This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2021-2022 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

ARTH 201. Banned! Art and Controversy. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. What could make a work of art so controversial that it divides public opinion, is banned from public view or even gets destroyed? This course examines the reasons why visual art can be such a provocative and polarizing creative endeavor. By examining case studies from various historical and geographical contexts, students will explore the ways in which artistic controversy intersects key humanistic concerns, including questions of aesthetics and economic value; politics and cultural heritage; sacredness and religion; and gender and sexuality. This course will promote critical looking and thinking by introducing students to a variety of criteria used to evaluate art and by challenging them to consider diverse, often contradictory, interpretations of art.

Art History, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The B.A. in Art History is a liberal arts program composed of an academic course of study exposing the student to the scholarship, theoretical perspectives and research methods of not only the history of art, but related disciplines in the humanities. Courses focus on cultures, historical periods and regions. The program also includes possibilities for directed research projects as well as museum internships. This curriculum provides students the best possible background for future graduate work in art history.

Painting and Printmaking, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

...or Project Seminar 1 ARTH 103 Survey of...year Fall semester PAPR 201 Painting From Observation...

Communication Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

...or Project Seminar 1 ARTH 103 Survey of...year Fall semester COAR 201 Drawing Studies: The...

Art History, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) [VCUQ]

...of C in each ARTH course to be...language (101,102 and 201, if needed) The...