|Core Courses||9 hours|
|ART 005 Basic Design||3 hours|
|ART 130 Drawing 1: Basic Drawing||3 hours|
|ART 131 Drawing 2: Figure Drawing||3 hours|
|Art History, Theory & Criticism||15 hours|
|ARH 103 Survey of Non-Western Art History||3 hours|
|ARH 106 Art and Society in the West: Ancient to Medieval||3 hours|
|ARH 107 Art and Society in the West: Renaissance to Modern||3 hours|
|Art History elective (must be 200-level)||3 hours|
|ART 201 Art Theory and Criticism||3 hours|
|Art Courses||12 hours|
|2-D Course — Select 6 hours from the following:|
|ART 110 Painting 1||3 hours|
|ART 120 Digital Media 1||3 hours|
|ART 140 Printmaking 1||3 hours|
|ART 150 Photography 1||3 hours|
|ART 155 Digital Photography||3 hours|
|3-D Course — Select 6 hours from the following:|
|ART 160 Ceramics 1||3 hours|
|ART 170 Sculpture 1||3 hours|
|ART 180 Metalsmithing 1||3 hours|
|Electives may include courses in studio, art history, aesthetics, and selected topics courses offered within the department. ART 100 Art in the Elementary School and ART 200 Art in the Secondary School may count as art electives for education students only. Must include completion to fourth level in one medium or to third level in two different media. If a student completes to the fourth level in one area, the transcript will note the area of emphasis.|
|Senior Comprehensive||4 hours|
|ART 298 Senior Project||2 hours|
|ART 299 Senior Comprehensive||2 hours|
Those students who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must be admitted to the program based on the B.F.A. Clearance. In order to qualify for the B.F.A. Clearance, students must have completed or be currently enrolled in the required art core courses (ART 005 Basic Design, ART 130 Drawing 1: Basic Drawing, and ART 131 Drawing 2: Figure Drawing) as well as one introductory art history course, and introductory (100-level) courses in both 2-D and 3-D media. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in all art classes completed within the Art Department at the time of the review. The B.F.A. Clearance will be held concurrently with the annual portfolio review that is required for art majors. The art department faculty will evaluate the portfolio and inform the student of its decision in a timely fashion to allow for time to plan schedules.
A studio art exploration of basic design elements and principles using traditional media, ideation, and rough draft processes.
An introduction to drawing by surveying its use as a foundation for future study in all 2D and 3D media.
A class focused on the human figure and portrait. Basic anatomy, movement, and composition will be covered by having each class session with a model. This class will benefit students who are interested in all artistic media by giving them an understanding of the human form.
Prerequisite(s): ART 130 Drawing 1: Basic Drawing.
A survey of African, Asian, Native American, and Pre-Columbian arts.
A survey of art and architectural history in the western hemisphere: significant monuments from prehistory to the medieval period will be considered with particular attention to the interaction of art and its producing society so that political situation, theology, science, and aesthetics will be considered in lectures. Credit cannot be earned for both ARH 101 Masterpieces of World Art and Art History 106.
A survey of art and architectural history in the western hemisphere: significant monuments from the Renaissance to the twentieth century will be considered with particular attention to the interaction of art and its producing society so that political situation, theology, science, and aesthetics will be considered in lectures. Credit cannot be earned for both ARH 101 Masterpieces of World Art and Art History 107.
In a seminar format, this course will survey different methodological and theoretical approaches to the art criticism and art production of the twentieth century.
Prerequisite(s): ART 005 Basic Design, and ART 130 Drawing 1: Basic Drawing or permission of the instructor.
A studio art investigation of basic design and color theory, composition, and use of light as it relates to painting. Experimentation with the technical processes of painting such as underpainting, scumbling, blending paint, glazing, and varnishing.
An introductory studio art exploration focusing on the creative, expressive potential of digital media with an emphasis on building a formal foundation utilizing raster image software. Students create images using conventional and computer aided processes, including the scanner, pen tablet, digital camera, and digital printer. Students gain a working understanding of Photoshop.
Introduction to the techniques of printmaking; relief print, serigraph, intaglio, and lithography. Emphasis on the study of the print as a multiple original with introductory edition printing. Focus on basic design concepts with introductory historical investigation related to printmaking.
An introduction to the basic tools and techniques of black and white photography. Focus on the technical craft of using the camera, processing film, developing prints, and presenting photographs. Discussion and development of student vocabulary related to subject matter, form, and content of the photographic image in the context of historical and contemporary photographic concerns. Emphasis on student development of a creative problem-solving process related to photographic image-making.
This class is an introduction to the artistic and conceptual basics of digital photography. The digital camera, scanner, computer and software will be used to produce images for print and electronic display. Subject matter, form and content will be emphasized in the production of these images. Students will develop an understanding of photography as a creative and challenging art form and will practice using the medium of photography for personal expression.
Introduction to basic throwing and handbuilding techniques in clay, including pinching, coiling, and slab construction. Focus on developing conceptual problem solving in clay. Emphasis on ceramics in a historical context in relationship to contemporary attitudes in clay.
Introduction to basic sculptural processes of modeling, carving, and casting in a variety of materials including clay, plaster, stone, and cement. Emphasis on three-dimensional design elements and principles.
Introduction to the basic tools and techniques of metalsmithing for use in body ornament or as small sculptural form. Broad studio art exploration in the techniques of sheet metal construction including cutting, piercing, soldering, mechanical joining, surface embellishment, and finishing. Emphasis on historical metalsmithing in relationship to contemporary attitudes in metalsmithing.
Study of appropriate methodology, processes, philosophy, and content for visual arts instruction in the elementary schools. Includes strategies for teaching art criticism, art history, art media, and techniques, and developing curriculum for the elementary school art program. Laboratory experiences and teaching experiences in elementary schools are provided. Required for certification of elementary teachers and K-12 endorsements. Cannot be applied toward a major or minor in art.
A survey of teaching visual arts education in the secondary schools (grades 7-12). Emphasis on administration, organization, curriculum, and philosophy of art in education. Required for K-12 art certification. Cannot be applied toward a major or minor in art.
Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of art and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the chair of Department of Education.
To be taken during the spring semester of the junior year. Students will begin to formulate an inclusive portfolio of their work and a thesis for presentation in the Senior Comprehensive. Students will participate in regularly scheduled portfolio critiques attended by members of the art faculty and will be required to address relevant questions in a comprehensive written thesis. Meets concurrently with the Senior Comprehensive course.
Prerequisite(s): Junior status and permission of department chair.
Designed to prepare seniors in art for graduation, this course includes experiences in planning, promoting, and opening a senior gallery exhibition. Students and instructor will work together to prepare professional resumes and portfolios, which include a written artist statement. Includes a gallery talk, presentation to the public, and an exit evaluation by the art department faculty.
Prerequisite(s): ART 298 and art history courses.