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.

We offer the B.A. degree in Art with a choice of four concentrations which are listed below.

Emphasis Areas:

  • Studio Arts
  • Graphic Design

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(Minor Outside of the Art Program 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 398 Artist Practices, ART 497 Senior Studio, and ART 498 Senior Exhibition.

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I. Common Required Courses(24 hours)

Foundations (Choose two of the following)
ART 101 Two-Dimensional Design
ART 102 Three-Dimensional Design
ART 104 Drawing Fundamentals
ART 130 The Color Course

Art History & Theory
ART 320 Ancient through Medieval Art in History
ART 321 The Renaissance through Impressionist Art in History
ART 325 Modern Art in the Twentieth Century

Advanced Study
ART 398 Artist Practices
ART 497 Senior Studio
ART 498 Senior Exhibition

A. Studio Arts Emphasis: (15 hours)

Introduction to Media: (Choose 6 hours from the following):
ART 204 Intermediate Drawing
ART 206 Introduction to Ceramics
ART 230 The Painting Studio
ART 215 Photoshop
ART 217 Introduction to Photography
ART 228 Introduction to Sculpture

Studio Practice: (Choose 6 hours from the following):
ART 304 Advanced Drawing
ART 306 Intermediate Ceramics
ART 330 Intermediate Painting
ART 317 Intermediate Photography
ART 328 Intermediate Sculpture

Advanced Study: (Choose 3 hours from the following)
ART 406 Advanced Ceramics
ART 411 Figure and Anatomy
ART 430 Advanced Painting
ART 417 Advanced Photography
ART 428 Advanced Sculpture
ART 450 Dir. Study in Advanced Studio Problems
ART 499 Internship

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B: Graphic Design Emphasis: (15 hours)

Required Liberal Arts Core for Graphic Design only:
ECO 202 Microeconomics

Degree Specific Requirements for Graphic Design only:
BUS 304 Advertising
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication

Introduction to Media
ART 222 Basic Computer Graphics
ART 215 Photoshop
ART 232 Web Design X

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

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 Educators, 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)

Related Clubs

With over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College these are specifically related to Art.

What could I be with this major?

Art Administrator, Art Teacher, Curator, Painter, Photographer,
Muralist, Sculptor, Art Director, Graphic Artist, Print Designer,
Web Designer, Display Artist, Museum Director, Illustrator, Potter,
Art Therapist, Art Consultant

What are recent graduates in this major doing?

Teaching: Professor John O’Conner, Radford University
Brandi Catron-Shirlen, Megan Scott, Courtney Shifflett

Gallery Owner: Sandy Forbes, Rhonda Gilbert

Graphic Designer: Andrea Vita, Marty LaFollette, Travis Dean

Museum Project Manager: Sandy Southard

Ferrum Art Club,

GROWING EVERY YEAR

Open to all Ferrum students regardless of major, the Ferrum College Art Club has been serving the college and the community for years. Our dedicated students participate in a variety of events and activities. Community service balanced with artistic understanding is a core of the club

Our activities include

Trips to Museums and Galleries, Film Viewings, Group Shows, Guest Artists, Halloween Kids Art Program, Caricatures, Tee-Shirts, Mini Masterpiece Postcard Show, Valentines Day Cards, Annual Picnic

 Empty bowls

The Empty Bowls project is designed to educate students about how they can make a positive difference in their communities. For $15, attendees enjoy a hot meal of scratch-made soup and bread served in a handcrafted bowl of their choice, and then can take their “empty bowl” home. Proceeds support the Panther Packs program, which provides food for hungry children of Ferrum Elementary School.

 Senior Show

The senior show is a chance for the seniors within the art program to show off what they have learned and their skills while preparing them for the strains of being an artist putting together a show.  These shows cover a range of mediums and topics.  Every year the show is different with the new talent making its way into the world.  Taking place in the spring offers the students one final hurrah as they prepare to start a life after college.

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Kappa Pi, International Art Honor Society.

Kappa Pi (ΚΠ) International Art Honor Society was founded 1911.  It is an International Collegiate Art Honorary Fraternity. It is open to any student who has talent for or supports visual art. Kappa Pi has 360 collegiate chapters across the United States and Internationally.  Membership in Ferrum College’s Zeta Alpha Theta chapter of Kappa Pi requires a minimum of 2.7 GPA as well as prior participation in Ferrum Art club.   Active members qualify to serve in the highest positions of Art Club governance.  Active members transfer to Alumni membership after they graduate.

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Professors Smith and Eichelberger wait for new initiates…..

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Kappa Pi President: *Up for election

Kappa Pi Vice President: *Up for election

Kappa Pi Secretary: *Up for election

Kappa Pi Historian: *Up for election

Kappa Pi Treasurer: *Up for election

C0-Advisor:  Jacob Smith – jsmith@ferrum.edu

C0-Advisor:  David Eichelberger – deichelberger@ferrum.edu

Kappa Pi Meetings: Tuesdays @ 5:45 pm in Vaughn 201

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ARTCLUB

Art Club President: *Up for election

Art Club Vice President: *Up for election

Art Club Secretary: *Up for election

Art Club Historian: *Up for election

Art Club Treasurer: *Up for election

C0-Advisor: Jacob Smith – jsmith@ferrum.edu

C0-Advisor:  David Eichelberger – deichelberger@ferrum.edu

Art Club Meetings: Tuesdays @ 5:00 pm in Vaughn 201

 

Art Club Calendar:

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The E. Taylor Greer Gallery is located on the mezzanine above the lobby in Stanley Library and hosts 4-5 shows a year from a wide range of local, regional and international artists.

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Fall semester shows represent artists from outside the Ferrum College community.

These include:

  • Local, regional and international artists
  • Special events, guests and presentations
  • Special topics shows and award shows
  • Regional K-12 school collaborations

 

Spring semester shows represent work produced by Ferrum College Students, Staff and Alumni.

These include:

  • The annual Student Art Show
  • The Annual Senior Art Show
  • The Postcard Art Show
  • The Alumni Art Show
  • The Staff and Faculty Art Show

The E. Taylor Greer Gallery Calendar:

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