Chair: Associate Professor Baxter
Associate Professors: Murphy
Assistant Professor: Morelock
Visiting Instructor: Amin
Adjunct Faculty: Ciganick, Faggioli, Galbiati, Kearns, Kuhn, Myers, Torok, Wynne, Zucco
The Moravian College Art Department cultivates a vibrant academic community committed to creative and critical thinking. Our faculty and students share a passion for art as a celebration of the mind’s imaginative and intellectual powers. Art is by nature an interdisciplinary and trans-cultural field that invites students to consider how art reflects and shapes society, politics, ethics, and culture. At Moravian College, art-making is a form of meaning-making that relies on invention, research, and an infinitely curious mind to construct new knowledge, foster self-expression, and explore visual communication. Students are given the opportunity to unleash their creativity through dynamic projects that embrace risk-taking, problem-solving, revision, and self-reflection.
Working at the forefront of new approaches to teaching, learning, and technology, the Art Department is grounded in strong traditional foundations. Our program lays the groundwork for students to integrate and appreciate art throughout their lives, encouraging leadership in their fields and within the global community. Under the mentorship of our outstanding faculty, our students are provided with a strong, personalized academic major, combined with innovative hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for community engagement and collaboration. The Art Department is committed to providing professional opportunities through our internships; in-house graphic design studio; student teaching; on- and off- campus student exhibitions; visiting guest lectures; study abroad experiences; student-run organizations; and participation in conferences, workshops and presentations.
Five concentrations or tracks are available: studio art, studio art with photography/media concentration; art history and criticism; art education; and graphic and interactive design. Foundational courses in studio art are the basis for all tracks. Working from observation, students learn technique while developing conceptual strategies. Students utilize a variety of traditional and digital media. Advanced students are eligible to apply for studio space to encourage sustained production of their work. A variety of classes in media-related arts including photography, video, website design, and printmaking are offered; the studio art photography/media concentration allows students to specialize in this area. The study of art history integrated into the studio experience is an essential element for creative and intellectual growth; students may also pursue the track in art history and criticism. Art education students take courses in art and education and spend a semester in supervised student teaching in order to receive Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification. Art education activities support and challenge the cognitive, artistic, and social development of all children and adolescents. Studio majors create and develop a cohesive body of work that becomes their thesis, and exhibit their work on and off campus. Graphic and interactive design students pursue advanced coursework that focuses on professional creative work and complete an internship in their field.
The Major in Art
Moravian College offers programs in Studio Art; Studio Art, Photography-Media Concentration; Graphic and Interactive Design; Art History and Criticism; and Art Education. The BA is available in all art programs (tracks), and the BFA is available in Studio Art; Studio Art, Photography-Media Concentration; or Graphic and Interactive Design. The BFA requires 17 course units in Art. The BA in art consists of 10 to 13 course units in art, depending on the track. Both the BFA and BA, in all art tracks, utilize a common core of four courses that emphasize the historical traditions of art, introduce the elements of design and principles of composition, and develop skills in drawing and painting. These courses are ART 113, 142, 170, and 180. The student then selects one of the art tracks:
- Studio Art. The studio art track is designed to help students cultivate a vibrant academic community committed to creative and critical thinking, while also preparing students for careers in the arts or continued graduate study.
- BA in Studio Art: This track consists of 13 course units and is built on the foundation of the four common-core courses listed above. In addition, ART 114, 229, 270, 280, 370, 371, 372, 375, and 380, are required.
- BFA in Studio Art: This track consists of 17 course units and is built on the foundation of the four common-core course units listed above. In addition, ART 114, 119 (or 159), 131, 228, 229, 268, 270, 280, 370, 371, 372, 375, and 380, and one art elective as approved by the adviser, are required.
- Studio Art, Photography/Media concentration. Studio Art, Photography/Media concentration. This track is designed to help students cultivate a vibrant academic community committed to creative and critical thinking. It will also prepare students for careers in photography and the arts, including historic, darkroom and digital photography and video, and also serve as a foundation for graduate study.
- BA in Studio Art, Photography/Media concentration requires the same four common core courses, except substituting ART 114 for 113 (or taking ART 220 for the art history requirement). In addition, ART 167, 228, 229, 268, 371, 372, 375, either 267 or 368, and two electives to be chosen from ART 228, 254, 262, 263, 267, 354, 367, 368, 369, independent study, or internship, as approved by the adviser, are required.
