School of Art

College of Visual and Performing Arts

138 Gatewood Studio Arts Center

336-334-5248

www.uncg.edu/art

 

Faculty

Lawrence Jenkens, Professor and Director of the School of Art

Professors Ananian, Lee, Maggio

Associate Professors Blair, Campbell-Thomas, Cassidy, Dimock, Holian, Lim, Lixl-Purcell, Meanley, Perrill, Stephan, Walton, Wasserboehr

Assistant Professors Oring, Spillane

Lecturers Ellis, Gantt, C. Thomas

 

The School of Art offers the following degree programs:

B.F.A.

art major, concentrations in art education, new media and design, painting, photography, printmaking and drawing, and sculpture

B.A.

art major, concentrations in art history and studio art

The mission of the School of Art is founded on three passionately held principles:

  • First, that the exploration of ideas through the visual arts is both necessary and culturally valuable;
  • Second, that an understanding of visual communication within contemporary society is critical for an informed world view; and
  • Third, that an appreciation and knowledge of art history, past and present, is essential to both young scholars and developing artists.

In the School of Art, committed faculty, who actively exhibit and publish nationally and internationally, model the high standards we hold our students to in the visual arts, art history, and art education. Our students individually challenge, explore, and push the boundaries of their given field, whether it be establishing an independent vision or perspective in the studio, exploring new facets of art history, or developing their own voices as art educators. Through this diversity, our program offers students a strong, self-motivated course of study where majors have meaningful contact with faculty across disciplines, methodologies, and practices.

The school's studio and art education facilities are located in the Maud F. Gatewood Studio Arts Building on Highland Avenue. Art historians have offices located in the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

Art Major: New Media & Design; Painting; Photography; Printmaking & Drawing; and Sculpture & Ceramics Concentrations (ART)—B.F.A.

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Required: 128 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations and AOS Codes:

New Media and Design, U112

Painting, U113

Photography, U886

Printmaking and Drawing, U887

Sculpture and Ceramics, U115

 

The B.F.A. program is designed for students who are serious about pursuing careers as professional artists. The B.F.A. is a pre-professional degree leading to the M.F.A. or directly to a career in the Fine Arts.

 

B.F.A. Portfolio Review

Admittance to the B.F.A. program in New Media and Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Drawing, or Sculpture and Ceramics is contingent upon successful review of a portfolio by a rotating committee of Art department faculty.

Students enrolled in the B.A. Studio Art degree program may seek entrance into the B.F.A. Studio Art degree program in the third semester of the Studio Foundation Program course sequence. Students who fail the portfolio review during the third semester can reapply in their fourth semester. Transfer students must complete the UNCG Studio Foundation Program and can only enter the program in the fall semester.

Students transferring mid-year are encouraged to complete GEC requirements. Students who apply to the B.F.A. program as second-degree students will be given the opportunity to appeal the initial portfolio review at the start of their application process.

 

 

Art Major, Art Education (K–12) Concentration (ART)—B.F.A.

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

Required: 128 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentration and AOS Code:

Art Education (K–12), U108

 

Requirements for Graduation and Standard Professional I Teaching Licensure K-12 for all Students Entering the Program Beginning Spring 2010

  • Complete all academic coursework outlined below.
  • Minimum 2.70 overall GPA
  • Complete all requirements and earn passing scores within the new Electronic Art Education Teaching Portfolio/Electronic Evidences (TaskStream:  https://www.tasktream.com/pub/).
  • Successfully complete and pass student teaching (Elementary, Middle, or High School level).
  • Successfully pass Candidate Disposition Assessment, Teacher Growth and Assessment for Pre-service (TGAP) Profiles, and Certificate of Teaching Capacity (COTC) evaluation as implemented throughout the program.

Art Major (ART)—B.A.

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations and AOS Codes:

Art History, U110

Studio Art, U105

 

The Art History concentration is for those students wishing to pursue careers either in art scholarship or the museum and gallery profession. Those thinking primarily of Art History are encouraged to study the foreign languages needed for scholarship, particularly French and German.

The Studio Art concentration combines a liberal arts education grounded in the humanities with studio practice. A B.A. degree is ideal for students interested in a range of post-graduate fields and art-related professional careers. All studio students entering the art department begin in the B.A. Studio Art concentration.

Art as a Second Major

Students who wish to declare a second major in art must complete all requirements listed above under the degree (B.F.A. or B.A.) and concentration selected.

Art as a Second Concentration for Elementary Education Majors

Required: 18 semester hours

Art History Minor

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

AOS Code: U103

Art History for Artists Minor

Required: minimum of 15 semester hours

AOS Code: U128

New Media and Design Minor

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

AOS Code: U156

Painting Minor

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

AOS Code: U158

Photography Minor

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

AOS Code: U166

Printmaking and Drawing

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

AOS Code: U170

Sculpture and Ceramics Minor

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

AOS Code: U174

Studio Art Minor

Required: minimum of 18 semester hours

AOS Code: U105

Art Disciplinary Honors

Requirements

A minimum of twelve semester hours from the following:

  • 3 s.h. of HSS 490 Senior Honors Project
  • 3 s.h. of any ARE, ARH, or ART Honors course above the 100 level
  • Any 500-level ARE, ARH, or ART course
  • ART or ARH 493 (Independent Study)
  • Any ARE, ARH, or ART Honors contract course

Qualifications

UNCG cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better or, for transfer students, cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better from all prior institutions

Recognition

Receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors in Art; have that accomplishment, along with the title of the Senior Honors Project, noted on the official transcript; and be recognized at a banquet held at the end of the spring semester.

Honors Advisor

See Heather Holian for further information and guidance about Honors in Art. To apply: http://honorscollege.uncg.edu/forms/disc-application.pdf

Art Education Courses (ARE)

Art courses are listed under the following headings: Studio, Art History, and Art Education.

Art History Courses (ARH)

Art courses are listed under the following headings: Studio, Art History, and Art Education.

Studio Art Courses (ART)

Art courses are listed under the following headings: Studio, Art History, and Art Education.

 

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