
4 studio hours 2 credits
Workshop in fundamentals of photography; its possibilities for visual communication. Use of cameras and equipment. Basic study of the photographic processes, developing, printing, and enlarging. Note: Each student must supply his or her own 35mm camera, paper, film, and film chemicals.

AR-462 Advanced Photographic Skills
4 studio hours 2credits Prerequisite: AR-461, or
permission of the Dept. on review of portfolio.
Advanced techniques for those interested in beginning a career in photography; for the advanced beginner and the intermediate student seeking to develop creative and expressive power and to perfect picture-taking and darkroom skills.

AR-463 Large Format and Studio Photography
4 studio hours 2 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: AR-121, 461, and 462 or 474.
Acquiring the technical skills for actualizing the preconceived image; lighting, backgrounds, controlling distortion, working with models. Successful published examples analyzed with a consideration of styles, trends, and markets.

AR-464 *Photography as Fine Art
4 studio hours 2credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: AR-121, 461, and 462 or 474.
Advanced darkroom techniques for maximum expression of black and white print (such as toning, sabattier effect, experiments in
photochemistry–Beers Developer–protective solution). Nonsilver printing processes (platinum printing, gum bichromate, Van Dyke).
*Title changes pending Board approval

AR-465* Creating the Documentary Image
4 studio hours 2credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: AR-121, 461, and 462 or 474
Simulation of the experience of working on assignments for a publication. Some aspects considered include: developing a photo story or essay, working with editors, and the art of layout. History, trends, and markets surveyed. Outstanding and landmark work analyzed.

AR-466 Color Photography
4 studio hours 2credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: AR-121, 461, and 462 or 474
Principles of color photography, additive and subtractive color, color as a tool for visual communication, and color printing from negatives and slides.

AR-468 Photographing People
4 studio hours 2 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: AR-462 or 474 and portfolio review.
Approaches to photographing people for commercial and creative applications developed, including documentary, fashion, advertising, and fine art photography. Technical skills addressed, such as lighting, backgrounds, and camera format.
Varying approaches to portraiture analysed — candid, studio, and photojournalism.

AR-469 Illustration and Fashion Photography
4 studio hours 2 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: AR-121, 461, and 462 or 474.
This course will give students a full overview of illustration and fashion photography. Students will work with clothing stylists, hair and make-up artists, illustrators, models and art directors. By means of lectures and demonstrations, as well as
hands-on experience, students will be given the expertise needed in this area.

AR-473 Electronic Imaging
4 studio hours 2credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite or co-requisite: AR-121
Methods of manipulating the digitized photographic image. Introduction to Adobe Photoshop: manipulation of scanned art work and photographs using retouching, color correction, masking, painting and collaging techniques to make images photo-ready for traditional darkroom printing or new electronic media applications.

AR-474 Digital Photography
4 class hours 2 credits.
Prerequisite: AR-473.
Students will learn how to use the digital camera to make images for a variety of photographic applications, and they will use computer-printing technologies to produce final prints. Students will develop skill in using photography as a tool for visual communication.

AR-480/481 Special Problems in Photography (formerly AR-467)
4 studio hours 2credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: AR-461 and 462 or 474, and approval
of the Department.
A second-year independent study course specializing in the solving of aesthetic, technical and professional problems. Major emphasis is on motivation and independent decision-making, enabling the student to develop a personal and creative style.

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GRAPHIC ART

AR-510 Printmaking: Relief and Stencil
4 studio hours 2 credits Prerequisite or
co-requisite: AR-121, or 251, or 261.
Introduction to the design and techniques of relief and stencil printmaking: lino-cut, woodcut, silkscreen and photo silkscreen, and mono printing.

AR-511 Printmaking: Intaglio
4 studio hours 2 credits Prerequisite or
co-requisite: AR-121, or 251, or 261.
Design and techniques of intaglio printmaking: etching and photo etching, drypoint, mezzotint, aquatint, engraving, and sugar-lift process.

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COMMERCIAL ART

AR-541 Advertising Design and Layout
4 studio hours 2 credits
Prerequisite or corequisite: AR-121.
Basic advertising art techniques; practical problems related to effective design advertising, including layout and typography. Introduction to computer graphics and desktop publishing.

AR-543 Design for Desktop Publishing
4 studio hours 2 credits
Prerequisite: AR-541.   Offered as needed.
In this project-oriented course, students receive further instruction in production techniques and design concepts with an emphasis on creating an advertising design and layout entirely on a computer. The student also learns to incorporate photography and text into a publishable format.