- BFA in Studio Art: Photography/Media concentration requires the same four common core courses, except substituting ART 114 for 113. In addition, ART 131, 167, 220, 229, 263, 268, 346, 368, 371, 372, 375, and two electives to be chosen from ART 228, 254, 262, 263, 267, 354, 367, 369, independent study, or internship, as approved by the adviser, are required.
- Art History and Criticism. This track is designed for students to pursue careers as art historians, critics, or curators in museums or galleries. It may also serve as a foundation for graduate study in art history. It consists of 10 course units and is built on the foundation of the four common-core courses listed above. In addition, ART 114, 218, 229, 310, and at least two additional art history courses (approved by the advisor) are required.
- Art Education. This track is designed for students to receive certification in teaching art (PreK-12) and to pursue careers in art education. This track is built on the four common core courses lists above and includes 11.5 course units in art and 9.5 course units in education, as follows: ART 113, 114, 119, 131, 142, 146.2, 159, 160, 170, 180, 270, 280, and EDUC 100.2, 130, 160, 244, 250, 366, 375-377, and 379.
- Graphic and Interactive Design. This track is committed to creative and critical thinking and is designed for students interested in careers in the field of design, including graphic, publication interactive, marketing, or branding design, or as preparation for graduate study and teaching.
- BA in Graphic and Interactive Design consists of 13 course units and is built on the foundation of the four common-core courses listed above. In addition, ART 131, 229, 230, 231, 268, 331, 346, 373 and 374 are required.
- BFA in Graphic and Interactive Design consists of 17 course units and is built on the foundation of the four common-core courses listed above. In addition, ART 131, 229, 230, 231, 236, 268, 331, 346, 356, 358, 373, 374, and 378 are required.
Also offered is the MAT (Masters of Art in Teaching) with teacher certification in art. Practicing (in-service) teachers can also earn their M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Art Education. Please see the Education Department section of the catalog for more information.
The Minor in Art
The minor in art consists of ART 113, 170, and three additional course units selected with the approval of the advisor. Two of the additional courses must be at the 200 or 300 level. A student may choose courses that emphasize studio art, graphic and interactive design, or art history and criticism. The art minor is available only to students who are not art majors. It is not possible to minor in art education.
The Minor in Art History and Criticism
This program is designed for students outside the art department with an interest in art history. It includes ART 113, 114, 218, 229, and one additional course in art history at the 200-level or above. Certain special topics courses may count towards the minor. Consult with an advisor.
The Minor in Graphic Design and Interactive Design
This program is designed as a minor for students outside the art department with an interest in graphic design. It includes ART 131, 142, 230, and 231; plus one additional course chosen from among ART 254, 268, 331, 346, and 374. Certain special topics courses may count towards the minor. Consult with an advisor.
The Minor in Photography
The minor in photography will consider the medium as a professional and academic discipline. Creativity, visual literacy, and communication skills will be stressed through practice and critical theory via strategies emphasizing interdisciplinary relationships among a broad range of curriculum and personal experience. The following 5 courses constitute the photography minor: ART 167, 268; one course in art history (ART 220, 114 or 229); and two additional courses in Photography or Media Arts: ART 131, 254, 262, 263, 267, 346, 354, 363, 367, 368, 369, 381, or 386. Certain special topics courses may count towards the minor. Consult with an advisor. The photography minor is not available to students pursuing a major in art.
The Interdepartmental Major in Art
The studio art Set I of the interdepartmental major includes ART 113, 142, 159, 170, and two additional courses that, with the six courses of Set II, are selected by the student with the approval of the advisor.
The graphic and interactive design Set I of the interdepartmental major includes ART 131, 142, 170, 229, 230, and 231. One additional course is chosen from among ART 268, 331, 373, and 374. This course and those of Set II are selected by the student with the approval of the advisor.
The art history and criticism Set I of the interdepartmental major includes ART 113, 142, 170, and three additional art history courses that, with the six courses of Set II, are selected by the student with the approval of the advisor.
