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DEPARTMENT OF ART

Office: 221-225 Talbot
Phone: 448-4597
Professors: Cibelli, Donegan (Head), Horton, Jahnke
Associate Professors: Brown, Lillie
Assistant Professors: Pope, Stephens, M. Williams, Zeringue-Dubina

Mission

The Department of Art supports the university mission in offering individuals an opportunity to study the visual arts. It aims to provide quality studies in all visual media (photography, graphic design, printmaking, painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and art history), to provide an environment in which students from the region can understand their personal place in the history of art, to provide the skills needed for both employment or continued studies in their area, and to provide a degree in visual arts, with a concentration in studio art, applied arts, art history, or art education.

The university awards the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in art to students who, in addition to satisfying the minimum requirements for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences, complete the art curriculum outline. Art majors are encouraged to consider a second area of emphasis while pursuing their course work at the 300-level or higher.  Art majors and minors must earn a C or better in all ART courses.

The Department of Art also offers a concentration in art educatin with K-12 certification.

Accreditation

The art program is built upon a broad liberal arts foundation and preparation in studio disciplines required for careers in the visual arts and design. The   Art program  is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Criteria for Completion

  • Students must successfully complete ART 499.
  • Students must successfully complete three evaluations with Department of Art faculty: a sophomore evaluation after completion of 30 hours of art courses, a senior evaluation during the semester before enrolling in ART 499 and a final evaluation at the end of ART 499. 
  • Graduating seniors must reserve calendar dates for their degree exhibition in the gallery the semester prior to graduation. These evaluations will be conducted in accordance with set departmental schedules and with participation of the art faculty. Art majors must assume responsibility for requesting each of these evaluations in writing to  the Art Department Head  prior to mid-semester.
  • Graduating students must provide photographic evidence and/or copies as evidence of their senior capstone project for departmental files at their final evaluation.

Minors

A minor in art studio requires the completion of 24 hours in ART courses. The minor must include ART 201, 251, and 252, and 15 hours of ART electives with at least 6 hours in courses numbered 300 or above.

A minor in art history requires the completion of 24 credit hours in art history to include Art 280, 281, 282, 383, 392, 480 and an additional 6 credit hours of art history at the 300+ level.   3 credit hours of foreign language may be taken in place of one art history elective.

Transfer Students

It is suggested that transfer students submit portfolios or reproductions of their work to enable the faculty to determine student placement into art courses.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art

  • K-12 Art Education Concentration (ARTE)
  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 ART 201   3
1 ART 251 OCR 3
1 ART 252   3
1 ART 280 GER 3
1 ART 281 GER 3
1 ART 282 GER 3
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course   UR 1
1 MATH 101 or 117 GER 3
1 MATH Elective   GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective   GER 3
2 ART 211   3
2 ART 221   3
2 ART 231   3
2 ART 240   3
2 ART 261   3
2 ART Elective 200-level or above   3
2 ART Elective 300-level or above   3
2 ENGL Literature Elective or Concentration Course   GER 3
2 Natural Sciences Elective   GER 3
2 Social Sciences Elective or Concentration Course   GER 3
3 ART 301 or 302   3
3 ART Elective or Concentration Course 300-level or above    3
3 ART 383   3
3 ART Elective 300-level or above  
3 Computer Literacy Elective   CLR 2
3 ART Elective or Concentration Course 300-level or above   3
3 ART Elective or Concentration Course 300-level or above   3
3 ART Elective or Concentration Course 300-level or above   3
3 Natural Sciences Elective   GER 3
3 Social Sciences Elective or Concentration Course 200-level or above GER 3
4 ART 384, 386, 480, 481, or 482   3
4 ART 499   6
4 ART Elective 300-level or above   3
4 ART Elective 300-level or above   3
4 ART Elective 300-level or above   3
4 ART Elective 400-level   3
4 ART Elective 400-level   3
4 ENGL 311, 312, or 368 or Concentration Course   GER 3
4 Concentration Hours     0 – 18
  TOTAL HOURS     120 – 138

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

Concentration in K-12 Art Education (ARTE)

YR COURSE NO  REQ  HRS
  2 ENGL 212   GER   3
  2 PSYC 212   GER   3
  3 ART 304     3
  3 EDUC 309     3
  3 EDUC 312     3
  3 EDUC 313     3
  3 EDUC 368     3
  3 HIST 256   GER   3
  3 PSYC 311   GER   3
  4 EDUC 321     3
  4 EDUC 467     9
  4 ENGL 366   GER   3
         
  TOTAL HOURS
 CONCENTRATION
    42

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