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The print area is equipped for letterpress, screenprint, lithography, relief, and intaglio printmaking, in addition to a digital print lab. At the end of the program students will take a yearlong seminar dedicated to developing a provocative senior project that will culminate in the senior exhibition at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries.

All students must apply for and be admitted into the approved BFA with teaching licensure program. For the most current information on the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment, visit the Teacher Education Services website, http: Although students may enroll in a limited number of education courses, students must be admitted into the approved BFA with teaching licensure program prior to enrolling in any instructional strategies practicum education course.

Old Dominion University requires a background clearance check of candidates interested in many of the professional education programs. Candidates will be provided a field experience placement when the background check process is completed with resolution of any issues. The ODU clearance process includes: To review more information on the Virginia Board of Education prescribed assessments, visit the Teacher Education Services website, www.

In addition to the requirements for the B. The professional core is used to satisfy the Upper Division General Education requirement. Students are encouraged to obtain current program information from their advisors and from the Teacher Education Services website at www. Before registering for classes, transfer students who enroll in the B. Transfer students who enroll in the B. Appointments for transfer portfolio evaluations must be made prior to registration for classes.

Students must earn a minimum of credit hours for the undergraduate degree and 30 for the graduate degree. Please refer to the Humanities section of this Catalog for additional information on the linked programs. Introduction to the Visual Arts. Open only to students in the Honors College. Global Survey of Art History. This course provides an opportunity to discover, appreciate, and acquire broad knowledge of art history through the ages, from the Prehistoric era to contemporary times within a global perspective.

Students will learn to examine and critically analyze major forms of artistic expression from diverse cultures and periods of art in order to understand their individual and collective contributions to the arts. This course covers the art and architecture of the Greeks and Romans from its Bronze-Age origins to the end of antiquity, sometimes referred to as the Iron Age. Ranging from sculptures on temples to mosaics in baths, the material addressed in the course is situated in its social, political, and historical context.

The objective of this course is to provide a visual and cultural literacy of ancient art of the Mediterranean basin primarily from southern Europe and North Africa and to familiarize students with the methods, theories, and traditions upon which ancient art history is grounded. Renaissance Art in Europe.

A survey of the art and architecture of the Renaissance in Europe. The objective of this course is to provide a basis for the recognition of Renaissance art in Europe primarily Italy, Netherlands, and Germany , techniques and stylistic devices utilized by its practitioners, and a broad understanding of the contribution of historical and cultural stimuli on style within a framework of critical analysis.

Ancient and Medieval Art. A survey of the history of art from the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world to the Gothic period of the Middle Ages. Students will become information literate through a combination of instruction and assignments. Renaissance and Modern Art. A survey of the art of the Renaissance and Baroque to the Modern World, culminating in an overview of contemporary art. Baroque Art in Europe. A survey of the art and architecture of the Baroque in Europe. The objective of this course is to provide a basis for the recognition of Baroque art in Europe primarily Italy, Spain, Netherlands, and France , techniques and stylistic devices utilized by its practitioners, and a broad understanding of the contribution of historical and cultural stimuli on style within a framework of critical analysis.

A survey of art, theory, criticism, and patronage among African-Americans primarily in Harlem following the end of World War I and venturing into the s.

Nineteenth Century European Art. An overview of nineteenth century art primarily focused on Europe, but with reference to non-European art as it influenced and affected western trends. The class will focus on the conflicts, motives, social trends and individual personalities that informed major artistic movements, including Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Aestheticism, and Symbolism.

Design and the Decorative Arts: European Renaissance to Modern. A survey of the decorative arts and material culture from the Renaissance to Modernism. The objective of this course is to provide a basis for the recognition of the Decorative Arts in Europe, techniques and stylistic devices utilized by its practitioners, and a broad understanding of the contribution of historical and cultural stimuli on style within a framework of critical analysis.

Twentieth Century Modern Art. A survey of modern art in the west from the beginning of the twentieth century to about and the emergence of postmodernism. The goal of this course is to introduce students to the overarching theoretical and stylistic characteristics of modern art in the 20th century, as well as the diversity and debates within modernism, including the beginnings of postmodernism.

This course surveys the history of photography from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the present. In addition to the exploration of changing technological processes and how they impact the aesthetic, social and scientific aspects of photography, this course will evaluate the complex and often contradictory nature of the medium.

