ARTF   105. Survey of World Art. 4 Hours.

Continuous courses; 4 lecture hours. 4-4 credits. Prerequisite: completion of ARTF   105 to enroll in ARTF   106. A survey of the history and development of painting, sculpture, architecture and related visual arts of major world cultures, including European, American, Oriental, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian. Offered at VCU Qatar.

ARTF   106. Survey of World Art. 4 Hours.

Continuous courses; 4 lecture hours. 4-4 credits. Prerequisite: completion of ARTF   105 to enroll in ARTF   106. A survey of the history and development of painting, sculpture, architecture and related visual arts of major world cultures, including European, American, Oriental, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian. Offered at VCU Qatar.

ARTF   107. Introduction to the Arts. 1 Hour.

Semester course; 1 lecture hour. 1 credit. For beginning students in the School of the Arts. Offered to art majors only. An orientation course designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the role of the visual arts within the university and as a significant contributing factor in the creation of a meaningful human environment.

ARTF   111. Drawing Studio. 2 Hours.

Continuous courses; 1 lecture and 3 studio hours. 2-2 credits. Prerequisite: completion of ARTF   111 to enroll in ARTF   112. A foundation course with the emphasis on the formal and conceptual nature of drawing. This course is designed to challenge and develop the student's invention and imagination. Offered at VCU Qatar.

ARTF   112. Drawing Studio. 2 Hours.

Continuous courses; 1 lecture and 3 studio hours. 2-2 credits. Prerequisite: completion of ARTF   111 to enroll in ARTF   112. A foundation course with the emphasis on the formal and conceptual nature of drawing. This course is designed to challenge and develop the student's invention and imagination. Offered at VCU Qatar.

ARTF   115. Art History Survey. 3 Hours.

Continuous courses; 3 lecture hours. 3-3 credits. Prerequisite: completion of ARTF   115 to enroll in ARTF   116. A survey of the history and development of the visual arts within the contexts of history, geography, politics, religion, economics and the broad social and personal aspects of human culture. Offered at VCU Qatar.

ARTF   116. Art History Survey. 3 Hours.

Continuous courses; 3 lecture hours. 3-3 credits. Prerequisite: completion of ARTF   115 to enroll in ARTF   116. A survey of the history and development of the visual arts within the contexts of history, geography, politics, religion, economics and the broad social and personal aspects of human culture. Offered at VCU Qatar.

ARTF   121. Introduction to Drawing. 2 Hours.

Continuous courses; 1 lecture and 3 studio hours. 2-2 credits. Prerequisite: completion of ARTF   121 to enroll in ARTF   122. Not for art majors. An introduction to the fundamentals of freehand drawing with an emphasis on representational drawing skills, perception and traditional drawing materials. Does not fulfill Art Foundation Program requirements.

ARTF   122. Introduction to Drawing. 2 Hours.

Continuous courses; 1 lecture and 3 studio hours. 2-2 credits. Prerequisite: completion of ARTF   121 to enroll in ARTF   122. Not for art majors. An introduction to the fundamentals of freehand drawing with an emphasis on representational drawing skills, perception and traditional drawing materials. Does not fulfill Art Foundation Program requirements.

ARTF   131. Drawing Studio. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 6 studio hours. 3 credits. Open only to first-year fine arts and design majors in the School of the Arts. Drawing A to Z, from pencil to perspective, from sumi ink to skywriting. An intensive drawing studio covering the historic principles of drawing and their place in contemporary practice. Provides an in-depth investigation of line, perspective, the figure, gesture, space, atmosphere, erasure, etc. Through the repeated physical activity of drawing, students will refine their intellectual powers of observation and visualization.

ARTF   132. Surface Research. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 6 studio hours. 3 credits. Open only to first-year fine arts and design majors in the School of the Arts. A studio-based course designed to cultivate a student's ability to create and understand two-dimensional imagery. Will include basic principles of design, color and visual organization in traditional, digital and lens-based media. Course content will explore the context of imagery in the larger culture and the potential of art and design.

ARTF   133. Space Research. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 6 studio hours. 3 credits. Open only to first-year fine arts and design majors in the School of the Arts. A comprehensive investigation of three-dimensional phenomena in fine art and design. Will cultivate a student's ability to think, perceive, visualize, design and build in three dimensions. Issues of understanding and envisioning space, objects, scale and the relationship of the body to the built environment are subjects of the course. Students will acquire a broad skill set of fabrication techniques and an inquiry into the possibility of 21st-century materials.

ARTF   134. Time Studio. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 6 studio hours. 3 credits. Open only to first-year fine arts and design majors in the School of the Arts. Brings together tenets of contemporary practice that have extended the fields of fine art and design. Time-based media such as film, video and sound are included in this mix. The historically underrepresented impulses of theatrically and performance will be explored. Students will use video as a primary tool, but will address larger issues of ephemerality, duration and the possibilities of the moving image.

ARTF   139. Project. 1-2 Hours.

Short course (5 weeks); variable hours. 1-2 credits. Open only to first-year fine arts and design majors in the School of the Arts. A seminar or studio on a selected issue, topic or skill in the fields of fine art and design. May be repeated up to maximum of 4 credits.

