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Arkansas Tech University         2002-2003 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Department of Art

Dr. Cathy R. Caldwell, Head Art Building, Room 204 (479) 9680244 Cathy.Caldwell@mail.atu.edu

Professor:
Caldwell
Associate Professors:
Sullivan
Assistant Professors:
Brunson, Mudrinich

The Art Department has as its primary purpose the training and developing of artists. In so doing, the appreciation of art and the involvement in art become an integral part of the program. The objective is to help students become proficient in one or more of the many areas of visual communications.

The department has two major programs leading to the baccalaureate degree. The first, art education, provides the foundations in art necessary to enable the student to qualify and be certified as an art teacher in public and private schools from kindergarten through grade twelve. The second program, art, has two options: fine art and graphic design. The fine art option permits a student to concentrate on drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and other special art interests. The graphic design option enables a student to develop the skills and techniques required to engage in the various professional fields of advertising art. All three curricula lead to the bachelor of arts degree.

All art majors will enroll in a foundations core made up of ART 1303, Introduction to Drawing; ART 1403, Two-dimensional Design; ART 2403, Color Design; ART 2413, Three-dimensional Design; and ART 2303, Figure Drawing. Graphic design and art education students will be expected to include ART 1203, Introduction to Graphic Design, in their foundations core. These core courses may be taken independently of each other, and more than one may be taken in a semester. All art majors are required to enroll in six hours of Art History.

The Art Department also offers service courses required in the areas of general education and teacher licensure.
Curriculum in Art for Teacher Licensure1,3

Freshman Year

Hours

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)2

6

Social Sciences2

6

Science2

8

Introduction to Drawing (ART 1303)

3

Two-dimensional Design (ART 1403)

3

Introduction to Graphic Design (ART 1203)

3

Color Design (ART 2403)

3

Total

32

Sophomore Year

Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 2003)

3

Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)2

3

Figure Drawing (ART 2303)

3

Personal Health and Wellness (HLED 1513)

3

Introduction to Secondary Education (SEED 2002)

2

Three-dimensional Design (ART 2413)

3

Ceramics (ART 3603)

3

Fine Arts2 (excludes ART 2123)

3

Painting (ART 2503 or 3533)

3

Physical Activity2

3

American Government (POLS 2003)

3

Total

32

Junior Year

Humanities2

3

Speech (SPH 2003 or 3083)

3

Art History

3

Art Education I, K12 (ART 3003)

3

Art Education II, K12 (ART 3013)

3

Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities (SEED 3554)

4

Introduction to Educational Technology (SEED 3702)

2

Introduction to Printmaking (ART 3803)

3

Introduction to Sculpture (ART 2703)

3

Art Electives (3000-4000 level)

4

Total

31

Senior Year

Art History

3

Art Electives (3000-4000 level)

7

Special Methods in Art (ART 4701)

1

Classroom Application of Educational Psychology (SEED 4556)

6

Seminar in Secondary Education (SEED 4503)

3

Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School (SEED 4809)

9

Total

29

1See major and general education statements under Art.

2See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements (Excludes ART2123)

3For licensure, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.

Curriculum in Fine Art

Freshman Year

Hours

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

6

Social Sciences1

6

Science1

8

Introduction to Drawing (ART 1303)

3

Two-dimensional Design (ART 1403)

3

Three-dimensional Design (ART 2413)

3

Color Design (ART 2403)

3

Total

32

Sophomore Year

Social Sciences1

6

Physical Activity1

2

Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)1

3

Figure Drawing (ART 2303)

3

Drawing Studio (ART 3303)

3

Ceramics (ART 3603)

3

Introduction to Printmaking (ART 3803)

3

Introduction to Sculpture (ART 2703)

3

Fine Arts1

3

Introduction to Opaque Painting (ART 2503) or Watercolor Painting (ART 3533)

3

Total

32

Junior Year

Art Electives (3000 - 4000 level)

3

Humanities1

3

Art History

6

Electives21

2

Sculpture Studio I (ART 3703)

3

Art Electives (3000 - 4000 level)

3

Total

30

Senior Year

Art Electives (3000-4000 level)

9

Electives2

18

Senior Project and Exhibition (ART 4703)

3

Total

30

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements (Fine Arts requirement excludes ART2123).

2At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.

Curriculum in Graphic Design

Freshman Year

Hours

English Composition I, II (ENGL 1013, 1023)1

6

Social Sciences1

6

Science1

4

Color Design (ART 2403)

3

Introduction to Graphic Design (ART 1203)

3

Applied Graphic Design (ART 2203)

3

Introduction to Drawing (ART 1303)

3

Two-dimensional Design (ART 1403)

3

Total

31

Sophomore Year

Social Sciences1

6

Science1

4

Algebra for General Education (MATH 1103)1

3

Figure Drawing (ART 2303)

3

Three-dimensional Design (ART 2413)

3

Basic Advertising Art (ART 3213)

3

Introduction to Printmaking (ART 3803)

3

Fine Arts1

3

Humanities1

3

Physical Activity1

2

Total

33

Junior Year

Art History

6

Printmaking Studio I (ART 3813)

3

Graphic Design2

9

Electives3

12

Total

30

Senior Year

Senior Project and Exhibition (ART 4703)

3

Art Electives (3000-4000 level)

9

Electives3

18

Total

30

1 See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in General Education requirements (excludes ART 2123).

2 Choose nine hours from these courses:

ART 3223, Three-dimensional Advertising

ART 3233, Production Techniques

ART 4213, Advanced Advertising Art

ART 4233, Techniques for Illustration

3 At least 40 hours of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000 - 4000 level courses.



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