Professor Jane L. Winer, Dean
School of Art
Professor Melody Weiler, Director.
Professors Dingus, Dixon, Gibbons, Kreneck, Morrow, and Waters-Watkins; Associate Professors Fehr, Fuentes, Glover, Keifer-Boyd, Lloyd, Reed, Slagle, Steele, Stinespring, Tate, and Tedeschi; Assistant Professors Check, Germany, Granados, Leslie, Martin, Paul, Rhodes-Cannings, and Ricco.
This school offers study in the following graduate degree programs: ART EDUCATION, Master of Art Education; ART, Master of Fine Arts; Fine Arts, Doctor of Philosophy with an option in art. The school is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Mission Statement. The mission of the School of Art is to provide a stimulating and challenging environment in which students develop creative and scholarly potential, to support faculty members in the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research, to serve and lead public and professional constituencies, and to facilitate intercultural understandings through art.
The Master of Art Education degree (M.A.E.) program is comprised of a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate work including 12 semester hours of art education core courses, 9-12 semester hours of related art courses, 6-9 semester hours as a minor (taken outside the school), and 6 semester hours of thesis, professional project, or studio problem leading to an art exhibition. The M.A.E. Graduate Coordinator will evaluate applicants who have met the minimum entrance requirements of the Graduate School of Texas Tech University. The applicant for the Master of Art Education degree may be asked to submit a portfolio and/or slides of his or her art and, if possible, examples of student art to the preview committee during a personal interview. On the basis of these requirements, the preview committee will make recommendations concerning the acceptance of students to the Master of Art Education degree program and will determine and prescribe any leveling work to be completed before or after acceptance.
The Master of Fine Arts degree (M.F.A.) is the recognized terminal degree in the practice of art. It is offered with a major in art and requires a minimum of 60 semester hours of graduate work.
Specialization is possible in the areas of ceramics, jewelry design and metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture. Drawing may be selected as a minor studio option or studio elective. Admission to the Master of Fine Arts program normally presumes that students hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art. A graduate preview committee, composed of three graduate faculty members in the school, will examine a portfolio of the student's work and hold a personal interview, if feasible, with each student who meets the minimum entrance requirements of the Graduate School. On the basis of these examinations, the preview committee will make recommendations concerning acceptance to the M.F.A. program and will determine and prescribe any leveling work to be completed before or after acceptance.
The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Fine Arts is detailed in the "Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Study" section of this catalog. The option in the School of Art (the visual arts major) is designed to prepare broadly-trained teachers in art education and/or art history-criticism. The visual arts major includes preparation in the following: Focus in teaching survey art history and art appreciation and/or beginning and upper division art education classes at the university level; or a combination of art education or art history-criticism with museum science can be arranged. These combinations are best supported by available resources; however, in some instances, an individualized plan of study can be arranged. All individualized plans must be clearly defined prior to entry into the program.
For acceptance into the doctoral program, the applicant must have completed a master's degree, or its equivalent, with emphasis in some area of the visual arts. Every effort is made to select candidates who show strong scholarship and professional competence. Art doctoral faculty will evaluate each applicant's professional goals and any evidence of progress toward these goals. More specific qualifications will pertain to specific career directions. For further information on programs and admission requirements, contact the graduate coordinator, visual arts major, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Program, School of Art.
For admission into this program, the graduate art education and art history-criticism faculty review the applicant's dossier; a personal interview is recommended. Faculty submit recommendations to a four-member preview committee, who upon approval, recommend the applicant to the Fine Arts Doctoral Committee for acceptance into the program. Acceptance is also contingent upon satisfaction of all Graduate School requirements for admission. After admission, a specific degree plan is determined. In part, this process entails a formal evaluation that clarifies students' goals and aims, and, if necessary, provides a basis for assigning leveling course work. Ordinarily, the formal evaluation scrutinizes materials presented with the application and is conducted at a meeting with the graduate faculty during a student's first semester of enrollment.
Courses in Art. (ART)
5100. Advanced Art Unit (1). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Individual investigation in art. May be repeated for credit.
5101. Art Seminar (1:1:0). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Required of all graduate students admitted to the MFA program. Students must complete three seminars by graduation. Topics vary. Pass-fail grading.
5102. Teaching Studio Art in Higher Education (1:1:0). Required seminar of all studio art teaching assistants. Provides methodology and practical teaching strategies unique to teaching studio art courses. Does not count toward minimum requirement for a graduate degree. Pass-fail grading.
