Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Art

Faculty

John J. Donnelly, MFA

Andrew M Hendrixson, MFA

Art Program Objectives

Students who achieve the objectives of the art program will:

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

Visual Arts Education Program Objectives

Students who achieve the objectives of the visual arts education program will:

  • integrate and appreciate the visual arts within the concept of liberal arts education by developing aesthetic and cultural concepts;
  • demonstrate responsible and effective citizenship to the church and society through the visual arts; and
  • master the knowledge and skills to teach visual arts in elementary and secondary schools.

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: Candidates 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