2008-2009 Art Program (ART)

Objectives | Program Requirements | Bachelor of Fine Arts | Painting/Drawing | Pottery | Photography | Studio Arts | Art Academic Major | Art Teaching Major | Art Academic Minor | Teaching Minor| Course Descriptions

Faculty: David Baddley, Craig Glidden, Catherine Kuzminski

Program Goals

  • Students will be exposed to, and gain experience in, a wide variety of fine art disciplines and ideas.
  • Students will learn and develop the skills required to produce artwork of technical quality.
  • Students will develop the sensitivity, understanding, and insight to produce artwork which is personally meaningful and creatively expressive.
  • Students will develop the ability to write and speak articulately about their own and other’s artwork.
  • Students will learn skills needed for preparing, publicizing, and hanging art exhibits.
  • Students will learn to produce materials for professional presentation of their art for the purposes of gaining acceptance into exhibits, finding gallery representation, applying for grants, seeking publication and applying for graduate school.

Objectives

The Art Program offers an academic major leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. It also offers an academic major and a teaching major leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as an academic minor and a teaching minor. The program provides courses for students wishing to concentrate in teaching and performance, for students with an avocational interest in performing and studio arts, and for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in art.

The program is designed to give students the skills and confidence in their abilities needed to produce works of art. To this end, students are given general knowledge about art and art history and are schooled in a variety of techniques, including drawing, painting, photography, and pottery. Students are encouraged to use and expand their imagination and to express their ideas creatively.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA in courses required for the Art B.A. and BFA. With the approval of the instructor, students may repeat specified studio courses for additional credit.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA)

After completing the Lower Division Art Courses, students apply for acceptance into the Bachelor of Fine Arts program by declaring an area of emphasis and submitting a portfolio during Spring Semester of the sophomore year. The portfolio should reflect the applicant’s intended area of emphasis and should contain 8-12 examples of artwork that the student has produced while at Westminster College. The portfolio is due by the Friday before spring break in the main office of the School of Arts and Sciences. The BFA admissions committee will review the portfolios and notify students prior to registration for the Fall Semester. Students who art not accepted may continue working as art majors in the BA track, and are encouraged to reapply again the following year. Transfer students will follow this same process for acceptance to the BFA track, except that the portfolio may contain artwork produced while studying at other institutions of higher education.

Painting and Drawing Emphasis

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Fine Arts major:

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE




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2
3
3
3


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Fine arts majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

8

II.

Lower Division Art Courses

16

These courses should be completed before or during the fourth semester (spring of sophomore year), during which students submit their portfolios for acceptance into the BFA program.

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE
ART 209 Composition and Design





2
2
3
3
3
3

III.

Studio Art Courses

22

ART 202 Intermediate Drawing
ART 205 Figure Drawing
ART 206 Figure Painting
ART 302 Intermediate Painting
ART 303 Advanced Painting
ART 390 Collage and Assemblage
ART 475 Studio Seminar
(This course should be taken during spring semester of student’s last year.)

2
4
4
3
3
3
3

IV. Art History Courses
12
  ART 310 Art History: Renaissance to Impressionism
ART 311 Art History: Impressionism to Contemporary
ART 312 Art Since 1945
4
4
4

V.

Elective Art Courses

10

Additional hours of ART course work

10

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH PAINTING AND DRAWING EMPHASIS

68

Pottery Emphasis

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Fine Arts major:

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE




2
2
3
3
3


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Fine arts majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

8

II.

Lower Division Art Courses

16

These courses should be completed before or during the fourth semester (spring of sophomore year), during which students submit their portfolios for acceptance into the BFA program.

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE
ART 209 Composition and Design





2
2
3
3
3
3

III.

Upper Division Studio Art Courses

18

ART 301 Intermediate Pottery
ART 305 Raku Pottery
(offered once every other year)
ART 309 Handbuilt Pottery
(offered once every other year)
ART 330 Advanced Pottery
ART 335 Ceramic Sculpture
(offered once every other year)
ART 475 Studio Seminar
(This course should be taken during spring semester of student's last year.)

3
3

3

3
3

3

IV. Art History Courses
12
  ART 310 Art History: Renaissance to Impressionism
ART 311 Art History: Impressionism to Contemporary
ART 315 History of Pottery
4
4
4

V.

Elective Art Courses

14

Additional hours of ART course work

14

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH POTTERY EMPHASIS

68

Photography Emphasis

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Fine Arts major:

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE




2
2
3
3
3


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Fine arts majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

8

II.

Lower Division Art Courses

16

These courses should be completed before or during the fourth semester (spring of sophomore year), during which students submit their portfolios for acceptance into the BFA program.

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE
ART 209 Composition and Design





2
2
3
3
3
3

III.

