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Art

Art

(Minor Required) B.A. Degree

The goal of the art program is to provide an excellent educational experience that develops technical skills, critical and aesthetic judgment, and a sound knowledge of the visual arts appropriate to students seeking a general appreciation of the arts as well as to aspiring fine arts professionals. The faculty engage students in the discipline of visual art as a major component in the liberal arts tradition including studio practice and art history. Students complete a common group of foundation and art history courses and then choose an emphasis area to develop a solid yet individualized program.

Experiential Component (requirement of the major)
While all studio art courses are, by nature, experiential, the experiential component of the Art Major is specified as the successful completion of ART 497, Senior Studio, and ART 498, Senior Exhibition

Required Liberal Arts Core

   ECO 202 Microeconomics (Graphic Design emphasis only) 3

Degree Specific Requirements

   COM 201 Public Speaking  3
   ENG 310 Media Issues  3
   BUS 304 Advertising (Graphic Design emphasis only)    3

 

I.  Common Required Courses (24 hours)

Foundations

   ART 101 Two-Dimensional Design 3
   ART 102 Three-Dimensional Design 3
   ART 104 Drawing Fundamentals 3
Art History & Theory
   ART 320 Ancient through Medieval Art in History 3
   ART 321 The Renaissance through Impressionist Art in History 3
   ART 325 Modern Art in the Twentieth Century 3
Advanced Study
   ART 497 Senior Studio 3
   ART 498 Senior Exhibition 3

A.  Studio Arts Emphasis: (15 hours)
Students choosing the Studio Arts emphasis may not receive credit for an additional ART emphasis area without the approval of the Program Coordinator.

 Introduction to Media:(Choose 6 hours from the following):

   ART 201 Basic Computer Graphics 3
   ART 204 Intermediate Drawing 3
   ART 206 Introduction to Ceramics 3
   ART 209 Illustration 3
   ART 212 The Painting Studio 3
   ART 215 Digital Photography 3
   ART 217 Black and White Photography 3
   ART 232 Web Design X 3

Studio Practice: (Choose 6 hours from the following):

   ART 304 Advanced Drawing  3
   ART 306 Intermediate Ceramics 3
   ART 311 Drawing Heads, Hands, and Feet 3
   ART 312 Intermediate Painting 3
   ART 317 Intermediate Photography 3
   ART 318 Introduction to Sculpture 3
   ART 328 Intermediate Sculpture  3

Advanced Study: (Choose 3 hours from the following)

   ART 406 Advanced Ceramics 3
   ART 412 Advanced Painting  3
   ART 428 Advanced Sculpture 3
   ART 450 Directed Study in Advanced Studio Problems 3
   ART 499 Internship 3

 Total Hours Required in Major      39  


B.  Two-Dimensional Art Emphasis: (15 hours)
Foundations  

   ART 105 The Color Course  3

Introduction to Media: (Choose 6 hours from the following):

   ART 204 Intermediate Drawing 3
   ART 209 Illustration 3
   ART 212 The Painting Studio 3
   ART 217 Black and White Photography 3

Studio Practice: (Choose 6 hours from the following):

   ART 304 Advanced Drawing 3
   ART 311 Drawing Heads, Hands, and Feet 3
   ART 312 Intermediate Painting 3

 Total Hours Required in Major      39

 

C.  Three-Dimensional Art Emphasis: (15 hours)

Introduction to Media:

   ART 206 Introduction to Ceramics 3
   ART 318 Introduction to Sculpture 3
Studio Practice: 
   ART 306 Intermediate Ceramics or ART 328 Intermediate Sculpture 3
   ART 328 Intermediate Sculpture 3
Advanced Study: 
   ART 406 Advanced Ceramics OR
   ART 423 Advanced Sculpture
 3

 Total Hours Required in Major      39

 

D.   Graphic Design Emphasis: (15 hours)

Introduction to Media:

   ART 201 Basic Computer Graphics 3
   ART 215 Digital Photography 3
   ART 232 Web Design X 3

Studio Practice: 

   ART 322 Graphic Design: Print Media 3
   ART 332 Graphic Design: Typography & Logo Systems 3

Total Hours in Major    39

 


Art Education Endorsement

The student minoring in education must complete the Studio Arts emphasis area and include the following in their program:

  • ART 206 Introduction to Ceramics
  • ART 324 Art for Children
  • ART 450 Directed Study in Advanced Studio Problems (With focus on fiber arts)

Ferrum College offers teaching licensure in art (grades PK-12) through the selection of a minor in Teacher Education with specialization in All-Level Education. This licensure requires passing state mandated testing prior to enrollment in EDU 402 – The Profession of Teaching: Student Teaching Field Experience and EDU 403 - The Profession of Teaching: Student Teaching Synthesis. Students pursuing licensure must complete all components of the Teacher Education Minor. PSY 211 & PSY 291 are required. (See Teacher Education minor)