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School of Art

Dr. Philip James, Director

See page 5 for information regarding curricular changes.


Professors

K. Arthur, Bersson, Caldwell, Chatelain, Coulter, Crable, Humphrey, James, Kain, B. Lewis, McCaslin, Miyata, Szmagaj, Wyancko, Zapton

Associate Professors

Beer, Halpern, Tschudi, S. Yoon, Zielanski

Assistant Professors

McMullan, Ratner, Tate

Instructor

Downs

The School of Art offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in studio art. Three areas of studio art emphasis are available in the B.F.A. degree: general fine arts, graphic design and interior design. Minors are offered in all three degree programs.

School of Art Goals

The goals of the School of Art are to prepare graduates with the following:

Art

Art History

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Those who desire to be art teachers in the public schools must meet the formal requirements of licensure in art.

Accreditation

The School of Art is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

The School of Art is in the process of revising its programs to meet the university's new 120 minimum required hours for graduation while maintaining its accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. All B.F.A. degree programs will achieve this goal by the 1995-96 academic year. Students entering under this year's catalog may elect to follow the new 1995-96 catalog course of study should the new curriculum prove to be to the student's benefit.

Admission

In addition to minimum JMU admission requirements as stated on page 21, all students intending to major in studio art, except interior design students, must submit a portfolio for review. Although it is not required, interior design students may also submit a portfolio. Art history applicants may submit an essay.

As part of the School of Art admission process, students must be interviewed and present other evidence of interest and success in art. The schedule for the portfolio-essay review/interview sessions, as well as other specific information, can be obtained from the School of Art.

Art Scholarships

Several scholarships are awarded to qualified undergraduate art majors (see pages 33-35):

Art History

Bachelor of Arts

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. The major in art history requires 42 credit hours and provides a liberal arts background through the B.A. requirements of a 200-, 300- or 400-level philosophy course, completion of a foreign language through the intermediate level, and 21-24 hours of upper-level art history classes.

                                                  Credit
Required Core Art History Courses                  Hours
ARTH 205. Survey I: Prehistoric Through                3
  Medieval Art
ARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance Through               3
  Modern Art
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics                         3
Art history electives (300 or 400 level)           24-27
Studio art electives                                 6-9
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Students who complete 27 credit hours of upper-level art history course work need to complete six credit hours of studio art course work; students who complete 24 credit hours of upper-level art history course work must complete nine hours of studio art course work.

It is strongly recommended that art history majors take at least one non-western course and as many period surveys as possible. The following studio art courses are particularly recommended:

ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design
ART 141. Three-Dimensional Design
ART 160. Drawing
ART 255. Photography
Majors in art history may use the remaining 41 hours of general electives to broaden their background in the humanities, combine art history with another field by taking a double major, or minor in an area.

Students in any degree program may take art history as a second major. Students will complete the degree requirements of their first major and the art history requirements listed above. Students do not necessarily need to meet the B.A. degree requirements if art history is their second major and their first major will give them a B.S., B.F.A. or other degree. However, if a student wishes to pursue graduate education in art history, a foreign language is strongly recommended.

Minor in Art History

Students enrolled in any degree program may minor in art history by completing a minimum of 18 credit hours in art history. The student's minor program is subject to the approval of the director of the school.

                                                  Credit
Minor Requirements                                 Hours
ARTH 205. Survey I: Prehistoric Through                3
  Medieval Art
ARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance Through               3
  Modern Art
Art history courses (300 or 400 level)                12
                                                    ____
                                                      18

Studio Art

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree is intended for those students who choose to pursue a breadth of experience and understanding in art rather than professional specialization in any one studio area.

A portion of the course work for the degree will probably be taken outside of the field of art, with a minimum of 45 hours taken in art. Of those art courses completed, at least 27 credit hours must be in studio art. To develop a measure of competence in studio areas a total of 18 hours of in-depth work should be completed. All courses (six) may be taken in one area or any combination of courses that total 18 hours with at least two courses in each area. To provide a foundation in art history and appreciation, three credits must be earned in ART 200, Art in General Culture; or ARTH 201, Art and Its Purpose; and nine hours in art history.


