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Major / Minor Requirements

The Carthage Art Department provides a range of experiences in the study of the visual arts for all Carthage students, no matter what they are majoring in. The Art Department offers majors in studio art, art education, and art history; and minors in studio art, art history, as well as cross-disciplinary film and new media photography, and history of the arts.

The culmination of a major in studio arts is the Senior Art Exhibition. The culmination of a major in art history is the public presentation of an original thesis.

Current students: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met.


Studio Art Major

The studio art major requires the successful completion of 44 credits — 32 credits in ART and 12 credits in ARH. A grade of “C” or better is required in all studio art courses, Sophomore and Senior Seminars, and Thesis Exhibition. The table below lists the required classes, totaling 24 credits.

Required Courses (24 credits):

  • ART 2000  Drawing I (4 credits)
  • ART 2600  Sophomore Seminar in Studio Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 2700  Art Survey I: Paleolithic to 1400 (4 credits)
  • ARH 2701  Art Survey II: 1400-21st Century (4 credits)
  • ART 3000  Advanced Drawing (4 credits)
  • ART 4000  Senior Seminar in Studio Art (4 credits)

Foundations Courses — Choose two (8 credits):

  • ART 1070  FOUNDATIONS, SURFACE: Images + Design (4 credits)
  • ART 1071  FOUNDATIONS, MATERIAL: Objects + Space (4 credits)
  • ART 1072  FOUNDATIONS, TIME: Movement + Digital (4 credits)

Art History Courses — choose one (4 credits):

  • ARH 2100  History of Photography: Daguerre to Digital (4 credits)
  • ARH 2710  Arts of the Americas (4 credits)
  • ARH 3550  Internship in Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 3710  20th Century American Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3720  Arts of Africa (4 credits)
  • ARH 3730  Masterpieces of Asian Art and Architecture (4 credits)
  • ARH 3740  Modern Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3750  Ancient Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3760  Women in the Arts (4 credits)
  • ARH 4500  Independent Studies in Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 200T  Topics in Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 400T  Advanced Topics in Art History (4 credits)

Studio Art Courses — choose two (8 credits):

One must be an upper-level studio course, 3000 or higher. Upper-level studio courses may be repeated up to three times.

  • ART 1050  Crafts (4 credits)
  • ART 200T  Special Topics in Studio Art (4 credits)
  • ART 2110  Darkroom Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 2130  Color Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 2210  Oil Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 2220  Acrylic Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 2230  Watercolor Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 2300  Printmaking: Silkscreen (4 credits)
  • ART 2310  Printmaking: Lithography (4 credits)
  • ART 2320  Printmaking: Intaglio (4 credits)
  • ART 2330  Printmaking: Relief (4 credits)
  • ART 2400  Introduction to Sculpture (4 credits)
  • ART 2410  Wood Sculpture (4 credits)
  • ART 2500  Ceramic Hand-Building (4 credits)
  • ART 2510  Ceramic Wheel-Throwing (4 credits)
  • ART 2520  Ceramic Tile (4 credits)
  • ART 2750  4D (4 credits)
  • ART 3010  Illustration (4 credits)
  • ART 3100  Studio Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3110  Advanced Darkroom Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3130  Advanced Color Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3000  Advanced Drawing (4 credits)
  • ART 3200  Advanced Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 3300  Advanced Printmaking (4 credits)
  • ART 3400  Advanced Sculpture (4 credits)
  • ART 3500  Advanced Ceramics (4 credits)
  • ART 400T  Advanced Topics in Studio Art (4 credits)
  • ART 4550  Independent Study in Studio Art (4 credits)


Art Education Teaching Certification (K-12 Licensure)

A student who intends to teach art in a school setting can obtain grades K-12 licensure from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction if they complete the following:

