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Department of Art

Dr. Dawn M. Ward, Head
Norman Hall, Room 104
(479) 968-0244
dward23@atu.edu

Professors:
Mudrinich, Ward
Associate Professors:
Brands, Brunson, Harrington
Assistant Professors:
Fisher, Greer

The Art Department is committed to quality visual arts education consistent with high professional standards. To achieve its mission, the Art Department seeks to provide:

  1. A strong core foundation in visual art concepts, skills, processes, technology and other art media.
  2. Substantive curriculum content that challenges students to think critically in both creating and responding to art.
  3. Historical perspectives necessary for student understanding of the role of art across time, as a form of communication, and in cultural contexts.
  4. Opportunities for developing and assessing a portfolio consistent with areas of professional specialization.
  5. Leadership in developing and providing access to visual arts programming for the university and community.

The department has three major components leading to the baccalaureate degree. The first, Art Education (curriculum also located in Secondary Education), provides a foundation of art skills, methodology, and advanced work through teaching internships necessary for teacher licensure. The second, the Fine Arts area, concentrates on drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture and other special art interests. Third, the Graphic Design program enables a student to develop the skills and techniques required to engage in the various fields of advertising art. All three curricula lead to the bachelor of arts degree. The department also offers a service course required in the area of general education. In addition, the department offers an art minor which provides an opportunity to investigate a range of content and studio experiences.

All majors will enroll in a foundations core made up of ART 1303 Introduction to Drawing; ART 1403 Two-dimensional Design; ART 2403 Color Design; and ART 2413 Three-dimensional Design. Graphic Design and Art Education students are expected to include ART 1503 Introduction to Graphic Design, Introduction to Graphic design in their foundations core. These courses may be taken independently of one another, and more than one may be taken in a semester. All art majors are required to enroll in twelve hours of art history. All majors participate in an assessment process beginning with the Sophomore Review after students complete 12 hours of core courses to include ART 1303 Introduction to Drawing, ART 1403 Two-dimensional Design, ART 2403 Color Design, ART 2413 Three-dimensional Design. It is prerequisite to advanced course work in all program areas. The Junior Review is to be completed one year before enrolling in the Senior Project Course (Spring Semester) for Fine Arts and in Graphic Design Exhibition (spring semester) for Graphic Design.

Curriculum in Art
for Teacher Licensure

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program
Freshman
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4
Mathematics1,T 3 ART 1503 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
TECH 1001 Orientation for the University 1 ART 2113 Art History IIT 3
ART 1303 Introduction to DrawingT 3 ART 2403 Color DesignT 3
ART 1403 Two-dimensional DesignT 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
Science with Lab1,T 4 SHP 2003 Public Speaking 3
SEED 2002 Introduction to Secondary Education 2 ART 2123 Experiencing ArtT 3
ART 2103 Art History IT 3 ART 2303 Figure DrawingT 3
ART 2413 Three-dimensional DesignT 3 Art Elective (3000-4000) 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Junior
Fall Spring
ART 3003 Concepts in Art Education 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
ART 3073 Introduction to Sculpture 3 SEED 3552 Adolescent Development 2
ART 3403 Introduction to Opaque Painting or ART 3533 Watercolor Painting 3 SEED 3702 Introduction to Educational Technology 2
ART 3603 Introduction to Ceramics 3 SEED 4052 Adolescent Exceptionalities 2
Art History (3000-4000)2 3 ART 4823 Art Criticism and Aesthetics 3
Art Elective (3000-4000) 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Senior
Fall Spring
SEED 4556 Classroom Application of Educational Psychology 6 SEED 4503 Seminar in Secondary Education 3
ART 3013 Art Education Practicum 3 SEED 4809 Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School 9
ART 3803 Introduction to Printmaking 3 ART 4701 Special Methods in Art 1
Art Elective (3000-4000) 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
 
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Art history electives ART 3113 Art History, American, ART 3123 Art History, Renaissance, ART 3133 Art History, Americas & Africas, ART 3143 Art History, Asia & Pacific, ART 4103 Art History, Modern 1789-1945, ART 4113 Art History, Art After 1945, ART 4723 Art History Seminar can be used toward this requirement.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

