Art

FACULTY Professors Gillespie, Krainak (chair), Rowe; Associate Professors Brammeier, Carlson, Glover, Stolz, Will; Assistant Professors LeJeune, Warwick.

Accreditation

The Department of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Mission

The Department of Art faculty and students endeavor to maintain an attitude and an environment in which the pursuit of a degree is a commitment to a way of life that embodies creative thought processes and the production of objects of art. The curriculum and the faculty who teach are focused on nurturing the fine arts in a wide variety of visual art media. Students are encouraged to dedicate themselves to academic excellence while working with skilled artistry and employing visual literacy, within an atmosphere of creative freedom. Through a balanced and consistent student/instructor relationship, coupled with both traditional and advanced technology, the faculty assist students in realizing their goals as aspiring professional artists.

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate studio and teacher preparation degrees offered by the Department of Art are the B.A., B.S., and the B.F.A. In undergraduate art history studies, the B.A. is offered. The department also offers both the M.A. and M.F.A. degrees in studio art (please refer to the Graduate Catalog for information on admission and general requirements for these).

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to a program of study in the Department of Art begins with meeting the application requirements as provided by Bradley University for general admission.
  2. Students are accepted into the Department of Art as art majors receiving a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
  3. Students who wish to transfer from other institutions or from other departments at Bradley must submit a portfolio for admission to the Department of Art. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for information regarding content, submission dates, format, and mailing address. All students must have an overall minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  4. Upon completion of their first year of study, art majors declare an area of concentration from the following: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture; or in art history or art education.
  5. Admission to the BFA degree program requires a review of the student’s work by the art faculty. A student may make application for the BFA program beginning the second semester of the sophomore year and no later than the second semester of the junior year.
  6. All of the courses which are required at the 100 level must be completed before a candidate may be accepted into the BFA program. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in art at the time of application.

Studios

Studios are open to students for extended periods of time when not occupied by classes. Policies and procedures for studios are established by the studio professor and are posted in the studio.

Non-Art Majors

Interested non-art majors may also take studio courses offered by the Department of Art. Please contact the chair.

Major Requirements

General Requirements:

  1. Art majors must complete the studio and art history foundation core requirements in sequence before proceeding on to advanced course work. The foundation core prerequisites, 100- and 200-level courses, must also be taken in sequence before advancing to higher‑level course work. The Department of Art enforces prerequisites throughout the program.
  2. The foundation core courses and sequence for art majors are listed in the degree requirement descriptions below. Art majors must follow the recommended prerequisite sequence in order to thoroughly prepare for advanced and upper-division course work. The curriculum for art majors contains 25 hours of foundation core courses—19 hours of studio courses and 6 hours of art history courses. This material for undergraduate art majors, BFA, BA, BS options, is specified in the catalog. Students who do not follow proper prerequisites jeopardize their progress in the curriculum and will be dropped from courses if prerequisites are not met.
  3. Candidates for the BFA degree are required to participate in a senior exhibition. All students participating in a senior thesis exhibition must have successfully completed ART 420 and be registered for ART 421 during the semester of their thesis exhibition.
  4. An overall grade point average of 2.5 must be maintained in the major.
  5. The department reserves the right to retain some student work for the University permanent collection. Films produced by the department are retained by the University at the discretion of the instructor.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a Major in Studio Art

Bachelor of Arts Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Studio Art

Studio Concentrations

Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Art History

Art Education Major

Minors in Studio Art and Art History

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a Major in Studio Art

Foundation Core Requirements and Sequence:

  • First Semester: ART 101/ART 105/ART 140
  • Second Semester: ART 102/ART 106/ART 142
  • Third Semester: ART 220/ART 230 or IM 113;
    Plus art history and additional studio area concentration courses
  • Fourth Semester: ART 221/ ART 230 or IM 113;
    Plus art history and additional studio area concentration courses

Art History (minimum 15 hour)

Art History Core (6 hours)

  • ART 140 Survey of Art History I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 142 Survey of Art History II - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses in Art History* (9 hours)

*In place of an art history elective, students with a photography concentration are required to take ART 390 History of Photography and students with a graphic design concentration are required to take ART 240, Design History Survey.

