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2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Art - Major

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Studio Art majors may choose the Graphics/Illustration specialization (see: Graphics/Illustration Studio Art Major Extension), or an optional concentration in Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, or Metals. After taking a variety of introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in a particular area, students are expected to attain a thorough knowledge of the chosen medium and its aesthetic possibilities. Through individual and group critiques and a great deal of personal attention from faculty members, students are guided through the process of becoming unique artists in terms of style, content and aesthetic vision.

Our full-time faculty, composed of studio artists, art historians and art educators, is supplemented by a number of practicing professionals, highly respected in their areas. We have strong working relationships with many local museums, schools and graphics firms, providing our students with an active internship program.

Transfer Students in Studio Art must complete a minimum of five studio art courses at Nazareth College.

Students must have an A.P. score of 5 to place out of any Art Foundation courses (Art 101, 102, 106, 107). We discourage the use of any Art A.P. credit toward completion of the Art major.

Art Core

The Art Core is designed to provide fundamental knowledge in preparation for more advanced coursework in Art.

Art Electives

Students must complete 9 additional studio credits. These electives offer the student an opportunity to concentrate in one studio area or pursue a multi-studio option.

Art Department Senior Experience

The senior capstone course in the Art Department deals with a variety of issues involving philosophical, cultural, political and aesthetic ideas about art, the function of art institutions and art media, and the individual artist.  In addition to reflective weekly and term papers, students will give presentations on the evolution of their work during their college careers.

Sample Program for Studio Art - Major

Freshman Year

  • Math and Science Perspectives I Credits: 7
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Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 12
  • Art Studio Credits: 12
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Junior Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 6
  • Perspectives II Credits: 9
  • Art Studio Credits: 6
  • Liberal Arts Elective Credits: 6
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Senior Year

  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 6
  • Art Studio Credits: 9
  • Electives Credits: 15
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