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Academic Programs

Art - Associate in Arts (601)

Illinois colleges and universities offer two different bachelor's degrees in Art: the professional Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) degree and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Art. In general, because the B.F.A. degree prepares students for graduate school, it requires 70 or more semester credits in Art, while the B.A. degree (major in Art) requires about 40 to 50 semester credits in Art. At some schools, a B.A. degree requires competency in a foreign language, while the B.F.A. degree does not.

To transfer as a junior into either a B.F.A. program or B.A. program with a major in Art, students should select one of the options following consultation with the Art department. Most schools require a portfolio review for admission to a B.F.A. program, for registration in a second studio course in a medium and/or for scholarship consideration.
 
The AA and AFA represent two different tracks in Studio Art Education. The AA should be pursued by those students ultimately seeking a liberal arts baccalaureate degree (typically a BA) in the Studio Arts. The AFA should be pursued by those students ultimately seeking a professional baccalaureate degree (typically a BFA) in the Studio Arts. The AA completes the General Education component prior to transfer while the AFA completes more professional coursework and fulfills the General Education requirements over the span of a four-year degree as do students who start their college at the four-year college or university.

Students who have already chosen the university to which they plan to transfer should consult that institution's catalog or department advisor and an SVCC academic advisor in planning their program
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This program includes the basic courses university art departments require their freshmen and sophomores to take as well as foundation courses in various areas of specialization.
ART - IAI Recommended Baccalaureate Curriculum

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Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College

  • Academic Advising, 815-835-6354
  • Glenn Bodish, Associate Professor 815-835-6250

Total Hours Required - 65 Hours

Suggested Program

First Semester - 16 Hours

  • Mathematics 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ART101 - 2-D Design Foundations ( 3 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to two-dimensional design through the analysis of visual principles as they apply to design problems. Design problem solving in the studio and on the computer will be accompanied by lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. This is a foundation course for commercial, architectural, and fine arts students. An introduction to color theory is included. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week

  • ART113 - Basic Drawing I ( 3 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to drawing through the use of various black and white media, with an emphasis on observational representation through descriptive and expressive means. Topics to be covered include gesture, line, value, perspective, texture, and composition. Class sessions will be accompanied by lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week

  • ART120 - Prehistoric thru Medieval Art ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course is intended to fulfill the art history requirements for the art major, but is open to the public. Slide lectures stressing the major periods and styles in paintings, sculptures and architecture of prehistoric and ancient civilized cultures. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F2 901 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week

  • ENG101 - Composition I ( 3 Semester Hours)

    A basic course in essay writing with emphasis on exposition, ENG 101 stresses knowledge and application of the rhetorical modes. ENG 101 presupposes competence in grammar, usage, and mechanics. Prerequisite: ACT standard score in English of 22 or above; required scores on the current English placement test, or grade of C or higher in ELA 099. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C1 900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

  • FYE101 - First Year Experience ( 1 Semester Hours)

    The focus of this course is how to be successful in college. Study skills, goal setting, academic planning, time and money management, and information research skills are among the core topics included in this course. Within a supportive environment, students will share their college experiences and develop connections with fellow students and SVCC staff. 1 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 1 lec/week

Second Semester - 15 Hours

  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ART102 - 3-D Design Foundations ( 3 Semester Hours)

    The study of form and structure in three dimensions covering the relationships of masses, lines, texture, and color will be accompanied by lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. Prerequisite: ART 101 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week

  • ART114 - Basic Drawing II ( 3 Semester Hours)

    An investigation of drawing through the use of color, with an emphasis on observational representation and thematic development through descriptive and expressive means. Topics to be covered include gesture, line, value, perspective, texture, composition, color theory and conceptual exploration. Class sessions will be accompanied by lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. Prerequisite: ART 113 or consent of instructor 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week

  • ART121 - Renaissance thru Romantic Art ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course is intended to fulfill the art history requirements for the art major, but also meets humanities requirements as well. Slide lectures examine the major artistic trends that begin with the artistic Renaissance of the 15th century and continue through the Enlightenment of the 18th century. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F2 902 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week

  • ENG103 - Composition II ( 3 Semester Hours)

    An advanced course in essay writing with emphasis on formal research, ENG 103 serves to develop a proficiency in the collection and selection of data as applied to the completion of a formal research paper. In addition, students receive instruction in logic and reasoning, including the fundamentals of argumentative and persuasive writing. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in ENG 101 or its equivalent or consent of instructor. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C1 901R Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

Third Semester - 18-19 Hours

  • *Life Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Humanities 6 Semester hour(s)
  • **ART Elective 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ART122 - Modern Art ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course is intended to fulfill the art history requirements for the art major, but is open to the public. Slide lectures covering the major movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Europe and the United States and the impact of the new technology on painting, sculpture and architecture. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): F2 902 Lecture/Lab Hours 3 lec/week

Fourth Semester - 15-16 Hours

  • Social/Behavioral Science 3 Semester hour(s)
  • *Physical Science 3-4 Semester hour(s)
  • **ART Elective 3 Semester hour(s)
  • ART213 - Life Drawing I ( 3 Semester Hours)

    An introduction to drawing the human figure through the use of various black and white media. Topics to be covered include basic drawing concepts, structural anatomy, proportions, movement and pictorial form. Prerequisite: ART 101 and ART 113 3 Semester hour(s) Lecture/Lab Hours: 6 lab/week

  • COM131 - Intro to Oral Communication ( 3 Semester Hours)

    This course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. This course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking, and speaking. 3 Semester hour(s) Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI): C2900 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec/week

Footnotes

  • *One lab science required.
  • **Art elective courses may be chosen from various media in consultation with an academic advisor or art department faculty.