Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Shepherd University Catalog

Art Comprehensive, B.F.A.


Shepherd University offers a program in art leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  The program offers four different concentrations:  painting, graphic design, photography / computer imagery, and sculpture.   In addition, the department offers a program of study in the teaching field of Art Education (PreK-Adult) for students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education. Details on the teaching field of Art Education (Pre-K-Adult) can be found under the “Teaching Fields” section of the Catalogue. 

The purpose of the program includes the following:

  1. To expose the students to the significant theories, trends, and principles that structure practices of contemporary art and design. 
  2. To teach students to work conceptually, while mastering the technical skills necessary to fully prepare them for careers in creative fields.
  3. To help students to become visual problem solvers, encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, foster an awareness of professional practices and expectations, and establish opportunities for learning outside the classroom. 

 

Curriculum for a Comprehensive Major in Art (Contemporary)


Total hours required (including free electives), 120 Hours:


Core Curriculum, 42 Hours:


All art majors must take  ART 103  for their Core Curriculum Tier 2 Arts requirement.

Fine arts core, 27 Hours:


Foundations Core, 9 Hours:

Art history core, 9 Hours:

Professional practices core, 9 Hours:

Group I electives, 6 Hours:


Select 6 credits from the following with assistance from your advisor.  (Courses required in concentration area cannot be utilized twice.)

Group II electives, 6 Hours:


Select 6 hours from the following with assistance from your advisor. (Courses required in concentration area cannot be utilized twice.)

Concentrations (choose ONE):


In order to progress and to graduate the student enrolled in any B.F.A. concentration must receive a minimum of a C in each course within the concentration, a minimum grade of C in ART 208 - Professional Practices I  and ART 490 - Capstone .

Graphic design concentration, 39 Hours:


Four-Year Course Progression

Graphic Design Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title  Credit Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 140 1 Visual Thinking  3 ART 240, 250, or 350   3-D Course 3
ART 103 2 Intro to Visual Arts  3 ART 255   Digital Illustration I 3
ART 115   Drawing I  3 ART/PHOT   Group I/II 3
ART 150   Digital Foundations 3 Core Curriculum 1 Core Curriculum 3
Core Curriculum 1 Core Curriculum 3 Core Curriculum 1 Core Curriculum 3
Core Curriculum 1 FYEX 1     TOTAL 15
    TOTAL  16        
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR   SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title  Credit Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 203   Survey History of Western Art  3 ART 310   Contemporary Art 3
ART/PHOT   Group I/II  3 ART 208   Professional Practices I 3
ART/PHOT   Group I/II  3 GRDS 312   Graphic Design II  3
GRDS 307   Graphic Design I 3 GRDS 317   Web Interface Design  3
Core Curriculum 1/2 Core Curriculum 3 Core Curriculum 1/2 Core Curriculum 3
    TOTAL 15     TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR   SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title  Credit Sub./Course No. Tier Title  Credit
ART/PHOT   Group I/II  3 ART 304   ST Art History  3
GRDS 412   Graphic Design III  3 GRDS 430   Advanced Design  3
GRDS 452   Digital Storytelling  3 GRDS xxx   Elective  3
Core Curriculum  1 Science  4 Core Curriculum 1 Science 4
Core Curriculum  2 Core Curriculum  3 Core Curriculum 2 Core Curriculum  3
    TOTAL  16     TOTAL 16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR   SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title  Credit Sub./Course No. Tier Title  Credit
ART 490 3 Capstone  3 ART 390   Professional Practices II  3
GRDS 422   Graphic Design Thesis  3 GRDS xxx   Elective  3
GRDS xxx   Elective  3 GRDS 430   Advanced Design  3
Core Curriculum 2 Core Curriculum  3 Core Curriculum 2 Core Curriculum  3
Core Curriculum 2 Core Curriculum  3     TOTAL 12
    TOTAL  15        
         
May 1, 2018        DEGREE TOTAL  120
         

 

Painting concentration, 39 Hours:


Required courses, 33 Hours:

Elective courses, 6 Hours:

Select 6 hours from the following (to be discussed with advisor):

