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School of Art and Art History

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

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

Associate Professors
D. Banks, R. Daniel, D. Ehrenpreis, D. Hachenski, L. Katzman, M. Rooker, K. Schwartz, W. Tate, W. Wightman, S. Zurbrigg

Assistant Professors
R. Hilliard, K. Juncker, J. Ott, M. Shanahan, R. Silberman, G. Stewart, L. Tubach

Instructor
S. Downs

Mission
Career Opportunities and Marketable Skills
Special Admission Requirements
Accreditation
Degree and Major Requirements
Teaching Licensure
Minor Requirements

 

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
  • Artist
  • Art Critic
  • Art Educator
  • Art Historian
  • Ceramist
  • Computer Animator
  • Conservator
  • Gallery Owner
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Jeweler
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Museum Curator/Educator
  • 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 first year students 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. First year students 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, see the B.F.A. Graphic Design emphasis admission requirements.

Students interested in entering the B.F.A. Interior Design emphasis are required to submit a portfolio representing work completed in INDE 201 and INDE 202 for additional details, see the B.F.A. Interior 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 first year students, 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. Interior Design emphasis is professionally accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly 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 it 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 electives3
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, Literature and Culture’s placement test.
3 Depends on number of hours needed to fulfill the B.A. 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.

 

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

G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance

3

G ARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern

3

ARTH 300. Art History Seminar1

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)
6

 

39

1This course fulfills the College of Visual and Performing Arts writing-intensive requirement for the major.

2ART 380, Seminar in Aesthetics, may count as an art history elective. A maximum of three credits from ARTH 490, ARTH 495 or ARTH 499 may count toward 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  
     G ARTH 206. Survey of World II: Renaissance to      Modern  
Foreign language courses
6
Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century
9
General Education course
3-6
General electives
6-9

 
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 elective
3
General Education courses
12

 
30

 

Fourth Year
Credit Hours

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 classes (intermediate level required)2

0-14

Philosophy course (in addition to General Education courses)

3
University electives3
17-31

Major requirements (listed below)

45

 
120

1This course fulfills the College of Visual and Performing Arts writing-intensive requirement for the major.

2ART 380, Seminar in Aesthetics, may count as an art history elective. A maximum of three credits from ARTH 490, ARTH 495 or ARTH 499 may count toward the major.

 

Major Requirements

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

Required Art Courses
Credit Hours
Foundation Courses
     ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 160. Drawing I
3
     G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to      Renaissance
3
     G ARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to      Modern
3
     ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 280. Foundations Seminar1
3
3-D Studio Art courses (choose one of the following):
3
     ART 225. Introductory Ceramics: Potter’s Wheel
     ART 226. Introductory Ceramics: Handbuilding
     ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
     ART 322. Metal and Jewelry  
     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

1This course fulfills the College of Visual and Performing Arts writing-intensive requirement for the major.
2The 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
G ARTH 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

G ARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern

3
ART 280. Foundations Seminar
3

Required studio art course

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 courses (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 Education courses1

41
University elective
1

Major requirements (listed below)

78

 
120

1The 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
     ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 160. Drawing I
3
     G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to      Renaissance
3
     G ARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to      Modern
3
     ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 260. Drawing II
3
     ART 280. Foundations Seminar1
3
     ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics
3
Studio art courses (choose six of the following)2 :
18
     ART 225. Introductory Ceramics: Potter’s Wheel or
     ART 226. Introductory Ceramics: Handbuilding
     ART 255. Introductory Photography: Black and White  
     ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
     ART 322. Metal and Jewelry  
     ART 335. Sculpture  
     ART 348 or ART 349. Animation  
     ART 352, ART 353 or ART 354. Printmaking  
     ART 360. Figure Drawing  
     ART 362. Painting  
     GRPH 243. Computer Graphics  
Studio Concentration (choose one of the following)3:
15
Ceramics  
     ART 225. Introductory Ceramics: Potter’s Wheel  
     ART 226. Introductory Ceramics: Handbuilding  
     ART 325. Intermediate Ceramics: Molds and Casting  
     ART 326. Intermediate Ceramics: Surface      Development  
     ART 425. Advanced Ceramics: Portfolio      Development (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 six credits from 400-level      painting and drawing courses  
Photography  
    ART 255. Introductory Photography: Black and White  
     Complete two of the following courses:  
         ART 356. Intermediate Photography: Experimental          Black and White  
         ART 357. Intermediate Photography: Digital  
         ART 358. Intermediate Photography: Large Format  
     Complete two of the following courses:  
         ART 455. Advanced Photography: Alternative          Processes  
         ART 457. Advanced Photography: Color  
         ART 458. Advanced Photography: Portfolio          Development  
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 elective (300-400 level)4
6
Art and art-related electives5
15

 

78

1 This course fulfills the College of Visual and Performing Arts writing-intensive requirement for the major.
2Courses cannot 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.

 

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
G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
3

G ARTH 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

 
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
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 (or concurrently with 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.

