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Majors

Art

Minors

Art

Concentrations

Digital Media
Multimedia Authoring

The Department of Art offers introductory and advanced courses in ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, videography and art history. All students, regardless of major, are welcome in art courses, as visual art is for and about everyone.

The art major provides a concentrated hands-on experience that promotes deep learning in art and broad skill development across the college curriculum. Students majoring in art study a range of art media and processes while mastering at least one in depth. Flexibility is a crucial advantage of the art major’s compact size, allowing and encouraging students to easily pursue second majors and minors in other disciplines. The art department also offers concentrations— stand-alone sets of courses in focused areas including Digital Media and Multimedia Authoring (in collaboration with the communication studies department)—along with internships, study abroad opportunities, field trips, visiting artists and exhibition opportunities.

The art major, minor and concentrations appeal to many student interests, including:

  • Visual art as a personal interest and commitment
  • Careers in teaching, visual communication and art
  • Graduate study in art and design
  • Study in art combined with career ambitions in other fields
  • Experimenting with art for the first time

Art Major

Requires a bachelor of arts degree and consists of a minimum of 36 semester hours distributed as follows:

Foundation

Three courses (9 credits):

A studio project-based introduction to theelements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design invisual art and communication contexts. Emphasisis on visual problem solving mastery of visualdesign principles technical proficiency andcritical analysis of how visual imagescommunicate. This course provides a foundationfor students planning to take advanced courses inany art media and other fields in which visualimagery plays an important role. As a stand-alonecourse Art 120 provides critical and practicalskills related to visual communication.

Unit(s): 3

A studio based exploration of drawing fromobservation using basic materials like graphiteand charcoal. This course investigates drawing asa process generating and critically evaluatingvisual ideas as well as producing visual imagery.Art 130 is a foundation course for studentsplanning to take advanced art courses in anymedium. As a stand-alone this course buildspractical and theoretical skills in seeing andmaking the 2-D images we call drawings. Corequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Any digital media course at the 300-level

Art History

Three courses (9 credits):

An overview of the history of art from themysterious cave paintings and carvings of thePaleolithic to the towering structures of Gothiccathedrals. This course is a requirement for artmajors and minors and is very highly recommendedto other students as a visual approach to thestudy of history and society.Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 ENG 110General Education fine arts & musicWriting intensive

Unit(s): 3

An overview of the history of art from theRenaissance to the present. This course is arequirement for art majors and minors and is veryhighly recommended for other students as a visualapproach to the study of history and society.Corequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100years with emphasis on understanding theimplications of the concepts we know as modernismand postmodernism.Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 ENG 110General Education fine arts & musicWriting intensive

Unit(s): 3

-or-
This course is a critical exploration into theviews and theories shaping the production of artfrom the late 20th century into the early 21stcentury. Starting with an understanding ofpostmodernism in an art context this courseexamines the impacts of globalization identityrepresentation and environmental issues as majorparadigms shaping contemporary art practice.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3
Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Studio Focus

Select four studio courses including at least one 400-level course from the following:

Studio course working with clay to createsculptural forms using coilsslabs and press molds.Corequisite ENG 110General education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Studio introduction to the potters wheel as atool in the production of functional andsculptural clay forms. Corequisite ENG 110General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Studio exploration of sculptural forms that move.Projects include flip books mobiles andsculptures propelled by wind water and motors.

Unit(s): 3

Design and construct websites using current HTMLand CSS standards and digital tools includingBrackets Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis ondesign process content development andprofessional workflows.

Unit(s): 3

A studio based exploration into visualcommunication with typography and images usingAdobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis isplaced on the design process and creativethinking.Corequisite ENG 110General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

An interdisciplinary hands-on workshop increating artists books-works of art conceivedand produced in book form. Book bindingtechniques and experimental approaches tonarrative materials and form are emphasized.2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 115

Unit(s): 3

Learn skills and concepts for collage andassemblage the re-purposing of 2D and 3D foundimages and objects into unique works of fine art. This class will examine the history andevolution of collage and assemblage and itsplace in the world of fine art applied arts andadvertising. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3
General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

This intensive studio course will use drawingmethods and materials to explore abstraction. Students begin by making drawings fromobservation then collectively andcollaboratively engage processes that move thedrawings from representation to abstraction. Students are encouraged to be courageouslycurious and experimental in their work. 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 85

Unit(s): 3

A project based investigation of the materialspractices and aesthetics of painting withemphasis on how these three elements worktogether to create compelling 2-D colored images.This course provides practical and theoreticalfoundations for four hundred-level courses indrawing and painting and for independent work inthese media.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digitalcameras and software including Adobe Lightroomand Photoshop to create compelling photographs.Emphasis is placed on composition visualcommunication and creative process in acontemporary photography context. Note Studentsmust provide a digital camera capable of manualexposure and Raw image capture.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Learn skills and concepts for studio lighting ofportraits objects and environments usingcontinuous lights strobes on-camera lightingand special effects such as light painting. NoteStudents must provide a digital camera capable ofmanual exposure and Raw image capture andshoe-mounted flash or speedlight.Prerequisites ART 121 or ART 344

