Art and Design

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College of Arts and Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Letters

Fine and Performing Arts Center, Room 233

570-422-3759......www.esu.edu/art

About the Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design has three concentrations: Design, Fine Art and Art History.

The Design concentration develops skills in the field of graphic design. Courses in fine art, composition, design theory, and current media techniques will provide students with a strong foundation in cultural literacy and for careers in visual communication. A required internship gives students real-world experiences and potential employment opportunities.

The Fine Art concentration is comprised of studio courses that hone the student's skills in their chosen media. A senior capstone project gives students the opportunity to create a consummate record of their achievement which can be used for exhibition opportunities or entrance to graduate school.

Required Art History courses strengthen both the studio and design components by developing the student’s artistic vocabulary. Highly qualified faculty and small class sizes provide individualized instruction that fosters enrichment and artistic growth.

The Art History concentration develops students' knowledge of major periods in art and architecture of the past, the 20th century and an acquaintance with the art history of non-Western cultures. A senior capstone project requires students to complete a written thesis and/or curatorial experience.

Choose Art at ESU

  • Qualified, experienced faculty
  • Small class size
  • Close faculty interaction
  • Opportunities for exhibiting work in the Madelon Powers Gallery
  • Specialized art studios and computer lab

Career Opportunities:

  • Graphic and advertising design
  • Art management
  • Education
  • Graduate school
  • More information is available from the department.

Faculty

Professor:

Herbert Weigand (hweigand@esu.edu)

Associate Professors:

Darlene Farris-Labar (dfarris@esu.edu)

Melissa Geiger (mgeiger@esu.edu)

Assistant Professors:

David Mazure (dmazure@esu.edu)

Joni Oye-Benintende, chair (jbenintende@esu.edu)

Facilities

Our facilities include five well-equipped specialized art studios, a state-of-the-art computer lab, and "smart classrooms" for lectures. The Madelon Powers Gallery features a series of exhibitions.

Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design

  • 39-40 semester hours

    A. Design Concentration

    B. Fine Art Concentration

    C. Art History Concentration

    • Required courses: ART 151, 153, 154 or 251 or 253, and 201, 202, 485, and 21 credits from 101, 290, 302, 304, 305, 307, 412, 485, 486.
    • Additional requirements: Directed GE credits: Six credits from History, Modern Languages, English, Philosophy, Music History or Theater History
    • At least 20 semester hours in Art must be completed at East Stroudsburg University in the Art Department.
    • Please view the university requirements in this catalog.

  • Program Curriculum Plan

    • Suggested Program Curriculum Plan

      (Subject to change by the university without notice)

      Design Concentration - 40 credits

      Semester 1

      ART 151: GE: Basic Drawing

      3

      ART 153: GE: Two-Dimensional Design

      3

      ART 201: GE: History of Art I

      3

      Semester 2

      ART 154: GE: Three-Dimensional Design

      3

      ART 202: GE: History of Art II

      3

      ART 254: GE: Painting I

      3

      Semester 3

      ART 220: GE: Graphic Design I

      3

      CMST 126: GE: Introduction to Mass Media OR

      CMST 136: GE: Popular Culture and Communication

      3

      Semester 4

      ART 356: GE:Painting II OR

      ART 321: GE: Drawing II OR

      ART 401: Composition and Painting

      3

      CMST 111: GE: Speech Communication OR

      CMST 253: GE: Public Speaking

      3

      Semester 5

      ART 320: Graphic Design II

      3

      300-400 level Art History

      3

      Semester 6 & 7

      ART 405: Illustration

      3

      ART 486: Field Experience & Internship

       

      Semester 8

      ART 414: Portfolio in Art

      3

      ART 496: Senior Capstone

      1

      Fine Art Concentration - 40 credits

      Semester 1

      ART 151: GE: Basic Drawing

      3

      ART 153: GE: Two-Dimensional Design

      3

      ART 201: GE: History of Art I

      3

      Semester 2

      ART 154: GE: Three-Dimensional Design

      3

      ART 202: GE: History of Art II

      3

      ART 254: GE: Painting I

      3

      Semester 3 - 7

      Additional 3 credits from ART 290 Special Topics Art History or

      300-400 level Art History

      3

      15 credits from:

      15

      ART 220: GE: Graphic Design I

       

      ART 251: GE: Sculpture

       

      ART 252: GE: Crafts Design

       

      ART 253: GE: Ceramics I

       

      ART 256: GE: Watercolor Painting

       

      ART 260: GE: Printmaking I

       

      ART 280: GE: Communication Graphics

       

      ART 290: Special Topics

       

      ART 321: GE: Drawing II

       

      ART 354: GE: Ceramics II

       

      ART 355: GE: Ceramic Sculpture

       

      ART 356: GE: Painting II

       

      ART 401: Composition and Painting

       

      ART 405: Illustration

       

      ART 485: Independent Study

       

      (directed GE credits) 300-400 level Art History

      3

      Semester 8

      ART 414: Portfolio in Art

      3

      ART 496: Senior Capstone

      1

      Art History Concentration - 39 credits

      Semester 1

      ART 151: GE: Basic Drawing

      3

      ART 153: GE: Two-Dimensional Design

      3

      Art 201: GE: History of Art I

      3

      Semester 2

      One from:

      3

      ART 154: GE: Three-Dimensional Design OR

       

      ART 251: GE: Sculpture OR

       

      ART 253: GE: Ceramics I

       

      ART 202: GE: History of Art II

      3

      Semester 3 - 7

      21 credits from:

      21

      ART 101: GE: Introduction to Art

       

      ART 290: Special Topics

       

      ART 302: GE: American Art

       

      ART 304: Art Gallery Management

       

      ART 305: GE: The Visual Arts Since 1945

       

      ART 307: GE: Modern Art

       

      ART 412: WS: Women Artists: From the Middle Ages to the Present

       

      ART 485:Independent Study

       

      ART 486:Field Experience & Internship

       

      6 credits from:

      6

      History, Modern Languages, English, Philosophy, Music

      History or Theater History

       

      Semester 8

      ART 485: Independent Study - Senior Project

       

      Department of Art 570-422-3694 www.esu.edu/art