WCSU Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 : School of Visual and Performing Arts

Art

Catherine Vanaria, Chair
vanariac@wcsu.edu
VPA 150D, Westside campus
(203) 837-3919
(203) 837-8031 (fax)

Michelle Ferrucci, Department Secretary
ferruccim@wcsu.edu
VPA 239, Westside campus
(203) 837-8250
(203) 837-8912 (fax)

Lori Robeau, Visual Art Assistant
robeaul@wcsu.edu
VPA 143E, Westside campus
(203) 837-8403
(203) 837-8031 (fax)

Melissa Ralston-Jones, Gallery Curator
ralstonjonesm@wcsu.edu
VPA 243, Westside campus
(203) 837-3982
(203) 837-8889 (gallery)
(203) 837-8031 (fax)


Faculty
C. Vanaria, Chair, Photography
D. Cardonsky, MFA Coordinator
S. Marques, Studio Art, MFA, Honors
K. Scaglia, Foundation

D. Skora, Graphic Design
J. Tom, Illustration, MFA
T. Wells
, Graphic Design


Adjunct Faculty
K. Albinsky, MFA
D. Boyajian, Foundation
R. Brewster, MFA
P. Carabell, Art History
L. Cober-Gentry, Illustration, MFA
B. Dunbar, Photography
S. Kolbig, Foundation
J. Lanzrein, Ceramics
T. Laslo, Graphic Design
C. McGuire, Painting
J. Mueller, Art History
G. Mursko, Photography
F. Patnaude, Sculpture
M. Ralston-Jones, Gallery Studies
L. Robeau, Art Appreciation
A. Scoon, MFA 
E. Shapiro, Photography
C. Steed, MFA
C. Wallace, Illustration
E. Walrath, Foundation

 

Overview
The Art major at WCSU provides challenging visual arts training within the context of a liberal arts education. This approach infuses in our students a broad, diverse range of knowledge and experience along with the ability to think critically and analytically. Our highly accomplished and diverse faculty create engaging and challenging learning environments for our students.

Department of Art faculty are professional art practitioners and nationally exhibiting artists. Their unique backgrounds and experiences create engaging and challenging learning environments for our students.

Our curriculum incorporates comprehensive instruction integrated with the development, encouragement and increased awareness of the creative process. This ensures that our Visual Art majors become proficient creative problem solvers capable of freely expressing themselves.

The Gallery at The School of Visual & Performing Arts serves as a venue for a broad range of professional and student exhibitions, while the Visiting Artist Lecture Series features an impressive array of practitioners. Bus trips provide our students the opportunity to visit galleries and museums each semester in the surrounding area, including Manhattan.


Mission
Western Connecticut State University’s visual arts curriculum incorporates a structure consistent with C.A.A. guidelines, based on classic design principles inspired by the Bauhaus and the exploration of traditional and emerging media. The areas of concentration are Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Studio Arts: Painting. All areas of emphasis share a common two-year foundation program leading into the technical specializations of the final two years. This foundation program is of critical significance as it instills in each student a comprehensive background in aesthetic form, structure and dynamics. Additionally, our students have the opportunity to participate in professional internships and the annual Senior Portfolio Exhibition.

The liberal arts component is vital; it promotes and develops a set of skills that are of fundamental importance to any citizen and critical for the successful artist or designer. These include the ability to think critically, the development and refinement of verbal and written skills, and the acquisition of a diverse and extensive visual vocabulary and knowledge base.

This combination of professional artistic training and acquired liberal arts skills enables visual artists to successfully develop, create and articulate their creative visual dialogues.

