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College of Fine Arts and Communication


School of Art and Design


Michael Drought, Director, Jenkins Fine Arts Center

BA in Art

Art studio concentrations are offered in painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, communication arts, textile design, fabric design, weaving design, wood design, metal design, and general studio. Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including the following - 42 s.h.
    PHIL 2271. Introduction to Philosophy of Art (3) (WI*) (F,S) (FC:HU)
  2. Foreign language through level 1004 - 12 s.h.
  3. Common core - 30 s.h.
    ART 1005. Design I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
    ART 1015. Design II (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
    ART 1020. Drawing (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
    ART 1030. Figure Drawing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
    ART 1905. The Dimensions of Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART major)
    ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
    ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
    Choose 6 s.h. art surveys outside the concentration
    In the general studio concentration, choose 9 s.h. in surveys.
    Choose a 3 s.h. art history elective
  4. Specific Art concentration courses to include survey (See specific studio concentration course description.) - 15 s.h.
    General studio concentration (50% must be beyond the survey level) - 18 s.h.
  5. Art electives (for all concentrations except general studio) - 12 s.h.
    or Art electives for general studio concentration - 6 s.h.
  6. Electives to meet minimum requirements for graduation.
  7. Individual program areas require a portfolio review for acceptance into the area after the student has completed the survey course and one upper-level studio course but not more than two courses. The general studio portfolio review will be conducted by a faculty committee appointed by the Director of the School of Art and Design. Students submitting portfolios to communication arts concentrations must demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 in the survey and all studio art concentration courses attempted. Entrance is competitive and space is limited. Students not accepted into their preferred program or area of concentration should be prepared to seek alternative areas of concentration and/or degree programs.
  8. A senior show and slides of work exhibited are requirements for graduation.

BA in Art History and Appreciation

Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including the following 42 s.h.
    ANTH 1000. Introduction to Anthropology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PHIL 2271. Introduction to Philosophy of Art (3) (WI*) (F,S) (FC:HU)
    Choose two from:
    ENGL 3460. Classical Mythology (3) (F) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3600. Classics from Homer to Dante (3) (WI) (F) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3610. Human Values in Literature (3) (WI) (F-EY) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    An alternate course may be substituted by the area if applicable to the student's plan of study.
  2. Foreign language (French or German) through level 1004 - 12 s.h.
    An alternate course may be substituted by the area if applicable to the student's plan of study.
  3. Common core - 36 s.h.
    ART 1005. Design I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
    In the liberal arts concentration, an art history class may be substituted with area approval.
    ART 1020. Drawing (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
    In the liberal arts concentration, an art history class may be substituted with area approval.
    ART 1905. The Dimensions of Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART major)
    ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
    ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
    ART 3990. Art History and Its Methods (3) (WI*) (P: ART 1906, 1907; P for nonmajor: Consent of instructor)
    Choose three courses which cover art before 1800
    Choose three courses which cover art after 1800
    (African art will be counted in the latter category; history of prints and drawings may be counted in either category.)
  4. Concentration area (Choose one.) - 30 s.h.
    Liberal Arts:
    Choose 15 s.h. of additional art history electives.
    Choose 15 s.h. electives from anthropology, English, political science, sociology, foreign languages, history, philosophy, or arts and sciences interdisciplinary programs.
    Studio Art:
    ART 1015. Design II (3) (F,S) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval).
    ART 1030. Figure Drawing (3) (F,S) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval).
    Choose 9 s.h. art surveys
    Choose 6 s.h. art electives (may be taken in art history)
    Choose 9 s.h. general electives to meet minimum requirements for graduation.
  5. To be admitted into the art history degree program, students must have completed at least one year of coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in art history foundation and survey courses. Students must also confer with at least two art history faculty for advising before entering as a declared major.

