Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Sep 30, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Art


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Humanities 322 •678-839-6521
http://www.westga.edu/art

Professors:

D Collins, E. Crean, C. Samples (Associate Dean of Special Projects)

Associate Professors:

C. McGuire, D. Santini, M. Schoon, K. Shunn (Chair), R. Tekippe

Assistant Professors:

M. Iamiceli, J. Morris, N. Rees

Lecturers:

E. Dixon, P. Kirk, R. Lamfers, S. Smith (Gallery Director)

Instructors:

T. Cline, S. Morrison, R. Warren

UWG’s Department of Art focuses on the individual student and their personal growth as a professional. The department is committed to excellence in education and making UWG the best place to work, learn and succeed. Our departmental goal is to prepare young professionals to be outstanding individuals in their field upon graduation and to successfully enter the highly competitive world of employment, both in and out of the Arts, and Graduate Studies.

BA in Art:

The BA in Art degree provides students with opportunities to explore areas within the visual arts without necessarily specializing in any one discipline. As a liberal arts degree, this option is appropriate for students who wish to explore creative processes, develop and hone both creative and critical thinking skillsets, while developing abilities applicable to any number of employment opportunities. The degree is usually identified as appropriate for students who wish to pursue a professional career or graduate studies that may or may not be within the Arts. The Department of Art offers three BA in Art options: BA in Art (Art History), BA in Art (Pre-Medical Illustration), which includes a minor in Biology, and a BA in Art (Studio Art).

Art History Emphasis:

Focuses on various cultures of the past and present and challenges students to relate themselves to a larger world. Art History students are required to write about art critically and to conduct research, and their initiation into the practice takes place in these courses.

Medical Illustration:

Focus on preparing students for application into competitive graduate programs within Medical or Science Illustration with a specific minor in Biology.

Studio Emphasis:

Focuses on various arts’ studio disciplines and practices and is appropriate for individuals who wish to enhance their creative and artistic abilities. Students can individualize their own approach; by exposure to all artistic media, focusing on two or more mediums or by taking a 2D or 3D approach, or even working in a multi-disciplinary nature. This degree encourages broad-based, open-ended inquiry into the arts and is customizable to the interests of individual students.

BFA with a specific Concentration:

The BFA within a specific concentration is appropriate for students who have a strong desire to focus on a single area or medium within the visual arts and who are specifically focused on coursework, providing in-depth exploration within said specific discipline. All Programs are designed to provide students with increased opportunities for complexity and knowledge within their field as they progress. The degree is usually identified as appropriate for students who wish to pursue a professional career or graduate studies in the Arts. The Department of Art offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art with concentrations in the following programs: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture and Art Education.

The University is an accredited associate member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Learning Outcomes

The Department of Art’s objectives are for students to develop sound skills and knowledge and become young professionals by demonstrating the following: BA in Art learning outcomes

  • Develop broad knowledge on the history of art and design.
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding of the technical skill within the studio arts.
  • Develop thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of visual arts and design.
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding of content and conceptual development within aspects of creating art.

BFA in Art learning outcomes

  • Develop broad knowledge on the history of art and design.
  • Develop thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of art and design.
  • Demonstrates in-depth technical focus and proficiency within an area of concentration.
  • Demonstrates in-depth research and content development within an area of concentration.
  • Demonstrates preparedness for a professional career in the arts.

Programs

    Bachelor of ArtBachelor of Fine ArtsMinor

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