Marymount University

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15

Art

Art (B.A.)

The art program provides an education in diverse media and focuses on studying, interpreting, creating, and evaluating art. The program capitalizes on Marymount faculty's expertise in design studies and fine arts, and is enhanced by easy access to the many art galleries and museums in the greater Washington, DC region.

Upon successful completion of the art program, majors will be able to

  • skillfully differentiate, select, and apply visual arts media, techniques, and processes;
  • differentiate and interpret meaning in the visual arts from past to present by researching cultural and historical contexts, and communicating their findings in written and visual form;
  • integrate academic knowledge with work environment;
  • demonstrate research in historical and/or contemporary art and the ability to analyze and/or communicate a message; and
  • exhibit portfolio-quality work and effectively present one’s work.

Foundation courses in design, drawing, painting, ceramics, and art history introduce the formal elements of observation and visual communication skills, and are available to all Marymount students. The studio courses provide rigorous training in the basics of making visual art, and art history courses supply both a background in the traditions of visual art, and the opportunity to analyze works of art in greater detail. Other foundation courses introduce art majors to skills necessary for preparing their portfolios in a professional manner. At the end of the sophomore year, students will demonstrate their skills in the foundation's studio courses by preparing a portfolio, which is necessary to continue in the major.

By the end of the foundation curriculum, art majors choose a fine arts concentration: a group of courses in related artistic media where they will focus their studies. Art majors also take further upper-division fine arts courses. These include courses in art history, one of which focuses on art in the modern world. Students also complete an internship in a regional art agency, gallery, or museum, or an apprenticeship under a professional artist, and complete their studies by creating a body of work at the senior level, which is evaluated by faculty and artists from the chosen field.

The art major leaves a sufficient number of university electives to pursue a minor. The program recommends many possible minors, including:

Art History: Students interested in expanding their study of art history or those who hope to seek an advanced degree in art history should choose elective courses from the list of interdisciplinary courses that comprise the art history minor.

Business: Students wishing to pursue a career in art galleries, museums, and other arts organizations should consider earning a business minor, which will give them an integrated application of art, marketing, and management theories. They should consult with their advisor to choose elective courses in management, management science, marketing, and fine arts.

Graphic Design: Students who wish to prepare for positions in a variety of settings such as art galleries, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies might consider a minor in graphic design, which further develops skills in design techniques and technology, and their graphic application.

Illustration: Students who wish to diversify their portfolio to pursue illustration commissions, employment, and graduate studies should pursue a minor in illustration, and should consult with their advisor to choose elective courses in traditional and digital art.

Psychology: Students who hope to find entry-level positions in organizations that employ art therapists, or to pursue an advanced degree for a career as a practicing art therapist should consider earning a psychology minor. They should consult with their advisor to choose elective courses in psychology and fine arts.

Students should also consult with a School of Arts and Sciences advisor about the interdisciplinary plan for liberal studies majors and the interdisciplinary media and performance studies minor.

Minimum Grade Requirement: A minimum grade of C is required in any fine arts course that counts toward the art degree. Students also must pass FA 295 Sophomore Portfolio in order to continue in the major.

Degree Requirements — Art

Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements

See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core for details. Art majors will satisfy the three-course university Writing-Intensive (WI) requirement in the following way: FA 422 Senior Project and at least two (2) courses from FA 345 Renaissance Art, FA 365 Baroque Art, FA 370 19th-Century Art, and FA 380 Modern Art.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of this major, all students in this program will take the following courses in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor.

Foundation Courses

FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design

FA 104 Color Theory

FA 105 Drawing I

FA 106 Drawing II

FA 107 Ceramics I: Introduction to Hand-building

FA 201 Introduction to Art History I

FA 202 Introduction to Art History II

FA 210 Three-Dimensional Design

FA 211 Printmaking I

FA 213 Painting I

GD 101 Software Lab I: Photoshop

GD 200 Electronic Publishing

Fine Arts Requirements

FA 295 Sophomore Portfolio

Three (3) credits in upper-division art history, after 1800

Three (3) additional credits in upper-division art history

Three (3) credits in fine arts electives (studio or art history)

FA 400 Internship

FA 427 Senior Portfolio

Concentration Courses

All art majors will also take three fine arts courses (9 credits) in a single media concentration. One course (3 credits) will be the senior project, which must be in the same media as the other concentration classes.

