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CATALOG • 2009-2010


Art - Major

For information, contact Jill Odegaard.

Mission Statement

To provide arts based opportunities that support the artistic culture of the College and surrounding community.   To provide those who choose the arts as a primary focus with the means to reach a high level of excellence in their creative areas. To provide all students enrolled in the arts with a quality and challenging experience in the methods and history of art. To provide courses and experiences that encourage an understanding of the connected nature of learning in a liberal art environment while encouraging our students, as women, to understand the social context and explore humanistic values and social awareness. Cedar Crest College demonstrates a profound commitment to the arts, both in the quality and breadth of its Art Department facilities and faculty, and in the sponsorship of the Tompkins Gallery, the Cressman Gallery and the Capstone Gallery. The Gallery exhibits bring artists with national and international exhibition records to campus to discuss their work and present workshops to students and the greater community.  The Capstone gallery exhibits work by our students.  Cedar Crest ’s location near New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, affords students in the Art Department access to a broader art world, thus enriching their experience.
The art major offers a wide range of options for those who wish to pursue painting, sculpture, printmaking, book arts, ceramics, metalsmithing, jewelry-making or work in art therapy or a gallery/museum setting.
Students select one focus area from the three studio concentrations:

• Studio Art
Studio art focus is for the student who wants a traditional art major. The student will choose a specific medium to develop and pursue at a higher level. See Studio Art below.

• Integrated Art
The Integrated Art focus offers the student the opportunity to make connections with other disciplines in the college. The student may self-design by choosing an area of integration and taking 12 credits in that discipline. See Integrated Art below.

 • Art Therapy
The Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that engages the client in the creation of artwork. The Art Therapy concentration at the undergraduate level both introduces the student to issues in psychology and develops the student’s facilities in multiple studio areas. See Art Therapy below.

• Art History Minor
The Art History Minor is for students interested in studying the history of art and is an excellent supplement to a History major.

Students transferring into the art major from another institution may not transfer more than 18 credits toward the Cedar Crest art major.
Field trips may be required for art courses.

Portfolio Reviews are held once each semester, in the fall and spring, for students with a studio or integrated art focus. Students present a portfolio of current work created in studio their courses. The purpose of the portfolio review is to provide the student with feedback on the progress of her work and to suggest potential directions the work may take as well as to serve as an assessment tool for the Art Department.  At the time of graduation each student will have a minimum of two reviews on file and will need three reviews if participating in the Senior Art Exhibition.


Studio Art focus

Requirements for the Major:
______ART 101: Beginning Drawing 3 credits
______ART 110: Principles of Visual Organization 3 credits
______ART 105: Art History 3 credits
______ART 106: Art History 3 credits
______ART 000: Anatomy for the Artist 3 credits
______ART 138: Elements of Design (Digital Studio) (spring of even years) 3 credits
______ART 000: Computer Software Series 2 credits
                             (choose 2 out of 3: In Design, Photoshop, Web Design)

Art History Electives (choose 2) 6 credits
______ ART 200: Modern Art: 1880-1945 (fall)
______ ART 210: Contemporary Art: 1945-present (spring)
______ ART 220: Women Artists (spring)

Theory and Criticism 3 credits
______Studio Critique and Criticism (fall of Junior year)

Three studio electives 9 credits
______ Ceramics  
______ Painting
______ Printed Image
______ Sculpture
______ Jewelry & Metalsmithing
______ Illustration
______ Papermaking
______ Book Arts

Three upper level studio in your chosen studio area:   9 credits
___ Ceramics ___    ___   ___
___ Painting ___    ___   ___
___ Printed Image   ___    ___   ___
___ Sculpture   ___    ___   ___
___ Jewelry & Metalsmithing ___    ___   ___
___ Illustration ___    ___   ___
___ Papermaking   ___    ___   ___
___ Book Arts ___    ___   ___

Senior Year
___ ART 470 Senior Studio Seminar (fall only) 3 credits
___ ART 472 Senior Art Exhibition (spring only) 3 credits

Total credits:      53 credits


College Wide Requirements

Students fulfill the embedded requirements for the Art Major as follows:
• Oral Presentation is met by the satisfactory completion of ART 200, ART 210 or ART 220
• The Technology requirement is met by the satisfactory completion of ART 138, and two of the Computer Software Series classes.
All other college-wide requirements can be satisfied by the student’s choice with the final approval of the Registrar’s office through a graduation audit.  Courses are identified in the catalog with their college-wide designations. In regard to the ML requirement the Art department recommends Math 102.

Portfolio Review: Portfolio Reviews are held once each semester, in the fall and spring, for students with a Studio or Integrated Art focus. Students present a portfolio of current work created in their studio courses. The purpose of the portfolio review is to provide the student with feedback on the progress of her work and to suggest potential directions the work may take as well as to serve as an assessment tool for the Art Department. At the time of graduation each student will have a minimum of two reviews on file and will need 3 reviews if participating in the Senior Art Exhibition.


