3130 Art and Design

Programs Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art
    • Concentration in Art History
    • Concentration in Studio
    • Dual B.A. in Art (Art History Concentration) / M.A. in Art History
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio
    • Concentration in Drawing and Painting or Printmaking
    • Concentration in Graphic Design
    • Concentration in Interior Design
    • Concentration in Photography
    • Concentration in Textiles
    • Concentration in Three Dimensional Studies (emphasis in Ceramics or Sculpture)
  • Minors in Art History; Drawing, Painting and Printmaking; Photography; Textiles; and Three Dimensional Studies

The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design
117 Arts and Humanities Building
404/413-5221
artdesign.gsu.edu

Michael White Director
Maria Gindhart Associate Director

The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design offers degree programs in studio, art education, and art history. The Bachelor of Fine Arts professional degree is available in studio and art education. Within the studio degree, students may choose from these concentrations: drawing and painting or printmaking; graphic design; interior design; photography; textiles; or three-dimensional studies (ceramics or sculpture).

The School of Art and Design offers the Bachelor of Arts degree for students who wish to pursue a liberal arts education. They may select a concentration in studio or in art history. The B.A. program in Studio covers a range of art courses and a studio concentration. Art history is an academic liberal arts program devoted to preparing future scholars and curators.

The School of Art and Design seeks to provide an educational environment that encourages the creation and presentation of the visual arts, the study of visual culture, the creation and enhancement of our interior environments, and the promotion of the visual arts to the larger community. Graduates of the school carry their knowledge forward and contribute to the cultural conscience of the community. A strong corps of the school’s graduates is found in prominent art centers and schools. Others hold positions with regional, national, and international design firms. Faculty, student artists, and alumni frequently exhibit in national and international galleries and competitions. Their works are in numerous private and corporate collections.

The School of Art and Design is professionally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Program Admission

Admission to B.F.A

Students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree must apply to seek this degree. Students may pursue the B.F.A. by being accepted either into studio or into art education. The studio program requires a concentration in one of the following areas: drawing, painting, or printmaking; graphic design; interior design; photography; textiles; or three-dimensional studies (ceramics or sculpture). Acceptance to a concentration is determined by application and portfolio review following completion of the art core sequence. Students should consult with the undergraduate adviser or a faculty adviser in their area of interest for details.

Portfolios and applications are reviewed fall and spring semesters on Portfolio Review Day. Students should check with the School of Art and Design office for information about Review Day.

Admission to Art Education

Application to the B.F.A. program in art education should occur upon completion of the 18 semester hours required in Area F and at the end of the semester in which the student is taking the introductory art education course (AE 4200). To apply, students must have:

  • passed the portfolio review of artwork;
  • received at least “Good” in all dispositional ratings;
  • earned a 2.5 overall cumulative GPA,
  • earned a 3.0 GPA in all art content courses,
  • passed [Combined Test I, II, and III (700)] or been exempted from the GACE Program Admission Assessment. When registering for the assessment, program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.; and
  • Completion of the Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment; though there is no “Pass/Fail” grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Guidelines for the Entry-to-the-Major Review will be distributed during AE courses and posted in the AE area. In the event that a student is not accepted into the major, or is accepted with pending status, the student may be advised not to take any further Art Education courses until the issue for admission to the major is resolved. If the issue cannot be resolved within one semester of applying to the major, the student should see the School of Art and Design undergraduate advisor to explore other options.

Admission to Studio

Upon completion of the 18 semester hours required in Area F and prior to completion of 15 additional semester hours, each student who wishes to seek a B.F.A. in Studio must submit an application and pass a portfolio review for acceptance into a major concentration. Applications to concentrate in a discipline are available in the School of Art and Design office and are reviewed fall and spring semesters on Portfolio Review Day scheduled prior to Phase I registration (Graphic Design Portfolio Review is held at the end of Spring Semester only and Interior Design Portfolio Review is held at the end of the Fall semester only). Students should meet with an adviser in the concentration they are considering one semester before they apply for the concentration. In the event that a student is not accepted into the concentration, the student should see the School of Art and Design undergraduate adviser to explore other options.

Program Academic Regulations

Evaluation of transfer credits should be completed during the first semester of attendance at the university.

