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Painting/Printmaking Faculty

Dragana Crnjak
Professor
Painting

Office: Bliss 0016
Phone: 330.941.1860
E-mail: dcrnjak@ysu.edu

Joseph D’Uva
Associate Professor
Printmaking

Office: Bliss 4071
phone: 330.941.2540
e-mail: jduva@ysu.edu

Chris McCullough
Professor
Painting

Office: Bliss 4077
Phone: 330.941.1862
E-mail: cmccullough@ysu.edu


Painting

The Painting Program offers balanced instruction towards both technical and conceptual aspects of painting. Students are exposed to a wide range of ideas and processes in relation to both historical and contemporary art practices. Through dynamic in-classroom demonstrations, student-focused discussions, field trips, and regular lectures by visiting artists, students are immersed in the vibrant field of painting.

The Painting Program provides students with spacious, naturally-lit studio rooms, and individual studio spaces are available for advanced art students. The Painting Program is strongly committed to students’ professional development and provides students with continuous opportunities to exhibit their artwork in one-person, group, and collaborative exhibitions, as well as in annual juried exhibitions at McDonough Museum of Art and the Butler Institute of American Art.


Printmaking

The studio art major with an emphasis in Printmaking gives the student basic skills and knowledge in both traditional and contemporary print media. The Printmaking Area includes courses that focus on lithography, intaglio, screenprint, relief, monoprint/monotype, and photo/digital based printmaking applications. Students who participate in these courses learn how to create editioned prints and unique, one-of-a-kind printed works. In addition, many printmaking students chose to integrate printmaking processes into other media, such as Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Installation, and Graphic Design.

The Printmaking Area also invites students to participate in many events throughout the year, including print specific exhibitions, juried student exhibitions, printmaking fundraising events (which aid in class trips and study abroad opportunities), and collaborative printing in our Red Press Collaborative visiting artist program.

As with all BFA Studio Art majors, students must complete and pass the Freshman Foundation Portfolio Review before beginning the printmaking course sequence. The printmaking major offers a diverse range of media experiences and allows for a progression of technical and aesthetic development to best prepare him/her as a professional print artist, collaborative printer, and/or to continue onto graduate study.

Over the last few years, the Printmaking Facilities have undergone significant changes. The area has been updated with some of the safest, most current equipment/materials in the field, transforming the space into one of the most contemporary and versatile student printmaking studios in the region. To offer our students a safe environment in which to create printed works of art, the facility utilizes many non-toxic printmaking methods and chemistry. Facilities include a large printmaking studio with an outdoor balcony and plenty of natural light, an attached chemistry room dedicated to etching, and a technology lab/darkroom annex allowing us to generate photo-matrices within lithography, intaglio, and screenprint processes. The main studio includes three intaglio/relief presses, two lithography presses, large format screenprinting vacuum press, large format textile screenprinting press, a four color/two station T-shirt screenprinting press, six portable screenprinting units, lithography stone graining sink (forty count litho stone collection), paper prep/tear table, and a large paper soaking sink. The chemistry room includes a vertical etching tank, chemistry lab specific counters and sink, hotplate, acid storage cabinet, chemical storage cabinet, and a portable acid/gas/particulate matter ventilation unit. The technology lab/darkroom includes a large litho/etching plate photo-exposure unit, screenprinting exposure unit, screenprinting washout booth with commercial power washer, four Macintosh computers, scanner, tabloid sized laser printer, and a large format Epson archival ink jet printer.


Contact Information for Department of Art

To learn more about the degree programs, scholarships, exhibitions, faculty, and students, visit art.ysu.edu or contact the Department of Art directly at 330-941-3627. To schedule a personalized campus visit, contact the College Coordinator of Admission and Recruitment at 330-941-2346.

