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The program in Art balances studies in the liberal arts and sciences with studio art and art history. Focal areas include a BA in Art, a BFA in Art, a minor in Art, a minor in Art History, and a minor in Photography. Course offerings are designed to develop personal awareness and individual self-expression. The goal of the program is to impart an informed understanding of art through creative work and discerning observation, as well as prepare the student for entry into an MFA program and/or for participation in the professional art world, thus adding to the cultural resources and enrichment of students' lives.

B.A. in Art

In addition to the core curriculum, students must complete 42 credit hours in Art/Art History as follows:

1. 21 credit hours in ART:

    • ARTS 1301 Drawing I (3) & ARTS 2301 Drawing II (3)
    • ARTS 1311 Design I (3) & ARTS 2311 Design II (3)
    • ARTS 2320 Painting I (3)
    • ARTS 4320 Senior Studio (3)
    • ARTS 4390 Senior Capstone (3)

2. 12 upper-division credit hours in ART (6 of these may be in ART HISTORY)

3. 9 credit hours in Art History:

    • ARTH 2361 Art History: Ancient Through Medieval (3)
    • ARTH 2362 Art History: Renaissance to Modern (3)
    • 3 additional upper-division credit hours in Art History

B.F.A. in Art

In addition to the core curriculum, students must complete 87 semester hours in Art/Art History as follows:

1. 27 credit hours in Art:

  • ARTS 1301 Drawing I (3) & ARTS 2301 Drawing II (3)
  • ARTS 1311 Design I (3) & ARTS 2311 Design II (3)
  • ARTS 2320 Painting I (3
  • ARTS 2342 Ceramics I (3)
  • ARTS 2351 Printmaking I(3)
  • ARTS 2357 Photography I (3)
  • ARTS 2361 Sculpture I (3)

2. 6 required credit hours of lower-level Art history:

  • ARTH 2361 Art History: Ancient Through Medieval (3)
  • ARTH 2362 Art History: Renaissance to Modern (3)

3. 30 credit hours of upper-division Art courses:

  • ARTS 3300 Color Theory for Artists
  • ARTS 4320 Senior Studio
  • ARTS 4390 Senior Capstone
  • 21 additional credit hours, of which 15 must be upper-division, of a concentration in a single discipline in one of the following areas: drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, or sculpture.

4. 12 additional credit hours of upper-level Art history and criticism:

  • ARTH 3360 Survey in Contemporary Art
  • ARTH/PHIL 3375 Philosophy of Aesthetics
  • 6 elective hours of upper-division Art history

5. 12 additional credit hours of Art electives with at least 6 being upper-division hours.

B.F.A. in Photography

In addition to the core curriculum, students must complete 81 semester hours in Art/Art History as follows:

1.  Photography Core (24 hours)                 

  • ARTS 1305 Design for Photographers (3)                                 
  • ARTS 1357 Introduction to Photography (3)                              
  • ARTS 1358 Intro. to Digital Photography (3)                              
  • COMM 1301 Intro. to Mass Comm. (3)                                      
  • ARTS 2305 Intro. to Photographic Lighting (3)                         
  • ARTS 2315 Intro. to Photo. Portraiture (3)                                 
  • ARTS 2360 Documentary Photography I (3) 
  • COMM 2360 Video Production I (3)          

2. Art History/Theory Support Work (15 hours)   

  • ARTH 2361: Ancient Through Medieval  (3)                                
  • ARTH 2362: Renaissance Through Modern (3)                            
  • ARTH 3360: Survey in Contemporary Art  (3)                             
  • ARTH 3357: History of Photography (3)                                       
  • 3 hours Art History or Art Theory from the following: ARTH 3375, ARTH 4360, ARTH 4330, COMM 3330, COMM 4315 or COMM 4322

3. Advanced Photography (33 hours)

  • ARTS 3316: Advanced Digital Photography (3)                           
  • ARTS 3327 Documentary Photography II  (3)                              
  • ARTS 3365 Directorial Photography  (3)                                       
  • ARTS 3367 Landscape Photography  (3)                                     
  • ARTS 3385 Doc. Photo III: Local Fieldwork (3)                            
  • ARTS 4315 Adv. Photo. Portraiture: Studio Portraiture  (3)                            
  • ARTS 4325 Advanced Photo. Lighting: Studio Lighting (3)               
  • ARTS 4357 Adv. Projects in Photography (3)                               
  • ARTS 4390 Senior Capstone or (3)
  • ARTS 4393 Senior Photography Portfolio  (3)                            
  • 6 hours Advanced Photography Selected from the following: ARTS 4330, ARTS 4335, ARTS 4350, ARTS 4360, ARTS 4385, ARTS 4388 and COMM 3355

4. Business Support Work (9 hours)

  • ACCT 2301: Acct. for Non-Business Majors (3)                           
  • BLAW 3317: Business Law (3)                                                        
  • BMKT 3331: Principles of Marketing (3)             

Degree Sequences (4-year degree plans)

We offer degree sequences (four-year degree plans) to assist students and advisors.

Following these sequences increases the likelihood of completing these degrees in four years' time. Dropping courses, retaking classes, or registering for less than a full course load will delay graduation, so always consult your academic advisor before deviating from these suggested sequences. Students may enroll in a course only if they have met all prerequisites for that course. Check the UIW Bulletin for details.

Minors

Requirements for a Minor in Art:

ARTS 1301, 1311, 2301, 2311, 2320, and 3 upper division hours in ARTS.

Requirements for a Minor in Art History:

ARTH 2361, 2362, 3360 or 4360, and 6 additional upper division hours in ARTH.

Requirements for a Minor in Photography: 18 semester hours as follows:

REQUIRED COURSES

ARTS 1305 Design for Photographers
Or
ARTS 1311 Design I

ARTS 1357 Introduction to Photography

ARTS 1358 Introduction to Digital Photography

ARTS 2360 Documentary Photography I
Or
ARTS 3365 Directorial Photography

ARTH 3357 History of Photography

3 additional semester hours to be selected
from the courses listed below.  (If ARTS 2360
was taken instead of ARTS 3365 the last
three hours must be upper level.)

ARTS 2360 Documentary Photography I (if not previously taken)
ARTS 2305 Introduction to Photographic Lighting
ARTS 2315 Introduction to Photographic Portraiture
ARTS 3360 Documentary Photography II
ARTS 3365 Directorial Photography (if not previously taken)
ARTS 3367 Landscape Photography
ARTS 3385 Documentary Photography III: Local Fieldwork
ARTS 4325 Advanced Photographic Lighting: Studio Lighting
ARTS 4315 Advanced Photographic Portraiture: Studio Portraiture
ARTS 4357 Advanced Projects in Photography
ARTS 4360 Art Photography: Manipulated Images
ARTS 4385 Topics in Photography
ARTS 4388 Internship in Photography
ARTS 43XX Commercial Photography
ARTS 43XX 4x5 Photography
ARTS 43XX Documentary Photography IV: International Fieldwork
COMM 1301 Introduction to Mass Communications
COMM 2360 Video Production I
COMM 3355 Publications Practicum