Interdisciplinary Studio Art Faculty

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

Joseph D’Uva
Professor

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

Missy McCormick
Associate Professor

Office: Bliss B006
Phone: 330.941.3701
E-mail: mmccormick@ysu.edu

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

Dana Sperry
Professor

Office: Bliss 4081
Phone: 330.941.3627
E-mail: jdsperry@ysu.edu


Interdisciplinary Studio Art 

The Interdisciplinary Studio Art program at Youngstown State University was designed specifically for students with an interest in combining multiple disciplines. 

Interdisciplinary practice is a central component of contemporary art. Students enrolled in the program explore and combine a variety of media to investigate and examine relevant topics across studio areas. The program fosters innovative thinking and making for those interested in exploring alternative and experimental methodologies.

Working closely with faculty mentors, students following this concentration have the flexibility to select the upper division coursework that corresponds with their unique vision. Students may elect to combine a minimum of eight upper-level courses in digital media, painting, ceramics, printmaking, photography, or sculpture. This rigorous, multi-media program cultivates independent thinking and intellectual curiosity and provides the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt and respond to a myriad of opportunities in a contemporary creative environment.


Contact Information for Department of Art

To learn more about 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 Cliffe College Coordinator of Admissions and Recruitment at 330-941-2346.

Email: Connect Form

 
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 Major0
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with a 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 2625Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief3
or ART 2626 Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2650Introduction to Painting3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
Choose two 2600 level or higher Studio Art Electives from the following courses (6 s.h.):6
ART 2615, 2621, 2653, 2661, 3712, 3713, 3715, 3721, 3722, 3725, 3732, 3733, 3748, 3752, 3757, 3759, 3760, 3761, 3762, 3763, 3764, 3765, 3768, 3769, 3771, 3772, 3773, 3792, 3794, 3795, 3796, 3797, 4800, 4801, 4805, 4824, 4834, 4837, 4838, 4851, 4861, 4863, 4864, 4865, 4867, 4868, 4869, 4871, 4872, 4873, 4874, 4891, 4893, 4894, 4896
Concentration Courses
ART 3703Junior Portfolio Review1
ART 4803Senior Seminar3
ART 4802Senior Project3
Studio Art Electives (27 s.h.):
Choose nine 3700 or higher Studio Art Electives from the following courses:27
ART 3712, 3713, 3715, 3721, 3722, 3725, 3732, 3733, 3748, 3752, 3757, 3759, 3760, 3761, 3762, 3763, 3764, 3765, 3769, 3771, 3772, 3773, 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
Art History and Theory
Choose two 1500 level Art History courses from the following:6
Survey of Art History 1
Survey of Art History 2
Survey of Art History: Gods and Monsters--Religion, Myth, and the Supernatural
Survey of Art History: Body, Gender, and Self
Survey of Art History: Politics, Cities, and Art for the Public
Choose three additional 3700 or higher Art History courses from the following: 9
ART 3741, 3742, 3743, 3744, 3745, 3746, 3747, 3780, 3781, 3782, 3783, 3784, 3785, 3788, 3789, 4880, 4889, 5840, 5881
Electives to meet 120 hours2
Total Semester Hours120-122
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 Writing 1 with Support
3-4
Mathematic Requirement 3
 Semester Hours13-15
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
Choose one 1500 level Art History course 3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
General Education Course 3
Choose one 1500 level Art History course 3
For this track, ART 26XX Studio Breadth Courses include ART 2611, 2631, 2650, 2674, 2691, 2625 or 2626
 
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
General Education Course 3
ART 3700 level or higher Art History Elective 3
For this track, ART 26XX Studio Breadth Courses include ART 2611, 2631, 2650, 2674, 2691, 2625 or 2626
 
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 3
Natural Science Course with Lab 4
For this track, ART 26XX Studio Breadth Courses include ART 2611, 2631, 2650, 2674, 2691, 2625 or 2626
 
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 2600 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 3700 level or higher Art History Elective 3
General Education Course 3
Request a Graduation Evaluation from the CCAC Advising Office, 2310 Bliss Hall, (330) 941-3625 after you have completed 80-85 sh.  
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 2600 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
ART 3700 level or higher Art History Elective 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 3700 level or higher Studio Art Elective 3
General Education Course 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.