Majors and Minors 2014-2015

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art

All majors require a total of 24 credits of Art Foundation Courses in addition to specific Art emphasis course requirements. A senior exhibition or an art history senior thesis is required of all majors. A quality representation of the student’s artwork from the junior and senior years is used for the senior exhibition.

Art Foundation Courses

Fall offerings

ART 119  Foundation Drawing I  3 cr

ART 171  Foundation Design:  Two-Dimensional  3 cr

ART 222  Art History I  3 cr

 

 

Spring offerings

ART 120  Foundation Drawing II 3 cr

ART 172  Foundation Design: Three-Dimensional  3 cr

ART 223  Art History II     3 cr

 

Offered both Fall and Spring

ART 000  Exhibition and Convocation Attendance (six semesters required)    0 cr

ART 319 Intermediate Drawing 3 cr
ART 400  Artist’s Portfolio / Senior Exhibition (one semester required)    3 cr

ART 419 Advanced Drawing 3 cr

Art Major: Standard Program

A minimum of 36 credits is required, including the 24-credit Art Foundation Courses and 12 credits of Art electives (nine credits must be at the 300- or 400-level).

Art Major: Comprehensive Programs

Studio Art Emphasis—Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Jewelry, and/or Sculpture
A minimum of 54 credits is required, including the 24-credit Art Foundation Courses, 24 credits of Art electives (nine credits must be at the 300- or 400-level), and six credits of non-art supporting courses selected in consultation with an Art advisor. 

Graphic Design Emphasis

A minimum of 54 credits is required, including the 24-credit Art Foundation Courses, three credits of Art electives, three credits of non-art supporting courses selected in consultation with an Art advisor, and the following 24 credits:
Fall Offerings
ART 246  Introduction to Photography    3 cr
ART 257  Introduction to Printmaking    3 cr
ART 270  Introduction to Graphic Design and Illustration    3 cr
ART 271  Calligraphy / Typography    3 cr
ART 283  Introduction to Airbrush    3 cr

 

Spring Offerings

ART 370  Intermediate Graphic Design    3 cr

Offered both Fall and Spring


ART 470  Advanced Design and Illustration I    3 cr
ART 471  Advanced Design and Illustration II     3 cr

ART 471  Advanced Design and Illustration III     3 cr

 

K- 12 Art Education Licensure Emphasis
This program qualifies students for the State of Colorado License in Art Education for K-12 teaching. Specific Education courses required for Art Education Licensure are arranged through the Teacher Education Program (see description under Education).  A minimum of 48 credits is required, including the 24-credit Art Foundation Courses and the following 24 credits:
Six of the following (18 credits total):
Fall offerings
ART 203  Introduction to Ceramics    3 cr
ART 230  Introduction to Sculpture    3 cr
ART 235  Introduction to Jewelry    3 cr
ART 257  Introduction to Printmaking    3 cr
ART 271  Calligraphy / Typography    3 cr
ART 280  Introduction to Painting    3 cr
ART 283  Introduction to Airbrush    3 cr
Two of the following (six credits total):
Spring offerings
ART 303  Intermediate Ceramics    3 cr
ART 330  Intermediate Sculpture    3 cr
ART 357  Intermediate Printmaking    3 cr
ART 380  Intermediate Painting    3 cr
ART 383  Intermediate Airbrush    3 cr

It is recommended that students majoring in the Art Education Licensure Emphasis include COTH 119 Theatre and Media Aesthetics, and MUS 140 Introduction to Music, in their General Education Liberal Arts Area III electives.

Art History And Theory Emphasis

A minimum of 54 credits is required, including the 24 credits of Art Foundation Courses, six credits of Art electives, six credits of non-art supporting courses selected in consultation with an Art advisor, and the following 18 credits:

Fall offerings
ART 324  Art Criticism and Critical Theory in Contemporary Art    3 cr

ART 421  Art of Mesoamerica and the Andean Region of South America    3 cr

Spring offerings
ART 325  Women Artists    3 cr
ART 424  Modern Art History, Aesthetics, Theory, and Criticism    3 cr

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art

To receive and maintain Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art candidate status each semester, students must continuously create artwork outside of course assignments that exhibits the highest quality and creativity.  When students receive B.F.A. in Art candidate status, they must report to their advisor for continuance in the program.  The advisor is responsible for critiques, guidance, and help in the completion of the senior exhibition.

At the completion of the B.F.A. Foundation Program, students’ portfolios should demonstrate the criteria identified by the Art faculty and B.F.A. acceptance form.  The review committee will identify students’ portfolios that reflect Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art degree potential.

Students wishing to apply for candidacy to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Program must: apply no earlier than the spring of their sophomore year and no later than the fall of their junior year, present a portfolio of recent art works, specify an emphasis of study, be in good academic standing, and have completed the following courses with a minimum grade of “C”:   

ART 119  Foundation Drawing I     3 cr
ART 120  Foundation Drawing II     3 cr
ART 171  Foundation Design: Two-Dimensional     3 cr
ART 172  Foundation Design: Three-Dimensional     3 cr

All Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Majors require the 36-credit BFA Foundation Courses.  All Art courses must be selected in consultation with an Art advisor.

A senior exhibition is required of all majors.  A quality representation of students’ artwork from the junior and senior years is used for the senior exhibition.

