Undergraduate

Degree Requirements

First-Year Course Requirements - all Art Majors

Fall
ARS-0100 Drawing I 3 credits
ARS-0101 Visual Fundamentals I 3 credits
WRT-0110 Writing 3 credits
FYS-0100 First Year Connection Seminar 3 credits

General Education Requirements 3 to 6 credits
Spring
ARS-0200 Drawing II (or other required Art course) 3 credits
ARS-0201 Visual Fundamentals II 3 credits

General Education Requirements 9 to 12 credits
The first year is the same for all art students in both the B.A. and B.F.A. programs. First year art requirements are designed to provide experience and theoretical foundations in a range of media and techniques with particular emphasis on drawing and design skills. The nature of the visual arts demands that students take studio classes each semester starting in the first year. It is important that students balance their general education requirements and elective courses with their studio art requirement throughout their four years at Rosemont.


B.A., Studio Art and Design

The Bachelor of Art in Studio Art and Design provides a thorough fine arts education within a liberal arts context. Students are able to pursue a B.A. in Studio Art and Design without a formal portfolio evaluation for entrance. The program starts with foundation courses common to all art students and continues with major requirements, upper-lever course work, and electives. At the culmination of four years of study, students present their senior project in a two or three-person exhibition in Lawrence Gallery.

The B.A. in Studio Art and Design gives students a number of elective classes that can be used to take courses in graphic design, interior design, or upper level studio art courses. B.A. students also have the opportunity to follow the art certification or art therapy preparation program. 120 credits are required for the completion of this degree.

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the general education requirements that are listed under the heading, General Education Requirements.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

6 credits from the Studio Art and Design major can be applied to General Education requirements.

Studio Art and Design Requirements 57 credits
ARS-0100Drawing I3 credits
ARS-0101Visual Fundamentals I3 credits
ARS-0200Drawing II3 credits
ARS-0201Visual Fundamentals II3 credits
ARS-0205Painting I3 credits
ARS-0250Computer Graphics I3 credits
ARS-0255Typography3 credits
ARS-0260Printmaking I3 credits
ARS-0290Photography3 credits
ARS-0295Options in Art3 credits
ARS-0360Printmaking II3 credits
ARS-0492Senior Project Seminar I3 credits
ARS-0497Senior Project Seminar II3 credits
Three Studio Art Electives chosen from:
ARS-0275Graphic Design I3 credits
ARS-0202Interior Design I3 credits
ARS-0350Computer Graphics II3 credits
ARS-0302Interior Design II3 credits
ARS-0350Computer Graphics II3 credits
OR

ARS-0312Computer-Aided Design: Interiors3 credits
OR


An upper division (300 or 400 level) Interior Design course3 credits

Three additional electives in Studio Art9 credits
OR


Art History9 credits
Required Supporting Courses 14 credits
ARH-0175Visual Culture of the West I3 credits
ARH-0175LVisual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component1 credit
ARH-0176Visual Culture/West II3 credits
ARH-0176LVisual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component1 credit

Two History of Art Elective6 credits

Electives 12 to 13 credits

General electives can also be used to take fashion design, graphic design, interior design, or upper-division studio art courses but cannot be limited to only art courses.


B.A. Studio Art and Design, Art Therapy Preparation

The Art Therapy Preparation program is designed to prepare students for graduate study in the field.

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the general education requirements that are listed under the heading, General Education Requirements.

Requirements for the B.A. Studio Art and Design, Art Therapy Preparation

Students seeking this degree follow a modified general education curriculum, the details of which follow:

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

6 credits from the Studio Art and Design major can be applied to General Education requirements.

Studio Art and Design Requirements 45 credits*
ARS-0100Drawing I3 credits
ARS-0101Visual Fundamentals I3 credits
ARS-0110Introduction to Studio Technique3 credits
ARS-0201Visual Fundamentals II3 credits
ARS-0205Painting I3 credits
ARS-0215Ceramics3 credits
ARS-0250Computer Graphics I3 credits
ARS-0260Printmaking I3 credits
ARS-0295Options in Art3 credits
ARS-0360Printmaking II3 credits

A 3-D course which can include: ceramics, sculpture, multi media, papermaking, special projects3 credits

Studio Art Elective3 credits
ARS-0492Senior Project Seminar I3 credits
ARS-0497Senior Project Seminar II3 credits

Field Experience3 credits
*One required 100-level Studio Art course counts towards the General Education requirement in Creative Expression.

History of Art Requirements 14 credits
ARH-0175Visual Culture of the West I3 credits
ARH-0175LVisual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component1 credit
ARH-0176Visual Culture/West II3 credits
ARH-0176LVisual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component1 credit

History of Art Elective3 credits

History of Art Elective, non western3 credits
Psychology Requirements 15 credits
PSY-0200Developmental Psychology3 credits
PSY-0340Psychology of Personality3 credits
PSY-0380Abnormal Psychology3 credits
PSY-0410Theories of Counseling3 credits

Psychology Elective3 credits

Note:

PSY-0100 is a prerequisite for all subsequent psychology courses and should be taken as part of a student’s General Education Program.

