Jun 06, 2023  
2010-2011 HillBook (Class of 2014) 
2010-2011 HillBook (Class of 2014) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]

Graphic Design, B.A.

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Visual Arts/Performing Arts Major

The Visual and Performing Arts majors offer an interdisciplinary approach which provides both breadth and depth in the Visual and Performing Arts. Students may choose a major in Art History, Graphic Design or Studio Arts, or they may choose a General major selecting courses from several of the Department’s areas. Students may also choose a Visual and Performing Arts major with a concentration in either Music or Theatre Arts. Students with specific career strategies may declare a double major with, for example, Business, Communication, Elementary Education, English, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies or Sociology. The Visual and Performing Arts Majors prepare students for graduate work or career possibilities in museums, galleries, corporate collections, graphic design, photography, teaching, art conservation and art therapy.

The concentration in Theatre Arts provides the student with an additional focus of study in the humanities, education, and collaborative arts. The study of drama incorporates theoretical and practical knowledge in a variety of areas touching many cultures and eras. The personal development of the student is aided by a deeper understanding of the workings of the human imagination and emotions, the use of the body and voice as a means of expression, and the complexities of interpersonal relationships as seen in art and life. By taking part in the production of plays, the student’s sense of responsibility and self-discipline are further tested and strengthened. This program enables students to pursue further goals which may include: graduate work in theatre and related fields; creative dramatics in primary, secondary and special needs education; writing; development of community theatres; arts management; and careers stressing interpersonal communication.

The Visual and Performing Arts Majors each require 11 courses.

Major in Graphic Design

Visual and Performing Arts Capstones

Seniors are required to take a Capstone course in their major area of study.

Portfolio Reviews:

The following Visual & Performing Arts students are required to complete portfolio reviews during the Sophomore or Junior and Senior years:

  • Graphic Design Majors
  • Studio Arts Majors
  • Double Majors
  • Studio Arts Minors
  • Other Minors who have taken four or more Studio Arts Courses

Sophomores and Juniors will complete their portfolio review on the spring semester reading day.

Seniors will complete their Capstone portfolio review on the fall semester reading day.

Students may contact Professor Savage-Rumbaugh for details about the portfolio review.

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