CVA Course Catalog 2010-11
The CVA catalog is a comprehensive guide to CVA's mission, academic information, tuition, financial aid, student life, and institutional policies.
Course Catalog 2010 ÂŹ 2011 Table of Contents ÂŹ 2 3 ACADEMIC CA L E N DA R 23 ST U D E N T L I F E 75 COMMUNITY OUTREACH Office for Student Life High School Summer Immersion 4 INTRODUCING THE COLLEGE OF VISUAL ARTS Peer Mentoring Program Adult Community Education Student Council Mission Campus Activities 77 ADMINISTRATION Message from the President Student Life Sponsored Events Board of Trustees Campus Location Support Services Campus Officers Accreditation Alumni Benefits Academic Leaders Minnesota Office of Higher Education Disclosure Faculty Administrative Staff 7 ADMISSIONS BFA Degrees, Programs, and Course Descriptions Application Process Enrichment 84 BUILDINGS AND ACCESS Admissions Information Academic Support Locations and Contacts Enrollment Options Facilities Scheduled Hours Transfer Students Emergency College Closings International Students 70 I N ST I T U T I O N A L P O L I C I ES Evacuation Procedures Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Severe Weather Procedures Maintenance of Work Areas Parking 27 ACA D E M I C I N FO R M AT I O N Ban on Firearms Crime Awareness and Campus Security 14 TUITION INFO R M AT I O N Act of 1990 Tuition and Fees Disability Policy Tuition Payment Policy Exhibition and Publication of Work Withdrawal Policy FERPA and Confidentiality of Student Records Grievance Procedures 16 FINANCIAL A I D I N FO R M AT I O N Health Insurance How Financial Aid is Determined Immunization Law Estimated Cost of Attendance Military Service Eligibility Requirements No Smoking Policy Available Financial Aid Programs Noise Control How to Apply for Financial Aid Non-Discrimination Policy Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Safety on Campus Progress Policy Student Conduct Code Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Student Right-To-Know 88 DISCLAIMER 89 INDEX Academic Calendar 2010-2011 ¬ 3 Please visit www.cva.edu for the most current calendar information. There you will also find the academic and gallery calendars. FALL SEM ESTER 20 1 0 August 27 November March 9 7-11 Advising & Registration Day for Spring 2011 – No Classes Evaluations 12 Last Day to Withdraw from a Class 14-18 Spring Break – No Classes 24 Thanksgiving Recess Begins – No Classes 21 Classes Resume at 8:30 a.m. 29 Classes Resume at 8:30 a.m. 31 Scholarship Award Ceremony 29-Dec 1 Senior Thesis Presentations Proposals Due Validation Day: Last Day to Validate Fall Registration April December 6-17 September 2-3 New Student Orientation 1 Faculty/Staff Orientation 3 Incomplete Grades Due for Spring 2010 7 Classes Begin at 8:30 a.m. 9 Convocation Service at the Virginia Street Swedenborgian Church, 6:00 p.m. Academic Advising Weeks 17 Last Day of Classes 20-21 Junior Level Reviews 3 Final Grades Due by 12 p.m. SPRIN G SEM E STER 20 11 CVA Welcome Back Party, Summit Building, 4:00 p.m. 6 Labor Day – No Classes 7 7-17 Academic Advising Weeks 12 Faculty/Staff Orientation 14 Last Day to Register 13-14 New Student Orientation 14 Last Day to Add or Drop a Class 14 Incomplete Grades Due for Fall 2010 17 Course Syllabi due in Registrar’s Office 17 Martin Luther King Day – No Classes 17 Constitution Day 18 Classes Begin at 8:30 a.m. 18-28 Academic Advising Weeks 25 Last Day to Register 25 Last Day to Add or Drop a Class 28 Course Syllabi due in Registrar’s Office Evaluations Last Day to Withdraw from a Class 5 Advising & Registration Day for Fall 2011 – No Classes 22 Registration Day for Foundation Students May 3 Mid-Term Week: Faculty Mid-Term Student January 2011 October 1 25-May 3 Academic Advising Weeks 10 25-29 Mid-Term Week: Faculty Mid-Term Student January Last Day to Validate Spring Registration Last Day of Classes 4-5 Foundation Level Reviews 5 Senior Banquet 6 Commencement 3:30 p.m. 10 Final Grades Due by 12 p.m. SU M M ER 20 11 May 16 – July 26 Summer Session for all Students Introducing the College of Visual Arts Introducing the College of Visual Arts ÂŹ 5 MISSIO N The College of Visual Arts provides a collaborative environment that focuses on individual student development by fully integrating the study of the liberal arts and the visual arts. We cultivate a worldview that recognizes the value of art and design in promoting pride in place and responsible citizenship. Introducing the College of Visual Arts ÂŹ 6 M E SSAG E FRO M TH E PR ESID ENT CAM PUS LO CATIO N As president of the college, I welcome you and invite CVA is located in the beautiful Summit Avenue and you to learn more about us. Ramsey Hill neighborhoods of Saint Paul. The college is close to Grand and Selby avenues and downtown At the College of Visual Arts, we engage with CVA collaborates with art and design professionals and cultural institutions to take best advantage of the resources in the vibrant Twin Cities area, enriching the opportunities and experiences available to students. those around us, and offer a means of participating Saint Paul. Students who need housing have a wide in the visual world through art and design education. choice of affordable apartments, duplexes, and single- We solve problems, ask questions, provide models by family homes. example, and challenge our preconceptions. We see education through the arts as a vehicle for exploration other metropolitan communities. Students can easily Learning Commission, a commission of the North and an ideal means of communication. get around on a public transportation system that is Central Association of Colleges and Schools. fast and affordable; excellent biking trails are also HLC may be reached at: Through the ages, art and design have recorded The college is also close to Minneapolis and ACCR ED ITATIO N The College of Visual Arts is accredited by the Higher history, illustrated and examined probing questions, available. The Twin Cities area has all the resources and attempted to give meaning to the inexplicable. of a major metropolitan area, including cultural and The Higher Learning Commission CVA is committed to learning through the visual educational institutions and professional sports. 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 arts. As artists, designers, scholars, and educators, Chicago, IL 60604 we believe in the power of all forms of visual Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Walker Art Center, communication, including the written word. Through and other museums and galleries offer a rich cultural the visual arts, we see, examine, and explore the experience. With more theaters per capita than New world. York City, theater abounds, from the Guthrie Theater to scores of smaller acting companies. The Saint Paul We hope you take the time to get to know the The Twin Cities is a showcase for all the arts. The College of Visual Arts. We look forward to your Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra participation and getting to know you. offer classical music to the community. Concert venues and clubs feature jazz, folk, contemporary, Ann Ledy and many other types of music for specific audiences. President and Chief Academic Officer The area has a large number of businesses with creative employment opportunities, including design studios, ad agencies, web providers, and major corporations such as Target, 3M, Best Buy, General Mills, Lawson Software, and Medtronic. www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org MIN N E SOTA O FFICE O F HIG H ER ED U CATIO N D ISCLOSU R E The College of Visual Arts is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Admissions Admissions ÂŹ 8 The College of Visual Arts welcomes applications from prospective students interested in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art or design. All applications for admission are evaluated on the basis of a portfolio review, statement of interest, and records of academic aptitude and performance. Admissions decisions are individualized and take into account all aspects of the applicantâ€™s background. Admissions ¬ 9 APPLICATIO N PRO CESS Statement of Interest Test Scores Application Form and Fee A prospective student is required to submit an essay The college’s ACT code is 6117 and the SAT code that describes the student’s goals, how attending CVA is 6147. An ACT or SAT score is required for will benefit the student, and what the student finds all applicants unless otherwise notified by the exciting about art and design. If applicable, the essay Admissions Office, with one exception: Transfer may also address any unusual circumstances that may applicants who have successfully completed 30 or have affected an applicant’s academic performance. more college credits at an accredited institution are One or two pages are recommended for this statement not required to submit ACT or SAT scores. Students initiate the admissions process by submitting a completed application form with a $40 nonrefundable application fee. A paper application form can be obtained from CVA’s Admissions Office or you may apply online http://www.cva.edu/ admissions/online_application/. Application fee waivers are available to those that qualify. More information and an application fee waiver form can be downloaded at the National Association for College Admissions Counseling site of interest. CVA offers several workshops throughout the year to assist applicants in writing the statement of interest. Portfolio Review A portfolio for admission into CVA is required and may include, but is not limited to drawing, painting, http://www.nacacnet.org/CareerDevelopment/ Academic Transcripts Resources/Pages/FeeWaiverFAQ.aspx. All applicants must present proof of high school printmaking, sculpture, websites, video, and We suggest that students complete all application graphic design work, digital work, photography, graduation or its equivalent. A valid academic documentation of installation. Applicants may requirements within two weeks following the transcript – official and sealed – must be sent directly choose to submit a variety of media or concentrate submission of the application form. Please note the to the CVA Admissions Office. (Please note that on just one. Portfolios should include twelve to March 1 priority scholarship deadline for the fall transcripts stamped “Issued to Student” are NOT twenty examples of artwork, and applicants may also semester and November 1 priority deadline for the considered official.) supplement portfolios with sketchbooks. spring semester. If a student has not completed high school, CVA offers multiple drawing workshops and s/he must submit General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes throughout the year to assist applicants to scores in addition to the official high school transcript. build a portfolio. Students wishing to enhance their portfolio for admission should strongly consider If the applicant holds a bachelor’s degree at a U.S. college or university, s/he need not furnish a high attending one of CVA’s workshops, offered in the school transcript, but will need to provide an official fall and winter, and/or our high school summer college transcript. immersion classes. Information on workshops and summer classes can be found on the CVA website or by contacting the Admissions Office. Admissions ¬ 10 A portfolio can be reviewed on campus or sent through the mail. On campus reviews take place at CVA by appointment with the Admissions Office. AD MISSIO NS IN FO R MATIO N Acceptance Notification Applicants may bring original work, photographs, or Applicant files are evaluated on a rolling basis. Macintosh-compatible CD/DVD. It is recommended Applicants who have submitted all application that an applicant use photographs or digital images materials by the priority deadline (March 1 for fall to represent oversize, three-dimensional, or digital or November 1 for spring) will be notified of the work. Online portfolios are also accepted provided admissions status within two weeks after fulfilling each image is labeled with title, size, and medium. their application requirements. CVA will continue to accept applications after the March 1 and November Applicants mailing a portfolio should not send original artwork as items may be damaged while in 1 priority deadlines unless or until maximum transit and cannot be returned. Alternately, applicants enrollment is achieved. can send Macintosh-compatible CDs of their work to the attention of the Admissions Office. A numbered inventory, detailing the title of each piece, size, medium, and date of completion must be included with CD/DVD. Photographs and catalogs alone can’t communicate CVA’s atmosphere. We are proud of CVA’s distinctive community and welcome visitors to the campus. We recommend that all applicants attend one of the many on-campus events held during the year and/or call to schedule a personal tour. Tuition Deposit Admission on Conditional Acceptance CVA offers conditional acceptance to students who show artistic potential but in some other respect do not meet CVA’s academic standards. Conditional acceptance allows students who would otherwise be declined admission a chance to prove that they can successfully handle a rigorous curriculum. Students admitted conditionally must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or C average) by the end of their first semester of enrollment. If the student meets this requirement, the conditional status is removed. If the student is unable to fulfill this requirement, the student is suspended. Payment of a $200 tuition deposit secures a position at CVA for accepted applicants and allows new students to register for classes. This deposit is applied EN RO LLM ENT O P TIO NS to the first semester tuition cost. The balance of the Full Time Students semester’s tuition is due no later than Validation, Students are considered full time when they carry at which takes place at New Student Orientation (please least 12 credits per semester. To graduate within four see the calendar for these dates.) Deposits received years, a student must take six semesters of 15 credits before May 1 for fall semester or before November 1 each and two semesters of 18 credits each. for spring semester are refundable. Deposits received after May 1 or November 1 are non-refundable, except if requested within three days of payment. Part-time Students Students are considered part-time if they are enrolled in fewer than 12 credits per semester. Students are able to pursue a degree on a part-time basis but students who attend full time may benefit from being fully immersed in CVA’s artistic and academic community. Admissions ¬ 11 Second-degree Students Spring/Summer Foundation Year CVA frequently enrolls students who have already Students may begin the first year Foundation Program completed a bachelor’s degree at another institution. in the spring semester, completing the second Second-degree students come to CVA from a wide semester of the Foundation Program in the summer. range of educational and professional backgrounds, This option gives students the opportunity to continue including persons with considerable professional as sophomores at the start of the next academic year experience, as well as individuals with limited art in the fall. Students participating in the Spring/ and design experience. Second-degree students Summer Foundation Program must commit to both are subject to the same policies as degree-seeking the spring and summer semesters. students and must meet all standard admissions criteria. Contact the Admissions Office for specific application instructions. Non-degree Students TR ANSFER STU D ENTS Transfer students must have official, sealed The Admissions Office, in conjunction with faculty, reviews student work based on the official transcripts, the quality and the equivalency of the work shown in the transfer portfolio. Credits are not automatically transferred and are awarded on an individual basis. Transfer portfolios for all prospective studio credits should be submitted before the beginning of the term for which the student is seeking admission, as the transfer credits may affect the student’s registration status. Guidelines for the transfer portfolio preparation are available from the Admissions Office. transcripts sent to CVA from their high school and all post-secondary institutions attended. Students who do not plan to pursue a BFA degree Once all admissions materials have been received may enroll in classes on a space-available basis and and a student has been accepted into the college, with permission of the appropriate department an official evaluation of transfer credit will be chair. Non-degree students do not need to complete provided. Applicants may transfer a maximum all of the general admissions procedures, but must of 60 semester credits. Academic credits earned submit a CVA application. Non-degree students are at other regionally accredited post-secondary not eligible for financial aid and are subject to the institutions will be considered for transfer credit same tuition structure as part-time degree seeking if the applicant received a “C” or above and if students. Non-degree students must meet prerequisite the course is appropriate to CVA’s curriculum. requirements to enroll in courses or receive approval Remedial and developmental course credits will from the appropriate department chair. An individual not be accepted. Students seeking to transfer studio interested in enrolling as a non-degree student should credits must submit a portfolio that displays the contact the Admissions Office for more information. work done in each course they wish to transfer. INTER NATIO NAL STU D ENTS International students are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible. Please note the March 1 priority scholarship deadline for the fall semester and November 1 priority deadline for the spring semester. The I-20 form needed to obtain a student visa will be issued once a student is accepted and the $200 tuition deposit has been received. In addition to general admission requirements, international applicants must also submit the following: Admissions ¬ 12 1. P roof of English Language Proficiency: A solid command of oral and written English is necessary for success in CVA’s programs. Unless English is a prospective student’s first language, the following minimum score is required. TOEFL Paper: 550 TOEFL Computer: 213 TOEFL iBT: 79-80 IELTS: 6.0 Credit Load for International Students International students with F-1 or J-1 status are required to carry 15 credits, since falling below full time status will cause that student to be classified “Out-of-Status” under SEVIS regulations. Transfer Credit for International Students Participation Requirements: • High school senior • Minimum 3.2 GPA • Complete PSEO requirements PSEO students may enroll in one or both of the PSEO classes offered, but must make a two semester, year-long commitment. Classes meet twice a week, Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Studio classes are two hours and fifty minutes in length and Students wishing to transfer credits taken outside the liberal arts classes are one hour and twenty minutes. The college’s TOEFL code number is 6108. United States must have an equivalency evaluation Although CVA offers both morning and afternoon Students whose scores fall below the minimum performed by a recognized organization providing classes, we cannot guarantee class times until are required to participate in the completion of such services. The Admissions Office can refer registration in June. the English and academic preparation instruction students to organizations providing evaluations. Fall PSEO course options: program though the Global Language Institute (http://www.gli.org/programs.html). 2. C ertified Translation of all Documents: Diplomas, transcripts, financial statements, and letters must be submitted in certified English translations. The Admissions Office can refer students to organizations providing such translations. 3. D eclaration of Finances: International students must submit an official affidavit and appropriate bank statement verifying adequate funds to cover tuition, fees, housing, and supplies for one academic year. Financial declarations must be submitted in U.S. currency. P OSTSECO N DARY EN RO LLM ENT O P TIO NS (PSEO) PRO G R AM • FD112: Foundation Drawing I [3 credits] • A H120: Prehistoric through Medieval Art History [3 credits] Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a Minnesota Department of Education program that allows high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while enrolled in high school. CVA’s PSEO program offers qualified high school seniors a challenging and rewarding introduction to art and design school. High school students interested in building a portfolio for art and design school admission and earning credit towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at CVA are encouraged to apply. Spring PSEO course options: • FD113: Foundation Drawing II [3 credits] Prerequisite FD112 • A H121: Renaissance through Modern Art History [3 credits] Prerequisite AH120 Please see course descriptions for more detail on these offerings. Admissions ¬ 13 PSEO Admission Requirements Accepted Students Supplies • College of Visual Arts PSEO Application Once a student is accepted into the PSEO program, All textbooks and equipment provided to • Minnesota Board of Education PSEO they become a member of the CVA community. The PSEO participants during the semester remain the property of CVA. Registration Form student takes part in New Student Orientation, the • Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form Peer Mentorship program, and is given an academic • A rt Teacher Recommendation Form advisor. Students are responsible, in consultation • Official High School Transcript with their high school counselor, to ensure that the Interview and Portfolio Review courses taken at CVA will be sufficient to meet their (please call for an appointment) high school graduation requirements. CVA is not • responsible for fulfilling the student’s high school We encourage students to complete the PSEO requirements for graduation. application process before May 1. There are limited spaces available and are filled on a first come basis. school schedule before CVA registration in July. Notification of acceptance will be sent before May 10. Class space is limited and class times are assigned Each student is asked to clarify his or her high depending on space availability. Class times are PSEO Portfolio Review Students should include five to ten examples of artwork that reflect a prospective student’s imagination, originality, and conceptual skills. The portfolio may include drawing, painting, illustration, mixed media, digital work, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. never guaranteed and registration priority is given to currently enrolled students. PSEO students must request in writing from the CVA registrar that an official copy of their CVA transcript be sent to their high school. Acceptance into the CVA PSEO program does not guarantee acceptance into the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree program at the College of Visual Arts. All students interested in the BFA program must go through the BFA admissions process. Tuition Information Tuition Information ¬ 15 will be required to return a portion of the federal 20 1 0 -20 11 TUITIO N AN D FEES TUITIO N PAY M ENT P O LICY Full time tuition (12-18 credits per semester) and fees Tuition and fee charges are due thirty days prior to for 2010-2011 are as follows: the beginning of each semester. Total charges are provided on a billing statement and reflect anticipated Full time tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 23,488 financial aid already approved for the student. If Student fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ changes are made to the financial aid, the amount 500 due will be adjusted at that time and a revised billing Students who take more than 18 credits per semester statement will be mailed to the student. If tuition and will be charged the full time semester tuition plus an fees are not paid in full by the due date, a late fee of additional $1,100 per credit over 18 credits. $100 will be charged to the student’s account. Part-time (less than 12 credits per semester) or Please remit payment to: The College of Visual Arts, are auditing (enrolling without credit) tuition for Attn: Business Office, 344 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, 2010-2011 are as follows: MN 55102. Part-time tuition (per credit) . . . . . . . $ 1,175 WITH D R AWAL P O LICY Non-credit/audit tuition (per credit) . . $ 667 Student fee (per course) . . . . . . . . . . $ 50 is calculated through a formula called the Federal Return of Title IV Funds Refund Calculation. The types of assistance included under this policy are the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant, Federal Direct Student Loans, and the Federal Direct PLUS Loan. A student considering withdrawal is encouraged to visit the Financial Aid Office for information about the financial consequences of withdrawing from the college. Should a student elect to completely withdraw from CVA and the refund calculation determines that funds are owed to the college, he or she must pay the amount due within 10 business days after the date of withdrawal. Any account balance not satisfied within A student who completely withdraws during the this time will be turned over to CVA’s collection fall or spring term will be assessed tuition on the agency for immediate payment. following schedule: Additional Fees Withdrawal Date The following fees may be incurred at CVA: Academic transcript fee . . . . . . . . . . $ 4 Graduation fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50 Late tuition payment fee . . . . . . . . . . $ 100 Locker rental deposit . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10 Photo ID replacement fee . . . . . . . . . $ 5 PH316 Digital Photography fee . . . . . . $ 125 FD101b 2-D Design/Digital fee . . . . . . $ 161 FD112 Drawing I fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 235 FD122 3-D Design Elements fee . . . . . . $ financial aid received for that term. The amount owed 105 1st through 6th day of class . . . . . . . . 0% 7th through 11th day of class . . . . . . . 30% 12th through 16th day of class . . . . . . 45% 17th through 21st day of class . . . . . . . 60% 22nd through 26th day of class . . . . . . 75% 27th through 31st day of class . . . . . . . 90% After 31st day of class . . . . . . . . . . . 100% Return of Federal Funds Policy A withdrawal date must be determined for the purpose of returning Title IV funds, state funds, and calculating institutional charges. The withdrawal date is determined at the time a student completes an official CVA withdrawal form or otherwise notifies the college in writing of the intent to withdraw. Should a student fail to notify the college of the withdrawal, the withdrawal date is considered to be the last date of participation in an academically related activity. If A federal financial aid recipient who withdraws this date cannot be determined, the withdrawal date from the college before completing 60% of a term shall be considered the midpoint of the term. Financial Aid Information Financial Aid Information ÂŹ 17 CVA believes that every accepted student should have the opportunity to enroll at the college, regardless of financial need. Through a program of scholarships, grants, loans, work-study, and the Tuition Management Systems Monthly Payment Plan, CVA provides a comprehensive approach to assist students in any financial situation. The Financial Aid Office works to develop a financial aid package that best meets each studentâ€™s specific financial needs. Financial Aid Information ¬ 18 H OW FINAN CIAL AID IS D ETER MIN ED E STIMATED COST O F AT TEN DAN CE ELIGIB ILIT Y R EQ UIR EM ENTS The following are the direct and estimated To be eligible for financial aid through CVA, A student must complete the Free Application for indirect costs for full time students in a student must: Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After the FAFSA has the 2010-2011 academic year: a. Be enrolled in a CVA degree program b. Complete the Free Application for Federal been submitted, a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to the student and to CVA. The Financial Aid Direct Costs Office uses this information to determine a student’s Full time tuition per year . . . . . . . . . $ 23,488 c. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident financial aid award. Student fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 500 d. Be registered with Selective Service (if you are Estimated indirect expenses The Financial Aid Office calculates financial need by taking the total cost of attendance minus *Books/supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,508 the expected family contribution (EFC). The EFC, *Room and board . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,946 reported on the SAR, is used as an index to determine *Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 1,412 eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study programs. *Miscellaneous/personal . . . . . . . $ 2,896 Total Cost of Attendance . . . . . . . . $ 35,750 The Financial Aid Office uses as the EFC, grade Student Aid (FAFSA) a male) e. Not be in default on any educational loan or f. Maintain satisfactory academic progress owe a refund on any federal or state grant towards a degree Some types of financial aid may require full time level, and course load to determine sources of aid available to each student. The Financial Aid Office Direct costs—tuition and fees—are billed by CVA. enrollment. Financial aid is prorated for part-time will mail the completed financial aid award to the Estimated costs identified by an asterisk (*) are not students according to their course load. Financial aid student’s permanent address. charged by the college, and may vary for each student for students seeking a second degree is limited to the depending upon living arrangements and individual CVA Grant and student loans. circumstances. A student must reapply annually for all types of financial aid. Each January, new financial aid forms and applications are distributed for the next fall term. Returning students who wish to apply for aid should complete their financial aid application by April 15 for priority consideration. Financial Aid Information ÂŹ 19 AVAIL AB LE FINAN CIAL AID PRO G R AMS Need-Based Gift Aid CVA Grant: CVA awards tuition grants in varying All scholarships are renewable for up to four years to amounts to enrolled students, based on demonstrated students who maintain a cumulative GPA at CVA of financial need. A 2.0 cumulative grant point average 3.0 or higher and are enrolled full time. New Student is required for retaining the CVA Grant. CVA Grant Scholarships do not apply to some study abroad Federal Pell Grant: The Federal government recipients must submit the FAFSA and complete the opportunities. Please see the Financial Aid Office for awards Pell Grants to students who are U.S. CVA Financial Aid Application no later than April 15 more information. