Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

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

aART3003G History of Art I

3

aART3013G History of Art II

3

ART4013 Aesthetics and Post-modern Art

3

ART1023 Design Fundamentals

3

ART1033 Color Theory

3

ART1053G Drawing I

3

ART2053 Composition Concepts

3

ART2083G Ceramics I

3

ART2023 Printmaking I

3

ART2063G 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 adolescent to young adult education, in multi-age education, or in career-technical 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

ART1053G Drawing I

3

aART2004 Intermedia: Exploring a Variety of Media as Art Forms

4

ART2063G Painting I

3

ART2023 Printmaking I

3

ART2083G Ceramics I

3

ART1033 Color Theory

3

ART2093 Darkroom Photography

3

ART3093 Sculpture

3

ART1002G Art in the Western World

2

GRD1033G 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

aART3003G History of Art I

 

aART3013G History of Art II

 

GRD3023 History of Graphic Design

 

ART2013G Art and Architecture in Historical Italy

 

Required Education Courses

46

Total

95 Hours

Fine Arts Minor

ART1023 Design Fundamentals

3

ART1053G 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

aART3003G History of Art I

 

aART3013G 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.

Art History Minor

ART1002G Art in the Western World

2

aART3003G History of Art I

3

aART3013G 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