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Department of Art and Fashion
Oglethorpe Hall at Walnut Street
398 Tattnall Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Phone: 404-880-8122

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art (122 Credits)

Students in this program have the option to choose a concentration in General Studio Art or in Advertising Design.

 

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art with General Studio Concentration curricula is designed to encourage intellectual development and growth as well as to develop marketable skills of students interested in preparing for work in art and arts related management and education options. Graduates of this program will have the content knowledge to pursue advanced graduate level study in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography or teaching K-12.

Student Learning Outcomes

 

Graduates with a Concentration in General Studio Art will be able to:

  1. Create effective visual art products.
  2. Justify design/creative solutions in critiquing creative projects.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of imaging technologies.
  4. Know and discuss art history from a cross-cultural background with specific awareness of African-American artistic developments.

 

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art with Advertising Design Concentration curricula is to prepare students intending to enter art industry to pursue careers in a wide array of visual communications areas including advertising art direction, design and illustration for digital and print products, web design, graphic design, photography, and studio production.

Student Learning Outcomes

 

Graduates with a Concentration in Advertising Design will be able to:

 

  1. Create effective visual communication products.  
  2. Justify design/creative solutions in critiquing creative projects.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of imaging technologies.
  4. Know and discuss art history from a cross-cultural background with specific awareness of African-American artistic developments.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art with Concentrations in General Studio Art or Advertising Design must meet the General Admission Requirements as presented in the Clark Atlanta University Undergraduate Catalog.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the General Degree Requirements as published in the Clark Atlanta University Undergraduate Catalog, students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art with Concentrations in General Studio Art or Advertising Design (both concentrations require 57 credit hours in the major) must complete the following courses:

Required Common Courses:  33 Credits

CART 101, Art Foundations I (3)
CART 102, Art Foundations II (3)
CART 201, Drawing I (3)
CART 202, Drawing II (3)
CART 303, Advanced Drawing (3)  
SART 141, History of Art I (3) *^
SART 142, History of Art II (3) *^
CART 275, Photography I (3)
CART 277, Computer Imaging Basics (3) or
CART 379, Advanced Computer Imaging (3)*
CART 217, Printmaking (3)
CART 492, Senior Seminar (3)
*Advanced placement assessed through interview with instructor.
^Courses offered at Spelman College Campus.

Additional Required Courses for Advertising Design: 12 credits

CART 301, Art Direction/Design I (3)
CART 302, Art Direction/Design II (3)
CART 401, Art Direction/Design III (3)
CART 402, Art Direction/Design IV (3)

Advertising Design Concentration Electives:  12 Credits

CART 375, Photography II (3)
CART 451, Directed Study: Illustration
CART 456, Directed Study: Photography
CART 457, Directed Study: Printmaking
CART 462, Directed Study: Advertising Design
CART 479, Directed Study: Computer Imaging
CART 480, Internship
CBUS 335, Principles of Marketing (3)
CBUS 336, Consumer Behavior (3)
CBUS 431, Principles of Advertising (3)
CBUS 480, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise (3)
CMMA 201, Survey of Media and Society (3)
CMMA 301, News Editing I (Copywriting) (3)
CMMA 338, Media Advertising and Sales (3) 

General Studio Concentration Electives:  24 Credits

CART 301, Art Direction/Design I (3)
CART 302, Art Direction/Design II (3)
CART 315, Illustration I (3)
CART 317, Printmaking II (3)
CART 375, Photography II (3)
CART 379, Advanced Computer Imaging (3)
CART 413, African Fabric Design (3)
CART 444, Seminar in Contemporary Art (3)
CART 451, Directed Study: Illustration
CART 456, Directed Study: Photography
CART 457, Directed Study: Printmaking
CART 462, Directed Study: Advertising Design
CART 479, Directed Study: Computer Imaging
CART 488, Internship (3)

Note: And any approved art or art history course offered at Spelman College

 

Additional Requirements:

Students in both concentrations must declare either: 1) an official Minor (18 hours minimum); or 2) selects a minimum of two stackable credentials (in most cases 18-24 hours). Students who started as First Year or transfer students with less than 40 earned semester hours would be required to declare their choice of options before the end of the second semester sophomore year. Transfer students with 40 or more earned semester hours are required to declare their intention of a specific minor or two sets of stackable credentials on entering the University.In most cases students will have 12-15 hours of free electives to pursue interests outside the major or minor. We wish to keep as much flexibility as possible to accommodate each student’s specific career or post-baccalaureate goals but we have identified “suggested” options to consider:

Suggested Minors: Fashion Design, Theater Arts
Suggested Credentials: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy

General Education Courses:  33 Credits

AREA A: Humanities/ Fine Arts: 6 credits
Recommended: CHUM 230 The Modern Period (3), CMUS 120 Music Appreciation (3), or CSTA 252 Theater Appreciation (3)
 
AREA B: Social/ Behavioral Sciences: 6 Credits
Recommended: CPSY 211 General Psychology (3), CPSY 218 Human Growth and Development (3), or CSCJ 215 Introduction to Sociology (3)
 
AREA C: Natural Sciences/ Mathematics/ Statistics: 6 credits
CMAT 103 College Algebra or higher (3), Recommended: CBIO Biological Sciences (3), CPHY 102 Physical Science (3), or CPHY 104 Earth System Science (3)
 
AREA D: Communications: 9 credits
CENG 105 College Composition I (3) or CENG 106 College Composition II (3) and CSTA 101 Speech Communications (3)
 
AREA E: Financial/ Technological: 6 Credits
CART 277 Computer Imaging Basics (3) and Recommended: CBUS 250 Financial Planning (3), or CBUS 209 Accounting for Non-business Majors (3)

Free Electives:  30 Credits  

Note:  Free Electives should be chosen in consultation with the advisor, students must complete a minor or two stackable credentials for the degree.