 

Learning Outcomes

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Art degree at WCSU will demonstrate the following upon graduation:

In General Education:

  1. The ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively, and to communicate with precision, cogency, and rhetorical force.
  2. An informed acquaintance with the mathematical and experimental methods of the physical and biological sciences, and with the main forms of analysis the historical and quantitative techniques needed for investigating the workings and developments of modern society.
  3. An ability to address culture and history from a variety of perspectives.
  4. Understanding of, and experience in thinking about, moral and ethical problems.
  5.  The ability to respect, understand, and evaluate work in a variety of disciplines.
  6. The capacity to explain and defend views effectively and rationally.
  7. Understanding of and experience in one or more art forms other than the visual arts and design.

General Education for new students starting Fall 2016

All degrees require the completion of the university’s general education curriculum.  For a complete description follow this link here.

Studies in the Visual Arts

  1. Acquisition of a comprehensive set of technical, creative, and conceptual skills, along with an ability to make connections between them. Students will have an understanding of scale, perspective, tone, color, line, form, light, texture, pattern, balance, and tension.
  2. Development and creation of a significant body of work along with the ability to understand and evaluate works of art.
  3. Capacity to be conversant with the historical record of art history and the works and philosophies of major artists/designers, and the ability to summarize contemporary thinking on art and design.

Graduating majors participate in the annual Portfolio Exhibition, which serves as the capstone event, showcasing their acquired skill sets.

 

Core Portfolio Assessment Process
The Portfolio Assessment Process is implemented at the start of each spring semester to assure that art majors have attained an appropriate level of proficiency for their area of concentration and to ensure that the level of standards established by the Department of Art is maintained. The assessment process is faculty-monitored for all 2nd-semester sophomores prior to the fall course registration period. Faculty may confer regarding the student’s ability to proceed to the junior level courses for each concentration. An assessment matrix is used to monitor students’ progress in these categories: quality of concept, compositional skills, problem-solving ability, quality of craft, and quality of presentation. An individual assessment option by faculty will be implemented if warranted by the failure of the student to meet the criteria of the matrix. Students identified by faculty who fail to meet the assessment criteria must meet with the coordinator of their chosen area of concentration to develop a remedial solution.

 

Transfer Course Credits
All students wishing to transfer into the Art program at Western must meet the criteria listed for the program, including those currently attending institutions holding articulation agreements with Western.

 

Transfer Review Process and Transfer Articulation Policy (TAP)
Western Connecticut State University, as part of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU), accepts credits for non-art courses as per the Transfer Articulation Policy for students with an earned Associates Degree. Information regarding this specific classification of transfer credits can be found at the CSCU website.

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
AP credits for Art courses are accepted by the Department of Art.

 

Awarding of Credit
Credit Hour: A semester hour of credit is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than:

  1. One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks;
  2. or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time;
  3. or at least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph 1 of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.


Degree Programs in Art

Bachelor of Arts
Options:
Graphic Design
Illustration
Studio Art: Painting
Photography

Minor Programs
Art
Photography

 

BA Art: Graphic Design Option 

Description: Western Connecticut State University’s visual arts curriculum incorporates a structure consistent with C.A.A. guidelines, based on classic design principles inspired by the Bauhaus and the exploration of traditional and emerging media. The areas of concentration are Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Studio Arts: Painting. All areas of emphasis share a common two-year foundation program leading into the technical specializations of the final two years. This foundation program is of critical significance as it instills in each student a comprehensive background in aesthetic form, structure and dynamics. Additionally, our students have the opportunity to participate in professional internships and the annual Senior Portfolio Exhibition. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH) that include major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 61 SH.  

ART CORE 
ART 103 Art Seminar (FY)  1 SH 
ART 100 History and Appreciation of Western Art: Beginnings to Renaissance  3 SH 
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art: Renaissance to the Present  3 SH 
ART 121 Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design  3 SH 
ART 130 Color Theory  3 SH 
ART 141 Drawing I (CP)  3 SH 
ART 150 Drawing II (CP)  3 SH 
ART 201 Non-Western Art History (IC)  3 SH 
ART 207 Photography I   3 SH 
ART 208 Painting I  3 SH 
ART 266 Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Design  3 SH 
ART 472/474/476/478 Portfolio (Sections aligned with options).  (CE)  3 SH 
Art Option: Graphic Design 
ART 270 Figure Drawing  3 SH 
ART 302 Graphic Processes  3 SH 
ART 310 Typography  3 SH 
ART 315 Communication Design I  3 SH  
ART 332 Digital Production: InDesign  3 SH 
ART 352 Digital Production: Web Development  3 SH 
ART 432 Communication Design II  3 SH 
ART 442 Communication Design III  3 SH 
ART 448 Gallery Interactions (W3)  3 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BA in Art = 2.0. 


