Visual arts majors may pursue an emphasis in Business. It is designed to provide art majors the opportunity to acquire knowledge and experience in both art and business topics to better prepare them for the contemporary art market.

art student and professorThis emphasis aligns a studio art degree with strategic business classes to provide a versatile skill set which prepares students for a broad range of career options within the art field. It will allow students to graduate with both a strong visual arts studio experience and a comprehensive business understanding while staying on a four-year track.

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Students graduating from Lander University with a degree in visual arts demonstrate a general knowledge of art concepts and the ability to apply art techniques in a range of media as outlined by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design standards, including:

  1. familiarity with the works and intentions of major artists/designers and movements of the past and the present, both in the Western and non-Western worlds;
  2. knowledge about the nature of contemporary thinking on art and design and the nature of quality in design projects and works of art;
  3. the ability to make workable connections between concept and media through a variety of art making methods;
  4. the technical skills, perceptual development, and understanding of principles of visual organization sufficient to achieve basic visual communication and expression in an art medium; and
  5. the experience to compile a portfolio showing the development of visual sensitivity.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 121

Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
     
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
 
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
  MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Methods I 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ART 103 Drawing I 3
ART 104 Drawing II 3
ART 105 Basic Design I 3
ART 106 Basic Design II 3
ART 111 Art History I 3
ART 112 Art History II 3
ART 202 Sculpture I 3
ART 203 Photography I 3
ART 204 Graphic Design I 3
ART 205 Painting I 3
ART 207 Ceramics I 3
ART 499 Art Issues 1

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ART 320 Investigation of Line 3
Art Studio (select 2)
ART 302ART 303ART 304ART 305ART 306ART 307ART 320
ART 321ART 322ART 323ART 350ART 352*, ART 402ART 403
ART 404ART 405ART 406ART 407ART 408
*only 1 summer travel course may be included
6
Art Studio 400-level 
ART 402ART 403ART 404ART 405ART 406ART 407ART 408
3
Art History (select 2)
ART 311ART 312ART 314ART 315ART 316ART 317ART 371
ART 372*

*only 1 summer travel course may be included

6

 

MAJOR PROGRAM EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BA 101 Introduction to Business 3
ACCT 201 Financial Accounting Principles 3
MGMT 301 Principles of Management 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
FINA 301 Business Finance 3
ENGL 275 Business Communications 3
Business Elective 300-level or above
(ACCT, BA, ECON, HCMT, MGMT or MKT)
6
   
Total Major Program Requirements 76
Additional Electives 9
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Students must earn a “C” or better in 100-level art courses before proceeding to the sophomore studio courses.
  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all program requirement courses.
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses