Requirements

A concentration in Art (Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Digital Art/Photography) consists of eleven courses; ten courses in the studio discipline (including a one credit Senior Project) and one course in art history. An Art major's specific course requirements depend on their area of concentration (See Required Courses below). Art majors have the option of taking a second art history course in place of one of their studio art electives with permission of the department. All Art majors are required to take the one credit Senior Project course during the fall semester of their senior year in order to produce a portfolio of work reflecting the student's capabilities in their declared area of concentration.

Required Courses for each Art concentration
Painting

31 hours; 11 courses

  • ARTS-100 Exploring Art: Form and Meaning
  • ARTS-110 Drawing I: Visual Language
  • One Art History (Renaissance to Modern, or Modern)
  • Five Painting area courses (includes Drawing II, Painting I, II, II; Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Portrait Painting, and Landscape Painting)
  • Two Art Electives (or one Art and one Art History with department permission)
  • One Senior Project Seminar; fulfills Integrated Writing (IW) requirement.
     
Sculpture

31 hours; 11 courses

  • ARTS-100 Exploring Art: Form and Meaning
  • ARTS-110 Drawing I: Visual Language
  • One Art History (Renaissance to Modern, or Modern)
  • Five Three-Dimensional courses (includes 3-D Design, Sculpture I, II, and Directed Studies in Sculpture II, III, and IV)
  • Two Art Electives (or one Art and one Art History with department permission)
  • One Senior Project Seminar; fulfills Integrated Writing (IW) requirement.
     
Digital Art/Photography

31 hours; 11 courses

  • ARTS-100 Exploring Art: Form and Meaning
  • ARTS-110 Drawing I: Visual Language
  • One Art History (Renaissance to Modern, or Modern)
  • Five Digital Art and/or Photography courses (includes Photography I, II, III; Digital Art I, II, III; Digital Photography and Computer Assisted Printmaking)
  • Two Art Electives (or one Art and one Art History with department permission)
  • One Senior Project Seminar; fulfills Integrated Writing (IW) requirement.
     
Drawing

31 hours; 11 courses

  • ARTS-100 Exploring Art: Form and Meaning
  • ARTS-110 Drawing I: Visual Language
  • One Art History (Renaissance to Modern, or Modern)
  • Five Drawing and Printmaking courses (includes Drawing II:Figure, Drawing II:Color, Drawing II:Wet Media, Drawing II:Portrait and Mixed Media, Drawing III, Computer Assisted Printmaking and The Artist's Book)
  • Two Art Electives (or one Art and one Art History with department permission)
  • One Senior Project Seminar; fulfills Integrated Writing (IW) requirement.
     
Art Minor

ARTS-100 Exploring Art: Form and Meaning and 5 other Art courses. One may be an art history course, with advisor’s approval.

A minor in Art History or Art consists of six courses in that discipline. It is possible to major in one discipline and minor in the other. Minors who are not majors in either Art or Art History may take one course in the other discipline for credit toward the minor, with approval. For both minors, at least four courses must be taken within the department.