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Degree Requirements 2017-2018

Note:  All studio courses require 3-6 work hours per week outside of class sessions. Most studio courses have lab fees.

Graduation Skills

The Critical Thinking (CT), Writing (W) and Speaking (S) graduation skills are embedded throughout the offered courses and is met by completing the majors.

Quantitative Reasoning (QR) requirement is met by completing one of the following courses:

GST 200, MAT 111, MAT 145, MAT 146, MAT 163, PHI 230, or PHY 119.

Studio Art Major

Majors should begin their programs with the required studio arts foundations:

ART 102 – Design

ART 107 – Drawing

One course in two-dimensional art from:

ART 118 – Painting I

ART 201 – Introduction to Graphic Design

ART 223 – Print Making I

ART 257 – Watercolor Painting I

One course in three-dimensional art from:

ART 221 – Sculpture I

ART 250 – Ceramics I

ART 280 – Hand Papermaking and Book Arts I

Five additional studio arts courses

Three courses in art history including:

ART 240 – Art History Survey

Two additional upper division art history courses from:

ART 349 – The Designed Environment

ART 352 – Women and Art

ART 382 – Scandinavian Arts

ART 385 – Prehistoric and Ancient Art

ART 386 – Medieval Art

ART 387 – Renaissance and Baroque Art

ART 388 – Modern Art

ART 389 – American Art

ART 390 – Native American Art

Portfolio and Exhibition/Project:

ART 305 – Mid-Program Portfolio Review

ART 405 – Senior Exhibition/Project and Review

Studio majors must participate in a group exhibition and review in their junior year, followed by a solo or two-person show with a faculty review in their senior year, and the annual senior group exhibition.

Art Teaching Licensure Major

The State of Minnesota has specific licensing requirements for teachers that differ slightly in emphasis from the Augsburg major requirements. The state requirements may also be subject to change after publication of this catalog. Students therefore should consult with the Augsburg Department of Education to identify current Minnesota teacher licensure requirements.

Majors should begin their programs with the required studio arts foundations:

ART 102 – Design

ART 107 – Drawing

One course in painting from:

ART 118 – Painting I

ART 257 – Watercolor Painting I

One course in three-dimensional art from:

ART 221 – Sculpture I

ART 250 – Ceramics I

One course in graphic arts from:

ART 132 – Photography I

ART 223 – Print Making I

One course in fibers:

ART 280 – Hand Papermaking and Book Arts I

One course in computer design from:

ART 201 – Introduction to Graphic Design

ART 202 – Typography

Two second-level courses in two different disciplines

Three courses in art history including:

ART 240 – Art History Survey

Two additional upper division art history courses from:

ART 349 – The Designed Environment

ART 352 – Women and Art

ART 382 – Scandinavian Arts

ART 385 – Prehistoric and Ancient Art

ART 386 – Medieval Art

ART 387 – Renaissance and Baroque Art

ART 388 – Modern Art

ART 389 – American Art

ART 390 – Native American Art

Portfolio and Exhibition/Project:

ART 305 – Mid-Program Portfolio Review

ART 405 – Senior Exhibition/Project and Review

Studio majors must participate in a group exhibition and review in their junior year, followed by a solo or two-person show with a faculty review in their senior year, and the annual senior group exhibition.

Graphic Design Major

The following skill and workshop courses:

ART 124 – Graphic Design Production: InDesign

ART 125 – Graphic Design Production: Illustrator

ART 126 – Graphic Design Production: Photoshop

ART 127 – Graphic Design Production: HTML/CSS

ART 226 – Artist Workshop

The following core courses:

ART 133 – Introduction to Digital Photography

ART 201 – Introduction to Graphic Design

ART 202 – Typography

ART 240 – Art History Survey

ART 315 – Graphic Systems

ART 324 – Design Studio I

ART 326 – Design Studio II

ART 424 – Advanced Design Studio III

ART 425 – Advanced Design Studio IV

One of the following courses in drawing:

ART 107 – Drawing

ART 122 – Plein Air Sketching I

One of the following courses in three-dimensional art form:

ART 105 – Introduction to Architectural Drawing

ART 221 – Sculpture I

ART 250 – Ceramics I

ART 280 – Hand Papermaking and Book Arts I

One of the following courses in art history:

ART 349 – The Designed Environment

ART 352 – Women and Art

ART 382 – Scandinavian Arts

ART 385 – Prehistoric and Ancient Art

ART 386 – Medieval Art

ART 387 – Renaissance and Baroque Art

ART 388 – Modern Art

ART 389 – American Art

ART 390 – Native American Art

One elective ART course (4 credits):

Any other ART course not listed above

Portfolio and Exhibition/Project:

ART 305 – Mid-Program Portfolio Review

ART 405 – Senior Exhibition/Project and Review

Art History Major

Eight art history or architectural history courses including:

ART 240 – Art History Survey

ART 388 – Modern Art

Six other art history or architectural history courses

Two studio courses:

ART 102 – Design or ART 107 – Drawing

ART 118 – Painting I or ART 221 – Sculpture I

Portfolio and Exhibition/Project:

ART 305 – Mid-Program Portfolio Review

ART 405 – Senior Exhibition/Project and Review

Art History majors must participate in a group exhibition and review in their junior year, followed by creating and curating a research-based exhibition with faculty review in their senior year.

Double Major

Students planning a double major in studio art and art history or a major/minor combination should meet with a department advisor to plan appropriately.

Departmental Honors

GPA of 3.50 in the major and overall, portfolio of artwork (studio majors) or research (art history majors) reflecting the highest quality work, and Art Department-approved special projects and/or research. Application should be made to the department chair before the last term of the senior year.

Architecture Minor

Five courses including:

ART 105 – Introduction to Architectural Drawing

ART 210 – Drawing for Design in Architecture

ART 243 – History of Architecture to 1750

ART 244 – History of Architecture after 1750

ART 249/349 – The Designed Environment

Art History Minor

Five art history courses including ART 240 – Art History Survey.

Graphic Design Minor

The following skill courses:

ART 124 – Graphic Design Production: InDesign

ART 125 – Graphic Design Production: Illustrator

ART 126 – Graphic Design Production: Photoshop

ART 127 – Graphic Design Production: HTML/CSS

The following core courses:

ART 107 – Drawing or ART 122 – Plein Air Sketching I

ART 201 – Introduction to Graphic Design

ART 202 – Typography

ART 315 – Graphic Systems

ART 324 – Design Studio I

Studio Art Minor

Five courses including:

ART 107 – Drawing

ART 240 – Art History Survey

Three additional studio courses.

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, see the Course Description Search.