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Overview

What makes a picture worth 1,000 words?

This program will challenge you to:

  • Understand the many ways we see the world and the role that visual images play.
  • Gain an understanding of iconography.
  • Discover the significance and meanings behind visual imagery.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Visual Studies Minor (Humanities and Fine Arts)

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

 

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-107 Digital Imaging 3 credits
ART-108 Introduction to Web Design 3 credits
ART-130 Introduction to Design 3 credits
ART-201 Graphic Design 3 credits
ART-239 Ancient to Medieval 3 credits
ART-240 Renaissance to Modern 3 credits

 

Complete 9 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-324 Picasso and 20th Century Art 3 credits
ART-325 Art of the Romantic Era 3 credits
ART-326 Rembrandt and 17th Century Dutch Art 3 credits
ART-341 Modern Art: 1850-1940 3 credits
ART-342 Modern Art After 1940 3 credits
ART-351 Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture 3 credits
ART-355 Medieval Art History 3 credits
ART-356 History, Literature, and Art of the Italian Renaissance 3 credits
ENG-225 Asia Through Its Movies 3 credits
IND-307.1 London: Art/History/Literature 3 credits
THE-200 Introduction to Film Studies 3 credits
THE-340 Scenic Design 3 credits

IND-307: 3 out of the 6 credits

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-300 Anthropology and Art 3 credits
HIS-365 The Mondern Jewish Experience in Film 3 credits
HIS-367 The History of Jewish Art 3 credits
PSY-254 Psychology & the Movies 3 credits
PSY-336 Psychology of Human Vision: Theory and Application 3 credits
PSY-410 Media Psychology 3 credits
SOC-100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits

 

Program and Portfolio Review

After completing fifteen credits of visual-studies courses (the minor requirements listed above), minors must enroll in the one-credit visual-studies portfolio course, ART-490. Their portfolio will contain relevant materials such as exams, papers, and digital images of assignments, plus instructor comments. Students must include a 1000-1500-word essay describing the most important insights and skills developed during their course of study. The essay must also assess the strengths and weaknesses of the visual-studies minor. The portfolio will be graded Pass/Fail. Students should therefore take care from the time they begin the program to retain copies and images of work from courses comprising the visual-studies minor.

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-490 Visual Studies Portfolio and Program Assessment 1 credits

 

Recommended

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-497 Internship 1-3 credits
ART- Any studio art classes 3 credits

 

Courses that include significant use of visual material such as:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-303 The Terror 3 credits
HIS-331 Ancient Greece 3 credits
HIS-332 Ancient Rome 3 credits
HIS-344 Medieval Europe 3 credits

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Visual Studies Minor (Social Sciences and History)

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

16 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses

Minor Requirements

 

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-107 Digital Imaging 3 credits
ART-108 Introduction to Web Design 3 credits
ART-130 Introduction to Design 3 credits
ART-201 Graphic Design 3 credits
ART-239 Ancient to Medieval 3 credits
ART-240 Renaissance to Modern 3 credits

 

Complete 3 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-324 Picasso and 20th Century Art 3 credits
ART-325 Art of the Romantic Era 3 credits
ART-326 Rembrandt and 17th Century Dutch Art 3 credits
ART-341 Modern Art: 1850-1940 3 credits
ART-342 Modern Art After 1940 3 credits
ART-351 Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture 3 credits
ART-356 History, Literature, and Art of the Italian Renaissance 3 credits
ENG-225 Asia Through Its Movies 3 credits
IND-307.1 London: Art/History/Literature 3 credits
THE-200 Introduction to Film Studies 3 credits
THE-340 Scenic Design 3 credits

 

IND 307: 3 out of the 6 credits

 

Complete 9 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-300 Anthropology and Art 3 credits
HIS-365 The Mondern Jewish Experience in Film 3 credits
HIS-367 The History of Jewish Art 3 credits
PSY-254 Psychology & the Movies 3 credits
PSY-336 Psychology of Human Vision: Theory and Application 3 credits
PSY-410 Media Psychology 3 credits
SOC-100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits

 

Program and Portfolio Review

After completing fifteen credits of visual-studies courses (the minor requirements listed above), minors must enroll in the one-credit visual-studies portfolio course, ART-490. Their portfolio will contain relevant materials such as exams, papers, and digital images of assignments, plus instructor comments. Students must include a 1000-1500-word essay describing the most important insights and skills developed during their course of study. The essay must also assess the strengths and weaknesses of the visual-studies minor. The portfolio will be graded Pass/Fail. Students should therefore take care from the time they begin the program to retain copies and images of work from courses comprising the visual-studies minor.

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-490 Visual Studies Portfolio and Program Assessment 1 credits

 

Recommended

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-497 Internship 1-3 credits
ART- Any studio art classes 3 credits

 

Courses that include significant use of visual material such as:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-303 The Terror 3 credits
HIS-331 Ancient Greece 3 credits
HIS-332 Ancient Rome 3 credits
HIS-344 Medieval Europe 3 credits

 

Art Show

Senior Art GalleryStudents Display Talents

Students present their work, from paint to drawing to sculpture, inside the Rosenthal Gallery of Art.