Unit(s): 3

Produce short videos using digital cameras andediting software. Emphasis is placed ondeveloping skills in camera operation lightingaudio and editing and development of effectivenarrative structure and non-fiction storytelling.Note Students must provide a DSLR or compactcamera capable of HD video capture and externalhard drive appropriate for video editing. Corequisite COMM 100General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

A continuation of ART 311 building more advancedforms including multiples large-scale piecesandsculptural forms. Emphasis is on personalexperimentation and expression through aestheticforms and advanced instruction in materials andsurface techniques.Prerequisite ART 311 or permission of department

Unit(s): 3

An advanced course in which students develop aseries of related sculptural forms in a specificmedium. The focus is on in-depth exploration ofmaterials advanced techniques and thedevelopment of individual working processes andcreative voices. Knowledge of historical andcontemporary sculpture is emphasized.Prerequisite ART 115

Unit(s): 3

An advanced-level studio course in drawingexploring the potential of various drawing media.Emphasis on advanced mastery of drawing andcomposition skills and on the development ofindividual interests and concepts conveyedthrough drawing.Prerequisites ART 130 or ART 335

Unit(s): 3

An advanced-level studio course in paintingexploring the technical and conceptual potentialmedia (oil acrylic other water-based paintsand mixed mediacollage) and color composition.Emphasis on advanced mastery of painting andcompositional skills and on the development ofindividual interests and concepts conveyedthrough painting.Prerequisites ART 130 or ART 335

Unit(s): 3

A study of specific topics related to studio artand art history. May be taken more than onceprovided different topics are covered.

Unit(s): 3

Students will propose design and produce ahardcover book of original photography wok to beprinted using Blurb a professional-quality printon demand service. Topics include a historicaloverview of the photo book genre developing andediting a body of photography work writingsupporting text book design principles and useof photography and publication software.Interdisciplinary projects encouraged.Corequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Upon approval of the Department and the VicePresident and Dean of Academic Affairs a studentwith a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 orbetter may engage in an independent study orresearch project. One desiring to pursueindependent study or research must submit awritten description of the proposed work to thechair of the appropriate department and to theVice President and Dean for Academic Affairs bythe first day of the semester in which the studyis to be conducted. At the end of the semesterthe supervising professor files with the Registrara grade for the student and a description of thework accomplished. Credit may be received for notmore than three independent studies or researchprojects.

Unit(s): 3

Capstone

Two courses (6 credits):

A senior capstone course in which studentspropose and produce a body of original creativework for a senior exhibition. Work is madeindependently with oversight provided by weeklycritique sessions with classmates and theprofessor.Prerequisite senior art majors

Unit(s): 3

Practical preparation for professional practicein art and the creative professions. Topicsinclude but are not limited to careersprofessional organizations self-promotiongrants fellowships and residencies taxes andpreparing an exhibit.Prerequisite senior art majors

Unit(s): 3

Art Minor

Consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours distributed as follows:

Foundations

Two courses (6 credits):

A studio project-based introduction to theelements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design invisual art and communication contexts. Emphasisis on visual problem solving mastery of visualdesign principles technical proficiency andcritical analysis of how visual imagescommunicate. This course provides a foundationfor students planning to take advanced courses inany art media and other fields in which visualimagery plays an important role. As a stand-alonecourse Art 120 provides critical and practicalskills related to visual communication.

Unit(s): 3

A studio based exploration of drawing fromobservation using basic materials like graphiteand charcoal. This course investigates drawing asa process generating and critically evaluatingvisual ideas as well as producing visual imagery.Art 130 is a foundation course for studentsplanning to take advanced art courses in anymedium. As a stand-alone this course buildspractical and theoretical skills in seeing andmaking the 2-D images we call drawings. Corequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Art History

Select one course (3 credits):

An overview of the history of art from themysterious cave paintings and carvings of thePaleolithic to the towering structures of Gothiccathedrals. This course is a requirement for artmajors and minors and is very highly recommendedto other students as a visual approach to thestudy of history and society.Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 ENG 110General Education fine arts & musicWriting intensive

Unit(s): 3

An overview of the history of art from theRenaissance to the present. This course is arequirement for art majors and minors and is veryhighly recommended for other students as a visualapproach to the study of history and society.Corequisites PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Critical study of the visual arts of the last 100years with emphasis on understanding theimplications of the concepts we know as modernismand postmodernism.Prerequisites PDP 150 or 350 ENG 110General Education fine arts & musicWriting intensive

