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Bachelor of Arts–Art History Major

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These program requirements are for students who enroll in the — academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit the catalog archive in the Current Students section. Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may require you to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options.

Please also see more information on alternate courses where allowable to fulfill general education requirements. You can earn a dual major upon completion of all requirements for both majors, including the required minimum number of credits for each major and all related requirements for both majors. The same class cannot be used to fulfill requirements for more than one major. Certain restrictions including use of credit and acceptable combinations of majors apply for double majors.

You cannot major in two programs with excessive overlap of required coursework. Contact an admissions advisor before selecting a double major. The combined credit in both degrees must add up to at least credits. You must complete all requirements for the major. If any of these requirements were satisfied in the previous degree, the remainder necessary to complete the minimum 30 credits of new classes should be satisfied with classes related to your major.

Electives can be taken in any academic discipline. No more than 21 credits can consist of vocational or technical credit. This program is designed to help prepare you for an entry-level management position in business, government, public service, and technical environments.

It will also help prepare experienced managers or midcareer professionals who are looking to advance their career. This program is appropriate for those new to the management field, changing careers, or looking to move up in their current organization.

We recommend you have strong written and verbal communication skills. Bianca Bostic wanted more than just a job. She wanted a career. UMUC made it possible for Bianca to return to school while being a single mother. After graduating with her BS in Management Studies, Bianca landed an exciting position where she could directly apply her new knowledge. UMUC helped Bianca stand out from the competition.

Our world-class faculty members combine academic credentials with a wealth of experience in the field. Patricia Beckenholdt is the program chair of the business administration program. She joined University of Maryland University College in January after spending more than 30 years in the business world, serving in the areas of healthcare, finance, accounting, mortgage securities, and consulting.

Beckenholdt worked as a financial analyst for several years. She was a Medicare compliance manager for a large healthcare organization and a senior manager for a Washington, D.

Beckenholdt served as an adjunct faculty member teaching face-to-face and online for six years prior to joining UMUC. She has taught a wide range of finance and management courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Brunn is a lawyer, business owner, and educator.

She attended the University of Maryland, College Park from to and received a Bachelor of Arts in government and politics.

Brunn practiced law in Fairfax and in Prince William County, Virginia, for 12 years specializing in family, corporate, and bankruptcy law. In , Brunn returned to Baltimore, where she helps her husband continue the success of his family spice and food ingredient business. The business is international in scope and Brunn is an owner and board member. In , Brunn started her online teaching career with the University of Baltimore, teaching business law.

In fall of , she joined the adjunct faculty of UMUC teaching business law and leadership courses. She became a collegiate faculty member in the business administration program in and, in August , she became chair of the management studies and Federal acquisition and contracting programs. Learn about ways to meet, manage, and lower your education costs. The discount for Federal employees and their spouses and eligible dependents will be applied to out-of-state tuition and specialty graduate programs.

It does not apply to doctoral programs. This discount cannot be combined with the Completion Scholarship for Maryland community college students or the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship. Undergraduate and standard graduate program tuition for students who meet the criteria for Maryland residency will be the applicable in-state rate.

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The UCSP requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor. An introduction to the basic theory and techniques of contemporary financial accounting. As Network Members, schools and districts enable students and their families to choose to enroll in formerly unavailable high value academic- and career-focused courses while they remain enrolled at their public school.

The Rhode Island Department of Education supports the costs of Network coursework through state discretionary funds for students not enrolled as full time students at the Network Provider location. There is no cost to the district, school or family to be a Network Member or to take a Network course.

The cost of books and course materials are covered by state funding via per student tuition payments to Network Providers. No funding will be re-purposed from the funding formula to support the Network. While options are available in blended or virtual formats, some courses are offered face to face in a classroom setting. The school or district may choose to support transportation of their students. Schools and districts that choose to join the network designate a staff member or members to ensure the consistent communication between your school and the Network coordinators.

