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15 UNIQUE MAJORS

IN THE SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN

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Art Education Art History Ceramics Computer Art Digital Cinema Drawing/Painting Furniture Design Graphic Communication
Human Centered Design Illustration Jewelry/Metalsmithing Photography Printmaking Sculpture Woodworking

Overview of The School

The School of Art and Design is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. An important school objective is to prepare students to participate in the professional fields of art, design, and education, broadening the scope of their experience by providing intellectual support for art beyond the limits of studio skills. The school, through the DeVos Art Museum, also provides students with exposure to exhibitions exemplifying the cultural breadth of the visual arts from national, regional and local sources, including the University's permanent art collection.

The School of Art and Design prepares students for the many occupations that include artists, designers and educators. Graduates of the program are employed throughout the country in careers ranging from art directors, art teachers, to entrepreneurs of large and small enterprises.

Faculty reviews of student portfolios at the third year that evaluates student progress toward completing studio requirements including resume development and presentation, a process greatly assists students in future employment interviews.

The Art and Design building has over 110,000 square feet of studios, a lecture hall, critique and screening rooms. Studios include professional facilities in ceramics, the seventy station Computer Art Studio, Photography, Printmaking, Painting, Drawing, and Green Screen Lighting Studio, Woodworking, Sculpture, and Metalsmithing.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (or BFA) is the "de-facto" professional undergraduate degree in the visual arts. Our BFA program combines the advantages of a professional art school experience with the University's concern for intellectual support of professional action. It prepares students to participate more broadly in the arts beyond the limits of studio skills. In addition to the baccalaureate degree, the school offers the required courses for art teacher certification, a two year associate degree, teaching and non-teaching minor programs.

Lake Superior
Presque Isle Park

Location of School

Northern Michigan University and the city of Marquette are located on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The northern climate and landscape are distinct and provide numerous outdoor activities. Marquette is approximately 350 miles north of Chicago with a population of approximately 25,000. Marquette has a vibrant downtown, a strong local arts community and to most students provides the atmosphere of a small town.


For information about admissions into NMU

Undergraduate Admissions

For general information about
Northern Michigan University

NMU Web Site
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We Prepare Students for Jobs in Art including Artists, Designers, Educators

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Art & Design Student Current Model MacBooks

Apple Macbook

13-inch: 2.5GHz

Specifications
2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
4GB 1600MHz memory
500GB 5400-rpm hard drive
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Built-in battery (7 hours)
Software
Photography
Photoshop, Lightroom

Video/Animation
After Effects, Premiere

Graphic Design
In-Design, Illustrator

Web Design
Dreamweaver, Edge, Flash

General
Microsoft Office

Art & Design Students Use MacBooks

Art & Design Students across a board spectrum of majors utilize the MacBooks as part of their portfolio development: Computer Art students work on digital composites with Adobe Photoshop and 3D imagery, Digital Cinema students animate in Adobe After Effects, Graphic Communication students design websites in Adobe Dreamweaver and digital publishing layouts in Adobe In-Design, Human Centered Design students design prototypes in Sketchbook Pro, Illustration students draw utilizing tablets in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and Photography students use Adobe Lightroom for color photography and Adobe Photoshop for the construction of digital illustration images.

The MacBook in combination with the high end equipment available in the Art & Design Computer Studio allows majors the to have the flexibility of a notebook and the power to connect to powerful multi processor workstations for more advanced task such as complex 3D rendering, high resolution video editing. Professional inkjet printers, scanners, drawing tablets, digital cameras are also available. The School of Art and Design runs a fast file server to facilitate transfer between MacBooks and the computer studio.

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The School of Art & Design at Northern Michigan University offers a Bachelors of Fine Art Degree, a Bachelors of Science or Bachelors of Art Degree (includeds a minor outside the School of Art & Design) and a Associate Degree in Art & Design (2 Year Degree). The BFA is the standard degree in the school and a sample listing of coursework is included in this section. Freshman are enrolled in the First Year Experience to simplify registration, see details in this section. Links to the undergraduate bulletin and to the course plans for all fifteen majors in the School of Art & Design are linked below.



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FIRST YEAR
EXPERIENCE

Incoming freshman register in the first year experience program, starting their coursework in the Art & Design Major with courses from the foundations, art history, and art review categories. The student would also be enrolled in their first liberal studies course, typically an English composition class.

As an option, students seeking an increased course load can enroll in the introductory level studio course from their studio major or an additional liberal studies course.



FYE COURSE BLOCK

AD100 - 2 credit hours
Art & Design Experience

AD110 - 4 credit hours
Ideas in Art and Design History

AD160 - 4 credit hours
Physical Structures and Concepts

EN111 - 4 credit hours
College Composition 1

Optional 4 credit hours
100 Level Studio Art Class
or Liberal Studies Course


Course Plans for
Art & Design Majors

To view course plans for specific
Art & Design majors,click the link below.

Art & Design Course Plans

Undergraduate Bulletin

To learn more about the
Liberal Studies program
or to see full university
course listings click
the link below.