Program Degree Requirements

Art students should seek regular advisement from the Undergraduate Adviser in the School of Art and Design. Once accepted into a B.F.A. concentration, students should seek advisement from the Area Coordinator for that concentration. Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program should declare their intention to pursue a B.F.A. degree to the Office of Academic Assistance in the College of Arts and Sciences when they initiate their Area F requirements. Students intending to pursue the B.F.A. should enroll in two Area F courses during their first semester and should continue taking two Area F courses each semester until those courses are completed. Upon completion of the Area F requirements and prior to completion of 15 additional hours in art, students who intend to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program must submit an application and portfolio to the concentration faculty for review and approval. In order to facilitate advisement, students in the Bachelor of Arts degree program should declare their major and area of concentration (studio or art history) prior to completion of their Area F courses.

A Grade of C or higher is required for all Studio and Art History courses in Area G. BA Studio Majors must satisfy the world language requirement to the 1002 level with a passing grade of D or higher. For Art Education a grade of B and a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required in all art content courses.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

Program Financial Information

Effective summer 2009, lab fees will be assessed automatically for students who register for certain courses. For more information, please feel free to contact the department or review the GoSolar or catalog course listings to determine if a course includes a lab fee.

B.A. in Art

Areas A-E: Core Curriculum Recommendations

Area B: Cross-cultural art history courses may be offered in this area as sections of PERS 2001 or PERS 2003 or PERS 2003 Perspectives on Human Expression . (2)

Area C: Recommended courses: Either AH 1700, AH 1750, or AH 1850 to maximize the opportunity to take elective courses in Art History.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses (6):
    • World language at the 1002 level or higher (3)
    • Select one of the following Art History courses (3):
      • AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (3)
      • AH 1750 Survey of Art II: Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present (3)
      • AH 1850 Survey of Art III: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
  2. Select additional elective courses as recommended under each concentration section below to complete 18 hours in Area F.

Art History Concentration

All Art History students are required to meet with the area coordinator for assignment of a faculty advisor.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses (6):
    • World language at the 1002 level or higher (3)
    • Select one of the following Art History courses (3):
      • AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (3)
      • AH 1750 Survey of Art II: Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present (3)
      • AH 1850 Survey of Art III: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
  2. Select additional elective courses as recommended below to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    1. World language (French or German recommended) (6):*
      • World language at the 2001 level (3)
      • World language at the 2002 level II (3)
    2. Art History (Select courses not completed in Area C or above): (3-6)
      • AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (3)
      • AH 1750 Survey of Art II: Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present (3)
      • AH 1850 Survey of Art III: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
    3. Art Studio (1000 level) (only if all three 1000-level art history courses are taken) (0-3)

* The School of Art and Design requires that art history students complete the world language 1002, 2001, 2002 sequence. (See “World Language Requirement for B.A. and B.I.S. degrees,” previously described.)

Area G: Major Courses (30)

    1. AH 3000 Introduction to Art Historical Methodology-CTW (3)
    2. Distribution Requirement: Select at least one course from each of the following categories (12):
      1. Ancient and Medieval
        • AH 4010 Art of Ancient Egypt and Nubia (3)
        • AH 4011 Art and Architecture of Egypt I: 4000-1600 B.C. (3)
        • AH 4012 Art and Architecture of Egypt II: 1600-31 B.C. (3)
        • AH 4020 Art and Architecture of the Ancient Near East (3)
        • AH 4110 Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece (3)
        • AH 4120 Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome (3)
        • AH 4200 Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages (3)
      2. Early Modern
        • AH 4310 Art of Northern Europe in the Renaissance Era (3)
        • AH 4320 Italian Renaissance Art: The Age of Humanism (3)
        • AH 4400 Baroque Art (3)
        • AH 4450 Eighteenth-Century European Art (3)
      3. Modern and Contemporary
        • AH 4500 Nineteenth-Century European Art (3)
        • AH 4600 Modern Architecture (3)
        • AH 4610 20th Century Art of Europe & US  (3)
        • AH 4700 Contemporary Art: Theory and Criticism (3)
        • Also counting for this area with permission of advisor:
      4. Africa and the African Diaspora
        • AH 4000 African Art (3)
        • AH 4030 Contemporary African Art (3)
        • AH 4620 African-American Art (3)
        • Also counting for this area with permission of advisor:
          • AH 4010 Art of Ancient Egypt and Nubia (3)
          • AH 4011 Art and Architecture of Egypt I: 4000-1600 B.C. (3)
          • AH 4012 Art and Architecture of Egypt II: 1600-31 B.C. (3)
      5. Other art history courses that may be chosen to satisfy the distribution requirement in consultation with a departmental adviser are:
        • AH 4630 Pre-Columbian Art (3)
        • AH 4660 Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Art in Latin America (3)
        • AH 4670 Art of Japan (3)
        • AH 4680 Art of Korea (3)
        • AH 4750 Women Artists (3)
        • AH 4800 Special Studies Lecture (3)*
        • AH 4900 Special Studies Seminar (3)*
        • AH 4930 Art History Internship (3) (may be taken only once)
        • AH 4950 Curatorial Practicum in Ancient Art (3)
        • AH 4980 Special Problems (3)*
        • Cross-disciplinary Art History Seminars (3DS 3910, PHOT 3910, TEXT 3910, and GRD 3910). No more than two cross-disciplinary seminars may count towards degree requirements.

