Art Department Handbook
Requirements for B.A. in Art with Emphasis in
(download PDF of Studio Requirements
It is easiest to fulfill the requirements in studio art if the
departmental course work begins in the student’s freshman year. Note
that the first year’s suggested work consists of the foundation
design/drawing program. Also note that a later start in course work
than the freshman year necessitates a careful check of schedule, as
many of the courses are not offered annually.
Total major hours 48
Art 111 Visual Language I/ Graphic Design I (4) credit hours
Art 124 Drawing (4) credit hours
Art 112 Visual Language II/ Sculpture (4) credit hours
Art 113 Visual Language III/ Painting I (4) credit hours
Art 130 History of Western Art I (4) credit hours
Art 131 History of Western Art II (4) credit hours
B. Art Theory and Criticism (4)
C. Senior Seminars
Art 401 (4) credit hours
D. Studio Electives
4-6 courses (16) credit hours
II. Other Requirements
A. Portfolio Review
Because the B.A. with an emphasis in studio art presupposes a certain
level of professional competence, each art student with an emphasis in
studio, at the end of the sophomore year, will submit a portfolio with
works from each area studied for evaluation by the departmental faculty
1) eligibility to continue in the art major
2) general strengths and weaknesses
3) shortcomings, if any, to be corrected before the student will be
considered eligible for the senior exhibit (if significant shortcomings
are seen, a second review will be held during the student’s junior year)
4) eligibility for scholarships
Departmental reviews will take into consideration not only the quality
of the work as reflected in the student’s portfolio, but also the
student’s aptitude for and interest in art. This interest/aptitude is
exhibited in such things as participation in exhibits, museum and
gallery visits, field trips and in individual initiative as shown by
individual research and study above the prescribed requirements of the
course work (see III, Other Expectations).
B. Senior Challenge
Senior Challenge encompasses three parts: 1) Senior Seminar, 2) Senior Presentations, and 3) Senior Exhibition.
1. Senior Seminar
During the winter term of their senior year all seniors are to schedule
Senior Seminar for 2 credit hours, a seminar investigating theories of
art in preparation for their Senior Presentation. The grade for this
seminar will be determined by the work done in the seminar, the
attendance at meetings for the Senior Exhibit and the cooperation in
preparing for that exhibit, and the quality of the presentation.
2. Senior Presentation
In preparation for this presentation each student will make slides of
selected work and use them to illustrate directions, influences and
theoretical concepts appearing in the works to an audience of fellow
students and others. The student is expected to satisfy the faculty
that certain concepts and principles of art are both understood and
applied in the work. This presentation should be organized, thoughtful
and articulate — in a word, professional.
3. Senior Exhibition
During the fall term of the senior year all senior students will meet
to determine the scope, theme and nature of publicity of the Senior
Exhibit, to select work committees and begin to prepare publicity for
that exhibit. During the spring term all students are to choose work to
be included (with the help of the faculty), help with and be in
attendance at required times for the hanging of the show, and attend
the opening of the exhibit.
Those not fully participating in ALL activities of Senior Challenge and
the culminating Senior Exhibit, except as specified for art students
with an emphasis in art history, will not have met the requirements for
III. Other Expectations
A. Participation in our gallery exhibits, both as a contributor of work
for student shows and in installation of student exhibits. (Every
artist needs experience in installing shows, both for individual
exhibition purposes, and as one of the skills expected of anyone who
wishes to teach or seek employment in a museum or gallery.)
IV. Additional Information
B. Utilization of library resources, especially the art magazines (list of publications). Art students everywhere are
expected to know artists of their own day, and to intelligently discuss
living artists whom they admire in all media, as well as current
conceptual and critical topics.
C. Participation in programs at the Greenville County Museum of Art,
including attendance at lectures, activities and exhibits there. Museum
calendars will be posted on the bulletin board in the student lounge.
D. Students are expected to demonstrate an interest in art history and
criticism, as well as the ability to synthesize the past in one’s own
creative work. Conversely, art history students should demonstrate an
interest in studio activities, exhibits and the creative process.
E. An ability to work independently, to build up a body of work beyond
that required for course work. It is expected that each student will
read independently about other ideas, techniques or processes, and try
them. It is expected that each student will find and use additional
visual sources and artistic mentors without prodding from the professor.
