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Art History, B.A.

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365体育官方网址The Bachelors of Art in Art History degree at UVU offers a strong foundation in the study of art history and the liberal arts, with an emphasis on both intellectual and practical skills.  The department offers an array of art history courses on topics ranging from ancient culture to contemporary art, as well as specialized courses on such relevant topics as museum studies and arts management.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
 or ENGH 1005  Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
 and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
 or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 1 4
  Fine Arts 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 51 Credits
Art Studio Core: Complete one of the following-- 3
  ART 1020 Basic Drawing for Non-Majors (3.0)  
  ART 1050 Photography I (3.0)  
  ART 1120 2D Design (3.0)  
  ART 1130 3 D Design (3.0)  
  ART 1340 Sculpture I (3.0)  
  ART 1350 Ceramics I (3.0)  
  ART 1650 Watermedia I (3.0)  
Art History foundation core: complete the following-- 9
  ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance (3.0)  
  ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance (3.0)  
  ARTH 2800 Introduction to Art History Research and Methodology (3.0)  
Art History Upper Division: complete eleven courses from the following-- 33
  ARTH 300R Special Topics in Art History (3)  
  ARTH 3010 History of Design and Visual Arts (3.0)  
  ARTH 3015 Ancient Art of Egypt and the Near East (3.0)  
  ARTH 3020 Classical Art and Architecture History (3.0)  
  ARTH 3030 Medieval Art and Architecture History (3.0)  
  ARTH 3040 Renaissance Art History (3.0)  
  ARTH 3050  Baroque Art and Architecture History (3.0)  
  ARTH 3055  Northern Baroque Art History (3.0)  
  ARTH 3060  Nineteenth-Century Art History (3.0)  
  ARTH 3070  Modern Art and Architecture History (3.0)  
  ARTH 3080  History of Architecture (3.0)  
  ARTH 309G  Introduction to Non Western Ancient Art (3.0)  
  ARTH 3100  History of American Art and Architecture (3.0)  
  ARTH 3120  History of Contemporary Art (3.0)  
  ARTH 3200  The History of Photography (3.0)  
  ARTH 3300  Introduction to Museum Studies (3.0)  
  ARTH 3310  Art Theory and Criticism (3.0)  
  ARTH 3400  Arts Management (3.0)  
  ARTH 350G Latin American Art and Architectural History GI (3.0)  
Seminars: complete a minimum of two-- 6
  ARTH 391R Art History Seminar  (3.0)  
Elective Requirements: 33 Credits
 1 One Foreign Language (1010, 1020, 2010 levels. German or French are recommended)   12
 2 Complete any courses from Humanities, History, Philosophy, English, Art, or Art History (at least four courses must be 3000 level). The major adviser will have a list of approved courses. 21

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above and a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or above in all ARTH courses.
  3. Residency hours- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
  6. Portfolio Submission.  
Footnote:
1-Fulfilled with Foreign Language 202G/2020

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track365体育官方网址.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context  3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
ARTH 2710 History of Art to the Renaissance (Art History Foundation Core) 3
General Biology BIOL 1010 recommended 3
Art Studio core Complete one of the following: ART 1020, 1050, 1120, 1130, 1340, 1350, or 1650. 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Mathematics Complete one of the following: MAT 1030, MAT 1035, STAT 1040, STAT 1045, MATH 1050, MATH 1055, or MATH 1090 3
ARTH 2720 History of Art from the Renaissance (Art History Foundation Core) 3
Elective Complete any course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
History Complete one of the following: HIST 2700 and 2710, 1700, 1740, POLS 1000, 1100 3
Physical Science Pick from Physical Science Distribution 3
Foreign Language
Complete foreign language 1010 course. German or French are recommended. 4
ARTH 2800 Introduction to Art History Research and Methodology (Art History Foundation Core) 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
  Semester total: 16
     
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Science Pick from Biology or Physical Science Distribution List 3
Fine Arts Pick from distribution list 3
Foreign Language
Complete foreign language 1020 course. German or French are recommended. 4
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Social/Behavioral Science Pick from distribution list 3
Elective Complete any course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
Foreign Language
Complete foreign language 2010 course. German or French are recommended. 4
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Elective Complete any course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
Elective Complete any 3000+ course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
Language 2020 Complete foreign language 2020 course. German or French are recommended. Fulfills Humanities distribution. 4
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ARTH 391R Art History Seminar 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
Elective Complete any 3000+ course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
Elective Complete any 3000+ course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ARTH 391R Art History Seminar 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
ARTH Art History upper-division course (3000 level) from list 3
Elective Complete any 3000+ course from Humanities, History, Music, Art History 3
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

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Chair:

Courtney Davis

 
 

Mission Statement

To cultivate the creation and appreciation of visual art, we foster creative confidence, critical thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and cultural responsibility. We follow these principles to accomplish our mission:

Visual Literacy, Professional Excellence, Creative Diversity, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, and Cultural/Social Responsibility

Visual Literacy We encourage the development of strong visual literacy among students of the visual arts. We support the study of history, culture, technology and trends to this end.

