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Wright State University    
 
    
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Art, BFA


 

Program Description:

The Department of Art and Art History offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, with courses in foundations, art history, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The B.A. degree is designed for students who wish to combine a liberal education with specific studies in art. The B.F.A. degree is designed for students who want to pursue a more intense professional studio program. The department also offers minors in art history and studio art and B.F.A. degrees that allow students to receive a certificate in graphic design or interior design after completing a series of courses at Sinclair Community College.

Because self-expression and self-learning are the ultimate goals of the program, students are largely responsible for determining the options that best meet their individual needs and interests. Candidates for a degree in art may prepare for graduate study, careers in teaching, museum and gallery curation, commercial arts or the professional practice of art.

In the studio area, studies begin with introductory courses in drawing, 2D and 3D Foundations and Photography. These courses are designed for the beginning artist and guide the student’s development in the visual arts. The program helps students expand and express their knowledge and grow in self-expression by exploring the processes and language that are basic to all visual arts. Rather than follow a system of independent courses in a given medium or discipline, students investigate issues and ideas in a variety of visual modes.

Incoming students who have scored a 4 or 5 on the AP exam for Drawing, 2D Foundations and 3D Foundations will automatically receive credit for these courses.  Incoming students who have scored a 3 will automatically receive Art Elective credit.  Students with a  score of 3 are eligible to submit a portfolio for review and placement.; otherwise, all first-year students in art are admitted to the general curriculum. All candidates for the B.F.A. degree must be represented in the senior exhibition.

Students who wish to teach art in Ohio public schools can pursue the BFA degree with the art education component. Upon completion of this undergraduate degree, students will be eligible to seek admission to qualified masters and licensure programs throughout the state.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Have integrated drawing skills into their aesthetic sensibility.
  • Be able to demonstrate an acquaintance with the materials and procedures of five of the studio disciplines taught at Wright State.
  • Show proficiency and have an in-depth understanding of at least one studio discipline taught at Wright State.
  • Have an understanding of the evolution of art history.
  • Have integrated the study of original works of art into their artistic practice.

For additional information:

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2 - Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4 - Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6 - Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


II. Departmental Requirements: 77 Hours


Foundations 2D & 3D: 6 Hours


3 Drawing Courses: 9 Hours


Studio Core-One of each studio area: 12 Hours


Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Studio Concentration: 18 Hours


Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture or multidisciplinary

3 Upper Level Art History Courses: 9 Hours


Art Electives: 17 Hours


III. Related Requirements


V. Electives: 5 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Art Education Component


Program Description:

The Department of Art and Art History offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, with courses in art education, art history, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The B.A. degree is designed for students who wish to combine a liberal education with specific studies in art. The B.F.A. degree is designed for students who want to pursue a more intense professional studio program. The department also offers a minor in art history and B.F.A. degrees that allow students to receive a certificate in graphic design or interior design after completing a series of courses at Sinclair Community College.

Because self-expression and self-learning are the ultimate goals of the program, students are largely responsible for determining the options that best meet their individual needs and interests. Candidates for a degree in art may prepare for graduate study, careers in teaching, or the professional practice of art.

In the studio area, studies begin with introductory courses in drawing, 2D and 3D Foundations and Photography. These courses are designed for the beginning artist and guide the student’s development in the visual arts. The program helps students expand and express their knowledge and grow in self-expression by exploring the processes and language that are basic to all visual arts. Rather than follow a system of independent courses in a given medium or discipline, students investigate issues and ideas in a variety of visual modes.

First-year students are required to submit examples of their work only if they are seeking advanced placement; otherwise, all first-year students in art are admitted to the general curriculum. All candidates for the B.F.A. degree must be represented in the senior exhibition.

Students who wish to teach art in Ohio public schools can pursue the BFA degree with the art education component. Upon completion of this undergraduate degree students will be eligible to seek admission to qualified masters programs throughout the state.