General Education
: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BA Art – Graphic Design

Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
ART 103 Art Seminar (FY)  1  ART 101 Hist & App. Western Art: Renaissance to Present  3 
ART 100 Hist. & App. Western Art: Beg. to Renaissance  3 

 

ART 130 Color Theory (CP)  3 
ART 121 Fundamentals of 2D Design (CP)  3  ART 150 Drawing II (CP)  3 
ART 141 Drawing I (CP, RPT 1)   3  Gen Ed: Quantitative Reasoning (QR)  3 
MAT 100(P) Intermediate Math OR Gen Ed Elective  3-4  Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC) 

 

3 
WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3     
       
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
ART 207 Photography I   3  ART 201 Non-Western Art History (IC)  3 
ART 266 Fundamentals of 3-D Design  3  ART 208 Painting I  3 
ART 270 Figure Drawing  3  ART 302 Graphic Processes  3 
Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2  Gen Ed: Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (CT)  3  Gen Ed: Writing Intensive Tier II  3 
       
Semester 5  SH  Semester 6  SH 
ART 310 Typography  3  ART 315 Communication Design I  3 
ART 352 Digital Production: Web Development  3  Art 332 Digital Production: InDesign  3 
Gen Ed: Information Literacy (IL)  3  Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 3  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 2  3  Free Elective  3 
Gen Ed: Breadth  3  Free Elective  3 
       
Semester 7  SH  Semester 8  SH 
ART 432 Communication Design II  3  ART 442 Communication Design III  3 
ART 448 Gallery Interactions (W3)  3  ART 472 Portfolio (CE)  3 
Free Elective  3  Gen Ed: Breadth  2 
Gen Ed: Breadth  6  Free Electives  6 
Total Credits Required for the BA in ART = 120; Minimum GPA 2.0. 

* All Bachelor of Arts degrees at WCSU require that students complete a language at or above the elementary II level. Students who have completed three years of a foreign language at a minimum of a C average in high school have met this requirement. However, they must still complete at least one Intercultural Competency course. 

 

BA Art: Illustration Option 

Description: Western Connecticut State University’s visual arts curriculum incorporates a structure consistent with C.A.A. guidelines, based on classic design principles inspired by the Bauhaus and the exploration of traditional and emerging media. The areas of concentration are Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Studio Arts: Painting. All areas of emphasis share a common two-year foundation program leading into the technical specializations of the final two years. This foundation program is of critical significance as it instills in each student a comprehensive background in aesthetic form, structure and dynamics. Additionally, our students have the opportunity to participate in professional internships and the annual Senior Portfolio Exhibition. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH) that include major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 61 SH.  

ART CORE 
ART 103 Art Seminar (FY)  1 SH 
ART 100 History and Appreciation of Western Art: Beginnings to Renaissance  3 SH 
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art: Renaissance to the Present  3 SH 
ART 121 Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design  3 SH 
ART 130 Color Theory  3 SH 
ART 141 Drawing I (CP)  3 SH 
ART 150 Drawing II (CP)  3 SH 
ART 201 Non-Western Art History (IC)  3 SH 
ART 207 Photography I   3 SH 
ART 208 Painting I  3 SH 
ART 266 Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Design  3 SH 
ART 472/474/476/478 Portfolio (Sections aligned with options).  (CE)  3 SH 
Art Option: Illustration 
ART 270 Figure Drawing  3 SH 
ART 304 Illustration I  3 SH 
ART 310 Typography  3 SH 
ART 317 Illustration II  3 SH  
ART 318 Painting II  3 SH 
ART 324 Digital Illustration  3 SH 
ART 434 Advanced Digital Illustration  3 SH 
ART 444 Illustration III  3 SH 
ART 448 Gallery Interactions (W3)  3 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BA in Art = 2.0. 


