Madison Script James Madison University
College of Arts and Letters

School of Art and Art History

School of Art and Art History

Dr. Cole H. Welter, Director

Phone: (540) 568-6216
Fax:
E-mail: art-arthistory@jmu.edu
Web site: www.jmu.edu/art/


Professors
K. Arthur, G. Chatelain, T. Cole-Zielanski, J. Crable, C. Diop, B. Lewis, J. McCaslin, M. Miyata, P. Ratner, K. Szmagaj, C. Welter, S. Yoon, S. Zapton

Associate Professors
L. Halpern, K. Schwartz, W. Tate, W. Wightman

Assistant Professors
R. Daniel, D. Ehrenpreis, D. Hachenski, J. Ott, M. Rooker, G. Stewart, S. Warren, S. Zurbrigg

Instructors
S. Downs, R. Hilliard


Mission Statement
Affirming the belief that a knowledge and understanding of the visual arts is an indispensable part of any higher education, the School of Art and Art History offers students a wide range of learning experiences designed to encourage independent thought and creativity, and to develop a deeper appreciation of important artistic achievements throughout world history.


Goals
The School of Art and Art History discerns the following five distinct goals for the teaching of art at JMU:
  • To prepare future professional artists and designers.
  • To educate future art historians and museum specialists with a global perspective on the visual arts.
  • To develop and license future elementary and secondary art teachers.
  • To enrich the general education of non-art majors.
  • To supply professional instruction in the visual arts for students who wish to enrich their education by studying art as a second major or minor.
To meet these goals, the School of Art and Art History offers three degrees, a choice of two majors, and a number of select areas of emphasis. Teaching licensure in art is available as part of all degree programs. Minors are offered in select areas. All degrees require a minimum of 120 credit hours. A full description of degree requirements is listed under “Degree Requirements.” Currently available degrees, majors and areas of emphasis are as follows:

Bachelor of Arts
  • Art History
  • Studio Art


Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Studio Art with an emphasis in General Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or Interior Design


Bachelor of Science
  • Studio Art with an emphasis in General Fine Arts or Industrial Design


Career Opportunities and Marketable Skills
Art students at JMU have the opportunity to prepare for a wide variety of art and art-related career fields. Because the School of Art and Art History educates art students as critical thinkers and creative problem solvers, graduates have an enhanced ability to think independently, respond flexibly, work productively and compete successfully for employment in career fields that value original and thoughtful creativity. Some possible careers include:
  • Advertising Designer
  • Architect
  • Art Critic
  • Art Therapist
  • Ceramist
  • Computer Animator
  • Conservationist
  • Art Educator
  • Fashion Designer
  • Gallery Owner
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Jeweler
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Museum Curator
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Printmaker
  • Sculptor
  • Textile Designer
To discuss specific career options, students should contact the school and make an appointment with a member of the faculty.


Special Admission Requirements
Studio Art Majors
In addition to meeting JMU admission requirements, entering freshmen who intend to major in Studio Art are encouraged to submit a portfolio for review and be interviewed for evidence of their interest and potential for future success in art. Freshmen admitted through regular or early action admission processes who do not submit a portfolio will be accepted into the Studio Art major if the major is declared prior to the start of the Fall semester.

Transfer students or students who are currently enrolled at JMU under another major and who wish to declare a Studio Art major must submit a portfolio to the school’s director. Transfer and change of major portfolios will be reviewed once each Fall and Spring semester. Transfer and change of major students who are not recommended for admission to the Studio Art major may reapply the following semester.

Students interested in entering the B.F.A. Graphic Design emphasis are required to submit a portfolio representing work completed in GRPH 243, 244 and 246. For additional details, please see the B.F.A. Graphic Design Emphasis Admission.

Portfolio reviews for transfer, change of major and graphic design students are held approximately two weeks prior to pre-registration. To obtain the schedule of portfolio and interview sessions for entering freshmen, as well as other specific information about the admission process, contact the School of Art and Art History.

