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Academic Year

2012-2013

School

School of Humanities and Social Science School Web site

School Dean

Janet Dizinno, Ph.D. hssdean@stmarytx.edu

Department

Art

Department Chair

Brian St. John bstjohn@stmarytx.edu

Description of Program/Major

The St. Mary's University Art Department is actively engaged in fulfilling the university's mission of educating for the common good and for the enrichment of the community by providing courses and exhibitions that enrich the creative spirit. Courses offered may lead to a Bachelors degree in Art Education, an Art Minor, and that fulfill the goals of the core curriculum of educating the whole person. Art courses may also be chosen as an elective.

Students at St. Mary's take courses in art for many reasons, including to fulfill the Fine Arts requirements of the Core Curriculum, to obtain a minor in art, to obtain a Texas Education Agency-certified second teaching field in elementary or secondary education, or simply as an elective.

In its educational role, the department offers historical, theoretical, and applied classes which explore the varied artistic traditions of the past and present. The three disciplines within the department are combined in a collaborative course that introduces Western civilization's cultural heritage to all undergraduate students.

St. Mary's University is committed to preparing teachers for a future of making a difference in young people's lives. Our elementary and secondary teacher certification programs integrate rigorous academic training and supervised field experience with a well-rounded education, providing students with the tools they need to be effective educators.

The Bachelor in Art Education with an All-Level Teacher Certification (Early Childhood-Grade 12) is designed for the student pursuing her or his interest in the visual arts and who wants to share that interest through teaching. Students will develop studio skills through courses providing experiences in traditional materials and methods as well as electronic digital image making. Through the study of art history students will acquire knowledge of where humankind has been and where it is now as makers and creators in the world. Through the study of art education and in concert with the Teacher Education Department the student will acquire skills needed to work in today's art classroom with knowledge and passion.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum (SMC)
St. Mary's University Core (30 Hours)
All St. Mary's Core SMC13## "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC23## "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection: Self (Formerly PL 1310)3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God (Formerly TH 2301)3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics (Formerly PL 2332)3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice: Fine Arts and Creative Process (Formerly FA 1101, FA 1102, FA 1103)3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community and Civilization3

School Specific Core (SSC)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core (30 Hours)

SpeechSE 1321 (for international students), SE 1341, SE 2333, SE 33913
Composition and Rhetoric (grade of "C" or better)EN 1311, EN 1313 (for international students)3
Mathematics MT 1301, MT 1302, MT 1303, MT 1305, MT 1306, MT 1411, MT 24123
Foreign LanguagesSix hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year;
Or, 6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied;
Or, 12 hours of CLEP credit for a language previously studied.
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HistoryAny HS courses.3
ScienceBL 1301, BL 1302, BL 3311, BL 3312, CH 1303, CH 1304, CH 1401, CH 1402, EG 2300, ES 1300, ES 1303, ES 1304, ES 1373, PY 1300, PY 1310, PY 1401, PY 14023
TheologyAdvanced Theology 33XX, HU 33033
Fine ArtsAR, DM, MU3
LiteratureEN 23XX3

Four Year Degree Plan

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
AR 1301 Drawing I (3)
Perspective and free hand drawing investigating various media and techniques.

AR 1302 Drawing II (3)
Continuation of Drawing I. Further investigation of drawing as a developmental process in perceptual and conceptual skills.

AR 1311 Design Fundamentals (3)
Introduction to the elements and principles of art using line, color, form, texture, and shape with em phasis in two-dimensional design.

AR 1312 Color Theory (3)
Continuation of Drawing I. Further investigation of drawing as a developmental process in perceptual and conceptual skills. Prerequisite AR 1301.

AR 2301 3-D Design (3)
An introduc tion to sculptural form: fundamentals of art with emphasis in three di - mensional problems including the use of paper, clay, plaster, metal, and wood.

AR 2321 Painting I (3)
Techniques, fundamental color theories, and composition. Principal medium is oil or acrylic. Recom mended prerequisite: AR 1301 (Draw ing I) or AR 1311 (Design Fundamentals).

AR 2361 History of Western Art I (3)
Principal periods in the history of Western art from the paleolithic period to the Gothic.

AR 2362 History of Western Art II (3)
Principal periods in the history of Western art from the Renaissance to the present.

AR 3331 Sculpture (3)
Structural form using options in clay techniques.

AR 3341 Art Problems (3)
Allows option of working in media of student's choice and encourages exploration of individual ex pression. Prerequisite: 9 hours of art and approval of faculty.

AR 3351 Printmaking (3)
Exploration and application of basic techniques of printmaking, which includes processes in pro ducing multiples of the original image.

AR 3381 History of Art Applied (3)
This course is a survey of painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts from prehistoric times to the modern world. Students will be introduced to the essential elements of visual art and to experiences in creative two and three dimensional media for children.

AR 3391 Film, Fiction, and Drama (3)
Analysis of Linear vs. Visual Composition Analysis of motion picture productions of at least two major plays, two short stories, two novels of different periods. Parallel readings, viewings, lectures, discussions, themes. Rudimentary cine matic grammar and rhetoric.

AR 4191 Special Topics in Art (1)
Independent study or seminar, arranged with staff. Consent of departmental faculty required. May be repeated for up to six hours of credit.

AR 4291 Special Topics in Art (2)
Independent study or seminar, arranged with staff. Consent of departmental faculty required. May be repeated for up to six hours of credit.

AR 4322 Painting II (3)
Composition, surface quality emphasis, and experimentation in acrylic or oil medium. AR 2321

AR 4391 Special Topics in Art (3)
Independent study or seminar, arranged with staff. Consent of departmental faculty required. May be repeated for up to six hours of credit.

AR 4691 Special Topics in Art (6)
Independent study or seminar, arranged with staff. Consent of departmental faculty required. May be repeated for up to six hours of credit.

Department Faculty

Art Education Faculty Website

Department Website

Art Education Website