BFA in Art

Concentrations are offered in painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, graphic design, illustration, photography, textile design, fabric design, weaving design, wood design, metal design and animation/interactive design. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including the following 42 s.h.
    PHIL 2271. Introduction to Philosophy of Art (3) (WI*) (F,S) (FC:HU)
  2. Common core - 36 s.h.
    ART 1005. Design I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
    ART 1015. Design II (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
    ART 1020. Drawing (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
    ART 1030. Figure Drawing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
    ART 1905. The Dimensions of Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART major)
    ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
    ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
    Choose 9 s.h. art surveys outside the concentration
    Choose 6 s.h. art history electives
  3. Art concentration courses to include survey (See specific studio concentration course description.) - 30 s.h.
  4. Art electives - 18 s.h.
    Electives may be in any art prefix, including art history. Choose a minimum of 6 s.h. outside the area of concentration; however, the 6 s.h. may not comprise two courses from the same area.
  5. Individual program areas require a portfolio review for acceptance into the area after the student has completed the survey course and at least one upper-level studio course, but not more than four courses. Acceptance into the area by portfolio review is required for admittance into 4000-level painting, graphic design, illustration, and photography courses. Students submitting portfolios to animation/interactive design, graphic design, illustration, photography and to the painting and drawing, concentrations must demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6 in the survey and all studio art concentration courses attempted. Entrance is competitive and space is limited. Students not accepted into their preferred program or area of concentration should be prepared to seek alternative areas of concentration and/or degree programs.
  6. An approved senior show and slides of work exhibited are requirements for graduation. BFA students with a concentration in painting must take at least 9 s.h. of drawing or printmaking courses beyond the foundation requirements and at least 18 s.h. of painting courses beyond the survey, including at least 3 s.h. at the 4000-level.

BFA in Art Education

See Section 8, Academic Programs, College of Education, Licensure, for NC teacher licensure requirements. Minimum degree requirement is 134 s.h. of credit as follows: (Note: These degree requirements are subject to change beginning Fall 2010 pending NC State Board of Education approval of revised licensure program requirements. Students should consult their departmental advisor for specific program information.)

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements and special courses required for certification (See Section 4, Foundations curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including the following - 42 s.h.
    PHIL 2271. Introduction to Philosophy of Art (3) (WI*) (F,S) (FC:HU)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
  2. Core - 63 s.h.
    ART 1005. Design I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
    ART 1015. Design II (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
    ART 1020. Drawing (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
    ART 1030. Figure Drawing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
    ART 1905. The Dimensions of Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART major)
    ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
    ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
    ART 2010. Printmaking Survey (3) (F,S) (P: ART 1015, 1030)
    ART 2560. Painting Survey: Materials and Methods (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1015, 1030)
    Choose a 3 s.h. art survey elective
    Choose 15 s.h. studios in one area
    Choose a 3 s.h. art history elective
    Choose 9 s.h. art electives
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    ART 2300. Metal Design Survey (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1015, 1030)
    ART 2304. Wood Design Survey (3) (F,S) (P: ART 1015, 1030)
    ART 2303. Textile Design Survey (3) (F,S) (P: ART 1015, 1030)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    ART 2105. Ceramics Survey (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1015, 1030)
    ART 2705. Sculpture Survey (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1015, 1030)
  3. Professional credits - 29 s.h.
    ART 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (WI*) (F,S)
    ART 2870. Computers in Art Education (1) (F,S) (P: ART 1015, 1030)
    ART 3851. Art in the Elementary School (3) (WI*) (F,S) (P: Junior standing)
    ART 3860. Classroom Participation in Art (1) (F,S) (P: Junior standing; ART 3851)
    ART 4323. Art in the Secondary School (3) (F,S) (P: Junior standing; admission to upper division)
    ART 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Art Education (1) (F,S) (P: Senior standing; admission to upper division; ART 2123, 3851, 3860, 4323; successful completion of professional education courses except ART 4850 or 4851, and 4870 or 4871)
    ART 4850. Art Internship in Elementary Education (6) (F,S) (P: Senior standing; admission to upper division; ART 2123, 3851, 3860, 4323; successful completion of professional education courses) (C: ART 4325 and 4871)
    ART 4851. Art Internship in Elementary Education (3) (F,S) (P: Senior standing; admission to upper division; ART 2123, 3851, 3860, 4323; successful completion of professional education courses) (C: ART 4325 and 4870)
    ART 4870. Art Internship in Secondary Education (6) (F,S) (P: Senior standing; admission to upper division; ART 2123, 3851, 3860, 4323; successful completion of professional education courses) (C: ART 4325 and 4871)
    ART 4871. Art Internship in Secondary Education (3) (F,S) (P: Senior standing; admission to upper division; ART 2123, 3851, 3860, 4323; successful completion of professional education courses) (C: ART 4325 and 4850)
    EDUC 3200. Introduction to American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
    SPED 4010. Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; RP: SPED 2000)
  4. Individual program areas require a portfolio review for acceptance into the area after the student has completed the survey course and one upper-level studio course but not more than two courses. Entrance is competitive and space is limited. Students not accepted into their preferred program or area of concentration should be prepared to seek alternative areas of concentration and/or degree programs.
  5. An approved senior show and slides of work exhibited are requirements for graduation.
  6. Art education majors must demonstrate computer literacy before admittance to the upper division of teacher education. This requirement can be met by verification of competency by experience or by taking a computer course.
  7. Certification additionally requires demonstrated teaching competence and recommendations from the certifying institution.

