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Degree Requirements 2018-2019

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 chosen from the following
    • 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 chosen from the following
    • 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
  • Two additional upper division art history courses
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • All of 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
  • All of 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
  • 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
  • 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 Department of Art & Design-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.