Craig Coursey and Kayla Troutman were the 2008 recipients of the Robert W. Carithers Scholarships for Arts & Humanities.

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The art program instructs students in the mastery of art skills and concepts, establishes a foundation for critical thinking, and develops each student’s creative potential. Four integrated academic units form the art program: studio art, graphic design, art education, and art history. Introductory courses in design and drawing prepare students for entry into areas of concentration within the major. These areas of concentration are designed to develop advanced technical and conceptual skills. In order to enhance their understanding of the visual arts, all art students complete a sequence of art history courses. Ultimately, the goal of the art program is to prepare each student to become a contributing member of the art profession, the community, and society as a whole.

Major - Art, Art History Emphasis

39 semester hours

Required courses ~ 27 hours

  • HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs.
  • HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, 3 hrs.
  • ART 103-Color and Design, 3 hrs. OR
  • ART 104-Design in Materials, 3 hrs. OR
  • ARTD 274-Introduction to Digital Photo Imaging, 3 hrs. OR
  • ARTD 383-Advanced Digital Photo Imaging, 3 hrs.
  • ARTH 353-19th Century European and American Art, 3 hrs. OR
  • ARTH 354-20th Century European and American Art, 3 hrs.
  • ARTH 355-Contemporary Art, 3 hrs. OR
  • ARTH 490-Special Problems in Art History, 3 hrs. (with approved topic in 20th Century Art or Contemporary Art) topic
  • ARTH 490-Special Problems in Art History, 3 hrs.
  • ART 498-Internship in Art

Elective courses ~ 12 hours selected from:

  • ARTH 253-Art of Ancient Mexico, 3 hrs.
  • ARTH 323-Ancient Art, 3 hrs.
  • ARTH 327-Medieval Art, 3 hrs.
  • ARTH 343-Renaissance Art, 3 hrs.
  • ARTH 344-Baroque Art, 3 hrs.
  • ARTH 353-19th Century European & U.S. American Art, 3 hrs.
  • ARTH 354-20th Century European & American Art, 3 hrs.
  • ARTH 355-Contemporary Art
  • ARTH 359-Special Studies in Art History, 3 hrs. (only one 3-credit tour counts for major)
  • ARTH 490-Special Problems in Art History, 3 hrs. (repeatable for a total of five times for major)
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Major - Art, Graphic Design Emphasis

45 semester hours

NOTE: HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, and HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, taught by art history faculty, are found under the listing for Humanities courses and count as part of the Core Curriculum.

Required courses ~ 39 hours

  • HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs.
  • HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, 3 hrs.
  • ART 103-Color and Design, 3 hrs.
  • ART 105-Drawing I, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 231-Intro to Graphic Design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 232-Typography, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 275-Typography, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 331-Illustration Techniquesw, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 376-Graphic Design II, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 475-Graphic Design III, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 494-Sr. Design Seminar, 3 hrs.
  • two 300 or 400 level art history courses (6 hrs.)

Elective courses ~ 6 hours selected from:

  • ARTD 476-Graphic Design IV, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 332-Digital Illustration, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 378-History of Graphic design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 381-Interactive Web Design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 382-Interactive Graphics, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 383-Digital Photo Imaging, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 431-Narrative Illustration, 3 hrs.
  • ART 399-Special Topics in Art, 3 hrs. (repeatable with a change of topic and must be an approved design course)
  • ART 489-Special Problems in Art, 3 hrs. (repeatable with a change of topic and must be an approved design course)
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Major - Art, Illustration Emphasis

45 semester hours

NOTE: HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, and HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, taught by art history faculty, are found under the listing for Humanities courses and count as part of the Core Curriculum.

Required courses ~ 39 hours

  • HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs.
  • HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, 3 hrs.
  • ART 103-Color and Design, 3 hrs.
  • ART 105-Drawing I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 106-Drawign and Composition, 3 hrs.
  • ART 205-Figure Drawing I, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 275-Computer Graphics, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 331-Illustration Techniquesw, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 332-Digital Illustration, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 431-Narative Illustration, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 494-Sr. Design Seminar, 3 hrs.
  • two 300 or 400 level art history courses (6 hrs.)

