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School of Art and Art History

Mission Statement

Goals
Career Opportunities and Marketable Skills
Special Admission Requirements

Degree and Major Requirements

Teaching Licensure

Minor Requirements




Leslie Bellavance, Director

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

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

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

Assistant Professors
D. Banks, R. Daniel, M. DeLancey, D. Hachenski, J. Ott, K. Monger, M. Rooker, G. Stewart, S. Warren, S. Zurbrigg

Instructor
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 and Objectives

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 as stated on Pages 13-16, 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 Requirements. 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 JMU's 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

Required courses

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

23-37

Major requirements (listed below)

39


 

120

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 student’s 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.

Required Courses

Credit Hours

GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance

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
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


 

39

1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major.
2 ART 380, Seminar in Aesthetics, may count as an art history elective. A maximum of 3 credits from ARTH 490, ARTH 495, or ARTH 499 may count towards the major.

Internship/Independent Study Credit

A maximum of three credits of art history internship, independent study, or honors course work may be applied toward the major in art history. A student may petition the art history coordinator to apply six credit hours toward 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

First 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

 

Foreign language courses

6

Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century

12

General Education course

3

General electives

6


 

30

 

Second Year

Credit Hours

Choose one of the following

3

GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art 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


 

30


Third Year

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


 

30

 

Fourth Year

Credit Hours

General art history electives

12

General electives

18


 

30


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

Required courses

Credit Hours

General Education1

41

Foreign Language courses (Intermediate level required)2

0-14

Philosophy course (In addition to General Education courses)

3

University electives

17-31

Major requirements (listed below)

45


 

120

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 student's chosen language (typically 232), or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Language's placement test.

Major Requirements

The studio art major requires a minimum of 45 credit hours in art and art history, as the following chart shows.

Foundation Courses

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

3

3-D Studio Art Electives (choose one of the following):

3

ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
ART 325. Ceramics
ART 328. Stained Glass
ART 335. Sculpture

 

Studio art courses (300-400 level)2

6

General art electives (Any level) 3

15

Art history elective (300-400 level)4

3


 

45

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. Graphic Design and Interior Design course credits cannot count as a concentration area. Studio Art credits cannot be double-counted.
3 The 15 credits of general art electives (any level) must include a minimum of nine credit hours in studio art.
4 Excludes ARTH 490, ARTH 495 and ARTH 499

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First 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

General Education courses

9


 

30


Second 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

General art electives (any level)

3


30

Third Year

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


 

30


Fourth Year

Credit Hours

Studio art electives (300-400 level)

6

Art or general electives

24


 

30

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, 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

Required courses

Credit Hours

General Education1

41

University electives

1

Major requirements (listed below)

78


 

120

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 list shows.

Required Art Courses

Credit Hours

Foundation Courses

3

ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design
ART 160. Drawing I
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design
ART 260. Drawing II
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 1
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics

3
3
3

3

3
3
3
3

Studio art courses (choose six of the following):2

18

ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
ART 325. Ceramics
ART 328. Stained Glass
ART 335. Sculpture
ART 348 or ART 349. Animation
ART 352, ART 353, or ART 354. Printmaking
ART 355. Photography
ART 360. Figure Drawing
ART 362. Painting
GRPH 243. Computer Graphics

 

Studio Concentration (choose one of the following)3

15

Ceramics

 

ART 325. Ceramics
ART 326. Intermediate Ceramices
ART 425. Advanced Ceramices (repeatable up to 9 credits)

 

Computer Animation

 

ART 348. Animation: 3-D Modeling
ART 349. Animation: 3-D Character Animation
ART 448. Animation: Advanced Animation (repeatable up to 9 credits)
ART 449. Senior Project in 3-D Animation

 

Fiber Arts

 

ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
ART 331. Intermediate Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
ART 421. Advanced Fiber Arts (repeatable up to 9 credits)

 

Metals and Jewelry

 

ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
ART 333. Intermediate Metal and Jewelry
ART 422. Advanced Metal and Jewelry
Complete an additional 6 credits in ART 333 and/or ART 422

 

Painting and Drawing

 

ART 360. Figure Drawing
ART 362. Painting
ART 462. Advanced Painting
Complete an additional 6 credits from 400-level painting and drawing courses

 

Photography

 

ART 355. Photography
ART 356. Intermediate Photography
ART 357. Digital Photography
ART 455. Advanced Photography (repeatable up to 6 credits)

 

Printmaking

 

ART 352. Printmaking: Screenprinting
ART 353. Printmaking: Relief, Intaglio and Monotype
ART 354. Printmaking: Lithography
ART 454. Advanced Printmaking (repeatable up to 6 credits)

