Catalog 2013-2014

Art & Design

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BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
38 to 44 semester hours
  • Courses in teaching methods may not be applied to the major.
  • A maximum of 44 semester hours in Art & Design courses may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts and in Art History only.
  • Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and must meet the College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
Major in Art History
38 semester hours
  • ARTD 180: History of Western Art I (4)
  • ARTD 181: History of Western Art II (4)
  • ARTD 280: Art Methodology and Theory (4)
  • ARTD 499: Capstone (2)
  • Studio Arts Courses (8)
  • Art History Courses (16)
Major in Studio Arts
44 semester hours
  • ARTD 101: Drawing 1 (4)
  • ARTD 102: 2D Design/Color Theory (4)
  • ARTD 202: 3D Design (4)
  • ARTD 399: Keystone (2)
  • ARTD 499: Capstone (2)
  • Technique Courses (16):
    • Two-Dimensional Course (4)
    • Three-Dimensional Courses (8)
    • Photography Course (4)
  • Understanding Art/Culture Courses (12):
    • ARTD 180: History of Western Art I (4)
    • ARTD 181: History of Western Art II (4)
    • Upper-division Art History (4)
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE
Major in Studio Arts
72 semester hours minimum, including:

  • Foundation Courses (16):
    • ARTD 101: Drawing 1 (4)
    • ARTD 102: 2D Design/Color Theory (4)
    • ARTD 201: Drawing 2: Figure Drawing (4)
    • ARTD 202: 3D Design (4)
  • Technique Courses (24):
    Go to www.plu.edu/art to view specific courses fulfilling requirements
    • Two-dimensional courses (8)
    • Three-dimensional courses (8)
    • Photography course (4)
    • Technology course (4)
  • Understanding Art/Culture Courses (12):
    • ARTD 180: History of Western Art I (4)
    • ARTD 181: History of Western Art II (4)
    • Upper-division Art History (4)
  • Artistic Practice Courses (16)
    • The courses under Artistic Practice are based on the specific concentration of each student.
  • Keystone/Capstone Courses (4):
    • ARTD 399: Keystone (2)
    • ARTD 499: Capstone (2)
CONCENTRATIONS (B.F.A.  STUDIO ARTS MAJOR)
A minimum of 16 semester hours in one concentration  
  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Students may apply Independent Study courses ARTD 491: Special Projects on a case-by-case basis subject to approval by the department chair.

Candidates who are enrolled in the School of Arts and Communication (SOAC) must satisfy General Education Program elements or the International Honors Program elements.

MINORS

Students pursuing a B.F.A. or B.A. in Studio Arts may minor in Art History, but not Studio Arts, which is reserved for non-majors.

Studio Arts
20 semester hours, including:
  • ARTD 380: Modern Art (4)
  • Two-dimensional course, based on concentration area (4)
  • Three-dimensional course, based on concentration area (4)
  • Studio Arts electives drawn from upper-division courses (8)
  • Courses in teaching methods (ARTD 340 and ARTD 440) may not be applied to the minor.
Art History
24 semester hours, including:
  • ARTD 180 and ARTD 181 (8)
  • Art history/theory electives (12)
  • Studio Arts elective (4)
  • Non-concentration courses, practical design courses (ARTD 110, 210, 310), and courses in teaching methods (ARTD 340, 440) may not be applied to the minor.
Publishing and Printing Arts
24 semester hours

The Publishing and Printing Arts minor is cross-listed with the Department of English. See the description of that minor under Publishing and Printing Arts.

Studio Courses (All studio courses require a lab fee in addition to tuition): 101, 102, 110, 201, 202, 210, 220, 230, 250, 310, 315, 320, 330, 350, 355, 365, 370, 410, 420, 425, 430, 450, 465, 466, 470, 483

History and Theory Courses: 180, 181, 280, 380, 381, 382, 383, 480, 481, 482, 490