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2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog 
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art & Design

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Program Informatiom

The art and design major at Springfield College provides an opportunity for students to learn to creatively combine practical, conceptual and critical skills to engage with the challenges of an ever-changing and increasingly visual contemporary world. Art and Design students are encouraged to develop a personal vision through guided exploration in the studio arts and design in parallel with a comprehensive foundation in art and design history and theory. Through diverse coursework, the major provides students opportunities to develop their creative talents in a variety of visual arts and design approaches. As our students mature as artists and designers, they become visually literate, skilled in creative problem solving, and aesthetically sensitive. Through a solid foundation, students are prepared for advanced study and professional opportunities in the arts.  
The core requirements of the major expose students to an exciting foundation of coursework in both studio arts and design. Once the core requirements have been met, students, with their guidance of their advisors, will pursue a focus in either the studio arts or in design.
Students who focus on the studio arts choose from an exciting array of introductory and advanced level courses in drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Exploration and development in different areas of studio arts are informed by an experimental approach, one that supports risk taking and innovation.
Students who focus on design develop skills in areas of Web, CGI, game architecture and graphic design. An innovative blend of the creative and the technological, the design focus prepares students to head into the workforce with experience, strong portfolios and the knowledge gained from an evolving curriculum that reflects a rapidly changing field.  

Degree Information

Degree: Bachelor of Art (B.A.) with a major in Art

(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

Contact Information

For more information about the art major, contact the Program Director, Dr. Jessica Poser, Assistant Professor of Studio Art and Community Engagement.


I. Core Curriculum (40 credits)

This Core Curriculum is faithful to the Springfield College mission and further strengthens the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body. It is a cornerstone of a Springfield College education. Regardless of one’s major, it provides a strong, developmental, and holistic foundation for leaders in service to humanity. Upon completion, all graduates will be prepared to learn, lead, and serve in diverse, multicultural, and global contexts as well as in any career path they may choose. They will have the knowledge, habits of the mind, skills, and abilities to face unexpected situations and challenges, the values and attitudes for self-motivation and a vision of service that stems from hope, optimism and making a difference, as well as the self-determination to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

View the Core Curriculum Requirements (40 credits)  section for a complete list of the domains and courses therein.

II. Major Requirements

A. Core Requirements (20 credits)

All students complete the following 20 credits.

B. Student choose 6 credits from the following:

C. Students choose 3 credits from the following:

III. Art & Design Tracks

IV. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits.)

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