ADN - Art and Design


ADN 111Two Dimensional DesignUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Visual & Performing Arts
An introduction to the fundamentals of design studies through two dimensional problems. The basic elements and concepts of design explored as abstract and applied problems through design issues. Provides non-design students an introduction to design principles and a language of design.


ADN 112Three Dimensional DesignUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Visual & Performing Arts
An introduction to the fundamentals of design studies through three-dimensional problems. The basic elements and concepts of design explored as abstract and applied problems through the design issue. Provides non-design students a working knowledge of design principles and a language of design.


ADN 202Design Studio: Art & Design in ContextUNITS: 6 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: D 104, D 105, or permission of department, ADN majors only
Emphasis on fundamental Art & Design visual language through investigative problem solving.


ADN 212Basic PhotographyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Introduction to the processes and visual skills necessary for the beginning photographer. Darkroom experimentation, pinhole camera, basic rudiments of camera use, film development and printing. Exploration of issues related to the quality of visual communication.


ADN 219Digital ImagingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: D104 or ADN 111
Introduction to exploring, creating, and modifying images through the use of computers. Emphasis is on creativity, experimentation, and intuitive image-making using various computer techniques.


ADN 220Digital IllustrationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Hands-on exploration of digital drawing, painting, and image editing techniques with the use of pressure sensitive digital drawing tablets and image editing software; Development of ability to design and communicate convincing 3-dimensional forms and environments using 2D digital techniques with an emphasis on gesture, shape, volume, intuitive perspective, color, and light; Application of design process and research to generate images for visual concept development; Examination of relationships between historic and contemporary conventions for traditional and digital image-making.


ADN 221Digital Illustration IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ADN 220
Hands-on exploration of digital drawings, painting, and image editing techniques with the use of pressure sensitive digital drawing tablets and image editing software; Development of ability to integrate multiple visual elements to illustrate narratives and create illusionistic environments. Emphasis shot design, linear perspective, light, color, texture, and atmosphere; Application of design process and research to generate images for visual concept development and mood; Examination of relationship between historic and contemporary illustration, compositing, and matte painting techniques.


ADN 224Digital MotionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Hands-on exploration of motion, animation principles, and keyframing strategies; Development of animated experiments and sequences that focus on convincing and exaggerated movement, physics, and acting; Introduction to range of key animation software and techniques. Restricted to Art and Design Majors Only


ADN 226Sequential ImagingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Hands-on development of story-boards, story-reels, and animatics to plan and examine visual sequences; Development of freehand sketching techniques; Exploration of drawing and image-making as a tool for visual and conceptual development; Examination of traditional and contemporary visual storytelling techniques and conventions; Exploration of common strategies for developing narrative structure. Restricted to Art and Design Majors Only.


ADN 272Introduction to Printing and Surface DesignUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Visual & Performing Arts
Prerequisite: C- or better in D104, ADN 111, or ADN 112
Design and production of screen printed, painted and pattern-dyed fabrics. Development of design abilities (color use, pattern generation) and technical skills (screen printing, painting, use of fabric dyes). Production of fabric samples, studies, yardage, and/or end products. Awareness of industrial processes.


ADN 273Fibers Materials and ProcessesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ADN 111 or ADN 112 or D 105
Introduction to historical and contemporary hand processes used by the textile designer. Students will learn a variety of textile techniques utilizing traditional and experimental methods. Emphasis will be on technical exploration and development.


ADN 274Basic Woven and Constructed TextilesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Hands-on introduction to structures and techniques of hand weaving and related off-loom textile structures. Focus on basic hand weaving structures, including plain weave, twills and satins, acquired through threading the loom and weaving with a variety of materials. Off-loom techniques explore a variety of structures made with simple hand tools. Projects focus on materials choice; color experimentation and control; pattern manipulations; scale and balance; and the design process as applied to hand constructed textile artifacts.


