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 Bison image  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 101Visual Culture and Research3
ART 214Foundations: Grid/Chroma3
ART 215Foundations: Form/Space3
ART 217Foundations: Record/Layer3
ART 218Foundations: Site/Matrix3
ART 219Foundations: Frame/Time3
ART 299 Cap graduation image Foundations Review: BA0
ART 201History of Art3
ART 202 Cap graduation image History of Art3
ART 497 Cap graduation image Capstone 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 101Visual Culture and Research3
ART 201History of Art3
ART 202History of Art3
ART 214Foundations: Grid/Chroma3
ART 215Foundations: Form/Space3
ART 217Foundations: Record/Layer3
ART 218Foundations: Site/Matrix3
ART 219Foundations: Frame/Time3
ART 299 Cap graduation image Foundations Review: BA0
ART 497 Cap graduation image Capstone Studio3
Studio Art Courses
Select 24 credit hours of 300 and 400 level art studio courses 124
Minor
Select 15-18 credit hours 215-18
Additional Non-Art Electives
Select 17-29 credit hours17-29

Foundations Review

B.A. Visual Art and Design, Emphasis students must register for ART 299 Foundations Review: BA .

Successful completion of ART 299 Foundations Review: BA is required and is a prerequisite for program advancement. Students who do not pass the Foundations Review and are within the studio art credit hour range listed above may apply for reconsideration. Students who have transferred within Marshall University will have two semesters to complete the courses listed above and participate in this review. However, transfers from art or art education departments at other universities are required to complete the review during the first semester they enroll in the MU School of Art & Design.

ART 101Visual Culture and Research3
ART 214Foundations: Grid/Chroma3
ART 215Foundations: Form/Space3
ART 217Foundations: Record/Layer3
ART 218Foundations: Site/Matrix3
ART 219Foundations: Frame/Time3

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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 Visual Culture and Research 3
ART 217 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 Foundations: Grid/Chroma 3
ART 215 Foundations: Form/Space 3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
Core II Social Science (M/I) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
ART 201 History of Art 3
ART 218 Foundations: Site/Matrix 3
ART 219 Foundations: Frame/Time 3
Minor or Non-Art Elective 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ART 202 History of Art 3
ART 299 Cap graduation image 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 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 Cap graduation image 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