STUDIO ARTS PROGRAM

Division of the Arts

Website: http://studioarts.bard.edu

Updated August 15, 2017

 

Advising Faculty

 


1.     Ellen Driscoll (director)

2.     Laura Battle

3.     Ken Buhler

4.     Adriane Colburn

5.     Daniella Dooling

6.     Kenji Fujita

7.     Arthur Gibbons

8.     Jeffrey Gibson

9.     Beka Goedde

10.   Medrie MacPhee

11.   Dave McKenzie

12.   Lothar Osterburg

13.   Judy Pfaff

14.   Lisa Sanditz

15.   Joseph Santore

16.   Julianne Swartz


 

 

Program Requirements

 

The Studio Arts Program at Bard College is available to both the student who wishes to major and moderate into the program as well as the student who wishes to experience the visual arts and apply that experience to other disciplines. For the student who wishes to moderate into the program and graduate with a degree in studio art the following course components are required:

 

Moderation Requirements:

 

1.     Art History course (1 of the 2 required Art History courses should be based in post-1945 art)

2.     Drawing I

3.     Studio course (Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting, or Cybergraphics)

4.     Studio course (Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting, or Cybergraphics)

5.     Studio course (Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting, or Cybergraphics)

By the time of their moderation, all students intending to moderate into Studio Art must have completed a Drawing I class and three other studio courses.

 

Students moderate by the end of their sophomore year and after having completed at least 40 credits. At Moderation, students present a body of work to a group of three faculty members after participating in a group exhibition of the artwork of prospective art majors. A successful moderation is necessary to major in the studio arts program.

 

*Attendance at visiting artist lectures is mandatory for all moderated studio art majors and suggested for all students intending to moderate.

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

6.     Level III Studio courses as discussed with adviser

7.     Art History course (1 of the 2 required Art History courses should be based in post-1945 art)

8.     Senior Seminar

9.     Senior Project I

10.   Senior Project II

 

Students must take courses with at least two or three different professors and cannot repeat the same course with the same professor. Juniors will present an exhibition of their work in mid-fall and in mid-spring, as well as attend Visiting Artist lectures. Seniors must take the required Senior Seminar class in addition to their Studio classes and Senior project. Senior Projects are a culmination and a visual presentation of the student's four years of study and studio art career at Bard College, and are exhibited in Senior Project Exhibitions at the end of the fall or spring semester.

  

Sample Program of Study

 

First Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

 

ART 101 Painting I

ART 107 Drawing I

FYSEM I (fall)

FYSEM II (spring)

 

ART 201 Painting II

ART 105 Sculpture I

Art History 102

 

Moderation (spring)

 

ART 301 Painting III

Art History 265

 

participation in junior events

 

Sr. Project I (fall)

Sr. Project II (spring)

Senior Seminar