ADN 275Survey of Fibers in Art and DesignUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Global Knowledge, Offered Alternate Even Years, Visual & Performing Arts
Design Students Only
This course introduces the student to the vast world of fibers within the Art+Design community and industry. Students will learn the basics of fiber construction and terminology and explore the specialties within the fibers world (including costume design, fashion, fiber art, textile design, etc.). College of Design students only.


ADN 281Basic DrawingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Design Majors and Design Minors
A beginning descriptive drawing experience which teaches students to see, analyze, and transcribe observed subject matters. The transcription incorporates formal drawing issues (line, form, texture) with traditional and contemporary material space exploration.


ADN 292Special Topics in DesignUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Topics of current interest in the School of Design. Used to develop new courses.


ADN 311Basic Visual LaboratoriesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Visual & Performing Arts
Prerequisite: ADN 111, ADN 112
Study of basic visual communication skills that relate to Art & Design areas of focus.


ADN 312Intermediate PhotographyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ADN 212
Continuation of an advanced level of the skills and techniques developed in Basic Photography. Purpose is to develop use of camera as a perceptual tool to increase awareness and sensitivity of visual imagery.


ADN 319Introduction to AnimationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ADN 219
An intensive introduction to animation which integrates traditional hand generated animation, digital techniques and technology. Students will explore animation's fundamental principles of linear formats, sequenced movement and time-based imaging.


ADN 372Surface EmbellishmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Hands-on experimentation with classic hand, machine, and digital stitching techniques on fabric; personal exploration of non-traditional materials and applications at different scales; and examination of historic and contemporary stitching through visits to the Gregg Museum and directed library and internet research.


ADN 384Basic PaintingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: D 104 or both ADN 111 and ADN 112.
Introduction to the principles of painting through class projects that expose students to different painting materials and techniques. Students learn to build a stretcher, size and prime a canvas as well as other rigid painting surfaces. Acrylic and oil paint used; projects assigned and open themes.


ADN 386Basic SculptureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: D 104 or ADN 112.
Studio course introducing basic concepts, materials, and processes of sculpture. Instruction incorporates both traditional and contemporary form generation with emphasis on developing formal perception and projection.


ADN 400Design StudioUNITS: 6 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ADN 202
Studio offering Art & Design undergraduates the opportunity to intensively study general design issues (form, color, structure, proportions, scale, etc..) as applies to the study of Art & Design.


ADN 402Senior StudioUNITS: 6 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Seven studios and ADN 219
Advanced Design studio emphasizing the exploration of past, current and potential future technologies within Design Department content areas (e.g., painting, sculpture, fibers, jewelry, color and light, etc.). Students are expected to work independently, develop their own problem statements.


ADN 411Visual Laboratory IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: D 105 or ADN 111 or ADN 112 or ADN 281
Study of intermediate visual communication skills that relate to Art & Design areas of focus.


ADN 414Color and LightUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Physical and perceptual nature of color, color awareness, sensitivity and skills in visual communication with color as a designer's tool.


ADN 418Contemporary Issues in Art and DesignUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: D 101 and D 103; Requisite: Junior Standing in ADN or Design Studies
Explore a range of issues about contemporary art and design ideologies. Concentration on selected readings which provide a platform for discussion of various ideas, approaches, perspectives and practices in the contemporary fields of art and design.


ADN 419Multimedia and Digital ImagingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: D 105, ADN 219
Intensive hands-on investigation of the tools, techniques, and processes for the development of interactive multi-media projects. Media teams will emphasize shaping an idea into a well thought-out design that works as an interactive experience.


ADN 423Digital ModelingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Hands on introduction to 3D digital modeling tools and techniques for artists and designers who want to expand their skill sets to include 3D practices. The course has applications in several disciplines including; animation, illustration, surface design, and concept development. Explores the use of surface textures, lighting, and compositing. Examines strategies for using 3D tools to create prototypes for physical objects, integrate 3D elements into 2D images, and create models for animation. Restricted to Art and Design Majors Only.


