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Old Dominion University

2014-2015 Catalog

Art

Dianne de Beixedon, Chair
Elliott Jones, Chief Departmental Advisor (ejones@odu.edu)
Office Telephone: (757) 683-4047

Bachelor of Arts–Art History Major

Anne Muraoka, Program Director

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication Skills *
ENGL 110CEnglish Composition3
Select one of the following courses: 3
English Composition
Introduction to Writing in Business, Education and Social Sciences
or
Introduction to Technical Writing
Oral Communication Skills3
Mathematical Skills3
Language and Culture **0-12
Information Literacy and Research ***
Human Creativity ****3
Select one of the following courses:
Film Appreciation
Dance and Its Audience
Music in History and Culture
The Theatre Experience
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
The Impact of Technology *****0-3
Human Behavior3
Total Hours35-50
*

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C before declaring major in Art History.

**

Proficiency through 202 level in French, German, Italian, Latin or Spanish; note that proficiency is not met by completion of an associate degree.

***

Satisfied in the major by ARTH 211 and ARTH 212.

****

Neither ARTH 121A nor ARTS 122A may be used to satisfy this requirement.

*****

 May be fulfilled in the major with ARTH 435W.

Major Courses

ARTH 211Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARTH 212Renaissance and Modern Art3
ARTH 351WResearch Methods in Art History (C or better required)3
ARTH 360Asian Art (or an ARTH Topics course in a non-Western subject area)3
ARTH Electives24
Select eight ARTH 300/400 level courses
ARTS electives 6
Select two courses in studio art
Total Hours42

Students pursuing graduate work leading to teaching, museology, art criticism or dealing in works of art will be counseled on course selection. ­For students considering graduate work in art history, 18 hours of German or French are strongly recommended. Students who wish to distinguish themselves in the major may opt for the thesis elective, ARTH 480, in their final year of study.

Electives

Elective courses may be taken for the remainder of the minimum 120 credits required for the degree.

Upper Division General Education

  • Option A. Approved Minor, 12-24 credit hours; also second degree or second major
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor; 12 credit hours, (3 credit hours may be in the major area of study)
  • Option C. International business and regional courses or an approved certification program, such as teaching licensure (hours vary)
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses (6 credit hours) from outside the College of Arts and Letters or from the Social Science Component within the College of Arts and Letters that are not required by the major.

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, no less than a grade of C in major courses, a minimum of 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Minor in Art History

A student who chooses to complete a minor in art history must receive the approval of the chief departmental advisor and the art history program director. ARTH 211 and ARTH 212 are prerequisite courses for the minor and are not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. A reading knowledge of French, German, Italian or Spanish is strongly advised. The requirement for the minor for BA and BS students comprises 12 hours selected from ARTH 300- and 400-level courses. BFA students must complete the following:

Select one of the following courses: 3
History of Design
Art Criticism
Research Methods in Art History
Modern Architecture
ARTH 300- and 400-level courses12
Total Hours15

For completion of the minor a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and no grade lower than a C in all courses required for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses. Transfer students must complete a minimum of six hours in ARTH 300- and 400-level courses through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Interdisciplinary Minor - The Designed World

Ken Daley, Department of Art, Coordinator

This interdisciplinary minor explores the interwoven historical, cultural, aesthetic, perceptual, and technical domains of the designed world. That virtually all aspects of the human-built world are designed is a generally accepted belief; however, it is not given the careful scrutiny it deserves. Creative planning and critical analysis of design dynamics are emphasized within the context of these course offerings.

The designed world interdisciplinary minor requires 12 credit hours of 300/400-level courses selected from at least two different disciplines with a maximum of six credits from any one discipline. For completion of the interdisciplinary minor, students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses. At least six hours of 300/400 upper-level courses must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Three credit hours may be in the major, if a major course is listed as an option for the interdisciplinary minor. As such, it will be credited toward both the major and the interdisciplinary minor.

Course options are as follows:

ARTH 320WHistory of Design3
ARTH 435WModern Architecture3
ARTH 439Art Between the Wars: 1919-19393
ENGL 371WCommunication Across Cultures3
ENGL 382Reporting News for Television and Digital Media3
ENGL 477Language, Gender and Power3
GEOG 310Geography of the City3
GEOG 412Cities of the World3
PSYC 344Human Factors3
PSYC 413Sensation and Perception3
SEPS 303Social Aspects of Clothing3
SEPS 422Fashion Product Development3
SEPS 423Visual Merchandising and Display3
STEM 382Industrial Design3
STEM 386Architecture3
STEM 417Exploring Technology and Modern Industry3

Bachelor of Arts–Art Education

Kenneth Fitzgerald, Art Education Program Coordinator (kfitzger@odu.edu)

Admission

All students must apply for and be admitted into the approved art education program. Students must meet the required criteria for admission by passing the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments and earn the minimum required grade point averages (GPA).  Application forms for admission to teacher education programs are available at the Office of Teacher Education Services and are to be submitted to the art education program director or Art Department chair before being submitted to Teacher Education Services.

Prescribed Virginia Board of Education Assessment for Admission to an Approved Teacher Education Program

Old Dominion University students seeking admission to an approved teacher education program must satisfy the Virginia Board of Education Required Assessment for Admission to an Approved Teacher Education Program. This requirement can be satisfied by meeting a passing score in one of the selected criteria below:

  1. Passing PRAXIS I composite score of 532 by December 31, 2013; or
  2. Passing PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Tests beginning January 1, 2014:
    Reading Score of 156, Writing Score of 162, and Mathematics Score of 150; or
  3. Approved substitute test scores:
    1. SAT score of 1000 with at least 450 verbal and 510 mathematics taken prior to April 1, 1995; or
    2. SAT score of 1100 with at least 530 verbal and 530 mathematics taken after April 1, 1995; or
    3. ACT composite score of 21 with ACT mathematics score of at least 21, and ACT English plus Reading score of at least 37, taken prior to April 1, 1995; or
    4. ACT composite score of 24 with ACT mathematics score of at least 22, and ACT English plus Reading score of at least 46, taken after April 1, 1995; or
    5. PRAXIS I Math test score of 178 by December 31, 2013 and a composite Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (hereafter referred to as the VCLA) score of 470; or
    6. PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Mathematics test score of 150 beginning January 1, 2014 and a VCLA score of 470; or
    7. SAT Mathematics test score of at least 510 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a VCLA score of 470; or
    8. SAT Mathematics test score of at least 530 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or
    9. ACT Mathematics test score of at least 21 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or
    10. ACT Mathematics test score of at least 22 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470.
      Note:  ACT scores taken prior to 1989 are not valid.

For the most current information on the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment, visit the Teacher Education Services website, http://www.odu.edu/tes and review the Teacher Education Handbook.

Required grade point averages (GPA):

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.
  • A major/content GPA of 2.75 is required – all Art courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A professional education GPA of 2.75 is required – all professional education courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Although students may enroll in a limited number of education courses, students must be admitted into the approved art education program prior to enrolling in any instructional strategies practicum education course. Students must also meet with an education advisor in the Office of Teacher Education Services.

