Studio Art Minor Program Requirements

These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.

The Studio Art Minor is offered by the Art Department. The minor requires 18 credits:

Complete these 2 courses (6 cr):

Code Course Credits

ART 1011

Drawing I

An investigation of drawing media and techniques with emphasis on rendering from empirical observation. Proportion, anatomy, volume structure and perspective may be investigated. Experience in drawing the human figure and still life.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Fee A studio fee may be required.

Every semester

3

ART 1020

Introduction to Studio Arts

A studio course designed to introduce the concepts, motivations and theory of making art. Experimentation with various media in the studio environment. Consideration of conceptual and linguistic processes that affect perception.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Fee A studio fee may be required.

Every semester

3

And choose 1 of the following (3 cr):

Code Course Credits

ARH 2011

Survey of Western Art I

History of Western Art as expressed through architecture, sculpture and painting; Prehistoric to Renaissance art.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Every Semester

3

ARH 2012

Survey of Western Art II

History of Western Art as expressed through architecture, sculpture and painting; Renaissance to the present.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Prerequisite: ARH 2011 if possible.

Spring

3

ARH 3052

History of Twentieth Century Art

European and American painting and sculpture from 1900 to 1945.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Periodically

3

ARH 3070

Art Since 1945

History of European and American painting and sculpture from 1945 to the present.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding or World Views Frames of Reference.

Periodically

3

And choose 2 of the following Level I courses (6 cr):

Code Course Credits

ART 1011

Drawing I

An investigation of drawing media and techniques with emphasis on rendering from empirical observation. Proportion, anatomy, volume structure and perspective may be investigated. Experience in drawing the human figure and still life.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Fee A studio fee may be required.

Every semester

3

ART 2211

Painting I

Beginning strategies for painting in oils or acrylic. Emphasis is on process and investigation of various spatial structures in both representational and nonrepresentational modes. Material and historical concerns are integral parts of this directed investigation. Goals are the development of a formal vocabulary, visual sensitivity and manipulative skills. Recommended for non-majors.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Fee A studio fee may be required.

Every semester

3

ART 2301

Photography I

An introductory studio course exploring camera techniques, film exposure and black and white darkroom procedures. Emphasis is on photography as an art form and the potential of the medium as a vehicle for personal visual expression. Historical, cultural and aesthetic contexts will be considered. Students must furnish (or have regular access to) their own inexpensive adjustable camera and supplies. Field trips may be included.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Fee A studio fee may be required.

3

ART 2311

Printmaking I

An introduction to relief printing and intaglio processes. Emphasis is on experimentation and exploration of the print as a vehicle of artistic expression. The relationship of printmaking to developing ideas for painting and sculpture is considered.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Fee May have studio fees.

Every semester

3

ART 2251

Sculpture I

Instruction in the theoretical and practical observation of form, space and its dimensional concepts. Abstract interpretation and working directly from the model.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Fee A studio fee may be required.

3

And choose 1 of the following Level II courses (3 cr):

Code Course Credits

ART 2212

Painting II

Theory and practice of painting. Studio experience, critiques and historical reference provide a visual and conceptual basis for further investigation in painting. Students may take a second semester for credit.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: ART 1030 or ART 2211 or consent of instructor.

Fee May have Studio fees.

Every semester

3

ART 2302

Photography II

This course is designed for the intermediate student working in film-based black and white photography, digital photography, or both. Prior knowledge of the digital camera and Photoshop are assumed for students who wish to work digitally. Technical control and artistic expression are emphasized as students develop their visual perception and awareness of photographic possibilities. Topics covered may include digital scanning and printing, studio lighting, introduction to medium- and large-format cameras and introduction to alternative processes. A 35mm camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed or a digital camera (preferably a DSLR) is required for the course. Film and paper are not covered by the lab fee.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: ART 2301 or consent of instructor.

Fee May have studio fees.

Spring

3

ART 2312

Printmaking II

Relief, intaglio, monotype, and experimental processes may be explored. Drypoint, engraving, etching and aquatint may be addressed. Emphasis is on conception as well as technique.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: ART 2311 or consent of instructor.

Fee May have studio fees.

Every semester

3

ART 2252

Sculpture II

Further instruction in the principles of sculptural form using a variety of materials and techniques.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: ART 2251 or consent of instructor.

Fee A studio fee may be required.

Every semester

3

ART 2012

Drawing II

OR ART 3011 - Drawing III 3cr

A studio course emphasizing perceptual and conceptual processes in drawing. Analysis and composition based on observation of natural form, man-made form and the figure. Students may take a second semester for credit.

This course counts towards the Aesthetic Understanding Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: ART 1011 or consent of instructor.

Fee May have studio fees.

Every semester

3

Note

This minor is not available to students majoring in Studio Art (BA.ART.STA)