Nov 25, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

AT 280 - Art Appreciation

Credit Hours: 3

This is a visual arts course introducing students to the art world. Art Appreciation establishes the individual student's framework for looking at works of art and develops his or her knowledge and understanding of contemporary art. This course is focused on developing the critical skills of description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of art through writing, reading and verbal interpretive skills. Students will be exposed to the world of art through (but not limited to) gallery and museum visits, lectures, readings and discussions.

Fulfills the following SUNY General Education categories:

  • The Arts
  • Humanities

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • differentiate the characteristics of artistic time periods throughout history;
  • identify the basic elements of each art form, i.e., notation, texture, line, meter, frame history;
  • expand intellectual understanding and refine evaluative responses to works of art;
  • investigate art forms that foster continued lifelong participation and/or enjoyment;
  • analyze and research the relationship between the creator, work, and audience;
  • appreciate art forms that will not be outmoded by advancements in sciences; and
  • identify and research works of art used for social, political, or moral improvement, or existing for their own sake.

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