F. Participation in field trips to area museums and galleries.
G. Participation in the activities of the department (i.e., working in
studios outside of class time, attending special lectures and
workshops, attending Roers meetings and events and other department
social functions, and attending openings for exhibitions in our
H. Art department field trips to museums, galleries, and artists’
studios in New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and other areas are
I. Qualifying students are encouraged to engage in meaningful creative
studio research as junior colleagues and artist collaborators with a
studio faculty member, either through the Furman Advantage Program or
independently with the department.
J. Those students interested in teaching, especially higher ed, are
encouraged to apply for a Furman Advantage Teaching Fellowship in
consultation with a sponsoring faculty member.
Certain courses in other departments of the university would be
excellent supplements to the above curriculum — for example, Urban
Planning, Media in Culture and Society, Sociology, Stage Design, Public
Speaking, Drama and Speech, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Art, Women’s and
Minority Studies and Literature. Your advisor can help you select
courses which will enhance your educational or career objectives.
Guidelines for Level III Courses and the Independent Study in Studio Art
Level III courses
are an intermediate step between the traditional course and the independent study for advanced work. They are available on a competitive basis
ensure quality student-professor interaction with a few students. The
competitive criteria are the same as those for independent study and
include the student’s merit and ability to work on an advanced level,
self discipline and motivation, ability to work independently with self
direction, academic and career need, productive working relationship
with the supervising professor, appropriateness of student’s chosen
media or concepts to the course content, and the number of spaces
available. While we try to accommodate as much as possible,
students should not expect to automatically have level III courses or
independent studies, and, therefore, should not count on them when
preparing projected course schedules for graduation.
Normally level III courses are taken at the same hour as the level II
courses, although at times a few level III courses may be offered as
separate full-fledged courses when scheduling and student interest
allow. When this is the case some of the following guidelines may not
apply. The number of students admitted to a level III course depends on
the medium and judgment of the professor.
A. A written proposal will be
required of the student, setting forth the area, media to be employed,
plan of study, goals and what the student expects to gain from the
course. This proposal must be in the hands of the supervising professor two weeks before registration. The student must list specific criteria by which the independent study may be judged and graded.
B. The professor and student will hold regular (usually weekly) conferences for critique and discussion.
C. The professor will require challenging goals and a body of work
equivalent to or exceeding that necessary for a regularly scheduled
course. There will be regular examinations and/or critical evaluations.
D. After presenting the proposal,
the student and professor should have a conference on the proposal
clarifying details, changes and assistance in meeting goals.
E. Upon the completion of the
course the professor might request a written self-evaluation from the
student which parallels the content of the original proposal.
(download PDF of Individualized Instruction Form
Under very unusual
an independent study may be appropriate. Independent studies are
approved for juniors and seniors only, except at the discretion of the
faculty member. No more than two (2) independent studies may be taken.
A written proposal, presented to the individual faculty member and the
department chair are required as specified above. Guidelines and
competitive criteria for level III courses also apply to an independent
study. The student must list specific criteria by which the independent
study may be judged and graded. Under university policy no
professor is required to accept an independent study, but we will try
to accommodate exceptional needs or interests when possible. No more
than three (3) independent studies will be accepted per term per
Requirements for B.A. in Art with Emphasis in Art History
(download PDF of Art History Requirements
A. Survey Courses
Art 130 History of Western Art I (4) credit hours
Art 131 History of Western Art II (4) credit hours
B. Upper-Level Courses
Five upper-level Western art history courses, at least one from each of the following categories: (20) credit hours
Art 230 Arts of the Ancient World I: Egypt, Near East, Greece
Art 231 Arts of the Ancient World II: Etruscans and Rome
Art 234 Early Christian and Byzantine
Art 235 Arts of Western Europe in the Middle Ages
Renaissance and Baroque
Art 236 Renaissance Art
Art 237 Arts of the Baroque and Rococo
Modern to Present
Art 250 Modern Art: 1800-1960
(Art 251 Post-modern Art: 1960-present)*
Art 252 Women in the Arts
Art 254 History of Photography
C. Art 330 Art Theory and Criticism (4) credit hours
D. Non-Western Art History Courses
At least one upper-level art history course in a Non-Western area: (4) credit hours
Art 260 Pre-Columbian Art
(Art 262 Art of China)*
Art 263 Arts of Japan
E. Studio Courses
Art 111 (4) and Art 124 (4) credit hours, recommended, but not required
F. Art History Electives
One of the following art history electives: (4) credit hours
Art history course taken during study away
Western or Non-Western upper level art history
FYS or FYW in art history
* courses that are planned but not yet approved.
