The Art program at Rochester College promotes visual communication, creative thinking, and cultural literacy. Courses in art provide opportunities for students to grow in their knowledge, appreciation, and discernment of visual art while developing fine art skills within community in preparation for vocational service.
BA/BS Interdisciplinary Studies with 24-hour concentration in Art
This degree plan allows students to pair the study of Art with one of several concentrations in the liberal arts and sciences: Bible, Business, English, General Science, History, International Studies, Mass Communication, Math, Ministry, Music, Theatre, Performing Arts, Professional Writing, Psychology, Honors Leadership, Pre-Law, Pre-Med, Pre-Physician’s Assistant, or Social Entrepreneurship. This approach provides students with an understanding of the breadth and depth of individual disciplines as well as a greater awareness of the inter-relationships between the disciplines.
Minor in Art
An Interdisciplinary Studies major with an Art concentration is excellent preparation for careers in art history, art therapy, graphic design, marketing, theatrical design, worship ministry, and many other areas.
- Blackberry Winter (RC’s Creative Arts Publication)
- Area museums and galleries for volunteer and internship experiences
Art Concentration – Requires 12 hours from ART 1413 or 1423, ART 2413, ART 4123, and PHI 4413 and 12 hours selected from ART 1413 or 1423, ART 2213 (repeatable), ART 2233, ART 3213 (repeatable), ART 3313 (repeatable), Art 4123 (repeatable), and JRN 2883.
Art Minor – Requires 12 hours from ART 1413 or 1423, ART 2413, ART 4123 (repeatable), and PHI 4413 and 6 hours selected from ART 2213 (repeatable), ART 2233, ART 3213 (repeatable), ART 3313, and ART 4123 (repeatable), and JRN 2883.
ART 1413 Drawing 1
Creating convincing images on paper using graphite. Attention given to technique, process, and composition. Instruction in graphite media and paper. Course fee $15.
ART 1423 Drawing 2
Explores a wide range of various drawing media, including mixed media and collage. Attention given to technique, process, and composition. Instruction in various media and paper. Course fee $15.
ART 2003 Art Appreciation
An introduction to the visual arts that helps students understand and appreciate a range of media, artists, movements, and periods in history. Includes basic concepts and terminology associated with visual literacy and encourages students to develop judgment in art analysis and criticism.
ART 2413 Principles of Design
Application of art elements and design principles in a variety of scenarios. Focus on refining ideas for compositions. Course fee $15. Also listed as THE 2413.
ART 2213 Fine Arts Studio 1
Offered through Paint Creek Center for the Arts. Options vary by semester and include: ceramics, drawing, fiber arts, and painting. Course fee $195.
ART 2233 Introduction to Art Therapy
This course will present an introductory exploration and experience to the field of art therapy. It will introduce the theory, history, principles and practices of art therapy. The interface between art and various theories of psychotherapy will be explored, including applications of art therapy techniques and ethical practices for selected client populations. The course will include concepts of creativity, symbol, and metaphor. Through reading, writing, exam, and lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, and individual presentations students will apply theory into art therapy practice experiences. It will include principles and practices of art therapy and the use of art making as a healing modality. A personal art experience and the use of art therapy with a variety of clinical populations. Course Lab Fee $45. Also listed as PSY 2233.
ART 3213 Fine Arts Studio 2
Offered through Paint Creek Center for the Arts. Options vary by semester and include: ceramics, drawing, fiber arts, and painting. Course fee $195. PR: ART 2213 in same medium OR ART 1413/1423
ART 3313 Painting
Painterly medium for class rotates between acrylic and watercolor depending on year. Attention given to process and technique. Instruction in materials and history of painting. Course may be repeated with a different medium. Course fee $20. PR: ART 1413/1423.
ART 4123 Art History
Study of art-making associated with particular historical periods and locations. Topic varies depending on year. Course may be repeated with a different topic. PR: ENG 1123.
JRN 2833 Digital Photography
An overview of photography technique and standards, including advanced strategies for digital camera operation and computer processing of photos for publication. Designed for students who need a working knowledge of photography for their chosen profession. Students must have access to their own digital cameras.
PHI 4413 Aesthetics
Discussion of philosophies about art and beauty, including contemplation of the visual arts in relation to Christian worldviews. Also listed as INS 4413. PR: Sophomore status or PI.