Art History Majors
Students intending to major in art history are not required to submit a portfolio or additional material for review, but should follow the regular JMU admissions process.

Accreditation
Supplementing JMUÕs general accreditation, all degrees offered by the School of Art and Art History are professionally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. In addition, the B.F.A. emphasis in interior design is professionally accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Educational Research.


Degree and Major Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Art History
Dr. Kathleen Arthur, Coordinator

Phone: (540) 568-6642
E-mail: arthurkg@jmu.edu

The Bachelor of Arts in art history is intended for students who wish to study the history of the visual arts, including the cultural and social context in which they were created. It is the mission of the art history program to educate students with a global perspective on the arts. Western art history is emphasized, coupled with opportunities to study the art of select non-Western traditions. Students majoring in art history will develop a general knowledge of the principle monuments and artists of all major Western art periods. Students also will:
  • Become acquainted with the art history of non-Western cultures.
  • Locate unfamiliar works within major style periods and cultures.
  • Describe, analyze and interpret the form and content of individual works of art in relation to the cultures from which they originate.
  • Recognize major art media.
  • Understand at least three major historical periods of art in detail.
  • Become familiar with art history theory and methods of analysis and criticism.
  • Research and write about significant artists, artistic events, periods and artistic concepts.
The art history program encourages majors and minors to participate in internship opportunities at museums, galleries and other art related settings, and provides up-to-date information about jobs and graduate programs in art history and related fields. Visiting scholars, campus art exhibitions, trips to major museums and the JMU Studies Abroad Program provide students with opportunities to study and apply their art history knowledge outside the classroom. Upon completion of the art history major, students will have been exposed to a broad background and knowledge of the opportunities for graduate school and employment. The art history program also advocates interdisciplinary education and actively supports students who double major with other disciplines.

Degree Requirements

Credit Hours
General Education1 41
Foreign Language classes (Intermediate level required)2 0-14
Philosophy course (In addition to General Education courses) 3
University electives 23-27
Major requirements (listed below) 39

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1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary. 2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the studentÕs chosen language (typically 232), or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Language's placement test.

Major Requirements
The major in art history requires 39 credit hours in art history and studio courses, as the following chart shows.
Core Corses Credit Hours
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3 ARTH 300. Art History Seminar 1 3 Non-Western Electives (choose one of the following) 3
Any course in African, Far Eastern, Oceanic Art or Art of the Americas
Western Electives 12
Pre-Renaissance Art (choose one of the following):
Any course in Ancient or European Art pre-1400 3
Renaissance to Baroque Art (choose one of the following):
Any course in European Art 1400-1750. (Including JMU Semester Abroad courses)
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Art (choose one of the following):
Any course in European or American Art 1700-1900 (including JMU semester abroad courses)
Modern and Contemporary Art (choose one of the following):
Any course in 20th Century or Contemporary Art
Art history electives (300-400 level) 2 9
Studio art electives (any level) 2 6
General electives3 23-37

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1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. 2 Students completing a double major in studio art and art history may substitute one three- credit studio art course for one three-credit art history elective. ART 380, Seminar in Aesthetics, may count as an art history elective. 3 Depends on number of hours needed to fulfill the BA foreign language requirement. If they are completed in six hours, students should use the larger number of general electives to complete a second major or minor that complements Art or Art History or, for students intending to pursue graduate degrees, to gain reading knowledge of a second foreign language.

Internship Credit
A maximum of three credits of art history internship or independent study course work may be applied towards the major in art history. A student may petition the art history coordinator to apply six credit hours towards the art history major if the internship or independent study course work is directly relevant to the student's interests and career goals.

Requirements for Art History as a Second Major Students in any degree program may study art history as a second major by completing the 39 credit art history requirement. Students studying art history as a second major do not need to complete the requirements for the B.A. degree if their first major will complete the requirements for a different baccalaureate degree. However, non-B.A. degree students completing art history as a second major are strongly encouraged to complete the B.A. foreign language requirement.


