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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 dynamic commitment to the arts, both in the quality and breadth of its faculty, program, facilities and in galleries on campus. The art program is rooted in the studio tradition with a strong emphasis on introducing our students to the history of art, studio techniques, contemporary art issues and applications for the major. Through the sponsorship of the gallery exhibition programs in the Center for Visual Research and Capstone galleries we introduce and reinforce our commitment to our curriculum and program. Cedar Crest’s location near New York City and 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 concentrations for those who wish to pursue studio practices in painting, sculpture, printmaking, book arts, papermaking, ceramics, metalsmithing, jewelry-making, community engagement through art or arts administration in non-profit or gallery settings. The Art Department offers a minor in Art History.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Art Major is to provide:

Portfolio Reviews

In support of the continuing advancement of the art major, full faculty portfolio reviews are held each semester, in the fall and spring, for all department majors. 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.

Art majors must schedule portfolio reviews in their sophomore, junior, and fall of their senior year.

College Wide Requirements

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

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.

Student Learning Outcomes for the Art Major

Art Major – Studio Art concentration

Foundations: 12 credits
ART 101 Basic Drawing
ART 110 Principles of Design
ART 105 Art History I
ART 106 Art History II

Art and Technology: 6 credits
ART 238 Elements of Design
COM 107 Photoshop or COM 108 Digital Design with Illustrator

Art History upper level (choose two): 6 credits
ART 200 Modern Art: 1800-1945 (Fall semester)
ART 210 Contemporary Art 1945-present (Spring semester)
ART 215 Selected Movements in Art
ART 220 Women Artist (Spring semester)

Introductory Studios: two studio electives (choose one 2D and one 3D): 6 credits

2D courses
ART 111 Printed Image 
ART 123 Painting  
ART 124 Papermaking 

                                                                                            

3D courses
ART 125 Jewelry & Metalsmithing
ART 127 Sculpture
ART131 Ceramics
ART 139 Book Arts

200 level studio
ART 245 Anatomy for the Artist or ART 201 Drawing: 3 credits

Choose on Studio Concentration Track 2D or 3D: 9 credits           

2D concentration track 
choose one course 
ART 211 Printed Image  
ART 223 Painting   
ART 224 Papermaking 
and
ART 250 Studio Concepts 2D 
and      
one second level elective studio 
ART 211 Printed Image  
ART 223 Painting  
ART 224 Papermaking
ART 225 Jewelry/Metalsmithing
ART 227 Sculpture    
ART 231 Ceramics  
ART 239 Book Arts 

3D concentration track
choose one course
ART 225 Jewelry & Metalsmithing
ART 227 Sculpture
ART 231 Ceramics
ART 239 Book Arts
and
ART 251 Studio Concepts 3D
and
one second level elective studio
ART 211 Printed Image
ART 223 Painting
ART 224 Papermaking
ART 225 Jewelry/Metalsmithing
ART 227 Sculpture
ART 231 Ceramics
ART 239 Book Arts

300 level studio – remain in your concentration track: 6 credits

2D concentration track 
ART 311 Printed Image  
ART 323 Painting
ART 324 Papermaking 
and   
ART 335 Advanced Studio Problems
Pre-requisite 200 level studio or ART 250      

3D concentration track
ART 325 Jewelry/Metalsmithing
ART 327 Sculpture
ART 331 Ceramics
ART 339 Book Arts
and
ART 335 Advanced  Studio Problems
Pre-requisite 200 level studio or ART 251

Capstone 400 level: 6 credits

ART 470 Senior Studio Seminar (Fall only) (Pre-requisite ART 335)
ART 472 Senior Art Exhibition (Spring only) (Pre-requisite ART 470)

Total Credits: 54 credits

 

Art Major – Community Art Concentration

Foundations: 12 credits
ART 101 Basic Drawing
ART 110 Principles of Design
ART 105 Art History I
ART 106 Art History II

Art and Technology: 6 credits
ART 238 Elements of Design
COM 107 Photoshop or COM 108 Digital Design with Illustrator

Art History upper level (choose two): 6 credits
ART 200 Modern Art: 1800-1945 (Fall semester)
ART 210 Contemporary Art 1945-present (Spring semester)
ART 215 Selected Movements in Art
ART 220 Women Artist (Spring semester)

Introductory Studios: two studio electives (choose one 2D and one 3D): 6 credits

2D courses 
ART 111 Printed Image
ART 123 Painting 
ART 124 Papermaking                                                                                             

3D courses
ART 125 Jewelry/Metalsmithing
ART 127 Sculpture
ART131 Ceramics
ART 139 Book Arts

200 level studio (choose one studio and one Studio Concepts course): 6 credits

2D courses 
ART 211 Printed Image
ART 223 Painting 
ART 224 Papermaking                  

3D courses
ART 227 Sculpture
ART 231 Ceramics
ART 239 Book Arts

and
Studio Concepts (choose one)
ART 250 Studio Concepts 2D
or
ART 251 Studio Concepts 3D

300 level studio: 3 credits
ART 335 Advanced Studio Problems
(Pre-requisite 200 level studio and/or Studio Concepts

Community Engagement: 6 credits
ART 204 C.R.E.A.T.E. I or LLC 206  C.R.E.A.T.E I (Fall Semester only)
ART 205 C.R.E.A.T.E. I or LLC 208  C.R.E.A.T.E II (Spring Semester only)

Elective credits – community engagement: 6 credits
Advisor approval needed –
self designed integration based on interdisciplinary coursework in
sociology, social work, psychology, communications and or education

Capstone 400 level: 6 credits
ART 470 Senior Studio Seminar (Fall only) (Pre-requisite ART 335)
ART 472 Senior Art Exhibition (Spring only) (Pre-requisite ART 470)

Total Credits: 54 credits

 

Art Major – Arts Administration concentration

Foundations: 12 credits
ART 101 Basic Drawing
ART 110 Principles of Design
ART 105 Art History I
ART 106 Art History II

Art and Technology: 6 credits
ART 238 Elements of Design
COM 107 Photoshop or COM 108 Digital Design with Illustrator

Art History upper level (choose two): 6 credits
ART 200 Modern Art: 1800-1945 (Fall semester)
ART 210 Contemporary Art 1945-present (Spring semester)
ART 215 Selected Movements in Art
ART 220 Women Artist (Spring semester)

Introductory Studios: two studio electives (choose one 2D and one 3D): 6 credits

2D courses  
ART 111 Printed Image 
ART 123 Painting 
ART 124 Papermaking 

3D courses 
ART 125 Jewelry/Metalsmithing 
ART 127 Sculpture 
ART131 Ceramics 
ART 139 Book Arts

Business courses (required): 12 credits
MRK 230 Principles of Marketing
ACC 101 Accounting
BUA 204 Business Communications
ECO 101 Principles of Economics: Macro or ECO 102 Principles of Economics: Micro

Business courses (electives)(choose two): 6 credits
consult with your advisor to create a self-designed integration based off of electives
MRK 240 Applied Public Relations
BUA 220 Human Resource Management
BUA 221 Business Law
BUA 329 Organizational Behavior
BUA 350 Leadership
BUA 110 Principles of Management

Internship: 3 credits
SPC 270 – Internship in one arts non-profit venue (Junior Year)

Capstone 400 level: 3 credits
ART 470 Senior Studio Seminar (Fall only) (Pre-requisite ART 335)

Total Credits: 54 credits

 


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