ART (ART, ARHI)

Professors: Estomin, Golahny
Associate Professor: Tran (Chair)
Assistant Professors: Goodman, Stubbs
Instructors: Burke, Crook-Perez, Johnson, McDonough Varner, Sterngold

  • Majors: Studio Art, Art History
  • Studio Art Concentrations: Commercial Design, Generalist, Painting, Photography/Digital Art, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Courses required for all Studio Art Concentrations: 13
  • Courses required for Art History: 11
  • Non-credit Colloquium: Every semester as a declared major
  • Studio Art Capstone requirement (Commercial Design): ART 442 and Senior exhibit
  • Studio Art Capstone requirement (Generalist): Senior exhibit
  • Studio Art Capstone requirement (Painting, Photography/Digital Art, Printmaking, Sculpture): ART 446 and Senior exhibit
  • Art History Capstone requirement: ARHI 447
  • Minors: Art History, Commercial Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Web Design and Technologies

STUDIO ART (ART)

Major Requirements

For the  degree in Studio Art, students must complete the seven-course foundation program and the requirements for an area of specialization, successfully complete each semester’s colloquium (while a declared major), and successfully complete the senior exhibition.

Foundation Program

ART 111   Drawing I
ART 116   Three-Dimensional Design or ART 226 The Figure
ART 212   Color and Design
ART 227   Photography I             or ART 337 Photography II (based on placement)
ART 343   Introduction to Digital Art
ARHI 222             Survey of Art I: Ancient, Medieval and Non-Western *
ARHI 223             Survey of Art II: Renaissance to the Present in Western Culture * 
ART 148, 248, 348, 448 Art Colloquium
Exception to participation in the colloquium may be made by the art faculty.

*Studio Art Majors in the Commercial Design track may substitute a 300-level ARHI course for ARHI 222 or 223, or two 300-level ARHI courses for both ARHI 222 and 223.     

All Studio Art majors are encouraged to take DCOM 200: Introduction to Video

Areas of Specialization

I. Commercial Design
ART 221   Drawing II
ART 337   Photography II or ART 431 Advanced Digital Imaging (based on placement)
ART 344   Time-Based Digital Media
ART 430   Interactive Multi-Media and Web Design
ART 442   Special Projects in Commercial Design
ART 470   Internship or ART 449 Art Practicum

Students are encouraged to take the following courses: ART 431 Advanced Digital Imaging and DCOM 200 Introductory Digital Media.

II. Generalist Art Major
For students seeking teaching certification in Art.
ART 119   Ceramics I
ART 220   Painting
ART 225   Sculpture I
ART 228   Printmaking I
One second-level studio course (such as Painting II, Photography II, Sculpture II)
One ARHI course numbered 300 or above (students planning to complete the K-12 art certification program will take ART 310  History and Practice of Art Education as their 300 level art history class)

State requirements for certification to teach change regularly. Please check with the Education Department for the most current PA state requirements.

III. Painting
ART 220   Painting I
ART 221   Drawing II
ART 330   Painting II
ART 446   Studio Research
Two ARHI courses numbered 300 or above

IV. Photography/Digital Art
ART 337 Photography II or ART 344 Time-Based Digital Media, ART 430 Interactive Multi-Media and Web Design, or an approved independent study (based on placement)
ART 342   Photography III
ART 431   Advanced Digital Imaging
ART 446   Studio research
Two ARHI courses numbered 300 or above

Students are encouraged to take the following courses: ART 344 Time-Based Digital Media and ART 430 Interactive Multi-Media and Web Design

V. Printmaking
ART 221   Drawing II
ART 228   Printmaking I
ART 338   Printmaking II
ART 446   Studio Research
Two ARHI courses numbered 300 or above

VI. Sculpture
ART 225   Sculpture I
ART 226   The Figure
ART 335   Sculpture II
ART 446   Studio Research
Two ARHI courses numbered 300 or above

Capstone Requirements

The senior exhibition, which is the capstone achievement for all studio art majors, serves to assess students’ expertise in their chosen specialty. Work produced in specialized courses may be included in the exhibition.

