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Art and Art History Program

Department of Visual & Literary Arts

Visual Arts Building, Room 110

Hours: 8 am - 5 pm (Academic Year)

7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Summer)

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3138

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-3269

Email: faoffice@uwyo.edu

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Portfolio Review

Course Description and Objectives

Course Description and Objectives: This ONE CREDIT course is to assess whether students have a clear understanding of the skills and course content learned in the UW Department of Art and Art History’s Foundation Core courses. Demonstrated mastery of these skills is necessary for success in upper-level coursework in the visual arts. The review is also an opportunity for students to engage in serious self-assessment by reflecting on their own progress at internalizing the Foundations curriculum.  

Students will create a new body of work based on the skills and concepts presented within the Foundations Core and a common theme chosen for that semester. The class culminates in an anonymous mid-semester review of work by the department faculty. The submitted portfolios are evaluated as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory based on the set of established standards reflected in the Foundations curriculum of the Department of Art and Art History. An Unsatisfactory portfolio will not pass the review. It does not follow that a student will pass Portfolio Review just because they passed their Foundations classes.  

All art majors (not art minors) must pass Portfolio Review to be eligible to enroll in any upper-division (3000 or 4000 level) studio courses beyond the required Studio Core. A student who does not pass on their first attempt may decide to re-take the class, but failure to pass the review twice will render the student ineligible to progress in the Department as a studio major, but a minor in any area remains open for the student to pursue.  For more information please contact: Associate Professor Shelby Shadwell / sshadwel@uwyo.edu 

Prerequisites:  

  • Successful completion of the Foundation Core courses: ART 1005 Drawing I, ART 1110 Foundation 2D, ART 1120 Foundation 3D and ART 1130 Foundation Color.  

  • All courses in the Foundation Core must have been passed with a letter grade of C or better. 

  • An overall University of Wyoming GPA of 2.5 or better (Not applicable for incoming transfer students who do not yet have a UW GPA).

 

Syllabus for Portfolio Review Summer 2020

Example Syllabus

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Art and Art History Program

Department of Visual & Literary Arts

Visual Arts Building, Room 110

Hours: 8 am - 5 pm (Academic Year)

7:30 am - 4:30 pm (Summer)

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3138

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: (307) 766-3269

Email: faoffice@uwyo.edu

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