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Undergraduate Studies Catalog (1999-2001)


Department of Art

204 Tower Fine Arts Building
(716) 395-2209
Interdisciplinary Arts for Children
Art History
Art Management


Chairperson and Associate Professor: Jennifer Hecker; Professors: Nathan Lyons, William R. Stewart; Associate Professor: Wolodymyr Pylyshenko.

"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 and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Studio Art. 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.

Resources and Facilities: The Department of Art, located in the Tower Fine Arts Center, has well-equipped studios, two galleries (one student-run), 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 ceramics 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 College 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 degree.

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, video, or electronic imaging) 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
Book Arts
Video
Electronic Imaging
Total: 36

The BFA Degree
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 nine 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 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 degree 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 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)
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 (12 credits) 12
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
Metal/Jewelry
Sculpture
Visual Studies (photography, electronic imaging, visual books)
Still Arts (photography, painting, printmaking, drawing, electronic imaging, visual books)
Time-based Arts (film, video, photography, sculpture, visual books)
Dimensional Arts (sculpture, ceramics, metal/jewelry, and selected courses from the Department of Theatre)
Interactive (studio, dance, theatre, literature)
Total: 81

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children: Art Specialty
Students seeking an inter disciplinary 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. Specific requirements are listed below:

Core Courses: (6 credits) Credits
IAC 280 (A) Introduction to Related Arts for Children (fall only) 1 3
IAC 491 (A) Seminar in Arts for Children (spring only) 2 3
Interdisciplinary Core: 6

Art Specialty Courses: (21 Credits)
ARH 201 (A) Survey of World Art I 3
ARH 202 (A) Survey of World Art II 3
ART 221 (A,P) Drawing I 3
ART 417 (B) Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level3 3
and three courses in any studio art 9
Art Specialty: 21

Arts Block: (21 Credits)
Dance
DNS 115 (A,P) Intro to Dance 3
DNS 483 (A) Children's Dance I 3
Students with previous experience can take DNS 483 and DNS 484 in this sequence.

Music
MUS 105 (A,P) Intro to Music 3
MUS 487 (A) Music and the Child 4 3

Theatre
THE 281 (B) Creative Drama 3
THE 353 (A) Children's Theatre 3

Elective:
THE 365 (A) Puppet Theatre OR
ENL 482 (A) 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

3 Prerequisite: An introductory art course or instructor's permission. 4 Prerequisite: MUS 105 or instructor's permission.

Studio and Theory Courses

Please note: Students are expected to spend at least three scheduled and unscheduled 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 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 210 2-Dimensional Design (A). 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). Examines the theory and practical 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.

ART 221 Drawing I (A, P). Provides a basic introduction to fundamentals of drawing natural forms. Studies line quality, perspective, and organization in a variety of media. 3 Cr.

ART 311 Video I (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours weekdays at VSW.) An introduction to the use of video as a medium for individual expression and creativity. 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. Screenings and artists' presentations are used to illustrate con temporary work in video. 3 Cr.

ART 313 Macintosh Computer for Artists I (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours Saturdays at VSW.) Focusing on the computer as a design tool, this course for beginning Macintosh users places special emphasis on desktop publishing, typographic design, and page layout. Word processing, drawing, and page lay out programs are introduced through a series of individual design projects. Applications to be covered include Microsoft Word, Quark Xpress, and Photoshop. 3 Cr.

ART 314 Macintosh Computer for Artists II (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours Saturdays at VSW.) Designed for people with some Macintosh experience, this class focuses on digital publishing for both pre-press and the Internet. The first part of the semester will be based on creative page lay out, typographic solutions, and lay out/ manipulation of images using Quark Xpress and Photoshop. The second part consists of an introduction to web publishing, using basic HTML, Web Editor, and the creation of digital imagery. Based on individual projects, the main purpose of this course is to experiment creatively and to become comfort able with the fundamentals of digital media. 3 Cr.