 

Degree Requirements
Required Courses
Credit Hours

General Education courses1

41
University elective
1

Major requirements (listed below)

78

 
120

1The 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
     ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 160. Drawing I
3
     G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to      Renaissance
3
     G ARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to      Modern
3
     ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 260. Drawing II
3
     ART 280. Foundations Seminar1
3
     ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics
3
Required two-dimensional studio art courses (choose two of the following):
6
     ART 255. Introductory Photography: Black and White
     ART 348 or ART 349. Animation
     ART 352, ART 353 or ART 354. Printmaking  
     ART 360. Figure Drawing
     ART 362. Painting  
Required three-dimensional studio art courses (choose two of the following):
6
     ART 225. Introductory Ceramics: Potter’s Wheel or  
     ART 226. Introductory Ceramics: Handbuilding  
     ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts  
     ART 322. Metal and Jewelry  
     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 340. Poster 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 Design 2  
Art and art-related electives3
9
Art history elective (300-400 level)4
6

 

78

1 This course fulfills the College of Visual and Performing Arts 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 six 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
G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
3

G ARTH 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

 
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
Studio concentration
6
General or art related electives
12

General Education courses

12

 
30

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Interior Design Emphasis

Ronn Daniel, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-5850
E-mail: danielrm@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.

Degree Requirements
Required Courses
Credit Hours

General Education courses1

41
University elective
1

Major requirements (listed below)

78

 
120

1The 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
Foundation Courses
     ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 160. Drawing I
3
     G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to      Renaissance
3
     G ARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to      Modern
3
     ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 260. Drawing II
3
     ART 280. Foundations Seminar1
3
     ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics
3
Choose three of the following:
9
     ART 322. Metal and Jewelry
     ART 225. Introductory Ceramics: Potter’s Wheel or
     ART 226. Introductory Ceramics: Handbuilding
     ART 255. Introductory Photography: Black and White  
     ART 335. Sculpture
     ART 352, ART 353 or ART 354. Printmaking  
     GRPH 243. Computer Graphics  
     INDE 389. Topics in Interior Design  
     INDE 422. CAD III: Digital Design  
     INDE 490. Independent Studies in Interior Design  
     MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing  

Required Concentration Courses2

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     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  

 

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1 This course fulfills the College of Visual and Performing Arts writing-intensive requirement for the major.
2A maximum of six credit hours of practicum or internship may count towards the degree.

 

Recommended Schedule for Majors
First Year
Credit Hours

General Education

15
ART 280. Foundations Seminar
3
Art/Art History Foundation
12

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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 courses

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 Education1

41

Quantitative requirement2

3

Scientific Literacy requirement

3
University electives3
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.

Required Art Courses
Credit Hours
Foundation Courses
     ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 160. Drawing I
3
     G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to      Renaissance
3
     G ARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to      Modern
3
     ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 280. Foundations Seminar1
3
3-D Studio Art courses (choose one of the following):
3
     ART 225. Introductory Ceramics: Potter’s Wheel
     ART 226. Introductory Ceramics: Handbuilding
     ART 321. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
     ART 322. Metal and Jewelry  
     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

1This course fulfills the College of Visual and Performing Arts writing-intensive requirement for the major.
2The 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
G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance
3
Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century
9-12
General Education courses
6-9

 
30

 

Second Year
Credit Hours

G ARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern

3
ART 280. Foundations Seminar
3

Required studio art course

3
Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education)
3
General Education courses
9
General art electives (any level)
6
General elective
3

 
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Third Year
Credit Hours

Art history elective (300-400 level)

3
General art electives (any level)
9
General electives
3
Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education)
3
General Education courses
12

 
30

 

Fourth Year
Credit Hours

Studio art courses (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 Education1,2

41

Quantitative requirement3,4

3

Scientific Literacy requirement3

3

Major requirements (listed below)

80-81

 
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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 Math and G ISAT 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 G ISAT 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 and a combined 20-21 credits in electives from ISAT and COB, as the following list shows.

Required Art Courses
Credit Hours
Foundation Courses
     ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 160. Drawing I
3
     G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to      Renaissance1
3
     G ARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to      Modern1
3
     ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design
3
     ART 260. Drawing II
3
     GRPH 243. Computer Graphics
3
     INDE 222. CAD I: Digital Design
3
Studio art electives (choose five of the following):
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     ART 225. Introductory Ceramics: Potter’s Wheel
     ART 226. Introductory Ceramics: Handbuilding
     ART 322. Metal and Jewelry  
     ART 325. Intermediate Ceramics: Molds & Casting  
     ART 335. Sculpture  
     ART 326. Intermediate Ceramics: Surface      Development  
     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 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  

 

60-61

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
ART 240. Three-Dimensional Design
3
Cluster One: Skills for the 21st Century
9-12
Cluster Two: Art and Humanities Package B1
3

     GHIST 101. World History to 1500

 
     G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to      Renaissance  
Cluster Three: The Natural World Package B 1
10
     GISAT 112. Environmental Issues in Science and      Technology  
    GISAT 113. Issues in Science and Technology: Living      Systems  
    GISAT 141. Analytical Methods  

 
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Second Year
Credit Hours

G ARTH 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

 
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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

 
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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 PK-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, third year)

3
ART 311. Secondary Art Education Methods (spring, third year)
3
ART 317. Methods of Art Criticism (fall, fourth year)
3
ART 318. Visual Arts Across the Curriculum (spring, third year)
3
ART 490E. Special Studies in Art Education (prior to student teaching)
3

 
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Required Education & Psychology Courses
Credit Hours

G PSYC 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, fourth year)
16

 
24

1GPSYC 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’ understandings 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, graphic design, industrial design, or interior design courses, as the following chart shows. The student’s minor program is subject to approval by the school director.

 

Required 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 approval by the program director.

 

Required Courses
Credit Hours

G ARTH 205. Survey of World Art I: Prehistoric to Renaissance

3
G ARTH 206. Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern
3
Art history courses (300-400 level) 1
12

 
18

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