Art and Art History

 

Art and Art History Program Requirements

The curriculum of the Department of Art has a fourfold objective: to familiarize students with the basic principles of visual art and to prepare them to use the arts intelligently in their own lives: to devote their skills in various techniques and media: to develop their creative, aesthetic awareness and visual expression: and to foster an understanding and appreciation of the arts of other ages and cultures, as well as those of their own time and place.

Major
The department offers three areas of concentration: Art Education, History of Art, and Studio. Students should enroll initially in any of the 100 or 200 entry level courses which do not have prerequisites. (ART 102IF Art Appreciation is not designed for majors and is not recommended for students who are planning to major in studio or the history of art).

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The department requests that enrolling freshmen studio majors present a portfolio of six to ten works when meeting with their faculty advisor.

History of Art Major

Computer Code: ARTH

Minimum credits required: 39

Required courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

History of Art-- 35 credits required

ART

231IF

Western Art I

4 credits

ART

232IF

Western Art II

4 credits

ART

234F

Survey of American Painting and Sculpture

3 credits

ART

235IF

Topics in Non-Western Art

3 credits

ART

331IF

Northern Medieval Art

3 credits

ART

332IF

Southern Medieval Art

3 credits

ART

333IF

Northern Renaissance Art

3 credits

ART

334IF

Southern Renaissance Art

3 credits

ART

335F

American Architecture and Urban Planning

3 credits

ART

431IF

Nineteenth Century Art

3 credits

ART

432IF

Twentieth Century Art

3 credits


Studio Art-- 4 credits required

ART

115F

Two Dimensional Design

2 credits

ART

117F

Color Theory

2 credits


Twenty-four hours of History of Art courses must be taken at Baldwin Wallace.

           

If a student majoring in the history of art anticipates applying to a graduate program in the discipline, it is recommended that the student obtain a French 102 or German 102 proficiency before the completion of undergraduate work. A list of recommended courses for the major can be obtained from the head of the history of art area.

Seminars are offered, but are not required as part of the major and are not substituted for stated requirements.

Studio Art Major

Computer Code: ARTS

Majors are required to take 22 semester hours in Studio Art Foundation, 6 semester hours in a Studio Art Emphasis, 6 semester hours of Studio Art Electives at the 300 level, 14 semester hours of Art History and 1 semester hour in the Junior/Senior Seminars. 

Majors are required to participate in a yearly critique with the studio faculty beginning in their Junior year, the basis for Art 363 Junior Seminar. Senior candidates for graduation are required to exhibit their advanced artwork in the Senior Art Exhibition as part of Art 463 Senior Seminar. The department also requests, but does not required, that enrolling freshmen studio majors present a portfolio of six to ten works when meeting with their faculty advisor.

Minimum credits required: 49
(plus prerequisites as indicated)

Required courses  (* = Prerequisite Required)

Studio Art Foundation-- 22 credits required

ART

110F

Drawing I

2 credits

ART

111F

Drawing II

2 credits*

ART

212

Drawing III

2 credits*

ART

115F

Two Dimensional Design

2 credits

ART

116F

Three Dimensional Design

2 credits

ART

117F

Color Theory

2 credits

ART

213F

Introduction to Painting

2 credits

ART

216F

Introduction to Ceramics

2 credits

ART

222F

Introduction to Photography

2 credits

ART

246F

Introduction to Sculpture

2 credits

ART

248F

Introduction to Printmaking

2 credits


Studio Art Emphasis-- 6 credits required

(Choose ONE of the following programs)

Ceramics

ART

217F

Intermediate Ceramics

2 credits*

ART

318

Advanced Ceramics

2 credits*

ART

318

Advanced Ceramics (taken again for credit)

2 credits*

Painting

ART

214F

Intermediate Painting

2 credits*

ART

315

Advanced Painting

2 credits*

ART

315

Advanced Painting (taken again for credit)

2 credits*

Photography

ART

220F

Digital Photography

2 credits

ART

323

Advanced Photography

2 credits*

ART

323

Advanced Photography (taken again for credit)

2 credits*

Printmaking

ART

225F

Two-Dimensional Computer Imaging

2 credits

ART

349

Advanced Printmaking

2 credits*

ART

349

Advanced Printmaking (taken again for credit)

2 credits*

3D Studies

ART

230F

Introduction to Jewelry and Metal Design

2 credits

ART

330

Advanced Jewelry and Metal Design

2 credits*

ART

347

Advanced Sculpture

2 credits*

 

 

 

 

Studio Art Electives-- 6 credits required

Choose 3 additional courses in Studio Art at the Intermediate or Advanced level

 

 

 

 

History of Art-- 14 credits required

ART

103FD

Art of Our Time

3 credits

ART

231IF

Western Art I

4 credits

ART

232IF

Western Art II

4 credits

ART

432IF

Twentieth Century Art

3 credits

 

 

 

 

Junior/ Senior Seminar-- 2 courses required 1 credits

ART

363

Junior Seminar- Portfolio Review & Critique (both semesters)

0 credits

ART

463

Senior Seminar- Senior Art Exhibit (both semesters)

.5-1 credit

 

Art Education Major

Computer Code: ARTE

Multi-age License--Visual Arts
Art education majors will be required to participate in a yearly critique with the studio faculty. In addition, senior candidates for graduation in art education will choose and mount a senior exhibition in April of their graduating year.

Minimum credits required: 52 (plus prerequisites as indicated)

Required courses  (* = Prerequisite Required)

Studio Art-- 32 credits required

ART

110F

Drawing I

2 credits

ART

111F

Drawing II

2 credits*

ART

212

Drawing III

2 credits*

ART

115F

Two Dimensional Design

2 credits

ART

116F

Three Dimensional Design

2 credits

ART

117F

Color Theory

2 credits

ART

222F

Introduction to Photography OR

2 credits

ART

225F

Two-Dimensional Computer Imaging

2 credits

ART

213F

Introduction to Painting

2 credits

ART

246F

Introduction to Sculpture

2 credits

ART

216F

Introduction to Ceramics

2 credits

ART

248F

Introduction to Printmaking

2 credits

ART

328

Materials and Techniques

2 credits

Required Studio Elective Hours

8 credits


History of Art-- 20 credits required

ART

102IF

Art Appreciation

3 credits

ART

231IF

Western Art I

4 credits

ART

232IF

Western Art II

4 credits

ART

234F

Survey of American Painting and Sculpture

3 credits

ART

235IF

Topics in Non-Western Art

3 credits

One Upper Level Art History Course

3 credits

The student must also satisfy the state requirements in education as offered in other areas of the University, especially those offered by the Division of Education. See Division of Education for a list of requirements.

Minor in History of Art
A minor in art concentrating in the history of art consists of a total of 20 hours, including ART 231IF, 232IF, and 234F, and 235F, and two 300 or 400 level courses. A maximum of one transferred course from another institution can help comprise the minor in art history.

Minor in Studio Art
A minor in art concentrating in the studio area consists of a total of 18 hours including ART 110F, 115F, 116F, 232IF, plus four studio courses of the student's choice.

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