Buena Vista University

Art

Is expression your passion? Do you admire how skillfully creativity can be used to seek truth, depict beauty, conjure fiction, and uncover ugliness? Or are you driven by your own desire to create, to make the next work so unique that we don’t yet have words to describe it?

Studying art formally can help focus and improve skills in your own creative pursuits and show you how to root them with an informed appreciation of the art of others. Art majors take classes on history and production of traditional media including painting, sculpting, printmaking and photography. All production courses involve hands-on experience taught by faculty members who are producing artists. As a major, you’ll be given time and encouragement to develop your artistry. As a senior, you’ll be provided with your own well-equipped studio space.

Key Personality Traits of Artists:

Courses of study

Major in Art: 51 credit hours

ART 201 Art Foundations I
ART 202 Art Foundations II
ART 301 Prehistoric and Medieval Art History
ART 302 European Renaissance to Baroque Art History
ART 303 Romanticism to Modern Art History
ART 304 Modern to Contemporary Art History
ART 310 Painting
ART 320 Sculpture
ART 331 Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing or ART 332 Ceramics: Handbuilding and Sculptural Forms
ART 340 Printmaking: Intaglio or ART 341 Printmaking: Lithography
ART 392 Junior Seminar
ART 415 Advanced Topics in Two Dimensional Art
ART 425 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Art
ART 492 Senior Seminar
ART 493 Senior Exhibition

9 credit hours from:

ART 331 Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing or ART 332 Ceramics: Handbuilding and Sculptural Forms (class not taken above)
ART 340 Printmaking: Intaglio or ART 341 Printmaking: Lithography (class not taken above)
ART 415 Advanced Topics in Two Dimensional Art
ART 425 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Art
ART 460 Advanced Drawing
ART 495 Internship
DIGI 101 Media Studio: Photo
DIGI 301 Advanced Digital Photography
GDES 349 Graphic Design
Art and Art Education majors must earn a final grade of C- or better in all Art courses.

Major in art with teaching licensure (K-8):

Art major plus:

EDUC 451 K-8 Art Methods and Field Experience
EDUC 460 Professional Seminar III: Elementary Student Teaching (K-8 Art
Plus requirements listed under elementary education and education core

Major in art with teaching licensure (5-12):

Art major plus:

SEDU 365 Reading in the Content Areas
SEDU 401 Methods of Teaching Secondary Art and Field Experience
SEDU 490 Professional Seminar III: Secondary Student Teaching
Plus requirements listed under secondary education and education core

Major in art with teaching licensure (K-8 & 5-12):

Art major plus:

EDUC 451 K-8 Art Methods and Field Experience
EDUC 460 Professional Seminar III: Elementary Student Teaching (K-8 Art)
SEDU 365 Reading in the Content Areas
SEDU 401 Methods of Teaching Secondary Art and Field Experience
SEDU 490 Professional Seminar III: Professional Seminar III: Secondary Student Teaching
Plus requirements listed under secondary education and education core

Minor in Art: 21 credit hours

ART 201 Art Foundations I
ART 202 Art Foundations II

9 credit hours from:

ART 301 Prehistoric and Medieval Art History
ART 302 European Renaissance to Baroque Art History
ART 303 Romanticism to Modern Art History
ART 304 Modern to Contemporary Art History

6 credit hours from:

ART 310 Painting
ART 320 Sculpture
ART 331 Ceramics: Introduction to Wheel Throwing
or ART 332 Ceramics: Handbuilding and Sculptural Forms
ART 340 Printmaking: Intaglio or ART 341 Printmaking: Lithography
ART 415 Advanced Topics in Two Dimensional Art
ART 425 Advanced Topics in Three Dimensional Art
ART 460 Advanced Drawing
DIGI 101 Media Studio: Photo
DIGI 301 Advanced Digital Photography

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