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Undergraduate Admissions Information
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
Fax (734) 432-5424
Email: admissions@madonna.edu

Fine Arts Major: Bach Arts | Fine Arts - Ceramics: Concen | Fine Arts - Drawing: Concen | Fine Arts Minor | Fine Arts - Painting: Concen | Fine Arts - Printmaking: Concen
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Fine Arts Major: Bach Arts    
   Major Courses (45 cr. to be chosen)    
      AED 3100/AHIS 3350 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         AED 3100   Visual Culture (AED*/AHIS) 3 cr.  Course scans the increasingly visual phenomena that influence the lives of twenty-first century people. Analytic tools of semiotics are used to look beyond the surface of visual communications to underlying content and motivations. 
         AHIS3350   Asian Art: India, China, Japan 3 cr.  Focused study on the paintings, sculpture, buildings, and landscape architecture of India, China, and Japan. Artifacts and aesthetics are correlated with historic, social, and cultural forces. Emphasis is on investigation of continuing traditions and new stylistic content. 
      AHIS3240   Art History: Ancient to Renaissance 3 cr.  Investigation of art making across cultures from over 250,000 years of prehistory through the time of the early Renaissance. Multicultural artistic innovations across the world are charted chronologically. Using art history as a framework, human history is reflected back to us. 
      AHIS3270   Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century 3 cr.  Investigation of innovations in artwork across world cultures from the time of the Renaissance in Italy to art made across the globe in the early 20th century. 
      AHIS 4160/4260 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         AHIS4160   Art History: 20th Century to Contemporary 3 cr.  Investigation of international art breakthroughs from the 20th century to the present day. Beginning with art movements that influenced the development of modernism and other “avant-garde” concepts, continuing through to contemporary expressions in the visual arts, emphasis is placed on understanding historical and cultural contexts. 
         AHIS4260   History of Modern Design 3 cr.  Investigation of the development and impact of modern design as it emerged through the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century and progressed through 20th century modernism, post-modernism, and the design trends of the 21st century. Aesthetics of modern design are analyzed, as are the philosophies and theories of the designers creating these. Students look at the relationship of design to technology, the needs of society, the environment, and industry. 
      ART 1010   Drawing Foundations for Art and Design 3 cr.  Introduction to drawing and two-dimensional design with a variety of media and approaches. Students explore observational and expressive drawing along with the elements and principles of art and design. No prior experience needed. 
      ART 1030   Painting Foundations for Art and Design 3 cr.  Introduction to painting with a variety of acrylic and watercolor media. Students explore observational and expressive painting techniques and learn color theory along with the elements and principles of art and design. No prior experience needed. 
      ART 1040   Ceramics Foundations for Art and Design 3 cr.  Introduction to hand building clay vessels and sculptural forms using a variety of expressive methods. Students explore forming and glazing techniques along with art elements and design principles. No prior experience needed. 
      ART 1060   Printmaking Foundations for Art and Design 3 cr.  Introduction to printmaking with relief printing, silkscreen and intaglio. Students explore creative expression with each printmaking process, along with the elements and principles of art and design. No prior experience needed. 
      ART 4960   Senior Seminar 3 cr.  All Art Department majors complete their programs with Senior Seminar research, critical reflection, and planning for professional presentation of creative work. Course includes preparation of portfolios, presentation of a body of creative work, and required participation in producing the senior art exhibition. 
      Major electives (9 cr. to be chosen)    
         AHIS4750   Studies in Art History 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Course allows independent research on a focused area of Art History study. Study topic, readings, research and meeting times are determined in collaboration with the instructor. Prerequisites: AHIS 3240, AHIS 3270. 
         ART 3150   Photoshop (ART*/BCA/JRN) 3 cr.  Introduction to a variety of image processing capabilities, with an emphasis on the development of original raster images related to art, design and motion graphics. Students learn various components of Adobe Photoshop including, image conversion, compositing, color correction, manipulating layers, working with paths, and print preparation. 
         ART 4400   Independent Studio A 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Independent guided work in an expanded art discipline, experimental media or new techniques. Artistic challenges and creative goals are determined with instructor. Permission of Art Department Chair and instructor required. 