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a each year in order to renew the grant. Excellence in Scholarship Exhibition degree-granting program and who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Full time enrollment for this grant is 12 credits per semester. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): FSEOG is a federally sponsored program administered by the college. Students must be eligible for a Pell Grant in order to qualify. Awards are based on financial need, availability of funds, and the amount of aid received from other sources. Academic Competitiveness Grant: The Federal Government awards the ACG to students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants, who have completed a rigorous high school program of study, and are enrolled full time in their first or second year of a degree-granting program. The ACG will be discontinued following the 2010-2011 academic year. Minnesota State Grant: This grant is available to Minnesota residents only (the program determines residency). State grant guidelines determine the amount of the award based on need and credit load. Full time enrollment for the Minnesota State Grant is 15 credits per semester. Scholarship Programs Enrolled students who participate in the annual At CVA, we strive to recognize both academic and Excellence in Scholarship Exhibition are eligible for artistic merit of our students. In order to do so, a the Excellence in Scholarship award. All awards are variety of scholarship programs are awarded to made for the following academic year. At the time incoming students. of application, qualified students must be enrolled full time, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, and CVA Academic Scholarship: $2,000 have completed 30 credits or more at CVA. In order to The CVA Academic Scholarship recognizes students receive the award, students must maintain full time who have achieved academically in high school status and a 3.5 GPA throughout the award year. or college. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded at the time of admission to CVA students who have a awards, special named scholarships are awarded cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. to recognize outstanding achievement in a particular discipline. A faculty committee selects recipients Academic Scholarship recipients can compete for In addition to the Excellence in Scholarship additional scholarship by submitting a scholarship who are announced in March at the annual CVA application and portfolio prior to March 1. Scholarship Award Ceremony. Scholarship applications will be judged by a jury of CVA faculty members. Scholarship applicants may be Self-Help Aid eligible for the following awards: College Work-Study: Federal, state, and CVA Faculty Scholarship: $1,000 CVA Presidential Scholarship: $3,500 CVA Trusteeâ€™s Scholarship: $6,500 college funds provide part-time, on and off campus employment opportunities for students. Award amounts are based upon availability of funds. Federal and state programs require that a student demonstrate financial need. Financial Aid Information ¬ 20 Federal Direct Student Loan: Provides longterm, low interest loans through the U.S. Department of Education. Repayment of this loan begins six months after graduation or if enrollment status falls below half time. Interest does not accrue on a Subsidized Direct Student Loan while the student is enrolled at least half time. Interest accrues on Unsubsidized Direct Student Loans while the student is still in school. However, the student has the option of making interest payments while in school. If no payments are made, accrued interest will be capitalized. Federal Direct PLUS Loan: Parents of dependent students who need additional funds to meet education expenses may be eligible to borrow up to the total cost of education (direct costs + estimated indirect costs) through this program. The interest rate for this loan is fixed at 7.9%. Repayment typically begins 60 days after the final loan disbursement for each year and lasts 120 months. The PLUS loan is obtained through the school from the U.S. Department of Education. Alternative Loan Programs: A variety of lenders provide student loans for up to the cost of attendance. Interest rates and terms vary by lender. CVA’s Financial Aid Office encourages students to research the best loan terms, and should visit the Financial Aid Office to finalize the loan. For more information about educational loans or work-study, or for an application, please contact the Financial Aid Office. H OW TO APPLY FO R FINAN CIAL AID Step 1: Complete the CVA Application for Financial Aid, available in the Financial Aid Office or on the Financial Aid website www.cva.edu/financial_aid/ forms_and_resources/. Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. CVA’s school code is 007462. If you do not want to submit your FAFSA online, you may request a FAFSA booklet from the Financial Aid Office and submit your completed form to the Financial Aid Office for processing. If you already completed the FAFSA and did not include CVA as one of your college choices, call 800.433.3243 or go online to www.fafsa.gov to request a copy of your SAR sent to the CVA Financial Aid Office. Your FAFSA may be selected for a process called verification. One out of every three applicants NOTE: It is recommended that you submit the FAFSA after you and your parents, if applicable, have completed current federal income tax forms (1040). If the tax forms are not complete, you may estimate the financial portion of the application. Please contact the CVA Financial Aid Office should you have any questions. You are invited to arrange an appointment for a review of your aid application. During the review you will be given an estimate of your costs and financial aid eligibility. Step 3: To apply for the Federal Direct Student Loan, you must complete student loan entrance counseling and complete the Federal Direct Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at www.studentloans.gov. If you are unable to complete the process online, please contact the Financial Aid Office. FINAN CIAL AID SATISFAC TO RY ACAD EMIC PRO G R E SS P O LICY is selected for this process. If your application is Satisfactory academic progress is defined as selected, the CVA Financial Aid Office will contact you progressing in a positive manner towards fulfilling requesting various documents. Please note that your the requirements of a degree program. There are financial aid file will be place in “hold status” until two components to measure academic progress. all the required information is received by the The first is a qualitative measure by use of the Financial Aid Office. cumulative grade point average (GPA); the second is the quantitative measurement that is determined by the number of credits successfully completed. Financial Aid Information ¬ 21 Qualitative Requirements (GPA) A student is required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for courses taken at the College of Visual Arts. Letter grades of A through F are included in the cumulative GPA. Grades of I (Incomplete), S (Passing), U (Not Full time enrollment for financial aid purposes is 12 or more credits per term. Please note that 15 credits per semester is considered full time enrollment for the Minnesota State Grant Program. Academic Progress Review Financial Aid Appeal Process A student who fails to maintain satisfactory academic progress and is suspended from financial aid may appeal based upon unusual or extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control. A student must submit a written appeal and supporting passing), Au (Audit), and W (Withdrawal) do Satisfactory academic progress is evaluated at the end documentation to the Director of Financial Aid within not carry a numerical value and do not affect the of each academic year, after spring semester grades 30 days of notification of financial aid suspension. The GPA. If a course is repeated, the second grade have been posted. A student who fails to meet the Financial Aid Committee will review all financial aid is used in calculating the cumulative GPA. progress standard will be notified in writing no later appeal requests and will provide a written decision than 4 weeks after the progress review. to the student within 10 business days after receipt qualitative requirements will first be made at the end In determining Satisfactory Progress, the of the request. The student may file a written appeal of spring semester in the student’s second academic Financial Aid Office defines completed credit hours of the decision of the Financial Aid Committee with year and will be assessed at the end of each academic and cumulative GPA in the same manner as the the vice president of the College of Visual Arts. This year thereafter. Registrar’s Office. Students should refer to the appeal must be submitted to the vice president within Registrar’s section of the catalog for clarification on 10 business days after the decision of the Financial these items. Aid Committee. The vice president will provide a Determination as to whether a student meets the Quantitative Requirements (Course Completion Rate) A student is expected to earn his or her degree written decision to the student within 10 business Financial Aid Suspension within 150 percent of the estimated length of the A student who does not achieve the necessary program (maximum six years). In order to meet this requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress requirement, a student must successfully complete at is placed on financial aid suspension and will lose least 67 percent of attempted credits each term. This eligibility for financial aid. A student may regain will be calculated by dividing the cumulative credits eligibility for assistance after demonstrating the earned by the cumulative credits attempted. Accepted ability to maintain the standards of this policy. A transfer credits are included in the calculation of a student who exceeds the maximum published length student’s course completion rate. of the program (six years) is placed on financial aid suspension. Determination as to whether a student meets the quantitative requirements will be made at the end of the spring semester in the student’s first academic year and will be assessed at the end of each academic year thereafter. days after receipt of the appeal. All decisions made at this stage of the appeal process are final. FR EQ U ENTLY ASK ED Q U E STIO NS AN D ANSWERS 1. How do I apply for financial aid? Complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) and the CVA Financial Aid Application. Both applications are available in the CVA Financial Aid Office or at the CVA Financial Aid website. You must reapply no later than April 15 each year in order to continue receiving financial aid. Financial Aid Information ¬ 22 2. A m I required to report my parents’ 4. W hat types of financial aid are available information on the FAFSA? You are required to report parent information at CVA? C VA offers federal, state, and institutional aid award? A n eligibility notice will be mailed to your unless you meet one of the following criteria: assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, permanent address detailing the type and a. You are 24 years of age by December 31 of the work-study, student loans, and a loan for parents amount of assistance you are eligible to receive. to those who qualify. Students at CVA usually When you receive your award letter, you receive a combination of aid depending upon will have the option to refuse and/or ask for financial need. adjustments to all or a portion of your aid award. year you are applying for aid. b. You have at least one bachelor’s degree and are c. You are married. d. You have children or other dependents who working on a master’s or doctorate program. receive more than half of their support from Estimated billing information is also enclosed 5. What does the EFC mean? with the initial notice of aid. Awards are typically T he Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the mailed within two weeks of FAFSA filing, result of a federal calculation that takes into beginning March 1. you. 7. H ow will I be notified of my financial e. Both parents are deceased, or until the age of account many factors, such as household income, 18 you were a ward/dependent of the court. assets, number in household, and the number in 8. How will I receive my financial aid? f. You are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. college. The result of this calculation, the EFC, g. You are/were an emancipated minor. is an index number used to determine financial on a semester basis. If a credit balance results h. You have been determined to be an need and eligibility for most sources of financial from the application of all of your financial aid unaccompanied youth who is homeless or at aid. Your EFC is reported on your Student Aid received, the Business Office will generate a risk of being homeless. Report (SAR). refund check after the six-day drop/add period. If you are unsure of your status or have 6. How is financial need determined? extenuating circumstances, please contact the Financial Aid Office. Financial need is determined by your FAFSA, and your calculated EFC. Need is determined by taking the cost of attendance (tuition, fees, books, 3. W hat if my financial situation has changed supplies, living/personal expenses) minus your and will affect my ability to pay for college? EFC. Once the financial need is determined, the If your income has decreased by a significant Financial Aid Office determines what types and amount from the previous year or if you have the amount of aid to offer. unexpected circumstances, you may complete an appeal form which is available on the Financial Aid and Resources page of the CVA website. Financial aid is disbursed to your student account Student Life Student Life ¬ 24 O FFICE FO R STU D ENT LIFE STU D ENT CO U N CIL The director for student life is available to support The Student Council at CVA supports the mission overall student wellness and to advise students on of the Office for Student Life by sponsoring and The Office for Student Life works with the Student non-academic student-centered issues at the college. coordinating events, programs, and open forum Council to sponsor social and cultural events The director provides support and referral services, is discussions for enrolled students. The Student throughout the school year. Annual trips include visits a confidential resource for students, and is available Council creates leadership opportunities and provides to apple orchards and corn mazes in the fall and snow for a range of services including conflict mediation a venue for students to express their interests and tubing and sledding in the winter. Weekly bowling and assisting students in adjusting to college life. concerns. Elections are held for representatives from events, themed balls, and student mixers take place each academic major program. Each Foundation throughout the year. Triathlon Club, Illustration Club, to international and exchange students, oversees section also elects representatives to the council. The and Bowling Club meet regularly. Students interested disability services, Student Council, campus activities, president and vice president are selected through in creating a club or organization are encouraged (and counseling and referral services, the Peer Mentoring school-wide election. required) to meet with the director for student life. CAM PUS AC TIVITIE S SU PP O R T SERVICE S CVA encourages students to become involved with Counseling and Referral Services The director for student life is also CVA’s advisor STU D ENT LIFE SP O NSO R ED E VENTS program, and manages the student lounge in the Western Building. The Office for Student Life is open throughout the year. It is best for a student to make an appointment with the director, but walk-in visits are welcome on a first-come, first served basis. PEER M ENTO RIN G PRO G R AM programs and events sponsored by the college and other organizations. Events planned by the Office for Student Life and the Student Council provide opportunities for getting to know other students in a Peer mentors are college work-study students, trained variety of social, cultural, and educational settings. to help connect newly enrolled students to the Involvement with student groups, such as the academic and social terrain of CVA, the art and design Minnesota chapter of the AIGA, allows CVA students community, and the Twin Cities area. Peer mentors to network with some of the leading minds in the are responsible for sponsoring social activities for the graphic arts community. Foundation cohort as well as for meeting individually with every new student on a regular basis during their first year at the college. Three peer mentors are assigned to each Foundation section. In an effort to better meet every student’s personal needs, CVA has a special referral arrangement with a licensed psychologist, Dr. Greg Stern. Dr. Stern’s office is conveniently located at 366 Selby Avenue, near the CVA campus. Whether a student needs a single appointment, just someone to talk to, or long-term therapy, Dr. Stern can offer assistance. Insurance is accepted. Dr. Stern’s telephone number is 651.208.9611. Student Life ¬ 25 Disability Services Housing Email Early self-disclosure of learning, psychological, CVA makes every effort to connect students with area The college assigns each student an email address or physical disability is an integral component apartment owners, managers, and local residents with the @student.cva.edu domain. Students are for success at college. CVA provides a supportive willing to rent. Many students currently reside in required to use this address when communicating environment for students with disabilities. The apartment buildings in close proximity to the college with CVA faculty and staff. New students will receive director for student life coordinates requests from facilities. The Office for Student Life will provide their email address and password during summer students. A student requesting services should current housing information upon request. Housing registration. Returning students will retain their schedule an appointment with the director for information can also be found in the Student Life address from year to year. A student can contact his student life as soon as possible so that appropriate section of the CVA website. or her advisor with questions about the email service. accommodations can be determined. Students are required to submit a Request for Accommodations for Students with Disabilities form, available in the Office for Student Life, and attach appropriate documentation from a physician or other professional. Failure to provide required documentation may result in delayed or denied services. The information will then be evaluated and appropriate accommodations will be determined. This information may also be used to determine if a student might need additional assistance in other areas such as placement exams and course registration. All information and documentation relating to disabilities is confidential and is not released without the student’s written consent. Submission of the appropriate form and documentation does not guarantee accommodation, except as required by law. For information regarding how to use student email, Lockers Lockers are available in the Grotto Studios and in the Student Lounge on a first-come, first-served basis. please contact CVA’s digital tutor. Mailboxes Students are responsible for the care and appearance Student mailboxes are located on the first floor of the of their assigned lockers. Lockers must be emptied of Summit Building. At the beginning of each academic all items at the end of the academic year or at the time year, students are assigned a new mailbox. Students of withdrawal from the college. CVA does not accept are responsible for checking their mailboxes on a responsibility for lost or stolen property or property regular basis for telephone messages, notes from left in lockers. A $10 deposit is required to obtain a faculty or staff, and registration information. Items locker and will be refunded upon the return of the placed in mailboxes are considered confidential. lock at the end of the semester or academic year. The college is not responsible for students not For information on obtaining a locker, contact the receiving messages, notes, memos, etc. Any questions Registrar’s Office. concerning student mailboxes can be directed to the Registrar’s Office. Key Fob A keyless entry system fob is required for access to the buildings at CVA. A key fob will be issued to all new students at Validation. There is a $25.00 charge for replacing a lost key fob. The key fob remains the property of CVA and must be returned when the student graduates or withdraws from the college. Student Life ¬ 26 ALU M NI B EN EFITS Alumni from the College of Visual Arts are a valued and recognized part of the college’s community. CVA is proud of alumni achievements in the world of art and design and seeks to be an asset for alumni success. CVA welcomes alumni interest, support, and assistance. Alumni may benefit from the educational and professional environment at the college. These benefits include: Benefits: 1. Auditing a Class: Alumni are allowed to audit classes on a pass/fail basis. Tuition is waved for the first audited class. Alumni will be expected to pay any course fee that may apply. Enrollment depends upon space availability and satisfaction of all financial obligations to CVA. To register for a class, alumni should contact the Registrar’s Office. 2. L ibrary Privileges: Alumni may use the library. They may check out items including books, slides, videos, and magazines and have access to various online databases. Library access, however, does not include interlibrary loan requests. For more information contact the library director. 3. C omputer Lab Access: Alumni may use the college computer labs during regular building hours. Priority is first given to scheduled classes and currently enrolled students. 4. Photography Facilities Access: Darkroom access In order to initiate and maintain these benefits is a privilege meant to help alumni progress with alumni should: their personal artwork, develop a portfolio, or 1. Update the Alumni Office (email@example.com) build a body of work. Access is granted during with current address, telephone number, regular building hours. Fees will be determined and email address. Alumni may also include by the photo technician, depending on the the URL for their personal home page or amount of use by the alumnus. Eligibility for their place of employment. A link to this certain areas and equipment is based upon website will be added to the CVA Alumni previous CVA course experience. Access includes website page. Sharing information such as the darkroom, copy camera room, mounting new jobs, gallery shows, and other personal room, and photo studio. Alumni are required to accomplishments is also welcomed! follow procedures as outlined in darkroom policy. 2. If alumni wish to use CVA facilities, they 5. P rintmaking Shop Access: The print shop should visit the Registrar’s Office during welcomes alumni to make prints and use regular office hours to update their CVA ID. processes learned in previous CVA courses. Alumni will also need to pay a refundable There is a per semester fee, determined by deposit of $25 to receive a keyless entry the printmaking coordinator for the use of the system fob. A CVA ID and the key fob will be printmaking facilities. Access is granted during required for access to the library and labs. regular building hours. The equipment that is available will vary from semester to semester. Access to the printmaking shop is a privilege meant to help alumni progress with their personal artwork, develop a portfolio, or build a body of work. Use of the facilities for extensive or commercial production is not permitted, due to limited work and storage space and consumable supplies. Alumni are required to get approval from the printmaking coordinator and to follow the usual shop practices and all of the shop protocols for safety. Academic Information Academic Information ¬ 28 B FA D EG R EES , PRO G R AMS , AN D CO U RSE D ESCRIP TIO NS The College of Visual Arts offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interdisciplinary art and design studies, and photography. Fine arts concentrations include drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Interdisciplinary art and design studies offers a concentration in fashion. All students participate in a clearly sequenced first year Foundation Program designed to ground them in the skills, vocabulary, concepts, and methods that will be essential to all future work. Throughout the program, studio and liberal arts course content are clearly correlated to reinforce learning across the curriculum. In the sophomore year, students begin to focus on their major fields. Each program offers a carefully designed sequence of courses to build the knowledge and skills required for increasingly complex and sophisticated study within their program. Junior and senior year work focuses in depth on Integration of liberal arts coursework in all CVA’s Foundation Program also provides first of the art and design majors is a distinguishing year students with information and experience feature of the College of Visual Arts. CVA offers a necessary to make an informed choice of major at robust selection of liberal arts courses to round the the end of the first year. Site visits to professional student’s learning experience. Extensive study in art art and design studios, museums like the history helps the students understand the context Walker Art Center, and interaction with guest of their own work in the larger world of art and artists and designers offer a behind-the-scenes design. CVA math and science courses incorporate look into the roles of artists and designers. teaching methods that combine rigorous coverage of traditional course content with active learning programs are key contributors to first year students through the arts. Skills in oral presentation and in success at CVA. Each student is assigned a full-time critical reading, thinking, and writing are integrated faculty advisor and a peer mentor. Students meet across the curriculum. regularly with the advisor and the peer mentor throughout the academic year. Advisors track and The CVA curriculum differs from that of many The Academic Advising and Peer Mentorship art and design colleges because it integrates learning support student academic progress, and guide in all the disciplines involved in art and design as students in their choice of a major. The peer mentors well as preparation for professional practice. At help students to become a part of the CVA community CVA, students become successful students, and are and get involved in CVA activities and programs. prepared to become accomplished professional artists and designers. students are fully prepared to move into their chosen After completing the Foundation Program, major program, through which they will satisfy the First Year: Building a Foundation work in the major fields and continues the parallel Through a carefully sequenced curriculum in studio development in the disciplines and professional arts, liberal arts, and orientation to art and design, development. Junior year internships offer another CVA’s unique first year program lays the foundation opportunity for exposure to professional practice. As for an integrated four-year experience, which the student nears graduation, the CVA curriculum culminates in the senior capstone project. Studio provides a strong support for the transition from and liberal arts course content is strongly correlated, college out into the world of professional practice reinforcing learning across the curriculum. During with professional skills training. The senior year the first year, students become proficient in the visual culminates with presentation of a senior thesis and vocabulary, technical skills, and problem solving other capstone work. strategies necessary for success. requirements for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Academic Information ¬ 29 Foundation Program Course Requirements Orientation to Art and Design The liberal arts curriculum features innovative semester, students begin advanced courses in the Drawing I approaches to teaching, including a botany course chosen concentration. Each area of concentration 2-D Design/Digital that incorporates botanical illustration and a math features a broad range of options, allowing students 3-D Design Elements course that focuses on geometry as applied in to sharpen their focus and shape their personal vision. Prehistoric through Gothic Art History drawing. Through writing across the curriculum, Through the combination of intense studio experience College Expository Writing students develop skills in written and oral and a rigorous study of liberal arts, each area Foundation Seminar: Introduction to the Majors communication in liberal arts and in studio classes. emphasizes conceptual development, critical thinking, Drawing II Students also acquire research skills that prepare and the development of a cohesive body of work. Color/Digital Applications them for professional work and lifelong learning. The 3-D Design Principles knowledge and skills that students gain in the liberal courses at CVA teach students to document, display, Renaissance through Modern Art History arts play an important role in cultivating a worldview