Visual Arts

The visual arts program combines art training with a liberal arts education to help you develop your creative voice and vision. Our programs will prepare you for a career in art or further graduate study.

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Goals

The programs in Art are designed to help students attain full development as creative persons through the integration of art studies with the total concept of a liberal arts education.

It is through the creative, aesthetic dimension of human intelligence that greatness in culture is born. The human person communicates this dimension through the process of art. The artist, in his/her quest for a common abstraction or “truth” in nature and in humanity, functions to challenge and set standards of excellence in all aspects of human endeavor. Through critical awareness and understanding of the physical world and its relationship to social, ethical, and economic conditions, the art student begins this quest.

Artistic (creative) potential lies, often dormant, within every person from any cultural background or educational exposure. Once released, this powerful communication form reveals each individual’s cohesive relationship to the world in all its diversity and enables the artist as a more “fully developed” person to foster quality in and respect for, life. By virtue of its diversity art applauds differences as well as similarities. It is also through this dimension that spiritual insights, social awareness, and dedication to personal, responsible communication develop and are expressed.

As an active participant in the mission and philosophy of Marywood University, the goals of the Department of Visual Arts include preparation of individuals experienced in diverse creative processes through the various art media. Students are involved intensely in self-discovery, self-evaluation, artistic research (affective and cognitive), and professional presentation of products. As a result, the art student develops a sense of responsibility, empathy and professionalism, which then should be reflected, upon graduation, by commitment and involvement as a professional in the larger community. It is this growing sense of responsibility for quality communication, balanced with creativity, that will enrich future generations.

The programs are designed to:

  1. provide comprehensive quality education in studio art and design so that students attain a measurable degree of technical skill and proficiency;
  2. prepare students to challenge themselves and others creatively and to continue that process into the future;
  3. raise art students’ consciousness of creative activity throughout the entire university curriculum and enable them to value the richness of such creative processes;
  4. facilitate an appreciation for and recognition of the importance of past and present aesthetic and cultural values;
  5. expose students to a broad range of creative attitudes, illustrating the diversity of creative thinking and processes within a perspective of global concerns.


Programs

Specifically, the Art Programs prepare students for specialized study in graduate school as well as for careers in the arts.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the initial professional degree in Studio Art and Design. Its curricular goal is the development of persons with technical skills, conceptual abilities, and artistic sensitivity to the past, present, and future role of art in addressing the needs of humankind.

Within the Department of Visual Arts at Marywood, two Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs are offered: 1) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design with areas of emphasis in Graphic Design and Photography, and 2) Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art: two-dimensional, with areas of emphasis in painting and illustration; and three-dimensional, with areas of emphasis in ceramics and sculpture.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is a liberal arts degree that provides professional preparation for the art educator or arts administrator. The curricular goal of the Art Education Program is the development of future teachers competent in studio art, art history, aesthetics, and art criticism. The student’s ability to assess the relationships of the arts to human experience and to transmit this awareness within the educational milieu will contribute to the awakening of a world vision. Within the Department of Visual Arts at Marywood, the Bachelor of Arts Program in Art Education leads to K-12 certification. The Art Therapy Program will offer the student introductory, foundation studies in art therapy combined with studio courses. The program will integrate the arts and psychology with attention to social, spiritual, and cultural dimensions, providing a solid base for graduate study in art therapy. The Bachelor of Arts Program in Arts Administration, a cooperative program with the School of Business and Global Innovation and the Music and Communication Arts Departments, prepares students for advanced study and for a variety of positions in organizations concerned with artistic presentations.

During their course of study, students will be expected to maintain a QPA of 2.50 in their major. Periodically, they will submit examples of their work for faculty review and evaluation. Prior to graduation, Art majors present public exhibitions of their work in the Mahady Gallery.

The Art programs at Marywood University involve an integration of the liberal arts component and an in-depth curriculum of professional studies.