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

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

ART 332 Photography II (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours Saturdays at VSW.) Expands on the basic darkroom skills covered in introductory photography courses, with an emphasis on the conceptual aspects of image making. Students will be prompted to experiment with infrared film and to try hand-applied photo emulsions, such as Liquid Light and Luminos. Students will learn how to test equipment accuracy to ensure proper exposures. A variety of assignments will employ technical tools learned as applied to conceptual themes. Lectures and field trips will supplement the studio aspect of this course. 3 Cr.

ART 333 Introduction to Color Photography (A). Prerequisite: ART 331. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours Saturdays at VSW.) Provides an introduction to color photography. Addresses technical and aesthetic concerns with an emphasis placed on developing a personal color vocabulary. Upon completion of this course, 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 334 Color Photography II (A). Prerequisite: ART 333 or instructor's permission. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Entails an intermediate course in color photography. Expands and refines technical and aesthetic concerns; and emphasizes processing and printing. Helps students to continue to develop a personal color vocabulary, while completing a major project over the course of the semester. 3 Cr.

ART 335 Non-silver Photography (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Introduces three non-silver photographic processes: cyanotype, Vandyke brown, and gum bichromate. Provides hands-on experience in all three processes, as well as an opportunity to experiment in the various ways they can be combined. Emphasizes the use of these processes to break the traditional boundaries of the one-sided, two-dimensional, rectangular print. 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. Principal media are 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. Principal media are oil and acrylic paints. 3 Cr.

ART 351 Printmaking I (A). Prerequisite: ART 221. Entails an introduction to printmaking stressing the theory of design and composition as applied to fundamentals of relief printing. 3 Cr.

ART 352 Printmaking II (A). Prerequisite: ART 351. Provides a continuation of ART 351 with added emphasis on composition and expression. 3 Cr.

ART 355 Offset Printing I (A). Prerequisite: ART 210 and 221. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Provides an introduction to printing for print makers, photographers, writers, and others interested in learning how copy is translated into print. Includes copy preparation, graphic arts camera, stripping, platemaking, and presswork in the context of individual projects. Expects students to purchase film, plates, and paper. 3 Cr.

ART 356 Offset Printing II (A). Prerequisite: ART 355 or instructor's permission. (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop.) Provides a continuation of Off set Printing I. Examines how copy/artwork is translated into print in the context of offset printing as an art form, as well as a reproduction process. Requires students to work on independent projects with the supervision of the instructor. 3 Cr.

ART 358 Making Visual Books (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours Saturdays at VSW.) Bookworks, which combine text, images, unexpected materials and unusual bindings, will be introduced through examples, discussions and demonstrations, including access to outstanding collections. Students will work on individual projects including one-of-a-kind books, and small editions. Emphasis will be on 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 (B). 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). Covers fundamental problems dealing with 3-dimensional design theory conditioned by the technical and aesthetic aspects of clay; creation of hand-built forms or objects; and basic glazing theories and techniques. 3 Cr.

ART 372 Ceramics II (A). Prerequisite: ART 371. Provides a continuation of ART 371. Introduces glaze calculation, oxidation and 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 or 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). Prerequisites: ARH 201, ARH 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). A Senior Exhibition required of all BFA students prior to graduation. Students will work with the professor in their area of specialization to produce an exhibition of quality that represents their accomplishments in the program. Exhibition design, installation, and advertising as well as other pertinent responsibilities and information relative to a successful exhibition will be covered. 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, this course presents advanced techniques for those who wish to further explore the ideas and meaning behind their work in video. Students combine the elements of performance, scripting, sound, computer graphics, and special effects within individual projects. Class time is spent studying film, computer, and video techniques, as well as in-group discussions about the tapes created during the course. 3 Cr.