and market their work. Fine Arts students work Academic Research and Writing that recognizes the value of art and design in closely with faculty mentors who are established Total 32 promoting pride in place and responsible citizenship. artists. Students learn how to identify and reach their Experiential learning is emphasized at CVA. sculpture during the sophomore year. In the third To prepare fine arts majors as professional artists, audience and to contribute their unique problem Students must complete their Foundation courses before moving onto their major. Liberal Arts Fine Arts Major Materials and methods are explored as relationships between form and content are developed. Advanced students are challenged to create bodies of work for The liberal arts are fully integrated throughout CVA’s exhibition in the community and will learn about curriculum. Students take two liberal arts courses the broad range of professional opportunities to each semester, which help to convey knowledge pursue. These include maintaining a studio practice, and critical reasoning skills essential to artists and preparing to exhibit and sell work, creating public designers. The liberal arts program is tailored to be of murals, working on commissions, illustrating, particular value to students of art and design, without teaching, and applying to graduate school. sacrificing the rigor and breadth of a general liberal arts education. Liberal arts courses are offered in art language, technical skills, and problem solving history, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, strategies during the Foundation year, fine arts majors and mathematics. The study of art history helps can choose to enter drawing, painting, printmaking, students understand the context of their own work in or sculpture as a primary concentration. Each student the larger world of art and design. follows a similar path, taking introductory level After developing the building blocks of visual courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, and solving skills to society at large. Students ready themselves for careers as professional artists by developing strong speaking and writing abilities. Fine Arts majors participate in the senior capstone courses. Studio thesis is a year-long experience providing students with the time and focus to strengthen connections between form and concept as they develop a significant body of work. In FA497c: Professional Practices, students are exposed to a variety of career options for artists as they prepare to enter the world as a professional in their chosen discipline. Academic Information ¬ 30 Fine Arts: Drawing Concentration Drawing is considered a primary means of expression and also is a concentration within the fine arts major. The broad array of drawing courses offered in the fine arts curriculum reflects the dynamic placement of drawing in contemporary art practice. Following beginning level courses offered during the Foundation year, intermediate students sharpen their powers of perception in courses that emphasize drawing from life. Using traditional media and techniques, students learn human anatomy, observe the landscape, and map the architectural spaces of the urban environment. In other intermediate drawing courses, students examine the conceptual methods of narration, serialization, and iconography. In advanced courses, students explore drawing through experimentation and discovery by using non-traditional materials and methods, with the option of an interdisciplinary approach. Drawing Concentration Course Requirements Sophomore Figure Drawing Introduction to Painting Fine Arts: Painting Concentration Junior Contemporary Approaches to Drawing Installation Art Introduction to Photography 2 Studio Electives Professional Writing and Rhetoric 2 Humanities or Social Science Electives Advanced Works on Paper Digital Portfolio for Fine Arts Internship Liberal Arts Elective Total 36 Senior Introduction to Fine Arts Studio Thesis 2 Studio Electives Art and the Law 2 Humanities or Social Science Electives Studio Thesis for Drawing Professional Practices Seminar Thesis Total 30 Through painting, students build a visual language to describe ideas, hone preferences and skill, and master the painting medium. The tools of traditional painting—often complemented by non-traditional tools—are explored, as students investigate painting styles from representation to abstraction, and back again. Students become familiar with theory and practice of painting through visits with artists in their studios, through guest artists who attend classes, through readings on contemporary issues, and by working with experienced CVA faculty members who are accomplished, practicing artists within their fields. Students explore the relationship between painting and other media such as drawing, video, and photography. Painting Concentration Course Requirements Sophomore Figure Drawing Introduction to Painting Introduction to Sculptural Practices Art Since 1945 Introduction to Sculptural Practices Visual Geometry Art Since 1945 Non-Traditional Drawing Visual Geometry Figure Painting Non-Traditional Drawing Introduction to Printmaking Figure Painting Contemporary Issues in Art Introduction to Printmaking Science of Art Conservation Contemporary Issues in Art Total 30 Science of Art Conservation Total 30 Academic Information ÂŹ 31 Junior to take book arts courses in the specialized facilities Junior Narrative Painting of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, located Relief/Monotype Printmaking Installation Art in Minneapolis. The letterpress studio offers an Hand Lettering Introduction to Photography important link between typography and fine art, and Introduction to Photography 2 Studio Electives continues studentsâ€™ education in the knowledge of fine 2 Studio Electives Professional Writing and Rhetoric art papers. Professional Writing and Rhetoric 2 Humanities or Social Science Electives 2 Humanities or Social Science Electives Painting as Abstraction techniques from introductory courses, students Intaglio Digital Portfolio for Fine Arts explore contemporary methods using digital and Digital Portfolio for Fine Arts Internship photosensitive materials. Emphasis is placed on Internship Liberal Arts Elective developing a cohesive portfolio of work that reflects Liberal Arts Elective Total 36 clear concept development and knowledge of Total 36 After solid grounding in printmaking producing multiple prints as well as unique variations. Senior Senior Introduction to Fine Arts Studio Thesis Printmaking Concentration Course Requirements Introduction to Fine Arts Studio Thesis 2 Studio Electives Sophomore Letterpress Art and the Law Figure Drawing Studio Elective 2 Humanities or Social Science Electives Introduction to Painting Art and the Law Studio Thesis for Painting Introduction to Sculptural Practices 2 Humanities or Social Science Electives Professional Practices Art Since 1945 Studio Thesis for Printmaking Seminar Thesis Visual Geometry Professional Practices Total 30 Non-Traditional Drawing Seminar Thesis Figure Painting Total 30 Fine Arts: Printmaking Concentration Printmaking at CVA is a concentration under the fine arts major that bridges the fields of graphic design, illustration, and book arts. The CVA print shop provides a generous range of printmaking facilities, allowing students to pursue techniques in screen-printing, intaglio, lithography, relief, and monotype. CVA students also have the opportunity Introduction to Printmaking Contemporary Issues in Art Science of Art Conservation Total 30 Academic Information ¬ 32 Fine Arts: Sculpture Concentration The CVA student who chooses the Sculpture concentration within the Fine Arts major discovers the three-dimensional world with its form, function, and aesthetics, and how sculpture comes to life in a myriad of materials and techniques. By experiencing, exploring, and creating, the sculpture student shapes his or her artistic path and builds a range of skills that are highly marketable in today’s workplace. Beginning and intermediate level students weld metal, construct wood, carve, and create molds from clay and plaster. Advanced sculpture students may select courses in public art and installation art. Sculpture Concentration Course Requirements Sophomore Figure Drawing Introduction to Painting Introduction to Sculptural Practices Art Since 1945 Visual Geometry Non-Traditional Drawing Junior Installation Art advanced craft, theory, process, and technical skills Introduction to Photography to ensure refined success in a student’s later project 2 Studio Electives work. A studio practicum, internship, and a course Professional Writing and Rhetoric in professional practice augment the curriculum. 2 Humanities or Social Science Electives Advanced courses and the capstone experience are Expanded Forms: Interdisciplinary Sculpture customized to reflect individual interests, among Digital Portfolio for Fine Arts others, in package design, publication design, Internship social change, sustainability, civility, advertising, Liberal Arts Elective signage and exhibition design, new media, web Total 36 and interactivity, motion graphics, and corporate branding and identity. Senior Introduction to Fine Arts Studio Thesis Graphic Design Major Course Requirements Public Art Sophomore Studio Elective Graphic Imagery Art and the Law Introduction to Interactive Media 2 Humanities or Social Science Electives Introduction to Printmaking Studio Thesis for Sculpture Art Since 1945 Professional Practices Science Elective Seminar Thesis Introduction to Typography Total 30 Principles of Usability Introduction to Photography Introduction to Printmaking Additive Processes: Metal/Wood Contemporary Issues in Art Science of Art Conservation Total 30 Early sequential courses are structured to stress Graphic Design Major Graphic Design at CVA embraces traditional and new media practice. The curriculum offers students a unique three-semester immersion in the art and craft of typography and three semesters of applied graphic design practice. Students study new and emerging digital media with a strong focus on interactive usability. History of Graphic Design Visual Geometry Total 30 Academic Information ¬ 33 Junior Intermediate Typography Graphic Design Practicum Interdisciplinary Digital Applications 2 Studio Electives Professional Writing and Rhetoric Introduction to Marketing Graphic Design Systems The Big Idea Internship Advanced Interactive Applications Art and the Law Advertising Total 36 Senior Advanced Typography Introduction to Graphic Design Studio Thesis Digital Imagery Liberal Arts Elective 2 Humanities Electives Studio Thesis for Graphic Design Professional Practices Studio Elective Seminar Thesis Total 30 Illustration Major CVA’s Illustration program was initiated in 2009 as a newly-designed, independent major that places an emphasis on emerging trends and topics within the illustration industry. Illustration students are prepared for careers as practicing professional illustrators with a thorough understanding of the history and development of illustration. Students develop a clear understanding of the business of illustration, learning professional practices and expectations in a variety of illustration markets, including editorial, advertising, packaging, children’s book, graphic novel, concept art, and character design. Skills developed in Foundation courses, such as drawing and composition, are reinforced throughout the curriculum. Through creative problem-solving exercises and process-intensive assignments, CVA illustration students discover, develop, and shape their own inventive approach to image making. Students begin their illustration curriculum with a concentration on concepting and ideation along with research and observation. IL211: Illustration Concepts introduces students to the illustration industry with a focus on ideas and concepts. The course also During their junior year of the illustration curriculum, students acquire an understanding of the business of illustration. Topics in class include usage rights, fees, licensing, taxes, and negotiation methods, along with other illustration business practices. IL490: Illustration Internship allows students to gain first-hand knowledge of and experience working within a professional setting. Throughout the illustration curriculum, students develop skills in working collaboratively with clients and addressing professional practices as well as communicating to and addressing specific audience expectations. In IL450: Studio Thesis for Illustration, students propose and produce a self-directed project culminating in their thesis exhibit along with a portfolio review event. Students present their Studio Thesis work and portfolio to practicing professionals within their fields. illustration students graduate with a strong and focused portfolio, competitive skills developed for the illustration market, and a firm understanding of the business practices needed for professional, successful, and productive interactions with clients. reinforces skills they attained in their Foundation courses including drawing, composition, design principles, and color use. This course is followed by exercises and projects in the IL212: Illustration Methods & Materials that cover the use of a variety of media and image-making techniques. Upon completing their coursework, CVA Academic Information ¬ 34 Illustration Major Course Requirements Senior vocabulary across a range of fields, and to expand Sophomore Introduction to Illustration Studio Thesis skills beyond the scope of a single discipline. Illustration Concepts Digital Portfolio for Illustration While the range of the IADS major crosses many Figure Drawing 2 Studio Electives disciplines, each student chooses a concentration Introduction to Painting Liberal Arts Elective in one field. Through this approach, students gain Art Since 1945 2 Humanities or Social Science Electives a breadth of knowledge and experience greater Botany Through Art Studio Thesis for Illustration than would be possible within a traditional Digital Illustration Professional Practices major program, while also going into significant Figure Painting Seminar Thesis depth in a chosen area of concentration. Introduction to Printmaking Total 30 Declaring Fashion as an Interdisciplinary Art History of Illustration Visual Geometry Total 30 Junior Hand Lettering Illustration Methods and Materials Applied Illustration Introduction to Photography Professional Writing and Rhetoric 2 Humanities or Social Science Electives Children’s Book and Graphic Novel Concept Art and Character Design Internship Studio Elective Art and the Law Total 36 and Design Studies concentration presents the Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies Major CVA’s Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS) major program recognizes the changing forces within art and design. Today, more creative fields have become interdisciplinary. Artists and designers are asked to take on new challenges inside and outside their area of expertise. The IADS major prepares students for these challenges through its core interdisciplinary program and also offers a concentration in Fashion Design. The IADS program is currently developing and expanding at CVA. While only the Fashion Design concentration is offered at the present time, the college plans to add concentrations in book arts, textiles, and sustainable design in the future. As with Fashion Design, the students will take the core interdisciplinary courses as the base of their preparation for work in the concentration. The IADS major gives students the opportunity to explore multiple disciplines, to master visual opportunity to participate in Parsons Paris Study Abroad Program. Students petition for entrance into the junior level Paris program during their sophomore year. Students receive an introduction to basic garment construction and develop an understanding of professional pattern making, pattern cutting, and drafting skills. They learn about the architecture of garments and the technical implications of flat construction for the fit. Market led research will familiarize students with product and market categories, as well as with current issues in international fashion. The year abroad prepares students for a senior capstone experience at CVA where collection creation, development and production is studied alongside an advanced course in professional pattern development and construction techniques. This lays the groundwork for the creation of a senior fashion line and a professional fashion portfolio. Academic Information ¬ 35 Fashion Design Concentration Course Requirements Senior concentration. Students will make use of digital point- Sophomore Digital Portfolio for Fashion and-shoot cameras to use as a documentary tool for Figure Drawing Introduction to Fashion Studio Thesis the Foundation year. Introduction to Sewing Professional Pattern/Construction Techniques Students spend their sophomore year working Introduction to Photography Professional Writing and Rhetoric in traditional film-based camera and darkroom Art Since 1945 Marketing work, in both black and white and color. They Conversational French Internship learn to use the viewfinder as a compositional Introduction to Printmaking Studio Thesis for Fashion tool, framing aspects of the world they are drawn Textile and Fiber Processes Professional Practices to explore as they discover their own distinctive Art in Paris Seminar Thesis voices. Classes in printmaking and sculpture Visual Geometry Art and the Law sow the seeds of future mixed media work. Science of Art Conservation Total 30 In a student’s junior year, advanced classes Total 33 build on this foundation, teaching the use of Photography Major Junior (in Paris) Fashion Drawing I 3D Fashion Drawing I Pattern Drafting I Surface Treatments on Fabrics Textile Identification (elective) Fashion History I (Critical Studies) Fashion Research and Design Concepts I Fashion Drawing II 3D Fashion Design II Pattern Drafting II Textile Elective: Creative Textile Development Studio Elective: Advanced Sewing Technique Fashion History II (Critical Studies) Fashion Research and Design Concepts II Total 38 The Photography Program at CVA produces students who are well prepared technically and conceptually to pursue the many possible directions of the contemporary photographer. The program’s technical emphasis is based on a deep grounding in traditional analog photo techniques, the challenges of lighting, and a thorough competency in contemporary digital practices. While embracing contemporary digital techniques, a strong background in traditional analog photography gives students a solid foundation to build upon and, very importantly, gives them an expanded set of distinctive looks to explore artistically and to offer clients. The first-year Foundation Program prepares students with an excellent basis of visual language, vocabulary, and creative problem-solving skills that they will build on when beginning their photography medium and large format cameras, working in the studio on lighting strategies, and understanding metering, film choices, and other professional techniques. Simultaneously, students address content, understanding the power of the medium, and consider the genres and issues of contemporary photography. Concurrently, students examine the techniques and possibilities of digital photography, including digital capture and film scanning, color management, advanced image editing with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, outputting to the web, use of archival inkjet printers, working with service bureaus, and implementing an effective digital workflow into their practice. Through CVA’s internship program, juniors have an opportunity to work with some of the Twin Cities’ best photographers and organizations. From this outside work experience, students get a good look at the world that awaits them as professionals. Academic Information ¬ 36 Seniors in PH473: Photo Journalism/Fashion Junior CO U RSE D E SCRIP TIO NS work with both a professional fashion photographer Installation Art and with a documentary photographer to gain an Advanced Photographic Techniques Foundation Courses understanding of these important photographic Introduction to Video FD100: Orientation to Art and Design genres. Students also explore historic printing 2 Studio Electives [1.5 CREDITS] techniques in PH470: Alternative Photographic Professional Writing and Rhetoric CVA’s Orientation to Art and Design course provides Processes, rounding out their understanding of the Liberal Arts Elective an introduction and orientation to the college old and new of photography. Advanced Photographic Projects experience at CVA. In this course, students develop The senior capstone experience gives each Digital Portfolio for Photography time management, critical thinking, and problem student a full year to connect the technical and Internship solving skills as they participate in museum and conceptual and produce a strong body of resolved Humanities Elective gallery visits, professional panel presentations, and work in PH496: Studio Thesis for Photography. Art and the Law individual and collaborative art and design projects. A public presentation of their thesis work is the Total 36 Orientation to Art and Design introduces students to a working art and design vocabulary, as it builds verbal, culmination of their program. PH497c: Professional Practices gives students the tools needed to succeed Senior after graduation. Introduction to Photography Studio Thesis Alternative Photo Process written, and visual presentation skills. Photography Major Course Requirements Photo Journalism/Fashion FD100b: Foundation Seminar: Introduction to the Majors Sophomore 2 Humanities or Social Science Electives [.5 CREDIT] PREREQUISITE FD100 Introduction to Printmaking Social Science Elective Foundation Seminar offers CVA first year students Hand Lettering Studio Thesis for Photography access to contemporary art and design professions Introduction to Photography Professional Practices through museum tours, site visits to professional Art Since 1945 Seminar Thesis art and design studios, panel discussions featuring Science of Art Conservation Total 30 practicing artists and designers, introduction to the Introduction to Sculptural Practices majors by the department chairs and senior thesis Traditional Color Processes presentations, and the unique opportunity to meet Digital Photography and learn about the artists, designers, and museum History of Photography professionals behind the scene at the Walker Art Visual Geometry Center. Symposium experiences provide students Total 30 with the information necessary to make an informed choice of major at the conclusion of the first year. Academic Information ¬ 37 FD101b: 2-D Design/Digital FD114: Color / Digital Applications FD123: 3-D Design Principles [3 CREDITS] [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FD101B [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FD122 Students explore the fundamentals of visual This course is an introduction to the practice, theory, The rules guiding the use of basic three-dimensional language in two-dimensional design and digital and application of color in two-dimensional design. elements are the focus of this course. The generation imagery. Projects emphasize process, visual problem Students develop the ability to use color as it is of new forms is introduced through projects solving, and two-dimensional design concepts applied to traditional art and design problems, Gestalt emphasizing scale and proportion. The real structural using black, white, and value. The goal of this grouping principles, theories of color organization, considerations and orientations required by gravity course is to understand art and design concepts color and spatial perception, and color interaction. are a focus. Schematic drawing and modeling skills though the application of digital processes and Students apply the various color systems to two- are used as techniques for synthesizing forms and handcrafted technique. Emphasis is placed on concept dimensional design problems though the application spaces. Critical thinking and presentation skills are development, vocabulary, visual craft, digital process of digital processes and handcrafted technique. developed through participation in group critique. skills, presentation methods, and critical analysis. Emphasis is placed on concept development, Emphasis is placed on capability with material vocabulary, visual craft, digital process skills, procurement, effective time management, and presentation methods, and critical analysis. regular use of the process journal. Drawing is fundamental to the fields of art and FD122: 3-D Design Elements LIB ER AL AR TS CO U RSE S design. These perceptual and analytical drawing [3 CREDITS] courses provide CVA Foundation students with a This course teaches Foundation students the basic Art History Courses year long studio drawing experience that develops elements of three-dimensional design: point, line, drawing skills and process, mastery of basic drawing plane, volume, and space. Exercises will teach a AH120: Prehistoric through Gothic Art History materials, tools and techniques, and the ability to method for problem identification, experimentation, [3 CREDITS] visually communicate ideas. Sequential problems and resolution. Analysis of three-dimensional forms Survey of the major periods of art from the explore basic art and design principles and concepts, are introduced using schematic drawings and models Paleolithic Era through the Middle Ages. Its working from still life, landscape, interiors, linear oriented by simple, imaginary, XYZ coordinate purpose is to introduce students to key works of art perspective, and the figure in space. Fall semester space. Critical thinking and presentation skills are and architecture from such cultures as Egyptian, concentrates on the use and exploration of line and developed through participation in group critique. Greek, Roman, Early Christian, and Romanesque, its applications in black and white; spring semester Emphasis is placed on capability with material with emphasis on cultural and historical context. introduces value and color. Studio practice is procurement, effective time management, and The course includes attention to the early art of supported by assigned readings, class discussion, and regular use of Process Journal. cultures in Asia, the Islamic world, the Americas, FD112 & FD113: Drawing I and Drawing II [3 CREDITS EACH] PREREQUISITE FOR FD113 IS FD112 historical and contemporary slide surveys. Critical and Africa. Students are introduced to art thinking skills, analysis, and reflective investigation historical vocabulary, basic theoretical concepts, are emphasized through process studies, research, and art historical research methodology. and during student lead critiques. Academic Information ¬ 38 AH121: Renaissance through Modern Art History AH220: History of Graphic Design AH301: Modern Art and Architecture [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH215 [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH215 [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH120 Historical overview of how graphic design Survey of drawings, paintings, sculptures, and Survey of art and architecture from the 14th to developed into a 20th century profession. The works of architecture produced between 1900 and mid-20th century. Topics include the Renaissance, course gives contemporary graphic designers a clear 1945. The course explores concepts of Fauvism, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, understanding of their design heritage by weaving Expressionism, Cubism, Purism, Orphism, Futurism, Impressionism, and such early 20th-century the profession’s many historical threads together into Dada, Surrealism, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Constructivism, movements as Cubism and Surrealism. The course a framework based upon individuals, major schools and early Abstract Expressionism. Emphasis is on also covers later art in cultures of Asia, the Americas, of thought, and technologies that have influenced the historical context and critical theory. Oceania and Africa, with emphasis on cultural and practice of design. AH306: Contemporary Issues in Art historical context. Vocabulary, theoretical skills, and research methodology are developed to an AH221: History of Illustration [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH215 intermediate level and students are introduced to [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH215 An exploration of the place of artistic practice in critical theory. Exploration of the pioneering styles of American contemporary culture and the strategies used by illustrators from traditional to avant-garde, realistic artists to communicate their ideas. The relationships AH215: Art Since 1945 to expressionistic. Students examine the role of between artists, their audiences, and cultural [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH121 illustration, cartooning and caricature in the graphic authorities such as critics, scholars, and curators An examination of contemporary art and architecture arts and popular culture. are studied with attention to the inevitable political beginning with the rise of abstract expressionism dimensions of art. Topics include the assignment of in the mid-1940s and continuing through various AH222: History of Photography critical value to works of art through such categorical international movements to the present day. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH215 distinctions as “high” and “low” art or “otherness,” Developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture This course examines the origins of photography the role of the artist’s intention in the construction of are explored in relation to newer approaches in and chronicles its development as an artistic genre. meaning, and the development of artistic identity. performance, conceptual art, installation, mixed Photography is studied as an art form. PowerPoint, media, and video art. Emphasis is on critical theory as video presentations, and readings cover photographic well as social and historical background. Vocabulary, artwork from 1839 to the present. critical skills, and research methodology are developed to an advanced level. Academic Information ¬ 39 AH310: American Architecture of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American AH Fashion History 1 [at Parsons Paris] [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH215 Art, Coo[er-Hewitt, the National Design Museum, [3 CREDITS] Survey of American architecture from initial DIA Beacon Contemporary Art Museum, and the This course examines the relationship between European settlement to the present day, with an Guggenheim Museum. Students earn three elective fashion and film. The course is grounded in critical emphasis on architecture after 1850. The focus is on credits in Liberal Arts. studies addressing the merging of the two media as styles and types of buildings found in the Twin Cities. representative of cultural values. The first half of the Site visits will include walking tours of the historic AH391: Art in Paris course considers methods of costume design such as Ramsey Hill District and Summit Avenue, as well as [3 ELECTIVE CREDITS IN ART HISTORY, HUMANITIES, character construction and cultural representation. visits to important Victorian, art deco, and modern- OR LIBERAL ARTS] Following the mid-term, we use a contextual era buildings in the Twin Cities. Every other year CVA offers a semester-long, in- approach, considering film in relation to its era, depth study of the artistic tradition and art history beginning in the 1960s through the present. AH312: Museum Gallery Studies of France. Students and CVA faculty travel to Paris [3 CREDITS] over spring break. The curriculum introduces AH Fashion History 2 [at Parsons Paris] This course explores the evolution of museums and students to the cultural heritage of France through [3 CREDITS] galleries into powerful institutions that produce its art, architecture, literature, and history. Students This course examines the history of women’s fashion knowledge, establish epistemological categories, investigate the influence of the French tradition on from the 19th to the 20th centuries. It proceeds promote ways of seeing objects and constructing contemporary art and design through critical readings chronologically and focuses on key designers and narratives, and create standards of “taste.” It also and visits to museums, galleries, studios, and other movements, such as orientalism, subcultures, provides a practical introduction to the day-to-day art spaces in both the Twin Cities and Paris. postmodernism and anti-fashion, and unpacks fashion in relation to its socio-cultural environment, operations of the museum or gallery, including collection management, exhibit planning and design, AH399: Urban Studies: Reading the City issues of social identity and body ideals. By museum education, administration, and conservation. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH215 emphasizing contemporary fashion’s historical rag Survey of the geographic, cultural, social, and picking, the course explores the connection between AH390: Art in New York City architectural history of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. past and present fashions. It provides a visual culture [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH215 The emphasis is on studying the cities empirically to of the history of fashion and will be delivered in the Every other year, CVA offers a summer session understand why and how they evolved into the urban form of lectures, seminar discussions, and visits. studying the art in New York City. Students and CVA center we know today. The class includes walking and faculty spend a week in New York City experiencing bike tours. numerous world-renowned galleries, museums, and art and design studios. The course prepares students for an immersion of the culture of the city, including visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum Academic Information ¬ 40 English Courses EN110b: College Expository Writing [3 CREDITS] The course introduces effective paragraph and essay development. Focus is on expository forms for organizing essays to help writers present both informational and abstract ideas to an audience. Students engage in varied forms of writing and in reading and analyzing model essays. A workshop atmosphere permits students to develop their own writing processes and guides them to the production of accomplished papers. EN111b: Academic Research and Writing [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE EN110B Further practice in the skills and methods learned in EN110. The course introduces the conventions for writing critical research papers, with emphasis on research methods. Students select individual topics and then find, analyze, and synthesize information from library resources, the world around them, interviews, the Internet, and other sources. They produce well-reasoned, detailed critical papers. Confucianism, and Shintoism are reviewed in order course charts a progression of stories designed to to understand the rich and remarkable works of art raise goose-bumps and cause nightmares. Authors created. The class is lecture and discussion, with field read will include Anne Radcliffe, Lord Byron, Mary trips and a research paper. Shelley, Wilkie Collins, A. Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, and H.G. Wells. Students consider contemporary HU303: The Artist in Literature and Literature in the Arts interpretations of Gothicism in comic books, graphic [3 CREDITS] study of visual representations of classic Gothic works This course explores important “conversations” that in a variety of media. have taken place between creative writers and visual artists in the past two hundred years. First, using HU307: Spectacle and Revolution works of poetry and fiction from Romanticism to the [3 CREDITS] present day, students examine how the visual artist This course explores performance art of the 1960s has been portrayed in English literature. Second, and 1970s, a revolutionary time that prompted students examine how painters, sculptors, illustrators, artists to respond with works that crossed disciplines and filmmakers have interpreted famous characters, and broke taboos of all kinds. This course focuses important scenes, and even entire texts from English on the era’s politically engaged performance art— literature. Students explore how these on-going street theater, conceptual activities, intermedia, conversations between written word and visual happenings, action music, institutional critique, and media may inform their own creative output. Course feminist performance. A wide variety of artists and activities include discussions of readings, visual movements are covered. Fluxus, Arte Povera (Italy), images, and videos. Vienna Actionism (Austria), Nouveau Réalisme HU304: The Gothic in British Literature [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH215 Humanities Courses This course explores one of the darker offspring of the HU302: Asian Art and Culture Anglo-European Enlightenment: an unquenchable [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH215 fascination on the part of artists, poets, philosophers, This course examines the major art and architecture and novelists in exploring the wild and dangerous of India, China, and Japan within the context of major religious, social, and political institutions. The origins of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Daoism, novels, movies, and television series with on-going corners of both the natural world and the human mind. From Gothic novels set in decaying abbeys to murder mysteries cloaked in London fog, this (France), Aktual Art (Czechoslovakia), Group Zero (Germany), Joseph Beuys, Valie Export, Marina Abramovic, Marcel Broodthaers, Daniel Buren, and others. In the course, students explore the strategies and tactics with which these artists deployed art as a political weapon for change and debate the success of their projects. Academic Information ¬ 41 HU308: Philosophy and Literature of Postmodernism early Christian and Jewish art, Byzantine art, Islamic HU391: Art in Paris art with special attention on Andalusia, as well as the [3 ELECTIVE CREDITS IN ART HISTORY, HUMANITIES, [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE AH215 Carolingian, Ottonian, Viking, Celtic, Romanesque, OR LIBERAL ARTS] “The Age of Uncertainty” pursues the twin goals of and Gothic traditions, and conclude with the 14 Every other year CVA offers a semester-long, in- th century. introducing students to philosophy and of exposing depth study of the artistic tradition and art history students to contemporary postmodern literature. HU342: Studies in Philosophy of France. Students and CVA faculty travel to Paris Ranging from epistemology to phenomenology, [3 CREDITS] over spring break. The curriculum introduces from the philosophy of language to semiotics, Students are introduced to the main problems of students to the cultural heritage of France through from aesthetics to ethics, “The Age of Uncertainty” philosophy—the nature of reality, valuing, and its art, architecture, literature, and history. Students combines philosophical inquiry with contemporary knowing—through study of selected important investigate the influence of the French tradition on literature. For example, how do we know what philosophic works. The course also considers contemporary art and design through critical readings we claim to know in this day and age? How do questions of artistic truth, meaning, beauty, and and visits to museums, galleries, studios, and other postmodern writers experiment with narrative critical value for all artistic media. art spaces in both the Twin Cities and Paris. us, for instance, in a poem composed entirely of two HU343: Introduction to Film Studies letters? By alternating creative and philosophical [3 CREDITS] LA312: Professional Writing and Rhetoric readings, the course aims to show how and why This course develops critical viewing skills of film [3 CREDITS] philosophy is crucial for artistic endeavors. and introduces film theory. Through viewing films, Introduces students of all majors to the basic genres then discussing and writing about them from of professional writing, including cover and query HU309: Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Art and Culture of the Middle Ages various points of view (emotional, intellectual, letters, artist and design statements, resumes, social, economic, and artistic), students gain an thank you notes, and project proposals. Writing [3 CREDITS] understanding of the ways that films affect our lives. strategies for graduate school applications, including uncertainty? How do we read the signs that surround This course is an examination of the arts – sculpture, writing samples, and grant applications will also be painting, illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, and other HU356: Twentieth-Century Literature discussed. The course also aims to develop student’s forms of visual expression – that developed out of [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE EN111B public speaking skills from gallery talks, design and the traditions of the Christian, Islamic, and Jewish This course is a survey of the literature of various portfolio presentations, and academic speeches to faiths during the Middle Ages. We will examine not countries with an emphasis on particular genres or the two-minute “elevator talk.” The course also only the works of art themselves but, importantly, the traditions. Recent courses have dealt with the short prepares, supports, and monitors students’ internship ways in which these faith traditions intersected with story, poetry, and multicultural literature of the applications and addresses interview skills and each other, the cultural context in which the art was United States. professional etiquette. created, and the vibrant visual culture that was an outcome of those interactions. The course will cover Academic Information ÂŹ 42 LA400: Seminar Thesis [3 CREDITS] FINAL SEMESTER This is a capstone class in which students use their own artwork as a starting point for a semester of intellectual inquiry, culminating in a written paper and a public oral presentation. This process involves critical reflection on the content, medium, process, purpose, and significance of the work; the exploration and analysis of its symbolic language; and, finally, the contextualization of the work in terms of theory and the artistic, historical, and cultural tradition. Students are expected to use sound research methodology for acquiring and using relevant information from many sources and to collectively discuss each otherâ€™s work. Mathematics Courses Sciences Courses Social Sciences Courses NS210: Science of Art Conservation [3 CREDITS] SS301a: Teaching Artist: Theory and Methods Introduction to the scientific processes related to [3 CREDITS] conservation, maintenance, and repair of art works This course engages students in the theory and in various media, including painting, works on paper, practice of the Teaching Artist in the schools and photography, textiles, and other objects. Topics community. Students explore teaching and learning include the chemical composition of materials, effects in a historical and contemporary context, applying of light and the environment, and analysis of fakes theory in both arts-infused peer presentations and and forgeries. direct team teaching in the classroom. Teaching artists, arts administrators, and leaders in the art NS320: Botany Through Art education community present models of teacher artist [3 CREDITS] collaborations, inquiry based learning, arts-infused Examination of the diversity of form, structure, curriculum, classroom management strategies, and and function in plants and fungi, with emphasis school culture. The course provides the opportunity on flowering plants. Plants from a variety of plant for classroom observation and participation and MA214: Visual Geometry groups are examined in detail, emphasizing their introduces students to teaching artist residency [3 CREDITS] basic structures and adaptations for survival and opportunities. A general introduction to mathematical modeling, reproduction. Biogeography and the connection abstraction, and generalization. Drawing and to humans are discussed. Drawing is used for SS310: Cultural Anthropology three-dimensional models are used to simulate the documentation and analysis of plant structures. [3 CREDITS] language and structure of mathematical systems This course deals in depth with the fundamental used in the visual arts. The interrelationship between elements of culture, including subsistence strategies, mathematics, art, and culture is explored. The kinship, marriage and gender, social stratification, course explores such topics as linear perspective, an politics and law, religion, and ritual. Case studies of introduction to the principles of geometry through cultures existing in the modern world are the primary drawing, and both traditional and non-traditional focus for the course. methods of representation. Academic Information ÂŹ 43 SS321: U.S. History Advertising will address the non-personal, persuasive SS351: Art and the Law [3 CREDITS] communication of information about goods, services, [3 CREDITS] Survey of the major social, political, and economic and ideas of identified sponsors to defined audiences Law and the world of visual artists and designers developments in the United States from its founding through a variety of media. intersect in many ways. This course examines to the present. contemporary legal issues, including intellectual SS330: Introduction to East Asian Civilization property rights in works of art and design (copyright, [3 CREDITS] censorship; legal issues involving art collectors, [3 CREDITS] Examination of the cultures of China, Japan, and museums, and galleries; and international law This course is an introduction to the study of Korea from earliest times to the present day. Students and the fate of works of art during wartime. The European history focusing on a selected period. consider a variety of social, political, economic, and relationship between ethics and law will be a religious themes. recurring theme in examination of the codes of SS325: Introduction to European History SS328: Introduction to Marketing appropriation, and resale); artistic freedom and ethics of professional art and design organizations. [3 CREDITS] SS340: Introduction to World History Course activities will include readings, research, This course examines marketing goods and services [3 CREDITS] class presentations, discussion and debate about case and the strategic marketing process. Topics include An introductory survey treating selected periods, studies in legal and ethical issues, and the mock trial consumer behavior, demographics, and the four regions, and peoples, focusing on contact, and of an intellectual property case. critical components of marketing: promotion, exchange between empires, civilizations and cultures. to develop marketing strategies, explain various SS350: General Psychology SS399: History and Social Sciences Topics factors affecting branding and design, and recognize [3 CREDITS] [3 CREDITS] the significance of the Internet in todayâ€™s business Introduction to the theories and methods of the Special topics courses in history and social sciences environment. science of psychology, covering such topics as are announced each year. Recent courses include Art, perception, learning and memory, the development of Architecture, and Cultures of the Pacific Northwest; SS329: Advertising personality, and motivation and emotions. Students Art, Architecture and Cultures of the American [3 CREDITS] examine the application of these topics to issues in Southwest; Maya Art and Architecture; and Native Introduction to the basic principles of advertising, contemporary society such as pathological behavior American Art and Cultures. planning, and creative processes as they relate and the various models for its treatment, individual to strategic marketing. This course will explore and group differences, and various social processes. placing, pricing, and production. Students learn how the evolution of advertising as well as strategies influenced by the analysis of market research, consumer behavior, and the creative process. Academic Information ¬ 44 SS399i: Human Origins ID350: Installation Art [3 CREDITS] ID321: Advanced Interactive Applications Exploration of world prehistory from an [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE GD320 Students explore art as a spatial experience that anthropological viewpoint. Subjects include Expands on applications and techniques learned in brings together a variety of visual skills and media evolutionary theory, primate studies, hominid Interdisciplinary Digital Applications for use both on to create installations. Working both collaboratively evolution, and the development of human culture. and off the web. Emphasizes individual exploration and on individual projects, students study issues such of styles, techniques, expression, and collaboration as as site-specificity, temporality, scale and context, and well as efficient, technical and conceptual execution. interdisciplinary artistic practice. The course looks at Explores the history and the current state of the history of installation art and contemporary issues interactive media and uses this knowledge to produce that include the dynamics of «place» and how context portfolio quality project work. informs content. Students are expected to do research INTER DISCIPLINARY COU RSES ID202: Hand Lettering [3 CREDITS] In this course, students incorporate hand lettering into their illustration process. They explore lettering as free gestural expression, outside of the confines of the computer, made by hand using a variety of traditional media. Students gain appreciation for hand lettering as art as well as learn how to incorporate hand lettering into their illustrations. Hand lettering is the synthesis of typography and illustration. ID320: Interdisciplinary Digital Applications [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE GD221 Advanced digital studies in sequence, animation, sound, interactivity, scripting, and three-dimensional form. This course explores the possibilities of creating interactive content for use on the internet or other media through efficient, technical, and conceptual execution. Students explore the history, as well as the current state of interactive media and use this knowledge as a basis for advanced projects. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES FA240B on current installation artists and keep a process ID330: The Book journal used for the development of ideas. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA230A “The Book” exposes students to the book format ID355: Digital Imagery through various structures, media, and techniques. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES GD221 AND PH240 Critical, historical, and theoretical issues are Exploration of expression and style utilizing advanced discussed as they pertain to contemporary book digital applications. This course explores the art and emphasis is placed on the application and possibilities of creating and manipulating imagery incorporation of previously mastered skills and on the computer. It strives for an understanding techniques. The essential question: “why use the book of the current theories of the role of the digital in format?” will drive investigations of traditional book the creative process. In addition, students examine elements, linearity, image/text relationships, and the alternative methods of output and presentation. nature of narrative. Emphasis is placed on conceptual and artistic development. Final presentations and exhibitions stress professionalism. Academic Information ¬ 45 ID360: Public Art FA219 Non-Traditional Drawing visiting artists, and field trips to relevant exhibitions. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES FA240B [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA218 An understanding of contemporary issues, historical This combination studio and lecture course covers This course explores the idea of drawing as an approaches, and technical/formal concerns inform contemporary and historical issues pertaining analog to activity. Emphasis is on process and the student’s exploration. Artists’ statements are to art in public places vs. public art, community experimentation as students explore a broad range developed in conjunction with work completed during based work, public process, collaboration among of materials, tools, media, and contexts for drawing. the semester. disciplines, and funding. Public art works include a Concept and content are explored through the act of wide range of methods such as sculpture, wall murals, drawing which may take the form of representation, Painting Courses landscape art, and architecturally integrated pieces. abstraction, installation, and performance. FA222: Introduction to Painting Individual and collaborative course projects include scale model building, site planning, and finished FA300: Contemporary Approaches to Drawing works. The course includes field trips to public art [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA219 sites and discussions with public art administrators. Building upon previous skills, this course is a architecturally integrated pieces, drawing for design, further investigation of drawing as a primary FIN E AR TS COU RSES Drawing Courses mode of expression. A strong focus is placed on concept development as students respond to specific assignments that engage a broad range of cultural FA218: Figure Drawing issues and ideas. Individual aesthetic and expression [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FD113 are developed. Students continue to hone their ability Students work from the figure using drawing to to articulate their ideas through critique presentation arbitrate between rigorous observation and pictorial and the development of artists’ statements. necessity. Skills developed in Drawing I and II extend into working exclusively from the figure, focusing FA301: Advanced Works on Paper on anatomical understanding and overall expressive 3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA300 concerns. Awareness of the figure in art is expanded The goal of this course is to facilitate challenging, from historical to contemporary contexts. individual directions in drawing and a critical involvement in the creative process. Strong emphasis is placed on the practice of drawing in a postmodern context. Students are engaged in the contemporary dialogue on drawing through reading assignments related to drawing and arts criticism, exposure to [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES FD113 AND FD114 This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of painting principles, methods, and materials. Emphasis in the course is on learning how to develop the convincing illusion of form and space as students work from observation, simultaneously strengthening perceptual abilities and increasing knowledge and use of color pigments. Understanding how formal decisions affect the expressive potential of the artwork underscores not only how to paint, but also awareness of the process of making decisions in the work. A variety of approaches assist students in finding their own language with paint while exploring the expressive possibilities of moving beyond simply creating a picture. The course is supplemented by readings and discussions of historic and contemporary issues as well as individual and group critiques. Academic Information ¬ 46 FA223: Figure Painting FA305: Painting as Abstraction FA233: Relief/Monotype Printmaking [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA222 [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES FA304 [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA230A Using Introduction to Painting as a foundation, The goal of this course is to facilitate challenging An exploration of the technical and aesthetic aspects students study specific problems related to directions in painting and a critical involvement in of monotype and relief beyond FA230a and in representational painting. Working from the the creative process. Strong emphasis is placed on the combination with collage and collagraph techniques. model, students engage in extended observational practice of painting in a postmodern context. Students Students will learn multi-layer 4-color printing in painting, linking their figure drawing skills with explore the relationship between painting and monotype and Japanese style woodblock using Akua painting. Exploration of historical and contemporary photography, film, digital media, and popular culture. water-based inks. Students experiment with viscosity approaches to the figure in art provides a context Students are engaged in the contemporary dialogue printing and create unique collages layered with for exploring concepts of narration and abstraction. on painting through reading assignments related to monotype. Both editioning and one-of-a-kind images Continued emphasis is placed on gaining knowledge painting, cultural theory, and arts criticism. Visiting will be created. Good shop practice, craftsmanship, of materials and techniques used in a variety of artists and field trips to relevant exhibitions will and technical skill will be developed along with approaches to painting. broaden students’ awareness of current professional concept and aesthetics. painting practice. Artists’ statements are developed FA304: Narrative Painting in conjunction with work completed during the FA235: Screenprinting [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA223 semester. