Studio Art Requirements


ART 109 Survey of Visual Communication - 3 hrs.

Survey of Visual Communications is an introduction to the broad field of visual communications. The students will explore through sample projects four main areas: The Design Process; Business Concepts as they relate to the major; Technological aspects such as hardware, software and peripherals and The Media (print, electronic, broadcast). Students will learn problem solving skills and design principles using the tools and resources implemented by designers in the Visual Communications field.

ART 201 Foundations of Design - 3 hrs.

Foundations of Design introduces students to two and three-dimensional design utilizing an integrated approach of visual organization. Students will discuss using design vocabulary projects that they produced. Areas that will be emphasized are image composition, color theory, elements of organization and principles of 3-D physical structure. These projects will be accomplished using a broad variety of studio approaches: drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, craft medium, sculpture and architectural concepts.

ART 207 Photography I - 3 hrs.

An introduction to black and white photography and basic digital photography. Students will understand traditional black and white cameras and digital photography. Specifically these areas are camera functions, image composition , lighting, film processing and digital input, and presentation of images. Recommended for students with little or no experience. Students must supply their own 35mm camera with manual exposure override. Lecture/demonstration/lab. Writing Intensive Course: Successful Completion of English 105 & 201 required.

ART 215 Painting I - 3 hrs.

This introduction to the medium of painting serves both majors and non-majors with an exploration of composition, materials and techniques. Studies will include landscape, figure and still life painting. Application of design principles and color theory will be tested through a series of assignments that challenge students to translate theory into product. Works by major painters will be examined utilizing library research, 89 investigation of contemporary artists and museum visits as part of the evaluation process. A final group critique and portfolio presentation is required.

ART 209 Multimedia Development - 3 hrs.

An introduction to the methods, materials, computer programs and techniques used in the development of multimedia created for distribution by CD-ROM, DVD, and the internet. Students will learn to use graphic images, photography, typed word, and animation, video and sound to communicate with targeted audiences. Utilizing computer tutorials and design oriented assignments the students will develop an understanding and critical awareness of contemporary practices in this electronic medium.

ART 215 Painting I - 3 hrs.

This introduction to the medium of painting serves both majors and non-majors with an exploration of composition, materials and techniques. Studies will include landscape, figure and still life painting. Application of design principles and color theory will be tested through a series of assignments that challenge students to translate theory into product. Works by major painters will be examined utilizing library research, 89 investigation of contemporary artists and museum visits as part of the evaluation process. A final group critique and portfolio presentation is required.

ART 216 Ceramics I - 3 hrs.

A beginning course in pottery and ceramic sculpture focusing on hand building processes. Students will be expected to grow in understanding of three dimensional design considerations and their individual technical skills. No previous experience is required, and the class is open to all interested students.

ART 219 Drawing I - 3 hrs.

This is a beginning class and provides an opportunity for students learn the basic skills of drawing. Students will use a variety of materials, incorporate elements of design, explore composition, work with the figure and proportion and develop a sense of personal aesthetic by looking at the work of other artists. The student will also be required to participate with others in informal and formal critiques. Evaluation will be based on daily work, longer projects and the final portfolio. No experience necessary.

ART 225 Painting II - 3 hrs.

Painting II focuses on the exploration and development of style and technique. Emphasis will be on individual development and competence in approach to medium, exploration of new materials and an expanded sense of aesthetic decision making. Students will be required to complete a variety of assignments that demonstrate successful application of skills acquired in the introductory class. Interaction with peers, art faculty, and participation in group critique and field trips will be part of the evaluation process. Each student must participate in the final c ritique and provide a final portfolio. Prerequisite: ART 215 Painting I

ART 229 Drawing II 3 hrs.

This course is a follow-up opportunity for students expand their knowledge and skill in drawing in particular the human figure and anatomy. Students will create a portfolio based on daily drawing and longer assignments that documents a use a variety of new materials, study of anatomy and a further development of a personal aesthetic by looking at the work of other artists. The student will also be required to participate with others in informal and formal critiques. Prerequisite: ART 219 Drawing I.

ART 359 Printmaking - 3 hrs.

An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with various processes in the printmaking field. Students will learn the basic principles of monotype, relief and intaglio printmaking: historical context, tools, safety, and processes. A background in drawing and 2-D design is recommended.

ART 361 Intermediate Design - 3 hrs.

This course draws upon the concepts of design that were examined in Foundations of Design I and Graphic Layout and Design I & II. Application of design components to variety a crafts areas such as bookbinding, batik, paper making, stained glass, mosaic will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the quality of both design and the crafts manly tradition. Previous design work recommended or permission of instructor.

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ART 335 Painting III - 3 hrs.

Painting III provides an opportunity for students to expand and develop their painting skills and techniques while developing an individual sense of style. Although students are expected to attend during scheduled class hours at levels III and IV, work in Hershey Hall private studios is permitted. Participants are, however, to meet in critique with other painting students and participate in field trips.