ART 415 16 mm Film I (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours weekdays during Media Center hours.) An introduction to independent 16 mm film production, this course focuses on individual expression through script writing, film production and post-production. Sessions cover 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. Students are expected 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 (B). 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.) This course provides insight into the practice of documentary film/video making. Basic tools and the principles of film narration and montage, as they apply to documentary film/video making, will be introduced and discussed in the workshop. In hands-on exercises, participants will explore the creative process of interpreting "the world out there" by means of the moving image. 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 433 Photography III (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours Saturdays at VSW.) Independent creative projects are explored through out the semester, emphasizing a continued development of a project. Paper quality, issues of presentation and sequencing will be an important aspect of the course, as demonstrated in the work of other photographers and through class discussion. Advanced darkroom skills will be taught. 3 Cr.

ART 434 Advanced Problems in Photography (A). (Taught at Visual Studies Workshop, lab hours Saturdays at VSW.) Structured for students to gain independence in their working methods. Students are expected to locate an area of interest and create a substantial project that reflects a thoughtful and developed investigation. Conceptual and technical readings will 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. Covers advanced printmaking based on individual problems. 3 Cr.

ART 454 Advanced Problems in Printmaking (A). Prerequisite: ART 453. Provides for reading, advanced projects, and discussion of theory and criticism applied to the art of printmaking. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr.

ART 463 Sculpture III (A). Prerequisite: ART 362. Students will 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. Students gain knowledge and experience with public art, installation art, and performance art. Readings supplement class demonstrations, critiques, slide lectures, and videos on contemporary sculpture. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 464 Advanced Problems in Sculpture (A). Prerequisite: ART 463. Students will expand their knowledge of sculptural materials and techniques while working toward the development of their own vision. Individual explorations into various approaches to art-making will be encouraged. Information and guidance will be given on documentation and presentation of sculpture for portfolios. May be repeated for credit. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

ART 470 Gallery Management and Exhibition Design (B). Designed as an intense practicum to prepare students for careers as curators, gallery directors, and gallery professionals. Students will actively engage with diverse mediums, arts, and curators to develop public exhibitions and pr o grams. Through hands-on experience, students will be challenged to address meanings conveyed consciously and unconsciously by exhibition design and presentation. 3 Cr. Every Spring.

ART 473 Ceramics III (A). Prerequisite: ART 372. Provides a continuation of ART 372. 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 485 Metalsmithing I (A). Prerequisite: ART 382. Covers advanced problems in 3-dimensional design concepts involved with metal forming, sinking, forging, hot forming, and raising. 3 Cr.

ART 486 Metalsmithing II (A). Prerequisite: ART 485. Provides a continuation of ART 485. Covers advanced problems in the area of metalsmithing. 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 or 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.





Arts for Children - Interdisciplinary Major
Department of Interdisciplinary Arts
1106D Tower Fine Arts Building
(716) 395-5262

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Faculty: Chairperson: Sri Ram V. Bakshi; Professor: Oh-Kon Cho; Associate Professors: Jacqueline Davis, William Hullfish; Assistant Professor: Juanita Suarez.

The Department of Interdisciplinary Arts offers a bachelor's degree in Arts for Children, an interdisciplinary major, which can also be combined with certification in elementary education. In collaboration with the Department of Education and Human Development, a master 's degree in Elementary Education with an interdisciplinary arts for children specialization is also offered. For more information about the graduate program, please refer to the graduate catalog.

Arts for Children, which is recognized as a unique program in the SUNY, incorporates the knowledge and skills of art, dance, music, and theatre, with an in-depth study of one of these arts. The curriculum emphasizes philosophical and theoretical concepts of arts education, as well as the skills required for creative expression. The program serves a diverse student population, ranging widely in age, background and needs. They are trained to work creatively with young children in a variety of situations, such as elementary schools, arts institutions and community centers in rural and urban environments. These inspired and gifted students will be able to provide an "absorbing, challenging, and even provocative" experience for children, who will be adept in the artistic uses of intelligence. The Arts for Children faculty promotes an approach to arts education that fosters aesthetic perception, creative endeavors and the study of history and culture.