Accreditation

The Department of Visual Arts at Marywood University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). This association was established in 1944 for the purpose of improving educational practices and helping to maintain high professional standards in art and design education. Included in the membership are outstanding independent schools, universities, and colleges that teach art and design. These institutions have proven, through their membership and activity in the Association, their deep interest in fostering high standards for art and design education. Through its annual meeting, NASAD provides a national forum for discussion of the broadest considerations involving the education of the artist and designer. The National Association of Schools of Art and Design is the only national professional accrediting agency for educational institutions in the visual arts recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

Special Features

Art Study Abroad

Because success in the field of visual art depends not only on technical expertise, but on breadth of experience and depth of insight, the Marywood Department of Visual Arts encourages all students to experience firsthand the global nature of our cultural tradition. Through a variety of options, students may study for a semester, a summer session, or a shorter study tour in Italy, France, Ireland, Scotland, or Australia.

The centerpiece of our study abroad program is Marywood’s Italian Campus for outstanding art students at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in the heart of Florence, Italy. Through the Marywood/SACI Program, students may apply to study in Florence for a semester or a summer session and may choose from a full curriculum of offerings. This program also includes organized field trips to many important locations throughout Italy. All courses are taught in English, and the program is geared toward an easy assimilation of Italian culture.

Visiting Artists Program

Throughout the year, the Visiting Artists Program enables the art student and the Marywood community to participate with numerous guest artists in their creative processes by lecture/demonstrations and exhibits. In the past, Marywood has been visited by many artists and craftpersons, including fabric artists, wood workers, metalsmiths, sculptors, painters, photographers, potters, graphic designers, illustrators, installation artists, and others.

Art Galleries

Located in the Visual Arts Center, the Marywood University Art Galleries provide the Marywood community and northeastern Pennsylvania with noteworthy cultural events. All exhibitions, receptions, and accompanying events are free of charge and open to the public. Handicapped accessible, galleries have weekday, evening, and weekend hours.

Mahady Gallery
Throughout the year, the Mahady Gallery offers a varied program of group and solo shows by visiting artists, juried regional competitions, Marywood art faculty, and curated national exhibits. The gallery also presents graduate and undergraduate group exhibits in fulfillment of degree requirements. Featured exhibitions are accompanied by artist’s slide lectures, gallery talks, workshops, or demonstrations.

Suraci Gallery
The Suraci Gallery maintains Marywood’s permanent collection of fine and decorative arts. The Asian Collection consists of paintings, furniture, ivories, tapestries, and ceramics. Bronze and marble sculpture, furniture, and paintings make up the Nineteenth Century Collection. In addition, European ceramics, glass, and other decorative arts are displayed. Feature exhibitions, highlighted throughout the year, showcase regional artists, selections from the permanent collection, and recent work by the art faculty.

The Maslow Collection Study Gallery for Contemporary Art
The Maslow Collection focuses on contemporary art, primarily American, with an emphasis on major prints by the most recognized and important American artists of the 60s and 70s, as well as works by emerging painters and sculptors who were exhibiting in New York art galleries during the 80s and 90s.

The Maslow Collection is housed at Marywood University in the Shields Center for Visual Arts where it is utilized as a learning laboratory, providing fieldwork experiences, internships, and opportunities in curatorial and exhibition studies for Marywood students through the Arts Administration program. The collection also enables faculty in art history and studio arts to request individual works or two week selected exhibitions for presentation and student discussion in the Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art. At Marywood, The Maslow Collection continues to be a major resource to the larger community, loaning works to regional and national exhibitions, as well as being available for professional research and study.

Fieldwork Experience

Fieldwork experience gives the student firsthand knowledge of job opportunities, equipment, and skills necessary to be creative and productive in the professional world.

