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Visual Arts Major

    Arts Administration Concentration

    Art Education Concentration

    Art History Concentration

    Art Therapy Concentration
    Studio Art Concentration

Visual Arts Major -- Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Teacher Certification

Art Minor

Photography Minor

Master of Arts Degree in Art

 


 

 

Visual Arts

                                   

Faculty

Kim Borst, Assistant Professor

Timothy Cleary, Assistant Professor

Gloria Eslinger, Assistant Professor

Olawole Famule, Assistant Professor

James Grittner, Professor Emeritus

Susan E. Loonsk, Professor

William P. Morgan, Professor

Laurel J. Scott, Professor

W. Pope Wright, Professor

 

The following degrees and concentrations are available in the Visual Arts Major

 

Visual Arts Major

(Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science)

            Arts Administration Concentration (Comprehensive)

            Art Education Concentration (Comprehensive)

            Art History Concentration

            Art Therapy Concentration (Comprehensive)

            Studio Art Concentration: Ceramics, Drawing, Expressive Ecopsychology, Fibers, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture

             

Visual Arts Major (Bachelor of Fine Arts) (Comprehensive)

 

   

The descriptions and programs which follow outline the basic curricular structure within the Visual Arts Department. In addition, students enrolled are expected to take advantage of enrichment programs scheduled by the department, which include guest speakers, guest artists, film programs, organized field tours, special exhibitions, and other faculty-recommended activities in the Visual Arts.

 

Students majoring or minoring in Visual Arts may not use Art 101 to satisfy degree requirements or to satisfy the General Education aesthetic experience requirement.

 

Visual Arts Majors

(Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science)

 

Arts Administration Concentration
(Comprehensive)

BUS 370 Principles of Marketing                                                                      3 credits

BUS 380 Principles of Management                                                                 3 credits

COMM 122 Theater Appreciation                                                                   3 credits

COMM 377 Special Topics in Theater-Box Office                                           2 credits

COMM 170 Mass Communications and Society                                              3 credits

COMM 350 Public Relations                                                                           3 credits

MUSI 160 Music Appreciation                                                                         3 credits

MUSI 161 Music and World Cultures                                                              3 credits

ART 221/222 Art History Survey                                                                     8 credits

ART 241 Photography                                                                                     3 credits

ART 327 Modern Art                                                                                      4 credits

ART 331 Black Art History                                                                              3 credits

ART 497 Art Field Study (Two semesters at three credits)                                 6 credits

ART 490 Art Seminar                                                                                      3 credits

ART 491 Visual Arts Capstone                                                                        0 credit

ART 495 Independent Study-Grant Writing*                                                    1 credit

ART 498 Gallery Practicum (Six semesters at one credit)                                  6 credits

Total                                                                                                                57 credits

 

*University Extension-Non Profit, 15 Hour Workshop

 

Art Education Concentration
(Comprehensive)

Art Teaching Major at the Early Childhood to Adolescence Level (EC-A) ages birth-21. The Art Education Concentration certifies graduates to teach art at level birth-21. A minimum of 60 credits in art, including the following courses, is required. No minor required. See advisor for Art Education Portfolio requirement. 

 

ART 102 Two-Dimensional Design                                                                   3 credits

ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design                                                                 3 credits

ART 105 Drawing                                                                                            3 credits

ART 106 Drawing                                                                                            3 credits

ART 305-306-405-406 Intermediate Drawing                                                  3 credits

ART 210 Painting                                                                                             3 credits

ART 221/222 Art History Survey                                                                     8 credits

ART 240 Printmaking                                                                                       3 credits

ART 241 Photography                                                                                     3 credits

ART 260 Sculpture                                                                                          3 credits

ART 270 Ceramics                                                                                          3 credits

ART 275 Metalwork and Jewelry                                                                     3 credits

ART 279 Fibers                                                                                               3 credits

ART 327 Modern Art                                                                                      4 credits

ART 335 Elementary Art Methods                                                                   3 credits

ART 339 Secondary Art Methods                                                                    3 credits

ART 481 Art for Special Education                                                                  3 credits

ART 490 Art Seminar (Junior Year)                                                                 3 credits

ART 491 Visual Arts Capstone                                                                        0 credits                                                                                      

Total                                                                                                                60 credits

 

All EC-A licensure students must also meet the Professional Education Certification section of this catalog. Students are also required to pass a subject specific Praxis II exam designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction before being placed for student teaching.