 

Curriculum in Fine Arts

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program
Freshman
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4
Mathematics1,T 3 ART 2113 Art History IIT 3
TECH 1001 Orientation for the University 1 ART 2403 Color DesignT 3
ART 1303 Introduction to DrawingT 3 ART 2413 Three-dimensional DesignT 3
ART 1403 Two-dimensional DesignT 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
Social Sciences/Fine Arts/Humanities/Speech1,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Science with Lab1,T 4 ART 2303 Figure DrawingT 3
ART 2103 Art History IT 3 Art History (3000-4000)3 3
Elective2,T 3 Elective2,T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
 
Junior
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 ART 3073 Introduction to Sculpture 3
ART 3303 Drawing Studio I 3 Art Elective2 3
ART 3403 Introduction to Opaque Painting or ART 3533 Watercolor Painting 3 Art History (3000-4000)3 3
ART 3603 Introduction to Ceramics 3 Elective2,T 6
ART 3803 Introduction to Printmaking 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Senior
Fall Spring
Art Elective2 6 ART 4703 Senior Project and Exhibition 3
Elective2,T 9 Art Elective2 6
Elective2,T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
 
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2At least 40 upper level hours are required, electives can include art courses. Art Electives are all upper level hours.
3Art history electives ART 3113 Art History, American, ART 3123 Art History, Renaissance, ART 3133 Art History, Americas & Africas, ART 3143 Art History, Asia & Pacific, ART 4103 Art History, Modern 1789-1945, ART 4113 Art History, Art After 1945, ART 4723 Art History Seminar, ART 4823 Art Criticism and Aesthetics can be used toward this requirement.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.


Curriculum in Graphic Design

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program
Freshman
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4
Mathematics1,T 3 ART 2113 Art History IIT 3
TECH 1001 Orientation for the University 1 ART 2403 Color DesignT 3
ART 1303 Introduction to DrawingT 3 ART 2413 Three-dimensional DesignT 3
ART 1403 Two-dimensional DesignT 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
Social Sciences/Fine Arts/Humanities/Speech1,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
Science with Lab1,T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 ART 2213 Digital Skills for the Graphic Designer 3
ART 1503 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 Art Elective4 3
ART 2103 Art History IT 3 Elective2,T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
 
Junior
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 ART 3232 Production Techniques 2
ART 3203 Typography and Layout 3 Art History3 (3000-4000) 3
ART 3253 Computer Illustration 3 Art Elective 3
Art History3 (3000-4000) 3 Elective2 6
Elective2 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14
 
Senior
Fall Spring
ART 3223 Three-dimensional Graphic Design 3 ART 4231 Graphic Design Exhibition 1
ART 3243 Web Design 3 ART 4243 Professional Portfolio Preparation for Graphic Designers 3
ART 3803 Introduction to Printmaking 3 ART 4623 Animation Techniques 3
Elective2 6 Elective2 6
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
 
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2At least 40 upper level hours are required, general electives can include art courses. Art electives are all upper level hours.
3Art history electives ART 3113 Art History, American, ART 3123 Art History, Renaissance, ART 3133 Art History, Americas & Africas, ART 3143 Art History, Asia & Pacific, ART 4103 Art History, Modern 1789-1945, ART 4113 Art History, Art After 1945, ART 4723 Art History Seminar, ART 4823 Art Criticism and Aesthetics can be used toward this requirement.
4Choose ART 3303 Drawing Studio I, or ART 4233 Techniques for Illustration
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

Minor Art

The minor program provides an opportunity to investigate a range of content and studio experiences. Students who wish to take advanced level coursework in any studio area must meet prerequisites. The minor in art requires 18 hours of courses:

ART 1303 Introduction to Drawing
ART 1403 Two-dimensional Design
ART Electives (9 hours)
AND
3 hours selected from the following:
ART 2103 Art History I
ART 2113 Art History II
ART 2123 Experiencing Art