The art education program at Moravian College places child-centered teaching and learning theories into practice. The primary outcome of this approach is that, through the creation and sharing of personal meaning-making, students foster a greater understanding of themselves and others and awaken to alternative possibilities in the world. Art education provides an opportunity for children to answer the question, “must things be as they are?” In doing so, they cultivate a more peaceful and socially just world, and education becomes transformative. This child-centered approach to art education exceeds the Pennsylvania Department of Education Academic Standards for the Visual Arts.
To carry out the goals of this approach to art education, pre-service art educators must develop their own art practice and use their practice to inform their pedagogy. Thus, they come to understand their studio art practice as research, as the place where they are constructing new knowledge. By mastering art processes and techniques, through the understanding of materials and their potential for shaping ideas, the pre-service educator calls on these experiences while writing curricula that support and challenge the artistic development and learning styles of all children.
- Students of art history and criticism who plan to pursue graduate degrees in art history/museum studies are strongly recommended to pursue advanced study in a relevant foreign language (French, German, Spanish, etc.).
- Students who plan to pursue graduate studies should contact their advisor to plan additional courses for study.
- Majors in Graphic and Interactive Design should consider taking courses, minoring, or double-majoring in Computer Science or Marketing.
Notes on Art Courses and the Art Major
- In art history and some studio art courses, students are required to take a course-related field trip. Cost can be paid in advance to the art office; otherwise, participating students will be billed by the College.
- Art students are required to attend lectures and workshops by visiting artists.
- Art students are strongly encouraged to participate in exhibition opportunities and arts events on campus and in the community.
- Gallery space is designated for exhibitions by students.
- All art majors in graphic and interactive design; studio art; studio art, photo- media concentration; and art education must participate in a review of their art work during the spring term of the sophomore year. (The review is optional for art history majors.) Transfer students, those who declare their majors late, those studying abroad, and others will be scheduled for a review as soon as they are ready. Students who fail the review, as determined by the art faculty members conducting the review, will be required to repeat it in a subsequent semester.
- Lab fees are required for some art classes, including ceramics, printmaking, three-dimensional design, graphic design, digital video, and digital, historic and black-and-white photography. Lab fees cover usage of the lab and lab supplies, such as photographic chemicals, clay, printmaking supplies, and computer software and hardware and printing costs. In courses that utilize the color printers in the graphic design lab, a portion of the lab fee goes toward color printing costs.
- Kit fees are required for some studio art classes, including ART 142, 170, 180. Kit fees cover the costs for an art supply kit for the course (paint, brushes, etc.) and are billed to each student's account.
Art Education Graduate Programs
Also offered is the MAT (Masters of Art in Teaching) with Pennsylvania teaching certification in art (PreK-12). Practicing (in-service) teachers can also earn their M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Art Education. Practicing teachers can earn Pennsylvania teaching certification in art (PreK-12) through the Teacher Intern Certification Program, while on the job. Students take courses at night and earn student teaching hours in your current teaching placement. Please see the Education Department section of the catalog for more information.
Courses in Art History
Note: All courses in art history meet for a minimum of 140 minutes a week.
ART 113. Art History Survey: Caves to Cathedrals. Basic problems of the development of Western art are considered in terms of major civilizations and epochs that produced them, from ancient times to the Renaissance. Introduces non-Western art such as African, Asian, Islamic, Judaic, aboriginal (art of Australia and New Zealand), and/or art of the Americas. Fall. (M6)
ART 114. Art History Survey: Renaissance to Abstraction. Major movements in Western art from the Renaissance to the present. Spring. (M6)
ART 212. Artists as Activists. How do artists, graphic designers, writers and performing artists raise questions and advocate social change? Global examples of visual culture will include propaganda, graphic, design, film music video, and theatre. Relationships between art, images, mass media, and acts of conscience will be evaluated using ethical/philosophical frameworks and formal and contextual analysis. Discussion will include historical, social, and political context of art, its method of production and distribution, and its inherent privileges or risks. Prerequisite: Junior or senior class standing. (U2)
ART 218. Art of the Renaissance. Development and growth of art in Italy and northern Europe, 14th-16th centuries. Prerequisite: ART 113, ART 114, or permission of instructor. Fall, alternate years. (M6)
ART 220. History of Photography. This course explores the social, cultural, political, scientific, and artistic contexts surrounding the history of photography, from its invention to the present day. The course will emphasize how the medium has influenced the way we interpret images and the impact that photography has had on visual culture. Through discussions, readings, hands-on activities, and museum visits, students will become familiar with photography's rich and diverse history.
