Integrated Visual Arts Co-major

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The Integrated Visual Arts Co-major (IVAC) allows undergraduate students a structured opportunity to explore visual media and art making, and to develop their creative skills in connection with a general program of humanistic education

Classes in art history, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, theatrical design, filmmaking, conceptual art practices, digital media and new media, as well as other academic areas make up the IVAC course offerings. Visual Arts courses emphasize direct, hands-on art making under the guidance of expert practitioners.

Please direct inquiries and requests for additional information to creativity@emory.edu.

IVAC Requirements

Students must complete a total of nine courses from the lsit of pre-approved classes.

  • Students who are majoring in one of the participating departments whose classes are part of the Integrated Visual Arts core of classes may use a maximum of two classes for both their primary major and their Integrated Visual Arts Co-major.
  • All courses taken for IVAC must be letter graded and may be taken in fulfillment of the distribution requirement HAP (Humanities, Arts and Performance).
  • Summer courses and study abroad will be accepted. AP credit will not be accepted.
  • While most courses listed in the IVAC are open to all students, some are available only for students enrolled in the co-major or by special permission.
  • Entry-level classes in the Integrated Arts Co-major are offered every year.
  • Student enrollment preference in Visual Arts classes is given to Integrated Visual Arts Co-majors.

Course Requirements

Visual Arts Courses

Co-majors must take five Visual Arts courses, one of which may be a semester of the Foundations in Art Practices ARTVIS 111/112 (though enrollment preference will be given to Art History majors and minors), and at least one of which must be 200 level-course.

Please check the Emory College Course Atlas for current course offerings and availability

Approved Courses by Area: Art History & Visual Art | Dance | Film and Media Studies | Theater

