Disciplinary Major or Minor - www.uwgb.edu/art
OVERVIEW OF ART:
Visual art is an integrating, energizing, and humanizing force. To understand art, one must be aware of an entire history of innovators, past and present. Art is about ideas and the process of making art is one of self-discovery. Art provides a means of articulating and understanding our experiences through processes of seeing, making, and thinking within visual systems. The disciplinary major or minor in Art includes courses in studio art and art history, other visual cultures, and contemporary art. Visit the Art website @ http://www.uwgb.edu/art/
The Art discipline has three areas of emphasis:
- Studio Art can lead to professional practice as an artist and careers in a number of fields of visual communication.
- Gallery/Museum Practices offers preparation for a wide range of careers in museums, art centers, galleries, collections, and other art organizations.
- Art Education can lead to credentials for teaching licensure from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Within Arts and Visual Design (AVD) Art Majors can select Communication and the Arts as a minor with an emphasis in either Graphic Communications or Arts Management. Careers in Graphic Communication include graphic design, art direction, and advertising. Careers in Arts Management include arts administration and gallery direction.
Art students can double major: (Art and Design Arts) or (Art and Arts Management). With this plan a number of classes count for both majors and a minor is not needed because Design Arts and Arts Management are interdisciplinary majors.
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Kristy Deetz, Art Chair, Advisor, and Associate Professor of Art (email@example.com, 920-465-2753)
All three areas of emphasis prepare students for viable careers or for entry into graduate school programs. Students in Art should take a wide variety of studio courses and declare their major as early as possible in order to complete course work in a timely manner. Art is a disciplinary major so students will need an interdisciplinary minor. See an advisor in Art as soon as possible to help determine the right minor for you.
WHO SHOULD BE AN ART MAJOR:
Are you interested in looking at, thinking about, and creating visual images and objects? Do you like to find new ways to visually explore an idea? Are you creative? If you are, the Art major might be the right course of study for you. You must be an independent thinker, have the desire to learn, develop discipline and patience, and be willing to get your hands dirty.
As an Art major you MUST select an interdisciplinary minor. Art majors typically select an interdisciplinary minor in Communication and the Arts with an emphasis in either Graphic Communications or Arts Management. Minors in Human Development, Business Administration, Women’s Studies, or Humanistic Studies may be appropriate depending upon students’ individual goals.
WHO SHOULD BE AN ART MINOR:
Students in many fields find an Art minor to be an excellent supplement to their academic programs in the context of our visually oriented, media-driven culture. The Art minor may serve individuals fulfilling a personal interest in art; those seeking to add visual skills to career preparation in such interdisciplinary fields as Design Arts, Humanistic Studies, Urban and Regional Studies, and Environmental Policy and Planning; also people who intend it as a component of professional studies in fields such as Education, Business Administration and Marketing.
WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT THIS MAJOR AT UWGB:
- STATE OF THE ART. Art facilities include well-equipped studios in painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital arts, jewelry/metals, fibers/textiles, and printmaking.
- EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE. The interdisciplinary nature of the Art program gives students a more diverse education. Art students at UWGB learn to think and create "outside of the box."
- GUIDANCE. The Art faculty is decidedly involved in the student’s education. Students get the personal attention they need. In addition, the Art faculty is very active in their own creative and scholarly projects, so students have the opportunity to create and research alongside their instructors.
SKILLS & ABILITIES GAINED WITH THIS MAJOR:
Students in the Art program gain in-depth visual problem solving skills through the process of making art in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional media. Courses in art history expose students to multiple perspectives, different cultures, and complex concepts that have engaged artists from antiquity to the present. Students develop critical thinking skills and refine their abilities to integrate form, technique, and concept in their artwork.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A MAJOR IN ART:
The following list represents a few of the kinds of career titles for Art majors:
Advertising Designer; Fashion Artist/Designer; CAD Designer; Filmmaker; Motion Picture Scenic Designer; Aerial Photographer; Calligrapher; Floral Designer; Airbrush Artist; Freelance Designer; Mural Artist; Animator; Caricaturist; Furniture Designer; Museum Artist; Antiques Dealer; Cartoonist; Gallery Owner; Newspaper Artist; Architectural Model Builder; Catalog Illustrator; Gemologist; CD Designer; Glass Blower; Ceramic Artist; Graphic Arts Technician; Photographer; Art Buyer; Graphic Designer; Photojournalist; Color Expert; Art Consultant; Art Critic; Art Dealer; Art Director; Art Historian; Art Teacher; Art Therapist; Greeting Card Artist; Costume and Mask Designer; Product Designer/Illustrator; Courtroom Sketcher; Interior Designer; Sculptor; Art Exhibition Coordinator; Internet Homepage Designer; Toy Designer; Audio Visual Artist/Designer; Book Illustrator/Designer
The following list represents a few of the kinds of businesses and institutions that employ Art majors:
Art studios; Design firms; Advertising agencies; Government & private museums/galleries; Local historical societies; Auction houses, photo agencies & studios; Department/retail stores; Public/private art schools; Adult & community programs; Libraries; Private/local arts councils; Hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers & guidance facilities; Apparel manufacturers/textile mills; Interior design departments; Newspapers/publishing houses; magazines/newspapers & trade publications; Film/motion pictures & media production companies
Want to know more about the nature of the work, working conditions, earnings, training, and job outlook? Then check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook @ http://www.bls.gov/oco/
LINKS TO GRAD PROGRAMS FOR ART:
- Graduate School Guide. The comprehensive on-line guide to doctoral, masters, and professional programs. http://www.schoolguides.com
- Gradschools.com. The most comprehensive online source of Graduate School Information. http://www.gradschools.com/
- Peterson’s.com. The most comprehensive and heavily traveled education resource on the web. http://www.petersons.com/
- Or you can try any of the following search engine sites for information on the graduate school program of your choice! http://www.yahoo.com, http://www.infoseek.com, or http://www.snap.com
LINKS TO WEB SITES FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art. One of the largest and finest art museums in the world. Homepage @ http://www.metmuseum.org/
- Communication Arts. An on-line magazine and resource for careers and information on design, photography, illustration and much more. Homepage @ http://www.commarts.com/index.html
- Metropolis. Explores the ways of design shapes the world; covers the broad spectrum of design disciplines and issues. Homepage @ http://www.metropolismag.com/
- Museums in the USA. These pages include an eclectic collection of World Wide Web sites connected with museums, galleries and archives in the United States. Homepage @ http://www.museumca.org/usa/
LINKS FOR MORE HELP:
- For course listings and descriptions for Art and other disciplines, check out UW- Green Bay’s Programs of Study page @ http://www.uwgb.edu/catalog/undrgrad/programs.htm
- More help is available on-campus at the Career Services Office at SS 1600, 465-2163. Homepage @ http://www.uwgb.edu/careers
- Contact Academic Advising at SS 1600, 465-2362. Homepage @ http://www.uwgb.edu/advising
- Another service for UW System students on the Web is UW HELP On-Line. This service provides in-depth information on the programs of the UW System. You can find them at @ http://www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/
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