Program Highlights

The degree in Studio Art/Intermedia is designed to provide an intensive studio and technology experience in order to prepare students for professional practice as an artist in their chosen areas of focus. The Studio Art/Intermedia major may select an area of interest from any of the studio disciplines including painting, printmaking, ceramics, drawing, sculpture, design, and photography as their first area of concentration. The second concentration will be from arts technology courses such as video, computer programming, animation, audio, installation, lighting, and sound. 

Plan of Study

Departmental Course Offerings

Courses change each semester, so this list should not be considered a commitment to these individual topics. However, this does represent a list of many of our current and popular courses. The list is provided so that you can begin to imagine your academic career at Millikin in this major.

Intro to Studio Art

A course designed for The courses change eanon-art majors to fulfill the general education requirement in fine arts. Emphasis is on studio experiences in painting, watercolor, hand-built pottery, raku firing, linoleum prints, silk- screen and selected craft techniques. May not be counted toward a major in art. (AR107)

University Seminar

An introduction to academic inquiry at the college level. Seminar topics vary across sections. Each section engages students in critical and ethical reasoning, includes a service learning component, and addresses specific orientation topics.

Modern Art History

Painting, sculpture and architecture from Romanticism through World War II.

Contemporary Art History

Survey of developments in American and European visual art from World War II to the present. Students examine critical issues along with style and meaning in contemporary art.

Art History

This course focuses on a particular period or theme in Art History

International Cultures and Structures

This two-course requirement focuses on cultures and social structures outside the United States. It may be satisfied by courses in modern language, internationally focused courses from a variety of disciplines, study abroad courses, or a combination of these. Culture refers to learned systems of meanings, and their representations, that people use to interact with the world around them, including language, values, beliefs, norms, traditions, customs, history, art, and artifacts. Social structures refers to generally stable patterns of interactions, from the smallest units found in individual social relationships, through larger economic, political and social institutions in societies, to worldwide systems of relationships among nations. Each course must address culture and/or social structure.

Blue Connection

Students enrolled in AR/ET/MC 390 are the Leadership Team of Blue connection, Millikin's student-run retail art gallery.  The Leadership Team meets weekly to establish goals, set timelines, and execute plans in addition to presenting a monthly report to Blue Connections' Board.  Emphasis is placed on strategic planning, opportunity recognition, and ownership. (AR390)

Advanced Studio Practicum/Capstone

The studio capstone focuses on preparing art majors for life after graduation through forums, peer-to-peer critiques, and writing assignments such as personal artist statements. The capstone also prepares those students interested in pursuing graduate school in the visual arts in that they prepare portfolios and do research on which graduate programs might best fit their future career goals.

Arts Technology

(Please reference Arts Technology in the Course Catalog)

 

Sample Plan of Study

This plan of study shows the types of courses you might take as a student in this major. This is presented simply to provide a realistic preview of your coursework. Once you enroll at Millikin, a faculty advisor will guide you through the process of selecting courses that will help you graduate on-time from this program. While this sample demonstrates a plan of study that covers eight semesters, each student’s academic path is unique and your timeline may look different.

Semester #1

Semester #2

University Seminar

Critical Writing, Reading & Research I

Drawing I

2D Design

Math

Critical Writing, Reading & Research II

Drawing II

3D Design

Art Elective

Science GE Req. or Lab Science

Semester #3

Semester #4

US Cultural Studies

Modern Art History

Studio (first concentration)

Oral Communication Studies

Elective

Contemporary Art History

Studio (first concentration)

Arts Tech (second concentration)

 

Elective

Semester #5

Semester #6

Studio (first concentration)

Art History

Art Elective

Global Studies

Arts Tech (second concentration)

Studio (first concentration)

Art History

Arts Tech (second concentration)

Art Elective

International Cultures/Structures (ICS)

Blue Connection

Semester #7

Semester #8

Studio (first concentration)

Art Elective

AT Elective (second concentration)

International Cultures/Structures (ICS)

Blue Connection

Capstone

Art Elective

Studio (first concentration)

Art Elective

Blue Connection

Capstone

Elective

Plan of Study