A survey of contemporary art in terms of its grounding in and divergence from modernity. Students will encounter globally prominent artists of the last several decades as well as art of the immediate present on display in our area. Women in the Visual Arts. The contributions of women in the various fields in the visual arts--painting, graphics, sculpture, architecture, and the crafts.

Weight is given to modern and contemporary eras. An overview of the arts and architecture of pre-modern India, China and Japan. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural connections between these civilizations and on the transmission of visual ideas primarily through the spread of Buddhism, the court aesthetics and the interests of scholars in painting and garden design. The painting, sculpture, and graphics of the Netherlands, France and Germany from the fifteenth to the mid-sixteenth century with discussion of artists such as Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, and Albrecht Durer.

Early Renaissance Art in Italy. Painting, sculpture, and architecture in 14th- and 15th-century Italy from Giotto to Botticelli, among others. High Renaissance Art in Italy. This course is a survey of High Renaissance Art in Italy roughly to , focusing primarily on the recognized major artists or "masters" of the High Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian.

Mannerism and Late Renaissance Art in Italy. The works of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael brought the Renaissance to its height, but by , two of these masters were dead. It is in this aftermath - post - that a new generation of artists arose revolutionizing the art world.

This course is a survey of late sixteenth-century art in Italy. Baroque Art in Italy and Spain. This course is a survey of Baroque Art in Italy and Spain. Material includes painting, sculpture, and architecture of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, with discussion of artists such as Caravaggio, Annibale Carracci, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini, Diego Velazquez, Jusepe de Ribera, and Francisco de Zurbaran, among others.

Baroque Art in Northern Europe. This course is a survey of Baroque Art in Northern Europe. Materials include painting, sculpture, and architecture of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, with discussion of artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Poussin, among others.

History of Graphic Design. A critical study of the formal, cultural, and intellectual developments of the graphic design discipline, including related activity in fine art, illustration, and industrial design. This is a writing intensive course. History of Decorative Arts. Examines the major historical developments in the decorative and applied arts, landscape design, and material culture from the Renaissance to the Modern period.

Survey of the mainstreams of European art during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including discussion of architecture, sculpture, painting, and the graphic arts. American Art Before A survey of American art from the colonial period through the Civil War, focusing on the development of a native style in painting, sculpture, the decorative arts, and architecture. American Art Since A survey of American art from the Civil War to the present, focusing on the development of internationally-influenced styles in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture, and the decorative arts.

An examination of the development of photography as a scientific curiosity, a tool for artists, and as a fine art in itself from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Surrealism and other Utopias.

Abstract Expressionism and its Discontents. An intensive study of the two decades when modernist styles and theories in art, design, and architecture were codified and challenged internationally. A study of the analysis, theoretical approaches, methodologies, and effects of the practice of art criticism. This is a writing-intensive course.

Research Methods in Art History. An investigation of past and present approaches to scholarship in art history. Students participate in a series of writing assignments designed to strengthen their research and writing skills, culminating with the presentation of original research in oral and written form. Lectures and critical discussion of the development and configurations of the various styles emergent since , both in America and Europe. A structured work experience in a museum, gallery, archive, or related environment, either with or without remuneration.

Criteria for evaluation will be determined by work supervisor and cooperating faculty advisor. May be repeated for credit. Approval of the program director and Career Development Services. A specialized field activity outside of the classroom. Qualifies as a CAP experience. Approval of the program director. An extracurricular activity approved for credit based on objectives, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the student prior to the semester in which the activity is to take place.

Such credit is subject to review by the provost. Topics in Art History. A study of selected topics in art history to be specified in the class schedule each semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. A survey of the aesthetic, technological, and social forces that transformed international architecture in the 18th and 19th centuries.

An examination of the architecture, planning, and related design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries around the globe. Special emphasis is placed on the formation of the international style between the world wars and its disintegration in the recent past.

This is a writing intensive course; the course also satisfies the general education impact of technology requirement. This course is a collaborative exploration of the problems and opportunities of national and international public art that combines the practical with the theoretical, and the studio with the art-historical.

The research and writing of a thesis on an advanced topic in art history to be determined by the student in concert with a faculty advisor. The thesis option is intended for students preparing for graduate study in the field, and it may be taken in place of another upper-level art history elective within the major. Senior standing; 12 hours of art history electives at the and levels. A seminar in advanced practices in art history that includes topical and theoretical readings.

