Degrees and Concentrations

haffnerpapermoon Detail of Matthew Haffner's installation from the 2012 Paper Moon exhibition. Photo by Shane McDonald

BFA Digital Animation--NEW!
To better serve the state’s fast-growing entertainment industries, Kennesaw State’s digital animation degree program will provide intensive discipline-specific training and prepare students for a variety of animation and animation-related careers.

BFA Art
This program prepares students for a variety of art and art related careers or graduate school by providing a thorough grounding in fundamental principles and techniques with opportunities for emphasis in one or more fine arts areas.

  • The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art is a highly competitive professional degree program. The BFA prepares students for a variety of art and art related careers or graduate school by providing a thorough grounding in fundamental principles and techniques with opportunities for emphasis in one or more fine arts areas. This degree focuses on intensive work in art or design supported by a program of general studies. The BFA degree offers a concentration in the following six areas:

    Ceramics
    Graphic Communication
    Painting and Drawing
    Photography
    Printmaking
    Sculpture 

    All art and art education majors are required to take lower-division major requirements in art and art history before taking upper-division art or art education courses. ART 2990, Professional Practices & Portfolio Review, is required of all BFA art majors before submitting a portfolio for acceptance into a specific concentration area.

    More information:

    Semester schedules of art classes are available at the Registrar's Web Page.

    Course requirements are also available online in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

    Advisement worksheets:
    BFA ADVISING CHECKSHEET

  • It is not recommended to complete all core curriculum requirements before enrolling in studio art courses. Please see an advisor to plan your schedule.

    • Area of Study (See official course catalog)
      Credits
    • Essential Skills
      9
    • Social Issues
      5
    • Humanities/Fine Arts
      6
    • Science, Mathematics and Technology
      10-11
    • Social Sciences
      12
    • Total
      42
    • Course
      Title
      Credits
    • HPS 1000
      Fitness for Living
      3
    • KSU 1101
      First Year Seminar
      (or enrollment in a Learning Community)
      3
    • Total
      3-6
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      • Course

        Title
        Credits
      • ART 3150
        Figure Drawing 
        3
      • ART 3120
        Ceramics I
        3
      • ART 3360
        Ceramics II
        3
      • ART 3380
        Ceramics III
        3
      • ART 4360 
        Advanced Study in Ceramics
        3
      • ART 4360 
        Advanced Study in Ceramics (repeated)
        3
      • ART 4360 
        Advanced Study in Ceramics (repeated)
        3
      • Also choose electives in any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level course for a total of 9 credits
        9
      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • ART 3011 
        Typography I
        3
      • ART 3015
        Electronic Illustration
        3
      • ART 3020 
        Typography II
        3
      • ART 3021
        Publication Design
        3
      • ART 3022 
        Pre-Press
        3
      • ART 4021 
        Advertising and Packaging
        3
      • ART 4022
        Introduction to Web Design
        3
      • ART 4023
        Interactive Media Design
        3
      • ART 4030 
        Design Practicum
        3
      • ART 4024 
        Motion Graphics
        (Or another elective course.
        Check with your advisor for offerings.)
        3
    •  
      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • ART 3150 
        Figure Drawing
        3
      • ART 3160 
        Painting I
        3
      • ART 3260 
        Painting II
        3
      • ART 3265 
        Aqueous Media
        3
      • Also choose electives in any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level course for a total of 6 credits.
        6
      • 12 credits in any combination from the following repeatable courses:
        12
      • ART 4150 
        Advanced Study in Drawing
      • ART 4255
        Advanced Study in the Figure
      • ART 4265 
        Advanced Study in Painting
    •  
      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • ART 3150 
        Figure Drawing
        3
      • ART 3400 
        Digital Photography
        3
      • ART 3410 
        Film Photography
        3
      • ART 3420 
        Lighting and Large Formats
        3
      • ART 4410 
        Adv. Study in Photography
        3
      • ART 4410 
        Adv. Study in Photography (repeated)
        3
      • ART 4410 
        Adv. Study in Photography (repeated)
        3
      • Also choose electives in any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level course for a total of 9 credits
        9
    •  
      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • ART 3150 
        Figure Drawing
        3
      • ART 3500 
        Printmaking I
        3
      • ART 3510 
        Printmaking II
        3
      • ART 3520 
        Planographic Techniques I
        3
      • ART 3550 
        Book Arts and Papermaking
        3
      • 9 credits in any combination from the following repeatable courses:
        9
      • ART 4510 
        Adv. Study in Printmaking
      • ART 4520 
        Planographic Techniques II
      • Also choose electives in any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level course for a total of 6 credits
        6
    •  
      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • ART 3150
        Figure Drawing
        3
      • ART 3300
        Sculpture I
        3
      • ART 3310
        Sculpture II
        3
      • ART 4310
        Adv. Study in Sculpture
        3
      • ART 4310
        Adv. Study in Sculpture (repeated)
        3
      • ART 4310
        Adv. Study in Sculpture (repeated)
        3
      • ART 4310
        Adv. Study in Sculpture (repeated)
        3
      • Also choose electives in any ART, ARH, or ARED 3000- or 4000-level course for a total of 9 credits
        9

BS Art Education
This single field program is designed to prepare students to become art teachers at all grade levels (Pre-kindergarten through grade 12). It leads to P-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of art in Georgia.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Art Education leads to teacher certification in grades Pre-kindergarten through 12. This program is based on the Discipline-Based Art Education model with a curriculum that includes study in studio, art history, aesthetics and art criticism. The art education program is aligned with the National Standards in Visual Arts, the Quality Core Curriculum of Georgia, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The program provides students with a broad foundation in general education, extensive study in art, and professional education and field experiences.

    This single field program is designed to prepare art teachers at all grade levels (Pre-kindergarten through grade 12). It leads to P-12 teacher certification in the teaching field of art in Georgia. Candidates complete the equivalent of a major in art and a second major in pedagogical studies with an emphasis on teaching art. Based on the Discipline Based Model of Art Education, the curriculum in the teaching field includes study in studio, art history, aesthetics and art criticism.

    All art and art education majors are required to take art and art history foundation course work in lower division major requirements before taking upper division art or art education courses. ART 3000, the Professional Practices Seminar & Portfolio Review course, is required of all art and art education majors during the semester of completion of lower division major requirements or before the completion of six hours of upper level art or art education courses. All transfer students with transfer credit in lower division major requirements must take Art 3000 the first semester enrolled in upper level art or art education courses.

    Each program of study is a sequentially-based curriculum beginning the first semester of the freshman year. Students who delay entering the major until completion of the General Education Core Curriculum may prolong their academic careers.

    More information:
    Semester schedules of art classes are available at the Registrar's Web Page.
    Course requirements are also available online in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

    Advisement worksheets:
    PRINTABLE ADVISING CHECKSHEET FOR ART EDUCATION

  • It is not recommended to complete all core curriculum requirements before enrolling in studio art courses. Please see an advisor to plan your schedule.

    • Area of Study (See official course catalog)
      Credits
    • Essential Skills
      9
    • Social Issues
      5
    • Humanities/Fine Arts
      6
    • Science, Mathematics and Technology
      10-11
    • Social Sciences
      12
    • TOTAL
      42
    • Course
      Title
      Credits
    • HPS 1000
      Fitness for Living
      3
    • KSU 1101

      First Year Seminar
      (or enrollment in a Learning Community)
      3
    • TOTAL
      3-6
  •  Lower-Division Major Requirements (18 credits)

    • Course
      Title
      Credits
    • ART 1100
      2-D Design and Color Theory
      3
    • ART 1150 
      Drawing I
      3
    • ART 1200 
      3-D Design
      3
    • ART 2150 
      Drawing II
      3
    • ART 2550 
      Computer Applications in Art
      3
    • ART 2990 
      Concept, Creativity, and Studio Practice
      3
    • Entrance Portfolio Submission: All students must submit a portfolio of their work. Students must pass this review in order to enroll in further art studio classes beyond ART1100, ART1150, ART1200, ART2550, and ART2990.


    Teaching Field Requirements (9 credits)

    Art education majors are required to apply for admission into the Teacher Education Program after taking EDUC 2110. Deadlines for Teacher Education Admissions are September 15, February 15, and April 15. Please refer to the TEAC Web site for further information and forms. Please see the Art Education Program Coordinator in the School of Art and Design for additional information.

    • Course
      Title
      Credits
    • EDUC 2110 
      Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
      3
    • EDUC2120 
      Sociocultural Influences on Teaching and Learning
      3
    • EDUC2130 
      Exploring Teaching and Learning
      3


    Upper Division Major Requirements (29 credits)

    The upper level studio courses are basic requirements. Art education students may elect to take additional course work in specific studio areas such as drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and graphic communications. Additional studio work is highly recommended for students planning to do graduate study.

    • Course
      Title
      Credits
    • ART 3120
      Ceramics I
      3
    • ART 3155
      Art Education Life Drawing
      3
    • ART 3160
      Painting I
      3
    • ART 3300
      Sculpture I
      3
    • ART 3400
      Digital Photography
      3
    • ART 3500
      Printmaking I
      3
    • Courses in Art History for a total of 9 credits:
    • ARH 2750
       Ancient-Medieval Art
      3
    • ARH 2850
      Renaissance-Modern Art
      3
    • ARH 3850
      Art Since 1990
      3
    • The senior seminar and exhibition must be arranged at least two semesters in advance. 
      Contact the Zuckerman Museum and Galleries Office for specific details and for an application.
    • ART 4990
      Senior Art Seminar and Exhibition
      3


    Professional Education (P-12) Requirements (30 credits)

    • Course
      Title
      Credits
    • ARED 3302 
      Teaching, Learning and Development in Visual Arts
      3
    • ARED 3304 
      Teaching Art History, Criticism and Aesthetics
      3
    • ARED 3308 
      Special Populations in Art Education
      3
    • ARED 3306 
      Materials, Methods and Management for Teaching Art
      3
    • ARED 4410
      Intercultural Curriculum Model
      3
    • ARED 4650
      Yearlong Critical Experience I
      Deadlines for ARED 4650: for Fall, the previous March 15; for Spring, the previous August 30.
      6
    • ART 4660
      Yearlong Critical Experience II
      Admission to Teacher Education must be completed and student must have a 2.75 GPA in order to take ARED 4660.
      Deadlines for ARED 4660 field experience: for Fall, the previous January 30; for Spring, the previous August 30.
      6

BA Art History
The Art History major introduces students to visual culture from a range of periods, regions, and contexts, and it teaches them how to analyze both objects and texts as historical evidence.

  • The Art History major introduces students to visual culture from a range of periods, regions, and contexts, and it teaches them how to analyze both objects and texts as historical evidence. We train our students to examine all aspects of visual culture in society, including its techniques, makers, patrons, viewers, and collectors. The program is rigorous, global, and interdisciplinary: our students explore art history and its theoretical methods, and they take courses in related disciplines such as anthropology, film studies, gender and women’s studies, history, literature, philosophy, and studio art. Our students also study at least one ancient or modern language that is associated with their main area of interest. Throughout their programs, we teach them how to do independent research, to construct effective arguments, and to produce well-written prose. We encourage them to publish their research in the Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research as well as to present it at campus, regional, and national conferences. Our students may work at Kennesaw State’s Zuckerman Museum of Art, do internships at other metropolitan Atlanta museums, participate in archaeological excavations, and study abroad. Kennesaw State’s Art History Club, moreover, takes students on field trips and enables them to make both professional connections and lasting friendships. Our alumni have found our curriculum to be especially helpful preparation for work in museums, galleries, and graduate school. And because it improves marketable skills in critical thinking and communication, art history is not just a pre-professional major for future art historians. It is an effective major for students who plan to enter a variety of careers, including those in business, law, private and non-profit organizations, professional writing, and publishing. Please consider joining our global, interdisciplinary, and exciting program!

    More information:
    Semester schedules of art classes are available at the Registrar's Web Page.
    Course requirements are also available online in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

    Advisement worksheets:
    BA ART HISTORY ADVISING CHECKSHEET

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    • ESSENTIAL SKILLS (9 credits)

      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • ENGL 1101
        Composition I (1)
        3
      • ENGL 1102
        Composition II (2)
        3
      • MATH 1101, 1111, 1112, 1113, or 1190
        Mathematics (3)(6)
        3

      SOCIAL ISSUES [Institutional Option] (5 credits)

      • Course 
        Credits
      • ANTH 2105, GEOG 2105, PSYC 2105, SOCI 2105, or CRJU 2015 (1)
        3
      • AMST 1102, COM 1109, FL 1002 16 , PHIL 2200, AADS 1102, GWST 1102, LALS 1102, PAX 1102, or RELS 1102 
        3

      HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS (6 credits)

      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • ENGL 2110 
        World Literature 7
        3
      • ART 1107, DANC 1107, MUSI 1107, or TPS 1107
        Arts in Society
        3

      SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY 18 (10-11 credits)

      • Course
        Credits
      • SCI 1101 8, GEOG 1112 8, GEOG 1113 8, CHEM 1211/1211L 4,
        CHEM 1151/1151L 5, PHYS 1111 6, or PHYS 2211 9
        3 or 4
      • SCI 1102 10, GEOG 1112 8, GEOG 1113 8, CHEM 1212/1212L 11,
        CHEM 1152/1152L 12, PHYS 1112 13, or PHYS 2212 14
        3 or 4
      • (MATH 1106 or MATH 1107) 15, MATH 1190 6, or MATH 2202 9
        3


      Social Issues, Science, Mathematics and Technology Course Names

      • AADS 1102 - African Diaspora Studies Issues
      • GEOG 1112 - Weather and Climate
      • GEOG 1113 - Introduction to Landforms
      • GWST 1102 - Love and Sex
      • CHEM 1211 - General Chemistry I
      • CHEM 1211L - General Chemistry I Lab
      • CHEM 1151 - Survey of Chemistry I
      • CHEM 1151L - Survey of Chemistry I Lab
      • CHEM 1212 - General Chemistry II
      • CHEM 1212L - General Chemistry II Lab
      • CHEM 1152 - Survey of Chemistry II
      • CHEM 1152L - Survey of Chemistry II Lab
      • LALS 1102 - Understanding Latin America
      • MATH 1106 - Elementary Applied Calculus
      • MATH 1107 - Elementary Statistics
      • MATH 1190 - Calculus I
      • PAX 1102 - Understanding Peace and Conflict
      • PHYS 1111 - Introductory Physics I
      • PHYS 2211 - Principles of Physics I
      • PHYS 1112 - Introductory Physics II
      • PHYS 2212 - Principles of Physics II
      • RELS 1102 - Understanding Religious Studies
      • SCI 1101 - Science, Society, & Environment I
      • SCI 1102 - Science, Society, & Environment II

       

      SOCIAL SCIENCES (12 credits)

      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • POLS 1101
        American Government / Global Perspectives 1
        3
      • ECON 1100 or
        ECON 2100
        Global Economics 8 OR
        Principles of Microeconomics 15 
        3
      • HIST 1110 
        Introduction to World History
        3
      • HIST 2112  
        America Since 1890 
        3

      OTHER REQUIREMENTS (3-6 credits)

      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • HPS 1000 
         Fitness for Living
        3
      • KSU 1101 
         First Year Seminar
        OR Enrollment in a Learning Community? 17
         

      Total Credit Hours in General Education = 45

      FOOTNOTES

      1. Prerequisites: ENGL 0099, READ 0099, if required
      2. Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 with C or better
      3. Prerequisite: MATH 0098 or MATH 0099, if required
      4. Co-requisite: MATH 1112 or MATH 1113
      5. Prerequisites: READ 0099, & MATH 0099, if required
      6. Prerequisite: MATH 1112 or MATH 1113
      7. Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 with C or better
      8. Prerequisites: ENGL 0099, READ 0099, & MATH 0098 or MATH 0099, if required
      9. Prerequisite: MATH 1190
      10. Prerequisite: SCI 1101 or Departmental approval
      11. Prerequisite: “C” or better grade in CHEM 1211
      12. Prerequisite: CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L
      13. Prerequisite: PHYS 1111
      14. Prerequisite: PHYS 2211
      15. Prerequisite: MATH 1101 or MATH 1111 or MATH 1112 or MATH 1113
      16. Prerequisite: 1 year of the same FL in high school or FL 1001. (FL=Foreign Language denoting one of the options, e.g., SPAN, FREN, GRMN, etc.)
      17. All first-year full-time students entering with fewer than 15 credits are required to take KSU 1101 or enroll in a Learning Community.
      18. Although any math and science courses meeting the criteria are acceptable, most non-science and non-math majors take SCI 1101, SCI 1102, and MATH 1107
    • LOWER-DIVISION Major Requirements (Area F) - 18 Credit Hours

      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • ARH 2750 
        Ancient Through Medieval Art
        3
      • ARH 2850 
        Renaissance Through Modern Art
        3
      • FL 1001
        Introduction to Foreign Language and Culture I
        3
      • FL 1002
        Introduction to Foreign Language and Culture II
        3
      • FL 2001
        Intermediate Foreign Language and Culture I
        3

       Select one of the following:

      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • ART 1100 
        2-D Design & Color Theory
        3
      • ART 1150
        Drawing I
        3

      ADDITIONAL Foreign Language Requirement - 3 Credit Hours

      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • FL 2002 
        Intermediate Foreign Language and Culture II
        3

      UPPER-DIVISION Major Requirements - 27 Credit Hours

      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • ARH 3990
        Research Methods in Art History
        3

      Select eight of the following, including at least one from each area:

      • Ancient-Medieval Art and Architecture 
         
      • ARH 3200 
        Ancient American Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3300
        Ancient Egyptian and Nubian Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3320
        Ancient Near Eastern Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3350
        Greek Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3370
        Roman Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3400
        Medieval Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3398
        Internship*
        3
      • ARH 4400
        Directed Study *
        3
      • ARH 4490
        Special Topics in Art History*
        3
      • Renaissance-Contemporary Art and Architecture 
      • ARH 3500 
        Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3600
        Baroque Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3700
        Nineteenth-Century Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3750
        History of American Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3850
        Art Since 1900
        3
      • ARH 4000
        Historical Studio Practices
        3
      • ARH 4150
        African-American Art
        3
      • ARH 4500
        Women in Art
        3
      • ARH 4700
        Victorian Art and Culture
        3
      • ARH 4750
        American Landscape Painting
        3
      • ARH 4820
        History of Printmaking
        3
      • ARH 4850
        History of Graphic Design
        3
      • ARH 4870
        History of Photography
        3
      • ARH 4900
        Contemporary Art
        3
      • ARH 3398
        Internship*
        3
      • ARH 4400
        Directed Study *
        3
      • ARH 4490
        Special Topics in Art History*
        3
      • Global/Non-Western Art and Architecture
         
      • ARH 3000
        Asian Art and Architecture
        3
      • ASIA 4422
        Archaeology of Asia
        3
      • ARH 3100
        African Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3150
        Islamic Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3240
        Native North American Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3250
        Latin-American Art and Architecture
        3
      • ARH 3398
        Internship*
        3
      • ARH 4400
        Directed Study*
        3
      • ARH 4490
        Special Topics in Art History*
        3

      *NOTE: With topic appropriate to area and approval of advisor.

      SENIOR CAPSTONE COURSE (3 Credit Hours)

      • Course
        Title
        Credits
      • ARH 4990
        Senior Capstone Project
        3

       

      RELATED STUDIES (15 Credit Hours)

      Upper-division studies beyond the major requirements as approved by the academic advisor


      FREE ELECTIVES (12 Credit Hours)

      Any courses in the university curriculum

      Important Note:  The faculty advisor serves as a guide in schedule planning. The ultimate responsibility of meeting degree requirements resides with the student. The above listings are for quick reference. Please refer to the KSU Undergraduate Catalog for the most current requirements.

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    Art history students Judi Murphy, Lauren Bearden, and Jane Custer
    at the 2013 Collage Colloquium at Agnes Scott College
    photo by Dinah McClintock

    Selecting a Language

    In consultation with a faculty advisor, students should carefully select language(s) to study based on their cultural and regional interests. Reading proficiency of foreign languages is necessary for advanced art-historical work because art historians read primary textual material from the cultures that they investigate and they also read scholarly research that is published in languages other than English. In addition, graduate programs require a reading knowledge of two languages. For example, students with a strong interest in ancient Mediterranean art should take Latin, and students with a strong interest in East Asian art should take Chinese or Japanese. Students with undecided or general art-historical interests should take German and/or French because much art-historical scholarship has been written in these languages and some (but not all) graduate programs in art history require proficiency in them. Please see the Undergraduate Catalog and the Department of Foreign Languages for the complete list of languages that Kennesaw State offers.

    Selecting Related Studies and Elective Courses

    In consultation with a faculty advisor, students should select related studies and elective courses that support and complement their art-historical interests. Kennesaw State offers art history majors the opportunity to use their language, related studies, and elective courses to complete a minor or certificate program such as African and African American Studies; American Studies; Anthropology; Asian Studies; Chemistry (for Conservation Studies); Chinese Studies; Classical Studies; Film Studies; French and Francophone Studies; Gender and Women’s Studies; German Studies; History; Italian Studies; Language and Literary Studies; Latin American/Latino Studies; Management; Marketing; Native-American Studies; Philosophy; Public History (Museum Studies); Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; or Spanish. For details about the requirements of these programs, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.

    Applying for Global Engagement Certification

    Many courses in art history majors’ programs are designated as Global Learning Courses by Kennesaw State. Our students therefore may wish to apply for Global Engagement Certification. Please see the Global Engagement Certification Programs for more information.

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    KSU Students at a Costume Party
    photo by Judi Murphy

    Program Coordinator

    Jessica Stephenson
    (470) 578-7964
    jsteph55@kennesaw.edu
    VA 101B

    Art History Faculty

    Diana McClintock, Modern and Contemporary Art
    Daniel Sachs, Renaissance, Baroque, and Early Modern Art
    Jessica Stephenson, Arts of Africa and the Americas, Museum Studies
    Joe A. Thomas, Modern and Contemporary Art, Sexuality and Representation, Italian Renaissance Art

    Associated Faculty in the School of Art and Design

    Sandra Bird, Islamic Art
    Valerie Dibble, History of Printmaking
    Matthew Haffner, History of Photography
    Carole Maugé-Lewis, History of Graphic Design
    Teresa Reeves, Contemporary Art, Museum Studies

    Associated Faculty in Other Departments

    Faculty members in other Kennesaw State departments also deal with visual and material culture in their courses and research:
    Jennifer Dickey, Heritage Preservation and Public History (Department of History and Philosophy)
    Larrie Dudenhoeffer, Film Studies (Department of English)
    Catherine Lewis, Museum Studies and Public History (Department of History and Philosophy)
    Terry Powis, Archaeology of the Americas (Department of Geography and Anthropology)
    Teresa Raczek, Archaeology of Southeast Asia (Department of Geography and Anthropology)
    Michael Tierce, Film Studies (Department of English)

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    KSU Students at the "Come as Your Favorite Artist" Costume Party
    photo by Judi Murphy


    Kennesaw State University Art History Club

    Faculty advisor: Diana McClintock

    The Art History Club is open to anyone who would like to explore museums, galleries, and other art venues and to share interests in art from all times and places. Activities include field trips to exhibits and events in the greater Atlanta Metro area (as well as occasional out-of-town “art attack” weekend adventures), attendance at symposia and lectures, career-planning workshops, and the annual “Come as Your Favorite Artist or Work of Art” costume party. Please see our Facebook page.

    Other organizations and resources at Kennesaw State:

    Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State
    Students who are interested in working or volunteering at the ZMA should contact its Outreach Coordinator, Katy Malone (Email: kmalon31@kennesaw.edu)

    Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research

    Undergraduate Research Club

    Undergraduate research funding awards for travel to conferences

    Professional Organizations:

    College Art Association

    Southeastern College Art Conference

    • Sandra Bird contributed an essay entitled “Intercultural Connectivity: Intertwined through Islamic Design” to the exhibition catalog Geometric Aljamia: A Cultural Transliteration, edited by R. Gower (2014).  She also gave a lecture (“The Maqamat of Al-Hariri: A Medieval Pictoral Travelogue") in the Year of the Arabian Peninsula lecture series at Kennesaw State. 

      Diana McClintock wrote the catalog essay for Katharine Taylor:  Spillover, published by The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, as part of the Working Artists Project funded by the Charles Loridan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts in January, 2014.  She has continued to contribute regular reviews to ArtsATL.com, most recently "Eloquent film about Howard Finster, Paradise Garden, at the Goat Farm" (November 16, 2014) and "Baseball as a metaphor for life in Cuba in 'Stealing Base: Cuba at Bat' at Oglethorpe" (November 13, 2014).  As part of a COTA team organized to promote undergraduate research across disciplines within the College of the Arts, she has initiated a study of the effectiveness of research and scholarly inquiry to enhance student learning in certain underrepresented student populations.

      Daniel Sachs participated in a two-man art show at the Avneri Collection in Marietta, GA; a group show entitled "Prowess" and a group show entitled "Depiction" at the Artevaggio Gallery in Duluth, GA; a group show entitled “(Ex)Communicated” at Auburn University; and a group show entitled "Conglomeration" at Studio on the Square in Marietta, GA.  He also exhibited his artwork at Nerdacon at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.

      Kristen Seaman, former assistant professor, won an Incentive Award for Research and Creative Activity from Kennesaw State’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, which enabled her to examine sculpture that was excavated in the Agora of Athens, Greece during Summer 2014.  She also co-chaired a session at the 2014 Annual Conference of the College Art Association in Chicago (“Drachma-tic Art: The Economics of Ancient Greek Visual Culture). 

      Jessica Stephenson was contracted as the author for entries on South African artists Cecil Skotnes, Bill Ainslie, David Koloane, Sydney Kumalo and Ephrahim Ngatane in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (Routledge 2015).  She presented "A Diasporic Imagining of Homeland on the African Continent" at the international conference African Diasporas Old and New at the University of Texas at Austin.  And she gave the invited lecture "From Resistance to Reconciliation: South African art and Apartheid" in the ARTSpectrum Lecture series at the Turchin Center for the Arts in Boone, NC.  She also was the co-curator of the exhibition “South African History Under Apartheid: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela” at the Turchin Center for the Arts.  And she is the advising curator for the exhibition “African Cosmos: Stellar Arts,” a collaboration between Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum and the Smithsonian's Museum for African Art, Washington DC that will open in 2015. 

      Joe Thomas co-chaired (with Elizabeth Pilliod, Rutgers University-Camden) a session at the 2014 Annual Conference of the College Art Association in Chicago: "The Erotic Gaze in Early Modern Europe."  Together with Diana Gregory and Don Robson, he also organized and presented a panel at the 2014 Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Québec City, Canada: "SoTL in the Visual Arts: A Portrait of Creativity in Action."  And he curated the exhibition "Virginia Dudley and American Modernism" for Kennesaw State’s Zuckerman Museum of Art.

    • Lauren Bearden ’13 is a graduate student in Art History at Georgia State University.  At Georgia State, she works as a Graduate Assistant for Professor and Assistant Director Maria Gindhart.  She presented her undergraduate research at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies in Augusta, GA and the 2014 Symposium of Student Scholars at Kennesaw State (“Disassembling the Roman Mosaic: The Roles of Indigenous Peoples in the Roman Mosaic from Ancient Uthina, Tunisia”).  Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception recognized her research.

      Monisha Bernard ’13 completed a Certificate in Public History at Kennesaw State in 2014.  She was an intern at Kennesaw State’s Zuckerman Museum of Art, and she helped to curate the traveling exhibition The Tragedy of War: Japanese American Internment for Kennesaw State’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education.  She also presented a paper at the 2014 Symposium of Student Scholars at Kennesaw State (“Mosaics at the Baths of Neptune”).  Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception recognized her research.  During Summer 2014, she worked as a summer camp counselor for Kennesaw State’s College of Continuing and Professional Education.

      Sebastian Broome presented a paper at the 2014 Collage Colloquium at Agnes Scott College (“Queer Identity in Alan Moore’s Watchmen”).  His research was recognized at Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception.

      Galina Buromskikh is President of the Kennesaw State Art History Club.

      Jane Custer won a 2014 Flourish Visual Arts scholarship from Kennesaw State’s College of the Arts and the 2014 Bernard Osher Re-Entry Scholarship.  She also presented a paper at the 2014 Collage Colloquium at Agnes Scott College (“Looking at Susanna: Sebastiano Ricci’s Susanna and the Elders”).  Her research was recognized at Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception, and she spoke about it at a College of the Arts Social.  She has completed the requirements of the Certificate in Public History and will receive it when she graduates.

      Angelica Delaney published two articles in the Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research: “Wonder Woman: Feminist Icon of the 1940s” and “Reading Cleopatra VII: The Crafting of a Political Persona.”  She presented this research at the 2014 Collage Colloquium at Agnes Scott College; the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State; and the 2014 Symposium of Student Scholars at Kennesaw State.  Her research was recognized at Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception, she discussed it at a College of the Arts Social, and she addressed it in a video that was made to support Kennesaw State’s bid to host the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2018.  She also is an intern at Kennesaw State’s Zuckerman Museum of Art, where she is doing research for the Spring 2015 “Pause” exhibition and catalog.

      Ashley Hazel presented a paper at the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State (“An Interdisciplinary Approach to Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics”) and the 2014 Symposium of Student Scholars at Kennesaw State (“Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics: More than Meets the Eye”).  Her research was recognized at Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception.

      Mariah Heilpern ’14 won the 2014 Outstanding Art History Senior Award and a 2014 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Award from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State.  She also was President of the Kennesaw State Art History Club in 2013-2014.  She presented conference papers at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies in Augusta, GA (“The Mughal Marvel that is the Taj Mahal: Symbolic and Nostalgic Use of Past Tomb Architecture”); the 2014 Collage Colloquium at Agnes Scott College (“Connections”); and the 2014 Symposium of Student Scholars at Kennesaw State.  Her research was recognized at Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception, and she spoke about it at a College of the Arts Social as well.  Following graduation, she started work as Gallery Manager at the ZuCot Gallery in Atlanta.

      Dana McKay is an intern in the Education Department at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, and she is undertaking docent training at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University.  She also is the Vice President of the Kennesaw State Art History Club.  During Summer 2014, she completed an internship at Artisan Custom Framing in Seattle, WA.

      Judith Murphy ’12 is a graduate student in Public History with Museum Certification at the University of West Georgia.  She is working on an MA project for the Georgia Department of Transportation on Woodland through Mississippian era Native Americans at the site of Long Swamp in the Etowah Valley.  She also is designing an exhibit on Georgian music from the pre-recorded era for the Atlanta History Center.

      Monica Russ presented a paper at the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State (“The Conqueror and the Conquered: Representations of Self and Other in Ancient Egyptian Art”).

      Krishna Sarmiento was selected to participate in the High Museum of Art’s competitive Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Curatorial Training during Summer 2014.

      Adam Schroeder presented a paper at the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State (“A Theoretical Approach to the Book of the Dead”).

 


Art History Minor
The Art History minor program welcomes students who are pursuing any major program of study at Kennesaw State! It helps students to achieve many career and professional goals.

Required Courses

Students must complete eighteen (18) credit hours of coursework: 
ARH 2750: History of Ancient through Medieval Art 
ARH 2850: History of Renaissance through Modern Art 12 additional credit hours in art history at the 3000 or 4000 level

Please note: Students electing an Art History minor who are also in the BFA in Art or BS in Art Education degree programs must take 12 additional art history credits beyond those required for their degrees. These additional credits may count only as free electives in their degree programs.



Classical Studies Minor
This interdisciplinary minor program in the language, culture, and society of Greece and Rome includes courses in anthropology, art history, dance, English, history, Latin, music, philosophy, and theatre and performance studies.

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    Sponsored by the School of Art & Design (College of the Arts) and the Department of Foreign Languages (College of Humanities and Social Sciences), Classical Studies is an interdisciplinary minor program in the language, culture, and society of Greece and Rome. It includes courses in anthropology, art history, dance, English, history, Latin, music, philosophy, and theatre and performance studies. Faculty members affiliated with Classical Studies are committed to training students, pursue a range of classical teaching and research interests, and do extensive fieldwork at classical sites and museums. The faculty is happy to help students construct programs that are best suited to their needs.

    This minor offers students an opportunity to learn important and highly respected skills. The classical Greek and Roman world encompassed Greece, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, North Africa, and many other areas in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Since antiquity, the classical tradition has survived in both Western and Non-Western cultures throughout all regions of the globe. The minor therefore provides students with both historical and global perspectives. Most importantly, the minor can hone students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, and creativity, making them more competitive in the job market and better prepared for careers in many fields. Employers and graduate admissions officers recognize and value the significance of a Classical Studies minor!

    Kennesaw State University is a Cooperating Institution of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece.

    Possible Careers
    Archaeology
    Business
    Colleges and Universities
    Pre-K-12 Education
    Journalism
    Law
    Libraries
    Medicine
    Museums
    Performing Arts
    Public Service
    Publishing
    Religious Institutions
    Visual Arts
    Writing

  • Students must complete fifteen (15) credit hours of coursework in Classical Studies.  At least twelve (12) hours cannot duplicate coursework for their majors, and at least nine (9) hours must be at the upper-division (3000-4000) level.

    Students must choose one (1) course from the following:

    • Course
      Title
      Prerequisites
    • ARH 2750 
      Ancient-Medieval Art 
      None
    • HIST 3337 -or-
      Greek and Roman History
      HIST 1110
    • HIST 4490
      Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, or Twilight of the Ancient World
       

    Students must choose an additional four (4) courses from the following, with no more than one (1) directed study:

    • Course
      Title
      Prerequisites
    • ANTH 2201
      Introduction to Anthropology
      None
    • ANTH 3305
      Principles of Archeology
      ANTH 2201
    • ARH 2750 
      Ancient-Medieval Art 
      None
    • ARH 3300 
      Ancient Egyptian Art 
      ARH 2750
    • ARH 3320
      Ancient Near Eastern Art
      ARH 2750 or instructor’s permission
    • ARH 3350
      Art of Ancient Greece 
      ARH 2750 or instructor’s permission
    • ARH 3370
      Roman Art and Architecture 
      ARH 2750 or instructor’s permission
    • DANC 2000
      Dance History I 
      None
    • ENGL 3232
      Topics in Drama [if classical/classical tradition] 
      ENGL 2110
    • ENGL 4240
      Rhetorical Theory
      ENGL 2110
    • ENGL 4380 
      World Literature before 1800 
      ENGL 2145
    • HIST 3337
      Greek and Roman History
      HIST 1110
    • LATN 1001
      Introduction to Latin Language and Culture I
      None
    • LATN 1002
      Introduction to Latin Language and Culture II 
      None
      Note: Students cannot apply this to the minor if they use it to satisfy General Education Area B requirements
    • LATN 2001 
      Intermediate Latin Language and Culture I 
      LATN 1002
    • LATN 2002 
      Intermediate Latin Language and Culture II 
      LATN 2001
    • LATN 3500 
      Topics in Latin Epic Poetry [authors vary; may be repeated for credit]
      LATN 2002 or
      instructor's permission
    • LATN 4490
      Special Topics
      [authors vary; may be repeated for credit] 
      LATN 2001
    • LATN 4500
      Topics in Latin Prose
      [authors vary; may be repeated for credit] 
      LATN 3500 or
      instructor's permission
    • MUSI 3311
      History of Music I
      MUSI 1107 and MUSI 2222
    • PHIL 3310 
      Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 
      ENGL 1102
    • PHIL 4450 
      Major Figures in Philosophy [if classical/classical tradition]
      ENGL 1102
    • TPS 3094
      Performing Classical Myth 
      ENGL 2110 or TPS 1600
    • TPS 4513
      History and Theory I: Ancient through Renaissance Theatre and Performance
      TPS major, TPS 3000, and TPS 3403
    • Any department’s 4400 Directed Study, if the focus of the class is relevant to Classical Studies and it is approved by the Classical Studies advisor
    • Any department’s 4490 Special Topics, if the focus of the class is relevant to Classical Studies and it is approved by the Classical Studies advisor (topics vary; may be repeated for credit)
    • Study abroad credit, if the focus is relevant to Classical Studies and it is approved by the Classical Studies advisor
    • Transfer credit, if the focus is relevant to Classical Studies and it is approved by the Classical Studies advisor
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    Model of the House of the Faun at Pompeii by KSU Student Joseph Barbier

     

    Affiliated Faculty

    Phillip Kiernan, Program Coordinator
    School of Art and Design

    Beth Daniell
    Department of English

    Edward Eanes
    School of Music

    John Gentile
    Department of Theatre & Performance Studies

    M. Todd Harper
    Department of English

    David Jones
    Department of History and Philosophy

    Mark Kremer
    Department of Political Science and International Affairs

    Federica Santini
    Foreign Languages

    Howard Shealy
    Department of History and Philosophy

    Susan Kirkpatrick Smith
    Department of Geography and Anthropology

    Jessica Stephenson
    School of Art & Design

    Brian Swain
    Department of History

  • Greek and Roman Art in Atlanta

    Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
    http://www.carlos.emory.edu/

     

    Professional Organizations

    American Philological Association
    http://www.apaclassics.org/

    Archaeological Institute of America
    http://www.archaeological.org/

    Classical Association of the Middle West and South
    http://www.camws.org/

    Georgia Classical Association
    http://www.gaclass.org/WebUI/home.aspx

     

    Study Abroad and Archaeological Opportunities

    American Academy in Rome
    http://www.aarome.org/

    American School of Classical Studies at Athens
    http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/

    College Year in Athens
    http://www.cyathens.org/

    Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies
    http://studyabroad.duke.edu/home/Programs/Semester/ICCS_Rome

    Kennesaw State University’s Education Abroad Office
    http://www.kennesaw.edu/studyabroad/

     

    Intensive Summer Programs in Greek and Latin

    City University of New York
    http://web.gc.cuny.edu/lginst/

    University of California at Berkeley
    http://classics.berkeley.edu/courses/greekLatinWorkshops.php

    University of Chicago
    https://summer.uchicago.edu/course-listings.cfm?r=1

    University of Georgia
    http://www.classics.uga.edu/academic_programs/summer_institute.htm


    Post-Baccalaureate Programs in Classics

    Columbia University
    http://ce.columbia.edu/Postbaccalaureate-Studies/Classics-Certificate-Programs

    Georgetown University
    http://classics.georgetown.edu/postbac.html

    University of California at Davis
    http://extension.ucdavis.edu/certificates/post-baccalaureate_certificate_program_in_classics/

    University of California at Los Angeles
    http://www.classics.ucla.edu/index.php/post-baccalaureate-certificate-program

    University of Iowa
    http://www.uiowa.edu/~classics/programs/postbacc/postbaccalaureate.html

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    http://classics.unc.edu/academics/post-baccalaureate

    University of Pennsylvania
    http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/postbac/classics

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      Paul Dover published "How Heinrich Bullinger read his Solinus: reading ancient geography in 16th-century Switzerland" in Kai Brodersen, ed. Solinus: New Studies. (Heidelberg: Verlag Antike, 2014).

      Mark Kremer edited Symposium on Blitz’s Plato’s Political Philosophy, Perspectives on Political Science 42.1 (2013) and contributed its introduction as well as “Mark Blitz and Platonic Political Philosophy.”

      Kristen Seaman won an Incentive Award for Research and Creative Activity from Kennesaw State’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, which enabled her to examine sculpture that was excavated in the Agora of Athens, Greece during Summer 2014.  She also co-chaired a session at the 2014 Annual Conference of the College Art Association in Chicago (“Drachma-tic Art: The Economics of Ancient Greek Visual Culture). Kristen is now an assistant professor at the Department of the History or Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR.

      Howard Shealy was co-director of Kennesaw State’s Italian Immersion Study Abroad Program in Montepulciano, Italy during the Fall 2014 Semester.  One of the highlights during his time there was a visit to the Etruscan Museum in nearby Chianciano, where the students were able to see the restoration laboratory that cleans, restores, and prepares locally excavated Etruscan artifacts for display.  Students also took fieldtrips to Rome, Florence, and Siena. 

      Susan Kirkpatrick Smith continued her analysis of the human skeletal remains from a Roman cemetery outside of modern Irapetra on the southeast coast of Crete during Summer 2014.  She also taught for Kennesaw State’s Study Abroad Program in Montepulciano, Italy. 

      Jessica Stephenson chaired a panel ("Current Trends in Egyptian Art History") at the 6th Annual Kennesaw State African and African Diaspora Student Research and Community Engagement Conference.

    • Lauren Bearden ’13 is a graduate student in ancient Art History at Georgia State University.  She presented her undergraduate research at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies in Augusta, GA and the 2014 Symposium of Student Scholars at Kennesaw State (“Disassembling the Roman Mosaic: The Roles of Indigenous Peoples in the Roman Mosaic from Ancient Uthina, Tunisia”).  Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception recognized this research.

      Monisha Bernard ’13 presented a paper at the 2014 Symposium of Student Scholars at Kennesaw State (“Mosaics at the Baths of Neptune”).  Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception recognized this research.

      Anthony Chieffo, Ashley Estep, and April Tolley worked with Professor Susan Kirkpatrick Smith on the analysis of the human skeletal remains from a Roman cemetery outside of modern Irapetra, Crete during Summer 2013.

      Angelica Delaney published “Reading Cleopatra VII: The Crafting of a Political Persona” in the Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research.  She also presented this research at the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State. 

      Ashley Hazel presented a paper at the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State (“An Interdisciplinary Approach to Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics”) and the 2014 Symposium of Student Scholars at Kennesaw State (“Ancient Egyptian Cosmetics: More than Meets the Eye”).  Her research was recognized at Kennesaw State’s 2014 Undergraduate Research Reception.

      Monica Russ presented a paper at the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State (“The Conqueror and the Conquered: Representations of Self and Other in Ancient Egyptian Art”).

      Adam Schroeder presented a paper at the 2014 African and African Diaspora Studies Student Research Conference at Kennesaw State (“A Theoretical Approach to the Book of the Dead”).

      Logan Winn is a History major with a concentration in World History and a minor in Classical Studies.  He takes Latin and has a special interest in Roman history.  He is a member of several honors societies including: Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, National Society of Leadership, Sigma Alpha Pi National Political Science Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society.  In addition, he is part of the leadership team for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Kennesaw State.  He participated in Kennesaw State’s Study Abroad Program in Montepulciano, Italy during Summer 2014.

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MAT Art
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Art program is offered to meet the increasing demand for alternative initial certification routes of individuals already holding one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
  • Professional undergraduate education degree in art
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science degree with a major in visual art
  • Beginning in Summer, 2009 the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Art program will be offered to meet the increasing demand for alternative initial certification routes of individuals already holding one of the following:

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
    • Professional undergraduate education degree in art
    • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in visual art

    Expertise within the field of art will be demonstrated through a portfolio review process. The MAT Art is a 48-credit hour program aligned with MAT programs previously established in the Bagwell College of Education

    Unique program aspects include the following:
    The MAT Art is based on the Comprehensive Arts Education model, focusing on the areas of production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics.

    This program is aligned with the five standards defined by the National Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) as recognized in Rule 505-3-.11 Art Education Program in the State of Georgia. The program is also aligned to the six skills areas defined by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Standards. These standards along with the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum serve as the foundation for the primary objectives of the program.

    This research-oriented program will emphasize theoretical studies and research projects in art education, with at least 15 semester hours required in art education and associated research areas to meet NASAD standards. It will also emphasize the gathering and processing of cutting edge information within the field of art education as well as a focus on diversity, global awareness and creativity. 

    The design of the program employs a series of practica in diverse settings, complemented by courses in which candidates will participate in reflection and dialogue, informed by their field experience and relevant research and guided by peers, mentor teachers, and faculty. Each semester of the five-semester program is designed around a theme.

    • Semester I – The Learner: Development, Psychology, and Diversity
    • Semester II – The Learner in the School: Curriculum, Assessment, and Management
    • Semester III – Teaching in Schools: Contemporary Issues in Art Education 
    • Semester IV – The Teacher as a Professional: Reflective Inquiry, Research and Presentation of Artist Portfolio
    • Semester V – Teacher as Leader: Presentation of Research and Professional Educational Portfolio
  • SUMMER I

    EDUC 6110: Adolescent Development and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 6120: Diversity and Exceptionality (3 credits)
    ARED 7705: Contemporary Issues in Visual Arts (3 credits)
    ARED 6200: Curriculum, Assessment, & Classroom Management (3 credits)


    FALL I

    ARED 7704: Intercultural Art Education
    ARED 6250: Materials, Methods, & Management for Art Classrooms P-5 (3 credits)
    ARED 6251: Materials, Methods, & Management for Art Classrooms 6-12 (3 credits)
    ARED 7702: Inclusion in Art Education (3 credits)


    SPRING I

    ARED 7701: Special Topics in Art Education (3 credits)
    ARED 7706: Theory & Criticism in Art Education (3 credits)
    ARED 6200L: Art Education Practicum II (3 credits)


    SUMMER II

    ARED 7720: Research in Art Education (3 credits)
    ARED 7703: Technology & Computer Applications (3 credits)


    FALL II

    ARED 6300L: Art Education Practicum III (6 credits)
    (Deadline for field placement is January 30. See CEPP website for application/requirements)

    ARED 7730: Art Education Portfolio (3 credits)

    TOTAL 48 CREDITS: 15 courses – 48 hours in 5 semesters

     

  • Summer I


    EDUC 6110 - Adolescent Development and Learning
    3 class hours | 2 lab hours | 3 credit hours
    A study of life span development (with an emphasis on adolescents and young adults) addressing social, moral, emotional, physical, cognitive, and psychological development. Theories and principles of learning and motivation are examined and related to development. A 30-hour field experience is required in this course.

    EDUC 6120 - Diversity and Exceptionality
    3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    This course examines the demographic changes in America’s schools that influence teaching and learning. Attention is given to assisting candidates in developing a socio-cultural consciousness and the disposition that all students. Including those with disabilities can learn complex content. Candidates engage in in-depth study of students with disabilities and their educational needs as well as the creation of culturally responsive and inclusive classrooms that support all students.

    ARED 7705 - Contemporary Issues in Visual Arts
    3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    Historical and contemporary developments in the field of art education are presented, as a means to compose a teaching philosophy relevant to today’s art classrooms. In-depth exploration results in the integration of concepts and issues to create a comprehensive view of the field. Social, psychological, affective and psychomotor components of learning relevant to art education are a primary focus. Multicultural and inclusive content is included. Technological applications include the use of word processing, electronic portfolio development, presentation applications, and Internet research.
    ARED 6200 - Curriculum, Assessment, Classroom Management in Art Education
    3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    Candidates will explore techniques of the Discipline Based Art Education model including art production, art history, art criticism and aesthetics. This online and classroom course is designed to prepare art teachers to plan and organize effective art programs and curricula, to explore innovative and exemplary art programs, and to develop a rationale and strategy for articulating and promoting a quality art program. Candidates will explore how effective use of a variety of assessment techniques to evaluate teaching and learning promotes visual literacy.

     

    Fall I


    ARED 7704: Intercultural Art Education
    3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    This course involves an exposure to art education literature that focuses on diversity issues in historical and contemporary contexts (including ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation and geography). Theories and models of contemporary art education practice are explored that strengthens the respect proper to all classroom diversities. Candidates will develop a concrete understanding of the importance of embracing an intercultural approach to art education then design culturally-based lessons on a chosen culture that will be adapted for a variety of diverse student populations.

    ARED 6250 - Materials, Methods & Management for Art Education Classrooms P-5
    3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    Specific strategies focus on differentiating developmental, behavioral, and managerial aspects relevant to best practices in the field of art education. Focus will be on advanced concepts and applications of method and materials for P-5 art classrooms. On-line and in class work involves development and analysis of art lessons including the development of related art projects for P-5 classrooms. Candidates are expected to display advanced skills in planning, organizing, and sequencing art lessons that are developmentally appropriate.

    ARED 6251 - Materials, Methods, & Management for Art Education Classrooms 6-12
    3 Class Hours 0 | Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    Specific strategies focus on differentiating developmental, behavioral, and managerial aspects relevant to best practices in the field of art education. Focus will be on advanced concepts and applications of method and materials for 6-12 art classrooms. On-line and in class work involves development and analysis of art lessons including the development of related art projects for 6-12 classrooms. Candidates are expected to display advanced skills in planning, organizing, and sequencing art lessons that are developmentally appropriate.

    ARED 7702 - Inclusion in Art Education
    2 Class Hours | 2 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    Course includesin-depth coverage of diagnostic categories, historical aspects, legal issues and art applications for students with exceptionalities. In addition to on-line course work, candidates develop and implement differentiated lessons for an inclusive art classroom. Primary expectations focus on the candidate’s ability to utilize Individualized Education Plans as a means to promote the inclusion and success of all students through relevant adaptations of content, materials, and workspace. Candidates should plan to spend three hours per week in the field. Verification of Liability Insurance is required.

     

    Spring I


    ARED 7701 - Special Topics in Art Education
    3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    Emerging issues in the field of art education will be explored on a semester-by-semester basis. Through the examination of historical and contemporary art forms, candidates understand how aesthetic theories allow greater understanding of the quality, nature and value of diverse works of art, cultural art forms and visual culture. Candidates comprehend how all works of art have meaning including those from literature, theatre, dance, music and other subject areas thus revealing lessons about life, its paradoxes, contradictions, harmonies, unattractiveness, and beauty.

    ARED 7706 - Theory & Criticism in Art Education
    3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    Candidates will understand theory and criticism in art education by researching, critically reading and interpreting works of art within a historical/cultural context. Theories and models of contemporary art education practice are explored, which strengthen the respect proper to all classroom diversities. In addition to on-line course work, classroom work is required to carry out directed activities.

    ARED 6200L - Art Education Practicum II
    0 Class Hours | 9 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    This field experience is designed to provide the candidate with the opportunity to apply and reflect on concepts addressed in the pre-requisite course ARED 6200, Teaching Comprehensive Art Education. Candidates will be placed in appropriate school settings where they will carry out directed activities. Candidates will spend approximately nine hours per week in the field. Candidates must have a satisfactory practicum to continue in the MAT Art Education program without remediation. Verification of Liability Insurance is required.

     

    Summer II


    ARED 7720 - Research in Art Education
    3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    Candidates examine research methodologies in art education focusing on qualitative and quantitative research methods and designs, and interpretations and applications relative to classroom practices. This advanced course is designed to prepare art teachers to effective plan and evaluate art programs and curricula, to explore innovative and exemplary art programs, to assess art learning, and to develop a rationale and strategy for articulating and promoting a quality art program. Candidates will understand how effective use of a variety of assessment techniques to evaluate teaching and learning promotes visual literacy. Topics include interactive discussion about literature critiques, professional organizations, and legal issues.

    ARED 7703 - Technology & Computer Applications
    3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    Candidates will focus on the identification and exploration of the use of current technologies including presentation applications, Internet research, online courseware, electronic portfolio, computer applications relating to the production of art including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and other programs. This course will offer art education majors the discipline-specific knowledge and skills necessary to identify, develop, and deliver effective instructional and management techniques in an art classroom.

     

    Fall II


    ARED 6300L - Art Education Practicum III
    0 Class Hours | 18 Laboratory Hours | 6 Credit Hours
    This course is the capstone experience for the Master of Arts of Teaching Art. Candidates will analyze how visual art teachers become creative choice-makers, reflective practitioners, and researchers forming curricular and instructional methods and strategies based on effective and efficient use of contemporary, intellectual and pedagogical resources. A teaching portfolio will be initiated on-line, focusing on strategies appropriate to educational connoisseurship. Emphasis will be placed on an extended internship in the art classroom. An exit portfolio will highlight the candidate's success as an educator of all art disciplines, thus illustrating the important career choice actualized by the intern. This course serves as a capstone experience toward initial certification in art education. Candidates should plan to spend 18 hours per week in the classroom. Verification of Liability of Insurance is required.

    ARED 7730 - Art Education Portfolio
    3 Class Hours | 0 Laboratory Hours | 3 Credit Hours
    This course is the capstone experience for the MAT. Candidates work independently under the supervision of the course instructor and the portfolio committee. The purpose of constructing the portfolio is to implement a systematic, reflection-in action approach to the candidate’s development as an art expert, facilitator of learning, and a collaborative professional. The portfolio documents this process as well as the candidate’s development as a teacher-researcher through the presentation and analysis of the research project. Technology utilized in this course may include imaging, online course environments, presentation applications, and electric portfolio development.

  • Content

    The portfolio is composed of photographic images of your artwork. A total of twenty still images and/or moving images should be submitted. The MAT Art degree is based on the Comprehensive Arts Education model, focusing on the areas of production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. The program is also aligned with the five standards defined by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) as recognized in Rule 505-3-.11 Art Education Program in the State of Georgia. Thus, the portfolio should reflect art competencies in various media including but not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, computer images, models, mechanical drawings, or any other art work.


    Format


    Portfolios should be submitted as Powerpoint files. The file name should be the candidate’s name, last name first (“Smith Jane.ppt”). Images should be of high enough resolution to be crisp and clear. Poor image quality will negatively affect the evaluation of your portfolio. Standard 4x3 page setup is preferred, and background color should be black. Any moving images should use a commonly available player and be embedded in the Powerpoint file and should be no longer than two minutes.

    All submissions must be on a CD or DVD that is Macintosh-readable. Disks should be sent in paper sleeves with your name legibly printed on the disks, the sleeves, and the envelope. If you would like your CDs or DVDs returned, you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Portfolios without self-addressed, stamped envelopes will be held for 1 year after notification. If still unclaimed, the portfolio will be discarded.
     

    Labeling


    Each Powerpoint “slide” should be labeled at the bottom or left side in white 12-point Arial with the following information. Do NOT include your name with the individual images.

    • Title (titles are italicized, not put in quotation marks) 
    • Dimensions (height, width--and depth for 3-D works) 
    • Medium (only if the medium of the original work is photography should it be listed as such)
    • Year work was made

    Examples: 

    Untitled Figure Study 
    18” X 24” 
    Charcoal on newsprint 
    2007 

    Montana Plains 
    8” X 10” 
    Photography--film negative, digital print 
    2006

    Untitled 
    10’ X 8’ X 12’ 
    Sculptural installation--steel, wire screen, & electronics 
    2006

    Working with Time 
    24” X 36” 
    Digital media—Photoshop, Illustrator (screen capture) 
    2006

    Glass Bottle Study 
    16” X 20”
    Oil on canvas
    2006

    Anna Goodwin 
    12” X 16” 
    Pencil on paper 
    2007.


    Evaluation Criteria


    The portfolio review committee has determined that the following criteria be used to review portfolios:

    • Composition – Emphasis, focal point, eye movement, and balance
    • Craftsmanship – Basic fine motor skill and attention to detail
    • Conceptual Inventiveness – Effort to communicate and creativity

    Each of these criteria will be assigned a value from the list below by the faculty reviewer:

    • Excellent – roughly equivalent to an A (4.0) grade
    • Good – roughly equivalent to a B (3.0) grade
    • Adequate – roughly equivalent to a C (2.0) grade
    • Weak – roughly equivalent to a D (1.0) grade
    • None – used if evidence of criteria is not evident or applicable


    The Art Education Admission Committee will use this information in making the final decision regarding whether an applicant will be accepted as a MAT Art candidate.

BAT Apparel Textile Technology
The Apparel Textile Technology degree provides professional readiness through university-level academics for the global fashion/apparel, ready-to-wear industry. Students discover the methods, materials and systems used in product development, production and sourcing of apparel items by reviewing current technologies and applications.

  • The Apparel Textile Technology degree provides professional readiness through university-level academics for the global fashion/apparel, ready-to-wear industry. Students discover the methods, materials and systems used in product development, production and sourcing of apparel items by reviewing current technologies and applications. They will also learn major engineering principles - costing, production rating, and global sourcing combined with management courses giving the graduate an excellent conceptual basis to enter the industry.

    This degree offers some courses online but most are not online. Online participants can attend class "virtually", meaning the student can attend class at a designated time/day through the Internet.  Optionally, students can choose not to attend virtually and catch up through video lectures, recorded archives, and/or discussion groups.

  • Academic Program Mapping Flow Chart

    Tentative Planned Course Offerings for 2016-17

    General Education (42 Credit Hours)

    See listing of requirements in the KSU Catalog.

      • MATH 1107 - Introduction to Statistics

    Lower Division Major Requirements

      • ATT 1150 - The History of Fashion
      • ACCT 2100 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
      • ATT 1200 - Apparel Design Graphics
      • ATT 1300 - International Sourcing
      • ATT 1400 - Principles of Merchandising
      • TCOM 2010 - Technical Writing
      • One Credit Hour from Area D

    Upper Division Major Requirements

      • ATT 1000 - Orientation
      • ATT 2301 - Apparel Computer-Aided Technical Design I
      • ATT 3100 - Fashion Merchandising
      • ATT 3505 - Fabric Formation and Design
      • ATT 3600 - Apparel Analysis and Product Development
      • ATT 3602 - Apparel Computer-Aided Technical Design II
      • ATT 3800 - Fashion Forecasting, Data Analysis & Consumer Trends
      • ATT 4444 - Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel
      • ATT 4670 - Apparel/Textile Business Practices
      • ATT 4750 - Advanced Design and Product Development
      • ATT 4840 - Textile/Apparel Senior Project
      • MKTG 3100 - Principles of Marketing

    Upper-Level Electives 

    • At least eight hours must be upper-level courses.

      • IET 2449 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
      • ATT 3150 - Visual Merchandising
      • ATT 3250 - Math Applications in Merchandising
      • ATT 3398 - ATT Internship
      • MGT 4190 - International Management
      • MGT 4001 - Managing Organizations
      • BLAW 2200 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
      • MGT 4002 - Managing People
      • MGT 3600 - Introduction to International Business
      • MGT 3100 - Management and Behavioral Sciences

    Free Electives (9 Credit Hours)

    Any courses in university curriculum.

    Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

    University-Wide Degree Requirements

    See listing of requirements

    Note: Program is exempt from the WELL 1000 course requirement.

    Graduation Credit Hour Total (120 Credit Hours)

Apparel and Textiles Minor
To be eligible for a minor in Apparel and Textile Technology, the student must complete 15 credit hours from the following courses with at least 9 hours of upper division course work. This minor offers some courses online but most are not online.

  • To be eligible for a minor in Apparel and Textile Technology, the student must complete 15 credit hours from the following courses with at least 9 hours of upper division course work. This minor offers some courses online but most are not online. Online participants attend class "virtually", meaning the student is expected to attend class at a designated time/day through the Internet. We call this a synchronous learning environment.

  • Requirements

    Complete 15 hours of the following with 9 hours in upper division classes (i.e. 3XXX, or 4XXX)

    • ATT 1200 - Apparel Design Graphics
    • ATT 1300 - International Sourcing
    • ATT 1400 - Principles of Merchandising
    • ATT 2301 - Apparel Computer-Aided Technical Design I
    • ATT 3100 - Fashion Merchandising
    • ATT 3505 - Fabric Formation and Design
    • ATT 3600 - Apparel Analysis and Product Development
    • ATT 3602 - Apparel Computer-Aided Technical Design II
    • ATT 3800 - Fashion Forecasting, Data Analysis & Consumer Trends
    • ATT 4444 - Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel
    • ATT 4670 - Apparel/Textile Business Practices
    • ATT 4750 - Advanced Design and Product Development

    Program Total (15 Credit Hours)

Certificate in Apparel Product Development
The objective of the program is to provide training and education to members of the apparel industry, graduates of fashion and design schools and other interested parties seeking to improve their skills.

  • The objective of the program is to provide training and education to members of the apparel industry, graduates of fashion and design schools and other interested parties seeking to improve their skills. The courses may also be applied toward completing the Bachelor of Apparel and Textiles degree. All requirements for normal admissions are applicable.

    This program offers some courses online but most are not online. Online participants attend class "virtually", meaning the student is expected to attend class at a designated time/day through the Internet. We call this a synchronous learning environment.

  • Requirements

    Choose five courses from the following:

    • ATT 1300 - International Sourcing
    • ATT 1400 - Principles of Merchandising
    • ATT 2301 - Apparel Computer-Aided Technical Design I
    • ATT 3100 - Fashion Merchandising
    • ATT 3505 - Fabric Formation and Design
    • ATT 3600 - Apparel Analysis and Product Development
    • ATT 3602 - Apparel Computer-Aided Technical Design II
    • ATT 3800 - Fashion Forecasting, Data Analysis & Consumer Trends
    • ATT 4444 - Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel
    • ATT 4670 - Apparel/Textile Business Practices
    • ATT 4750 - Advanced Design and Product Development

    Program Total (15 Credit Hours)


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