ART (ART)

Professors: Estomin, Golahny
Associate Professor: Tran (Chairperson)
Assistant Professors: Goodman, Darough
Part-time Instructors: Burke, Johnson, Sterngold

The Art Department offers two majors in the B.A. Degree—Studio Art and Art History.

THE B.A. DEGREE STUDIO ART

For the  Bachelor of Arts Degree in studio art, students must complete the seven-course foundation program and the requirements for an area of specialization, successfully complete each semester’s colloquium (while a declared major), and successfully complete the senior exhibition. The senior exhibition, which is the capstone achievement, serves to assess students’ expertise in their chosen specialty. Work produced in specialized courses may be included in the exhibition.  Exception to participation in the colloquium may be made by the art faculty.

Placement in Photography will be based on the experience of the student and determined by the faculty of the Art Department. Students who place out of ART 227 Photography I will take ART 337 Photography II to fulfill the foundation requirement in photography. In addition, students placed directly into ART 337 who are specializing in Track IV, Commercial Design, will be required to take ART 431 Advanced Digital Imaging. Students specializing in Track VI, Photography/Digital Art, will be required to take ART 344 Time-Based Digital Media, or ART 430 Interactive Multi-Media and Web Design, or an approved independent study.

Foundation Program 
ART 111 — Drawing I
ART 116 —Three-Dimensional Design
ART 212 — Color and Design
ART 222 — Survey of Art I: Ancient, Medieval and Non-Western
ART 223 — Survey of Art II: Renaissance to the Present in Western Culture
ART 227 — Photography I
ART 343 — Introduction to Digital Art
ART 148, 248, 348, 448 — Art Colloquium
Art majors are encouraged to take DCOM 200: Introduction to Video

Areas of Specialization

I. Painting

ART 220 — Painting I
ART 221 — Drawing II
ART 330 — Painting II
ART 446 — Studio Research and two art history courses numbered 300 or above. 

II. Printmaking
ART 221 — Drawing II
ART 228 — Printmaking I
ART 338 — Printmaking II
ART 446 — Studio Research and two art history courses numbered 300 or above.

III. Sculpture
ART 225 — Sculpture I
ART 226 — The Figure
ART 335 — Sculpture II
ART 446 — Studio Research and two art history courses numbered 300 or above.

IV. Commercial Design
ART 221 — Drawing II
ART 337 — Photography II
ART 344 — Time-Based Digital Media
ART 430 — Interactive Multi-Media and Web Design
ART 442 — Special Projects in Commercial Design
ART 470 — Internship OR
ART 449 — Art Practicum

Students are encouraged to take the following courses: ART 431, Advanced Digital Imaging; DCOM 200, Introductory Digital Media.

V. Generalist Art Major
To be taken by those students who are seeking teaching certification in Art. In addition, this area of specialization is recommended for those students also majoring or minoring in Psychology with a possible future career in art therapy.
ART 119 — Ceramics I
ART 220 — Painting
ART 225 — Sculpture I
ART 228 — Printmaking I
and two art history courses numbered 300 or above.

Along with other education requirements, students planning to complete the K-12 art certification program must also complete ART 310 – History and Practice of Art Education. This course counts as a 300 level art history course. State requirements for certification to teach change regularly. Please check with the Education Department for most current PA state requirements.

VI. Photography/Digital Art
ART 337 — Photography II
ART 342 — Photography III
ART 431 — Advanced Digital Imaging
ART 446 — Studio research
and two art history courses numbered 300 or above.

Students are also encouraged to take ART 344, Time-Based Digital Media, and ART 430, Interactive Multi-Media and Web Design.

The following courses satisfy the cultural diversity requirement: ART 222 and 339. The following courses, when scheduled as W courses, count toward the writing intensive requirement: ART 222, 223, 320, 331, 334, 336, 339, 347 and 349.

THE B.A. DEGREE ART - HISTORY

To complete a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in art history, a student must take courses in art history, studio art, and related disciplines. A student majoring in art history is advised to take a foreign language at an advanced level.

Art History majors (once declared) are required to participate in each semester’s art colloquium.

Required of all students:
ART 222 — Survey of Art I: Ancient, Medieval, and Non-Western
ART 223 — Survey of Art II: Renaissance to the Present in Western Culture
ART 447 — Art History Research
ART 148, 248, 348, 448 — Art Colloquium

Choose four of the following:
ART 310 — History/Practice Art Education
ART 320 — Visual Media in the Digital Age
ART 331 — Recent Developments in Art
ART 334 — Art of the Renaissance
ART 336 — Art of the Baroque
ART 339 — Gender and Identity in Art
ART 347 — History of Photography
ART 349 — Narrative in Art

Choose two of the following:
ART 111 — Drawing I
ART 116 — Three-Dimensional Design
ART 212 — Color and Design
ART 227 — Photography I

Two Additional Courses Outside the Art Department:

Students must take at least two additional courses in the areas of History, Literature, Philosophy, Theater or Religion, to be selected with their advisors.