         ART 4410   Independent Studio B 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Independent guided work in an expanded art discipline, experimental media or new techniques. Artistic challenges and creative goals are determined with instructor. Permission of Art Department Chair and instructor required. 
         JRN 3130   Photography I (ART/JRN*) 3 cr.  Basic digital photography; principles of light, lenses, and composition; participation in all phases of digital work flow from initial composition to final image. Required for students seeking teaching certification with a Journalism minor. 
         JRN 3140   Photography II (ART/JRN*) 3 cr.  Further exploration of photography including digital and chemical-based imaging. Digital and chemical printing, negative development, archival and fine art black-and-white printing. Class culminates with a portfolio project in either print or digital media. Prerequisite: JRN 3130 or permission of instructor. 
      Concentration Option (9 cr. to be chosen)    
Fine Arts - Ceramics: Concen    
   Concentration Courses (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      ART 2040   Ceramics II 3 cr.  Forming clay using a variety of subjects, students continue to develop skills and personal approaches to creating expressive sculptural forms and vessels while exploring tools and media. Course includes expansion of hand building and glazing techniques and learning the basics of wheel throwing and kiln firing. Prerequisite: ART 1040. 
      ART 3040   Ceramics III - Advanced Studio 3 cr.  Individualized instruction in advanced technical and aesthetic skills in using the potter’s wheel and more sophisticated hand building techniques to create functional or sculptural objects. Kiln firing and glaze mixing skills are expanded. Creative goals are determined with instructor at the start of the course. Prerequisites: ART 1040, ART 2040. 
      ART 4040   Ceramics IV - Advanced Studio 3 cr.  Experimentation with materials, refinement of techniques and artistic problem solving are emphasized for developing a personal body of work. Independent ceramic challenges and creative goals are determined with instructor at the start of the course. Prerequisites: ART 1040, ART 2040, ART 3040. 
Fine Arts - Drawing: Concen    
   Concentration Courses (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      ART 2010   Drawing II 3 cr.  Drawing a variety of subjects, students continue to develop skills and personal approaches to creating expressive compositions while exploring tools and media. Includes introduction to drawing the human figure and alternative drawing methods. Prerequisite: ART 1010. 
      ART 3010   Drawing III - Advanced Studio 3 cr.  Exploration of anatomy and drawing the human figure, with focus on proportion, gesture, and composition. Includes continued experimentation with drawing techniques and materials. Individualized goals to be determined with instructor at start of course. Prerequisite: ART 1010, ART 2010. 
      ART 4010   Drawing IV - Advanced Studio 3 cr.  Focused experimentation with materials, refinement of techniques and artistic problem solving are emphasized for developing a personal body of work. Independent drawing challenges and creative goals are determined with instructor at the start of the course. Prerequisites: ART 1010, ART 2010, ART 3010. 
Fine Arts Minor    
   Minor Courses (21 cr. to be chosen)    
      AHIS3240/3270/4160 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         AHIS3240   Art History: Ancient to Renaissance 3 cr.  Investigation of art making across cultures from over 250,000 years of prehistory through the time of the early Renaissance. Multicultural artistic innovations across the world are charted chronologically. Using art history as a framework, human history is reflected back to us. 
         AHIS3270   Art History: Renaissance to 20th Century 3 cr.  Investigation of innovations in artwork across world cultures from the time of the Renaissance in Italy to art made across the globe in the early 20th century. 
         AHIS4160   Art History: 20th Century to Contemporary 3 cr.  Investigation of international art breakthroughs from the 20th century to the present day. Beginning with art movements that influenced the development of modernism and other “avant-garde” concepts, continuing through to contemporary expressions in the visual arts, emphasis is placed on understanding historical and cultural contexts. 
      ART 1010   Drawing Foundations for Art and Design 3 cr.  Introduction to drawing and two-dimensional design with a variety of media and approaches. Students explore observational and expressive drawing along with the elements and principles of art and design. No prior experience needed. 
      ART 1030   Painting Foundations for Art and Design 3 cr.  Introduction to painting with a variety of acrylic and watercolor media. Students explore observational and expressive painting techniques and learn color theory along with the elements and principles of art and design. No prior experience needed. 
      ART 1040   Ceramics Foundations for Art and Design 3 cr.  Introduction to hand building clay vessels and sculptural forms using a variety of expressive methods. Students explore forming and glazing techniques along with art elements and design principles. No prior experience needed. 
