Date of Senate Approval 4/08/99
Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
APC Document #27 Art: Major Declaration and Comprehensive Examinations
Delete: on page 64, under the heading "Departmental Admission Requirements:" the first paragraph which begins "Entry into the..." and ends "...in the Guidelines."
Replace: the deleted paragraph with the following
All students interested in majoring in Art should obtain a copy of the Art Department Guidelines from the Art Department office. The Guidelines should be used in conjunction with this catalogue. Declaring a major in Art requires the student to complete a Declaration of Major form that must be signed by the department chair.
A. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Before declaring a B.A. major in Art, students must have credit for the following courses: LANG 102, Library Research, ART 100, ART 101, ART 102 and ART 103.
B. Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
A student must apply for entrance to the B.F.A. major in Art. The application process is outlined in the Art Department Guidelines. The following criteria must be met before a student can apply for the B.F.A.: The student must have credit for the following courses: LANG 102, Library Research, ART 100, ART 101, ART 102, and ART 103; 12 additional hours of ART courses at the 200 level or above; and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in ART courses.
Delete: on page 64, in the paragraph under the heading "Bachelor of Fine Arts," fourth sentence, the last two sentences beginning
A Guide to the B.F.A. Program is available to students interested in this degree...
... or allow exceptions.
Replace: the deleted sentences with the followingB.F.A. students must comply with all rules, deadlines, and GPA requirements specified in the Art Department Guidelines. Waivers or exceptions must be approved by the Department chair.
Rationale: The requirement of credit in the core courses Art 100, 101, 102 and 103 prior to a major declaration will help insure that students who declare are planning to continue their major in art.
Add: on page 64, section I, after (490, 491) the following,
Students with an intermedia concentration are also required to take ART 492.
Rationale: Double concentration majors (intermedia) do their Senior Exhibition in two or more media. These students need a longer period of time to bring their exhibitions into a cohesive state due to the complexity of combined media. This kind of show is more demanding to produce than a show of single media work. The department faculty feels that students need more time to consult with the faculty as they work in this combined media format. Furthermore it has been our experience that all students benefit from taking this extra three hours in Senior Exhibitions.
Each degree candidate is required to pass the senior comprehensive exam, which is given each semester.Replace: the deleted phrase with the following
Each degree candidate must pass the Art Department Comprehensive Exam and take the Area Concentration Achievement Test in Art. These are offered every semester.Delete: on page 65, section III, part b.
Replace: the deleted section with the following
Each degree candidate must pass the Art Department Comprehensive Exam and take the Area Concentration Achievement Test in Art. These are offered every semester.
Rationale: As part of the Senior exit requirement the department wants to include a national standardized exam as part of our formative assessment. Students are required to take the ACAT but do not need to pass it to graduate. We compare scores from year to year and with the national norms to evaluate parts of our program.
Change: the course number of ART 475 to ART 400 (The same title and course description
Delete: on page 65, in section I, second line the phrase
400Rationale: A number reserved for special topics courses was inadvertently used for this course.
Delete: on page 63, paragraph five, sentence two the following phrase
...mixed media, photography, and fiber.Replace: the deleted phrase with
...intermedia and photography.Delete: on page 64, in section III, part c), the following phrase
mixed media, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and fiber.Replace: the deleted phrase with the following
intermedia, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics and sculpture.Rationale: The department no longer offers a concentration in Fiber arts; thus, we are removing all references to it in the catalogue. The term "mixed media" is now being replaced by "intermedia" in the discipline.