  • Complete all courses in the Studio Art major.
  • Complete all required education courses for the K-12 Art Education Licensure Program.
  • Successfully pass the Core Academic Skills for Educators test (waived with minimum ACT score of 23 with at least 20 on reading, English, and math, or SAT score composite of 1070 with a minimum of 450 in math and verbal). Contact the Education Department for registration information. Passing scores are: Reading 156, Writing 162, Mathematics 150.
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA for all postsecondary course work (earned at all higher education institutions).
  • Apply for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program (TEP) sophomore year. Refer to the Education Department website for specific requirements and the application for acceptance to the TEP.
  • Pass Praxis II.
  • Attend required student-teacher meeting and apply for acceptance into the Student Teaching Program junior year.
  • Successfully pass the Preliminary edTPA Portfolio the semester before student teaching.
  • Successfully complete the Student Teaching semester and pass the edTPA licensure process.
    To be eligible for student teaching, students must:
    a) complete pre-student teaching clinical experiences;
    b) pass the edTPA Preliminary Portfolio;
    c) Pass the Praxis II exam in Art;
    d) successfully complete a pre-student teaching interview;
    e) maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.

    Please contact the Education Department for specific requirements and deadlines for acceptance to the Student Teaching semester. The pre-student teaching clinical experiences are developmental in scope and sequence and will occur in a variety of settings with a balance of observation/teaching experiences at the elementary, middle, and secondary level. To meet the clinical experience requirements, students must register and successfully complete all education courses requiring a pre-student teaching clinical experience.

Requirements:

Students will take the following courses before acceptance into the TEP (Teacher Education Program):

  • EDU 1010  Education and Society (4 credits)
  • EDU 2010  Educational Psychology and Assessment (4 credits)
  • EDU 2150  Creative Arts: Music and Art in Elementary and Middle Schools (4 credits)

Students will take the following courses after they have been accepted into the TEP (Teacher Education Program):

  • EDU 2050  Teaching and Supporting Learners with Diverse Characteristics and Needs (4 credits)
  • EDU 3520  Developmental and Content Area Reading (4 credits)
  • EDU 3900  Junior Thesis Seminar (2 credits)
  • ART 4210  Art and Curriculum Methods (K-5) (4 credits)
  • ART 4220  Art and Curriculum Methods (6-12) (4 credits)
  • EDU 4900  Student Teaching Seminar (12 credits)


Art History Major

The art history major requires the successful completion of 40 credits. Three years of foreign language study are recommended.

Required Courses (12 credits):

  • ARH 2700  Art Survey I: Paleolithic to 1400 (4 credits)
  • ARH 2701  Art Survey II: 1400-21st Century (4 credits)
  • ARH 2800  Research Methods in a Global Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 4700  Senior Seminar in Art History (4 credits)

art history — choose one (4 credits):

  • ARH 2800  Research Methods in a Global Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 3700  Research Methods in Art History (4 credits)

Art History — choose three (12 credits):

  • ARH 2100  History of Photography: Daguerre to Digital (4 credits)
  • ARH 2710  Arts of the Americas (4 credits)
  • ARH 200T  Topics in Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 3550 Internship in Art History (4 credits)
  • ART 3710  20th Century American Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3720  Arts of Africa (4 credits)
  • ARH 3730  Masterpieces of Asian Art and Architecture (4 credits)
  • ARH 3740  Modern Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3750  Ancient Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3760  Women in the Arts (4 credits)
  • ARH 4500  Independent Studies in Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 400T  Advanced Topics in Art History (4 credits)
  • CDM 2620 Film Analysis (4 credits)
  • CDM 2600  New Media Theory and Aesthetics (4 credits)
  • CDM 3150  History of Graphic Design (4 credits)

Studio Art — choose one (4 credits):