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA230A Students respond to a broad range of problems in representational painting as they explore the relationship between painting as process and concept development. Emphasis is on how to structure a painting to heighten narrative connotations. Experimental and traditional painting techniques are covered in conjunction with readings and discussions on contemporary painting issues. Students work towards broader decision making abilities and individual directions in painting. Artists’ statements are developed in conjunction with final semester work. Introduction to the versatile screenprinting process Printmaking Courses FA230a: Introduction to Printmaking [3 CREDITS] An introduction to engraving techniques such as drypoint and mezzotint on metal, relief, and monotype printmaking, as well as print vocabulary, safer shop practices, and the categorization of prints. This course engenders appreciation for printmaking, presentation, and fine paper, while providing a historical context. Additional workshops and demonstrations are provided in collagraph, collage, and alternative processes, to support the final project. using water based inks. Students learn about basic equipment, printing techniques, papers, and a variety of stenciling processes, including the photographic stencil. Vocabulary, history and contemporary screenprinting are discussed. Academic Information ¬ 47 FA237: Letterpress FA335a: Lithography FA243: Additive Processes: Metal/Wood [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA230A [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA230A [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA240B Letterpress combines printmaking techniques with Students are introduced to the basic skills of black and Refining skills learned in Sculpture I, this studio contemporary digital and photo practices. This white lithography. Positive litho plates are utilized to course focuses on advanced techniques in wood process-oriented course offers an introduction to create hand drawn, photo related, and combination and metal, including brazing stick and TIG welding. hand setting, printed illustrations, and presswork. It lithographs. Historical and contemporary approaches Objectives include development of techniques includes basic designing with metal type, combining to the lithograph are discussed. as both an end in themselves and tools for other text with traditional printing methods, and setting up sculptural practices. Class discussion and readings and operating the press. The course will also cover Sculpture Courses include critical investigation of concepts relevant to working directly from digital files of image and text to photopolymer plates. Projects in this course include small books, broadsides, postcards, and business cards as a format to display letterpress skills. FA330c: Intaglio Printmaking [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA230A This course expands on the engraving techniques introduced in the Introduction to Printmaking course. Students learn advanced techniques in intaglio printing including line and tonal etching techniques such as spray aquatint and lift grounds on copper plate and viscosity methods on zinc. The second half of the semester focuses on photo etching using photopolymer plates. Contemporary intaglio printing is explored through exposure to current printmakers, FA240b: Introduction to Sculptural Practices [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FD123 Students are introduced to the basic language of sculpture, spatial concepts and technical procedures. As an introduction to the sculpture shop, this course emphasizes processes based on wood and metal fabrication both exclusively and combined with a wide range of materials. Safety practices with tools and equipment are introduced. Projects review the basic principles of 3D design and push beyond considering sculpture as a means of organizing physical information to communicate an idea, produce a visual effect and create for an expressive purpose. contemporary sculpture. FA340g, 441g: Additive Processes: Metal/Wood [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES FOR FA340G: FA240B AND FA243. PREREQUISITE FOR FA441G: FA340G Refining skills learned in Intro To Sculptural Practices, this course focuses on advanced techniques using wood and metal construction and fabrication. Objectives include development of techniques as both an end in themselves and tools for other sculptural practices. Class discussion and reading include critical investigation of concepts relevant to contemporary sculpture. Students taking this course at an advanced level propose a plan of work for the semester that includes relevant research on contemporary artists printmaking journals, and relevant exhibitions. and issues in sculpture along with the creation of an Professional practices of studio logs, documentation artist’s statement. and entering competitions are encouraged. Academic Information ¬ 48 FA342: Advanced 3-D Projects FA307: Digital Portfolio for Fine Arts [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES FA240B, FA243 FA347: Expanded Forms: Interdisciplinary Sculpture AND FA340G [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FA243 In this course students create a digital portfolio of This advanced course builds on technical and Working in the contemporary context of their work. Projects introduce students to a variety material skills developed in previous courses. interdisciplinary sculptural practices, students of web design methods and will include portfolio Emphasis includes intensive readings and discussions are encouraged to cross boundaries, invent hybrid assessments, categorization and grouping of work, of critical issues and contemporary artists in processes, and explore innovative content in the targeting a website to specific clients, promoting three-dimension and sculpture. Students focus on areas of object-making, installation, site-work, time- through social networking sites and group portfolio conceptual development, building a body of work, and based art, and digital forms. Students develop the sites, client expectations in regards to website developing a sustained investigation of content and conceptual content of their work concurrently with navigation and design, industry trends in website form. Students must be able to work comfortably with practical, hands-on knowledge of materials and design and self-promotion. a wide range of materials and tools before enrolling in fabrication techniques, enabling them to produce this course. work relevant to their personal vision. Artists FA490: Fine Arts Internship [3 CREDITS] statements accompany projects and a research [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES LA312 AND FA344: Moldmaking/Casting/Carving component exploring a broad range of conceptual DEPARTMENT CHAIR APPROVAL [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES FA240B, FA243 strategies assist students in developing a critical and In their junior and senior years (recommended during Working both additively and subtractively, this self-analytical awareness of their practice. the second semester of the junior year), students have course explores contemporary issues in sculpture based on the multiple, replication and proliferation via the use of the mold. Focus is on casting and mold making processes exploring a broad range of materials. Students refine their technical skills in moldmaking techniques, including piece and waste molds and “low tech” molds for casting traditional and experimental materials. Advanced students work toward developing a body of work from their own proposals, which includes the visual artwork and a research component. the option of earning a specified number of credits General Fine Arts Courses FA303: Textile and Fiber Processes [3 CREDITS] Students will work with a range of materials from textiles to non-woven pulp, investigating their properties and applications. This course will further introduce students to techniques for altering raw fibers and surface treatments that will include a variety of dying applications. while gaining valuable work experience in an area appropriate to their studies. The internship must be formalized by a written agreement with the student, the workplace, and a faculty advisor. Academic Information ¬ 49 FA491a: Introduction to Fine Arts Studio Thesis individual artistic points of view. Visiting artists, guest [3 CREDITS] and presentations supplement the Studio Thesis Through exploration and analysis of their recent experience. Over the course of the semester, students work, students will identify a point of view and will investigate exhibition design and prepare for the articulate it in their visual work and in a position display of their work in the senior exhibition. lecturers, pertinent articles, and relevant exhibitions paper. Students will be expected to research contemporary art issues and establish a context for FA497c: Professional Practices their work. This will provide the groundwork for [3 CREDITS] FINAL SEMESTER research and development of a cohesive body of work As a capstone course, Professional Practices focuses that culminates with the senior thesis experience. on a range of topics related to the professional development of fine artists. Emphasis is on practical FA494: Studio Thesis skills that will assist the emerging artist as he or [6 CREDITS] FINAL SEMESTER she embarks on a professional career as a fine artist. All senior students are required to take this course Students develop skills in professional writing, such in conjunction with their seminar thesis course. as grant proposals and arts criticism, in addition to This rigorous studio course is designed to facilitate learning basic business practice, approaches to self- challenging, individual directions in art and design promotion, and methods of documenting artwork. making and critical thinking. Students map out a Professional presentation of artwork is directed to plan of study for the semester and work on a series a broad range of applications including commercial of related ideas that culminate in a cohesive body and alternative contexts. Further professional of work. Research simultaneously developed in development is considered through looking at Seminar Thesis is expected to inform and broaden the graduate schools, artist residencies, posted BFA context of visual work developed in the Studio Thesis. internships, and employment opportunities for artists. Students are expected to refine their understanding of contemporary issues and historical approaches related to their specific concept or process, and bring an advanced competency to the technical and formal concerns that inform their work. Through frequently scheduled critiques and the artist statement, emphasis is placed on developing a process of self-evaluation to clarify visual choices, and express and defend G R APHIC D E SIG N CO U RSE S GD205: Introduction to Typography [3 CREDITS] This course is an introductory study of written communication through the craft and art of letterforms and application of typographic principles. It serves as an introduction to typography as an element in the art and design process. The course is taught as a skill and art form. GD206: Graphic Imagery [3 CREDITS] This hands-on introduction to graphic design and illustration is foundation-based and encompasses the fundamentals of communication theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of creative problem-solving skills and processes primarily through the creation of structured iconography. Students also explore visual communications-related professions and practices. GD221: Introduction to Interactive Media [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE FD114. Presents the computer as an interactive creative tool and as an expressive medium. Students learn the fundamentals of the interactive process. The course is intensely technically oriented. However, along the way, students begin to investigate the why and wherefore of interactive working methods and engage in a dialogue that expands on the possibilities for computers as tools to exchange thoughts and ideas. Academic Information ¬ 50 GD225: Principles of Usability GD307: Graphic Design Practicum GD405: Advanced Typography [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE GD221 [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES GD205, [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES GD305 AND GD306 Focus on the fundamentals of user-centered GD206 AND GD221 The culmination of all previously taught typographic design and usability issues surrounding web- Students learn to fully utilize Macintosh design competencies, this course focuses on the developing based interfaces (Internet, PDA, cell, etc.). The applications to create professional digital art type skills applicable to the work a designer is course examines information architecture compatible with the state of the art production assigned at recognized design and advertising firms. models, content/design relationships, user requirements and accepted standards of printers and Advanced project work addresses functional as well as behaviors, and user testing scenarios. other vendors. Major topics include file assembly, expressive typography. The class requires students to optimization, implications of paper and ink selection, develop concepts, present and explain their work, and GD305: Intermediate Typography creation and correction of illustrative and photographic bring their solutions to life. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES GD205 AND GD206 art, and understanding prepress and press work. This Expanding on the skills and knowledge acquired in course will provide methods and techniques to prepare GD490: Graphic Design Internship Introduction to Typography, this course explores the graphic design for reproduction on a commercial [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE LA312 AND DEPARTMENT dynamics of type in context. From the traditions of printing press. Emphasis will be placed on procedures CHAIR APPROVAL book design to the frontier of digital and interactive used in digital document creation. In their junior and senior years (recommended typography, students explore type as a design and during the second semester, junior year), students communication tool, investigating these contexts GD308: The Big Idea have the option of earning a specified number of through the lens of historical innovation. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES GD205, credits while gaining valuable work experience GD206 AND GD305 in an area appropriate to their studies. Prior GD306: Graphic Design Systems An idea is formed through a process. It is a cognitive approval is required from the department chair, [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES GD305 creation, thought, or concept of the mind. It originates and the internship must be formalized by a This course is a continuation and merging of the skills by mentally combining experience, imagination, and written agreement between the student, the and proficiencies developed in Graphic Imagery and knowledge into an expression that conveys meaning. workplace, and the internship coordinator. Introduction to Typography. Emphasis is placed on In graphic design, this idea becomes the keystone of process, research, advanced conceptual thinking, effective message strategy. Often referred to as the creative development, and design systems. The “big Idea,” this theme or central creative concept is student will develop a unified graphic campaign critical to communication that is relevant, original, to promote an organization’s brand and mission, and impactful. This course will explore the big idea through research, presentation, and a systematic through creative projects, research, and critical approach to verbal and visual concept development. analysis contextualized through a variety of media and graphic design applications. Emphasis will be placed on communication theory, social/civil responsibility, globalization, and demographics. Academic Information ¬ 51 GD491: Introduction to Graphic Design Studio Thesis senior students are required to take this course in IL212: Illustration Methods & Materials conjunction with their seminar thesis course. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE IL219 [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES GD305 AND GD306 In this course students explore a variety of media and The advanced culmination of all previously taught GD497: Professional Practices materials including graphite, color pencil, pastel, pen graphic design skills and proficiencies. Project work [3 CREDITS] FINAL SEMESTER and ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, and collage centers on complex applications incorporating a wide The preparation and assembly of artwork for as well as methods for their application. Extensive spectrum of creative solutions to both practical and professional presentation, practice, development, experimentation and hands-on work familiarize experimental design problems within the context of and advancement. Emphasis is placed on refining students with each medium’s inherent properties. a developing thesis topic. Portfolio development and previously learned competencies into cohesive, Historic and contemporary examples of media use are artistic professionalism are stressed. multifaceted statements of artistic capability. discussed. Students continue building strong methods Concurrently, students are immersed into an array of for concepting and ideation along with strengthening GD493: Studio Thesis for Graphic Design professional issues and situations relating directly to their drawing and compositional skills. [3 CREDITS] FINAL SEMESTER the development of a graphic designer including self- This rigorous studio course is designed to facilitate promotion, documentation, ethics, business practice, IL218: Figure Drawing challenging, individual directions in design and and life-long learning. [3 CREDITS] critical thinking. Students map out a plan of study In this course, students study figure drawing as it for the semester and work on a series of related ideas ILLUSTR ATIO N CO U RSE S relates to their illustration method, working with that culminate in a cohesive body of work. Seminar IL211: Illustration Concepts the figure through observation to inform their final Thesis research is expected to inform and broaden the context of the visual work developed in the Studio Thesis. Students are expected to refine their understanding of contemporary issues and historical approaches related to their specific concept or process, and bring an advanced competency to the technical and formal concerns that inform their work. Through frequently scheduled critiques and a developed artist statement, an emphasis will be placed on developing a process of self-evaluation to clarify visual choices and express and defend individual aesthetic points of view. Over the course of the semester, students will investigate exhibition design and prepare for the display of their work in the senior exhibition. All [3 CREDITS] This course introduces students to the field of illustration as an art form, a passion, and a profession. Through lectures, demos, and projects, students focus on the illustration process, through concepting and ideation materials and techniques, message and audience. Drawing and compositional skills acquired during foundation courses are reinforced and aligned with the expectations of illustration. Students will broaden their use of research and observation and begin to develop their own unique and inventive approach to image making. composition. Skills developed in Drawing I and II are reinforced. Focus is on anatomical understanding and overall expressive concerns. Awareness if the figure in art is studied from historical to contemporary times. Academic Information ¬ 52 IL219: Digital Illustration layout, audience concerns, and presenting to a IL450: Studio Thesis for Illustration [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE IL211 publisher. Students are introduced to the picture [3 CREDITS] FINAL SEMESTER This course examines the use of the computer as a book making process, from concepting and ideation, This rigorous studio course is designed to facilitate medium and as an additional tool for illustrators. to constructing a presentation “dummy” book and challenging, individual directions in illustration Through projects, discussions, and lectures, a executing final illustrations. and critical thinking. Building on their Introduction variety of digital techniques and working methods to Studio Thesis class, students map out a plan of are explored as well as a review of the historical IL319: Concept Art & Character Design study for the semester and work on a series of related development and current directions of digital [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES IL219 concepts that culminate in a cohesive body of work. illustration. Similar to core illustration studio classes, This course is an advanced digital illustration class The research they conduct in their concurrent assignments will have an emphasis on drawing and that covers digital painting and character design Seminar Thesis course is expected to inform and compositional skills as well as concepts, creativity, techniques. Students will use digital media to create broaden the context of the work they develop in communication, technical achievement, and concept illustrations and character designs for a this Studio Thesis course. Students are expected presentation. variety of genre. Emphasis will be on technique, to refine their understanding of contemporary concept and character development, drawing skills, issues and historical approaches related to their and working from observation and visual reference. specific concept or process, and bring an advanced IL313: Applied Illustration competency to the technical and formal concerns [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE IL219 This course explores a variety of illustration markets IL402: Digital Portfolio that inform their work. Through class critiques including editorial, advertising, and product. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES IL313 and the creation of an artist statement, students Each market has its own inherent requirements In this course students create a digital portfolio of develop a process of self-evaluation to clarify visual and histories. Students will be led through the their illustration work. Projects introduce students decisions and express and defend their individual requirements of the professional illustrator in relation to a variety of web design methods and will include artistic point of view. Visiting artists, guest lecturers, to each market, including concepting and ideation, portfolio assessments, categorization and grouping pertinent articles, and relevant exhibitions/ research, sketching and conceptual development, of work, targeting a website to specific clients, presentations supplement the Studio Thesis branding, trends and deadline. promoting through social networking sites and experience. Over the course of the semester students group portfolio sites, client expectations in regards will investigate exhibition design and prepare for IL315: Children’s Book & Graphic Novel to website navigation and design, industry trends in the display of their work in the senior exhibition. [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES IL211 AND IL212 website design and self-promotion. All senior students are required to take this course In this course, students explore the techniques and skills required to create sequential storytelling illustration for children’s books and graphic novels. Drawing skills are reinforced along with media use, character development, design and page in conjunction with their Seminar Thesis course. Academic Information ¬ 53 IL490: Illustration Internship Surface Treatments on Fabric 1 + 2 [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES: LA312 AND IL497c: Professional Practices for Illustrators DEPARTMENT CHAIR APPROVAL [3 CREDITS] FINAL SEMESTER The first semester of this course teaches traditional In their Junior year, illustration students are In this class, students will study the business and techniques such as batik, stenciling, lino-printing, required to earn a specified number of credits from professional practices of illustration. Projects will inks on silk, latex treatments, and machine felting. an internship where they will gain valuable work include portfolio assessment and building, targeting Advanced techniques such as foiling on fabric, latex experience in an area appropriate to their studies. work to specific clients, marketing strategies, and treatments, pleating, and machine felting are taught Prior approval is required from the Department Chair, client relationships including communications in the second semester to enlarge the variety of textile and the internship must be formalized by a written and expectations. Students will also study current treatments in the student’s skill set. agreement between the student, the workplace, and industry trends in content, technique, and self- the internship coordinator. promotion. Other topics will include usage pricing, usage rights, invoicing, taxes, licensing, business Fashion Research & Design Concepts 1 + 2 IL491: Introduction to Illustration Studio Thesis ethics, and copyright. [2 CREDITS PER SEMESTER] [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES IL313 INTER D ISCIPLINARY AR T & D E SIG N STU D IE S CO U RSE S In this class, students will begin to identify their own unique point of view in their illustration work and begin the process for developing their thesis topic. Students are trained to fully explore and exploit Fashion Design Courses Through discussions, demonstrations, and projects, students will examine and define their unique and individual voice, refine and strengthen their technique, and begin to explore potential markets for their work. Emphasis is placed on technique, individual expression, and collaboration. [2 CREDITS PER SEMESTER] various multi- and interdisciplinary sources in order to creatively apply investigative research to a conceptual design process. The course requires the development of documentary tools like sketchbooks. Market led and inspirational research will provide Junior Year at Parsons Paris Fashion Drawing 1 + 2 [4 CREDITS PER SEMESTER] This course teaches basic drawing skills from a live fashion model to help students define movement, proportion, and perspective. Studies of the fashion figure, faces, legs, and hands are taught as they pertain to the more stylized fashion figure. Students then learn through observation how various garments hang in relation to the body. Model drawing is required as a means of solving three-dimensional design problems first on paper. a substantial fashion and design awareness and will familiarize students with product and market categories, as well as with current issues in international fashion. The second semester includes different methods and conceptual techniques for implementing effective design directions. Academic Information ¬ 54 3D Fashion Design 1 + 2 Textile Identification [3 CREDITS PER SEMESTER] [2 CREDITS] Studio Elective: Advanced Sewing Technique This course begins with an introduction to basic This course increases the knowledge of natural and [2 CREDITS] garment construction and production. Through synthetic fibers, fabrics, and materials as well as Students will be introduced to particular master the practice of draping muslin on the mannequin, the range and application of textiles to the special techniques and will deepen their fundamental students achieve understanding of how materials fall requirements of clothing production. Students are sewing and draping skills. Through various and the foundation of pattern shapes: bodices, skirts, given an overview of the textile and fiber markets, cutting techniques and exercises they will sleeves, and collars. Essential garment assembly including fiber identification, knowledge of yarns, and explore different finishings – both traditional techniques are introduced. Short project briefs fabric constructions. Dyeing, printing, and finishing and contemporary – and achieve an essential encourage intensive three-dimensional research methods are introduced to learn characteristics of understanding of garment technology. Working and an exploration of a variety of three-dimension finished cloth for end use. The historical background to set briefs, students demonstrate their expertise methods and techniques. The course initiates a of different textiles is examined as well as through technical experimentation on details flexible, experimental and critical approach towards contemporary developments and the changing values and final garments. The course is divided into materials, volumes, and shapes from which design assigned to different textiles. three specific modules, each module is taught by concepts emanate into an individual, personal problem-solving process. a different professional from the fashion industry, Textile Elective: Creative Textile Development Pattern Drafting 1 + 2 [2 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE: [2 CREDITS PER SEMESTER] SURFACE TREATMENTS ON FABRICS Students develop an understanding of professional This course guides the student through the various pattern making, metric pattern cutting, and drafting textile developments and techniques created for skills. They learn about the architecture of garments fashion and interior design collections. After a general and the technical implications of flat construction introduction of advanced textile treatments including for the fit. Basic patterns for bodices, skirts, sleeves, digital print, students are encouraged to define design and collars are undertaken. In the second semester, concepts with at least three self-directed research more advanced methods and techniques are explored. projects in view of their collection work. They will Concurrently, students learn to draft many of the explore specific techniques in depth, or develop various same patterns on the computer. mixed media techniques, ranging from hand-painting to felting, innovative smocking, 3D fabric manipulation or digital printing, in small and large scales. Students will be expected to make contribution to the design field by focusing in particular on innovation, and must show ability to undertake a personal creative direction. allowing students access to a variety of skills and expertise in the technical aspects of sewing. Courses at CVA IF200: Introduction to Sewing [3 CREDITS] Students will be introduced to basic sewing methods of garments and three-dimensional forms. Students will learn how to use a sewing machine and apply the various stitches. This is an interdisciplinary course designed to give students the technical skills necessary for basic fabric construction. Academic Information ÂŹ 55 IF402: Digital Portfolio for Fashion IF490: Internship [3 CREDITS] [3 CREDITS] In this course students create a digital portfolio of In their junior and senior years, students have the their fashion work. Projects introduce students to option of earning a specified number of credits a variety of web design methods and will include while gaining valuable work experience in an area portfolio assessments, categorization and grouping appropriate to their studies. The internship must be of work, targeting a website to specific clients, formalized by a written agreement with the student, promoting through social networking sites and the workplace, and a faculty advisor. group portfolio sites, client expectations in regards to website navigation and design, industry trends in IF493: Studio Thesis for Fashion website design and self-promotion. [3 CREDITS] This course culminates with the creation and IF404: Introduction To Fashion Thesis presentation of a complete fashion collection. [3 CREDITS] Students will develop design ideas and build an This course guides students through the process of ensemble of various garments that work together and developing a fashion collection from concept through complement one another. The final presentation will to sample making. Topics to be covered include: feature show pieces that best represent the studentâ€™s defining a market, sourcing fabrics, planning a design aesthetic. collection, and working within the fashion industry. IF495: Professional Practice IF406: Professional Pattern/ Construction Techniques [3 CREDITS] The focus of this course is preparing for market. [3 CREDITS] Students will learn how to create line sheets, work Students will learn to create production patterns that with fashion reps and retailers as well as managing match industry standards as well as apply professional production preparation for selling their fashion line. finishing techniques to their designs. In addition, students will further develop their pattern making and sewing techniques in this course. Photography Courses PH240: Introduction to Photography [3 CREDITS] This course provides an introduction to the understanding and use of the 35mm film camera and working in the darkroom to produce black and white silver gelatin prints. A short introduction to digital photography will be included. Through lectures, demonstrations and assigned projects, students develop a basic vocabulary for discussing, critiquing, and creating photographs. PH258: Traditional Color Processes [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE PH240 This course introduces students to traditional film based color photography, manipulation, collage, text addition, collaborative books, fabrication, sequencing, and a more complex photographic language. Students will develop a deeper understanding of the photographic process, both technically and conceptually, and are challenged to articulate their ideas in a concise and creative manner. Academic Information ÂŹ 56 PH306: Advanced Photographic Techniques PH316: Digital Photography [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE PH240 PH340a: Introduction to Video Production [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE PH258 This course is an introduction to working digitally [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE PH240 Students are introduced to medium and large with photographic images. Course content includes This course provides a working introduction to format cameras, studio lighting, and more refined projects, critiques, and lectures based on both straight the aesthetic and technical requirements of video technical uses of both black and white and color and constructed methods of image making. The production. Lectures and workshops cover visual/ photography. This course also includes portraiture, class is also an introduction to color photography as aural communications, pre-production planning, history, individual research, exploration of alternative it relates to the digitized image. Technical lectures and lighting, sound, camera, and editing practices. films and chemistry, portfolio building, and visits to and demonstrations include importing files from Students will be responsible for the creative and galleries and stockhouses. Students begin to build digital media, high resolution film scanning, color technical aspects of planning, shooting, and editing a career awareness. management, editing images in Adobe Photoshop, substantial video program based on a creative vision. making high-quality output on inkjet printers, and NOTE: Students will need access to a video camera for using service bureaus for large scale output. use throughout the semester. Advanced students will research contemporary fine PH321: Digital Portfolio for Photography PH341: Video Production art photographic genres to better understand what [3 CREDITS] [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE PH340A fine art photographers are doing and why, how this In this course students create a digital portfolio of Building on skills developed in the PH340a, may differ from work of the past, and how these their photography work. Projects introduce students Introduction to Video Production class, Video may serve as models and inspiration for their own to a variety of web design methods and will include Production will challenge students with longer work. Readings and short print based assignments portfolio assessments, categorization and grouping and more in depth projects. This will include a will lead to longer, more in depth projects for the of work, targeting a website to specific clients, major project that will be the primary activity of second half of the semester. Experimental approaches promoting through social networking sites and the second half of the semester. Class members are encouraged and students may, for example, not group portfolio sites, client expectations in regards will produce and present an evening of video late only generate prints but also produce artist books, to website navigation and design, industry trends in in the semester for school and public presentation. make photo/sculpture hybrids, make photo and website design and self-promotion. NOTE: Students will need access to a video PH308: Advanced Photographic Projects [3 CREDITS] mixed media installations, work with projections, or combine their prints with other media. camera for use throughout the semester.