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STUDIO ARTS

The Visual & Performing Arts Department offers a Studio Arts Major and a Studio Arts Minor. The educational goal of the Studio Arts Major is to balance the development of artistic sensibility and technical proficiency. This balance is promoted through coursework and personal interaction with faculty of high professional caliber in the arts and design.

Graduates of the Studio Arts Major at Curry are employed in a variety of fields, many of which expand the traditional role of the artist. The faculty strongly advises students to seek internships while enrolled in the program.

Arts faculty and the Center for Career Development advise students on internship opportunities at galleries, museums, educational institutions, and other settings where studio arts training is central. Various organizations and institutions offer professional mentoring in arts administration, art education, community arts, art therapy, illustration, museum related fields, and professional art practice.

Prospective first year students should enroll in SA 1775 Two-dimensional Design for Majors and SA 1800 Drawing in their first semester. Upper class students declaring the Major should complete these classes as soon as possible. Students with previous study in the arts are encouraged to contact a member of the Studio Arts faculty to discuss a plan of study that acknowledges abilities gained prior to entering the College.

STUDIO ARTS LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Compose and design using formal design elements and principles in a purposeful way

  • Communicate ideas visually while examining how formal design elements strengthen the communicative properties of an image

  • Experiment and explore a variety of media, resulting in mastery of one or more media

  • Integrate traditional art making techniques with digital components through experimenting with a variety of media

  • Develop visual sensitivity through the process of research, conceptual development, creating works of art, discussion and critique

  • Conceptualize and create work from idea to physical form while examining process

  • Examine and articulate an integrated perspective on the arts in conjunction with social, historical, political and/or environmental and contemporary issues

  • Appreciate the diversity of aesthetic expression in both the western and non-western worlds

  • Document personal vision and voice through the creation of a portfolio in a cohesive and professional manner

  • Use language of the discipline in a written format research and discuss inspiration, analyze process, and describe works of art

STUDIO ARTS MAJOR

 

Credits

Prerequisites:

GD 1500 Digital Essentials

3

SA 1775 Two-Dimensional Design Studio

3

SA 1790 Light and Color Studio

3

SA 1810 Drawing Studio

3

 

12

Major Requirements

SA 2800 Figure Drawing

3

SA 3800 Drawing II

3

 

6

Capstone Courses

SA 4650 Portfolio Development

3

SA 3980 Visual Arts Seminar

3

SA 4050 Independent Studio

3

 

9

Art History Electives

AH 1100 World Art

3

AH 3010 Research Methods in World Art

3

Choose one of the following (3 credits):

AH 2000 Identity & Visual Culture:

A Global Perspective

3

AH 2720 History of Photography

3

AH 2930 Contemporary Art

3

AH 2935 Modern Art

3

 

9

Major Electives:

Choose three 2000 level and one 3000 level of the following:

SA 2001 Art and Identity

3

SA 2072 Digital Art

3

SA 2200 Art in the Community

3

SA 2750 Printmaking I

3

SA 2780 Sculpture

3

SA 2797 Digital Photography

3

SA 2800 Figure Drawing

3

SA 2810 Painting I

3

SA 2813 Watercolor

3

SA 2819 Studio: Painting and Drawing

3

SA 2870 Artists’ Books

3

SA 3 Studio Art Course at the 3000 level

3

SA 2755 Relief Printmaking

3

SA 3750 Printmaking II

3

SA 3072 Digital Art II

3

 

12

Studio Arts majors are encouraged to enroll in Studio Arts courses beyond the required categories of the Studio Arts Major and apply them toward general elective Liberal Arts credit.

STUDIO ARTS MINOR

 

Credits

Required:

SA 1770 Two-dimensional Design

or

SA 1775 Two-Dimensional Design Studio

3

SA 1800 Drawing I

or

SA 1810 Drawing Studio

3

SA 3800 Drawing II

3

Choose three of the following:

SA 2001 Art and Identity

3

SA 2072 Digital Art

3

SA 2200 Art in the Community

3

SA 2750 Printmaking I

3

SA 2780 Sculpture

3

SA 2797 Digital Photography

3

SA 2800 Figure Drawing

3

SA 2810 Painting I

3

SA 2819 Studio: Painting and Drawing

3

SA 2870 Artists’ Books

3

SA 3––– Studio Art Course at 3000-level

3

Total:

18

Studio Arts minors are encouraged to enroll in Studio Arts courses beyond the required categories of the Studio Arts Minor and apply them toward general elective Liberal Arts credit.