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Fall 2007

The Department of Art and Art History

335 Fine Arts Bldg. • Box 19089 • 817-272-2891 • www.uta.edu/art
Degree RequirementsFacultyCourse Descriptions

The mission of the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington is to provide and encourage education in visual arts and art history. The curriculum provides students with an extensive education through an understanding of professional, theoretical, visual and analytical processes. To assist students in comprehending the fundamental nature of the visual arts, its boundaries, methods and technologies, the department offers a comprehensive range of media and methodologies. Students will be able to create work in a number of unique and exciting media and articulate an understanding of their work in the context of art, its history, society and culture. The Department of Art and Art History offers degrees in the following:

Students are constantly challenged to think in experimental and creative as well as disciplined and established ways as they take their places in a changing and increasingly complex world. They may choose among such varied options as: teaching, visual communication (graphic design), studio art, photography, curatorial studies, art historical research, film production, or a variety of Web-based or online content creation.

The Gallery at UT Arlington is an exceptionally valuable resource for students in the department. It presents a full program of major exhibitions in its 4,000-square-foot gallery, including lectures, symposia, screenings and publications.

Situated in the center of two major metropolitan cities, each supporting a nationally significant cultural community, the Department of Art and Art History extends and enhances its programs through co-sponsorship of projects with area museums, off-campus courses and student internships. This unique blend of resources and programs gives graduates of the department a distinctive point of view and better prepares them to make the transition into a challenging professional world.

Facilities

The Department of Art & Art History studios and classrooms are located in two facilities:

The Fine Arts Building at 502 S. Cooper Street houses Art History, Film/Video, Photography, Visual Communication, Animation, Drawing, 2-D Design as well as the Digital Design foundation classes. Also included are Departmental Offices, The Gallery at UT Arlington and the Visual Resources Commons.

The Studio Arts Center at 810 S. Davis Street houses the following studios: Clay, 3-D Design, Glass, Metals, Painting, Printmaking, Neon and Sculpture. It is also the site of Gallery West, a student-run exhibition space.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art

The B.F.A. degree program offers intensive pre-professional preparation in the field of studio art. This program is designed for those aspiring to work in their field of interest as professionals or to enter graduate school upon completion of the degree. In addition to fulfilling University and the College of Liberal Arts requirements, students planning to graduate with a B.F.A. in Art degree must:

Student Concentration Portfolio Review

The student concentration portfolio review is a method of assessing art student’s progress and their preparedness to enter advanced classes in the B.F.A. program. The review will be able to recommend either acceptance into the B.F.A. program (a pre-professional program) or remediation and placement into the B.A. degree (a more general program).

Transfer and new students would be allowed to register for the B.F.A. as “Art intended.” Those students designated as “Art” would be scheduled by the Art Advising Office into a set calendar of entrance reviews, by panels of appropriate faculty members.

As 21 and 36 studio class hours are achieved, each potential B.F.A. student will be reviewed by appropriate faculty (not by a standing committee). At 21 hours, the review would have the purpose of “entrance” into the B.F.A. program.

For more information concerning the student concentration portfolio review, contact the Art and Art History advisor.

Bachelor of Arts in Art

The B.A. program in Art is of a more general nature, and is more suited to those whose current academic interests and/or prior work are directed toward a broad overview of art and its relationship to other disciplines. In addition to fulfilling University and the College of Liberal Arts requirements, students planning to graduate with a B.A. degree in Art must:

Bachelor of Arts in Art History

The B.A. program in Art History emphasizes historical research, preparing students for graduate work in art history or museum studies.

In addition to fulfilling University and the College of Liberal Arts requirements, students planning to graduate with a B.A. in Art History must also fulfill the following requirements:

Requirements for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art

Students who are interested in a B.F.A. in Art can choose from diverse studio concentrations incorporating fine arts and/or media arts components. Both expand aesthetic awareness and develop personal expression in clay, drawing, glass, metals, painting, printmaking and sculpture in addition to technology-related emphases exploring concerns related to contemporary applications in visual communication, photography and film/video.

Regardless of which emphasis is selected, students are required to complete the Art Foundation requirements prior to beginning work in the concentration.

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or the Art and Art History Department.

Modern and Classical Languages

1441 or equivalent, and 1442.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

History

1311, 1312.

Science

Eight hours in a single lab science (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics).

Mathematics

Six hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Fine Arts

Satisfied by the major.

