2019-2020 University Catalog 
    Feb 21, 2024  
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art - Fine Art Studio, B.F.A.

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  • Patricia Beachley, M.F.A.
  • Brian Ferrell, M.F.A.
  • Maureen Kochanek, M.A.
  • Mary Kay Neff, S.C., M.F.A.
  • David Stanger, M.F.A.
  • Sara Tinnick, M.F.A., M.S.

Learning Objectives: Fine Art Studio

  1. Develop technical skills and self-discipline to enhance creativity.
  2. Practice risk-taking as an iterative process in artmaking.
  3. Display creativity, imagination, and growth in studio art production and approaches to problem-solving.
  4. Utilize constructive dialogue and feedback for improvement.
  5. Identify the broad chronology of art and the traditions of Western art.
  6. Examine and question the theories and assumptions of art history and contemporary art criticism from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints.
  7. Analyze and contextualize art objects and art movements from a variety of cultures with sensitivity and understanding of cultural relativity.
  8. Critically analyze one’s own artwork by describing orally and through written interpretations the conceptual and formal qualities of artwork, theories, and movements.
  9. Initiate learning and growth through study and involvement in professional organizations and the local, national, and international artistic communities by visiting museums, galleries, and artists’ lectures, reading art periodicals, and applying to exhibitions.
  10. Reflect on the impact of art on one’s life as a means of personal growth and self-expression through oral and written presentations.
  11. Practice professionalism through apprenticeship/internship.
  12. Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the major area of studio concentration that reflects evolving concepts and perceptions through production and exhibition of artwork.
  13. Articulate an understanding of one’s own artistic process and expression as part of a professional digital portfolio which includes the presentation of images and an artist’s statement thus preparing majors for a career as a professional artist or continuing study on the graduate level.

All art students are evaluated in the sophomore year for a formative review. Students complete and present a portfolio of work to be reviewed during the spring semester of the sophomore year by the art faculty. Upon successful completion of this evaluation, students continue through their major coursework.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is preparation for the graduate school Master of Fine Arts degree program.

All candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fine Art Studio must complete the Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements, the capstone assessment requirement, and the required major courses.

The capstone assessment includes the completion of a 3-credit apprenticeship and journal documenting the experience, resume, artist statement, artist talk, and the Senior Solo Exhibition completed in SAR 480 .

A minimum of 120 credits is required.

Art - Fine Art Studio Curriculum

6 credits from:

(Courses must differ from ones chosen for concentration)

Total credits: 79-82

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