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Art (B.A./B.S.)

Professors: Kim Hoffman, Rebecca McCannell, Diane Tarter

Associate professor: Elaina LaBoda Jamieson

Assistant professors: Mary Harden, Jodie Garrison Raborn

 

Mission

Cultivate a unified atmosphere of learning in the undergraduate programs of visual art through aesthetic research activities and artmaking, personalized learning and public service. The program teaches theory, philosophy and aesthetic awareness. Student and professional gallery exhibits contribute to the cultural environment of the campus and region. The process of critical and creative thinking, skill building and visual literacy are emphasized throughout the program.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply design elements and principles in the work for self-expression and communication.
  2. Develop and engage in written and verbal communication skills to articulate one’s own artistic intentions and to evaluate the art of other artists.
  3. Develop technical abilities and a disciplined work ethic within the studio media that incorporates exploration and risk-taking into the process of transforming thought to form.

 Art major prerequisites for studio concentrations:

All 200 level studio courses require A 115; some require both A 115 and A 130. All 300 level studio sequences must be taken in numerical order and require the prerequisite of both 200 level studio courses in the concentration. All 300 level studio courses require A 116, A 117, A 130 and A 135. All 400 level studio courses require a completed 300 level studio sequence in the concentration and must be taken in numerical order.

 

Art major (84 credits)

Art History courses (12)

 

Drawing courses (9)

A 130 Beginning Drawing

A 131 Beginning Drawing Systems

A 135 Beginning Life Drawing

Design courses (12)

A 115 Beginning Design: 2-D

A 116 Beginning Design: 3-D

A 117 Beginning Design: Color

A 119 Digital Presentation for Artists Theory (9)

A 315 Intermediate Design: 2-D

A 316 Intermediate Design: 3-D

A 398 Production: Gallery Exhibition

A 498 Professional Concerns

Contracted art courses (15) See adviser

Minimum of four 200 level studio courses, plus one of the following:

A 260 Basic Photography I

A 330 Intermediate Drawing

A 335 Intermediate Life Drawing

3 three-course studio sequences (27) 300 or  400 level

 

Art minor - Studio Art (30 credits)

A 115 Beginning Design: 2-D (3)

A 116 Beginning Design: 3-D (3)

A 117 Beginning Design: Color (3)

A 130 Beginning Drawing (3)

A 135 Beginning Life Drawing (3)

Upper-division courses (15) All prerequisites required

 

Art minor - Art History (28 credits)

Two 200 level art history courses (8)

A 204 Art History: Prehistoric through Romanesque

A 205 Art History: Gothic through Rococo

A 206 Art History: Neoclassicism through Contemporary

Three 300 level art history courses (12)

A 304 Art History: Modernism

A 305 Art History: Modernism

A 306 Art History: Modernism

Two 400 level art history courses (8)

A 404 Non-Western Art

A 405 Women in Art

A 406 Special Topics*

* May be repeated up to three times with different course topics

400 level art history courses are offered on a rotating basis

 

Art minor - Combination Studio/Art History (31 credits)

A 115 Beginning Design: 2-D (3)

A 116 Beginning Design: 3-D (3)

A 117 Beginning Design: Color (3)

A 130 Beginning Drawing (3)

A 135 Beginning Life Drawing (3)

Upper-division art history (16)

Choose four:

A 304 Art History: Modernism

A 305 Art History: Modernism

A 306 Art History: Modernism

A 404 Non-Western Art

A 405 Women in Art

A 406 Special Topics

Art History minor (24-28 credits)

for Studio Art majors

Choose five:

A 304 Art History: Modernism

A 305 Art History: Modernism

A 306 Art History: Modernism

A 404 Non-Western Art (4)

A 405 Women in Art (4)

A 406 Special Topics* (4-8)

* May be repeated with different course topics. These course requirements are in addition to the 12 credits of Art History required for an Art Studio major.

 

 

Art (B.F.A.)

Professors: Kim Hoffman, Rebecca McCannell, Diane Tarter

Associate professor: Elaina LaBoda Jamieson

Assistant professors: Mary Harden, Jodie Garrison Raborn

 

Mission

Cultivate a unified atmosphere of learning in the undergraduate programs of visual art through aesthetic research activities and artmaking, personalized learning and public service. The program teaches theory, philosophy and aesthetic awareness. Student and professional gallery exhibits contribute to the cultural environment of the campus and region. The process of critical and creative thinking, skill building and visual literacy are emphasized throughout the program.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply design elements and principles in the work for self-expression and communication.
  2. Develop and engage in written and verbal communication skills to articulate one’s own artistic intentions and to evaluate the art of other artists.
  3. Develop technical abilities and a disciplined work ethic within the studio media that incorporates exploration and risk-taking into the process of transforming thought to form.

B.F.A. in Art (133 credits)

A 115 Beginning Design: 2-D (3)

A 116 Beginning Design: 3-D (3)

A 117 Beginning Design: Color (3)

A 130 Beginning Drawing (3)

A 131 Beginning Drawing Systems (3)

A 135 Beginning Life Drawing (3)

A 200, 201 Introductory courses in first concentration* (6)

A 200, 201 Introductory courses in second concentration* (6)

A 204 Art History: Prehistoric through Romanesque (4)

A 205 Art History: Gothic through Rococo (4)

A 206 Art History: Neoclassicism through Contemporary (4)

A 260 Basic Photography I (3)

A 300, 301, 302 Intermediate sequence in first concentration* (9)

A 300, 301, 302 Intermediate sequence in second concentration* (9)

A 304, 305, 306 Art History Modernism (12)

A 315, 316 Intermediate Design: 2-D and 3-D (6)

A 330, 335 Intermediate Drawing, Intermediate Drawing: Life (6)

A 398 Production: Gallery Exhibition (1)

A 400, 401, 402 Advanced sequence in first concentration (9)

A 400, 401, 402 Advanced sequence in second concentration (9)

A 485, 486 Service Learning** (taken sequentially)

- and/or – A 487, 488 International Studio Art Studies*** (3)

A 495, 496, 497 BFA Thesis Project (18) Cannot be taken concurrently

A 498 Professional Concerns (2)

WR 321 Business and Technical Writing (4)

*Concentration areas: ceramics, graphic design, printmaking, painting, sculpture or photography.

**Service Learning and International Studies may be combined to meet the 6 credit requirement.

***A 487, 488 this requirement may be met with studio art courses from another accredited university only if offered outside of the United States.

 

 

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