ART HISTORY & VISUAL ART

Visual Art 100 Level Courses

ARTVIS 103: Intro Drawing & Printmaking 

ARTVIS 105: Intro Painting 

ARTVIS 107: Intro to Digital Video 

ARTVIS 108: Ceramics I 

ARTVIS 109: Intro Sculpture 

ARTVIS 111: Foundations in Art Practices 

ARTVIS 112: Foundations in Art PracticesII 

ARTVIS 180: Special Topics Study Abroad 

Art History / Visual Art 200 Level Courses

ARTVIS 203: Intermed Drawing/Printmaking 

ARTVIS 204: Introduction to Media Studies 

ARTVIS 205: Intermediate Painting 

ARTVIS 209: Intermediate Sculpture 

ARTHIST 210: Introduction to Graphics & CAD 

ARTVIS 210: Contemp Art Issues Workshop 

ARTVIS 215: Chn.ArtCultSoc thr Calligraphy 

ARTVIS 290: Special Topics Study Abroad 

Visual Art 300 Level Courses

ARTVIS 303: Drawing & Painting Tutorial 

ARTVIS 305: Painting Tutorial 

ARTVIS 309: Sculpture Tutorial 

ARTVIS 311: Advanced Painting 

ARTVIS 313: Advanced Printmaking 

ARTVIS 315: Advanced Video 

ARTVIS 333R: Multidiscipline Design Studio 

ARTVIS 390: Special Topics Study Abroad 

ARTVIS 398R: Directed Study 

Visual Art 400 Level Courses

ARTVIS 405R: Experimntl/Avant-Garde Cinema 

ARTVIS 490: Senior Seminar 

ARTVIS 495R: Honors 

ARTVIS 495RW: Honors 

ARTVIS 496R: Internship in the Visual Arts 


DANCE

Dance 100 Level Courses

DANC 150R: Movement Improvisation 

Dance 200 Level Courses

DANC 230: Principles of Design 

DANC 250: Choreography I 

Dance 300 Level Courses

DANC 350: Choreography II 

DANC 360R: Choreographic Laboratory 


FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES

Film Studies 100 Level Courses

FILM 106: Photography I 

FILM 107: Intro to Digital Video 

Film Studies 200 Level Courses

FILM 206R: Photography II 

Film Studies 300 Level Courses

FILM 300R: Filmmaking Practicum 

FILM 306R: Advanced Photography 

FILM 385: Documentary Filmmaking I 

FILM 386: Documentary Film Making II 

FILM 387: Documentary Filmmaking III 


THEATER

Theater Studies 100 Level Courses

THEA 130: Stagecraft 

Theater Studies 200 Level Courses

THEA 230: Principles of Design 

THEA 250: Directing I 

Theater Studies 300 Level Courses

THEA 330R: Stagecraft Laboratory 

THEA 331: Costume Design 

THEA 332: Set Design 

THEA 333: Lighting Design 

THEA 335: Scenic Painting 

THEA 350: Directing II 

THEA 352: Advanced Directing 

Upper Level Courses

Co-majors must take one upper level topical course in an area related to the student's focus. Each department will determine what coursework is relevant in their area.

*Please check the Emory College Course Atlas for current course offerings and availability.

Upper Level Topical Courses by Area: Art History | African American Studies | MESAS | Visual Arts | Dance | Film and Media | Theater

ART HISTORY

Art History 300 Level Courses

ARTHIST 319R: Spec Stud:Ancient Egyptian Art

ARTHIST 329: Topics Art Of Class Antiquity

ARTHIST 329W: Topics Art Of Class Antiquity

ARTHIST 335: Spec Stud:Ancient Amer Art His

ARTHIST 339R: Spec Stud:Medieval Art Hist

ARTHIST 340: Gothic Art And Architecture

ARTHIST 345: The Formation Of Islamic Art

ARTHIST 349: Spec Stud:Renaissance Art Hist

ARTHIST 349W: Spec Stud:Renaissance Art Hist

ARTHIST 355: Afric Art/Architec After 1500

ARTHIST 359: Spec Stud:17th/18th Cent Art

ARTHIST 363: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan

ARTHIST 363W: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan

ARTHIST 365: Postcolonial African Art

ARTHIST 367: 20th C African American Art

ARTHIST 369: Spec Stud:19th/20th Cent Art

ARTHIST 369W: Spec Stud:19th/20th Cent Art

ARTHIST 373: The Russian Avantgarde

ARTHIST 379R: Spec Studies American Art

ARTHIST 389R: Spec Studi African Art Arch

ARTHIST 393R: Special Studies History of Art

ARTHIST 397R: Internship In History Of Art

ARTHIST 398R: Supervised Reading & Research

 


AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

AAS 318: Art and Social Change 


MESAS

MESAS 350: Art/Archaeology:Ancient Turkey 


VISUAL ARTS

ARTVIS 303: Drawing & Painting Tutorial 

ARTVIS 305: Painting Tutorial 

ARTVIS 309: Sculpture Tutorial 

ARTVIS 311: Advanced Painting 

ARTVIS 313: Advanced Printmaking 

ARTVIS 315: Advanced Video 

ARTVIS 333R: Multidiscipline Design Studio 

ARTVIS 390: Special Topics Study Abroad 

ARTVIS 398R: Directed Study 


DANCE

Dance 300 Level Courses

DANC 329: Contemporary Issues In Dance

DANC 330: Dance Pedagogy

DANC 350: Choreography II 


FILM AND MEDIA

Film Studies 300 Level Courses

FILM 306R: Advanced Photography 

FILM 319: Media,Islam,& Social Movements 

FILM 356: History Of American Television

FILM 359: Melodrama, Culture, Politics 

FILM 371: History Of Film To 1954

FILM 372: History Of Film Since 1954

FILM 373: Special Topics in Film

FILM 374: Animation

FILM 375: The Russian Avantgarde

FILM 380: Video Games 

FILM 381: Classical Film Theory

FILM 382: Contemporary Film Theory

FILM 383: Music, Film, and Politics 

FILM 384: Literature & Cultural Studies

FILM 385: Documentary Filmmaking I 

FILM 388: Classical Hollywood Cinema

FILM 389: Special Topics in Media

FILM 390: Children & Media 

FILM 391: Studies in Major Figures

FILM 392R: Genre Studies

FILM 393: Documentary

FILM 394: Screening China

FILM 395: National Cinemas

FILM 396R: Non-Western National Cinemas


THEATER

Theater Studies 300 Level Courses

THEA 312: Sem:Shakespeare In Performance

THEA 313: Hist Of American Drama/Thea

THEA 314: 20th Century Music Theater

THEA 315R: Stud In Period Drama

THEA 316R: Studies in Genre

THEA 317R: Studies in a Major Figure

THEA 319: Chinese Drama 

THEA 329: Contemp. Issues in Perf. Arts 

THEA 330R: Stagecraft Laboratory 

THEA 331: Costume Design 

THEA 332: Set Design 

THEA 333: Lighting Design 

THEA 335: Scenic Painting 

THEA 350: Directing II 

THEA 352: Advanced Directing 

THEA 365: Modern Drama

THEA 366: Contemporary Drama

THEA 370R: Creating New Works 

THEA 389: Spec Tops:Lit,Hist,Aesth Thea

Other Course Requirements

  • ARTVIS 490 Senior Seminar A spring semester required class for all seniors enrolled in the co-major. This course will provide a formal structure in which the senior students will develop, discuss and present their ideas for their final project and presentation.
  • Two Art History courses or alternatively, one Art History and one other course from the approved list. One of the Art History courses must be in the modern period (19th century to the present); ARTHIST 102 fulfills this requirement and is highly recommended.

Classes that fulfill the TWO Art History Requirements:

Art History 100-Level Courses

ARTHIST 101: Art/Arch Prehistory To Renaiss 

ARTHIST 102: Art/Arch Renaiss To Present 

ARTHIST 103: Understanding Architecture 

ARTHIST 104: Great Buildings 

Art History 200-Level Courses

ARTHIST 213: Anc Egypt Art 3000 - 1550,BC 

ARTHIST 214: Anc Egyptian Art 1550 - 30 BC 

ARTHIST 216: East Asian Calligraphy 

ARTHIST 220: Bronze Age Greece 

ARTHIST 221: Art&Architecture of Anc.Greece 

ARTHIST 222: Art & Architec of Ancient Rome 

ARTHIST 225: Anc't Mesoamerican Art/Arch 

ARTHIST 226: Anc't South & Central Amer Art 

ARTHIST 231: Early Medieval Art, 200-900 

ARTHIST 232: Monastery&Cathedral,900-1300 

ARTHIST 233: Introducing Medieval Buildings 

ARTHIST 241: Northern Renaissance Art 

ARTHIST 242: Italian Renaissance Art/Arch. 

ARTHIST 244: Art in Renaissance Europe 

ARTHIST 251: Arch/City Plan Europe 

ARTHIST 252: European Painting, 1590-1789 

ARTHIST 259R: Hist Perspect./Euro Art Topics 

ARTHIST 261: Eur in the Age of Revolution 

ARTHIST 262: Eur in the Late 19th Century 

ARTHIST 265: Europe in the 20th Century 

ARTHIST 266: Contemp Europe and America 

ARTHIST 271: Amer Art/Arch Before Civ War 

ARTHIST 272: Century After the Civil War 

ARTHIST 273: Survey of American Painting 

ARTHIST 275: Mod Architecture: 1880 - 1945 

ARTHIST 276: Contemporary Architecture 

ARTHIST 279: Intro.to African American Art 

ARTHIST 282: Arts of Africa 

ARTHIST 289: Perspect Non-West Art Topics 

ARTHIST 290R: Sem:Art&Arch America/Europe 

Other classes that will fulfill history area

ANCMED 201R: Mediterranean Archaeology 

EAS 215: Chn.ArtCultSoc thr Calligraphy 

IDS 216: Visual Culture 

MESAS 250: Archaeology and The Bible 

MESAS 252: The Archaeology of Jerusalem 

MESAS 255: Top: Mediterranean Archaeology