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Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2003-2005

Department of Art

204 Tower Fine Arts Building
(585) 395-2209

Chairperson and Associate Professor: Debra Fisher; Associate Professors: Christopher Burnett, Debra Fisher, Jennifer Hecker; Assistant Professors: Alisia Chase,Timothy Massey; Gallery Director; Lori Mills; Jim Morris; Kitty Hubbard, Visual Resource Coordinator, Art/Delta College.

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I still can find no better definition for the word art than this: nature, reality, truth; but with a significance, a conception, a character which the artist brings out in it, and to which he gives expression; which he disentangles and makes free and clears up.

Vincent Van Gogh

Art has been defined as many things: ability, process and product. The Department of Art at SUNY Brockport offers courses and programs which integrate the formal, technical, conceptual, and historical aspects of the visual arts.

Programs: The Department of Art offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Studio Art, and a minor in art history. In addition, the School of Arts and Performance offers an Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Program, in which studio art is one of the specialties. Once a student declares a major, a faculty member in the appropriate area will be assigned as academic advisor.

The Department of Art reserves the right to retain students' work for a limited period and reproduce work for official purposes such as exhibitions, catalogs, teaching aids, and slide lectures. Students are expected to assume the costs of materials they use in their courses. Many studio courses have an additional studio fee for materials used in class.

Resources and Facilities: The Department of Art, located in the Tower Fine Arts Center, has well-equipped studios, two galleries, and a Visual Resource Center, which houses over 112,000 slides and videotapes. An active Art Students' Association organizes critiques, visiting artist programs, field trips, and exhibitions. SUNY Brockport students benefit from an affiliation with the internationally known Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, which offers a variety of courses in photography, video, film, and book arts. Visual Studies Workshop also offers many exciting seminars and workshops that may be taken for college credit during its Summer Institute. Students at SUNY Brockport have an opportunity to study abroad in the summer program in Faenza, Italy. In addition, students have the opportunity to study the visual arts from a non-Western perspective at the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Transfer students: A maximum of 18 transfer credits in art will be accepted by the department toward the studio art major; and a maximum of 39 transfer credits in art will be accepted toward the BFA. Other credits may be used as electives. Credits that correspond to the required courses within the major program may be accepted, as may certain related transfer courses not included in our curriculum. All transfer grades must be "C" or higher to be used to fulfill major requirements.

Studio Art Major (BA/BS)
The studio art major is designed to provide a well-rounded art experience, encompassing two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, art history courses, and a specialty (three levels) in one area. Students majoring in art are encouraged to expand their understanding of art as it relates to other disciplines, cultures, and global concerns.

Studio Art Major Requirements:
In addition to meeting all general SUNY Brockport requirements, studio art majors must complete a total of 36 credits in art and art history as listed below. No more than 54 credits in studio art (or any other single discipline) can be used to satisfy the 120-credit requirement for the BA or BS.

A minimum grade of "C" must be attained in all courses in the major.

Required Courses (18 credits)
Credits
ARH 201 Survey of World Art I
3
ARH 202 Survey of World Art II
3
ART 210 2-D Design or ART 212 3-D Design
3
ART 221 Drawing I
3
ARH 420 20th-century Art
3
ART 401 Senior Seminar
3
Any two-dimensional courses from the following:(6 credits)
6
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Visual Studies (book arts, film/video, or Digital Art)
Drawing (excluding ART 221)
2-Dimensional Design (if not taken in the above required courses)
Any two three-dimensional courses from the following:
(6 credits)
6
Ceramics
Sculpture
Metal/Jewelry
3-Dimensional Design (if not taken in the above required courses)
A three-course sequence (specialty) in one of the following areas: (6 credits)
6
Ceramics
Sculpture
Metal/Jewelry
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Book Arts
Film/video
Electronic Imaging
  Total:
36

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art
The BFA is an intensive degree program in studio art, intended for students who plan to pursue a professional career in art or to prepare for graduate study. Offering concentrations in 10 different areas, the BFA also allows students to pursue their interests in installation art, performance art, public art, Web page design, and other nontraditional art forms. BFA students work closely with a professor/mentor in their area of concentration, as well as interact with the entire art faculty through the required courses and semester BFA Reviews. BFA students are encouraged to be active in the Art Students' Association, which runs Rainbow Gallery, where BFA senior exhibitions take place. BFA students are also encouraged to take DCE 323 Career Explorations in Art, in which they may receive credit for apprenticeships or internships in artists' studios, galleries, or alternative spaces.

