Art (B.F.A.)

Students who want to pursue a B.F.A. degree will need to go through a B.F.A. Clearance. In order to qualify, students must complete or be currently enrolled in required art core courses (ART 1050 Basic Design, ART 1300 Drawing 1, and ART 2300 Drawing 2: Figure Drawing) as well as one introductory art history course, and introductory (1000-level) courses in both 2-D and 3-D media. The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 in all art classes at the time of the review. The B.F.A. Clearance will be held concurrently with the annual portfolio review that is required for art majors. The art department faculty will evaluate the portfolio and inform the student of its decision to allow for time to plan schedules.

Foundation Courses 9 hours
Art Major (B.F.A., 73 hours)
ART 1050 Basic Design 3 hours
ART 1300 Drawing 1 3 hours
ART 2300 Drawing 2: Figure Drawing 3 hours
Art History, Theory & Criticism 16 hours
ARH 1010 Art and Society in the West: Ancient to Medieval 3 hours
ARH 1020 Art and Society in the West: Renaissance to Modern 3 hours
ARH 1030 Survey of Non-Western Art History 3 hours
Art History elective (must be 3000-level or 4000-level) 3 hours
ART 3000 Art Theory and Criticism 4 hours
Studio Courses 12 hours
2-D Courses — Select 6 hours from the following: 6 hours
ART 1100 Painting 1  
ART 1200 Introduction to Graphic and Web Design  
ART 1400 Printmaking 1  
ART 1500 Photography 1: Digital  
ART 2550 Photography II: Darkroom  
3-D Courses — Select 6 hours from the following: 6 hours
ART 1600 Ceramics 1  
ART 1700 Sculpture 1  
ART 1800 Metalsmithing 1  
 Art Electives 32 hours
Electives may include courses in studio, art history, aesthetics, and selected topics courses offered within the department. ART 1000 Art in the Elementary School and ART 2000 Art in the Secondary School may count as art electives for education students only. Must include completion to fourth level in one medium or to third level in two different media. If a student completes to the fourth level in one area, the transcript will note the area of emphasis.
Capstone Courses  4 hours
ART 3980 Junior Project 2 hours
ART 4980 Senior Capstone 2 hours

 

ARH 1010 Art and Society in the West: Ancient to Medieval (3 hours)

A survey of art and architectural history in the western hemisphere: significant monuments from prehistory to the medieval period will be considered with particular attention to the interaction of art and its producing society so that political situation, theology, science, and aesthetics will be considered in lectures. Credit cannot be earned for both ARH 1000 Masterpieces of World Art and ARH 1010 Art and Society in the West: Ancient to Medieval.

ARH 1020 Art and Society in the West: Renaissance to Modern (3 hours)

A survey of art and architectural history in the western hemisphere: significant monuments from the Renaissance to the twentieth century will be considered with particular attention to the interaction of art and its producing society so that political situation, theology, science, and aesthetics will be considered in lectures. Credit cannot be earned for both ARH 1000 Masterpieces of World Art and ARH 1020 Art and Society in the West: Renaissance to Modern.

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread
ARH 1030 Survey of Non-Western Art History (3 hours)

A survey of African, Asian, Native American, and Pre-Columbian arts.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: Global
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
ART 1000 Art in the Elementary School (3 hours)

Study of age- and developmentally-appropriate philosophy, methodology, processes, and content for visual arts instruction in the elementary schools. Includes strategies for teaching art criticism, art history, art media and techniques, aesthetics, and developing curriculum for the elementary school art program. Students will engage in constructing and solving a series of design problems via a range of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art processes. Laboratory and teaching experiences in elementary schools as well as assigned readings, reflective writings, lecture/presentations, hands-on activities, and classroom discussions are provided. Required for certification of elementary teachers and K-12 art endorsements. Cannot be applied toward a major in art.
Cross listed with EDUC 1000.

