Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Art (BA)

The Art Bachelor of Arts degree program offers two concentrations. They are: Studio Art and Photography.

General Education Requirements  42 credits 
Major Requirements  48-52 credits 
Electives  27-30 credits
Total Credits Required  120

Major Requirements: Studio Art Concentration

It is recommended that students complete an internship with an artist/photographer, museum, gallery or foundation.

Required Courses

ART 120Introductory Drawing(RNL)

3

ART 200History of Art to the Renaissance(RLA)

4

ART 201History of Art after the Renaissance(RLA)

4

Two of the following:

PHO 101Introduction to Photography(CE)

3

ART 130Introductory Painting(RNL)

3

ART 150Introductory Sculpture(RNL)

3

Students interested in the Photography Concentration are required to choose PHO 101 as one of the two required courses.  This course may also be used to satisfy the Creative Expression general education requirement.

Art History Courses

At least eight credits of art history courses beyond the 100-level.
ART 203Art of the Ancient World(RLA)

4

ART 205Modern Art in Latin America(RLA)

4

ART 207Nineteenth-Century Art(RLA)

4

ART 208Twentieth-Century Art(RLA)

4

ART 209Art and Society in America(RLA)

4

ART 210The Architect and Society(RLA)

4

ART 211History of Printmaking(RLA)

4

ART 240Women and the Fine Arts(RLA)

4

ART 300Medieval and Renaissance Art(RLA)

4

ART 301Baroque Art(RLA)

4

ART 303History of Photography(RLA)

4

ART 308American Art Since 1945(RLA)

4

ART 314Contemporary Issues in Photography(RNL)

4

ART 401Contemporary Art: Ideas and Practices(RLA)

4

ART 410Major Artist I(RLA)

4

ART 411Major Artist II(RLA)

4

ART 440Contemporary Art Theory I(RLA)

4

ART 441Contemporary Art Theory II(RLA)

4

Studio Art Courses

At least six credits of studio art courses beyond the 100 level.  NOTE: ART 320, ART 325, ART 330, ART 350, and ART 445 may be repeated for credit and ART 212 may be repeated once for credit.

ART 212Visiting Artist Projects(RNL)

3

ART 220Intermediate Drawing(RNL)

3

ART 225Portrait Drawing II(RNL)

3

ART 230Intermediate Painting(RNL)

3

ART 245Printmaking(RNL)

3

ART 250Intermediate Sculpture(RNL)

3

ART 275Studio Art Theory and Practice(RNL)

3

ART 320Advanced Drawing(RNL)

3

ART 325Portrait Drawing III(RNL)

3

ART 330Advanced Painting(RNL)

3

ART 345Intermediate Printmaking(RNL)

3

ART 350Advanced Sculpture(RNL)

3

ART 375Intermediate Studio Art Theory and Practice(RNL)

3

ART 445Advanced Printmaking(RNL)

3

Remaining Courses

The remaining 17 credits can be chosen from studio art or art history courses beyond the 100 level

17

ART 320, ART 325, ART 330, ART 350, and ART 445 may be repeated for credit and ART 212 may be repeated once for credit.  ART 305 may only be used once toward fulfilling these 17 additional credits; it does not fulfill any of the art history requirements. ART 305 may be repeated once for elective credit, with the permission of the instructor.

Foreign Language Requirement

ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above

0-4

Major Requirements: Photography Concentration

It is recommended that students complete an internship with an artist/photographer, museum, gallery or foundation.

Required Courses

ART 120Introductory Drawing(RNL)

3

ART 200History of Art to the Renaissance(RLA)

4

ART 201History of Art after the Renaissance(RLA)

4

PHO 101Introduction to Photography(CE)

3

PHO 101 may also be used to satisfy the Creative Expression general education requirement.

And one of the following:

ART 130Introductory Painting(RNL)

3

ART 150Introductory Sculpture(RNL)

3

Photography Courses

PHO 201Introduction to Darkroom Techniques(RLA)

3

AND

Nine additional credits of photography courses at or above the 200-level, including one course at the 300- or 400-level. (9 credits)

PHO 206Digital Photography(RNL)

3

PHO 215Historical & Alternative Photographic Processes(RNL)

4

PHO 220Intermediate Photography(RNL)

3

PHO 230Color Photography(RNL)

3

PHO 235Fashion Photography(RLA)

3

PHO 240Documentary Methods in Photography(RNL)

3

PHO 250Studio Photography I(RNL)

3

PHO 305Photography In New York(RLA)

3

PHO 307Fine Art Digital Printing(RNL)

3

PHO 314Contemporary Issues in Photography(RNL)

4

PHO 315Visiting Artist Workshop(RNL)

3

PHO 320The Photographic Portfolio(RNL)

3

PHO 360Studio Photography II(RNL)

3

PHO 365Conceptual and Aesthetic Concerns of Image Making - Photography III(RLA)

4

Art History Courses

ART 303History of Photography(RLA)

4

AND

One additional art history course at or above the 200-level

4

Remaining Courses

The remaining 14 credits can be chosen from courses in ART and PHO beyond the 100 level

14

ART 305 may only be used once toward fulfilling these 14 additional credits; it does not fulfill any of the art history requirements. ART 305 may be repeated once for elective credit, with the instructor permission.

Foreign Language Requirement

ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above

0-4

Total Credit Hours: 48-52

Total Credit Hours: 120

Courses may only be used once to fulfill a requirement area except PHO 315 which may be repeated three times. ART 305 may be repeated once for elective credit with instructor permission, but does not fulfill any of the art history requirements.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement

All studio art and photography courses are non-liberal arts and sciences. Most photography classes are non-liberal arts and sciences, except: PHO 305, PHO 314 and PHO 365.

Honors

To graduate with honors in art a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in art courses and must complete a body of independent work approved by one or more full-time art faculty advisors. The work should be presented in an exhibition if possible. Art history students may undertake the writing of a research paper with the approval and supervision of a faculty adviser.