UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

ART


Art Pontynen, Chairperson
Department Office: Arts and Communication S325
Department Telephone: 920-424-2222

Code 22 or ART


I. FACULTY

Balistreri, Deniston, Donhauser, Farley, Hamilton, Hu, Kantrowitz, Lipschutz, Masters, McPherson, Panske, Pontynen, Spicer, Weaver

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in art can lead to the degrees: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Comment:

The Art Degree programs offered have been designed to meet national and state standards of excellence in order to offer students the greatest opportunity for success after graduation. A wide variety of art courses, introducing students to an exciting spectrum of theoretical and practical possibilities in the Arts.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

To be conversant in the language and concepts of the broad field of learning accepted as the visual arts including an understanding of social and aesthetic history. To master materials, tools and specialized techniques as related to the emphasis. To accept criticism of art projects from instructors and professionals in specific areas of emphasis and to work toward redefined artistic conclusions.

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Department offers 2 majors. These are: 1) Fine Arts, 2) Art.

Within the Fine Arts Major, the Department offers a choice of 11 emphases:

Within the general course Art Major, the Department offers Studio Art.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The Department offers one minor: Studio Art.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Art major or minor. Refer to the following for complete major/minor course requirements.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet the requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Basic Art History Requirements (14 cr):

Art

Basic Studio Fundamentals requirements (15 cr):

Art
  • 22-111 Drawing I 3 cr.
  • 22-112 2 Dimensional Design 3 cr.
  • 22-113 Drawing II and Color 3 cr.
  • 22-114 3 Dimensional Design 3 cr.
  • 22-234 Figure Drawing I 3 cr.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. FINE ARTS MAJOR

Recommended for students who wish to prepare for a professional career in the studio arts, to satisfy entrance requirements for graduate art studio programs, or to become art teachers (Art Education (K-12) emphasis). Students completing the Fine Arts major and the University's baccalaureate degree requirements will earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Completion of an Emphasis (See Emphases A-K following).

Comment:

After the first semester, all Fine Arts majors are required to have their programs approved by their assigned advisor. A handbook for Bachelor of Fine Arts majors is available in the Coordinator of Advising Office, Arts and Communication S207.

A. Applied Design emphasis

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, the following are required:

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

B. Ceramics emphasis

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, the following are required:

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

C. Drawing emphasis

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, the following are required:

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

D. Fibers emphasis

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, the following are required:

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

E. Graphic Communications emphasis

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, the following are required:

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated with the exception of 22-442.

F. Metals emphasis

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, the following are required:

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

G. Painting emphasis

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, the following are required:

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

H. Photography emphasis

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, the following are required:

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

I. Printmaking emphasis

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses the following are required:

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

J. Sculpture emphasis

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses the following are required:

NOTE: All 400-level studio courses may be repeated.

K. Art Education (K-12) emphasis

Required Credits: 81 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses, the following are required:

12 credits of 2D Courses to include 6 credits in one studio area and 3 credits in each of the other two areas, to be selected from:

12 credits of 3D Courses to include: 22-263, 22-271, and 6 credits from two of the following areas:

7 credits of Electives: recommended electives include:

2. ART (GENERAL) MAJOR

Students may elect to take the Art (general) Major through either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree program.

A. Studio Arts emphasis

Recommended for students who wish a non-professional major in the studio area.

Required Credits: 42 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: 25 credits of Art Studio electives to be selected in consultation with Art advisor.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. STUDIO ART MINOR

Recommended for students who wish a basic background in the studio arts as a compliment to another major.

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:

  • Art: 7 credits from Two-Dimensional Studio, Three-Dimensional Studio and Graphic Communications Courses.

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Last Updated July 1, 1999