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Art and Art History

Professors Caron (chair), Geibert, Macaulay
Associate Professors Cebulash, Fitch, Koerlin (Emeritus), Leach (Emeritus), McDowell (Emeritus), Must (Emeritus), Nathanson, Park, Vito
Assistant Professors Morrisette, Montague, Swindler

The Department of Art and Art History offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, with courses in art education, art history, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The B.A. degree is designed for students who wish to combine a liberal education with specific studies in art. The B.F.A. degree is designed for students who want to pursue a more intense professional studio program. The department also offers a minor in art history and B.F.A. degrees that allow students to receive a certificate in graphic design or interior design after completing a series of courses at Sinclair Community College.

Because self-expression and self-learning are the ultimate goals of the program, students are largely responsible for determining the options that best meet their individual needs and interests. Candidates for a degree in art may prepare for graduate study, careers in teaching, or the professional practice of art.

In the studio area, studies begin with introductory courses in drawing, sculpture, and photography. These courses are designed for the beginning artist and guide the student's development in the visual arts. The program helps students expand and express their knowledge and grow in self-expression by exploring the processes and language that are basic to all visual arts. Rather than follow a system of independent courses in a given medium or discipline, students investigate issues and ideas in a variety of visual modes.

First-year students are required to submit examples of their work only if they are seeking advanced placement; otherwise, all first-year students in art are admitted to the general curriculum. All candidates for the B.F.A. degree must be represented in the senior exhibition.

Students who wish to teach art in Ohio public schools can pursue the B.F.A. degree in art education. Upon completion of this undergraduate degree program in the College of Liberal Arts, students must complete the Professional Educators Program (PEP) Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree through Wright State's College of Education and Human Services. Graduates of the B.F.A. in art and the Professional Educators Program are eligible to seek licensure from the Ohio Department of Education in Visual Arts Pre-K-12. Requirements for admission to the PEP program include a minimum GPA, C or better grades in all undergraduate content courses, admission testing, and interviews. Throughout their undergraduate work, students should consult regularly with an advisor in the College of Education and Human Services to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of the PEP program.

Degree Requirements-Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
See General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Course:
Area VI: Any approved Liberal Arts College Component course
   
Departmental Requirements* 123

ART 211, 212, 213 and three additional art history courses 24
Eight courses, two from each of the following studio areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography 32
16 credits in drawing 16
Five additional courses in area of major concentration 20
Departmental studio electives 16
Departmental or related electives 11
ART 209 4
Nondepartmental Electives 13

Total 192

 

Degree Requirements- Art Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

See General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements 56

Required Course:
Area VI: Any approved Liberal Arts College
Component course
   
Departmental Requirements* 123

ART 211, 212, 213 and three additional art history courses 24
Eight courses, two from each of the following studio areas: painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography 32
16 credits in drawing 16
Five additional courses in area of major concentration 20
Departmental studio electives 16
ART 215 4
Departmental or related electives 7
ART 209 4
Nondepartmental Requirements 16

ED 221, 223, 301, 303 12
EDS 333 4
Total 195

 

Degree Requirements-Art

Bachelor of Arts Degree
See General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Course:
Area VI: Any approved Liberal Arts College
Component course
   
Departmental Requirements 68

ART 211, 212, 213 and two additional art history courses 20
Eight courses, two each from four of the following studio areas: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography 32
Departmental electives 4
Departmental studio electives 12
Language and Research Methods Requirement 24-32

Nondepartmental Electives 36-44

Total 192

Degree Requirements- Art History

Bachelor of Arts Degree
See General Education Requirements
General Education Requirements 56

Required Course:
Area VI: Any approved Liberal Arts College
Component course
 
Departmental Requirements 68

ART 211, 212, 213 12
One course each from six of the following art history areas: American, ancient-classical, medieval, museology, Renaissance, Baroque, nineteenth century, twentieth century, non-Western, art theory and criticism 24
Three courses, one each from three of the following studio areas: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography 12
Art history electives 12
Departmental electives 8
Language and Research Methods Requirement 24-32

Nondepartmental Electives 36-44

Total 192

Art History Honors Program

The honors program in the Department of Art and Art History is designed to give students with outstanding academic ability and superior accomplishments in art history the opportunity to complete a program that encourages and recognizes their distinguished efforts. These students may earn an honors degree by completing the departmental major requirements, maintaining a high academic record, and successfully completing a senior honors project. Students are usually admitted to the program during the fourth quarter prior to graduation. Interested students can obtain information on the honors program from the Department of Art and Art History office.

Art History Minor

The art history minor consists of ART 211, 212, 213, and five additional upper-level art history courses, for a total of 32 credit hours.
 
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