Art

The art department's program is structured to enable all students to gain a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of visual art, to define individual aesthetic attitudes and to develop personal goals with an emphasis in the studio disciplines set in a liberal arts tradition.

The liberal arts form an integral part of the artist's education, giving access to our culture's past and present and helping students understand themselves as individuals, as artists and as members of a complex and changing society.

While vital vocational art enrichment is offered to all Bluffton University students, the art department is structured to prepare its majors for elementary, secondary and supervisory teaching positions and for graduate study leading to professional careers in art and design. The graphic design minor, in conjunction with the art major, prepares students for work in print and Web design. It may also complement majors in business or communication, among others. Bluffton art graduates are currently working as elementary and secondary school art teachers, college professors, arts administrators, graphic designers, freelance artists, interior designers and production crafts-persons.

Students interested in teaching art should pursue the professional education multi-age visual arts license.
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Art major

(46 hours)
Foundation year:
ART 202 Design 1 (3)
ART 204 Drawing (3)
ART 205 Figure Drawing (3)
ART 207 Design 2 (3)
ART 213 Painting (3)
ART 217 Ceramics 1 (3)
ART 223 Sculpture 1 (3) or ART 233 Sculpture 2 (3)
ART 327 Art History 1 (3)
ART 328 Art History 2 (3)
ART 329 Art History 3 (3)
ART 390 Independent Study in Art (2)
ART 400 Art Now Seminar (1)
ART 405 Portfolio Organization and Review (.5)
ART 410 Senior Exhibition (.5)

One of the following:
ART 225 Printmaking 1 (relief) (3)
ART 226 Printmaking 2 (intaglio) (3)
ART 227 Printmaking 3 (silkscreen) (3)
ART 229 Printmaking 4 (Alternative Digital Print) (3)

Three additional studio courses are required (9)

Professional Education Multi-Age Visual Arts License (K-12)

(54 hours) 
ART 202 Design 1 (3)
ART 204 Drawing (3)
ART 205 Figure Drawing(3)
ART 207 Design 2 (3)
ART 213 Painting (3)
ART 214 Watercolor (3)
ART 217 Ceramics 1 (3)
ART 317 Ceramics 2 (3)
ART 223 Sculpture 1 (3)
ART 233 Sculpture 2 (3)
ART 240 Film Photography (3)
or ART 242 Digital Photography (3)
ART 320 Foundations for Teaching Visual Arts (3)
ART 327 Art History 1 (3)
ART 328 Art History 2 (3)
ART 329 Art History 3 (3)
ART 390 Independent Study in Art (1)
ART 400 Art Now Seminar (1)
ART 405 Portfolio Organization and Review (.5)
ART 410 Senior Exhibition (.5)

Two of the following: (6 hours)
ART 225 Printmaking 1 (relief) (3)
ART 226 Printmaking 2 (intaglio) (3)
ART 227 Printmaking 3 (silkscreen) (3)
ART 228 Printmaking 4 (lithography) (3)

Required professional education courses: (35 hours)
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)
EDU 205 Field Experience (1)
EDU 220 Curriculum & Assessment (2)
EDU 303 Computers and Technology in Education (2)
EDU 353 Educational Psychology & Instructional Practices (3)
EDU 332 Social & Philosophical Issues in Education (3)
EDU 302 Reading in the Content Areas: Middle Childhood (3)
or  EDU 305 Content Area Literacy (3)
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)
SED 228 Introduction to Students with Mild/Moderate Educational Needs (3)
EDU 425 Leadership Seminar (2)
EDU 452 Clinical Practice  (12)

Graphic Design major

 (31 Semester hours)
ART 245 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
ART 275 Digital Imaging (3)
ART 280 Digital Illustration (3)
ART 285 Desktop Publishing (3)
ART 345 Typography (3)
ART 350 Web Design (3)
ART 360 Corporate Identification (3)
ART 295 History of Graphic Design (3)
ART 430 Adv St in Computer Graphic Design (3)
ART 405 Portfolio Organization and Review (.5)
ART 410 Senior Exhibition (.5)
COM 185 Public Speaking and Persuasion (3) 

Visual Art Cognate Courses: (18 semester hours)
 
 
Art History Courses (choose 2): (6 semester hours)
     
Recommended electives:
MKT 362 Advertising (3)
TEC 105 Web Applications (3)                                                          
 

Pre-Art Therapy major

(48 semester hours)

Required courses in Psychology:
PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology (3)
PSY 214 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
PSY 284 General Statistics (3)
PSY 310 Personality Psychology (3)
PSY 340 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 370 Psychology of Learning (3)
SED 228 Introduction to Education of Students with Mild to Moderate Educational Needs (3)

One of:
PSY 240 Interviewing (3)
PSY 385 Practicum (3)

Choose at least 1 course from the following electives (3 electives recommended):
PSY 240 Interviewing (3)
PSY 258 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 325 Special Topics (may take 2 different topics (3)
PSY 360 Basics of Social Research (3)
EDU 287 Developmental Curriculum in the Arts (3)
EDU 353 Educational Psychology (3)
SWK 263 Human Behavior & the Social Environment 1 (3)

Required courses in Art:
ART 202 Design 1 (3)
ART 204 Drawing (3)
ART 213 Painting (3)
ART 217 Ceramics (3)
ART 320 Foundations for Teaching Visual Arts (3)
ART 390 Independent Study (1)
ART 400 Art Now Seminar (1)
ART 405 Portfolio Organization & Review (0.5)
ART 410 Senior Exhibition (0.5)

One of:
ART 223 Sculpture 1 (3)
ART 233 Sculpture 2 (3)

Art minor

(21 hours)
ART 202 Design 1 (3)
ART 204 Drawing (3)
ART 213 Painting (3)
ART 217 Ceramics I (3)
ART 223 Sculpture 1 or ART 233 Sculpture 2 (3)

One of the following:
ART 327 Art History 1 (3) 
ART 328 Art History 2 (3)
ART 329 Art History 3 (3)

One of the following:
ART 225 Printmaking 1 (3) 
ART 226 Printmaking 2 (3)
ART 227 Printmaking 3 (3)
ART 228 Printmaking 4 (3)

Graphic Design minor

(21 hours)
ART 202 Design 1 (3)
ART 245 Introduction to Computer Graphic Design (3)
ART 275 Digital Imaging (3)
ART 280 Digital Illustration (3)
ART 285 Desktop Publishing(3)

Two of the following:
ART 345 Typography (3) 
ART 350 Web Design (3)
ART 360 Corporate Identification (3)
ART 430 Advanced Studies in Computer Graphic Design (3)

Photography minor

ART 202 Design 1 (3)
ART 245 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
ART 242 Digital Photography (3)
ART 342 Digital Photography 2 (3)
ART 240 Film Photography (3)
ART 229 Printmaking: Alternative Digital Print (3)
ART 390 Independent Study (3)

June 2016