ART 1050 Basic Design (3 hours)

This course gives students a working comprehension of the elements and principles of design in a variety of media.  Students are expected to develop a strong studio work ethic, increase creative problem-solving capabilities, and discover ways to communicate ideas visually.  Students learn through making, self-reflection, and critique to develop a verbal/visual vocabulary that forms the foundation for the future study of art.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
ART 1100 Painting 1 (3 hours)

A studio art investigation of basic design and color theory, composition, and use of light as it relates to painting. Experimentation with the technical processes of painting such as underpainting, scumbling, blending paint, glazing, and varnishing. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together.  The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1200 Introduction to Graphic and Web Design (3 hours)

An introductory studio art class focusing on the creative, expressive potential of digital media with an emphasis on building a formal foundation utilizing image processing software, HTML and CSS. Projects begin by critically engaging with local visual culture. Discussions will be held on current issues surrounding digital media and field trips to local design hubs will supplement the classroom activities. Students will improve their visual literacy while becoming proficient in using a variety of tools, processes and design elements to create work with real-world applications. Students will participate directly in the campus and wider community by collaborating with university and local organizations to develop these projects that will be utilized in the community.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1300 Drawing 1 (3 hours)

An introduction to drawing by surveying its use as a foundation for future study in all 2D and 3D media. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together. The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1400 Printmaking 1 (3 hours)

Introduction to the techniques of printmaking; relief print, serigraph, intaglio, and lithography. Emphasis on the study of the print as a multiple original with introductory edition printing. Focus on basic design concepts with introductory historical investigation related to printmaking. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together. The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1500 Photography 1: Digital (3 hours)

An introduction to the basic tools and techniques of digital photography. Focus on the technical craft of using the camera, creating digital prints, and interpreting photographs. Discussion and development of student vocabulary related to subject matter, form, and content of the photographic image in the context of historical and contemporary photographic concerns. Emphasis on student development of a creative problem-solving process related to photographic image-making. This is not a course in professional commercial photography, rather is situated within a fine-art photographic dialogue. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together. The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1600 Ceramics 1 (3 hours)

Students will develop a basic foundation and understanding of clay – its nature, attributes, possibilities, and limitations – through basic handbuilding and throwing techniques.  Focus on appreciation for clay as a medium for personal and artistic expression. Additionally, the study and understanding of historical and contemporary works in clay will help each student better understand the material and its place in history. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together.  The course requirements of each level are different. No Pass/Fail.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1700 Sculpture 1 (3 hours)

This course is an introduction to the basic language of sculpture, spatial concepts and technical processes as they relate to sculptural practices.  Students will investigate three-dimensional design principles, sculptural strategies, and themes employed throughout history and contemporary object making.  A broad range of processes and versatile materials are explored including tools and equipment used in metal and wood fabrication, plaster mold making, and additive and subtractive construction methods.  In addition, students will gain knowledge and observe professional standards of shop conduct and safety. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together.  The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1800 Metalsmithing 1 (3 hours)

Introduction to the basic tools and techniques of metalsmithing for use in body ornament or as small sculptural form. Broad studio art exploration in the techniques of sheet metal construction including cutting, piercing, soldering, mechanical joining, surface embellishment, and finishing. Emphasis on historical metalsmithing in relationship to contemporary attitudes in metalsmithing. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together.  The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 2000 Art in the Secondary School (3 hours)

A survey of teaching visual arts education in the secondary schools (grades 7-12). Emphasis on administration, organization, curriculum, and philosophy of art in education. Required for K-12 art certification. Cannot be applied toward a major in art. Cannot be applied toward a major or minor in art.
Cross listed with EDUC 2000.
Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of art and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the chair of Department of Education.

ART 2300 Drawing 2: Figure Drawing (3 hours)

A class focused on the human figure and portrait. Basic anatomy, movement, and composition will be covered by having each class session with a model. This class will benefit students who are interested in all artistic media by giving them an understanding of the human form. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together. The course requirements of each level are different.
Prerequisite(s): ART 1300 Drawing 1

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Discourse Instructive
ART 2550 Photography II: Darkroom (3 hours)

An introduction to the basic tools and techniques of darkroom photography. Focus on the technical craft of using the camera, creating silver gelatin prints, and interpreting photographs. Discussion and development of student vocabulary related to subject matter, form, and content of the photographic image in the context of historical and contemporary photographic concerns. Engagement with local and regional photographic community. Emphasis on student development of a creative problem-solving process related to photographic image-making. This is not a course in professional commercial photography, rather is situated within a fine-art photographic dialogue. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together. The course requirements of each level are different.
Prerequisite(s): ART 1500 Photography 1: Digital.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 3000 Art Theory and Criticism (4 hours)