AR-544 Design for Motion Graphics
4 studio hours 2 credits
Prerequisite: AR-541.   Offered as needed.
Study of motion graphics techniques and principles of motion graphics including point of view, camera movement, editing, composting, audio production, and titling. Introduction to digital production methods for video, audio, and animation.

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VIDEO ART

AR-641 Introduction to Video Art
4 studio hours 2credits Offered as needed.
A basic course in video tape techniques and video as a means of artistic expression. Students learn the use of video equipment and elementary editing software to produce several short pieces.

AR-642 Web-Animation*
4 studio hours 3 credits
Co-requisite: AR-473.
An advanced level course designed to create projects that will be included in a final Queensborough Portfolio. To develop the portfolio students will be given assignments to complete and all projects will be critiqued for quality. Focus will be placed upon developing a critical eye for professional computer art/graphics and design. All relevant software packages will be reviewed through classroom exercises.

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GALLERY AND MUSEUM STUDIES

AR-801 Art Administration
2 class hours, 1 recitation hour   2 credits
This course will address the many and varied tasks involved in gallery/museum administration. Often, in a gallery or museum, an individual may be expected to perform or assist in more than one aspect of administration: assisting in the director's office, clerical and administrative support, training new staff, public relations, helping visitors, researching and writing a background history of the institution, organizing a volunteer program, providing educational services to visiting groups. In short, a gallery/museum is expected at all times to provide efficiency, effectiveness and economy in management, and an individual will be expected to be able to take charge of or assist in all aspects of administration.

AR-803 Art Curating
3 class hours   3 credits
Prerequisite: AR-312; AR-802
This course covers the basics of planning an exhibition for a targeted audience in a Gallery or Museum setting. Appropriate dis;play design for a specific theme, utilizing the gallery/museum collection, research, sources of information, how to write informative text for the public (what to say and how to say it), exhibition design and production, contracts, insurance,construction and display of exhibitions, publicity. In addition, the course will cover policies for collecting and disposal of works of art, donations, purchases and loans. Classroom lecture and discussion will be supplemented with trips to the QCC Art Gallery to observe, to participate in meetings with the Gallery Director, and to participate in curatorial duties (under supervision) when the student achieves a grade point average of B or above, as determined by tests, quizzes, papers, and class participation.

AR-804 Art Institutions and the Business of Art
3 class hours   3 credits
Prerequisite: AR-AR-801 and either AR-311 or AR-312
This course wil familiarize students with the various forms of art institutions–museums, galleries, not-for-profit organizations, and auction houses–and their funding structures. Students will learn about various art institutions through readings, class discussion, onsite visits, and individual research projects. Students will learn the roles of mission statements, budgeting, grant writing, fundraising, and publications for a variety of art institutions.

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ART INTERNSHIPS

AR-901, 902 Gallery Internship I, II
6 hours minimum per week 2credits
Open only to matriculated students who have completed 24 credits with at least 5 credits in art,
and are recommended by the Department. Interested students should contact the Department during the semester prior to registration. They may register for one course per semester (AR-901 or 902) and may take a maximum total of 4 credits in the
Gallery Internship. Departmental permission required. The Gallery Internship provides an opportunity for the student to gain practical experience through paid or unpaid apprenticeship in an art gallery or museum that offers this arrangement and meets the Department's approval. It is expected the student will receive experience in several of the following areas: curatorial and registration procedures; installation of exhibitions; writing and production of a catalog; and publicity. A written report on the total experience will
be required, as well as an evaluation of the student by the museum or gallery supervisor. The instructor will hold periodic conferences with the student and will arrange assignments with the gallery or museum involved. The instructor will be responsible for the final evaluation of the student's work.

AR-903, 904 Artist Apprentice
Internship I, II

6 hours minimum per week 2 credits
Open only to matriculated students who have completed 24 credits, including at least 5 credits in art, and are recommended by the Department. Students interested in the program should contact the Department during the semester prior to registration. Students may register for one course per semester (AR-903 or 904) and may take up to a total maximum of 4 credits in the Artist Apprentice Internship. Departmental permission required. The Artist Apprentice Internship provides an opportunity for the student to gain practical paid or unpaid experience as an apprentice with an individual practicing artist (painter, sculptor, photographer, etc.), or under the supervision of an artist in a workshop or studio approved by the faculty supervisor. The Internship will afford a meaningful experience within the artistic area, and where appropriate, actual creative work will be produced. A written report of the experience will be required, as well as an evaluation of the student by the artist or workshop/studio supervisor. The faculty supervisor will hold
periodic conferences with the student, will oversee assignments, and will be responsible for the final evaluation of the student's work.

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