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    Br. Mark Floreanini
    Br. Mark Floreanini, O.S.B.
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    The Art History Program

    The Department of Visual Arts 

    The Department of Visual Arts offers five majors that lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree: Art Education, Art History, Arts Administration (with a concentration in Visual Arts), Graphic Design and Studio Arts. Four different minors are available: Art History, Graphic Design, Photography and Studio Arts. Certification in Art Education is also available through a joint program with the Saint Vincent College Department of Education. 

    There are many opportunities to engage the arts beyond the classroom. The proximity to Pittsburgh allows students access to nationally-recognized artistic organizations. The Saint Vincent Gallery, which hosts temporary exhibitions of regionally and nationally recognized artists and the senior exhibitions of graduating art students, it the home of the art collections of the Archabbey and College; and the Foster and Muriel McCarl Collection of 19th century American coverlets (housed in the Fred Rodgers Center) is an important resource for American craft and history. In addition, students have submitted their work for local and regional exhibitions even while they attend Saint Vincent. This combination of coursework and "hands-on" studio experience is excellent preparation for careers in the arts. 

    Visual Arts Learning Objectives:

    • Students should know and be able to use discipline-based vocabulary.
    • Students should be able to critique their own work as well as the work of others.
    • Students should be able to identify stylistic characteristics.
    • Students should have acquired basic facility in a broad range of art history period.
    • Students should have acquired advanced facility in research methods.
    • Students should have understanding of possible career paths.

    Students who successfully complete the Art History major will have a solid background in the liberal arts, western art history and academic research methods and writing. Graduates of the program will be prepared to enter art history graduate programs or lower level museum positions. It is recommended that all graduates of the program enter a graduate school art history or museology program.

     Art History Major Requirements (39 credits) 

    Required courses (21 credits)
    AR 101   Art History I:  Ancient through Renaissance - 3 credits
    AR 102   Art History II:  Baroque to the Present - 3 credits
    AR 130   Drawing I - 3 credits
    AR 205   World Art History - 3 credits
    AR 310   American Art and Architecture - 3 credits
    AR 320   Junior Seminar - 3 credits
    AR 420   Senior Research Project/Thesis - 3 credits

    One course selected from (3 credits)
    AR 131   Design:  Two-Dimensional - 3 credits
    AR 212   Beginning Black and White Photography - 3 credits
    AR 225   Painting I - 3 credits
    AR 338   Printmaking I - 3 credits

    Five courses selected from (15 credits)
    AR 145   Introduction to Film Studies - 3 credits
    AR 245   Idol Worship:  Iconoclasm & Idolatry in Art - 3 credits
    AR 280   Museum and Performing Arts Studies- 3 credits
    AR 350   Independent Study - 3 credits
    AR 355   Pre-Renaissance Art and Architecture Seminar - 3 credits
    AR 360   Renaissance Art and Architecture - 3 credits
    AR 365   Baroque Art and Architecture - 3 credits
    AR 370   Avant-Garde Art:  19th and 20th Century - 3 credits
    AR 385   Contemporary Art Seminar - 3 credits
    AR 550   Internship - 3 credits

    Art History Minor Requirements (18 credits) 

    Required courses (6 credits)
    AR 101   Art History I:  Ancient through Renaissance - 3 credits
    AR 102   Art History II:  Baroque to the Present - 3 credits

    Four courses selected from (12 credits)
    AR 145   Introduction to Film Studies - 3 credits
    AR 205   World Art History - 3 credits
    AR 310   American Art and Architecture - 3 credits
    AR 355   Pre-Renaissance Art and Architecture Seminar - 3credits
    AR 360   Renaissance Art and Architecture - 3 credits
    AR 365   Baroque Art and Architecture - 3 credits
    AR 370   Avant-Garde Art:  19th and 20th Century - 3credits
    AR 385   Contemporary Art Seminar - 3 credits