 

 

Plan of Study for Bachelor of Art in Art with General Studio Concentration  

(122 Credits)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Cr

Spring Semester

Cr

CART 101

Art Foundations I

 

3

CART 102

 Art Foundations II

3

CENG 105

College Composition I (AREA D)

3

CENG 106

College Composition II (AREA D)

3

CGED 100

First-Year Seminar I

1

CGED 101

First-Year Seminar II

1

CART 201

Drawing I

3

CART 202

Drawing II

3

CXXX

Science Option (AREA C)

3

CART 277

Computer Imaging Basics (AREA E)

3

CMAT 103

College Algebra (AREA C) or higher level

3

CXXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Option (AREA A)

1

Total

16

 

Total

16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Cr

Spring Semester

Cr

CART 217

Printmaking I

3

CART 275

Photography I

3

SART 141

History of Art I

3

SART 142

History of Art II

3

CART XXX

Art Elective

3

CXXX

Social/Behavioral Sciences Option  (AREA B)

3

CXXX

Social/Behavioral Sciences Option (AREA B)

3

CXXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Option (AREA A)

3

CSTA 101

Fundamentals of Speech

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course

3

Total

15

 

Total

15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Cr

Spring Semester

Cr

CART XXX

Art Elective

3

CART XXX

Art Elective

3

CART 303

Advanced Drawing

3

CART XXX

Art Elective

3

CART XXX

Art Elective

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course

3

CXXX

Financial Option (AREA E)

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course

3

Free Elective*

 

3

Free Elective*

 

3

Total

15

 

Total

15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Cr

Spring Semester

Cr

CART XXX

Art Elective (300/400 level)

3

CART XXX

Art Elective (300/400 level)

3

CART XXX

Art Elective

3

CART 492

Senior Seminar

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course (300/400 level)

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course (300/400 level)

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course

3

Free Elective*

 

3

Free Elective*

 

3

Free Elective*

 

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

15

 *Free Electives should be chosen in consultation with the advisor, depending on the choice of minor or stackable credentials.

 

 

Plan of Study for Bachelor of Art in Art with Advertising Design Concentration  

(122 Credits)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Cr

Spring Semester

Cr

CART 101

Art Foundations I

 

3

CART 102

 Art Foundations II

3

CENG 105

College Composition I (AREA D)

3

CENG 106

College Composition II (AREA D)

3

CGED 100

First-Year Seminar I

1

CGED 101

First-Year Seminar II

1

CART 201

Drawing I

3

CART 202

Drawing II

3

CXXX

Science Option (AREA C)

3

CART 277

Computer Imaging Basics (AREA E)

3

CMAT 103

College Algebra (AREA C) or higher level

3

CXXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Option (AREA A)

1

Total

16

 

Total

16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Cr

Spring Semester

Cr

CART 217

Printmaking I

3

CART 275

Photography I

3

SART 141

History of Art I

3

SART 142

History of Art II

3

CART XXX

Art Elective

3

CXXX

Social/Behavioral Sciences Option  (AREA B)

3

CXXX

Social/Behavioral Sciences Option (AREA B)

3

CXXX

Humanities/Fine Arts Option (AREA A)

3

CSTA 101

Fundamentals of Speech

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course

3

Total

15

 

Total

15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Cr

Spring Semester

Cr

CART 301

Art Direction/Design I

3

CART 302

Art Direction/Design II

3

CART 303

Advanced Drawing

3

CART XXX

Art Elective

3

CART XXX

Art Elective

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course

3

CXXX

Financial Option (AREA E)

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course

3

Free Elective*

 

3

Free Elective*

 

3

Total

15

 

Total

15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Cr

Spring Semester

Cr

CART 401

Art Direction/Design III

3

CART 402

Art Direction/Design IV

3

CART XXX

Art Elective

3

CART 492

Senior Seminar

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course (300/400 level)

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course (300/400 level)

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course

3

CXXX

Minor or Credential course

3

Free Elective*

 

3

Free Elective*

 

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

15

 *Free Electives should be chosen in consultation with the advisor, depending on the choice of minor or stackable credentials.

Minor in Art (18 Credits)

The minor in Art provides non-majors with the opportunity to explore artistic media, techniques and basic art concepts. Coursework can include aspects of art appreciation, aesthetics, art history and studio experience.

Required Courses:

CART 101, Art Foundation I (3)
CART 102, Art Foundations II (3)
CART 150, Art Appreciation (3) #
CART 201, Drawing (3)
CART XXX, Art Elective (3) ##
CART XXX, Art Elective (3) ##