Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Creating Art

Creating Art Thematic Thread

All artists engage in the act of creating in order to perform and make works of art. In the “Creating Art” thread, questions may be analyzed, such as: What is creativity? Why do some people have the abilities and talents that enable them to engage in the arts? Why and how do people make art? Can anyone who has a desire to do so, be involved in art making? By studying different art forms, this thread explores both the foundations of the creative process and the practice of creating art.

Faculty Liaison: Rebecca Morrice

Curriculum Guide

Gateway Courses
Select one of the following:3
Overview of World Art
Visual Literacy
Experiencing Dance: Techniques and Styles
Exploring World Music
Exploring American Music
Philosophy of Art
Fundamentals of Acting
Focused Courses
Select three courses from the following (must include three categories and three departments; two courses must be 300/400 level)9
The Arts
Basic Studio Drawing
Basic Studio Painting
Basic Studio Photography
Basic Studio Printmaking
Basic Studio Metalsmithing
Basic Studio Sculpture
Basic Studio Fiber Art
Basic Studio Ceramics
Basic Studio Graphic Design
Basic Studio Digital Media
Intermediate Studio Drawing
Intermediate Studio Painting
Intermediate Studio Photography
Intermediate Studio Printmaking
Intermediate Studio Metalsmithing
Intermediate Studio Sculpture
Intermediate Studio Fiber Art
Intermediate Studio Ceramics
Intermediate Studio Graphic Design
Intermediate Studio Digital Media
Music Ensemble 1
Costume Technology
Costume Design and History
Civic Knowledge and Engagement
Introduction to Theatre Arts Management
Culture, Discourse, and Ideas
North American Art History
The Renaissance Tradition
Foundations of Modern Art
Early Modern Art
Art Since 1945
Society, Culture and Self
Left and Right Brain: From Neuron to Culture
Global Learning and Diversity
Dance in the Political World
Society and Institutions
Society and Social Dance
Total Hours12

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

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Creating Art Thematic Thread (CRAR)
Revised 07.31.20
UCC 04.21.20