Students

All students take a core set of classes in design, drawing, art history and criticism, then choose courses to complete their major to fit their own particular needs and interests.

 

Required Courses for Art Studio Major

 Course
Term Offered
300
Transfer
ART 106 History of Art I        
ART 107 History of Art II        
ART 115 Drawing Fundamentals    Both  
ART 116 Fund. Design & Color    Both  
ART 350 Life Drawing    Fall  Y  
ART 367 Modern Art History  *    Spring  Y  
ART 475 Probs. In Art Criticism **    Spring  Y  
two courses from:
ART 203 Introduction to Crafts  Fall
ART 223 Ceramics  Both
ART 224 Sculpture  Fall
ART 225 Painting  Fall
ART 226 Printmaking  Fall
ART 254 Digital Imaging 1
 

one course from:

ART 351 Advanced Sculpture  Spring  Y
ART 352 Advanced Painting  Spring  Y
ART 353 Advanced Ceramics  Spring  Y
ART 354 Advanced Digital Imaging
ART 355 Watercolor  Fall  Y
 and:
One additional course above 300  Y
* Should be completed before senior year   ** Senior status and ART 367 prerequisites
 

Required Courses for Art History Major

 Course
Term Offered
300
Transfer
ART 106 History of Art I
ART 107 History of Art II
ART 116 Fund. Design & Color  Both
ART 367 Modern Art History **  Spring  Y
ART 475 Prob. In Art Criticism ***  Spring  Y
 

three courses from:

*One offered each term..
ART 362 Ancient Art *  Y
ART 363 Art of the Middle Ages *  Y
ART 365 The Italian Renaissance *  Y
ART 366 Baroque Art *  Y
ART 368 Far Eastern Art *  Y
ART 370 Women in Art *  Y
 

two courses from:

ART 115 Drawing Fundamentals  Both
ART 203 Introduction to Crafts  Fall
ART 223 Ceramics  Both
ART 224 Sculpture  Fall
ART 225 Painting  Fall
ART 226 Printmaking  Fall
ART 350 Life Drawing  Fall  Y
** Should be completed before senior year   *** Senior status and ART 367 prerequisites

Majors

Studio Emphasis

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a Studio Emphasis consists of a minimum of 33 hours and a senior project exhibition focused on the student's creative interest, such as painting, sculpture, etc. Students who complete this major may be interested in graduate study or preparation for a career in education or business.

 

Art History Emphasis

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with an Art History emphasis consists of a minimum of 30 hours and a senior research project investigating an original question in art history. Students who complete this major often plan to pursue graduate study.

 

Minors

Art

The minor in Art consist of a minimum of 15 hours based on a core of art history and design, or drawing, together with electives of the student's choice.

 

Photography

The minor in Photography consists of a minimum of 15 hours, including a three-course sequence of Photography and two electives from Design and Color, Modern Art History and Introduction to Mass Media.

 

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Scholarships

Anthony Stansfeld and William P. Simmons Art Scholarships. Each scholarship awards $1000 to a rising junior or senior majoring in Art. The award is based on a portfolio of works and an interview with the scholarship committee. Application forms are available in the Art office. The deadline for application is in early March. Call the Art Department ex. 2591 for more information.

Senior Project Critiques

The senior project critiques are held in the fall in conjunction with the Art Criticism Seminar in room 201 Hardman Fine Arts Building.  Seniors in the studio track are required to bring one or two new works intended for their senior project exhibitions to each critique.  Those in the art history track will discuss progress made to date.  All seniors planning to complete degree requirements during academic year are required to participate.