Electives 3 to 7 credits

General electives can also be used to take fashion design, graphic design, interior design, or upper-division studio art courses but cannot be limited to only art courses.


B.A. Studio Art and Design with Art Certification

The Art Teacher Certification Program in Secondary Education is based on the philosophy of “artist/educator”. The potential teacher must be a competent artist that can educate others in creative activity and related fields.

The Art Certification program is open to all art majors; however, to be certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, students must pass all three sections of the PRAXIS I test (reading, mathematics, and writing), the PRAXIS Fundamental Knowledge Test, PRAXIS II, Art Content Knowledge, and obtain a minimum cumulative overall 3.000 GPA. Students should plan carefully from the first year and note the specific requirements for Art Certification. 126 credits are required for the completion of this degree.

Students are reminded that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania modifies and updates certification standards from time to time and therefore students are responsible for maintaining close contact with both their art and education mentors in order to be certain that their individual program and performance continually conforms to Pennsylvania standards

In addition to meeting the course requirements for the studio art major, all students must also fulfill the College’s general education requirements, including courses that are specifically relevant to certification.

General Education and Certification Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Students must take some courses as part of their General Education program that also meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements for certification. Please see your Education mentor to make sure you are taking the correct courses.

Art Requirements 39 credits
ARS-0100Drawing I3 credits
ARS-0101Visual Fundamentals I3 credits
ARS-0201Visual Fundamentals II3 credits
ARS-0205Painting I3 credits
ARS-0215Ceramics3 credits
ARS-0230Papermaking I3 credits
ARS-0250Computer Graphics I3 credits
ARS-0260Printmaking I3 credits
ARH-0295Options in Art3 credits

A 3-D course which can include: ceramics, sculpture, multi media, papermaking, special projects3 credits

Art Elective3 credits
ARS-0492Senior Project Seminar I3 credits
ARS-0497Senior Project Seminar II3 credits
History of Art Requirements 14 credits
ARH-0175Visual Culture of the West I3 credits
ARH-0175L

Visual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component

1 credit
ARH-0176Visual Culture/West II3 credits
ARH-0176LVisual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component1 credit

History of Art Elective3 credits

History of Art Elective, non-Western3 credits

Education Requirements 21 credits


General Electives

General electives can also be used to take fashion design, graphic design, interior design, or upper-division studio art courses but cannot be limited to only art courses. Students are strongly encouraged to include the following courses in their general education program:

EDU-0200Development of Education3 credits
EDU-0201Observation and Analysis3 credits
EDU-0220Teaching Strategies K-123 credits
EDU-0240Topics in Learning3 credits
EDU-0270Classroom and Behavior Management3 credits
EDU-0280Foundations of Special Education3 credits
EDU-0401Teaching Art K-123 credits
EDU-0455Student Teaching/Seminar6 credits
PSY-0100Basic Concepts in Psychology 3 credits
PHI-0272Ethics and Social Values
3 credits

Post-Baccalaureate Art Certification

College graduates with a B.F.A. or B.A. in Art can apply to Rosemont College to complete Art Certification requirements. Rosemont College art teachers have positions in school districts throughout the region. Transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis to determine which courses and field experiences are required.


B.F.A. with Art Certification

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Design can be completed with Art Certification. This program of study usually requires more than eight semesters to complete. Candidates for a B.F.A. with certification must choose their courses carefully to avoid duplication of requirements.


B.F.A.

*Please note: Students failing to meet commonly held criteria for the BFA degree will receive the BA degree in Studio Art and Design.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is a four-year professional degree that focuses on intensive work in art or design. The primary emphasis of the program is on the development of skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional artist or designer. B.F.A. students can choose from the following B.F.A. programs: Fine Arts, Graphic Design or Interior Design. At the culmination of four years of study, students present their senior project in a two-person exhibition in Lawrence Gallery.


The expectations of B.F.A. students are extensive. In order to be accepted into the B.F.A. program, students must successfully complete a portfolio review. B.F.A. candidates are expected to maintain a 3.00 GPA in all major classes.

Portfolio Evaluation

Acceptance into the B.F.A. program is based on a portfolio review that shows evidence of visual arts ability, academic capacity, and, particularly, a strong sense of commitment that extends beyond classroom requirements. The portfolio evaluation can take place upon acceptance to the college but must occur no later then the end of the student’s second year at Rosemont.

The portfolio should include strong work in a variety of media, including figure drawings and a recent self-portrait drawn from life (using a mirror rather than a photograph of yourself).

Requirements for the B.F.A. Studio Art and Design

Students accepted into the B.F.A. must complete all General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. General Education requirements range from 57 to 58 credits with up to 9 credits from the major able to count towards General Education requirements.

