Bachelor of Arts Degree, Art Major (B.A.)

Description

The Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in art is designed for students seeking a broad view of traditional two- and three- dimensional studio media, skills, techniques and concepts. You can develop concentrations in a variety of areas including painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, graphic design and digital media.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in art requires 44 studio hours including the completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements

 

B. Art Department Core Requirements

    (23 credits)

ART 111   Two-Dimensional Designs and Color
ART 115 Drawing: Skills and Concepts
ART 210 Three-Dimensional Design
ART 215 Life Drawing IART 211
ART 211  Graphics I: Computer Imaging
ART 221 Graphics II: Graphic Design
ART 496 Senior Workshop

C. Major Interview with Portfolio must be passed after the completion of three of the core requirement courses in order for student to remain in the program as a major.

 

D. 21 Additional Credits in Art

Courses may be selected from among the following:

Life Drawing Studio

ART 315  Life Drawing II
ART 325 Life Drawing III
ART 415 Life Drawing IV

Ceramics Studio

ART 287  Handbuilding
ART 387 Throwing
ART 487 Advanced Ceramics

Painting Studio

ART 352 Painting I
ART 362 Painting II
ART 462 Painting III

Printmaking Studio

ART 343 Printmaking Process
ART 443 Woodcut
ART 453 Silkscreen

Graphic Design Studio

ART 321 Design for Visual Communication
ART 411 Computer Graphics: Illustration
ART 421 Graphic Design Media
ART 422 Web Design and Digital Media Graphics

Photography Studio

ART 276  Photography I
ART 376 Photography II
Art Therapy Studio
ART 235 Introduction to Art Therapy
ART 237   Readings in Art Therapy I
ART 238   Readings in Art Therapy II

Arts and Activism

ART288    Arts & activism
AIE 344/544  Fine arts for the classroom teacher
Cooperative Field Experience
ART 388 Cooperative Field Experience

Problems Studio

ART 248 Problems I
ART 348 Problems II
ART 448 Problems III

Independent Study

ART 491 Independent Study

F. 9 Credit Hours of Art History Required: from among

AH 101     Looking at Art
AH 202       Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern
AH 350       Black Art
AH 355       History of Women Artists
AH 370       20th/21st Century Art (highly recommended)

Concentrations within the Major

Students may choose to develop various concentra­tions within the major, preparing the individual for specific art-related occupations and/or graduate study. The requirements are intended to facilitate planning and course sequencing by the student and advisor.

Concentration in Graphic Design

The concentration in graphic design requires 44 studio hours including the completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements

 

B. Art Department Core Requirements (23 credits)

 

C. Major Interview with Portfolio after completion of three core requirements

 

D. Graphic Design  (21 credit hours from among)

ART 276 Photography
ART 321 Design for Visual Communication
ART 411 Computer Graphics: Illustration
ART 421 Graphic Design Media
ART 422 Web Design and Digital Media Graphics
ART 388 Cooperative Field Experience
ART 491  Independent Study: Graphic Design

E. 9 Credits of Art History (9 credit hours from among)

AH 101     Looking at Art
AH 202       Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern
AH 350       Black Art
AH 355       History of Women Artists
AH 370       20th/21st Century Art (Highly recommended)

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