Visual Arts - Academic Programs - 2012-14 Catalog - UW-Superior

2012-2014 Catalog

2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog

Visual Arts

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

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

Program Description Top of Page

UW-Superior's Visual Arts Department offers many options that enable you to develop your talents and pursue a meaningful career. Students can major in Visual Arts and then specialize their studies by selecting a concentration in Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy or Studio Art.

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

  1. Visual Art majors will develop self-awareness and self-expression through artistic inquiry.
  2. Visual Art majors will make engaging works of art.
  3. Visual Art majors will identify, describe, evaluate, and interpret art forms using the art historical vocabularies, theories, and contexts relevant to the cultures from which they originate.
  4. Visual Art majors will demonstrate effective spoken and written communication.
  5. Visual Art majors will promote self-awareness and expression in others.

Art Education concentration (comprehensive) Requirements 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.

60 total credits

Art required courses:

Two Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Three Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 1 -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 2 -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 3 -- 3.00 credits
[[ART 201]]

Art History Survey:The Ancient World to the Renaissance -- 4.00 credits

or

Art History Survey:Renaissance to Modern Art -- 4.00 credits

Printmaking 1 -- 3.00 credits
Photography 1 -- 3.00 credits
Sculpture 1 -- 3.00 credits
Ceramics 1 -- 3.00 credits
Metalwork 1 -- 3.00 credits
Fibers 1 -- 3.00 credits
Modern Art -- 4.00 credits
Teaching Art in the Elementary Grades -- 3.00 credits
Teaching Art in Secondary Schools -- 3.00 credits
Art for Special Education -- 3.00 credits
Art Seminar -- 3.00 credits
Visual Arts Capstone -- 0.00 credits

All EC-A licensure students must also meet the Professional Education Certification requirements. 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.

Art History concentration Requirements Top of Page

The Art History Concentration combines studio and art history requirements. The student must complete 9 credits of art history beyond the Art History core courses. A minor in an area outside of art is required.

36 total credits

Art Foundation required courses (12 credits required plus Capstone):

Three Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 1 -- 3.00 credits
Painting 1 -- 3.00 credits
Art Seminar -- 3.00 credits
Visual Arts Capstone -- 0.00 credits

Art History Core required courses (15 credits required):

Art History Survey:The Ancient World to the Renaissance -- 4.00 credits
Art History Survey:Renaissance to Modern Art -- 4.00 credits
Modern Art -- 4.00 credits
Issues in Visual Arts -- 3.00 credits

Art History Elective courses (9 credits required):

Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies -- 3.00 credits
Studies in American Art -- 3.00 credits
Mediterranean -- 3.00 credits
Medieval Art -- 3.00 credits
Renaissance Art -- 3.00 credits
Baroque Art to Romanticism -- 3.00 credits
Women In Art -- 3.00 credits
Black Art -- 3.00 credits
Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts -- 3.00 credits
Photography History, Theory and Criticism -- 3.00 credits

Art Therapy concentration (comprehensive) Requirements Top of Page

The Art Therapy Concentration combines course work in art with 9 credits of psychology. No minor required.

59 total credits

Art Foundation required courses (26 credits required plus Capstone course):

Two Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Three Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 1 -- 3.00 credits
Painting 1 -- 3.00 credits
Art History Survey:Renaissance to Modern Art -- 4.00 credits
Ceramics 1 -- 3.00 credits
Modern Art -- 4.00 credits
Art Seminar -- 3.00 credits
Visual Arts Capstone -- 0.00 credits

Art Therapy required courses (9 credits required):

Expressive Arts For Change -- 3.00 credits
Art Therapy Fundamentals -- 3.00 credits
The Development of Creative Functioning -- 3.00 credits

Art Therapy Elective courses (6 credits required):

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Art Therapy Seminar -- 3.00 credits

or

Art Therapy Techniques -- 3.00 credits

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Psychology of Art -- 3.00 credits

or

Multi Modal Art Therapy -- 3.00 credits

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Studio Area required courses (9 credits required):
Choose any of  the following areas:

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

Psychology courses (9 credits required):

Suggested nine credits in psychology include (but are not limited to) psychopathology, abnormal, human growth and development, psychological theories.

