OF ART AND ART HISTORY
Chair: Larry B. Simpson (460-6335)
Professors: Hoffman, Simpson
Associate Professors: Bantens, Oszuscik, Patten
Assistant Professors: Favier, 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:
- Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with
concentrations in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture;
- Major in Art in the Bachelor of Arts
- 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 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
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
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, six 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
Oral communication: CA 110
Humanities and Fine Arts:
|One approved 100/200 level
course in literature
|ARH 103, 123, 240, 242, 344
Natural Sciences and
|MA 110, 112, or higher level
Two courses in laboratory sciences
History, Social and Behavioral
|Two approved 100/200 level
courses in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology
HY 101-102 or HY 235-236
Physical Education or ROTC (2 hours)
Studio Art Core Requirements
- Drawing: five course including ARS 121, 122, one or two 200
level courses, and at least one 300 level course 15 hrs
- Design: ARS 123, 124 6 hrs
- Professional Practices: ARS 396 3 hrs
Studio Concentration Requirements
Two options are available. See below for specific requirements for each Studio
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 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.
- Ceramics: 24 hours in Ceramics courses.
- Graphic Design: 30 hours in ARS 271, 272, 273, 372, 373,
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
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:
- Ancient and Medieval Art - ARH 304, 406, 415.
- Renaissance and Baroque Art - ARH 322, 324, 326, 330, 434.
- 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 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
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
of Arts and Sciences