Continuance

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, a major/content GPA of 2.75 and a professional education GPA of 2.75. Art courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher. The professional education core must be completed with a grade of C- or higher for continuance. A professional education GPA of 2.75 is required for continuance. Students must take and pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) and the PRAXIS II Art content knowledge examination prior to or while enrolled in the instructional strategies course. All assessments must be passed prior to the start of the Teacher Candidate Internship Orientation session.

Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments:

  • Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) – a passing composite score of 470 is required on this reading and writing assessment.
  • PRAXIS II Art: Content Knowledge (test code 0133) – passing score of 159 is required

To review more information on the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments, visit the Teacher Education Services website, www.odu.edu/tes.

Graduation

Requirements for graduation include completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, completion of the Senior Assessment; a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA in the major area and in the professional education core with no grade less than a C in the major/content and with no grade less than a C- in the professional education core; successful completion of the Teacher Candidate Internship; and a minimum of 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University.

Due to changing University requirements, national accreditation standards, and the Virginia Board of Education licensure regulations, the teacher education programs in the College of Arts and Letters are under constant revision. Any changes resulting from these factors supersede the program requirements described in this Catalog. Students are encouraged to obtain current program information from their advisors and from the Teacher Education Services website at www.odu.edu/tes.

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication Skills *
ENGL 110CEnglish Composition3
Select one of the following courses:3
English Composition
Introduction to Writing in Business, Education and Social Sciences
Introduction to Technical Writing
Oral Communications Skills3
Mathematical Skills3
Language and Culture **0-12
Information Literacy and Research ***
Human Creativity ****3
Select one of the following courses: 3
Film Appreciation
Dance and Its Audience
Music in History and Culture
The Theatre Experience
Interpreting The Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature and Science8
Impact of Technology *****0-3
Human Behavior3
Total Hours38-53
*

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C English Composition before declaring major in Art Education.

**

Proficiency through 202 level in French , German, Italian, Latin or Spanish; note that proficiency is not met by completion of an associate degree.

***

Satisfied in the major by ARTH 211 and ARTH 212.

****

Neither ARTH 121A nor ARTS 122A may be used to satisfy this requirement.

*****

May be fulfilled in the major with ARTH 435W.

Art History Requirements

ARTH 211Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARTH 212Renaissance and Modern Art3
ARTH 350WArt Criticism3
ARTH elective3
Total Hours12

Studio Art Requirements

ARTS 202Two-Dimensional Design3
ARTS 203Three-Dimensional Design3
ARTS 211Introduction to Digital Photography3
ARTS 231Fundamentals of Drawing3
ARTS 241Fundamentals of Painting3
ARTS 263Introduction to Ceramics3
ARTS 279Fundamentals of Digital Art3
ARTS 304Color3
ARTS 331Drawing: Composition3
Select one of the following: 3
Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprint
Printmaking: Introduction to Lithography
Alternative Print Techniques
Printmaking: The Relief Print
Letterpress Printmaking
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Sculpture
Crafts 1: Fibers
Crafts 1: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Crafts: Blacksmithing
Total Hours33

Professional Education

ARTS 305Elementary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management3
ARTS 406Secondary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management3
ARTS 407Art Education Practicum2
ARTS 408Student Teaching Seminar1
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3
SPED 406Students with Diverse Learning Needs in the General Education Classroom3
TLED 301Foundations and Introduction to Assessment of Education3
TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas +3
TLED 485Teacher Candidate Internship12
Total Hours33
+

 ARTS 279, in addition to TLED 301 and SPED 313, are the prerequisites for TLED 408.

Upper Division General Education

Satisfied through the professional education sequence.

Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement Program

Candidates who have previously earned a BFA degree in fine arts may seek licensure only. Information on applying for licensure can be obtained from the Darden College of Education or the art education program director. A minimum of 36 hours of art and professional courses (including 12 hours of student teaching) from Old Dominion University is required. Before registering for classes candidates must present a portfolio for review by the art education director or the Art Department chief departmental advisor who will determine which transferable courses will meet the cognate program requirements and which art and professional courses must be completed for licensure. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required for continuance and licensure.  Those candidates already possessing a B.A. degree in either studio art or art history will meet the qualifications for a second B.A. degree in art education upon completing all additional teaching licensure requirements.

Bachelor of Arts–Studio Art Major

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication Skills
ENGL 110CEnglish Composition *3
Select one of the following courses: 3
English Composition
Introduction to Writing in Business, Education and Social Sciences
Introduction to Technical Writing
Oral Communication Skills3
Mathematical Skills3
Language and Culture **0-12
Information Literacy and Research ***
Human Creativity ****3
Select one of the following courses:
Film Appreciation
Film Appreciation
Dance and Its Audience
Music in History and Culture
The Theatre Experience
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology *****0-3
Human Behavior3
Total Hours35-50

Major Requirements
Art History

ARTH 211Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARTH 212Renaissance and Modern Art3
ARTH 360Asian Art3
Select one of the following: ******3
History of Design
Art Criticism
Research Methods in Art History
Modern Architecture
Total Hours12

Studio Art

ARTS 202Two-Dimensional Design3
ARTS 203Three-Dimensional Design3
ARTS 211Introduction to Digital Photography3
ARTS 231Fundamentals of Drawing3
ARTS 241Fundamentals of Painting3
Select one of the following: 3
Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprint
Printmaking: Introduction to Lithography
Alternative Print Techniques
Printmaking: The Relief Print
Letterpress Printmaking
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Sculpture
Introduction to Ceramics
Crafts 1: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Crafts: Blacksmithing
ARTS 279Fundamentals of Digital Art3
ARTS 304Color3
ARTS 331Drawing: Composition3
ARTS 300 or 400-level elective course3
Total Hours33
*

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C before declaring a major in studio art.

**

Proficiency through 202 level in French, German, Italian, Latin or Spanish; note that proficiency is not met by completion of an associate degree.

***

Satisfied in the major by ARTH 211 and ARTH 212.

****

Neither ARTH 121A nor ARTS 122A may be used to satisfy this requirement.

*****

May be fulfilled in the major with ARTH 435W.

******

 C or better required.

Electives

Elective courses may be taken for the remainder of the minimum 120 credits required for the degree.

Upper Division General Education (minimum 6 credit hours)

  • Option A. Approved Minor, 12-24 credit hours; also second degree or second major
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor, 12 credit hours (3 credit hours may be in the major area of study)
  • Option C. International business and regional courses or an approved certification program, such as teaching licensure (hours vary)
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses (6 credit hours) from outside the College of Arts and Letters or from the Social Science Component within the College of Arts and Letters that are not required by the major.