Total Major Hours: 44
II. Other Requirements
A conference will be scheduled in the fall term of the junior year to
evaluate and discuss the student’s growth, areas of strength and
weakness, areas of interest, and plans for the future. Art history
students must fully participate in Senior Challenge through selection
of one of the following four options
addition to the conference. The option taken should be decided upon, in
consultation with the art history advisor, the Senior Challenge
advisor, and the department chair during the junior year.
1. Full participation in the Senior Exhibit.
history seniors not participating in ALL of the requirements as
specified above will not have met the requirements for graduation
Art history students may choose to participate in the Senior Exhibit.
Anyone who selects this option will, like the students with an emphasis
in studio art, exhibit selected works of high quality, have a senior
review like other exhibitors, and participate in all other aspects of
the exhibit as outlined for studio art majors on page 7.
2. Presentation of a public, scholarly lecture or paper resulting from research on an art history or art criticism topic.
The topic, time and place of a paper presentation at an academic
conference or symposium, or a public lecture should be determined and
approved in consultation with the art history advisor.
3. Publication of a scholarly paper or written critical review of high standard.
Art history seniors may choose to write a scholarly paper or critical
review of an exhibit and submit it to The Paladin, The Greenville News,
Furman Humanities Review, The Wittenberg Review, or to an art or
humanities journal for publication. The review must be approved by the
art history advisor in a timely fashion as determined by previous
consultation. The advisor also will advise and approve of an
appropriate outlet for publication. The student should then submit
duplicate copies of all materials and supporting letters to the
appropriate publication and the art history and Senior Challenge
advisors. Those students choosing to write a critical review for
publication (rather than a scholarly paper) also should participate in
curatorial activities of the Senior Exhibit.
4. Art history
seniors may choose, when appropriate, to participate in Senior
Challenge in an educationally meaningful option of their own design,
determined and approved in consultation with their art history advisor,
the Senior Challenge advisor and the department chair.
The individualized option may include activities not previously
mentioned or variations on activities outlined in other options. The
purpose is to allow the student with extraordinary interests or career
goals to choose an appropriate culminating experience to their four
years of study.
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III. Other Expectations
A. Participation in the Greenville Museum of Art and an interest in
lectures, activities, programs and exhibits there.
B. Participation in field trips to museums and galleries.
C. Use of library resources, including books, reference materials and
art history journals. Art history students are expected to become
familiar with and when necessary to use the art and architecture
library at Clemson University in addition to the Furman library. The
Clemson library has an extensive collection of monographs, catalogues,
criticism, surveys, periodicals and slides. It is located in Lee Hall
on the Clemson campus, Clemson, SC. Patron cards for Furman students
may be obtained at the main Clemson University library. Publications
from this library as well as any other university library may be
obtained for a nominal fee through inter-library loan at Furman’s
D. Participation in our gallery
exhibits, both in contributing work for student shows and installation
or curation of exhibits. (Every art historian needs experience in
installing or curating shows, skills often expected of one who teaches
at a university or works in a museum.)
E. Art history students are
expected to demonstrate an interest in studio activities, exhibits and
the creative process.
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IV. Additional Information
A. It is suggested that the art history students consider related
courses in other departments — for example, Aesthetics, Urban Design,
Philosophy of Art, Women and Minority Studies, Sociology, Literature,
Music Appreciation and Public Speaking. Your advisor can help you
select courses which will enhance your educational or career
Guidelines for the Independent Study in Art History
B. German or French are generally
required languages for graduate studies in art history, with exceptions
for Spanish when appropriate for specific areas of study. Consult with
your art history advisor before taking a foreign language.
C. Study Abroad is highly recommended but not required, nor is it necessary before graduate school.
D. Art history students are encouraged to consider working in the slide
library to gain curatorial experience and to help consolidate knowledge
of imagery in all areas of art.
E. Qualified students may consider
discussing with a professor the possibility of a Furman Advantage
(download PDF of Individualized Instruction Form)
1. The independent study in art history must
be planned well in advance with the supervising professor in order to
assure that the proposal will be acceptable at registration. Two copies
of the written proposal, signed by the student, must be in the hands of
the professor at least two weeks before registration and should
An independent study is done ONLY under the most extraordinary
circumstances. The university policy is that no professor is required
to accept one.