Students will refine and present a paper to the class according to professional standards. Tutorial Work in Art History. Independent research on a topic to be selected under the guidance of the instructor. Permission of the instructor. An introduction to essential themes and means of visual communication in the fine arts with an emphasis on studio experience in techniques from the different disciplines in studio art.

Two-Dimensional Design and Color Theory. An introduction to pictorial design via an intensive study of the elements and principles of art and design and Gestalt Theory.

These fundamental ideas are reinforced as color theory principles are introduced, such as: A basic course examining the relation of form and structure in a three-dimensional environment.

Foundational Concepts in Studio Art. This course provides students an overview of the options, methods, and strategies by which modern and contemporary artists operate.

One of the primary learning outcomes is for students to be conversant with the discourse and ideas that they have inherited as artists, designers, and scholars in the 21st century in order to enrich their own creative practices. Introduction to Digital Photography. Introduction to conceptual, technical and historical aspects of photography as a creative medium using digital technology. Technical areas covered include camera use, digital image processing, and digital printing.

Class time is divided between demonstrations of applicable skills, in class work time, lectures and critiques. This is an introductory darkroom course that will focus on alternative as well as conventional techniques of the black and white darkroom. The class will approach image making with a focus on experimentation. Techniques covered will include photograms, pinhole photography, Van Dyke brown and gelatin silver prints.

In addition to production of images, an early history of photography, beginning with the camera obscura, will be discussed. Students will create a final portfolio to be reviewed as a class at the end of the semester. An intensive studio course that fosters observational and visualization skills through a comprehensive exploration of composition, linear perspective, and sighting and measuring techniques. These principles are executed by utilizing line and value with a variety of media including graphite, charcoal, and ink.

An observational painting course that serves as an introduction to the fundamental concepts and competencies of oil painting. Primary emphasis is on composition, accuracy of color mixing, description of form and space as well as paint application techniques. An introduction to basic relief printing techniques including woodcut, linocut, letterpress, and collograph. A basic introduction to the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of print media, focusing primarily on Intaglio and Relief printing techniques.

Studio projects and demonstrations will be supplemented with lectures and readings exploring the significance of print to contemporary artists. A basic introduction to the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of print media, focusing primarily on Screenprinting and Lithography.

Letterpress and Book Arts. A basic introduction to the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of print media, focusing primarily on Letterpress and Book Arts. Conceptual thinking in three dimensions; the development of visual capacity and spatial sense through direct experience in materials. A studio core course designed as an introduction to ceramics.

Students will explore functional and sculptural techniques through handbuilding and wheel-throwing, as well as basic claybody, glaze and firing theory. Students will also develop a basic understanding of the historical and cultural aspects of ceramics. Introduction to Graphic Design. This course is restricted to graphic design intended majors, and is the first course in the graphic design sequence.

This course includes intensive study of the basic principles, theories and methods of graphic design, and the creation of visual communication. Topics of study include the characteristics and compositional principles applied to symbol, image, and letterform, as well as the history and practice of graphic design. Emphasis will be placed on creative process, developing visual concepts, formal values, use of materials, and craft.

Offered fall only Prerequisites: An introduction to the Macintosh computer and operating system and its applications to visual arts project production. Includes an overview of computer hardware and software used in print multimedia and imaging for visual communications and examines the impact of digital technologies upon art and design.

An introduction to various looms, tools, materials and techniques used in weaving and fabric dyeing; individual design projects. An introduction to the basic tools, materials and techniques used in centrifugal casting, soldering and piercing. Individual projects in silver, brass and copper. A study of the underlying principles of color interaction, color selection, contrast and harmonies, relationships between light, color and vision, as well as the basics of pigments, mixing, and color terminology.

An option for the interdisciplinary minor, the Designed World. Designed for students majoring in art education and early childhood education, this course covers the conceptual foundations of art education in the early years. An exploration of art materials and teaching methods for kindergarten and elementary school teaching. It provides introduction to unit planning, lesson planning and classroom management. Demonstrations, workshops, and community service learning place special emphasis on the scope and philosophy of art in the elementary curriculum.

This course encourages the refinement of technical skills as well as emphasizing the critical framework in which to place photographic imagery. Assignments will challenge students to think creatively and develop their unique perspective.