Interdisciplinary Arts for children majors 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) a 21-credit core in one specialty: art, dance, music or theatre; (3) a 21-credit block consisting of two courses in each of the other three arts and one approved elective. A minimum grade of "C" must be attained in all required courses. Students are accepted into the major only after they have completed IAC 280, or while taking this course.

Students are urged to take advantage of Service Learning opportunities through voluntary work, and earn one extra credit while enrolled for IAC 280 and/or IAC 491. Students interested in an in-depth study of any of the arts are advised to pursue a major, minor, or take more courses (maximum 54 credits) in that discipline. Students are encouraged to participate in study abroad and learning study programs to enhance their knowledge and abilities of arts in education.

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children: Art Specialty
Interdisciplinary Core Courses: (6 credits) Credits
IAC 280 (A) Introduction to Related Arts for Children (fall only) 1 3
IAC 491 (A) Seminar in Arts for Children (spring only) 2 3

Interdisciplinary Core: 6

Art Specialty Courses: (21 Credits)
ARH 201 (A) Survey of World Art I 3
ARH 202 (A) Survey of World Art II 3
ART 221 (A,P) Drawing I 3
ART 417 (B) Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level 3 3
and
three courses in any studio art 9

Art Specialty: 21

Arts Block Courses: (21 Credits)
Dance
DNS 115 (A,P) Introduction to Dance 3
DNS 483 (A) Children's Dance I 3

Students with previous experience can take DNS 483 and DNS 484 in this sequence.

Music
MUS 105 (A,P) Introduction to Music 3
MUS 487 (A) Music and the Child 4 3
Theatre
THE 281 (B) Creative Drama 3
THE 353 (A) Children's Theatre 3
Elective
THE 365 (A) Puppet Theatre OR
ENL 482 (A) Children's Literature 3

Arts Block: 21
Total: 48

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children: Dance Specialty
Students wishing to major in Arts for Children with a dance specialty should contact the Department of Dance for information about the required entrance audition.

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.

Interdisciplinary Core Courses: (6 Credits)
IAC 280 (A) Introduction to Related Arts for Children (fall only) 5 3
IAC 491 (A) Seminar in Arts for Children (spring only) 6 3

Interdisciplinary Core: 6

Dance Specialty Courses: (21 Credits)
DNS 204 (B) Dance Conditioning Lab 2
DNS 205 (A) Beginning Technique and Survey of Dance 3
DNS 364 (A) Dance Improvisation: Technique & Theory (spring only) 7 2
DNS 454 (B) Dance Styles 8 2
DNS 483 (A) Children's Dance I (fall only) 3
DNS 484 (B) Children's Dance II (spring only) 9 3

One of the following: (3 credits)
DNS 302 (A) Social Forms of the Dance OR 3
DNS 330 (A) African Dance 10 OR
DNS 316 (A,W) History and Development of Dance

One of the following:
DNS 306 (A) Beginning Dance Composition 11
DNS 375 (A) Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis (spring only) 12 3

Dance Specialty: 21

Arts Block Courses: (21 Credits)

Art
ART 101 (A,P) Visual Art Experience 3
ART 417 (B) Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level 13 3

Music
MUS 300 (A) Music for Dance 3
MUS 487 (A) Music and the Child 14 3

Theatre
THE 281 (B) Creative Drama 3
THE 353 (A) Children's Theatre 3

Elective
THE 365 (A) Puppet Theatre OR
ENL 482 (A) Children's Literature 3

Arts Block: 21
Total: 48

5 This course must be taken after taking introductory courses in art, dance, music, and theatre.
6 This course must be taken by all IARC majors at the conclusion of program of study.
7 Prerequisite: DNS 205 or MUS 300.
8 Prerequisite: DNS 205 or instructor's permission.
9 Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
10 Prerequisite: DNS 106 or instructor's permission.
11 Prerequisite: DNS 205 or instructor's permission.
12 Prerequisite: DNS 205 or instructor's permission.
13 Prerequisite: MUS 105 or instructor's permission.
14 Prerequisite: MUS 105 or instructor's permission.