Students who are completing the Commercial Design concentration must also complete ART 442. Students in the Painting, Photography/Digital Art, Printmaking, and Sculpture concentrations must also complete ART 446.

Diversity and Writing Courses

The following course satisfies the Domestic Cultural Diversity Requirement: ARHI 320. The following courses satisfy the Global Cultural Diversity Requirement: ARHI 222, 223, 331, 334, 336, and 347. The following course satisfies either the Domestic or Global Diversity Requirement: ARHI 339. The following courses, when scheduled as W courses, count toward the Writing Requirement: ARHI 222, 223, 320, 331, 334, 336, 339, 347, 349, and 447.

Minor Requirements

There are four studio art minors offered by the Art Department. Requirements for each follow:

Commercial Design: ART 111, 212, 227, 343; one from 344, 430, or 442; and one ARHI course

Painting: ART 111, 212, 220, 221, 330, and one ARHI course

Photography: ART 111, 212, 227, 337, either 342 or 431, and one ARHI course

Sculpture: ART 111, 116, 225, 226, either 119 or 335, and one ARHI course

ART (ART)

111
DRAWING I
An introduction to the fundamentals of the two-dimensional arts, the materials and techniques of drawing, and current concepts and practices.

116
THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
An introduction to the broad range of techniques, materials, and processes of three-dimensional art. Investigation of formal, theoretical, and conceptual issues.  

119
CERAMICS I
Pottery design as it relates to function of vessels and the design parameters imposed by the characteristics of clay. The techniques of ceramics are taught to encourage expression rather than to dispense merely a technical body of information.

212
COLOR AND DESIGN
The creative process, elements, and principles of two-dimensional design and color theory through a variety of handmade and digital processes.

220
PAINTING I
Fundamentals of painting through lecture, demonstration and studio experience, and study of historical and current art movements. Prerequisite: ART 212 or consent of instructor.

221
DRAWING II
Exploration of a range of materials and concepts, with an emphasis on current approaches to drawing. Prerequisite: ART 111.

225
SCULPTURE I
Exploration of traditional and contemporary approaches to sculpture through a variety of processes, materials, and theory. Emphasis on personal creativity. Prerequisite: ART 116, ART 226, or consent of the instructor.

226
THE FIGURE
Study of the structures of the figure, use of the figure as a vehicle for personal expression, and discussion of historical and contemporary theory. Exploration of various materials, including clay and plaster.

227
PHOTOGRAPHY I
Development of technical skills in the use of photographic equipment (cameras, films, darkroom, printmaker) and competence in the areas of composition, form, light, picture quality, etc. Each student must have access to a 35mm camera capable of full-manual operation.

228
PRINTMAKING I
Introduction to the techniques of silkscreen, intaglio, monotype, and lithography printing. One edition of at least six prints must be completed in each area. Prerequisite: ART 111 and 212, or consent of instructor.

229
CERAMICS II
Continuation of Ceramics I. Emphasis on use of the wheel and technical aspects such as glaze making and kiln firing. Prerequisite: ART 119.

310
HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF ART EDUCATION
Essential topics in teaching art, including philosophy of art, lesson planning, and teaching methods. Observation of art classes in elementary and secondary schools in the greater Williamsport area. Required of art majors in the K-12 certification program.

330
PAINTING II
Experimentation with various media, subject matter and techniques, with reference to historical and current artistic movements. Prerequisite: ART 220.

335
SCULPTURE II
Advanced study of materials, technical processes, and concepts in sculpture, using a variety of materials, including casting, metal, foundry, and mixed-media installation. Discussion of historical and contemporary theory. Prerequisites: ART 225 and either ART 116 or 226.

337
PHOTOGRAPHY II
An extension of the skills developed in Photography I (ART 227) by continued growth in technical expertise including instruction in photo art processes such as collage, multiple images, hand-coloring, and/or toning. Emphasis on conceptual and aesthetic aspects of photography. Prerequisite: ART 227 or permission of instructor.