ART 222. African Art. (also AFST 222) Students will develop an aesthetic and cultural overview of African art, from prehistory to the present day. Sculpture is the primary medium studied in the course, but textiles, painting, artisanal works and architecture are also included. Students will consider how religion and cultural influences affect the development of regional and national styles. The influence of the African diaspora on art in Europe, Latin America, and the United States will be considered. Students will acquire the critical vocabulary required to analyze and interpret African art, and apply it in both discussion and writing. (M5)
ART 226. Art of the 19th Century. Development of art from neoclassical and romantic periods through the post-impressionists. Prerequisite: ART 113, ART 114, or permission of instructor. Alternate years.
ART 228. Contemporary Art. This course introduces students to contemporary art, its issues, and ideas. Students learn, make, and communicate critical observations and analyze and evaluate diverse forms of contemporary art by artists from around the world. This course examines the connections between the artist’s ideas, materials and processes, and how contemporary political, social, and/or cultural circumstances shape contemporary art. Prerequisites: ART 113 or ART 114. Spring, alternate years.
ART 229. Modern Art. Development of European and American art from the post-impressionists (1890s) to Pop Art (1960s). Prerequisite: ART 113, ART 114, or permission of instructor. Writing-intensive.
ART 310. Art History Methodology: Criticism, Theory and Practice. What is it you want to know about a work of art? The questions you ask and how you go about finding the answers lead straight to the issue of methodology. This course's goal is to understand the development of the discipline of art history and its theoretical underpinnings. It will survey the major art historians, the questions they asked, and the answers they proposed. Additional topics include connoisseurship and contemporary exhibit practices. Prerequisites: ART 113 and ART 114. Alternate years.
ART 190-199, 290-299, 390-399. Special Topics.
ART 286, 381-384. Independent Study.
ART 288, 386-388. Internship.
ART 400-401. Honors.
Courses in Studio Art and Graphic Design
Note: All courses in studio art and graphic design meet for two 150-minute periods a week or as a five-hour seminar once a week.
ART 142, ART 170 and ART 180 are offered as foundational studio art courses; they are required for art majors, but open to non-majors without prerequisites. ART 119 is required in the Art Education track, but open to other art majors and non-majors without prerequisites. ART 119, 167, 170, 180, and 268 meet the M6 LinC rubric. Art majors in the graphic and interactive design, studio art, and art education tracks should take ART 142 and ART 170 in the fall term of the first year, and ART 180 in the spring term of the first year. Art majors in the art history and criticism track should take ART 170 in the fall term of the first year and ART 142 in the spring term of the first year.
ART 119. Art Processes & Structures: Material Investigations. Students in this introductory, process-based studio art course experiment extensively and in a variety of ways with tools and materials in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, metals, and fiber. While discovering the visual languages of materials and works of art, students learn cross-disciplinary skills such as communicating ideas; problem solving; critical thinking and writing; recording and evaluating observations; forming meaning and metaphor; and constructing new knowledge. No prerequisites. (M6)
ART 131. Introduction to Graphic Design. Foundation skills in the formal and conceptual principles of graphic design: concept, composition, legibility, language, typography. Projects develop visual literacy and skills in text, drawing, and image production using the Macintosh computer as primary design tool. Critical thinking is stressed through analysis of content and its most effective form of visual presentation. Prerequisite: ART 142 or permission of instructor.
ART 142. Visual Foundations: Composition, Color and Design. A guided investigation of basic concepts and techniques of visual organization, addressing theory and application of two-dimensional design and color using various concepts, media, and techniques. Weekly projects develop students' awareness of formal elements of composition and interrelationships between form and content. Utilizing fundamental design principles, including line, shape, color, value, space, balance, proportion, and scale, students learn and use appropriate vocabulary to verbalize their creative process and critical thinking. Learning to analyze one's own work and the work of others is as important a skill as making the work.
ART 146.2. Printmaking and Book Arts. This half-unit course introduces materials, tools, and procedures of printmaking and may include linocut, woodcut, intaglio, solarplate, and paper-making. Final project may include a book designed, produced, and bound by the student. Fall.
