Academics

Art History

Art History

I attempt as much as possible to devise courses that ask students to participate in discussions about works of art; to visit regional museums; to act out works of art physically. ... In these ways, my students not only learn about historical art, artists and their time periods, but also about the challenges and rewards of art historical research.
Dr. Peter Barr
Professor of Art History
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  • About: Art History
  • Meet the Faculty
  • 3 Things: Art History
  • The Arts Scholarship Days

Want to become a professional artist, or to teach art? Then the Art program at Siena Heights is the right choice. The Art program offers Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Fine Art degrees.

The BA is a strong liberal arts degree well-suited for students interested in combining the visual arts with other disciplines such as psychology, literature, or business.

The BFA is an intensive studio program intended for students interested in pursuing either graduate school in art or art history or professional and/or studio careers.

Art Department Mission Statement: Studio Angelico, a community of artists and educators, stimulates, challenges, supports and educates students to become: educated viewers with visual literacy and critical thinking, professional artists with technical and creative direction, thoughtful and responsible citizens in a global community. We seek through dialogue and practice to work together within a liberal arts context to appreciate, understand and communicate the diversity and complexity of the human experience as expressed through the visual arts.

 


FAST FACT: Other degrees offered include the Bachelor of Art degree major in Art with Visual Arts Education K-12 certification, the Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Art History, the Art minor and the Art History minor.

Art History courses provide opportunities for students to practice speaking, reading and writing about art, to hone critical thinking and research skills, and to develop personal and cultural identities in relation to prior art movements, artists, and artworks. The courses have been grouped into freshmen, sophomore, and junior levels. Each new level requires the student to demonstrate increasingly sophisticated historical knowledge as well as analytical research, and writing skills.

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

Other degrees offered include the Bachelor of Art degree major in Art with Visual Arts Education K-12 certification, the Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Art History, the Art minor and the Art History minor.

To learn more about the Art History program, click here

Course Type
Required Credit Hours
Course Type ART HISTORY REQUIRED
Required Credit Hours 21Semester Hours
Approved Studio Concentration Courses
Course Type ART REQUIRED
Required Credit Hours 61Semester Hours
Course Type ART HISTORY COGNATE
Required Credit Hours 1216Semester Hours
Course Type LIBERAL ARTS
Required Credit Hours 2223Semester Hours
Course Type ART HISTORY ELECTIVES
Required Credit Hours 24Semester Hours
Total for major
118125Semester Hours
Course Name
Course Type
Credit Hours
Course Name Foundations I: Core Concepts
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Foundations II: Core Concepts
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Foundations III:Drawing Concepts
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Foundations IV:Digital Concepts
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Introduction to Sculpture
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Portfolio
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Senior Exhibition
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Advanced Composition
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name American Sign Language I
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name American Sign Language II
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Arabic Language Studies
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Assessment & Evaluation of Students with Disabilities
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Assistive Technology
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 1
Course Name Behavior Management
Course Type REQUIRED
Credit Hours 2
Course Name Aesthetics
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Cultural Anthropology
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name History of Graphic Design
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Late Twentieth-Century Art
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Non-Western Topics
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Speech Communication
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Visual Culture
Course Type REQUIRED COGNATE
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Intro to Digital Photography
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Introduction to Book Arts
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Introduction to Ceramics
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Introduction to Graphic Design
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Introduction to Painting
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Introduction to Printmaking
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Jewelry Making I
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Credit Hours 3
Course Name Materials & Methods - Strategies
Course Type REQUIRED ELECTIVES
Credit Hours 3

Meet the Art History faculty members.

Professor of Art History
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Peter Barr on studioangelico.com
#1. Freshman Foundations: Classes help students master the fundamentals needed for discussing and investigating works of art. Students are asked to develop their art vocabularies, to demonstrate library skills, and to explore the relationship between meaning and context. Students are presented with an overview of art history through an exploration of Western architecture. The class includes a tour of the Toledo Museum of Art and an architectural walk through Adrian's historic State Street/Dennis Street neighborhood.

#2. Three surveys of Western Art (Ancient to Medieval, Renaissance to Modern, and American Art): Allow sophomores and juniors to examine art produced during relatively large periods in history. Students acquire historical perspective as they apply the vocabulary, analytical skills, and research skills presented in the Language of Art.

#3. Upper-level Courses: Focus on relatively narrow topics, including 19th-Century Art, Early 20th-Century Art, Late 20th-Century Art, Visual Culture and the History of Photography. Aimed at juniors and seniors, these courses require students to tackle more difficult reading assignments, and to undertake independent research projects.

Arts Scholarship Days

Siena Heights University conducts Arts Scholarship Days for prospective students.

High school seniors and transfer students who would like to major in 
music, art or theater or perform in the choir, band, marching band, orchestra or jazz band can schedule an audition or portfolio review and campus visit during Arts Scholarship Days @ Siena. Scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students. In addition to their audition or portfolio review, students may have the opportunity to meet with current scholarship recipients over lunch, have an individual meeting with Admissions Counselor and enjoy a campus tour.

Pre-registration is required.

Check back for the 2018 dates!

Additional Info

Degree:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

Location(s):

Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.
(800) 521-0009