NMU Undergraduate Bulletin

BACHELORS OF FINE ART
EXAMPLE COURSEWORK


INDIVIDUAL ART REVIEW SERIES
6 Credit Hours

AD 100 - 2 credit hours
Art & Design Experience

AD 303 - 2 credit hours
Individual Art Review

AD 403 - 2 credit hours
Senior Exhibit

FOUNDATIONS COURSES
16 Credit Hours

AD160 - 4 credit hours
Physical Structures and Concepts

AD175 - 4 credit hours
Visual Structures and Concepts

AD270 - 4 credit hours
Social Structures and Concepts

AD485 - 4 credit hours
Theories and Practices of Art and Design

ART HISTORY COURSES
12 Credit Hours

AD100 - 4 credit hours
Ideas in Art & Design History

AD____ - 4 credit hours
Art History Course

AD____ - 4 credit hours
Art History Course

STUDIO ART MAJOR COURSES
20 Credit Hours

AD1____ - 4 credit hours
Introduction Level Studio

AD2____ - 4 credit hours
Intermediate Level Studio

AD3____ - 4 credit hours
Advanced Level Studio

AD4____ - 4 credit hours
Studio Seminar

AD4____- 4 credit hours
Studio BFA Seminar

MAJOR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
32 Credit Hours

AD____ - 4 credit hours
Art Studio Required Course

AD____ - 4 credit hours
Art Studio Required Course

AD____ - 4 credit hours
Art Studio Required Course

AD____ - 4 credit hours
Art Studio Required Course

AD____ - 4 credit hours
Art Studio Elective Course

AD____ - 4 credit hours
Art Studio Elective Course

AD____ - 4 credit hours
Art Studio Elective Course

AD____ - 4 credit hours
Art Studio Elective Course

LIBERAL STUDIES COURSES
& Health Promotion
30-42 Credit Hours

Refer to Undergraduate Bulletin
for Information:
Liberal Studies
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Art & Design Students Create Artwork in Major the First Year

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For general information please contact the Art & Design office via email or phone. To schedule a campus visit please contact the campus visit office. For specific information on a studio major, please contact a professor associated with that area using the email list. Information on scholarships is available in the scholarship section below. Questions about the Devos Art Museum please contact the Museum Director.




NMU School of Art

NMU School of Art
School of Art & Design
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855-5339

906-227-2194 [voice]
906-227- 2276 [fax]

Michael Cinelli
Associate Dean & Directormcinelli@nmu.edu
Andrea Wrubel
Principal Secretary awrubel@nmu.edu
Michele Wilber
Bookkeeper miwilber@nmu.edu

Campus Visit Program

To schedule a visit please click
the link below, or call
800-682-9797

Campus Visit Program

School of Art & Design
High School Scholarships

Formally Great Lakes
Four Scholarships $1000 Each


Application Requirements

Materials will not be returned
  • High school senior graduating in June
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5
    or ACT composite score of 19
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • High School Transcript
  • Portfolio of 6-10 images/videos
    available on a website

Due Date

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Late materials will be excluded

Mailing Address

School of Art and Design
[Art & Design Scholarship]
Attention: Christine Lenzen
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

Scholarship Coordinator
Christine Lenzen clenzen@nmu.edu
Undergraduate Scholarships
for Returning Students:
art.nmu.edu/scholarships
Devos Art Museum

Devos Art Museum
Devos Art Museum
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

Melissa Matuscak - Director and Curatormmatusca@nmu.edu
p: 906-227-1481
f: 906-227-2276

Museum Web Site:
art.nmu.edu/devosartmuseum

CONTACTS BY STUDIO AREA
FULL TIME FACULTY


ART EDUCATION

Michael Letts miletts@nmu.edu

ART HISTORY

Steven M Leuthold sleuthol@nmu.edu
Mitsutoshi Oba moba@nmu.edu
Tracy Wascom twascom@nmu.edu

CERAMICS

Brian Kakas bkakas@nmu.edu

COMPUTER ART

Stephan Larson stlarson@nmu.edu
Daric Christian dachrist@nmu.edu
Shravan Rajagopal srajagop@nmu.edu

DRAWING/PAINTING

Gypsy Schindler gschindl@nmu.edu

DIGITAL CINEMA

Daric Christian dachrist@nmu.edu
Gabrielle McNally gmcnally@nmu.edu

FURNITURE DESIGN

Ted Ross eross@nmu.edu

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION

Jane Milkie jmilkie@nmu.edu
Keith Ellis keiellis@nmu.edu
Shravan Rajagopal srajagop@nmu.edu

HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN

Peter Pless ppless@nmu.edu

ILLUSTRATION

Steven Hughes sthughes@nmu.edu

JEWELRY/METAL/BLACKSMITHING

Dale Wedig dwedig@nmu.edu

PHOTOGRAPHY

Dennis Staffne dstaffne@nmu.edu
Christine Flavin cflavin@nmu.edu
Christine Lenzen clenzen@nmu.edu

PRINTMAKING

Gypsy Schindler gschindl@nmu.edu

SCULPTURE

Dale Wedig dwedig@nmu.edu

WOODWORKING

Ted Ross eross@nmu.edu


FOUNDATIONS / PART TIME FACULTY


Emily Lanctot elanctot@nmu.edu
Christopher Moore chmoore@nmu.edu
Ed Risak erisak@nmu.edu
Julie Clark Risak jclarkri@nmu.edu
Tracy Wascom twascom@nmu.edu
Tom Wolfe twolfe@nmu.edu

STUDIO TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR


Tom McManus tmcmanus@nmu.edu

IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST


Nathan Grambau ngrambau@nmu.edu



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