Art & Art History Course Listings
Professional Development Workshop
Faculty in both studio art and art history provide annual career workshops for
art majors and other students interested in art and related fields. A panel of
art faculty cover professional development topics including:
- • Preparing a quality portfolio for job or graduate school
- • Entering juried exhibitions and grant competitions
- • Exploring art-related fields
- • Applying to graduate school in art and related fields
- • Considering internships and artist residencies
- • Studying abroad
Bloomsburg Art Department alumni are often presenters at these workshops.
Students are encouraged to expand their learning experience by encountering people and cultures
different from their own. The department offers study abroad courses in Africa, China and Italy.
For information about upcoming trips visit the above site or contact Professor Viditz-Ward
in the Art Department.
The information provided in this guide is a resource for students, staff and faculty
working in Department of Art and Art History (DAAH) Studio Art facilities. Individuals
are responsible for understanding and taking the necessary precautions to protect their
own health and the health of peers.
The department operates the Haas Gallery of Art, which schedules exhibitions of varied art forms throughout the year. Featuring primarily visiting artists from around the country, they give students exposure to a wide variety of art practices and a chance to meet and attend lectures given by these juried professionals. The annual Fall Senior Exit Show is held at this venue. The Department of Art at Haas also maintains an extensive permanent art collection of more than 400 pieces with works displayed throughout the campus.
Also operated by the Department, this new facility, located in the center of downtown Bloomsburg, focuses on a more varied exhibition model. A large curated show featuring various media, visiting juried artists, student solo shows, special themed events, the annual Spring Student Exit Show and a large all-inclusive student show at the end of the year. There are also special events, lectures, recitals, readings, and other activities throughout the year. The Gallery’s location gives high visibility to the students and community.
Students participate in many activities that enrich and expand the classroom
experience. In addition to trips to New York City and Washington, D.C.,
galleries and museums, the Haas Gallery brings several artists to campus
each semester to show their work and to meet and talk with students.
Department Bus Trips
The department organizes bus trips each semester to major art centers such
as New York, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, to facilitate student visits
to galleries, museums, alternative spaces and to experience other relevant
cultural events. This is an excellent opportunity to experience great art in
person. Check with the department fo more information.
Art department faculty members assess the achievements of studio art majors
during annual reviews. The portfolio reviews are also a chance for students
to hear from a group of professors across disciplines, and reflect on their own
progress as young artists. Students are encouraged to support their peers by
attending (when class schedules allow) the review critiques of their fellow art
majors. Senior portfolio reviews are held in the fall term, and Sophomore and
Junior reviews are held in spring.
Graduating seniors in studio art are expected to hold an exit show of work from their concentration. Some students choose to mount solo shows in campus venues such as the Multi-Cultural Center or Old Science Hall Lobby, while others use off-campus art exhibiting sites. All seniors are given the opportunity to participate in a group Senior Exit Show, which is held during the last two weeks of each term in the Haas and Greenly Art Galleries. Students who mount a solo show are still invited to participate in the group show in The Gallery at Greenly Center.
A great way to get practical experience is through an internship in an area
of interest. Our students have worked in galleries, photo studios, Geisinger
Medical Center, The Press Enterprise, WNEP-TV, Allentown Art Museum, Disney
Studios and the Bloomsburg Public Schools. Normally, internships take place
during the summer, but many can also be taken with regular course work during the academic year.