UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Art

Curriculum

The Art Department administers two undergraduate degrees—the Bachelor of Schience in Art and the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Curriculum options encompass Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design, and Studio Arts. All students will recieve instruction in drawing and the fundamental two and three dimentional priciples of art, then persue the desired degree requirements.

The Art department specializes in:

  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Art
Bachelor of Science in Art

54 credits

1) REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSE (credits count toward General Education)

  • ART 100 Intro to Visual Art

2) FOUNDATION & CORE REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)

Select the following courses:

  • ART 121 Design Foundation I
  • ART 122 Design Foundation II 
  • ART 131 Drawing I
  • ART 132 Drawing II
  • ART 211 World Art History Survey I: Prehistory to the Nineteenth Century
  • ART 212 World Art History Survey II: Modern to Contemporary Art and Architecture
  • ART 224 Digital Graphics
  • ART 249 Professional Practice Seminar I

3) INTRODUCTORY COURSE ELECTIVES (15 credits)

Select 15 credits from the following:

  • ART 213 Art Since 1945: Modern and Contemporary Art History
  • ART 227 Introduction to Ceramics 
  • ART 229 Introduction to Glass
  • ART 230 Casting & Cold Glass
  • ART 235 Introduction to Photography
  • ART 236 Introduction to Printmaking
  • ART 238 Introduction to Painting
  • ART 241 Introduction to Graphic Design 
  • ART 242 Interactive Media
  • ART 243 Typography
  • ART 289 Special Topics in Art (1-3 cr.)
  • ART 291 The Arts of Asia
  • ART 292 Introduction to Art Therapy

4) UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVES (15 credits)

Select 15 credits from the following:

  • ART 308 History of Design 
  • ART 320 Drawing from the Figure 
  • ART 325 Advanced Casting
  • ART 327 Studio-Ceramics
  • ART 329 Studio-Glass
  • ART 330 Studio Illustration 
  • ART 335 Studio-Photography
  • ART 336 Studio Printmaking 
  • ART 338 Studio Painting 
  • ART 341 Publishing Design Studio
  • ART 342 Design for User Experience
  • ART 343 Typographic Systems
  • ART 346 Branding and Package Design
  • ART 378 Semester Abroad Research 
  • ART 379 Internship in Art/Design 
  • ART 389 Special Topics in Art 
  • ART 392 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica 
  • ART 489 Special Topics in Art 
  • ART 499 Independent Study
Bachelor of Fine Arts

64 credits

1) REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSE (credits count toward General Education)

  • ART 100 Intro to Visual Art 

2) FOUNDATION & CORE REQUIREMENTS (28 credits)

Select the following courses:

  • ART 121 Design Foundation I
  • ART 122 Design Foundation II 
  • ART 131 Drawing I 
  • ART 132 Drawing II
  • ART 211 World Art History Survey I: Prehistory to the Nineteenth Century
  • ART 212 World Art History Survey II: Modern to Contemporary Art and Architecture
  • ART 224 Digital Graphics
  • ART 249 Professional Practice Seminar I
  • ART 349 Professional Practice Seminar II
  • ART 486 Senior Thesis (1 cr)

3) INTRODUCTORY COURSES (15 credits)

Select 15 credits from the following (one course must be in 3D media: ART 227, ART 229, or ART 230):
* Indicates a repeatable course

  • ART 213 Art Since 1945: Modern and Contemporary Art History
  • ART 227 Introduction to Ceramics
  • ART 229 Introduction to Glass
  • ART 230 Casting & Cold Glass
  • ART 235 Introduction to Photography 
  • ART 236 Introduction to Printmaking 
  • ART 238 Introduction to Painting
  • ART 241 Introduction to Graphic Design 
  • ART 242 Interactive Media
  • ART 243 Typography
  • ART 289 Special Topics in Art (1-3 cr.) *
  • ART 291 The Arts of Asia
  • ART 292 Introduction to Art Therapy

4) EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)

Each emphasis has its own set of requirements from the following.
Select 15 credits from the following:
* Indicates a repeatable course

  • ART 308 History of Design 
  • ART 320 Drawing from the Figure *
  • ART 325 Advanced Casting *
  • ART 327 Studio Ceramics *
  • ART 329 Studio Glass *
  • ART 330 Studio Illustration *
  • ART 335 Studio Photography *
  • ART 336 Studio Printmaking *
  • ART 338 Studio Painting *
  • ART 341 Publishing Design Studio
  • ART 342 Design for User Experience
  • ART 343 Typographic Systems
  • ART 346 Branding and Package Design
  • ART 378 Semester Abroad Research *
  • ART 379 Internship in Art/Design *
  • ART 389 Special Topics in Art *
  • ART 392 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica 
  • ART 489 Special Topics in Art *
  • ART 499 Independent Study *

5) UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVES (6 credits)

Select 6 credits from 300/400 level ART courses not required for chosen BFA degree emphasis.

Art Education

49 credits (Art portion of degree)

1) REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSE (credits count toward General Education)

  • ART 100 Intro to Visual Art 

2) FOUNDATION & CORE REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)

Select the following courses:

  • ART 121 Design Foundation I
  • ART 122 Design Foundation II 
  • ART 131 Drawing I 
  • ART 132 Drawing II
  • ART 211 World Art History Survey I: Prehistory to the Nineteenth Century
  • ART 212 World Art History Survey II: Modern to Contemporary Art and Architecture
  • ART 224 Digital Graphics
  • ART 249 Professional Practice Seminar I

3) ART EDUCATION REQUIRED COURSES (4 credits)

  • ART 250 Child Art (2 cr)
  • ART 251 Middle School and Secondary Art (2 cr)

4) INTRODUCTORY COURSE ELECTIVES (15 credits)

Select five 200 level Art courses from the following:

  • ART 213 Art Since 1945: Modern and Contemporary Art History
  • ART 227 Introduction to Ceramics 
  • ART 229 Introduction to Glass
  • ART 230 Casting & Cold Glass
  • ART 235 Introduction to Photography 
  • ART 236 Introduction to Printmaking 
  • ART 238 Introduction to Painting
  • ART 241 Introduction to Graphic Design 
  • ART 242 Interactive Media
  • ART 243 Typography
  • ART 289 Special Topics in Art (1-3 cr.)
  • ART 291 The Arts of Asia
  • ART 292 Introduction to Art Therapy

5) UPPER LEVEL ELECTIVES (6 credits)

Choose two 300 level Art courses from the following:

  • ART 308 History of Design 
  • ART 320 Drawing from the Figure 
  • ART 325 Advanced Casting
  • ART 327 Studio Ceramics
  • ART 329 Studio Glass
  • ART 330 Studio Illustration 
  • ART 335 Studio Photography
  • ART 336 Studio Printmaking 
  • ART 338 Studio Painting 
  • ART 341 Publishing Design Studio
  • ART 342 Design for User Experience
  • ART 343 Typographic Systems
  • ART 346 Branding and Package Design
  • ART 378 Semester Abroad Research 
  • ART 379 Internship in Art/Design 
  • ART 389 Special Topics in Art 
  • ART 392 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica 
  • ART 489 Special Topics in Art 
  • ART 499 Independent Study
Art & Design Minors
Art Minor

24 Credits

1) FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (12 cr.)

  • ART 121 Foundation I
  • ART 122 Foundation II
  • ART 131 Drawing I

and

  • ART 211 World Art History Survey I: Prehistory to the Nineteenth Century

or

  • ART 212 World Art History Survey II: Modern to Contemporary Art and Architecture

2) 200 LEVEL ART COURSES (9 cr.)

Select three 200 level Art courses.

3) 300 LEVEL ART COURSE (3 cr.)

Select one 300 level Art course.

Art History Minor

24 Credits

1) FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (9 cr.)

  • ART 100 Introduction to Art (double counts in General Education)
  • ART 211 World Art History Survey I: Prehistory to the Nineteenth Century
  • ART 212 World Art History Survey II: Modern to Contemporary Art and Architecture

2) ART HISTORY ELECTIVES (9 cr.)

Select three courses.

  • ART 213 Modern & Contemporary Art History 
  • ART 291 Asian Art History
  • ART 308 History of Design
  • PHIL 310 Philosophy and History of Visual Art
  • ART 392 Pre-Columbian Art History

3) ART ELECTIVES (6 cr.)

Select two courses.

  • ART 131 Drawing I
  • ART 230 Casting & Cold Glass
  • ART 224 Digital Graphics
  • ART 227 Introduction to Ceramics
  • ART 229 Introduction to Glass
  • ART 235 Introduction to Photography
  • ART 236 Introduction to Printmaking
  • ART 238 Introduction to Painting
  • ART 241 Introduction to Graphic Design
     
Graphic Design Minor

24 Credits

1) FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (12 cr.)

  • ART 121 Foundation I
  • ART 122 Foundation II
  • ART 131 Drawing I
  • ART 224 Digital Graphics

2) 200 LEVEL GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSES (9 cr.)

  • ART 241 Introduction to Graphic Design 
  • ART 242 Interactive Media
  • ART 243 Typography

3) 300 LEVEL GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE (3 cr.)

Select one course from the following:

  • ART 341 Publishing Design Studio
  • ART 342 Design for User Experience
  • ART 343 Typographic Systems
  • ART 346 Branding and Package Design

GPA requirement for all Art degree seeking students

  • 3.0 average in Art courses

BFA degree requirments

  • Students must choose an emphasis: Art History, Ceramics, Glass, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, or Printmaking
  • Mid-program review
  • Final review
  • Senior thesis

Graphic Design & Photography

Contact Us

Art Department
susan.m.zimmer@uwrf.edu
715-425-3266
M–F, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Kleinpell Fine Arts 172
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