                                                  Credit
Required Core Courses in Art                       Hours
Choose one of the following:                           3
  ART 200. Art in General Culture
  ARTH 201. Art and Its Purpose
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design                        3
ART 141. Three-Dimensional Design                      3
ART 160. Drawing                                       3
ART 235. Sculpture                                     3
ARTH 205. Survey I: Prehistoric Through                3
  Medieval Art
ARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance Through               3
  Modern Art
Liberal studies requirement                           41
Mathematics and natural or                             6
  social science courses
Art electives                                         21
Art history elective                                   3
Electives (any area chosen by student)                36
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Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is intended primarily for those whose aim is professional production in art. It provides an opportunity to study in one of three areas of emphasis - graphic design, interior design and general fine arts. A minimum of 85 credit hours in art is needed for graphic design, 87 for interior design and 90 for general fine arts. The B.F.A. major must complete 72 hours of studio and related courses, not including art history. Program credits are organized as follows:

Graphic and Interior Design


                                                  Credit
Required Core Courses                              Hours
Choose one of the following:                           3
  ART 200. Art in General Culture
  ARTH 201. Art and Its Purpose (Graphic Design)
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design                        3
ART 141. Three-Dimensional Design                      3
ART 160. Drawing I                                     3
ART 161. Drawing II                                    3
ARTH 205. Survey I: Prehistoric Through                3
  Medieval Art
ARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance Through               3
  Modern Art
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics                         3
Emphasis requirements [1]                             24
Two-dimensional (choose two of the following): [1]     6
  ART 242. Color Theory
  ART 255. Photography
  ART 353. Printmaking, Litho and Intaglio
  ART 354. Printmaking, Silkscreen and Relief
  ART 360. Painting
  ART 362. Figure Drawing
  GRPH 243. Computer Graphics I
Three-dimensional (choose two of the following): [1]   6
  ART 121. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
  ART 122. Metal and Jewelry
  ART 125. Ceramics
  ART 235. Sculpture
Art history elective (300 or above)                    3
Art and art related electives                         22
Art or general electives                               2
Liberal studies courses                               44
  (excluding ART 200 or ARTH 201)
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Notes:
[1]
See emphasis requirements which follow.

Graphic Design Requirements


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
GRPH  243. Computer Graphics [1]                       3
GRPH  344. Design Methodology                          3
GRPH  345. Advertising Design                          3
GRPH  346. Typography                                  3
GRPH  343 or 443. Computer Graphics II or III          3
GRPH  444. Survey of Graphic Design History            3
GRPH  446. Type and Image                              3
GRPH  448. Presentation Techniques                     3
Two-dimensional requirements                           6
Three-dimensional requirements                         6
Art history elective                                   3
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Interior Design Requirements


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
ARTH 412. Nineteenth- and 20th-Century                 3
  Architecture
FMD 230. Textiles                                      3
GRPH 448/INDE 348. Presentation Techniques             3
INDE 110. Introduction to Interior Design              3
INDE 145. Design Drafting                              3
INDE 210. Interior Components and Techniques           3
INDE 260. Design I: Residential                        3
INDE 310. Color and Lighting                           3
INDE 330. Structural Methods                           3
INDE 360. Design II: Office                            3
INDE 370. History of Interior Design                   3
INDE 380. Design III: Residential                      3
INDE 420. Design IV: Contract                          3
INDE 460. Design V: Open Plan Systems                  3
INDE 480. Design VI: Specialties                       3
INDE 492. Professional Practices in Interior Design    3
INDE 495. Internship                                   3
MKTG 380. Principles of Marketing                      3
MKTG 430. Sales Management and                         3
  Personal Selling
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General Fine Arts Requirements


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
Art history and aesthetics core courses: [1]          18
  ART 200. Art in General Culture (three credits)
  ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics (three credits)
  ARTH 205. Survey I: Prehistoric Through 
    Medieval Art (three credits)
  ARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance Through 
    Modern Art (three credits)
  Art history electives (two courses at the 
    300 level or above)
Studio core foundation:                               30
  ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design 
    (three credits)
  ART 141. Three-Dimensional Design 
    (three credits)
  ART 160. Drawing I (three credits)
  ART 161. Drawing II (three credits)
Choose six electives from the following:
  ART 121. Weaving and Other Fiber Arts
  ART 122. Metal and Jewelry
  ART 125. Ceramics
  ART 235. Sculpture
  ART 255. Photography
  ART 323. Papermaking
  ART 328. Stained Glass
  ART 353. Printmaking, Litho and Intaglio or
  ART 354. Printmaking, Silkscreen and Relief
  ART 360. Painting
  ART 362. Figure Drawing
  GRPH 243. Computer Graphics I
  INDE 145. Design Drafting
In-depth course of study [2]                       12-21
  To be chosen from one of the following: ceramics,
  photography, painting and drawing, sculpture, 
  metal and jewelry, weaving and other fiber arts, 
  and printmaking.
Liberal studies courses [3]                           41
Studio art and related electives [4]               21-30
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Notes:
[1]
Studio art majors wishing to minor in art history would need two additional courses on the 300/400 level.
[2]
In-depth studio research, excluding any courses taken to meet the studio core requirements.
[3]
Total may vary with the individual.
[4]
May include courses in graphic design, interior design, internships, etc.
The minor in studio art is 18 credit hours, subject to the approval of the director of the school.

