Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
I love the monastery, the monastic life and that I can teach at the college and be around the wonderful students who bring even more joy to my life.
Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
School of Humanities and Fine Arts
The Department of Visual Arts
Visual Arts Learning Objectives:
A portfolio review is required for admission to this major. Only the most artistically promising students are admitted into this major. Please contact the department chair for portfolio requirements. Students who successfully complete the Studio Arts major will have a solid background in the liberal arts and the fine arts, with particular emphasis on drawing, design, painting, sculpture and the history of art. While it is possible for the program graduate to begin work as a fine artist, it is recommended that graduates continue their artistic training by entering a master of fine arts program, or accepting an apprenticeship under a working artist.
Studio Arts Major Requirements (42 credits)
Required courses (36 credits):AR 101 Art History I: Ancient through Renaissance - 3 creditsAR 102 Art History II: Baroque to the Present - 3 creditsAR 130 Drawing I - 3 creditsAR 131 Design: Two-Dimensional - 3 creditsAR 135 Design: Three-Dimensional - 3 creditsAR 225 Painting I - 3 creditsAR 230 Drawing II - 3 creditsAR 240 Sculpture I - 3 creditsAR 325 Painting II - 3 creditsAR 336 Sculpture II - 3 creditsAR 404 Senior Studio - 3 creditsAR 405 Senior Exhibition and Professional Seminar- 3 credits
One course selected from (3 credits):AR 205 World Art History - 3 creditsAR 310 American Art and Architecture - 3 credits
One course selected from (3 credits):AR 212 Beginning Black and White Photography - 3 creditsAR 233 Drawing and Illustration for Design - 3 creditsAR 234 Introduction to Stained Glass - 3 creditsAR 236 Fiber Art - 3 creditsAR 238 Clay and Pottery - 3 creditsAR 330 Digital Photography and Post-Production - 3 creditsAR 338 Printmaking I - 3 creditsCA 235 *Introduction to Web Design - 3 creditsCA 285 *Electronic Media - 3 credits
*Course description can be found listed in the Department of Communication.Studio Arts Minor Requirements (18 credits)
Required courses (9 credits):AR 130 Drawing I - 3 creditsAR 131 Design: Two-Dimensional - 3 creditsAR 225 Painting I - 3 credits
Three courses selected from (9 credits):AR 135 Design: Three-Dimensional - 3 creditsAR 212 Beginning Black and White Photography - 3 creditsAR 230 Drawing II - 3 creditsAR 234 Introduction to Stained Glass - 3 creditsAR 236 Fiber Arts - 3 creditsAR 238 Clay and Pottery - 3 creditsAR 325 Painting II - 3 creditsAR 338 Printmaking I - 3 credits