Provost's Office

Department of Art

Thomas Lingeman, Chairperson

Degrees Offered

The Department of Art, located on The Toledo Museum of Art Campus, offers courses of study leading to four undergraduate degrees: the B.F.A. and B.A. in Studio Fine Arts, the B.A. in Art History and the B.Ed. in Art Education.

The Department of Art, housed in the Center for the Visual Arts, the Center for Sculptural Studies and the Glass Crafts Building on the Museum Campus, features new instructional facilities with state-of-the-art studios and classrooms. With the exception of some introductory courses in Art and Art History, all instruction takes place at the Museum Campus, where both day and evening courses are regularly scheduled. The Museum Campus is connected with the Bancroft Campus by regularly scheduled student shuttle buses. Parking at the Museum Campus is available to students who have a valid UT student parking permit.

Advanced Placement

Incoming freshmen who wish to qualify for advanced placement in studio art should consult with the Chairperson of the Department of Art to arrange for a portfolio review. Incoming freshmen who wish to qualify for advanced placement in Art History should consult with the director of the Art History program in the Department of Art.


Art Education

David Guip, Director of the Art Education Program and Director of Graduate Studies in Art Education

Duane Bastian, Undergraduate Adviser

Janet Federenko, Undergraduate Adviser

For details on the baccalaureate program in Art Education, see the College of Education and Allied Professions portion of this catalog.


Art History

Marc Gerstein, Director of the Art History Program

Undergraduate Advisers: Marc Gerstein and Richard Putney

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History

The bachelor of arts program provides a foundation in the history of art and architecture through introductory course work in the chronology, stylistic development and symbolism of Western art, and through advanced course work and optional directed individual study in both Western and non-Western art and architecture. The program makes extensive use of the collections and research facilities of The Toledo Museum of Art.

Curriculum in Art History

The curriculum leading to the B.A. in Art History requires a minimum of 33 hours of Art History courses and a maximum of 40 hours, which must include the following: a. At least one course in non-Western art (such as ARTH 2100 Introduction to Asian Art, ARTH 2200 Ethnographic Art or any special course devoted to non-Western art); and b. A survey history of Western art composed of a sequence of four three-credit hour courses: Aspects of Ancient Art (ARTH 2000), Aspects of Medieval Art (ARTH 2020), History of Renaissance and Baroque Art (ARTH 2040), and History of Modern Art (ARTH 2080). The courses may be taken in any order.

The remaining hours for the major may be selected from any courses offered by the Art History program, but must include at least one writing intensive (WAC) course. Majors may elect to pursue up to six hours in Independent Study (ARTH 4990). Independent Study requires the permission of an Art History faculty member who will direct the Independent Study project.

The Art History major also must take 18 hours of related courses, which must be chosen from courses acceptable for major credit in studio art, anthropology, classical civilization, literature courses in English or in a foreign or classical language (in addition to the college language requirement), basic courses in a second foreign language, history, music history or literature, philosophy or religion, theater or film history, or in other areas approved by the adviser.

Honors in Art History

Toearn the B.A. degree with Honors in Art History, the major must fulfill all requirements listed above; in addition, the student must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0, and of 3.5 in the major. In addition to the major requirement for 33 hours in Art History courses, the honors major must complete two 2-credit courses, Senior Thesis I and II (ARTH 4910 and ARTH 4920). The thesis must be sponsored and supervised by a member of the Art History faculty and shall be approved in final form by that faculty member.

Minor in Art History

Students may minor in Art History through the declaration of the minor with the College of Arts and Sciences and the completion of a minimum of 21 hours of Art History courses, which must include the following: a. At least one course in non-Western art (such as ARTH 2100 Introduction to Asian Art, ARTH 2200 Ethnographic Art or any special course devoted to non-Western art); and b. A survey history of Western art composed of four three-credit courses: Aspects of Ancient Art (ARTH 2000), Aspects of Medieval Art (ARTH 2020), History of Renaissance and Baroque Art (ARTH 2040) and History of Modern Art (ARTH 2080). The courses may be taken in any order.

The remaining hours for the minor may be selected from any courses offered by the Art History program. Minors may elect to pursue up to three hours in Independent Study (ARTH 4990). Independent Study requires the permission of an Art History faculty member who will direct the Independent Study project.


Studio Fine Art

Rex Fogt, Director of the Studio Fine Art Program

Undergraduate Advisers: Linda Ames-Bell, Diana Attie, Peter Elloian, Rex Fogt, Thomas Lingeman, Alan Melis, Deborah Orloff and Peter Patchen

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Studio Fine Art

The Bachelor of Arts program in Studio Fine Art provides the major with a solid foundation in art through introductory courses in drawing, design and the history of art, and also offers concentrated study of at least one specialized area of Studio Fine Art as well as advanced work in Art History. The curriculum leading to the B.A. in Studio Fine Art requires a minimum of 33 hours of courses in the major, which must include the following: a. Basic Skills Area: 9 hours - Foundations 3 hours - Drawing II b. Foundations will consist of the following core courses: ART 1080 Foundations Drawing I 3 hours ART 2050 Foundations 2-D Design 3 hours ART 2060 Foundations 3-D Design 3 hours All students are required to take Foundations 2-D Design and Foundations 3-D Design before they enter a major studio area. All students must take Foundations Drawing I before they enter a 3000-level studio course. c. 12 hours of work in Studio Fine Art chosen from one of the following concentrations: Ceramics, Cyber Art, Drawing, Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking or Sculpture. d. 9 hours of course work in studio electives, to be selected in consultation with the adviser; 6 of the 9 hours must be in areas outside of the area of concentration. Students pursuing the B.A. degree may elect (beyond the minimum of 33 hours in the major) additional courses in Studio Fine Art, provided that the total for the major does not exceed 50 hours. In addition to the 33 hours of course work in art, the studio major pursuing the B.A. degree must take 18 hours of related courses, which must be chosen from courses acceptable for major credit and must include at least 12 hours in Art History, including Art in History (3 hours), one non-Western Art History (3 hours), one Western Art History (3 hours), one course at the 3000-level or higher, 3 hours (one WAC course recommended). The remaining hours of related work are to be selected from courses offered in classical civilization, literature courses in English or in a foreign or classical language, history, music theory, music history, theater, philosophy or religion, or other areas approved by the adviser. For the entering freshman majoring in Studio Fine Art, Drawing I (ART 1080), Foundations 2-D Design (ART 2050), Foundations 3-D Design (ART 2060) and Art History 2000 should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Students pursuing the B.A. degree may not elect the P/NC option in Studio Fine Art or Art History courses or in related courses. Art majors must meet every semester with their adviser, who is assigned through the departmental office.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Degree in Studio Fine Art

The Bachelor of Fine Arts program, which may be entered through successful application to the Studio Fine Art faculty, provides the student who is preparing for professional commitment to the field of Studio Fine Art with a more intense educational experience. Expanding upon the B.A. program, the B.F.A. curriculum provides the student with a more in-depth experience in the major area of studio concentration, a second area of studio concentration, studio electives and advanced study of the history of art.

Students who are interested in admission to the B.F.A. program (and who have fulfilled the requirements listed below) must apply to the chairman of the B.F.A. committee and to the faculty member responsible for the student's major studio area. The student should obtain the appropriate application materials from the chairman of the B.F.A. committee or from the departmental office.

Before being admitted to the B.F.A. program, a student must have completed or be in the process of completing 60 semester hours of undergraduate study, which must include 10 hours of Drawing (ART 1080, 2080, 3080); 9 hours of Design (Foundations 2-D Design, ART 2050), Foundations 3-D Design ART 2060, and a choice between Installation ART 3060 and Mixed Media ART 3070, and at least 9 to 12 hours in their area of concentration, plus 6 hours of Art History. At the time of application, the student must have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA in all courses in Studio Fine Art and Art History.

The curriculum leading to the B.F.A. degree requires 66 hours of courses in the major, which must include the following: a) Basic Area: 22 hours composed of 13 hours of Drawing (ART 1080, 2080, 3080 and 3090) and 9 hours of Design (Foundations 2-D Design, Foundations 3-D Design, plus one course selected from ART 3060 or ART 3070). b) Major: 21-24 hours chosen from one of the following Studio concentrations: Ceramics, Cyber Art, Drawing, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. (As a major, Drawing requires 21-24 hours in addition to the basic requirements of 13 hours listed above.) c) Minor: 12 hours chosen from one of the following Studio concentrations: Ceramics, Cyber Art, Design, Drawing, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. (As a minor, Drawing or Design requires 12 hours in addition to the basic requirements of 13 hours in Drawing or 9 hours in Design listed above.) d) Studio Fine Art Electives: 9-12 hours chosen from three studio areas that differ from those pursued in the basic, major or minor areas.

The Department of Art reserves the right to review a portfolio of student work to determine whether a major is to be retained in the B.F.A. program. As partial fulfillment of the requirements for the B.F.A. degree, the student also must exhibit, under the supervision of the adviser and/or the B.F.A. Committee, a body of works executed in the media pursued in the major and minor areas of study.

Inaddition to the 66 hours of courses in Studio Fine Art, the Studio major pursuing the B.F.A. degree must take 18 hours of related course work, which must be chosen from courses acceptable for major credit and which must include at least 12 hours in Art History, including Art in History (ARTH 2000), one non-Western Art History (3 hours) and one Western Art History (3 hours). The remaining hours of related work are to be selected from courses offered in classical civilization, literature courses in English or in a foreign or classical language, history, music theory, music history, theater and theater history, dance, philosophy or religion or in other areas approved by the adviser.

Students pursuing the B.F.A. degree may not elect the P/NC option in Studio Fine Art or Art History courses or in related courses.

Art majors pursuing the B.F.A. degree must meet every semester with their advisers, who are assigned by the B.F.A. committee.

Honors in Studio Fine Art

Admission to the B.F.A. program qualifies the student for Departmental Honors in Studio Fine Art. Honors students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 and are subject to annual review by an appropriate committee designated by the Studio Fine Art faculty.

Requirements for a Minor in Studio Fine Art

The minor in Studio Fine Art provides a general introduction to the use of tools and materials and an understanding of traditional and experimental media for the production of fine art. The minor in Studio Fine Art is further designed to enrich the student's life by increasing her/his awareness of the world by developing skills of visual perception and communication. Students electing to minor in Studio Fine Art must complete 21-22 hours of course work, including 9 hours of Foundations, which provide the basic technical and theoretical skills essential for a fundamental understanding of the discipline as well as a rigorous preparation for the advanced/upper division courses. Required courses: 9 hours ART 1080 Drawing I 3 hours ART 2050 Foundations 2-D Design 3 hours ART 2060 Foundations 3-D Design 3 hours Elective courses: Upon completion of the required courses, students may take 15 hours distributed in any of the following subject areas: Drawing, Printmaking, Metals, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Cyber Art or Design, with no more than 9 hours in one studio area. A minimum of 6 hours must be in courses at the 3000-level and above. Recommended courses: It is strongly recommended that the following Art History survey courses be taken in the related or elective hours: Art in History (ARTH 2000) 3 hours one non-Western Art History 3 hours one Western Art History 3 hours

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all course work in the minor. Candidates for the minor in Studio Fine Art must have their coursework verified and approved by an adviser in Studio Fine Art or the Chairperson of the Department prior to making formal application for graduation.

Last Updated: 3/22/15