Art & Media

Art Fundamentals (2 terms B860)
* 2D Art (1 term B869)
* 3D Art (1 term B871)
* AP Studio Art (2 terms B867)
Fashion Design and Marketing (1 term B846)
Interior Design (1 term B844)
Cultural Diversity Through Art  (1 term, .5 credit)

Graphic Arts Pathway
Graphic Arts I (2 terms B822)
Graphic Arts II (2 terms B824)
* Graphic Arts Studio (2 terms B827)
* Graphic Arts: Independent Study (2 terms B823)

Photography Pathway
Photography I (1 term B856)
Photography II (1 term B859)

Theatre Pathway
Theatre Arts (1 term B135)
* Independent Theatre Study (1 term B139)

Video Production Pathway
Video Production I (2 terms B146)
Video Production II (1 term B155)
Video Production III (1 term B156)
* Independent Video Production (1 term B149)

*Repeatable courses

Art Fundamentals  (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr
Fee: $38.00
Art Fundamentals is an introductory course that explores a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional approaches such as: drawing, painting, ceramics, and mixed-media sculpting.  Previous art experience is not necessary for this course as each student will create and grow artistically at his or her own level.  The goal for students is to express and share their personal narratives and voice through the creation of art.  Over the course of the semester, students will gain a better understanding of why we create art and the importance that art plays in our culture.  Art Fundamentals is a prerequisite for advanced studio art courses.  If interested in pursuing advanced art courses, it is recommended to take Art Fundamentals as a freshman or sophomore.

2-D Art  (1 term, .5 credit) may be repeated
Prerequisite: Art Fundamentals for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors; Seniors no prerequisite required
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr
Fee: $30.00
Be creative. This course will focus on using drawing and painting media to refine creative techniques and develop your personal style. Students will use critical thinking and the artistic process to make unique artworks that express their personal ideals, philosophy, and point of view.  Express yourself– as artists you have the power to make change.  All people question life and all art is an expression of our thoughts, hopes, dreams, and values. This class may be repeated multiple times.

3-D Art  (1 term, .5 credit) may be repeated
Prerequisite: Art Fundamentals for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors; Seniors no prerequisite required
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $40.00
If you love sculpting, or are thinking about giving it a try, this class if for you.  Each section of 3-D art is a different experience as every term students vote on the projects they will complete. Projects focus on helping students explain their life experience, express their opinions, and share their point of view through the creation of 3-D art. Students will get to chose to work in clay or mixed-media sculpture, and may switch throughout the term. Necessary techniques will be taught to ensure the success of all.  Come join 3-D art for a unique art making experience. This class may be repeated multiple times.

Advanced Placement Studio Art  (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: two advanced art courses : 2-D Art,  3-D Art, one of each, or instructor approval
Level: Jr, Sr
Fee: $80.00*
Advanced Placement Studio Art focuses on preparing students for the AP Studio Art portfolio submission.  There are three types of portfolios for student to choose from: Drawing, 2D design, and 3D design. Each AP portfolio consists of three sections: quality, breadth, and concentration.  In the AP studio art class students as Juniors will work on their chosen portfolio to complete the breadth section. The breadth section asks students to work in a variety of media and styles. As Seniors they will work on creating a thematic body of work that will fulfill the concentration section of their chosen portfolio.  A complete AP Studio Art portfolio will not be finished over the duration of a single section of the course. The course must be repeated to complete the portfolio, or a student may fill in missing pieces with work from previous courses, summer work, or request an independent study.  Portfolio submission is not required to take the course.  A “B” or better in previous art courses is suggested.

*Fees may not cover all expenses. Not all supplies are covered by the course fee due to the individual nature of the class. Students may be required to collect materials specific to their own art making needs.

Fashion Design and Marketing  (1 term, .5 credit – Available terms 1, 2)
Prerequisite: None
Level:   Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr
Fee: $20.00
If you are you interested in fashion and designing your own wearable pieces, then Fashion Design and Marketing is the course for you.  In this course, students will explore the background of fashion design, apply artistic concepts and create their own fashion accessories from a variety of media.  Students will also learn how to market their pieces. (Valees-H215)

Interior Design  (1 term, .5 credit)
Prerequisite: None
Level:  Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr
Fee: $10.00
Designing spaces is an important part of creating the world we live in today.  Students will study the factors that influence interior design, apply art concepts and the development of color, materials  furnishings, and floor plans integral to creating beautiful spaces. (Valees-H705A)

Graphic Arts I  (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr
Fee: $35.00
This course combines art and technology to communicate ideas. It models a variety of occupations and skills used in the exciting and creative Graphic Arts Industry. Students will learn the basics of Computer Illustration, Layout and Design, Typography, and Digital Imaging. Students will also become familiar with design and production techniques with industry standard software using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and post production techniques for finishing. Projects include computer illustrations, button design and production, dye sublimation printing, heat transfer, and more. At the completion of this course, students can earn 3 articulated college credit hours at Waubonsee Community College. (Valees-I146)

Graphic Arts II  (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Graphic Arts I/A grade of “C” or better is recommended
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr
Fee: $45.00
This course builds upon basic skills acquired in Graphic Arts I and moves into more advanced work that combines art and technology to communicate ideas. Students will continue with advanced study of Layout and Design, Typography, and Digital Imaging using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign. Screen and digital printing will be used to produce a variety of projects including: t-shirts, vinyl stickers, product design, large format posters, and a finished portfolio of your project work. At the completion of this course, students can earn 6 articulated college credit hours at Waubonsee Community College. (Valees-I246)

Graphic Arts: Studio  (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Graphics II w/ a grade of B or better is recommended, or instructor approval
Level: Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $40.00
Students will learn and train in a studio environment. Graphic Arts: Studio is recommended for students interested in a career or major in a graphics related field.  Students will choose a learning pathway related to their post-secondary interests.  Pathways include 1) Advanced Design & Illustration, 2) Production Technologies, 3) Printmaking, 4) Community & Client-based Design, and 5) Portfolio Development.  Each pathway will ensure students develop advanced graphics related skills that will support transition to college or entry level work in the field of graphic communications.  This course can be repeated.

Graphic Arts: Independent Study  (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: Graphic Arts I, Graphic Arts II, Graphic Arts: Studio and instructor approval; Can take while enrolled in Graphic Arts: Studio with instructor approval
Level: Sr
Fee: $30.00
Independent Study is an in school experience that allows students to expand their design and production education in their own way, gain more practical experience with client based graphics work, or to take on an additional pathway from Graphic Arts: Studio. This is only available to students who have taken Graphic Arts I, Graphic Arts II, and Graphic Arts: Studio. This course can be taken concurrently with Graphic Arts: Studio with instructor approval. Important factors in approving a student for independent study are his/her self-directness, dependability, conscientiousness, and sincerity in pursuing learning. As an advanced class, the students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to their placement. Students must have instructor approval to enroll in the class.

Photography I  (1 term, .5 credit)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr
Fee: $50.00 (includes all supplies except camera)
What can you show us?  Photography has the power to inspire, educate, heal, document, explore, and enlighten.  Through the lens of a camera, we are able to create something that expresses a little bit of ourselves.  In this course, you will learn how to capture and control light using the camera and how to produce a quality print with a photographic enlarger, darkroom techniques and proper use of photographic chemi­cals.  You will learn the importance of composition and point of view when capturing an image and be able to explore your own artistic “voice” through various projects. In order to learn about exposure, depth of field, and film, students will need to bring an adjustable 35mm single lens reflex camera. Older manual cameras like the Pentax K1000, the Minolta SRT101, or the Vivitar 3800 are great starter cameras.  Automatic cameras are ok if they have a manual mode and adjustable features.  In addition to traditional film photography, you will learn the basics of digital photography and Adobe Photoshop so you will also need access to a basic point and shoot digital camera.  (Valees-I131)

Photography II  (1 term, .5 credit)
Prerequisite: Photography I
Level:  Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr
Fee: $60.00 (includes all supplies except camera)
Do you have a passion for photography?  What do you see when you look through the lens of a camera?  What can you share with the rest of the world?  This course is for those who excelled in Photography 1, are highly motivated, and want to develop more advanced skills.  Students will explore a variety of technical and artistic projects in order to develop a conceptual portfolio.  Students will need access to the same equipment outlined in Photography 1.  (Valees-I247)  Grade of “B” or above in Photo 1 is recommended. This class may be repeated multiple times.

Theatre Arts I  (1 term, .5 credit)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: None
Theatre Arts is designed for students who have an interest in acting, directing and script writing. Student performances include pantomimes, monologues, and duet scenes. Students write and direct short original scene, and improvisational theater is explored. The term ends with an final exam where facevore selections are performed to general student audience.

Independent Theatre Study
Placement based on Teacher Approval

Video Production I  (2 terms, 1 credit)
Prerequisite: None
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $21.00
Video Production I is an exciting hands on production class. After being introduced to field production using portable video cameras and video editing software, students will design, shoot, and edit their own commercial and music videos. Students will also get a first hand experience on how television programming is created in a studio setting. Those interested in the study of media (communications) will find this class to be a useful introduction to the field. In addition to hands-on experience, students will take a more in-depth look at television, film, and internet video in an effort to better understand the importance and influence of mass media in our society.

Video Production II  (1 term , .5 credit)
Prerequisite: Video Production I
Level: Fr, Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $8.00
This one term class will build on camera and editing skills developed in Video Production I. We will focus on telling stories through video making. After we have studied narrative elements, character development and narrative structure, we will write our own screenplays and then shoot and edit them. It is recommended that students take Video Production III to complete the sequence.

Video Production III  (1 term , .5 credit)
Prerequisite: Video Production I
Level: Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $12.00
This one term class will build on camera and editing skills developed in Video Production I. If it is more convenient, students may take Video Production III before Video Production II.  In this class, we will watch and analyze documentaries in an effort to better understand their form. We will then produce our own documentaries or studio news programs. Next, we will get to choose what type of video we would like to make for our final project. Choices include, but are not limited to, music videos, documentaries, commercials, short comedies or short dramas.  These final videos should represent our best work and may be eligible for entry in the annual CTEC Video Festival.

Independent Video Production  (1 term , .5 credit)
Prerequisite: Video Production I, II, & III
Level: Soph, Jr, Sr Elective
Fee: $8.00
This one term class is for the self-motivated, hardworking student who is seriously considering a college major in media production and/or has a passion for this field.  This course is repeatable.  Students may take this class only with teacher approval. Students will work independently on projects that they design.  Projects should help the students improve and hone their skills.  These videos should be top quality and worthy of entering our annual CTEC Video Festival.  This course can be repeated with teacher approval.