Art Education students complete a pre-professional phase of observation of grades K-12 for 100 hours, prior to their experience in student teaching. For certification, each Art Education major is assigned as a student teacher for one semester (12 credits), usually in two placements representative of the content and levels of the certification involved. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design majors with emphasis in Graphic Design, and Photography must earn at least three credits of professional fieldwork experience. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art offers the option of fieldwork with artists and organizations pertinent to future pursuits. Typically, students are placed in studios representative of the content of the major professional area: printing, graphics, or photographic studios; newspapers; graphic design companies; interior design studios, departments, and companies; museums; and architectural firms. The Bachelor of Arts Program in Arts Administration provides professional training and fieldwork experience for those who have an appreciation for the arts and an aptitude for management. BA Art Therapy students participate in a 90 hour internship that exposes students to the use of art in service to others.

General Requirements – All Students

The Undergraduate Core Curriculum Requirements include three credits in the Fine Arts. Courses within this department that fulfill the requirement are designated F A and are listed at the end of the section on course descriptions for the Department of Visual Arts.

Requirements for Majors

Foundation Program

The foundation program, taken during the first year, provides beginning art students with a core curriculum of studies in drawing, color, painting, and two-and three-dimensional design. Basic materials, equipment, and techniques that will be used throughout the program are introduced, and health and safety issues are addressed. Integrated into the foundation courses is a study of artists and their works. Of significant value is the student’s introduction to the visual inquiry process: visual thinking and problem-solving, as well as development of visual communication skills. Knowledge of major artists and art movements is integrated with the studio component.

Bachelor of Arts in Art Education (teacher certification, K-12)

Teaching art offers a two-pronged opportunity: the continuation of the artist’s own professional growth and creative experiences for the child and young adult. The Department of Visual Arts, in conjunction with the University Department of Education, provides a competency-based program leading to teacher certification, K-12, by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, with reciprocity in numerous states.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Program has majors in Design and Studio Art, with areas of emphasis in Graphic Design, Photography, Illustration, Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture.

All Bachelor of Fine Arts majors must fulfill at least 78 credit hours in Art, including the following: foundation program, Art History and Criticism, and specific requirements pertinent to the area of emphasis.

Transfer students must receive at least one half (39 credits) of their Art sequence at Marywood.

Requirements for Minors

18 credit hour minors are available in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Art History.

An Art History minor is open to all undergraduate students regardless of the major field of study. ART 113, ART 114 and ART 218 are required, in sequence. Nine additional credit hours of art history will be selected to complete the minor. Seniors may be eligible to take advantage of Marywood’s post-graduate program in art by registering for graduate level Art History courses. Students should consult with Art History professors to tailor their programs to their specific needs and to assure sufficient breadth in Western, non-Western, and ancient to contemporary art areas. For students interested in pursuing graduate work or careers in art history, special emphasis will also be placed on adequate course preparation in languages, history, and enhanced writing skills.

Curriculum Requirements – B.F.A. Majors

The following course requirements are listed according to areas of emphasis: Studio Art (2-D, 3-D), Design (Graphic Design, Photography). All students are required to take foundation courses (Art History/Criticism/Aesthetics courses), participate in Sophomore/Junior/Senior portfolio reviews, and complete their studies with a culminating Professional Contribution.

Students receive program/course sequence sheets and are assigned academic advisors at the beginning of their studies so that they follow a sequential course of study incorporating requirements of each program.

B.F.A. Studio Art (2-D, 3-D)

Within the Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art major, there are two areas of emphasis: 2-D and 3-D. The Studio Art program equips students to meet an ever-changing and competitive field through a commitment to creative thinking and endeavor. The goal for students is that they become independent, creative thinkers, responsible to a wide audience and assertive in their own kind of expression. All students take foundation courses, intermediate students take intermediate level 2-D or 3-D courses. In sequential upper-level courses, students choose advanced courses in painting, illustration, ceramics or sculpture.

Foundation Courses for both 2-D and 3-D Emphases

18 credits

ART 110 Basic Drawing
3
ART 116 Drawing I
3
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
3
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design
3
ART 215A Figure Drawing I
3
ART 233 Painting I
3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0

Studio Art (2-D)
Painting Track

42 credits

Students in the 2-D painting track learn to manipulate versatile media through an introduction to the important concepts that govern visual thinking. Through close, individual guidance, advancing students are challenged increasingly to branch efforts into what is essentially their own experience.