Students are admitted to the program by a portfolio review. Those who do not have a portfolio may enroll in the BA or BS program in studio art, and begin work on foundation courses to assemble a portfolio. BFA candidates are reviewed each semester and are expected to maintain a 2.5 minimum overall cumulative SUNY Brockport GPA and a 3.0 GPA in art. If advised to discontinue the program, a student may continue as a studio art major in the BA or BS program. A minimum grade of "C" must be attained in all courses in the major.

BFA Degree Requirements
Candidates for the BFA degree must meet all general College requirements and complete a total of 81 credits in art and art history as indicated below.

Required ART Courses (36 credits)
Credits
ART 210 2-Dimensional Design
3
ART 212 3-Dimensional Design
3
ART 221 Drawing I
3
ART 322 Drawing II
3
ART 331 Photography I
3
ART 341 Painting I
3
ART 351 Printmaking I
3
ART 361 Sculpture I
3
ART 371 Ceramics I
3
ART 381 Metal/Jewelry I
3
ART XXX Visual Studies (book arts, film/video, or electronic imaging)
3
ART 401 Senior Seminar
3
ART 402 BFA Senior Exhibition
3
Required ARH Courses (12 credits)
12
ARH 201 Survey of World Art I
3
ARH 202 Survey of World Art II
3
ARH 420 20th-century Art
3
ARH XXX Art history elective
3
Electives in ART, ARH, or related discipline (9 credits)
9
The following courses are approved electives in the BFA:
ANT 401 Native American Art and Culture
3
DNS 115 Introduction to Dance
3
PSH 352 Sensation /Perception
3
MUS 276 Arts & Humanity
3
MUS 278 African-American Music and Culture
3
PHL 308 The Arts in Society
3
PHL 428 Philosophy of Art
3
THE 202 Stagecraft
3
THE 235 Stage Lighting I
3
THE 244 Costume Construction
3
Concentration in one of the following (21 credits)
21
Ceramics
Painting/Drawing
Metal/Jewelry
Sculpture
Visual Studies (photography, electronic imaging, film/video book arts)
Still Arts (photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, electronic imaging, visual books)
Time-based Arts (film/video, photography, sculpture, book arts)
Printmaking/Drawing
Dimensional Arts (sculpture, ceramics, metal/jewelry and selected courses from the Department of Theatre)
Interactive (studio, dance, theatre, literature)
Total:
81

 Please note: Students are expected to spend at least three hours a week in the studio for every credit taken. Arrangements for the use of studios at unscheduled times must be made with appropriate instructor. There is a mandatory materials fee charged in most studio art courses to help cover the expense of supplies for students.

Art Courses

ART 101 Visual Art Experience (A,P). An introductory course for students with little or no art experience, designed to broaden their visual vocabulary. Explores the basic elements and principles of art through a sequence of problems to be solved by the execution of original works in various media. 3 Cr. Every Semester

ART 110 Art and Artists (A,F). Students may select ART 110 or ARH 215 as credit towards the Fine Arts requirement (F), but may not receive credit for both. Explores the basic forms of artistic production and the study of aesthetic principles of visual art, and how those principles reveal cultural meaning through lectures, slides and films, sketchbook design projects, gallery visits, student-teacher dialogues, written assignments and tests. 3 Cr. Fall and Spring

ART 210 2-Dimensional Design (A,P). Explores concepts of creating 2-dimensional images through various methods including line, shape, color, composition, texture, etc. Includes lectures, written assignments, projects, demonstrations, and critiques. Assigns problems involving the production of 2-dimensional images using various media. 3 Cr.

