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Effective for students entering fall of 2013 and beyond:

A minimum of thirteen studio art courses and three art history courses for a total of sixteen courses and at least sixty credit hours. Requirements for the bachelor of science degree in studio art:



1. Exploration: Complete seven (7) courses, each from a different studio area. Note that Drawing, AR 133, or equivalent, is required of all studio art majors.

     a.    Complete four (4) of the following:



     b.    Complete three (3) of the following:



2. Primary Concentration: Complete four (4) courses (minimum) within one of the following disciplines: ceramics, communication design, drawing, electronic media, fibers, jewelry and metals, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture. At least one course must be at the 300 level.



3. Secondary Concentration: Complete two (2) courses (minimum) within a single discipline outside of the primary concentration.



4. Art History: Three (3) courses, to include:



     a. At least one must be "designated a non-Western culture course"

     b. At least one must be at the 200 or 300 level

    

     Recommended: A balance between western and non-Western Art History courses



5. Capstone: Successful completion of the Senior Thesis Exhibition and Reflective Essay

As preparation for the exhibit, senior majors will be required to meet as a group, with department faculty, three times during the senior year. Group meetings will discuss the philosophy, aesthetics, logistics, the artist statement, and effective planning for the exhibit.

WRITING REQUIREMENT IN THE MAJOR: The writing requirement in the Department of Art will be met through successful completion of one or more of the following:  (1) AR 131, AR 132, AR 133, AR 134AR 136;  (2) the Art History component of the Studio Art Major; and (3) the Reflective Essay Component of the Senior Thesis Exhibition.

The department recommends the following focus in course selection as preparation for graduate study and professional practice in studio art disciplines.

  1. Drawing: at least one additional course beyond foundation drawing.

     
  2. Dept Additional courses in an area of concentration beyond those required. Students should work closely with their mentor/advisor to select appropriate courses which will contribute to a strong portfolio.

     
  3. Art history: The study of art history is essential to a studio art major. The department encourages students to take additional art history courses beyond the three required courses.

     

The Department of Art reserves the privilege of keeping a part of the work of any student.

STUDIO FEES: All studio courses including Advanced Studio Problems and Independent Study carry laboratory fees (see course descriptions). In addition, students must purchase consumable materials and personal supplies.

COURSE AVAILABILITY: The department is committed to having students experience a variety of media. However, space is limited, and, therefore, students cannot be guaranteed enrollment in specific courses during any given semester. As soon as students are confident about their choice of program, they should declare their major.

DOUBLE COUNTING OF COURSES BETWEEN ART AND ART HISTORY:  Students double-majoring in Art and Art History can double-count up to 3 courses between Art and Art History (and no other courses between or among minors.) Students majoring in Art and minoring in Art History can double-count a maximum of 2 courses between Art and Art History (and no other courses between or among other minors.)

For more information about double-counting of courses between majors and minors please see "Academic Requirements and Regulations" under the heading "Multiple Counting of Courses" in this catalog.

 


For students prior to fall of 2013:

A minimum of thirteen studio art courses and three art history courses for a total of sixteen courses and at least sixty credit hours. Requirements for the bachelor of science degree in studio art:

 

  1. Foundation: Four foundation courses are required of all studio art majors: AR 131, AR 132, AR 133, AR 134.

     
  2. Exploration: A total of four courses beyond foundations, each from a different studio area: ceramics, communication design, drawing, electronic media, fibers, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

     
  3. Dept Five courses chosen in consultation with the student's advisor.



    1. Primary concentration: at least two courses within a single studio area, at or above the 200 level

       
    2. Maturity: at least three 300-level studio art courses

       
  4. Art history: three art history courses to include:

    a.  One of the following: AH 100, AH 103, AH 105, AH 106, AH 107, AH 108;



    b.  One non-Western AH course to be chosen from the following:

         Arts of Africa and the Americas: AH 103, AH 203, AH 207, AH 208, AH 251(N),  AH 310, AH 315, AH 361D

         Asian Art: AH 105, AH 106, AH 200, AH 204, AH 206, AH 209, AH 210, AH 211, AH 251(N), AH 311, AH 312, AH 314, AH 351(N)



    c.  At least one of these three required courses must be at the 200 or 300 level.



    Recommended:  A balance between western and non-Western Art History courses.

     
  5. It is recommended that the four foundation courses, one exploration course, and at least one Art History course at the 100 level be completed by the end of the second year.

     
  6. Capstone: successful completion of the Senior Essay and participation in the Senior Thesis Exhibition. As preparation for the exhibit, senior majors will be required to meet as a group six times on a biweekly basis with department faculty in the spring semester of the senior year. Group meetings will discuss the philosophy, aesthetics, logistics, the artist statement, and effective planning for the exhibit.

     

WRITING REQUIREMENT IN THE MAJOR: The writing requirement in the Department of Art will be met through successful completion of one or more of the following:  (1) AR 131, AR 132, AR 133, AR 134AR 136;  (2) The Art History component of the Studio Art Major; and (3) the Reflective Essay Component of the Senior Thesis Exhibition.

The department recommends the following focus in course selection as preparation for graduate study and professional practice in studio art disciplines.

  1. Drawing: at least one additional course beyond foundation drawing.

     
  2. Dept Additional courses in an area of concentration beyond those required. Students should work closely with their mentor/advisor to select appropriate courses which will contribute to a strong portfolio.

     
  3. Art history: The study of art history is essential to a studio art major. The department encourages students to take additional art history courses beyond the three required courses.

     

The Department of Art reserves the privilege of keeping a part of the work of any student.

STUDIO FEES: All studio courses including Advanced Studio Problems and Independent Study carry laboratory fees (see course descriptions). In addition, students must purchase consumable materials and personal supplies.

COURSE AVAILABILITY: The department is committed to having students experience a variety of media. However, space is limited, and, therefore, students cannot be guaranteed enrollment in specific courses during any given semester. As soon as students are confident about their choice of program, they should declare their major.

DOUBLE COUNTING OF COURSES BETWEEN ART AND ART HISTORY:  Students double-majoring in Art and Art History can double-count up to 3 courses between Art and Art History (and no other courses between or among minors.) Students majoring in Art and minoring in Art History can double-count a maximum of 2 courses between Art and Art History (and no other courses between or among other minors.)

For more information about double-counting of courses between majors and minors please see "Academic Requirements and Regulations" under the heading "Multiple Counting of Courses" in this catalog.

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