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South Dakota State University    
  Aug 20, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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Painting Certificate

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Mark A. Stemwedel, Studio Art Program Coordinator
School of Design
Grove Hall 101, Box 2802
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Program Information
The certificate in painting is a stand-alone program and may be taken by any student regardless of major, or may be selected by Studio Arts majors as part of their degree. The certificate prepares students for life-long avocational pursuit in the arts.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the certificate, students are able to demonstrate the following outcomes through studio projects:

  • Develop a basic understanding of traditional and contemporary approaches to painting and painting techniques.
  • The technical skills, perceptual development, and understanding of principles of visual organization sufficient to achieve basic visual communication and expression in one or more painting media.
  • Ability to make workable connections between concept and media.
  • Some familiarity with the works and intentions of major artists/designers and movements of the past and the present, both in the Western and non-Western worlds.
  • Students should understand the nature of contemporary thinking on art and design, and have gained at least a rudimentary discernment of quality in design projects and works of art.

Academic Requirements
Students must maintain at least a program GPA of 2.6 and an overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for the duration of the program.  A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses required for the certificate.

Course Delivery Format
Course content is delivered through hands-on studio work combined with lectures, demonstrations and critiques.

Requirements for Painting Certificate: 12 Credits

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