Art

Minor

  • Develop your creative voice and vision
  • Ceramics, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, sculpture
  • 18 credit minor program

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Christina

I moved across the globe to Dubai and currently work as a photo editor for the iconic Cosmopolitan Middle East.

After working at Marie Claire & Shape Magazine in New York City for four years, I moved across the globe to Dubai.  I currently work as a photo editor for the iconic Cosmopolitan Middle East, the bestselling woman's magazine in the GCC.

As photo editor of the magazine, I am responsible for finding the images seen throughout the magazine.  I also direct the photo shoots, working with the photographer and the subjects, to make sure we always get the perfect image. 

Working and living in the Middle East is not as scary as most American’s might envision. I have met some of the most intellectual people, live a very comfortable life, and have the ability to travel very easily. Dubai has become a hub in the region within the last 10 years. As a bonus, it has been great to learn about the Islamic and Arabic culture that surrounds me, while still interacting with a lot of expats who are just like me.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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18 credit hour minors are available in Ceramics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Art History.

An Art History minor is open to all undergraduate students regardless of the major field of study. ART 113, ART 114 and ART 218 are required, in sequence. Nine additional credit hours of art history will be selected to complete the minor. Seniors may be eligible to take advantage of Marywood’s post-graduate program in art by registering for graduate level Art History courses. Students should consult with Art History professors to tailor their programs to their specific needs and to assure sufficient breadth in Western, non-Western, and ancient to contemporary art areas. For students interested in pursuing graduate work or careers in art history, special emphasis will also be placed on adequate course preparation in languages, history, and enhanced writing skills.

B.F.A. Studio Art (2-D, 3-D)

Within the Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art major, there are two areas of emphasis: 2-D and 3-D. The Studio Art program equips students to meet an ever-changing and competitive field through a commitment to creative thinking and endeavor. The goal for students is that they become independent, creative thinkers, responsible to a wide audience and assertive in their own kind of expression. All students take foundation courses, intermediate students take intermediate level 2-D or 3-D courses. In sequential upper-level courses, students choose advanced courses in painting, illustration, ceramics or sculpture.

Foundation Courses for both 2-D and 3-D Emphases

18 credits

ART 110 Basic Drawing
3
ART 116 Drawing I
3
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
3
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design
3
ART 215A Figure Drawing I
3
ART 233 Painting I
3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0

Studio Art (2-D)
Painting Track

42 credits

Students in the 2-D painting track learn to manipulate versatile media through an introduction to the important concepts that govern visual thinking. Through close, individual guidance, advancing students are challenged increasingly to branch efforts into what is essentially their own experience.

ART 113* Art History I 3
ART 114* Art History II 3
ART 215B Figure Drawing II
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era 3
ART 327 Intaglio
3
ART 345 Painting II
3
ART 429 Advanced Drawing
3
ART 443A Painting III
3
ART 444A Advanced Painting
6
ART 444B Advanced Painting
6
ART 444C Advanced Painting
6
ART 444D Advanced Painting
6
Art Elective Studio or Fieldwork
3

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

B.F.A. Studio Art (2-D)
Illustration Track

42 credits

Students in the 2-D illustration track are prepared for the demanding and competitive field of illustration. Courses center on concept and development, image design, and an understanding of finish techniques, while stressing the social, political, and ethical responsibilities of the artist and the impact illustration has had, and continues to have, on society.

ART 113* Art History I 3
ART 114* Art History II 3
ART 215B Figure Drawing II 3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era 3
ART 221A Visual Concepts 3
ART 226 Basic Printmaking 3
ART 314 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ART 315A Basic Photography 3
ART 422B General Illustration II 3
ART 424 Intermediate Illustration 6
ART 427B Advanced Problems in Visual Communication 6
ART 441M Digital Illustration 3
Art Elective Studio or Fieldwork 3

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

B.F.A. Studio Art (3-D)
Ceramics Track

42 credits

Students in the 3-D ceramics track develop a strong three-dimensional design background while learning about the technical complexity of clay as the primary medium. Project concepts are grounded in contemporary ceramics art movements, good design in the ceramics industry, and the historical record of clay objects since prehistoric times.

