Requirements

  • Major and Minor in Art

    Students studying in art may choose between a track in studio art or an art history track. Both tracks in the Major in Art require at least ten credits, while both tracks in the Minor in Art require at least six credits.  Regardless of track, courses taken with the Credit-D-Fail option do not count toward the Art major.

    Requirements for the Major:

    Art History Track

    The Art History Track requires a minimum of 10 courses. At least 3 courses must be at the 300- or 400-level, and must not double-count for any other major or minor. A grade of C or better is required for all art history courses counting toward the major.

    Legacy requirements

    Students who declared the Art Major before these requirements were put into place are not required to complete the new requirements, although it is recommended that they do so. This will include any student who has declared the Art Major before the beginning of the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Required Courses:

     The following should be taken in the first or second year:

    • ArtH 110: Introduction to Visual Arts
    • Art 130: Elements of Design
    • Art 131: Drawing OR Art 133: Three-Dimensional Foundations

    Three period survey courses:

    •  Choose at least one from Ancient to Renaissance:

    ArtH 210: Ancient Art

    ArtH 211: Medieval Art

    ArtH 212: Italian Renaissance Art

    ArtH 223: Northern Renaissance Art, or the Greece Program

    ArtH 380: Renaissance Art and Domesticity

    • Choose at least one from Early Modern to c. 1900:

    ArtH 215: European Art 1600-1750

    ArtH 217:  Nineteenth Century Art

    ArtH 219: American Art

    ArtH 224:  History of Prints

    ArtH 226: Colonial Latin American Art

    • Choose at least one from the 20th or 21st century:

    ArtH 218: Twentieth Century Art

    ArtH 222: History of Photography

    ArtH 355: The Art of the Sixties

    ArtH 360: Contemporary Art

    Three Art History electives:

    • Choose at least three from:

    ArtH 202: Greece in the Bronze Age

    ArtH 203: Greece in Classical-Roman Ages

    ArtH 204: Greece in Byzantine-Medieval Ages

    ArtH 205: Japanese Art and Culture

    ArtH 206: Chinese Art and Culture

    ArtH 210: Ancient Art

    ArtH 211: Medieval Art

    ArtH 212: Italian Renaissance Art

    ArtH 215: European Art 1600-1750

    ArtH 217: Nineteenth Century Art

    ArtH 218: Twentieth Century Art

    ArtH 219: American Art

    ArtH 220: History of Architecture

    ArtH 221: Modern Architecture

    ArtH 222: History of Photography

    ArtH 223: Northern Renaissance Art

    ArtH 224: History of Prints

    ArtH 225: American Architecture

    ArtH 226: Colonial Latin American Art

    ArtH 238: Curating an Art Collection

    ArtH 280: Architecture in East Asia

    ArtH 286: Topics in Islamic Art

    ArtH 306: Buddhist Arts of Asia

    ArtH 320: Landscape and Representation

    ArtH 322: Sight, Site & Insight

    ArtH 323: Monuments and Memory

    ArtH 325: Women, Art and Society

    ArtH 326: Gender Identity in Modern Art

    ArtH 350: Museum/Gallery Practicum

    ArtH 355: The Art of the Sixties

    ArtH 360: Contemporary Art

    ArtH 380: Renaissance Art and Domesticity

    Senior Seminar in Art History:

    • All Art History Track Majors must take ArtH 485 Seminar: Means and Methods of Art Historians in the Fall Semester of their senior year.

    Senior Thesis in Art History

    Exceptional students may choose to undertake a Senior Thesis in Art History, ArtH 494, directed by a member of the faculty. Proposals must be submitted in the semester before the one in which the thesis is to take place, and must be approved by the faculty member directing it and by the Chair of the Department. ArtH 494 is taken for one credit in the Spring Semester of senior year, only after completion of ArtH 485. Students earning distinction on their Senior Thesis, and graduating with a GPA of 3.5 or better within the major will be awarded honors in the Department of Art and Art History.

    Art history majors planning to go on to graduate study are advised to acquire a reading knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferably French or German.

    Studio Art Track

    The Studio Track requires a minimum of 10 courses. At least 3 courses must be at the 300- or 400-level, and must not double-count for any other major or minor. A grade of C or better is required for all studio art courses counting toward the major.