5304. Advanced Studio: Two-Dimensional (3). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. The development and execution of advanced two-dimensional studio problems. May be repeated for credit.
5305. Advanced Studio: Three-Dimensional (3). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. The development and execution of advanced three-dimensional studio problems. May be repeated for credit.
5309. Theories of Contemporary Art (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Advanced survey of contemporary art theory and critical methods, with emphasis on the impact of the post-structuralist critique of representation.
5310. Historical and Critical Perspectives in the Visual Arts (3:3:0). Historical and critical overview of the field including introduction to major theories and methodologies; study of particular artists, works, or movements that provide insight into specific creative techniques; basic media and techniques of the field; and interdisciplinary relationships with the other arts.
5311. Art of Classical Antiquity (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Examines architecture, painting, and sculpture of the Greek and Roman civilizations. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis.
5313. 18th and 19th Century Art (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Principal developments in 18th and 19th century painting, sculpture, and architecture. Emphasis on Europe and the United States. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis.
5314. The Visual Arts in Contemporary Context (3:3:0). Contemporary issues in the field: current artistic trends, theory and criticism, organization (e.g., funding, administration), and cultural policy (e.g., education, assessment, multi-cultural issues, censorship).
5315. Arts of the Indian Americas (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Examines art, culture, and architecture of North, Central, or South American Indians. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis.
5316. Art Theory and Criticism (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Examination of art works from antiquity to the early twentieth century using a variety of traditional and current artistic theories, critical models, and methodologies.
5317. Renaissance and Baroque Art (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Examination focusing upon major developments in Renaissance or Baroque painting, sculpture, architecture, and art criticism. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis.
5319. 20th-Century Visual Art (3:3:0). An examination of major developments in 20th-century painting, sculpture, graphic, and ceramic art. May be repeated for credit with different emphasis.
5320. Graduate Drawing (3:0:9). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. The development and execution of advanced problems in drawing. May be repeated for credit.
5322. Graduate Painting (3:0:9). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. The development and execution of advanced problems in painting. May be repeated for credit.
5326. Graduate Photography (3:0:9). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Experimental investigation into varied aspects of photography as creative media. May be repeated for credit.
5328. Graduate Printmaking (3:0:9). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. The development and execution of advanced problems in printmaking. May be repeated for credit.
5330. Graduate Ceramics (3:0:9). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. The development and execution of advanced problems in ceramics. May be repeated for credit.
5331. Ceramic Raw Materials (3:0:9). Prerequisite: Graduate standing and one graduate course in ceramics or consent of instructor. A specialized area of ceramics with emphasis on chemistry and formulation of clay bodies and glazes. Outside assignments and exams.
5334. Graduate Metal and Jewelry Design (3:0:9). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. The exploration of personal direction and execution of advanced problems and techniques in metalsmithing and jewelry design. Emphasis will vary. May be repeated for credit.
5338. Graduate Sculpture (3:0:9). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. The development and execution of advanced problems in sculpture. May be repeated for credit.
5360. Seminar in Art Education (3:3:0). Topics vary per course from faculty research to publication processes, ecology, technology, interpretation, and issues of power, privilege, and ideology. May be repeated for credit.
5361. Critical Pedagogy in the Visual Arts (3:3:3). Corequisite: ART 5101. Introduction to curriculum materials and technology to develop awareness of and practice in innovative procedures for teaching visual arts disciplines.
5362. Historical Survey of the Teaching of Art (3:3:0). Survey of the historic growth of art education in Europe and America.
5363. Research Methods in the Visual Arts (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. A survey of research methods applicable to the visual arts. May be repeated for credit. Offered on-line.
5365. Apprenticeship in Teaching Art Methods to Elementary Education Majors (3:1:5). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Through observation and practical experience, graduate students are taught how to teach art methods to elementary education majors.
5366. Instructional Technology in the Visual Arts (3:3:0). Research in critical theories and the cultural implications of visual arts instructional technology in schools, museums, and alternative sites.
5370. Survey of Two-Dimensional Studio Art (3). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. A course wherein graduate students pursue a particular area of two-dimensional studio art at their own level. May be repeated for credit.
5371. Survey of Three-Dimensional Studio Art (3). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. A course wherein graduate students pursue a particular area of three-dimensional art at their own level. May be repeated for credit.
6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).
6301. Master's Report (3).
7000. Research (V1-12).
8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).
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