ART 212 3-Dimensional Design (A,P). Examines the theory and application of 3-dimensional design. Explores design concepts such as volume, positive and negative space, texture, color, etc. through the manipulation of a variety of materials. 3 Cr. Spring

ART 221 Drawing I (A,P). Provides an intro-duction to the basic elements of drawing and two dimensional imagery; including drawing from natural forms; aesthetic elements, such as line, value, composition, space, perspective, and mark making; and a basic understanding of the development of content in a work of art. 3 Cr.

ART 311 Video I (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours weekdays at VSW.) Provides an introduction to the use of video as a medium for individual expression and creativity. Develops basic video skills (i.e., the operation of the video camera and editing deck) and fundamental procedures in planning and producing a videotape are presented through demonstrations, lectures, and practice sessions. Uses screenings and artists' presentations to illustrate contemporary work in video. 3 Cr.

ART 322 Drawing II (A). Prerequisite: ART 221. Provides studio experience using a variety of drawing materials to teach drawing skills and allow students to acquire the necessary background for further study. 3 Cr.

ART 330 Digital Art I (A). Introduces students to the use of the computer as a tool of art making. Uses multimedia software to create digital art. Encourages students to explore and combine computer-based techniques with traditional studio art techniques. Requires short readings to accompany the assignments to help students contexualize their work within the historical, social and political arena that surrounds the production of computer-based art. 3 Cr.

ART 331 Introduction to Photography (A). (Two sections: SUNY Brockport campus and Visual Studies Workshop.) Explores photography's creative potential for personal expression. Covers 35mm camera operation, processing and developing film, and printing black and white photographs in the darkroom. During the first half of this class focus is on technical skills. During the second half focus is on the use of the students' newly found skills and their creative potential. Requires students to have access to an adjustable 35mm camera. 3 Cr.

ART 332 Photography II (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Expands on the basic darkroom skills covered in introductory photography courses, with an emphasis on the conceptual aspects of image making. Prompts students to experiment with infrared film and to try hand-applied photo emulsions, such as Liquid Light and Luminos. Teaches students how to test equipment accuracy to ensure proper exposures. Employs a variety of assignments using technical tools learned as applied to conceptual themes. Entails lectures and field trips to supplement the studio aspect. 3 Cr.

ART 333 Introduction to Color Photography (A). Prerequisite: ART 331. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Provides an introduction to color photography. Addresses technical and aesthetic concerns with an emphasis placed on developing a personal color vocabulary. Upon completion, allows the student to be able to expose, process, and print both color negatives and slides properly; have an understanding of color theory and history; and see the possibilities for expression in color photography. 3 Cr.

ART 341 Painting I (A). Prerequisite: ART 221. Provides an introduction to painting and design theory. Emphasizes such design elements as form, texture, line, tone, and the spatial and structural aspects of color through the application of various painting techniques. Uses principally oil and acrylics. 3 Cr.

ART 342 Painting II (A). Prerequisite: ART 341. Provides a continuation of ART 341 with emphasis on composition, structure of space, and the human figure. Uses principally oil and acrylic paints. 3 Cr.

ART 351 Printmaking I (A). Prerequisite: ART 221. Entails an introduction to printmaking processes including monotype, intaglio and relief. Stresses conceptual development, technical skills and compositional elements throughout the semester. 3 Cr.

ART 352 Printmaking II (A). Prerequisite: ART 351. Provides advanced skills and techniques from ART 351 and includes bookmaking, papermaking and alternative methods in printmaking. 3 Cr.

ART 358 Making Visual Books (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Introduces bookworks, which combines text, images, unexpected materials and unusual bindings, through examples, discussions and demonstrations, including access to outstanding collections. Requires students to work on individual projects, including one-of-a-kind books, and small editions. Emphasizes developing books that integrate word, image, and structure. 3 Cr.

ART 361 Sculpture I (A). Familiarizes students with the conceptual, technical, and visual vocabulary of sculpture well enough to create dimensional works of artistic merit and personal expression. Expects students to gain basic skills with materials as well as understanding of sculptural concepts. Designs problems to distinguish between technique and idea in sculpture, and how materials are used to express concepts. 3 Cr.