ART 147. Screen Printing. For beginning through advanced students, this course addresses concepts of design; elements of color, motif, pattern, and repetition; and techniques of stencils, open-screen color, drawing methods, photo emulsion, and C.M.Y.K. registration and printing. Field trip to observe state-of-the-art commercial screen printing operations. Emphasis on student projects, student presentations, and instructor-led formal critiques. No prior printmaking experience necessary. (M6)
ART 159. Design: Three-Dimensional. In-depth investigation of basic forms involving a variety of multidimensional media. Recommended foundation course for sculpture. (M6)
ART 160. Ceramics. This course introduces the fundamentals of ceramic art—including hand-built and wheel techniques—applied to tiles, objects, and vessels, and methods of glazing. Outdoor raku firing will be introduced. The history and use of ceramics will be discussed. The basics of operating a ceramics classroom are included: loading, unloading, firing and maintaining electric kilns, including low-fire and high-fire; purchasing clay, glazes and other supplies; health and safety concerns.
ART 167. Black-and-White Photography 1. This basic course covers the fundamentals of black and white photography through a hands-on approach to the use of the 35 mm camera, light meter, film developing, darkroom work and final presentation of photographs. (M6)
ART 170. Drawing 1. Skills and critical understanding of the fundamentals of drawing: composition, perspective, value, and balance, developed through rendering the observed world. Students engage in the pictorial issues of drawing, especially the relation of subject and context. These fundamentals are taught in context with a pictorial language, rather than elements of abstract design. Fall. (M6)
ART 180. Painting 1. Emphasis on investigation as related to historical, individual, and creative problems of space, composition, structure, and image. (M6)
ART 230. Typography and Information Design. What language is to writing, typography is to graphic design. Today's designers, who work primarily in digital media, create messages that are both "virtual" (time-based and in perpetual motion) and fixed in place by ink on paper. This course explores how typography shapes content. Designing with letters, words, and texts develops legibility, emphasis, hierarchy of meaning, personal expression, and appropriateness. Students will learn the principles of clear, strong, effective design using current design applications and technology. Projects will explore design as rhetoric, information, and expression. Prerequisite: ART 131.
ART 231. Publication Design. Design of magazines, books, and brochures requires collaboration between writers, editors, and designers. Students learn to analyze and organize written and visual narratives. Research, planning, editing, and computer skills are developed and combined with clear and appropriate design vocabulary. Macintosh platform utilizing InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. Prerequisite: ART 230 or permission of the instructor.
ART 236. Graphic Design History. This course is an overview of the history of visual communication with an emphasis on graphic design. The history of writing systems and images, and their interaction, will be explored in order to develop a better understanding of communication. Letterforms and design thinking will be studied from the development of the printed page to the present, with particular emphasis on the past century of design. Slide lectures and readings on graphic design history and theory will focus on grounding design in cultural and historical context. History-based design projects will be included. Prerequisite: ART 131. Spring.
ART 245. Printmaking 1. Introduction to traditional and innovative techniques and ideas in relief, silk-screen, etching, mixed media. Prerequisite: ART 170 or permission of instructor.
ART 254. Digital Video. Focuses on the study of moving imagery and its use as an artistic tool for creative expression and social inquiry. Starting with problem solving and idea generation, students move into the traditional language of film, and the theories, disciplines, and procedures used to plan and produce works in video. Through classroom lectures, demonstrations, discussion, and hands-on experience, students learn the basic technical and operational skills involved in video making as well as creative strategies for producing their own individual works. Spring.
ART 259. Sculpture. Problems of various aspects of sculptural form in a wide range of media. Prerequisite: ART 159 or permission of instructor. Offered as independent study with permission of instructor.
ART 262. Art of the Lens. This course will trace the evolution of the lens as it was used in optical devices producing images formed by light. The content of the class will cover the basic principles of photographic optics from the period of the camera obscura through the invention of photography in the mid-19th Century. Emphasis will be placed on the design and application of lenses in optical devices that altered society’s common experience of seeing. (U1) Summer.
