Requirements

A concentration in Art (Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Photography/Graphics/New Media) consists of eleven courses; ten courses in the studio discipline 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 Senior Seminar (ARTS 499) course in the fall semester of senior year, and to exhibit a selection of their work in the Senior Majors Exhibition the following spring. The seminar enables majors to articulate the concepts in their art and to organize a strong portfolio within their areas of concentration. Participation in the Senior Majors Exhibition teaches students to present their work effectively to the Georgetown community and a wider public. 

Required Courses for each Art concentration
Painting

33 hours; 11 courses

  • ARTS-100 Design I
  • ARTS-110 Drawing I: Visual Language
  • One Art History course 
  • Three Painting area courses (includes, for example, Drawing II, Painting I, II, III; Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Portrait Painting, and Landscape Painting)
  • Four Art Electives (or three Art and one Art History with department permission)
  • One Senior Project Seminar in the fall semester of senior year; fulfills Integrated Writing (IW) requirement, followed by participation in the Senior Art Majors Exhibition in the spring semester.
     
Sculpture

33 hours; 11 courses

  • ARTS-100 Design I
  • ARTS-110 Drawing I: Visual Language
  • One Art History course 
  • Three Three-Dimensional courses (includes, for example,  3-D Design, Sculpture I, II, and Directed Studies in Sculpture II, III, and IV)
  • Four Art Electives (or three Art and one Art History with department permission)
  • One Senior Project Seminar in the fall semester of senior year; fulfills Integrated Writing (IW) requirement, followed by participation in the Senior Art Majors Exhibition in the spring semester. 
     
Photography/GRAPHICS/NEW MEDIA

33 hours; 11 courses

  • ARTS-100 Design I
  • ARTS-110 Drawing I: Visual Language
  • One Art History course 
  • Three Digital Art and/or Photography courses (includes, for example, Photography I, II, III; Digital Photography I, II, III; Graphic Design I, II; Animation I, II, and Filmmaking)
  • Four Art Electives (or three Art and one Art History with department permission)
  • One Senior Project Seminar in the fall semester of senior year; fulfills Integrated Writing (IW) requirement, followed by participation in the Senior Art Majors Exhibition in the spring semester. 
     
Drawing/PRINTMAKING

33 hours; 11 courses

  • ARTS-100 Design I
  • ARTS-110 Drawing I: Visual Language
  • One Art History course 
  • Three Drawing and Printmaking courses (includes, for example, Drawing II:Figure, Drawing II:Color, Drawing II:Wet Media, Drawing II:Portrait and Mixed Media, Drawing III, Printmaking I, and The Artist's Book)
  • Four Art Electives (or three Art and one Art History with department permission)
  • One Senior Project Seminar in the fall semester of senior year; fulfills Integrated Writing (IW) requirement, followed by participation in the Senior Art Majors Exhibition in the spring semester.
     
Art Minor

A minor in Art consists of six courses in the discipline, one of which must be ARTS 100: Design I. No more than two courses taken outside the Department of Art and Art History (for example cross-listed courses, study abroad courses, and transferred credits) may count toward the minor in Art. One of the six courses for the Art minor may be in Art History. It is possible to major in Art and minor in Art History, or vice versa.

Checklist for Art minor:

ARTS 100: Design I

Five additional courses in Art (one of which may be in Art History, with advisor's approval)