PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Studio Art Program provides a student with an opportunity to develop their creative potential through the examination of art history, theory and studio practices. By developing leadership and visual communication skills, students will be prepared to pursue professional careers in the fine arts or pursue a Master of Arts or a Master of Fine Arts degree.

YOU COULD BECOME A ...

  • Studio Artist
  • Museum or Gallery Curator
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Architect
  • Art Therapist

YOU COULD START A
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN …

  • Art History
  • Studio Art
  • Arts Administration

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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Erin LaBonte

Associate Professor
Art Department

Phone920-686-6156 
Emailerin.labonte@sl.edu 

 

 

Program LEarning outcomes

  1. Students will be prepared for professional careers in the fine arts by developing foundational skills while implementing design elements and principles using a variety of media.
  2. Students will be prepared to participate in dialogue and research regarding diverse cultures, ethnicities, art history, art criticism and aesthetics in order to creatively interpret and express ideas reflective of the global society.
  3. Students will be prepared to use critical thinking in synthesizing the knowledge and skills gained through a liberal arts education that fosters a commitment to Franciscan values, service and leadership.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Acceptance into Silver Lake College of the Holy Family through the admissions process.
  • Transfer students will have initial coursework assessed by art faculty.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of one-third of the required courses must be completed through Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.

INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA in the initial 6 foundation/core courses taken at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family must be maintained.
  • Midway through a program, sophomores will participate in a portfolio review which will be assessed by art faculty.

PROGRAM EXIT REQUIREMENTS

  • A minor is not required, but is recommended for Studio Art majors depending on career goals.
  • A senior exhibit is required for all art majors. An art professional will be invited to the college to jury the student’s work.

PRogram Curriculum

Art Core Courses 18 credits
ART 101 2-Dimensional Design 3
ART 102 3-Dimensional Design 3
ART 103 Drawing and Composition I 3
ART 104 Intro to Visual Culture 3
ART 204 Art History I 3
ART 207 Art History II 3

 

Studio Art Major 39 credits
Art Core Courses 18
ART ___ Electives 15
*Students must choose one advanced elective 3
ART 492 Advanced Studio Problems/ Senior Exhibit 3

* (Example: Painting II, Drawing II, etc.  See course descriptions in Academic Bulletin)

Art Electives (3 credits each):

ART 110 Graphic Design 3
ART 201 Painting 3
ART 212 Digital Photography 3
ART 300 Life Drawing 3
ART 302 Printmaking 3
ART 307 Watercolor 3
ART 210 Digital Imaging 3
ART 303 Ceramics 3
ART 305 Sculpture 3
ART 459 Internship 3

 

Studio Art Minor 24 credits
ART 101 2-Dimensional Design 3
ART 102 3-Dimensional Design 3
ART 103 Drawing and Composition I 3
ART 104 Intro to Visual Culture 3
Art History I or II 3
Choose 3 Art Electives 9


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