ART 263. Historic Photo Processes. This course takes an exploratory approach to the earliest photographic processes in use from the mid- to late 19th century within the context of modern aesthetics and contemporary image-making. Slides, lectures, and critiques, along with the freedom and encouragement to experiment, will commingle historic and contemporary examples of photography-based art. Combined with an introduction to the basic principles of chemistry and light, students will learn to apply the new possibilities of old processes to original concept-based personal imagery. (U1)
ART 267. Black-and-White Photography 2. This course will introduce advanced darkroom and camera techniques. Emphasis will be placed on the formation of a personal point of view. Historic precedents and contemporary examples will be explored as well as issues pertaining to form, content and craftsmanship.
ART 268. Digital Photography. A critical seminar for the production and study of digital image making. Students learn the basic technical and operational skills involved in creating photographic work electronically. Discussions and readings investigate issues pertaining to art and media culture, as well as similarities and differences between the objective nature of traditional photography and the inherent subjective quality of digital imagery. The class will build a critical, theoretical, and artistic framework to help students develop their own unique vision in the context of digital art making. Students are required to use either a dSLR or a mirrorless digital camera with manual controls and the ability to shoot RAW in order to take this course. (M6)
ART 270. Drawing 2. Development of composition through a wide range of techniques and media. Prerequisite: Art 170 or permission of instructor. Spring.
ART 280. Painting 2. Continuation of the investigations and problems explored in ART 180. Prerequisite: ART 180.
ART 331. Graphic and Interactive Design Practice. Students refine visual and problem-solving skills in design through research and writing, using text- and image-based design programs. Projects may include identity design, résumé writing, and/or the creation of a robust social media presence. The business of design will be discussed with a focus on building design management skills including Art Direction, Project Management, and Account Management. Prerequisite: ART 231.
ART 346. Interactive Design. Introduction to the principles of website design, creation, and implementation. Creation and preparation of web graphics, design and critiques of websites, blogging and website development. Advanced work in image creation and manipulation. Comprehensive introduction and use of HTML/CSS development. Prerequisites: ART 131 and ART 268, or permission of instructor.
ART 348. Animation for the Web. The purpose of this class is to give the student an overview of storytelling with motion to create animation for the web. Within this framework, the student will learn professional practices of motion graphic design, including the fundamentals of animation and programming for animation. Skills will be developed using major design applications, including Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks and/or AfterEffects.
ART 354. Digital Video 2. This course is intended to provide Intermediate students with the opportunity to further develop their work and clarify their individual "voices" in the context of video, film, and electronic media. Frequent workshops will expand upon the concepts and techniques covered in Video 1, covering areas such as special equipment, lighting, sound recording/mixing, advanced editing and special effects. Classes will be structured around group and individual critiques, screenings of works by prominent video makers and digital artists, technical demonstrations as needed, readings about the history and technology of video and electronic art, and presentations from students. Prerequisite: ART 254.
ART 358. UX-UI. User Experience and User Interface is a senior level seminar course, where students learn to use industry standard tools such as Sketch and Adobe XD to prototype, wireframe and then design solutions. Students will also put together a full suite of UX documentation for a digital product, from user personas and wireframes to interactive prototypes. This course will help students connect and convey how insights into customer behavior — from problems to solutions — can optimize any product or service. Prerequisite: ART 346. Senior class standing, advanced juniors with prerequisite by permission of adviser or instructor.
ART 363. Historic Photo Processes 2. ART 363 picks up where ART 263 left off. In addition to introducing several new processes, students in 363 will be expected to develop their own personal projects that incorporate alternative processes in the context of contemporary issues that working artists face. ART 363 is much more self-directed than ART 263. As such, students must be ready and willing to be self-motivated and responsible for researching their own original ideas. Students will progress with guidance, as needed, through the creative process. Prerequisite: ART 263.
ART 367. Black-and-White Photography 3. This is primarily an advanced portfolio class for self-motivated students who are capable of working independently. Students will meet as a group and individually with the instructor to monitor the progress of each student’s work and participate in informal discussions regarding theory, practice and history. New work must be presented at each meeting. Prerequisite: ART 267 or permission of the instructor.
