Texas Tech University

Art Foundations

ART FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM

START....studio, tradition, art, research, technology....

Your first year is formative for your college experience – it is both building block and stepping stone. As you consider your degree specialization – be it in Art History, Graphic Design, Studio Art, or Visual Studies (art education) – START will give you the essential tools to become a creative and critical maker and thinker. Discover a range of materials and ideas. Learn how to combine ideas and forms. Explore different countries and continents, and traverse vast expanses of space and time. Begin to talk critically about a work of art. Question assumptions. Build a community – by the simple act of learning from each other. Your instructors will guide you in the fundamentals, challenge you to test your creative limits, and encourage you to discover that most foreign country – yourself. We will work in- and outside the studio, classroom, and gallery, to get you on your way to becoming a learned, resourceful, adaptive, and committed, artist.

ART FOUNDATIONS - FIRST YEAR
ART 1100 – Introduction to Art
ART 1302 – 2D Design: Introduction
ART 1303 – Drawing I: Introduction
ARTH 1301 – Art History Survey I
ART 2303 – 3D Design: Introduction
ART 2304 – Drawing II: Introduction
ARTH 2302 – Art History Survey II

Art Foundations BFA Portfolio Submission and BA Advising

BFA Portfolio Submission and BA advising is built into the Art Foundations courses. This event takes place during the end of the second semester and helps students and faculty determine a BA or BFA program for each student as they complete their first year and anticipate their second year. The BFA tracks: Graphic Design, Studio and Visual Studies, require a portfolio comprised of assignments students completed in Art Foundations courses. Portfolio submission and advising is built into the first year and students will be advised during their classes on deadlines and requirements.

Incoming Portfolio Requirement

Advanced Placement

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 2D Design, and/or 3D Design II (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, 2D Design, and/or 3D Design. The Art 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.