  • ART 1050  Crafts (4 credits)
  • ART 1070  FOUNDATIONS, SURFACE: Images + Design (4 credits)
  • ART 1071  FOUNDATIONS, MATERIAL: Objects + Space (4 credits)
  • ART 1072  FOUNDATIONS, TIME: Movement + Digital (4 credits)
  • ART 200T  Tropics in Studio Art (4 credits)
  • ART 2000  Drawing I (4 credits)
  • ART 2110  Darkroom Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 2130  Color Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 2210  Oil Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 2220  Acrylic Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 2230  Watercolor Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 2300  Printmaking: Silkscreen (4 credits)
  • ART 2310  Printmaking: Lithography (4 credits)
  • ART 2320  Printmaking: Intaglio (4 credits)
  • ART 2330  Printmaking: Relief (4 credits)
  • ART 2400  Introduction to Sculpture (4 credits)
  • ART 2410  Wood Sculpture (4 credits)
  • ART 2500  Ceramic Hand-Building (4 credits)
  • ART 2510  Ceramic Wheel-Throwing (4 credits)
  • ART 2520  Ceramic Tile (4 credits)
  • ART 2600  Sophomore Seminar in Art (4 credits)
  • ART 3000  Advanced Drawing (4 credits)
  • ART 3010  Illustration (4 credits)
  • ART 3100  Studio Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3110  Advanced Darkroom Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3130  Advanced Color Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3200  Advanced Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 3300  Advanced Printmaking (4 credits)
  • ART 3400  Advanced Sculpture (4 credits)
  • ART 3500  Advanced Ceramics (4 credits)
  • ART 400T  Advanced Topics in Studio Art (4 credits)
  • ART 4500  Independent Studies in Art (4 credits)

Classics and History — choose two (8 credits):

In consultation with your advisor, choose 8 credits from:

  • CLS 2200  Classical Archaeology (4 credits)
  • CLS 2300  Greek and Roman Art (4 credits)
  • CLS 200T  Topics in Classics (4 credits)
  • CLS 3250  Field Archaeology (4 credits)
  • CLS 400T  Topics in Classics (4 credits)
  • HIS 1000  Issues in American History (4 credits)
  • HIS 1110  Issues in European History I (4 credits)
  • HIS 1120  Issues in European History II (4 credits)
  • HIS 1200  Issues in Asian History (4 credits)
  • HIS 3040  Modern Central America: Inevitable Revolutions (4 credits)
  • HIS 1410  Issues in South America: Dictatorship and Democracy (4 credits)
  • HIS 2150  Modern Britain (4 credits)
  • HIS 2250  20th Century Europe (4 credits)
  • HIS 2310  The Greeks (4 credits)
  • HIS 2350  The Romans (4 credits)
  • HIS 2620  America in the 1960s (4 credits)
  • HIS 200T  Topics in History (4 credits)
  • HIS 2850  Comparative History: Chicago and Milwaukee (4 credits)
  • HIS 2900  20th Century U.S. History (4 credits)
  • HIS 3100  The Age of Augustus (4 credits)
  • HIS 3400  Modern China (4 credits)
  • HIS 3450  Modern Japan (4 credits)
  • HIS 3990  Historiography (4 credits)


Studio Art Minor

The studio art minor requires the successful completion of 24 credits.

choose one (4 credits):

  • ART 1070  FOUNDATIONS, SURFACE: Images + Design (4 credits)
  • ART 1071  FOUNDATIONS, MATERIALS: Objects + Space (4 credits)
  • ART 1072  FOUNDATIONS, TIME: Movement + Digital (4 credits)
  • ART 2000  Drawing I (4 credits)

Art History Courses — choose one (4 credits):

  • ARH 1700  Introduction to Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 2700  Art Survey I: Paleolithic to 1400 (4 credits)
  • ARH 2701  Art Survey II: 1400-21st Century (4 credits)
  • ARH 2710  Arts of the Americas (4 credits)
  • ARH 3720  Arts of Africa (4 credits)
  • ARH 3730  Masterpieces of Asian Art and Architecture (4 credits)
  • ARH 3760  Women in the Arts (4 credits)

Choose four (16 credits):

At least one must be at 3000+ level. Only one may be Art History.