Elective courses ~ 6 hours selected from:

  • ARTD 432-Conceptual Illustration, 3 hrs.
  • ART 206-Figure Drawing II, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 231-Intro to Graphic Design, 3 hrs.
  • ART 311-Painting I, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 378-History of Graphic Design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 381-Interactive Web Design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 382-Interactive Graphics, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 383-digital Photo Imaging, 3 hrs.
  • ART 399-Special Topics in Art, 3 hrs. (repeatable with a change of topic and must be an approved design course)
  • ART 405-Figure Drawing III, 3 hrs.
  • ART 489-Special Problems in Art, 3 hrs. (repeatable with a change of topic and must be an approved design course)
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Major - Art, Interactive Media Design Emphasis

45 semester hours

NOTE: HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, and HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, taught by art history faculty, are found under the listing for Humanities courses and count as part of the Core Curriculum.

Required courses ~ 39 hours

  • HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History , 3 hrs.
  • HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 103-Color and Design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 231-Intro to Graphic Design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 232-Typography, 3 hrs.
  • ART 273- Photography 1, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 275-Typography, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 381-Interactive Web Design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 382-Interactive Graphics, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 481-Advanced Web Design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 494-Sr. Design Seminar, 3 hrs.
  • two 300 or 400 level art history courses (6 hrs.)

Elective courses ~ 6 hours selected from:

  • ARTD 482-Motion Graphics, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 332-Digital Illustration, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 372-Video Art, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 376-Graphic Design II, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 378-History of Graphic Design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 383-Digital Photo Imaging, 3 hrs.
  • ART 399-Special Topics in Art, 3 hrs. (repeatable with a change of topic and must be an approved design course)
  • ART 489-Special Problems in Art, 3 hrs. (repeatable with a change of topic and must be an approved design course)
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Major - Art, Photography Emphasis

45 semester hours

NOTE: HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, and HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, taught by art history faculty, are found under the listing for Humanities courses and count as part of the Core Curriculum.

Required courses ~ 33 hours

  • HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History , 3 hrs.
  • HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 103-Color and Design, 3 hrs.
  • ART 273-Intro to Photography, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 274-Intro Digital Photo Imaging, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 383-Digital Photo Imaging, 3 hrs.
  • ART 374-Photography II, 3 hrs.
  • ART 473-Photography III, 3 hrs.
  • ART 493-Sr. Art Seminar, 3 hrs. OR
  • ARTD 494-Sr. Design Seminar, 3 hrs.
  • two 300 or 400 level art history courses (6 hrs.)

Elective courses ~ 12 hours selected from:

  • ART 104-Design in Materials, 3 hrs.
  • ART 105-Drawing, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 231-Intro to Graphic Design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 275-Typography, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 332-Digital Illustration, 3 hrs.
  • ART 311-Painting I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 313-Ceramics, 3 hrs.
  • ART 341-Sculpture, 3 hrs.
  • ART 351-Woodworking I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 361-Printmaking I, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 372-Video Art, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 381-Interactive Web Design, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 382-Interactive Graphics, 3 hrs.
  • ART 399-Special Topics in Art, 3 hrs. (repeatable with a change of topic and must be an approved design course)
  • ARTD 431-Narrative Illustration, 3 hrs.
  • ART 474-Photography IV, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 482-Motion Graphics, 3 hrs.
  • ART 489-Special Problems in Art, 3 hrs. (repeatable with a change of topic and must be an approved design course)
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Major - Art, Studio Emphasis

45 semester hours

NOTE: HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, and HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, taught by art history faculty, are found under the listing for Humanities courses and count as part of the Core Curriculum.

