Art

Minor

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

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Art at Marywood

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Kathryn

My experience at Marywood has driven me to excel in everything I do throughout my design career.

I graduated from Marywood University in 2010 with my BFA in Graphic Design.  I currently serve as the Creative Director at Net Driven, a web design and internet marketing company based in Scranton, PA.  Net Driven focuses on helping independent automotive businesses thrive in their surrounding communities throughout the United States and Canada.

In my position, I oversee the website creation and development process from start to finish.  I ensure that every website meets the high company standard while urging my team of 10 to push their creative limits daily.  I also have a major hand in the online software development arena, collaborating with Net Driven's in-house software development team to create the overall look of online products as well as defining the user experience.  I have even helped shape the company brand by formulating brand guidelines and designing mass marketing materials for Net Driven's own self-promotion.

My experience at Marywood has driven me to excel in everything I do throughout my design career.  Marywood has taught me to always look forward for the next great idea.  I was always encouraged to take that "extra step" with my education through community service and honors coursework.  I currently continue this mission with my team by providing supplemental trainings, reading discussions, and team building activities both in and out of the office that enrich the everyday experience of working for Net Driven.

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 Emphasis

Within the Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art, 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.

Common Requirements Courses for 2-D Emphasis and 3-D Emphasis and the Art Therapy Program

Foundational Courses
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 233* Painting I
3
ART 241 Computer Graphics
3
ART 322 Foundation Portfolio Review 0

*Graphic Design Majors must take ART 210, Introduction to Typography, in place of ART 233, Painting I.

Additional Common Courses
12 credits

ART 113* Art History I
3
ART 114* Art History II
3
ART 218 Art in the Modern Era
3
ART XXX Art History Elective or Studio Elective
(Art Therapy students required to take Studio Elective)
3
ART 322A,B,C Portfolio Review
0
DEAN 071 Undergraduate Degree Candidacy
0

*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.
Painting Track

48 credits

Students in the Painting track explore fundamental elements and concepts that govern visual language. Through close individual guidance, students gain expertise and knowledge to become confident, independent, creative practitioners, able to navigate the opportunities of the painting profession, and the world at large.

ART 215A Figure Drawing I
3
ART 215B Figure Drawing II
3
ART 327 Intaglio
3
ART 345 Painting II
3
ART 429 Advanced Drawing
3
ART 435 Contemporary Art History
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 455 Professional Contribution (Exhibit)
0
ART Elective Studio or Fieldwork
3


B.F.A. 
Illustration Track

48 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 210 Introduction To Typography 3
ART 215A Figure Drawing I 3
ART 215B Figure Drawing II 3
ART 221A Visual Concepts 3
ART 226 Basic Printmaking 3
ART 314 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ART 327 Intaglio 3
ART 335 Painting for the Illustrator 3
ART 345 Painting II 3
ART 422A General Illustration I 3
ART 422B General Illustration II 3
ART 424 Intermediate Illustration 6
ART 427B Advanced Problems in Visual Communication 6
ART 431 History of American Illustration 3
ART 441M Digital Illustration 3


B.F.A. 
Scultpure, Ceramics Open  Track

48credits

Students in the sculpture/ceramics open track take courses that stress a high level of creativity and innovation. This program is a self-directed degree that prepares students to be successful in the contemporary art economy. Technical areas to which students can be exposed include modeling, carving, forging, fabrication, mold making, bronze/aluminum/glass casting, production pottery, glaze chemistry electric/gas/raku firing techniques and slipcasting. Students also have access to a comprehensive fibers studio including papermaking and weaving.

ART 223 Basic Ceramics
3
ART 261 Sculpture I 3
ART 325 Jewelry-Metal I 3
ART Elective 3D Studio Elective 3
ART Elective 3D Studio Elective 3
ART Elective 3D Studio Elective 3
ART Elective 3D Studio Elective 3
ART Elective Advanced 3D Studio Elective 6
ART Elective Advanced 3D Studio Elective 6
ART Elective Studio Elective 3
ART Elective Studio Elective 3
ART Elective Studio Elective 3
ART Elective Studio or Art History Elective 3
ART Elective Studio or Art History Elective 3


B.F.A. Design Emphasis
Graphic Design Track

48 credits

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 221A Visual Concepts
3
ART 314 Introduction to Graphic Design
3
ART 315A Basic Photography
3
ART 416 Advanced Graphic Design 3
ART 416A Graphic Design II
3
ART 416B Graphic Design III
3
ART 428 Design Business and Production
3
ART 430 History of Graphic Design
3
ART 440 Advanced Portfolio Development
3
ART 441B Computer Graphics II
3
ART 441H Interactive Design I
3
ART 441I Interactive Design II
3
ART 442B Interactive Design III
3
ART 448 Packaging Design
3
ART 449 Fieldwork Experience
3
ART 455 Professional Contribution (Exhibit)
0
ART XXX Studio 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 215 A Figure Drawing
3
ART 223 Basic Ceramics
3
ART 261 Sculpture I
3
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 (Two 3-credit art studio elective)
9
ART XXX Art History Elective 3

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

Additional Psychology/Sociology Requirements:

PSYC 211 General Psychology
3
PSYC 251 Developmental Psychology
3
PSYC 431 Abnormal Psychology
3
PSYC XXX Elective
3
SOC 218 Anthropology (General Liberal Arts Requirement)
3

Accelerated Program: A Five-Year B.A. to M.A. track in Art Therapy is available for students with at least a 3.0 GPA by their 90th credit. Students interested in this option must meet with the Director of the Art Therapy before the end of their first year to plan for and be admitted to the program.

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

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