"Performing and Visual Arts-Art"
College of Liberal Arts and Education Performing and Visual Arts-Art Art Program Advantages Art Major Emphases The UW-Platteville Art Program offers students many ad- The major requirements consist of 48-58 credits and are ille vantages to a creative professional future. Through a low separated into distince emphases. They are as follows: student to instructor ratio, art majors have more access to instruction, facilities and materials. The Art Program has Comprehensive Art Emphasis 48 Credits state of the art computer equipment and an excellent work- The course work consists of studio and lecture courses to v ing environment. A variety of opportunities are available allow for exploration in various media eventually leading with the Art major which is composed of three emphases: to specialization. This emphasis includes course work versity of Wisconsin-Platte Comprehensive Art Emphasis; Graphic Design Emphasis, for students planning to continue their education in Art and Art Education Emphasis. Fundamental skills are History or Art Theory. stressed in the course work of each emphasis. Students have drawing, painting, design, and computer graphics Graphic Design Emphasis 48 Credits courses that teach principles of color, composition, good The course work primarily consists of studio and lecture design, and develop an understanding of the theory and courses leading to a career in the graphic arts or applied history of art. Students will then choose more advanced arts. and specialized study as they continue their education as art majors. Art Education Emphasis (K-12) 57-60 Credits The course work is composed of studio and lecture courses The Faculty leading to teaching art in primary and secondary schools. The Art faculty consists of professors who not only teach, Students seeking certification must also enroll in the School but are professionally active fine artists and graphic artists. of Education Certification Program. They are an enthusiastic and dedicated group of people who know their subject matter through first-hand studio work, Senior Show extensive travel, by attending conferences and participating All art majors are required to present a body of visual art in exhibitions. The Art faculty maintains the highest degree works in a group exhibition that is scheduled at the end of of credentials and provides the most successful academic each senior’s last semester at UW-Platteville. opportunities in preparing students for professional careers in graphic arts and fine arts. The Art faculty are dedicated The Art Minor 24 Credits to proper fundamental principles of art instruction and The minor is available to any student matriculating in teach theory as well as technique to students. any other program at UW-Platteville. The course work consists of studio and lecture classes which teach funda- The Art Facility mental skills, principles of good design and a foundation All art classes are taught in the newly remodeled Art Build- of art history. ing. The facility and all spaces within are handicapped- accessible by a ramp at the front entrance and an elevator Career Opportunities in Art inside the main door. The Art Building consists of two The careers open to graduates in art are varied and numerous. lecture classrooms, faculty studios, and art studios which The skills developed during the art major course sequence include the following: Painting Studio, Drawing Studio, serve as a launching point to many different opportunities. Printmaking Studio, Ceramics Studio, Woodworking/Bowl Some of the more traditional careers which proceed from Making Lab, Jewelry and Crafts Studio, Sculpture Studio, an art background include Fine Artist (Drawing/Painting), Graphic Design Studio, and Art Education Studio. Printmaker, Ceramist, Sculptor, Craftsman, and Gallery Director. Some of the careers in applied and graphic Exhibition Facilities arts include Graphic Designers, Art Directors, Creative Exhibition spaces are provided by the Harry Nohr Gallery, Directors, Illustrators, Digital Media Artists, Animators, located in the Ullsvik Center and in the main lobby of the Cartoonists, Photographers, and Type Designers. Some of Center for the Fine Arts. Exhibitions range from student our graduates with a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of shows to professional and traveling exhibits and are on Art have used their background in advancing their educa- Un i display year round. The exhibitions are determined by tion in graduate school in fine arts, art history and in the the Student Activities Board Art Committee, consisting graphic arts. Many art majors obtain a teaching certificate of a group of students willing to take an active role in the to specialize in K-12 art instruction. A number of gradu- Harry Nohr Gallery. ates have been placed in teaching positions and design positions in our immediate area and beyond. (Pubs 7-1110 Revised—04/26/07) For More Information call 608.342.1143. For more information including a full list of required For general information on the university and its programs, courses for each of the three emphases of the Art major, consult the website at www.uwplatt.edu or contact UWP the Art Education Teaching Certification requirements, or a Prospective Student Services, University of Wisconsin- review of careers available to art majors and minors, write Platteville, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818-3099, to the Chairperson, Department of Performing and Visual or call toll-free 1.877.897.5288 or locally 608.342.1068. Arts, Art Program, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1 University Plaza, Platteville, Wisconsin, 53818-3099, or Suggested Course of Study Suggested first year core for Art, Art Suggested second year core for Education, and Graphic Design Graphic Design Emphasis: Emphasis: First Semester Intro to Digital Media 3 First Semester Graphic Design I 3 Drawing I 2 Art History I 3 Painting I 2 General Requirements Basic Design I 2 General Requirements Second Semester Graphic Design II 3 Second Semester Illustration I 3 Drawing II 2 Art History II 3 Painting II 2 Sophomore Portfolio Review Basic Design II 2 General Requirements General Requirements Suggested second year core for Art and Art Education Emphasis: First Semester Drawing III 2 Intro Digital Media 3 Art History I 3 General Requirements Second Semester Drawing IV 2 Painting III 2 Art History II 3 Sophomore Portfolio Review General Requirements The University of Wisconsin-Platteville does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, handi- cap, sex, sexual orientation, developmental disability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, arrest record or conviction record.