Social/Cultural Studies

The social and cultural studies requirement will be satisfied by designated courses, which have been approved by the Undergraduate Assembly. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or the Art Department.

Electives

Sufficient to give the total number of hours required for a degree.

Major

72 hours to include the following:

Foundation

27 hours including ART 1305, 1306, 1307, 1309, 1310 and 2304; three hours of upper-level 2-D courses (2000-4000 level); three hours of upper-level 3-D courses (3000-4000 level); and three hours of media courses (film/video, graphic design, photography) (2000-4000 level).

Advanced Art History

Six hours from two of the following groups:

Group I (Ancient to Medieval): 1317, 3301, 3302, 3304, 3305, 3306, 3316, 3319, 3320, 3321, 4302, 4303, 4304.

Group II (Medieval to Modern): 3307, 3308, 3309, 3312, 3313, 3315, 3325, 3327, 3331, 3391, 4306, 4312, 4330.

Group III (Modern): 3310, 3311, 3313, 3314, 3315, 3331, 3389, 3391, 3392, 4310, 4314, 4315.

Art Concentration

39 hours, of which at least 36 hours must be advanced courses (3000/4000 level), including ART 4200, Professional Practices (or ART 4356) and ART 4100, B.F.A. Senior Exhibition.

Total

128 hours, of which at least 36 must be 3000/4000 level.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art

Students who are interested in a B.A. in art can choose from diverse studio concentrations incorporating fine arts and/or media arts components. Both expand aesthetic awareness and develop personal expression in clay, drawing, glass, metals, painting, printmaking, and sculpture in addition to technology-related emphases exploring concerns related to contemporary applications in graphics, photography, and film/video.

Regardless of which emphasis is selected, students are required to complete the Art Foundation requirements prior to beginning work in the concentration.

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or the Art Department.

Modern and Classical Languages

1441 or equivalent, 1442, 2313, 2314.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

History

1311, 1312.

Science

Eight hours in a single lab science (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics).

Mathematics

Six hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Fine Arts

Satisfied by the major.

Social/Cultural Studies

The social and cultural studies requirement will be satisfied by designated courses previously approved by the Undergraduate Assembly. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or the Art Department.

Electives

Sufficient to give the total number of hours required for a degree.

Major

57 hours to include the following:

Foundation

27 hours including ART 1305, 1306, 1307, 1309, 1310 and 2304; three hours of upper-level 2-D courses (2000-4000 level); three hours of upper-level 3-D courses (3000-4000 level); and three hours of media courses (film/video, graphic design, photography) (2000-4000 level).

Advanced Art History

Nine hours including three hours from each of the following groups:

Group I (Ancient to Medieval): 1317, 3301, 3302, 3304, 3305, 3306, 3316, 3319, 3320, 3321, 4302, 4303, 4304.

Group II (Medieval to Modern): 3307, 3308, 3309, 3312, 3313, 3315, 3325, 3327, 3331, 4306, 4312, 4330.

Group III (Modern): 3310, 3311, 3313, 3314, 3315, 3331, 3389, 3391, 3392, 4310, 4314, 4315.

Art Concentration

21 hours advanced courses (3000/4000 level).

Minor

Complete 18 credit hours of coursework to earn the minor in a non-studio subject area, at least six of which must be 3000/4000 level.

Total

130 hours, of which at least 36 must be 3000/4000 level.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History

The B.A. in Art History is intended to provide a strong academic preparation for scholarly research and further study at the graduate level. In this degree program, the 18-hour minor requirement may be in studio art. Other suggested fields for the minor are history, literature, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, and modern languages. Students seeking the B.A. degree in art history must complete all the requirements established by the College of Liberal Arts for the B.A. degree and an additional three hours of a 3000/4000-level history course.

Students are advised to complete the core requirements (the two-part survey and ART 2300) before beginning work in 3000/4000-level art historical courses. Students are required to take at least one course in each of the three groups: Ancient to Medieval (Group I), Medieval to Modern (Group II), and Modern (Group III). One course in a studio medium is required (prerequisites will be waived for art history majors). Art history majors may take an additional studio course in their 33 hours of 3000/4000-level art historical studies, as well as utilizing their elective hours for this purpose.

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or the Art Department.

Modern and Classical Languages

1441, 1442, 2313, and 2314 or equivalent.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

History

1311, 1312, and three advanced hours.