Art Minor

Minimum requirement for the art minor is 30 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Core - 18 s.h.
    ART 1005. Design I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
    ART 1015. Design II (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
    ART 1020. Drawing (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) (P: ART major or administrative approval)
    ART 1030. Figure Drawing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ART 1005, 1020 with a minimum grade of C; ART 1905; or administrative approval)
    ART 1905. The Dimensions of Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART major)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
    ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905)
  2. Electives - 12 s.h.
    Choose 6 s.h. art surveys
    Choose 6 s.h. art electives

Art History Minor

Minimum requirement for the art history minor is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Core - 9 s.h.
    ART 1905. Dimensions of Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
    ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
    ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
  2. Electives - 15s.h.
    Choose 15 s.h. art history electives.

Course Limitations Prior to Portfolio Review

For the BA degree and BFA art education degree, up to two courses beyond the survey in the selected area may be taken before a portfolio submission is required, for the BA degree in general studio, there is no limitation. For the BFA degree, up to four courses beyond the survey in the selected area may be taken before a portfolio submission is required. Students will not be accepted into specific concentrations after completing the above number of courses. Exceptions are by administrative decision only.

Transfer Student Information

Students wishing to transfer art credits after acceptance to East Carolina University (See Section 2, Admission and Readmission, Transfer) must have their course work evaluated for transfer credit. In order to determine the appropriate application of art course credit to degree requirements at ECU, the School of Art and Design will evaluate each art course according to the following:

  1. Art courses for which transfer credit is requested must be listed on the School of Art and Design transcript form. The items to be included are title of the course, number of the course, semester or quarter credit hours, and full name of instructor.
  2. A catalog or copies of appropriate pages describing the transfer course must be submitted.
  3. For foundation credit, examples of work or slides showing all studio projects completed must be submitted.
  4. For upper-level credit, a minimum of six and a maximum of fifteen examples of work or slides for each studio course to be evaluated must be submitted. These examples should show the entire range of projects completed in each course. Each item or slide must be labeled to identify the class in which it was produced.
  5. Art history course credit must be accompanied by a listing of texts used and submission of copies of papers written for art history; the latter requirement may be waived in lieu of an interview with the curricular coordinator.
  6. Credit transferred from two-year institutions will only be applicable to freshman and sophomore course requirements.
  7. Recommendations concerning the approval of credit in art courses will be made by the area coordinator to the dean. The dean will then inform the student of the applicability of credit and remaining requirements for the degree program.

All information and examples of work listed above must be received by the School of Art and Design at least one week before summer orientation day for transfer students entering fall semester and no later than December 1 for students entering spring semester.

Non-Art Majors

ART 1001 and courses under Art History Courses for Non-Art Majors may be taken by non-art majors without administrative approval. ART 1005, 1020 are also open to non-art majors based on available space and administrative approval. Other courses may be taken by meeting prerequisites or by consent of the instructor.

Foundation Courses

Foundation courses: ART 1005, 1015, 1020, 1030, 1905, 1906, 1907 are required of all BFA and BA degree candidates and are prerequisites for upper-level courses. (ART 1015 and 1030 are not required for the BA in art history, liberal arts concentration.) ART 1906, 1907 may be taken concurrently with survey-level courses.

Enrollment in any art studio course above ART 1030 is dependent upon the student earning a minimum grade of C in both ART 1015 and 1030.

Corresponding sections of ART 1005, 1020, 1905 (block scheduling) must be taken fall semester. Exceptions require administrative approval.

Corresponding sections of ART 1015, 1030; 1906 or 1907 (block scheduling) must be taken in spring semester. Exceptions require administrative approval.

Prerequisites within an area, exclusive of the foundation courses (ART 1005, 1015, 1020, 1030), may be waived by consent of the instructor.

Course Contact Hours

Lecture courses meet for one hour for each semester hour of credit; studio courses meet for two hours for each semester hour of credit.