Drawing/Painting Concentration

FA 309 Figure Drawing

FA 310 Advanced Drawing

FA 313 Advanced Painting

FA 421 Project

FA 422 Senior Project

Printmaking/Book Arts Concentration

FA 307 Advanced Printmaking

FA 353 Handmade Books

FA 360 Book Illustration in Mixed Media

FA 421 Project

FA 422 Senior Project

Sample Degree Plan — Art

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections. This plan will differ for students who wish to pursue any minor.

Year One — Fall

FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design §

FA 105 Drawing I §

EN 101 Composition I (WR core course)*

Mathematics (MT) core course*

DSC 101 DISCOVER First-Year Seminar*

Year One — Spring

FA 104 Color Theory §

FA 210 Three-Dimensional Design §

EN 102 Composition II (WR core course)*

TRS 100 Theological Inquiry (TRS-1 core course)*

Natural Science (NS) core course*

Year Two — Fall

FA 106 Drawing II §

FA 201 Introduction to Art History I (FNA; GP) § *

FA 213 Painting I §

GD 101 Software Lab I: Photoshop§
GD 200 Electonic Publishing §

Introductory English Literature (EN-1) core course*

Year Two — Spring

FA 107 Ceramics I: Intro to Hand-building

FA 202 Introduction to Art History II §

FA 211 Printmaking I §00

FA 295 Sophomore Portfolio & Presentation §11

PH 200 Introduction to Philosophy (PH-1 core course)*

Introductory Social Science (SS-1 core course)*

Year Three — Fall

One (1) upper-division art history course (WI) §22 *

One (1) fine arts concentration course §33 **

Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course *

Introductory Social Science (SS-1) core course*

Introductory History (HI-1 core course; ETH)*

Year Three — Spring

One (1) upper-division art history course (WI) §44 *

One (1) fine arts concentration course §55 **

Advanced Literature (LT-2) or Advanced History (HI-2) core course*

Natural Science (NS) or Introductory Social Science (SS-1) core course*

One (1) elective

Year Four — Fall

FA 422 Senior Project (WI) §66 *

One (1) fine arts elective §77 **

Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TR-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course *

Two (2) electives

Year Four — Spring

FA 400 Internship (EXP) §88 *

FA 427 Portfolio §99

Advanced Social Science (SS-2) core course*

Two (2) electives

§00 Requirement for the major

* Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and the Course Descriptions for further information.

** See Major Requirements for course selections

Art with K-12 Teaching Licensure (B.A. in Art)

This program of study allows students to complete a baccalaureate degree in art and also be licensed to teach art, levels K-12, at the end of four years. Students pursuing licensure in this manner complete all requirements necessary for Virginia licensure, including field experience and student teaching.

Admission Requirements: Students in this program must seek admission to the teacher licensure program and apply for student teaching. See the education section for admission requirements and procedures.

Degree Planning: Students in this program must take courses as specified to ensure fulfillment of state licensure requirements. In addition to working with an art advisor, students should see an education advisor in the School of Education and Human Services for further information.

Also, course rotations vary and not every course is available each semester. Course rotations are specified in the Course Description section of this catalog. Individual advising is important to ensure meeting all major and teaching licensure requirements.

Minimum Grade Requirements: A minimum grade of C is required in all education courses.

Degree Requirements — Art with K-12 Teaching Licensure

Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements

See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core for details. Art education majors will satisfy the three-course university Writing-Intensive (WI) requirement in the following way: FA 422 Senior Project and at least two (2) courses from FA 345 Renaissance Art, FA 365 Baroque Art, FA 370 19th-Century Art, and FA 380 Modern Art.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements. Some coursework fulfills teaching licensure requirements as specified by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

ED 250 Introduction to Teaching and Learning

ED 327S Curriculum Design

ED 337 Reading in the Content Areas

ED 452 Managing the Classroom #

ED 460 Student Teaching #

FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design

FA 104 Color Theory

FA 105 Drawing I

FA 106 Drawing II

FA 107 Ceramics I: Introduction to Hand-building

FA 201 Introduction to Art History I

FA 202 Introduction to Art History II

FA 210 Three-Dimensional Design

FA 211 Printmaking I

FA 295 Sophomore Portfolio

FA 385 Approaches to Teaching Art

FA 422 Senior Project

FA 427 Senior Portfolio

Three (3) credits in upper-division art history, after 1800

Three (3) additional credits in upper-division art history

Six (6) credits from one (1) concentration

GD 101 Software Lab I: Photoshop

GD 200 Electronic Publishing

PSY 110 Human Growth and Development

PSY 341 Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities

# ED 452 and ED 460 must be taken at the same time.

Sample Degree Plan — Art with K-12 Teaching Licensure

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections.