ART 113 Art History I 3
ART 114 Art History II 3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era 3
ART XXX Studio Elective/Art History Elective 
3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics
3
ART 261 Sculpture I
3
ART 323 Ceramics I
3
ART 325 Jewelry-Metal I
3
ART 241 Computer Graphics I
3
ART 328 Ceramics II
3
ART 329 Ceramics III
6
ART 464A Advanced Ceramics
6
ART 464B Advanced Ceramics
6
Art Elective Studio or Fieldwork
3

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114. 

B.F.A. Studio Art (3-D)
Sculpture Track

42 credits

Students in the sculpture track take courses that stress a high level of creativity and innovation in preparation for a competitive field. Technical areas to which students are exposed include modeling, carving, forging, fabrication, mold making, and metal and glass casting.

ART 113* Art History I 3
ART 114* Art History II 3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era 3
ART XXX Studio Elective/Art History Elective 
3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics
3
ART 261 Sculpture I
3
ART 262 Sculpture II
3
ART 323 Ceramics I
3
ART 325 Jewelry-Metal I
3
ART 361 Sculpture III
3
ART 420A Jewelry-Metal II
3
ART 420B Jewelry-Metal III
3
ART 456A Advanced Sculpture
6
ART 456B Advanced Sculpture
6
Art Elective Studio or Fieldwork
3

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

B.F.A. Design
Emphasis: Graphic Design

The Graphic Design Program incorporates design history, the study of basic visual elements, conceptual development, research, studio technique, and strategies for problem¬solving. Class critiques and discussions are emphasized. Students will explore publication design, package design, corporate identity, typography, motion graphics, and interactivity. During the junior and senior years, students will apply their knowledge and skills through internships and applied projects. The goal is to provide each student with the environment and support in which to develop a professional visual portfolio.

ART 110 Basic Drawing
3
ART 113* Art History I
3
ART 114* Art History II
3
ART 116 Drawing I
3
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
3
ART 210 Introduction to Typography
3
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART 221A Visual Concepts
3
ART 241 Computer Graphics I
3
ART 314 Introduction to Graphic Design
3
ART 315A Basic Photography
3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0
ART 322A,B,C Portfolio Review
0
ART 416A Graphic Design II
3
ART 416B Graphic Design III
3
ART 416 Advanced Graphic Design
6
ART 427D Advanced Problems in Visual Communication
6
ART 430 History of Graphic Design
3
ART 441B Computer Graphics II
3
ART 441H Web Design and Interactive Media
3
ART 448 Packaging Design
3
ART 449 Fieldwork Experience
3
ART 455 Professional Contribution Exhibit
0
ART XXX Electives
9

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

B.A. Art Education

Students in the Art Education Program are exposed to studio art, art history, aesthetics and criticism courses enabling them to become competent art educators. Coupled with the educational component which includes fieldwork experience, the program assists students in assessing the relationships of the arts to human experience and transmitting this awareness within the educational milieu.

Foundation Year  
ART 110 Basic Drawing
3
ART 116 Drawing I
3
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color
3
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design I
3
ART 233 Painting I
3
ART 241 Computer Graphics I
3
Art Education Core
ART 113* Art History I 3
ART 114* Art History II
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics
3
ART 226 Basic Printmaking
3
ART 261 Sculpture I
3
ART 301 Art Ed in the Elementary School
3
ART 302A Fibers and Related Media
3
ART 315A Basic Photography
3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0
ART 322A,B,C Portfolio Review 0
ART 325 Jewelry - Metal I
3
ART 345 Painting II
3
ART 411B Art Curriculum Methods and Materials
3
ART 455 Professional Contribution
0
ART 485 The History of Art Education
3

Within the student’s first 48 credit hours, he/she is required to take English 160, English 180, and two math courses.

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

Professional education requirements include:

EDUC 000 Field Experience
0
EDUC 005D Practicum IV Secondary/K­12 1
EDUC 100, 101 Introduction to Education
.5,.5
*PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology
3
*EDUC 311 Educational Psychology
3
*EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education
3
*EDUC 414 Social Foundations of Education
3
EDUC 442 Student Teaching
9
SPED 100 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
**SPED 300 Curriculum Adaptations 3
*SPED 367 Behavior Management 3
*EDUC 461 Methods, Materials, & Assessment of ELL 3

*requires upper level screening 
**taken with student teaching 

All course requirements must be fulfilled prior to student teaching; student teaching must be done prior to graduation. Transfer students in Art Education must receive at least one half (30 credits) of their Art sequence at Marywood.

