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MAJORS IN ART

The Art Department offers a curriculum that combines theory and practice, well in keeping with Albright’s emphases on the liberal arts and experiential learning. This curriculum, which comprises both studio and lecture courses, has two aims:

  • To education students who elect the Art major, combined major or minor options required for a professional degree
  • To heighten the awareness and appreciation of the visual arts through expansion of your knowledge of art forms and artists, and their relation to society

Note that a portfolio review is not required for admission into the Art Department, but can be submitted for consideration of merit scholarship when you apply.

Please see Arts Administration for information on the Combined Major and Minor in Arts Administration.

Requirements for the Studio Art Major

  • ART 101 Drawing
  • ART 103 Design
  • ART 112 Painting I
  • ART 113 Sculpture I
  • ART 114 Printmaking
  • Two Art History courses
  • Two courses from among the following:
    • ART 102 Life Drawing
    • ART 215 Filmmaking I
    • ART 216 Photography
    • ART 265 Computer Graphics
  • ART 212, 312 and 412 (Painting II, III and IV) OR ART 213, 313 and 413 (Sculpture II, III and IV)
  • ART 400 Advanced Studio Topics

One of these courses may also be used to satisfy the Foundations-Fine Arts requirement of the General Education Curriculum.


Requirements for Teacher Certification

 

Albright students seeking certification in Art Education complete requirements for a major in Art and also courses required for certification. The Art Education certification is a K-12 program.

Albright students teaching at the Reading Public MuseumArt courses

  • ART 101 Drawing
  • ART 103 Design
  • ART 104 Survey of Art History
  • 100- or 200-level Art History course
  • ART 112 Painting
  • ART 113 Sculpture I
  • ART 114 Printmaking
  • ART 212 Painting II or ART 213 Sculpture II
  • ART 265 Computer Graphics
  • ART 400 Studio Topics

Professional courses

  • EDU 214 Early Field Experience
  • EDU 202 Theories & Practices
  • EDU 230 Communication Skills for Teachers
  • EDU 314 Field Experience II
  • EDU 347 ELL Strategies for the Adolescent
  • EDU 350 Educational Technology
  • EDU 440 Teacher as Researcher: Data-Driven Instruction
  • ART/EDU 337 Teaching Arts in the Elementary School
  • ART/EDU 338 Teaching Arts in the Secondary School
  • SPE 340 Inclusive Practice
  • SPE 341 Adolescents with Special Needs
  • Professional semester
    • EDU 403 Professional Semester
    • EDU 411 Elementary Art Student Teaching
    • EDU 412 Secondary Art Student TEaching
  • Courses required for Pennsylvania certification
    • English (2 units)
      • Literature
      • ENG 102 Composition II
      • Mathematics (2 units)
      • PSY 100 General Psychology
      • PSY 230 Human Development

Combined Major in Studio Art

 

Studio ArtRequirements

  • ART 101 Drawing
  • ART 103 Design
  • One of the following:
    • ART 104 Survey of Art History (preferred)
    • ART 105 Art History I
    • ART 106 Art History II
    • ART 107 Art History III
  • ART 112 Painting I
  • ART 113 Sculpture II
  • ART 212 Painting II or ART 213 Sculpture II
  • ART 400 Advanced Studio Topics

One of these courses may also be used to satisfy the Foundations-Fine Arts requirement of the General Education Curriculum.

 


Interdisciplinary Major in Digital Studio Arts

 

Requirements

  • ART 101 Drawing
  • ART 103 Design
  • ART 113 Sculpture
  • ART 216 Photography or ART 112 Painting I
  • ART 256 Modern Art and Design Concepts
  • ART 265 Computer Graphics
  • ART 400 Studio Topics (Painting, Sculpture or Digital Studio)
  • DIG 265 Digital Literacy
  • SYN 352 Aesthetic Rebels in Film and Art (formerly IDS252)
  • Three courses from:
    • DIG 201 Video I
    • DIG 270 Digital Illustration and Design
    • DIG 315 Web Design or DIG283 Visual Design for the Web
    • ART 212 Painting II or ART 213 Sculpture II
  • DIG 420 Senior Seminar

One of the ART courses may also be used to satisfy the Foundations-Fine Arts requirement of the General Education Curriculum.


Minors in Art History, Film/Video, Photography, Painting and Sculpture

 

Requirements for Minor in Art History

  • Two 100-level Art History courses
  • Two 200-level Art History courses
  • One 300-level Art History research course

Requirements for Minor in Film/Video

  • One 100-level Art History course
  • One introductory studio course
  • ART 215 and 315 (Filmmaking I and II) or Digital Video I and II
  • One 400-level studio topics course

Requirements for Minor in Photography

  • One Art History course
  • One introductory studio course
  • ART 216 and 316 (Photography I and II)
  • One 400-level studio topics course

Requirements for Minor in Painting

  • One 100 level Art History Course
  • Design (ART 103)
  • Painting I (ART 112)
  • Painting II ( ART 212)
  • Studio Topics-Painting (ART 400)

Requirements for Minor in Sculpture

  • One 100 level Art History Course
  • Design (ART 103)
  • Sculpture I (ART 113)
  • Sculpture II ( ART 212)
  • Studio Topics-Sculpture (ART 400)