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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Arts, B.A.


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Description and Goal

This Studio Arts program of study provides a broad foundation in the techniques, concepts, and professional orientation related to an area of emphasis chosen by the student in either Art Education, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, or Multimedia Arts.

Students are required to declare their chosen emphasis during the first semester Sophomore year. Entering transfer students are required to declare their chosen emphasis at the time of registration for classes.

The goal of all areas is to encourage individual creative exploration and to develop student understanding of artistic and cultural expression.

Objectives


The philosophy of the Department rests on the premise that its students should receive a broad education that combines creativity and scholarly study. Two majors are offered, Studio Arts and Art History. The foremost objective is to prepare students intellectually and professionally for a career in Studio Arts and Art History and/or graduate studies. Courses offered to undergraduate majors and non-majors stress the cultural value of the visual arts.

Student Learning Outcomes


Students majoring in Studio Arts (STAR) should know:

  • The basic definitions, concepts, and techniques in visual arts
  • How to discover their unique capabilities and personal artistic expression
  • How to solve creative and aesthetic problems in the visual arts.

Students majoring in Studio Arts (STAR) should be able to:

  • Represent a distinct sensibility
  • Make artistic decisions based on an awareness of traditional and current art movements and technological advancements
  • Expand their cultural and critical view of the history of art
  • Critically analyze and assess artworks and concepts
  • Prepare a portfolio needed to enter graduate studies or a professional career.

Students majoring in Studio Arts (STAR) are encouraged to value:

  • The on-going learning and development of overall technical knowledge
  • The abilities of others
  • Expertise in the arts
  • The awareness of art history within the larger human context
  • The pursuit of new skills and insights for personal growth
  • Service to others and the promotion of justice.

General Information


Students in Studio Arts (STAR) are expected to engage in studio work in addition to scheduled class time. Most studios are open to enrolled students outside of class time on a 24-hour basis. For studio classes, students should anticipate approximately three hours of outside of class studio work every week for each semester hour of course credit. In lecture and seminar courses, students should anticipate approximately one hour each week in class and two hours of work outside of class for each semester hour of course credit.

Fine Arts Emphasis


Major Requirements


Fine Arts Emphasis majors choose a concentration in:


Ceramics (FACR),
Drawing/Painting (FADP),
Photography (FAPH),
Printmaking (FAPR),

or Individualized Studies (FAIS)

then select both lower and upper division courses from within the same concentration.

Lower Division Requirements:


27 semester hours of lower division courses:

And 6 semester hours from one of the concentrations listed below.

Ceramics:

Drawing/Painting:

Photography:

Printmaking:

Upper Division Requirements:


27 semester hours of upper division courses:

12 semester hours from one of the concentrations listed below

Ceramics:

Drawing/Painting:

Choose from

Recommended:

Photography:

Recommended:

Printmaking:

Recommended:

6 semester hours of ART electives

And an upper division non-Western Art History

Fine Arts Emphasis Model Four-Year Plan


Freshman Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • ARHS 202 Modernism 3 semester hours
  • ART Concentration LD 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • ART Concentration UD 3 semester hours
  • ART Concentration UD for Ceramics, Drawing/Painting, Photography; ART Elective UD for Printmaking 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester

  • ART Art Elective UD 3 semester hours
  • ART Concentration UD for Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking; ART Elective UD for Drawing/Painting 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • ART 497 Senior Thesis in Fine Arts 1 TO 3 semester hours (3 semester hours required)
  • ART Concentration UD for Drawing/Painting, Printmaking; ART Elective UD for Ceramics, Photography 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Note:


This schedule is typical. The sequence and choices of courses must be decided in consultation with an advisor.

Graphic Design Emphasis (GRPH)


Graphic Designers are the visual communicators who capture our attention and imagination through the innovative uses of typography and imagery. From books to brands, to film titles, motion graphics, posters, and websites, graphic design surrounds us. The graphic design curriculum prepares students to envision the future of this persuasive social medium.

Major Requirements


Lower Division Requirements:


24 semester hours of lower division courses:

Upper Division Requirements:


33 semester hours of upper division courses:

And one upper division non-Western Art History

a. Intensive Professional Track

This spectrum of studio electives is designed to broaden the outlook on the design professions. The following courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor:

b. Interdisciplinary Track

This spectrum of studio electives is designed to broaden the outlook on graphic design as an aesthetic practice. The following courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor:

Graphic Design Emphasis Model Four-Year Plan


Freshman Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • ART 490 Senior Design Thesis 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Note:


This represents a typical schedule. Actual course sequence and selection must be planned in consultation with an advisor.

Multimedia Arts Emphasis (MTMD)


Students who elect a Multimedia emphasis are interested in a future of authoring and designing in a world of new media and emerging technologies. This Emphasis provides a strong and flexible foundation in the visual arts and an understanding of critical theory, with the addition of computer science for a solid grasp of underlying technologies. The career outlook for multimedia students is very encouraging. The Multimedia Internship provides real-world experience with galleries, agencies, and production studios. Multimedia students at Loyola Marymount have the flexibility to concentrate in one of the following areas, and to hone in their creative and professional interests: TEXT, IMAGE, SOUND, or MOTION.

Major Requirements


Lower Division Requirements:


21 semester hours of lower division courses:

Students choose a concentration

In Text, Image, Sound, or Motion, then choose both lower and upper division courses from within that same concentration. In consultation with an advisor, students may select an individualized option in Multimedia Arts Concentrations.

Upper Division Requirements:


33 semester hours of upper division courses:

Choose two courses from one of the following concentrations:

Text, Image, Sound, or Motion below. In consultation with an advisor, students may select an Individualized option in Multimedia Arts concentrations.

Image:

Recommended Courses


It is also recommended that the student take additional courses in Animation, Studio Arts, Art History, Communication Arts, and Computer Science.

Multimedia Arts Emphasis Model Four-Year Plan


Freshman Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • ARHS 230 Multimedia Art Survey 3 semester hours
  • Concentration (LD) 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3 semester hours
Total: 15 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15 semester hours

Note:


This schedule is typical. The sequence and choices of courses must be decided in consultation with an advisor.

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