Year One — Fall

FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design §11

FA 105 Drawing I §22

EN 101 Composition I (WR core course)*

Mathematics (MT) core course*

DSC 101 DISCOVER First-Year Seminar*

Year One — Spring

FA 104 Color Theory §33

FA 210 Three-Dimensional Design §44

EN 102 Composition II (WR core course)*

TRS 100 Theological Inquiry (TRS-1 core course)*

Natural Science (NS) core course*

Year Two — Fall

FA 106 Drawing II §55

FA 201 Introduction to Art History (FNA core course; GP) §66 *

FA 213 Painting I §77

GD 101 Software Lab I: Photoshop §88

Introductory English Literature (LT-1) core course*

Introductory History (HI-1 core course; ETH)*

Year Two — Spring

FA 202 Introduction to Art History II §99

FA 211 Printmaking I §00

FA 295 Sophomore Portfolio & Presentation §11

ED 250 Introduction to Teaching and Learning §22

GD 200 Electronic Publishing §33

PSY 110 Human Growth and Development (SS-1 core course) §44 *

Year Three — Fall

One (1) fine arts concentration course §55 **

ED 327S Curriculum Design §66

PH 200 Introduction to Philosophy (PH-1 core course)*

Introductory Social Science (SS-1 core course)*

One (1) upper-division art history course(WI) §77 *

Year Three — Spring

FA 107 Ceramics I: Introduction to Hand-building

One (1) fine arts concentration course §88 **

ED 337 Reading in Content Areas §99

PSY 341 Psychology of Individuals with Exceptionalities (SS-2 core course) §00

Year Four — Fall

FA 422 Senior Project (WI) §11 *

FA 385 Approaches to Teaching Art §22 **

One (1) upper-division art history course (WI) §33

Natural Science (NS) or Introductory Social Science (SS-1) core course*

Advanced Literature (LT-2) or Advanced History (HI-2) core course *

Advanced Theology/Religious Studies (TRS-2) or Theological Ethics (TRS-E) core course*

Year Four — Spring

ED 460 Student Teaching (EXP) §44 *

ED 452 Managing K-12 Classroom §55

FA 427 Senior Portfolio §66

Advanced Philosophy (PH-2) or Philosophical Ethics (PH-E) core course*

§77 Requirement for the major and/or teaching licensure

* Fulfills Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements. See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core and Course Descriptions for further information.

** See Major Requirements for course selections

Art History (Minor)

Minor Requirements

FA 201 Introduction to Art History I

FA 202 Introduction to Art History II

Fifteen (15) additional credits from the following (at least 9 credits must be in art history courses with an FA prefix): AA 361 Survey of Fashion, AA 412 Great Designers, EN/IS 220 The Movie or the Book?, EN/IS 240 Introduction to Visual and Cultural Studies, FA 305 Pre-Classical Art, FA 315 Classical Art, FA 325 Medieval Art, FA 345 Renaissance Art, FA 365 Baroque Art, FA 370 19th-Century Art, FA 380 Modern Art, FA 410 Topics in Art History, GD 301 History of Graphic Design, ID 350 History of Interiors I, ID 351 History of Interiors II, PH 370 Philosophy of Art

Illustration (Minor)

Minor Requirements

FA 105 Drawing I

FA 106 Drawing II

FA 309 Figure Drawing

FA 360 Book Illustration in Mixed Media

GD 202 Illustration I

Six (6) additional credits, choosing from the following: FA 211 Printmaking I, FA 213 Painting I, FA 313 Advanced Painting, FA 307 Advanced Printmaking, FA 421 Project, GD 302 Illustration II, GD 421 Project

Studio Art (Minor)

Minor Requirements

FA 103 Two-Dimensional Design

FA 104 Color Theory

Fifteen (15) additional credits from the following: FA 105 Drawing I, FA 106 Drawing II, FA 107 Ceramics I: Introduction to Hand-building, FA 110 Cross-Cultural Visual Thinking, FA 210 Three-Dimensional Design, FA 211 Printmaking I, FA 213 Painting I, FA 215 Ceramics II, FA 307 Advanced Printmaking, FA 309 Figure Drawing, FA 310 Advanced Drawing, FA 330 Jewelry Design, FA 353 Handmade Books, FA 360 Book Illustration in Mixed Media, FA 421 Project

Catalog Contents

Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15

General Information

Admission

Financial Information

Academic Support Services

Academic Information and Policies

University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core

Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate Programs

Course Descriptions

University Leadership

Notices to Students

Index