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children: Music Specialty
Students wishing to major in Arts for Children with a music specialty should contact the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts about the required entrance audition. The students should be able to perform on voice or instrument at NYSSMA level IV.

Interdisciplinary Core Courses: (6 Credits)
IAC 280 (A) Introduction to Related Arts for Children (fall only) 15 3
IAC 491 (A) Seminar in Arts for Children (spring only) 16 3
Interdisciplinary Core: 6

Music Specialty Courses: (21 Credits)
MUS 105 (A,P) Introduction to Music 3
MUS 112 World Music 3 (A,F,C,W)
MUS 487 (A) Music and the Child 17 3
MUS 488 (B) Music Practicum 18 3

From the following: (9 Credits)
DNS 232 (A,P) African Music and Drumming for Dance (3)
MUS 130 (B) Beginning Piano Class (2)
MUS 230 (B) Advanced Piano Class (2)
MUS 139 (B) Beginning Voice Class (2)
MUS 239 (B) Advanced Voice Class (2)
MUS 300 (A) Music for Dance 19 (3)
MUS 399 (A) Independent Study in Music (1-3)
MUS 413 (A) American Music 20 (3)
MUS 414 (A) American Musical Theatre (3)
MUS 485 (A) American Folk Music 21 (3)
MUS 499 (A) Advanced Independent Study in Music (1-3) 9

Music Specialty: 21

Arts Block Courses: (21 Credits)
Art
ART 101 (A,P) Visual Art Experience 3
ART 417 (B) Methods of Teaching Art on the Elementary Level 22 3

Dance
DNS 115 (A,P) Introduction to Dance 3
DNS 483 (A) Children's Dance I 3

Students with previous experience can take DNS 483 and 484 in this sequence.

Theatre
THE 281 (B) Creative Drama 3
THE 353 (A) Children's Theatre 3

15 This course must be taken after taking introductory courses in art, dance, music, and theatre.
16 This course must be taken by all IARC majors at the conclusion of program of study.
17 Prerequisite: MUS 105 or instructor's permission.
18 Prerequisite: MUS 487.
19 Prerequisite: MUS 100.
20 Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
21 Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
22 Prerequisite: An introductory art course or instructor's permission.

Arts Block: 21
Total: 48

Interdisciplinary Arts for Children: Theatre Specialty
Interdisciplinary Core Courses: (6 Credits)
IAC 280 (A) Introduction to Related Arts for Children (fall only) 23 3
IAC 491 (A) Seminar in Arts for Children (spring only) 24 3

Interdisciplinary Core: 6

Theatre Specialty Courses: (21 Credits)
Technical
THE 201 (A,P) Theatre Arts
OR
THE 202 (B) Stagecraft 3

Performance
THE 221 (A) Acting I 3

Child Drama
THE 281 (B) Creative Drama 3
THE 353 (A) Children's Theatre 3
THE 365 (A) Puppet Theatre 3
THE 483 (B) Creative Drama Practicum 25 3

History (choose one of the following)
THE 314 (A,C) History of Theatre I: Classical through Renaissance
THE 315 (A) History of Theatre II: Romanticism through Modern
THE 319 (A,W) Play Analysis 3

Theatre Specialty: 21

Arts Block Courses: (21 Credits)

Art
ART 101 (A,P) Visual Art Experience 3
ART 417 (B) Methods of Teaching Art on Elementary Level 26 3

Dance
DNS 115 (A,P) Introduction to Dance 3
DNS 483 (A) Children's Dance I 3
Students with previous experience can take DNS 483 and DNS 484 in this sequence.

