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DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS
 
Chair: Larry B. Simpson (251-460-6335)
Professor: Simpson
Associate Professor: Bantens, Oszuscik
Assistant Professor: Favier, Putman, Shamback
Instructors: Gandy, Skiadas, Wright, Youn
 
Department of Visual Arts web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/art
 
The goals of the Department of Visual Arts 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 arts for their own personal development and cultural enrichment; and introducing students to their cultural tradition.
The Department of Visual Arts offers one degree program, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture.
This degree program is intended for students who plan to pursue careers in Art or Art History, which will typically require their having continued their studies at the graduate level.
The Department offers minors in Art and in Art History. Persons interested in teaching art at the elementary and secondary levels are directed to the art-teaching specialization offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, nursery-through grade-twelve (N-12) option, in 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. Two courses, including one in Studio Art, must be designated “Writing Across the Curriculum” (W) courses, and one "Computer Competency" (C) course.
 
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 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 or higher level drawing 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, Photography, or Sculpture; and a Secondary Studio Concentration in another studio area.
 
Senior Thesis or Senior Portfolio Requirements
Students with the primary concentration in Graphic Design take ARS 488 (three hours). All other option one students take ARS 499 (six hours).
 
Primary Studio Concentrations
Primary Studio Concentrations are offered in the areas of Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, 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. Photography: 27 hours in Photography courses, including ARS 281 and ARH 248.
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, Photography, and Sculpture.
 
Option Two:
A primary concentration in Art History, including ARH 492 and 24 hours in Art History, beyond the General Academic Studies Requirements, with 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.
ARH 290 and 390, Special Topics, may be used to satisfy area requirements.
A Secondary Concentration in one of the Studio Art areas is also required for this degree.
 
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 will 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 course work.
 
 
Descriptions of all Art History (ARH) Courses
 
Descriptions of all Studio Art (ARS) Courses

 
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