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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / Art and Design Bachelor’s Degree Program / Art and Design Bachelor’s Degree Program Course Requirements | Ursuline College - Liberal Arts Education in Ohio

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    Art and Design Bachelor’s Degree Program Course Requirements

    Art and Design Bachelor’s Degree Program Core Course Requirements

    • AR 107 - Foundations Drawing* AE/DC

      Students will learn composition, form, value, and line in a problem-solving format. Exposure to the past and present drawn image is given in to foster new attitudes toward the activities of seeing and drawing. Students are introduced to life drawing and also technology as an art tool in the manipulation of images. Required for art majors, open to non-majors. Fulfills Core Curriculum requirement of Art, Art Therapy, or Music.

    • AR 108 - Foundations Painting *AE/DC

      This course offers a progressive study of the elements of painting, methods of application, and value and color. Composition is approached through sketches and/or the manipulation of images through the use of technology, problem-solving assignments reflecting mood and the relation between audience and artist. Required for art majors, open to non-majors. Fulfills Core Curriculum requirement of Art, Art Therapy, or Music.

    • AR 112 - Foundations Digital Photo *AE/DC

      During this survey course students will learn to improve photos, control composition and subject matter. Creative, theoretical, and technical aspects will be considered. Steps that produce a digital photograph, techniques, with the latest software, and image editing will be covered.. Those who may be interested in this course for their personal, or professional business will find this course helpful. Required for Visual Communication Design. Fulfills Core Curriculum requirement of Art, Art Therapy, or Music.

    • AR 114 - Introduction to VCD

      This course is a survey of the graphic and digital arts. It is a basic digital and hands-on design class with emphasis on the creative process. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, QuickTime, and iMovie are incorporated into the projects allowing students to gain experience in digital and time-based art. Required for Visual Communication Design majors and Studio Arts majors; open to non-majors.

    • AR 115 - Introduction to Ceramics

      This foundation course introduces students to the principles, elements, and skills necessary to create in clay; computer technology is used to aid students in taking designs from two to three dimensions. Students are encouraged to express their voice concerning global issues and contemporary concerns through clay sculptures, vessels, installations and mixed media artwork. Required for Studio Art majors; open to non-art majors.

    • AR 360 - Professional Practices

      This technology-supported course examines various legal and ethical aspects important to the professional artist. It bridges the world of student artist with that of the professional artist. The course helps students become aware that they are constructive-knowing artists with a clear idea of how to use their voice to speak their values through their artwork. Open to Art majors in their junior Senior year.

    • AR 460 - Art & Advocacy

      This course is to further students

    • Two Art History Elective Courses
    • Intermediate & Advanced Electives
      • Student will choose 5, 2 must be in same concentration
      • Concentrations include: Ceramics and hand-building, Digital art and technology, drawing, metalcraft, and printmaking

    Art & Design Minor Course Requirements:

    • AR 110 - Foundations 2-Dimensional Art and Design
    • AR 116 - Foundations 3-Dimensional Art and Design
    • One of the following:
      • AR 107 - Foundations Drawing
      • AR 108 - Foundations Painting
      • AR 112 - Digital Photography
    • One Art History Elective Courses
    • Intermediate & Advanced Electives
      • Student will choose 3, 2 must be in same concentration
      • Concentrations include: Ceramics and hand-building, Digital art and technology, drawing, metalcraft, and printmaking

    Other Requirements:

    • Portfolio Review after completing foundational courses

    In addition, undergraduate students are also required to complete the Ursuline Core Curriculum.