All Art History courses have been approved to be offered as writing intensive courses; students must check class schedules to determine which courses are offered as “W” for each semester.

Minors

Six minors are offered by the Art Department. Requirements for each follow:
Commercial Design: Art 111, 212, 227, and 343; one from 344, 430, or 442; and one art history course from: 223, 320, or 347.
Painting: Art 111, 212, 220, 221, 223 and 330;
Photography: ART 111, 212, 223, 227, 337 and either 342 or 431;
Sculpture: Art 116, 225, 226, 335, and 111, 119 or 445;
Art History: Art 222, 223 and two advanced art history courses (Art majors who minor in Art History must take two additional upper level courses beyond the two required for the minor intended for students who major in other disciplines, i.e., Art 222, 223 and four upper level courses); and
Web Design and Technologies: CPTR 125, 322, 339, ART 343, 344 and 430. This minor will appeal to students with an interest in both design and computer science who are interested in the expanding fields of web design and web development.

111
DRAWING I
An introduction to the fundamentals of the two-dimensional arts, the materials and techniques of drawing, and current concepts and practices.

116
THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
An introduction to the broad range of techniques, materials and processes of three-dimensional art.  Investigation of formal, theoretical and conceptual issues.  

119
CERAMICS I
Emphasis placed on pottery design as it relates to function of vessels and the design parameters imposed by the characteristics of clay. The techniques of ceramics are taught to encourage expression rather than to dispense merely a technical body of information.

212
COLOR AND DESIGN
The creative process, elements, and principles of two-dimensional design and color theory through a variety of handmade and digital processes.

220
PAINTING I
Fundamentals of painting through lecture, demonstration and studio experience, and study of historical and current art movements.  Prerequisite: ART 212 or consent of instructor.

221
DRAWING II
Exploration of a range of materials and concepts, with an emphasis on current approaches to drawing.  Prerequisite: ART 111.

222
SURVEY OF ART I: ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, AND NON-WESTERN
A survey of the major developments in the visual arts of the Ancient, Medieval, and Nonwestern fields, with emphasis on visual literacy and the meaning of art within society.  

223
SURVEY OF ART II: RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT IN WESTERN CULTURE
A survey of the major artistic developments of western art, with emphasis on their cultural contexts.

225
SCULPTURE I
Exploration of traditional and contemporary approaches to sculpture through a variety of processes, materials, and theory. Emphasis on personal creativity.  Prerequisite: ART 116 and consent of the instructor.

226
THE FIGURE
Study of the structures of the figure, use of the figure as a vehicle for personal expression, and discussion of historical and contemporary theory. Exploration of various materials, including clay and plaster.

227
PHOTOGRAPHY I
Objectives of the course are to develop technical skills in the use of photographic equipment (cameras, films, darkroom, printmaker) and to develop sensitivity in the areas of composition, form, light, picture quality, etc. Each student must own (or have access to) a 35mm camera capable of full-manual operation.

228
PRINTMAKING I
Introduction to the techniques of silkscreen, intaglio, monotype and lithography printing. One edition of at least six prints must be completed in each area. Prerequisite: ART 111 and 212; or consent of instructor.

229
CERAMICS II
Continuation of Ceramics I. Emphasis on use of the wheel and technical aspects such as glaze making and kiln firing. Prerequisite: ART 119. 

310
HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF ART EDUCATION
This course concerns the teaching of art, from the distant past to the present. Topics include Discipline-Based Art Education: its philosophy, history, and context; lesson planning; and teaching methods. Course work includes observation of art classes in elementary and secondary schools in the greater Williamsport area. Required of art majors in the K-12 certification program.

320
VISUAL MEDIA IN THE DIGITAL AGE
The historical study of new media, with emphasis on video and interactive art forms, in relationship to the development of television, the World Wide Web, and social networks.  Cross-listed as DCOM 322.  Alternate years.

330
PAINTING II
Experimentation with various media, subject matter and techniques, with reference to historical and current artistic movements. Prerequisite: ART 220.

331
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ART
The roots of current trends in art, taking into account trans-national and global issues, historical references, news media, and identities of gender, ethnicity and region.

334
ART OF THE RENAISSANCE
The art of Italy and Northern Europe from 1300 to 1530, with emphasis on the painters Giotto, Masaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Van Eyck, and Dürer; the sculptors Ghiberti, Donatello and Michelangelo; and the architects Brunelleschi and Alberti.

335
SCULPTURE II
Advanced study of materials, technical processes, and concepts in sculpture, using a variety of  materials, including casting, metal, foundry and mixed-media installation. Additional discussion of historical and contemporary theory.  Prerequisites: Art 116 and 225.

336
ART OF THE BAROQUE
Seventeenth-century painting and sculpture in Italy and The Netherlands with emphasis on Bernini, Poussin, Rubens, and Rembrandt, with special attention given to the expressive, narrative, and painterly styles present in their art.