General Education
: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BA Art – Illustration 

Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
ART 103 Art Seminar (FY)  1  ART 101 Hist & App. Western Art: Renaissance to Present  3 
ART 100 Hist. & App. Western Art: Beg. to Renaissance  3 

 

ART 130 Color Theory (CP)  3 
ART 121 Fundamentals of 2D Design (CP)  3  ART 150 Drawing II (CP)  3 
ART 141 Drawing I (CP, RPT 1)   3  Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC)  3 
MAT 100(P) Intermediate Math OR Gen Ed Elective  3-4  Gen Ed: Quantitative Reasoning (QR)  3 
WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3     
       
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
ART 207 Photography I   3  ART 201 Non-Western Art History (IC)  3 
ART 266 Fundamentals of 3-D Des.  3  ART 208 Painting I  3 
ART 270 Figure Drawing  3  Gen Ed: Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2  Gen Ed: Writing Intensive Tier II  3 
Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (CT)  3  Gen Ed: Breadth  3 
       
Semester 5  SH  Semester 6  SH 
ART 304 Illustration I  3  ART 317 Illustration II  3 
ART 310 Typography  3  ART 324 Digital Illustration  3 
ART 318 Painting II  3  Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 3  3 
Gen Ed: Information Literacy (IL)  3  Free Elective  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 2  3  Free Elective  3 
       
Semester 7  SH  Semester 8  SH 
ART 444 Illustration III  3  ART 474 Portfolio (CE)  3 
ART 434 Advanced Digital Illustration  3  Gen Ed: Breadth  3 
ART 448 Gallery Interactions (W3)  3  General Electives  8-9 
Gen Ed: Breadth  6     
Total Credits Required for the BA in ART = 120; Minimum GPA 2.0. 

*All Bachelor of Arts degrees at WCSU require that students complete a language at or above the elementary II level. Students who have completed three years of a foreign language at a minimum of a C average in high school have met this requirement. However, they must still complete at least one Intercultural Competency course. 

 

BA Art: Studio Art Painting Option 

Description: Western Connecticut State University’s visual arts curriculum incorporates a structure consistent with C.A.A. guidelines, based on classic design principles inspired by the Bauhaus and the exploration of traditional and emerging media. The areas of concentration are Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Studio Arts: Painting. All areas of emphasis share a common two-year foundation program leading into the technical specializations of the final two years. This foundation program is of critical significance as it instills in each student a comprehensive background in aesthetic form, structure and dynamics. Additionally, our students have the opportunity to participate in professional internships and the annual Senior Portfolio Exhibition. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH) that include major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 61 SH.  

ART CORE 
ART 103 Art Seminar (FY)  1 SH 
ART 100 History and Appreciation of Western Art: Beginnings to Renaissance  3 SH 
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art: Renaissance to the Present  3 SH 
ART 121 Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design  3 SH 
ART 130 Color Theory  3 SH 
ART 141 Drawing I (CP)  3 SH 
ART 150 Drawing II (CP)  3 SH 
ART 201 Non-Western Art History (IC)  3 SH 
ART 207 Photography I   3 SH 
ART 208 Painting I  3 SH 
ART 266 Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Design  3 SH 
ART 472/474/476/478 Portfolio (Sections aligned with options).  (CE)  3 SH 
Art Option: Studio Arts: Painting 
ART 270 Figure Drawing  3 SH 
ART 304 Illustration I  3 SH 
ART 309 Sculpture I  3 SH 
ART 318 Painting II  3 SH 
ART 329 Painting III  3 SH 
ART 438 Painting IV  3 SH  
ART 448 Gallery Interactions (W3)  3 SH 
Two (6 SH) Art Electives  6 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BA in Art = 2.0. 

