Types of Studio Art

Ceramics

In this vibrant, creative environment, students thrive as they aspire to reach their fullest potential. Personal visions materialize when students hone techniques necessary to capture the vast potential of clay as an expressive medium.

Drawing

Drawing at Concordia is both a foundations requirement for art majors and a fine arts core curriculum exploration option for non-art majors.

Painting

Painting at Concordia is approached in two ways: a combination of the concept of painting, which is the emphasis on the ideas to be communicated; and the craft of painting, which is canvas stretching, priming, preparing and correct use of painting materials. 

Photography

Photography offerings at Concordia include beginning and intermediate levels of both traditional (darkroom) and digital photography.

Printmaking

The focus of the printmaking studio is the creation of prints as original works of art. In Printmaking, you will become familiar with the age-old yet fascinating process of printing.

Sculpture

Media and processes include clay, plaster, bronze and jewelry casting, alabaster stone and wood carving, welded metals, mixed media, non-traditional and temporal materials, found object assemblages, and site-specific works.

Degree Requirements and Courses

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

Refer to the requirements in each concentration.

Concentrations

General Studio Art Concentration

The requirements for a studio art concentration in the general art major are a minimum of 32 credits.

General Art History Concentration

The art history concentration emphasizes the role of the visual arts in cultural history. Courses in art history, as well as fundamental studio experience, provide a basis for careers in such areas as museum work, art conservation, curatorship, research and college teaching. In most of these careers, graduate work beyond the bachelor’s degree is expected.

The requirements for an art history concentration in the general art major are a minimum of 32 credits.

4 credits from the following:

4 additional credits from the following foundational or studio courses:

8 credits from the following:

16 additional credits from the following art history courses:

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

Refer to the requirements in each concentration. 

Concentrations

Preprofessional Concentration in Studio Art

The requirements for a preprofessional concentration in art studio are a minimum of 48 credits.

Intermediate Studio courses, (two for 2 credits or one for 4 credits), 4 credits

Additional Requirements:

  • 4 additional credits in 300-level art history
  • 4 additional credits in art history
  • 16 additional credits in studio art

Senior art studio concentration students are required to participate in the Senior Art Exhibition.

Preprofessional Concentration in Art History

The requirements for a preprofessional concentration in art history are a minimum of 48 credits.

4 credits from the following:

4 credits from the following foundational or studio courses:

8 credits from the following art history survey courses:

24 additional credits from the following electives:

Preprofessional art history majors are strongly encouraged to take a major or a minor in either French or German, as well as any language necessary for their area of concentration.

Preprofessional Concentration in Design*

*Concentration closed to new students as of Fall 2020

The requirements for a preprofessional concentration in design are a minimum of 48 credits.

4 credits in two-dimensional courses from the following:

– ART 111 – Two-Dimensional Foundations, 4 credits

– ART 320 – Painting, 4 credits

– ART 350 – Printmaking, 4 credits

– ART 376 – Nordic Arts, 4 credits 

– ART 378 – Web and User Experience Design I, 4 credits

– ART 379 – Typography in Book Design I, 4 credits

– ART 380 – Special Topics, 2-4 credits

– Other classes approved by the art department, 4 credits

4 credits in three-dimensional courses from the following:

– ART 112 – Three-Dimensional Foundations, 4 credits

– ART 330 – Ceramics, 4 credits

– ART 340 – Sculpture, 4 credits

– ART 376 – Nordic Arts, 4 credits

– ART 380 – Special Topics, 2-5 credits

– Other classes approved by the art department, 4 credits

4 credits in art history from the following 300-level courses:

– HART 364 – Greek and Roman Art, 4 credits

– HART 365 – Renaissance and Baroque Art, 4 credits

– HART 367 – 20th Century Art, 4 credits

– HART 369 – 18th and 19th Century Art in the East and West, 4 credits

– HART 374 – Art and Religion, 4 credits

– HART 375 – Women and Art, 4 credits

– HART 377 – Arts of Asia, 4 credits

– Other classes approved by the art department, 4 credits

8 credits from the following design or studio art courses:

– ART 378 – Web and User Experience Design I, 4 credits

– ART 379 – Typography in Book Design I, 4 credits

– ART 407 – Graphic Design II, 4 credits

– ART 420 – Senior Project, 4 credits

– ART 330 – Ceramics, 4 credits

– ART 320 – Painting, 4 credits

– ART 340 – Sculpture, 4 credits

– ART 350 – Printmaking, 4 credits

– ART 376 – Nordic Arts, 4 credits

– ART 380 – Special Topics, 4 credits

– ART 401 – Intermediate Drawing, 4 credits

– ART 402 – Intermediate Painting, 4 credits

– ART 403 – Intermediate Ceramics, 4 credits

– ART 404 – Intermediate Sculpture, 4 credits

– ART 405 – Intermediate Printmaking, 4 credits

– ART 409 – Intermediate Photography, 4 credits

– ART 420 – Senior Project, 4 credits

– ART 480 – Independent Study, 4 credits

– ART 487 – Directed Research, 4 credits 

Senior design concentration students are required to participate in the Senior Art Exhibition.