 

Sculpture

 

ART 335. Sculpture
ART 336. Intermediate Sculpture
ART 435. Advanced Sculpture (repeatable up to 9 credits)

 

Art History electives4

6

Art and art-related electives5

15


 

78

1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major.
2 Courses cannont be double-counted in studio concentration
3 Credits taken to fulfill the studio concentration must be taken in a single studio area.
4 Excludes ARTH 490, ARTH 495 and ARTH 499
5 Studio art and art-related electives may include courses from graphic design, interior design, art education and internships, but excludes courses taken to fulfill the studio concentration. Up to 6 hours in Art History may be included.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First 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

9-12

General Education courses

3-6


 

30


Second Year

Credit Hours

GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance

3

GARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance to Modern

3

Required two- and three-dimensional studio art electives

9

Studio concentration

6

General Education courses

9

 

30

Third Year

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


 

30


Fourth Year

Credit Hours

Art history elective (300-400 level)

3

Studio concentration

6

General or art electives

9

General Education courses

12


 

30

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 semester's 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 Special Admission Requirements.

Degree Requirements

Required courses

Credit Hours

General Education courses1

41

University electives

1

Major requirements (listed below)

78


 

120

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.

Required Art Courses

Credit Hours

Foundation Courses

3

ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design
ART 160. Drawing I
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design
ART 260. Drawing II
ART 280. Foundations Seminar 1
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics

3
3
3

3

3
3
3
3

Required two-dimensional studio art courses
(choose two of the following):

6

ART 348 or ART 349. Animation
ART 352, ART 353, or ART 354. Printmaking
ART 355. Photography
ART 360. Figure Drawing
ART 362. Painting

 

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. Independent Studies in Graphic Design
GRPH 490. Independent Study in Graphic Design
GRPH 495. Internship in Graphic Design2

 

Art and art-related electives3

9

Art history electives (300-400 level)4

6


 

78

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, graphic design and internships, but excludes courses taken to fulfill the studio concentration. Up to 6 hours in Art History may be included.
4 Excludes ARTH 490, ARTH 495, ARTH 499

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First 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


 

30


Second Year

Credit Hours

GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance

3

GARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance to Modern

3

Required two- and three-dimensional studio art electives

6

Studio concentration

9

General Education courses

9


30

Third Year

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

3


 

30


Fourth Year

Credit Hours

Studio concentration

6

General or art related electives

12

General Education courses

12


 

30

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Interior Design Emphasis

William Tate, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-6577
E-mail: tatewl@jmu.edu

JMU's 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.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the B.F.A. emphasis in Interior Design is selective and competitive for a limited number of reserved seats in upper-division (300-400 level) interior 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 INDE courses is based on completion of all prerequisite art courses and merit as determined by faculty review of portfolios submitted in satisfaction of the course INDE 250. Portfolio Review.

INDE 250 is a 0 credit, pass/fail course that functions as a prerequisite to enrollment in 300/400 level interior design courses. Students should enroll in INDE 250 during the semester in which they are enrolled in INDE 202. INDE 250 portfolios are reviewed during the spring semester (March) prior to pre-registration. Students should contact their faculty adviser or the area head of interior design to determine the exact time and location for the INDE 250 portfolio review.

NOTE: Any art major may take INDE 201 and INDE 202, but is restricted from taking any 300-400 level interior design course until INDE 250 has been taken and passed.

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

Degree Requirements

Required courses

Credit Hours

General Education courses1

41

University electives

1

Major requirements (listed below)

78


 

120

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.

Required Art Courses

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

3

ART 280. Foundations Seminar 1

3

ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics

3

Choose three of the following

9

ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
ART 326. Ceramics
ART 335. Sculpture
ART 352, ART 353. or ART 354. Printmaking
ART 355. Photography
GRPH 243. Computer Graphics
INDE 422. CAD III: Digital Design
INDE 490. Special Studies in Interior Design
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing

 

Required Concentration Courses2

45

INDE 201. Interior Design Studio I
INDE 202. Interior Design Studio II
INDE 250. Portfolio Review
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

 


 

78

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 towards the degree. A minimum of 66 credit hours of studio course work (including ART 280 and ART 380) are required for the degree.

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year

Credit Hours

General Education

15

ART 280. Foundations Seminar

3

Art/Art History Foundation

12


 

30


Second 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 250. Portfolio Review

0

INDE 370. History of Interior Design

3

General Education

12

Art/Art History Foundation

6


33

Third Year

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


 

33


Fourth Year

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 Education

6


 

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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 students' 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

Required courses

Credit Hours

General Education requirements 1

41

Quantitative requirement 2

3

Scientific Literacy requirement 2

28

Major requirements (listed below)

45


 

120

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 In addition to course work taken to fulfill General Education requirement.