 

General Education: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BA Art – Painting 

Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
ART 103 Art Seminar (FY)  1  ART 101 Hist & App. Western Art: Renaissance to Present  3 
ART 100 Hist. & App. Western Art: Beg. to Renaissance  3 

 

ART 130 Color Theory (CP)  3 
ART 121 Fundamentals of 2D Design (CP)  3  ART 150 Drawing II (CP)  3 
ART 141 Drawing I (CP, RPT 1)   3  Gen Ed: Quantitative Reasoning (QR)  3 
MAT 100(P) Intermediate Math OR Gen Ed Elective  3-4  Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC) 

 

3 
WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3     
       
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
ART 207 Photography I   3  ART 201 Non-Western Art History (IC)  3 
ART 266 Fundamentals of 3-D Design  3  ART 208 Painting I  3 
ART 270 Figure Drawing  3  Gen Ed: Exploration Course  3 
Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2  Gen Ed: Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (CT)  3  Gen Ed: Writing Intensive Tier II (W2)  3 
       
Semester 5  SH  Semester 6  SH 
ART 304 Illustration I  3  ART 329 Painting III  3 
ART 309 Sculpture I  3  ART Elective  3 
Art 318 Painting II  3  Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 3  3 
Gen Ed: Information Literacy (IL)  3  Free Elective  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 2  3  Free Elective  3 
       
Semester 7  SH  Semester 8  SH 
ART 438 Painting IV  3  ART 478 Portfolio (CE)  3 
ART 448 Gallery Interactions (W3)  3  ART Elective  3 
General Elective  3  Gen Ed: Breadth  2 
Gen Ed: Breadth  6  General Electives  6 
Total Credits Required for the BA in ART = 120; Minimum GPA 2.0. 

*All Bachelor of Arts degrees at WCSU require that students complete a language at or above the elementary II level. Students who have completed three years of a foreign language at a minimum of a C average in high school have met this requirement. However, they must still complete at least one Intercultural Competency course. 

 

BA Art: Photography Option 

Description: Western Connecticut State University’s visual arts curriculum incorporates a structure consistent with C.A.A. guidelines, based on classic design principles inspired by the Bauhaus and the exploration of traditional and emerging media. The areas of concentration are Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography and Studio Arts: Painting. All areas of emphasis share a common two-year foundation program leading into the technical specializations of the final two years. This foundation program is of critical significance as it instills in each student a comprehensive background in aesthetic form, structure and dynamics. Additionally, our students have the opportunity to participate in professional internships and the annual Senior Portfolio Exhibition. 

Degree Requirements
All degrees at WCSU require 120 semester hours (SH) that include major requirements, general education requirements, cognates (where applicable), and free electives. This structure provides room for minors, internships, and study abroad.   

Required Courses in the Major: 61 SH.  

ART CORE 
ART 103 Art Seminar (FY)  1 SH 
ART 100 History and Appreciation of Western Art: Beginnings to Renaissance  3 SH 
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art: Renaissance to the Present  3 SH 
ART 121 Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design  3 SH 
ART 130 Color Theory  3 SH 
ART 141 Drawing I (CP)  3 SH 
ART 150 Drawing II (CP)  3 SH 
ART 201 Non-Western Art History (IC)  3 SH 
ART 207 Photography I   3 SH 
ART 208 Painting I  3 SH 
ART 266 Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Design  3 SH 
ART 472/474/476/478 Portfolio (Sections aligned with options).  (CE)  3 SH 
Art Option: Photography 
ART 145 History of Photography  3 SH 
ART 216 Photography II  3 SH 
ART 270 Figure Drawing  3 SH 
ART 326 Alternative Photography Process  3 SH 
ART 336 Photography III  3 SH 
ART 346 Color Photography  3 SH  
ART 356 Advanced Photographic Methods  3 SH 
ART Elective  3 SH 
ART 448 Gallery Interactions (W3)  3 SH 
Minimum GPA for the BA in Art = 2.0. 


