arts230 | undergraduate
Survey Of The Visual Arts
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Defining the Visual Arts
- Differentiate the visual arts from other art forms of creative expression.
- Define aesthetics and the aesthetic eras.
- Explain the role of visual art as a cultural value.
Understanding How the Visual Arts Communicate Meaning
- List the elements and principles of visual arts design.
- Identify the basics of visual arts composition.
- Analyze and interpret a work of visual art.
- Evaluate the quality of an artwork based on the elements and principles of visual design.
Differentiating the Visual Arts Media
- Compare the skills needed for drawing and painting.
- Explain how sculpture and architecture shape the environment.
- Distinguish form and function in crafts and decorative arts.
Distinguishing the Historical and Aesthetic Eras of the Visual Arts
- Compare the function of visual art in the ancient and classical eras.
- Recognize the way aesthetic values evolved through art historical eras.
- Analyze how neoclassical ideals precipitated the aesthetics of romanticism.
Conceptualizing Visual Art in the Modern Era
- Identify the artistic and aesthetic movements in the late 19th and early 20th century.
- Explain the influence of new technologies on the visual arts.
- Describe how art communicates meaning, aesthetic awareness, and cultural value.
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