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Program Requirements

Portfolio Art Scholarships

Applicants may compete for a number of portfolio scholarships awarded each year on the basis of portfolio excellence. The competition is open to all high school graduates and transfer students. An applicant may be considered for the scholarships once all application requirements are met: transcript, financial aid package, letter of recommendation, and portfolio (either CD, or portfolio of artwork during visit or via e-mail).

Program Requirements - Graphic Design Major

  1. Completion of the Liberal Arts Foundation Program and requirements for undergraduate degrees. Students in the BFA program must complete 15 elective hours outside the major in addition to the general education requirements. These 15 hours may apply to a minor in the following areas: Entrepreneurship, Communication, and/or Computer Science. Students in this program also must complete at least 36 hours at the upper (300-400) level.
  2. The technological literacy requirement will be fulfilled by ART 290 Introduction to Computer Graphics and ART 395 Graphic Design for Desktop Publishing.
  3. A minimum of 43 semester hours of art studio beyond the foundation studio courses of ART 111, 121, 131. Required courses include: ART 161, 221, 241, 251, 256, 290, 312, 323 or 342, 380, 390, 395, 480, 490, 495, and three hours of upper-level Art.
  4. Art History (12 semester hours): AHI 283, 285, 381 and 383.
  5. Support courses: PHI 391 Aesthetics (can fulfill a general education requirement) and COM 101 Fundamentals of Public Speaking.
  6. A portfolio of collegiate coursework, a digital slide portfolio/PowerPoint on a CD with a hard-copy collegiate summary in a documentation binder and a comprehensive and/or focused (ART 497) senior exhibition of professional quality framed work, with an accompanying catalog, must be presented to and accepted by the art faculty. This exhibition will be displayed in the Gray Gallery during April-May of the Spring Semester of the senior year. This constitutes the required comprehensive experience.
  7. The Process Portfolio: All art/graphic design majors are required to maintain a continuous portfolio from year to year with representative work from every art class taken for the Junior Portfolio review (ART 397).

Minors in Art (must also meet minimum University requirements for a minor)

Requirements for a Minor in Art Studio:  21 credit hours including ART 111, 121, and 131 or 161. The remaining 12 hours must be at the 200-400 level and include one Art History course. Twelve of the required 21 credit hours must be taken at Quincy University. Declaration of minor must be filed no later than the end of the junior year (or completion of 85 semester hours).

Requirements for a Minor in Art History: 21 credit hours including ART 111, 121, and 131 or 161; AHI 283, 285, 381, and 383. Twelve of the required 21 credit hours must be taken at Quincy University. Declaration of minor must be filed no later than the end of the junior year (or completion of 85 semester hours).

Requirements for a Minor in Graphic Design: 21 credit hours including ART 111 and 121. The remaining 15 hours must be chosen from ART 241, 256, 290, 390, 395, and 490. Twelve of the required 21 hours must be taken at the 200-400 level and 12 of the hours must be taken at Quincy University. Declaration of the minor must be filed no later than the end of the junior year (or completion of 85 semester hours).

Minor in 3-Dimensional or 2-Dimensional Art may be arranged.

Requirements for a Minor in Advertising Production: 18 credit hours including ART 290, 395, 465, 490 and COM 381, 393. Twelve of the required 18 credit hours must be taken at Quincy University. Declaration of minor must be filed no later than the end of the junior year (or completion of 85 semester hours). This minor is primarily intended for marketing majors with a focused interest in advertising. All non-marketing majors are encouraged to complete as many marketing courses as possible in addition to the minor in advertising production.

Program Policies

  1. The University reserves the right to reproduce student work, and to retain for teaching and exhibition purposes, students’ works submitted for credit.
  2. The University will not be liable for lost, stolen, unclaimed, or damaged art work.
  3. Initial student expenses for art supplies may be substantial. Furnished materials vary from course to course, so prudent financial planning should account for this variance.
  4. A portfolio review is suggested for all transfer students.
  5. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 6 hours per week outside class for each studio course selected.
  6. Art majors are required to keep an ongoing portfolio from each art course for assessment purposes and their Senior Exhibition.
  7. Art scholarship majors must participate in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition and in local/regional exhibitions in order to maintain their scholarships.

Special Programs

The Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, provides a professional exhibition schedule each academic year which includes exhibitions by nationally noted and regional artists. Gallery space is allocated for the annual art faculty, student and senior exhibitions. Periodically visiting artists are brought to the campus for critiques, lectures and workshops. The gallery program contributes both to the education of University and community students and to the cultural richness of the University and the broader community.

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