Catalog • 2011-2012

Art - Major

For information, contact Jill Odegaard. jkodegaa@cedarcrest.edu 610-606-4666 ext.3347

Program Description

The Art Department at Cedar Crest College demonstrates a commitment to the arts, both in the quality and breadth of its Art Department faculty, facilities and in galleries on campus that it oversees. The art program is rooted in the studio tradition with a strong emphasis on introducing our students to the history of art, practical techniques and contemporary issues. Through the sponsorship of the gallery exhibition programs in the Lachaise and Capstone galleries we introduce and reinforce our commitment to our curriculum and program. Cedar Crest’s location near New York City, Philadelphia, affords students in the Art Department access to a broader art world, thus enriching their experience. Field trips are coordinated each semester to provide opportunities for students to visit galleries and museums.

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 setting. The Art Major is available in the day or evening college.

Students may select one of two tracks - the Studio Art track or the Integrated Art Track for the Art Major. The Art Department also offers a minor in Art History. (See program requirements below). Students transferring into the art major from another institution may not transfer more than 18 credits toward the Cedar Crest art major.

Portfolio Reviews are held once each semester, in the fall and spring, for students on the studio or integrated art track. 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. Transfer students must have a portfolio review the first semester they matriculate. (See the specific portfolio requirements for each track below.)

Students must receive a letter grade of C or higher in courses required for the Art Major.

Studio Art Track

Studio art track 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 track below for course requirements.

Integrated Art Track

The Integrated Art track 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 9 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 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.

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.

Art Major - Studio Art Track

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR:

Foundations:
ART 101: Beginning Drawing 3 credits
ART 110: Principles of Visual Organiztion 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 132/232/134 Computer Software Series 3 credits
Choose 3: Art 132: InDesign I, ART 232 InDesign II, ART 134 Photoshop I

Art History (choose 2):
ART 200: Modern Art: 1800-1945 (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

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

Two studio electives (one 2D and one 3D)
ART 111: Printed Image (2D) 3 credits
ART 113: Illustration (2D) 3 credits
ART 123: Painting (2D) 3 credits
ART 124: Papermaking (2D) 3 credits
ART 125: Jewelry & Metalsmithing (3D) 3 credits
ART 127: Sculpture (3D) 3 credits
ART 131: Ceramics (3D) 3 credits
ART 139: Book Arts (2D) 3 credits

One second level in a chosen studio area:
ART 211: Printed Image (2D) 3 credits
ART 213: Illustration (2D) 3 credits
ART 223: Painting (2D) 3 credits
ART 224: Papermaking (2D) 3 credits
ART 225: Jewelry & Metalsmithing (3D) 3 credits
ART 227: Sculpture (3D) 3 credits
ART 231: Ceramics (3D) 3 credits
ART 239: Book Arts (2D) 3 credits

Upper Level Studios in your chosen area. (Choose 2)
ART 335: Advanced Problems (3rd level) 3 credits
ART 435: Advanced Problems (4th level) 3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS: 45 credits

Portfolio Reviews are held once each semester, in the fall and spring, for students with an art major. 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 their work and to suggest potential directions the work may take as well as to serve as an assessment tool for the Art Department. Students on the Studio Art track will need three reviews to participate in the Senior Art Exhibition and complete the requirements for the major.

Art Major - Integrated Art Track

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR:

Foundations:
ART 101: Beginning Drawing 3 credits
ART 110: Principles of Visual Organiztion 3 credits
ART 105: Art History I 3 credits
ART 106: Art History II 3 credits
ART 132/232/134 Computer Software Series 3 credits
Choose 3: Art 132: InDesign I, ART 232 InDesign II, ART 134 Photoshop I

Art History (choose 1):
ART 200: Modern Art: 1800-1945 (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

Seminar:
ART 470: Senior Studio Seminar (fall only) 3 credits

Two studio electives (one 2D and one 3D)
ART 111: Printed Image (2D) 3 credits
ART 113: Illustration (2D) 3 credits
ART 123: Painting (2D) 3 credits
ART 124: Papermaking (2D) 3 credits
ART 125: Jewelry & Metalsmithing (3D) 3 credits
ART 127: Sculpture (3D) 3 credits
ART 131: Ceramics (3D) 3 credits
ART 139: Book Arts (2D) 3 credits

One second level in a chosen studio area:
ART 211: Printed Image (2D) 3 credits
ART 213: Illustration (2D) 3 credits
ART 223: Painting (2D) 3 credits
ART 224: Papermaking (2D) 3 credits
ART 225: Jewelry & Metalsmithing (3D) 3 credits
ART 227: Sculpture (3D) 3 credits
ART 231: Ceramics (3D) 3 credits
ART 239: Book Arts (2D) 3 credits

Upper Level Studios in your chosen area. (Choose 2)
ART 335: Advanced Problems (3rd level) 3 credits
ART 435: Advanced Problems (4th level) 3 credits

AND 9 credits from another department:

Consult with your advisor to create a self designed integration based on another discipline of study.

(May not integrate with another art discipline). Three courses are required:

  1. ________________________________________________
  2. ________________________________________________
  3. ________________________________________________

TOTAL CREDITS: 45 credits

 

Fulfillment of LAC Requirements:

Students fulfill the embedded requirements for the Art Major as follows:

  • Oral Presentation requirement is met by the satisfactory completion of one upper level art history course, (ART200, ART210 or ART220), upper level studio/seminar courses (ART 335,435) and portfolio reviews
  • Technology requirement is met by the satisfactory completion of three computer software series workshops (ART132, 232 InDesign ART134 Photoshop)
  • Information Literacy requirement is met by the satisfactory completion of the art history requirements (ART105, ART106, and one upper level art history course ART200, ART210, ART220) and upper level studio courses (ART 335/435)

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.