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DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY
 
Chair: Larry B. Simpson (251-460-6335)
Professor: Simpson
Associate Professors: Bantens, Oszuscik
Assistant Professors: Favier, Putman, Shamback
Instructors: Gandy, Skiadas, Wright
 
Department of Art and Art History web site
 
The goals of the Department of Art and Art History include preparing students for graduate work or careers in the visual arts; providing suitable programs and courses for persons who want to study or practice the visual arts for their own personal development and cultural enrichment; and introducing students to their cultural tradition as part of a liberal arts education.
The Department of Art and Art History offers three major programs of study:
 
I. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with concentrations in Ceramics,
Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture;
II. Major in Art in the Bachelor of Arts curriculum; and
III. Major in Art History in the Bachelor of Arts curriculum.
     
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program is intended for students who plan to pursue studio art careers or graduate studies.
The Major in Art in the Bachelor of Arts curriculum is a liberal arts program for students whose main interest is studying the visual arts in a broader education context. Those who decide to do graduate work in the visual arts may be required to take additional undergraduate courses.
Art History is the study of art in relation to the time in which it was produced. The major in Art History is designed for students who plan to study art history at the graduate level or who simply enjoy the subject for its own sake. Most careers in art history require graduate degrees.
The department offers minors in Art and in Art History. No course may be counted toward both a major in Art and a minor in Art History, or vice versa.
Persons interested in teaching art at the elementary or secondary levels are directed to the art-teaching specialization offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, nursery-through-grade-twelve (N-12) option, of the College of Education.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN STUDIO ART
A minimum of 128 hours of required and elective courses. At least 32 hours in courses numbered 300 or higher must be taken at this University, including a minimum of 12 hours in the primary concentration, 6 hours in a secondary concentration, and ARS 488 or 499. Two courses, including one in Studio Art, must be designated “Writing Across the Curriculum” (W) courses.
 
General Academic Studies Requirements
Written composition: EH 101, 102 ................................................................................... 6 hrs
Oral communication: CA 110 ............................................................................................ 3 hrs
 
Fine Arts - Art History:
ARH 103, 123, 240, 242, 344 .......................................................................................... 15 hrs
 
Humanities:
One approved 100/200 level course in literature (EH 215, 216, 225, 226, 235, 236)
 ................................................................................................................................................ 3 hrs
 
History, Social and Behavioral Sciences:
HY 101-102 or HY 135-136 ............................................................................................... 6 hrs
Two approved 100/200 level courses in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology (AN 100, AN 101, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO
114, GEO 115, IS 100, PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112) .................... 6 hrs
 
Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
MA 110, 112, or higher level course ................................................................................ 3 hrs
Two courses in laboratory sciences
(AN 210, BLY 101 or BLY 121, BLY 102, or BLY 122, CH 101, CH 103, CH 131 or CH
141, CH 132 or CH 141, GEO 101, GEO 102, GY 111, GY 112, PH 101, PH 104, PH
114 or PH 201, PH 115 or PH 202) ................................................................................. 8 hrs
 
Studio Art Core Requirements
a. Drawing: five course including ARS 121, 122, one or two 200 level courses, and at
  least one 300 level course ...................................................................................... 15 hrs
b. Design: ARS 123, 124 ................................................................................................ 6 hrs
c. Professional Practices: ARS 396 ............................................................................. 3 hrs
 
Studio Concentration Requirements
Two options are available. See below for specific requirements for each Studio Concentration.
 
Option One:
A Primary Studio Concentration in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, or Sculpture; and a Secondary Studio Concentration in another studio area.
 
Option Two:
Three Secondary Studio Concentrations.
 
Senior Thesis or Senior Portfolio Requirements
Students with the primary concentration in Graphic Design take ARS 488 (three hours). All other students take ARS 499 (six hours).
 
Primary Studio Concentrations
Primary Studio Concentrations are offered in the areas of Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.
a. Ceramics: 24 hours in Ceramics courses.
b. Graphic Design: 30 hours in ARS 271, 272, 273, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 472, and
  either 479 or 496.
c. Painting: 24 hours in Painting courses, including ARS 231 and 232.
d. Printmaking: 24 hours in Printmaking courses, including ARS 251 and 252.
e. Sculpture: 24 hours in Sculpture courses.
   
Secondary Studio Concentrations
Fifteen hours in a second studio area. Secondary concentrations are available in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN ART IN THE BACHELOR OF ARTS CURRICULUM
A minimum of 45 hours, including ARS 121, 122, 123, and 124, and nine hours in Art History courses. Remaining courses must be in Studio Art courses and must include at least 12 hours in courses numbered 300 or higher taken at this University.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN ART HISTORY IN THE BACHELOR OF ARTS CURRICULUM
A minimum of 42 hours, which includes ARH 103, 123, 240, 242, 492, and two of ARS 121, 123, and 124. Remaining hours shall be in Art History and must include at least one course in each of the following areas:
1. Ancient and Medieval Art - ARH 304, 406, 415.
2. Renaissance and Baroque Art - ARH 322, 324, 326, 330, 434.
3. Modern Art - ARH 248, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347.
  ARH 290 and 390, Special Topics, may be used to satisfy area requirements.
   
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN ART
A minimum of 21 hours in Studio Art. At least three hours must be in courses numbered 300 or higher taken at this University.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN ART HISTORY
A minimum of 21 hours in Art History. At least six hours must be in courses numbered 300 or higher taken at this University. ARH 100 and 360 may not count toward the minor in Art History.
 
GRADUATE STUDIES
Although the Art and Art History Department has no graduate degree programs, courses in Art History and Studio Art are offered at the graduate level for those students who need such work.
 
 
Descriptions of all Art History (ARH) Courses
 
Descriptions of all Studio Art (ARS) Courses

 
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