Interdisciplinary Studio Art Faculty

Claudia Berlinski
Assistant Professor

Office: Bliss 4083
Phone: 330.941.3626
E-mail: caberlinski@ysu.edu

Stephen Chalmers
Associate Professor
Office: Bliss 4079
Phone: 330.941.3776
E-mail: schalmers@ysu.edu

Joy Christiansen Erb
Associate Professor

Office: Bliss 4001A
Phone: 330.941.3628
E-mail: jchristiansenerb@ysu.edu

Dragana Crnjak
Associate Professor

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

Joseph D’Uva
Associate 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
Associate Professor

Phone: 330.941.3627
E
-mail: jdsperry@ysu.edu

Robert Twomey
Assistant Professor

Office: Bliss Hall 4021
Phone: 330.941.1548
E-mail: rtwomey@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 is a central component of contemporary creative practice.  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.

After completing the Foundation sequence, students interested in pursuing Interdisciplinary Studio Art take a full range of introductory studio art courses. 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 seven 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 in a contemporary creative environment.


Contact Information for Department of Art

To learn more about the degree programs, scholarships, exhibitions, faculty, and students, please 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 330-941-3625.

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COURSE TITLE S.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
Arts and Humanities *included in Major0
Natural Sciences *one with a lab7
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective/First Year Experience3
Major Requirements
ART 1521Foundation Drawing3
ART 1522Intermediate Drawing3
ART 1501Fundamentals of 2D Design3
ART 1502Fundamentals of 3D Design3
ART 1503Foundation Portfolio Review1
ART 2691Introduction to Digital Media3
ART 2625Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief3
or ART 2626 Introduction to Printmaking: Lithography and Screenprinting
ART 2631Introduction to Ceramics3
ART 2611Introduction to Sculpture3
ART 2674Introduction to Photography3
ART 2650Introduction to Painting3
Pick 2 26xx studio breath electives6
ART 3703Junior Portfolio Review1
ART 4803Senior Seminar3
ART 4802Senior Project3
Studio Art Electives
ART 3721Expressive Drawing (*Strongly recommended)3
or 37/48xx studio elective
ART 3796Ideation (*Strongly recommended)3
or 37/48xx studio elective
Select 24 s.h. of ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Electives.24
Art History and Theory
ART 1541Survey of Art History 13
ART 1542Survey of Art History 23
ART 3788Theory of Art3
ART 5882Twentieth Century Art from 19603
Art History Electives
Select 6 s.h. of ART 37XX Art History Electives.6
Total Semester Hours126
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ART 1501 Fundamentals of 2D Design 3
ART 1521 Foundation Drawing 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
General Education Course/First Year Experience 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 1502 Fundamentals of 3D Design 3
ART 1522 Intermediate Drawing 3
ART 1541 Survey of Art History 1 3
ART 1503 Foundation Portfolio Review 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
General Education Course 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
ART 1542 Survey of Art History 2 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 1 3
ART 3788 Theory of Art 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 3
General Education Course w/Lab 4
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ART 3703 Junior Portfolio Review 1
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 3
ART 37XX/48XX 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 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 26XX Studio Breadth Course 3
ART 37XX/48XX Art History Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ART 4802 Senior Project 3
ART 4803 Senior Seminar 3
ART 37XX/48XX Studio Art Elective 3
ART 37XX/48XX Art History Elective 3
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours15
Summer
General Education Course 3
 Semester Hours3
 Total Semester Hours126
 

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.