The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

B.A. Arts Administration

The Arts Administration major is for the student who has a strong affinity for the visual arts and plans to work in arts management. The program combines a dual foundation in both art and business, and provides the student with historical, experiential, practical, critical, and aesthetic information. Courses in business and managerial science, art history and art foundation, and practical experience in museum, gallery, curatorial practices and studies, and historic preservation venues are required. A secondary concentration in Studio Arts, Art History, Corporate Communication, Theatre Arts, or Music rounds out the course of study.

The Arts Administration major can gain hands on experience in curatorial practices and exhibition studies in contemporary art working with The Maslow Collection, which is conveniently housed at Marywood University. Working directly with the Collection’s curator, the major may have the opportunity to curate an exhibition in the Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art. In addition, The Maslow Collection Library and Curatorial Research Library provide opportunities for majors to engage in extended research on the artists in The Maslow Collection as well as the significant areas of curatorial practice since the 1960s.

The major in Arts Administration requires 24 credits in the Primary Concentration (art history, art foundation, and fieldwork); 24 credits in Business; and 15 credits in a Secondary Concentration. A total of 63 credits are required for the B.A. in Arts Administration.

Art-Primary Concentration

ART 113* Art History I
3
ART 114* Art History II
3
ART 117 19th Century Art
3
OR  
ART XXX Art History elective
3
ART 118 Two-Dimensional Design and Color w/Lab
3
ART 212 Three-Dimensional Design and Color w/Lab
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART 449A Fieldwork I - Museum or Curatorial Practices/Studies I with The Maslow Collection
2
ART 449B Fieldwork II - Gallery or Curatorial Practices/Studies II with The Maslow Collection
2
ART 449C Fieldwork III Historical Preservation
2

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

Business Core

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing
3
BUS 112 Principles of Professional Selling
3
OR
BUS XXX Business elective
3
BUS 123 Management and Career Options
3
BUS 131 Accounting I
3
OR
BUS 130 Introduction to Accounting
3
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools for Management 3
BUS 252 Business Law I/Legal Environment of Business
3
BUS 215 Survey of Visual Display and Design
3
OR
BUS XXX Business Elective
3
BUS 422 Personnel/Human Resource Management
3

Secondary Concentration

The major in Arts Administration requires 15 credit hours in a secondary concentration in one of the following areas: Studio Arts, Art History, Corporate Communication, Theatre Arts, or Music. (See Communication Arts and Music, Theatre, and Dance requirements for Arts Administration/Secondary Concentration.) The courses for a secondary concentration in Studio Arts or Art History are determined by the student and advisor.

Secondary Concentration for Arts Administration Majors in Communication Arts or Music

For students in a primary concentration of Music, Theatre, and Dance or Communication Arts, a total of 15 credits is required for the Secondary Concentration in Art, and includes:

ART 113 Art History I
3
ART 114 Art History II
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART XXX Art or Art History Elective
3
ART XXX Elective
3

B.A. Art Therapy

The undergraduate program in Art Therapy offers the student an opportunity to participate in a pre-professional art therapy education. Studio art courses are combined with behavioral and social science courses to offer a curriculum that fully prepares a student for graduate level studies in art therapy.

ART 110 Basic Drawing
3
ART 118 2-Dimensional Design and Color
3
ART 113* Art History I
3
ART 114* Art History II
3
ART 212 3-Dimensional Design
3
ART 215 A Figure Drawing
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics
3
ART 233 Painting I
3
ART 261 Sculpture I
3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0
ART 322A,B,C Portfolio Review
0
ART 345 Painting II
3
ART 455 Professional Contribution/Exhibit
0
ART 481 Introduction to Arts and Healing
3
ART 482 Approaches in Art Therapy
3
ART 483 Art Therapy Applications
3
ART 484 Art Therapy Internship
3
ART XXX Studio Electives (Three 3-credit art studio elective)
9
ART XXX Art History Elective 3

Plus 2 Art Therapy graduate course electives or 2 additional Psychology electives

*ART 120 plus one additional art history course (excluding ART 113, 114, 430, 431, 432) may be taken as an alternate to ART 113 and ART 114.

Additional Psychology Requirements:

PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology
3
PSYC 431 Abnormal Psychology
3
PSYC xxx Elective
3
SOC 218 Anthropology (General Liberal Arts Requirement)
3