The school or LEA designated staff become the main the point of contact for:. A basic introduction to the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of print media, focusing primarily on Letterpress and Book Arts. Conceptual thinking in three dimensions; the development of visual capacity and spatial sense through direct experience in materials. A studio core course designed as an introduction to ceramics. Students will explore functional and sculptural techniques through handbuilding and wheel-throwing, as well as basic claybody, glaze and firing theory.

Students will also develop a basic understanding of the historical and cultural aspects of ceramics. Introduction to Graphic Design. This course is restricted to graphic design intended majors, and is the first course in the graphic design sequence. This course includes intensive study of the basic principles, theories and methods of graphic design, and the creation of visual communication.

Topics of study include the characteristics and compositional principles applied to symbol, image, and letterform, as well as the history and practice of graphic design. Emphasis will be placed on creative process, developing visual concepts, formal values, use of materials, and craft.

Offered fall only Prerequisites: An introduction to the Macintosh computer and operating system and its applications to visual arts project production. Includes an overview of computer hardware and software used in print multimedia and imaging for visual communications and examines the impact of digital technologies upon art and design.

An introduction to various looms, tools, materials and techniques used in weaving and fabric dyeing; individual design projects. An introduction to the basic tools, materials and techniques used in centrifugal casting, soldering and piercing. Individual projects in silver, brass and copper. A study of the underlying principles of color interaction, color selection, contrast and harmonies, relationships between light, color and vision, as well as the basics of pigments, mixing, and color terminology.

An option for the interdisciplinary minor, the Designed World. Designed for students majoring in art education and early childhood education, this course covers the conceptual foundations of art education in the early years.

An exploration of art materials and teaching methods for kindergarten and elementary school teaching. It provides introduction to unit planning, lesson planning and classroom management. Demonstrations, workshops, and community service learning place special emphasis on the scope and philosophy of art in the elementary curriculum.

This course encourages the refinement of technical skills as well as emphasizing the critical framework in which to place photographic imagery. Assignments will challenge students to think creatively and develop their unique perspective. Reading, research, and discussion introduce students to the major photographic movements that have shaped current theory. This class explores controlled lighting for photography both inside and outside the studio. Emphasis is placed on exploring photographic concepts and the creative application of lighting technique and style both inside the studio and on location.

Students will also investigate ways to communicate ideas through strong photographic imagery and how photography shapes and influences society through class readings and discussion. Using a variety of media including ink, charcoal, graphite, and chalk pastels, initial coursework will act as a review of direct observational drawing skills with an introduction to the formal optics of color perception and interaction through the framework of drawing. Students will begin exploring the expressive potential of drawing through thematically-driven projects during the second half of the semester.

Introduction to various compositional approaches as specifically applied to painting. This course serves to expose students to various techniques in contemporary abstraction. Further investigation of chosen print technique screenprint, lithography, relief, or intaglio with special attention to the implementation of color. Students investigate the integration of traditional print media with digital prints, photographic techniques, and rapid prototyping technologies. Readings and discussions will explore the relationship between analog and digital media.

Students choose a conceptual theme that will guide their work throughout the semester. Use of color, registration, and alternative techniques will be emphasized within a given medium. Investigation involves the combination of various materials and construction techniques. An intermediate course in ceramics with an emphasis on more sophisticated throwing and hand-building techniques toward the development of a personal image.

The class includes glaze chemistry, firing procedures, ceramic history and contemporary ceramics. Graphic Design Continuance Review.

This course is restricted to graphic design intended majors seeking continuance into the Graphic Design program, and is the third course in the graphic design sequence. At the conclusion of the semester, students will submit their review materials and complete the test of digital imaging skills. Students must pass this course to be admitted into the graphic design program. Offered spring only Corequisite: A structured work experience involving aspects of design or craft, filmmaking, video, museum or gallery work, either with or without remuneration.