In a seminar format, this course will survey different methodological and theoretical approaches to the art criticism and art production of the twentieth century.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ART 3980 Junior Project (2 hours)

 To be taken during the spring semester of the junior year.  Students will begin to formulate an inclusive portfolio of their work and a thesis for presentation in the Senior Comprehensive. Students will participate in regularly scheduled portfolio critiques and will be required to address relevant questions in a comprehensive written thesis. 
Meets concurrently with the Senior Comprehensive course. 
Prerequisite(s): Junior status and permission of department chair.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ART 4980 Senior Capstone (2 hours)

Designed to prepare seniors in art for graduation, this course includes experiences in planning, promoting, and opening a senior gallery exhibition. Students and instructor will work together to prepare professional resumes and portfolios, which include a written artist statement. Includes a gallery talk, presentation to the public, and an exit evaluation by the art department faculty.
Prerequisite(s): ART 3980 Junior Project and art history courses.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
ARH 1010 Art and Society in the West: Ancient to Medieval (3 hours)

A survey of art and architectural history in the western hemisphere: significant monuments from prehistory to the medieval period will be considered with particular attention to the interaction of art and its producing society so that political situation, theology, science, and aesthetics will be considered in lectures. Credit cannot be earned for both ARH 1000 Masterpieces of World Art and ARH 1010 Art and Society in the West: Ancient to Medieval.

ARH 1020 Art and Society in the West: Renaissance to Modern (3 hours)

A survey of art and architectural history in the western hemisphere: significant monuments from the Renaissance to the twentieth century will be considered with particular attention to the interaction of art and its producing society so that political situation, theology, science, and aesthetics will be considered in lectures. Credit cannot be earned for both ARH 1000 Masterpieces of World Art and ARH 1020 Art and Society in the West: Renaissance to Modern.

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Reflected Self Thread
ARH 1030 Survey of Non-Western Art History (3 hours)

A survey of African, Asian, Native American, and Pre-Columbian arts.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Diversity Instructive: Global
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
ART 1000 Art in the Elementary School (3 hours)

Study of age- and developmentally-appropriate philosophy, methodology, processes, and content for visual arts instruction in the elementary schools. Includes strategies for teaching art criticism, art history, art media and techniques, aesthetics, and developing curriculum for the elementary school art program. Students will engage in constructing and solving a series of design problems via a range of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art processes. Laboratory and teaching experiences in elementary schools as well as assigned readings, reflective writings, lecture/presentations, hands-on activities, and classroom discussions are provided. Required for certification of elementary teachers and K-12 art endorsements. Cannot be applied toward a major in art.
Cross listed with EDUC 1000.

ART 1050 Basic Design (3 hours)

This course gives students a working comprehension of the elements and principles of design in a variety of media.  Students are expected to develop a strong studio work ethic, increase creative problem-solving capabilities, and discover ways to communicate ideas visually.  Students learn through making, self-reflection, and critique to develop a verbal/visual vocabulary that forms the foundation for the future study of art.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
ART 1100 Painting 1 (3 hours)

A studio art investigation of basic design and color theory, composition, and use of light as it relates to painting. Experimentation with the technical processes of painting such as underpainting, scumbling, blending paint, glazing, and varnishing. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together.  The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1200 Introduction to Graphic and Web Design (3 hours)

An introductory studio art class focusing on the creative, expressive potential of digital media with an emphasis on building a formal foundation utilizing image processing software, HTML and CSS. Projects begin by critically engaging with local visual culture. Discussions will be held on current issues surrounding digital media and field trips to local design hubs will supplement the classroom activities. Students will improve their visual literacy while becoming proficient in using a variety of tools, processes and design elements to create work with real-world applications. Students will participate directly in the campus and wider community by collaborating with university and local organizations to develop these projects that will be utilized in the community.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1300 Drawing 1 (3 hours)

An introduction to drawing by surveying its use as a foundation for future study in all 2D and 3D media. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together. The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1400 Printmaking 1 (3 hours)

Introduction to the techniques of printmaking; relief print, serigraph, intaglio, and lithography. Emphasis on the study of the print as a multiple original with introductory edition printing. Focus on basic design concepts with introductory historical investigation related to printmaking. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together. The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1500 Photography 1: Digital (3 hours)