Reading, research, and discussion introduce students to the major photographic movements that have shaped current theory. This class explores controlled lighting for photography both inside and outside the studio. Emphasis is placed on exploring photographic concepts and the creative application of lighting technique and style both inside the studio and on location.

Students will also investigate ways to communicate ideas through strong photographic imagery and how photography shapes and influences society through class readings and discussion. Using a variety of media including ink, charcoal, graphite, and chalk pastels, initial coursework will act as a review of direct observational drawing skills with an introduction to the formal optics of color perception and interaction through the framework of drawing.

Students will begin exploring the expressive potential of drawing through thematically-driven projects during the second half of the semester. Introduction to various compositional approaches as specifically applied to painting. This course serves to expose students to various techniques in contemporary abstraction.

Further investigation of chosen print technique screenprint, lithography, relief, or intaglio with special attention to the implementation of color. Students investigate the integration of traditional print media with digital prints, photographic techniques, and rapid prototyping technologies. Readings and discussions will explore the relationship between analog and digital media. Students choose a conceptual theme that will guide their work throughout the semester.

Use of color, registration, and alternative techniques will be emphasized within a given medium. Investigation involves the combination of various materials and construction techniques. An intermediate course in ceramics with an emphasis on more sophisticated throwing and hand-building techniques toward the development of a personal image.

The class includes glaze chemistry, firing procedures, ceramic history and contemporary ceramics. Graphic Design Continuance Review. This course is restricted to graphic design intended majors seeking continuance into the Graphic Design program, and is the third course in the graphic design sequence.

At the conclusion of the semester, students will submit their review materials and complete the test of digital imaging skills. Students must pass this course to be admitted into the graphic design program.

Offered spring only Corequisite: A structured work experience involving aspects of design or craft, filmmaking, video, museum or gallery work, either with or without remuneration.

A structured research experience, under the supervision of an art department faculty member. This course is restricted to graphic design intended majors, and is the second course in the graphic design sequence. It includes intensive study of the history, terminology, theory, and application of typography, and the creation of visual communication with particular emphasis on typographic content.

Topics of study include typographic form and meaning, hierarchy, legibility and readability, structure and composition, and the management of written content within the design process.

Offered spring only Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students admitted to the graphic design program, and is the fourth course in the graphic design sequence. This course includes intensive study of the development of creative and effective ideation for application to graphic design problems from selected aspects of the field. Topics of study include project research, content development, messaging, and individual and collaborative creative processes.

Emphasis will be placed on critical skills, articulation, productivity, and response to clients, audiences and contexts. Offered fall only Corequisite: This course is restricted to students admitted to the graphic design program, and is the sixth course in the graphic design sequence. This course includes intensive study of the development of creative and effective ideation for application across coordinated graphic design campaigns. Projects will address design in series and across multiple formats and media for commercial, promotional, educational, and informational contexts.

Offered spring only Prerequisites: This advanced graphic design course is an introduction to the basic methods and techniques used to design for web-based delivery. Topics of study include: Emphasis will be placed on process and research, appropriateness, accessibility, and dynamic user interface experiences. This advanced graphic design course is devoted to the creation of creative and thought provoking posters for organizations, events, productions and companies.

Problem solving is structured to develop conceptual skills and research methodology for the design of posters. The class will utilize analog and digital formats for production. This advanced graphic design course continues the study of typographic form, context, and communication in graphic design. Projects will address exploration in application, letterform creation, experimentation in media, and discovery of letterform traditions outside the Western foundry tradition.

The course will also explore issues pertaining to meaning, concept, legibility, and expression. Extracurricular activities may be approved for credit based on objectives, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the student prior to the semester in which the activity is to take place.

This course is restricted to students admitted to the graphic design program, and is the fifth course in the graphic design sequence. This advanced course continues the development of typographic practice, and the creation of visual communication with an emphasis on the integration of typographic content and image.

Topics of study include advanced issues in typographic hierarchies and composition, the organization, management and delivery of content, typeface selection, and typesetting.

The course will also explore issues pertaining to meaning, concept, and expression. An introduction to pattern drafting, advanced loom technique, off-loom weaving, and fabric painting.

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This evening and weekend program features small classes, personalized advisement, for-credit internships, and Capstone Simulation, with five different majors to incorporate a wide variety of fields. All coursework includes field-based placements and encompasses inclusive education, leading to dual certification in general and special education. The early childhood program encompasses inclusive education, leading to dual certification in general and special education.

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