Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Visual Arts


2010-2012 Catalog

Visual Arts

Visual Arts Program Top of Page

Faculty

Kim Borst, Assistant Professor
Timothy Cleary, Associate Professor
Gloria Eslinger, Assistant Professor
Olawole Famule, Assistant Professor
James Grittner, Professor Emeritus
Kathleen Hubbard, Assistant Professor
Susan E. Loonsk, Professor
William P. Morgan, Professor
Laurel J. Scott, Professor Emerita
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)

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 BA and BFA are the expected degrees for Visual Arts majors. Students wishing to pursue the BS degree in Visual Arts should consult their advisor or the Visual Art Department chair.

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 Major (Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science) Top of Page

--Art Education Concentration (Comprehensive) Top of Page

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
ARTEd 335    Elementary Art Methods - 3 credits
ARTEd 339    Secondary Art Methods - 3 credits
ARTEd 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: http://www.uwsuper.edu/acaddept/ted/facts/teacher-education---secondary_fact779306

 

--Art History Concentration Top of Page

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-Dimensional 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
ART 404         Issues in Visual Arts - 3 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 342         Photography History, Theory and Criticism - 3 credits

Total:36 credits

--Art Therapy Concentration (Comprehensive) Top of Page

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 327         Modern Art - 4 credits
ART 490         Art Seminar - 3 credits
ART 491         Visual Arts Capstone - 0 credit

Art Therapy courses:                                              
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: 6 credits total, select from:
ART 402         Art Therapy Seminar - 3 credits
or
ART 485         Art Therapy Techniques - 3 credits
and
ART 350         Psychology of Art - 3 credits
or
ART 419         Multi-Modal Art Therapy - 3 credits 

Studio area: 9 credits:
Choose one or more areas: Ceramics, Drawing, Expressive Ecopsychology, Fibers, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture    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

--Studio Art Concentration Top of Page

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) Top of Page

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, BFA 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 Areas: A minimum of 18 credits in sequence taken in one studio area. A minimum of 60 credits is required including the foundation courses plus three credits of drawing beyond ART 105 and 106. 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 211         Collage - 3 credits
or
ART 411         Collage - 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         Advanced Photography - 3-9 credits

Sculpture
ART 260         Sculpture -3 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 Top of Page

Individuals completing minimum requirements for the BFA degree may choose to complete the requirements in Education necessary for teacher certification.

Art Minor Top of Page

ART 102         Two-Dimensional Design - 3 credits
ART 103         Three-Dimensional Design - 3 credits
ART 105         Fundamentals of Drawing  - 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 Top of Page

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
or       
ART 342         Photography History, Theory and Criticism - 3 credits
ART 341         Intermediate Photography - 3 credits
ART 341         Photography 3rd semester - 3 credits
ART 441         Advanced Photography - 3 credits

Total:21 or 22 credits                                                                

 

Master of Arts Degree in Art Top of Page

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.


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