An introduction to the basic tools and techniques of digital photography. Focus on the technical craft of using the camera, creating digital prints, and interpreting photographs. Discussion and development of student vocabulary related to subject matter, form, and content of the photographic image in the context of historical and contemporary photographic concerns. Emphasis on student development of a creative problem-solving process related to photographic image-making. This is not a course in professional commercial photography, rather is situated within a fine-art photographic dialogue. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together. The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1600 Ceramics 1 (3 hours)

Students will develop a basic foundation and understanding of clay – its nature, attributes, possibilities, and limitations – through basic handbuilding and throwing techniques.  Focus on appreciation for clay as a medium for personal and artistic expression. Additionally, the study and understanding of historical and contemporary works in clay will help each student better understand the material and its place in history. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together.  The course requirements of each level are different. No Pass/Fail.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1700 Sculpture 1 (3 hours)

This course is an introduction to the basic language of sculpture, spatial concepts and technical processes as they relate to sculptural practices.  Students will investigate three-dimensional design principles, sculptural strategies, and themes employed throughout history and contemporary object making.  A broad range of processes and versatile materials are explored including tools and equipment used in metal and wood fabrication, plaster mold making, and additive and subtractive construction methods.  In addition, students will gain knowledge and observe professional standards of shop conduct and safety. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together.  The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 1800 Metalsmithing 1 (3 hours)

Introduction to the basic tools and techniques of metalsmithing for use in body ornament or as small sculptural form. Broad studio art exploration in the techniques of sheet metal construction including cutting, piercing, soldering, mechanical joining, surface embellishment, and finishing. Emphasis on historical metalsmithing in relationship to contemporary attitudes in metalsmithing. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together.  The course requirements of each level are different.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 2000 Art in the Secondary School (3 hours)

A survey of teaching visual arts education in the secondary schools (grades 7-12). Emphasis on administration, organization, curriculum, and philosophy of art in education. Required for K-12 art certification. Cannot be applied toward a major in art. Cannot be applied toward a major or minor in art.
Cross listed with EDUC 2000.
Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of art and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program or permission of the chair of Department of Education.

ART 2300 Drawing 2: Figure Drawing (3 hours)

A class focused on the human figure and portrait. Basic anatomy, movement, and composition will be covered by having each class session with a model. This class will benefit students who are interested in all artistic media by giving them an understanding of the human form. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together. The course requirements of each level are different.
Prerequisite(s): ART 1300 Drawing 1

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Discourse Instructive
ART 2550 Photography II: Darkroom (3 hours)

An introduction to the basic tools and techniques of darkroom photography. Focus on the technical craft of using the camera, creating silver gelatin prints, and interpreting photographs. Discussion and development of student vocabulary related to subject matter, form, and content of the photographic image in the context of historical and contemporary photographic concerns. Engagement with local and regional photographic community. Emphasis on student development of a creative problem-solving process related to photographic image-making. This is not a course in professional commercial photography, rather is situated within a fine-art photographic dialogue. Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together. The course requirements of each level are different.
Prerequisite(s): ART 1500 Photography 1: Digital.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Creative and Performing Arts
ART 3000 Art Theory and Criticism (4 hours)

In a seminar format, this course will survey different methodological and theoretical approaches to the art criticism and art production of the twentieth century.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Chaos Thread
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ART 3980 Junior Project (2 hours)

 To be taken during the spring semester of the junior year.  Students will begin to formulate an inclusive portfolio of their work and a thesis for presentation in the Senior Comprehensive. Students will participate in regularly scheduled portfolio critiques and will be required to address relevant questions in a comprehensive written thesis. 
Meets concurrently with the Senior Comprehensive course. 
Prerequisite(s): Junior status and permission of department chair.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
ART 4980 Senior Capstone (2 hours)

Designed to prepare seniors in art for graduation, this course includes experiences in planning, promoting, and opening a senior gallery exhibition. Students and instructor will work together to prepare professional resumes and portfolios, which include a written artist statement. Includes a gallery talk, presentation to the public, and an exit evaluation by the art department faculty.
Prerequisite(s): ART 3980 Junior Project and art history courses.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive