Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Visual Arts


2012-2014 Catalog

Visual Arts

Faculty and Staff

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

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

  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.

Visual Arts Majors (Bachelor of Arts or Sciences)

Art Education concentration (comprehensive) Requirements

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:

ART 102 Two-Dimensional Design -- 3 credits
ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design -- 3 credits
ART 105 Drawing1 -- 3 credits
ART 205 Drawing 2 -- 3 credits
ART 305 Drawing3 -- 3 credits
ART 210 Painting1 -- 3 credits
ART 221/222 Art History Survey -- 8 credits
ART 240 Printmaking1 ---3 credits
ART 241 Photography1 -- 3 credits
ART 260 Sculpture1 -- 3 credits
ART 270 Ceramics1 -- 3 credits
ART 275 Metalwork 1 -- 3 credits
ART 279 Fibers 1 -- 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

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

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):

ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design -- 3 credits
ART 105 Drawing 1 -- 3 credits
ART 210 Painting 1 -- 3 credits
ART 490 Art Seminar -- 3 credits
ART 491 Visual Arts Capstone -- 0 credits

Art History Core required courses (15 credits required):

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

Art History Elective courses (9 credits required):

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

Art Therapy concentration (comprehensive) Requirements

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):

ART 102 Two-Dimensional Design -- 3 credits
ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design -- 3 credits
ART 105 Drawing 1 -- 3 credits
ART 210 Painting 1 -- 3 credits
ART 222 Art History Survey -- 4 credits
ART 270 Ceramics 1 -- 3 credits
ART 327 Modern Art -- 4 credits
ART 490 Art Seminar -- 3 credits
ART 491 Visual Arts Capstone -- 0 credit

Art Therapy required courses (9 credits required):

ART 445 Expressive Arts for Change -- 3 credits
ART 483 Art Therapy Fundamentals -- 3 credits
ART 484 Development of Creative Functioning -- 3 credits

Art Therapy Elective courses (6 credits required):

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 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

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):

ART 102 Two-Dimensional Design -- 3 credits
ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design -- 3 credits
ART 105 Drawing1 -- 3 credits
ART 210 Painting1 -- 3 credits
ART 221/222 Art History Survey -- 8 credits
ART 260 Sculpture1 -- 3 credits
ART 327 Modern Art -- 4 credits
ART 490 Art Seminar (junior year) -- 3 credits
ART 491 Visual Arts Capstone -- 0 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

60 total credits 

Art Foundation required courses (36 credits required):

ART 102 Two-Dimensional Design -- 3 credits
ART 103 Three-Dimensional Design -- 3 credits
ART 105
ART 205
ART 305
Drawing 1 -- 3 credits
Drawing 2 -- 3 credits
Drawing 3 -- 3 credits
ART 210 Painting 1 -- 3 credits
ART 221/222 Art History Survey -- 8 credits
ART 260 Sculpture 1 -- 3 credits
ART 327 Modern Art -- 4 credits
ART 490 Art Seminar (junior year) -- 3 credits
ART 491 Visual Arts Capstone -- 0 credit

Art History Elective courses (6 credits required):
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
ART 404 Issues in Visual Arts - 3 credits     

Studio Focus required courses (18 credits required):

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

Ceramics

ART 270 Ceramics 1 -- 3 credits
ART 370 Ceramics 2 -- 3 credits
ART 470 Ceramics 3 -- 3-12 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 1 -- 3 credits



ART 379 Fibers 2 -- 3-9 credits
ART 479 Fibers 3 -- 3-9 credits

Painting

ART 210 Painting 1 -- 3-6 credits
 
ART 211 Collage 1 -- 3 credits
OR
ART 411 Collage 3 -- 3 credits
 
ART 310 Painting 2 -- 3-9 credits
ART 410 Painting 3 -- 3-9 credits

Photography

ART 241 Photography 1 -- 3 credits
ART 341 Photography 2 -- 3-9 credits
ART 441 Photography 3 -- 3-9 credits

Sculpture

ART 260 Sculpture 1 -- 3 credits
ART 360 Sculpture 2 -- 3-9 credits
ART 460 Sculpture 3 -- 3-9 credits

Printmaking

ART 240 Printmaking 1 -- 3-9 credits
ART 340 Printmaking 2 -- 3-9 credits
ART 440 Printmaking 3 -- 3-9 credits

Art Minor Requirements

22 total credits

ART 102         Two-Dimensional Design - 3 credits
ART 103         Three-Dimensional Design - 3 credits
ART 105        Drawing 1 - 3 credits
ART 210         Painting 1 - 3 credits
ART 222         Art History - 4 credits
Art electives excluding ART 101 -6 credits

Photography Minor Requirements

21 or 22 total credits 

ART 102         Two-Dimensional Design - 3 credits
ART 105         Drawing 1 - 3 credits
ART 241         Photography 1 - 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 2 - 3 credits
ART 441         Photography 3 - 3 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.


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