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Art Management Degree - Bachelor of Arts


Major Requirements (36 credit hours)

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  • AR 104 Understanding Art

    This is course is a comprehensive survey of design elements and principles, introducing students to critical analysis of artwork, themes, and purposes of art. This course examines two- and three-dimensional media and notable artwork and people in the history of art.
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  • AR 197 Introduction to Art Management

    This course is an overview of arts organizations and their management processes. Trends, leadership fundamentals, and career opportunities will be highlighted.
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  • AR 365 The Business of Art

    This course is designed to introduce the career-minded student to professional practices in marketing, pricing, and managing client and agency relations. Students will learn about the realities of setting up and operating a studio in a given specialty or market by applying proper financial and legal principles.
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  • HS 460 Internship/Fieldwork

    Consists of field placement in an agency, business, or industry environment related to the academic major. The placement should provide firsthand experience which allows students to apply, develop or strengthen classroom theories and skills. Work expectations for each intern are contracted with the faculty sponsor and placement supervisor. See Student Internship Program Guidelines for further details. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing (60 credit hours completed) and 2.5 GPA in the major; Permission of Director of Internships required.
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  • BA 232 Principles of Management

    This course examines the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and techniques of management by integrating classical and modern perspectives with real-world experiences. Students are introduced to both traditional and contemporary views along the management function of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Management domains such as business ethics, business law, international management, organizational behavior, human resource management, operation management, organizational development and change, entrepreneurship, management information systems, and strategic management are also introduced, and their implications on students’ careers as managers are explored.
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  • BA 252 Principles of Marketing

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of marketing. It covers the current marketing concepts and practical applications that will include the functions of product, price, place, promotion, and positioning. Additional emphasis will be given to multicultural and global marketing in the United States and internationally.
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  • BA 265 Legal Environment of Business

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the legal and regulatory process in which business decisions are made. The application of legal constraints to management decision making is examined through cases, hypothetical scenarios, and practical examples. While applying these concepts to business decisions, special emphasis is placed on the ethical issues faced by a decision maker.
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  • CA 228 Writing for Media

    This course introduces the basic concepts of newsgathering and reporting for contemporary media. Emphasis is placed on developing writing and information gathering skills, using Associated Press style, and understanding the legal and ethical obligations of media writing. Prerequisite: EN 101
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  • EN 321 Business Communication: Professional Writing, Speaking, and Research

    This course offers students practical application of the best principles of workplace communication, including the many different types of writing required in the modern business environment, professional presentations, and research. Prerequisites: EN 101 and EN 102
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Plus 9 credit hours in Art History courses, a minimum of 3 credit hours must be in upper level art history.

  • AR 101 Survey of Art to 1400

    This course surveys the major developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western world, including Stone Age, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Aegean, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Migration, Romanesque, and Gothic. With AR 102, this course provides an introduction to the whole range of Western artistic creation and its form of human communication and experience.
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  • AR 102 Survey of Art since 1400

    This course surveys the major developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture in the Western world, including Early and High Renaissance in Italy and the North; Baroque; Rococo; 19th, Century Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post- Impressionism; and into the 20th century. With AR 101, this course provides an introduction to the whole range of Western artistic creation and its form of human communication and experience.
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  • AR 111 Introduction to Drawing

    Acquaints the beginning art student with media and techniques of drawing and explores the concept of composition.
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  • AR 204 Introduction to Painting

    Oil or acrylic media are explored utilizing traditional and experimental techniques. Color theory and basic technique create a platform for independent projects and the inherent potential for self-expression.
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  • AR 206 Introduction to Sculpture

    This course explores the media techniques of modeling, carving, and constructivism. Topics include naturalism, obstraction, history, and social issues.
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  • AR 208 Introduction to Ceramics

    This course develops the basic hand-building processes and wheel-throwing techniques used in contemporary ceramics. The development of shapes and application of glazes is emphasized.
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  • AR 210 Beginning Photography

    This course introduces students to the basic techniques and possibilities of the digital photographic medium. The course is designed to develop the student's ability to think in terms of pictures and acquaint him or her with the components of a successful photograph. Students must furnish their own DSLR or digital point-and-shoot camera.
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  • AR 304 Intermediate Painting

    The exploration of traditional media and techniques begun in AR 204 continues with a further emphasis on visual communication of themes or concepts. Independent projects allow self-expression while directing students towards sophistication in visual approach and conceptual basis. Students work with the instructor to discuss progress and technical problems. Prerequisite: AR 204
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  • AR 306 Intermediate Sculpture

    This course begins with clay modeling techniques for developing three-dimensional images. These images are fully developed by the process of casting in metal, including chasing and patination. Other images will be carved from wood and stone. Prerequisite: AR 206
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  • AR 308 Intermediate Ceramics

    This course emphasizes the development of wheel-throwing skills on a wide variety of vessel forms. Techniques to enhance the forms with surface decorative textures and glazing also are developed. Prerequisite: AR 208
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  • AR 320 Egyptian Tombs and Treasures

    This course is a study of visual art in ancient Egypt, with emphasis on architecture, painting, sculpture, and the minor arts. The course examines why the ancient Egyptians invested such wealth and effort in the production of art and ways in which social, religious and historical changes relate to change in that art.
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  • AR 326 Masters of the Italian Renaissance

    This course is a study of the major artists and complex monuments of 15th and 16th century Italy. The course examines the decisive achievements of the great artists, including Botticelli, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, and Titian. Not offered every year.
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  • AR 332 History of Graphic Design

    A survey of graphic design from prehistory to today. The course emphasizes the evolution of graphic communication and places contemporary design in historical context.
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  • AR 338 Intermediate Hand-Built Ceramics

    This course emphasizes the development of hand-building skills in a wide variety of vessel and sculptural forms. Clay body formulation, glaze and staining techniques, and diversity in firing techniques are explored. Prerequisite: AR 208
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  • AR 340 Digital Photography

    Students with an understanding of the basic fundamentals of photography and Photoshop will learn to expand their skills to produce creative, dramatic images. Projects will be given which require blending of traditional photographic techniques with advanced digital enhancement techniques. Prerequisites: AR 210 or AR 310 and ARCT 102.
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  • AR 404 Advanced Painting

    Theme and concept are explored through development of a cohesive portfolio of work, in which personal style develops using one medium. Prerequisite: AR 304
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  • AR 406 Advanced Sculpture

    Advanced work in three-dimensional forms, stressing experimentation and a developed aesthetic. Prerequisite: AR 306 or AR 346
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  • AR 408 Advanced Ceramics

    This course emphasizes the development of a personal vision through techniques of shape forming. Glazing and firing processes are perfected. Prerequisite: AR 308 or AR 338
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