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Welcome to the Department of Art

As an art major at Susquehanna University, you'll earn more than just an undergraduate degree. You'll gain lifelong advantages that you won't find at other colleges.

For starters, classes are small and the facilities are top-notch. You'll learn to express yourself in many ways—and not just visually. Our department is designed for those who are serious about art.

Created by artists for artists: Visit the Art Department's special site.

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.

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12      Art History Requirements

4 ARTH-101 Introduction to Art History I: Prehistoric to Late Middle Ages
4 ARTH-102 Introduction to Art History II: Renaissance to Modern
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.

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

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20      General Requirements

4 ARTH-101 Introduction to Art History I: Prehistoric to Late Middle Ages
4 ARTH-102 Introduction to Art History II: Renaissance to Modern
4 ARTS-111 Foundations of Art I
4 ARTH-300 Topics in Art
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)

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 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.

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.

Mark Franklin Fertig, M.F.A.

Department: Art
Associate Professor of Art
Department Chair, Art

fertig@susqu.edu
570-372-4623

Ann Piper, M.F.A.

Department: Art
Associate Professor of Art

piper@susqu.edu
570-372-4581

Ashley Lynn Busby

Department: Art
Assistant Professor of Art

busby@susqu.edu
570-372-4721

Gordon R. Wenzel

Department: Art
Adjunct Faculty - Photography

wenzelg@susqu.edu
570-372-4624

Amanda Lenig

Department: University Communications
Creative Services Manager
Adjunct Faculty Art

leniga@susqu.edu
570-372-4651

Juliann E Boggs

Department: Provost
Academic Assistant

boggsj@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Steven Leason

Department: Art
Adjunct Faculty Art

leason@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Christine Swisher

Department: Art
Adjunct Faculty Art

swisherc@susqu.edu
570-372-4384

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Department of Art

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Cunningham Center for Music and Art

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Phone & Email

Mark Fertig, department head
570-372-4623
fertig@susqu.edu

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