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2014 – 2015


2013-2014 Graduate Catalog Archive

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Art


E.O. Bull Center for the Arts
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2871
Mr. Baker, Chairperson

Professors [top]

John Baker, M.F.A., University of Delaware
Virginia da Costa, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Margaret Schiff Hill, M.F.A., Syracuse University
Gus V. Sermas, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin

Associate Professors

Henry P. Loustau, M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nancy J. Rumfield, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Heather Sharpe, Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
Sally Van Orden, M.F.A., Texas Tech University

Assistant Professors

Belinda Haikes, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth UniversityErica Loustau, M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania
Erica Loustau, M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania
Heather Sharpe, Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
Kate Stewart, M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania
Larry Will, B.F.A., California State University at Long Beach

The Department of Art offers, on a limited basis, graduate courses in art to graduate students from other areas.

Course Descriptions [top]

Art
Symbol: ART unless otherwise noted.

ARH 500 Art Seminar (3) Special topics to be announced for studio and art history. Offered periodically as appropriate. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

516-517 Painting I-II (3) (3) Extensive experimentation in studio problems and directions. The strategies of technique and a personal style are explored. Each section of this course varies with the instructor.

520 Painting: Independent Projects (3) Individualized instruction at an advanced level. Development of professional, personal, and imaginative statements leading to formation of the student's pictorial identity.

521 Sculpture I (3) Introduction to sculpture via the fundamentals of 3-D design. Use of basic tools, development of skills, techniques, and processes in creating sculpture. Projects in plaster, clay, stone, and wood.

531 Ceramics I (3) Ceramic techniques and aesthetics of clay, leading toward development of creative expression. Exercises in hand-built and wheel-thrown forms. Formulation of clay bodies, glaze bodies, and calculations; loading and kiln firing techniques. Also, basic exercises for elementary and secondary teaching levels.

532 Ceramics II (3) Further development of expression for those who have mastered basic ceramic processes. Research in clay bodies, glaze chemistry, firing techniques, and kiln construction. Creative problems.

533 Ceramics: Studio Problems (3) Individual projects involving the total or specialized areas of the ceramic process. Practical experience through helping to maintain the ceramic complex.

534 Ceramics: Independent Projects (3)

541 Printmaking: Relief, Independent Projects (3) Advanced study with individualized instruction. Collagraph, lino-cut, and woodcut techniques. Combining various printing processes with relief printmaking.

546 Drawing: Independent Projects (3) Advanced study with individualized instruction. Emphasis on professional, personal, and imaginative statements leading to the student's iconographic identity.

553 Intermediate Photography (3) An intermediate course for those who have had a basic photography course or previous photographic experience. Students must supply 35mm adjustable camera and printing and processing materials. PREREQ: ART 552.

554 Advanced Still Photography (3) Lecture and laboratory experiences in large format, and electronic visual production. PREREQ: ART 552 and 553.

590 Independent Studies in Art (1-3)