BYU-I Bachelor of Arts


Below is the descriptions of the courses in the BA at BYU-I

Art (Major: Bachelor-Level)
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to provide students with experiences in a range of visual arts, as well as to provide knowledge of contemporary and historical artists. It will also prepare students for success in one of several disciplines within the visual arts including: Art History, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Three-dimensional Art.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) (reference)
PROGRAM COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Foundations
40Total Credits
Take at least 40 credit(s) to complete one of the following programs: FND - BACH
Core Courses
12Total Credits
Complete all of the following
Take the following:
ART 201 - Art History I (3)
This course surveys art from prehistoric to Renaissance with an emphasis on artists and art in their political, social, and religious context.
ART 202 - Art History II (3)
This course surveys art from Renaissance to Modern with an emphasis on artists and art in their political, social, and religious context.
ART 309 - Readings (3)
In this course, a reading survey and discussion of principal aesthetic, religious, and artistic theories will be studied with an emphasis on reading artists’ written sources from antiquity until the twenty-first century
Take 2 credit(s) from:
ART 297R - Art Seminar (0.5)
This course is a visiting artist program designed to introduce students to a variety of artists from a variety of disciplines.
Take 1 credit(s) from:
ART 395R - Travel Study in the Arts (1 - 3)
In this course, various art venues are studied in a variety of cities during the European Humanities Tour including workshops, galleries and museums, architecture, sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, illustration, graphic design, and photography.
ART 498R - Internship in the Arts (1 - 4)
Internships are exempt from tuition, but are charged an independent course fee.
This is an independent internship course that is designed to give students a hands-on introduction to their intended purposes.

Complete all of the following
Take the following:
ART 107 - Design and Color (3)
In this course, students will learn the elements and principles of design and basic color theory used to solve visual design problems.
ART 110 - Drawing I (3)
This course will teach students the fundamentals of theoretical and applied perspective, structural and proportional drawing, light and shade, art vocabulary, and basic composition. Note: This class is not intended for those who want to draw for fun. It is a challenging course designed for those who plan to go into art as a career. For those who desire a recreational drawing class Art 102 General Art 2D is the class that would satisfy that interest.
Take the following:
ART 101 - Introduction to the Visual Arts (3)
This is an art appreciation course that surveys the concepts, techniques, materials and history of the visual arts.
ART 492 - Portfolio Capstone (1)
The purpose of this course is to synthesize a student's art education into a portfolio and artist's packet that best represents his/her learning, preparing him/her to integrate into the world of art, further education, professional practice, or quality life experiences.
Take 1 of the following:
ART 250 - Oil Painting I (3)
This course teaches students the fundamentals of oil painting, emphasizing familiarity with the medium.
ART 251 - Watercolor I (3)
This course incorporates the survey and application of various techniques of traditional transparent watercolor painting.
ART 270 - Printmaking I (3)
This course teaches the fundamentals of printmaking, including image making, printing, and print conservation.
Take 1 of the following:
ART 212R - Head Drawing (3)
This this course, students learn to draw the human head and hands through studying anatomy and drawing from live models.
ART 312R - Figure Drawing (3)
This course will teach students about proportion, structure, composition, and various media for depicting the human figure.
Take the following:
ART 210 - Drawing II (3)
This course is an intermediate drawing class with in-depth study of proportion, composition, light and shadow.