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, no less than a grade of C in major courses, a minimum of 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

Minor in Studio Arts

A student who chooses to complete a minor in studio arts must receive the approval of the chief departmental advisor. A total of 12 hours in studio art 300- and 400-level courses is required. These courses have prerequisites that must be met by lower-level studio art courses chosen as electives. Normally the total number of prerequisite electives should not exceed nine hours. Students who choose a minor in studio arts should consult with the chief departmental advisor before their sophomore year to determine the specific courses and prerequisites that must be met to complete the minor. There are no specific minors in concentration areas such as painting, photo and print media, and graphic design. However, course selection will be done on an individual basis and may be focused upon a specific area of interest.

For completion of the minor a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and no grade lower than a C in all courses required for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses. Transfer students must complete a minimum of six credit hours in ARTS 300- and 400-level courses through courses offered by Old Dominion University.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Admission

Admission to the BFA program is open to all students. Since it is a professional arts program with a continuance portfolio, students are expected to begin their foundation courses in their first year. It is important for students who are considering the BFA as an option to consult with the chief departmental advisor before or during their first semester at Old Dominion University.

Continuance

Students seeking continuance into the BFA program must first complete at least 15 hours of foundation courses with a minimum grade of C. Students must then submit a portfolio of their work for evaluation by a designated faculty committee and indicate their intended area of concentration.

Graduation

Requirements for graduation include completion of a minimum of 120-122 credit hours to include a minimum of 30-31 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, completion of the Senior Assessment, and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 with no grade in a major course less than a C.

Lower Division General Education

Written Communication Skills *
ENGL 110CEnglish Composition3
Select one of the following:3
English Composition
Introduction to Writing in Business, Education and Social Sciences
Introduction to Technical Writing
Oral Communication Skills3
Mathematical Skills3
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research **
Human Creativity ***3
Select one of the following:
Film Appreciation
Dance and Its Audience
Music in History and Culture
The Theatre Experience
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Impact of Technology ****0-3
Human Behavior3
Total Hours35-44

Major Requirements
Art History 

ARTH 211Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARTH 212Renaissance and Modern Art3
Select one of the following: *****3
History of Design
Art Criticism
Research Methods in Art History
Modern Architecture
Two 300/400-level Art History (ARTH) courses6
Total Hours15

Foundation Requirements

ARTS 202Two-Dimensional Design3
ARTS 203Three-Dimensional Design3
ARTS 231Fundamentals of Drawing3
ARTS 279Fundamentals of Digital Art3
ARTS 304Color3
Total Hours15

Studio Core

ARTS 211Introduction to Digital Photography3
ARTS 241Fundamentals of Painting3
Select one of the following: 3
Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprint
Printmaking: Introduction to Lithography
Alternative Print Techniques
Printmaking: The Relief Print
Letterpress Printmaking
ARTS 261Introduction to Sculpture3
or ARTS 263 Introduction to Ceramics
Select one of the following: 3
Crafts 1: Fibers
Crafts 1: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Crafts: Blacksmithing
ARTS 331Drawing: Composition3
Two 300 or 400-level ARTS courses6
Capstone Course3
ARTS 400 for concentrations in drawing and design, fibers, three dimensional design, painting, print and photo media
ARTS 401 for graphic design concentration majors only
Total Hours27
*

Grade of C or better required in both courses and in ENGL 110C before declaring a major in fine arts.

**

Satisfied in the major by ARTH 211 and ARTH 212.

***

Neither ARTH 121A nor ARTS 122A may be used to satisfy this requirement.

****

Can be fulfilled in the major with ARTH 435W.

*****

 C or better required

Studio Concentrations

All BFA students must choose one of the following after completion of the 15 hours of foundation courses.

Drawing and Design

ARTS 271Introduction to Graphic Design3
ARTS 350Advanced Printmaking3
ARTS 431Drawing Studio3
ARTS 432Figure Drawing Anatomy3
Select two of the following:6
Design Application
Painting: Composition
Basic Typography
Design Concepts
Typographic Design
Topics in Studio Art *
Figure Drawing/ Composition
Printmaking Studio
Letterpress Printmaking
The Book
Topics in Studio Art *
Tutorial Work in Special Studio Topics *
Total Hours18
*

With approval.

Fibers*

ARTS 381Crafts II: Fibers3
ARTS 481Crafts III: Fibers3
Select four of the following:12
Alternative Print Techniques
Printmaking: The Relief Print
Photography 2
Painting: Composition
Advanced Printmaking
Intermediate Ceramics
Drawing Studio
Printmaking Studio
Tutorial Work in Special Studio Topics **
Total Hours18
*

ARTS 281 and either ARTS 251 or ARTS 252 must be taken from the Studio Core requirements.

**

 With approval.

Graphic Design 

ARTS 271Introduction to Graphic Design3
ARTS 370Basic Typography *3
ARTS 371Design Concepts3
ARTS 372Design Systems3
ARTS 471Graphic Design Studio3
Select two of the following:6
Graphic Design Studio
The Book
Editorial Design
Topics in Studio Art **
Tutorial Work in Special Studio Topics **
Tutorial Work in Special Studio Topics **
Total Hours21
*

After completion of ARTS 370, application through portfolio review must be submitted to the department to continue in the graphic design concentration. Applicants for the portfolio review should check the Art Department website or blog regarding the portfolio submission and the review process. In addition, students who are applying for the graphic design concentration must purchase a Macintosh laptop computer and current design software. Specifications for the laptop and software can be obtained from the full-time graphic design faculty or the chief departmental advisor in the Art Department.

**

 With approval.

Continuance in the graphic design concentration requires a grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses and requirements in the graphic design sequence.

Note that graphic design concentration students take only six credit hours of studio core elective courses.

Three Dimensional Media

ARTS 361Advanced Sculpture3
ARTS 363Intermediate Ceramics3
ARTS 391Crafts II: Metalsmithing and Jewelry3
Select one of the following:3
Sculpture Studio
Advanced Ceramics
Crafts III: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Select two of the following:6
Design Application
Intermediate Ceramics
Crafts: Blacksmithing
Sculpture Studio
Advanced Ceramics
Assemblage
Crafts III: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Topics in Studio Art *
Tutorial Work in Special Studio Topics *
Total Hours18
*

With approval.

Painting

ARTS 341Painting: Composition3
ARTS 441Advanced Painting: Special Problems3
ARTS 442Painting Studio3
ARTS 469Assemblage3
Select two of the following:6
Drawing Studio
Figure Drawing Anatomy
Figure Drawing/ Composition
Topics in Studio Art *
or
Tutorial Work in Special Studio Topics *
Total Hours18
*

With approval.

Print and Photo Media

ARTS 251Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprint3
or ARTS 252 Printmaking: Introduction to Lithography
ARTS 311Photography 23
Select four of the following:12
Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprint
Printmaking: Introduction to Lithography
Alternative Print Techniques
Printmaking: The Relief Print
Advanced Printmaking
Photography 3
Photo Seminar 1
Photo Seminar 2
Printmaking Studio
Letterpress Printmaking
The Book
Topics in Studio Art *
Tutorial Work in Special Studio Topics *
Tutorial Work in Special Studio Topics *
Total Hours18
*

With approval.

