Major in Visual Art

 

The major/minor in art is designed for diverse media exploration, with a concentration in either 2D or 3D production. Courses in art history, gallery experiences, and special topics opportunities provide a foundation where historic context and contemporary issues serve as a frame of reference for developing individual modes of expression. Art studies in the major culminate in a required senior exhibit, providing the student with an opportunity to produce, and/or curate and display work centered on a specific theme or thesis. Art minors have the option to exhibit in paired or group shows.

Requirements for a Major in Art

a minimum of 45 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the Following

ART106 Design Fundamentals 3
ART110 Drawing Fundamentals 3
ART111 Painting Fundamentals 3
ART210 Figure Drawing 3
ART211 Painting for Artists 3
ART260 Ceramics Fundamentals 3
ART390 Museum and Gallery Studies 3
ART410 Exhibit & Portfolio Preparation 3

Two of the following

ART219W Ancient Art 3
ART224W Medieval Art 3
ART229W Renaissance and Baroque Art 3
ART234W Modern Art 3
Plus 15 hours of Art, including 6 at the 300-level
TOTAL:   45

Requirements for a Minor in Art

24 hours consisting of the following:

Two of the following:

ART101W Art Appreciation 3
ART270 Environmentally-Based Art 3
ART390 Museum and Gallery Studies 3

One of the following:

ART219W Ancient Art 3
ART224W Medieval Art 3
ART229W Renaissance and Baroque Art 3
ART234W Modern Art 3

Two of the following:

ART106 Design Fundamentals 3
ART110 Drawing Fundamentals 3
ART111 Painting Fundamentals 3
ART260 Ceramics Fundamentals 3
ART360 Advanced Ceramics and Pottery 3

One of the following:

ART206 Digital Imaging for Design 3
ART210 Figure Drawing 3
ART241 Darkroom Photography Fundamentals 3
ART245 Digital Photography Fundamentals 3

Two of the following, including at least one at the 300-level:

ART211 Painting for Artists 3
ART212 Sculpture and Mixed Media 3
ART306 Advanced Digital Imaging for Design 3
ART310 Illustration for the Literary Market 3
ART315 Introduction to Art Therapy 3
ART350 Selected Studio Topics 3
ART380W Seminar in Visual Culture 3
TOTAL:   24

Requirements for a Major in Elementary Education with an Art Specialization

24 hours of coursework.

Please refer to the Education section of this catalog for a listing of required courses.

Arts Administration

See Arts Administration Emphasis within the Business Administration major.

Art Therapy

A pre-professional program combining studies in the visual arts and psychology with internship experiences in art therapy. For more information, please consult the section on Pre-Professional Programs.

Graphic Arts

See Computer Studies – Graphic Arts Track