Visual Art and Design, Emphasis

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Critical Thinking3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Core II Phys./Natural Science 4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural/International3
Capstone3
Major Requirements
ART 101 Cap graduation image Visual Culture and Research3
ART 214 Cap graduation image Foundations: Grid/Chroma3
ART 215 Cap graduation image Foundations: Form/Space3
ART 217 Cap graduation image Foundations: Record/Layer3
ART 218 Cap graduation image Foundations: Site/Matrix3
ART 219 Cap graduation image Foundations: Frame/Time3
ART 299Foundations Review: BA0
ART 201 Cap graduation image History of Art3
ART 202 Cap graduation image History of Art3
ART 497Capstone Studio3
Areas of Emphasis-Specific
ART Studio Elective3
ART Studio Elective3
ART Studio Elective3
ART Studio Elective3
ART Studio Elective3
ART Studio Elective3
ART Studio Elective3
ART Studio Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective3
Minor or Non-Art Elective2

Major Information

  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program are required to complete all coursework in the respective majors with a minimum grade of C. Course grades of D and F are not counted toward graduation requirements and must be replaced with a grade of C or better before graduation or before using that course as a prerequisite for another required course.
  • Forty (40) credit hours must be earned in courses numbered 300-499.
  • No courses in the college and major requirements for graduation in the College of Arts and Media may be taken Credit/Non-Credit unless the course is otherwise specified.
  • Students pursuing the B.A. will complete a capstone project appropriate to their emphasis area and outside field. Projects must be approved by the student’s school director and capstone advisor. B.A. students must register for ART 499 Senior Capstone Exhibition BA.
  • Studio Electives: Students must choose four courses that reflect the student’s program of study selected in consultation with the academic advisor in Art and Design. The purpose of this component is to allow the student to engage with various media beyond exposure in the art core and to develop further studio skills.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree. 
Visual Art and Design Track Core
ART 101 Cap graduation image Visual Culture and Research3
ART 201History of Art3
ART 202History of Art3
ART 214 Cap graduation image Foundations: Grid/Chroma3
ART 215 Cap graduation image Foundations: Form/Space3
ART 217 Cap graduation image Foundations: Record/Layer3
ART 218 Cap graduation image Foundations: Site/Matrix3
ART 219 Cap graduation image Foundations: Frame/Time3
ART 299Foundations Review: BA0
ART 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Exhibition BA1
Studio Electives
Select 12 credit hours of the following:12
Printmaking Processes
Surface Design
Ceramics
Sculpture
Typography
Graphic Design I
Intro to Photography
Illustration
Art/Design for Websites
Intro to Potter's Wheel
Beginning Painting I
Advanced Drawing
Papermaking/Bookbinding
Additional Studio Art Courses
Select 12-15 credit hours of 300 and 400 level art studio courses 112-15
Minor
Select 15-18 credit hours 215-18
Additional Non-Art Electives
Select 17-29 credit hours17-29
Total Credit Hours81-99

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Four Year Plan

The School of Art and Design offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with majors in either Art or Allied Arts. The major in Art has tracks in Visual Art and Design and in Art History. Visual Art and Design emphasizes visual art and its relationship to outside disciplines.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
ART 101 Cap graduation image Visual Culture and Research 3
ART 217 Cap graduation image Foundations: Record/Layer 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
Core II Fine Arts  
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
ART 214 Cap graduation image Foundations: Grid/Chroma 3
ART 215 Cap graduation image Foundations: Form/Space 3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
Core II Social Science (M/I) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
ART 201 Cap graduation image History of Art 3
ART 218 Cap graduation image Foundations: Site/Matrix 3
ART 219 Cap graduation image Foundations: Frame/Time 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ART 202 Cap graduation image History of Art 3
ART 299 Foundations Review: BA 0
ART Studio Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
ART Studio Elective 3
ART Studio Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ART Studio Elective 3
ART Studio Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
ART 497 Capstone Studio (or ART Studio Elective) 3
ART Studio Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 2
Minor or Non-Art Elective 2
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ART 497 Capstone Studio (or ART Elective) 3
ART Studio Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
Core I Critical Thinking 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120