2019-2020
Undergraduate Courses

Course Results

3 credit hours

ART325: Pottery (Wheel Thrown Ceramics)

This course investigates the processes found in wheel throwing and glazing ceramic wares. The course focuses on functional works including but not limited to tumblers, mugs, bowls, jars, plates, and teapots. Students will learn about clay and their properties.

3 credit hours

ART327: Furniture Fabrication and Design

This course investigates the processes found in traditional and contemporary practices of furniture making, specifically with wood as a material. The course will cover the use power tools and hand tools as well as lumber structure, wood species, wood movement, and joinery techniques. Students will engage in a number of technical exercises leading up to the creation of finished works.

3 credit hours

ART331: Painting

This course deals with the basics of painting using traditional media and experimental techniques in which color and composition problems will be assigned. A broad range of approaches and styles are addressed, and one’s personal creative development will be emphasized. Prerequisite: ART115 or 117 or permission of instructor

3 credit hours

ART332: Advanced Painting

This advanced painting course further explores composition and painting techniques while moving toward a greater independence and personal development for the student. Prerequisite: ART331 or permission of instructor.

3 credit hours

ART361: Curatorial Studies

Students engage in individual and group projects to further their understanding of art historical and curatorial activities in addition to collections care and management through reading, discussions, and the planning, design, and installation of exhibitions. One project includes the student collaboration in preparing an exhibition that focuses on an aspect of Georgetown College’s history. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the college’s Homecoming. Students also learn the basics of art handling, condition reporting, and the professional responsibilities of the curator.

1-3 credit hours

ART370: Topics in Art

This art course addresses specialized mediums, techniques, and/or subjects. Topics may address studio art or art history and have included: Noh Mask Carving, Paper/Book Arts, Impasto Painting, Alternative Photographic Processes, and Museum Studies. This course may carry a Flag in the Foundations and Core Program. Consult the semester schedule for this information as well as the topic under study. This course may be repeated. Prerequisites may apply; consult instructor.

3 credit hours

ART375: Tutorial Topics

The study of a special topic in art history or art theory using the one-on-one tutorial method of instruction adapted from humanities courses at the University of Oxford, one of the leading universities in the world. The course is required as preparation for students interested in pursuing study in art history through the Oxford Program at Georgetown College. Please consult the art department chair for current offerings. Prerequisite: one course in art and permission of the instructor.

1 credit hours

ART394: Critique Seminar

Highly recommended for Art Majors in their Junior year, this course provides the opportunity to engage in visual and contextual analysis of art while investigating a topic of interest in the area of art history, art studio, or curatorial studies. This course will consist of formal and informal critiques of independent projects; as well as the development of conceptual writing for supporting documentation of personal independent work. This course serves to keep majors on track and accustomed to the process of exhibiting work as well as their eventual participation in ART495 Senior Thesis.

3 credit hours

ART395: Art History Methods

This course serves as an introduction to the concepts, methods, and issues in art history and art criticism. Students will explore several art historical methods before intensively examining a work or series of works firsthand. In consultation with instructor, students may choose to research a work(s) of art in the GC Archives, Permanent Collection, or Jacobs Gallery. Prerequisite: one course in art history or junior standing.

1-3 credit hours

ART440: Independent Study

Students may select any studio area or art history or art education topic for research and development. For each hour of credit, a student must complete 45 contact hours. Students must consult with faculty for application and approval in the semester prior to taking the course. They must complete paperwork as well as seek approval from the Office of the Provost. This course may be repeated.

1-3 credit hours

ART460: Internship in Visual Arts

Students may undertake professional involvement in a studio, gallery, collection, archive, organization, or company as a means of preparing for a career goal or further studies in the visual arts. For each hour of credit, a student must complete 50 contact hours. Students must consult with faculty for application and approval in the semester prior to taking the course. They must complete paperwork and register with the Center for Calling and Career. This course may be repeated.

1 credit hours

ART494: Senior Seminar

This course provides the opportunity to engage in visual and contextual analysis of art while investigating a topic of interest in the area of art history, art studio, or curatorial studies. This course will consist of formal and informal critiques of independent projects; as well as the development of conceptual writing for supporting documentation of personal work. This course serves to keep majors on track and accustomed to the process of exhibiting work as well as their eventual participation in ART495 Senior Thesis.

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