Art

Requirements


Bachelor of Fine Arts Major Sequence

Consistent with the educational philosophy of Georgian Court, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree maintains a strong liberal arts component that comprises 54 credit hours, i.e, all the Georgian Court requirements. In both the general fine arts and the graphic design/illustration concentrations, the student will earn a total of 78 credits in art. Art history courses may not be used to fulfill humanities cluster requirements.

 The foundation program is an intensive first-year curriculum for B.F.A. students that emphasizes both visual and liberal arts, giving students the opportunity to explore their strengths, talents, and professional options. The program stimulates new approaches to drawing and to the design process.

Sophomore and junior art majors gain personal insight through technical and conceptual approaches in studio art. In art history courses, they develop aesthetic understanding and the ability to critically analyze works of art. Junior students also select an area of concentration. Seniors work closely with a mentor. They prepare for either a gallery exhibition or a portfolio presentation. Seniors are encouraged to do internships off campus.

Transfer credits in art will be evaluated by an art advisor upon reviewing the student’s transcript and portfolio. Thirty-nine of the required B.F.A. credits must be taken at Georgian Court.

Required studio:
AR111; 112 Drawing I & II
AR113 Color and Design
AR213 Figure Drawing
AR214 Watercolor Painting
AR215; 216 Ceramics I & II
AR313; 314 Painting I & II
AR315; 316 Sculpture I & II
AR317; 318 Printmaking I & II

To prepare for senior exhibition, a student must take six credits in Advanced Studio (painting, ceramics, sculpture or printmaking), AR427, AR428.

Required Art History:
AR311 Renaissance Art
AR415 Nineteenth-Century Art (and)
AR416 Twentieth-Century Art

Select any eight courses from the following:
AR114 Lettering and Calligraphy
AR115; 116 Introduction to Art History I & II
AR211 Ancient Art
AR212 Medieval Art
AR218 Stained Glass Design
AR310 Women, Art and Society
AR312 Baroque and Rococo Art
AR319 Graphic Design I
AR321 Editorial Design and Book Illustration
AR322 Textile Design
AR323 Spirits, Magic and Art
AR324 Fashion Design and Illustration
AR413 Advanced Illustration Techniques
AR414 American Ar
AR417 Crafts I
AR420 Far Eastern Art
AR421 Photography
AR427; 428 Advanced Studio I & II
AR433 Independent Study in Studio
Total of 78 credits.

Bachelor of Arts Major Sequence

Art:
A minimum of 30 semester hours is required, including
AR111 Drawing I
AR113 Color and Design
AR215 Ceramics I
AR311 Renaissance Art
or
AR115 Introduction to Art History I
AR313 Painting I
AR315 Sculpture I
AR317; 318 Printmaking I & II
AR415 Nineteenth-Century Art
or
AR116 Introduction to Art History II
AR416 Twentieth-Century Art

Art with Art and Design Concentration:
AR111 Drawing I
AR113 Color and Design
AR315 Sculpture I
AR311 Renaissance Art
or
AR115 Introduction to Art History I
AR219 Designing with Type
AR313 Painting I
AR317 Printmaking I
or
AR318 Printmaking II
AR319; 320 Graphic Design I & II
AR321 Editorial Design and Book Illustration
AR324 Fashion Design and Illustration
AR325; 326 Computer Graphics I & II
AR327 Web Design Graphics
AR415 Nineteenth-Century Art
or
AR116 Introduction to Art History II
AR416 Twentieth-Century Art
AR421 Photography
or
AR422 Digital Imaging

and any three courses from among the following:
AR114 Lettering and Calligraphy
AR213 Figure Drawing
AR217 Drafting Techniques
AR322 Textile Design
AR410 Web Design II and Animation Graphics
AR413 Advanced Illustration Techniques
AR425 Field Experience in Art I
AR427 Advanced Studio I
Total of 60 credits.

Teacher of Art Certification:

In addition to the course requirements for the art major, the student must take:
AR213 Figure Drawing
AR214 Watercolor Painting
AR216 Ceramics II
AR317; 318 Printmaking I & II
AR325 Computer Graphics I
or
AR326 Computer Graphics II
AR417 Crafts I
AR421 Photography
or
AR422 Digital Imaging

For required professional courses in education, please refer to the School of Education section of this catalog.
Total of 48 credits.

In order to qualify for admission into the Art Department as a major candidate, a student must give satisfactory evidence of art ability. Studio courses are also open to interested, qualified, non-art majors. Certain courses have prerequisites.

B.A. Art and Art History majors may use only two art history courses as humanities cluster requirements.

Art Minor Sequence:

A minimum of 18 semester hours is required, including:
AR111 Drawing I
AR113 Color and Design
AR313, AR215
AR315 Sculpture I
or
AR315 Sculpture I
AR214 Watercolor Painting
or
AR317 Printmaking I
AR415 Nineteenth-Century Art
or
AR416 Twentieth-Century Art

Art History Minor Sequence:

A minimum of 18 semester hours is required, including:
AR311 Renaissance Art
AR415 Nineteenth-Century Art
AR416 Twentieth-Century Art


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