Professional Excellence In preparing visual art students for careers in a broad market, we support and expect excellence and professionalism.

Creative Diversity While teaching techniques, styles, and practices is an important part of our programs, we support a diversity of styles and individual expressions among students in their creative work. We promote artistic freedom and seek to preserve cultural identity through creative production, exhibition, and historical research.

 
 

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Administrative Assistant: Stacie Owens

 
 

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Art & Design Advisement
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Advisors: Michelle Proctor

Office: CS 637
Telephone: 801-863-5397
Email: SOAADVISORS@inyectomotriz.com
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Program Description

365体育官方网址Utah Valley University’s Department of Art & Design offers degrees in applied arts, fine arts, art history, and art education. Upon completing a degree, students emerge from the program ready to enter careers in graphic design, photography, advertising, printing, animation, illustration, art education, printmaking, sculpture, painting and more. Students can earn a general degree, exploring several areas within the visual arts, or they can specialize, exploring a specific practice in depth to better understand it and/or prepare for employment in that field. 

Degrees Offered

Students who want to concentrate on a specific area of art and design can gain professional training at UVU through several specialized degrees:

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

A two-year degree where students can emphasize in one of three areas.

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History

365体育官方网址A four-year degree that prepares students for careers and additional education in art history.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Art Education365体育官方网址

A four-year degree in which students are trained to teach as art specialists at the secondary level (7–12 grade).

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

A four-year degree for individuals with above-average abilities, who are looking for a competitive program to hone their skills.

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Photography
  • Sculpture/Ceramics

General Art Degrees (B.A., B.S., A.A., A.S.)

Students wanting to study art and design broadly, without emphasizing one particular emphasis area can choose to earn one of four general degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Art and Design (B.S.)
  • Associate in Art in Art and Design (A.A.)
  • Associate in Science in Art and Design (A.S.)

Students who elect to earn a bachelor of arts or associate in arts degree are required to complete a foreign language requirement, while those who earn a bachelor of science or associate in science degree have the option to take more electives. All of these degrees allow students to explore a few areas within the department and gain a more well-rounded education in the visual arts. Some of our 1000 level courses also fulfill general education requirements.

Career Opportunities

365体育官方网址Our degrees prepare students for various career opportunities, some of which are delineated below.

Art History365体育官方网址: BA in Art History

365体育官方网址Students are prepared for an array of arts-related jobs, including art dealership, art directorship, and work in museums and galleries. It also provides the necessary foundation for graduate studies in art history, which in turn, will prepare students for a career in postsecondary teaching, museum curatorship, and museum directorship.

Fine Arts: Painting/Drawing, Sculpture/Ceramics, Photography

Students are prepared to compete in the arts arena typically via self-employment by promoting their work through galleries, museums, exhibitions and commissions. Some students also choose to pursue graduate studies to further their development or to prepare them to teach in higher education. Areas of study include painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics.

Applied Arts: Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography

Students are prepared to compete for employment at advertising agencies, design studios, in-house design departments, printing firms, photography studios, gaming developers, animation studios and for freelance consulting work (self-employed). Some students may also choose to further their studies in graduate programs.

Education365体育官方网址: BS in Art Education

The Bachelor of Science in Art Education certifies students to teach as an art specialist at the secondary level in public schools and private schools.

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Students are encouraged to learn by applying what they study in the real world and by taking part in activities outside the classroom.

The department offers many opportunities for students to travel and to interact with practicing art professionals. Art & Design offers rotating trips to art capitals, such as New York City, to visit museums, galleries, and artists’ studios. Students may also participate in course related excursions to produce creative works, such as the Art & Design book project. Students can also apply to attend a five-week study abroad program to Italy each summer or to participate in additional rotating international travel experiences.

365体育官方网址Students regularly enter their work in competitions at local, state and national levels, with several students earning awards each year. At UVU’s biennial art history symposium, students present their research alongside faculty. Every student in the Department of Art & Design attends an art lecture series, in which artists from around the country visit UVU to present their work, lecture on what they do and occasionally hold a workshop.

Art & Design Core Grade Requirement365体育官方网址

The Art & Design Core requirements (ART 1110, ART 1120, ART 1130, ART 1400 and one of the following: ART 1210, ART 1350, ART 1420, ART 1650, or ART 1750) must be completed with a B- or higher before being formally admitted to the BS, BA, and BFA programs.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Requirements:

This degree is for those with exceptional abilities in art and design fields. In order to apply to the BFA, students must first meet the core class requirements (consult with your academic advisor for details) in the Art & Design Department and submit a portfolio for departmental BFA review. Students desiring to participate in the review should submit aletter of intent to the area coordinator in their particular interest. Portfolios will be due in March as designated by the area coordinator. Acceptance into the BFA is based on the portfolio review, overall GPA of 2.0 or above with 3.0 GPA or above in ART and ARTH courses. Courses within the student’s area of emphasis must be completed with a C grade or above. For graduation with a BFA degree, students must maintain the grade requirements listed above and receive a B grade or above for ART 499R BFA Project. For more information, contact the Academic Advisors. Students not accepted into the BFA program, or who are unable to fulfill the above requirements, may still pursue the more general BA/BS degrees.

Graduation Requirement: Portfolio Submission

365体育官方网址To ensure that faculty and programs at UVU are adequately teaching and preparing students for professional careers and/or further schooling, the Art & Design Department has implemented a graduating student portfolio submission. All students completing a degree in the Art & Design Department are required to submit a portfolio for faculty/professional review prior to graduation. Results are kept confidential and are used only to help modify and improve curriculum and teaching. Consult with your academic advisor for details of deadlines and requirements to make certain all Art & Design degree graduation requirements are met.

 
 

Faculty

Heidi Almosara(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.A., Printmaking, University of Dallas, M.F.A., Printmaking, M.A., Printmaking.

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Steve Bule(1999)

Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.A., Italian & Art History, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Art History, Ohio State University.

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Travis Lee Clark(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



BA, Art History, Brigham Young University - Provo; MA, Art History & Curatorial Studies, Temple University; PhD, Art History, Temple University

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Courtney Davis(2007)

Assistant Professor

Department: Art & Design
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., Art History, M.A., Art History & Curator Studies, J.D., Brigham Young University.

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Robert Dewitt(1986)

Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.A., Art , M.A., Art History, M.F.A., Art/Painting, Brigham Young University.

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Reid Elem(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.A., Computer Art, State University of New York at Oneonta; M.F.A., Photography, Savannah College of Art & Design.

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Benjamin Evjen(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.F.A., Graphic Design, Utah State University; M.F.A., Design & Visual Communications, Commonwealth University.

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Gareth Fry(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.A., Graphic Design, Surrey Institute of Art & Design.

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Howard Fullmer(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.F.A., Illustration, Brigham Young University; M.F.A., Vermont College.

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Chad Hardin(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.S., Art Illustration, Southern Utah University; MFA, Illustration, Academy of Art University.

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Brian Jensen(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.S., Art & Secondary Education Composite, Southern Utah University; M.F.A., Ceramics, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

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Jason Lanegan(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Art and Design
Faculty



MAE, Art Education, Eastern Washington University, BFA, Sculpture, Northern Arizona University, MFA, Sculpture, Brigham Young University,

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Travis Lovell(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



AS, Utah Valley University; B.F.A., Brigham Young University; M.F.A., Maine Media College.

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Jason Millward(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.A., Sculpture, Utah State University; M.F.A., (ABD), Sculpture, Utah State University.

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Susan Parkinson(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.A., Art Education, Weber State University; M.A., Fine Arts, Utah State University; Ph.D. (ABD), Educational Leadership, Brigham Young University.

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John Rees(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.F.A., Photography, Brigham Young University.

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Audrey Reeves(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Art and Design
Faculty



Ph.D., Arts Administration and Education, Ohio State University; M.A., Art Education, Arizona State University; B.S., Art Education, Miami University.

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Nancy Steele-Makasci(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.A., Visual Arts Education, M.A., Printmaking and Painting, Ball State University; M.F.A., Printmaking and Drawing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Perry Stewart(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



AAS, Technical Biology, Brigham Young University - Idaho; B.F.A., M.F.A., Illustration, Utah State University.

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Mark Talbert(2003)

Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.A., Art Education, Fairmont State College; M.A., Ceramics/Sculpture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.F.A., Ceramics/Sculpture, Utah State University.

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Christopher Thornock(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



BFA, Fine Art, Art Center of Design; MFA, Studio Art, Brigham Young University - Provo

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Brandon Truscott(2015)

Associate Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.A., Studio Art/Graphic Design, Humboldt State University; M.Ed., Cross-Cultural Teaching, National University; M.F.A., Design & Technology, San Francisco Art Institute.

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Marcus Vincent(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.A., Fine Arts, M.F.A., Painting and Drawing, Brigham Young University.

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Patrick Wilkey(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.F.A., M.F.A., Graphic Design, Utah State University.

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Christopher Young(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Art & Design
Faculty



B.F.A., Brigham Young University.

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Careers

Art historians preserve ideas and artifacts for future generations, and they teach others to appreciate art, culture, and cultural history.  The Bachelors of Art in Art History degree helps students prepare for a range of arts-related jobs, including art dealership, art directorship, art education, and work in museums and galleries.  It also provides the necessary foundation for graduate studies in art history, which in turn, prepares one for a career in post-secondary teaching, museum curatorship, and museum directorship.  Finally, the degree helps students prepare for graduate work in correlated fields, such as art restoration, arts management, library studies, international business, and legal studies.

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