Academic departments and courses
ArtMelissa Chupp, Adjunct Professor of Art Education
Kristi Glick, Assistant Professor of Art
Randy Horst, Professor of Art
Merrill Krabill, Department Chair, Professor of Art
Leslie Miller, Assistant Professor of Art
John Mishler, Associate Professor of Art
The art department offers the following programs:
- Major in art, with one of six possible concentration areas
- Minor in art
- Minor in graphic design
- Minor in multimedia communication
- K-12 visual arts teaching certification
Visit the art department website at www.goshen.edu/art.
Career and post-graduate opportunities
Art graduates are currently working as elementary and secondary school art teachers, architects, graphic designers, designers in industry and business, art therapists, free-lance artists, college teachers, fashion designers, interior designers, museum curators, photojournalists and production crafts persons and fine artists.
Major in art
33 credit hours
- Art 101, Drawing 3
- Art 107, Design 3
- Art 202, Painting 3
- Art 205, Figure Drawing 3
- One 3-D course selected from the following: 3
Art 204, Ceramics
Art 206, Sculpture
Art 217, Jewelry
- Art 241, History of Art I 3
- Art 242, History of Art II 3
- One of the following 3
Art 343, Contemporary Art History
Thea 245, Aesthetics
- Art 409, Senior Exhibit 1
- Art 410, Senior Seminar 3
- Art concentration area (options below) 5
Concentration areas (minimum of 5 credit hours in one area, in consultation with academic adviser)
Art 108, Art 208, Art 308, Art 408, Art 203, Art 207, Art 315, Art 343, Art 355; Bus 336, Advertising; Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship; Engl 204, Expository Writing; Comm 212, Digital Media Production I; Comm 255, Photo Communication; Comm 326, Creating for the Web; Art/Comm 375, Animation.
Art 206; Art 312; Art 343; Art 355; 9-15 hours ceramics or jewelry; Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship; 328, Venture Planning; Acc 201, Principles of Financial Accounting; and Acc 202, Principles of Managerial Accounting: .
For students preparing for graduate school or a career as a studio artist. Art 312; Art 343; Art 355; 9-15 hours in selected studio courses in two- or three-dimensional media. Engl 204, Expository Writing. Selections from history, French, philosophy and anthropology.
Visual arts education (K-12)
In addition to the required courses outlined above, these course are also required for teacher certification: Art 108, Art 255, Art 312; and six credits advanced study in a medium as preparation for the senior exhibit. Also 30 credits in education, including student teaching during fall semester of the senior year. For more details see visual art and secondary education pages of the Teacher Education Handbook.
Pre-graduate school program. Graduate programs leading to a Master of Architecture as a first professional degree will assess an applicant's portfolio for visual composition and communication skills. A strong grounding in the liberal arts will also be expected. Art 108; Art 355; studio art classes; Math 211, Calculus I; Phys 203/204, General Physics. Courses in communication skills and business are strongly recommended.
Pre-graduate school program. Art 204; Art 206; Art 207; Art 217; Art 312; Psyc 100, General Psychology; Psyc 210, Developmental Psychology; Psyc 306, Abnormal Psychology; additional psychology courses.
Pre-graduate school program. Art 312; Art 343; Art 355; Art 412; Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship; Comm 324, Principles of Public Relations; Engl 204, Expository Writing; selections from history, French, philosophy and sociology.
Any art 3-D media course
Goshen Core courses
|Second year||Figure Drawing
Balance of remaining first-level studio courses
Begin art concentration courses
History of Art or Aesthetics
Goshen Core, including SST
|Third year||History of Art or Aesthetics
Art concentration courses
|Fourth year||History of Art
Remaining major courses, concentration courses and electives
Remaining Goshen Core and electives
Senior Exhibit and Senior Seminar
Planning and advising notes
At least one, but no more than two studio art courses are recommended per semester. At least 75 non-art credit hours are required for a Goshen College degree.
Minor in art
20 credit hours
- Art 101, Drawing 3
- Art 107, Design or Art 202, Painting 3
- History of art: Art 241, Art 242, or Art 343 3
- 11 credit hours of art electives; 5 or more must be upper level (300 and above)11
Minor in graphic design
20-21 credit hours
- Art 101, Drawing 3
- Art 107, Design 3
- Art 108, Digital Design 3
- Art 208-308, Graphic Design I & II 6
- History of art: Art 241, Art 242, or Art 343 3
- One elective course selected from the following: 2-3
Art 255, Photo Communication
Art 408, Advanced Graphic Design
Bus 336, Advertising
Note to art majors: A third art history course is not required for art majors to complete this minor. Instead, an additional three credit hours may be selected from the elective options above.
Minor in multimedia communication
18 credit hours
See the communication department pages for a full description of this minor, which represents a collaboration between art and communication departments.
ART 101 Drawing 3
Fundamentals of drawing as applied to pictorial organization. Emphasis placed on rendering skills: the use of line, value and perspective -- balanced by expressive approaches using a variety of dry and wet media. Encouraged as a first course in art.
ART 107 Design 3
A beginning course focusing on art elements and principles. Through experimentation, exercises, specific problems and using basic media and techniques, the student becomes familiar with fundamental visual concepts. Studio experience, critique and some research/writing are included. Encouraged as a first course in art.
ART 108 Digital Design 3
This course in visual expression and communication will introduce students to relevant computer programs including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Through exercises, projects and critiques, students will learn both creative visual design and technical aspects of computer-generated images and composition.
ART 201 Art and Holiness 3
How does visual art reinforce, expand or contradict our ideas of what is holy? In this course, students will strengthen their skills in interpreting visual art. They will look for parallel and divergent structures and understandings in theology, literature, theater, and music. An Artistic World Perspectives course in the Goshen Core.
ART 202 Painting 3
An introductory course in acrylic painting emphasizing technique, color, and composition. Skill and control of the medium are developed through numerous studio activities.
ART 203 Watercolor 3
An introductory course in watercolor painting emphasizing technique, color, and composition. Skill and control of the medium are developed through numerous studio activities.
ART 204 Ceramics 3
In the first term, students use a variety of methods to create forms in clay, including hand building and the potter's wheel. Both sculptural and functional forms, glazing and firing are learned.
ART 205 Figure Drawing 3
Focus on the human body using a variety of drawing media. Course emphasizes a visual understanding of anatomy through both rendering and expressive approaches. Prerequisite: Art 101.
ART 206 Sculpture 3
Exploration of sculpture media and techniques. Includes verbal interpretation and research of sculptors.
ART 207 Printmaking 3
An introductory course in relief and intaglio-type printing techniques. Skill and control of the media are developed through numerous studio activities.
ART 208 Graphic Design 3
Students are introduced to the elements and principles of graphic design/visual communication. Emphasis will be placed on the aesthetic use of typography and image in the development of projects in publication, poster and advertising design. This course will also provide an historical overview of the influences and movements in the field of typography. Prerequisite: Art 108.
ART 217 Jewelry 3
Three-dimensional design in metals including basic fabrication techniques, silver soldering, cold connections, stone setting, chain making and polishing processes. Includes study of historical and contemporary work in metal.
ART 241 History of Art I 3
Historical survey of art from prehistory to Gothic and non-Western art. Lecture. Offered alternate years with Art 242.
ART 242 History of Art II 3
Historical survey of art from the Renaissance to the mid-20th century. Lecture. Offered alternate years with Art 241.
ART 255 Photo Communication 3
(Cross-listed from Comm 255) A first course including camera work, digital image workflow and printing. Technical fluency, visual composition, photojournalistic approaches, and expression are components of the course. Students must provide a camera on which f-stop and shutter speed can be controlled.
ART 302 Painting II 3
Course emphasizes individual investigation of subject matter, style, and techniques leading to personal and unique expressions using acrylic or watercolor paint. Prerequisite: Art 202 or 203.
ART 304 Ceramics II 3
Second-term students continue skill and concept development. More advanced work in glazes and firing is also required. Prerequisite: Art 204.
ART 305 Drawing II 3
Course emphasizes individual investigation of subject matter, style, and techniques leading to personal and unique expressions using drawing media. Prerequisite: Art 101.
ART 306 Sculpture II 3
Exploration of sculpture media and techniques. Includes verbal interpretation and research of sculptors. Prerequisite: Art 206.
ART 307 Printmaking II 3
Course emphasizes individual investigation of subject matter, style, and techniques leading to personal and unique expressions using printmaking. Prerequisite: Art 207.
ART 308 Graphic Design II 3
Emphasis will be placed on corporate design. Students will design various symbols and identities and carry the visuals through to stationery, packaging, advertising and various other marketing projects. Production standards for layouts, inks and paper and the printing process will also be studied. This course will also provide an historical overview of the influences and movements in the field of graphic design. Graphic design courses must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: Art 107, 108, 208 or consent of instructor.
