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High School Art Workshops, April 8 - May 17

for 9th – 12th grade students.

Glass, 3-D Printing, Photography, Art Therapy, Figure Drawing, or Ceramics

Senior Art Exhibit April 6-27, 2018

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.

Art. Science. Business. Teamwork.

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

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Visual Art Degrees

Keystone has many options if you are looking to earn a two- or four-year visual art degree. Our visual arts program builds on the national reputation of our faculty and proves to be one of the best undergraduate art programs in the Scranton area. The program allows our art majors to focus on specific areas within the visual arts field including painting and drawing, print media, photography, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, and glass.

Art, A.F.A.

An Associate in Fine Art degree is a complete, two-year foundation art program that prepares students for transfer into fine art colleges, art schools, and universities offering career programs in a wide spectrum of visual art fields including architecture, photography, art education, art therapy, drawing and painting, sculpture, print-media, crafts, fashion, fabric, industrial, toy, and graphic design.

Visual Arts, B.A.

A bachelor of arts program in visual art provides a broad-based arts foundation in a variety of studio areas. The B.A. program provides options for students to enter a variety of art and art-related fields by offering a range of concentration areas in studio art augmented with choices of study from other academic disciplines. 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.

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Admissions into an Art Program

Students seeking admission to one of our art program must present a portfolio, be interviewed by a member of the Keystone College Visual Arts Program, and have a high school art teacher’s recommendation. Transfer students must also present a portfolio, be interviewed by a member of the Visual Arts Program and have obtained a 2.50 cumulative grade point average prior to formal admission to the art program.

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for the Visual Arts B.A. Degree

Semester 1 – Fall

  • College Writing I
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Arts & Humanities Elective: Art History I
  • Color Theory
  • Arts & Humanities Elective: Drawing & Comp I
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Critical Reading 0/2
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 2 – Spring

  • Tech Elective: Electronic Media
  • College Writing II
  • Art History II
  • Figure Drawing I
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Fundamental Art Studio Elective (1 of 4)
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 3 – Fall

  • Fundamentals of Sculpture
  • Speech Communication
  • Quantitative: (College Algebra or a higher level MATH course)
  • Fundamental Art Studio Elective (2 of 4)
  • Drawing and Composition II or Figure Drawing II
  • Social & Cultural Elective: (Fundamentals of Graphic Design)
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 4 – Spring

  • Fundamental Art Studio Elective (3 of 4)
  • Fundamental Art Studio Elective (4 of 4)
  • Gen Ed Elective
  • Social & Cultural Elective
  • Scientific Elective
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 5 – Fall

  • Modern & Post-Modern Art
  • Intermediate Art Studio (1 of 3)
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 6 – Spring

  • Intermediate Art Studio (2 of 3)
  • Intermediate Art Studio (3 of 3)
  • Gen Ed Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Minor/Free Elective: 3000+
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 7 – Fall

  • Advanced Art Studio (1 of 2)
  • Minor/Free Elective 3000+
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 8 – Spring

  • Advanced Art Studio (2 of 2)
  • Moral: Prof Practices
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Minor/Free Elective
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit
  • Senior Exhibit Capstone

Updated 10/2017

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with Career Services for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

Curriculum Guide for the Arts A.F.A. Degree

Semester 1 – Fall 

  • College Writing I
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Arts & Humanities Elective: Art History Survey I
  • Color Theory
  • Drawing & Composition I
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Critical Reading
  • Experiential Learning:  Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 2 – Spring                      

  • Tech Elective: Electronic Media in the Arts
  • College Writing II
  • Art History II
  • Figure Drawing I
  • Three-Dimensional Design
  • Art Studio Elective 2000+
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 3 – Fall 

  • Fundamentals of Sculpture
  • Speech Communication
  • Quantitative: (College Algebra or a higher level MATH course)
  • Art Studio Elective 2000-3000
  • Art Studio Elective 2000-3000
  • Art Studio Elective 2000-3000
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Semester 4 – Spring 

  • Art Studio Elective 2000-3000
  • Art Studio Elective 2000-3000
  • Drawing and Composition II or Figure Drawing II
  • Social & Cultural Elective: (Graphic Design II)
  • Scientific Elective
  • Grad Audit
  • Experiential Learning: Juried Student Exhibit

Updated 10/2017

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with Career Services for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

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

Our Visual Arts Faculty

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