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 Art

 

Department of Performing and Visual Arts
School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Professor: M. Robinson
Assistant Professors: S. Bailey

The Department of Performing and Visual Arts offers an undergraduate bachelor's degree as well as a minor in Art. The curriculum balances theoretical and practical experience from studio and art history courses. All courses within the Art unit include components which encourage writing proficiency. The unit embraces the philosophy of the broad-based liberal education.

Bachelor of Arts

The curriculum for the B.A in Art provides a generalist approach within a liberal arts tradition and offers the possibility of a concentration of courses either in Studio Art or Art History. Integration of various artistic disciplines is promoted, including a solid component of the non-Western (especially the Arabic/Egyptian) contribution to the arts.

Studio Art courses develop a comprehensive foundation in two-dimensional studio art disciplines in conjunction with a strong theoretical component of Art History.

Courses in Art History take advantage of the uniqueness of the AUC's geographical position in the world, drawing from influential movements in Western art as well as from the rich aesthetic heritage of the Middle East.

A total of 120 credits are required for the bachelor's degree in Art:

Core Curriculum (40 credits) as stated on page 75-80

Concentration Requirements (30 credits)

ARTV

200

Foundations of Design and Color

 

201

Drawing I

 

202

Painting I

 

211

World Art Survey I

 

212

World Art Survey II

 

310

Modern and Contemporary Art

 

311

Drawing II

 

312

Painting II

 

470

Advanced Seminar

 

370 or 314

Selected Topics in Art or Modern and Contemporary Architecture

 


Collateral Requirements (15 credits)

EGPT

261

Art and Architecture from Ancient Egypt I

 

262

Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt II

ARBS

270-271

Intro to Islamic Art and Architecture

PHIL

310

Philosophy and Art

 


Four additional collateral courses to be chosen from among the following (12 credits)

ARTV

402

Independent Study

JRMC

230

Intro to Photography

 

305

Intro to Graphic Communications

 

315

Public Relations and Advertising

 

330

Advanced Photography

 

405

Advanced Graphic Communications

 

425

Advanced Advertising

THTR

224

Into to Technical Theater

 

320

Design for the Theater: Scenography

 

321

Design for the Theater: Costume

 

322

Design for the Theater: Stage Lighting

FILM

220

Intro to Film

 

330

Film Theory and Criticism

 

350

Film Production

FILM/ANTH

341

Anthropology and Film

ARBS

206

Art and Architecture of the City of Cairo

 

370

Pre-Islamic Influences on the Art and Architecture of Cairo

 

468

Painting in Islam

 

469

Islamic Pottery

 

477-478

Islamic Minor Arts

 

EGPT

202

Introduction to Egyptology

 

204

Archaeology and Prehistory

ANTH

202

Cultural Anthropology

HIST

402

Selected Topics in European History, Power and Art (or other when art is the central focus of the course)

 

Other Selected Topics courses may apply when art is the central focus of the course.

Ellectives (23 credits)
All elective courses must be selected in consultation with an art advisor. Non-collateral electives will preferably constitute a minor.

Minor

The minor in Art provides a general introduction to studio practices of design, drawing, and painting as well as their historical models.

Requirements (15 Credits): Art minors are required to take ARTV 200, ARTV 201, ARTV 202 and ARTV 310, in addition to a fifth course which must be chosen from the following: ARTV 211, ARTV 212, ARTV 311, ARTV 312, ARTV 402, ARTV 470.

Art Courses (ARTV)
 

 CourseNumber CourseTitle

200

Foundations of Design and Color

201

Drawing I

202

Painting I

211

World Art Survey I

212

World Art Survey II

310

Modern and Contemporary  Art

311

Drawing II

312

Painting II

314

Modern and Contemporary Architecture

370

Selected Topics in Art

402

Independent Study

470

Advanced Seminar

 

 

 

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