3 West Cremona
206-281-2079 or 206-281-2205
Roger Feldman, Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman, E. Katie Kresser, Laura L Lasworth, Christen Joy Mattix
ART DEPARTMENT ADJUNCT FACULTY: Juanita Brautlacht, Suzanne Brooker, Virginia Causey, Laurence Chen, Craig Downey, Lida Enche-Keene, Brian Glassco, Susan Harris, Paulette Manson, Dominic Williamson
The purpose of the art program is
- to acquaint students with the fundamental elements and principles of the visual arts and design and their use in either studio arts or visual communication;
- to develop students' skills in the use of various traditional and experimental forms of studio and technological media;
- to encourage application of skills in a manner that engages contemporary culture;
- to build cultural literacy through exposure to art history and critical theory; and
- to encourage students' exploration of the spiritual nature of art and design as an expression of their faith. The curriculum provides training in studio arts, illustration, visual communication and art history, and aims to prepare students for both professional practice and advanced study.
Admission to the Major or Minor
Formal application for admission to a major or minor in art should be made upon completion of the specified freshman drawing and design course sequences (see specific major requirements). Students pursuing the art history emphasis may apply after completion of two art history courses. In the case of a transfer student with class status beyond the sophomore level, application to the studio art or visual communication major or art minor can be made after confirmation of successful completion of equivalent drawing and design course sequences. At the time of application the student must:
- designate her or his intention to pursue studies in studio arts, illustration/new pictures, art history or visual communication, or to pursue a minor in studio arts;
- submit a specified portfolio for review;
- have a minimum 2.5 GPA in art courses; and
- have completed three of the designated foundational courses.
Requirements for the Art Major, Art Minor, and Visual Communication Major
All studio art majors, as a condition of graduation, are required to participate in a Senior Exhibition during Spring Quarter of their senior year. All senior visual communication majors, as a condition of graduation, are required to participate during Spring Quarter of their senior year in the Visual Communication Portfolio Exhibition. Senior art majors must also, as a condition of graduation, provide the Art Department with a comprehensive photographic portfolio of work completed during their studies. The images will be retained by the Art Department as part of the department image bank. The minimum upper-division credit requirement for the Art major and for the Visual Communication major is 30 credits. At least 15 upper-division credits must be completed for the art minor.
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