Studio (minimum 66 hours)

Studio Core (19 hours)

  • ART 101 Drawing I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 102 Drawing II - 3 hrs.
  • ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 220/221 Professional Lecture Series- 1 hr.
  • ART 230 Life Drawing - 3 hrs.
  • IM 113 Introduction to Multimedia - 3 hrs.

Area of Concentration (18 hours)
Six studio courses in one of the following areas of concentration: ceramics, drawing, graphic design**, painting, photography**, printmaking, sculpture (see below for further information on areas of concentration).

Required Studio Courses (15 hours)
Five courses from areas other than the student’s concentration area, including at least one from the 2-D areas and at least one from the 3-D areas.

Studio Electives** (15 hours)

** Because 21 hours of studio (instead of 18) are required in the photography and graphic design concentrations, the number of free studio electives for the BFA in those concentrations is reduced by 3 hours.

Professional Orientation/Seminar Courses (3 hours)

  • ART 420 B.F.A. Seminar I - 2 hrs.
  • ART 421 B.F.A. Seminar II - 1 hr.

Total Hours Required for Major: 85

Bachelor of Arts Degree or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Studio Art

Foundation Core Requirements and Sequence:

  • First Semester: ART 101/ART 105/ART 140
  • Second Semester: ART 102/ART 106/ART 142
  • Third Semester: ART 220/ART 230 or IM 113;
    Plus art history and additional studio area concentration courses
  • Fourth Semester: ART 221/ ART 230 or IM 113;
    Plus art history and additional studio area concentration courses

Art History (12 hours)

Art History Core (6 hours)

  • ART 140 Survey of Art History I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 142 Survey of Art History II - 3 hrs.

Elective courses in art history* (6 hours)
*Students with a photography concentration are required to take ART 390 History of Photography in place of an art history elective. Because 21 hours of studio are required in the photography concentration (instead of 18), the number of free studio electives is reduced by 3 hrs.

Studio (46 hours)

Studio Core (19 hours)

  • ART 101 Drawing I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 102 Drawing II - 3 hrs.
  • ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 220/221 Professional Lecture Series- 1 hr.
  • ART 230 Life Drawing - 3 hrs.
  • IM 113 Introduction to Multimedia - 3 hrs.

Area of Concentration (18 hours)
Six courses in one of the following areas of concentration: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography*, printmaking, sculpture (see below for further information on areas of concentration).

Studio Electives (9 hours)
Courses from areas other than the student’s concentration area, including at least one from the 2-D areas and at least one from the 3-D areas.

Total Hours Required for Major: 58

Areas of Concentration – 18 hrs.*
(select courses in consultation with advisors)

* Students with a photography concentration must take each of the listed photography courses for a total of 21 hours.

Ceramics Concentration

  • ART 201 Introduction to Ceramics - 3 hrs.
  • ART 202 High and Low Fire Ceramics - 3 hrs.
  • ART 301 Ceramic Production - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 302 Advanced Ceramics - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 401 Ceramic Portfolio Design Studio - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 402 Ceramic Sculpture - 3-6 hrs.

Drawing Concentration

  • ART 203 Drawing Studio I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 204 Drawing Studio II - 3 hrs.
  • ART 303 Intermediate Drawing I - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 304 Intermediate Drawing II - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 403 Advanced Drawing I - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 404 Advanced Drawing II - 3-6 hrs.

Graphic Design Concentration

  • ART 205 Typographic Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 206 Graphic Design Methods and Processes - 3 hrs.
  • ART 305 Editorial Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 306 Corporate Standards and Branding - 3 hrs.
  • ART 405 Graphic Information Systems - 3 hrs.
  • ART 406 Graphic Design Portfolio - 3 hrs.
  • ART 496 BFA Graphic Design Senior Project - 3 hrs.

Painting Concentration

  • ART 209 Beginning Painting I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 210 Beginning Painting II - 3 hrs.
  • ART 309 Intermediate Painting I - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 310 Intermediate Painting II - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 409 Advanced Painting I - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 410 Advanced Painting II - 3-6 hrs.

Photography Concentration

  • ART 225 Basic Black & White Photography - 3 hrs.
  • ART 228 Basic Digital Photography - 3 hrs.
  • ART 325 Zone System for 35mm Camera - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 326 Manipulated Image - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 327 Studio Lighting & Illustration Photography - 3 hrs.
  • ART 427 Advanced Digital Photography - 3-6 hrs.
  • ART 426 Photographic Portfolio - 3-6 hrs.