A. The scope and limits of the study.2. The independent study in art history may be:
B. The text to be used, or a brief bibliography.
C. The number of credit hours expected for the study.
D. The minimum number of hours you expect to spend on the course. A
four-hour study is expected to entail about 12 hours of work weekly.
This is roughly what the average student should spend in a regularly
E. The time and frequency of meetings with the supervising professor.
F. The reasons for doing the independent study.
G. The methods of measuring success, i.e., essay tests, papers, etc.
A. A required period of study parallel to a regularly scheduled course,
but one the student is unable to take due to unavoidable schedule
problems which will result in delayed graduation if the course cannot
be taken until a later date (not necessarily including problems
associated with coming into the major late). This must have approval of
the department chair.3. Requirements for all independent studies in art history:
B. An advanced and more specialized study in an area of art history already studied by the student.
C. A study in an area not offered as a regularly scheduled course at Furman.
D. An original research project.
A. Regularly scheduled meetings will be held with the supervising
professor, and a specific amount of work should be covered between
B. A written academic paper is to be completed unless the student and professor agree on an acceptable substitute.
C. As in a regularly scheduled class, there may be periodic testing.
D. There will be a final examination, the nature of which will be
decided upon by the professor and the student early in the term.
Ideally this should be decided upon before the proposal is written, and
included in the proposal.
Guidelines for an Internship for Academic Credit*
The internship must be planned at least one term in advance in order to
ensure sufficient time to communicate with the company, museum or other
institution at which the internship is to be completed. Two copies of the proposal must be
submitted to the supervising professor and one copy to the department
chair. All copies must be signed by the student. This proposal should
contain the following information:
A. The nature of the internship and
the organization with which the internship will be undertaken. Also
include the name and telephone number of your immediate supervisor on
the job, if known.
All internships will be graded on:
B. What you expect to gain educationally as a result of the experience.
C. What specific evidence of professional development will be presented
to the committee for the final evaluation (i.e., summary report,
portfolio, slides, journal, oral presentation, etc.).
A. The results of an oral or written examination given by the
supervising professor (or with other faculty as appropriate).
B. A written or oral report and
evaluation from the intern supervisor or other official of the company
or museum knowledgeable of the internship performance.
C. The supervising professor’s or
joint faculty’s evaluation of the "product" which resulted from the
internship, i.e., portfolio, slides, or reports, etc.
Grades in the internship program
will be a result of evaluation by the supervising professor (or in
consultation with other faculty as appropriate).
Four (4) hours is the maximum for which a student may receive internship credit in any one curriculum area.
A summer internship is expected to involve 30-40 hours of work per week
for an eight-week period to receive four (4) credit hours.
are available through the Furman Advantage Program. We have had great
success with these internships. Please consult the department chair,
your advisor or the director of the Furman Advantage Program for
details on qualifications and opportunities.
Recommendations for Employment, Internships, Study Abroad or Continued Education:
Students who request faculty recommendations for employment, graduate
school or other reasons should contact the individual faculty member
after completing a recommendation request form, which is available in
the department office and here
. The form will provide the
necessary information for a complete and timely response to your
Good, well-written recommendations take time.
Help us to highlight your strongest points, and to write the best recommendation we can by doing the following:
1. On a separate paper jot down any special achievements, outstanding
projects, contributions to class, the art department or school, and any
other relevant points which you think may present you in a positive
light. Also, write a short description or explanation of each program
or job for which you’re applying. Address such basic questions as,
"What kind of program or job is it?" "What exactly will you be doing in
it?" "What are some of your basic career goals or interests that this
job or program might meet?"
2. Remember that you are not the
only one asking for recommendations; it’s not unusual for faculty
members to have 15-25 to write at one time. The worst time crunches
often peak at the end of each term and between November 15 and January
15. It is in your best interest to give faculty plenty of time to think
back about all of your finer qualities and unique characteristics. They
can only write about what they personally recall and know about you. So
please submit your requests according to the following schedule:
Deadline = When you want the recommendation completed and postmarked or ready for you to pick up.
