Calling all art students to Foundations! While you are working on the required 22 credit hours of Foundations this is the time to think about your choice of degree specialization: whether you choose Art History, Communication Design, Studio or Visual Studies, Foundations will help you understand the basics. As you work through this set of eight classes we will ask you to be thinking about a range of materials and ideas: the color of gender, drawing in memory, the history of space, community connections, the front lawn and the human figure. And as we think about all of this, we will work inside the studio, outside the classroom, within the wood shop, throughout the lecture hall and around the gallery.
All students seeking a degree in art are required to take 22 hours of Art Foundations courses in the areas of studio art and art history. These courses consist of the following: ART 1100, Introduction to Art; ART 1303, Drawing I: Introduction; ART 2304, Drawing II: Introduction; ART 1302, Design I: Introduction; ART 2303, Design II: Introduction; ARTH 1301, Art History Survey I; ARTH 2302, Art History Survey II; and ARTH 3303, Art History Survey III.I.
Students entering art programs may be considered for advanced placement in the Art Foundations program through the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) or the School of Art Foundations Portfolio Review. Art students who score a 4 or 5 on the College Board Exams in drawing portfolio, two-dimensional design portfolio, or three-dimensional design portfolio will receive credit for Drawing I, and/or Design I, and/or Design II (3-dimensional design) (ART 1302, 1303, 2303). Students also may be considered for advanced placement by presenting a portfolio of artwork to the School of Art Foundations Portfolio Review Committee to determine if the portfolio merits course credit for Drawing I, Design I, and/or Design II. The Foundations Portfolio exam is a service provided to students who declare a field of specialization in art. It is not intended for students minoring in art or seeking to fulfill a fine arts general education requirement. Students who are awarded advanced placement through the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) or the School of Art Foundations Portfolio exam may earn 6 hours of college credit. Entering art students who receive a 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Program in art history will be exempt from taking ARTH 1301 and 2302.
Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
Our theme this year will be Outreach. As we continue to assess our Foundations program, we will look for ways to reach out to our freshman students and area high school students interested in pursuing a degree in art. We can start by think about Spring 2013 SOA Open House where we can conduct workshops, display our student work and serve on high school portfolio review panels. We can also keep in mind several regional and national organizations that SOA has been involved in: TASA Texas Association Schools of Art; FATE Foundations in Art Theory and
Carol Flueckiger, Foundations Coordinator
CALENDAR FALL 2012 - SPRING 2013
August 17, 20, 21 - LISD In-Service Meetings
August 24 - Foundations Beginning of Semester Meeting
October 8 - LISD In-Service Workship
October 11 - 13 - TASA Conference in San Antonio
October 19 - Fall 2D GPTI Review
October 28 - November 1 - NASAD Visit
December 18 - January 13 - Winter Break
January 14 - Spring Beginning of Semester Meeting
February 22 - Spring 2D GPTI Review
March 1 - Open House and HS Portfolio and Foundations Exhibition
April 3 - 6 - FATE Conference
April 11 - 14 - Lubbock Art Festival
Chua, Art History
Cortez, Art History
Flueckiger - Studio Art/Foundations Faculty
Lindsay - Studio Art/Foundations Faculty
Orfilia - Art History
Tate - Art History
Yoo - Studio Art/Foundations Faculty
Adams - MFA Printmaking
Cunningham – MFA Painting
Dill - MFA Painting
Glenn – MFA Printmaking
Monawar - Ph.D.