ART 362 Sculpture II (A). Expands student's knowledge of sculptural materials and techniques, with an emphasis on metal-working through both direct and indirect methods. In addition, allows students to further explore sculptural concepts and 3-dimensional spatial organization as they apply to the completion of class projects. 3 Cr.

ART 371 Ceramics I (A). Introduces students to basic hand-building techniques that are used to create objects out of clay. Asks students to address projects in a problem-solving approach, which utilize and develop technical knowledge, skill and creative thinking capabilities using clay as an expressive material. Also covers basic glazing theories and application techniques. 3 Cr.

ART 372 Ceramics II (A). Prerequisite: ART 371. Provides further exploration of clay as an expressive material while focusing on production methods utilizing the potter's wheel. Introduces glaze calculation, oxidation, reduction firing, and formulation of clay bodies. 3 Cr.

ART 381 Metalwork and Jewelry I (A). Introduces 3-dimensional design concepts using basic jewelry disciplines. Emphasizes the study of design form through metal-working techniques, using and integrating various materials, metal, wood, plastic, glass, stone and synthetic materials. 3 Cr.

ART 382 Metalwork and Jewelry II (A). Prerequisite: ART 381. Provides a continuation of ART 381. Focuses on intermediate design and studio procedure. 3 Cr.

ART 383 Metalwork and Jewelry III (A). Prerequisite: ART 382. Covers advanced design theory and studio procedures in metal-working techniques. 3 Cr.

ART 399 Independent Study in Art (A,O,R,B). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Arranged in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. May be repeated for credit. 1-6 Cr.

ART 401 Senior Seminar (A,U). Prerequisites: ARH 201 and 202, and ART 221. Class to be taken in the senior year. Requires readings, portfolio development, exhibition preparation, advanced studio problems and a discussion of the theory and criticism of art. 3 Cr.

ART 402 Senior Exhibition (A). Entails a Senior Exhibition required of all BFA students prior to graduation. Allows students to work with the professor in their area of specialization to produce an exhibition of quality that represents their accomplishments in the program. Covers exhibition design, installation, and advertising as well as other pertinent responsibilities and information relative to a successful exhibition. 3 Cr. Every Semester

ART 412 Video II: Advanced Video Production (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours weekdays during Media Center hours.) Designed for people with prior experience in video, presents advanced techniques for those who wish to further explore the ideas and meaning behind their work in video. Allows students to combine the elements of performance, scripting, sound, computer graphics, and special effects within individual projects. Uses class time to study film, computer, and video techniques, as well as have in-group discussions about the tapes created during the course. 3 Cr.

ART 414 Advanced Problems in Visual Studies (A). Provides for reading, advanced projects, and discussion of theory and criticism applied to electronic imaging, visual books or film/video. 3 Cr. May be repeated for credit

ART 415 16 mm Film I (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours weekdays during Media Center hours.) Provides an introduction to independent 16 mm film production. Focuses on individual expression through script writing, film production and post-production. Includes sessions covering topics such as the history of film, camera operation, the use of light meters, lighting, composition, directing actors, and the principles and techniques of editing. Expects students to demonstrate competence with equipment as a prerequisite for working on individual projects. 3 Cr.

ART 416 Introduction to 16 mm Film II (A). Prerequisite: ART 315 or instructor's per mission. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Provides a follow-up to basic filmmaking, with a more in-depth analysis of sound production including sync recording mixing of complex tracks, working with ensemble acting and dialogue. Highlights animation techniques, titling, and counterpoint in editing. Requires students to ready film projects for final post-production and distribution. 3 Cr.

ART 417 Methods of Teaching Art on the Elementary Level (A). Prerequisite: An introductory art course or instructor's permission. Explores the philosophical and psychological basis for teaching art. Investigates problems of artistic and creative development. Examines methods of teaching art through practice and observation. Includes teaching of art to children. 3 Cr.

ART 418 Documentary Film/Video (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours weekdays during Media Center hours.) Provides insight into the practice of documentary film/video making. Introduces and discusses basic tools and the principles of film narration and montage, as they apply to documentary film/video making. In hands-on exercises, allows participants to explore the creative process of interpreting "the world out there" by means of the moving image. 3 Cr.

