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Ceramics/Glass
Robert Winokur, Area Head, Ceramics
Jon Clark, Area Head, Glass
In the Ceramics area, equipment is available for wheel work, mold making, and slip casting projects, as well as large kilns for hand building and sculpture. Processes include: wood firing, raku, salt glazing, stoneware, and porcelain. The glass curriculum incorporates glass blowing, casting, fusing, and kiln work.
 

Major requirements
Ceramics Major

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE:
Beginning Ceramics 0151 or 0152

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Intermediate Ceramics 0160
Advanced Ceramics 0293
Advanced Ceramics 0294
Two additional specialized Ceramics course

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Advanced Ceramics 0293
Advanced Ceramics 0294
Advanced Ceramics Seminar 0351
Two additional specialized Ceramics courses

Glass Major

SOPHOMORE REQUIREMENTS:
Introduction to Glass 0158

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Advanced Glass 0243 or 0244
At least two of the following courses:
Glass Construction 0237 or 0238
Hot Glass 0241 or 0242

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Advanced Glass 0243 or 0244
At least two of the following courses:
Glass Construction 0237 or 0238
Hot Glass 0241 or 0242
 
 
Fibers/Fabric Design
Rebecca Medel, Area Head
The Fibers major covers weaving, off-loom, and fabric design in a curriculum based on printing, dye, and techniques of fiber structure. Once techniques are mastered, the program promotes experimentation and development of a personal direction.

Major requirements
Fibers and Fabric Design Major

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE:
One of the following:
Fiber Structures I 0102 or
Fiber Structures II 0130 or
Fabric Pattern and Image 0130

JUNIOR AND SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:
The other three courses not taken during the sophomore year:
Fiber Structures I 0102
Fiber Structures II 0130
Fabric Pattern and Image 0130
Papermaking 0104
Mixed Media Constructions 0206
Advanced Fiber 0273
Advanced Fiber 0274
Advanced Fibers 0382
One specialized course in Fibers/Fabric Design
 
 
Graphic Design
Alice Drueding, Area Head
The program covers visual communication in advertising art, illustration, and typography. Included in the curriculum are courses dealing with computer graphics, animated film, offset lithography, publications, television graphics, environmental design, and packaging.

Major requirements
Graphic Design Major

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE:
Graphic Design 0117 or 0118

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Advanced Graphic Design 0253
Advanced Graphic Design 0254
Illustration 0255 or 0256 or Typography 0257
Intermediate Computer Graphics 0283

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Three specialized courses in Senior Graphic Design (courses numbered 0385-0390)
Senior Portfolio 0361 or 0362 (in final semester)
 
 
Jewelry/Metals/CAD-CAM
Stanley Lechtzin, Area Head
This program stresses the use of traditional techniques and materials in relation to their historical significance while encouraging the use of new technologies in the advanced courses. Assignments focus on the design and creation of jewelry, non-functional forms, furniture, and tableware.

Major requirements:
Jewelry and Metals Major

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE:
Jewelry 0153 or 0154

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Junior Metalsmithing 0265
Junior Metalsmithing 0266
Two specialized Metals courses

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Senior Metals and Plastics 0363
Senior Metals and Plastics 0364
Two specialized Metals courses
 
 
Painting/Drawing
Stanley Whitney, Area Head
This program offers a pattern of studio and seminar courses that fosters the development of pictorial concepts realized in the tangible form of painting and drawing. Visiting professional artists and critics are regularly scheduled to lecture and critique student work.

Major requirements
Painting Major

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE:
Painting 0131 or 0132
Drawing 0143 or 0144 (prerequisite for advanced level drawing courses)

JUNIOR AND SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Three courses in advanced level Drawing (courses numbered 0200-0399)
Three courses in advanced level Painting (courses numbered 0200-0399)
Two additional courses in either advanced level Drawing and/or Painting
 
 
Photography
Martha Madigan, Area Head
In addition to traditional black and white and color photography, this program offers a variety of workshops focusing on temporal and cultural issues. The faculty stresses an experimental approach to picture-making, ranging from the handmade camera to production on a Heidelberg press.

Major requirements
Photography Major

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE:
Photography I 0171 or 0172

JUNIOR AND SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Photography II 0173 or 0174
Digital Imaging 0203
Color Photography I 0205
View Camera 0281 or 0282
Graphics Arts Processes 0201
Photo Process Workshop 0279 and 0280
Senior Photography 0383
Senior Photography 0384
 
 
Printmaking
John Dowell, Area Head
This program offers courses in the basic printmaking areas of Serigraphy, Etching, and Lithography with advanced courses in color and photo-etching, photo-lithography, metal engraving, mezzotint, viscosity, color printing, woodcut, and light sensitive materials.