 

For a complete description of Teacher Education requirements, see the UW-Superior website: Academic Departments>Teacher Education>Publications>Secondary Certification Handbook>Professional Requirements for Secondary Education Certification.

 

Art History Concentration
The Art History Concentration combines studio and art history requirements. The student must complete 12 credits of art history beyond the Art History core courses. A minor in an area outside of art is required.

                                                                             

Art foundation courses:                                                                                                 

ART 103 Three-Dimension Design                                                                   3 credits

ART 105 Drawing                                                                                            3 credits

ART 210 Painting                                                                                            3 credits                                                

ART 490 Art Seminar                                                                                      3 credits

ART 491 Visual Arts Capstone                                                                        0 credits

                                                                       

Art History core courses:

ART 221 Ancient to Renaissance                                                                      4 credits

ART 222 Renaissance to Modern                                                                     4 credits

ART 327 Modern                                                                                            4 credits

                                                                                      

12 credits of Art History selected from the following:

ART 224 Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies                                                3 credits

ART 320 American Art                                                                                    3 credits

ART 321 Mediterranean                                                                                   3 credits                                                                  

ART 323 Medieval                                                                                          3 credits

ART 325 Renaissance                                                                                      3 credits

ART 326 Baroque                                                                                            3 credits

ART 329 Women in Art                                                                                   3 credits

ART 331 Black Art: African                                                                             3 credits

ART 331 Black Art: African-American                                                             3 credits

ART 336 Contemporary Art                                                                             3 credits

ART 404 Issues in Visual Arts                                                                          3 credits                                                                                            

Total                                                                                                                36 credits

      

Art Therapy Concentration
(Comprehensive)

The Art Therapy Concentration combines course work in art with 12 credits of abnormal and developmental psychology. No minor required.

 

Art foundation courses:

ART 102 Two-Dimensional Design                                                                   3 credits

ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design                                                                 3 credits

ART 105 Drawing                                                                                            3 credits

ART 210 Painting                                                                                             3 credits

ART 222 Art History Survey                                                                            4 credits

ART 291 Sophomore Portfolio Review                                                             0 credits

ART 327 Modern Art                                                                                      4 credits

ART 490 Art Seminar                                                                                      3 credits

ART 491 Visual Arts Capstone                                                                        0 credit

                                                                                   

Art Therapy courses:                                                               

ART 350 Psychology of Art                                                                             3 credits

ART 445 Expressive Arts for Change                                                              3 credits

ART 483 Art Therapy Fundamentals                                                                3 credits

ART 484 Development of Creative Functioning                                                3 credits

 

Required Art Therapy elective: 

ART 402 Art Therapy Seminar                                                                         3 credits

or

ART 485 Art Therapy Techniques                                                                    3 credits

                                                                                                                     

Studio Art courses:                                                                                           9 credits

                                      

Psychology courses:                                                                                                      

12 credits from:

PSYC 451 Child Development                                                                         3 credits

PSYC 452 Adolescence                                                                                   3 credits

PSYC 453 Adulthood                                                                                      3 credits

PSYC 461 Abnormal Psychology                                                                     3 credits          

PSYC 462 Treatments of Psychological Disorders                                            3 credits          

Total                                                                                                               59 credits

 

Recommended Electives

Studio Art courses including: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Art Therapy Practicum (permission only) or Ecopsychology. The number of electives may vary with the completion of General Education Requirements (43 credits) and Major Requirements (59 credits). 120 credits needed for graduation.

 

Studio Art Concentration

The Studio Art Concentration requires a minor in an area outside of art.

 

Art foundation courses:

ART 102 Two-Dimensional Design                                                                   3 credits          

ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design                                                                 3 credits

ART 105 Drawing                                                                                            3 credits

ART 210 Painting                                                                                             3 credits

ART 221/222 Art History Survey                                                                     8 credits

ART 260 Sculpture                                                                                          3 credits

ART 327 Modern Art                                                                                      4 credits

ART 490 Art Seminar (Junior year)                                                                  3 credits

ART 491 Visual Arts Capstone                                                                        0 credit

                                                             

Six credits in any one of the following studio areas: 

Ceramics, Photography, Expressive Ecopsychology, Fibers, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture

Total                                                                                                                     36 credits

          

Visual Arts Major
Bachelor of Fine Arts                     

(Comprehensive)

Students entering the university with the objective of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree are required to complete the foundation art requirements. During the first two years in the program, B.F.A. majors, with the guidance of their advisors and instructors, are expected to decide upon a studio focus as a part of their study plans. 