Required courses ~ 33 hours

  • ART 103-Color and Design, 3 hrs.
  • ART 104-Design in Materials, 3 hrs.
  • ART 105-Drawing, 3 hrs.
  • ART 106-Drawing and Composition, 3 hrs.
  • ART 205-Figure Drawing I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 206-Figure Drawing II, 3 hrs.
  • HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs.
  • HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, 3 hrs
  • ART 493-Senior Art Seminar, 3 hrs.
  • two 300 or 400 level art history courses (6 hrs.)

Elective courses ~ 12 hours selected from art course offerings as directed by advisor

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Minor - Art

24 semester hours

Required courses ~ 24 hours

  • ART 103-Color and Design, 3 hrs. OR
  • ART 104-Design in Materials, 3 hrs. OR
  • ARTD 231-Intro to Graphic design, 3 hrs.
  • ART 106-Drawing and Composition, 3 hrs. OR
  • ART 205-Figure Drawing I, 3 hrs. OR
  • ARTD 275-Computer Graphics I, 3 hrs.
  • HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs.
  • HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, 3 hrs

Elective courses ~ 9 hours selected from art course offerings in consultation with advisor; six of those hours must be at the 300-400 level.

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Minor - Art History

24 semester hours

Required courses ~ 24 hours

  • HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs.
  • HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, 3 hrs.
  • Four 300- or 400-level art history courses, 12 hrs.
  • One ARTH 490 Art History seminar course, 3 hrs.
  • One course from the following:
    • ART 103-Color and Design, 3 hrs. OR
    • ART 104-Design in Materials, 3 hrs. OR
      an additional 300- or 400-level Art History course, 3 hrs.
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Teacher's Certification (Art)

Note: Review the College of Liberal Arts Teacher Licensing Policy. Also review the procedures and regulations for students in teaching programs in the Bower-Surheinrich College of Education and Human Services bulletin information.

Art Education Major — K-12
(Visual Art)

55 semester hours

Required courses ~ 49 hours

  • HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs.
  • HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, 3 hrs.
  • ART 103-Color and Design, 3 hrs.
  • ART 104-Design in Materials, 3 hrs.
  • ART 105-Drawing I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 205-Figure Drawing I, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 274-Introduction to Digital Photo Imaging, 3 hrs.OR
  • ARTD 275-Computer Graphics, 3 hrs.
  • ART 311-Painting I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 313-Ceramics I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 315-Jewelry I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 341-Sculpture I OR
    ART 351-Woodworking I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 361-Printmaking I, 3 hrs.
  • ARTE 394-Workshop in Art Education, 1 hr.
  • ARTE 396-Materials/Methods Elem./Mid. Art Ed, 3 hrs.
  • ARTE 397-Materials/Methods Secondary Art Ed, 3 hrs.
  • two 300- or 400-level art history courses (6 hrs.)

Elective courses ~ 6 hours selected from art course offerings as directed by advisor

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Art Education Major — Secondary 9-12

51 semester hours

Required courses ~ 45 hours

  • HUM 221-Western Tradition in Art History I, 3 hrs.
  • HUM 222-Western Tradition in Art History II, 3 hrs.
  • ART 103-Color and Design, 3 hrs.
  • ART 104-Design in Materials, 3 hrs.
  • ART 105-Drawing I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 205-Figure Drawing I, 3 hrs.
  • ARTD 274-Introduction to Digital Photo Imaging, 3 hrs. OR
  • ARTD 275-Computer Graphics I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 311-Painting I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 313-Ceramics I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 315-Jewelry I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 341-Sculpture I OR
    ART 351-Woodworking I, 3 hrs.
  • ART 361-Printmaking I, 3 hrs.
  • ARTE 397-Materials/Methods Secondary Art Ed, 3 hrs.
  • two 300- or 400-level art history courses (6 hrs.)

Elective courses ~ 6 hours selected from art course offerings as directed by advisor

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Minor - Elementary Teaching (Art)

24 semester hours

Required courses ~ 24 hours

  • ARTE 396-Materials/Methods Elem./Mid. Art Ed
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Minor - Secondary Teaching (Art)

24 semester hours

Required courses ~ 24 hours

  • ARTE 397-Materials/Methods Secondary Art Ed
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