  • ART 1050  Crafts (4 credits)
  • ART 1070  FOUNDATIONS, SURFACE: Images + Design (4 credits)
  • ART 1071  FOUNDATIONS, MATERIAL: Objects + Spaces (4 credits)
  • ART 1072  FOUNDATIONS, TIME: Movement + Digital (4 credits)
  • ART 2000  Drawing I (4 credits)
  • ART 200T  Topics in Studio Art (4 credits)
  • ART 2110  Darkroom Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 2210  Oil Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 2220  Acrylic Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 2230  Watercolor Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 2300  Printmaking: Silkscreen (4 credits)
  • ART 2310  Printmaking: Lithography (4 credits)
  • ART 2320  Printmaking: Intaglio (4 credits)
  • ART 2330  Printmaking: Relief (4 credits)
  • ART 2400  Introduction to Sculpture (4 credits)
  • ART 2410  Wood Sculpture (4 credits)
  • ART 2500  Ceramic Hand-Building (4 credits)
  • ART 2510  Ceramic Wheel-Throwing (4 credits)
  • ART 2520  Ceramic Tile (4 credits)
  • ART 2600  Sophomore Seminar in Art (4 credits)
  • ART 2750  4D (4 credits)
  • ART 3000 Advanced Drawing (4 credits)
  • ART 3010  Illustration (4 credits)
  • ART 3100  Studio Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3110  Advanced Darkroom Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3130  Advanced Color Photography (4 credits)
  • ART 3200  Advanced Painting (4 credits)
  • ART 3300  Advanced Printmaking (4 credits)
  • ART 3400  Advanced Sculpture (4 credits)
  • ART 3500  Advanced Ceramics (4 credits)
  • ART 400T  Advanced Topics in Studio Art (4 credits)
  • ART 4500  Independent Studies in Studio Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 200T  Topics in Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 2100  History of Photography: Daguerre to Digital (4 credits)
  • ARH 2700  Art Survey I: Paleolithic to 1400 (4 credits)
  • ARH 2701  Art Survey II: 1400-21st Century (4 credits)
  • ARH 2710  Arts of the Americas (4 credits)
  • ARH 3710  20th Century American Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3720  Arts of Africa (4 credits)
  • ARH 3730  Masterpieces of Asian Art and Architecture (4 credits)
  • ARH 3740  Modern Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3750  Ancient Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3760  Women in the Arts (4 credits)
  • ARH 400T  Advanced Topics in Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 4500  Independent Studies in Art History (4 credits)

Art History Minor

The art history minor requires the successful completion of 20 credits.

Required — 4 credits

  • ARH 2701  Art Survey II: 1400-21st Century (4 credits)

Choose one — 4 credits

  • ARH 2710  Arts of the Americas (4 credits)
  • ARH 3720  Arts of Africa (4 credits)
  • ARH 3730  Masterpieces of Asian Art and Architecture (4 credits)
  • ARH 3760  Women in the Arts (4 credits)

Choose two — 8 credits

  • ARH 2100  History of Photography (4 credits)
  • ARH 2700  Art Survey I: Paleolithic to 1400(4 credits)
  • ARH 2710  Arts of the Americas (4 credits)
  • ARH 200T  Topics in Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 3550  Internship (4 credits)
  • ARH 3720  Arts of Africa (4 credits)
  • ARH 3730  Masterpieces of Asian Art and Architecture (4 credits)
  • ARH 3710  20th Century American Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3740  Modern Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3750  Ancient Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3760  Women in the Arts (4 credits)
  • ARH 4500  Independent Studies in Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 400T  Topics in Art History (4 credits)

Choose one — 4 credits

  • ART 1070  Two-Dimensional Design (4 credits)
  • ART 2000  Drawing I (4 credits)   


History of the Arts Minor

The history of the arts minor requires the successful completion of 24 credits.

Choose six:

  • ARH 2100  History of Photography (4 credits)
  • ARH 2700  Art Survey I: Paleolithic to 1400 (4 credits)
  • ARH 2701  Art Survey II: 1400-21st Century (4 credits)
  • ARH 2710  Arts of the Americas (4 credits)
  • ARH 200T  Topics in Art History (4 credits)
  • ARH 3720  Arts of Africa (4 credits)
  • ARH 3730  Masterpieces of Asian Art and Architecture (4 credits)
  • ARH 3710  20th Century American Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3740  Modern Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3750  Ancient Art (4 credits)
  • ARH 3760  Women in the Arts (4 credits)
  • ARH 4500  Independent Studies in Art History (4 credits)
  • CDM 3450  Mass Communications (4 credits)
  • MUS 3060  Music History II (4 credits)
  • THR 3270  History of Classical Theatre (4 credits)


Departmental Honors

Departmental Honors are awarded to outstanding studio or art history students who achieve excellence in the thesis and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or greater. Recipients demonstrate leadership and engagement in the Carthage arts community, and studio recipients demonstrate outstanding participation in art shows and critiques.

Current students, remember: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met.

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