Foundation Program (FDPR)

Courses

FDPR 1501. Introduction to Art and Design. 1 Credit Hour.

This course, for all Tyler first year students in art, design, and architecture, investigates the context for emerging ideas and issues relevant to contemporary practice.

Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Art, Tyler School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

FDPR 1502. Investigations of Art and Design. 1 Credit Hour.

This course, for Tyler BFA students, continues course 1501 and addresses the area in which undeclared students may pursue majors at Tyler School of Art.

Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Art, Tyler School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

FDPR 1511. Foundation Drawing. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to foundation drawing course that concentrates on developing basic formal, conceptual, and technical skills. The course examines varied media in the study of the figure, geometric composition, and landscape. A discussion of technology in studio practice is part of all Foundation courses. NOTE: Enrollment is limited to students accepted for Tyler BFA programs.

Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Art, Tyler School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

FDPR 1512. Foundation Drawing. 3 Credit Hours.

A continued introduction to drawing, building upon Foundation Drawing 1511 (0001), with more advanced concepts, techniques and formal issues. This course introduces color as it relates to drawing.

Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Art, Tyler School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

FDPR 1521. 2D Foundation Principles. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of visual language, including formal, technical, and conceptual aspects of image making in two-dimensions. The emphasis is on acquiring a basic vocabulary for the discussion of 2D art and design across media, and projects focus on the construction of meaning through a variety of representational strategies. Projects in this course are carried out in black and white to emphasize value, contrast, and figure ground relationships. A discussion of technology in studio practice is part of all Foundation courses. NOTE: Enrollment is limited to students accepted for Tyler BFA programs.

Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Art, Tyler School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

FDPR 1522. 2D Foundation Principles. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of visual language, including formal, technical, and conceptual aspects of image making in two-dimensions. The emphasis is on acquiring a basic vocabulary for the discussion of 2D art and design across media, and projects focus on the construction of meaning through a variety of representational strategies. Each 2D project provides a unique theoretical and practical context from which students are introduced to the mechanics of color. NOTE: Enrollment limited to students accepted for Tyler BFA programs.

Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Art, Tyler School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

FDPR 1531. 3D Foundation Principles/W. 3 Credit Hours.

A foundation course, paired with BFA Foundation 1532, which teaches students the fundamentals of working with 3D form and space. The course emphasizes the utilization of a variety of basic materials, and an intensive introduction to the woodshop. A discussion of technology in studio practice is part of all Foundation courses. NOTE: Enrollment is limited to students accepted for Tyler BFA programs.

Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Art, Tyler School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

FDPR 1532. 3D Foundation Principles/C. 3 Credit Hours.

A foundation course, paired with BFA Foundation 1531, which introduces the fundamentals of working with 3D form and space. Simple materials such as paper, cardboard, wire, plaster, and clay are used, and moldmaking is introduced. A discussion of technology in studio practice is part of all Foundation courses. NOTE: Enrollment is limited to students accepted for Tyler BFA programs.

Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Art, Tyler School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

FDPR 1541. Foundation Computer. 2 Credit Hours.

This course introduces Foundation students to the fundamentals of digital imaging and research, including research on the World Wide Web, imaging software (such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator), and concepts inherent in the digital image.

Degree Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Art, Tyler School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

FDPR 1542. Foundation Computer Lab. 0 Credit Hours.

This course introduces Foundation students to the fundamentals of digital imaging and research, including research on the World Wide Web, imaging software (such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator), and concepts inherent in the digital image.

College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Art, Tyler School

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.