ART 419 Practices of Teaching Art on the Elementary Level (A). Prerequisite 417. Explores important concepts related to art history, art aesthetics, and art criticism. Examines advanced methods of teaching art and classroom management techniques. Familiarizes with national and New York state standards of art curriculum in grades K6. Allows students to work with a classroom teacher in developing syllabus and teaching art. 3 Cr.

ART 423 Drawing III (A). Prerequisite: ART 322. Provides a continuation of ART 322. Allows for in-depth studio experience, concentrating on drawing the humane, the nature of space, individual exploration of imagery and further experimentation with a variety of media. 3 Cr.

ART 424 Advanced Problems in Drawing (A). Prerequisite: ART 423. Provides for intensive drawing, research on concepts, readings, advanced projects, and discussion of theory and criticism as applied to creative drawing. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ART 430 Digital Art II (A). Further develops skills and principles relating to the exploration of the computer as a tool for creating art. Encourages students to do a more advanced exploration and combine computer-based techniques with traditional studio art techniques. 3 Cr.

ART 433 Photography III (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Explores independent creative projects through out the semester, emphasizing a continued development of a project. Focuses on paper quality, issues of presentation and sequencing, as demonstrated in the work of other photographers and through class discussion. Teaches advanced darkroom skills. 3 Cr.

ART 434 Advanced Problems in Photography (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Structured for students to gain independence in their working methods. Expects students to locate an area of interest and create a substantial project that reflects a thoughtful and developed investigation. Requires conceptual and technical readings to supplement their work. 3 Cr.

ART 443 Painting III (A). Prerequisite: ART 342. Covers advanced painting, painting from life, and the human figure. Emphasizes creative forms of self expression. Intensive painting and research on imagery begins in the second half of the semester. 3 Cr.

ART 444 Advanced Problems in Painting (A). Prerequisite: ART 443. Emphasizes personal solutions related to content in the work as well as technical issues in painting, advanced projects, and discussion of theory and criticism applied to creative painting. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ART 453 Printmaking III (A). Prerequisite: ART 352. Allows advanced students to design their individual projects for the semester. Requires a minimum of four projects exploring advanced technical and conceptual development. 3 Cr.

ART 454 Advanced Problems in Printmaking (A). Prerequisite: ART 453. Allows for a continuation of personal development of ideas, skills and varied technical approaches to the art of printmaking at the advanced level. 3 Cr.

ART 463 Sculpture III (A). Prerequisite: ART 362. Allows students to expand their knowledge of materials and techniques used in the production of sculpture. Assignments address contemporary concerns in working three-dimensionally, such as permanence, process and site-specificity. Allows students to gain knowledge and experience with public art, installation art, and performance art. Entails readings to supplement class demonstrations, critiques, slide lectures, and videos on contemporary sculpture. 3 Cr. Every Semester. ART 464 Advanced

ART 473 Ceramics III (A). Prerequisite: ART 372. Provides students the opportunity to expand their technical knowledge and skills in either hand construction or wheel-thrown techniques. Emphasizes continued development of creative thinking and problem solving as students address assigned problems and investigate individual areas of interest. 3 Cr.

ART 474 Advanced Problems in Ceramics (A). Prerequisite: ART 473. Provides for reading, advanced projects, and discussion of theory and criticism applied to the art of ceramics. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ART 484 Advanced Problems in Metal/Jewelry (A). Prerequisite: ART 483. Provides for reading, advanced projects, and discussion of theory and criticism applied to the metalwork and jewelry arts. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ART 491 Topics in Art-Studio (A). Provides an upper-division art studio experience. Allows students to earn credit for a special offering not normally a part of regular department curriculum. 1-3 Cr.

ART 499 Independent Study in Art (A,O,R,B). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Arranged in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. May be repeated for credit. 1-6 Cr.

