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CATALOG • 2010-2011

Art - Major

For information, contact Jill Odegaard.

Mission Statement

The art department supports and enhances the Cedar Crest College mission by way of departmental curriculum and experiences that challenge the student to engage in process and technique that prepares the student to visually or orally communicate independent ideas that are informed by historical, cultural and artistic references. The encouragement of individual expression prepares innovative leaders engaged in creative thinking based on the interconnectedness of the liberal arts. The mission of the art department is to provide art experiences that encourage an understanding of the integrated nature of learning in a liberal arts environment and to provide those who choose the visual arts as a primary focus with the means to reach a high level of excellence. All students enrolled in the visual arts will encounter a quality and challenging experience in process, technique and the history of art in preparation for leadership roles in a variety of careers. In addition the art department supports arts based resources including gallery exhibitions, artist residencies and student initiated programs for the enrichment of the artistic culture of the college and local community.

 

The art major offers a wide range of options for those who wish to pursue painting, sculpture, printmaking, book arts, papermaking, 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 for course requirements.

• 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 another discipline. Please note: the student may not choose another art discipline as their area of integration.See Integrated Art below for course requirements.

 • Art Therapy
 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 theories in psychology and develops the student’s technical skills  in multiple studio mediums. See Art Therapy below for course requirements.

• Art History Minor
The Art History Minor is for students interested in studying the history of art and is an excellent supplement to an Art or History major.  See Art History Minor below for course requirements
  
The Art Major is available in the day or evening college 

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 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 three reviews if participating in the Senior Art Exhibition.
  
Students must receive a letter grade of C or higher in courses required for the Art Major. 


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 I 3 credits
______ART 106: Art History II 3 credits
______ART 245: Anatomy for the Artist 3 credits
______ART 138: Elements of Design (Digital Studio) (spring of even years) 3 credits
______ART 132/133/134: Computer Software Series 2 credits
                  (choose 2 out of 3):  ART 132 In Design I
                                                ART 133 In Design II
                                                ART 134 Photoshop 

Art History  (choose 2) 6 credits
______ ART 200: Modern Art: 1880-1945 (fall)
______ ART 210: Contemporary Art: 1945-present (spring)
______ ART/HIS 215: Selected Movements in Art 
______ ART 220: Women Artists (spring)

Theory /Seminar 9 credits
______ART 272 Junior Seminart: Studio Critique and Criticism (fall of Junior year)
______ART 470 Senior Studio Seminar (fall only)
______ART 472 Senior Art Exhibition (spring only)

Three introductory studio electives: 9 credits
______ ART 111 Printed Image  
______ ART 113 Illustration
______ ART 123 Painting
______ ART 124 Papermaking 
______ ART 125 Jewelry & Metalsmithing
______ ART 127 Sculpture
______ ART 131 Ceramics 
______ ART 139 Book Arts

One second level studio in your chosen studio area:   3 credits
____ ART 211 Printed Image
____ ART 213 Illustration
____ ART 223 Painting
____ ART 225 Jewelry & Metalsmithing
____ ART 227 Sculpture
____ ART 231 Ceramics
____ ART 239 Book Arts

Two upper level studios in your chosen studio area:  6 credits
____ ART 335 Advanced Problems (3rd level)

____ ART 436 Advanced Problems (4th level)                                                            

                                                                                       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:

 Foundations:

 ______ART 101: Beginning Drawing    3 credits
 ______ART 110: Principles of Visual Organization  3 credits
 ______ART 105: Art History I    3 credits
 ______ART 106: Art History II   3 credits
 ______ART 138: Elements of Design (spring of even year) 3 credits
 ______ART: 132/133/134 Computer Software Series (choose 2 out of 3 ) 2 credits
                                         ART 132: InDesign I  1 credit 
                                         ART 133: InDesign II 1 credit 
                                         ART 134: Photoshop  1 credit

 Art History (choose 2)   6 credits 

______ ART 200: Modern Art: 1880-1945 (fall) 3 credits
______ ART 210: Contemporary Art: 1945-present (spring) 3 credits 
______ ART 215: Selected Movements in Art 3 credits
______ ART 220: Women Artists (spring) 3 credits

 Theory/Seminar   9 credits        

 ______ART 272: Junior Art Seminar (fall of Junior year)    3 credits
______ART 470: Senior Studio Seminar (fall only)      3 credits
______ART 472: Senior Art Exhibit (spring only) 3 credits
                           (with permission from portfolio review committee)

 Two studio electives (suggest one 2D and one 3D)         6 credits


2D classes                                                         3D classes
 
 ____ ART 111: Printed Image                        ___  ART 125: Jewelry&Metalsmithing
 ____ ART 113: Illustration                             ___  ART 127: Sculpture
 ____ ART 123: Painting                                  ___ ART 131: Ceramics
 ____ ART 124: Papermaking
 ____ ART 139: Book Arts
 
 
One upper level in a chosen studio area:         3 credits
____ ART 211: Printed Image                          ___ ART 225: Jewelry &Metalsmithing
____ ART 213: Illustration                               ___ ART 227: Sculpture
____ ART 223: Painting                                   ___ ART 231: Ceramics
____ ART 224: Papermaking                           ___ ART 239: Book Arts
 
One upper level studios in your chosen studio area:    3 credits
______ART 335: Advanced Problems (3rd level)
            (4th level studio may be taken as ART 435 Advanced Problems)

 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

(may not integrate with another art discipline). Four courses are required:

  1. _______________________
  2. _______________________
  3. _______________________
  4. _______________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                              Total Credits: 53 credits (19 classes)

                                              (if participating in ART 472)   56 credits (20 classes)

 

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:

Foundations: 
______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 132/133/134: Computer Software Series 2 credits 
                             (choose 2 out of 3: 
                               ART 132 In Design I
                               ART 133 In Design II
                               ART 134 Photoshop

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 (prerequisite ART 208) 
______ART 270: Art Therapy Practicum/Internship (Sr. year spring only) 3 credits
                           (prerequisite ART 208 and ART 209)      

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 (20 classes)

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  (6 classes)

Last Updated: 2/21/11