ADN 428Art and Design: Theory and PracticeUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Senior Level (6 studios), Art and Design Major
Conceptual basis for developing a personal philosophy regarding the practice of art and design. Theory based history of diverse cultures and forces of change: political, economic, religious, social, intellectual and philosophical as they affect the fields of art and design.


ADN 460Multimedia and Advanced Digital Imaging StudioUNITS: 6 - Offered in Fall and Summer
Prerequisite: ADN 219 and ADN 400
An intensive study of advanced image-making processes, software, and various computer platforms used in the creation of multimedia. In a studio mode, students will place emphasis on creating interactive interface systems with audio and special effects.


ADN 470Fibers and Surface Design StudioUNITS: 6 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in (ADN 400 or ARC 202 or ID 202 or GD 202)
Practice of widely varying textile techniques with the solving of practical and conceptual design problems. Textile end products are designed and produced at full scale in appropriate materials. Focus includes weaving, knitting, printing and dyeing of fabrics, and a wide variety of fabric construction and embellishment processes. Textile history is an ongoing part of the study. Emphasis on synthesis of techniques and ideas.


ADN 472Advanced Surface DesignUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: D 104, ADN 272
Advanced problems in the design and production of hand-printed and pattern-dyed fabrics. Experimentation with advanced color application techniques. Exploration of pattern and image production on fabric and development of design abilities in textilemedia. Specific focus changes each semester.


ADN 473Advanced Three-Dimensional Fibers Forms and StructuresUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ADN 273 or equivalent
Advanced explorations of three-dimensional textiles forms and structures including works small and large scale installations and sculptures, planar structures in space, and textiles that interact with interior or exterior architecture, the body, or public or site-specific spaces. Technical focus on construction, joining mixed materials, armatures, integration of found materials, and both traditional and experimental structures and applications. Use of hand and power tools.


ADN 474Advanced Digital Hand WeavingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Introduction to use of the computer as a tool for designing, drafting, and hand weaving, using simple software packages. Hand weaving on 24-harness computer assisted looms, 8 harness hand looms, and TC-1 digital hand jacquard loom. 4 to 24 harness woven structures including twill, satin, shadow weave, double weave, woven shibori, dyed warps, and other weave structures. Focus on designing, technical skills, and solving technical problems.


ADN 475Pre-Industrial World TextilesUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Research on and discussion of hand-made textiles of the world, introducing major textile traditions from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. Focus on geographic and cultural contexts, developments in making, and design characteristics, including impact of 20th century fiber art movements. Seminar format.


ADN 480Intermediate StudioUNITS: 6
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in (ADN 400 or ARC 202 or ID 202 or GD 202)
Studio format offering upper level undergraduates the opportunity to intensively study general design issues (form, color, structure, proportions, scale, etc.) through individual study in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, or printmaking.


ADN 481Intermediate DrawingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ADN 281
An intermediate-level drawing course that further develops the designer's graphic, analytic, observational, and conceptual skills.


ADN 484Intermediate PaintingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: D 105 or both ADN 111 and ADN 112.
An intermediate-level painting course that through slide lectures, class projects, and assigned readings exposes students to contemporary painting art movements. Special emphasis given to the formal and interpretative analysis of a painting. Acrylic and oil paint are used; Projects have assigned and open themes.


ADN 486Intermediate SculptureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ADN 386
An intermediate-level sculpture course that further develops the designer's analytic, observational, and conceptual skills.


ADN 490Art and Design International StudioUNITS: 6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Junior standing, Design Majors, Approval Study Abroad Office
Define Art and Design problems and develop design solutions in an international setting. Studio projects related to design, culture, and traditional and contemporary art forms. Focus on artifact making through direct studies. Taught off campus.


ADN 491Special Seminar in DesignUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Seminars on subjects of current interest in design.


ADN 492Special Topics in DesignUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Topics of current interest in Design & Technology. Used to develop new courses.


ADN 493Art and Design Senior LectureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ADN 219, ADN 281, ADN 418, completion of a 400 level studio; Corequisite: ADN 400, ADN 460, ADN 470, or ADN 480
ADN 493 is a capstone course for seniors in Art and Design. The course prepares and equips students with the necessary tools and communication skills to present themselves professionally as competent practitioners. Students are required to integrate their work from previous Art and Design courses into a comprehensive portfolio and personal website. Students are required to participate in the Art and Design Senior Exhibition and provide their own transportation to the exhibition.


ADN 494Internship in DesignUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Junior standing; 3.0 GPA or better
Supervised field experience in design offices, galleries, museums and other organizations. Maximum of 6 credit hours.


ADN 495Independent Study in DesignUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Junior standing in Design with 3.0 in Design or better
Special projects in art and design developed under the direction of a faculty member on a tutorial basis. Maximum 6 credit hours.


ADN 502Advanced Visual LaboratoryUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
ADN 502 is a general title of Advanced Visual Laboratories under the supervision of an Art and Design faculty member to provide intensive experimental work in various phenomena and disciplines related to design.


ADN 503Graduate Seminar in Art & DesignUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Seminar introduction to research in art and design, addressing theoretical, historical, and methodological contexts for individual exploration. Reading, discussion, and presentations will emphasize current work and concept development in all art media. Methods of examining idea sources, process, documentation, critiquing, speaking, and writing about visual concepts.


ADN 560Advanced Animation StudioUNITS: 6 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ADN 460, ADN 419; College of Design Graduate Student
The studio serves as an intensive investigation of the tools, techniques, and processes for experimental multimedia animation. The studio will address the entire creative animation process, from initial storyboard concept to final production. The studio will serve as an advanced study of animation and imaging by investigating multimedia animation from numerous perspectives, including filmmaking, cognitive psychology, the fine arts and interaction design. Creativity in concept and execution (thecreative process) will be a major focus of the studio experience.


ADN 561Digital Animation and Imaging SeminarUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ADN 460, ADN 419; College of Design Graduate Student
Intensive research, presentation, and discussion of animation. Addressing historical animation issues related to media, culture and technology. Advanced study of animation and imaging through study of the history of multimedia animation from numerous perspectives, including filmmaking, painting and drawing, theater and animation history.


ADN 570Advanced Fibers and Surface Design StudioUNITS: 6 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Advanced studio in Art & Design. Creation of fibers and surface design products, with special emphasis given to design process; creative problem-solving, exploration, and innovation; and application of advanced art and design techniques and methodsto hands-on making of textile objects. All projects will be individually conceived and executed.


ADN 571Fibers and Surface Design SeminarUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ADN 503
Seminar on current professional issues in fibers and surface design, focusing on theory, history, critical analysis, and philosophy. Reading, discussion, presentations, research, and writing about contemporary and historical thought in the field.


ADN 575Pre-Industrial World TextilesUNITS: 3
Research on and discussion of hand-made textiles of the world, introducing major textile traditions from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. Focus on geographic and cultural contexts, development of production, and design characteristics,including 20th-century fiber art movements. Seminar format.


ADN 581Final Project ResearchUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Directed research to prepare background documentation for the final project, including historical and contemporary context, formation of project parameters, statement of goals, and documentation/project outline.


ADN 588Final Project StudioUNITS: 6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ADN 570(18cr) and ADN 581. Student in last semester of graduate enrollment
Final studio project for graduate students in Art & Design, under the supervision of graduate advisory committee members.


ADN 592Special Topics in Art and DesignUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Topics of current interest to the program or concentration offered by faculty in the department of Art and Design. Subjects offered under this number are normally used to test and develop new courses.


ADN 630Independent Study in Art & DesignUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ADN 503; and ADN 570
Independent study in art and design under the supervision of a specific Art & Design faculty member. Restricted to graduate students in Art & Design with consent of the supervising faculty. May not be taken in the first semester of graduate study


ADN 685Supervised TeachingUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Master's student
Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.


ADN 688Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time RegistrationUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.


ADN 689Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time RegistrationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.