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BA & BFA Program Sheets:

BFA Course Description Sheets:

Time & Credit Hour Info:

Advising Resources:

Minor in Art:

Semester Information:

Image Resources:

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The BA in Studio Art degree serves students whose focus is on the liberal arts, and who desire  a  general education in the visual arts. The BFA Program is considered to be the professional degree for those students interested in graduate school or pursuing other career opportunities in the visual arts. The intensity of this degree results in students becoming proficient in a specific studio area while augmenting it with studio areas outside their concentration.

The BA in Art History degree exposes students to the various cultures of the past and present and challenges students to relate themselves to a larger world. Art History students are required to write about art critically and to conduct research, and their initiation into the practice takes place in these courses.

The BA program requires students to complete 120 hours to graduate. The BFA program requires students to complete 132 hours to graduate. All students are required to complete Foundation Courses (Design I, Design I, Drawing I, Drawing II, History of Western Art I and II) and then Secondary Art courses (Beginning Ceramics, Painting I or II, Printmaking I, Sculpture I) prior to completing upper level art classes.

All students, regardless of degree, go through a series of evaluation systems such as the BFA Review (if applicable), Junior Review, and Capstone I and II courses.

BA and BFA Program Guide (pdf)



facilities

The Foundations program in the Department of Art at the University of West Georgia teaches beginning students fundamental design and technical skills while encouraging self-direction and conceptual thinking. Foundation courses must be completed before moving onto upper-level course work. Foundation courses include Design I, Design II, Drawing I, Drawing II, the History of Western Art I and the History of Western Art II.

Foundations Coordinator:
Casey McGuire
678-839-4949
cmcguire@westga.edu
Office: Room 119, Visual Arts Building

Art Foundations Information:
Art Foundations Course Descriptions (pdf)
Foundations Common Grading Standards (pdf)
Elements and Principles (pdf)
Color Basics and Color Schemes (pdf)


studio

BA Studio Art Information:
BA Studio Art Program Sheet (pdf)

art history

Art History Information:
Art History Course Descriptions (pdf)
Art History BA Program Sheet (pdf)

Art History Faculty:
Rita Tekippe, Ph.D // rtekippe@westga.edu
Heather Vinson, Ph.D // hvinson@westga.edu

mission

UWG offers two programs in Art Education that lead to teaching certification T-4 (K-12): the B.F.A. in Art Education is designed for undergraduate candidates, while the Post-Baccalaureate Initial Certification in Art is designed for candidates holding an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Both programs focus on providing quality education, instruction, and guidance to assist pre-service art teaching candidates to become highly effective and efficient art teachers. Emphasis is placed on providing an awareness of traditional and contemporary approaches to teaching art and for methods of developing meaningful, cohesive art curricula applicable to children of all ages, aptitudes, and abilities. The programs place emphasis on teaching and learning strategies that are based on interdisciplinary and cross-curricula approaches to education, which integrate art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics with other subject fields.

Art Education Information
Art Education BFA Program Sheet
Art Ed Initial Certification Program Sheet

Art Education Faculty:
Jim O'Donnell // jodonnell@westga.edu

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UWG Graphic Design is a small, quality program that focuses on solid foundations of design, with an emphasis on typography, print design, and traditional craft combined with computer skills in a new state-of-the-art Mac lab. The program features cross-disciplinary coursework, which includes related areas such as photography and printmaking. a basic web design course is also offered.

Graphic Design Information:
Graphic Design Course Descriptions (pdf)

Graphic Design BFA Program Sheet (pdf)

Graphic Design Faculty:
Joey Hannaford // jhannaford@comcast.net
Cassie Hester // uwgdesign@gmail.com

Graphic Design Web Page:
www.westga.edu/~gdesign/
http://uwggraphicdesignhannaford.blogspot.com

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ceramics

UWG Ceramics is a comprehensive fine art ceramics program that emphasizes conceptual potency articulated though a high degree of technical proficiency. As Students leave the program they are equipped to with a professional portfolio to apply for graduate study, residency research, or gallery representation.

Ceramics Information:
Ceramics Course Descriptions (pdf)
Ceramics BFA Program Sheet (pdf)

Ceramics Faculty:
David Collins // dcollins@westga.edu

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painting

Printmaking at UWG is designed to encourage creative problem solving tantamount to the diverse techniques housed under the printmaking umbrella. Printmaking is
the perfect hybrid medium in which one can apply drawing based approaches with painterly, even sculptural techniques. Traditional techniques and edition printing is emphasized at the introductory level while experimentation and developing a personal aesthetic are the focus of advanced classes. Cross-disciplinary work is encouraged while other studio areas utilize these facilities to introduce students to such techniques and Graphic Design’s use of the letterpress facilities to parallel and define the origin of computer terminology.

Painting Information:
Painting Course Descriptions (pdf)
Painting BFA Program Sheet (pdf)

Painting Faculty:
Eilis Crean // ecrean@westga.edu
Erin Dixon // edixon@westga.edu
Clint Samples // csamples@westga.edu

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photo

UWG Photography program addresses the many uses of photography in fine arts, advertising, and journalism. Photography is a fundamental part of our culture and students are encouraged to explore its many philosophical and commercial possibilities. Cross-disciplinary coursework includes related areas such as Graphic Design and Printmaking.

Photography Information:
Photography Course Descriptions (pdf)
Photography BFA Program Sheet (pdf)

Photography Faculty:
Mark Schoon// mschoon@westga.edu
Erin Johnson // ejohnson@westga.edu

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printmaking

Printmaking at UWG is designed to encourage creative problem solving tantamount to the diverse techniques housed under the printmaking umbrella. Printmaking is the perfect hybrid medium in which one can apply drawing based approaches with painterly, even sculptural techniques. Traditional techniques and edition printing is emphasized at the introductory level while experimentation and developing a personal aesthetic are the focus of advanced classes. Cross-disciplinary work is encouraged while other studio areas utilize these facilities to introduce students to such techniques and Graphic Design’s use of the letterpress facilities to parallel and define the origin of computer terminology.

Printmaking Information:
Printmaking Course Descriptions (pdf)
Printmaking BFA Program Sheet (pdf)

Printmaking Faculty:

Debrah Santini // dsantini@westga.edu
Stephanie Smith // slsmith@westga.edu

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sculpture

UWG Sculpture is a comprehensive fine art program that focuses on assisting young artists to discover and develop their own visual language. A sculpture program where vision is supported by traditional and non-traditional techniques and the boundaries of sculpture can be exploited

Sculpture Information:
Sculpture Course Descriptions (pdf)

Sculpture BFA Program Sheet (pdf)

Sculpture Faculty:
Kevin Shunn // kshunn@westga.edu
Ryan Lamfers // rlamfers@westga.edu
Casey McGuire // cmcguire@westga.edu