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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

ART

THE STUDY OF ART develops creative problem solvers,

critical thinkers and disciplined researchers, equipped with the

values, knowledge and skills related both to the field of art and to

the whole experience of living. Students explore technical, conceptual,

theoretical and art history studies, as well as learn to express their

own creative talents.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art and Bachelor of

Fine Arts (BFA) with 10 concentrations:

Art Education Graphic Design

Art History

Painting

Ceramics

Photography

Drawing

Printmaking

Fibers

Sculpture

Minor: Art. Pre-art therapy track.

The Xavier Advantage:

Study in Italy in the Rome Summer Study Abroad program.

Intern and work in faculty-mentored positions at museums,

design showrooms, magazine and electronic media, foundations

and businesses.

Engage in original research with faculty and present at the National

Conference of Undergraduate Research.

Learn gallery installation techniques, and exhibit thesis work locally

and in regional art galleries.

Xavier art graduates go on to:

American Greetings

Cincinnati Public Schools faculty

Cleveland Institute of Art faculty

Kenner/Hasbro

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services

www.thefashionlist.com

Graduate programs at Canberra School of Art (Australia), City

University of London, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design

Learn more www.xavier.edu/art

Ask us xuadmit@xavier.edu

Visit campus www.xavier.edu/visit

XAVIER UNIVERSITY: A JESUIT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IN CINCINNATI, OHIO


RECOMMENDED CLASS SCHEDULES

BACHELOR OF ARTS [BA] IN ART

These schedules serve as a guideline for progress toward a degree. Students should consult with their academic advisor.

First Semester Sem. Hrs. Second Semester Sem. Hrs.

FRESHMAN YEAR

ARTS 100, Seminar 1 ARTS 105, 3D Design 3

ARTS 101, 2D Design 3 Studio elective (100 Level) 3

ARTS 102, Drawing 3 Math elective 3

Math elective 3 Foreign language elective 3

Foreign language elective 3 ENGL 101 OR 115 Eng Comp OR Rhetoric 3

PHIL 100, Ethics as an Intro to Philosophy 3

Total 16 Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Studio elective (100 Level) 3 Arts elective 3

Studio elective (100 Level) 3 Art Concentration elective 3

ARTS 270, History of Art I 3 ARTS 271, History of Art II 3

PHILOSOPHY 290, Theory of Knowledge 3 ENGLISH 205, Literature and the Moral Imagination 3

Literature elective 3 THEOLOGY 111, Theological Foundations 3

Total 15 Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR

Arts Concentration elective 3 Arts Concentration elective 3

History of Art elective 3 Theology Scrip/Hist OR Christ Sys elective 3

Philosophy elective 3 Social Science elective 3

Science elective 3 Science elective 3

E/RS Focus elective 3 History II 3

History I 3

Total 18 Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

Arts Concentration elective 3 ARTS 490, Senior Concentration Elective 6

ARTS 441, Senior Seminar 3 Theology Ethics OR Rel/Cult elective 3

Science elective 3 General elective 3

Social Science elective 3 General elective 3

General elective 3

Total 15 Total 15

Scheduling notes: • Consult the undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements.

• The E/RS Focus elective requirement may be used to satisfy another element of the Core or the major.

• A minimum of 134 credit hours is required for the degree.

• Students are required to take 6 hours of approved courses representing two different disciplines to fulfill the Core Diversity requirement.

For additional degree class schedules, including the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA),

please visit www.xavier.edu/art.


THE PROGRAM

The Department of Art offers two art degrees: The Bachelor of

Fine Arts (BFA) degree is distinguished from the Bachelor of Arts

(BA) in Art degree by its intensity, structure and required number

of hours in art. Students may choose from 10 concentrations (see

Academic Requirements on page 4.)

The art faculty engages in research and publishing, exhibiting their

art competitively nationally and internationally. They are active

in a wide array of professional and civic organizations. Professors

are committed, first and foremost, to teaching, with studio classes

meeting five hours weekly. The faculty is readily available to work

with students outside the classroom. Art classes are typically

small, and students and faculty get to know each other on an

individual basis.

In addition to traditional studies, art students at Xavier:

u Can choose to study art in Italy in the Rome Summer

Study Abroad program. In addition to exceptional learning

opportunities on-site in Rome and the Vatican City, art students

may also travel to Venice, Assisi, Capri, Pompeii and more.

u Take advantage of faculty-mentored, for-credit internships

or employment opportunities at places such as the Design

Consortium, Art Beyond Boundaries, Cincinnati Art Museum,

Taft Museum, AmeriCorps, Cleveland magazine, AIGA

Cincinnati, Anthony Munoz Foundation, F&W Media, and

DeCioccio Showroom.

u Engage in original research working directly with faculty.

Students also are chosen annually to present at the National

Conference of Undergraduate Research.

u Learn how to install art shows through hands-on

gallery experience.

u Get the opportunity for solo exhibitions for their thesis work

and showings at regional galleries while still undergraduates.

RESOURCES

The Department of Art is located in the Cohen Center, which

features spacious and well-equipped studios and an art gallery.

Outstanding facilities include a state-of-the-art graphic design

lab, photography lab with traditional and digital capabilities, and

studios in ceramics, drawing, fibers, painting, printmaking and

sculpture. The open studio policy allows creativity to flow daily

from 7 a.m.-2 a.m.

