School of Humanities and Sciences

Department of Art

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Art Education

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 the student's 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.

Art, B.A.
Art, B.F.A.
Art Education, B.A.
Minor in Art

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

Credits in the department

Total, including 6 credits introductory courses 30

Credits outside the department

ARTH 11100 Episodes in Western Art 3
ARTH 28500 Art since 1960 3
One additional course in art history 3
Additional H&S courses 51
Electives 30
Total, B.A. in art 120

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

Required courses

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 11100 Episodes in Western Art 3
ARTH 28500 Art since 1960 3
Total, required courses 31

Restricted electives

A total of 12 credits selected from the following:

ART 22000 Intermediate Drawing (3)
ART 22100 Figure Drawing (3)
ART 23000 Intermediate Painting (3)
ART 25000 Intermediate Sculpture (3)
ART 25500 Printmaking - Silk Screen (3)
ART 25600 Printmaking - Lithography (3)
ART 27000 Book Design (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 49500 Art Internship (1-4)
ART 49900 Independent Study (3)
CNPH 34100 Color Photography (3) 12

A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

ARTH 20300 Egypt and Its Neighbors (3)
ARTH 20800 Mythology and Art (3)
ARTH 20900 Introduction to the Roman World (3)
ARTH 21900 Arts of Antiquity: Greece and Rome (3)
ARTH 22100 Introduction to the Medieval World (3) 3

A total of 3 credits selected from the following:

ARTH 23000 Italian Renaissance (3)
ARTH 23100 Northern Renaissance Art (3)
ARTH 23400 Baroque Art (3) 3

A total of 6 credits selected from the following:

ARTH 16000 Art across Cultures (3)
ARTH 25100 19th-Century European Art (3)
ARTH 25200 20th-Century European Art (3)
ARTH 28300 American Visual Culture 1690–1960 (3)
ARTH 39000 Introduction to Museology (3) 6
Total, restricted electives 36

Electives

Total 53
Total, B.F.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.

Required courses in 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, required courses 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) 12

Three credits selected from the following:

ART 22100 Figure Drawing (3)
ART 27000 Book Design (3)
ART 38000 Computer Art (3) 3
Total, courses within the department
30

Required courses outside the department

ARTH 11100 Episodes in Western Art 3
ARTH 16000 Art across Cultures 3
Total 6

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 40810 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, required courses outside the department 45

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 GPA of 2.75 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 40810 and EDUC 31410 to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.

5. EDUC 49810 Professional Semester in Education and 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 45
Total, B.A. in art education 120

Minor in Art

Requirements for the minor in art

A total of 6 credits from the following:

ART 12000 Two-Dimensional Design (3)
ART 12100 Three-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) 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.