The B.F.A. in Fine Arts includes concentrations in: Ceramics, Drawing, Fabric Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture (which includes Metalcraft & Jewelry and Hot Glass). It is designed for the student interested in becoming a professional artist. It is sequenced for the undergraduate student to focus on one area for later graduate study leading toward an M.F.A. in that same area.
(Areas of concentration are: Ceramics, Drawing, Fabric Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture)
Major Courses - 59 hours
ART 100Art & Design Foundation Seminar (1) A
ART 101Foundation Drawing I (3) A/CAM
ART 102Foundation Drawing II (3) A/CAM
ART 103Design Foundation I (3) A/CAM
ART 106Design Foundation II (3) A/CAM
ART 110Foundation Portfolio Review (0)
ART 121World Art (3) A/CAM
ART 231Art History: Modern Art (3) A
ART 281Photography I (3) A/CAM
ART 301Figure Drawing (3-4) A
ART 302Advanced Drawing (3) A
ART 330Art History: Art Criticism (3) A
ART 400Senior Art Seminar: Capstone (1) CAP
ART 495Thesis (3)
Additional Major Requirements:
ART Choose four courses in an Area of concentration (12)
ART Choose one course in Art History (3)
ART Choose two additional courses in Art History or Art Studio (6)
ART 395: Choose one Pre-Thesis Independent Study (area of concentration) (3)
Cognate Course - 3 hours
PHI 285Philosophy of Art (3) P
Minimum grade of C in all major/cognate courses.
Students who successfully complete the art, art education or fine arts majors will:
- engage in the creative art making process, using imagery, methods and media to express and communicate ideas, feelings, experiences and aspirations.
- understand the formal, technical and expressive aspects in visual artworks, using critical skills to describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate such works.
- understand and appreciate the historical, social and cultural contexts of the arts and artists in societies past and present, while being equipped to enter the dialogue.
***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***