Four-Year Course Progression

Painting Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 103 2 Intro to Visual Arts (AR) 3   ART 170   Visual Thinking Skills II 3
ART 104 1 Visual Thinking Skills I 3   ART 215   Drawing II 3
ART 115   Drawing I 3   ART 330   Painting II 3
ART 230   Painting I 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 Math (MA) 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 203   Survey History of Western Art 3   ART 204 2 Contemporary Art (WM) 3
ART 410   Advanced Drawing 3   ART 208   Professional Practices I 3
ART 434   Advanced Painting Studio 3   ART 475   Interdisciplinary Studio 3
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Group I Elective   Group I Elective 3
Group I Elective   Group I Elective 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM (MD) 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 434   Advanced Painting Studio 3   ART 475   Interdisciplinary Studio 3
ART 390   Professional Practices II OR     ART 390   Professional Practices II OR  
PHOT 385   Computer Digital Imagery 3   PHOT 385   Computer Digital Imagery 3
Elective   Art Concentration or Group II Elective 3   Elective   Art Concentration or Group II Elective 3
Core Curriculum 2 Lab Science 4   Core Curriculum 2 Lab Science 4
Core Curriculum 2 GSPE 210 (WE) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM (GL) 3
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 435   Capstone Painting 3   ART 490 3 Capstone 3
ART 403   Art Criticism OR     ART 476   Capstone Interdisciplinary 3
ART 304   Special Topics Art History 3   ART 403   Art Criticism OR  
Group II Elective   Group II Elective 3   ART 304   Special Topics Art History 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose (SO-CK) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose (SO) 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose (SO) 3   Elective   Elective 1
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 13
June 25, 2014             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

Photography/computer imagery concentration, 39 Hours:


Four-Year Progression

Photography/Computer Imagery Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 103 2 Intro to Visual Arts 3   PHOT 290   History of Photography 3
ART 140   Visual Thinking 3   PHOT 282   Darkroom Photography 3
PHOT 281   Digital Photography 3   Group I   Elective 3
ENGL 101   Writing and Rhetoric I 3   ENGL 102   Writing and Rhetoric II 3
Group I   Elective  3   ART 150   Digital Foundations 3
Core Curriculum 1 FYEX 1       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 240, 250, or 350   3D foundations (choose with advisor) 3   ART 208   Professional Practices I 3
ART 203   Survey History of Western Art 3   ART 310   Contemporary Art (Writing in the major) 3
PHOT 385   Digital Imagery Manipulation 3   PHOT 381   Studio Photography  3
Group I   Elective 3   PHOT xxx   Elective OR  
Core Curriculum 1 Core Curriculum 3   Group I   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15   Core Curriculum 1 Core Curriculum 3
              TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
PHOT 420   Time-Based Media 3   ART 390   Professional Practices II 3
PHOT xxx   Elective 3   PHOT 389   Image and Meaning 3
PHOT xxx   Elective OR     PHOT xxx   Elective 3
ART 304   Special Topics in Art History OR     Group II   Elective (if needed) 3
ART 403   Art Criticism 3   Core Curriculum   Science 4
Group II   Elective 3       TOTAL 16
Core Curriculum   Science 4          
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
PHOT 480   Research in Photography I 3   ART 490 3 Capstone 3
PHOT xxx   Elective 3   PHOT 495   Advanced Print Portfolio OR  
ART 403   Art Criticism OR     PHOT xxx   Elective 3
ART 304   Special Topics in Art History 3   Core Curriculum   Core Curriculum 3
Core Curriculum   Core Curriculum 3   Core Curriculum   Core Curriculum 3
Core Curriculum   Core Curriculum 3       TOTAL 12
    TOTAL 15          
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
May 19, 2021                
         

 

Sculpture concentration, 39 Hours:


Elective courses, 6 Hours:

Select 6 hours from the following (to be discussed with advisor):

Four-Year Course Progression

Sculpture Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 103 2 Intro to Visual Arts (AR) 3   ART 170   Visual Thinking Skills II 3
ART 140 1 Visual Thinking Skills I 3   ART 215   Drawing II 3
ART 115   Drawing I 3   ART 350   Sculpture II 3
ART 250   Sculpture I 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 History 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 203   Survey History of Western Art 3   ART 204   Contemporary Art 3
ART 410   Advanced Drawing 3   ART 208   Professional Practices I 3
ART 450   Advanced Sculpture Studio 3   ART 475   Interdisciplinary Studio 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose (SO-CK) 3   Elective   Group I Elective 3
Elective   Group I Elective 3   Core Curriculum 1 Math (MA) 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 450   Advanced Sculpture Studio 3   ART 475   Interdisciplinary Studio 3
ART 390   Professional Practices II OR     ART 390   Professional Practices II OR  
PHOT 385   Digital Imagery 3   PHOT 385   Digital Imagery 3
Elective   Concentration or Group II Elective 3   Elective   Concentration or Group II Elective 3
Core Curriculum 1 Lab Science 4   Core Curriculum 1 Lab Science 4
Core Curriculum 2 GSPE (WE) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose (SO-GL) 3
    TOTAL 16       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No Tier Title Credit
ART 451   Capstone Sculpture 3   ART 490 3 Capstone 3
ART 403   Art Criticism OR     ART 476   Capstone Interdisciplinary Studio 3
ART 304   Special Topics in Art History 3   ART 403   Art Criticism OR  
Elective   Group II Elective 3   ART 304   Special Topics in Art History 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose (SO-MD) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose (HM) 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose (HM-MD) 3   Elective   Elective 1
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 13
                 
June 25, 2014             DEGREE TOTAL 120