2013–2014 Art Program (ART)

Program Goals | Objectives | Program Requirements | Bachelor of Fine Arts | Painting/Drawing | Pottery | Photography | Studio Arts | Art Academic Major | Art Academic Minor | Teaching Minor | Course Descriptions

Faculty: David Baddley, Matthew Kruback

Program Goals

Objectives

The Art Program offers an academic major leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. It also offers an academic major leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as an academic minor and a teaching minor. The program provides courses for students wishing to concentrate in teaching and performance, for students with an avocational interest in performing and studio arts, and for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in art.

The program is designed to give students the skills and confidence in their abilities needed to produce works of art. To this end, students are given general knowledge about art and art history and are schooled in a variety of techniques, including drawing, painting, photography, and pottery. Students are encouraged to use and expand their imagination and to express their ideas creatively.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA in courses required for the Art B.A. and BFA. With the approval of the instructor, students may repeat specified studio courses for additional credit.

Students must meet the college-wide graduation requirements in addition to the Art major:

• 124 total hours

• 30 upper division hours

• Liberal education distribution

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA)

After completing the Lower Division Art Courses, students apply for acceptance into the Bachelor of Fine Arts program by declaring an area of emphasis and submitting a portfolio during Spring Semester of the sophomore year. The portfolio should reflect the applicant’s intended area of emphasis and should contain 8–12 examples of artwork that the student has produced while at Westminster College. The portfolio is due by the Friday before spring break in the main office of the School of Arts and Sciences. The BFA admissions committee will review the portfolios and notify students prior to registration for the Fall Semester. Students who art not accepted may continue working as art majors in the BA track, and are encouraged to reapply again the following year. Transfer students will follow this same process for acceptance to the BFA track, except that the portfolio may contain artwork produced while studying at other institutions of higher education.

Painting and Drawing Emphasis


Credit Hours Prerequisites
Liberal Education Courses 15  
The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Fine Arts major:    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    

ART 180 Photography, LE (3)

   

 

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Foreign Language Requirement 8  

Fine Arts majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign
language.

   
II. Lower Division Art Courses 18  
These courses should be completed before or during the fourth semester (spring of sophomore year), during which students submit their portfolios for acceptance into the BFA program.    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    
ART 180 Photography, LE (3)    

ART 209 Composition and Design (3)

   
III. Studio Art Courses 21  
ART 202 Intermediate Drawing (3)   ART 101 (LE)
ART 205 Figure Drawing (3)   ART 101 (LE)
ART 206 Figure Painting (3)   ART 103 (LE)
ART 302 Intermediate Painting (3)   ART 103 (LE)
ART 303 Advanced Painting (3)   ART 302
ART 390 Mixed Media (3)   ART 209

ART 475 Studio Seminar (3)
This course should be taken during spring semester of student’s last year.

   
IV. Art History Courses 12  
ART 310 Art History: Emergence to the Renaissance (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
ART 311 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

ART 312 History of Contemporary Art (4)

 

ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH PAINTING AND DRAWING EMPHASIS 70  

Recommended Plan of Study for BFA with Painting and Drawing Emphasis

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester
Freshman Year

ART 101 or ART 103
ART 110, ART 148, or ART 180
Language I

ART 101 or ART 103
ART 110, ART 148, or ART 180
Language II

Sophomore Year

ART 302
Take one:
ART 110, ART 148, ART 180 or ART 209

ART 202
Take one:
ART 110, ART 148, ART 180 or ART 209

Junior Year

ART 205
ART 390 or ART Elective
ART 310 or ART 312

ART 206
ART 311 or ART Elective
ART Electives (take two)

Senior Year

ART 303
ART 390 or ART Elective
ART 310 or ART 312

ART 475
ART 311 or ART Elective
ART Elective

Pottery Emphasis


Credit Hours Prerequisites
Liberal Education Courses 15  
The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Fine Arts major:    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    

ART 180 Photography, LE (3)

   

 

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Foreign Language Requirement 8  

Fine Arts majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign
language.

   
II. Lower Division Art Courses 18  
These courses should be completed before or during the fourth semester (spring of sophomore year), during which students submit their portfolios for acceptance into the BFA program.    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    
ART 180 Photography, LE (3)    

ART 209 Composition and Design (3)

   
III. Upper Division Studio Art Courses 18  
ART 301 Intermediate Pottery (3)   ART 148 (LE) or consent of instructor
ART 305 Raku Pottery (3)—offered alternate years    
ART 309 Handbuilt Pottery (3)—offered alternate years   ART 148 (LE)
ART 330 Advanced Pottery (3)   ART 301 or consent of instructor
ART 335 Ceramic Sculpture (3)—offered alternate years    

ART 475 Studio Seminar (3)
This course should be taken during spring semester of student’s last year.