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children: Art Specialty
Students seeking an interdisciplinary major in Arts for Children with a specialty in art are required to complete a 48-credit program consisting of: (1) two interdisciplinary courses, IAC 280 Introduction to Related Arts for Children, and IAC 491 Seminar in Arts for Children; (2) an art specialty of 21 credits; and (3) a 21-credit block consisting of two courses in each of the other three arts and one approved elective. Students wishing to major in Arts for Children with an art specialty must present a portfolio of their artwork for review by the art specialty advisor. They are also urged to take additional studio art courses and ART 419 Practices of Teaching Art on the Elementary Level (prerequisite ART 417). A minimum grade of "C" must be maintained in all required courses.

For detailed information and a comprehensive listing of courses required in this specialty area, refer to the section Arts for Children-Interdisciplinary Major in this catalog.

Core Courses: (6 credits)
Credits
IAC 280 Introduction to Related Arts for Children (fall only)1
3
IAC 491 Seminar in Arts for Children (spring only)2
3
  Interdisciplinary Core:
6
Art Specialty Courses: (21 credits)
ARH 201 Survey of World Art I
3
ARH 202 Survey of World Art II
3
ART 221 Drawing I
3
ART 417 Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level and three courses in any studio art3
3
9
  Art Specialty:
21
Arts Block: (21 credits)
Dance:
DNS 115 Intro to Dance
3
DNS 483 Children's Dance I
3
Students with previous experience can take DNS 483 and DNS 484 in this sequence.
Music:
MUS 105 Intro to Music
3
MUS 487 Music and the Child4
3
Theatre:
THE 281 Creative Drama
3
THE 353 Children's Theatre
3
Elective:
THE 365 Puppet Theatre OR
3
ENL 482 Children's Literature
3
  Arts Block:
21
  Total:
48
 
Minors in Studio Art
Studio Art: 18 credits, including the following:
ARH 201 Survey of World Art I
3
ARH 202 Survey of World Art II
3
ART 221 Drawing I
3
Nine additional credits of art studio electives

1 This course must be taken after taking introductory courses in art, dance, music, and theatre.

2 This course must be taken by all IARC majors at the conclusion of program of study.

3 Prerequisite: An introductory art course or instructor's permission.

4 Prerequisite: MUS 105 or instructor's permission.

 

Arts for Children Courses

IAC 280 Introduction to Related Arts for Children (A). Prerequisites: Consult with program advisor to choose four introductory arts courses, one in each area: art, dance, music, theatre. Covers the unique aspects of art, dance, music, and theatre, and relationships among the arts: theory, discussion, inquiry, and experiences in creative process. Must be taken before declaring a major in arts for children. 3 Cr. Fall

IAC 399 Independent Study in Art for Children (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Arranged in consultation with instructor-sponsor in accordance with procedures of Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.

IAC 450 Performances for Young Audiences (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Explores performance and staging techniques for young audiences; develops skills in improvisation and ensemble playing; prepares shows involving art, dance, music, and theatre; tours and performs for and with young audiences. 4 Cr.

IAC 490 Arts for Children Special Topics (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Provides opportunities for arts for children students to focus for a full semester on meaningful current topics which cannot be developed fully in other curricular offerings. Both theory and/or art making may serve as content. 2-6 Cr.

IAC 491 Seminar in Arts for Children (A). Prerequisites: Completion of required arts for children courses. Examines issues and representative theories, program development and evaluation, and the development of leadership skills and ability to utilize arts resources. 3 Cr. Spring

IAC 499 Independent Study in Arts for Children (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Arranged in consultation with instructor-sponsor in accordance with procedures of Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.

Art History Minor
Art history minors must complete a total of 18 credits in the courses listed below. A minimum grade of "C" must be attained in all courses taken for the minor.

Required Courses (6 credits)

ARH 201 Survey of World Art I
ARH 202 Survey of World Art II

Electives (12 Credits)
Twelve credits of art history electives are required. It is recommended that art history minors take at least one non-western art course.