A structured research experience, under the supervision of an art department faculty member. This course is restricted to graphic design intended majors, and is the second course in the graphic design sequence. It includes intensive study of the history, terminology, theory, and application of typography, and the creation of visual communication with particular emphasis on typographic content. Topics of study include typographic form and meaning, hierarchy, legibility and readability, structure and composition, and the management of written content within the design process.

Offered spring only Prerequisite: This course is restricted to students admitted to the graphic design program, and is the fourth course in the graphic design sequence. This course includes intensive study of the development of creative and effective ideation for application to graphic design problems from selected aspects of the field.

Topics of study include project research, content development, messaging, and individual and collaborative creative processes. Emphasis will be placed on critical skills, articulation, productivity, and response to clients, audiences and contexts.

Offered fall only Corequisite: This course is restricted to students admitted to the graphic design program, and is the sixth course in the graphic design sequence. This course includes intensive study of the development of creative and effective ideation for application across coordinated graphic design campaigns. Projects will address design in series and across multiple formats and media for commercial, promotional, educational, and informational contexts.

Offered spring only Prerequisites: This advanced graphic design course is an introduction to the basic methods and techniques used to design for web-based delivery. Topics of study include: Emphasis will be placed on process and research, appropriateness, accessibility, and dynamic user interface experiences. This advanced graphic design course is devoted to the creation of creative and thought provoking posters for organizations, events, productions and companies.

Problem solving is structured to develop conceptual skills and research methodology for the design of posters.

The class will utilize analog and digital formats for production. This advanced graphic design course continues the study of typographic form, context, and communication in graphic design.

Projects will address exploration in application, letterform creation, experimentation in media, and discovery of letterform traditions outside the Western foundry tradition. The course will also explore issues pertaining to meaning, concept, legibility, and expression. Extracurricular activities may be approved for credit based on objectives, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and the student prior to the semester in which the activity is to take place.

This course is restricted to students admitted to the graphic design program, and is the fifth course in the graphic design sequence. This advanced course continues the development of typographic practice, and the creation of visual communication with an emphasis on the integration of typographic content and image. Topics of study include advanced issues in typographic hierarchies and composition, the organization, management and delivery of content, typeface selection, and typesetting.

The course will also explore issues pertaining to meaning, concept, and expression. An introduction to pattern drafting, advanced loom technique, off-loom weaving, and fabric painting. This advanced graphic design course is devoted to the study and creation of graphic illustration.

Through lecture and demonstration, students will explore the particular design and conceptual characteristics and techniques that distinguish the work of notable graphic designers and illustrators. Studio exercises are structured to develop the use of advanced digital imaging tools with an emphasis upon integrating traditional drawing skills and media.

This advanced graphic design course is devoted to the study and design of coordinated systems of visual communication elements used to identify a company or cause. Projects will address project research, creative brief development, messaging, and effective ideation for application across coordinated graphic design campaigns for print and digital delivery. Additional techniques in casting and soldering with an introduction to basic metal-forming techniques of raising and forging.

An introduction to the basic tools, materials and techniques used in forging, forming, hardening and tempering steel.

Exploration of form and process in working metal. There will be emphasis on the importance of concept, design and material when producing work. Topics in Studio Art. A study of selected topics designed for non majors, or for elective credit within a major.

These courses will appear in the course schedule, and will be more fully described in information distributed to all academic advisors. Focusing on the development and articulation of aesthetic vision and studio practice, students will identify key ideas and sources for their work.

They will also clarify their methods and concepts to create a finished, exhibition quality project. The class also addresses professional installation, promotion, and documentation of finished work, culminating with an exhibition.

Students must be in the final semester of major concentration. This course is restricted to students admitted to the graphic design program, and is the eighth course in the graphic design sequence. Students in this course will prepare for transition to design practice through the creation of a portfolio of design work or the completion of a thesis project appropriate to their personal and career goals.

Course topics will include career options, self-promotion, resume preparation, portfolio design and production, market selection, and interview skills. Additional review may be required by syllabus. This course is designed to prepare pre-service art educators for student teaching by addressing theoretical and practical aspects of lesson and unit planning, curriculum content and design, and various innovative instructional approaches to secondary visual arts education.