 

consent of instructor

IV. Art History Courses 12  
ART 310 Art History: Emergence to the Renaissance (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
ART 311 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

ART 312 History of Contemporary Art (4)

 

ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

V. Elective Art Courses 14  

Additional hours of ART coursework (14)

   
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH POTTERY EMPHASIS 70  

Recommended Plan of Study for BFA with Pottery Emphasis

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester
Freshman Year

ART 148 or ART 110
ART 101, ART 103, or ART 180
Language I

ART 148 or ART 110
ART 101, ART 103, or ART 180
Language II

Sophomore Year

ART 301
ART 101, ART 103,
ART 180 or ART 209

ART 305, ART 309, or ART 335
ART 101, ART 103,
ART 180 or ART 209

Junior Year

ART 310 or ART Elective
ART Electives (take two)

ART 305, ART 309, or ART 335
ART 311 or ART 315
ART Elective

Senior Year

ART 330
ART 310 or ART Elective
ART Elective

ART 475
ART 305, ART 309, or ART 335
ART 311 or ART 315

Photography Emphasis


Credit Hours Prerequisites
Liberal Education Courses 15  
The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Fine Arts major:    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    

ART 180 Photography, LE (3)

   

 

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Foreign Language Requirement 8  

Fine Arts majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign
language.

   
II. Lower Division Art Courses 18  
These courses should be completed before or during the fourth semester (spring of sophomore year), during which students submit their portfolios for acceptance into the BFA program.    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    
ART 180 Photography, LE (3)    

ART 209 Composition and Design (3)

   
III. Upper Division Studio Art Courses 18  
ART 320 Digital Imaging (3)   ART 180 (LE) or consent of instructor
ART 321 Digital Media Survey (3)—offered alternate years   ART 320 or consent of instructor
ART 379 Intermediate Photography (3)—offered spring   ART 180 (LE) or consent of instructor
ART 380 Advanced Photography (3)—offered fall   ART 320 or ART 379 or consent of instructor
ART 383 Color Photography (3)—offered alternate years   ART 180 (LE)

ART 475 Studio Seminar (3)
This course should be taken during spring semester of student’s last year.

 

consent of instructor

IV. Art History Courses 12  
ART 310 Art History: Emergence to the Renaissance (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
ART 311 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

ART 312 History of Contemporary Art (4)

 

ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

V. Elective Art Courses 14  

Additional hours of ART coursework (14)

   
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH PHOTOGRAPHY EMPHASIS 70  

Recommended Plan of Study for BFA with Photography Emphasis

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester
Freshman Year

ART 180 or ART 110
ART 101, ART 103, or ART 148
Language I

ART 180 or ART 110
ART 101, ART 103, or ART 148
Language II

Sophomore Year

ART 320
ART 101, ART 103, ART 148 or ART 209

ART 379
ART 101, ART 103, ART 148 or ART 209

Junior Year

ART 310 and ART 318,
or ART Elective (take one or two)
ART Electives (take two)

ART 321 or ART 383
ART 311 or ART Elective
ART Elective

Senior Year

ART 380
ART 310 and ART 318,
or ART Elective (take one or two)
ART Elective

ART 475
ART 321 or ART 383
ART 311 or ART Elective

Studio Arts Emphasis


Credit Hours Prerequisites
Liberal Education Courses 15  
The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Fine Arts major:    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    

ART 180 Photography, LE (3)

   

 

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Foreign Language Requirement 8  

Fine Arts majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign
language.

   
II. Lower Division Art Courses 18  
These courses should be completed before or during the fourth semester (spring of sophomore year), during which students submit their portfolios for acceptance into the BFA program.    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    
ART 180 Photography, LE (3)    

ART 209 Composition and Design (3)

   
III. Studio Art Courses 27  
ART 202 Intermediate Drawing (3)   ART 101 (LE)
ART 301 Intermediate Pottery (3)   ART 148 (LE) or consent of instructor

ART 302 Intermediate Painting (3)
  ART 103 (LE)
ART 320 Digital Imaging (3)   ART 180 (LE) or consent of instructor
ART 335 Ceramic Sculpture (3)—offered alternate years    
ART 340 Printmaking (3)—offered alternate years   ART 101 (LE) or consent of instructor
ART 379 Intermediate Photography (3)—offered spring   ART 180 (LE) or consent of instructor
ART 390 Mixed Media (3)   ART 209 or consent of instructor

ART 475 Studio Seminar (3)
This course should be taken during spring semester of student’s last year.