Unit(s): 3

This course is a critical exploration into theviews and theories shaping the production of artfrom the late 20th century into the early 21stcentury. Starting with an understanding ofpostmodernism in an art context this courseexamines the impacts of globalization identityrepresentation and environmental issues as majorparadigms shaping contemporary art practice.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3
Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Studio Focus

Select two courses (6 credits)

Studio course working with clay to createsculptural forms using coilsslabs and press molds.Corequisite ENG 110General education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Studio introduction to the potters wheel as atool in the production of functional andsculptural clay forms. Corequisite ENG 110General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

Studio exploration of sculptural forms that move.Projects include flip books mobiles andsculptures propelled by wind water and motors.

Unit(s): 3

Design and construct websites using current HTMLand CSS standards and digital tools includingBrackets Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis ondesign process content development andprofessional workflows.

Unit(s): 3

A studio based exploration into visualcommunication with typography and images usingAdobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis isplaced on the design process and creativethinking.Corequisite ENG 110General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

An interdisciplinary hands-on workshop increating artists books-works of art conceivedand produced in book form. Book bindingtechniques and experimental approaches tonarrative materials and form are emphasized.2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 115

Unit(s): 3

Learn skills and concepts for collage andassemblage the re-purposing of 2D and 3D foundimages and objects into unique works of fine art. This class will examine the history andevolution of collage and assemblage and itsplace in the world of fine art applied arts andadvertising. Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3
General Education fine arts & music

Unit(s): 3

This intensive studio course will use drawingmethods and materials to explore abstraction. Students begin by making drawings fromobservation then collectively andcollaboratively engage processes that move thedrawings from representation to abstraction. Students are encouraged to be courageouslycurious and experimental in their work. 2017 Interterm Estimated Extra Cost 85

Unit(s): 3

A project based investigation of the materialspractices and aesthetics of painting withemphasis on how these three elements worktogether to create compelling 2-D colored images.This course provides practical and theoreticalfoundations for four hundred-level courses indrawing and painting and for independent work inthese media.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digitalcameras and software including Adobe Lightroomand Photoshop to create compelling photographs.Emphasis is placed on composition visualcommunication and creative process in acontemporary photography context. Note Studentsmust provide a digital camera capable of manualexposure and Raw image capture.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Learn skills and concepts for studio lighting ofportraits objects and environments usingcontinuous lights strobes on-camera lightingand special effects such as light painting. NoteStudents must provide a digital camera capable ofmanual exposure and Raw image capture andshoe-mounted flash or speedlight.Prerequisites ART 121 or ART 344

Unit(s): 3

Produce short videos using digital cameras andediting software. Emphasis is placed ondeveloping skills in camera operation lightingaudio and editing and development of effectivenarrative structure and non-fiction storytelling.Note Students must provide a DSLR or compactcamera capable of HD video capture and externalhard drive appropriate for video editing. Corequisite COMM 100General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Capstone

Select one course (3 credits)

A continuation of ART 311 building more advancedforms including multiples large-scale piecesandsculptural forms. Emphasis is on personalexperimentation and expression through aestheticforms and advanced instruction in materials andsurface techniques.Prerequisite ART 311 or permission of department

Unit(s): 3

An advanced course in which students develop aseries of related sculptural forms in a specificmedium. The focus is on in-depth exploration ofmaterials advanced techniques and thedevelopment of individual working processes andcreative voices. Knowledge of historical andcontemporary sculpture is emphasized.Prerequisite ART 115

Unit(s): 3

An advanced-level studio course in drawingexploring the potential of various drawing media.Emphasis on advanced mastery of drawing andcomposition skills and on the development ofindividual interests and concepts conveyedthrough drawing.Prerequisites ART 130 or ART 335

Unit(s): 3

An advanced-level studio course in paintingexploring the technical and conceptual potentialmedia (oil acrylic other water-based paintsand mixed mediacollage) and color composition.Emphasis on advanced mastery of painting andcompositional skills and on the development ofindividual interests and concepts conveyedthrough painting.Prerequisites ART 130 or ART 335

Unit(s): 3

A study of specific topics related to studio artand art history. May be taken more than onceprovided different topics are covered.