ART 113* Art History I 3
ART 114* Art History II 3
ART 215B Figure Drawing II
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era 3
ART 327 Intaglio
3
ART 345 Painting II
3
ART 429 Advanced Drawing
3
ART 443A Painting III
3
ART 444A Advanced Painting
6
ART 444B Advanced Painting
6
ART 444C Advanced Painting
6
ART 444D Advanced Painting
6
Art Elective Studio or Fieldwork
3

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

B.F.A. Studio Art (2-D)
Illustration Track

42 credits

Students in the 2-D illustration track are prepared for the demanding and competitive field of illustration. Courses center on concept and development, image design, and an understanding of finish techniques, while stressing the social, political, and ethical responsibilities of the artist and the impact illustration has had, and continues to have, on society.

ART 113* Art History I 3
ART 114* Art History II 3
ART 215B Figure Drawing II 3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era 3
ART 221A Visual Concepts 3
ART 226 Basic Printmaking 3
ART 314 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ART 315A Basic Photography 3
ART 422B General Illustration II 3
ART 424 Intermediate Illustration 6
ART 427B Advanced Problems in Visual Communication 6
ART 441M Digital Illustration 3
Art Elective Studio or Fieldwork 3

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

B.F.A. Studio Art (3-D)
Ceramics Track

42 credits

Students in the 3-D ceramics track develop a strong three-dimensional design background while learning about the technical complexity of clay as the primary medium. Project concepts are grounded in contemporary ceramics art movements, good design in the ceramics industry, and the historical record of clay objects since prehistoric times.

ART 113 Art History I 3
ART 114 Art History II 3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era 3
ART XXX Studio Elective/Art History Elective 
3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics
3
ART 261 Sculpture I
3
ART 323 Ceramics I
3
ART 325 Jewelry-Metal I
3
ART 241 Computer Graphics I
3
ART 328 Ceramics II
3
ART 329 Ceramics III
6
ART 464A Advanced Ceramics
6
ART 464B Advanced Ceramics
6
Art Elective Studio or Fieldwork
3

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114. 

B.F.A. Studio Art (3-D)
Sculpture Track

42 credits

Students in the sculpture track take courses that stress a high level of creativity and innovation in preparation for a competitive field. Technical areas to which students are exposed include modeling, carving, forging, fabrication, mold making, and metal and glass casting.

ART 113* Art History I 3
ART 114* Art History II 3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era 3
ART XXX Studio Elective/Art History Elective 
3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics
3
ART 261 Sculpture I
3
ART 262 Sculpture II
3
ART 323 Ceramics I
3
ART 325 Jewelry-Metal I
3
ART 361 Sculpture III
3
ART 420A Jewelry-Metal II
3
ART 420B Jewelry-Metal III
3
ART 456A Advanced Sculpture
6
ART 456B Advanced Sculpture
6
Art Elective Studio or Fieldwork
3

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

B.F.A. Design
Emphasis: Graphic Design

The Graphic Design Program incorporates design history, the study of basic visual elements, conceptual development, research, studio technique, and strategies for problem¬solving. Class critiques and discussions are emphasized. Students will explore publication design, package design, corporate identity, typography, motion graphics, and interactivity. During the junior and senior years, students will apply their knowledge and skills through internships and applied projects. The goal is to provide each student with the environment and support in which to develop a professional visual portfolio.

ART 110 Basic Drawing
3
ART 113* Art History I
3
ART 114* Art History II
3
ART 116 Drawing I
3
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
3
ART 210 Introduction to Typography
3
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART 221A Visual Concepts
3
ART 241 Computer Graphics I
3
ART 314 Introduction to Graphic Design
3
ART 315A Basic Photography
3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0
ART 322A,B,C Portfolio Review
0
ART 416A Graphic Design II
3
ART 416B Graphic Design III
3
ART 416 Advanced Graphic Design
6
ART 427D Advanced Problems in Visual Communication
6
ART 430 History of Graphic Design
3
ART 441B Computer Graphics II
3
ART 441H Web Design and Interactive Media
3
ART 448 Packaging Design
3
ART 449 Fieldwork Experience
3
ART 455 Professional Contribution Exhibit
0
ART XXX Electives
9