 

consent of instructor

IV. Art History Courses 12  
ART 310 Art History: Emergence to the Renaissance (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
ART 311 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

ART 312 History of Contemporary Art (4)

 

ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

V. Elective Art Courses 5  

Additional hours of ART coursework (5)

   
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS WITH STUDIO ART EMPHASIS 70  

 

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester
Freshman Year

ART 101, ART 103, ART 110,
ART 148, or ART 180 (take two)
Language I

ART 101, ART 103, ART 110, ART 148, or ART 180 (take two)
Language II

Sophomore Year

ART 101, ART 103, ART 110, ART 148, ART 180, ART 209 (take two)
ART 301, ART 302, ART 320, or ART 390

ART 101, ART 103, ART 110, ART 148, ART 180, ART 209 (take two)
ART 202, ART 320, ART 335, ART 340, or ART 379

Junior Year

ART 301, ART 302, ART 320, ART 390 (take two)
ART 310, ART 312, ART 318 or ART Elective (take one or two)
ART Elective

ART 202, ART 320, ART 335, ART 340, ART 379 (take two)
ART 311, ART 315 or ART Elective
ART Elective

Senior Year

ART 301, ART 302, ART 320, or ART 390
ART 310, ART 312, ART 318
or ART Elective (take one or two)
ART Elective

ART 475
ART 202, ART 320, ART 335, ART 340, or ART 379
ART 311, ART 315 or ART Elective

Students may elect to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree that recognizes a double area of emphasis. The portfolio submitted for acceptance into the BFA program should include 8–12 examples of artwork that the student has produced while at Westminster College and should reflect both of the applicant’s intended areas of emphasis. In addition to the other requirements of the BFA, the candidate must take all of the courses listed in section III, Upper Division Studio Art Courses, for both of the chosen areas of emphasis. ART 475, Studio Seminar, should only be taken once. The Elective Art Courses requirement, section V, are fulfilled by the second emphasis. The candidate must also take all Art History courses required in section IV by each area of emphasis. Only areas of emphasis in Painting/Drawing, Pottery and Photography may be combined. The BFA with an emphasis in Studio Arts is not eligible to be combined for this option.

Academic Major for Bachelor of Arts Degree


Credit Hours Prerequisites
Liberal Education Courses 15  
The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the Fine Arts major:    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    

ART 180 Photography, LE (3)

   

 

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Foreign Language Requirement 8  

Fine Arts majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign
language.

   
II. Lower Division Art Courses 18  
These courses should be completed before or during the fourth semester (spring of sophomore year), during which students submit their portfolios for acceptance into the BFA program.    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    
ART 180 Photography, LE (3)    

ART 209 Composition and Design (3)

   
III. Upper Division Studio Art Courses 15  
ART 310 Art History: Emergence to the Renaissance (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
ART 311 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
ART 475 Studio Seminar (3)   consent of instructor
     
One additional Art History course (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
ART 312 History of Contemporary Art   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

ART 315 History of Pottery
or
ART 318 History of Photography

 

ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

IV. Elective Art Courses 18  

Additional hours of ART coursework (18)

   
TOTAL HOURS FOR ACADEMIC MAJOR 59  

Recommended Plan of Study for Art Major

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester
Freshman Year

ART 101, ART 103, ART 110,
ART 148, or ART 180 (take two)
Language I

ART 101, ART 103, ART 110, ART 148, or ART 180 (take two)
Language II
Sophomore Year

ART 101, ART 103, ART 110, ART 148, ART 180, or ART 209

ART 101, ART 103, ART 110, ART 148, ART 180, or ART 209

Junior Year

ART 310, ART 312, ART 318, or ART Elective (take one or two)
ART Elective

ART 311, ART 315, or ART Elective
ART Elective

Senior Year

ART 310, ART 312, ART 318, or ART Elective (take one or two)
ART Elective

ART 475
ART 311, ART 315, or ART Elective
ART Elective

Academic Minor

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 13  
Choose one of these:    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    
ART 180 Photography, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 209 Composition and Design (3)    
     
Choose one of these:    
ART 310 Art History: Emergence to the Renaissance (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
ART 311 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

ART 312 History of Contemporary Art (4)

 

ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)

II. Electives 10  

Additional hours of ART coursework

   
TOTAL HOURS FOR ACADEMIC MINOR 23  

Teaching Minor

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 13  
Choose one of these:    
ART 101 Beginning Drawing, LE (3)    
ART 103 Beginning Painting, LE (3)    
ART 148 Fundamentals of Pottery, LE (3)    
ART 180 Photography, LE (3)    
ART 110 Survey of Art, LE (3)    
ART 209 Composition and Design (3)    
Choose one of these:    
ART 310 Art History: Emergence to the Renaissance (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
ART 311 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (4)   ART 110 (LE); ENGL 110 (LE)
II. Electives 7  
Additional hours of ART coursework    
TOTAL HOURS FOR TEACHING MINOR 20