Recommended Schedule for Majors

Freshman Year
Credit Hours
Choose one of the following 3 3
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
GARTH 206. Survey of World II: Renaissance to Modern
Foreign language courses 6
Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century 12
General electives 6

30

Sophomore Year
Credit Hours
Choose one of the following 3
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
GARTH 206. Survey of World II: Renaissance to Modern
Choose one of the following: 6
Foreign language courses (if needed)
General Elective
General Education courses 18
Studio Art Elective 3

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Junior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
Non-Western art history elective 3
Western art history electives 6
ARTH 300. Art History Seminar 3
General electives 3
Studio art electives 3
General Education courses 12

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Senior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
General art history electives 12
General electives 18

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Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
Jack McCaslin, Coordinator

Phone: (540) 568-6307
E-mail: mccasljh@jmu.edu

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is intended for students interested in pursuing a program of art study that promotes lifelong learning with an emphasis on the humanities. The B.A. in studio art is designed for students who seek a breadth of knowledge in the visual arts and who have an interest or background in the humanities. Students majoring in studio art will
  • Grasp how artworks are created.
  • Understand how the visual arts relate to the culture that influences them.
  • Gain an overview of the sequences of style and meaning evident in the history of art.
  • Improve their ability to articulate their ideas and knowledge about art to others.
  • Learn about career opportunities in art and closely related fields.


Degree Requirements

Credit Hours
General Education1 41
Foreign Language classes (Intermediate level required)2 0-14
Philosophy course (In addition to General Education courses) 3
University electives 17-31
Major requirements (listed below) 45

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1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary. 2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the studentÕs chosen language (typically 232), or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign LanguageÕs placement test.

Major Requirements
The studio art major requires a minimum of 45 credit hours in art and art history, as the following list shows.
Core Corses Credit Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 160. Drawing I 3
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 1
Studio Art Electives (choose one of the following): 3
ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
ART 323. Papermaking
ART 325. Ceramics
ART 328. Stained Glass
ART 335. Sculpture
Studio art electives (300-400 level) 2 6
Studio art electives (any level) 2 6
General art electives (any level) 3 15
Art history elective (300-400 level)3 3

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1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. 2 The six credits of studio art electives (300-400 level) must be taken in a single studio area. 3 The 15 credits of general art electives (any level) must include a minimum of nine credit hours in studio art.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

Freshman Year
Credit Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 160. Drawing I 3
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design 3
Foreign language courses 3
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance 12
Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century 9
General Education courses 9

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Sophomore Year
Credit Hours
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 3
Required studio art elective 3
Foreign language courses (if needed) 6
General Education courses 12
eneral art electives (any level) 3

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Junior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
Art history elective (300-400 level) 3
General art electives (any level) 9
General electives 6
B.A. philosophy requirement 3
General Education courses 9

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Senior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
Studio art electives (300-400 level) 6
Art or general electives 24

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art is intended for those students whose goal is the professional production of visual art. Only those students serious about preparing for a studio career in the visual arts and willing to commit the time and energy necessary to achieve professional competence in their chosen area of studio emphasis should enroll.

The degree major of studio art allows students to study one of three areas of emphasis: general fine arts, graphic design and interior design.

These areas of emphasis within the B.F.A. in studio art degree seek to
  • Develop students' visual vocabulary.
  • Foster a deeper understanding of the formal visual relationships present in the art and design process.
  • Enhance their aesthetic awareness of art forms.
  • Promote the competency to independently seek further professional growth.



Bachelor of Fine Arts - General Fine Arts Emphasis
Jack McCaslin, Coordinator

Phone: (540) 568-6307
E-mail: mccasljh@jmu.edu

General fine arts students develop competency in several media (painting, drawing, 3-D computer animation, sculpture, ceramics, fiber, metals and jewelry, printmaking, photography, glass, papermaking, mixed-media) and foster a professional command of at least one medium. Upon completion of the degree, students are prepared to pursue the professional production and exhibition of their own art or more in-depth study at the graduate school level.