337
PHOTOGRAPHY II
To extend the skills developed in Photography I (ART 227) by continued growth in technical expertise including instruction in photo art processes such as collage, multiple images, hand-coloring and/or toning. Emphasis is placed on conceptual and aesthetic aspects of photography. Prerequisite: ART 227 or permission of instructor.

338
PRINTMAKING II
Continuation of Printmaking I (ART 228). Emphasis on multi-plate and viscosity printing. Prerequisite: ART 228.

339
GENDER AND IDENTITY IN ART
A survey of identities in art from a variety of viewpoints (gender, creative, ethnic, multicultural,  historical, social, political and economic) which integrates the portrayal of often marginalized personae into the mainstream. 

342
PHOTOGRAPHY III
Study of aesthetics and compositional strategies using medium and large format cameras and advanced printing techniques for black and white photography. Emphasis is placed on developing a comprehensive and conceptual portfolio. Prerequisites: ART 337, and either ART 111 or 212; or consent of instructor.

343
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ART
Introduction to digital art including design, photography, illustration and video. Course covers fundamentals of vector and raster imaging, typography, color, image compositing and integration of traditional and digital media.  Prerequisites: ART 227 and either ART 111 or 212; or consent of instructor.

344
TIME-BASED DIGITAL MEDIA 
Studio course using industry-standard software to create time-based media for artistic and commercial purposes. Content includes 2-D digital animation; interactive art with animation, audio and video; web-design; and interactive DVD authoring.  Prerequisite: ART 343 or consent of instructor.

347
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
A historical survey of photography from its beginning as a commercial and scientific medium,  emphasizing its emergence as a fine art, and including current practices within multimedia contexts. Alternate years.

349
NARRATIVE IN ART
This course examines the reciprocity of the sister arts of making images and writing prose and poetry. On the one hand, we study how visual artists respond to the written word, and on the other, how writers respond to art. This course draws on material from antiquity to the present in western culture.

430
INTERACTIVE MULTI-MEDIA AND WEB DESIGN
Studio course focusing on creation of interactive media and web design for multiple platforms, utilizing industry-standard software. Prerequisite: ART 343 or consent of instructor.

431
ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING
Advanced study of the concepts and aesthetics of color photography, digital photography and archival fine art digital printing. Prerequisites: ART 337 and 343; or consent of instructor.

440
PAINTING III

Continued studio experience for advanced students with emphasis on personal direction, and with reference to individual artists and art movements.  Prerequisite: Art 330.  

441
DRAWING III
Advanced drawing techniques and materials, with emphasis on a thesis presentation.  Prerequisite: Art 221.

442
SPECIAL PROJECT IN COMMERCIAL DESIGN
Concentrated research, and creation of a series of projects in commercial design involving typography, illustration, photography, branding, and graphic design, using industry-standard software. The capstone course for art majors in the Commercial Design track.  Prerequisite: ART 343 or consent of instructor.

445
SCULPTURE III
The student is expected to produce an original series of sculptures with conceptual and technical cohesion, using advanced sculpture techniques, concepts, and materials. Discussion of historical and contemporary theory. Prerequisites: ART 116, 225, and 335.

446
STUDIO RESEARCH
Artistic research based on student-designed conceptual and formal interest in any studio art discipline. This is the capstone course for art majors in Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Photography/Digital Art tracks. Students produce a coherent body of artwork to be entered in the Annual Juried Senior Exhibition.  Although this course is not required for art majors in the Commercial Design and Art Generalist tracks, these students are very strongly encouraged to take this course to prepare their submissions for the Annual Juried Senior Exhibition.  Fall Semester only.

447
ART HISTORY RESEARCH
Seminar in art history methods and research. Students write an extensive research essay, to be presented to a committee of Art Department faculty. This course may be repeated for credit.

148, 248, 348, 448
ART COLLOQUIUM
A non-credit seminar in which faculty, students and invited professionals discuss and critique specific art and media exhibitions.  Required of all students majoring in Studio Art and Art History.  Meets 4-6 times each semester.  Pass/Fail. Non-credit seminar.

449
ART  PRACTICUM
Seminar course offering students 150 hours of professional internship experience in commercial design, web design, photography, museum studies, audio or video with companies, non-profit organizations and museums.  Students must apply directly to the Art Department to arrange job placement before pre-registration to be eligible for this course. Prerequisite: At least one of the following: ART 342, 344, 430, 431, 442, DCOM 300 or consent of instructor.

470-479
INTERNSHIP (See index)
This course offers students internship experience in commercial design or commercial photography with companies and organizations. Prerequisite: ART 430 or 442, or consent of instructor. Students must apply directly to the Art Department to arrange job placement before pre-registration to be eligible for this course.

490-491
INDEPENDENT STUDY FOR DEPARTMENTAL HONORS (See index)