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Courses for Non-DAAP Majors

Courses at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning aren't just for DAAP majors! We offer several classes for non-DAAP majors to learn about anything from photography to video production and animation. Check out the class offerings for the upcoming semester below:

 

DAAP Course Offerings for Spring Semester 2017

 

ARTH 1001 History of Art I (3 credit hrs; BoK: FA, HP)

Section: 001  MWF 11:15a-12:10p

This is the first of the two-semester survey of world art. It covers movements, monuments, and figures in art and architecture between ca. 25,000 B.C. & ca. 1300. Students will learn to appreciate and analyze the formal qualities of the important works of art and architecture. They will also learn to investigate how these creations reflect contemporary social, political, religious, and philosophical contexts.


ARTH 1002 History of Art II (3 credit hrs; BoK: FA, HP)

Section: 001  MWF 10:10a-11:05a

This is the second of the two-semester survey of world art. It covers movements, monuments, and figures in art and architecture from the 14th century to the 21st century. Students will learn to appreciate and analyze the formal qualities of the important works of art and architecture. They will also learn to investigate how these creations reflect contemporary social, political, religious, and philosophical contexts.

 

DAAP 1011 Design, Art and the Built Environment (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

Section: 001   MWF 11:15a-12:10p

This introductory course will provide you with an overview of the disciplines within the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. This course will help you understand, identify, analyze, and interpret your built historic and visual surroundings in transformative ways that will enable you to become a critical participant in your community. As participants in this course students will be asked to engage in observation, investigation, analysis and evaluation. These skills will be put to use as you encounter your surrounding environment, community, and work with your peers. You will also have the chance to listen and respond to lectures given by discipline-specific professors. There are no prerequisites for this course yet you will be required to:·Work in peer groups both in class and on discussion board ·Take photographs and both print and upload.jpg files as part of your assignments ·Watch, evaluate, and then comment on DAAP projects that will be showcased for you on blackboard. Your evaluations, judgments and comments may be drawn upon in-class, on discussion board, in a class blog or a self-reflective writing.

 

DAAP 1012 Race and Identity in American Culture (3 credit hrs; Bok: FA, DC)

Section: 001    MWF 12:20p-1:15p

This course survey the national and racial atmosphere of the United States from the colonial period to the 20th century, through a study of both visual culture and literature. Some of the topics we examine include the visual encoding of racism in American art, issues of racial identity and representation, the tumultuous decades surrounding the Civil War and the role race played in the nation's coping with war, American nationalism related to landscape and Manifest Destiny.

 

DAAP 2011 Fundamentals of Photography Design for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

Section: 001    T 6:00p-8:50p 
Section: 002   W 6:00p-8:50p

Explore the visual fundamentals of photographic design. Learn how to effectively use F-stops, shutter speed, ISO, and the various modes of a digital camera to improve your photographs and communicate your ideas. Investigate compositional techniques as they relate to photographing people, the landscape, and movement. Discover how line, form, value, color, and texture can be organized to enhance visual communication and improve interpretation.

 

DAAP2021 Fashion in the Public Eye (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

Section: 001   TR 11:00a-12:20p

This course will explore the impact of fashion design and trends, as they are conveyed to, and shared with the public. Students will develop a working knowledge of the history of fashion media and fashion marketing, along with the various media outlets for fashion. We will consider how the message of personal style, expression, and the newest trends reaches and effects public perception. This course will include field trips to industry locations and a hands-on experience with a fashion media event; fashion show.

 

DAAP 2026 The Art of Jewelry and Leather Accessory Design (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

Section: 001   R 6:00p-8:50p

This course explores jewelry and leather design as it relates to contemporary art, fashion, culture and society. The course will offer a balance of art making, broad range of techniques and materials, critiquing, collaboration, and art history knowledge. In addition, the course will include a guest lecture, field trip and demonstrations. Students will investigate the basics of working with non-precious metals, wire, chain, findings, found objects, and selected leathers as an introduction to jewelry fabrication and small scale leather design. These parts will be used collectively to provide students with a working vocabulary, a concrete skill set and understanding of jewelry making and small scale leather processes. Assignments will stress originality, careful planning and design, exploration of materials, and quality craftsmanship. Throughout the semester, students will conceptualize and create their own designs from the techniques learned in the course. This course is designed as an introduction for non-majors as well as skill development for majors or transfer students.