* May be taken more than once

    1. Select four additional Art History courses from the courses listed in Area G2. (12)
    2. Select one more Art or Art History course. This course must be an Art Studio, if not already taken. (3)

Area H: Minor and Additional Courses

  1. Select additional courses to complete a minimum of 120 hours.
  2. Students in art history are not required to take a minor, although they may complete one if they so choose.

Graduation with Distinction in Art History

Art History majors who have a GPA average of at least 3.5 in upper-division Art History courses will be considered for this honor by the Art History faculty. Additional factors to be considered include extracurricular activities related to the major, for instance, internships, conference presentations, and participation in student organizations.

Dual B.A. in Art (Art History Concentration) / M.A. in Art History

The department offers a dual Bachelor of Arts with an Art History concentration and Master of Arts in Art History. The dual degree opportunity enables qualified students to enroll in graduate courses late in their undergraduate program and apply the coursework toward both the bachelor’s and master’s programs.

Students must be formally accepted into the dual degree program by the department and College of Arts and Sciences to be able to take graduate courses as an undergraduate. Additionally, acceptance into the dual program does not constitute admission to the master’s program. Students must fulfill regular graduate admissions requirements and apply for the master’s program following college processes.

Information about the dual program, including application instructions and program requirements, can be found at cas.gsu.edu/dual-degrees/.

Studio Concentration

Areas A-E: Core Curriculum Recommendations

  1. Students may select one art history survey in Area C.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses (6):
    • World language at the 1002 level or higher (3)
    • Select one of the following Art History courses (3):
      • AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (3)
      • AH 1750 Survey of Art II: Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present (3)
      • AH 1850 Survey of Art III: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
  2. Select additional elective courses as recommended below to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    1. Studio Foundations (12)

Area G: Major Courses (45)

In order to graduate, students must have taken the two CTW courses required for this concentration (ART 3910 and ART 4500). These courses should be taken at the appropriate time, as described below.

  1. AH 2000 Survey of Art Since 1900 (3)
  2. ART 3910 Critical Issues in Contemporary Art-CTW (3) (serves as one of the two courses needed to fulfill CTW requirement)
  3. Art History 3000/4000-level elective (3)
  4. Two Art History Electives (4000 level) (6)
  5. Complete 19-21 hours in 2000/3000-level courses from among four different studio disciplines (19-21) Note: 3000/4000-level studio courses vary from three to four credit hours. Only one 2000 level course is allowed.
  6. Studio Concentration (3000/4000 level, select from one discipline previously studied) (6-8)
  7. ART 4500 Directed Study in Art-CTW (3) (serves as one of the two courses needed to fulfill CTW requirement)

Area H: Minor and Additional Courses

Students seeking the B.A. in Studio Art are not required to take a minor, although they may complete one if they so choose.

B.F.A. in Art Education

Areas A-E: Core Curriculum Recommendations

  1. Area B: Cross-cultural art history courses may be offered in this area as sections of PERS 2001 Perspectives in Comparative Culture or PERS 2003 Perspectives on Human Expression. (2)
  2. Area C: Students may select one art history survey in Area C.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. Studio Requirements (12)
  2. Art History Requirements
    1. Select one course in addition to any taken in Area C. (3)
      • AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (3)
      • AH 1750 Survey of Art II: Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present (3)
      • AH 1850 Survey of Art III: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
    2. AH 2000 Survey of Art Since 1900 (3)

See “Admission to Art Education” above for complete admission requirements. Once admitted to the Art Education program, students should maintain continual contact with the department and submit a form declaring their “Intent to Student Teach” at least three semesters prior to student teaching/graduation. Failure to submit the “Intent to Student Teach” form may result in a delay in student teaching placement and graduation.

