(A digression from the thread about graphics and whatnot on the SOS/OOTR board.)
>>My own experience with ARTS 110 (Elements of Drawing I) covered
>>"Fundamental concepts, media, and processes of drawing. Emphasis on
>>observation and representation in combination with individual
>>expression. Subject matter includes still life, human figure, nature,
>>the built environment, and conceptual projects." So you should be
>>getting a little bit of everything if it's a full laboratory course.
>>Dunno what I can tell you about a 9 am course, though. ^_-;
>Sounds a lot like the Art 101 class I took in my senior year of
>college, so maybe we're seeing a more-or-less standard course content
>across schools here...
UMaine's course catalog describes ART 100 (Drawing I) as: "The fundamentals of drawing through creative exercises exploring the principles of line, value, texture, space, and form. Examines various media and their relationship to expression and composition," which sound ssimilar, though it doesn't elaborate on what the "creative exercises" actually are.
I'm vacillating now on whether to go for that one or ART 110 (2D Design): "Fundamentals of basic design through studio experience. Covers analysis of design, composition and basic perceptual and aesthetic aspects of color. Uses a series of problems that explore the areas listed above." Not that I'm terribly interested in that in itself, but it's a prereq for ART 250 (Graphic Design I) and ART 270 (Digital Art I), both of which could be useful later.
Argh. I really wish I had stumbled across the graphic design minor sooner. It looks Relevant to My Interests and potentially useful in a professional capacity later on, but I'm just about out of time now. 18 credits is easily achievable in a year, yes, but not the way the scheduling works out - ART 110 is a prereq for 250 and 270 and 250 is a prereq for 350, so that's at least three semesters to get the core 12 done. I guess I could still try and put it together if I stayed on to finish my MET BS, since that'll take at least another two years, but I don't know if the money will hold out.
(I'm not even taking into account the final debt level, because at this point that's like worrying about how dead you're going to be - relatively speaking, immaterial. :)
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