Music
MUS 105 (A,P) Introduction to Music 3
MUS 487 (A) Music and the Child 27 3

Elective
ENL 482 (A) Children's Literature 3

Arts Block: 21
Total: 48

23 This course must be taken aftertaking introductory courses in art, dance, music, and theatre.
24 This course must be taken by all IARC majors at the conclusion or program of study.
25 Prerequisite: THE 281.
26 Prerequisite: An introductory art course or instructor's permission.
27 Prerequisite: MUS 105 or instructor's permission.

1. All Interdisciplinary Arts for Children-theatre specialty students must participate in the production program of the department.

2. All Interdisciplinary Arts for Children-theatre specialty students are required to participate in auditions for faculty-directed productions based on departmental guidelines.

Interdisciplinary Courses: For All Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Specialties

IAC 280 Introduction to Related Arts for Children (A). Covers the unique aspects of art, dance, music, and theatre, and relationships among these arts: theory, discussion, teacher-directed arts activities and creative art experiences for children. Must be taken before declaring a major in Interdisciplinary 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 Advise

ment prior to registration. 1-3 Cr. All other course descriptions can be found in the Departments of Art, Dance, Music and Theatre sections of this catalog.





Art History
Department of Interdisciplinary Arts
Chairperson: Sri Ram V. Bakshi
1106D Tower
(716) 395-5262
Coordinator: Charles Chehab
1106B Tower
(716) 395-5279

The department offers art history courses for art majors, general education, and art appreciation. Students interested in studying the historical development of art can minor or take courses relevant to their needs.

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 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,F,C). 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. Students will learn to identify cross-cultural influences and regional stylistic features. 3 Cr. Fall.

ARH 202 Survey of World Art II: Renaissance to Modern (A,F,C). 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 210 Decorative Arts (A,F). Covers antique furniture, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, jewelry and objets d'art, from ancient times to the 20th century. 3 Cr.

ARH 215 Art in the Making (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. Artists and artworks of selected non-western cultures will also be discussed and used to illustrate elements of art. 3 Cr.

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

ARH 320 Introduction to Architecture (A). Studies the elements of architecture and why buildings stand up, in order to acquire an understanding of selected major works: the Pyramids, Parthenon, Pantheon, Hagia Sophia, Chartres Cathedral, St. Peter's (Rome), Villa Rotonda, Versailles, U.S. Capitol, Paris Opera, Eiffel Tower, Brooklyn Bridge, Brasilia, John Hancock Center (Chicago). 3 Cr.

ARH 391 Seminar in Art History (A). Intended to explore research methods in fine arts and learn to write about art. The seminar will focus 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 F all of Constantinople. The course 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). Field trips abroad focusing on selected topics in art history. Could 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 B.C. 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.



Arts Management
Interdisciplinary Major / CLAM Program
Department of Interdisciplinary Arts
1106D Tower Fine Arts Building
(716) 395-5262
Fax: (716)395-5872
sbakshi@.brockport.edu

Course Descriptions

Arts Management Committee: Interdisciplinary Arts: Sri Ram V. Bakshi; Dance: Christian Tucker; Business Administration: James J. Cordeiro; Communication: Fredric A. Powell.

The Arts Management program provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical experience in several aspects of arts management. This training enables students to manage their own artistic endeavors, seek entry-level positions in a variety of arts management jobs, or pursue graduate studies in arts administration. Students can major in Arts Management through a CLAM program which is devised individually for interested students according to the guidelines described in the Your Right to Know & Academic Policies and Procedures Handbook. At present, a minor in Arts Management is offered.

Arts Management Minor Requirements (21-24 Credits) Credits
AMT 210 (B,T) Arts Organization and Information Management 3
BUS 280 (B) Intro to Accounting 3
BUS 335 (A) Principles of Marketing 3
CMC 332 (A) Public Relations Principles and Practices 3
THE 201 (A,P) Theatre Arts 3
AMT 451 (B) Internship in Arts Management 3-6

One of the following: 3
ART 470 (B) Gallery Management and Exhibition Design
ARH 210 (A,F) Decorative Arts
AMT 365 (A) Art, Law, and Appraisal

Total: 21-24




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