338
PRINTMAKING II
Continuation of Printmaking I (ART 228). Emphasis on multi-plate and viscosity printing. Prerequisite: ART 228.

342
PHOTOGRAPHY III
Study of aesthetics and compositional strategies using medium and large format cameras and advanced printing techniques for black and white photography. Emphasis on developing a comprehensive and conceptual portfolio. Prerequisites: ART 337 and either ART 111 or 212, or consent of instructor.

343
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ART
Introduction to digital art including design, photography, illustration, and video. Covers the fundamentals of vector and raster imaging, typography, color, image compositing, and integration of traditional and digital media. Prerequisites: ART 227 and either ART 111 or 212, or consent of instructor.

344
TIME-BASED DIGITAL MEDIA    
Studio course using industry-standard software to create time-based mediafor artistic and commercial purposes. Content includes 2D digital animation, interactive art with animation, audio and video, web-design, and interactive DVD authoring. Prerequisite: ART 343 or consent of instructor.

430
INTERACTIVE MULTI-MEDIA AND WEB DESIGN
Studio course focusing on creation of interactive media and web design for multiple platforms, utilizing industry-standard software. Prerequisite: ART 343 or consent of instructor.

431
ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING
Advanced study of the concepts and aesthetics of color photography, digital photography, and archival fine art digital printing. Prerequisites: ART 337 and 343, or consent of instructor.

440
PAINTING III
Continued studio experience for advanced students with emphasis on personal direction and with reference to individual artists and art movements. Prerequisite: Art 330.

441
DRAWING III
Advanced drawing techniques and materials, with emphasis on a thesis presentation. Prerequisite: Art 221.

442
SPECIAL PROJECT IN COMMERCIAL DESIGN
Concentrated research and creation of a series of projects in commercial design involving typography, illustration, photography, branding, and graphic design, using industry-standard software. The capstone course for art majors in the Commercial Design track. Prerequisite: ART 343 or consent of instructor.

446
STUDIO RESEARCH
Artistic research based on student-designed conceptual and formal interest in any studio art discipline. This is the capstone course for art majors in the Painting, Photography/Digital Art, Printmaking, and Sculpture tracks. Students produce a coherent body of artwork to be entered in the Annual Juried Senior Exhibition. Majors in the Commercial Design and Generalist tracks are not required to take this course, but they are very strongly encouraged to take it to prepare their submissions for the Annual Juried Senior Exhibition. Fall Semester only.

148, 248, 348, 448
ART COLLOQUIUM
A non-credit seminar in which faculty, students, and invited professionals discuss and critique specific art and media exhibitions. Required of all Studio Art and Art History majors. Meets 4-6 times each semester. Pass/Fail. Non-credit seminar.

449
ART  PRACTICUM
Seminar of 150 hours of professional internship experience in commercial design, web design, photography, museum studies, audio, or video with companies, non-profit organizations, and museums. Students must apply directly to the Art Department to arrange job placement before pre-registration to be eligible for this course. Prerequisite: At least one of the following: ART 342, 344, 430, 431, 442; DCOM 300; or consent of instructor.

470-479
INTERNSHIP 
Internship experience in commercial design or commercial photography with companies and organizations. Students must apply directly to the Art Department to arrange job placement before pre-registration to be eligible for this course. Prerequisite: ART 430, 442, or consent of instructor.

N80-N89
INDEPENDENT STUDY 
This course represents an opportunity to pursue specific interests not usually covered in regular courses.

490-491
INDEPENDENT STUDY FOR DEPARTMENTAL HONORS  

ART HISTORY (ARHI)

The Art History major consists of courses in art history, studio art, and related disciplines. Students considering graduate school are encouraged to study a foreign language at the advanced level.

Art History majors are required to take in the art colloquium each semester.