Â Academic Information ÂŹ 57 PH459: Independent Study: Photography PH473: Photo Journalism/Fashion PH496: Studio Thesis: Photography [1-3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITES PH306 AND [3 CREDITS] [6 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE PH491 DEPARTMENT CHAIR APPROVAL The Photographic Applications class is a team- This rigorous studio course is designed to facilitate This is an advanced course in photography in which taught, multi-component experience touching on challenging, individual directions in photography and the student works with a faculty mentor in developing two major professional photographic genres, Fashion critical thinking. Students map out a plan of study imagery and appropriate techniques in a particular and Documentary, and will also offer specific for the semester and work on a series of related ideas area of photography. A written, signed contract is in-depth training in professional studio lighting that culminate in a cohesive body of work. Seminar required before registering for this course. and professional software used by commercial Thesis research is expected to inform and broaden photographers to support their practices. Students the context of the visual work developed in the PH470: Alternative Photographic Processes will work with top-notch professionals in these genres Studio Thesis. Students are expected to refine their to do exercises and projects and get some hands-on understanding of contemporary issues and historical [3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE PH316 experience in these important areas. approaches related to their specific concept or process, OR DEPARTMENT CHAIR APPROVAL This course will be a hands-on exploration of a PH490: Photography Internship and bring an advanced competency to the technical and formal concerns that inform their work. Through number of alternative photographic processes [1-3 CREDITS] PREREQUISITE PH258 AND frequently scheduled critiques and a developed artist including Cyanotype, Van Dyke, Gum Bichromate, DEPARTMENT CHAIR APPROVAL statement, an emphasis will be placed on developing a and Platinum/Palladium. Each of these processes involves compounding photosensitive emulsions and sensitizers and hand applying them to various art papers. Students may use view camera negatives as well as pinhole cameras to produce contact negatives for these processes as well as using the computer and inkjet printers to produce desktop negatives from digital files. Students will produce an expansive portfolio of prints containing samples from each process. In their junior and senior years, students have the option of earning a specified number of credits while gaining valuable work experience in an area appropriate to their studies. The internship must be formalized by a written agreement with the student, the workplace, and a faculty advisor. PH491: Introduction to Studio Thesis: Photography [3 CREDITS] The culmination of all previously taught photographic skills and competencies. Work will focus on the individual student identifying within themselves a set of core creative concerns within the context of a developing thesis topic. Portfolio development and artistic professionalism are emphasized. Â process of self-evaluation to clarify visual choices and express and defend individual artistic points of view. Visiting artists, guest lecturers, pertinent articles, and relevant exhibitions/presentations supplement the Studio Thesis experience. Over the course of the semester students will investigate exhibition design and prepare for the display of their work in the senior exhibition. All senior students are required to take this course in conjunction with their seminar thesis course. Academic Information ¬ 58 PH497c: Professional Practices [3 CREDITS] Professional Practices engages a variety of topics related to the professional development of photographers. Emphasis is on practical skills that will assist emerging photographers as they move towards a professional career. Students develop skills in professional writing, such as grant proposals and arts criticism, in addition to learning basic business practice, approaches to self-promotion and methods entering the workplace. Each student will create a website. Professional presentation of work is directed to a broad range of applications including commercial and fine art contexts. Further professional development is considered through looking at graduate schools, artist residencies, and employment opportunities for photographers. Honors Program The Honors Program at CVA offers expanded opportunities for exceptional students who are curious, highly motivated, and interested in deeper and more self-directed study in liberal arts classes. CVA Symposium For more information, contact Julie L’Enfant, chair of liberal arts and director of the honors program, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional Practice Honors students work with the instructor in regularly CVA’s professional practice program serves scheduled courses to create a contract for an honors as a bridge between college and the art and component, which supplements or replaces some design professions, helping students to become regular course requirements. An honors component familiar with current professional practices in requires a self-directed study or research project that their major fields. The Professional Writing and is more creative, in-depth, and more independent Rhetoric course builds students’ professional than a regular assignment. Students are encouraged writing and public speaking skills. Each student to use primary materials and engage in direct completes an internship in a professional art learning experiences such as visits to museums and design setting during the junior year. and archives or interviews with practicing artists and designers. Assignments may include leading discussions or making a special presentation in class. Honors students are challenged to work at a high level EN RICH M ENT of critical thinking, writing, and speaking. Invitations to join the program are extended to members of the President’s List, which CVA Symposium features a series of lectures, gallery recognizes those who have earned a GPA of 3.5 talks, and other events. Each academic department or above. To graduate with honors, students coordinates one event per semester. All students, must successfully complete six honors courses. faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to These students receive special recognition at participate in these events. commencement, and their CVA transcript states that they have “participated with distinction.” CVA is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). CVA honors students are eligible to participate in study programs offered through NCHC. Internships The goal of CVA’s internship program is to prepare students for art and design careers by providing meaningful work experiences, professional contacts in the community, and intellectually challenging opportunities. Students are held to high standards of performance in their internships, and have the full support of CVA during the internship experience. Academic Information ¬ 59 Career Center German Exchange Program Art in Paris The Career Center supports students in their The College of Visual Arts offers a student exchange Every other year, CVA offers a semester-long course professional development, including assistance with Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft with travel to Paris during spring break. The course with graduate school research, grant application und Kunst (HAWK), an art and design school in the offers an in-depth study of the art and architecture, procedures, job opportunity research, and practice northern German city of Hildesheim. The duration of literature, and history of Paris. Students taking the interview sessions. the exchange is typically two semesters. Students who class earn three credits in art history, humanities, or go to HAWK can take a variety of studio courses and liberal arts. The curriculum introduces students to the coordinator at email@example.com for more information can also study the German language. This program cultural heritage of France through its art, literature, about these services. is open to all CVA juniors, but is especially suited and history. Students investigate the influence of the to graphic design majors. Applications are accepted French tradition on contemporary art and design during the fall semester of the sophomore year. See through critical readings and visits to museums, the registrar for a program sheet with details. galleries, studios, and other art spaces in both the Students should contact the internship O FF- CAM PUS STU DIES Fashion Design in Paris CVA participates in the Parsons Paris Mobility Program. CVA students who major in the Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS) program and who choose a concentration in Fashion may petition for entrance into the Parsons Paris sophomore level Fashion Design Program. Eligible students must have successfully completed the first year Foundation Program and the second year of the IADS curriculum with a 3.0 GPA. Students with a lower GPA may petition for admission upon the recommendation of two CVA faculty members. Twin Cities and Paris. Art in New York City CVA’s summer Art in New York City course Summer Degree Courses introduces students to the Big Apple where they The college offers a limited selection of specialized will explore the city and rich cultural points of studio and liberal arts courses in the summer for interest. They will broaden their visual vocabulary degree seeking students. These courses include by engaging in the culture of New York City, the second semester Foundation courses for spring major U.S. center of art and design. Students will admits, upper level studio and liberal arts electives, visit museums, galleries, and artist and designer and Art in New York City (see off-campus description studios. This three-credit elective may be taken for details). liberal arts credit and will include journaling, a visual mapping project, and presentation. Academic Information ¬ 60 ACAD EMIC SU PP O R T Academic Advising Students are assigned an academic advisor, who is a full time faculty member, to assist them with course selection and planning. Academic advisors, along with the Registrar’s Office, provide guidance regarding academic procedure, guidelines, policy, and other support services as needed. CVA strongly recommends that students remain actively engaged with the academic advisor during their enrollment at the college. It is in the student’s best interest to establish a strong rapport with their academic advisor. The sequencing of the academic programs requires diligence from students in following the program requirements, and academic advisors provide essential guidance and advice about how to remain on in attendance exceeding three consecutive years Learning Resource and Writing Center and the student has filed no Change of Program form. If there is a break in attendance exceeding The Learning Resource and Writing Center (LRWC) three consecutive years, the student is bound by at CVA offers learning enhancement and enrichment services to students. Students may consult with the LRWC staff about all types of academic skills, any new curricular requirements. 4. Successfully complete a minimum of 128 semester credits. The BFA program comprises 80 including writing, critical reading, research, note- studio credits and 48 general education credits. taking, study skills, time management, and test- All students must complete a minimum of 66 taking strategies. Individual consultation is the usual way that students use the LRWC; academic skills workshops and seminars are also offered periodically. The resources of the LRWC are designed to help students take full advantage of the variety of learning opportunities at CVA and not only to survive, but to thrive as they acquire new knowledge. Contact lrc@ cva.edu for more information. track with the major program sequences. semester credits in residence at CVA. 5. File an Intent to Graduate form with the Registrar’s Office. 6. Satisfy all financial obligations to the college. The registrar, in consultation with the department chairs, makes a final review to ensure that all course requirements have been successfully completed in each student’s intended curriculum. Students must be TH E ACAD EMIC PRO G R AM officially registered in their chosen curriculum for at least two semesters before graduation in order to be Digital Tutor Graduation Requirements A digital tutor offers computer support for CVA Each student is solely responsible for satisfying students. A faculty member who is a computer all degree requirements listed in this catalog and completing graduation requirements after the spring specialist is available on a regular schedule each detailed on each student’s individual program sheet. semester may participate in the commencement week during the academic year. Hours, which vary eligible for a degree in that discipline. Students who are six credits or fewer short of ceremony only if these courses are not in their major to meet students’ class schedule needs, are posted on Each candidate for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must: concentration. The remaining course(s) must be the third floor of the Summit Building or can be found 1. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. completed during the summer or the next semester at www.cva.edu/current_students/digital_tutor/. 2. Successfully complete the senior thesis the courses are taught. Students who are short credits Support documents on a variety of computer topics are available at www.cva.edu/current_students/ digital_tips/. capstone courses. 3. Successfully complete one of the degree curricula at the time of the commencement ceremony receive their diplomas at the end of the term in which all outlined in an official program sheet which was degree requirements listed above are met. Transcripts in effect from the year of matriculation, or later, confirm graduation status when the missing at CVA. This presumes there has been no break requirements are completed. Academic Information ¬ 61 Completion of Foundation Requirements Textbook Notification Common Time at CVA Students will receive information at the time of Beginning in September, students are required to be All Foundation Program courses must be completed registration each semester about the textbooks that available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to successfully by the end of the freshman year in will be recommended or required for courses, to the 7 p.m. to participate in college events and workshops order to enroll in sophomore level courses. First year extent practicable. This information will be provided such as gallery openings, panel discussions, and students are required to repeat course failures or either in written form or by link to an Internet site student council-related activities. The events will withdrawals by the end of the next academic year. containing the information. be held on these evenings throughout the academic year. Panel discussions, gallery openings, and other Senior Thesis Level Reviews Senior Thesis is the capstone experience at the First and third year program level reviews consist College of Visual Arts. All students are required of two scheduled critiques that are required for all to successfully complete their thesis studies for students. The first critique, that takes place at the graduation. This includes Professional Practices, conclusion of the first year Foundation Program, Studio Thesis, and Seminar Thesis. These three emphasizes critical thinking and presentation skills. courses have been designed to prepare and launch The second critique, at the end of the fifth semester, students for success upon graduation. serves as an extension of the professional choice Graduation with Honors The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is conferred with honors upon students who have maintained high academic excellence. Final graduation honors listed on the diploma and the transcript depend on the cumulative GPA at the time of degree completion. take precedence over any other regularly occurring program or event. INSTRU C TIO NAL P O LICIE S Academic Honor Code I. Principles program begun in the Foundation year, providing Every student at the College of Visual Arts must a check on the student’s choice of major and adhere to high standards of honorable behavior. professional direction. Failure to attend a scheduled Academic work for all liberal arts and studio classes critique will result in the student being placed on must be a student’s own, with appropriate credit academic probation. given for use of the words, images, and ideas from other sources. If a student uses fraudulent means Change of Program If a student wants to change his or her program Summa Cum Laude 3.90 of study, a Change of Program form must be filed Magna Cum Laude 3.70 and all requirements of the new program that are Cum Laude 3.50 in effect at the time of the change must be met. special events that will take place during these times The Change of Program form is available from the Registrar’s Office. A change of curriculum becomes official when the Change of Program form is filed with the Registrar’s Office. to obtain grades or other advantages in academic work, he or she has not truly gained in knowledge, understanding, or skill. Grades, honors and other marks of achievement lose their meaning; the reputation of the College of Visual Arts is diminished and the value of its BFA degree reduced. It is therefore essential to the integrity of the college that every member of the community, including students, faculty, staff, and administration, uphold the highest standards of academic integrity. Academic Information ¬ 62 II. Definition and Examples of Academic Dishonesty Upholding these standards requires an understanding of what is meant by academic dishonesty. Academic Plagiarizing 1. Presenting for either a liberal arts or studio class the work of another without acknowledgement, as though it were your own. dishonesty can be defined as any act whereby 2. Using the “cut and paste” method of constructing a student seeks to gain grades, credit, or other a paper from Internet or print sources without advantage by fraudulent means. It includes, but is synthesizing the ideas to create your own not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, making multiple submissions, facilitating academic dishonesty, independent thesis or identifying the sources. 3. Using information, ideas, or images from any stealing or defacing materials or other property, using source (Internet, book, article, a classmate’s materials in an unauthorized manner, and falsifying research paper, or artwork) without proper academic records. The following list provides examples of these kinds of behavior. It is meant to provide illustrations only and is not an exhaustive list. attribution. 4. Using the exact words of another without using quotation marks and citing the source. 5. Paraphrasing the words of another without citing Cheating 1. Copying another student’s answers on a quiz or exam. 2. Using notes or other source materials on a quiz or exam without the instructor’s permission. 3. Collaborating on a take-home exam meant to be the source. Making Multiple Submissions computers or calculators during an exam without the instructor’s permission. 5. Copying another student’s homework assignment. 6. Using answers from an instructor’s version of a textbook for a homework assignment meant to be completed individually. 1. T heft or defacement of any materials or property belonging to another student or member of the staff or faculty. 2. T heft or defacement of any materials or property belonging to the college. 3. T heft or defacement of library books or other materials. 4. T heft of proprietary software. Using Materials in an Unauthorized Manner 1. Unauthorized entry into college property such as classrooms, studios, computer labs, faculty offices, or library. 2. Unauthorized use or manipulation of studio equipment or computer programs. 1. Submitting, without prior permission, a paper, project, or other assignment completed in one class to fulfill a requirement for another class. completed individually. 4. Using electronic devices such as phones, Stealing or Defacing Materials or Other Property Facilitating Academic Dishonesty 1. A llowing another student to copy answers from your exam paper. 2. Giving or selling another student a completed assignment, project, or paper. 3. Informing students in a later section of a class the questions on an exam. Falsifying Academic Records 1. Alteration of grade books or files. 2. Use of personal relationships to gain grades or favors. 3. A ny attempt to obtain grades or credit through fraudulent means. Academic Information ¬ 63 III. Process for Dealing with Violations of the Honor Code Attendance Policy The College of Visual Arts will treat violations of the and liberal arts courses and is designed to be honor code with the utmost seriousness. If a student proactive. Absenteeism and tardiness often are is accused of academic dishonesty, the student will indications of extenuating circumstances that be informed of the alleged violation and the evidence need attention and support. Faculty are required on which the allegation is based. If circumstances to adhere to this policy, track their students’ warrant, the instructor and relevant department attendance/tardiness, and make the appropriate chair, in consultation with the chief academic officer, referral to student support services, e.g., academic may decide on a penalty such as a failing grade or advisors and/or the Office for Student Life. zero on the assignment or exam or a failing grade in the course. A record of the violation will be filed by faculty and students will be apprised of this with the chief academic officer, who will maintain a attendance policy at orientation. Students may appeal to the relevant department chair. If dissatisfied with that decision, the student may appeal to the chief academic officer. The decision from that office will be final. In special circumstances a student may appeal to a standing hearing committee. The chief academic officer will deal with second and subsequent violations of the honor excused absences for documented religious CVA’s attendance policy applies to all studio holidays. Students are required to register the particular times and dates of these holidays at the beginning of each semester with the Office for Student Life. This office will communicate information regarding excused absences to the appropriate faculty. 7. Students are responsible for understanding this policy and tracking their own attendance and tardiness. This policy will be consistently enforced Academic Grievance Policy Academic grievances are complaints brought by permanent record of reported student violations. 6. C VA recognizes all religions and will grant 1. Classes that meet two times per week recognize four absences as grounds for failure. 2. Classes that meet one time per week recognize three absences as grounds for failure. 3. Two tardies are equivalent to one absence. After fifteen minutes, the tardy becomes an absence. 4. A student will forfeit all rights and privileges students concerning the college’s provision of educational services affecting their role, progress, and status as students. Academic grievances must be based on an alleged violation of a college rule, policy, or established practice. This policy does not limit the college’s right to change rules, policies, or practices. The Academic Grievance Policy does not apply code. Students may appeal decisions to the standing for the course failed due to attendance and/or to conflicts related to complaints under the Student committee, the decision of which is final. tardy absences. Conduct Code, to academic misconduct allegations, 5. Excused absences are granted only due IV. Penalties for Violations Penalties for students found to have engaged in academic dishonesty may include: 1. A grade of F or 0 on an assignment, paper, or exam. 2. A grade of F for the course. 3. Suspension from the college. 4. Expulsion from the college. to sexual harassment complaints, or to any type of to hospitalization and/or death in the allegation other than an academic grievance, as family, or legally mandated activities such defined above. The Student Conduct Code and other as military service or court appearances. college policies are available on the college website. Students are required to show documentation of their circumstance to their academic Procedures is to resolve conflicts through a simple advisor. The Registrar’s Office will and expeditious process, through informal resolution communicate information regarding excused methods, if possible. Resolutions may include student absences to the appropriate faculty. reinstatement or other academic corrective action on The goal of the Academic Grievance Policy and Academic Information ¬ 64 behalf of the student, but may not include monetary To secure approval for the credit transfer, Passing Grades compensation or disciplinary action against any a student must: GR ADE DEFINITION GR ADE POINTS college employee. Grievances involving an instructor’s 1. Obtain specific information about the proposed A Excellent 4.0 judgment in assigning a grade based on academic course, including the catalog description and A- 3.7 performance may be resolved only through the syllabus. B+ 3.3 B Above Average 3.0 the Registrar’s Office), stating the reason for the B- 2.7 request and describing the course in detail. C+ 2.3 C Average 2.0 C- 1.7 D+ Below Average 1.3 D 1.0 S Satisfactory 0.0 W Withdrawal 0.0 WP Withdraw Passing 0.0 informal resolution procedures set forth in this policy. 2. Fill out a Course Substitution form (available in See the full text of the Student Academic Grievance Policy and Procedures on the college website. 3. Obtain permission from the department chair Credit Transfer CVA students are expected and encouraged to take all and registrar. 