Art - Requirements for the Major

(All students must complete the Supporting and Upper-Level Core in addition to an Area of Emphasis.)

Art Program | Art Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Core Courses, 31 credits

Art history, 9 credits:

  • AVD 102             History of the Visual Arts: Ancient to Medieval, 3 credits
  • AVD 103             History of the Visual Arts II: Renaissance to Modern, 3 credits
  • AVD 202             Concepts and Issues of Modern Art, 3 credits

Design core, 10 credits:

  • ART 101              Tools, Safety, and Materials, 1 credit
  • ART 105              Introductory Drawing, 3 credits
  • ART 106              Design Methods, 3 credits
  • ART 107              Two-Dimensional Design, 3 credits

Two-dimensional studios, choose 6 credits:

  • ART 210              Introduction to Painting, 3 credits
  • ART 243              Introduction to Photography, 3 credits
  • ART 270              Introduction to Printmaking, 3 credits

Three-dimensional studios, choose 6 credits:

  • ART 220              Introduction to Sculpture, 3 credits
  • ART 230              Introduction to Ceramics, 3 credits
  • ART 250              Introduction to Fibers/Textiles, 3 credits
  • ART 260              Introduction to Jewelry/Metals, 3 credits

Upper-Level Core Courses, 9 credits

Art history, 6 credits:
One of these:

  • AVD 370             Modern American Culture, 3 credits
  • AVD 371             World Art, 3 credits
  • AVD 372             Women, Art and Image, 3 credits

Required:

  • ART 490              Contemporary Art, 3 credits

Drawing, 3 credits:

  • ART 302              Intermediate Drawing, 3 credits

Areas of Emphasis

Studio Art

Possible plans for the Studio Art emphasis only.

Studio courses, 15 credits:
Students must fill out the Upper-Level Studio Art Plan form in consultation with an Art adviser for approval of upper-level studio art courses that will count for their Art major degree plan.

  • The 10-credit Design Core is required prerequisite for all upper-level studio courses.
  • A minimum of 9 credits must be selected from one studio area in addition to other relevant upper-level studio art courses to total 15 credits. Upper-level classes have a 300 or 400 designation.
  • Advanced studios may be taken 3 times for a total of 9 credits

Courses marked with * may have other courses substituted to be more appropriate for student goals.

SAMPLE PLANS
Painting:

  • ART 311     Intermediate Painting : Contemporary Approaches, 3 credits
  • ART 410     Advanced Painting, 3 credits (must be taken twice)
  • ART 343*   Photography II, 3 credits
  • ART 402*   Advanced Drawing, 3 credits

Drawing:

  • ART 304     Figure Drawing, 3 credits (may be taken twice)
  • ART 402     Advanced Drawing, 3 credits (must be taken twice)
  • ART 311*   Intermediate Painting : Contemporary Approaches, 3 credits
  • ART 375     Screen Printing, 3 credits

Sculpture:

  • ART 321     Intermediate Sculpture, 3 credits
  • ART 421     Advanced Sculpture, 3 credits (must be taken twice)
  • ART 331*   Intermediate Ceramics, 3 credits
  • ART 364*   Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 3 credits

Ceramics:

  • ART 331     Intermediate Ceramics, 3 credits
  • ART 431     Advanced Ceramics, 3 credits (must be taken twice)
  • ART 321*   Intermediate Sculpture, 3 credits
  • ART 355*   Intermediate Fibers/Textiles, 3 credits

Photography:

  • ART 343     Photography II, 3 credits
  • ART 344     Photography III, 3 credits (may be taken twice)
  • ART 443     Advanced Problems in Photography, 3 credits
  • ART 375*   Screen Printing, 3 credits
  • ART 311*   Intermediate Painting : Contemporary Approaches, 3 credits

Jewelry/Metals:

  • ART 364     Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 3 credits
  • ART 463     Advanced Jewelry/Metals, 3 credits (must be taken twice)
  • ART 321*   Intermediate Sculpture, 3 credits
  • ART 343*   Photography II, 3 credits

Fibers/Textiles:

  • ART 355     Intermediate Fibers/Textiles, 3 credits
  • ART 453     Advanced Fibers/Textiles, 3 credits (must be taken twice)
  • ART 343*   Photography II, 3 credits
  • ART 321*   Intermediate Sculpture, 3 credits

Printmaking:

  • ART 373     Intermediate Printmaking, 3 credits
  • ART 375     Screen Printing, 3 credits
  • ART 470     Advanced Printmaking, 3 credits
  • ART 311*   Intermediate Painting : Contemporary Approaches, 3 credits
  • ART 402*   Advanced Drawing, 3 credits

Gallery/Museum Practices

Upper-Level Courses, 21 credits

Gallery/museum core:

  • ART 395   Exhibition Development and Design, 3 credits
  • ART 396   Gallery/Museum Practices, Principles and Policy, 3 credits
  • ART 495   Advanced Gallery/Museum Practices, 3 credits
  • ART 497   Internship, 1-12 credits

Studio courses, 9 credits:

  • Two-dimensional area, 3 credits
  • Three-dimensional area, 3 credits
  • And 3 credits from either area

Art Education

Art majors may complete an emphasis in Art Education leading to teacher licensure from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Only those requirements for coursework in Art are listed here. For additional information about admission to the teacher education program, consult the Education Office (www.uwgb.edu/education), or the Office of Academic Advising, or refer to the Education program description in this catalog. For advising information, see the Art Education adviser.

Lower-level supporting courses are the same as the Studio Art and Gallery/Museum Practices except Art Education majors must take all of the art introductory studio courses.

Two-dimensional studios, 9 credits:

  • ART 210     Introduction to Painting, 3 credits
  • ART 243     Introduction to Photography, 3 credits
  • ART 270     Introduction to Printmaking, 3 credits

Three-dimensional studios, 12 credits:

  • ART 220     Introduction to Sculpture, 3 credits
  • ART 230     Introduction to Ceramics, 3 credits
  • ART 250     Introduction to Fibers/Textiles, 3 credits
  • ART 260     Introduction to Jewelry/Metals, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 15 credits

Required:

  • EDUC 316  Teaching Art in the Middle and Secondary Schools, 3 credits

Studio Art, 12 credits:
Twelve elective credits should include four studio courses from the 300-400 level in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, art metals, textiles, sculpture, or ceramics for which appropriate prerequisites have been completed.

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