College of Fine Arts and Humanities
ART AND ART HISTORY
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- To provide for professional and cultural study with courses giving a concentrated experience for those
interested in a professional career in art. Degrees in studio art and visual communication and design can be completed;
- To prepare teachers of art for a professional career in education. Creative ability, professional proficiency and
understanding of the psychology of art education are stressed;
- To enable art and non-art majors to acquire an awareness and appreciation of their cultural heritage. Important resources in
this process include the Walker Art Gallery, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), and study tours. Students may develop
individual abilities through studio courses or add to their cultural background through the study of art history.
In the second semester of the sophomore year, every art major must take and satisfactorily pass the
Sophomore Portfolio Review. The review will be offered online, via Google docs, so the student must also possess a Google docs account.
The submitted portfolio will contain examples of artwork as well as written works. Details are available on the art
department website. Each student must pass the SPR in order to be allowed to register for junior level courses, and/or to continue
in the BFA program.
Five options are available in this major:
- Studio Art - Bachelor of Arts Degree
- Art History - Bachelor of Arts Degree
- Studio Art Comprehensive - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
- Visual Communication and Design Comprehensive - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
- Art K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement - Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree
A minor in Art: 2D, Art: 3D, Art History,
Photography, or Visual Communication and Design is available
for students pursuing majors in other disciplines. The Elementary Education Major has a specially defined minor in
Courses with the prefix ART are offered by the department.
20 May 2016