Area G: Major Courses (67-69)

A grade of C or higher must be earned in all required courses, a grade of B- or higher is required in all art education courses, and a GPA of 3.0 is required for all art content courses.

In order to graduate, students must have taken the two CTW courses required for this concentration (AE 4200 and AE 4300). These courses should be taken at the appropriate time, as described below.

  1. Required Courses (36)
    • EDUC 2110 Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education (3)
    • EDUC 2120 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts (3)
    • EDUC 2130 Exploring Learning & Teaching (3)
    • EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3)
    • Two AH electives not taken in Area C or F2.a (recommended), or one 1000-level survey and one AH 3000-4000 level (6)
    • 3DS 3050 Hand Building I (3)
    • DPP 3000 Life Drawing (3)
    • DPP 3200 Painting with Water-Based Media (3) or
    • DPP 3300 Painting with Oil-Based Media (3)
    • PHOT 3000 Introduction to Photography (3)
    • DPP 3050 Introduction to Printmaking (3)
    • 3DS 3000 Introduction to Sculpture (3)
  2. Select two additional courses in one area to satisfy the 26-hour requirement of a studio art concentration. (6-8)
  3. Art Education (12)
    • AE 4200 Art for Preschool through Fifth Grade (3)
    • AE 4300 Art for Middle and Secondary Schools (3)
    • AE 4400 Media, Technology, and Visual Presentation (3)
    • AE 4600 Teaching Practicum (3)  (This course requires a large number of hours spent in observations in schools off campus, so schedules must be arranged accordingly.)
  4. AE 4650 Opening School Experience (0)
  5. AE 4750, AE 4760, AE 4770, and AE 4780 (Student Teaching) (12)
  6. Select additional courses to complete a minimum of 129 hours. (See “Area H” following the degree requirement listings in this section.) Art 4980, Special Problems (1-6), may be used in order to meet the specified requirements. Consent of departmental adviser and instructor required.

Area H: Minor and Additional Courses

Students seeking the B.F.A. in art education may not seek a minor. They must take additional courses as electives to complete a minimum of 129 semester hours, exclusive of KH 1010.

Note: Only graduate students will be allowed to register in 6000-level courses, AE 6200, 6300, 6400, and 6600. These courses count only toward certification not as hours in the MAEd.

Application for Entry into Teacher Education

Prior to being approved for entry into the program, art education students must meet professional requirements and standards, including but not limited to displaying professional dispositions and attitudes, the ability to speak in public, professional ethics and strong content knowledge,  as listed in the “Teacher Preparation” chapter of this catalog. Students are evaluated throughout the art education program, and their progress is noted during the Entry-to-the-Art-Education-Major and Pre-Student-Teaching Reviews. If students fail to pass benchmark reviews, they may not be allowed to progress to the next course until they demonstrate the competencies in question. Students are also required to have a 2.5 overall cumulative GPA and to have passed the GACE Program Admission Assessment and Regents’ exams. See “Admission to Art Education” above for complete admission requirements.

Pre-Student-Teaching Review

One semester prior to student teaching, all student teaching applicants will practice their teaching at a local community school art class before their official student-teaching semester, regardless of whether the applicants have previous teaching experiences or not. Prior to being approved for student teaching, all art education students must have met all criteria for entry to the major, , and have earned a grade of B- or higher in all art education courses, with a 3.0 GPA for all art courses. Art Education faculty members will review applications according to the teacher certification standards. Students must submit a form declaring their “Intent to Student Teach” at least three semesters prior to student teaching/graduation. Failure to submit the “Intent to Student Teach” form may result in a delay in student teaching placement and graduation. For details about the Pre-Student-Teaching Review, students should contact their art education adviser.

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)

The state of Georgia requires such candidates to take various GACE and Educator Ethics assessments as part of the educator certification process. These computer-delivered assessments have been developed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and are delivered by the Education Testing Service (ETS). You will take these tests at different times.

Program Admission and Content Assessments

Program Admission Assessment [Combined Test I, II, and III (700)] is an admission requirement (unless candidate meets qualifications for exemption – scroll down to “Options to Satisfy the Program Admission Assessment Requirement”). When registering for the assessment, program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University – school code 5090) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.

Content Assessment (different content assessments for each program) tests your content knowledge and is taken after enrollment and prior to program completion. You will receive specific information regarding this test as you near completion of your program (required for certification).

Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment

Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment is an admission requirement. Completion of this assessment is required for admission, though there is no “Pass/Fail” grade assigned. Program entry candidates must add your program provider (Georgia State University) as a score recipient when you register or we will not receive notification that you have completed the assessment.
Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) Assessment is taken after enrollment and prior to program completion. You will receive specific information regarding this test as you near completion of your program (required for certification).

Student Teaching

The Art Education program and the Office of Field Placements (housed in the College of Education) will place each student with two placements—elementary and secondary—during the semester of student teaching. Student teaching involves full participation by the students for at least one full academic term. Because student teaching constitutes a full load of academic credit, it is recommended that the students attempt neither regular employment nor other courses during the term of student teaching.

edTPA

edTPA is a preservice assessment process designed by educators to answer the essential question: “Is a new teacher ready for the job?” edTPA includes a review of a teacher candidate’s authentic teaching materials as the culmination of a teaching and learning process that documents and demonstrates each candidate’s ability to effectively teach his/her subject matter to all students. edTPA is a program completion and teacher certification requirement. Students may graduate from the Art Education program while continuing to complete teacher certification requirements for edTPA.

Graduation with Distinction in Art Education

Departmental distinction is separate from the Honors College. Art Education majors who have maintained an overall GPA of 3.6 or above, and received outstanding ratings (all 4s and 5s) on the summative evaluations of their student teaching coursework are eligible for graduation with distinction. More information about graduation with distinction is available in the department.

B.F.A. in Studio (120)

See the Program Admission requirements at the beginning of this section.

Areas A-E: Core Curriculum Recommendations

  1. Area B: Cross-cultural art history courses may be offered in this area as sections of Pers 2001 (Perspectives in Comparative Culture) or PERS 2003 Perspectives on Human Expression. (2)
  2. Area C: Students may select one art history survey in Area C.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major Field (18)

  1. Studio Requirements (12)
  2. Art History Requirements
    1. Select one course in addition to any taken in Area C. (3)
      • AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (3)
      • AH 1750 Survey of Art II: Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present (3)
      • AH 1850 Survey of Art III: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
    2. AH 2000 Survey of Art Since 1900 (3)

Area G: Major Courses (60)

Course requirements for each of the areas of concentration in studio are listed below. B.F.A. degree requirements for each of the areas of concentration in studio are listed below.

Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking Concentration

The following courses are required in Area G for students who are accepted into the drawing, painting, and printmaking concentration. Prospective students should attend the Drawing, Painting and Printmaking orientation/group advisement offered once each Fall. Art 4980, Special Problems (1-6), may be used to adjust program in order to meet the 60-hour requirement. Consent of departmental adviser and instructor required. Acceptance to the DPP concentration is determined by application and portfolio review following completion of at least two DPP 3000-level courses from the art core sequence listed below.

In order to graduate, students must have taken the two CTW courses required for this concentration (Art 3910 and DPP 4950). These courses should be taken at the appropriate time, as described below.

  1. Concentration Core Requirements (9)
  2. ART 3910 Critical Issues in Contemporary Art-CTW (3) fulfills CTW entry level requirement
  3. Art History: Select one course (3)
    • AH 4610 20th Century Art of Europe & US  (3)
    • AH 4700 Contemporary Art: Theory and Criticism (3)
  4. Art and Art History Electives: any 4000-level art history course and/or one to two 3000/4000-level studio courses outside drawing, painting, and printmaking (6-8)
  5. ART 3400 Space, Scale, Time: Digital Possibilities (3)
    This course may only be taken by students who are already accepted into their BFA Studio Concentration.
  6. Areas of Emphasis
    Students must elect to follow the drawing and painting emphasis or the printmaking emphasis. Each program of study is described below.

    1. Drawing and Painting Emphasis Requirements (35-36)
      • The following courses are required in Area G for students who are accepted into the drawing and painting emphasis (16).
        • DPP 3200 Painting with Water-Based Media (3)
        • DPP 3300 Painting with Oil-Based Media (3)
        • DPP 3600 Drawing Research (4)
        • DPP 4940 Portfolio I (3)
        • DPP 4950 Portfolio II-CTW (3) fulfills CTW exit level requirement
      • Select from below for a total of 16 hours:
        • DPP 3900 Selected Topics in Drawing and Painting (4-8)
        • DPP 4500 Directed Study in Drawing and Painting (8-12)
      • Select one course from below (3-4):
    2. Printmaking Emphasis Requirements (36)
      • The following courses are required in Area G for students who are accepted into the printmaking emphasis.
        • DPP 3150 Intaglio/Etching and Lithography (4)
        • DPP 3250 Screen Print and Experimental Printmaking (4)
        • DPP 4500 Directed Study in Drawing and Painting (4)
        • DPP 4940 Portfolio I (3)
        • DPP 4950 Portfolio II-CTW (3) fulfills CTW exit level requirement
      • Select from below for a total of 12 hours:
        • DPP 3900 Selected Topics in Drawing and Painting (4-8)
        • DPP 4550 Directed Study in Printmaking (4-8)
      • Select one course from below (3)
      • Select one course from below (3)
        • DPP 3200 Painting with Water-Based Media (3)
        • DPP 3300 Painting with Oil-Based Media (3)

