Visual Arts

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Kim Borst, Associate Professor
Timothy Cleary, Professor
Kathleen Buday, Assistant Professor
Gloria Eslinger, Associate Professor
Olawole Famule, Professor
Michael Maguire, Associate Professor
Shannon Cousino, Senior Lecturer
Susan Maguire, Senior Lecturer

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

The Art Education Concentration certifies graduates to teach art at level birth-21. No minor required. See advisor for Art Education Portfolio requirement.

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

60 total credits

Art required courses:

Design Fundamentals -- 3.00 credits
Professional Practices in Visual Arts -- 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
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
Gallery Practices -- 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
Visual Arts Capstone -- 0.00 credits

Studio Art electives:
(6 credits in one studio art area with at least 3 credits at 300 level or above)

Art History concentration requirements-Suspended Top of Page

No admission to this program as of November 3, 2017.  Program has been suspended.  Current students in good standing have until December 23, 2022 to complete the program.

 

The Art History Concentration combines studio and art history requirements. A minor in an area outside of art is required.

42 total credits

Required courses:

Design Fundamentals -- 3.00 credits
Professional Practices in Visual Arts -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 1 -- 3.00 credits
Art History Survey:The Ancient World to the Renaissance -- 4.00 credits
Art History Survey:Renaissance to Modern Art -- 4.00 credits
Gallery Practices -- 3.00 credits
Modern Art -- 4.00 credits
Issues in Visual Arts -- 3.00 credits
Visual Arts Capstone -- 0.00 credits

Studio Art electives:
(6 credits in one studio art area with at least 3 credits at 300 level or above)

and Art History elective courses:
(9 credits in Art History courses required):

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

Design Fundamentals -- 3.00 credits
Professional Practices in Visual Arts -- 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
Gallery Practices -- 3.00 credits
Modern Art -- 4.00 credits
Visual Arts Capstone -- 0.00 credits

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):

Art Therapy Seminar -- 3.00 credits

or

Art Therapy Techniques -- 3.00 credits

and

Psychology of Art -- 3.00 credits

or

Multi Modal Art Therapy -- 3.00 credits

Studio Art Electives - (9 credits required)

Psychology courses (9 credits required):
9 semester hour credits in psychology including (but not limited to) Psychopathology/Abnormal; Human Growth & Development; Psychological Assessment; Counseling/Psychological Theories (Must be 300 or 400 level courses)

Art, Studio Art concentration (Bachelor of Fine Arts) (comprehensive) requirements Top of Page

60 total credits

Required courses:

Design Fundamentals -- 3.00 credits
Professional Practices in Visual Arts -- 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
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
Gallery Practices -- 3.00 credits
Modern Art -- 4.00 credits
Issues in Visual Arts -- 3.00 credits
Visual Arts Capstone -- 0.00 credits

ART Electives - Studio Art/Art History courses 300 level or higher (12 credits required)

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 with concentrations in Art Education, Art History, Art Therapy or Studio Art.

Mission Top of Page

The Visual Arts Department of the University of Wisconsin-Superior prepares students to be innovative, reflective, articulate and ethical professionals. Students develop technical and relational competence, informed aesthetic discernment, and a contextual understanding of contemporary practices with a commitment to diversity.

Art Minor requirements Top of Page

23 total credits

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

Art electives excluding ART 101 - (6 credits required)

Photography Minor requirements-Suspended Top of Page

No admission to this program as of November 3, 2017.  Program has been suspended.  Current students in good standing have until December 23, 2022 to complete the program.

 

21 total credits

Design Fundamentals -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 1 -- 3.00 credits
Photography 1 -- 3.00 credits
Photography 2 -- 3.00 credits

ART 341 must be repeated for a total of 6 credits

Photography History, Theory and Criticism -- 3.00 credits
Photography 3 -- 3.00 credits