Curriculum

Curriculum

Dr. Jon D. Boshart, Chairperson

The Department of Fine Arts offers four majors: Art History, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts and Visual Arts and five minors: Graphic Arts, Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, and Art History. Students in all four majors must maintain a 2.5 average in major courses.

Requirements for Art History Major

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Three of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

AR-127Introduction to the Visual Arts 13
AR-211Renaissance Art I3
AR-212Renaissance Art II (Capstone)3
AR-215Medieval Art (Capstone)3
AR-229Baroque Art3
AR-231Egyptian Art3
AR-240Cultural Diversity in Art3
AR-384Art and Buddhism3
or AR-386 Art and Hinduism
AR-340The Visual Arts in America3
AR-Fine Arts Electives12
Total Credits39

 Requirements for Fine Arts Major

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Three of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

AR-127Introduction to the Visual Arts 13
AR-128Introduction to Music3
Art History Electives6
Visual Arts Workshop-Studio Electives9
Music Electives9
Fine Arts Electives6
Choose one of the following as a Capstone 23
AR-212
Renaissance Art II
AR-215
Medieval Art
Total Credits39

Requirements for Graphic Arts Major

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Three of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

AR-1592-D Design and Color Theory3
AR-160Drawing and Composition Workshop3
or AR-171 Live Model Figure Drawing Workshop
AR/CU-214Art Advertising and Design3
AR-220Introduction to Computer Art3
AR-224Digital Imaging With Photoshop3
AR-232Art and Desktop Publishing3
AR-339Graphic Publishing3
AR-350Typography3
AR-366Digital Design Tools3
AR-368Graphic Design3
AR-381Art of Web Design3
AR-391User Experience3
AR-430Senior Thesis Project and Portfolio Presentation (Capstone)3
Graphic Arts Electives12
Fine Arts Electives9
Total Credits60

Requirements for Graphic Arts Major with a concentration in Photography

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Three of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

AR-220Introduction to Computer Art3
AR-157Introduction to Photography I3
AR-158Introduction to Photography II3
AR/CU-214Art Advertising and Design3
AR-224Digital Imaging With Photoshop3
AR-232Art and Desktop Publishing3
AR-337Advanced Photography3
AR-375Camera Raw3
AR-376Digital Photography3
AR-430Senior Thesis Project and Portfolio Presentation (Capstone)3
Graphic Arts Electives21
Fine Arts Electives9
Total Credits60

Requirements for Visual Arts Major

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Three of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

AR-127Introduction to the Visual Arts 13
Visual Arts Workshop-Studio Electives21
Art History Upper-level (AR-200 or higher) Electives6
Two Fine Arts Electives6
Choose one of the following as a Capstone3
AR-212
Renaissance Art II
AR-215
Medieval Art
Total Credits39

Requirements for Graphic Arts Minor

AR/CU-214Art Advertising and Design3
AR-220Introduction to Computer Art3
Graphic Arts Electives Approved by Advisor12
Total Credits18

Requirements for Music Minor

AR-128Introduction to Music3
Music Electives15
Total Credits18

Requirements for Theater Arts Minor

AR-175Fundamentals of Acting I3
AR-176Fundamentals of Acting II3
AR/EL-420New York Theatre Live3
AR-265Group Singing I3
AR-266Group Singing II3
Theater Arts Elective3
Total Credits18

Requirements for Visual Arts Minor

AR-160Drawing and Composition Workshop3
AR-171Live Model Figure Drawing Workshop3
AR-166Sculpture Workshop3
Visual Arts Workshop-Studio Electives9
Total Credits18

Requirements for Art History Minor

Art History Electives6
AR-211Renaissance Art I3
AR-212Renaissance Art II3
AR-215Medieval Art3
AR-229Baroque Art3
Total Credits18