ART 312 Teaching Visual Arts 3
A methods course introducing the issues, concepts, philosophy and content of teaching art for art education students (K-12) or others with an interest in teaching art in other settings. Emphasis on curriculum and lesson planning, reading in art education, art classroom management and evaluation. Includes field work. All art majors strongly encouraged to take this course. Visual art education majors must take it for 4 credits; others may take it for 3 credits.
ART 315 Photography II 3
The study of photography as an expressive art form. Includes further study in artistic, technical, and/or commercial areas of photo imaging. Prerequisite: Comm/Art 255.
ART 317 Jewelry II 3
Three-dimensional design in metals that builds on the basic metals techniques presented in Art 217, focusing on continued concept and technical skills and lost wax casting or enameling processes. Includes study of historical and contemporary work in metal. Prerequisite: Art 217.
ART 330 Media Workshop: 3
A course that explores in depth a single medium or process such as metal casting, raku, papermaking, weaving, kiln building, silk screen and airbrush. Prerequisite: Art 107 or 202 or 204 or 217.
ART 343 Contemporary Art History 3
A survey of major art movements, architecture and artists since the mid-20th century. Offered alternate years with Thea 245.
ART 355 Arts in London 4
(Cross-listed from Thea 355) A May term class that encompasses theater, art and music study and experiences in London, England. Class activities include morning lectures, visits to art galleries, attending music and theater performances, and day trips to Coventry, Stratford-upon-Avon, Salisbury and other locations. Daily writing assignments and a major project required. Offered in alternate years. Extra cost.
ART 375 Animation 3
(Cross-listed from Comm 375) Focuses on digital animation. Students will learn the skills needed to bring characters to life as well as create visual effects using computer software. Issues in the international contemporary visual culture will also be studied. Prerequisite: Comm 326.
ART 402 Advanced Painting 3
Course emphasizes individual investigation of subject matter, style, and techniques to develop a personal body of artwork using acrylic or watercolor paint. Prerequisite: Art 101, 107, and 302.
ART 403 Advanced Watercolor 3
Emphasizes independent investigation leading to personal expressions. Prerequisite: Art 303 and Art 101 or 107.
ART 404 Advanced Ceramics 3
Advanced students develop personal styles. Prerequisite: Art 304 and Art 101 or 107.
ART 405 Advanced Drawing 3
Course emphasizes individual investigation of subject matter, style, and techniques to develop a personal body of artwork using drawing media. Prerequisite: Art 305.
ART 406 Advanced Sculpture 3
Exploration of sculpture media and techniques. Includes verbal interpretation and research of sculptors. Prerequisite: Art 306 and Art 101 or 107.
ART 407 Advanced Printmaking 3
Course emphasizes individual investigation of subject matter, style, and techniques to develop a personal body of artwork using printmaking. Prerequisite: Art 307 and Art 101 or 107.
ART 408 Advanced Graphic Design 3
Students concentrate on developing skill in various areas of interest. Projects from GC and the Goshen community are used with input and critique from students and instructor. Projects are chosen with the purpose of developing experience in working with clients and portfolio development. Graphic design courses must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: Art 308 and Art 101 or 107.
ART 409 Senior Exhibit 1
A senior exhibition emphasizing studio work in an area in which the student has specialized and developed a personal style. Course includes gallery installation, publicity and education relating to the exhibit. Prerequisite: Six hours in medium chosen for exhibit and consent of instructor. For art majors only.
ART 410 Senior Seminar 3
Integrating creative endeavors, life's purpose and faith. Issues concerning professional, vocational, ethical, theological and historical dimensions of being an artist are explored. Prerequisite: Required of all senior art majors; consent of instructor.
ART 412 Special Projects 1
Independent self-directed work or apprenticeship at an advanced level beyond that which is offered in regular courses or an internship related to an art concentration area. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
ART 415 Advanced Photography 3
Students follow individualized plans of study to prepare work for exhibition, or web use, and to develop skills needed prior to a field assignment in commercial or journalist photography. Prerequisite: Art 315 and Art 101 or 107.
ART 417 Advanced Jewelry 3
Three-dimensional design in metals that builds on previous metals techniques with a focus on continued concept and technical skill development plus lost wax casting or enameling processes. Includes study of historical and contemporary work in metal. Prerequisite: Art 317 and Art 101 or 107.