Studio Art Major with Pre-Professional Emphasis in Psychology (Art Therapy)

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60 Credits: 48 credits in studio art and

12 credits in psychology

Program Outcomes:

This program will prepare students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in art therapy and counseling.

  1.  Studio art majors will experiment with a variety of techniques and media and demonstrate mastery over these studio skills. Mastery of skills will be displayed in the form of a senior art exhibition. The exhibit would serve as an opportunity to explore one medium in greater depth and serve as documentation of ability and mastery beyond foundation courses.

  2. Studio art majors will develop, apply and create works which demonstrate their creativity and mastery skills in the form of a senior portfolio. This portfolio will prepare students for art competition or job interviews and serve as a record of technical range and style. (Graduate school requires a portfolio of 24 works of art representing a variety of media and techniques).

  3.  Studio art majors will summarize their design and creative thinking process in both oral and written form as part of their senior portfolio review.

  4.  Students will demonstrate a readiness to pursue graduate work in art therapy through an integrated senior studio project which may include a practicum in an art therapy setting.

Requirements: 42 Credits

AR 101 Drawing

AR 114 Introduction to Graphic Design

AR 209 Photography I

AR 221 Basic Design

AR 222 Color and Design

AR 311 Art History I: Ancient to Medieval

AR 312 Art History II: Renaissance to Modern

AR 325 Printmaking I

AR 341 Painting I

AR 371 Three-Dimensional Design

AR 377 Ceramics I

AR 490 Professional Practices

AR 491 Senior Studio I

AR 492 Senior Studio II

Emphasis: Three Credits

All studio art majors are required to select an area of emphasis after completing foundation courses and prior to AR 490 and AR 491. Students may select from the list below for a concentration.

AR 102 Drawing II

AR 210 Photography II

AR 326 Printmaking II

AR 342 Painting II

AR 378 Ceramics II

Required: Three Credits

AR 480 Studio Emphasis

Studio art majors will receive a portfolio review after the completion of the foundation art courses: AR 101, 114, 209, 221, 222, 325, 341, 371, and 377 and before they are permitted to register for AR 491. A professional portfolio is required as part of the course work in AR 491 and is presented before the entire art faculty. A senior art show is required of all studio art majors and must be presented prior to graduation and after taking AR 491 and 492.

Psychology Track: Required 12 Credits

PY 201 General Psychology

PY 251 Lifespan Development

PY 370 Psychology of the Abnormal

PY 412 Counseling Theories


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