Faculty:

Professors Caron, Cebulash (chair), Fitch (Emeritus), Geibert (Emeritus), Macaulay (Emeritus), Vito

Associate Professors Chinov, Koerlin (Emeritus), Leach (Emeritus), Montague, Must (Emeritus), Nathanson (Emerita), Park

Assistant Professors Dickinson, Huebner, Hillard, Long, Longley-Cook, Rante

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2 - Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4 - Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Element 6 - Natural Sciences: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

II. Departmental Requirements: 71 Hours


Foundations 2D & 3D: 6 Hours

3 Drawing Courses: 9 Hours

Studio Core-One of each studio area: 12 Hours

Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Studio Concentration: 18 Hours

Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture

3 Upper Level Art History Courses: 9 Hours

Art Electives: 8 Hours

Art Education: 3 Hours

V. Electives


Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Graphic Design Certificate


Program Description:

The Department of Art and Art History offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, with courses in art education, art history, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The B.A. degree is designed for students who wish to combine a liberal education with specific studies in art. The B.F.A. degree is designed for students who want to pursue a more intense professional studio program. The department also offers a minor in art history and B.F.A. degrees that allow students to receive a certificate in graphic design or interior design after completing a series of courses at Sinclair Community College.

Because self-expression and self-learning are the ultimate goals of the program, students are largely responsible for determining the options that best meet their individual needs and interests. Candidates for a degree in art may prepare for graduate study, careers in teaching, or the professional practice of art.

In the studio area, studies begin with introductory courses in drawing, 2D and 3D Foundations and Photography. These courses are designed for the beginning artist and guide the student’s development in the visual arts. The program helps students expand and express their knowledge and grow in self-expression by exploring the processes and language that are basic to all visual arts. Rather than follow a system of independent courses in a given medium or discipline, students investigate issues and ideas in a variety of visual modes.

First-year students are required to submit examples of their work only if they are seeking advanced placement; otherwise, all first-year students in art are admitted to the general curriculum. All candidates for the B.F.A. degree must be represented in the senior exhibition.

Students who wish to teach art in Ohio public schools can pursue the BFA degree with the art education component. Upon completion of this undergraduate degree students will be eligible to seek admission to qualified masters programs throughout the state.

Faculty:

Professors Caron, Cebulash (chair), Fitch (Emeritus), Geibert (Emeritus), Macaulay (Emeritus), Vito

Associate Professors Chinov, Koerlin (Emeritus), Leach (Emeritus), Montague, Must (Emeritus), Nathanson (Emerita), Park

Assistant Professors Dickinson, Huebner, Hillard, Long, Longley-Cook, Rante

Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

Interior Design Certificate


Program Description:

The Department of Art and Art History offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, with courses in art education, art history, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The B.A. degree is designed for students who wish to combine a liberal education with specific studies in art. The B.F.A. degree is designed for students who want to pursue a more intense professional studio program. The department also offers a minor in art history and B.F.A. degrees that allow students to receive a certificate in graphic design or interior design after completing a series of courses at Sinclair Community College.

Because self-expression and self-learning are the ultimate goals of the program, students are largely responsible for determining the options that best meet their individual needs and interests. Candidates for a degree in art may prepare for graduate study, careers in teaching, or the professional practice of art.

In the studio area, studies begin with introductory courses in drawing, 2D and 3D Foundations and Photography. These courses are designed for the beginning artist and guide the student’s development in the visual arts. The program helps students expand and express their knowledge and grow in self-expression by exploring the processes and language that are basic to all visual arts. Rather than follow a system of independent courses in a given medium or discipline, students investigate issues and ideas in a variety of visual modes.

First-year students are required to submit examples of their work only if they are seeking advanced placement; otherwise, all first-year students in art are admitted to the general curriculum. All candidates for the B.F.A. degree must be represented in the senior exhibition.

Students who wish to teach art in Ohio public schools can pursue the BFA degree with the art education component. Upon completion of this undergraduate degree students will be eligible to seek admission to qualified masters programs throughout the state.

Faculty:

Professors Caron, Cebulash (chair), Fitch (Emeritus), Geibert (Emeritus), Macaulay (Emeritus), Vito

Associate Professors Chinov, Koerlin (Emeritus), Leach (Emeritus), Montague, Must (Emeritus), Nathanson (Emerita), Park

Assistant Professors Dickinson, Huebner, Hillard, Long, Longley-Cook, Rante

Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.