Required of all students:
ARHI 222 Survey of Art I: Ancient, Medieval, and Non-Western
ARHI 223 Survey of Art II: Renaissance to the Present in Western Culture
ARHI 447 Art History Research
ART 148, 248, 348, 448 — Art Colloquium

Choose four of the following:
ARHI 320 Visual Media in the Digital Age
ARHI 331 Recent Developments in Art
ARHI 334 Art of the Renaissance
ARHI 336 Art of the Baroque
ARHI 339 Gender and Identity in Art
ARHI 347 History of Photography
ARHI 349 Narrative in Art
ART 310     History/Practice Art Education

Choose two of the following:
ART 111   Drawing I
ART 116   Three-Dimensional Design
ART 212   Color and Design
ART 227   Photography I

Two Additional Courses outside the Art Department:
Students must take at least two additional courses in the areas of History, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, or Theater, to be selected with their advisors.

Capstone Requirement

All majors must successfully complete ARHI 447.

Diversity and Writing Courses

The following course satisfies the Domestic Cultural Diversity Requirement: ARHI 320. The following courses satisfy the Global Cultural Diversity Requirement: ARHI 222, 223, 331, 334, 336, and 347. The following course satisfies either the Domestic or Global Diversity Requirement: ARHI 339. The following courses, when scheduled as W courses, count toward the Writing Requirement: ARHI 222, 223, 320, 331, 334, 336, 339, 347, 349, and 447.

Minor Requirements

A minor in Art History consists of ARHI 222, 223, three advanced ARHI courses, and one studio art course (Studio Art majors, except those in the Commercial Design track, who minor in Art History must take one additional upper level course beyond the three required for the minor intended for students who major in other disciplines, i.e., ARHI 222, 223, and four upper level courses).

222
SURVEY OF ART I: ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, AND NON-WESTERN
A survey of the major developments in the visual arts of the Ancient, Medieval, and Nonwestern fields, with emphasis on visual literacy and the meaning of art within society. Fulfills Global Cultural Diversity Requirement. 

223
SURVEY OF ART II: RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT IN WESTERN CULTURE
A survey of the major artistic developments of western art, with emphasis on their cultural contexts. Fulfills Global Cultural Diversity Requirement. 

320
VISUAL MEDIA IN THE DIGITAL AGE
The historical study of new media, with emphasis on video and interactive art forms, in relationship to the development of television, the World Wide Web, and social networks. Cross-listed as DCOM 322. Fulfills Domestic Cultural Diversity Requirement. Alternate years.

331
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ART
The roots of current trends in art, taking into account trans-national and global issues; historical references; news media; and identities of gender, ethnicity and region. Fulfills Global Cultural Diversity Requirement. 

334
ART OF THE RENAISSANCE
The art of Italy and Northern Europe from 1300 to 1530, with emphasis on the painters Giotto, Masaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Van Eyck, and Dürer; the sculptors Ghiberti, Donatello, and Michelangelo; and the architects Brunelleschi and Alberti. Fulfills Global Cultural Diversity Requirement. 

336
ART OF THE BAROQUE
Seventeenth-century painting and sculpture in Italy and The Netherlands with emphasis on Bernini, Poussin, Rubens, and Rembrandt, with special attention given to the expressive, narrative, and painterly styles present in their art. Fulfills Global Cultural Diversity Requirement. 

339
GENDER AND IDENTITY IN ART
A survey of identities in art from a variety of viewpoints (gender, creative, ethnic, multicultural,  historical, social, political, and economic) which integrates the portrayal of often marginalized personae into the mainstream. Fulfills either Domestic or Global Cultural Diversity Requirement. 

347
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
A historical survey of photography from its beginning as a commercial and scientific medium,  emphasizing its emergence as a fine art, and including current practices within multimedia contexts. Fulfills Global Cultural Diversity Requirement.  Alternate years.

349
NARRATIVE IN ART
An examination of the sister arts of making images and writing text, involving how visual artists respond to the written word and how writers respond to art.

447
ART HISTORY RESEARCH
Seminar in art history methods and research. Students write an extensive research essay, to be presented to a committee of Art Department faculty. This course may be repeated for credit when topics are different.