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The Foundation Program

The Foundation Program in Art at Flagler College represents a series of interrelated courses that provide a consistent and comprehensive set of skills and concepts that represent an essential foundation for the successful art student.

The set of skills and concepts include:

  1. Competence in observational and expressive drawing techniques.
  2. The ability to demonstrate organizational skills based on the principles of design.
  3. A working familiarity with the elements of design.
  4. The skillful use of a variety of art materials
  5. The skills necessary to present and explain their work
  6. A working knowledge of the history of art and the role of art history in their own creative development
  7. Disciplined work habits and time management skills

The Art Foundations Program at Flagler College includes the following courses:

  • ART 105 Drawing and Composition I (4)
  • ART 106 Drawing and Composition II (4)
  • ART 218 Visual Culture (3)
  • ART 225 Two Dimensional Materials & Concepts (4)
  • ART 226 Three Dimensional Materials & Concepts (4)
  • ART 251 Survey of Art History I (3)
  • ART 252 Survey of Art History II (3)
  • ART 352 Art History III (3)

All students majoring in Fine Art or Graphic Design must take these courses as a foundation for upper division courses. Students transferring to Flagler College from another institution must take the fundamentals curriculum at Flagler. Any exemptions from this requirement must be approved by the Art and Design department chair.

Advisement

Not all courses can be offered every semester. Accordingly, students are advised to carefully plan their program of study.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required unless so stated; exceptions to prerequisites may be made with department approval. All exceptions must be approved in writing by the department chair.

Transfer Students

All transfer students majoring in Fine Art or Graphic Design are required to complete the fundamentals curriculum at Flagler. All exemptions from this requirement must be approved in writing by the department chair. No 300 or above level credits are transferable without permission of the chair. Transfer students or students who change their major may experience delayed graduation.

Students enrolled in the Graphic Design major at Flagler College must follow a sequential ordering of course curriculum. It is highly advisable for all Graphic Design majors to consult their academic advisor for an accurate graduation date.

Special Fees

Some studio art courses will require a lab fee to cover the cost of supplies used by students enrolled in the course. Most studio courses require students to purchase specific art supplies. A list of these required supplies will be included in the course syllabus, which is distributed at the beginning of each course. Students will need to pre-purchase all color and black-and-white prints. Each student is given a $50 starting balance for all classes combined. All print balances return to $50 at beginning of each semester. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain a print balance from that point on by paying in advance for prints on-line by visiting https://print.flagler.edu.