Mathematics

Six hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Science

Eight hours in a single lab science (biology, chemistry, geology, or physics).

Fine Arts

Satisfied by the major.

Social/Cultural Studies

The social and cultural studies requirement will be satisfied by designated courses, which have been approved by the Undergraduate Assembly. For a list of approved courses, contact the University Advising Center or the Art Department.

Electives

Sufficient to complete the total number of hours required for the degree.

Major

42 hours to include 1309, 1310, 2300, three hours of studio art work, and 33 hours advanced art history, with at least one course chosen from each of the following three groups:

Group I (Ancient to Medieval): 1317, 3301, 3302, 3304, 3305, 3306, 3316, 3319, 3320, 3321, 4302, 4303, 4304.

Group II (Medieval to Modern): 3307, 3308, 3309, 3312, 3313, 3315, 3325, 3327, 3331, 3391, 4306, 4312, 4330.

Group III (Modern): 3310, 3311, 3313, 3314, 3315, 3331, 3389, 3391, 3392, 4310, 4314, 4315.

(An additional three hours of studio work may be included in these 33 advanced hours).

Minor

18 hours, at least six of which must be 3000/4000 level.

Total

128 hours, of which at least 36 must be 3000/4000 level.

Teacher Certification

Texas Teacher Certification in Art entails completion of 139 credit hours earned within the Department of Art and Art History and College of Education academic programs. It entails earning the B.F.A. degree in Art in addition to 27 hours of College of Education coursework that are required to fulfill minimum certification guidelines in Texas. Students earning the B.F.A. within this program are required to:

Art majors are encouraged to apply to the Teacher Education Program within the College of Education after one full semester of coursework has been completed at this university.

Starting Fall 2007, graduating Art Certification students will be required to give a lecture open to the public based on experiences within their concentration (K-12 Education). This lecture will be structured around the student’s teaching philosophy, curriculum management issues from their internship, an overview of undergraduate Art Education classroom projects and residency material, as well as examples of the student’s personal portfolio.

Art Certification students will still have the option to exhibit work by petitioning the media areas for faculty review in the 4100 B.F.A. Exhibition at the end of their graduating term under the same terms and conditions as established for other Studio Concentrated majors.

Consult the College of Education Advising Office for information concerning any additional application requirements and/or State of Texas requirements for certification.

Computer and Oral Competency

Students majoring in Art or Art History are required to demonstrate computer use and oral communication competency.

Computer use proficiency can be demonstrated by completion of:

Oral communication competency can be demonstrated by completion of:

Minor in Art

The student’s major department must approve any minor. However, students interested in Art as a minor (whether in Studio or Art History) must consult with the Art and Art History department’s Academic Advisor to determine the selection of an approved sequence of courses and to see if there will be courses available for non-art majors. A minor in art requires at least 18 semester hours in a given program, including six semester hours of advanced work.

The following courses of study are acceptable course sequences within the following concentrations. In some concentrations, advanced, repeatable courses must be taken two to three times. Any deviation from this list must be approved in writing by the Department of Art and Art History Chair.

Art History:

Note: ART 2300 fulfills the University computer/oral competency requirements.

Clay:

Drawing:

Film/Video:

Glass:

Graphics:


Note: The final 6 credit hours of advanced courses (ART 3356 & ART 4357) may be replaced by ART 4392 (Special Studies in Graphics) courses as they are offered.

Metals:

Painting:

Painting Course Equivalencies:

Photography:

Darkroom Photography:

Note: Other advanced coursework in photography approved for the darkroom emphasis minor include:

Digital Photography:

Note: ART 4318 and ART 4368 may be taken twice as the final 6 credit hours in the digital emphasis minor.

Printmaking:

Note: Students who intend to minor in printmaking are encouraged to complete additional elective courses in art history, with upper level credits in antiquity, modern and contemporary art historical study.

Sculpture:

Note: Additional 3-D studio courses—ART 4353 (Advanced Metals) or ART 3383 (Intermediate Clay)—may be taken in the place of ART 4391.

Art and Art History Faculty

Chair

Professor Hower

Professors

Anderson, Keens, North, Wright

Associate Professors

Graham, Grame, Huerta, Jolly, Maroney, Ortiz, Palmeri, Vaccaro, Weiss, Wood

Assistant Professors

Furniss, Hartley, McWilliams, Murillo, Northum, Reedus

Professor Emeritus

Bruno, Plummer


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