*FNAR 1104 – Introduction to the Fine Arts
Creators of art, regardless of the chosen form, share many concepts. In this course, the student will explore these similarities and experience the creative process in each of the artistic disciplines thereby enhancing personal interest in and understanding of the literary, musical, theatrical, and visual arts.
FNAR 1105 – Basic Drawing I
An intensive studio drawing course on the observation and interpretation of form with concern for space, line, volume, texture and composition. Varied stylistic approaches and subject matter will be studied in the pencil and charcoal mediums.
FNAR 1106 – Basic Drawing II
3 credits | Prerequisite: FNAR 1105
An intensive studio drawing course on the observation and interpretation of form with concern for space, line, volume, texture and composition. Varied stylistic approaches and subject matter will be studied in the pencil and charcoal mediums. This course is a continuation of FNAR 1105.
FNAR 1108 – Art Appreciation
Art Appreciation is the study and understanding of the visual arts, including painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of two- and three- dimensional expression. It involves learning basic concepts, terminology, and art styles along with elements of design and the principles of composition. Analyzing the historical, cultural, and societal context in which the work of art was created sharpens visual awareness and understanding of the artists' influences.
*FNAR 1111 – History of Art I
An introduction to the enjoyment and understanding of the history of sculpture, painting and architecture from prehistory through the Middle Ages.
*FNAR 1112 – History of Art II
An introduction to the study of the history of art, including painting, sculpture, architecture, and other media from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
*FNAR 1116 – Music Appreciation I
This course is a survey of musical styles from the Middle Ages to the early 18th century. It includes a review of music reading and basic music theory and covers the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Early Classical Periods in music. No previous knowledge of music or musical experience is required.
*FNAR 1117 – Music Appreciation II
This course is a survey of music from the 18th century to the present. It includes the Classical, Romantic and Impressionistic periods as well as musical styles from the 20th and 21st centuries.
FNAR 1130 – Oil / Acrylic Painting I
An intensive study of the oil or Acrylic painting media with emphasis placed on the academic study of materials, technical applications, composition and color theory. The works of the Old Masters and accomplished contemporary artists will be studied to support the learning process.
FNAR 1131 – Oil /Acrylic Painting II
3 credits | Prerequisite: FNAR 1130
A continuation of FNAR 1130 with an emphasis on composition, value management and sketching as a preparatory step in the painting process. The works of the Old Masters and contemporary artists will be studied to support the learning process.
FNAR 1152 – Concert Choir
Concert Choir is a choral ensemble consisting of both Southern State students and community members. The ensemble performs music in a variety of styles. No audition is required for the Concert Choir.
FNAR 1180 – Concert Band
Concert Band is a wind ensemble consisting of both Southern State students and community members. The ensemble performs a variety of music ranging from traditional symphonic band repertoire to popular music and jazz. No audition is required.
FNAR 2211 – Figure Drawing
3 credits | Prerequisites: FNAR 1105 and FNAR 1106
An intensive studio figure drawing course that emphasizes the skeletal-muscular structure, external contour and proportion of the human form. Studies and drawings from the live model, skeleton, cast, anatomical diagrams and examples of the Old Masters’ drawings will aid the learning process. Development of composition and the discipline of seeing will receive special consideration. This course will explore a variety of media and art materials.
A * preceding a course number indicates that the course is part of Ohio Transfer 36.