Upper Division General Education

  • Option A. Approved Minor, 12-24 hours; also second degree or second major
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor, 12 hours (3 credit hours may be in the major area of study)
  • Option C. International business and regional courses or an approved certification program, such as teaching licensure (hours vary)
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses (6 hours) from outside the College of Arts and Letters or from the Social Science Component within the College of Arts and Letters that are not required by the major.

A student may take a double concentration, but no more than two courses may be used for both concentrations. Note that a second concentration is not a minor and does not fulfill the upper-division general requirements.

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall and in the major, no less than a grade of C in major courses, a minimum of 120-122 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30-31 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment.

BFA with Teaching Licensure

Admission

All students must apply for and be admitted into the approved BFA with teaching licensure program. Students must meet the required criteria for admission by passing the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments and earn the minimum required grade point averages (GPA).

Prescribed Virginia Board of Education Assessment for Admission to an Approved Teacher Education Program

Old Dominion University students seeking admission to an approved teacher education program must satisfy the Virginia Board of Education Required Assessment for Admission to an Approved Teacher Education Program. This requirement can be satisfied by meeting a passing score in one of the selected criteria below:

  1. Passing PRAXIS I composite score of 532 by December 31, 2013; or
  2. Passing PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Tests beginning January 1, 2014:
    Reading Score of 156, Writing Score of 162, and Mathematics Score of 150; or
  3. Approved substitute test scores:
    1. SAT score of 1000 with at least 450 verbal and 510 mathematics taken prior to April 1, 1995; or
    2. SAT score of 1100 with at least 530 verbal and 530 mathematics taken after April 1, 1995; or
    3. ACT composite score of 21 with ACT mathematics score of at least 21, and ACT English plus Reading score of at least 37, taken prior to April 1, 1995; or
    4. ACT composite score of 24 with ACT mathematics score of at least 22, and ACT English plus Reading score of at least 46, taken after April 1, 1995; or
    5. PRAXIS I Math test score of 178 by December 31, 2013 and a composite Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (hereafter referred to as the VCLA) score of 470; or
    6. PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Mathematics test score of 150 beginning January 1, 2014 and a VCLA score of 470; or
    7. SAT Mathematics test score of at least 510 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a VCLA score of 470; or
    8. SAT Mathematics test score of at least 530 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or
    9. ACT Mathematics test score of at least 21 taken prior to April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470; or
    10. ACT Mathematics test score of at least 22 taken after April 1, 1995 and a composite VCLA score of 470.
      Note:  ACT scores taken prior to 1989 are not valid.

For the most current information on the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment, visit the Teacher Education Services website, http://www.odu.edu/tes and review the Teacher Education Handbook.

Required grade point averages (GPA):

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.
  • A major/content GPA of 2.75 is required – all Art courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A professional education GPA of 2.75 is required – all professional education courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Although students may enroll in a limited number of education courses, students must be admitted into the approved BFA with teaching licensure program prior to enrolling in any instructional strategies practicum education course. Students must also meet with an education advisor in the Office of Teacher Education Services.

Continuance

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, a major/content GPA of 2.75 and a professional education GPA of 2.75. Art courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher. The professional education core must be completed with a grade of C- or higher for continuance. A professional education GPA of 2.75 is required for continuance. Students must take and pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) and the PRAXIS II Art content knowledge examination prior to or while enrolled in the instructional strategies course. All assessments must be passed prior to the start of the Teacher Candidate Internship Orientation session.

Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments:

  • Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) – a passing composite score of 470 is required on this reading and writing assessment.
  • PRAXIS II Art: Content Knowledge (test code 0133) – passing score of 159 is required

To review more information on the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments, visit the Teacher Education Services website, www.odu.edu/tes.

Graduation

Requirements for graduation include completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or 221C or 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better; completion of the Senior Assessment; a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA in the major area and in the professional education core with no grade less than a C in the major/content and with no grade less than a C- in the professional education core; successful completion of the Teacher Candidate Internship, and a minimum of 143 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 36 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours of upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University.

In addition to the requirements for the B.F.A. degree, students must complete 33 hours of professional education requirements for K-12 licensure.  These are ARTS 305, 406, 407, 408; SPED 313, 406; TLED 301, 408 and 485 (student teaching).  The professional core is used to satisfy the Upper Division General Education requirement.

Due to changing University requirements, national accreditation standards, and the Virginia Board of Education licensure regulations, the teacher education programs in the College of Arts and Letters are under constant revision. Any changes resulting from these factors supersede the program requirements described in this Catalog. Students are encouraged to obtain current program information from their advisors and from the Teacher Education Services website at www.odu.edu/tes.

Transfer Requirements

For the B.A. degrees in studio art and art education, students must complete a minimum of 30-31 credit hours at Old Dominion University.  These 30-31 credits must include a minimum of 21 studio credit hours that include 12 credit hours at the 300/400 levels.  For the B.A. degree in art history, students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Old Dominion University, which must include a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 300/400 levels.  Degree-holding students who are only seeking teaching licensure must complete nine hours of 300/400 level studio art or art education courses at Old Dominion University. A minimum of 36 credit hours in studio art (with 12 minimum at the 300/400 levels) from Old Dominion University is required for the BFA. For a minor in either art history or studio arts, transfer students must complete two elective courses in art history at the 300/400 level at Old Dominion University.

Before registering for classes, transfer students who enroll in the BFA or B.A. in studio art programs must submit a portfolio of work for review by the Art Department chief departmental advisor who will determine which transferable courses will meet equivalent requirements in the major.

Transfer students who enroll in the B.A. in art education program must submit a portfolio of work for review by the art education program director who will determine which transferable studio and professional courses will meet equivalent requirements in the major and those that must still be completed for licensure. Appointments for transfer portfolio evaluations must be made prior to registration for classes.

ART HISTORY Courses

ARTH 121A. Introduction to the Visual Arts. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the various media, techniques, styles, content, and contexts in the visual arts as they are manifested in the world's cultures.

ARTH 127A. Honors: Introduction to the Visual Arts. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the various media, techniques, styles, content, and contexts in the visual arts as they are manifested in the world's cultures. Open only to students in the Honors College.

ARTH 195. Topics. 1-3 Credits.

Special topics in art history.

ARTH 211. Ancient and Medieval Art. 3 Credits.

A survey of the history of art from the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world to the Gothic period of the Middle Ages. Museum visits and writing assignments will help to develop students' analytical, critical and writing skills. Students will become information literate through a combination of instruction and assignments. Together with ARTH 212, this course will fulfill the Information Literacy and Research general education requirement in the major. Prerequisites: ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

ARTH 212. Renaissance and Modern Art. 3 Credits.

A survey of the art of the Renaissance and Baroque to the Modern World, culminating in an overview of contemporary art. Museum visits and writing assignments will help to develop students' analytical, critical and writing skills. Students will become information literate through a combination of instruction and assignments. Completion of ARTH 211 and ARTH 212 will fulfill the Information Literacy and Research general education requirement within the major. Prerequisites: ARTH 211.

ARTH 309. Architecture of the Middle Ages. 3 Credits.

