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Undergraduate Catalog 2019 - 2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019 - 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Art, B.A.



Description

The study of design provides a historical, cultural, and social context for the comprehension, evaluation, and creation of visual art works. Studying art fosters critical thinking, visual literacy, and an understanding of the complex potential of visual, non-verbal means of communication and culture. It also provides training in a range of media and techniques that can be utilized in the creation of visual art and graphic design.

What careers can this major prepare you for?

Students go on to Masters and PhD programs in Art History, Design MFA, Studio MFA programs and graduate degree programs in Art Therapy programs as well as careers in medicine, entrepreneurship, law, business, etc. Through study in art you may also go on to become: Art Historian, Professor, Museum Educator, Visual Resources Librarian, Auction House Specialist, Arts Administrator, Art Educator K-12, Architect, Preparator, Conservator, Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer, Interior Designer, Art Director, Art Therapist, Illustrator, Curator, Exhibition Designer, Marketing Professional, Advertising Professional, Design Writer/Consultant, Creative Director Advancement Professional, Art Writer/Advisor/Dealer, Photographer.

What skills are developed within this major?

Skills developed within this major include: Ability to analyze and create works of art; Research skills as demonstrated in presentations and exhibitions; Visual analysis; Analytical skills; Communication skills; Time management skills; Problem solving skills; and passion for the visual arts and design.

Hours Required for Degree


Minimum number of hours for the degree: 120

Minimum hours required for Studio Art concentration: 54

Minimum hours required for Art History concentration: 40

Minimum hours required for Design track: 48

Major-Field Requirements


Students select between the track in Studio Art and Art History, which has concentrations in both areas, and the track in Design. A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses used to fulfill requirements for the major.

Art Major (Studio Art and Art History)


Minimum hours required for Studio Art concentration: 54

Minimum hours required for Art History concentration: 40

Students choose between a concentration in Studio Art or a concentration in Art History. All Studio Art students complete 9 credit hours of Art History Foundations.

I. Studio Art Concentration (54 Credit Hours)


B. Art History Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

  • Any 3 Art History courses, one of which must carry Writing Across the Curriculum or Speaking Across the Curriculum credit.
C. Advanced Coursework (24 Credit Hours)

1. Electives (18 credit hours)

  • 6 courses in at least two different studio art areas. 1 course may be at the 100 or 200-level, at least 5 must be at the 300 or 400-level.
2. Senior Studio (3 Credit Hours)

Choose one of the following:

3. Art Studio Capstone (3 Credits)

II. Art History Concentration (40 Credit Hours)


B. Advanced Coursework (22 credit hours)

1. Electives (15 credit hours)

  • 5 courses at the 300 and/or 400-level
2. Seminars (6 credit hours)

3. Art History Capstone (1 credit hour)

Art Major (Design) (48 Credit Hours)


A. Design Foundations (15 Credit Hours)


B. Art History Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


  • Any 3 Art History courses, one of which must carry Writing Across the Curriculum or Speaking Across the Curriculum credit.

C. Advanced Coursework (24 Credit Hours)


University Honors Requirements


Attain and maintain CSU Honors Program status. Attain and maintain an average 3.5 GPA in all Art courses. Art majors who are in the Honors Program will be required to take a minimum of 9 additional hours in Art beyond curriculum requirements for the major. Students may fulfill the honors requirement by taking additional Art courses at the 300 - 400 level as Honors Contract courses (which requires approval of an honors contract petition, signed by both the instructor and the student). In courses that are cross listed at the graduate level, students would register for the graduate version of the course and follow the course outline for the graduate level. Finally, the capstone requirement for the student's major area would also be an Honors Contract course, with additional requirements agreed upon by the student and the instructor.

University Scholars Requirements


Attain and maintain CSU Scholars Program status. Attain and maintain an average 3.5 GPA in all Art courses. Art majors who are in the Scholars Program will be required to take a minimum of 9 additional hours in Art beyond curriculum requirements for the major. Students may fulfill the Scholars requirement by taking additional Art courses at the 300 - 400 level as Honors Contract courses (which requires approval of an honors contract petition, signed by both the instructor and the student). In courses that are cross listed at the graduate level, students would register for the graduate version of the course and follow the course outline for the graduate level. Finally, the capstone requirement for the student's major area would also be an Honors Contract course, with additional requirements agreed upon by the student and the instructor.