Art, Art History, and Visual Studies
The studio art program offers classes in six disciplines: digital arts, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and video.
Requirements for the Major in Art
The major requires successful completion of the following:
|ART 101||Line, Form and Space: Studies in Drawing, Photography and Sculpture||4|
|ART 102||Color, Motion, and Time: Studies in Digital Art, Painting, and Video||4|
|ART 420||Seminar in Creativity||4|
|ART 430||Senior Seminar||4|
|Select one course in art history (ARTH)||4|
|Select three additional courses in art (ART)||12|
|Select two additional courses in art (ART) numbered 300 or above||8|
|Total Semester Hours||40|
|A comprehensive examination 1|
The comprehensive examination for studio art majors includes the following: preparation and presentation of a portfolio produced over the course of at least one year, participation in a senior exhibition along with the submission of an artist’s statement, writing a thesis paper, undergoing a private defense of the portfolio and thesis, and giving a public presentation with response to questions from the audience. The comprehensive exam result is based on passing all of these components.
Students with a department GPA of at least 3.20 by the end of their junior year are eligible to apply for department honors. To apply for honors, a student must submit a proposal for a thesis project by the designated date during the first semester of his or her senior year. Those students whose proposals have been approved will, in addition to fulfilling the comprehensive exam requirements, assemble a solo exhibition along with the submission of an artist’s statement, write an extended thesis paper, undergo a private defense of the exhibition and thesis, and give a public presentation with response to questions from the audience. Final determination of honors is based on the quality of all of these components.