2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 05, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Fine Arts

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The department of fine arts offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree with a major in art and a certification option in art (K-12), a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree with a major in graphic design, fine arts (with a concentration in a particular studio area), and figurative studies, and a certification option in art (K-12), and a bachelor of arts (BA) degree with a major in performing arts and a certification option in speech and theatre (9-12). The department offers minors in art history, graphic design, and in performing arts. Together with the department of mathematics and computer science, the department of fine arts also offers a certificate in website development.


Anthony Borchardt, assistant professor of fine arts
Mark Douglas, associate professor of art and chairperson of the department of fine arts
Deanna Jent, professor of performing arts; director of theatre and performing arts
Tim Liddy, professor of fine arts
Nicholas Moramarco, instructor of fine arts
Victor Wang, professor of fine arts

Majors in Art and Fine Arts

The majors in art and fine arts provide a sequence of courses through which the students learn to master the fundamentals of visual communication and various media and tools. Historical and contemporary aesthetic ideas, both western and non-western, are explored in the studio classes and in art history. With these skills the students are directed by the faculty in the search for form and personal discovery within their artistic discipline.

In the BA program the student majors in art with no concentration. In the BFA program the student majors in fine arts and chooses a concentration in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, or sculpture, or a studio concentration combining two compatible disciplines. The BA and the BFA degree programs also offer teacher certification for K-12. The BFA in Graphic Design is primarily focused on electronic and digital media. The BFA in Figurative Studies is offered for those students wishing to pursue a concentrated, directed degree in figurative art making.

The department of fine arts offers four graduate programs, a 30-hour master of arts degree for students involved in business and industry or K-12 teaching, a 60-hour master of fine arts degree for students primarily interested in improving studio skills or preparing for college-level teaching, a 30-hour master of arts degree in theatre, and a 30-hour master of arts in teaching degree in speech/theatre.

Academic Policies and Regulations

For detailed information on academic policies and regulations, please refer to the graduate program information section in this catalog.

Dual Undergraduate/Graduate Enrollment

For detailed information on dual undergraduate/graduate enrollment, please refer to academic policies and regulations in the graduate section in this catalog.

Teacher Certification Requirements

Full information on teacher certification policies, procedures, and requirements are found in the section titled Teacher Certification at Fontbonne University following the graduate program section in this catalog.

For information and for application materials contact:

Fine Arts Graduate Programs
Fine Arts Department
Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63l05-3098

Advanced Placement

An entering student who scores four or five on the Advanced Placement Test will receive advanced placement and university credit equivalent to one or two courses as determined by the department. A student who scores one, two, or three on Advanced Placement tests will not receive advanced placement or earn college credit.

A copy of the Fontbonne courses that are satisfied by advanced placement courses with scores of four or five is available in the department as well as in the offices of the coordinator of prior learning assessment, admission, and registrar.


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