Undergraduate Catalog
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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 and vocabulary in combination with the techniques, skills, and art processes to accomplish advanced projects.
  2. Substantive curriculum content that engages and challenges students to think critically about their intellectual response to art as well as their own creative process.
  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 a portfolio consistent with areas of professional specialization.
  5. Leadership in developing and providing access to visual arts programming for the university and community.
  6. Internships that offer students opportunities to work with professionals in their fields of study.

The Department of Art offers a Bachelor of Art degree in three areas: Art Education, Fine Art, and Graphic Design. The degree in 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 degree Fine Arts, concentrates on drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture and other special art interests. The Graphic Design program enables a student to develop the skills and techniques required to engage in the various fields of advertising art. The department also offers a service course required in the area of general education and 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. 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 the ART 1001 Introduction to Art  course which provides an orientation to the art program and to the university, and the ART 3001 Sophomore Review course which serves as a review of the student’s skills in the four required foundation courses, ART 1303 Introduction to Drawing, ART 1403 Two-dimensional Design, ART 2403 Color Design, and ART 2413 Three-dimensional Design.  All art students are also required to take twelve hours of art history. Fine Art and Graphic Design students are required to exhibit their work in a culminating Senior Exhibition in their Senior Year.

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
ART 1001 Introduction to Art 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 SPH 2003 Public Speaking 3
SEED 2002 Introduction to Secondary Education 2 ART 1163 Basic Digital Photography 3
ART 2103 Art History IT 3 ART 2123 Experiencing ArtT 3
ART 2413 Three-dimensional DesignT 3 ART 2303 Figure DrawingT 3
    ART 3001 Sophomore Review 1
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
 
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 Elective (3000-4000) 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 12
 
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 & Africa, 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
ART 1001 Introduction to Art 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 3001 Sophomore Review 1
Elective2,T 3 Art History (3000-4000)3 3
    Elective2,T 2
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 & Africa, 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
ART 1001 Introduction to Art 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 3001 Sophomore Review 1
ART 2103 Art History IT 3 Art Elective4 3
    Elective2,T 2
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
 
Junior
Fall Spring
Social Sciences1,T 3 ART 3232 Production Design 2
ART 3203 Typography and Layout 3 Art History3 (3000-4000) 3
ART 3253 Digital 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 Package 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 & Africa, 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 Illustration Studio
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