Ithaca College

School of Humanities and Sciences

Art

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Harry McCue, Professor and Chair

The curriculum prepares students for graduate training in art and for careers as professional artists. Art majors are required to take at least two of the six introductory courses before taking classes above level 2. All classes meet twice a week.

Requirements for Honors in Art

A B.A. or B.F.A. art student wishing to pursue honors in art should submit a written proposal to the chair of the department before the end of the first semester of his or her senior year. This proposal should include a request for a faculty sponsor who will work with the applicant in an advisory capacity. Honors awards will be based on three criteria: a full faculty review of the applicant's portfolio, an oral presentation of the concepts and methodologies that are the basis for the production of the portfolio, and the applicant's GPA. The portfolio should represent a body of work (e.g., solo exhibition or slide presentation) beyond the requirements for the major. Portfolio presentations must be scheduled by the student to take place during the second semester of the senior year. The deadline for the presentation will be no later than the third week in March for those graduating at the end of the spring semester. In order to receive honors, the applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Requirements for the Major in Art - B.A.
Credits in the major

Total, including 6 credits introductory courses

30

Credits outside the major

H&S courses, including 9 credits art history (excluding ARTH-11000)

60

Electives

30

Total, B.A. in art

120

Requirements for the Major in Art - B.F.A.
Required credits in the major

ART-12000

Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-13000

Introduction to Drawing

3

ART-14000

Introduction to Painting

3

ART-15000

Introduction to Sculpture

3

ART-15400

Printmaking - Intaglio/Relief

3

ART-49000, ART-49100

Senior Project

6

CNPH-14100

Introduction to Photography

4

ARTH-11700

Survey of Western Art I

3

ARTH-11800

Survey of Western Art II

3

ARTH-28500

Art since 1960

3

Total, required credits in the major

34

Restricted electives in the major - A total of 12 credits selected from the following:

ART-22100

Figure Drawing (3)

ART-25500

Printmaking - Silk Screen (3)

ART-25600

Printmaking - Lithography (3)

ART-27000

Book Design (3)

ART-22000

Intermediate Drawing (3)

ART-23000

Intermediate Painting (3)

ART-25000

Intermediate Sculpture (3)

CNPH-24200

Intermediate Photography (3)

12

A total of 12 credits selected from the following:

ART-32000

Advanced Drawing (3)

ART-34000

Advanced Painting (3)

ART-35000

Advanced Sculpture (3)

ART-38000

Computer Art and Animation (3)

ART-39900

Independent Study (3)

ART-49900

Independent Study (3)

CNPH-34100

Color Photography (3)

12

A total of 9 credits selected from the following:

Art history electives at level 2 or above

9

Total, restricted electives

33

Electives

Total

53

Total, B.A. in art

120

Requirements for the Major in Art Education - B.A.

This program leads to K-12 New York State initial teaching certification.

Credits in the major offered by the department

ART-12000

Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART-13000

Introduction to Drawing

3

ART-14000

Introduction to Painting

3

ART-15000

Introduction to Sculpture

3

ART-15400

Printmaking - Intaglio/Relief

3

Total

15

Restricted electives in the department - A total of 12 credits selected from two of the following media areas:

ART-22000

Intermediate Drawing (3)

ART-32000

Advanced Drawing (3)

ART-23000

Intermediate Painting (3)

ART-34000

Advanced Painting (3)

ART-25000

Intermediate Sculpture (3)

ART-35000

Advanced Sculpture (3)

ART-25500

Printmaking - Silk Screen (3)

ART-25600

Printmaking - Lithography (3)

Total, restricted electives in the department

12

Three credits selected from the following:

ART-22100

Figure Drawing (3)

ART-27000

Book Design (3)

ART-38000

Computer Art (3)

Total

3

Restricted electives outside of the department - A total of 9 credits selected from the following:

ARTH-11000

Introduction to Art (3)

ARTH-11700

Survey of Western Art I (3)

ARTH-11800

Survey of Western Art II (3)

ARTH-13500

Visual Culture (3)

ARTH-25100

Nineteenth-Century European Art (3)

ARTH-25200

Twentieth-Century European Art (3)

Total, restricted electives outside of the department

9

Core education requirements

EDUC-21910

Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice

3

COMP-20100

Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

EDUC-10100

Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

SLPA-23900

Educating Children with Special Needs

2

SLPA-22900

Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators

2

PSYC-21010

Educational Psychology

3

EDUC-34000

Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

3

EDUC-30810

Pedagogy and Practice across the Disciplines

3

EDUC-31410

Pedagogy and Practice for the Art Teacher

4

EDUC-41210

Seminar in Reflective Practice

3

EDUC-49810

Professional Semester in Education

12

EDUC-11000

Child Abuse Identification and Prevention Seminar

0

EDUC-11100

Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention Seminar

0

Total, core education requirements

39

Additional requirements

1. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English. Students may test out of this requirement by taking the language placement test and placing at level 2.

2. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered at WRTG-10600 or above.

3. All teaching-option students must successfully complete the second-year review and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in their subject. If a student receives an unsuccessful review or a review with stipulations, the student must participate in and successfully pass a second review the following year. Unsuccessful reviews and reviews with stipulations will be accompanied by a written statement outlining what must be done before the second review is completed.

4. Students must earn a grade of B or better in EDUC-30810 and EDUC-31410 to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.

5. EDUC-49810 Professional Semester in Education and the EDUC-41210 Seminar in Reflective Practice constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken.

6. All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all three sections of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations: the liberal arts and sciences test, the assessment of teaching skills-written, and the content area exam.

7. The student's department chair and the coordinator of teacher education must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.

Electives

42

Total, B.A. in art education

120

Minor in Art
Requirements for the minor in art - Select two of the following:

ART-12000

Two-Dimensional Design

ART-12100

Three-Dimensional Design

ART-13000

Introduction to Drawing

ART-14000

Introduction to Painting

ART-15000

Introduction to Sculpture

ART-15400

Printmaking - Intaglio/Relief

Total

6

Art history (excluding ARTH-11000)

3

Studio courses (level 2-3)

9

Total, minor in art

18

A faculty adviser will be appointed for each student taking a minor in art.