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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art Major for Bachelor of Fine Arts


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A grade of "C" or better is required in each required course. Students must choose one of the following areas of concentration: ceramics, communication design, digital art, drawing, jewelry design and metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture. (The art education concentration is listed separately.)

Studio Art Concentrations:


Foundation courses are prerequisites for courses within the studio concentrations.  Check each course description for specific prerequisites or corequisites.

Total, Foundation Requirements: 18


Total: 9


Notes:


Please see the sections below for concentration-specific requirements.

Totals:


Courses for the Concentration 51
Total for the Major 78
General Studies 33
Electives 9
Total for the Degree 120

Additional Information:


A minimum of 33 upper-division art hours required, 40 upper-division hours total for the degree.

The multicultural requirement may be satisfied by taking an approved multicultural course in general studies, in the major, or as an elective. ARTH 3300 or ARTH 3360 (CHS 3025) may be taken for the multicultural requirement, but will not satisfy the upper division art history elective requirement for studio art concentrations.


Ceramics Concentration:


The ceramics concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Formulate creative and analytical solutions to ceramic problems using advanced three-dimensional design principles.
  • Create a body of artwork that demonstrates mastery of traditional and innovative ceramic tools, materials, techniques and processes, from concept to finished product, including clays, glazes and firings.
  • Compare and assess ceramic artwork from historical, critical and theoretical perspectives, and evaluate the role and place of ceramics within the history of art, design, and culture.

Ceramics students must take ART 1541 Drawing II: Color as part of their foundation coursework.

Total: 36


Electives:


Choose 15 hours art or art history electives.

Note:


Ceramics students may apply IND 1470 Perspective Drawing to their art or art history electives.

Total for the Concentration: 51


Communication Design Concentration:


The communication design concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Construct meaningful solutions to communication problems, including problem identification, research, information gathering, analysis, prototyping, and evaluation of outcomes.
  • Formulate informed responses to the audiences and contexts in which communication design must operate, from concept to finished product.
  • Compare and assess design solutions from historical, critical and theoretical perspectives, and evaluate the place of communication design within the history of art, design, and culture.


Communication Design students must take ART 1531 Introduction to Digital Art and Design as a foundation course. Students must have a suitable laptop computer before proceeding with ART 3225 and subsequent courses. See advisor for specifications.

Total: 39


Electives:


Choose 12 hours art or art history electives.

Note:


Some recommendations for electives include ART 3980 Cooperative Education Internship, ART 4222 Dimensional Design, ART 4223 Community-Based Design, ART 4327 Illustration II, ART 4842 Directed Studies in Communication Design, and courses in photography, digital art, and printmaking.

Total for the Concentration: 51


Digital Art Concentration:



The digital art concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Analyze the characteristics and capabilities of various technologies (hardware and software), and apply these technologies in the creation of visual content that is
  • responsive technological, social, and cultural systems.
  • Create a body of artwork that demonstrates mastery of selected established and innovative digital art media, tools, techniques and processes from concept to finished product.
  • Compare and assess digitally-based artwork from historical, critical and theoretical perspectives, and evaluate the role and place of digital art within the history of art, design, and culture.


Digital Art students must take ART 1531 Introduction to Digital Art and Design as a foundation course.

The following courses are required for the concentration:

Total: 30


Choose a sequence of three post-foundation courses (9 credit hours) from any other studio concentration


Choose 12 hours art or art history electives


 Recommended: ART 3980 Cooperative Education (Internship), ART 4601 Installation Art, ART 4843 Directed Studies in Digital Art.

Recommended:


ART 3980 Cooperative Education (Internship), ART 4601 Installation Art, ART 4843 Directed Studies in Digital Art.

Total for the Concentration: 51


Drawing Concentration:


The drawing concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Compare and rate the possibilities and limitations of the drawing medium.
  • Create a body of artwork that demonstrates mastery of traditional and innovative drawing tools, materials, techniques and processes from concept to finished product.
  • Compare and assess drawings and related artwork from historical, critical and theoretical perspectives, and evaluate the role and place of drawing within the history of art, design, and culture.


Drawing students must take ART 1531 Introduction to Digital Art and Design as a foundation course. Art 1541 Drawing II: Color is required for the concentration.

Total: 33


Choose 3 hours from painting, printmaking, or photography


Choose 3 hours from scuplture, ceramics, or jewelry design and metalsmithing


Choose 6 hours of any studio art


Choose 6 hours art or art history electives


Total for the Concentration: 51


 


 

Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing Concentration:


The jewelry design and meta1smithing concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Evaluate the possibilities, limitations and aesthetic use of various raw materials as well as technical benchworking procedures.
  • Create a body of artwork that demonstrates mastery of traditional and innovative jewelry design and metal-smithing tools, materials, techniques and processes from concept to finished product.
  • Compare and assess jewelry and fine metal artwork from historical, critical and theoretical perspectives, and assess the role and place of the medium in the history of art, design and culture.


Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing students may take IND 1470 Perspective Drawing or ART 1541 Drawing II: Color as part of their foundation coursework.