BFA Foundation Courses
Fall offerings
ART 119  Foundation Drawing I    3 cr   
ART 171  Foundation Design: Two-Dimensional    3 cr
ART 222  Art History I    3 cr
ART 319  Intermediate Drawing     3 cr
ART 491  Seminar in Art    3 cr
Art History (300 level)    3 cr
Spring offerings
ART 120  Foundation Drawing II     3 cr
ART 172  Foundation Design: Three-Dimensional    3 cr
ART 223  Art History II     3 cr
ART 419  Advanced Drawing    3 cr
Art History (400 level)    3 cr
Offered both Fall and Spring
ART 000  Exhibition and Convocation Attendance (six semesters required)    0 cr
ART 400  Artist’s Portfolio / Senior Exhibition    3 cr

Two-Dimensional Art: Painting Emphasis
A minimum of 63 credits is required including the 36-credit BFA Foundation Courses, six credits of Art electives, and 21 credits from the following, which must include 15 credits from one painting medium (painting, airbrush, or watercolor):
Fall offerings   
ART 280  Introduction to Painting     3 cr
ART 283  Introduction to Airbrush    3 cr
ART 286  Introduction to Watercolor    3 cr
Spring offerings
ART 380  Intermediate Painting    3 cr
ART 383  Intermediate Airbrush    3 cr
ART 386  Intermediate Watercolor    3 cr
Offered both Fall and Spring
ART 480  Advanced Painting I    3 cr
ART 481  Advanced Painting II    3 cr
ART 482  Advanced Painting III    3 cr
ART 483  Advanced Airbrush  I    3 cr
ART 484  Advanced Airbrush II    3 cr
ART 485  Advanced Airbrush III    3 cr
ART 486  Advanced Watercolor I    3 cr
ART 487  Advanced Watercolor II    3 cr
ART 488  Advanced Watercolor III    3 cr

Two-Dimensional Art: Photography Emphasis
A minimum of 63 credits is required including the 36-credit BFA Foundation Courses, six credits of Art electives, and the following 21 credits:
Fall offerings   
ART 246  Introduction to Photography    3 cr
ART 270  Introduction to Graphic Design and Illustration    3 cr
Spring offerings
ART 346  Intermediate Photography    3 cr
ART 370  Intermediate Graphic Design  3 cr 
Offered both Fall and Spring
ART 446  Advanced Photography I    3 cr
ART 447  Advanced Photography II    3 cr
ART 448  Advanced Photography III    3 cr
 
Two-Dimensional Art: Printmaking Emphasis
A minimum of 63 credits is required including the 36-credit BFA Foundation Courses, six credits of Art electives, and the following 21 credits:
Fall offerings
ART 246 Introduction to Photography  3 cr
ART 257  Introduction to Printmaking    3 cr
Spring offerings
ART 357  Intermediate Printmaking    3 cr
Offered both Fall and Spring
ART 457  Advanced Printmaking I    3 cr
ART 458  Advanced Printmaking II    3 cr
ART 459  Advanced Printmaking III    3 cr
One of the following:
ART 280  Introduction to Painting    3 cr
ART 286  Introduction to Watercolor    3 cr
 

Three-Dimensional Art: Ceramics Emphasis
A minimum of 63 credits is required, including the 36-credit BFA Foundation Courses, six credits of Art electives, and the following 21 credits:
Fall offerings     
ART 203  Introduction to Ceramics    3 cr
ART 230  Introduction to Sculpture    3 cr
ART 235  Introduction to Jewelry    3 cr
Spring offerings
ART 303  Intermediate Ceramics    3 cr
Offered both Fall and Spring
ART 403  Advanced Ceramics I    3 cr
ART 404  Advanced Ceramics II    3 cr
ART 405  Advanced Ceramics III    3 cr

Three-Dimensional Art: Jewelry Emphasis
A minimum of 63 credits is required, including the 36-credit BFA Foundation Courses, six credits of Art electives, and the following 21 credits:
Fall offerings     
ART 203  Introduction to Ceramics    3 cr
ART 230  Introduction to Sculpture    3 cr
ART 235  Introduction to Jewelry    3 cr
Spring offerings
ART 335  Intermediate Jewelry    3 cr
Offered both Fall and Spring
ART 435  Advanced Jewelry I    3 cr
ART 436  Advanced Jewelry II    3 cr
ART 437  Advanced Jewelry III    3 cr

Three-Dimensional Art: Sculpture Emphasis
A minimum of 63 credits is required, including the 36-credit BFA Foundation Courses, six credits of Art electives, and the following 21 credits:
Fall offerings     
ART 203  Introduction to Ceramics    3 cr
ART 230  Introduction to Sculpture    3 cr
ART 235  Introduction to Jewelry    3 cr
Spring offerings
ART 330  Intermediate Sculpture    3 cr
Offered both Fall and Spring
ART 430  Advanced Sculpture I    3 cr
ART 431  Advanced Sculpture II    3 cr
ART 432  Advanced Sculpture III    3 cr

Design Art: Graphic Design Emphasis
A minimum of 63 credits is required, including the 36-credit BFA Foundation Courses, and the following 27 credits:
Fall offerings     
ART 246  Introduction to Photography    3 cr
ART 257  Introduction to Printmaking    3 cr
ART 270  Introduction to Graphic Design and Illustration    3 cr
ART 271  Calligraphy / Typography    3 cr
Spring offerings
ART 370  Intermediate Graphic Design    3 cr
Offered both Fall and Spring
ART 375  Magazine Production (one semester required)    3 cr
ART 470  Advanced Design and Illustration I    3 cr
ART 471  Advanced Design and Illustration II     3 cr
ART 472 Avanced Design and Illustration III   3 cr

Art Minor

A minimum of 18 credits is required:
ART 119  Foundation Drawing I    3 cr
ART 120  Foundation Drawing II    3 cr
ART 171  Foundation Design: Two-Dimensional    3 cr
ART 172  Foundation Design: Three-Dimensional    3 cr
Art electives     3 cr
One of the following:
ART 222  Art History I    3 cr
ART 223  Art History II    3 cr

Capstone Course Requirement. The following course in the Art Major fulfills the Capstone Course Requirement:  ART 400 Artist’s Portfolio/Senior Exhibition.