2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 24, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Art Major


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(60-61 credits)

The art major for the bachelor of art degree is designed for the student who desires a more general education, or a second major. The total studio credit hour requirements are fewer than those for the BFA, permitting a larger number of elective credits. This degree is designed for those who might wish subsequently to pursue the master of science or master of arts, or possibly master of fine arts degrees.

(ART) Core Curriculum:


The core curriculum is a prescribed program of study required of all Art majors—BFA, BA/BS, and Art Education—and is basic to a student’s choice of an area of concentration.

Required Courses (9 credits):


  • 6 credits of art history courses

Culminating Experience:


Students with a concentration in studio must, in their last semester, present a representative example of their work (one-two pieces) in an approved gallery setting. The work presented is evaluated by the studio faculty of the students’ area of concentration and photographically documented. Students with a concentration in art history present a paper to faculty and students.

All students must choose one of the following concentrations:


2-Dimensional Arts Concentration (34 credits):


3-Dimensional Arts Concentration (34 credits):


Graphic Design Concentration (33 credits):


Art History Concentration (33 credits)


Required Art History courses (15 credits):


At least one course from each of the three historical periods offered : ancient and medieval, Renaissance and Baroque; nineteenth and twentieth century.

Cognate courses (18 credits):


Choose 2 of the following:


  • 3 credits literary history
  • 3 credits music history
  • 3 credits of theater history

Select 9 credits from the 200-level language courses:


Choose one from the following:


Intermedia Concentration (34 credits):


This concentration allows students to combine directed study in two to three art mediums. A contract of study must be approved by the advisor. Coursework must include a four semester sequence in one medium, including the appropriate ARTS 400 course. Additional coursework from one to two other media will complete the program.

Required Course:


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