Professors Graffeo, Metz, Meyer, Stephens (Chair), Williams; Associate Professors M. Bennett, Wacker; Assistant Professors J. Bennett, Lee, Somers, Willett; Instructor Walsh.
The department offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Studio Art, the Bachelor of Arts in Art, and the Bachelor of Science in Art. Suggested courses of study for each degree are in this section. Minors are offered in Art and Art History.
The University of Montevallo is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, (703) 437-0700.
ART 100, 218, or 219 may be selected to fulfill the Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.
Art 250 and ART 255 may be selected to fulfill the Computer Applications requirement and earn credit in the Art major as well.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
In addition to the General Education curriculum, the B.F.A. degree candidate must:
The eight areas of studio concentration are Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, New Media, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
In addition to the General Education curriculum, the B.A. or B.S. degree in Art requires 42 hours of art courses. Students must earn credit for at least 30 semester hours of 300- and/or 400-level study at Montevallo. Students must earn a C or better in foundation studio courses. A minor outside the Art Department may be declared but is not required. Up to 15 hours of art electives may be added to the Art major, for a maximum of 57 hours.
Students who wish to teach art in the public schools should complete the B.F.A. degree (recommended), the B.A., or the B.S. in Art. Certification is earned at the graduate level in the Alternative Master’s Degree Program. For information, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at (205) 665-6350.
The Art minor requires 21 credit hours, including ART 112, 122 or 132, 219, and other art courses selected with the approval of the department chair.
The Art History minor requires 21 hours, including ART 218 and 219. Remaining courses are selected from 300- and 400-level art-history courses and approved by the department chair.
Students who qualify for Advanced Placement (AP) credit in Studio Art and scored a 3 or better in the National Portfolio Review receive 3 art elective credit hours. Students who scored a 4 or better on the AP test in Art History receive 3–6 credit hours for ART 218 and/or ART 219.
Students with exceptional studio preparation may request waiver of specific required foundations courses. Submission of a portfolio demonstrating competence in the full scope of course objectives is required. When a portfolio is favorably reviewed, required courses may be waived without earning credit. Course credit must be earned in elective courses or as assigned by the department chair. Portfolio review requests should be made well prior to registration.
The Department of Art reserves the right to retain examples of student work for instructional purposes. The Department of Art reserves the right to reproduce examples of student artwork in its web page and any other promotional materials the department produces or approves.
Courses in Art
|Course number||Course name||Credit hours|
|122||Two-Dimensional Design and Color||3|
|132||Three-Dimensional Design/Tools and Materials||3|
|218||History of Art I||3|
|219||History of Art II||3|
|224||Introduction to Ceramics||3|
|228||Introduction to Painting||3|
|230||Introduction to Printmaking||3|
|242||Introduction to Photography||3|
|250||Introduction to New Media||3|
|255||Introduction to Graphic Design||3|
|270||Introduction to Sculpture||3|
|291||B.F.A. Foundation Seminar||1|
|300||Graphic Design: Typography||3|
|301||History of Ancient Art||3|
|302||History of Medieval Art||3|
|305||History of 17th- and 18th-Century Art||3|
|306||History of 19th-Century Art||3|
|307||History of 20th-Century Art||3|
|309||Women in Art||3|
|313||Advanced Drawing: Series||3|
|314||Advanced Drawing: Human Figure||3|
|322||Ceramics: Atmosphere Firing||3|
|327||Special Topics in Art History||3|
|331||Printmaking: Screen Printing||3|
|350||Graphic Design: Symbology||3|
|355||Graphic Design: Multimedia||3|
|356||Graphic Design: Publication Design||3|
|361||New Media: Animation||3|
|362||New Media: Web Media||3|
|363||New Media: Digital Video||3|
|391||B.F.A Concentration Seminar||1|
|394||Photography: Advanced Black-and-White||3|
|396||Advanced Drawing: Illustration||3|
|400||Graphic Design: History and Application||3|
|402||History of Italian Renaissance Art||3|
|405||Landscape to Land Art||3|
|406||History of Photography||3|
|408||Directed Reading in Art History||1–3|
|414||Advanced Drawing: Materials and Concepts||3|
|415||Film Art and Theory||3|
|416||Advanced Drawing: Color||3|
|417||Advanced Drawing: Large Format||3|
|425||Ceramics: Alternative Approaches||3|
|428||Painting Material and Techniques||3|
|445||Photography: Alternative Processes||3|
|446||Photography: Historic Processes||3|
|450||Graphic Design: Information Design||3|
|460||New Media: 3-D Animation||3|
|461||New Media: Digital Printing||3|
|470||Sculpture: Metal Casting||3|
|471||Sculpture: Stone Carving||3|
|475||Public Sculpture: Design, Fabrication, and Installation||3|
|476||Sculpture: Sheet-Metal Fabrication||3|
|480||Performance and Installation Art||3|
|491||B.F.A. Exhibition Seminar||3|