Degree Requirements

Credit Hours
General Education1 41
Required Art courses 24
Required Studio Art electives 18
Emphasis courses (listed below) 12-21
Art and art-related electives 9-18
Art History electives (300-400 level) 6

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1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major and Emphasis Requirements
The general fine arts emphasis requires 78 credit hours in art, art history and art related courses, as the following chart shows.
Core Corses Credit Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 160. Drawing I 3
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 1
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics 3
Studio art electives (choose six of the following): 18
ART 248. Introduction to 3-D Computer Animation 0
ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
ART 323. Papermaking
ART 325. Ceramics
ART 328. Stained Glass
ART 335. Sculpture
ART 352. Printmaking: Screenprint
ART 353. Printmaking: Relief, Intaglio and Monotype
ART 354. Printmaking: Lithography
ART 355. Photography
ART 360. Painting
ART 362. Figure Drawing
GRPH 243. Computer Graphics
Studio Concentration 2 12-21
Art History electives3 6
Art and art-related electives4 9-18

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1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. 2 The six credits of studio art electives (300-400 level) must be taken in a single studio area. 3 The 15 credits of general art electives (any level) must include a minimum of nine credit hours in studio art.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

Freshman Year
Credit Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 160. Drawing I 3
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 260. Drawing II 3
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 3
Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century 9
General Education courses 3-6

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Sophomore Year
Credit Hours
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3
Required two- and three-dimensional studio art electives 9
Studio Concentration 6
General Education courses 9

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Junior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
Art history elective (300-400 level) 3
Required two and three-dimensional studio art electives 9
Studio concentration 6
General or art electives (any level) 3
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics 3
General Education courses 6

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Senior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
Art history elective (300-400 level) 3
Studio concentration 6
General or art electives 9
General Education courses 12

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Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design Emphasis
Trudy Cole-Zielanski, Coordinator

Phone: (540) 568-3488
E-mail: zielantl@jmu.edu

The graphic design program at JMU provides professional education within a liberal arts environment. Students learn the vocabulary, visual perception, methods, processes, craft and technology of graphic design, which includes specialized courses in print design, advertising, computer graphics, illustration, web design, package design and special topics courses addressing current design issues and problems.

The study of the historical and cultural context of the designer broadens students' knowledge base and nurtures their creativity. Frequent field trips, guest speakers and internship opportunities provide students with exposure to the professional field.

Admission Requirements
Admission to the B.F.A. emphasis in Graphic Design is selective and competitive for a limited number of reserved seats in upper-division (300-400 level) graphic design courses. Declaration of studio art as a major and completion of lower-division (100-200) prerequisite art courses does not guarantee admission into the program. Admission to upper-division GRPH courses is based on completion of all prerequisite art courses and merit as determined by a faculty review of portfolios submitted in satisfaction of the course GRPH 250, Portfolio Review.

GRPH 250, Portfolio Review, is a 0 credit, pass/fail course that functions as a prerequisite to enrollment in all 300-400 level graphic design courses. Students should enroll in GRPH 250 during the semester following completion of GRPH 243, GRPH 244 and GRPH 246. GRPH 250 portfolios are reviewed each semester two weeks prior to pre-registration. Students should contact their faculty adviser or the area head of graphic design to determine the exact time and location for each semesterÕs GRPH 250 portfolio review.

NOTE: Any art major may take GRPH 243, GRPH 244 or GRPH 246, but is restricted from taking any 300-400 level graphic design course until GRPH 250 has been taken and passed.