Lead time = When all necessary materials reach the hands of the faculty member
3. Faculty members on sabbatical are engaged in focused and intensive
research, often away from campus. Consequently they don’t normally
write recommendations during this time. If, however, you have a special
request, please consult the department chair well in advance of the
anticipated lead time.
you have several requests with different deadlines, use the earliest
deadline to determine your lead time; it is often more beneficial to do
all or many of your recommendations at one time.
first week of a term
last week of a term
between Nov. 15 and Jan. 15
other holidays or breaks
all other times
Senior Challenge is required
for all senior art majors and others allowed to participate in the
Senior Exhibition. Majors with an emphasis in studio should click here; majors with an emphasis in art history click here for specific Senior Challenge requirements.
A department faculty member will serve as advisor to the group.
There are two student shows annually. The Annual Art Student Show is
usually scheduled from June to August. Works to be included will be
juried by faculty.
The Senior Exhibition is usually
scheduled in May. All seniors are required to participate in the
exhibition as well as in Senior Challenge.
Thomas E. Flowers Award and Glen E. Howerton Award:
1989 the art department alumni and friends established two awards in
honor of Professors Emeriti Thomas E. Flowers and Glen E. Howerton.
Each spring one or two outstanding senior art majors will receive these
awards. Awards are determined by majority decision of the art faculty,
based on artistic merit, leadership and character.
The Art Faculty Award for Exceptional Leadership and Service was
established in 1996 and is awarded to one or two senior art majors who
have demonstrated these qualities to the department and their peers.
Scholarships for Art Majors and Intended Majors
To be eligible for scholarship awards incoming freshmen and sophomores
must have specified art as their INTENDED major and must enroll in
certain courses as specified in the award letter; juniors and seniors
must have DECLARED an art major. Awards are announced in the spring
term each year.
Eligible students must submit
portfolios and Scholarship Application Form at the designated time.
Dates are announced and posted for continuing students. Incoming
students should refer to the scholarship guidelines and application
deadlines posted on the website
. Scholarships are not automatically
renewed; therefore, students must reapply each year. A scholarship
information sheet is required for each applicant. Portfolios will be
reviewed by all department faculty members. Awards will be made on the
basis of potential, ability, performance in the department, dedication
and responsibility. Financial need is also a consideration for some
The following scholarships are available:
Targeted to freshmen although sophomores, juniors and seniors also are
considered. Incoming freshmen are eligible for this scholarship; they
may apply by submitting portfolios to the Department Chair by November
15 (Early Decision) and January 15 (Regular Decision). The Financial
Aid Committee (or Financial Aid officer) must approve selections.
Available for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Awards may be made to one or more students.
Generally awarded to upper level students demonstrating financial need,
high moral character and strong creative potential in the visual arts.
Hines Art Scholarship:
Awarded to students demonstrating financial need, high moral character
and academic and artistic promise.
Rotating scholarship available to art students only once every fourth
year. May be awarded to either one or two outstanding students.
Rotating scholarship available only to juniors and seniors majoring in
business, economics or liberal arts. Preference will be given to
students who plan to pursue a career in advertising, public relations,
communications or graphic arts.
Thomas E. Flowers Scholarship:
Awarded to full-time Furman students majoring in art who have
demonstrated quality work, exemplified high moral character and shown
Glen E. Howerton Scholarship:
Awarded to full-time Furman students majoring in art who have
demonstrated quality work, exemplified high moral character and show
William A. Leslie Jr. Scholarship:
One or more scholarships awarded to deserving and worthy students who
are juniors or seniors majoring in Liberal Arts and planning to pursue
a career in advertising, publications, communications, or graphic arts.
Sidney L. Lowe Scholarship:
Awarded to a junior or senior who is seeking a career in advertising either as a graphics artist or in advertising marketing.
Scholarships are awarded contingent upon the student’s continued
performance, diligence in his or her work, and dedication to achieving
excellence. Students who receive scholarships are role models for their
peers, and their work in the department reflects on the department as
well as on themselves.
These criteria should be maintained
for the student to continue receiving the scholarship. Should the
student change his or her major to another department, the art
department chair must be notified. Any unused portion of the
scholarship will be forfeited. If the student changes the major from
art and has not notified the department, or if the student has taken
only art courses which apply toward the General Education Requirements,
the department may ask that scholarship monies be returned. In
addition, all policies, rules and regulations that direct student life
at Furman, as stated by THE HELMSMAN, apply to scholarship recipients.
If students do not maintain the standards, the scholarship may be
revoked or reduced by a majority decision of the art department faculty.