 

DAAP 3000 Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3 credit hrs) Note: students must have 60 credit hours or more

Section: 001  TR 6:00p-7:20p

This course provides and introduction to trend forecasting research and methodology necessary to identify, categorize, analyze and synthesize socio-economic trends that will impact product and system development into the future.

 

DAAP 3001 Interactive Digital Arts (3 credit hours) students must have sophomore status

Section: 001   MW 6:00p-8:50p
This course provides an introduction to creating interactive artworks and environments utilizing the open-source Arduino electronics prototyping platform. Students will learn to use and modify open-source code, integration of sensors, and the activation of lights, motors and servos. The format of this course includes both seminar and studio/lab components.

 

DSGN3023 Radical Writing Practices (3 credit hours; BoK: FA) Honors seminar; students must have a 3.2 or higher GPA

Section: 001   TR 9:30a-10:50a

This course considers the production, history and theory of the text-as-artwork. It engages students in projects that consider how texts are constructed and ways they can be deconstructed, introduces narrative theories that address the relationships writer/reader and meaning, and provides the opportunity to study Artist Books in local library collections.

 

FAA 1025 Basic Drawing for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hrs; BoK: FA)

Section: 001  TR 8:00a-10:50a

A course for non-majors that focuses on the creation of drawings that demonstrate an understanding of one and two point perspective and illusionistic space using a variety of black and white and color mediums. The class includes demonstrations, critiques, and discussions of artists who work in drawing. The format of this course includes both seminar and studio/lab components.


FAA 1033 Basic Digital Photography for non-DAAP majors 
(3 credit hrs; BoK: FA)

Section: 001   MW 4:40p-7:30p

This course comprises lectures and exercises in basic digital photographic technology and aesthetics for non-DAAP majors. The emphasis is on the camera, including camera settings, exposure and focus controls, and composition. Students must provide their own cameras which have a minimum of 6 megapixels, optical zoom, and manual mode OR exposure compensation capability.

 

FAA 1035 Basic Video for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

Section: 001  MW 4:40p-7:30p

This is a beginning level class for non-DAAP students. The class covers the fundamentals of video production including basic camera work, sound recording, editing, and DVD authoring. Students will complete several short exercises over the course of the class. Students would provide their own cameras and/or borrow them from Langsam Library.

 

FAA 1036 Basic Sculpture for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

Section: 001  TR 2:00p-4:50p

This course provides a foundation to sculpture as a three-dimensional medium of expression. In learning fundamental principles of sculpture and gaining familiarity with the use and safety requirements of various tools, materials, and techniques, students will explore a range of approaches to fabricating art in a studio workshopsetting. By introducing students to significant examples of contemporary three-dimensional art thecourse will enable them to develop a personal approach to making sculpture. Concepts pertaining to sculptural form, scale, movement, surface, content, and function will be explored.

 

FAA 1040 Basic Painting for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hrs; BoK: FA)

Section: 001  MW 1:25p-4:15p

This course is an introduction to the medium of painting, understood as representing the three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional support, using oil paints in a full set of colors. You will become familiar with the qualities of oil paint, mediums, color mixing, paint application, canvas preparation, grounds, supports and various painting materials. This class allows you to build your skill level through studio practice and assignments.

 

Horticulture Courses:

All Horticulture courses are open for non-DAAP students, provided they have met the appropriate prerequisites or have permission of the instructor.

 

Planning Courses:

All of the SOP courses are open to non-DAAP majors. This is based on seating availability which we have not found to be a problem in the past. Our studios (PLAN 1012, 3031) and capstones/thesis (PLAN 5099, 7008, 7009) courses will allow non-DAAP majors if the topic pertains to their area of study and they possess the skills and ability to join the course. These courses would require professor permission for non-DAAP majors to enroll.

 

Questions? Contact DAAP Student Affairs at 556-1376. 

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