4. Have the form signed by the department chair and the registrar. their courses at CVA. A specially designed, integrated, and sequenced curriculum provides a well-rounded education for artists and designers. Once a student has matriculated at CVA, a student may transfer up to 12 credits for courses taken elsewhere, if the student passed with a grade of “C” or better. Any credits transferred are not calculated in a student’s grade point average. Credit transfer from other institutions is not automatic. Courses must be approved in advance by both the department chair and the registrar for the area of the course in question. The chair and the registrar will assess the reasons for the request and evaluate the proposed course in terms of a student’s program requirements. To be eligible for the credit transfer, the course must be from an institution accredited by a recognized regional accrediting agency, must meet the standards of a comparable course at CVA, and the class time should be equivalent to a full semester length class at CVA. G R AD E S Grading Criteria Au Audit 0.0 Individual faculty evaluate and assign grades for F Failure 0.0 coursework performed within the structure of each Fa Attendance Failure 0.0 class. Each course has outcome objectives which I Incomplete 0.0 students are expected to meet. These objectives and U Unsatisfactory 0.0 grading criteria are outlined in a course syllabus, which is given to students during the first week of class. At the end of each semester, students receive a grade for each course. CVA provides faculty with the following guidelines for grading and assigning grade point averages (GPA). Please note that in this grading system, “C” represents average work, meaning regular attendance, continued improvement, and successful accomplishment of course objectives. Incompletes A grade of incomplete is given by an instructor to indicate that a student has been unable to complete his or her academic obligations due to unusual circumstances such as a long illness or a death in the family. A Petition for Incomplete must be completed by the student and instructor and approved by the department chair and chief academic officer before the posting of final grades. Unless a specified time period is given by the instructor, an incomplete must be made up no later than the start of the next semester. Academic Information ¬ 65 A student is responsible for making arrangements with the instructor to clear the incomplete. Grade Change Policy A grade that has been reported by the instructor to the registrar cannot be changed except in the case of clerical error or unless the grade was fraudulently obtained. All grades and credits stand as recorded in the registrar’s official records if changes are not reported in writing within five years of the last day of the semester in which the course was taken. All courses taken before degree completion, with the exception of those numbered below 100, are used toward fulfillment of the specific degree ACAD EMIC STAN D IN GS Good Academic Standing receives a grade of “S” on the student’s transcript, but does not count in the GPA. Satisfactory work counts towards the number of credits required for graduation. Students are in good academic standing Unsatisfactory work receives a grade of “U” and does if they maintain a cumulative grade point not count towards graduation. average of at least 2.0. Students admitted to the college are assumed to be in good standing academically as long as they are not admitted under conditional acceptance conditions. Students should be aware that maintaining good academic standing does not automatically ensure continued financial aid eligibility. Satisfactory Progress Probation and Dismissal When reading the rules listed below, the student must keep in mind that conditional acceptance, academic probation, suspension, and dismissal become effective at the end of the semester or term in which the student fails to attain the grade point average required. Although a student will normally receive official notification of such action, such notice requirements, and the permanent record is closed as CVA requires that students achieve a minimum is not a prerequisite to the student being placed on of the completion date. cumulative GPA of 2.0 to graduate. Students must probation, suspension, or dismissed. It is the student’s complete their degree within six academic years responsibility to ascertain his or her academic status (twelve semesters) of full time study. after the close of the semester. All academic actions described below will appear on a student’s transcript. President’s List Any student who passes 15 or more semester credits and attains a 3.50 grade point average or better for any one semester is placed on the President’s List. Credits earned from developmental coursework (courses numbered below 100) do not qualify for the 15 credits required for the President’s List. The names of the students making the list are announced by the Registrar’s Office at the end of each semester. To enroll in any course, a C- or better must have been achieved in all courses that are published prerequisite courses. A grade of incomplete does not satisfy the standard. Students receiving a D+ or less in a course that is a prerequisite must repeat the course before advancing to the next level of coursework. In special circumstances, permission may be granted by the appropriate departmental chair to waive this rule as long as the grade in question is not an F or I. As a general policy, courses at CVA are graded by letter grades (A, A-, B+, B, etc.). However, in certain courses, satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading may be more appropriate. In this type of grading, satisfactory work Academic Warning An academic warning is issued to a student whenever the regular-term GPA is below 2.00. The Registrar’s Office will notify a student of his or her academic standing. The purpose of such a warning is to alert a student, even though he or she may currently be in good standing, that special effort be given before he or she falls into academic difficulty. Academic Information ¬ 66 suspended or dismissed may be submitted as evidence Academic Probation Academic Suspension Academic probation is intended as a warning to A student who has been academically suspended from students who are not making the expected progress the college will be eligible for readmission after one towards a degree completion. A student will be placed calendar year after the close of the term or semester on academic probation whenever the cumulative that resulted in the suspension. A student returning grade point average falls below 2.0. A student may to the college after a suspension period must apply be admitted conditionally or continue on probation. for readmission. A student who has attended another Under exceptional circumstances, a student may be institution since last attendance at the college must academically suspended from the college without meet the same admission requirements as a transfer first being placed on probation. Generally, a student student. A student who returns to the college after an on probation shall be removed from probation any academic suspension is continued on probation, and time the cumulative grade point average is 2.0 or the student must make a semester grade point average A student who must withdraw during a semester above. (Students who are admitted on conditional of at least 2.0 for each semester until the student is because of personal reasons should apply for college acceptance are subject to different cumulative credit removed from probation. Failure to do so will result in withdrawal in the Registrar’s Office. A student who requirements in order to achieve good standing. academic dismissal. Failure to achieve an overall 2.0 withdraws from the college before the eleventh week by the end of the second semester of enrollment after and after the first six days of the semester receives suspension will also result in academic dismissal. a “W” grade for any courses attempted during the A student on probation must make a semester grade point average of at least 2.0 during the first will be academically suspended. Failure to achieve a cumulative 2.0 by the end of the second semester of probation will result in academic suspension. Review Committee for readmission. If readmitted, the student may receive degree credit for such course work. A student who has been removed from probation will be subject to new academic action in accordance with the preceding rules exactly as if the student had not been previously placed on probation, suspension, or dismissed. Withdrawal from the College semester. Thereafter, and through the last days of semester and each succeeding semester until the student is removed from probation or the student of academic competence on a petition to the Academic Academic Dismissal Academic dismissal usually indicates a level of scholarship so low as to make the completion of a degree unlikely. It can also be used in instances where behavior or aptitude deficiencies merit academic intervention. A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 by the end of his or her third year and throughout the fourth year in order to graduate. A student who fails to maintain this standard will be academically dismissed from the college. A student who has been academically suspended or dismissed may re-enter the college by a favorable action of the Academic Review Committee. Courses completed elsewhere by a student who has been academically instruction, a grade of “F” is assigned in all courses for which the student is registered unless the registrar indicates on the Withdrawal form that the student is withdrawing due to “extraordinary reasons.” A student withdrawing for extraordinary reasons, such as a death in the immediate family or a critical illness or accident, receives a grade of “ W” in all courses attempted during that semester. Any student who leaves the college without withdrawing his or her registration through regular channels receives the grade earned through the end of the semester in all courses for which he or she is registered. Academic Information ¬ 67 the academic transcript. Non-attendance does not Leave of Absence Mid-term Evaluation A leave of absence may be granted to a student who A student receives a mid-term evaluation from faculty wishes to interrupt his or her education temporarily to report the academic progress made in a class. The but plans to return after one or a maximum of two evaluation identifies the student’s academic needs semesters. All requests for a leave of absence must be and also recognizes the student’s academic success. submitted in writing. The formal readmission process Faculty complete a mid-term evaluation for each is not required for students who have taken an official student and a Mid-term Deficiency form for any Students should enroll for at least 15 credits per leave of absence. Leave of Absence forms are available student who is not making satisfactory progress at semester. To complete degree requirements within in the Registrar’s Office. mid-term. four years, students must complete four semesters constitute a withdrawal from a class and will be recorded as an “F” grade on the student’s academic transcript. Credit Load of 15 credits, one semester of 15.5 credits and one semester of 16.5 credits, and two semesters of Readmission Policy Adding/Dropping Classes All former students who have been away from Students wishing to change their schedules after the college for one or more semesters must file registering must fill out an Add/Drop Form. Students an Application for Readmission. The form can be may add or drop classes with no notation appearing obtained through the Admissions Office. A student on their academic record during the first six days of will be reinstated if he or she is in good academic a semester. To add or drop a class during this period, standing. A student who has been academically students must obtain the signature of the instructor At the end of each semester students are classified suspended may be reinstated only after the Academic and their academic advisor on the Add/Drop form and as follows: Review Committee has granted approval. Applicants return the form to the Registrar’s Office to process. Foundation - 0 to 29 credits completed. upon their return. Certain time-sensitive courses may need to be repeated. All coursework completed over three years before readmission will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. (not including developmental courses) are required for graduation. Classification of Students Sophomore - 30 to 59 credits completed. who have been gone longer than three years must meet the degree requirements of the catalog in effect 18 credits each. 128 credits above the 100 level Withdrawing from a Class A student withdrawing from a class must process an Add/Drop form with the Registrar’s Office before the eleventh week of a semester. A student Junior - 60 to 89 credits completed. Senior - 90 or more credits completed. Average/Maximum Class Size withdrawing from a class any time after the first six The typical class size for studio courses at the college days of a semester but before the eleventh week of a is 10-16 students (16 students maximum) and 18-22 semester receives a “W” grade on his or her academic students in liberal art classes (24 students maximum). transcript. No student may withdraw from a class once the eleventh week of the semester begins. Any withdrawal after the start of the eleventh week of the semester will be recorded as an “F” grade on Academic Information ¬ 68 Computers with word-processing and Internet Transcripts CVA Gallery Copies of student transcripts are available upon The CVA gallery program has a comprehensive written request to the Registrar’s Office. Official schedule that balances both academic and community transcripts are $4.00 per copy and unofficial exhibitions, represents work from all disciplines at the transcripts are $2.00 per copy. Transcripts may be college, serves emerging to established artists, and withheld if a student has not met financial obligations presents local, regional, and national work. at the college. Transcripts are sent only at the written Because of its location at the corner of Western and request of the student. Transcript Request forms can Selby avenues, the CVA Gallery creates a nexus among be obtained both in the Registrar’s Office and from neighborhood residences, community organizations, The college’s photography facilities allow both the CVA website. small businesses, and the arts. beginning and advanced students to work in a well- equipped environment that fosters the exploration of FACILITIES Technology Computers play a vital role in educating CVA’s Gallery programming engages students and the access make the library an ideal spot for researching, writing papers, checking email, and more. The staff is available to assist students with their research, including processing interlibrary loan requests for materials not available at CVA. Photography Labs community through exhibitions, public lectures, and individual photographic vision. These facilities can be discussions. The schedule include sixteen annual used for traditional black and white, traditional color, exhibitions including student, alumni, and faculty digital, and alternative photographic processes. shows, as well as three high school exhibitions, students to be visually, verbally, and technologically regional invitational’s, two national exhibitions, and large shooting studio, lighting equipment, seamless accomplished. The integration of technology into public art installations. backdrops, reflectors, tripods, and other gear the college’s curriculum provides students with the creative and technical skills needed to generate complex visual work. CVA students have access to four networked MacPro computer labs with Internet access through multiple T1 connections, file and print servers, film and flatbed scanners, and high quality laser printers. Adobe Creative Suite is an essential feature of the student lab software, which supports a wide range of CVA coursework. The computer labs also offer extended hours for working on class assignments. CVA’s Western Building Photo Studio houses a necessary for studio work. It functions as the photo CVA Library The library offers students a comfortable setting for research and study. The collection consists of over 9720 books, 33,700 slides, and 290 video recordings. The library currently receives 40 journals, with over 4640 back issues, and has a Special Collection of rare monographs and 165 Artists’ Books. Students have access to over forty online databases, including Alexandria (the CVA Library online catalog), Art Index Full Text, Oxford Art Online, EBSCO Academic Search Premier, Proquest Newsstand Complete, and ARTstor (image database). classroom as well. Also located in the Western Building are the dry mounting, matte cutting, copy camera rooms, and the photo faculty office. Adjacent to the Photo Studio is the Digital Darkroom, housing computers, scanners, and our state of the art Epson inkjet photo printers, allowing printing with archival pigment based inks. Close by in the Marquette Studios are the college’s black and white and color darkrooms, film processing area, photo student lounge, and equipment check out counter. Small, medium, and large format cameras, video cameras, darkroom kits, and other equipment can be accessed. Our newest facility is the Academic Information ¬ 69 Alternative Process Darkroom located adjacent to Introduction to Printmaking include photographic grounds around the Summit Building also offer an the film processing area. Here students can explore techniques as part of the curriculum e.g. photo exquisite exhibition and critique space for sculpture. the fascinating world of such historical processes as screen-printing, photo litho plates, intaglio, relief, The classroom in Grotto provides sculpture students cyanotype, Van Dyke, gum bichromate, platinum and letterpress photo-polymer plates such as Solar with an extended work and critique space. and palladium, and hand-applied liquid emulsions on and KM73 and also intaglio ImagOn photo polymer alternative surfaces. film. CVA’s Printmaking Shop has well defined safety classroom, which is fully equipped with a plaster protocols and the shops are always supervised during mixing area and additional storage space for work student access. in progress. To insure the safety of students working Printmaking Shop The college’s printmaking shops revolve around an efficient classroom with large work tables for in the shop and to further assist students, a highly Sculpture Studio drawing, carving, and critique and has display walls CVA’s Sculpture Studio is available to all CVA students for finished work, light table, and cutting area. This who have completed the Introduction to Sculpture area is also used for water-based screen-printing course. Students who have completed this course and has a vacuum table with a one-armed squeegee and gone through our extensive safety training and a wash-out station. The printmaking office for sessions have unlimited access during open shop instructors and the shop technician is easily accessed hours. Students at all levels of their programs use the by students and located directly off of this classroom. facilities to build stretchers for paintings, supports for The main ventilated shop houses our three stationary photographs, and alternative surfaces to carve, draw, etching presses, the largest press can accommodate and paint on. Printmaking students use the shop to paper larger than 30 by 40 inches. There is a fourth cut their metal plates. portable etching press on wheels, lithography press and accompanying equipment, tools, and supplies. with a full metal and wood shop. Students learn the fundamentals of welding fabrication, surface The college provides supplies such as consumable Moldmaking and casting take place in the Grotto The college’s sculpture facility is furnished oil-based and water-based inks, newsprint, and treatments for metal, and how to structure a sturdy recyclable rags. This area is equipped for intaglio, metal armature for lasting sculptural pieces. The lithography, monotype, embossing, collage and wood area is fully equipped for cutting, sanding, and collagraph techniques. We have additional smaller shaping wood through a wide range of equipment shops devoted to our Vandercook letterpress and and assorted hand tools. An outdoor work area type, a book press, and relief/woodblock proofing immediately adjacent to the shop allows students presses and also a darkroom with two larger exposure to explore larger scale approaches and provides units and two portable units. Our courses beyond the additional individual workspace. The outdoor skilled technician, who is also a professional sculptor, is available during all open shop hours. Institutional Policies Institutional Policies ¬ 71 BAN O N FIR E AR MS CVA prohibits its faculty, staff, students, and guests E XHIB ITIO N AN D PU B LICATIO N O F WO R K from carrying, possessing and/or storing firearms on The college encourages students to display their CVA’s premises. artwork in campus buildings throughout their enrollment. A student must first receive approval CRIM E AWAR EN ESS AN D CAM PUS SECU RIT Y AC T O F 1 9 9 0 CVA is in compliance with all aspects of the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The full text of these policies is available on the college website. D ISABILIT Y P O LICY before displaying any work on campus. Department chairs are responsible for the work exhibited in the CVA buildings as follows: Summit Building: Chair, Graphic Design Summit lobby cases: Coordinator, Printmaking and Chair, Photography The college provides a supportive environment for students with disabilities. The Office for Student Life Marquette Studios: coordinates disability services. A student needing Chair, Photography accommodations must contact the director for student life for more information. Western Studios: Chair, Foundation Studies CVA Library: Chair, Fine Arts and Chair, Photography Grotto Studios: Chair, Fine Arts Any student wishing to display sculpture or an installation involving three-dimensional objects should also consult with the sculpture technician for safety and durability assurances. The college does not assume any liability, absent a written agreement between the student and the college to the contrary. It is recommended that a student properly secure and otherwise take appropriate measures to minimize any risk of loss or damage to the work and to the college’s property. It is also the student’s responsibility to take down any work and clean up after the work has been displayed. A student causing damage to property in the course of displaying work may be charged for repairs. The College of Visual Arts recognizes and values students’ rights in works of art and design produced by them while enrolled in its academic programs. From time to time, the college may select student work for display on the college’s website or in college publications. Each student is asked to sign a copyright permission form granting CVA permission for these uses of student work. Throughout the year, CVA authorizes the photographing of campus activities for publication in college materials. Any student who does not wish to have a photograph of him or her used by the college must notify the director for student life of this decision at the time of registration. FERPA and Confidentiality of Student Records The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires institutions to notify students of their rights regarding confidentiality of their records. Institutional Policies ¬ 72 These rights include: 1. T he right to limit disclosure of a student’s record 2. T he right to inspect and review the educational records that an institution keeps on a student 3. T he right to amend a record or append a statement to the record 4. T he right to file a complaint with the FERPA office in Washington, D.C. CVA protects the privacy of education records, G RIE VAN CE PRO CED U R E S MILITARY SERVICE A student seeking information on the college’s The College of Visual Arts recognizes and appreciates grievance procedure, sexual harassment and violence the important contributions made by our enlisted men prevention program, crime awareness and campus and women in the service of our country. It is possible security program, and drug and alcohol abuse that some CVA students in the National Guard and prevention program should consult the college’s Reserves will be called to active duty. In support of website for the full text of these and other policies. these students, CVA has developed procedures that will provide necessary flexibility to each student. H E ALTH INSU R AN CE establishes the right of students to inspect and review While every safety precaution is taken, the production their education records, and provides guidelines of art and design involves potentially hazardous for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data techniques. All students are required to have some through formal or informal hearings. Copies of CVA’s form of comprehensive health insurance. Students policy regarding FERPA and procedures used by the may obtain health insurance through their family, college to comply with the Act can be obtained from employer, or individual policy. Students must confirm the Registrar’s Office. coverage during final validation each semester. A student may request information from the Office for Student directory information will be released at the discretion of the Registrar’s Office unless the Student Life about medical insurance brokers who student specifically requests in writing that directory market student medical insurance coverage. During information be withheld. Requests to withhold final validation, students are also required to provide directory information must be renewed annually with current emergency contact information. the Registrar’s Office. Directory information includes name, address, telephone number, class level, photo ID picture, dates of attendance at CVA, degree and awards received, major field(s) of study, and participation in organizations and activities approved or otherwise established by the college. All other information is defined as confidential and cannot be released without the student’s written authorization. IM M U NIZ ATIO N L AW Students will have the following options: 1. Withdraw from the entire semester and 100% of the tuition and fees will be reversed. 