2017-2018 Catalog 
  
    Apr 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog

Fine Arts, Studio Art Concentration, Major


Professors Cetlin, Krehbiel, Neuman de Vegvar
Associate Professors Bogdanov, Hobbs, Nilan
Continuing Part-time Associate Professor Quick

The fine arts department at Ohio Wesleyan, created in 1864, was one of America’s first college art departments. The department offers general experience through a broad B.A. program and/or professional preparation with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Majors in fine arts may concentrate in studio art, art history, or fine arts education. Non-art majors may satisfy the Group IV distribution requirement by taking ART 110 , ART 111 , ART 112 , ART 113 , or any other course for which the student qualifies or to which the student can gain admission by permission of the instructor, excluding art education courses (ART 301 , ART 302 , ART 307 ).

Qualified students seeking either the B.F.A. or the B.A. degree in fine arts are encouraged to participate in one or more of the University honors programs. Students should refer to the Honors chapter of this Catalog and consult with their academic advisors as to how best to include these opportunities in their programs.

The department faculty recommends that students in the department consider participation in the GLCA Arts Program in New York (see Off-Campus Study Programs ).

Learning Objectives


1.  Visual literacy in observing art, both in one’s own work and that of others

2.  Oral and written fluency in the language of visual art

3.  Foundational knowledge of a global history of art

4.  Critical thinking and technical skills in a range of 2D and 3D studio media

5.  Demonstration of creative expression and the development of a personal artistic voice in terms of both content and form

Major Requirements


11 to 13 courses. These shall include ART 110 , ART 111 , ART 112 , ART 113 , ART 345  or ART 347 , ART 351 ; at least one additional art history or seminar course; at least two additional studio courses from among ART 354 , ART 355 , ART 356 ; and at least two additional studio courses from among ART 358 , ART 359 , ART 360 . The declaration of major form will be submitted upon completion of ART 110 , ART 111 , ART 112 , and ART 113  or by the end of the sophomore year. All candidates for the B.A. degree must complete the competency requirements as stated under REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL DEGREES and the DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS by selecting two units from Group I, II, and III and one unit from IV. Courses taken credit/no entry may not be applied toward the major. ART 301 , ART 302 , and ART 307  and credits awarded for an apprenticeship/internship are not counted among the 11 basic units required for the B.A. degree.