Integrated Art focus

Requirements for the Major:
______ART 101: Beginning Drawing 3 credits
______ART 110: Principles of Visual Organization 3 credits
______ART 105: Art History 3 credits
______ART 106: Art History 3 credits
______ART 138: Elements of Design (Digital Studio) (spring of even years) 3 credits
______ART 000: Computer Software Series 2 credits
                (choose 2 out of 3: In Design, Photoshop, Web Design)

Art History Electives (choose 2) 6 credits
______ ART 200: Modern Art: 1880-1945 (fall)
______ ART 210: Contemporary Art: 1945-present (spring)
______ ART 220: Women Artists (spring)

Theory and Criticism 3 credits
______Studio Critique and Criticism (fall of Junior year)

Two studio electives (suggest one 2D and one 3D) 6 credits
______ Ceramics  
______ Painting
______ Printed Image
______ Sculpture
______ Jewelry & Metalsmithing
______ Illustration
______ Papermaking
______ Book Arts


Two upper level in a single focus area: 6 credits
Ceramics ___    ___      
Painting   ___    ___  
Printed Image   ___    ___  
Sculpture   ___    ___  
Jewelry & Metalsmithing   ___    ___  
Illustration ___    ___  
Papermaking ___    ___  
Book Arts ___    ___  

Senior Year
___ ART 470: Senior Studio Seminar (fall only) 3 credits
___ ART 472: Senior Art Exhibition with permission 3 credits

from portfolio review committee (spring only)

AND 12 credits from another department. 12 credits min

Consult with your advisor to create a self designed integration based on another discipline of study.
Four courses are required:
1._______________________
2._______________________
3._______________________
4._______________________
 
Total credits:      53 credits
(if participating in ART 472)      56 credits


College Wide Requirements

Students fulfill the embedded requirements for the Art Major as follows:
• Oral Presentation is met by the satisfactory completion of ART 200, ART 210 or ART 220
• World Views is met by the satisfactory completion of ART105 and ART 106
• The Technology requirement is met by the satisfactory completion of ART 138, and two of the Computer Software Series classes.

All other college-wide requirements can be satisfied by the student’s choice with the final approval of the Registrar’s office through a graduation audit.  Courses are identified in the catalog with their college-wide designations. In regard to the ML requirement the Art department recommends Math 102.

Portfolio Review: Portfolio Reviews are held once each semester, in the fall and spring, for students with a Studio or Integrated Art focus. Students present a portfolio of current work created in their studio courses. The purpose of the portfolio review is to provide the student with feedback on the progress of her work and to suggest potential directions the work may take as well as to serve as an assessment tool for the Art Department. At the time of graduation each student will have a minimum of two reviews on file and will need 3 reviews if participating in the Senior Art Exhibition.
 


Art Therapy focus

Requirements for the Major:
______ART 101: Beginning Drawing 3 credits
______ART 110: Principles of Visual Organization 3 credits
______ART 105: Art History 3 credits
______ART 106: Art History 3 credits
______ART 138: Elements of Design (Digital Studio) (spring of even years) 3 credits
______ART 000: Computer Software Series 2 credits
                             (choose 2 out of 3: In Design, Photoshop, Web Design)

Art History Electives (choose 1) 3 credits
______ ART 200: Modern Art: 1880-1945 (fall)
______ ART 210: Contemporary Art: 1945-present (spring)
______ ART 220: Women Artists (spring)

Five studio courses, each exploring a different medium 15 credits
___ Ceramics  
___ Painting
___ Printed Image
___ Sculpture
___ Jewelry & Metalsmithing
___ Illustration
___ Papermaking
___ Book Arts

Art Therapy Courses:      
______ART 208: Introduction to Art Therapy 3 credits
______ART 209: Applications in Art Therapy 3 credits
______ART 270: Art Therapy Practicum/Internship (Sr. year spring only) 3 credits


Psychology Courses:
______PSY 100 General Psychology 3 credits
______PSY 250  Life Span 3 credits
______PSY 309  Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
______PSY 351  Personality 3 credits

Total credits:      56 credits

College Wide Requirements

Students fulfill the embedded requirements for the Art Major as follows:
• Oral Presentation is met by the satisfactory completion of ART 200, ART 210 or ART 220
• World Views is met by the satisfactory completion of ART105 and ART 106
• The Technology requirement is met by the satisfactory completion of ART 138, and two of the Computer Software Series classes.

All other college-wide requirements can be satisfied by the student’s choice with the final approval of the Registrar’s office through a graduation audit.  Courses are identified in the catalog with their college-wide designations. In regard to the ML requirement the Art department recommends Math 102.



Art History Minor  

___ ART 105  Survey of Art History I 3 credits
___ ART 106  Survey of Art History II 3 credits

Three art history electives 9 credits
___ ART 200 – Modern Art
___ ART 210 – Contemporary ART
___ ART 220 – Women Artists
___ ART 215 -  Selected Movements in Art and Architecture

One of the following: 3 credits
___ ART 110 Principles of Visual Organization
or
___ ART 101 Beginning Drawing

History 107 and 108 are strongly suggested.

Total credits:       18 credits