ART AND ART HISTORY - Dept. Codes:  ART, ARH
www.as.miami.edu/art


ART AND ART HISTORY - Dept. Codes:  ART, ARH
www.as.miami.edu/art


EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

The Department of Art and Art History provides facilities and instruction to serve equally the needs of the general student for participation in and appreciation of the visual arts and those of students with specialized interests and abilities preparing for careers in the production, teaching, utilization, and interpretation of Art and Art History.


DEGREE PROGRAMS

The Department of Art and Art History offers two degrees: the Bachelor of Arts with tracks in Art History, General Study and Studio Art and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art which allows for primary, secondary and tertiary concentrations in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography/Digital Imaging, Graphic Design/Multimedia and Ceramics. The B.A. requires a minimum of 36 credit hours in the department with a grade of C or higher. The B. A. major is also required to have a minor outside the department. Minor requirements are specified by each department and are listed in the Bulletin. The B.F.A. requires a minimum of 72 credit hours in the department, a grade of C or higher in each course, a successful portfolio review, and at least a 3.0 average in departmental courses. The B.F.A. major is not required to have a minor outside the department.


MAJOR

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

BACHELOR OF ARTS - ART HISTORY

Foundation Courses: 6 Credits
Any two ART courses

Art History Foundation Courses: 6 credits
ARH 131. Survey of Western Art I and
ARH 132. Survey of Western Art II

Area of Study: 24 credits
Art History: seven courses from 200 level or higher,
plus one art history seminar course
Total: 36 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS - GENERAL STUDY

Foundation Courses: 6 credits
ART 101. Introduction to Drawing I and
ART 109. Introduction to Electronic Media

Art History Courses: 9 credits
ARH 131. Survey of Western Art I AND
ARH 132. Survey of Western Art II
One course from 100, 200, or 300 level

General Study Courses: 21 credits
Any seven courses from the following areas:
Art History
Drawing
Painting
Sculpture
Printmaking
Graphic Design/Multimedia
Photography/Digital Imaging
Ceramics/Glass
Total: 36 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS STUDIO ART

Foundation Courses: 6 credits
ART 101. Introduction to Drawing I and
ART 109. Introduction to Electronic Media

Art History Courses: 9 credits
ARH 131. Survey of Western Art I AND
ARH 132. Survey of Western Art II
One additional course at the 100, 200, or 300 level

Studio Art Courses: 21 credits
Seven Studio courses from the following areas:
Drawing
Painting
Sculpture
Printmaking
Graphic Design/Multimedia
Photography/Digital Imaging
Ceramics/Glass
Total: 36 credits


BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

PORTFOLIO REVIEW
All students who anticipate graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree must submit a portfolio consisting of 15-20 images of their work. Instructions for submitting this folio can be found on the department website. Students can apply as incoming freshmen or anytime within their first years. NO STUDENT IS OFFICIALLY CONSIDERED A BFA CANDIDATE UNTIL THE PORTFOLIO IS APPROVED BY THE FACULTY. If the BFA portfolio is not submitted at the proper time or fails to be passed by the faculty, the student will be advised and registered as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) candidate.

BFA EXHIBITION
Unless otherwise instructed, each BFA candidate will take part in an exhibition of work screened and approved by a faculty member from their area of specialization, accomplished as an art major at the University of Miami, in the Fall or Spring semester of the senior year. The BFA exhibitions are held in the College Gallery.

At the time the candidates BFA exhibition is hung, a formal critique will be arranged between the student and the art faculty.

BFA COURSE REQUIREMENTS

General Foundation Courses: 6 credits
ART 101. Introduction to Drawing I and
ART 109. Introduction to Electronic Media

Art History Courses: 15 Credits
ARH 131. Survey of Western Art I AND
ARH 132. Survey of Western Art II
ARH 343. Modern Art or
ARH 344. Contemporary Art
Two courses from 100, 200, or 300 level

Note: ARH 346 - History of Graphic Design is required for Graphic Design/ Multimedia majors.
ARH 107 – History of Photography is required for Photography majors.

Art Electives 12 Credits
12 Credits to be taken in the Department outside of area of specialization.

Areas of Concentration (one entire sequence required) 39 Credits

Primary concentrations can be taken in Painting, Printmaking, Graphics-Multimedia, Photo Digital, Ceramics and Sculpture.

Secondary and Tertiary concentrations can be taken in Painting, Printmaking, Graphics-Multimedia, Photo Digital, Ceramics, Sculpture, Introductory Art Studio (ART 102, 103, 104, 108), and Drawing (ART 102, 105, 107, 305).
TOTAL: 72 Credits

BFA Minor in Art History
All BFA studio majors automatically minor in art history. A minor outside the department is not required.


A BFA student is limited to a maximum of 21 credits in any one studio area – Painting, Printmaking, Graphics-Multimedia, Photo Digital, Ceramics, Sculpture.


Students must maintain at least a 3.0 average in their major.

MINOR

A minor in Art and Art History consists of 15 credits ( 9 of which must be from the University of Miami) in departmental courses passed with a C or higher.


DEPARTMENTAL HONORS

Admission
Admission is by invitation from the Department Chair. Students are invited the first semester of their junior year and are required to complete the program before their date of graduation.

Requirements
Studio Art Majors - Students must have passed the B.F.A. Portfolio Review and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the Art major.

Art History Majors - Students must be a declared Art History major, and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the Art History major.

Students must complete a minimum of six credit hours in designated honors courses (ART 499 or ARH 499) with a grade of B or higher.

Students must have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Students must submit the results of their honors study for approval to a Departmental Honors Committee.


AUDIT
Due to the nature of studio courses, it is not possible for a student to audit courses offered in the studio areas.