The Roe Art Building Rules and Regulations
Evening and Weekend Use of Studios/Seminar Room:
Building hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:00p.m. Monday through Friday. Card
access is available from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. weekends, holidays and
breaks for students enrolled in art classes and for all art majors.
Panic buttons are located in studios, classrooms and the women’s
restroom. If an emergency occurs, you should press the panic button
which will alert Public Safety. PLEASE DO NOT PRESS THESE BUTTONS EXCEPT IN A REAL EMERGENCY SITUATION.
General Building Rules:
1. Mechanical tools and equipment should not be used without faculty supervision.
Art Department Computer Lab
2. Food and drink are not permitted in the Gallery or in the Seminar Room and Lecture Room.
3. In accordance with University Policy no smoking is allowed in the building, even after hours.
4. Bicycles should be parked at the rear (North) entrance of the
building. Bicycles are not permitted inside the building. Lock them in
5. The driveway in the courtyard
area of the building is for loading and unloading only. Please observe
the 15 minute limit.
6. No loud music; volume must not
interfere with classes, with others’ peace or with other
student/faculty desire to listen to music.
7. All materials, projects or
graded portfolios left in studios, lockers, hallways or offices by
students will be discarded after commencement unless special
arrangements are made with faculty prior to the end of spring term.
8. Two parking spaces near the back
entrance to the Roe Art Building are designated for Gallery visitors
from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM PARKING IN THESE SPACES. THEY ARE RESERVED FOR OFF-CAMPUS VISITORS.
9. Please refrain from parking in spaces designated for Faculty/Staff.
To be posted on the computer lab door
Guidelines for Computer Lab Usage:
1. NO FOOD OR DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMPUTER LAB.
STUDENTS DOING GRAPHICS WORK WILL ALWAYS HAVE PRIORITY OVER STUDENTS DOING TEXT WORK.
2. The lab will be closed when classes are meeting in that room.
3. The art department computer lab is for the use of art students only; it is not open to general university use.
4. Priority usage of computers is given to students currently taking
art courses which require computer graphics work.
5. Second in order of priority are
other art students doing art-related graphics work (for example,
assignments for which computer use is optional rather than required;
work for a student’s own portfolio; work for use by ASL or Senior
6. The third order of priority is
for art students doing art-related text work (letters for internships,
requests for recommendations, etc.).
7. Students may not check their e-mail when classes are meeting in the lab.
8. The computers are not to be used for typing or printing research
papers, doing private work such as burning music CDs, or for Internet
searches not directly related to an art course. Free-lance projects for
personal income are not permitted.
9. The computer lab has a “card swipe” system lock. The lab will be
unlocked from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30p.m., Monday-Friday. After 8:30p.m.
Monday-Friday, and during the weekend building hours, access to the
computer lab is by card access permission only. Students who are
currently art majors or who are taking studio art courses will be given
card access permission.
10. Students may store their work on
the desktop and in the art share while they are taking a course in the
computer lab. At the end of the term, all student work will be deleted
from computer hard drives. At the end of the academic year, work will
be deleted from the art share.
11. A code for color printer use
will be assigned to each student enrolled in Design classes, with a
copy limit as appropriate for the class.
12. Students wishing to keep a copy of their work may burn their work onto their own blank CDs.
13. A time limit of two hours at a computer will be enforced if computer
usage is heavy and other students are waiting.
14. It is not necessary for the computer or monitor to be turned off after use.
Lab Director: Ross McClain
Lab Coordinator: Department Assistant
Periodicals and Publications in Furman Library and Art Department
Click here for the Research by Subject page for the Art Department on the Furman University Library Website.
Partial list of Art Periodicals currently received in the Furman University Library:
Art in America
Art Journal (College Art Association)
Bibliography of the History of Art
Darkroom and Creative Camera Techniques
Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies
Journal of Archives of American Art
New Art Examiner
Partial list of Periodicals/Publications received and housed in the Art Department:
Arts and Activities
, available in the art department; please see Professor Strother if interested.
MFA Programs in the Visual Arts (CAA) and Ph.D. Programs in Art History (CAA)
, available for checkout in the department office.
A variety of catalogs and materials describing graduate and
professional programs and information on summer programs and
internships are received throughout the year. These materials are
available to you for checkout in organized binders in the main office.
Arts Education Policy Review
Image: A Journal of Arts and Religion
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Southeastern College Art Conference Review
The art department bulletin
boards are located in the Student Lounge, in the hallways and near the
back entrance. Students are responsible for checking these bulletin
boards daily for information and notices. (If the bulletin boards
outside the office are being used for exhibition space, please check
the Student Lounge board.)
