Major in Art – General Program General Studio Art Concentration
• Major in Art – General Studio Art Concentration (32 credits) – General Art History Concentration (34 credits) – Preprofessional Concentration in Studio Art (48 credits) – Preprofessional Concentration in Art History (48 credits) – Preprofessional Concentration in Graphic Design (48 credits) • Major in Art Education (52 credits plus 32 credits in education) • Major in Multimedia Journalism, an interdisciplinary program (see multimedia journalism), (36 credits) • Minor in Art (20 credits)
Peter Schultz, chair David B. Boggs Heidi A. Goldberg Ross A. Hilgers
Susan J. Lee Michael J. Marth Duane K. Mickelson Dwight Williams
The Concordia College department of art serves the artistic interests of art majors/ minors and the general student population. We maintain a dynamic program that strives to enhance our students’ sensitivity and creativity. Our primary goal is to foster our students’ ability to freely and fully engage the world through the visual arts. All programs in the department of art encourage a visually sophisticated and historically informed stance toward the contemporary world. We produce confident students who can respond to the world with nuance, passion and technical expertise. The department of art provides learning experiences that prepare students to achieve the following outcomes: • Our students gain a basic understanding of art history from ancient cultures to modernity, including in-depth knowledge regarding at least one specific area of art history. • Our students have a range of studio experiences and learn to use a wide variety of tools, materials, technical skills and creative approaches within the frame of traditional and contemporary methodologies. • Our students develop a liberal arts skill set that will enable them to relate art and art history to their other academic interests, to their families and to their communities. • Our students develop skills by which their individuality and creativity can be recognized as unique and then expressed as such to the world. The department of art offers two major concentrations. These two concentrations lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in art and art education, respectively. The department also offers a minor in art. The art major is designed to serve as a foundation for careers in studio work and related fields such as graphic design, art therapy, recreational or community art, museum studies or industrial design. The art major offers a choice of two programs, the general program and the pre-professional program. The general program includes two concentrations: a 32-credit Studio Art concentration and a 34-credit Art History concentration. The preprofessional program includes three concentrations: a 48-credit Art Studio Concentration, a 48-credit Art History Concentration and a 48-credit Graphic Design Concentration. The Art Education major in art serves as preparation for careers in K-12 education. For some of these careers and for college and university teaching, the student will continue study beyond the bachelor’s degree in graduate school, specialized art school or apprenticeships.
The requirements for a studio art concentration in the general art major are a minimum of 32 credits: • ART 111 – Two-Dimensional Foundations, 4 credits • ART 112 – Three-Dimensional Foundations, 4 credits • ART 130 – Beginning Drawing, 4 credits • Select one course from: ART 155 – History in Art I, 4 credits ART 156 – History in Art II, 4 credits ART 158 – History in Art III, 4 credits • 4 additional credits in art history • 12 additional credits in studio art Senior studio art majors are expected to participate in the Senior Art Exhibition. It is recommended that studio art majors complete their second art history course during their sophomore or junior year.
General Art History Concentration The art history concentration emphasizes the role of the visual arts in cultural history. Courses in art history, as well as fundamental studio experience, provide a basis for careers in such areas as museum work, art conservation, curatorship, research and college teaching. In most of these careers, graduate work beyond the bachelor’s degree is expected. The requirements for an art history concentration in the general art major are a minimum of 34 credits: • ART 111 – Two-Dimensional Foundations, 4 credits • ART 112 – Three-Dimensional Foundations, 4 credits • ART 155 – History in Art I, 4 credits • ART 156 – History in Art II, 4 credits • ART 158 – History in Art III, 4 credits • 4 additional credits in studio art • 8 additional credits in art history
Major in Art – Preprofessional Program Preprofessional Concentration in Art Studio The requirements for a preprofessional concentration in art studio are a minimum of 48 credits: • ART 111 – Two-Dimensional Foundations, 4 credits • ART 112 – Three-Dimensional Foundations, 4 credits • ART 130 – Beginning Drawing, 4 credits • ART 158 – History in Art III, 4 credits • 4 additional credits in 300-level art history • ART 401-409 – Intermediate Studio courses, (two for 2 credits or one for 4 credits), 4 credits • ART 440 – Portfolio Preparation, 4 credits • 4 additional credits in art history • 16 additional credits in studio art Senior art studio concentration students are required to participate in the Senior Art Exhibition.
Preprofessional Concentration in Art History The requirements for a preprofessional concentration in art history are a minimum of 48 credits: • ART 111 – Two-Dimensional Foundations, 4 credits • ART 112 – Three-Dimensional Foundations, 4 credits • ART 155 – History in Art I, 4 credits
2013-14 Concordia College Catalog | June 2013, Volume III