Art

Degree Requirements

Learning Goals

  • Possess skills essential for entry into the professional world or graduate school.
  • Are objective evaluators of their work and that of others and are able to place their work within a logical historical contemporary context.
  • Are aware of the cultural importance of their work and are able to write and speak about it using appropriate language.
  • Comprehend art history from the cave era through today.

Art History Studies

Requirements for the Major in Art History. The Bachelor of Arts in art history requires 48 semester hours in art history and studio art with grades of C- or better.

semester hours

12

Art History Requirements

 

4

ARTH:101 Introduction to Art History I

 

4

ARTH:102 Introduction to Art History II

 

4

ARTH:403 Senior Thesis

28

Art History Electives

 

28

Choose elective art history courses selected with faculty adviser guidance (may include internship or independent study credit).

8

Studio Art Electives

 

8

Choose two studio art courses (ARTS:111 Foundations of Art I and a photography course are recommended).

Reading knowledge of a second language is helpful for undertaking research in non-English scholarship.

Art Studies

Requirements for the Major in Studio Art. The Bachelor in Arts in studio art requires 46 semester hours of art department courses with grades of C- or better.

semester hours

20

General Requirements

 

4

ARTH:101 Introduction to Art History I

 

4

ARTH:102 Introduction to Art History II

 

4

ARTS:111 Foundations of Art I

 

4

ARTH:300-level art history elective

 

4

ARTS:402 Senior Portfolio

6

Art Electives

 

6

Choose 6 semester hours from art department courses. Additional independent study and internship credits are applicable.

Painting and Drawing Concentration: 20 hours

 

4

ARTS:112 Foundations of Art II

 

4

ARTS:113 Drawing

 

4

ARTS:221 Painting

 

4

ARTS:314 Topics in Studio Art

 

4

ARTS:400 Independent Study (combination of two- or four-semester-hour sections)

Photography Concentration: 20 hours

 

4

ARTS:241 Black and White Photography

 

4

ARTS:243 Digital Photography

 

4

ARTS:244 Advanced Photography

 

4

ARTS:341 Topics in Photography

 

4

ARTS:400 Independent Study (combination of two- or four-semester-hour sections)

Graphic Design Studies

Requirements for the Major in Graphic Design. The major in graphic design requires 58 semester hours in graphic design, studio art and art history courses with grades of C- or better.

semester hours

24

Department of Art Requirements

 

4

ARTH:101 Introduction to Art History I or
ARTH:102 Introduction to Art History II

 

4

ARTS:111 Foundations of Art I

 

4

ARTS:112 Foundations of Art II

 

4

ARTS:113 Drawing

 

4

ARTS:241 Black and White Photography or
ARTS:243 Digital Photography

 

4

ARTH:412 Contemporary Art

20

Graphic Design Requirements

 

4

ARTG:251 Computer Applications in Graphic Design

 

4

ARTG:252 Visual Communication

 

4

ARTG:253 Typography

 

4

ARTG:353 Advanced Typography

 

4

ARTG:451 Graphic Design Studio

14

Graphic Design Electives, chosen from the following:

 

4

ARTS:241 Black and White Photography

 

4

ARTS:243 Digital Photography

 

4

ARTS:244 Advanced Photography

 

2

ARTG:351 Graphic Design for the Internet

 

4

ARTG:352 Package Design

 

4

ARTG:360 Topics in Graphic Design

 

1–4

ARTS:400 Independent Study

 

1–4

ARTS:404 Internship

 

2

ARTG:460 Advanced Topics in Graphic Design

Art History, Studio Art and Graphic Design Internships. The department encourages its majors to complete internships, which provide a valuable introduction to the professional art world. Studio art and art history majors typically complete internships at museums and galleries, while graphic design majors are expected to pursue internships at design firms, publishing houses and advertising agencies. All students may receive major credit for approved internships.

Off-Campus Study. Junior and senior studio art and art history majors are encouraged to spend a semester studying away from campus as part of the university’s GO program. Susquehanna art and art history majors have access to art centers all over Europe, particularly in London, Florence, the south of France and Paris. A liberal arts program at Regent’s College in London is one of the special programs available to art majors. Others may choose extended off-campus study in New York or Washington, D.C. This experience enriches the artistic spirit and opens up avenues for future careers. Students with foreign language interests can combine language and art studies abroad.

Departmental Honors. The department awards honors status for graduation for students receiving a 3.7 or higher GPA in the studio art, graphic design or art history major.

Art Minors

Minor in Art History. The minor in art history requires 20 semester hours of art history courses with a grade of C- or above. Required courses include ARTH:101, ARTH:102 and three additional art history courses.

Minor in Photography. The minor in photography requires five courses, totaling 20 semester hours, with a grade of C- or above. Required courses are ARTS:241 Black and White Photography; ARTS:243 Digital Photography; ARTS:244 Advanced Photography; one elective course chosen from ARTS:113 Drawing, ARTG:251 Computer Applications in Graphic Design and ARTS:341 Topics in Photography; and one art history course chosen from ARTH:300 History of Photography, ARTH:310 Modernism and the Avante-garde, ARTH:412 Contemporary Art and ARTH:313 Women in Art.

Minor in Studio Art. The studio art minor requires 20 semester hours in Art Department courses with grades of C- or above. Required courses are ARTH:101 Introduction to Art History I or ARTH:102 Introduction to Art History II; ARTS:111 Foundations of Art I; ARTS:113 Drawing; and eight additional semester hours of Art Department electives.



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