 

Art History Courses

ARH 201 Survey of World Art I: Ancient to Renaissance (A,G,O). Provides an integrated chronological study of world art from prehistory to the 14th century. Covers western art along with the ancient arts of Asia, Islamic arts, and pre Columbian arts. Teaches students to identify cross-cultural influences and regional stylistic features. 3 Cr. Fall

ARH 202 Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern (A,F). Provides an integrated chronological study of world art from the 15th century to present. Covers Renaissance art to modern art, along with later Islamic and Asian arts, Latin American arts, African, Oceanian, and Native- American arts. Aims at illustrating the growing interdependence of the arts of major civilizations and cultures, and their respective contribution to the visual arts. 3 Cr. Spring

ARH 215 Art Appreciation (A,F,C). Studies the elements of art, the artists' process, and selected works of painting and sculpture to give an appreciation of diverse art creativity throughout the world. Also discusses and uses artists and artworks of selected non-western cultures to illustrate elements of art. 3 Cr.

ARH 310 Women in Art (A,U,W,C). Studies women artists and the role played by women in the visual arts through the ages. 3 Cr.

ARH 391 Seminar in Art History (A). Explores research methods in fine arts and learn to write about art. Focuses each time on a different subject. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ARH 410 Contemporary Art Criticism (A). Examines the relationship between the critic, the artist, and the art market. 3 Cr.

ARH 419 19th-century Art (A). Covers the fine and minor arts of 19th-century Europe and America, with emphasis on patronage and the artistic movements that dominated the century. 3 Cr.

ARH 420 20th-century Art (A). Emphasizes the main artistic movements of the late 19th and the 20th century to present, with focus on artists, patronage, styles, and trends in the decorative arts. 3 Cr. Spring

ARH 424 Medieval Art (A). Covers the art and architecture of Europe from the early Christian period to the Fall of Constantinople. Includes an overview of Byzantine Art. 3 Cr.

ARH 425 Italian Renaissance Art (A). Examines works of art and architecture from the 15th and 16th centuries in Italy. 3 Cr.

ARH 431 American Art (A). Surveys painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts from colonial times to present. 3 Cr.

ARH 441 Art Worldwide (A). Entails field trips abroad focusing on selected topics in art history. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ARH 450 Egyptian Art (A). Studies the art and civilizations of pharaonic Egypt and the ancient Near East from the late fourth millennium BC to the conquest of Alexander the Great, with emphasis on pharaonic Egypt, Phoenicia, and Mesopotamia. 3 Cr.

ARH 451 Art of the Classical World (A). Traces the development of Minoen, Mycenean, Greek and Roman art and architecture from the second millennium BCE to the 4th century CE. 3 Cr.

ARH 461 History of Photography (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop). Surveys the development of photographic processes and the movements and artists that have influenced photography. 3 Cr.

ARH 470 Asian Art (A). Studies Indian, Chinese, and Japanese arts from prehistory to the 19th century, with emphasis on painting, sculpture, and the minor arts. 3 Cr.

ARH 474 Islamic Art (A). Studies Islamic art from the origins to the 19th century with emphasis on the evolution of main regional styles, and Chinese influence on the minor arts. 3 Cr.

ARH 490 Topics in Art History (A). Reserved for different topics not listed in this catalog. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ARH 491 Senior Seminar in Art History (A). Prerequisite: ARH 201 and 202, or instructor's permission. Examines in detail selected topics in art history with the emphasis on the exploration of research methodologies in fine arts, and writing papers and sharing them in the class. 3 Cr.

ARH 499 Independent Study in Art History (A). Special project in art history arranged in consultation with the instructor-sponsor in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement before registration. May be repeated for credit. 1-6 Cr.

The information in this publication was current as of December 2002 when the text was compiled. Changes, including but not restricted to, tuition and fees, course descriptions, degree and program requirements, policies, and financial aid availability may have occurred since that time. Whether or not a specific course is scheduled for a given term is contingent on enrollment, budget and staffing. The college reserves the right to make any changes it finds necessary and may announce such changes for student notification in publications other than the College catalogs. For the purpose of degree and program completion, students are bound by the requirements in effect as stated in the printed catalog at the time of their matriculation at SUNY Brockport. Inquiries on the current status of requirements can be addressed to the appropriate College department of office. Also refer to the Brockport Web site home page at www.brockport.edu for current information.