Painting Concentration:


The painting concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Evaluate and assess the use of formal elements, color, compositional and technical aspects used in painting.
  • Create a body of artwork that demonstrates mastery oftraditional and innovative painting tools, materials, techniques and processes from concept to finished product.
  • Compare and assess paintings and related artwork from historical, critical and theoretical perspectives, and evaluate the role and place of painting in the history of art, design and culture.


Painting students must take ART 1541 Drawing II: Color as a foundation course.

Total: 21


Choose 15 hours from drawing, life drawing, figure painting, mural painting, printmaking and water media


Choose 15 hours art or art history electives


Total for the Concentration: 51



 


 

Photography Concentration:


The photography concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Appraise visual forms and their aesthetic functions in digital and traditional photographic processes.
  • Create a body of artwork that demonstrates mastery of digital and/or traditional photographic tools, techniques and processes from concept to finished product.
  • Compare and assess photographic artwork from historical, critical and theoretical perspectives, and evaluate the role and place of photography in the history of art, design and culture.

Photography students must take ART 1531 Introduction to Digital Art and Design as a foundation course.

Total: 30


Choose a sequence of three post-foundation courses (9 credit hours) from any other studio concentration


Electives:


Choose 12 hours art or art history electives.

Suggestions:


ART 3980 Cooperative Education Internship, ART 4873 Photography Assistantship.

Total for the Concentration: 51


Printmaking Concentration:


The printmaking concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Solve problems relating to both basic and advanced imaging making as applied to printmaking.
  • Create a body of artwork that demonstrates mastery of selected traditional and innovative printmaking tools, materials, techniques and processes from concept to finished product, including technical procedures such as intaglio, relief, lithography, screenprinting, or the various photo-mechanical processes.
  • Compare and assess fine art prints from historical, critical and theoretical perspectives, and evaluate the role and place of printmaking in the history of art, design and culture.

Printmaking students must take both ART 1541 Drawing II: Color and ART 1531 Introduction to Digital Art and Design. ART 1531 will be counted in the concentration.

The following courses are required for the concentration:


Choose 3 hours from:


Sculpture, ceramics, or jewelry design and metalsmithing.

Electives:


Choose 12 hours art or art history electives.

Total for the Concentration: 51


Sculpture Concentration:


The sculpture concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Evaluate the possibilities, limitations and aesthetic use of various raw materials and sculptural techniques, and choose the appropriate medium for a specific aesthetic intent.
  • Create a body of artwork that demonstrates mastery of selected traditional and innovative sculptural tools, materials, techniques and processes from concept to finished product.
  • Compare and assess sculptural artwork from historical, critical and theoretical perspectives, and evaluate the role and place of sculpture in the history of art, design and culture.

Sculpture students may take either ART 1541 Drawing II: Color or IND 1470 Perspective Drawing as a foundation course. Students must also take ART 1531 Introduction to Digital Art and Design which will be counted in the concentration.

Total: 33


Choose a sequence of three post-foundation courses (9 credit hours) from any other studio concentration


Electives:


Choose 9 hours art or art history electives.

Recommended:


ART 1300 Introduction to Woodworking, ART 3295 Glassworking, ART 3301 The Artist's Book, ART 3501 Mixed Media Exploration I, ART 4501 Mixed Media Exploration II, ART 4601 Installation Art, ART 4849 Directed Studies in Sculpture. Sculpture students may apply selected industrial design courses to their art electives on a case by case basis; see your advisor for details.

Total for the Concentration: 51


Art Education Concentration:


The art education concentration is designed to prepare students to:

  • Teach in an art classroom applying and testing psychological principles of learning and psychological, social, and aesthetic/visual development theories in children as they relate to art education.
  • Assess aptitudes, experiential backgrounds and interests of individuals and diverse groups of students, and devise learning experiences to meet assessed needs.
  • Develop and present a statement of art education philosophy and practices using knowledge of history, psychology, philosophy, aesthetic development, cognitive, physical, and visual development theory and current best practices in the field.

A grade of “C” or better is required in each required course, including the specific General Studies Requirements, Art Foundation, Art Education Concentration, and Studio Emphasis.

Art Education students must take ART 1531 Introduction to Digital Art and Design as a foundation course.

Specific General Studies Requirements


See your advisor for details.

Courses:

Studio emphasis area: 12 to 15


Choose an emphasis area from those listed below:

Totals:


Art Foundation

18

Studio Emphasis

12 to 15

Total, Art Education Concentration Courses

73 to 76

Total for the Art major with Art Education Concentration

91 to 94

Total for the degree

124 to 127
 

 

Notes:


*Student teaching is composed of daily full-time work during 16 weeks, split 8 and 8 weeks between elementary and secondary levels. ART 4703 is dual-listed with EDU 4190; ART 4704 is dual-listed with EDS 4290.

Students must also achieve satisfactory scores on the state licensure examination. See your advisor for more information.

Students seeking teacher licensure should read the teacher licensure sections of this Catalog and stay in regular contact with their advisors.

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