Survey of the Visual Arts
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Course level: Undergraduate
This course offers a foundation in the visual arts, elements, styles, and critical analysis for beginning art students. Emphasis is on identifying and explaining styles of visual arts from various cultures, eras, and places. The course focuses on the interpretation of art to understand meaning, and the ability to make critical judgment based on principles of art. Students learn to communicate ideas and expression through their own creative work in a two-dimensional, three-dimensional, video, and other time-based media.
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
In this course you will learn to:
- Identify the type, purpose, and audience for various oral presentations.
- Define major historical and contemporary movements in the visual arts.
- Discuss the motivation of individual artists and how visual art expresses important aspects of time and culture.