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

B.F.A. Design
Emphasis: Photography

Whether working as an applied or fine artist, the successful photographer is one who can find the most appropriate blend of a developed aesthetic and the science and technology of image-making to produce a legible personal statement. The Photography Program at Marywood offers a strong foundation in the technical skills required of the photographer. Traditional media are stressed, while developments in digital imaging are embraced. Fluency in the medium is enriched and expanded by the study of aesthetics and art/photographic history, as well as through class discussions and critiques, which emphasize the development of the voice of the individual as artist. Marywood’s flexible program is designed to meet the individual needs of the aspiring photographic professional.

ART 110 Basic Drawing
3
ART 113* Art History I
3
ART 114* Art History II
3
ART 116 Drawing I
3
OR
ART 233 Painting I
3
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
3
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART 221A Visual Concepts
3
ART 315A Basic Photography
3
ART 315B Intermediate Photography
3
ART 316 Advanced Black and White Photography 3
ART 317A Advertising and Illustrative Photography
3
ART 317B Advanced Advertising and Illustrative Photography
3
ART 318A Negative and Reversal Color Processes
3
ART 318B Advanced Negative and Reversal Color Processes
3
ART 319 Photography as a Means of Self Expression
3
ART 320 Photojournalism
3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0
ART 322A,B,C Portfolio Review
0
ART 427E Advanced Problems in Visual Communication
3
ART 432A History of Photography I
3
ART 432B History of Photography II 3
ART 441C Computer Graphics
3
ART 441G Alternative/Digital Imaging
3
ART 449 Fieldwork Experience
3
ART 455 Professional Contribution (Exhibit)
0
ART XXX Studio or Art History Elective
9

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

Curriculum Requirements – B.A. Majors

B.A. Art Education

Students in the Art Education Program are exposed to studio art, art history, aesthetics and criticism courses enabling them to become competent art educators. Coupled with the educational component which includes fieldwork experience, the program assists students in assessing the relationships of the arts to human experience and transmitting this awareness within the educational milieu.

Foundation Year  
ART 110 Basic Drawing
3
ART 116 Drawing I
3
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
3
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design I
3
ART 233 Painting I
3
ART 241 Computer Graphics I
3
Art Education Core
ART 113* Art History I 3
ART 114* Art History II
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics
3
ART 226 Basic Printmaking
3
ART 261 Sculpture I
3
ART 301 Art Ed in the Elementary School
3
ART 302A Fibers and Related Media
3
ART 315A Basic Photography
3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0
ART 322A,B,C Portfolio Review 0
ART 325 Jewelry - Metal I
3
ART 345 Painting II
3
ART 411B Art Curriculum Methods and Materials
3
ART 455 Professional Contribution
0
ART 485 The History of Art Education
3

Within the student’s first 48 credit hours, he/she is required to take English 160, English 180, and two math courses.

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

Professional education requirements include:

EDUC 000 Field Experience
0
EDUC 005D Practicum IV Secondary/K­12 1
EDUC 100, 101 Introduction to Education
.5,.5
*PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology
3
*EDUC 311 Educational Psychology
3
*EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education
3
*EDUC 414 Social Foundations of Education
3
EDUC 442 Student Teaching
9
SPED 100 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
**SPED 300 Curriculum Adaptations 3
*SPED 367 Behavior Management 3
*EDUC 461 Methods, Materials, & Assessment of ELL 3

*requires upper level screening 
**taken with student teaching 

All course requirements must be fulfilled prior to student teaching; student teaching must be done prior to graduation. Transfer students in Art Education must receive at least one half (30 credits) of their Art sequence at Marywood.