ART 336 Ceramics III - 3 hrs.

This course will provide advanced students with further opportunity for investigation into areas of ceramics including: artists, materials, and methods. Advanced hand building, wheel throwing techniques, larger scale and establishment of professional goals are possible goals for the course. Projects may be sculptural and focused on “one of a kind” pots. Students will establish individual project road maps while interacting with art faculty and fellow students during studio and critiques.

ART 339 Drawing III - 3 hrs.

Drawing III provides student with a structured approach to advanced study. With input and consultation with the instructor, the student will design their own goals and objectives for the course. A final portfolio work is required. Students will select from areas of drawing exploration include new materials, methods, drawing construction and thematic development. Work in private studio is permissible during scheduled class hours. Students are, however, required to participate with faculty and students during critiques and field trips.

ART 345 Painting IV - 3 hrs.

Painting IV provides additional growth in painting skills, techniques and personal style. This class will serve the serious studio major with opportunity to complete a body of work capable of completing a strong portfolio for exhibit submissions and graduate schools applications. Although students are expected to attend during scheduled class hours at levels III and IV, work in Hershey Hall private studios is permitted. Participants are, however, to meet in critique with other painting students and participate in field trips.

ART 346 Ceramics IV - 3 hrs.

Ceramics IV provides advanced students with time for investigating areas of ceramics including: materials, advanced hand building, wheel throwing techniques, larger scale. Glaze calculation and kiln operation/construction are ot her areas of exploration. Students will establish individual project roadmaps while interacting with art faculty and fellow students during studio and critiques. Establishment of professional goals, portfolio preparation for exhibitions and graduate applications will be a valuable end product of this course. Students will establish individual project roadmaps while interacting with art faculty and fellow students during studio and critiques.

ART 349 Drawing IV - 3 hrs.

Drawing IV provides students with a structured approach to advanced study. The student with the instructor and choose one area or theme. A final portfolio is required. Areas of drawing exploration include new materials, methods, drawing construction and thematic development. Work in private studio is permissible during scheduled class hours. Students are, however, required to participate with faculty and students during critiques and field trips.

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ART 381 History of Art I - 6-14 hrs.

A study of major artistic achievements in the western world from prehistoric times to the late Middle Ages. Students will become familiar with the emergence of visual imagery and the development of style. Students will learn to recognize cultural differences and be able to identify distinct characteristics of each, while acknowledging their interconnectedness and contributions to other societies. Through readings, image examinations and class discussions students will develop an appreciation of visual imagery and its impact on culture and the advancement of society. A topical research paper and four exams are required and attendance of field trips and Iowa Wesleyan College art openings are mandatory. Writing Intensive Course: Successful Completion of English 105 and 201 required. Alternate years.

ART 381 History of Art II - 6-14 hrs.

This course opens with an investigation of major artistic achievements of the Renaissance and continues to the mid 1800s. A continuation of ART 381, but all art history need not be taken in sequence. The age of discovery, shifting of political models, the fortification of the church and eventual move of art ists from established academic styles to individual expression will be discussed. Students will gain an understanding of the immense power artists of this time held and how their images helped shape opinion during this time period. A topical research paper and four exams are required. Attendance on field trips and Iowa Wesleyan College art openings is mandatory. Writing Intensive Course: Successful Completion of English 105 and 201 required. Alternate years.

ART 383 History of Art III - 6-14 hrs.

A study of contemporary issues in art from 1850 to the present. Stylistic evolution, historical context and the effect of popular culture on the visual arts will be our focus for the semester. Class lectures, group experimentation with contemporary trends visiting artists and field trips and will serve as a springboard for discussion, thought and analysis. Students will be required to produce a 20 minute oral presentation with visual images as a research project. All students must participate in scheduled field trip activities and attend Iowa Wesleyan College art openings. Writing Intensive Course: Successful Completion of English 105 and 201 required.


Six hours of field experience:

ART 440, 441, 442, 398 or 498 Career Applications - 6-12 hrs.

Field experience projects that do not fit a six credit hour internship.

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ART 499A Senior Seminar - 1 hr.

Senior Seminar (A) will focus on the preparation of credential materials and the portfolio and electronic portfolio. A written philosophy of art, a cover letter and photographing art work will also be included. Individuals are expected to check in with art faculty for evaluation and progress report.

ART 499B Senior Seminar - 1 hr.

Senior Seminar (B) will center around the Senior Art Exhibition. Activities will include all aspects of the show: selection of work, designing invitations, compiling a mailing list, matting and framing, designing the exhibition space to accommodate both two and three dimensional work, installation and lighting. Students will be evaluated by the quality and professionalism of the work, as well as effectiveness when working as a team. Senior Seminar (A) and (B) are considered the capsto ne course and final assessment piece for the art major.