This course traces the history and construction techniques of medieval buildings from 300-1500 A.D. It examines the wood-roofed building, centrally planned domed structures, innovations in plan, the rediscovery of stone vaulting techniques and culminates in a study of the pointed ribbon groin vaults and stone skeletal systems of the Gothic cathedrals. Prerequisites: ARTH 211 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 310. Women in the Visual Arts. 3 Credits.

The contributions of women in the various fields in the visual arts--painting, graphics, sculpture, architecture, and the crafts. Prerequisites: ARTH 121A, ARTH 211 or ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 314. 15th and 16th Century Art in Northern Europe. 3 Credits.

The painting, sculpture, and graphics of the Netherlands, France and Germany from the fifteenth to the mid-sixteenth century with discussion of artists such as Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, and Albrecht Durer. Prerequisites: ARTH 211 or permission of the instructor. Pre- or corequisite: ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 315. Early Renaissance Art in Italy. 3 Credits.

Painting, sculpture, and architecture in 14th- and 15th-century Italy from Giotto to Botticelli, among others. Prerequisites: ARTH 211 or permission of the instructor. Pre- or corequisites: ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 316. High Renaissance Art in Italy. 3 Credits.

This course is a survey of High Renaissance Art in Italy (roughly 1473 to 1520), focusing primarily on the recognized major artists or "masters" of the High Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian. Prerequisites: ARTH 211 or permission of the instructor. Pre- or corequisites: ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 317. Mannerism and Late Renaissance Art in Italy. 3 Credits.

The works of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael brought the Renaissance to its height, but by 1520, two of these masters were dead. It is in this aftermath - post-1520 - that a new generation of artists arose revolutionizing the art world. This course is a survey of late sixteenth-century art in Italy. Prerequisites: ARTH 211 or permission of the instructor. Pre- or corequisites: ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 318. Baroque Art in Italy and Spain. 3 Credits.

This course is a survey of Baroque Art in Italy and Spain. Material includes painting, sculpture, and architecture of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, with discussion of artists such as Caravaggio, Annibale Carracci, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, Diego Velazquez, Jusepe de Ribera, and Francisco de Zurbaran, among others. Prerequisites: ARTH 211 or permission by instructor. Pre- or corequisites: ARTH 212 or permission by instructor.

ARTH 319. Baroque Art in Northern Europe. 3 Credits.

This course is a survey of Baroque Art in Northern Europe. Materials include painting, sculpture, and architecture of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, with discussion of artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Poussin, among others. Prerequisites: ARTH 211 or permission of the instructor. Pre- or corequisites: ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 320W. History of Design. 3 Credits.

A study of the historical development of the design arts in both utilitarian and communicative areas including graphic design and advertising, crafts, film and video, the decorative arts, fashion, furniture, and the built environment. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C; ARTH 211, ARTH 212, or permission of instructor.

ARTH 323. Nineteenth-Century European Art. 3 Credits.

Survey of the mainstreams of European art during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including discussion of architecture, sculpture, painting, and the graphic arts. Prerequisites: ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 324. Twentieth-Century Art. 3 Credits.

A survey of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century art and architecture, with special emphasis on the discourses of modernism and postmodernism. Prerequisites: ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 325. American Art Before 1865. 3 Credits.

A survey of American art from the colonial period through the Civil War, focusing on the development of a native style in painting, sculpture, the decorative arts, and architecture. Prerequisites: ARTH 121A, ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 326. American Art Since 1865. 3 Credits.

A survey of American art from the Civil War to the present, focusing on the development of internationally-influenced styles in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture, and the decorative arts. Prerequisites: ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 327. History of Photography. 3 Credits.

An examination of the development of photography as a scientific curiosity, a tool for artists, and as a fine art in itself from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Prerequisites: ARTH 121A , ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 350W. Art Criticism. 3 Credits.

A study of the analysis, theoretical approaches, methodologies, and effects of the practice of art criticism. This is a writing-intensive course. Prerequisites: ARTH 211, ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor; grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

ARTH 351W. Research Methods in Art History. 3 Credits.

An investigation of past and present approaches to scholarship in art history. Students participate in a series of writing assignments designed to strengthen their research and writing skills, culminating with the presentation of original research in oral and written form. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: ARTH 211 or ARTH 212; grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

ARTH 360. Asian Art. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the architecture, sculpture, calligraphy, pottery, ink painting, miniature painting, and gardens of India, China, and Japan. Emphasis will be placed on the connections among the cultures: Buddhism and pilgrimage, the importance of the scholar painters, the role of trade routes and the emergence of native writing. Cross-listed with ASIA 360. Prerequisites: ARTH 121A, ARTH 211, ARTH 212 or permission of instructor.

ARTH 368. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

A structured work experience in a museum, gallery, archive, or related environment, either with or without remuneration. Criteria for evaluation will be determined by work supervisor and cooperating faculty advisor. May be repeated for credit. Available for pass/fail grading only. Qualifies as a CAP experience. Prerequisites: Approval of the program director and Career Management.

ARTH 369. Practicum. 1-3 Credits.

A specialized field activity outside of the classroom. Qualifies as a CAP experience. Prerequisites: Approval of the program director.

ARTH 377. Extracurricular Studies. 1-6 Credits.

An extracurricular activity approved for credit based on objectives, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the student prior to the semester in which the activity is to take place. Such credit is subject to review by the provost. Qualifies as a CAP experience. Prerequisites: Approval of the program director.

ARTH 378. Extracurricular Studies. 1-6 Credits.

An extracurricular activity approved for credit based on objectives, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the student prior to the semester in which the activity is to take place. Such credit is subject to review by the provost. Qualifies as a CAP experience. Prerequisites: Approval of the program director.

ARTH 395. Topics in Art History. 3 Credits.

A study of selected topics in art history to be specified in the class schedule each semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisites: ARTH 211, ARTH 212 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 396. Topics in Art History. 3 Credits.

A study of selected topics in art history to be specified in the class schedule each semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisites: ARTH 211, ARTH 212, or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 421/521. Early Medieval Art. 3 Credits.

The art and architecture of the Latin West and Byzantium from the early Christian centuries and the fall of Rome to the Carolingian and Ottoman empire and the fully developed Romanesque of the twelfth century, including manuscripts, metalwork, ivories and enamels. Prerequisites: ARTH 211 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 422/522. Gothic Art and Architecture. 3 Credits.

The painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Gothic period from the mid-twelfth century to the refined and courtly art of the later International Style in France, England, Germany, and Italy as seen in both the monumental and the decorative arts. Prerequisites: ARTH 211 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 423/523. Romanesque Art and Architecture. 3 Credits.

The art and architecture of the period from about 1000 to 1150 in western Europe, including monumental architectural forms, monumental painting and increased book production. Prerequisites: ARTH 211.

ARTH 434/534. Romantic Architecture. 3 Credits.

A survey of the aesthetic, technological, and social forces that transformed international architecture in the 18th and 19th centuries. Prerequisites: ARTH 121A or ARTH 212.

ARTH 435W/535. Modern Architecture. 3 Credits.

An examination of the architecture, planning, and related design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries around the globe. Special emphasis is placed on the formation of the international style between the world wars and its disintegration in the recent past. (This is a writing intensive course; the course also satisfies the general education impact of technology requirement.) Prerequisites: ARTH 121A or ARTH 212; grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

ARTH 438/538. Fin de Siecle European Art. 3 Credits.

An intensive examination of the major styles, movements, and individuals working in Europe's avant-garde at the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the first world war. Prerequisites: ARTH 212.

ARTH 439/539. Art Between the Wars: 1919-1939. 3 Credits.

A study of the international movements in visual arts and design in the interwar years from Dada to the New York World's Fair. Prerequisites: ARTH 212, ARTH 324 or permission of instructor.

ARTH 440/540. Mid-Century Modern Art (1940-1960). 3 Credits.

An intensive study of the two decades when modernist styles and theories in art, design, and architecture were codified and challenged internationally. Prerequisites: ARTH 212.

ARTH 460/560. Art Since 1960. 3 Credits.

Lectures and critical discussion of the development and configurations of the various styles emergent since 1960, both in America and Europe. Prerequisites: ARTH 212, ARTH 324 or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 480. Senior Thesis. 3 Credits.

The research and writing of a thesis on an advanced topic in art history to be determined by the student in concert with a faculty advisor. The thesis option is intended for students preparing for graduate study in the field, and it may be taken in place of another upper-level art history elective within the major. Prerequisites: Senior standing; 12 hours of art history electives at the 300 and 400 levels.

ARTH 495/595. Topics in Art History. 3 Credits.

A study of selected topics in art history to be specified in the class schedule each semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisites: ARTH 211, ARTH 212, or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 496/596. Topics in Art History. 3 Credits.

A study of selected topics in art history to be specified in the class schedule each semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisites: ARTH 211, ARTH 212, or permission of the instructor.

ARTH 497/597. Tutorial Work in Art History. 3 Credits.

Independent research on a topic to be selected under the guidance of the instructor. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

ARTH 498/598. Tutorial Work in Art History. 3 Credits.

Independent research on a topic to be selected under the guidance of the instructor. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

ART, STUDIO Courses

ARTS 122A. Visual Communication. 3 Credits.

An introduction to essential themes and means of visual communication in the fine arts with an emphasis on studio experience in techniques from the different disciplines in studio art.

ARTS 126A. Honors: Art as Experience. 3 Credits.

Open only to students in the Honors College. A special honors section of ARTS 122A.

ARTS 202. Two-Dimensional Design. 3 Credits.

A basic course examining the relation of shape and value in a two-dimensional environment.

ARTS 203. Three-Dimensional Design. 3 Credits.

A basic course examining the relation of form and structure in a three-dimensional environment.

ARTS 211. Introduction to Digital Photography. 3 Credits.

Introduction to conceptual, technical and historical aspects of photography as a creative medium using digital technology. Technical areas covered include camera use, digital image processing, and digital printing. Class time is divided between demonstrations of applicable skills, in class work time, lectures and critiques. Prerequisites: ARTS 279 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 231. Fundamentals of Drawing. 3 Credits.

A study of basic principles, materials and techniques for drawing with an emphasis on line, value studies, volumetric analysis and perspective. Students will learn to draw proportionally and descriptively with increased knowledge of the relationship between object and image.

ARTS 241. Fundamentals of Painting. 3 Credits.

An introduction to image making through the application of painting media, techniques and styles. Pre- or corequisite: ARTS 202 or ARTS 231 and ARTS 304.

ARTS 251. Printmaking: Introduction to Screenprint. 3 Credits.

An introduction to screenprinting techniques and stencil systems using water-based inks. Pre- or corequisite: ARTS 202 and ARTS 304.

ARTS 252. Printmaking: Introduction to Lithography. 3 Credits.

An introduction to stone and metal plate lithographic techniques. Pre- or corequisite: ARTS 202 and ARTS 231.

ARTS 253. Alternative Print Techniques. 3 Credits.

An introduction to non-traditional printmaking processes, both historical and contemporary. Processes may include solar plate lithography, stencil printing, pochoir, paper pulp printing, chine colle, monotype, monoprint, collography, cyanotype, and varieties of transfer printing such as digital and gum techniques. Prerequisites: ARTS 202 or ARTS 231.

ARTS 254. Printmaking: The Relief Print. 3 Credits.

An introduction to basic relief printing techniques including woodcut, linocut, letterpress, and collograph. Pre- or corequisite: ARTS 202 and ARTS 231; one or both may be taken before; one may be taken as a corequisite.

ARTS 261. Introduction to Sculpture. 3 Credits.

Conceptual thinking in three dimensions; the development of visual capacity and spatial sense through direct experience in materials. Pre- or corequisite: ARTS 202 and ARTS 203.

ARTS 263. Introduction to Ceramics. 3 Credits.

A studio core course designed as an introduction to ceramics. Students will explore functional and sculptural techniques through handbuilding and wheel-throwing, as well as basic claybody, glaze and firing theory. Students will also develop a basic understanding of the historical and cultural aspects of ceramics. Prerequisites: ARTS 202.

ARTS 271. Introduction to Graphic Design. 3 Credits.

This course is intended for art majors and art minors only. Exceptions must be approved by the instructor or the chief departmental advisor. It is an intensive study of the basic principles, theories and methods of graphic design. This includes a study of the characteristics of letterforms, compositional principles, and visual communication with sign, symbol, and image. Emphasis will be on developing visual concepts, formal values, use of materials, and craftsmanship. Prerequisites: ARTS 202, ARTS 231, ARTS 279 and ARTS 304.

ARTS 279. Fundamentals of Digital Art. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the Macintosh computer and operating system and its applications to visual arts project production. Includes an overview of computer hardware and software used in print multimedia and imaging for visual communications and examines the impact of digital technologies upon art and design.

ARTS 281. Crafts 1: Fibers. 3 Credits.

An introduction to various looms, tools, materials and techniques used in weaving and fabric dyeing; individual design projects.

ARTS 291. Crafts 1: Metalsmithing and Jewelry. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic tools, materials and techniques used in centrifugal casting, soldering and piercing. Individual projects in silver, brass and copper.

ARTS 302. Design Application. 3 Credits.

The application of basic design concepts to the solution of functional and environmental problems; individual and group projects. (Offered once per year.) Prerequisites: ARTS 202 and ARTS 203. Pre- or corequisite: ARTS 304.

ARTS 304. Color. 3 Credits.

A study of the underlying principles of color interaction, color selection, contrast and harmonies, relationships between light, color and vision, as well as the basics of pigments, mixing, and color terminology. An option for the interdisciplinary minor, the Designed World. Prerequisites: ARTS 202 or ARTS 231 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 305. Elementary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management. 3 Credits.

Designed for students majoring in art education and early childhood education, this course covers the conceptual foundations of art education in the early years. An exploration of art materials and teaching methods for kindergarten and elementary school teaching. It provides introduction to unit planning, lesson planning and classroom management. Demonstrations, workshops, and community service learning place special emphasis on the scope and philosophy of art in the elementary curriculum. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ARTS 311. Photography 2. 3 Credits.

This course encourages the refinement of technical skills as well as emphasizing the critical framework in which to place photographic imagery. Assignments will challenge students to think creatively and develop their unique perspective. Reading, research, and discussion introduce students to the major photographic movements that have shaped current theory. Prerequisites: ARTS 211 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 331. Drawing: Composition. 3 Credits.

Continuation of ARTS 231 with emphasis on composition. Prerequisites: ARTS 231.

ARTS 341. Painting: Composition. 3 Credits.

Introduction to various compositional approaches as specifically applied to painting. Prerequisites: ARTS 241.

ARTS 350. Advanced Printmaking. 3 Credits.

Further investigation of chosen print technique (screenprint, lithography, relief, or intaglio) with special attention to the implementation of color. Prerequisites: ARTS 279 and any introductory printmaking course (ARTS 251, ARTS 252, ARTS 253, or ARTS 254).

ARTS 361. Advanced Sculpture. 3 Credits.

Investigation involves the combination of various materials and construction techniques. Prerequisites: ARTS 261 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 363. Intermediate Ceramics. 3 Credits.

An intermediate course in ceramics with an emphasis on more sophisticated throwing and hand-building techniques toward the development of a personal image. The class includes glaze chemistry, firing procedures, ceramic history and contemporary ceramics. Prerequisites: ARTS 263.

ARTS 367. Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credits.

Student participation for credit will be based on the creative relevance of the planned work experience as evaluated and determined by the chair and approved by Career Management. Evaluation and approval must occur prior to the semester in which the work experience will take place. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: approval of the department chair and Career Management.

ARTS 368. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

A structured work experience involving aspects of design or craft, filmmaking, video, museum or gallery work, either with or without remuneration. Criteria for evaluation will be determined by work supervisor and cooperating faculty advisor. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: approval by the department chair and Career Management is necessary prior to registration.

ARTS 369. Practicum. 1-3 Credits.

A structured research experience, under the supervision of an art department faculty member. A paper evaluating/analyzing the research, a log of research progress, and satisfactory evaluation by the supervising faculty are required. Prerequisites: approval by the department chair.

ARTS 370. Basic Typography. 3 Credits.

This course examines the history, terminology and theory of setting text for print and the screen. Students will explore issues of form and meaning, hierarchy, legibility and readability, structure and composition, and the design process. Advanced instruction in software applications for document construction and layout. Prerequisites: ARTS 271.

ARTS 371. Design Concepts. 3 Credits.

Open only to students admitted to the graphic design concentration. This advanced course addresses ideation for structured design projects. Students will work individually and collaboratively to develop creative and effective responses to speculative design assignments. (Offered fall) Prerequisites: ARTS 370 and approval for continuance in the graphic design concentration through portfolio review.

ARTS 372. Design Systems. 3 Credits.

Open only to students admitted to the graphic design concentration. This course engages students with complex and multifaceted graphic design projects. Projects will address design in series and across multiple formats and media for commercial, promotional, educational, and information contexts. (Offered spring) Prerequisites: ARTS 371.

ARTS 374. Web Design. 3 Credits.

This course will introduce the basic understanding of the methods and techniques for designing and developing a website. To design for a user interface platform, the following must be considered: site management/organization, navigation, web page layout, hierarchy of content and content inventory, appropriate uses of type/color/graphics, format, and so on. By taking the necessary steps with process and research, the goal for this course is to design conceptually appropriate websites with valid, easily accessible and dynamic user interface experiences. Prerequisites: ARTS 370 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 375. Poster Design. 3 Credits.

An advanced course devoted to the creation of creative and thought provoking posters. Problem solving is structured to develop conceptual skills and research methodology for the design of posters. The class will utilize analog and digital formats. Pre- or corequisite: ARTS 370.

ARTS 376. Typographic Design. 3 Credits.

This course continues the study of typography, image and concept relationships for effective design communication. The student will engage in creative problem solving challenges designed to develop conceptual skills as well as address the issues of research methodology and its application to the creative design process. Advanced typographic problem solving, exploration and experimentation will be examined through the production of complex, multifaceted design projects. Prerequisites: ARTS 372 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 377. Extracurricular Studies. 1-6 Credits.

Extracurricular activities may be approved for credit based on objectives, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the student prior to the semester in which the activity is to take place. Such credit is subject to review by the provost. Prerequisites: approval by the department and the dean, in accordance with the policy on granting credit for extracurricular activities.

ARTS 378. Extracurricular Studies. 1-6 Credits.

Extracurricular activities may be approved for credit based on objectives, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the student prior to the semester in which the activity is to take place. Such credit is subject to review by the provost. Prerequisites: approval by the department and the dean, in accordance with the policy on granting credit for extracurricular activities.

ARTS 381. Crafts II: Fibers. 3 Credits.

An introduction to pattern drafting, advanced loom technique, off-loom weaving, and fabric painting. Prerequisites: ARTS 281.

ARTS 391. Crafts II: Metalsmithing and Jewelry. 3 Credits.

Additional techniques in casting and soldering with an introduction to basic metal-forming techniques of raising and forging. Prerequisites: ARTS 291.

ARTS 392. Crafts: Blacksmithing. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic tools, materials and techniques used in forging, forming, hardening and tempering steel. Exploration of form and process in working metal. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 395. Topics in Studio Art. 3 Credits.

A study of selected topics designed for non majors, or for elective credit within a major. These courses will appear in the course schedule, and will be more fully described in information distributed to all academic advisors. Prerequisite: appropriate survey or introductory course or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 400. Senior Show. 3 Credits.

Senior requirement for all B.F.A. majors. A study of gallery practices, involving the student with the practical concerns of preparation and presentation: lighting, sequencing, mounting, hanging, and all other necessary activities prior to professional exhibition. The semester culminates with group exhibitions of work by the members of the senior class. Seniors with a graphic design emphasis take ARTS 401. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: Students must be in the final semester of major concentration.

ARTS 401. Design Portfolio. 3 Credits.

Open only to students admitted to the graphic design emphasis. This course is intended for students to determine a personal direction in their design practice through the completion of a signature thesis project or the preparation of a portfolio and related work necessary for professional work in a range of design areas. Thesis and portfolio students will present their work to working professionals and experts in the field. The course will also cover career strategies, resume preparation and interviewing skills. (Offered spring) (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: ARTS 471. Pre- or corequisite: 6 hours from ARTS 374, ARTS 376, ARTS 395, ARTS 475 or ARTS 495.

ARTS 406. Secondary Art Education Methods and Classroom Management. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to prepare pre-service art educators for student teaching by addressing theoretical and practical aspects of lesson and unit planning, curriculum content and design, and various innovative instructional approaches to secondary visual arts education. Corequisite: ARTS 408. Prerequisites: Passing score on PRAXIS I or appropriate SAT score. Pre- or corequisite: ARTS 305, ARTS 407, and TLED 301 or TLED 290.

ARTS 407. Art Education Practicum. 2 Credits.

Enables students to interact with a master teacher in the classroom and practice a variety of teaching methods under supervision. Weekly seminars provide opportunities to engage in discourse related to pedagogical issues, theory, practice, and curriculum design found in current literature in art education. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Corequisite: ARTS 408. Prerequisites: Passing score on PRAXIS I or appropriate SAT score. Pre- or corequisite: ARTS 305, ARTS 406 and TLED 301 or TLED 290.

ARTS 408. Student Teaching Seminar. 1 Credit.

This is a complement course to Art Education Practicum and must be taken at the same time. Students will create and compile required documents to develop pre-service teacher e-portfolios. Students must take and pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) and the PRAXIS II Art content knowledge examination prior to or while enrolled in the instructional strategies course. All assessments must be passed prior to the start of the Teacher Candidate Internship Orientation. Corequisite: ARTS 406. Prerequisites: Passing score on PRAXIS I or appropriate SAT score. Pre- or corequisite: ARTS 305, ARTS 407, and TLED 301 or TLED 290.

ARTS 411. Photography 3. 3 Credits.

The course focuses on the photographic series examining reportage and contemporary narrative. Students will work on developing a fully conceived photographic series on a theme developed through guided individual research. Reading and discussion will provide students a critical framework in which to place their photographic imagery. Prerequisites: ARTS 211 and ARTS 311.

ARTS 412/512. Photo Seminar 1. 3 Credits.

The first of a two-semester sequence of concentrated individual work. Students will identify a topic and create a complete body of work culminating in the senior show, ARTS 400. Lectures, readings, discussion, critique, and field trips to develop the articulation of ideas and the clarification of purpose. Prerequisites: ARTS 211, ARTS 311 and ARTS 411 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 413/513. Photo Seminar 2. 3 Credits.

This is the second in a two-semester sequence of concentrated individual work culminating in the senior show. Through readings, discussion, critiques, field trips, and intense individual work, students will compile a body of work realizing their personal vision and articulate their ideas through the crafting of an artist statement. Prerequisites: ARTS 211, ARTS 311, ARTS 411 and ARTS 412 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 431/531. Drawing Studio. 3 Credits.

Further concentration on conceptual content and drawing skills, development of individual body of work exploring preferred concepts, subject matter, techniques, and media. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 331.

ARTS 432/532. Figure Drawing Anatomy. 3 Credits.

A study of visually important aspects of the structural, skeletal and muscular systems of the body. Anatomical study will be related to drawing from the live model. Prerequisites: ARTS 331 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 433/533. Figure Drawing/ Composition. 3 Credits.

This course places the emphasis on advanced composition using the figure as the central theme. The figure's expressive potential, along with a study of historical responses to figure drawing, will be examined in depth. Prerequisites: ARTS 432/ARTS 532.

ARTS 441. Advanced Painting: Special Problems. 3 Credits.

Experimental use of media combined with an exploration of content through creative manipulation of popular themes. Prerequisites: ARTS 341.

ARTS 442/542. Painting Studio. 3 Credits.

Independent work in painting with focus on developing content. Frequent critiques. May be taken for repeat credit. Prerequisites: ARTS 441.

ARTS 450/550. Printmaking Studio. 3 Credits.

Experimental work in selected print media. Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 455/555. Letterpress Printmaking. 3 Credits.

A visual and literary investigation of language and wordplay using foundry and wood type and a Vandercook SP-20 proofing press. Projects include expressive printed impressions of personal poetry and song lyric, political rant, and broadsides for entertainment or proselytizing. A theme group project, such as a folio or a bound book, is usually assigned. Prerequisites: ENGL 110C.

ARTS 461/561. Sculpture Studio. 3 Credits.

Experimental work reflecting individual initiative and attitude. Prerequisites: ARTS 361 or ARTS 363, and permission of the instructor.

ARTS 463/563. Advanced Ceramics. 3 Credits.

An advanced course in the science and art of ceramics. Students will engage in guided independent research, developing their own direction by investigating clay bodies, glazes, firing methods and contemporary ceramic art. Prerequisites: ARTS 263 and ARTS 363.

ARTS 469/569. Assemblage. 3 Credits.

Assemblage combines elements of various art and non-art media and materials. Lectures will be comprised of presentations about relevant artists, gallery and studio visits, and critiques. Studio time allows students to explore personal directions in the medium. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 471. Graphic Design Studio. 3 Credits.

Open only to students admitted to the graphic design concentration. This course introduces students to the broader opportunities and directions present in contemporary design. Through readings, discussion, and self-directed and self-determined projects, students will explore personal directions and sensibilities in their design practice. (Offered fall) Prerequisites: ARTS 372.

ARTS 473/573. The Book. 3 Credits.

The book as a work of art. Lecture will explore historical and technical aspects of book design and production. Studio work will be devoted to the production of a series of books involving page design, paper selection, printing and binding. Prerequisites: ARTS 202, ARTS 279, ARTS 304, and junior standing or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 475/575. Editorial Design. 3 Credits.

An examination of conceptual and design strategies associated with the layout of multi-page publication. Emphasis is placed on organizational and hierarchical systems, continuity and pacing, and the integration of image and type. Prerequisites: ARTS 371 or permission of the instructor.

ARTS 476. Editorial Design. 3 Credits.

An examination of conceptual and design strategies associated with the layout of multi-page publications. Emphasis is placed on organizational and hierarchical systems, continuity and pacing, and the integration of image and type. Prerequisite: ARTS 371 or permission of instructor.

ARTS 481/581. Crafts III: Fibers. 3 Credits.

Advanced work in pattern drafting, loom techniques, off-loom weaving and fabric painting. Prerequisites: ARTS 381.

ARTS 491/591. Crafts III: Metalsmithing and Jewelry. 3 Credits.

Further exploration in casting and soldering with concentration in the metal-forming techniques of raising and forging. Additional introduction to the techniques of working in steel. Prerequisites: ARTS 391.

ARTS 492. Wood Studio/Furniture Design. 3 Credits.

An exploration of concepts and techniques in wood sculpture and furniture design and fabrication. Prerequisites: ARTS 203.

ARTS 495/595. Topics in Studio Art. 3 Credits.

The advanced study of selected topics designed to permit small groups of qualified students to work on studio projects of mutual interest. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

ARTS 497/597. Tutorial Work in Special Studio Topics. 3 Credits.

Independent investigation of a subject to be selected under the advisement of the instructor. Conferences, papers, field trips, portfolios, or exhibitions as appropriate. Prerequisites: senior standing and permission of the chief departmental advisor.

ARTS 498. Tutorial Work in Special Studio Topics. 3 Credits.

Independent investigation of a subject to be selected under the advisement of the instructor. Conferences, papers, field trips, portfolios, or exhibitions as appropriate. Prerequisites: senior standing and permission of the chief departmental advisor.