Students are expected to be in attendance for the duration of the class
period. Faculty should not be asked to accommodate students who wish to
participate in extracurricular activities that overlap class time.
Art students are required to attend at least one Art Department sponsored CLP each semester.
Much of the university’s business is now conducted through e-mail.
Students are required to obtain an e-mail account and check it
frequently for information from the professors and from the art
department staff. Please notify the Department Assistant if the e-mail address is
outside Furman’s system.
Students who experience minor (non-emergency) cuts from Exacto knives,
etc., should take appropriate measures to cover the wound immediately
(before leaving the studio). It is the responsibility of the individual
to clean up his/her own minor blood spills. First Aid Kits with
appropriate supplies for treating minor wounds are available in the
studios and the department office. If emergency assistance is needed
for more serious wounds or injury, call Public Safety (ext. 2111) and
notify a faculty or staff member immediately!
A limited number of lockers are available in the printmaking, drawing
and painting, design, and sculpture studios; these students have first
priority. The rest are assigned according to availability and need.
Lockers are assigned at the beginning of each term by the department
assistant. Lockers are to be cleaned out and the key returned no later
than the last exam day of the term. Failure to return the locker key
may result in a $10 replacement fee and/or holding of transcripts and
inability to register for classes.
Loft space may be assigned as available to seniors who exhibit need,
ability, dedication, responsibility and exemplary performance in the
department. Rising seniors may apply at the appropriate time as
determined by the department chair. After seniors have been
accommodated, assignment to junior art majors will be determined by
decision of the chair, in consultation with faculty, based upon work
habits, productivity, need and merit of those who make known their
desire to be considered for remaining space(s). However, these spaces
may have to be relinquished if loft spaces are needed for seniors
returning from internships or study abroad, or if space is used only
Students who accept loft space agree to the following:
• A $100 deposit, to be retained if any damage is done to assigned
area. If excessive damage is determined, additional charges may result.
Loft deposits must be paid prior to moving into the space.
• Students must make productive use of the loft space for personal artwork. The area is not to be used for storage.
• No bedding, stuffed furniture or refrigerators should be in the
lofts. The area must remain free of debris, and care must be taken not
to splash walls with paint, gesso or other substances which will
require special cleaning, or to leave numerous or large pin or nail
holes, etc., in walls.
• Faculty members will frequently inspect loft spaces and review performance of students.
• Deadline for moving out of space is specified in the Loft Agreement. In
order to prepare for incoming groups and summer classes the loft areas
must be cleaned immediately after the end of spring term. Therefore,
the art department cannot be responsible for any materials or objects
left in the lofts after the deadline for moving out, and will, if
necessary, dispose of unclaimed materials and objects.
• For those sharing a loft space,
all loft deposits will be retained until all move-out and cleaning
requirements are met by all persons sharing the space.
• To meet fire codes:
• The walkway adjacent to the loft railing must remain clear and clean
and unobstructed by items such as boxes, lumber, furniture and trash,
at all times. (Thin items such as paintings may lean against the
railing if walkway is unobstructed.)Failure to meet any of the above regulations may result in loss of privilege and loss of deposit.
• All hazardous and flammable materials must be stored and used in a safe and appropriate manner.
• No curtain partitions are allowed.
As is the case with many common products today, some art materials and
processes may be hazardous. Many of the material hazards are relatively
minor annoyances like allergies, eye strain and finger cuts, while
other materials, if used improperly, can pose significant long-term
damage to the kidney or liver, or to a fetus. Serious injury can result
from sharp mechanical equipment.
In each of your classes your professor will advise you of known hazards
, on how to avoid them and on safe use of equipment, chemicals or other materials.
You can also find common hazard information for each studio area in the red hazards
notebook for that area (printmaking, photo, etc.) located in the wall pocket of that studio
. Additional extensive information can be found in several texts in the library as well as Pennsylvania Classroom Guide To Safety In the Visual Arts
, which can be checked out on a daily basis from the art department office. It
is your responsibility to observe safety precautions and to research
hazards on unusual materials or processes which you bring to the studio
for your independent work or individual interests.
So for your
own safety, the safety of others and long-term good health, listen
carefully, ask questions, take thorough notes and don’t simply ignore