Degree Requirements

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

Studio Art Major

Majors are required to begin their programs with the studio arts foundations:

  • ART 102 – Design
  • ART 107 – Drawing

One course in two-dimensional art from:

  • ART 118 – Painting I
  • ART 223 – Print Making I
  • ART 225 – Graphic Design 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

  • ART 240 – Art History Survey, and two additional art history courses
  • ART 305 – Junior Exhibition and Faculty Review
  • ART 405 – Senior Exhibition and Faculty 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.

Graduation Skills

The Critical Thinking (CT) graduation skill is embedded throughout the offered courses and is met by completing the major. The graduation skills in Speaking (S), Writing (W), and Quantitative Reasoning (QR) are met by completing the following courses:

S: Choose from ART 102, 133, 225, 424, or upper division art history courses (ART 349, 352, 382, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389).

W: Choose two of the following courses to satisfy the writing skill: ART 349, 352, 385, 386, 387, 388, and 389.

QR: PHY 119, MAT 145, MAT 146, MAT163, GST 200, or PHI 230.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Graphic Design Major

Four one-credit courses:

  • ART 124 – Graphic Design Production: InDesign
  • ART 125 – Graphic Design Production: Illustrator
  • ART 126 – Graphic Design Production: Photoshop
  • ART 226 – Artist Workshop

The following four-credit courses:

  • ART 133 – Introduction to Digital Photo
  • ART 201 – Introduction to Graphic Design
  • ART 202 – Typography
  • ART 224 – Publication Design
  • ART 315 – Web Design for Graphic Design Majors

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 240 – Art History Survey
  • ART 349 – The Designed Environment
  • ART 352 – Women and Art
  • 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

2 Art History Courses from the following will satisfy the Writing skill:

  • ART 349 (HIS 349) The Designed Environment
  • ART 352 Women and Art
  • ART 386 Medieval Art
  • ART 387 Renaissance and Baroque Art
  • ART 388 19th and 20th Century Art

Four courses in the Agency Studio Model:

  • ART 324 – Design Studio I
  • ART 326 – Design Studio II
  • ART 424 – Advanced Design Studio III
  • ART 425 – Advanced Design Studio IV

The following two courses:

  • ART 305 – Junior Exhibition and Faculty Review
  • ART 405 – Senior Exhibition and Faculty Review

Two courses or 8 credits from the following electives (same-department electives are permitted):

  • Any ART course
  • ENL 226 – Introduction to Creative Writing
  • CSC 250 – Game Programming
  • CSC 431 – Intro to AI Robotics
  • CSC 495 – Topics: Mobile Applications
  • ENL 241 – Introduction to Cinema Art
  • ENL 324 – Creative Non-Fiction
  • FLM 180 – Film, Sight, and Sound
  • FLM 240 – Animation
  • FLM 260 – Documentary Production
  • INS 330 – Environmental Art and Urban Culture
  • INS 331 – Politics of Art
  • MUS 245 – Arts Management & Concert Promotion
  • MUS 272 – Human Identity through the Creative Arts
  • NMS 260 – New Media Production
  • NMS 295 – Topics in New Media
  • NMS 320 – Contemporary New Media Practices
  • NMS 495 – Topics in New Media
  • PHI 260 – Philosophy and the Arts
  • SOC 111 – City Life: Introduction to Urban Sociology

Graduation Skills

The graduation skills in Speaking (S), Writing (W), and Critical Thinking (CT) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major. The graduation skill in Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is met by completing one of the following courses:

QR: MAT 145, MAT 146, MAT 163, PHI 230, or PHY 119

2 Art History Courses from the following will satisfy the Writing skill:

  • ART 349 (HIS 349) The Designed Environment
  • ART 352 Women and Art
  • ART 386 Medieval Art
  • ART 387 Renaissance and Baroque Art

ART 388 19th and 20th Century ArtTeaching 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.

Art History Major

Eight art or architectural history courses including:

  • ART 240 – Art History Survey
  • ART 388 – Modern Art

Six other art or architectural history courses

Two studio courses:

  • ART 102 – Design or ART 107 – Drawing
  • ART 118 – Painting I or ART 221 – Sculpture I

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.

Graduation Skills

The Critical Thinking (CT) graduation skill is embedded throughout the offered courses and is met by completing the major. The graduation skills in Speaking (S) and Writing (W) are embedded in the upper division art history courses and are met by completing the major. The graduation skill in Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is met by completing the following courses:

QR: PHY 119, MAT 145, MAT 146, MAT163, GST 200, or PHI 230.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

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

Three one-credit courses:

  • ART 124 – Graphic Design Production: InDesign
  • ART 125 – Graphic Design Production: Illustrator
  • ART 126 – Graphic Design Production: Photoshop

Four four-credit courses:

  • ART 201 – Introduction to Graphic Design
  • ART 202 – Typography
  • ART 315 – Web Design for Graphic Design Majors
  • ART 324 – Design Studio I

Studio Art Minor

Five courses including:

  • ART 107 – Drawing
  • ART 240 – Art History Survey
  • Three additional studio courses.

Certificate in Art

Eight art courses, including at least one in art history. Up to four courses may be taken in one studio area or in art history.


 

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