Graphic Design Concentration

The following courses are required in Area G for students who wish to pursue the Graphic Design concentration. Graphic design courses should be taken in the order listed below. Prospective students should attend a Graphic Design orientation/group advisement offered once each Fall. Graphic design course work should begin fall semester of the sophomore year. Additional information about the graphic design program is available in the School of Art and Design. Students who are not enrolled in graphic design courses for more than one semester, during the junior or senior sequences, are required to resubmit an entrance portfolio for review and acceptance.

In order to graduate, students must have taken the two CTW courses required for this concentration (GrD 3910 and GrD 4950). These courses should be taken at the appropriate time, as described below.

  1. Sophomore Requirements (9)
    • Sophomore Level (fall) (6)
      • GRD 3000 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
      • GRD 3150 Introduction to Typography (3)
      • Enroll in 3150 concurrently with either 3000 (fall) or 3200 (spring)
    • Sophomore Level (spring) (3)
      • GRD 3200 Intermediate Graphic Design (3)
  2. BFA Entrance Review
  3. Upper Level Requirements (36)
    • Junior Level (fall) (12)
      • GRD 3910 History of Graphic Design-CTW (3) (serves as one of the two courses needed to fulfill CTW requirement)
      • GRD 4020 Advanced Typographic Design (3)
      • GRD 4100 Print and Editorial Design (3)
      • GRD 4310 Multimedia Design (3)
    • Junior Level (spring) (9)
      • GRD 4150 Collateral Design for Print Applications (3)
      • GRD 4300 Internship in Graphic Design (3)
      • GRD 4400 Design for Film and Television (3)
    • Senior Level (fall) (9)
      • GRD 4200 Corporate Identity Design (3)
      • GRD 4350 Graphic Design through Advertising (3)
      • GRD 4450 Professional Practices in Graphic Design (3)
    • Senior Level (spring) (6)
      • GRD 4600 Senior Workshop in Graphic Design (3)
      • GRD 4950 Graphic Design Portfolio-CTW (3) (serves as one of the two courses needed to fulfill CTW requirement)
  4. Select four electives (12-14)
    • GRD 3300 Illustration: Concepts through Images (3)
    • PHOT 3000 Introduction to Photography (3)
    • PHOT 3010 Film and Darkroom (3)
    • DPP 3250 Screen Print and Experimental Printmaking (4)
    • DPP 3550 Book Arts (3)
    • PHOT 3600 Digital Video for Artist (4)
    • GRD 4250 Graphic Design in Popular Culture (3)
    • GRD 4550 Specialized Applications of Graphic Design (3)
    • GRD 4840/CSC 4840 Computer Graphics Imaging (3)
    • GRD 4841/CSC 4841 Computer Animation (3)
  5. Select one AH 4000-level Art History (3)
  6. Senior Portfolio Review
    Senior Exhibition

Interior Design Concentration

The following courses are required in Area G for students who wish to pursue the Interior Design concentration. Interior Design courses should be taken in the order listed below. Interior Design course work should begin fall semester of the sophomore year. Additional information about the interior design program is available in the School of Art and Design. Prospective students should also attend an interior design orientation/group advisement offered once each Fall. Art 4980, Special Problems (1-6), may be used to adjust program in order to meet the 60-hour requirement. Consent of departmental adviser and instructor required. Students who are not enrolled in interior design courses for more than one semester, during the junior or senior sequences, are required to resubmit an entrance portfolio for review and acceptance.

Students pursuing a degree in Interior Design are advised that the educational requirements vary in each state regarding the profession of interior designer.

In order to graduate, students must have taken the two CTW courses required for this concentration (ART 3910 and ID 4950). These courses should be taken at the appropriate time, as described below.