Major requirements
Printmaking Major

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE:
Survey of Printmaking Techniques 0116

JUNIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Serigraphy 0133 or 0134
Etching 0135 or 0136
Lithography 0137 or 0138
Art Career Workshop W349

SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Two advanced courses chosen from the following three groups:
Advanced Etching 0321 or 0322
Advanced Lithography 0331 or 0332
Advanced Serigraphy 0345 or 0346
One specialized course in Printmaking
 
 
Sculpture
Jude Tallichet, Area Head
The sculpture facility houses wood shops, metal fabrication equipment, plaster and model-making facilities, and an extensive foundry for casting bronze and aluminum. The initial emphasis is on the development of basic skills with tools and equipment. Advanced courses provide intensive studio experience and the dynamics of a critical dialogue.

Major requirements
Sculpture Major

SOPHOMORE PREREQUISITE:
Sculpture 0169 or 0170

JUNIOR AND SENIOR REQUIREMENTS:
Two courses in Advanced Sculpture 0221 or 0222
One course in Senior Sculpture 0335 or 0336
Two advanced level courses in Drawing
Three advanced level courses in Sculpture
 
Art
Richard Hricko, Chair
The purpose of the studio art concentration is to offer students an education in art within a liberal arts context. The curriculum is devised to offer students a rich range of choices in other academic disciplines to augment their studio studies.
It is the purpose of the visual studies concentration to organize the various approaches to visual thinking that cut across various disciplines into a logical whole. Students will analyze visual communication from a variety of aesthetic, theoretical, scientific, sociological, and historical viewpoints.

Major requirements
Studio Concentration

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS
C059 Intro to Visual Language - Design
C069 Intro to Visual Language - Drawing
C079 Intro to Visual Language - Painting
C089 Intro to Visual Language 3-D Design
Art 159 Color Design
Art 140 Drawing II
Art 118 Painting II
2 Art History Electives, any time period (not AH 051)
Printmaking 131, 133, 136, 138 (2 of the 4)
Five Studio Electives
2 Upper level Liberal Arts course in Social Science or Nat./Math Sciences
W192 - Art Seminar (Writing Intensive in the major)

Visual Studies

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS
C059 Intro to Visual Language - Design
C069 Intro to Visual Language - Drawing
C079 Intro to Visual Language - Painting
C089 Intro to Visual Language 3-D Design
One Printmaking or Photography or Computer Imaging
AH 0055 Art History
AH 0056 Art History
Four of the following:
Anthropology 241 Intro to Visual Anthropology
Philosophy C061 Art & Society
Philosophy 131 Intro to Aesthetics
English R170 or 170 Art of the Film
Film & Media Arts X155 Intro to Film & Video Analysis
2 Art History Elective, any time period (not AH 051)
A minimum of four elective courses in one of the following groups: History, Science, Theory, or Studio; plus two more courses in any of the other above group(s).
Capstone Seminar (Writing Intensive in the major)

Art Education
Jo-Anna Moore, Area Coordinator
The Art Education program is conceived as a curriculum ensuring a fully rounded preparation for the elementary and secondary school teacher. This program provides content study for art teacher preparation and teacher certification to teach art in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Major requirements
Bachelor of Science in Art Education

REQUIREMENTS
C059 Intro to Visual Language - Design
C069 Intro to Visual Language - Drawing
C079 Intro to Visual Language - Painting
C089 Intro to Visual Language 3-D Design
Relief Printing
Color Design
Ceramics
2 Studio Art Seminars
4 Studio Art Electives
AH 0055 Art History
AH 0056 Art History
Art History Elective, any time period (not AH 051)
Art Education 85, 187 (Student Teaching)
Education 110, 111, 122, 151, 153, 155, X060, 255
Speech Communication
Psychology C050
8 Liberal Arts courses

Art History
Therese Dolan, Chair
The art history curriculum includes lecture courses and seminars in Western and non-Western art history from ancient to modern: special concentrations include Aegean and Greek art; Etruscan and Roman art; Indian, African, and Oriental art; Early Christian art; Medieval art and architecture; Renaissance and Baroque painting and sculpture; European and American art of the Romantic era, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Major requirements
Two of the following four:
C051 Visual Experience
C053 Non-Western Art
C055 Art Heritage Western World I
C056 Art Heritage Western World II
Five of the following six:
Ancient
Medieval
Renaissance
Baroque
19th Century
20th Century
Three Art History Electives, any time period
(note: one of the upper level classes must be writing intensive.)
One Studio Art Elective
Two Upper Level Liberal Arts courses in Social Science or Nat./Math Sciences
Three Upper Level Liberal Arts course
 
Other Programs
Ambler Campus
All courses required for the B.A. in Art History may be taken on the Ambler campus. Prerequisite courses in Art and Art Education are offered for students who may transfer in the junior year to Tyler.  

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