Unit(s): 3

Students will propose design and produce ahardcover book of original photography wok to beprinted using Blurb a professional-quality printon demand service. Topics include a historicaloverview of the photo book genre developing andediting a body of photography work writingsupporting text book design principles and useof photography and publication software.Interdisciplinary projects encouraged.Corequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
or
An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and
Introduction to academic expository andargumentative writing with a focus on developingrhetorical skills and practices appropriate to arange of disciplines. Instruction in ethical useof material from sources and academicdocumentation systems. Supplementary writersworkshop required based on placement.General Education 2014 master core skill

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

Upon approval of the Department and the VicePresident and Dean of Academic Affairs a studentwith a cumulative grade point average of 2.20 orbetter may engage in an independent study orresearch project. One desiring to pursueindependent study or research must submit awritten description of the proposed work to thechair of the appropriate department and to theVice President and Dean for Academic Affairs bythe first day of the semester in which the studyis to be conducted. At the end of the semesterthe supervising professor files with the Registrara grade for the student and a description of thework accomplished. Credit may be received for notmore than three independent studies or researchprojects.

Unit(s): 3

Digital Media Concentration

The Digital Media concentration consists of 12 credit hours and is designed for students in any major wishing to develop broad creative, visual and technical skills in photography, video, web design and graphic design. Introduction to Visual Design, while not a digital course, provides foundation skills in visual design essential to creating effective communication in any visual medium and is strongly recommended as a first course.

Required course (3 credits):

A studio project-based introduction to theelements and principles of 2-D and 3-D design invisual art and communication contexts. Emphasisis on visual problem solving mastery of visualdesign principles technical proficiency andcritical analysis of how visual imagescommunicate. This course provides a foundationfor students planning to take advanced courses inany art media and other fields in which visualimagery plays an important role. As a stand-alonecourse Art 120 provides critical and practicalskills related to visual communication.

Unit(s): 3

Select three courses (9 credits):

Design and construct websites using current HTMLand CSS standards and digital tools includingBrackets Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis ondesign process content development andprofessional workflows.

Unit(s): 3

A studio based exploration into visualcommunication with typography and images usingAdobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis isplaced on the design process and creativethinking.Corequisite ENG 110General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digitalcameras and software including Adobe Lightroomand Photoshop to create compelling photographs.Emphasis is placed on composition visualcommunication and creative process in acontemporary photography context. Note Studentsmust provide a digital camera capable of manualexposure and Raw image capture.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Produce short videos using digital cameras andediting software. Emphasis is placed ondeveloping skills in camera operation lightingaudio and editing and development of effectivenarrative structure and non-fiction storytelling.Note Students must provide a DSLR or compactcamera capable of HD video capture and externalhard drive appropriate for video editing. Corequisite COMM 100General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

 

Multimedia Authoring Concentration

The Multimedia Authoring concentration consists of 12 credits and combines theory and practice in contemporary media writing and public relations with hands-on experience in photography, videography and design. This concentration is open to students in any major wishing to develop the skills to both author and produce effective multimedia communications in a new media journalism and public relations context.

Required course (3 credits):

COMM/

Teaches students the basic skills of researchinginvestigating and writing in a variety of mediaformats including print and online news storiesaudio podcasts and press releases. Emphasis onidentification of the writing structures used bycontemporary media writers and utilization ofthese structures in original pieces researchedand written by the students.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
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An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
and ENG-110General education writing intensive2017 Summer Session II Online course

Unit(s): 3

Select one course (3 credits):

COMM/

Builds on the skills-oriented approach ofENGCOMM-255W by putting behind the practice ofwriting. Through individual and group writingprojects students work toward understanding theincreasingly complex definition of news itsblurring line with entertainment and the dynamicinterplay between technologies and audiences.Prerequisite COMMENG 255W or permission ofinstructorAlternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

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This course will cover strategic planning andspecialized public relations issues. Issuesinclude risks crisis management socialmarketing campaigns and corporate and non-profitcommunication. Students will learn and applyadvanced public relations theories and skills tocase studies and real-life situations.Prerequisite COMMENG 255W2017 Summer Session II offered as an onlinecourse

Unit(s): 3

Select one course (3 credits):

Design and construct websites using current HTMLand CSS standards and digital tools includingBrackets Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Emphasis ondesign process content development andprofessional workflows.

Unit(s): 3

-or-
A studio based exploration into visualcommunication with typography and images usingAdobe Creative Cloud applications. Emphasis isplaced on the design process and creativethinking.Corequisite ENG 110General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

Select one course (3 credits):

Learn to skillfully and confidently use digitalcameras and software including Adobe Lightroomand Photoshop to create compelling photographs.Emphasis is placed on composition visualcommunication and creative process in acontemporary photography context. Note Studentsmust provide a digital camera capable of manualexposure and Raw image capture.Corequisite PDP 150 or PDP 350General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Produce short videos using digital cameras andediting software. Emphasis is placed ondeveloping skills in camera operation lightingaudio and editing and development of effectivenarrative structure and non-fiction storytelling.Note Students must provide a DSLR or compactcamera capable of HD video capture and externalhard drive appropriate for video editing. Corequisite COMM 100General Education fine arts and music

Unit(s): 3