 

Studio Focus Areas: A minimum of 18 credits in sequence taken in one studio area. Select from: Ceramics, Drawing, Expressive Ecopsychology, Fibers, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture. No minor required.

 

Studio Art

Art foundation courses

Required of all degree-seeking majors in Art:

ART 102 Two-Dimensional Design                                                       3 credits

ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design                                                     3 credits

ART 105 Drawing                                                                                3 credits

ART 106 Drawing                                                                                3 credits

ART 210 Painting                                                                                 3 credits

ART 221/222 Art History Survey                                                         8 credits

ART 260 Sculpture                                                                              3 credits

ART 327 Modern Art                                                                          4 credits

ART 490 Art Seminar (Junior year)                                                      3 credits

ART 491 Visual Arts Capstone                                                            0 credit

Six additional credits in Art History                                                       6 credits

Three additional credits in drawing, select from
ART 205, 206, 305, 306, 405, 406                                                      3 credits

                                                               

Studio Focus:                                                                                   18 credits

A minimum of 18 credits in sequence taken in one studio area.

 

Total                                                                                                    60 credits

 

Studio Focus Areas:

 

Ceramics

ART 270 Ceramics                                                                              3-9 credits

ART 370 Ceramics                                                                              3-9 credits

ART 470 Ceramics                                                                              3-9 credits

 

Expressive Ecopsychology

ART 415 Ecopsychology Art Meditation                                               3-9 credits

ART 445 Expressive Arts for Change                                                     3-9 credits

Studio Art Electives                                                                               3-6 credits     

 

Fibers

ART 279 Fibers                                                                                   3 credits

ART 379 Fibers II                                                                                3-9 credits

ART 479 Fibers                                                                                  3-9 credits

 

Painting

ART 210 Introduction to Painting                                                        3-6 credits

ART 211 Collage                                                                                3 credits

or                                                   

ART 411 Collage                                                                                3 credits

ART 310 Painting II                                                                             3-9 credits

ART 410 Painting                                                                              3-9 credits

 

Photography

ART 241 Photography: An Introduction                                             3 credits

ART 341 Photography                                                                      3-9 credits

ART 441 Photography                                                                      3-9 credits

 

Sculpture

ART 260 Sculpture                                                                            3-6 credits

ART 360 Sculpture                                                                            3-9 credits

ART 460 Sculpture                                                                            3-9 credits

                                                                       

Printmaking

ART 240 Printmaking                                                                         3-9 credits

ART 340 Printmaking                                                                         3-9 credits

ART 440 Printmaking                                                                         3-9 credits

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Teacher Certification

Individuals completing minimum requirements for the B.F.A. degree may choose to complete the requirements in Education necessary for teacher certification. (See Bachelor of Science degree requirements in Education and index, Teacher Certification.)

 

Art Minor

ART 105 Fundamentals of Drawing                                                                  3 credits

ART 102 Two-Dimensional Design                                                                   3 credits

ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design                                                                 3 credits

ART 210 Painting                                                                                             3 credits

ART 222 Art History                                                                                        4 credits

Art electives excluding ART 101                                                                       6 credits

Total                                                                                                                 22 credits 

 

Photography Minor

ART 102 Two-Dimensional Design                                                                   3 credits

ART 105 Drawing Fundamentals                                                                      3 credits

ART 241 Photography Introduction                                                                  3 credits

ART 327 Modern Art History                                                                          4 credits

ART 341 Intermediate Photography                                                                 3 credits

ART 341 Photography 3rd semester                                                                 3 credits

ART 441 Advanced Photography                                                                     3 credits

Total                                                                                                                22 credits                                                                

 

Master of Arts Degree in Art

Programs of study leading to the Master of Arts Degree are offered. For detailed information concerning requirements see the Graduate Studies section of this catalog.