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Art Curriculum

Note: The following information comes from pages 215-216 of the HPU Catalog.

The Department of Art offers the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees in studio art and art education.

Majors and minors in Studio Art will learn to combine traditional art courses with the latest imaging technology to produce solutions to contemporary visual problems. Art Education majors will learn to teach art in a comprehensive and sequential manner employing the disciplines of art history, art production, aesthetics, and art criticism. Students taking art courses for fine arts credit will learn to appreciate the contribution of the visual arts to world culture.

This program seeks to prepare students for art-related careers in printed communications, using both words and graphic images effectively in such areas as magazine, brochure, and newsletter production; display and merchandising design; and advertising in a variety of publications.

Bachelor Degrees in Studio Art

GENERAL EDUCATION (Bachelor of Science) see page 94 of catalog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 hours
ART 1361 should be chosen from the approved fine arts requirement listing
ADDITIONAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (Bachelor of Science) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 hours
MAJOR – Studio Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 hours
OPTIONAL MINOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-24 hours
ELECTIVES (with optional minor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-16 hours
ELECTIVES (without optional minor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 hours
Total Hours in Degree Program 124 hours

GENERAL EDUCATION (Bachelor of Arts) see page 92 of catalog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 hours
ART 1361 should be chosen from the approved fine arts requirement listing
ADDITIONAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (Bachelor of Arts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 hours
MAJOR – Studio Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 hours
OPTIONAL MINOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-24 hours
ELECTIVES (with optional minor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-16 hours
ELECTIVES (without optional minor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 hours
Total Hours in Degree Program 124 hours

Studio Art Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 hours
Studio Art Major Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 hours
ART 1311 Drawing I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..3 hours
ART 1321 Drawing II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 hours
ART 1351 Basic Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
ART 2321 Painting and Composition I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 hours
ART 2331 Painting and Composition II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
ART 3306 Figure Drawing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
ART 3312 Art History: Survey I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
ART 3322 Art History: Survey II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
ART 3332 Photography I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
ART 3334 Fundamentals of Layout and Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 hours
ART 3339 Digital Image Manipulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
ART 3361 Printmaking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .3 hours
ART 3371 3D Design and Sculpture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .3 hours
ART 4339 Digital Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 hours
ART 4349 Advanced Digital Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours
ART 4399 Senior Comprehensive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 hours

Teacher Certification in Art – All-Level: Early Childhood-Grade 12 - Students seeking all-level teacher certification in Art should see the School of Education section of the catalog for specific courses required.

Students seeking a traditional minor in art should take twenty-four semester hours of art: ART 1311, 1321, 1351, 2321, 2331, 3312, 3322 and 3 hours chosen from ART 3371, 3306, 3361 or 3332.

All studio art majors and art minors seeking teacher certification are required to participate in the designated museum trip each semester in which they are enrolled in an art class. A minimum of six such trips must be taken as a requirement for majors and four are required for those having a minor in art and those seeking teacher certification on the elementary level.

The art department reserves the right to hold student work for one or two semesters for exhibition purposes.