  1. ART 3910 Critical Issues in Contemporary Art-CTW (3) (serves as one of the two courses needed to fulfill CTW requirement. ART 3910 should be taken prior to your senior year.)
  2. Sophomore Level (fall) Requirements in Area G prior to Portfolio Review for acceptance into Interior Design concentration (9).
    • ID 3000 Drafting (3)
    • ID 3300 Interior Design: Theory (3)
    • ID 3910 History of Interior Design I: Antiquities to the Nineteenth Century (3)
  1. BFA Entrance Portfolio Review at the end of Fall semester
  2. Upper Level Area G Requirements for accepted Interior Design students (36)
    • Sophomore Level (spring)
      • ID 3350 Interior Design: Materials (3)
      • ID 3500 Interior Design: Spatial Organization (3)
      • ID 3600 Building Systems and Codes (2)
      • ID 3920 History of Interior Design II: Nineteenth Century to Present (3)
      • ID 3250 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design I (2)
    • Junior Level (fall)
      • ID 4100 Lighting Design (2)
      • ID 4200 Residential Design I (3)
      • ID 4350 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design II (2)
    • Junior Level (spring)
      • ID 4300 Commercial Design (3)
      • ID 4400 Computer-Aided Drafting and Design III (2)
    • Senior Level
      • ID 4000 Interior Design: Selected Topics: (3)
      • ID 4800 Professional Practice (2)
      • ID 4940 Interior Design Portfolio I (3)
      • ID 4950 Interior Design Portfolio II-CTW (3) (serves as one of the two courses needed to fulfill CTW requirement)
  3. Select one AH 4000-level Art History and one 3000-level studio elective, or select two studio electives (6):
    Interior design studios listed below are recommended and may be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours.

    • ID 4000 Selected Topics (3)
    • ID 4500 Directed Study (3)
    • ID 4930 Interior Design Internship (3-6) Note: ID 4930 qualifies for academic credit only after completion of ID 4300 and may be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours. (Recommended for summer between junior/senior level and continuing into Fall of senior year).
    • Upper level ID students should discuss elective options with their assigned ID area advisor to plan and schedule adequate electives (16) to meet total 60-hour requirement in Area G. Acceptable elective courses include: ID 4000 Selected Topics (3); ID 4500 Directed Study (3); GRD 3400 Graphic Design Survey; RE 3010 Real Estate Principles; RE 4050 Development; HADM 3010 Perspectives in Hospitality Industry; HADM 3350 Meeting and Tradeshow Management; THEA 3000 Lighting Design: Theater, Film, and TV; THEA 3110 Technical Production II; HIST 4215 American Buildings; HIST 4220 The American City; HIST 4325 Public History and Historic Preservation; GERO 2000 Introduction to Gerontology; GERO 3124 Diversity and Aging; GERO 4116 Aging and Society; ART 4980 Special Problems (1-6).

Photography Concentration

The following courses are required in Area G for students who are accepted into the Photography concentration. Prospective students should attend the Photography orientation/group advisement offered once each Fall. ART 4980 Special Problems (1-6) may be used to adjust program in order to meet the 60-hour requirement. Consent of departmental adviser and instructor required.

In order to graduate, students must have taken the two CTW courses required for this concentration (ART 3910 and PHOT 4950). These courses should be taken at the appropriate time, as described below.

  1. ART 3910 Critical Issues in Contemporary Art-CTW (3) serves as one of the two courses needed to fulfill CTW requirement)
  2. Concentration Requirements (38)
  3. Select one art history course at the 4000 level (consult department adviser). (3)
  4. Select four studio courses at the 3000/4000 level (consult department adviser) (9-16).
    Recommended courses:

  5. Art 3400 Space, Scale, Time: Digital Possibilities (3)
    This course may only be taken by students who are already accepted into their BFA Studio Concentration.

Textiles Concentration

The following courses are required in Area G for students who are accepted into the Textiles concentration. Prospective students should attend the Textiles orientation/group advisement offered once each Fall. ART 4980 Special Problems (1-6) may be used to adjust program in order to meet the 60-hour requirement. Consent of departmental adviser and instructor required.

In order to graduate, students must have taken the two CTW courses required for this concentration (ART 3910 and TEXT 4950). These courses should be taken at the appropriate time, as described below.