Major and Emphasis Requirements

The general fine arts emphasis requires 45 credit hours in art and art history courses, as the following chart shows.

 

Credit Hours

Foundation Courses

 

ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design
ART 160. Drawing I
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design
ART 280. Foundations Seminar1

3
3

3

3
3
3

3-D Studio Art Electives (choose one of the following):

3

ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
ART 325. Ceramics
ART 328. Stained Glass
ART 335. Sculpture

 

Studio art electives (300-400 level) 2

6

General art electives (any level) 3

15

Art history elective (any level)3

3


 

45

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. Graphic Design and Interior Design course credits cannot count as a concentration area. Studio Art credits cannot be double-counted.
3 Must include a minimum of nine credit hours in studio art. Up to 6 hours in Art History may be included.
4 Excludes ARTH 490, ARTH 495 and ARTH 499

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First 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

6-9


 

30


Second Year

Credit Hours

GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern

3

ART 280. Foundations Seminar

3

Required studio art elective

3

Scientific Literacy requirement (In addition to General Education)

3

General Education course

9

General art electives (Any level)

6

General elective

3


30

Third Year

Credit Hours

Art history elective (300-400 level)

3

General art electives (Any level)

9

General elective

3

Quantitative requirement (In addition to General Education)

3

General Education courses

12


 

30


Fourth Year

Credit Hours

Studio art electives (300-400 level)

6

General electives

9-12

General Education courses

12-15


 

30

Bachelor of Science - Industrial Design Emphasis

William Tate, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-6577
E-mail: tatewl@jmu.edu

Degree Requirements

Required courses

Credit Hours

General Education requirements 1,2

41

Quantitative requirement 3,4

3

Scientific Literacy requirement 3

3

Major requirements (listed below)

80-81


 

127-128 5

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 Math and GISAT courses may double count in the emphasis.
3 In addition to course work taken to fulfill General Education requirement.
4 May be fulfilled by successfully completing GISAT 141.
5 The total credit hours are typically fewer because of the option of double counting several courses with General Education.

Major and Emphasis Requirements

The industrial design emphasis requires 60 credit hours in art and art history courses, as the following list shows.

 

Credit Hours

Foundation Courses

 

GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance1
GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern 1
ART 140. Two Dimensional Design
ART 160. Drawing I
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design
ART/GRPH 243. Computer Graphics
ART 260. Drawing II
INDE 222. CAD I: Digital Design

3

3

3
3
3
3
3
3

Studio art electives (choose five of the following):

15

ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
ART 325. Ceramics
ART 335. Sculpture
ART 326. Intermediate Ceramics
ART 333. Intermediate Metal and Jewelry
ART 336. Intermediate Sculpture
ART 348. Intermediate 3-D Computer Animation
ART 349. Special Effects in 3-D Animation
ART 355. Photography
ART 360. Figure Drawing
ART 362. Painting

 

Interior design electives (choose two of the following):

6

INDE 201. Interior Design Studio I
INDE 221. Architectural Graphics
INDE 331. Materials and Methods I
INDE 370. History of Interior Design

 

Graphic design electives (choose three of the following):

9

GRPH 244. Design Methodology
GRPH 346. Intermediate Typography
GRPH 347. Package Design
GRPH 349. Illustration
GRPH 444. Survey of Graphic Design History

 

Art history electives (300-400 level)3

6

ISAT electives (choose four or five of the following):

14-15

GISAT 112. Environmental Issues in Science and Technology 2
GISAT 113. Issues in Science and Technology: Living Systems 2
ISAT 131. Connections I
ISAT 132. Connections II
GISAT 141. Analytical Methods I
ISAT 142. Analytical Methods II
ISAT 211. Issues in Modern Production
ISAT 241. Analytical Methods III
ISAT 311. Role of Energy in Modern Society
ISAT 330. Manufacturing Systems: Techniques and Technologies
ISAT 331. Automation in Manufacturing
ISAT 410. Sustainable Energy Development
ISAT 411. Energy Economics and Policy
ISAT 413. Options for Energy Efficiency
ISAT 430. Manufacturing Processes
ISAT 431. Materials Science in Manufacturing
ISAT 435. Integrated Product and Process Development
MATS/PHYS 275. Introduction to Materials Science
MATS/GEOL 395. Geologic Perspectives on Materials Science

 

College of Business electives (choose two of the following):

6

COB 191. Business and Economic Statistics
COB 218. Legal Environment of Business
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing
MKTG 450. Business Marketing
MKTG 460. Global Marketing