Upper Division Studio Art Courses

18

ART 320 Digital Imaging
ART 321 Digital Media Survey
(offered once every other year)
ART 379 Intermediate Photography
ART 380 Advanced Photography
ART 383 Color Photography
(offered once every other year)
ART 475 Studio Seminar
(This course should be taken during spring semester of student's last year.)

3
3

3
3
3

3

IV. Art History Courses
12
  ART 310 Art History: Renaissance to Impressionism
ART 311 Art History: Impressionism to Contemporary
ART 318 History of Photography
4
4
4

V.

Elective Art Courses

14

Additional hours of ART course work

14

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH PHOTOGRAPHY EMPHASIS

68

Studio Arts Emphasis

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Fine Arts major:

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE




2
2
3
3
3


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Fine arts majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

8

II.

Lower Division Art Courses

16

These courses should be completed before or during the fourth semester (spring of sophomore year), during which students submit their portfolios for acceptance into the BFA program.

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE
ART 209 Composition and Design




2
2
3
3
3
3

III.

Studio Art Courses

23

ART 202 Intermediate Drawing
ART 301 Intermediate Pottery
ART 302 Intermediate Painting
ART 320 Digital Imaging
ART 335 Ceramic Sculpture
(offered once every other year)
ART 340 Printmaking
(offered once every other year)
ART 379 Intermediate Photography
ART 390 Collage and Assemblage

2
3
3
3
3

3

3
3

IV. Art History Courses
12
  ART 310 Art History: Renaissance to Impressionism
ART 311 Art History: Impressionism to Contemporary
Additional Art History Course
4
4
4

V.

Elective Art Courses

9

Additional hours of ART course work

9

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH STUDIO ARTS EMPHASIS

68

Students may elect to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree that recognizes a double area of emphasis. The portfolio submitted for acceptance into the BFA program should include 8-12 examples of artwork that the student has produced while at Westminster College and should reflect both of the applicant’s intended areas of emphasis. In addition to the other requirements of the BFA, the candidate must take all of the courses listed in section III, Upper Division Studio Art Courses, for both of the chosen areas of emphasis. ART 475, Studio Seminar, should only be taken once. The Elective Art Courses requirement, section V, are fulfilled by the second emphasis. The candidate must also take all Art History courses required in section IV by each area of emphasis. Only areas of emphasis in Painting/Drawing, Pottery and Photography may be combined. The BFA with an emphasis in Studio Arts is not eligible to be combined for this option.

Academic Major for Bachelor of Arts Degree

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Art major:

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE



2
2
3
3
3


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Art majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

8

II.

Lower Division Art Courses

16

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE
ART 209 Composition and Design

2
2
3
3
3
3

III.

Upper Division Art Courses

15

ART 310 Art History: Renaissance to Impressionism
ART 311 Art History: Impressionism to Contemporary
ART 475 Studio Seminar

One additional Art History course
(ART 312, History of Contemporary Art; ART 315, History of Pottery; or ART 318, History of Photography)

4
4
3

4


IV.

Electives

18

Additional hours of ART course work

18

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR

57

Recommended Plan of Study for Art Majors

In order to complete all major requirements, Art majors should plan to take art courses in the following stages, in conjunction with other required courses and electives.

Freshman-Sophomore

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE
ART 209 Composition and Design

Sophomore-Junior

ART 310 Art History: Renaissance to Impressionism
ART 311 Art History: Impressionism to Contemporary
ART 350 Methods of Art for the Secondary Schools
(Art Teaching Majors only)
Additional Art History Course required

Senior

ART 475 Studio Seminar (Spring semester only)

Teaching Major

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Art teaching major:

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE




2
2
3
3
3


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Art Teaching majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

8

II.

Lower Division Art Courses

16

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE
ART 180 Photography, LE
ART 209 Composition and Design

2
2
3
3
3
3

III.

Upper Division Art Courses

14

ART 310 Art History: Renaissance to Impressionism
ART 311 Art History: Impressionism to Contemporary
ART 350 Methods of Teaching Art in the Secondary Schools
ART 475 Studio Seminar

4
4
3
3

IV.

Electives

17

Additional hours of ART course work

17

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MAJOR

55

Academic Minor

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

12

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 209 Composition and Design

ART 310 Art History: Renaissance to Impressionism (4)
or
ART 311 Art History: Impressionism to Contemporary (4)

2
3
3



4

II.

Electives

10

Additional hours of ART course work

10

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR

22

Teaching Minor

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

15

ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE
ART 209 Composition and Design

ART 310 Art History: Renaissance to Impressionism (4)
or
ART 311 Art History: Impressionism to Contemporary (4)

ART 350 Methods of Teaching Art in Secondary Schools

2
3
3



4

3

II.

Electives

7

Additional hours of ART course work

7

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MINOR

22