Undergraduate Catalog
Colleges

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 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, ART 1403, ART 2403, ART 2413. 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

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4 SPH 2003 3
Mathematics1,T 3 ART 1503 3 SEED 2002 2 ART 2123T 3
TECH 1001 1 ART 2113T 3 ART 2103T 3 ART 2303T 3
ART 1303T 3 ART 2403T 3 ART 2413T 3 Art Elective (3000-4000) 3
ART 1403T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ART 3003 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 SEED 4556 6 SEED 4503 3
ART 3073 3 SEED 3552 2 ART 3013 3 SEED 4809 9
ART 3403 or ART 3533 3 SEED 3702 2 ART 3803 3 ART 4701 1
ART 3603 3 SEED 4052 2 Art Elective (3000-4000) 3
Art History (3000-4000)2 3 ART 4823 3
Art Elective (3000-4000) 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Art history electives ART 3113, ART 3123, ART 3133, ART 3143, ART 4103, ART 4113, ART 4723 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

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Social Sciences/Fine Arts/Humanities/Speech1,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 ART 2113T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 ART 2303T 3
TECH 1001 1 ART 2403T 3 ART 2103T 3 Art History (3000-4000)3 3
ART 1303T 3 ART 2413T 3 Elective2,T 3 Elective2,T 3
ART 1403T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 ART 3073 3 Art Elective2 6 ART 4703 3
ART 3303 3 Art Elective2 3 Elective2,T 9 Art Elective2 6
ART 3403 or ART 3533 3 Art History (3000-4000)3 3 Elective2,T 3
ART 3603 3 Elective2,T 6
ART 3803 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 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 3123, ART 3133, ART 3143, ART 4103, ART 4113, ART 4723, ART 4823 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

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 Social Sciences/Fine Arts/Humanities/Speech1,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3
Social Sciences1,T 3 Science with Lab1,T 4 Science with Lab1,T 4 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3
Mathematics1,T 3 ART 2113T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 ART 2213 3
TECH 1001 1 ART 2403T 3 ART 1503 3 Art Elective4 3
ART 1303T 3 ART 2413T 3 ART 2103T 3 Elective2,T 3
ART 1403T 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 ART 3232 2 ART 3223 3 ART 4231 1
ART 3203 3 Art History3 (3000-4000) 3 ART 3243 3 ART 4243 3
ART 3253 3 Art Elective 3 ART 3803 3 ART 4623 3
Art History3 (3000-4000) 3 Elective2 6 Elective2 6 Elective2 6
Elective2 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 14 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 3123, ART 3133, ART 3143, ART 4103, ART 4113, ART 4723, ART 4823 can be used toward this requirement.
4Choose ART 3303, or ART 4233
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