The University Art Gallery exhibits both professional and emerging

artists, and provides valuable experience to art students and a

strong link to the Cincinnati community. Each Xavier art studio

major shows in a solo or group exhibition prior to graduation.

Faculty-mentored, for-credit internships and employment

opportunities for students are offered at such sites as The Design

Consortium, Art Beyond Boundaries, Cincinnati Art Museum,

Taft Museum, AmeriCorps, Cleveland magazine, AIGA Cincinnati,

Anthony Munoz Foundation, F&W Media and DeCioccio

Showroom. Additional art courses are offered in the Rome

Summer Study Abroad program.

OUTCOMES

Students earning BA and BFA degrees choose a variety of careers

in areas including: illustration, graphic design, exhibition design,

industrial design, museum administration, gallery operations,

inter/exterior design, art therapy, teaching art (pre K-12),

restoration and conservation, and photography.

Graduates also have established professional practices in design,

ceramics, jewelry, fibers and painting as working studio artists.

A sampling of positions accepted by recent Xavier

graduates includes:

Art director, The Food Group

Art teacher, K-12, Cincinnati Public Schools

Art therapist, Good Samaritan Hospital

• Graphic artist, American Eagle

• Graphic designer, American Greetings

• Professional counselor, Mid-Ohio Psychological Services

• Professor, Cleveland Institute of Art

• Program coordinator, Monster.com

• Toy designer/sculptor, Kenner/Hasbro

• Web designer, University of Louisville

• Writer, www.thefashionlist.com

Xavier art graduates have also been accepted into graduate

programs at institutions including:

• Barren College of Art (Ireland)

• Canberra School of Art (Australia)

• Case Western University

• City University London (England)

• Clemson University

• Medical College of Georgia at Augusta

• Ohio University

• Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

• Pratt Institute

• Rhode Island School of Design

• Savannah College of Art and Design

• Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

• The Ohio State University

University of Louisville

University of Oregon

• Vanderbilt University

THE COLLEGE & THE CITY

The College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest and largest college

at Xavier University. Its goal is to provide excellent liberal arts

education in the Jesuit tradition that prepares students for careers,

professional or graduate school, and life in a global society.

Centrally located in the heart of the Midwest and set along the

Ohio River, Cincinnati is a thriving city, offering college students

in the region a wide range of opportunities for internships and

careers. Culture and entertainment ranges from the Cincinnati

Art Museum to the Cincinnati Reds. Affordable and accessible,

Cincinnati is rated one of the “most wired” U.S cities (Forbes

Magazine), most sociable city in the world (mashable.com), and

one of the top 15 U.S. cities to live and work (Fortune Magazine).


CORE CURRICULUM

The foundation of Xavier’s success is its commitment to its Jesuit heritage.

The Core Curriculum embodies Xavier’s mission and philosophy of education

and serves as a valuable foundation for all undergraduate students. Within

the Core, the four-course Ethics/Religion and Society (E/RS) Focus fosters

students’ understanding of socially significant issues through study of the

humanities, especially literature, philosophy and theology, as well as the social

and natural sciences. Along with courses in their major, Xavier students also

take Core courses in: cultural diversity, English composition, fine arts, foreign

language, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, science, social science

and theology.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Core Curriculum: Minimum 64 credit hours

Concentrations: Students majoring in art choose one of 10 concentrations:

art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting,

photography, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and

sculpture.

Major in art: 52 semester hours in art, with 40 of those hours distributed

among studio courses and nine in history of art courses. Drawing I and 2D/3D

design and drawing are required foundation courses, along with freshman

and senior seminars. Extended experience (three semesters minimum) in one

area leading to a senior concentration and exhibition (if in a studio area) also

is necessary. Students who concentrate in art education complete 28 hours in

education licensure courses in addition to the required art hours.

Major in fine arts: 73 semester hours in art, with 51 of those hours distributed

among studio courses and 12 in history of art courses. Drawing I and 2D/3D

Design and Drawing are required foundation courses, along with freshman

and senior seminars. Extended experience (18 credit hours) in one area leading

to a senior concentration and exhibition (if in a studio area) also is necessary.

Since the BFA degree requires a greater depth of study, many students seek to

reduce their course load by testing out of Core Curriculum liberal arts courses

and/or by attending summer school. The BFA degree usually is a prerequisite

for acceptance into Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree programs.

XAVIER AT A GLANCE

Founded in 1831, Xavier University is a Jesuit

Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio, annually

ranked among the nation’s best universities.

Its three colleges offer 85 undergraduate majors,

54 minors and 11 graduate programs to 7,019

total students, including 4,368 undergraduates.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

OFFICE OF ADMISSION

Phone: 513-745-3301

877-XUADMIT (982-3648)

Fax: 513-745-4319

Email:

xuadmit@xavier.edu

Web:

www.xavier.edu

DEPARTMENT OF ART

Suzanne Chouteau, MFA, Chair

Phone: 513-745-3813

Email:

chouteau@xavier.edu

Web:

www.xavier.edu/art

On Campus: 190b Cohen Center

Office of Admission

3800 Victory Parkway

Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5131

Xavier is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Information in this brochure is correct as of 8/11.

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