The B.F.A. degree requires a total of 126 credits for graduation.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

9 credits from the B.F.A. Studio Art and Design major can be applied to General Education requirements.

Required Courses 63 credits
ARS-0100Drawing I3 credits
ARS-0101Visual Fundamentals I3 credits
ARS-0200Drawing II3 credits
ARS-0201Visual Fundamentals II3 credits
ARS-0205Painting I3 credits
ARS-0250Computer Graphics I3 credits
ARS-0260Printmaking I3 credits
ARS-0295Options in Art3 credits
ARS-0300Drawing III3 credits
ARS-0305Painting II3 credits
ARS-0360Printmaking II3 credits
ARS-0405Painting III3 credits
ARS-0492Senior Project Seminar I3 credits
ARS-0497Senior Project Seminar II3 credits
One course chosen from:
ARS-0120Digital Photography3 credits
ARS-0215Ceramics3 credits
ARS-0230Papermaking3 credits
ARS-0270Sculpture I3 credits
ARS-0370Multimedia3 credits

Two courses at the upper-division in a specific area6 credits

Four Studio Art Electives12 credits
Required Supporting Courses 14 credits
ARH-0175Visual Culture of the West I3 credits
ARH-0175LVisual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component1 credit
ARH-0176Visual Culture/West II3 credits
ARH-0176LVisual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component1 credit

History of Art Electives6 credits

B.F.A., Studio Art and Design, Graphic Design Track

Students accepted into the B.F.A., Studio Art and Design, Graphic Design Track must complete all General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. General Education Requirements range from 57 to 58 credits with up to 9 credits from the major able to count towards GE requirements.

The B.F.A. degree requires a total of 126 credits for graduation.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

9 credits from the B.F.A. Studio Art and Design, Graphic Design Track major can be applied to General Education requirements.

Required Courses 63 credits:
ARS-0100Drawing I3 credits
ARS-0101Visual Fundamentals I3 credits
ARS-0200Drawing II3 credits
ARS-0201Visual Fundamentals II3 credits
ARS-0205Painting I3 credits
ARS-0250Computer Graphics I3 credits
ARS-0255Typography3 credits
ARS-0260Printmaking I3 credits
ARS-0275Graphic Design I3 credits
ARS-0280Illustration3 credits
ARS-0295Options in Art3 credits
ARS-0350Computer Graphics II3 credits
ARS-0360Printmaking II3 credits
ARS-0375Graphic Design II3 credits
ARS-0492Senior Project Seminar I3 credits
ARS-0497Senior Project Seminar II3 credits

Three Studio Art Electives9 credits

Two courses at the upper-division in a specific area6 credits
Required Supporting Courses 14 credits
ARH-0175Visual Culture of the West I3 credits
ARH-0175LVisual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component1 credit
ARH-0176Visual Culture/West II3 credits
ARH-0176LVisual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component1 credit

History of Art Electives6 credits

B.F.A., Studio Art, Interior Design Track

Students accepted into the B.F.A., Studio Art and Design, Interior Design Track must complete all General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. General Education Requirements range from 57 to 58 credits with up to 9 credits from the major able to count towards GE requirements.

The B.F.A. degree requires a total of 126 credits for graduation.

General Education Requirements 45 to 49 credits

9 credits from the B.F.A. Studio Art and Design, Interior Design Track major can be applied to General Education requirements.

Required Courses 63 credits
ARS-0100Drawing I3 credits
ARS-0200Drawing II3 credits
ARS-0101Visual Fundamentals I 3 credits
ARS-0201Visual Fundamentals II3 credits
ARS-0120Digital Photography3 credits
ARS-0205Painting I3 credits
ARS-0260Printmaking I3 credits
ARS-0360Printmaking II3 credits
ARH-0295Options in Art3 credits
ARS-0202Interior Design I3 credits
ARS-0302Interior Design II3 credits
ARS-0211Interior Finishes and Materials3 credits
ARS-0312CAD for Interiors3 credits
ARS-0250Computer Graphics I3 credits
ARS-0492Senior Project Seminar I3 credits
ARS-0497Senior Project Seminar II3 credits

Four Studio Art Electives12 credits

Two courses at the upper-division in Interior Design6 credits
Required Supporting Courses 14 credits
ARH-0175Visual Culture of the West I3 credits
ARH-0175LVisual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component1 credit
ARH-0176Visual Culture/West II3 credits
ARH-0176LVisual Culture of the West Experiential Learning Component1 credit

History of Art Electives6 credits

Transfer Students in Art

Transfer students are required to take at least half of their art courses at Rosemont in order to receive a degree from the college. Transfer students will have a program designed to meet individual circumstances.

Degree Offered:

B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Art Therapy Preparation
B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with Art Certification
B.F.A., Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art
B.F.A., Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Graphic Design Track
B.F.A., Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Interior Design Track