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COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement3
Arts and Humanities (2 courses) Included in major.0
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab)7
Social Science (2 courses)6
Social and Personal Awareness (2 courses)6
Major Requirements
Foundation Courses:
ART 1501Fundamentals of 2D Design3
ART 1502Fundamentals of 3D Design3
ART 1521Foundation Drawing3
ART 1522Intermediate Drawing3
ART 1503Foundation Portfolio Review1
Breadth Courses:
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 3722Interdisciplinary Art Practice3
One breadth elective from the following four courses:3
Introduction to Metals
Life Drawing
Watercolor
Introduction to Graphic Design
Concentration Courses Painting or Printing 22
Junior Portfolio Review
Senior Project
Senior Seminar
Painting Emphasis
Introduction to Painting
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
Intermediate Printmaking
Intermediate Painting
Advanced Painting
Printing Emphasis
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
Introduction to Painting
Intermediate Printmaking
Intermediate Painting
Advanced Printmaking
Studio Art Electives for both Painting and Printmaking (18 s.h.)18
Choose six additional 3700 level or higher Studio Art electives from the following:
ART 4824: Advanced Printmaking, ART 4852: Advanced Painting 2 and ART 4853: Advanced Painting 3 These courses are recommended electives for this program.
ART 3712, 3713, 3715, 3721, 3722, 3725, 3727, 3732, 3733, 3737, 3748, 3752, 3759, 3760, 3761, 3762, 3763, 3764, 3765, 3768, 3769, 3771, 3772, 3792, 3794, 3795, 3796, 3797, 4800, 4801, 4805, 4824, 4834, 4837, 4838, 4851, 4852, 4853, 4861, 4863, 4864, 4865, 4867, 4868, 4869, 4871, 4872, 4873, 4874, 4891, 4893, 4894, 4896, 5850, 5860 * some electives may not be available based on your area of emphasis, see adviser for details
Art History and Theory
ART 1541Survey of Art History 13
ART 1542Survey of Art History 23
Choose three 3700 level or higher Art History courses from the following9
ART 3741, 3742, 3743, 3744, 3745, 3746, 3747, 3780, 3781, 3782, 3783, 3784, 3786, 3787, 3789, 4880, 4883, 4889, 5840
Electives to meet 120 hours2
Total Semester Hours120-122

Printmaking

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
1-2
ART 1501 Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 1521 Foundation Drawing 3
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Corequisite Support for Writing 1
3-4
Mathematics Requirement 3
 Semester Hours13-15
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2625 Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief or select a different Art Breadth Course 3
ART 2691 Introduction to Digital Media or select a different Art Breadth Course 3
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
Art Breadth Course 3
Natural Science with Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 2626 Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting or select a different Art Breadth Course 3
ART 2650 Introduction to Painting or select a different Art Breadth Course 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
Art Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3725 Intermediate Printmaking 3
ART 3752 Intermediate Painting 3
ART 3722 Interdisciplinary Art Practice 3
General Education Course 3
Art 3700 or Higher Art History Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
ART 3721 Expressive Drawing OR ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 4824 Advanced Printmaking 3
ART 3700 level or higher Art History Course 3
ART Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
**Request a Graduation Evaluation from the CCCAC Advising Office, 2310 Bliss Hall, (330) 941-3625 after you have completed 80-85 sh.  
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 4824 Advanced Printmaking 3
Art Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
Art 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
Art 3700 or Higher Art History Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 4824 Advanced Printmaking 3
Art 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
Electives to meet 120 hours 2
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours120-122

Painting

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ART 1501 Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 1521 Foundation Drawing 3
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Corequisite Support for Writing 1
3-4
Mathematics Requirement 3
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
1-2
 
 Semester Hours13-15
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 2650 Introduction to Painting 3
ART 2625
Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief 1
or Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
3
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
Art Breadth Course 3
Natural Science with Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 3752 Intermediate Painting 3
ART 2621 Life Drawing or other art breadth course 3
Art Breadth Course 3
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3722 Interdisciplinary Art Practice 3
ART 3725 Intermediate Printmaking 3
Art 3700 or Higher Art History Course 3
Art Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
ART 4851 Advanced Painting 3
ART 3721 Expressive Drawing or Art 3700 level or higher studio art elective 3
Art 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
Art 3700 or higher Art History Course 3
General Education Course 3
**Request a Graduation Evaluation from the CCCAC Advising Office, 2310 Bliss Hall, (330) 941-3625 after you have completed 80-85 sh.  
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 4852 Advanced Painting 2 or Art 3700 level or higher studio art elective 3
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
Art 3700 or Higher Art History Course 3
Art Breadth Course 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 4853 Advanced Painting 3 or Art 3700 level or higher studio art elective 3
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
Electives to meet 120 hours 2
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours120-122
 

Learning Outcomes

1.) Students will be able to demonstrate their proficiency of art vocabulary.

2.) Students will be able to demonstrate technical expertise appropriate to their progression in the program relevant to their chosen artistic medium.

3.) Students will be able to demonstrate a high level of content expression appropriate to their progression in the program relevant to their chosen artistic medium.