Academic

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 summer and fall semesters below:

 

DAAP Course Offerings for Spring Semester 2018

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

001         43813                    Tu 6:00PM 

002         50895                    We 6:00PM - 8:50PM

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.

 

DAAP 2012 Beyond Surface: Fiber, Art and Fashion (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001         53964                    Th 6:00PM - 8:50PM

This course will explore fabric, textiles and fibers and their relationship with fashion culture, design and art practices. Students will examine the relationship between material, process, and the maker, as well as the critical role that cloth and fiber processes play in the global economic marketplace. Included in the course is a historical and cultural overview of fabric production including a variety of textile techniques and methods, such as silk screening, textile painting and dyeing, surface manipulation,print and pattern development, mark-making, and beading. Students will compile a portfolio of samples for reference and create an innovative collection of product samples. Class will include guest lectures, studio visits, demonstrations and hands on design projects. This course is designed as an introduction for non-majors as well as a refresher for majors or transfer students.

 

 

DAAP 2013 A Non-Designer’s Guide to Graphic Design (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001         40886                    TuTh 11:00AM - 12:20PM

002         40887                    TuTh 12:30PM - 1:50PM

This course focuses on the conceptual thinking andproblem solving methods used by graphic designers in developing communications that sell ideas. Emphasis is placed on evaluating the messaging andsales objectives to create designs effectively communicating and influencing a targeted audience.Discussions will cover graphic design principles and methods, which students will then apply to develop their own proposed solutions to address assigned problems. Course will be taught using current design software for both digital and printbased solutions.

 

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

001         43813                    TuTh 11:00AM - 12:20PM

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)

001         51026                    Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM

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.

 

DAAP3000 Applied Trend Research and Analysis (3 credit hours) students must have 60 credit hours or more

001         54119                    MoWe 6:00PM - 7:20PM

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

001         54047                    MoWe 6:00PM - 8:50PM

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.

 

 

FAA1025 Basic Drawing for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001         52148                  MoWe 5:00PM - 7:50PM            

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 hours; BoK: FA)

001         47170                 MoWe 6:00PM - 8:50PM                                                                                                             

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 1034 Basic Ceramic Handbuilding for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001         52149                 MoWe 5:00PM - 7:50PM

This course will provide an introduction to hand forming and the technical processes of working with clay. Students will explore hand building with terra cotta as a way to make both functional and expressive works out of clay. We will work with many different building methods, such as coiling, pinch pots, slab building, and the use of molds. This class is will also focus on different methods of decorating and glazing earthenware. No prior ceramic experience is needed for this course. - Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must: Be enrolled in one of these Programs 40UOP, 35ASC, 35BAC, 35CRT, 15ASC, 15BAC, 15CRT, 15MIN, 35MIN, 32ASC, 32BAC, 32CRT, 32UOP, 16BAC, 16CRT, 16MIN, 20ASC, 20BAC, 20BC, 20CRT, 20MIN, 18ASC, 18BAC, 18BC, 18CRT, 18MIN, 34ASC, 34BAC, 34CRT, 22ASC, 22BAC, 22CRT, 22HON, 22MIN, 26BAC, 26MIN, 29BAC, 25BAC, 36CRT, 28ASC, 28BAC, 28CRT, 38HON, 38CRT.

 

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

001         47181                    MoWe 8:00AM - 10:50AM           

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 workshop setting. By introducing students to significant examples of contemporary three-dimensional art the course 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.

 

FAA1040 Basic Painting for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours; BoK: FA)

001         47184                   TuTh 8:00AM - 10:50AM                              

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.

 

FAA 1053 Basic Printmaking for non-DAAP majors (3 credit hours; BoK FA)

001         51997                    Tu 2:00PM - 4:50PM

This course provides an introduction to the art and technique of basic printmaking as a medium of artistic expression. Course activities include lectures, demonstrations, critiques, studio work and viewing of original prints. Extensive hands-on experience with a range of techniques will be experienced through assigned projects and critiques that encourage the integration of concept and technique. The course format includes a one-hour seminar and a two-hour studio. - Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must: Be enrolled in one of these Programs 40UOP, 35ASC, 35BAC, 35CRT, 15MAJ, 15ASC, 15BAC, 15CRT, 15MIN, 35MIN, 35UOP, 16BAC, 16CRT, 16MIN, 20ASC, 20BAC, 20BC, 20CRT, 20MIN, 18ASC, 18BAC, 18BC, 18CRT, 18MIN, 18UOP, 34ASC, 34BAC, 34CRT, 34UOP, 22ASC, 22BAC, 22CRT, 22HON, 22MIN, 26BAC, 26MIN, 29BAC, 25BAC, 36CRT, 28ASC, 28BAC, 28CRT, 28UOP, 38CRT, 38HON.

 

 

HORT 4080 Hops and History: Introduction to Beer (3 credit hours; BOK CT)

001        43859                    Th 6:00PM - 8:50PM

002         43860                   We 6:00PM - 8:50PM

This course is an introduction to beer and the many aspects of beer brewing and drinking that are influenced by culture, history, and geography. Through brewery tours, we will learn the art and science of beer making and ingredients. Through field trips to the Brewery District in Over-the-Rhine we will see how beer has influenced Cincinnati culture and urban form. Beers from around the world will be discussed and tasted to demonstrate a wide range of beer styles, ingredients, and cultural preferences. Students will learn to describe the taste of beer and develop their palette to assess a beer for appearance, aroma, and flavor. Students must be 21 years of age or older. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of materials.

 

HORT 4082 Introduction to Wine (3 credit hours; BOK CT)

001         43862                    Tu 6:30PM - 9:20PM

This course is an introduction to wine and a review of many aspects of wine that are influenced by and influencing culture, history, geography, and economies. Through readings and discussion, this course reviews wine-making, health issues, the senses and their responses to wine, wine and food, and the taste of wine. Wine tastings of over 50 examples are designed to present practical experience with how vinification, viticulture, and terroir express themselves in the glass, as well as the differences that vintage, clonal origin and country of origin influence the flavors and textures of the final product. A fee is required to cover the cost of course materials. Students must be 21 years of age or older.

 

NOTES:

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

 

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. Thank you!

 

 

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