  1. Concentration Requirements (42)
  1. Art 3910 Critical Issues in Contemporary Art-CTW (3) fulfills CTW entry level requirement
  2. Textiles Elective: Select two courses (7-8)
  3. Select one 3000/4000-level studio (3-4)
    • DPP 3150 Intaglio/Etching and Lithography (4)
    • DPP 3250 Screen Print and Experimental Printmaking (4)
    • 3DS 3000 Introduction to Sculpture (3)
    • Text 3300 Fibers, Fabrics, and Forms (3)
  4. Art 3400 Space, Scale, Time: Digital Possibilities (3)
    This course may only be taken by students who are already accepted in their BFA Studio Concentration.

Three-Dimensional Studies Concentration (emphasis in Sculpture or Ceramics)

The following courses are required in Area G for students who are accepted into the three-dimensional studies concentration, which includes an emphasis in sculpture or ceramics. Prospective students should attend the Three-dimensional Studies orientation/group advisement offered once each Fall.

In order to graduate, students must have taken the two CTW courses required for this concentration (ART 3910 and 3DS 4950). These courses should be taken at the appropriate time, as described below.

  1. Concentration Core Requirements (9)
  2. Art 3910 Critical Issues in Contemporary Art-CTW (3) (fulfills CTW entry level requirement)
  3. Two-Dimensional Studio Elective (3-4). Select one 3000/4000-level course from the following disciplines:
  4. Three Dimensional Studio Electives (3-4)
  5. Select one course from below for a total of 3 hours:
    • Any 4000-level art history course(s) (3)
    • AH 4700 Contemporary Art: Theory and Criticism (3)
    • 3DS 3910 History of Ceramics (3)
  6. Art 3400 Space, Scale, Time: Digital Possibilities (3)
    This course may only be taken by students who are already accepted into their BFA Studio Concentration.
  7. Area of Emphasis
    Students must elect to follow an emphasis in Ceramics or Sculpture. Each program of study is described below. Art 4980, Special Problems (1-6), may be used to adjust program in order to meet the 60-hour requirement. Consent of departmental advisor and instructor required.

    1. Ceramics Emphasis Requirements (36-37)
      • 3DS 3150 Wheel Throwing I (3)
      • 3DS 3300 Intermediate Sculpture (4)
      • 3DS 3350 Ceramic Sculpture (4)
      • 3DS 3650 Ceramic Materials (4)
      • 3DS 4550 Directed Study in Ceramics (8)
      • 3DS 4945 Ceramic Portfolio I (3) Consult with Faculty Advisor
      • 3DS 4955 Ceramic Portfolio II-CTW  (3) (fulfills CTW exit level requirement)
      • Studio Elective: Select one (3-4)
    2. Sculpture Emphasis Requirements (21)
      • 3DS 3300 Intermediate Sculpture (4)
      • 3DS 4500 Directed Studies in Sculpture (8)
      • 3DS 4940 Sculpture Portfolio I (3)
      • 3DS 4950 Sculpture Portfolio II-CTW (3) (fulfills CTW exit level requirement)
      • Studio Electives: Select from below for a total of sixteen. (16)

Area H: Minor and Additional Courses

Students seeking a B.F.A. may not seek a minor due to the focused nature of the B.F.A. degree.

Senior Portfolio Review and Exhibition

Recommendation for graduation with a B.F.A. degree in a studio concentration requires the presentation of a body of work. This includes work completed as part of portfolio courses. For more details on enrolling for portfolio courses, students should obtain a Senior Portfolio Review form from the School of Art & Design office and consult with an adviser in their area of concentration about forming a Senior Portfolio Review Committee. B.F.A candidates who successfully complete portfolio course 4950 are required to participate in the B.F.A Senior Group Exhibition held at the end of each semester.

Art Education students may participate in the Senior Group Exhibition. Artwork from a student’s final portfolio will be recommended by faculty for submission to the exhibition.

Graduation with Distinction in Studio Art

Departmental distinction is separate from the Honors College. Studio Art majors who have produced a senior portfolio of studio work with the potential for recognition in the field and a record of supporting their discipline’s program of activities are eligible for graduation with distinction. More information about graduation with distinction is available in the department.

Minor in Art or Art History

Students pursuing non-art degrees may take a minor in art or art history. The Art Minor is an 18 credit hour program consisting of two 1000-level studio courses, one 1000-level art history course, two 3000- or 4000-level studio courses, and either one 3000- or 4000-level art history course or one cross-disciplinary art history course (3DS 3910, 3DS 3920, GRD 3910, ID 3910, ID 3920, PHOT 3910, TEXT 3910). The Art History Minor is an 18 credit hour program consisting of three 1000-level art history courses and three 3000- or 4000-level art history courses. . A grade of C or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor.