Overview

The Maryville College Art Department strives to prepare students for lifelong intellectual and emotional engagement with the study and practice of art. The purpose of the art program is to introduce, encourage and strengthen skills, attitudes and knowledge that enable students to become creators, caretakers and advocates of the arts.

The Art Department is an academic community committed to challenging students with a stimulating program of study that balances individual instruction, cooperative learning and independent research. For Art majors and Art minors, the art curricula complements broad knowledge grounded in the liberal arts tradition with specialized expertise in the students' chosen field. For all students, the curriculum embraces the belief that art both enriches and is enriched by its interconnectedness with other areas of human behavior. Art Majors choose from the following concentration areas: Drawing, Ceramics, Painting, and Photography.

Course Offerings

The Major in Art consists of 48 credit hours in studio art and art history. Required courses are:

ART 102: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design (4 hrs.)
ART 111: Survey of Ancient through Medieval Art (3 hrs.)
ART 121: Introduction to Drawing (4 hrs.)
ART 212: Renaissance, Baroque and Modern Art (3 hrs.)
ART 311: 20th Century Art (3 hrs.)
ART 351-352: Senior Study (6 hrs.)
ART 399: Professional Practices Seminar (1 hr.)
Five additional courses in studio art

 

A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken in a single area of studio concentration selected from photography, painting, drawing, or ceramics. None of the required courses listed above, nor ART 343 may count towards this studio requirement. Students are required to prepare and present to the public a portfolio of their work.

The Minor in Art consists of 15 credit hours including:

Either of the following courses:
ART 102: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design (4 hrs.)
      or
ART 121: Introduction to Drawing (4 hrs.)

One of the following courses:
ART 111: Survey of Ancient through Medieval Art (3 hrs.)
ART 212: Renaissance, Baroque and Modern Art (3 hrs.)
ART 311: 20th Century Art (3 hrs.)

 

Two sequential 4-credit hour studio art courses other than the following:
ART 123: Design 1 (3 hrs.)
ART 223: Design 2 (3 hrs.)
ART 323: Design 3 (3 hrs.)

The Minor in Art is not open to students majoring in Design.