General Education
: All students must complete the General Education curriculum. General Education Requirements include both competency and breadth requirements. In some cases, major courses will satisfy competencies. These are indicated in the parentheses after the course title. For a complete description of the General Education program, follow this link. https://catalogs.wcsu.edu/ugrad/academic-programs-degrees/ 

Cognates: In some programs there are courses outside of the major that are required as pre-requisites or enhancements to the major course work. These courses may satisfy competencies and they will count toward the general education breadth requirement. If cognate courses are required, they are included in the list of courses required in the major.  

Electives: All degrees require 120 semester hours.  Elective credits are opportunities for minors, internships, study abroad, and just following general interests. We encourage all students to speak with their advisors about great opportunities for their elective courses.  


Sample Four Year Plan: BA Art – Photography

Four-year plans are suggestions. Plans change. Consult your advisor to adjust your plan.  

Semester 1  SH  Semester 2  SH 
ART 103 Art Seminar (FY)  1  ART 101 Hist & App. Western Art: Renaissance to Present  3 
ART 100 Hist. & App. Western Art: Beg. to Renaissance  3 

 

ART 130 Color Theory (CP)  3 
ART 121 Fundamentals of 2D Design (CP)  3  ART 150 Drawing II (CP)  3 
ART 141 Drawing I (CP, RPT 1)   3  Gen Ed: Quantitative Reasoning (QR)  3 
MAT 100(P) Intermediate Math OR Gen Ed Elective  3-4  Gen Ed: Oral Communication (OC) 

 

3 
WRT 101 Composition I (W1)  3     
       
Semester 3  SH  Semester 4  SH 
ART 207 Photography I   3  ART 201 Non-Western Art History (IC)  3 
ART 266 Fundamentals of 3-D Design  3  ART 208 Painting I  3 
ART 270 Figure Drawing  3  ART 216 Photography II  3 
Gen Ed: Health and Wellness (HW)  2  Gen Ed: Scientific Inquiry (SI)  4 
Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (CT)  3  Gen Ed: Writing Intensive Tier II (W2)  3 
       
Semester 5  SH  Semester 6  SH 
ART 346 Color Photography  3  ART 356 Adv. Photographic Methods  3 
ART Elective  3  ART 145 History of Photography  3 
Gen Ed: Exploration Course  3  Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 3  3 
Gen Ed: Information Literacy (IL)  3  Free Elective  3 
Gen Ed: Repeat Competency 2  3  Free Elective  3 
       
Semester 7  SH  Semester 8  SH 
ART 336 Photography III  3  ART 326 Alternate Photographic Process  3 
ART 448 Gallery Interactions (W3)  3  ART 476 Portfolio (CE)  3 
Free Elective  3  Gen Ed: Breadth  2 
Gen Ed: Breadth  6  Free Electives  6 
Total Credits Required for the BA in ART = 120; Minimum GPA 2.0. 

* All Bachelor of Arts degrees at WCSU require that students complete a language at or above the elementary II level. Students who have completed three years of a foreign language at a minimum of a C average in high school have met this requirement. However, they must still complete at least one Intercultural Competency course. 

 

Minor in Art (18 S.H.)

Eighteen semester hours are required:
ART 100 History & Appreciation of Art I
ART 101 History & Appreciation of Art II
ART 121 Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design
ART 141 Drawing I
Plus any two 3-credit courses offered by the Department of Art, for which the student has proper prerequisites.

 

Minor in Photography (18 S.H.)

Eighteen semester hours are required:
ART 121 Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Design
ART 207 Photography I
ART 216 Photography II
ART 270 Advanced Photographic Methods
ART 346 Color Photography I
ART 336 Photography III