Printmaking Concentration

  • ART 211 Relief Printmaking - 3 hrs.
  • ART 212 Intaglio Printmaking - 3 hrs.
  • ART 311 Basic Lithography - 3‑6 hrs.
  • ART 312 Intermediate Printmaking - 3‑6 hrs.
  • ART 411, 412 Advanced Printmaking Studio 3‑6 hrs. each

Sculpture Concentration

  • ART 213 Beginning Sculpture I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 214 Beginning Sculpture II - 3 hrs.
  • ART 313 Intermediate Sculpture I - 3‑6 hrs.
  • ART 314 Intermediate Sculpture II - 3‑6 hrs.
  • ART 413 Advanced Sculpture I - 3‑6 hrs.
  • ART 414 Advanced Sculpture II - 3‑6 hrs.

Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Art History

The art history major is intended to provide a thorough and broad background as a basis for concentrated study and research. Although one foreign language is required to meet the University requirements for the B.A. degree, those intending to go on to graduate art history study are advised to become proficient in a second foreign language.

Art History (30 hours)

Art History Core (6 hours)

  • ART 140 Survey of Art History I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 142 Survey of Art History II - 3 hrs.

Required Art History courses (6 hours)

  • ART 243 Non-western Art - 3 hrs.
  • ART 245 American Art - 3 hrs.

Elective courses in Art History (18 hours)

  • ART 330
  • ART 335
  • ART 340
  • ART 350
  • ART 360
  • ART 375
  • ART 380
  • ART 390
  • ART 417
  • ART 480

Studio Core (13 hours)

  • ART 101 Drawing I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 102 Drawing II - 3 hrs.
  • ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design - 3 hrs.
  • Art 220/221 Professional Lecture Series - 1 hr.

Total Hours Required for Major: 43

Art Education Major

Teacher Certification

Teaching in the public schools requires a certificate issued by the State of Illinois. Art education majors desiring to teach art at the elementary or secondary level must complete the same requirements as those for a BA or BS degree with a major in studio art, as well as professional education requirements. (Consult the Teacher Education section of this catalog.) The State of Illinois requires content area competency tests for certification. Students will be assigned advisors in art and in the Department of Teacher Education. Regular consultation with both advisors is extremely important. NOTE: This degree requires more than 124 semester hours to complete. It is also possible to earn a BFA degree with teacher certification. However, both options will require more than four years of study.

Minor Requirements

The Department of Art offers a minor in studio art with two options and a minor in art history.

Minor in Studio Art

The art minor is designed for students who would like to have a program for their own personal growth or enjoyment, or for an adjunct to other major interests such as business, publicity, broadcasting, advertising, philosophy, literature, or areas of the sciences, engineering and other courses of study where creativity, problem solving, and relationships between materials, skills, and content are of major concern. The studio art minor has two possible directions: two dimensional or three dimensional. Each requires 21 hours for completion.

Option I - Two Dimensional

  • ART 101 Drawing I or ART 102 Drawing II - 3 hrs.
  • ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 140 Survey of Art History I, or ART 142 Survey of Art History II - 3 hrs.
  • Studio concentration in drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking
  • One 200-level course - 3 hrs.
  • One 300-level course) - 3 hrs.
  • Electives in art (must be approved by art advisor) - 6 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Minor: 21

Option II - Three Dimensional

  • ART 101 Drawing I, or ART 102 Drawing II - 3 hrs.
  • ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design - 3 hrs.
  • ART 140 Survey of Art History I, or ART 142 Survey of Art History II - 3 hrs.
  • Studio concentration in ceramics or sculpture
  • One 200-level course - 3 hrs.
  • One 300-level course) - 3 hrs.
  • Electives in art (must be approved by art advisor) - 6 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Minor: 21

Minor in Art History

  • ART 140 Survey of Art History I - 3 hrs.
  • ART 142 Survey of Art History II - 3 hrs.
  • ART 243 Survey of Art History III, or ART 245 Survey of Art History IV - 3 hrs.
  • Electives in art history - 9 hrs.

Total Hours Required for Minor: 18