Accepted students who receive a passing grade for GRPH 250 will be able to register for GRPH upper division courses for the following semester. Students not accepted will have one opportunity to reapply in the following semester or may choose to continue in another emphasis within the School of Art and Art History. For additional admission procedures, see the Admission section of this page. Degree Requirements

Credit Hours
General Education1 41
Required Art courses 24
Required Studio Art electives 12
Studio Art and art-related electives 9
Art History electives (300-400 level) 6
Emphasis courses (listed below) 27
University electives 1

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1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major and Emphasis Requirements
The graphic design emphasis requires 78 credit hours in art, art history and art-related courses. Of these hours, 27 must be in graphic design courses, as the following list shows.
Core Corses Credit Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 160. Drawing I 3
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 260. Drawing II
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 1
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics 3
Required two-dimensional studio art electives 6 (choose two of the following): 6
ART 242. Color Theory
ART 248. Introduction to 3-D Computer Animation
ART 352. Printmaking: Screenprint
ART 353. Printmaking: Relief, Intaglio and Monotype
ART 354. Printmaking: Lithography
ART 360. Painting
ART 362. Figure Drawing
Required three-dimensional studio art electives (choose two of the following): 6
ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
ART 325. Ceramics
ART 335. Sculpture
Concentration Courses (Required) 21
GRPH 243. Computer Graphics
GRPH 244. Design Methodology
GRPH 246. Introduction to Typography
GRPH 250. Portfolio Review
GRPH 346. Intermediate Typography
GRPH 446. Advanced Typography
GRPH 447. Type and Image
GRPH 498. Graphic Design Portfolio
Concentration Courses (Electives) 6
GRPH/SMAD 339. Web Design
GRPH 345. Advertising Design
GRPH 347. Package Design
GRPH 349. Illustration
GRPH 390. Topics in Graphic Design
GRPH 490. Independent Study in Graphic Design
GRPH 447. Type and ImageGRPH 495. Internship in Graphic Design2
Studio Art and art-related electives3 9
Art history electives (300-400 level) 6

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1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. 2 A maximum of six credit hours of practicum or internship may count toward the degree. 3 Studio art and art related electives may include courses from general fine arts, interior design and internships, but excludes courses taken to fulfill the studio concentration.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

Freshman Year
Credit Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 160. Drawing I 3
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 260. Drawing II 3
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 3
Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century 9
General Education courses 6

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Sophomore Year
Credit Hours
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3
Required two- and three-dimensional studio art electives 6
Studio Concentration 9
General Education courses 9

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Junior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
Art history elective (300-400 level) 3
Required two and three-dimensional studio art electives 6
Studio concentration 9
General or art electives (any level) 3
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics 3
General Education courses 6

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Senior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
Studio concentration 6
General or art electives 12
General Education courses 12

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Bachelor of Fine Arts Š Interior Design Emphasis
William Tate, Coordinator

Phone: (540) 568-6577
E-mail: tatewl@jmu.edu

JMUÕs interior design program educates leaders in the profession of interior design. The program offers an intensive education in the design process. The curriculum instills purpose, craft, technological competence and versatile thinking. The graduates are passionately dedicated to the creation of meaningful interiors.

Graduates of the program are encouraged to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam after two years of work experience.

Degree Requirements

Credit Hours
General Education1 41
Required Art courses 24
Required Studio Art electives 9
Emphasis courses (listed below) 45
University electives 1

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1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major and Emphasis Requirements
The interior design emphasis requires 78 credit hours in art, art history and art-related courses. Of these credit hours, 45 must focus on interior design, as the following chart shows.
Core Corses Credit Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 160. Drawing I 3
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 260. Drawing II
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 1
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics 3
Choose three of the following 9
ART 355. Photography
ART 352. or ART 353. or ART 354. Printmaking
ART 335. Sculpture
ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
ART 326. Ceramics
INDE 422. CAD III: Digital Design
INDE 490. Special Studies in Interior Design
GRPH 243. Computer Graphics
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing
Required Concentration Courses2 45
INDE 201. Interior Design Studio I
INDE 202. Interior Design Studio II
INDE 301. Interior Design Studio III
INDE 302. Interior Design Studio IV
INDE 401. Interior Design Studio V
INDE 402. Interior Design Studio VI
INDE 221. Architectural Graphics
INDE 222. CAD I: Digital Design
INDE 322. CAD II: Digital Design
INDE 370. History of Interior Design
INDE 331. Materials and Methods I
INDE 332. Materials and Methods II
INDE 492. Professional Practice
INDE 495. Internship
ARTH 476. Modern Architecture

