|DEPARTMENT OF ART
AND ART HISTORY
Acting Chair: Larry B. Simpson
Professors: Hoffman, Simpson
Associate Professors: Bantens, Oszuscik, Patten,
Assistant Professors: Favier, Gould (Emeritus), Orr, Putman
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: (1) Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with concentrations in
Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture; (2) Major in Art in the
Bachelor of Arts curriculum; and (3) Major in Art History in the Bachelor of Arts
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 educational 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
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
Portfolio Review - Transfer Students
For Studio Art courses taken at other colleges or universities to transfer as specific
University of South Alabama Studio Art courses, portfolios of class work must be submitted
to the Department of Art and Art History for evaluation. The portfolios must be evaluated
before the student may take any classes for which transferred courses may be
prerequisites. Call the Department of Art and Art History for information about portfolio
ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF
FINE ARTS PROGRAM
Students may enroll in the B.F.A. program as freshmen, or as transfer
students after having gone through the required Transfer Student Portfolio Review. The
student may apply for a primary concentration after successful completion or transfer of
ARS 121, 122, 123, and 124, and three Art History courses. The student must also take two
(2) 200-level courses in the primary area of choice and have had a satisfactory Portfolio
Review of that work by the faculty of that area. This studio area will then become the
student's Primary Concentration. Students must have a cumulative grade-point average of
2.0 or better.
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 Hours
|EH 101, 102
Humanities and Fine Arts:
|One approved 100/200 level course in literature
Art History: ARH 103, 123, 240, 242, 344
Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
|MA 110, 112, or higher level course
Two courses in laboratory sciences
History, Social and Behavioral Sciences:
|HY 101-102 or HY 235-236
Two approved 100/200 level courses in Anthropology, Economics,
Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
Physical Education or ROTC 2 hours
Studio Art Core Requirements
|a. Drawing: five courses including ARS 121, 122, one or two 200
level courses, and at least one 300 level course
b. Design: ARS 123, 124 6 hours
c. Professional Practices: ARS 396
Two options are available. See below for specific requirements for each
A Primary Studio Concentration in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, or
Sculpture; and a Secondary Studio Concentration in another studio area.
Three Secondary Studio Concentrations.
Senior Thesis or Senior
Students with the primary concentration in Graphic Design take ARS 488 (3
hours). All other students take ARS 499 (6 hours).
Primary Studio Concentrations
Primary Studio Concentrations are offered in the areas of Ceramics, Graphic
Design, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.
Ceramics. 24 hours in Ceramics courses.
Graphic Design. 30 hours in ARS 271, 272, 273, 372, 374,
375, 376, 472, and either 479 or 496.
Painting. 24 hours in Painting courses, including ARS 231
Printmaking. 24 hours in Printmaking courses, including
ARS 251 and 252.
Sculpture. 24 hours in Sculpture courses.
Secondary Studio Concentrations
15 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 9 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 52 quarter 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:
Ancient and Medieval Art - ARH 304, 406, 415.
Renaissance and Baroque Art - ARH 322, 324, 326, 330,
Modern Art - ARH 248, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347.
ARH 290 and 390, Special Topics, may be used to satisfy
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN ART
A minimum of 21 hours in Studio Art. At least 3 hours must be in courses
numbered 300 or higher taken at this University.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN ART
A minimum of 21 hours in Art History. At least 6 hours must be in courses
numbered 300 or higher taken at this University. ARH 100 and ARH 360 may not count toward
the minor in Art History.
Although the Art and Art History Department has no graduate degree
programs, the following courses in Art History and Studio Art are offered at the graduate
level for those students who need such work.
OF ALL ART HISTORY (ARH) COURSES
OF ALL STUDIO ART (ARS) COURSES
College of Arts and Sciences
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