Enables students to interact with a master teacher in the classroom and practice a variety of teaching methods under supervision. Weekly seminars provide opportunities to engage in discourse related to pedagogical issues, theory, practice, and curriculum design found in current literature in art education. This is a complement course to Art Education Practicum and must be taken at the same time. Students will create and compile required documents to develop pre-service teacher e-portfolios.

All assessments must be passed prior to the start of the Teacher Candidate Internship Orientation. The course focuses on the photographic series examining reportage and contemporary narrative. Students will work on developing a fully conceived photographic series on a theme developed through guided individual research. Reading and discussion will provide students a critical framework in which to place their photographic imagery.

The first of a two-semester sequence of concentrated individual work. Lectures, readings, discussion, critique, and field trips to develop the articulation of ideas and the clarification of purpose. This is the second in a two-semester sequence of concentrated individual work culminating in the senior show. Through readings, discussion, critiques, field trips, and intense individual work, students will compile a body of work realizing their personal vision and articulate their ideas through the crafting of an artist statement.

Further concentration on conceptual content and drawing skills, development of individual body of work exploring preferred concepts, subject matter, techniques, and media. A study of visually important aspects of the structural, skeletal and muscular systems of the body. Anatomical study will be related to drawing from the live model. This course places the emphasis on advanced composition using the figure as the central theme. Experimental use of media combined with an exploration of content through creative manipulation of popular themes.

Independent work in painting with focus on developing content. May be taken for repeat credit. Hybrid Approaches to Painting and Drawing. This course emphasizes hybrid approaches to contemporary drawing and painting including the integration of digital processes into studio practice and production.

Students will be introduced to various applications and techniques regularly used in contemporary painting, including generating digital imagery, diorama construction and image compositing. Students create a body of personal work based on their research and interests. A visual and literary investigation of language and wordplay using foundry and wood type and a Vandercook SP proofing press.

Projects include expressive printed impressions of personal poetry and song lyric, political rant, and broadsides for entertainment or proselytizing.

A theme group project, such as a folio or a bound book, is usually assigned. This course covers both theoretical and practical concerns within contemporary 2D art painting, drawing, print. Experimental work reflecting individual initiative and attitude. An advanced course in the science and art of ceramics.

Students will engage in guided independent research, developing their own direction by investigating clay bodies, glazes, firing methods and contemporary ceramic art.

Assemblage combines elements of various art and non-art media and materials. Lectures will be comprised of presentations about relevant artists, gallery and studio visits, and critiques.

Studio time allows students to explore personal directions in the medium. This course is restricted to students admitted to the graphic design program, and is the seventh course in the graphic design sequence. This course introduces students to the broader opportunities and directions present in contemporary design.

Through readings, discussion, and self-directed and self-determined projects, students will explore personal directions and sensibilities in their design practice.

Offered fall only Prerequisite: This class is designed to initiate students from both studio art and non-studio backgrounds to the study of art therapy. It examines the history of art therapy in the United States, introduces the Expressive Therapies Continuum ETC , and explores the application of art therapy techniques and their underlying rationales.

The book as a work of art. Lecture will explore historical and technical aspects of book design and production. Studio work will be devoted to the production of a series of books involving page design, paper selection, printing and binding. This advanced graphic design course is an examination of conceptual and design strategies associated with the layout of multi-page publications.

Emphasis is placed on organizational and hierarchical systems, continuity and pacing, and the integration of image and type. An examination of conceptual and design strategies associated with the layout of multi-page publications. Advanced work in pattern drafting, loom techniques, off-loom weaving and fabric painting. This advanced graphic design course is devoted to the study and creation of packaging, package labeling, and associated collateral materials.

Problem solving is structured to develop conceptual skills and research methodology for the design of forms employed to contain, protect, preserve, transport, and display information about a product. The course utilizes traditional and digital formats.

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