      ART 1060   Printmaking Foundations for Art and Design 3 cr.  Introduction to printmaking with relief printing, silkscreen and intaglio. Students explore creative expression with each printmaking process, along with the elements and principles of art and design. No prior experience needed. 
      Electives (6 cr. to be chosen)    
         ART 2010   Drawing II 3 cr.  Drawing a variety of subjects, students continue to develop skills and personal approaches to creating expressive compositions while exploring tools and media. Includes introduction to drawing the human figure and alternative drawing methods. Prerequisite: ART 1010. 
         ART 2030   Painting II 3 cr.  Introduction to using traditional materials, tools and methods of oil painting. Painting from a variety of subjects including the human figure, students continue to develop skills and personal approaches to creating expressive compositions. Prerequisite: ART 1030. 
         ART 2040   Ceramics II 3 cr.  Forming clay using a variety of subjects, students continue to develop skills and personal approaches to creating expressive sculptural forms and vessels while exploring tools and media. Course includes expansion of hand building and glazing techniques and learning the basics of wheel throwing and kiln firing. Prerequisite: ART 1040. 
         ART 2060   Printmaking II 3 cr.  Drawing from a variety of subjects, students continue to develop skills and personal approaches to creating expressive compositions with more complex relief printing techniques. Course emphasizes quality printing, experimentation and relevant aesthetics. Prerequisite: ART 1060. 
         ART 3150   Photoshop (ART*/BCA/JRN) 3 cr.  Introduction to a variety of image processing capabilities, with an emphasis on the development of original raster images related to art, design and motion graphics. Students learn various components of Adobe Photoshop including, image conversion, compositing, color correction, manipulating layers, working with paths, and print preparation. 
         JRN 3130   Photography I (ART/JRN*) 3 cr.  Basic digital photography; principles of light, lenses, and composition; participation in all phases of digital work flow from initial composition to final image. Required for students seeking teaching certification with a Journalism minor. 
         JRN 3140   Photography II (ART/JRN*) 3 cr.  Further exploration of photography including digital and chemical-based imaging. Digital and chemical printing, negative development, archival and fine art black-and-white printing. Class culminates with a portfolio project in either print or digital media. Prerequisite: JRN 3130 or permission of instructor. 
Fine Arts - Painting: Concen    
   Concentration Courses (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      ART 2030   Painting II 3 cr.  Introduction to using traditional materials, tools and methods of oil painting. Painting from a variety of subjects including the human figure, students continue to develop skills and personal approaches to creating expressive compositions. Prerequisite: ART 1030. 
      ART 3030   Painting III - Advanced Studio 3 cr.  Continue skill and concept development in water-based, oil or alternative painting media and methods. May include approaches to collage and mixed media. Course continues painting the human figure. Individualized goals to be determined with instructor at start of course. Prerequisites: ART 1030, ART 2030. 
      ART 4030   Painting IV - Advanced Studio 3 cr.  Experimentation with materials, refinement of techniques and artistic problem solving are emphasized for developing a personal body of work. Independent painting challenges and creative goals are determined with instructor at start of course. Prerequisites: ART 1030, ART 2030, ART 3030. 
Fine Arts - Printmaking: Concen    
   Concentration Courses (9 cr. to be chosen)    
      ART 2060   Printmaking II 3 cr.  Drawing from a variety of subjects, students continue to develop skills and personal approaches to creating expressive compositions with more complex relief printing techniques. Course emphasizes quality printing, experimentation and relevant aesthetics. Prerequisite: ART 1060. 
      ART 3060   Printmaking III - Advanced Studio 3 cr.  In-depth exploration of serigraphy (silkscreen) and techniques, with additional emphasis on quality printing, experimental and multi-screen printing, and aesthetics. Individualized goals to be determined with instructor at the start of the course. Prerequisites: ART 1060, ART 2060. 
      ART 4060   Printmaking IV - Advanced Studio 3 cr.  Experimentation with materials, refinement of techniques and artistic problem solving are emphasized for developing a personal body of work. New planographic techniques are presented. Independent printmaking challenges and creative goals are determined with instructor. Prerequisites: ART 1060, ART 2060, ART 3060. 
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