 


 

80-81

1 May double-count toward General Education Cluster Two.
2 May double-count toward General Education Cluster Three.
3 Excludes ARTH 490, ARTH 495 and ARTH 499

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year

Credit Hours

ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART 160. Drawing I

3

Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century

9-12

Cluster Two: Art and Humanities Package B1:

3

GHIST 101. World Culture to 1650
GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance

 

Cluster Three: The Natural World Package B1:

10

GISAT 112. Environmental Issues in Science and Technology
GISAT 113. Issues in Science and Technology: Living Systems
GISAT 141. Analytical Methods

 


 

31

1 May double-count toward General Education program

Second Year

Credit Hours

GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern

3

ART 240. Three Dimensional Design

3

ART/GRPH 243. Computer Graphics

3

ART 260. Drawing II

3

ISAT 142. Analytical Methods II

3

Cluster Two: Arts and Humanities

3

Cluster Four: Social and Cultural Processes

7

Cluster Five: Individuals in the Human Community

6


30

Third Year

Credit Hours

INDE 221. Architectural Graphics

3

INDE 370. History of Interior Design

3

INDE 222. CAD I: Digital Design

3

ART 349. Animation: 3-D Character Animation

3

Art Electives

5

Art History Elective (300–400 level)

3

ISAT 211. Issues in Modern Production

3

ISAT 241. Analytical Methods III

3

MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing

3


 

29


Fourth Year

Credit Hours

GRPH 346. Intermediate Typography

3

GRPH 347. Package Design

3

Art Electives

9

Art History Elective (300-400 level)

3

ISAT 330. Manufacturing Systems: Techniques and Technologies

3

ISAT 331. Automation in Manufacturing

3

ISAT 430. Manufacturing Processes

3

MKTG 460. Global Marketing

3


 

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Teaching Licensure

Dr. Katherine Schwartz, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-6464
E-mail: schwarka@jmu.edu

In addition to the general education and academic major requirements, students desiring pre-kindergarten-12 teaching licensure in art must complete 23 credits of additional course work in art education, education and psychology, and 16 credits of student teaching. It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. For a complete description of admission and retention policies and procedures for teacher education, refer to the College of Education. Students seeking licensure are encouraged to consult regularly with the program coordinator of art education. The undergraduate degree leading to licensure must include the following minimum requirements in art:

  • Nine credits must be earned in art history and art appreciation.
  • Six credits must be earned in ceramics and crafts, with a minimum of one course in ceramics.
  • Six credits must be earned in three-dimensional media.
  • Twelve credits must be earned in two-dimensional media.
  • Twenty-seven studio credits, with a minimum of six credits in each of three separate studio areas, must be earned.

Course Requirements

The following is a list of the required courses leading to PK-12 art licensure and a suggested sequence of when each may be taken.

 

Credit Hours

ART 310. Art Activities in the Elementary School (fall, junior year)

3

ART 311. Secondary Art Education Methods (spring, junior year)

3

ART 317. Methods of Art Criticism (fall, senior year)

3

ART 318. Visual Arts Across the Curriculum (spring, junior year)

3

ART 490E. Special Studies in Art Education 3
(prior to student teaching)

3


 

13


Required Education and Psychology Courses

Credit Hours

GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 1

3

EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education

3

READ 420. Content Area Literacy

2

EDUC 480. Student Teaching (spring, senior year)

16


 

24

1 GPSYC 160 may double-count toward General Education Cluster Five.


Minor Requirements

Students may select a minor from the following areas. A minimum of 18 credit hours is required for any minor. The art minors attempt to

  • Broaden students' understanding of the value and role of the visual arts in general culture.
  • Deepen their appreciation for personal artistic production.
  • Enhance their creativity and ability to think independently.

Art Minor

Students enrolled in any degree program may minor in art by completing a minimum of 18 credit hours in art, art history, graphic design or interior design courses, as the following chart shows. The student's minor program is subject to the approval of the school director.

Recommended Courses

Credit Hours

ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART 160. Drawing I

3

Art or art-related courses (Any level) 1

12


 

18

1 Art studio courses are restricted to ART, GRPH, INDE and INDU courses

Art History Minor

Students enrolled in any degree program may minor in art history by completing a minimum of 18 credit hours in art history courses, as the following chart shows. The student’s minor program is subject to the approval of the director of the school.

Required Courses

Credit Hours

GARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance

3

GARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern

3

Art history courses (300-400 level) 1

12


 

18

1 Required ARTH courses in Art emphasis program may count toward the Art History minor. Excludes ARTH 490, ARTH 495 and ARTH 499.

 

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