Academic departments and courses

Art

Melissa 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

Introduction

The Art department offers the following programs:

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

35-45 credit hours (core and one concentration area)

Core courses for all art majors (14 credit hours)

  • Art 101, Drawing 3
  • Art 107, Design 3
  • Art 205, Figure Drawing 3
  • Art 409, Internship 1
  • Art 410, Senior Seminar 3
  • Art 411, Senior Exhibit 1

Art generalist concentration (21 credit hours)

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
    Art 207, Printmaking
  • One of the following:3
    Art 204, Ceramics
    Art 206, Sculpture
    Art 217, Jewelry
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • One of the following:3
    Art 343, Contemporary Art History
    Thea 245, Aesthetics
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3

Graphic design concentration (27 credit hours)

  • Art 108, Digital Design3
  • Art 208, Typography3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • Art 255, Photo communication3
  • Art 308, Graphic Design3
  • Art 408, Advanced Graphic Design3
  • One of the following:3
    Art 241, Art History I
    Art 343, Contemporary Art History
  • Two of the following:6
    Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Bus 316, Principles of Marketing
    Bus 336, Advertising
    Comm 212, Digital Media Production
    Comm 326, Creating for the Web
    Comm 375, Animation
    Info 354, Web Applications

Art entrepreneurship concentration (27 credit hours)

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
    Art 207, Printmaking
  • One of the following:3
    Art 204, Ceramics
    Art 206, Sculpture
    Art 217, Jewelry
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • One of the following:3
    Art 343, Contemporary Art History
    Thea 245, Aesthetics
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3
  • Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
  • One of the following:3
    Acc 201, Principles of Financial Accounting
    Bus 316, Principles of Marketing
    Bus 338, Sales

Studio art concentration (27 credit hours)

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
    Art 207, Printmaking
  • One of the following:3
    Art 204, Ceramics
    Art 206, Sculpture
    Art 217, Jewelry
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • Art 343, Contemporary Art History3
  • Studio elective3
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3
  • One of the following:3
    Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Engl 204, Expository Writing
    Engl 300, Critical Theory and Practice
    Thea 245, Aesthetics

Pre-Architecture concentration (26 credit hours)

Pre-graduate school program. Graduate programs leading to a Masters of Architecture as a first professional degree assess an applicant's portfolio for visual composition and communication skills.

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
    Art 207, Printmaking
  • Art 206, Sculpture3
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3
  • Math 211, Calculus I4
  • Phys 203, General Physics4

Art administration (27 credit hours)

Pre-graduate school program.

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
    Art 207, Printmaking
  • One of the following:3
    Art 204, Ceramics
    Art 206, Sculpture
    Art 217, Jewelry
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • Art 343, Contemporary Art History3
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3
  • Two of the following:6
    Acc 201, Principles of Financial Accounting
    Art 355, Arts in London
    Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Bus 316, Principles of Marketing
    Bus 319, Leading Non-profit organizations
    Bus 338, Sales
    Engl 204, Expository Writing
    Engl 300, Critical Theory and Practice
    Thea 245, Aesthetics

Art education concentration (31 credit hours)

In addition to this concentration, completion of teacher education requirements detailed in the Education section is needed for K-12 certification (30 credit hours).

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
  • Art 204, Ceramics3
  • Art 255, Photo communication3
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • Art 312, Teaching Visual Arts4
  • Thea 245, Aesthetics3
  • Studio elective3
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3

Student learning outcomes

Graduates in art will:

  1. Demonstrate technical proficiency in at least one medium.
  2. Use principles of design, art history and aesthetics to critically analyze and interpret the content of artwork.
  3. Create artwork that communicates coherent expressive content.
  4. Demonstrate preparedness to incorporate art in their lives after graduation in a variety of ways, within or in addition to a career.

Planning guide

First year Drawing
Design
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
Art internship
Goshen Core
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.
For art education majors, student teaching meets the Art 409 Internship requirement.

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

22 credit hours

  • Art 107, Design 3
  • Art 108, Digital Design 3
  • Art 208, Typography3
  • Art 308, Graphic Design3
  • Art 408, Advanced Graphic Design3
  • Art 409, Internship1
  • Two of the following: 6
    Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Bus 316, Principles of Marketing
    Bus 336, Advertising
    Comm 212, Digital Media Production
    Comm 326, Creating for the Web
    Comm 375, Animation
    Info 354, Web Applications

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 courses


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 Typography 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 210 What is Beauty? 3
This course uses the visual arts as a starting point for exploring the nature of beauty. Includes both historical and contemporary artworks and the societies and individuals that created them. Students explore what beauty means to them personally through hands on creation of art, attendance of live events (music, theatre and art events), and the development of a personal philosophy of beauty. An Artistic World course in the Goshen Core.

ART 211 Making the Spiritual Physical 3
What does religious art and architecture tell us about the theology and worldview of its creators? This class is a comparison study of world religions and how believers express what is spiritual and sacred through what they make. Examining religious objects and imagery allows us to understand, appreciate, and gain new perspectives on the faith of others as well as our own. An Artistic World course in the Goshen Core.

ART 217 Jewelry 3
Three-dimensional design in metals including basic fabrication techniques, silver soldering, cold connections, working with found materials, surface treatments, and finishing. Includes study of historical and contemporary jewelry and metalwork.

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 digital 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 (1-3)
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 (1-3)
Exploration of sculpture media and techniques. Includes verbal interpretation and research of sculptors. Prerequisite: Art 206.

ART 307 Printmaking II 3 (1-3)
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 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 (3-4)
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 (1-3)
Three-dimensional design in metals that builds on the basic metals techniques presented in Art 217, with a focus on continued development of design and concept skills and further technical instruction in stone setting, advanced jewely forms or enameling. Includes study of historical and contermporary jewelry and metalwork. Prerequisite: Art 217.

ART 330 Media Workshop: 3
A course that explores in depth a single medium or process such as enameling, metal casting, raku, bookmaking, 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 (1-3)
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 (1-3)
Emphasizes independent investigation leading to personal expressions. Prerequisite: Art 303 and Art 101 or 107.

ART 404 Advanced Ceramics 3 (1-3)
Advanced students develop personal styles. Prerequisite: Art 304 and Art 101 or 107.

ART 405 Advanced Drawing 3 (1-3)
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 (1-3)
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 (1-3)
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 (1-3)
This course expands on previous graphic design knowledge and skills. It emphasizes research and analysis throughout the design processes, leading to creative conceptualization and working design/communication solutions. 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 Internship 1
Supervised placement in an arts business or other organization that is relevant to the student's career interest. Prerequisite: 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 411 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 412 Special Projects 1 (1-3)
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 (2-3)
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 (1-3)
Three-dimensional design in metals that builds on previous metals techniques with a focus on development of independent problem solving, design, concept skills, and further technical instruction in stone setting, advanced jewelry forms or enameling. Incudes study of historical and contemporary jewelry and metalwork. Prerequisite: Art 317 and Art 101 or 107.