Take 1 of the following:
ART 301 - Art of Ancient Near East & Egypt (3)
ART 302 - Greek and Roman Art (3)
ART 303 - Medieval Art (3)
ART 305 - Meso-American Art (3)
ART 306 - History of Design & Illustration (3)
ART 307 - History of Photography (3)
ART 401 - Italian Renaissance Art (3)
ART 402 - Baroque Art (3)
ART 403 - Nineteenth Century Art (3)
ART 404 - Twentieth Century Art (3)
ART 407 - Sacred Art (3)
Take 1 of the following:
ART 220 - Ceramics I (3)
This course is an introduction to ceramics process including skill development in hand building, throwing on the potter's wheel, and glazing with an emphasis on craftsmanship and design.
ART 280 - Sculpture I (3)
This course is an introduction to the basic processes of sculpture: modeling, casting, and assembling, with an emphasis on the human figure.
Painting Emphasis Courses
EMPHASIS/CONCENTRATION DESCRIPTION
A group of courses through which students specialize in Painting.
Take 18 credit(s) from:
ART 250 - Oil Painting I (3)
This course teaches students the fundamentals of oil painting, emphasizing familiarity with the medium.
ART 251 - Watercolor I (3)
This course incorporates the survey and application of various techniques of traditional transparent watercolor painting.
ART 350 - Painting II (3)
This course is an expanded study of oil painting techniques and awareness of modern artist styles and directions.
ART 355R - Life Painting (3)
The purpose of the life painting class is to help students to develop skills in their ability to observe and record the human form under a variety of circumstances. Variations of models, poses, lighting situations, time limits, and design problems will be addressed to help meet this end. Though most of the time spent in and out of class will focus on the students' repeated attempts at addressing these issues by painting from live models with critiques available, the class will also offer opportunities such as observing demonstrations by the instructor, viewing work done by professional figurative artists, classroom discussion and peer critiques. All teaching and grading criteria will focus on the proper use of skills in composition, drawing, design, value, color, and edge to achieve an aesthetically pleasing as well as visually accurate depiction of the human form.
Students will be offered tools and opportunities to enable them to use the skills described above and they will be expected to put forth the effort necessary to learn and apply what is being taught. The desired outcome is a dramatic increase in each students' ability to accurately depict the human form as well as use it in their artwork.
ART 356R - Landscape Painting (3)
This is an oil painting course focusing on principles of traditional landscape painting. Emphasis is given to design, technique and sensitivity. Traditional representational painting is the approach and the standard by which works are evaluated in this class. Special emphasis is given to design, composition, and color modulation and brush technique. Students are expected to attend class and work during class time. Paintings are done both in the studio and "en plain air." Both individual and group instruction and critique will take place during the class. Students should expect to paint outside of class as well--especially in times of good weather or on Fridays or
ART 357R - Expressive Painting (3)
This course offers an intense engagement with the ideas and processes of painting since 1900, advancing a student towards an individualistic artistic vision and a more competitive portfolio.
ART 456R - Advanced Landscape Painting (3 - 6)
This is an advanced landscape painting course.
ART 450R - Painting III (3)
This course assists students in developing a personal direction and artistic statement in painting.
Drawing Emphasis Courses
EMPHASIS/CONCENTRATION DESCRIPTION
A group of courses through which students specialize in Drawing.
Take 18 credit(s) from:
ART 210 - Drawing II (3)
This course is an intermediate drawing class with in-depth study of proportion, composition, light and shadow.
ART 212R - Head Drawing (3)
This this course, students learn to draw the human head and hands through studying anatomy and drawing from live models.
ART 270 - Printmaking I (3)
This course teaches the fundamentals of printmaking, including image making, printing, and print conservation.
ART 310 - Expressive Drawing (3)
This course builds on the Renaissance tradition while exploring different styles of art, such as Cubism, Expressionism, and non-European art.
ART 311 - Creative Perspective (3)
In this course, students will gain a deep exploration of linear perspective and applying theory in a creative way. This course is strongly encouraged for those designing props and backgrounds for animation sequences.
ART 312R - Figure Drawing (3)
This course will teach students about proportion, structure, composition, and various media for depicting the human figure.
ART 336 - Book Arts (3)
This course incorporates a variety of ways to make handmade books and boxes.
ART 410R - Expressive Drawing 2 (3)
In this course, students will produce a cohesive series of work that demonstrates an understanding of expressive drawing techniques in combination with individual creative expression and concept development.
ART 412R - Advanced Figure Drawing (3)
In this course, students will use advanced figure drawing with costumed models emphasizing composition, lighting, and varied media.

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