ARTF   150. Pre-Art Foundation Studio. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 6 studio and 2 lecture hours. 4 credits. For students in the Pre-Art Foundation Program in the School of the Arts. Offered to Pre-Art Foundation designees only. A beginning studio course emphasizing the fundamental issues of art and design, such as meaning, context, content and parameters, structure, materials, means of construction, form, space, and light. As the primary studio offering in the Pre-Art Foundation year, this course stresses the development of values that will become a basis for students' actions as professional artists and designers. Introduces students to the values, habits, traditions and expectations of studio culture. Addresses the processes and methods involved in the identification, development and realization of ideas and concepts. Does not fulfill Art Foundation Program requirements.

ARTF   151. Foundation Studio. 4 Hours.

Continuous courses; 6 studio and 2 lecture hours. 4-4 credits. Prerequisite: completion of ARTF   151 to enroll in ARTF   152. For first-year students in the School of the Arts. Offered to art majors only. A foundation course with emphasis on fundamental issues of art and design such as meaning, context, content and parameters, structure, materials, means of construction, form, space, and light. As the primary studio offering in the first year, these courses stress the development of values that will become the basis for student's actions as professional artists and designers. Introduces students to the values, habits, traditions and expectations of studio culture.

ARTF   152. Foundation Studio. 4 Hours.

Continuous courses; 6 studio and 2 lecture hours. 4-4 credits. Prerequisite: completion of ARTF   151 to enroll in ARTF   152. For first-year students in the School of the Arts. Offered to art majors only. A foundation course with emphasis on fundamental issues of art and design such as meaning, context, content and parameters, structure, materials, means of construction, form, space, and light. As the primary studio offering in the first year, these courses stress the development of values that will become the basis for student's actions as professional artists and designers. Introduces students to the values, habits, traditions and expectations of studio culture.

ARTF   160. Pre-Art Foundation Drawing. 4 Hours.

Semester course; 6 studio and 2 lecture hours. 4 credits. For students in the Pre-Art Foundation Program in the School of the Arts. Offered to Pre-Art Foundation designees only. A beginning drawing course offering intense exposure to the basic skills of figure and perspective drawing. Traditional drawing media, the fundamentals of anatomy and the fundamentals of linear perspective are covered. Does not fulfill Art Foundation Program requirements.

ARTF   161. Figure Drawing I. 1 Hour.

Short course; 5 studio hours. 5 weeks. 1 credit. For beginning students in the School of the Arts. Offered to art majors only. A foundation course with emphasis on anatomical and figure drawings. Students work in black and white media. Students develop drawing skills as a means of observation and documentation.

ARTF   162. Perspective and Three-dimensional Line Drawing. 1 Hour.

Short course; 5 studio hours. 5 weeks. 1 credit. For beginning students in the School of the Arts. Offered to art majors only. A foundation course with emphasis on creating the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional plane using black and white media and primarily line work. Introduces perspective and paraline drawing methods as a means of observation and documentation. Students become familiar with techniques and traditions that enable them to understand, articulate and communicate the characteristics of three-dimensional space.

ARTF   163. Two-dimensional Design Methods. 1 Hour.

Short course; 5 studio hours. 5 weeks. 1 credit. For beginning students in the School of the Arts. Offered to art majors only. A foundation course with emphasis on two-dimensional content. Emphasizes critical and analytical skills, the creation and manipulation of visual systems, and the development of a fundamental design vocabulary that supports conceptual generation and development.

ARTF   164. Color Research Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Short course; 5 studio hours. 5 weeks. 1 credit. For beginning students in the School of the Arts. Offered to art majors only. A foundation course with emphasis on color theory, phenomena, characteristics, classification and the physics of color.

ARTF   171. Digital Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Short course; 5 studio hours. 5 weeks. 1 credit. For beginning students in the School of the Arts. Offered to art majors only. A foundation course with emphasis on the generation and manipulation of digital media that support conceptual development.

ARTF   172. Digital Photography. 1 Hour.

Short course; 5 studio hours. 5 weeks. 1 credit. Prerequisite: ARTF   171 Digital Lab. For beginning students in the School of the Arts. Offered to art majors only. A foundation course with emphasis on the generation, manipulation and printing of digital media.

ARTF   173. Three-dimensional Design Methods. 1 Hour.

Short course; 5 studio hours. 5 weeks. 1 credit. For beginning students in the School of the Arts. Offered to art majors only. A foundation course with emphasis on fundamental means of construction, materials exploration and structural investigations that support conceptual development.

ARTF   181. Figure Drawing II. 1 Hour.

Short course; 5 studio hours. 5 weeks. 1 credit. Prerequisite: ARTF   161 Figure Drawing I. For beginning students in the School of the Arts. Offered to art majors only. An advanced foundation course with emphasis on figure drawing. Students work in black and white, and in color media. Students develop drawing skills as a vehicle to document objects and experiences and as a tool for invention.

ARTF   182. Perspective and Three-dimensional Rendering. 1 Hour.

Short course; 5 studio hours. 5 weeks. 1 credit. Prerequisite: ARTF   162 Perspective and Three-dimensional Line Drawing. Offered to art majors only. A foundation course that emphasizes the introduction of light, shadow, shading and color into three-dimensional drawings. Introduces these drawing skills as a means of observation, documentation, analysis and invention.

ARTF   191. Topics in Foundation Studies. 1-4 Hours.

Short course; variable hours. 5 weeks. 1-4 credits. May not be repeated. Prerequisites: permission of the program director and instructor. A seminar or studio on a selected issue, topic or skill in the field of foundation studies.