Fibers, 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 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 Science4
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 218Foundations: Site/Matrix3
ART 219Foundations: Frame/Time3
ART 298Foundations Review: BFA1
ART 201 Cap graduation image History of Art3
ART 202 Cap graduation image History of Art3
ART 38920th Century Art3
or ART 464 History of Modern Design
Art History Elective3
ART 390 Cap graduation image Professional Practice3
ART 497Capstone Studio3
ART 498 Bison image Senior Capstone Exhibition BFA3
Area of Emphasis-Specific
ART 303Surface Design3
ART 308Weaving3
ART 313Installation Art With Fibers3
ART 419Textile Construction3
ART 420Textile Design3
ART 300/400 Level Emphasis Area3
ART 300/400 Level Emphasis Area3
Art Studio Elective3
Art Studio Elective3
Art Studio Elective3
Art Studio Elective3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3
Total Credit Hours131

Major Information

  • After completing the required six foundation courses:
    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
    Students pursuing the Bachelor of Fine Arts are required to present a portfolio of work for review by the Art and Design faculty. To do so, B.F.A. students must register for ART 298 Foundations Review: BFA before completing 21 credit hours in studio art courses, includes:
    ART 214Foundations: Grid/Chroma3
    ART 215Foundations: Form/Space3
    ART 217Foundations: Record/Layer3
    ART 218Foundations: Site/Matrix3
    ART 219Foundations: Frame/Time3
    Successful completion of ART 298 Foundations Review: BFA is required and is a prerequisite for program advancement. Students who do not receive a passing grade of C in 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 and Design.
  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program must complete all work in the major with a minimum grade of C. A student who receives a D or F in an art course counted toward graduation must repeat it and earn at least a C 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 course in the major requirements for graduation may be taken Credit/ Non-Credit unless the course is so specified.
  • A successful exhibition of creative work must be presented by all students during the senior year as a requirement for graduation. To do so, B.F.A. students must register for ART 498 Senior Capstone Exhibition BFA .

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Four Year Plan

Fibers concentrates on the exploration of fibers as a means of individual expression, explore sculptural, architectural, and functional possibilities in two and three dimensional work. Students learn to operate a variety of looms including table looms, counterbalance, jack-type and dobby looms from four to sixteen harnesses and from 20” to 60” in width in the creation of blankets, rugs, and yard goods. Tapestry looms, belt looms and card weaving as well as basketry are also explored. Spinning, dyeing, felt-making, and fabric printing may also be studied.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
ART 101 Cap graduation image Visual Culture and Research 3
ART 214 Cap graduation image Foundations: Grid/Chroma 3
ART 217 Cap graduation image Foundations: Record/Layer 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ART 215 Cap graduation image Foundations: Form/Space 3
ART 218 Foundations: Site/Matrix 3
ART 219 Foundations: Frame/Time 3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
ART 201 Cap graduation image History of Art 3
ART 303 Surface Design 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
Art Studio Elective 3
Elective Outside of Major 3
ART 298 Foundations Review: BFA 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ART 202 Cap graduation image History of Art 3
ART 308 Weaving 3
Art Studio Elective 3
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
Elective Outside of Major 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
ART 313 Installation Art With Fibers 3
ART 419 Textile Construction 3
ART Studio Elective 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
Core II Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ART 389
20th Century Art
or History of Modern Design
3
ART 420 Textile Design 3
ART 300/400 Level Emphasis Area 3
ART 390 Cap graduation image Professional Practice 3
Elective Outside of Major 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
ART 497 Capstone Studio 3
Art Studio Elective 3
Art History Elective 3
Elective Outside of Major 3
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ART 498 Bison image Senior Capstone Exhibition BFA 3
ART 300/400 Level-Emphasis Area 3
Core II Social Science (M/I) 3
Core I Critical Thinking 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120