The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

B.A. Arts Administration

The Arts Administration major is for the student who has a strong affinity for the visual arts and plans to work in arts management. The program combines a dual foundation in both art and business, and provides the student with historical, experiential, practical, critical, and aesthetic information. Courses in business and managerial science, art history and art foundation, and practical experience in museum, gallery, curatorial practices and studies, and historic preservation venues are required. A secondary concentration in Studio Arts, Art History, Corporate Communication, Theatre Arts, or Music rounds out the course of study.

The Arts Administration major can gain hands on experience in curatorial practices and exhibition studies in contemporary art working with The Maslow Collection, which is conveniently housed at Marywood University. Working directly with the Collection’s curator, the major may have the opportunity to curate an exhibition in the Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art. In addition, The Maslow Collection Library and Curatorial Research Library provide opportunities for majors to engage in extended research on the artists in The Maslow Collection as well as the significant areas of curatorial practice since the 1960s.

The major in Arts Administration requires 24 credits in the Primary Concentration (art history, art foundation, and fieldwork); 24 credits in Business; and 15 credits in a Secondary Concentration. A total of 63 credits are required for the B.A. in Arts Administration.

Art-Primary Concentration

ART 113* Art History I
3
ART 114* Art History II
3
ART 117 19th Century Art
3
OR  
ART XXX Art History elective
3
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color w/Lab
3
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design and Color w/Lab
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART 449A Fieldwork I - Museum or Curatorial Practices/Studies I with The Maslow Collection
2
ART 449B Fieldwork II - Gallery or Curatorial Practices/Studies II with The Maslow Collection
2
ART 449C Fieldwork III Historical Preservation
2

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

Business Core

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing
3
BUS 112 Principles of Professional Selling
3
OR
BUS XXX Business elective
3
BUS 123 Management and Career Options
3
BUS 131 Accounting I
3
OR
BUS 130 Introduction to Accounting
3
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools for Management 3
BUS 252 Business Law I/Legal Environment of Business
3
BUS 215 Survey of Visual Display and Design
3
OR
BUS XXX Business Elective
3
BUS 422 Personnel/Human Resource Management
3

Secondary Concentration

The major in Arts Administration requires 15 credit hours in a secondary concentration in one of the following areas: Studio Arts, Art History, Corporate Communication, Theatre Arts, or Music. (See Communication Arts and Music, Theatre, and Dance requirements for Arts Administration/Secondary Concentration.) The courses for a secondary concentration in Studio Arts or Art History are determined by the student and advisor.

Secondary Concentration for Arts Administration Majors in Communication Arts or Music

For students in a primary concentration of Music, Theatre, and Dance or Communication Arts, a total of 15 credits is required for the Secondary Concentration in Art, and includes:

ART 113 Art History I
3
ART 114 Art History II
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART XXX Art or Art History Elective
3
ART XXX Elective
3

B.A. Art Therapy

The undergraduate program in Art Therapy offers the student an opportunity to participate in a pre-professional art therapy education. Studio art courses are combined with behavioral and social science courses to offer a curriculum that fully prepares a student for graduate level studies in art therapy.

ART 110 Basic Drawing
3
ART 118 2-Dimensional Design and Color
3
ART 113* Art History I
3
ART 114* Art History II
3
ART 212 3-Dimensional Design
3
ART 215 A Figure Drawing
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics
3
ART 233 Painting I
3
ART 261 Sculpture I
3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0
ART 322A,B,C Portfolio Review
0
ART 345 Painting II
3
ART 455 Professional Contribution/Exhibit
0
ART 481 Introduction to Arts and Healing
3
ART 482 Approaches in Art Therapy
3
ART 483 Art Therapy Applications
3
ART 484 Art Therapy Internship
3
ART XXX Studio Electives (Three 3-credit art studio elective)
9
ART XXX Art History Elective 3

Plus 2 Art Therapy graduate course electives or 2 additional Psychology electives

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

Additional Psychology Requirements:

PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology
3
PSYC 431 Abnormal Psychology
3
PSYC xxx Elective
3
SOC 218 Anthropology (General Liberal Arts Requirement)
3

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