Undergraduate Catalog, 2009-2011

Art

 

Faculty

C. Marshall, Chair; M. Alewitz, C. Broadus-Garcia, J. Butler, J. Buxton, S. O. Fafunwa-Ndibe, S. Gallagher, V. Garcia, E. Langhorne, R. Siporin, M. Strathy, R. Todd (Dept. phone: 860-832-2620; website: www.art.ccsu.edu)

 

Department Overview

The Department of Art offers two degree programs, a BS Ed in art education for students who wish to pursue a career in teaching art and a BA in art, which provides students with options in studio areas, such as ceramics, design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, as well as art history. Study options also exist in new media arts, mural painting, and other new genres. Both conceptual and technical excellence is stressed within a curriculum that encourages diverse forms of creative expression. Study plans are developed on an individual basis consistent with the goals identified by the student and advisor. This allows students the pursuit of diverse interests that match the individual. Recent graduates have begun successful careers as art teachers, and practicing fine and commercial artists. Graduates from our BA program have been accepted in nationally known MFA programs, and our BS in art education alumni are prominent art education leaders throughout the state.

The department houses the Samuel S. T. Chen Fine Arts Center, a gallery exhibiting works by nationally and internationally recognized artists, and providing a venue for student and faculty exhibits. The gallery also provides opportunities to study curatorship, leading to career possibilities in museum studies. Options abound for internships with business and industry, community-based organizations, museums, galleries, and schools.

 

Programs

Major in Art, BA (60 credits)

ART 112 History of Art I 3
ART 113 History of Art II 3
ART 120 Design I 3
ART 124 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 130 Drawing I 3
ART 216 Modern Art 3
ART 261 Sculpture 3
ART 230 Drawing II 3

 

Individual Planned Program of Study (18 credits)

To be developed in conjunction with departmental advisor and includes a minimum of 9 sequential credits in one area. Art majors must complete 15 credits in courses at the 300-level or above.

 

Directed Electives or a Minor in a field outside of the Department of Art (18 credits)

Major-related electives, selected in consultation with advisor, or a minor in another department

 

Capstone (3 credits)

ART 499 Capstone in Art 3

 

Portfolio Requirement

All art majors must submit a portfolio of works for consideration by the art faculty. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards will be required to take supplemental courses. No student will be allowed to proceed on to a 300-level (or higher) studio course without a successful portfolio review.

 

Major in Art Education, BS Ed (Certifiable for K-12 teaching, 45 credits)

Art Education Core (36 credits)

ART 112 History of Art I 3
ART 113 History of Art II 3
ART 120 Design I 3
ART 124 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 130 Drawing I 3
ART 230 Drawing II 3
ART 240 Printmaking I 3
ART 252 Painting I 3
ART 260 Ceramics I 3
ART 261 Sculpture I 3
ART 263 Crafts I 3

and one additional three-credit art history course

 

Studio Specialization Area

9 credits in one media area are required; 3 credits from the required studio core can be used as a beginning studio specialization course

 

Directed Electives

3 credits, as necessary to meet program requirements, chosen in consultation with advisor

No minor is required for BS in art education students.

Students interested in art education should also read "Professional Program for Teacher Certification" in the School of Education and Professional Studies section on page 83 of this catalog.

A portfolio review is required of all BS in art education majors.

 

Portfolio Requirement

All art majors must submit a portfolio of works for consideration by the art faculty. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards will be required to take supplemental courses. No student will be allowed to proceed on to a 300-level (or higher) studio course without a successful portfolio review.

 

Minor in Art (18 credits)

in art, including:

ART 112 History of Art I 3
   or
ART 113 History of Art II 3
ART 120 Design I 3
   or
ART 124 Three-dimensional Design 3
ART 130 Drawing I 3

and 9 credits selected in consultation with the Department of Art advisor. To fulfill the residency requirement, transfer students must complete 9 credits at CCSU.

 

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