2. Petition for incompletes will be considered after the 12th week of classes. a. If arrangements are made for incompletes in courses (to be made up later), the registration would remain and tuition and fees would be assessed in full. b. If arrangements are made for incompletes in a few courses, the registration for those courses would remain and tuition and fees would be assessed. Courses which incompletes cannot be arranged will be Minnesota State Law requires students to have certain dropped and the tuition and fees would be immunizations in order to be enrolled in most post- reversed. secondary educational institutions. Students may not enroll at the college until a completed immunization Financial aid is refunded in accordance with existing form as been submitted. The immunization form is CVA and Federal policies for each of the situations. available from the Admissions Office. Immunization These procedures do not apply to reservists who are information will be kept in the student’s confidential fulfilling their annual two-week active duty. file with the registrar. Institutional Policies ÂŹ 73 N O SM O KIN G P O LICY SAFET Y O N CAM PUS All CVA buildings are smoke-free. Smoking is Equipment and Materials permitted outdoors only in designated areas. Care should be taken to properly extinguish and dispose of matches, cigarettes, and other materials. N O ISE CO NTRO L physical plant and the director for student life should be notified immediately of any student injury or Safe work habits and the awareness and knowledge of illness occurring on campus safety rules and policies are a condition of a studentâ€™s enrollment at the college. college buildings, as noise interferes with classes in operating of tools and the handling of hazardous session and the work of the staff and faculty members. materials. Students are required to attend training While in any of the campus buildings, students should sessions and abide by the rules and policies. These use headphones when listening to music. Students rules and policies will be enforced and failure to may listen to music during studio sessions at the comply can result in reprimand, suspension, or discretion of the faculty. expulsion. The technicians or faculty have the final All students will receive training in the safe word in safe practices and reserve the right to remove race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, or veteran status in the administration of its education policies, employment practices, admission policies, scholarships, loans, and other college administered programs. personnel arrive. The executive director of safety and dangerous techniques and practices. The college does not discriminate on the basis of person should not be moved until trained medical The production of art and design involves potentially Loud music and noise should be kept at a minimum in N O N - DISCRIMINATIO N P O LICY In the case of a head, neck or spinal injury, the injured any student from an unsafe situation or who is violating safety protocol. The college is committed to providing students, faculty, and staff a safe environment in which to learn, teach, and work. We require the assistance of everyone in our community to have safe habits and prevent accidents. Accidents and Illnesses Security on Campus College work-study students will be on duty and answering the phone on the first floor of the Summit Building on Monday through Thursday evenings from 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The college provides a uniformed security officer to ensure the safety of the students, faculty, staff, and facilities. During the fall and spring semesters, the officer is on campus Monday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. During these hours, campus security can be reached at 612.839.3505. The security officer makes scheduled rounds to all five buildings during his/her shifts. During his/her rounds, the guard checks to make sure all buildings are secure, all doors functioning properly, and assist students and faculty with any questions they may have. The college buildings are accessible only by key Despite continued vigilance towards creating a safe fob. Students are issued a key fob at registration and working environment, accidents sometimes happen or should always carry the key fob to gain access. All a person may become ill while on campus. If someone students, faculty, and staff are required to carry a suffers a life-threatening or serious injury or illness, college identification card while on campus and may call 911 immediately and then notify the executive be asked by the security officer or student monitors to director of safety and physical plant. During evening show their CVA ID. or weekend hours, notify the campus security officer. Institutional Policies ¬ 74 College Identification Card Policy STU D ENT CO N D U C T CO D E In an effort to promote a safe and secure learning The college has a Student Conduct Code that affirms environment for the College of Visual Arts certain basic principles and standards of behavior community, the college has implemented an that underlie its educational purpose. These include Identification Card Policy that requires students, staff, the recognition and preservation of basic human and faculty to carry the card with them whenever dignity, the freedom of expression, equal opportunity, they are on college premises or attending off-campus and civil discourse, academic integrity, a sustained events sponsored by CVA. Alumni using college atmosphere of safety, respect for policies, rules, facilities are also required to have an ID card. All ID regulations, and standards set forth by the college, cards must be validated by the Registrar’s Office with its academic divisions, and the federal, state, and city a sticker for the current semester. governments. Any violation will result in disciplinary action. A copy of the Student Conduct Code is Wireless Emergency Notification System CVA has a Wireless Emergency Notification System available on the college’s website. STU D ENT- RIG HT-TO - K N OW (CVAlerts!) that will be used to notify students, The college is in full compliance with the Student faculty, and staff of emergencies on campus and Right-to-Know Act, which states that publication cancellations of classes and closings because of snow of graduation rates for students entering CVA as and other weather conditions. Notifications can be first-time freshmen must be made available upon delivered by email, by text message, or both. Students request. The college’s graduation rates are available should follow the link on the CVA website to register to all prospective students upon request from the for the CVAlerts! system. Registrar’s Office. Community Outreach Community Outreach ÂŹ 76 HIG H SCH O O L SU M M ER INTENSIVE The College of Visual Artsâ€™ high school summer classes are designed to challenge the curiosity and interest of young artists and designers of tomorrow. Each course introduces students to an expansive new visual vocabulary, a set of skills, and a way of visual thinking. Like all courses at CVA, cutting edge artists and designers, with engaging and exciting approaches, teach these classes. AD U LT CO M M U NIT Y EDUCATIO N Adult education at the College of Visual Arts is about seeing and experiencing the visual world. Active professionals within the art and design community introduce new course offerings every semester. Information about upcoming courses can be found on the CVA website. Administration Administration ¬ 78 CO LLEG E O F VISUAL AR TS B OAR D O F TRUSTEES CAM PUS O FFICERS Tim Larsen, Chair President and Chief Academic Officer President and Founder, Larsen Design firstname.lastname@example.org Andrea Specht, Vice-Chair Susan A. Short, PhD Executive Director, Bloomington Theatre Vice President and General Counsel and Art Centre Administration and Institutional Research Ann Ledy email@example.com Stephen P. Patrick, Secretary President and CEO, BWBR Architects, Inc. Ted Johnson Chief Financial Officer, Consultant James Rubenstein, Treasurer Attorney, Moss and Barnett, A Professional Association Judith Beck Community Member Doug Powell Principle, Schwartz Powell Kit Richardson Principal, Schafer Richardson John DuFresne Chair, Graphic Design Faculty Representative ACAD EMIC LE AD ERS John Marshall Associate Professor, Photography Chair, Photography firstname.lastname@example.org Lynda Monick-Isenberg Professor, Foundation Drawing Chair, Foundation Studies email@example.com James O’Brien Assistant Professor, Illustration Chair, Illustration firstname.lastname@example.org John DuFresne Maria Santiago Professor, Graphic Design Professor, Printmaking Chair, Graphic Design Coordinator, Printmaking email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Julie L’Enfant, PhD Christina Schmid, PhD Professor, Art History Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts Chair, Liberal Arts Coordinator, Senior Thesis email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Valerie Jenkins Associate Professor, Drawing and Painting Chair, Fine Arts email@example.com Administration ¬ 79 FACU LT Y Barb Nei Pamela Valfer Foundation Faculty Adjunct Instructor, Foundation Studies Adjunct Instructor, Foundation Studies MFA, University of Minnesota MFA, University of Minnesota Lynda Monick-Isenberg BA, Macalester College BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Professor, Foundation Drawing and Chair, Teaches Orientation to Art and Design Teaches Drawing 1, Drawing 2, and Advanced Foundation Studies Works on Paper MA, University of Minnesota Tom Oliphant BA, College of St. Catherine Adjunct Instructor, Foundation Studies Teaches Drawing 1, Drawing 3 and Teaching Artist MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art Courses B. Arch, University of Minnesota Teaches 3-D Design Elements and 3D Design Abbi Allan Principles Adjunct Instructor, Foundation Studies MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Kirsten Peterson BFA, NY State School of Ceramics, Art and Design, Adjunct Instructor, Foundation Studies Alfred University MFA, University of Minnesota Teaches Orientation to Art and Design BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Teaches Drawing 1 and Drawing 2 Pat Benincasa Adjunct Instructor, Foundation Studies Amy Sands MFA, MA, Wayne State University Adjunct Instructor, Foundation Studies BFA, Michigan State University MFA, Pratt Institute Teaches 3-D Design Elements and 3D Design BFA, Concordia College Principles Teaches Drawing 1 and Drawing 2 Michelle McCreery Steve Stenzel Adjunct Instructor, Foundation Studies Adjunct Instructor, Foundation Studies MFA, University of Minnesota MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design BFA, Central Missouri State University BFA, College of Visual Arts Teaches 2-D Design/Digital and Color and Digital Teaches 2-D Design/Digital and Color and Digital Applications Applications Liberal Arts Faculty Julie L’Enfant Professor and Chair, Liberal Arts PhD, University of Minnesota PhD, MA, BA, Louisiana State University MA, University of New Orleans Teaches Renaissance through Modern Art History, Art in Paris, and Art Since 1945 Susan Snyder Austin Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts MA, University of Vermont BA, New York University Teaches College Expository Writing and Academic Research and Writing Robert Bergad Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts PhD, University of Minnesota BA, West Virginia University Teaches Botany Through Art Administration ÂŹ 80 Sarah Campbell Kelly Hulander Kolean Pitner Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts MA, BA, University of St. Thomas BS, Michigan State University MS, Pratt Institute Teaches Prehistoric through Gothic Art History and MA, BA, University of Minnesota BFA, BS, Kansas State University Renaissance through Modern Art History Teaches College Expository Writing, Academic Teaches History of Graphic Design and History Research and Writing, and Gothic and British of Illustration Chadwick Dayton Literature Christina Schmid Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts MFA, University of Minnesota Kathy Jensen Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts MA, University of New Hampshire Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts Coordinator, Senior Thesis BA, Skidmore College MBA, University of St. Thomas PhD, University of Minnesota Teaches Creative Writing BS, North Dakota State University BA, Magister Degree, Karl Franzens University, Teaches Introduction to Marketing Graz, Austria Sheila Dickinson Teaches Writing and Rhetoric, Contemporary Issues Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts Paula McCartney in Art, Philosophy and Literature of Postmodernism, MPhil, National University of Ireland, Galway Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts Seminar Thesis BA, St. Olaf College MFA, San Francisco Art Institute Teaches Art Since 1945 BFA, Empire State College Susan A. Short Teaches History of Photography Associate Professor and Vice President Barbara Horlbeck PhD, JD, MA, BA, University of Minnesota Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts Larry Millett MA, University of St. Thomas Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts BA, Wheaton College MA, University of Chicago Thomas Westbrook Teaches Asian Art and Culture BA, St. Johnâ€™s University Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts Teaches Urban Studies: Reading the City BA, University of Minnesota Kirk Horsted Teaches Human Origins and Art and the Law Teaches Visual Geometry Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts Diane Mullin MA, Hamline University Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts BA, St. Olaf College PhD, MA, Washington University Teaches Advertising BA, Boston University Teaches Museum and Gallery Studies Administration ¬ 81 Kara ZumBahlen Valerie Frank Adjunct Instructor, Liberal Arts Adjunct Instructor, Fine Arts MA, University of St. Thomas MFA, University of New Mexico BA, University of Minnesota-Duluth BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Teaches Prehistoric through Gothic Art History and Teaches Introduction to Painting and Figure Painting Renaissance through Modern Art History Barbara Kreft Fine Arts Faculty Valerie Jenkins Associate Professor, Drawing/Painting and Chair, Fine Arts MFA, University of Minnesota BFA, Grand Valley State University Teaches Introduction to Fine Arts and Professional Practices Edward Charbonneau Adjunct Instructor, Fine Arts MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design BFA, College of Visual Arts Teaches Non-Traditional Drawing Amy DiGennero Adjunct Instructor, Fine Arts MFA, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University BFA, Syracuse University Teaches Non-Traditional Drawing and Contemporary Approaches to Drawing Adjunct Instructor, Fine Arts MFA, Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste Berlin, Germany Teaches Narrative and Painting as Abstraction Andrew Leicester Adjunct Instructor, Fine Arts MFA, Manchester University, Manchester, England BFA, University of Minnesota BA, Portsmouth Polytechnic, Portsmouth, England Teaches Public Art Maria Santiago Professor, Fine Arts and Coordinator, Printmaking MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology BS, Nazareth College of Rochester Teaches Introduction to Printmaking, Intaglio, Relief/Monotype Amy Toscani Adjunct Instructor Fine Arts MFA,BFA, Ohio University BFA, Ohio University Teaches Introduction to Sculptural Practices Graphic Design Faculty John DuFresne Professor, Graphic Design and Chair, Graphic Design MA, Mankato State University BFA, University of Wisconsin-Superior Teaches Graphic Imagery, Introduction to Graphic Design Studio Thesis, Introduction to Typography, and Graphic Design Studio Thesis Jo Davison Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design BED, University of Minnesota Teaches Advanced Typography and Professional Practices Kenton Hanson Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design BA, Moorhead State University Teaches Introduction to Interactive Media Liina Lundin Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design BFA, University of Wisconsin-Stout Teaches Graphic Design Patrick Maun Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design MA, University of Applied Art, Vienna, Austria Teaches Digital Imagery Administration ÂŹ 82 Greg Pickman Andrew Powell Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design Adjunct Instructor, Illustration BFA, Art Center College of Design BFA, Washington University Teaches Graphic Design Systems Teaches Hand Lettering and Professional Practices Aaron Purmort Rick Peterson Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design Adjunct Instructor, Illustration BFA, College of Visual Arts BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Teaches Interdisciplinary Digital Applications Teaches Illustration Concepts and Hand Lettering Michael Skjei Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS) Adjunct Instructor, Graphic Design BA, Moorhead State University Teaches Intermediate Typography Illustration Faculty James Oâ€™Brien Photography Faculty John Marshall Associate Professor, Photography and Chair, Photography MFA, BFA, University of Minnesota Teaches Alternative Photographic Processes and Introduction to Advanced Photographic Techniques William Clark Adjunct Instructor, Photography Teaches Professional Photo Applications Ann Ledy Ellen Skoro President and Chief Academic Officer and Chair, Adjunct Instructor, Photography Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies MFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design MFA, Pratt Institute BA, Columbus College of Art and Design BFA, University of Minnesota Teaches Introduction to Photography and Introduction to Photo Studio Thesis Assistant Professor, Illustration and Chair, Illustration Jessika Madison-Kennedy MFA, University of Hartford Adjunct Instructor, IADS Linda Gammell MA, Syracuse University PGC, London College of Fashion Adjunct Instructor, Photography BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design BS, University of Minnesota MFA, BA, University of Minnesota Teaches Introduction to Studio Thesis, Thesis for Teaches Introduction to Fashion Studio Thesis, Teaches Traditional Color Processes and Advanced Illustrators, Digital Illustration, and Digital Portfolio Professional Pattern/Construction Techniques, Photographic Techniques Studio Thesis for Fashion, Professional Practices Allen Brewer Terry Gydesen Adjunct Instructor, Illustration Adjunct Instructor, Photography BFA, College of Visual Arts Teaches Professional Photo Applications Teaches Illustration Methods & Materials and Applied Illustration Administration ¬ 83 Business Office Library Sibyl Roche, Controller Joe Keegan, Accounting Assistant Kathryn Heuer, Library Director Jean Curtis-Neitz, Assistant Librarian Computers/Technology Photography Facilities Justin Newhall Barbara Szurek, Executive Director Caroline Houdek, Photography Lab Technician Adjunct Instructor, Photography MFA, University of Minnesota BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Jerry Strand, Computer Specialist Carol Zen, Macintosh Support Specialist, Teaches Digital Photography Ryan Philippi External Relations Adjunct Instructor, Photography Demeri C. Mullikin, Director of External Caroline Houdek Adjunct Instructor, Photography MFA, University of Minnesota BFA, College of Visual Arts Teaches Introduction to Photography MFA, California Institute of the Arts BA, University of Minnesota Teaches Introduction to Video Production AD MINISTR ATIVE STAFF of Technology Webmaster Relations, Alumni Relations Carmen Harris, Associate Director of Marketing Financial Aid Administrative Support David Woodward, Financial Aid Director Val Youngquist, Assistant Director of Nancy DeBernardi, Executive Assistant Admissions Gallery Elyan Paz, Director of Admissions Deborah Getsug, Admissions Counselor Amanda Olson, Admissions Counselor Rosemary Kimball, Gallery Director Financial Aid and Special Events Coordinator Physical Plant Shawn Leko, Executive Director of Safety and Physical Plant Grant Mason, Maintenance Assistant Printmaking Shop Colin Bridges, Printmaking Technician Registrar Lois Caneday, Registrar Sarah Glatzel, Registrar’s Assistant Sculpture Studio Asa Hoyt, Sculpture Technician Student Life Anne White, Director for Student Life Building & Access Building & Access ¬ 85 LO CATIO NS AN D CO NTAC TS Located in Saint Paul’s historic Summit Avenue and Ramsey Hill neighborhoods, the CVA campus comprises five buildings and offers students access to an architecturally inspiring and efficient learning environment. The Summit Building houses administrative and faculty offices, graphic design, illustration, sculpture and printmaking studios, computer labs, and liberal arts classrooms. MAILING ADDRESS: 344 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102 TELEPHONE: 651.757.4000 or 800.224.1536 FAX: 651.757.4010 The CVA Library has the library, a small computer lab, and additional faculty and administrative offices. ADDRESS: 394 Dayton Avenue TELEPHONE: 651.757.4060 FAX: 651.310.0590 The Grotto Studios have additional drawing, painting, and three-dimensional studios. ADDRESS: 760 Selby Avenue TELEPHONE: Faculty 651.757.4076; Student 651.757.4075 SCH ED U LED H O U RS Emergency College Closings In the event of an emergency college closing due to weather or for other reasons, a text message and/or an email will be sent to all subscribers through the college’s Wireless Emergency Notification System, CVAlerts! Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for CVAlerts! through the link on the college’s website. An announcement will also be made on WCCO radio (AM 830), on WCCO-TV (Channel 4) and also the WCCO-TV website www. wcco.com/ schoolclosings. As soon as possible a separate message will be recorded on the main CVA answering machine (651.757.4000) and a message will be displayed on the CVA home page. If the college closes because of a severe snowstorm, the school will be closed for the entire Building hours are posted on each facility and are also day, even if the weather “emergency” ends during The Western Building houses the CVA Gallery listed on the CVA homepage www.cva.edu. Students the day. If a snowstorm begins after the start of and drawing, painting, photography, and foundation are encouraged to work on their projects in campus the academic day, the administration may decide studios, and the student lounge. buildings after their classes, but should be courteous conditions warrant canceling afternoon and evening in regards to noise, as some classes may still be in classes. An announcement will be made through ADDRESS: 173 Western Avenue North session. Students must leave the buildings promptly CVAlerts! and on WCCO radio, and paper notices of TELEPHONE: Faculty 651.757.4081; Gallery at closing time and should anticipate cleaning up or the early closure will be posted on the entrance doors 651.757.4080; Student Lounge 651.757.4085 ending work well before they are asked to leave. throughout the CVA campus. The Marquette Studios are the location of the color and black and white photography labs. ADDRESS: 377 Dayton Avenue TELEPHONE: 651.757.4095 Building & Access ¬ 86 E VACUATIO N PRO CEDU R ES Evacuation of a building may be necessary due to fire, natural gas leak, or other unforeseen circumstances or emergencies. All building occupants must leave if they hear the fire alarm or if they are being verbally Individuals should remain at the designated area until the all-clear signal is given or until the emergency is over. SE VER E WE ATH ER PRO CED U R E S MAINTENAN CE O F WO R K AR E AS Students are expected to maintain a neat and clean appearance of all work areas throughout the campus. Students working on projects must remove their materials and dispose of their trash properly. directed by a staff or faculty member to evacuate the Conditions that lead to severe weather can occur at Materials left in any building will be removed at building. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors must any time during the year. It is important for members the discretion of the maintenance staff. Students leave immediately via the nearest exit and proceed to of the CVA community to know what to do in the case mistreating or defacing college facilities, furniture, or the following designated waiting areas. of a tornado or severe thunderstorm. If threatening equipment will be responsible for mandatory financial weather is approaching the CVA campus individuals restitution. should seek shelter in the following areas: CVA Library • T he YWCA parking lot at the southwest corner of Dayton and Western. must cover all surfaces and care must be taken when CVA Library cutting materials on table tops. Students must supply • In the basement bathroom area. their own paint rags or paper toweling for cleaning brushes, wiping up spilled paint, etc. Grotto Studios • T he south side of Selby Avenue at the corner of Selby and Avon (near the liquor store on the Grotto Studios • In an inner room away from windows. and return of photographic equipment and shop tools. corner). Marquette Studios Marquette Studios • In an inner room away from windows. • The south side of Dayton Avenue on the sidewalk in front of the YWCA. Summit Building • In the basement. Summit Building • On the sidewalk extending west from Summit. Western Building • In the basement. Western Building • On the sidewalk in front of the CVA Library. In inclement weather individuals should congregate inside the CVA Library. Students working with pastels, paints, or sprays Individuals should remain in the shelter area until the CVA administration has announced that “all is clear”. Students are held responsible for the proper use Building & Access ÂŹ 87 PAR KIN G CVA Library The college has parking lots only by the Western There are approximately 12 off-street parking spaces Building and CVA Library. There is no reserved available by the CVA Library, including a handicapped parking at the college. Street parking is permitted, space that requires a handicap sticker or license plate. with posted restrictions, by all buildings. Students, Additional parking can be found on Dayton Avenue. faculty, and staff should have a CVA parking permit, No overnight parking is allowed in the CVA lot. available from the Registrarâ€™s Office, displayed on their vehicle. The Saint Paul Police enforce parking and traffic laws in the neighborhood. These laws include no parking within 30 feet of a stop sign, 20 feet from other intersections, 10 feet from a hydrant and 5 Grotto Studios Parking is available on Selby Avenue or on side streets. Marquette Studios feet from driveways. U-turns cannot be made within Parking is available on Dayton and Western avenues 1,000 feet of a moving vehicle and they must be made and in the CVA parking lots by the Western Building in a safe manner. and CVA Library. Summit Building Parking is available on Summit Avenue or other side streets. Parking in the driveway is prohibited. Students may briefly park in the driveway to load/ unload large or heavy objects, only after checking in with the receptionist. Western Building There are approximately 25 off-street parking spaces available in the CVA parking lot by the Western Building. Additional parking can be found on side streets. No overnight parking is allowed in the CVA lot. Disclaimer ÂŹ 88 All information contained in this catalog is subject to change at any time. It is intended to serve only as a general source of information about the College of Visual Arts and is in no way intended to state contractual terms. Accordingly, the college reserves the right to make any alterations, subtractions, and additions it judges to be necessary, or appropriate, from time to time. Index ¬ 89 A Academic Advising ¬ 60 Academic Calendar ¬ 3 Academic Dismissal ¬ 66 Academic Grievance Policy ¬ 63 Academic Honor Code ¬ 61 Application Process ¬ 9 Classification of Students ¬ 67 Dismissal, Academic ¬ 66 Art in New York City ¬ 59 College Identification Card Policy ¬ 74 Dismissal and Probation ¬ 65 Art in Paris ¬ 41, 53, 59 Attendance Policy ¬ 63 Auditing Courses ¬ 15, 26 Average Class Size ¬ 67 Awards, Financial ¬ 19 Academic Leaders ¬ 78 Academic Probation ¬ 66 College Work-Study ¬ 19 Common Time at CVA ¬ 61 Computer, Digital Tutor ¬ 60 Conditional Acceptance, Admission ¬ 10 B Academic Standings ¬ 65 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees ¬ 28 Academic Suspension ¬ 66 Ban on Firearms ¬ 71 Academic Warning ¬ 65 Board of Trustees ¬ 78 Counseling and Referral Services ¬ 24 Acceptance Notification ¬ 10 Buildings and Access ¬ 84 Course Descriptions ¬ 36 Confidentiality of Student Records ¬ 71 Cost of Attendance, Estimated ¬ 18 Credit Load ¬ 67 C Credit Load, International Students ¬ 12, 67 Calendar, Academic ¬ 3 Credit Transfer ¬ 64 Adding/Dropping Classes ¬ 67 Campus Location ¬ 6, 85 Administration ¬ 77 Campus Activities ¬ 24 Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 ¬ 71 Admission on Conditional Acceptance ¬ 10 Campus Officers ¬ 78 Accreditation ¬ 6 Activities, Student Life Sponsored ¬ 24 Admissions Information ¬ 10 Adult Education ¬ 76 Advising, Academic ¬ 60 Alumni Benefits ¬ 26 Application Form and Fee ¬ 9 Campus Security Act of 1990 ¬ 71 Campus Visit, Workshops and Tours ¬ 10 Career Center ¬ 59 Change of Program ¬ 61 Class Size ¬ 67 Drawing Concentration ¬ 30 Dropping/Adding Classes ¬ 67 Community Outreach ¬ 75 Academic Information ¬ 28, 60 Accidents and Illnesses ¬ 73 Drawing Courses ¬ 30, 45 D Deposit, Tuition ¬ 10 Digital Tutorials ¬ 60 Disability Policy ¬ 71 Disability Services ¬ 25, 71 Disclaimer ¬ 88 E Eligibility Requirements, Financial Aid ¬ 18 Email ¬ 25 Emergency College Closings ¬ 74, 85 Enrichment ¬ 58 Enrollment Options ¬ 10 Equipment and Materials, Safety ¬ 73 Evacuation Procedures ¬ 86 Exhibition and Publication of Work ¬ 71 Expenses ¬ 18 F Facilities ¬ 68 Faculty ¬ 79 Fashion Design Courses ¬ 35, 53 Fashion Concentration Program ¬ 34 Index ¬ 90 Fashion Design in Paris ¬ 34, 53 Grading Criteria ¬ 64 Institutional Policies ¬ 70 Federal Funds Return Policy ¬ 15 Graduation Requirements ¬ 60 Instructional Policies ¬ 61 Fee, Application ¬ 9 Graduation with Honors ¬ 61 Insurance, Health ¬ 72 FERPA and Confidentiality of Student Records ¬ 71 Grants ¬ 19 Interdisciplinary Art & Design Studies (IADS) Courses ¬ 35, 53 Financial Aid, How to Apply ¬ 20 Financial Aid Information ¬ 18 Financial Aid Programs ¬ 19 Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy ¬ 20 Graphic Design Courses ¬ 32, 49 Interdisciplinary Courses 44 Minnesota Office of Higher Education Disclosure ¬ 6 International Students ¬ 11 Mission ¬ 5 Fine Arts Major ¬ 29 Health Insurance ¬ 72 First Year Foundation Courses ¬ 29, 36 High School Students (PSEO) ¬ 12, 76 K First Year Foundation Program ¬ 28 Higher Learning Commission ¬ 6 G Gallery ¬ 68 German Exchange Program ¬ 59 Good Academic Standing ¬ 65 Grade Change Policy ¬ 65 Grades ¬ 64 Mid-term Evaluation ¬ 67 Grievance Procedures, Academic ¬ 72 H Full Time Students ¬ 10 Maintenance of Work Areas ¬ 86 Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS) Major ¬ 34 Fine Arts Courses ¬ 30, 45 Foundation Year, Spring/Summer ¬ 11 Mailboxes ¬ 25 Graphic Design Major ¬ 32 Internships ¬ 58 Foundation Requirements, Completion of ¬ 61 M Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst (HAWK) ¬ 59 Honor Code, Academic ¬ 61 Key Fob ¬ 25 L Late Fee ¬ 15 Honors Program ¬ 58 Housing ¬ 25 Leave of Absence ¬ 67 Level Reviews ¬ 61 Identification Card Policy ¬ 74 Illustration Courses ¬ 34, 51 Illustration Major ¬ 33 Immunization Law ¬ 72 Incompletes ¬ 64 N Need-Based Gift Aid ¬ 19 New York City, Art in ¬ 59 No Smoking Policy ¬ 73 Learning Resource & Writing Center ¬ 60 I Military Service ¬ 72 Liberal Arts Courses ¬ 37 Liberal Arts Program ¬ 29 Library Services ¬ 68 Locations and Contacts ¬ 85 Lockers ¬ 25 Loans ¬ 20 Noise Control ¬ 73 Non-Degree Students ¬ 11 Non-Discrimination Policy ¬ 73 O Off-Campus Studies ¬ 59 Office for Student Life ¬ 24 Index ¬ 91 P Probation and Dismissal ¬ 65 Student Conduct Code ¬ 74 Tuition Payment Policy ¬ 15 PSEO (Postsecondary Enrollment Student Council ¬ 24 Tuition Refund Policy ¬ 15 Painting Courses ¬ 30, 45 Options) ¬ 12, 13 Student Life ¬ 24 Painting Concentration ¬ 30 Paris, Art in ¬ 34, 39, 59 Paris, Fashion Design in ¬ 34, 53, 59 Parking ¬ 87 Parsons Paris (IADS) Courses ¬ 35, 53 Parsons Paris (IADS) Program ¬ 34 Part-Time Students ¬ 10 Peer Mentoring Program ¬ 24 Photography Courses ¬ 35, 55 Photography Labs ¬ 68 Photography Major ¬ 35 Portfolio Review ¬ 9 Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) ¬ 12 R Summer Degree Courses ¬ 59 Support Services ¬ 24 S Safety on Campus ¬ 73 Suspension, Academic ¬ 66 Satisfactory Progress ¬ 65 T Scholarships ¬ 19 Technology Services ¬ 68 Sculpture Courses ¬ 32, 47 Test Scores ¬ 9 Sculpture Concentration ¬ 32 Tornado Warning Procedures ¬ 74, 85, 86 Sculpture Studio ¬ 69 Second Degree Students ¬ 11 Security on Campus ¬ 73 President, Message from the ¬ 6 President’s List ¬ 65 Severe Weather Procedures ¬ 86 Printmaking Courses ¬ 31, 46 Services for Students with Disabilities ¬ 25, 71 Probation, Academic ¬ 66 Visit, Campus ¬ 10 Requirements for Graduation ¬ 60 Senior Thesis ¬ 61 Privacy Rights of Students ¬ 71 Student Right-To-Know ¬ 74 Summer Classes, Pre-College ¬ 76 Self-Help Aid ¬ 19 Printmaking Shop ¬ 69 V Readmission Policy ¬ 67 Pre-College Summer Classes ¬ 76 Printmaking Concentration ¬ 31 Student Life Sponsored Activities ¬ 24 Spring/Summer Foundation Year ¬ 11 Staff ¬ 83 Statement of Interest ¬ 9 Tours, Campus ¬ 10 Transfer of Credit for International Students ¬ 12 Transfer Students ¬ 11 Transcripts, for Application ¬ 9 Transcripts, Student Requesting ¬ 68 Trustees ¬ 78 Tuition and Fees ¬ 15 Tuition Deposit ¬ 10 Tuition Information ¬ 15 W Warning, Academic ¬ 65 Weather, Severe ¬ 74, 85, 86 Withdrawal from the College ¬ 15, 66 Withdrawing from a Class ¬ 67 Workshops, Campus ¬ 10 Work-Study Programs ¬ 19 1 9 9 7 C VA G R A D UAT E D E S I G N : G R EG B R O S E / 3 4 4 S U M M I T AV E N U E , S A I N T PA U L , M I N N E S O TA 5 5 1 0 2 T E L E P H O N E : 6 5 1 . 7 5 7. 4 0 0 0 O R 8 0 0 . 2 2 4 . 1 5 3 6 W W W . 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