A maximum of six credit hours of practicum or internship experience may count toward the art requirements in the B.F.A. degree; three hours may count toward the art requirements of the B.A. or B.S. degree. Students may take ART 200, Art in General Culture; or ARTH 201, Art and Its Purpose; but not both courses, for credit. ART 200 or ARTH 201 may not count for liberal studies for art and art history majors.

The School of Art reserves the right to permanently retain one work from each student in each class. The disposition of these works will be decided by the art staff.

The curricular sequence by which individual students fulfill degree requirements will vary depending upon the choice of major, academic degree and whether teaching licensure is sought. It is important, therefore, that students work closely with their advisers in fulfilling these requirements and that prerequisites for individual courses also be fulfilled.

Interior Design

Gary Chatelain, Coordinator

The interior design program prepares the student to formulate, propose and execute creative design solutions that incorporate the needs and issues relating to the interior environment. A broad, liberal education is combined with specialized professional courses to provide a background enabling the student to pursue careers in the field of interior design, including those dealing with commercial or residential design. The program leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in interior design.

The program is part of the School of Media Arts and Design and includes course work in fashion merchandising, the School of Art and the College of Business. The student must undergo a review process at the end of the sophomore year to determine levels of competencies. Graduates of the program are encouraged to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam after two years of work experience.

B.S. Degree Requirements


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
Art core requirements                                 24
Interior design courses                               21
Liberal studies courses                               44
Interior design electives                             31
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                                                     120

B.F.A. Degree Requirements


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
ART 200. Art in General Culture                        3
Liberal studies courses                               41
Professional studies courses (see pages 88-89)        57
Related courses                                       30
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Minor in Interior Design

The program offers a minor designed to give the student a general knowledge of the basic elements of the discipline.

Courses for the minor program include the following:


                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design                        3
INDE 110. Introduction to Interior Design              3
INDE 145. Design Drafting                              3
INDE 210. Interior Components and Techniques           3
INDE 260. Design I: Residential                        3
INDE 360. Design II: Office                            3
INDE 370. History of Interior Design                   3
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Major in Art History (B.A. Degree)

Dr. Linda Cabe Halpern, Coordinator


Suggested Sequence                                Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
Choose one of the following:                           3
  ARTH 205. Survey I: Prehistoric Through 
    Medieval Art
  ARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance Through 
    Modern Art
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition                 3-6
Foreign language courses                             6-8
Liberal studies courses                                9
Electives                                            3-6
                                                    ____
                                                   27-29

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
Choose one of the following                            3
  ARTH 205. Survey I: Prehistoric Through 
    Medieval Art
  ARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance Through 
    Modern Art
Choose one of the following:                           6
  Foreign language courses (if needed)
  Electives
Liberal studies courses                               20
Studio art elective                                    3
                                                    ____
                                                      32

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics                         3
Liberal studies course                                 3
Philosophy course                                      3
Art history electives                              12-15
Studio art elective                                    3
Electives                                            6-9
                                                    ____
                                                   30-33

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
Art history electives                              12-15
Studio art elective (if needed)                        3
Electives                                             15
                                                    ____
                                                   30-33

Major in Art (B.S. Degree)


Suggested Sequence                                Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design                        3
ART 160. Drawing                                       3
Choose one of the following:                           3
  ART 200. Art in General Culture
  ARTH 201. Art and Its Purpose
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition                   6
History courses                                        6
Mathematics courses                                    6
Kinesiology course                                     2
Art elective                                           3
                                                    ____
                                                      32

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
ART 141. Three-Dimensional Design                      3
Choose two of the following:                           6
  ARTH 205. Survey I: Prehistoric Through 
    Medieval Art
  ARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance Through 
    Modern Art
  Art history elective
Choose one of the following:                           3
  SCOM 120. Interpersonal Communication
  SCOM 121. Basic Human Communication
  SCOM 122. Public Speaking
Fine arts liberal studies course                       3
Humanities course                                      3
Natural science courses                                6
Social science course                                  3
Art electives                                          6
                                                    ____
                                                      33

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
ART 235. Sculpture                                     3
Humanities course                                      3
Social science or natural science course               3
Social science course                                  3
Art history elective                                   3
Art electives                                          6
Electives                                             10
                                                    ____
                                                      31

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
Art electives                                          6
Electives                                             27
                                                    ____
                                                      33

Major in Art (B.F.A. Degree)

Graphic Design and Interior Design


Suggested Sequence                                Credit
Freshman Year                                      Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design                        3
ART 141. Three-Dimensional Design                      3
ART 160-161. Drawing                                   6
Choose one of the following:                           3
  ART 200. Art in General Culture
  ARTH 201. Art and Its Purpose (Graphic Design)
ENG 101-102. Reading and Composition                   6
Fine arts liberal studies course                       3
Liberal studies course(s)                            3-6
Choose one of the following:                           3
  Two-dimensional art course
  Three-dimensional art course
                                                    ____
                                                   30-33

                                                  Credit
Sophomore Year                                     Hours
ARTH 205. Survey I: Prehistoric Through                3
  Medieval Art
ARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance Through               3
  Modern Art
Two-dimensional art course                             3
Three-dimensional art course                           3
Required emphasis courses                              9
Liberal studies courses                             9-13
                                                    ____
                                                   30-34

                                                  Credit
Junior Year                                        Hours
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics                         3
Required emphasis courses                              9
Art history course                                     3
Art electives                                          6
Art or general electives                            9-12
                                                    ____
                                                   30-33

                                                  Credit
Senior Year                                        Hours
Choose one of the following:                           3
  Two-dimensional art course
  Three-dimensional art course
Required emphasis courses or                           6
  emphasis electives
Art electives                                         13
Art or general electives                               6
Liberal studies course(s)                            3-6
                                                    ____
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General Fine Arts


Suggested Sequence
Freshman Year                                     Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
ART 140. Two-Dimensional Design                        3
ART 160. Drawing I                                     3
ART 200. Art in General Culture                        3
ENG 101. Reading and Composition                       3
Liberal studies course                                 3
                                                    ____
                                                      15

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
ART 141. Three-Dimensional Design                      3
ART 161. Drawing II                                    3
ENG 102. Reading and Composition                       3
Liberal studies courses                                6
                                                    ____
                                                      15

Sophomore Year                                    Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
ARTH 205. Survey I: Prehistoric Through                3
  Medieval Art
Liberal studies courses                                6
Studio core courses                                    9
                                                    ____
                                                      18

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
ARTH 206. Survey II: Renaissance Through               3
  Modern Art
Liberal studies courses                                5
Studio core courses                                    9
                                                    ____
                                                      17

Junior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
Liberal studies course                                 3
Studio in-depth course                                 3
Art history elective                                   3
Studio/related electives                               9
                                                    ____
                                                      18

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
ART 380. Seminar in Aesthetics                         3
Liberal studies course                                 3
Studio in-depth course                                 3
Studio/related electives                               6
                                                    ____
                                                      15

Senior Year                                       Credit
First Semester                                     Hours
Liberal studies courses                                6
Studio in-depth course                                 3
Studio/related electives                               9
                                                    ____
                                                      18

                                                  Credit
Second Semester                                    Hours
Liberal studies course                                 3
Studio in-depth course                                 3
Art history elective                                   3
Studio/related electives                               6
                                                    ____
                                                      15

Teaching License (N, K-12)

Dr. Jay Kain, Coordinator

In addition to the liberal studies and academic major requirements, students desiring N, K-12 teaching licensure must complete the following as a part of their program:

                                                  Credit
                                                   Hours
ART 310. Art Activities in the Elementary School       3
  (fall, junior year)
ART 317. Methods of Art Criticism                      3
  (spring, junior year)
ART 318. Visual Arts Across the Curriculum             3
  (spring, junior year)
ART 490E. Special Studies in Art Education             1
  (before student teaching)
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education            3
  (junior year)
EDUC 480. Student Teaching (spring, senior year)      16
PSYC 270. Psychology for Teachers of the               3
  Pre-adolescent and Adolescent Child [1] 
  (sophomore year)
SEED 371A. Clinical Techniques, Art Methods            3
  (fall, senior year)
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Notes:
[1]
PSYC 160 is a prerequisite for PSYC 270.
The student's program must include the following minimum requirements in art: It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. See pages 111-113 in this catalog for admission procedures and requirements to the teacher education program.

Students seeking licensure are encouraged to consult regularly with the Department of Secondary Education, Library Science and Educational Leadership, and the program coordinator of art education.


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