Studio Art (B.A./B.S.) concentration Requirements Top of Page

The Studio Art (B.A./B.S. concentration requires a minor in an area outside of art.

36 total credits

Art Foundation required courses (30 credits required plus Capstone course):

Two Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Three Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 1 -- 3.00 credits
Painting 1 -- 3.00 credits

Art History Survey:The Ancient World to the Renaissance -- 4.00 credits

or

Art History Survey:Renaissance to Modern Art -- 4.00 credits

Sculpture 1 -- 3.00 credits

Modern Art -- 4.00 credits

Art Seminar -- 3.00 credits

Visual Arts Capstone -- 0.00 credits

Studio Areas required courses (6 credits required):

Choose any of the following areas:

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

Visual Arts Studio Art Major (Bachelor of Fine Arts) (comprehensive) Requirements Top of Page

60 total credits 

Art Foundation required courses (36 credits required):

Two Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Three Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 1 -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 2 -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 3 -- 3.00 credits
Painting 1 -- 3.00 credits

Art History Survey:The Ancient World to the Renaissance -- 4.00 credits

or

Art History Survey:Renaissance to Modern Art -- 4.00 credits

Sculpture 1 -- 3.00 credits
Modern Art -- 4.00 credits
Art Seminar -- 3.00 credits
Visual Arts Capstone -- 0.00 credits

Art History Elective courses (6 credits required):

Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies -- 3.00 credits
Studies in American Art -- 3.00 credits
Mediterranean -- 3.00 credits
Medieval Art -- 3.00 credits
Renaissance Art -- 3.00 credits
Baroque Art to Romanticism -- 3.00 credits
Women In Art -- 3.00 credits
Black Art -- 3.00 credits
Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts -- 3.00 credits
Photography History, Theory and Criticism -- 3.00 credits
Issues in Visual Arts -- 3.00 credits


Studio Focus required courses (18 credits required):

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

Ceramics

Ceramics 1 -- 3.00 credits
Ceramics 2 -- 3.00 credits
Ceramics 3 -- 3.00 credits

Expressive Ecopsychology

Ecopsychology, Art and Meditation -- 3.00 credits
Expressive Arts For Change -- 3.00 credits

Studio Art Electives - 3 - 6 credits

Fibers

Fibers 1 -- 3.00 credits
Fibers 2 -- 3.00 credits
Fibers 3 -- 3.00 credits

Painting

Painting 1 -- 3.00 credits

Collage 1 -- 3.00 credits

or

Collage 3 -- 3.00 credits

Painting 2 -- 3.00 credits
Painting 3 -- 3.00 credits

Photography

Photography 1 -- 3.00 credits
Photography 2 -- 3.00 credits
Photography 3 -- 3.00 credits

Sculpture

Sculpture 1 -- 3.00 credits
Sculpture 2 -- 3.00 credits
Sculpture -- 3.00 credits

Printmaking

Printmaking 1 -- 3.00 credits
Printmaking 2 -- 3.00 credits
Printmaking 3 -- 3.00 credits

Art Minor Requirements Top of Page

22 total credits

Two Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Three Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 1 -- 3.00 credits
Painting 1 -- 3.00 credits
Art History Survey:Renaissance to Modern Art -- 4.00 credits

Art electives excluding ART 101 -6 credits

Photography Minor Requirements Top of Page

21 or 22 total credits

Two Dimensional Design -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 1 -- 3.00 credits
Photography 1 -- 3.00 credits

Modern Art -- 4.00 credits

or

Photography History, Theory and Criticism -- 3.00 credits

Photography 2 -- 3.00 credits
Photography 3 -- 3.00 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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