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OU ART DEPARTMENT

ART DEPARTMENT EVENTS ART PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

Studio Art

Programs offered:
B.A. in Studio Art
B.A. in Studio Art with Concentration in Photography and Video
Minor in Studio Art (TU)


Studio courses are designed to provide students with a rigorous and stimulating foundation in visual language and thinking. Courses emphasize the development of perception and visual acuity, cognitive skills, a sense of aesthetics and facility in manipulating a variety of artistic approaches and media. The curriculum prepares students to go on to graduate school in studio or other fields such as education, art therapy, graphic design or medical illustration.

Students interested in pursuing careers in scientific illustration with a biological or physical science emphasis or careers in medical illustration should immediately familiarize themselves with the courses and eledtives, and should seek the specialized advising that is therein encouraged.

B.A. in Studio Art
1. Completion of all of the following courses:

ART 109 Introduction to Photography
ART 111 Anatomy for the Artist and Figure Drawing
ART 350 Modern Art History

2. Completion of one of the following courses:

ART 103 Introduction to Figure Sculpture
ART 104 Introduction to Printmaking
ART 110 Ways of Seeing

3. Completion of two additional drawing electives for a minimum of 8 semester hours.
4. Completion of three additional painting electives for a minimum of 12 semester hours.
5. Completion of one additional Art History elective.


B.A. in Studio Art with Concentration in Photography and Video

1. Completion of all of the following courses:

ART 105 Video Production
ART 109 Introduction to Photography
ART 110 Ways of Seeing
ART 115 Introduction to Digital Photography
ART 205 Documentary Filmmaking
ART 350 Modern Art History

2. Completion of three additional photography or film/video courses.
3. Completion of one additional Art History elective.

Minor in Studio Art (TU)
1. Completion of four Studio Art courses and one Art History course, for a minimum of 20 semester hours.
2. Additional requirements and things to note:
a. Students may take up to three of the four Studio Art courses in one sub-discipline (for example,
photography, drawing, painting, etc.) or in four different sub-disciplines. At least two of these
Studio Art courses must be in separate sub-disciplines.

Art History

Programs offered:
B.A. in Art History
Minor in Art History (TU)


The art history major provides students with an intellectual, aesthetic
and historical foundation for the study of all visual arts, including architecture,
sculpture, painting, photography and nascent media. The courses which make up
the art history major have been designed to be integrally related to the liberal
arts experience, complementing other courses and majors which are already offered
at Oglethorpe by providing comparative historical, cultural and philosophical
reference points, while at the same time functioning as a rigorous, free-standing
discipline. The curriculum prepares students to go on to graduate school in art history
and for careers such as museum work, education and art consulting.

B.A. in Art History
1. Completion of ART 350 Modern Art History.
2. Completion of two Studio Art courses in any two different media.
3. Completion of seven additional Art History courses. Up to two of these
can be replaced by courses drawn from the following list(* = contingent upon the course being offered):

CRS 101 Theories of Communication and Rhetoric
CRS 420 Media, Culture and Society
ENG 101 Ancient Literature
ENG 102 Medieval and Renaissance Literature
HIS 201 Ancient Greece
HIS 301 History of Christianity
INT 290 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: Sex and Gender in Cinema*
INT 290 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: Art of the Film I, II*
PHI 207 Aesthetics
SOC 305 Film and Society
WGS 280 Gender, Culture and Communication

4. Additional requirements and things to note:
a. Students are encouraged, but not required, to take COR 104 Art and Culture prior to taking upper level art history courses.

Minor in Art History (TU)
1. Completion of four Art History courses and one Studio Art course, for a total of at least 20 semester hours.

 

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