    Legacy requirements

    Students who declared the Art Major before these requirements were put into place are not required to complete the new requirements, although it is recommended that they do so. This will include any student who has declared the Art Major before the beginning of the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Required Courses:

    The following introductory courses should be taken in the first or second year:

    • Art 130: Elements of Design
    • Art 131: Drawing
    • ArtH 110: Introduction to Visual Arts
    • One Art History course in 20th Century or Contemporary Art: 

    ArtH 218: Twentieth Century Art OR ArtH 360: Contemporary Art

    • One Art History Elective:

    Choose one from:

    ArtH 202:Greece in the Bronze Age

    ArtH 203: Greece in Classical-Roman Ages

    ArtH 204: Greece in Byzantine-Medieval Ages

    ArtH 205: Japanese Art and Culture

    ArtH 206: Chinese Art and Culture

    ArtH 210: Ancient Art

    ArtH 211: Medieval Art

    ArtH 212: Italian Renaissance Art

    ArtH 215: European Art 1600-1750

    ArtH 217: Nineteenth Century Art

    ArtH 218: Twentieth Century Art

    ArtH 219: American Art

    ArtH 220: History of Architecture

    ArtH 221: Modern Architecture

    ArtH 222: History of Photography

    ArtH 223: Northern Renaissance Art

    ArtH 224: History of Prints

    ArtH 225: American Architecture

    ArtH 226: Colonial Latin American Art

    ArtH 238: Curating an Art Collection

    ArtH 280: Architecture in East Asia

    ArtH 286: Topics in Islamic Art

    ArtH 306: Buddhist Arts of Asia

    ArtH 320: Landscape and Representation

    ArtH 322: Sight, Site & Insight

    ArtH 323: Monuments and Memory

    ArtH 325: Women, Art and Society

    ArtH 326: Gender Identity in Modern Art

    ArtH 350: Museum/Gallery Practicum

    ArtH 355: The Art of the Sixties

    ArtH 360: Contemporary Art

    ArtH 380: Renaissance Art and Domesticity

    • One studio course in a hands-on 2D discipline: 

    Choose at least one from:

    Art 230: Painting

    Art 231: Figure Drawing

    Art 250: Printmaking

    Art 331: Advanced Drawing

    Art 335: Mixed-Media

    • One studio course in a hands-on 3D discipline:

    Choose at least one from:

    Art 233: Sculpture

    Art 236: Ceramics

    Art 333: Advanced Sculpture

    Art 334: Installation Art

    • Two additional elective studio art courses:

    Choose at least two from:

    Art 133: Three-Dimensional Foundations

    Art 142: Digital Design Foundations

    Art 230: Painting

    Art 231: Figure Drawing

    Art 232: Photography

    Art 233: Sculpture

    Art 235: Illustrating Children’s Books

    Art 236: Ceramics

    Art 237: Performance Art

    Art 244: Digital Art

    Art 250: Printmaking

    Art 252: Bookbinding for Artists and Authors

    Art 253: Graphic Design

    Art 277: Web Design and Development

    Art 322: Sight, Site & Insight

    Art 330: Advanced Painting

    Art 331: Advanced Drawing

    Art 332: Advanced Photography

    Art 333: Advanced Sculpture

    Art 334: Installation Art

    Art 335: Mixed-Media

    Art 342: Advanced Computer Imaging

    Art 343: Video Art

    Art 344: Digital Color Photography

    • Senior Seminar in Studio Art:

    All Studio Track Majors must take Art 480 Senior Seminar in Studio Art in the Fall Semester of their senior year.

    Senior Thesis in Studio Art:

    Exceptional students may choose to undertake a Senior Thesis in Studio Art, Art 494, directed by a member of the faculty. Proposals must be submitted in the semester before the one in which the thesis is to take place, and must be approved by the faculty member directing it and by the Chair of the Department. Art 494 is taken for one credit in the Spring Semester of senior year, only after completion of Art 480. Students earning distinction on their Senior Thesis, and graduating with a GPA of 3.5 or better within the major will be awarded honors in the Department of Art and Art History.

    Requirements for the Minor:

    As with the major, the Art Department offers a minor in two tracks.  Both studio art and art history will require a C (2.0) average across all courses counted toward that minor, with a minimum of a C- in each of those courses.

    Art History Track
    • ArtH 110
    • Art 130
    • At least 1 additional studio art course
    • At least 3 additional art history courses
    Studio Art Track
    • ArtH 110
    • Art 130
    • At least 1 additional art history course
    • At least 3 additional studio art courses