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.
In addition to the core curriculum, students must complete 42 credit hours in Art/Art History as follows:
1. 21 credit hours in ART:
2. 12 upper-division credit hours in ART (6 of these may be in ART HISTORY)
3. 9 credit hours in Art History:
In addition to the core curriculum, students must complete 87 semester hours in Art/Art History as follows:
1. 27 credit hours in Art:
2. 6 required credit hours of lower-level Art history:
3. 30 credit hours of upper-division Art courses:
4. 12 additional credit hours of upper-level Art history and criticism:
5. 12 additional credit hours of Art electives with at least 6 being upper-division hours.
In addition to the core curriculum, students must complete 81 semester hours in Art/Art History as follows:
1. Photography Core (24 hours)
2. Art History/Theory Support Work (15 hours)
3. Advanced Photography (33 hours)
4. Business Support Work (9 hours)
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.
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:
ARTS 1305 Design for Photographers
ARTS 1357 Introduction to Photography
ARTS 1358 Introduction to Digital Photography
ARTS 2360 Documentary Photography I
ARTH 3357 History of Photography
3 additional semester hours to be selected
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