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Course Description

Art and Design - ART 228

The Human Figure in Art 2: Theory and Elements (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course furthers the study of the role of the human form in the history of art by analyzing modern works. In addition, students critique figure drawings of accomplished artists on how the superficial muscular and skeletal systems of the human form affect the surface topography in various contexts.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Summarize what emotions works of art incorporating the use of the human form may evoke from a viewer.
  • Compare and contrast the relationship and importance of portraiture and figure drawing to other art forms.
  • Differentiate drawings that correctly reveal the proportion of the human head.
  • Explain why artists use "bony landmarks" of the human skeleton to create proportional drawings.
  • Create drawings that accurately incorporate the major superficial muscles of the human figure.
  • Compare and contrast published works of art that use linear drawings to record the basic conformation of a human head and figure.
  • Explain why the compatibility of different media and surfaces used in works of art is an important element.
  • Determine theories and elements of life drawing from established Art History sources.
  • Summarize how historical art works incorporating the use of the human figure have impacted modern works of art.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 228147138Hum Fig 2 Theory 3Olson S$117.007/16/0OpenT  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F470
 228147162Hum Fig 2 Theory 3Sarris S$117.006/16/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM F470

Winter; 2019; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 228117121Hum Fig 2 Theory 3Imirzian P$117.008/16/0OpenT  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F470
 228117171Hum Fig 2 Theory 3Sarris S$117.0011/16/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM F470