Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Art

Faculty

John J. Donnelly, MFA

Andrew M Hendrixson, MFA

Art Program Objectives

The courses and curriculum of the art program are designed to achieve the following student outcomes:

  • integrate and appreciate the visual arts within the concept of liberal arts education by developing aesthetic and cultural concepts;
  • demonstrate responsible and effective service to the church and society through the visual arts;
  • master the knowledge and skills necessary for entry level professional activities in the visual arts;
  • master the knowledge and skills to teach visual arts in elementary and secondary schools; and
  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue graduate study in the visual arts.

Art Departmental Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Art

Required Courses

ART1002G Art in the Western World

2

ART3003 History of Art I

3

ART3013 History of Art II

3

ART4013 Aesthetics and Post-modern Art

3

ART1023 Design Fundamentals

3

ART1033 Color Theory

3

ART1053 Drawing I

3

ART2053 Composition Concepts

3

ART2083 Ceramics I

3

ART2023 Printmaking I

3

ART2063 Painting I

3

ART3093 Sculpture

3

ART4073 Senior Project

6

Elective Courses

Studio art electives

9

Total

50 Hours

The student with a major in art must complete a minor in another discipline.

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Education

Note: Students who wish to teach in grades seven through twelve, in multi-age education, or in vocational settings must complete general education and professional education courses which are listed in the School of Education and Professional Studies section of this catalog.

Required Courses

ART1023 Design Fundamentals

3

ART1053 Drawing I

3

aART2004 Intermedia: Exploring a Variety of Media as Art Forms

4

ART2063 Painting I

3

ART2023 Printmaking I

3

ART2083 Ceramics I

3

ART1033 Color Theory

3

ART2093 Darkroom Photography

3

ART3093 Sculpture

3

ART1002G Art in the Western World

2

GRD1033 Graphic Communication

3

GRD2003 Computer Graphic Design I

3

ART3042 Art Materials and Teaching

2

ART4002 Content Area Teaching Methods in Art

2

ART4013 Aesthetics and Post-modern Art

3

Select two of the following:

6

ART3003 History of Art I

 

ART3013 History of Art II

 

GRD3023 History of Graphic Design

 

ART2013G Art and Architecture in Historical Italy

 

Required Education Courses

49

Total

98 Hours

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Requirements are available in the graphic design section of this Catalog.

Art History Minor

ART1002G Art in the Western World

2

ART3003 History of Art I

3

ART3013 History of Art II

3

ART4093 Special Topics in the History of Art

3

ART4013 Aesthetics and Post-modern Art

3

GRD3023 History of Graphic Design

3

Total

17 Hours

Fine Arts Minor

ART1023 Design Fundamentals

3

ART1053 Drawing I

3

Studio art electives

9

(3 hours selected from courses numbered 3000 or above.)*

 

Select one of the following art history courses:*

3

ART3003 History of Art I

 

ART3013 History of Art II

 

Total

18 Hours

*The three studio art elective courses and the art history course cannot be from courses previously taken in the student’s major.

Graphic Design Minor

Requirements are available in the graphic design section of this Catalog.