COURSES OF STUDY
DISCIPLINARY MAJOR AND MINOR REQUIREMENTS
Art (AR) and Art History (ARH)
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Steven F. Cole, James Neel, Kevin Shook, Timothy B. Smith, Kathleen Spies,
The faculty of art offers courses that introduce students to the visual
arts, both as observers and participants. Beginning courses are open to
students with no previous training. In addition, there are three programs
for those who wish to concentrate in art. One leads to the B.F.A. degree in
drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture. The second
program leads to the B.A. degree in studio art with emphasis in drawing,
painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture. A third program leads to
the B.A. degree with a major in art history. Tutorial or contracted courses
cannot substitute for required art history courses.
With the approval of his or her advisor, an art major may elect a
maximum of two teaching experiences in the area of concentration. This
is done in either the sophomore, junior, or senior year by enrolling in AR
Students with a studio concentration must demonstrate that they are
competent to undertake college-level work in the visual arts. Students in
the B.F.A. or B.A. in studio art may enroll in 400-level studio concentration
courses upon approval of a proposal to study advanced subject matter,
concepts, and techniques.
Upon completion of the art major, students will be able to
demonstrate knowledge and conceptual understanding of the
apply knowledge of the visual arts creatively,
develop an analytical and interpretative approach to the visual arts,
solve problems and make decisions relevant to the visual arts.
Upon completion of the art history major, students will be able to
utilize art historical terminology and techniques,
analyze artworks within a social-historical context,
explain theoretical models and practical research methodologies in
demonstrate written and oral communication skills.