Art Curiculum

A qualifying review and conference in the student's fifth term includes an AOC application form, a portfolio of 10 images (cd), and a 1-2 page statement of purpose.

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Area of Concentration Requirements

The Art AOC fosters creative and critical studio research bridging disciplinary boundaries. The content knowledge of the studio art curriculum embraces technical comprehension of materials and processes so students may effectively develop appropriate critical thinking and communication skills.

Following a satisfactory 5th Term Review, up to two studio courses may be satisfied through the Cross College Alliance consortium with Ringling College of Art and Design with prior consent from New College Art Faculty. These courses require prior approval by the Art AoC and cannot replicate existing offerings at New College.

Transfer students may present prior college level course work to New College Art Faculty for a portfolio review in order to exempt them from any foundation courses.

Year 1
Design Strategies / Digital Foundations
Principles of Drawing (LAC)
Art History
Sculpture*

Year 2
Sculpture*
Principles of Painting
Art History
Art Elective

Year 3
Fall:
Art Elective (Digital Photography/Print)
— 5th Term Review
Spring:
Art Elective (Painting*, Drawing*, Digital Photography, Sculpture*)
Art History

Year 4
Thesis
Studio Art Thesis Project/Exhibition
Written Thesis
Baccalaureate Exam
Portfolio of Images
Artist Statement
Professional Packet

* These courses will vary in their techniques and methodologies and will repeat on a several year rotation. The courses will allow for introductory and advanced level approaches in the same class

New Courses for Foundations / Pre-Requisite
Design Strategies: 2D and 3D Design skills – Build strength in technique and overall formal qualities of creations
Digital Foundations: Computer Art Boot Camp – Build basic understanding of file saving, camera usage (document artwork?) and use of Adobe CC (Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) 3D (sculptris).

Students may also complete a slash Art AOC. Requirements vary depending on whether Art is on the first or second side of the slash. If Art comes first, all the above course requirements are mandatory. If the Art is on the second side of the slash, there is a reduction of requirements by 1) one Art History requirement, 2) one Art ISP, 3) one upper level studio course, and 4) thesis exhibition.

Joint Disciplinary AOC Requirements

Students may also complete a slash Art AOC. Requirements vary depending on whether Art is on the first or second side of the slash. If Art comes first, all the above course requirements are mandatory. If the Art is on the second side of the slash, there is a reduction of requirements by:

    1. one Art History requirement,
    2. one Art ISP,
    3. one upper-level studio course, and
    4. thesis exhibition.

SAMPLE PATHWAYS to complete AOC Requirements

New College students must satisfy both the requirements of the Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC), New College’s general education program, and the specific requirements for the Area of Concentration (AOC). With so many opportunities each term, the pathway below is provided as an example of how a student could complete the requirements for graduation. We’ve put some checkpoints in place so that you make the most of your time at New College. Each term you’ll meet with a faculty advisor to discuss courses, tutorials, internships, or other academic experiences. Schedule a meeting with your faculty advisor to discuss which courses satisfy the LAC and which satisfy the AOC. Each student completes a Provisional AOC Plan in the fifth contract to select an AOC, and each student submits a Thesis Prospectus/AOC Form in the sixth contract.

A Sample Four-Year Pathway for Art

YearFall Term January / ISPSpring Term
Year 1Drawing IISPSculpture I
Art HistoryLAC 3
LAC 1LAC 4
LAC 2LAC 5
Year 2Painting IArt ISPSculpture II
Art HIstoryPainting II
Drawing II or EquivalentLAC 7
LAC 6LAC 8
Year 3Art HIstoryArt ISPUpper Level Studio or Tutorial
Critical TheoryElective course
Upper Level Studio or TutorialElective course
Year 4Senior Art SeminarSenior Art Seminar
Senior ThesisSenior Thesis
Bacc ExamBacc Exam
Elective courseElective course

A Sample Two-Year Pathway for Art

YearFall Term January / ISPSpring Term
Year 3Drawing I (or apply transfer credit)Art ISP"ISP" Tutorial
Sculpture I (or apply transfer credit)Sculpture II
Art History (or apply transfer credit)Art History
Painting IUpper Level Elective or Tutorial
Critical Theory Course
Year 4Painting IIISP (if not taken as a tutorial during the third-year spring termUpper Level Elective or Tutorial
Art HistorySenior Art Seminar
Drawing II or EquivalentSenior Thesis
Senior Art Seminar
Art Thesis