The art major offers several directions for the student who has an interest and talent in the visual expressive arts. Individualized advising helps the student choose a major with one of the following two emphases:1. Fine arts which prepares students for careers in gallery/museum or arts administration, or for graduate work in studio art, commercial art, art therapy, or art history.2. Art education which prepares students for K-12 teaching certification.
All majors are encouraged to attend art exhibition openings and/or workshops and field trips sponsored or approved by the art faculty. All majors are required to create a sophomore portfolio and have a senior show and portfolio to be approved by the art faculty.
Upon graduation, the art student will be able to demonstrate:1. Mastery of skills in his/her chosen area of emphasis.2. Familiarity with the history of art and the ability to discuss it within the context of their work.3. Ability to write articulately about art.4. Ability to present self and work professionally.5. Ability to develop a cohesive body of work.
Two additional courses in the same area at an advanced level:Example: Art 320, Sculpture II and Art 340, Advanced Media Studies
Fine Arts students interested in gallery/museum, art therapy, arts administration or commercial art should plan to take an internship in the field. Those interested in grad- uate work in studio art or art history should work to fit in extra studio or art history courses, respectively, as time allows.
In addition, students interested in commercial art should consider adding a Graphic Design Minor, and students interested in art therapy should consider adding a Psychology Minor.
Required Support Courses Students are encouraged to select from the following courses: Business 101, Introduction to Business, BUS 200, Personal Finance and BUS 204, Start-ups and New Venture Planning
Bachelor of Arts students must take 8 credits in a modern language (MLL) other than English and MAT106 or higher.
NOTE: EACH MAJOR MAY HAVE SPECIFIC COURSE SEQUENCING REQUIREMENTS.FOR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, SEE "REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSES" WITHIN EACH MAJOR.
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Students must complete four GE1 courses: one from each of the four Distribution Areas outside of their major area of study.Students must take one GE2 course. The GE2 course chosen, must build upon a discipline taken at the GE1 level (e.g. PSY101 (S1) and PSY 221 (S2)).
Humanities (H1, H2)
Philosophy/Ethics/Religion (P1, P2)
Natural Sciences (N1, N2)
Social Sciences (S1, S2)
The Cross-Cultural Component is a five-course series through which students explore the study of culture:
Transfer students will register for CCS101 for one credit.
The Cultural Seminar, which is taken in the first semester, begins the exploration of culture through the study of one's own culture and a different culture. This course develops oral communication skills through critical reading and discussion.
The Writing Seminar is taken during the first or second semester, includes cross-cultural readings, and develops foundational writing skills.
The Cross-Cultural Designation course is taken after the Cultural and Writing Seminars. This course satisfies a Distribution requirement, continues development of writing skills, and includes significant cross-cultural themes as preparation for the Cross-Cultural Experience.
The Cross-Cultural Experience course is taken concurrently or after the Cross-Cultural Development course. In an off-campus setting, students apply knowledge learned in the previous three courses through interactions with cultures other than their own. (CCS300 for 2 credits, NCEP courses for 4 credits, or study abroad for 12+ credits)
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In the Global Perspectives Colloquium, advanced students (usually seniors) from multiple disciplines engage in critical reading and discussion. Students reflect on their distribution courses and cross-cultural experiences while also refining their writing skills.
*Student preparing for teaching must meet state licensing requirements through enrollment in the Teacher Education Program.
The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are:
NOTE: EACH MAJOR MAY HAVE SPECIFIC COURSE SEQUENCING REQUIREMENTS.FOR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, SEE "REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSES" WITHIN EACH MAJOR
The book art major is designed for students interested in preparing for careers in book publishing, as well as students interested in creating books as an art form.
Students are required to attend Florence University of the Arts or another international university pre-approved by the Art Program in order to take 12 additional credits in Book Publishing and/or Book Making. This study abroad experience generally takes place during a student's junior year. Students may elect to enroll for a summer, a semester, or an entire year. Those students attending Florence University of the Arts for a full year can earn a Certificate in Publishing from FUA.
All book art majors are encouraged to attend art exhibition openings and/or workshops and field trips sponsored or approved by the art faculty. All majors are required to create a sophomore portfolio and have a senior show and portfolio to be approved by the art faculty.
Upon graduation, the book art student will be able to:1. Summarize key innovations in the history of book making and publishing and their importance in social and cultural changes.2. Demonstrate the ways in which contemporary trends in book making and publishing are utilized, and apply this to his/her own work.3. Utilize his/her understanding of the history of book making and publishing, as well as their knowledge of current trends, to examine the book publishing market and to formulate specific employment-related goals.4. Speak effectively and articulately about the field of book art.5. Write effectively and persuasively and edit critically to accepted publication standards.6. Utilize skills in photography and design in the creation of books, and demonstrate skills in layout and pre-press used in publication or book creation.7. Interact and communicate effectively in an international setting.8. Think, work and move across cultural boundaries.
Students will be to also be required to take 12 additional credits in the Book Publishing program at the Florence University of the Arts (FUA). The courses should be selected from the following FUA courses:
NOTE: Italian is required each semester at FUA. These credits may not be included in the 12 credits abroad for the major.
Students seeking an in-depth study of photography as a fine art may choose the pho- tography major.
All majors are encouraged to attend art exhibition openings and/or workshops and field trips sponsored or approved by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. All majors are required to create a sophomore portfolio and have a senior show and port- folio to be approved by the art faculty.
Upon graduation, the photography student will be able to demonstrate:1. Proficiency in the use of a variety of cameras, including digital and video.2. Mastery in the creation and analysis of photographic images.3. Mastery in the development of film and printing and in the presentation of the final image.4. Knowledge of the history of photography.5. Proficiency in the use of software to edit and manipulate images.6. Ability to write articulately about art.7. Ability to develop a cohesive body of work
Three 4- credit elective courses in art as well as the following:
The fine arts program is the home of interdisciplinary courses and a minor that bring together the disciplines of Art, Music and Theatre. These courses and programs reflect the fact that the boundaries between the traditional fine arts disciplines have become blurred, and careers in the fine arts often draw upon an array of skills and a wider knowledge base than one might acquire in a single discipline. The Fine Arts Administration minor is designed for students with a major in Art, Photography, Theatre or Music, although it may have a broader appeal and is open to any student who is interested.
• To provide students with an understanding of the requirements and responsibilities of arts administrators/managers and allow them to explore the range of opportunities available to graduates with arts management skills• To provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to identify and take advantage of the opportunities available in the field• To help students make connections to arts organizations and venues in the community, and to help students find high caliber internships that offer work experience in the field
Upon completion of the minor, students will be able to:1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of arts organizations and venues, how they are managed, and their relevance within the larger community.2. Demonstrate awareness of the role and responsibilities of the manager within arts organizations and/or venues and within the larger cultural and social context.3. Explain and respond to the challenges faced by arts managers and arts organizations in the areas of organization, promotion, funding and legal issues
The list below displays all the courses offered by the major: