Visual Arts

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Timothy Cleary, Professor
Gloria Eslinger, 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-Art licensure students must also meet the Professional Education Certification requirements.  Please see the Teacher Education section of the catalog for 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.

*Notice: Due to pending licensure program approvals by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), program requirements are subject to change for students entering Fall 2019.  Students affected by any approved changes which occur in the 2019-2021 catalog will be formally notified by the UW-Superior Educator Program.

60 total credits

Art required courses:

Design Fundamentals -- 3.00 credits
Professional Practices in Visual Arts -- 3.00 credits
Drawing 1 -- 3.00 credits
Digital Foundations for Visual Arts -- 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

or

Metalwork 1 -- 3.00 credits

Ceramics 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 -- 2.00 - 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 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) (Allowing ART 209, informational only)

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
Digital Foundations for Visual Arts -- 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
or
Metalwork 1 -- 3.00 credits
Ceramics 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 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
Art History Survey:The Ancient World to the Renaissance -- 4.00 credits
Art History Survey:Renaissance to Modern Art -- 4.00 credits

Any Visual Art electives (Studio Art, Art History, Art Therapy, or Art Education) excluding ART 101 - (9 credits required)