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1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. 2 A maximum of six credit hours of practicum or internship may count toward the degree. 3 Studio art and art related electives may include courses from general fine arts, interior design and internships, but excludes courses taken to fulfill the studio concentration.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

Freshman Year
Credit Hours
General Education 15
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 3
Art/Art History Foundation 12

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Sophomore Year
Credit Hours
INDE 201. Interior Design Studio I 3
INDE 221. Architectural Graphics 3
INDE 202. Interior Design Studio II 3
INDE 222. CAD I: Digital Design 3
INDE 370. History of Interior Design 3
General Education 12
Art/Art History Foundation 6

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Junior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
INDE 301. Interior Design Studio III 3
INDE 331. Materials and Methods I 3
INDE 322. CAD II: Digital Design 3
INDE 302. Interior Design Studio IV 3
INDE 332. Materials and Methods II 3
ARTH 476. Modern Architecture 3
General Education 9
Art/Art History Foundation 3
INDE 495. Internship 3

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Senior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
INDE 401. Interior Design Studio V 3
INDE 492. Professional Practice 3
INDE 402. Interior Design Studio VI 3
Interior Design Electives 9
General Educat6on 3

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Bachelor of Science in Studio Art

The Bachelor of Science degree in studio art is designed for students who seek a breadth of knowledge in the visual arts and who have a preferred interest or stronger background preparation in math, the natural sciences or the social sciences.

The degree major of studio art allows students to study in one of two areas of emphasis: general fine arts or industrial design.

The emphasis in general fine arts seeks to:
  • Develop studentsÕ visual vocabulary.
  • Provide a range of elective options that complement the major in studio art.
The emphasis in industrial design seeks to
  • Integrate knowledge of the visual arts with applied design technology.
  • Enhance problem-solving and communication skills in the creation of design concepts.
  • Develop student knowledge that optimizes the function, value and appearance of manufactured products and systems.



Bachelor of Science - General Fine Arts Emphasis
Jack McCaslin, Coordinator

Phone: (540) 568-6307
E-mail: mccasljh@jmu.edu

Degree Requirements

Credit Hours
General Education1 41
B.S. math requirement2 3
B.S. social/natural science requirement 2 3
Required art courses 21
Studio Art electives (300-400 level) 6
General art electives 15
Art history electives (300-400 level) 3
University electives 28

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1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major and Emphasis Requirements
The general fine arts emphasis requires 45 credit hours in art and art history courses, as the following chart shows.
Core Corses Credit Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 160. Drawing I 3
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 260. Drawing II
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 1
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics 3
Studio Art Electives (choose one of the following): 3
ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
ART 323. Papermaking
ART 325. Ceramics
ART 328. Stained Glass
ART 335. Sculpture/td>
Studio art electives (300-400 level) 2 6
General art electives (any level) 3 15
Art history elective (any level) 3

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1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. 2 The six credits of studio art electives (300 or 400 level) must be taken in a single studio area. 3 Must include a minimum of nine credit hours in studio art.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

Freshman Year
Credit Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 160. Drawing I 3
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design 3
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance 3
Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century 9-12
General Education courses 6-9

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Sophomore Year
Credit Hours
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 3
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 6
Required studio art elective 9
B.A. social/natural science requirement 3
General Education course 9
General art electives (any level) 6
General elective 3

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Junior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
Art history elective (300-400 level) 3
General or art electives (any level) 9
General elective 3
B.S. math requirement 3
General Education courses 12

30

Senior Year
First Semester Credit Hours
Studio art electives (300-400 level) 6
General electives 9-12
General Education courses 12-15

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