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Art

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Faculty: Eric Baden, Bette Bates, Dusty Benedict (Chair), Gwen Diehn, Louly Konz

The major in Art provides a basic foundation in the visual arts that allows each student to

  1. discover and develop his/her own creative potential and direction,
  2. come to a greater understanding and appreciation of the unique contributions of others and the complex issues that confront art today, and
  3. develop the necessary skills, both technical and conceptual, to understand and cope with contemporary art issues.

A major in Art prepares students to pursue further study in a graduate program or in art school. It can also open opportunities in interior design, graphic design, web page design, art management, museums and galleries, art-related businesses, and managing oneself as a studio artist.

Grades: A grade of C or better is required in all courses taken for a major or minor.

The Major

Requirements: A total of 50 credits, distributed in the following way:

  1. Foundation Courses: Required of all Art majors; 26 credits as follows:
    ART 110 The Visual World: Sight, Shape, and Concept
    ART 116 Drawing I: Fundamentals of Visual Thinking
    ART 145 Art History I: Ancient through Medieval
    ART 146 Art History II: Renaissance though Modern
    ART 330 Contemporary Art Issues
    ART 409 Senior Portfolio/Exhibit
    ART 411 Professional Practices

  2. Studio Concentration: 16 credits from one of the following areas must be taken to constitute a studio concentration.

    Sculpture/Ceramics


    ART 106 Introduction to Ceramics
    ART 206 Intermediate Ceramics
    ART 306 Advanced Ceramics
    ART 113 Introduction to Sculpture
    ART 213 Intermediate Sculpture
    ART 313 Advanced Sculpture

    Painting/Drawing


    ART 103 Painting I: Representation and Abstraction
    ART 203 Painting II: Experimentation and Composition/Color
    ART 303 Painting III: Historical Precedents and Developing a Personal Direction
    ART 133 Monotypes
    ART 216 Drawing II: Representation to Abstraction
    ART 245 Life Drawing
    ART 316 Drawing III: Historical Precedence and Developing a Personal Direction

    Multiples/Book Arts


    ART 109 Photography I
    ART 209 Photography II
    ART 309 Photography III
    ART 117 Intaglio Printmaking I
    ART 217 Intaglio Printmaking II
    ART 317 Intaglio Printmaking III
    ART 118 Relief Printmaking I
    ART 218 Relief Printmaking II
    ART 318 Relief Printmaking III
    ART 225 Artist's Books/Illustration

  3. Studio Electives: 8 credits of additional studio courses, including those listed above.

Minor in Art

Requirements: A minimum of 24 credits, distributed in the following way:

  1. Foundation Courses: (12 credits)
    ART 110 The Visual World: Sight, Shape, and Concept
    ART 116 Drawing I: Fundamentals of Visual Thinking
    ART 145 Art History I: Ancient through Medieval
    OR
    ART 146 Art History II: Renaissance through Modern

  2. Studio Courses: (12 credits from the following)
    ART 103 Painting I: Representation and Abstraction
    ART 203 Painting II: Experimentation and Composition/Color
    ART 303 Painting III: Historical Precedence and Developing a Personal Direction
    ART 105 Bookforms I
    ART 250 Bookforms II
    ART 106 Introduction to Ceramics
    ART 206 Intermediate Ceramics
    ART 306 Advanced Ceramics
    ART 108 Papermaking I
    ART 208 Papermaking II
    ART 109 Photography I
    ART 209 Photography II
    ART 309 Photography III
    ART 113 Introduction to Sculpture
    ART 213 Intermediate Sculpture
    ART 313 Advanced Sculpture
    ART 117 Intaglio Printmaking I
    ART 217 Intaglio Printmaking II
    ART 317 Intaglio Printmaking III
    ART 118 Relief Printmaking I
    ART 218 Relief Printmaking II
    ART 318 Relief Printmaking III
    ART 133 Monotypes
    ART 216 Drawing II: Representation to Abstraction
    ART 225 Artist's Books/Illustration
    ART 245 Life Drawing
    ART 297 Fibre to Fabrics
    ART 316 Drawing III: Historical Precedence and Developing a Personal Direction
    ART 408 Women's Artistic Vision

    In addition, any Special Topics studio course may also be used to satisfy this requirement.