ART 368. Digital Photography 2. This course is intended to provide intermediate students with the opportunity to further develop their skills and individual voices in the context of digital photography and imaging. Treated as an experimental studio seminar for the production and study of digital image making, the course will expand upon the processes and techniques covered in ART 268. Advanced demonstrations and tutorials will be offered, and students will develop several small photographic series. Class examples, discussions, and readings will investigate issues pertaining to art, photography, and contemporary culture, providing a critical, theoretical, and artistic framework for students to develop their work. Along with several short in-class exercises, there will only be 5 projects scheduled for the semester so that students can explore ideas in-depth and gain experience creating small, coherent bodies of work. A Digital SLR camera is required. Prerequisite: ART 268.
ART 369. Digital Photography 3. This is an advanced course for self-motivated students who are capable of working independently. Drawing from the skills and techniques learned in Digital Photo 1 and 2, students will spend the semester building either one coherent series. Projects must be tailored to be presented in group exhibitions, online portfolio, end of the year senior exhibition, or in another format. Projects will be coupled with a research project and class presentation. Workshops and tutorials in lighting and advanced digital photo methods will be offered periodically throughout the semester as students work on their project. Class examples, discussions, and readings will investigate issues pertaining to art, photography, and contemporary culture, providing a critical, theoretical, and artistic framework for students to develop their work. Students will meet as a group and individually with the instructor to monitor the progress of their project and participate in informal discussions regarding theory, practice, and history. Samples of work in progress must be presented at each meeting. Prerequisite: ART 368.
ART 370. Advanced Drawing. Advanced problems in developing skills of graphic expression. Emphasis on the human figure. Prerequisite: ART 270 or permission of instructor. Fall.
ART 371. Advanced Studio Seminar. Advanced discussion and studio/scholarly work focused on contemporary issues of art-making in the context of criticism and theory and as practice (studio/creative/scholarly work). Site visits to installations and galleries. The seminar culminates in group projects from written proposal to finished presentation, open to the public. Fall.
ART 372. Studio Thesis. This class is designed to let students advance their personal creative techniques, content, and vocabulary, using a variety of traditional and digital media, and to develop their own practice. Advisors will come from full-time and adjunct faculty, working with the students to create a significant creative work or collection of work. Prerequisites: ART 371 and senior standing, studio track. Spring.
ART 373. Graphic Design Internship. Qualified students work 12 hours per week at a graphic design studio, web design firm, publishing company, in-house design department, or advertising agency. In addition, regular seminars focus on portfolio development, ethical and professional standards, social media, web design, pre-press specifications, and printing. Prerequisite: ART 374.
ART 374. Portfolio Seminar. An advanced-level course for graphic design students to prepare them for job searches and the professional environment. The primary focus of this class is direction on creating and writing a body of work organized into a professional portfolio. Students develop expertise, self-direction, and accountability. Prior design work is assessed and revised to meet professional portfolio standards. In addition to assembling a professional portfolio website, book and social media presence, students gain practice in job interviewing, resume preparation, and purposeful job searching. Prerequisites: ART 231. Fall.
ART 375. Professional Practices. Professional Practices is one of the two capstone experiences for studio art majors at Moravian College; the other is ART 372, Studio Thesis, which should be taken simultaneously. Professional Practices prepares students for the business aspects of a career in the fine arts, while Studio Thesis focuses on studio practice and thesis development. Classes will be structured around visiting artist/special guest presentations, technical demonstrations, readings, student presentations, a fieldwork experience, and class discussions. The course objective is to prepare studio art majors for a professional life after college. This course will cover professional practices in the fine art world as appropriate to an emerging artist. Topics will include documenting artwork, artist statements, resumes, jobs, financial planning and fundraising, exhibition opportunities, promotional material, networking, and other opportunities and tools that can support working in the field of art. Outside weekly reading is an essential component to this portion of the course, which provides a platform for discussion on issues pertaining to professional practice and the contemporary art world.
ART 378. Graphic Design Thesis. This capstone course will utilize investigation, writing, research and design to create a cohesive, themed body of graphic or interactive design work and an accompanying paper. Students will be expected to offer a presentation on this comprehensive thesis project, which will be included in the Senior Thesis Exhibition. Prerequisite: ART 374. Senior status, Graphic and Interactive Design track. (Spring)
ART 380. Advanced Painting. Advanced problems in painting, structured, composed, and created by the student. Prerequisite: ART 280.
ART 190-199, 290-299, 390-399. Special Topics.
ART 286, 381-384. Independent Study.
ART 288, 386-388. Internship.
ART 400-401. Honors.