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Senior Art Exhibit

Creating distinctive artwork is just one part of the equation.

Seniors in the visual arts program host and promote art openings each spring that feature a wide array of diverse media that they have created.

April 7-28, 2017

Art. Science. Business. Teamwork.

Students produce beautiful hand-crafted glass for the holiday season.

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Art, A.F.A.

The curriculum in art is a complete, two-year foundation program that prepares students for transfer into colleges, art schools, and universities offering career programs in a wide spectrum of visual art fields.

Visual Arts, B.A.

Our visual arts program builds on the national reputation of our faculty and allows the student to focus on specific areas within the visual arts field. Students choose a single or dual concentration from the following areas:

Art Minor

A minor in art consists of a minimum of 18 credits in a particular discipline and requires one 1000-level course and two 3000- and/or 4000-level courses.

Art portfolio review

In order to be accepted into any of our art programs students must complete a an Art Portfolio Review. You will have the opportunity to present your art portfolio during a personal interview with a fine arts faculty member.

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for the Visual Arts B.A. Degree

120 credits are required with 36 credits at the 3000 level.

First Year 
First Semester

  • Art History Survey I
  • Color Theory
  • Drawing I
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Critical and Analytical Reading
  • College Writing I: Academic Writing
  • The First Year Seminar
Second Semester

  • Art History Survey II
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Figure Drawing I
  • Electronic Media
  • College Writing II
  • Art Studio Elective – 1 of 4 at 2000 level
Second Year
First Semester

  • Fundamentals of Sculpture
  • Drawing and Composition II or Figure Drawing II
  • Art Studio Elective – 2 of 4 at 2000 level
  • Art Studio Elective – 3 of 4 at 2000 level
  • Speech Communication
  • College Algebra or higher
Second Semester

  • Art Studio Elective – 4 of 4 at 2000 level
  • Art Studio Elective – 1 of 3 at 3000 level
  • Minor or Free Elective
  • Lab Science Elective, Environmental Science recommended
  • Environmental Sustainability / Global
  • Social Behavioral Science Elective
  • PE / Wellness
Third Year
First Semester

  • Modern and Postmodern Art
  • Art Studio Elective – 2 of 3 at 3000 level
  • Art Studio Elective, Minor or Free Elective
  • Minor or Free Elective
  • Social or Behavioral Science Elective 2000 level or higher
Second Semester

  • Art Studio Elective – 3 of 3 at 3000 level
  • Art Studio Elective – 1 of 2 at 4000 level
  • Minor or Free Elective
  • Minor or Free Elective
  • Math / Science Elective – 2000 level or higher
 Fourth Year
 First Semester

  • Art Studio Elective – 2 of 2 at 4000 level
  • Minor or Free Elective
  • Minor or Free Elective at 3000 level
  • Minor or Free Elective at 3000 level
Second Semester

  • Professional Practices with 4000 level Art Studio
  • Art Studio Elective – at 4000 level with Professional Practices
  • Art Studio Elective, Minor or Free Elective
  • Minor or Free Elective at 3000 level
Curriculum Guide for the Arts A.F.A. Degree
First Year 
First Semester

  • Art History Survey I
  • Color Theory
  • Drawing and Composition I
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Critical and Analytical Reading
  • College Writing I: Academic Writing
  • The First Year Seminar
Second Semester

  • Art History Survey II
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Figure Drawing I
  • Electronic Media
  • College Writing II
  • Art Studio Elective 2000 level
Second Year
First Semester

  • Fundamentals of Sculpture
  • Drawing and Composition II or Figure Drawing II
  • Art Studio Elective
  • Art Studio Elective
  • Speech Communication
  • College Algebra or higher
Second Semester

  • Art Studio Elective
  • Art Studio Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Lab Science Elective
  • Social Behavioral Science Elective
  • PE / Wellness

 

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

Our Visual Arts Faculty