Art

Requirements

Major Sequence

Consistent with the educational philosophy of Georgian Court, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree maintains a strong liberal arts component rooted in the Georgian Court core requirements. The B.F.A. in Art & Visual Studies is a 72 credit hour program with an interdisciplinary approach to art.

The program starts with a strong foundation program and culminates with a capstone exhibition seminar. The foundation courses allow students to develop strong technical skills in a variety of media and gain an understanding of the principles of art, design and visual thinking. In light of the fact that artists have always and are continuing to push boundaries and cross artistic disciplines, the program offers students a wide range of courses to purse their creative interest.

The strong interdisciplinary approach to art making prepares students for professional artistic practice after graduation or graduate school.

The interdisciplinary nature of the B.F.A. in Visual Studies makes it ideal for students seeking to transfer into the program. Thirty-nine of the required B.F.A. credits must be taken at Georgian Court.

B.F.A. in Art & Visual Studies 72 Credits

Required Courses:

AR111 Drawing I
AR113 Visual Thinking & Design
GD113 Computer Graphics
AR118 Western Art History
AR119 Non-Western Art History
AR201 Drawing II
AR440 Contemporary Art
AR499 Senior Exhibition Seminar

Studio Art Electives: 9 credits 200-400 level, 15 credits 300-400 level.

Art History Electives: 6 credits 200-400 level.

Visual & Performing Arts Elective: 6 credits. Choose from any Communication, Dance, Graphic Design or Music course. General Education Courses can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives: 6 credits 200-400 level in the same discipline, 6 credits 200-400 level in any discipline. All courses in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, world cultures, and women’s studies not being used to fulfill major or general education requirements can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Bachelor of Arts

Major Sequences

Visual Art A minimum of 36 credits is required.

Required courses:

AR111 Drawing I
AR113 Visual Thinking & Design
GD113 Computer Graphics
AR118 Western Art History
AR119 Non-Western Art History
AR201 Drawing II
AR440 Contemporary Art
AR499 Senior Exhibition Seminar

Studio Art Electives: 3 credits 200-400 level, 6 credits 300-400 level.

Major Elective: 3 credits. Choose from any Art, Communication, Dance, Graphic Design or Music course. General Education Courses can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Teacher of Art Certification with Teacher of Students with Disabilities: See requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Visual Art, 36 credits. For required professional courses in education, please refer to the School of Education section of this catalog.

Art with Dual Ed (K–6) & Teacher of Students with Disabilities: See requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Visual Art, 36 credits. For required professional courses in education, please refer to the School of Education section of this catalog.

Minor Sequences

Studio Art
A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor. Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses applied to the minor.
Required courses:
AR111 Drawing I
AR113 Visual Thinking & Design
12 credit hours of studio art

Art History
A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor. Students must receive a grade of C or better in all courses applied to the minor.
Required courses:
AR118 Western Art History
AR119 Non-Western Art History
12 credit hours of Art History Electives

Courses taken as General Education requirements may be used to fulfill these requirements.


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