The studio arts welcome students both with experience and without experience. Introductory studio classes are often overenrolled and preference is given to incoming First Years and declared Art majors. The Department advises all majors to go on an off-campus program, and to study a foreign language. We will work with you to create a 4-year plan to accommodate these goals.

Studio Art Major Requirements:

Core Requirements: 28 credits


Non-Studio Requirement: 4 credits


Additional Requirements


  • Students must complete a public exhibition under the advisement of studio faculty in their senior year.

To be considered for honors in Studio Art, graduating seniors, in addition to meeting the College’s general requirements for honors, must submit for review to the Studio Faculty a digital portfolio of artwork that demonstrates superior performance in coursework combined with superior breadth and/or depth of individual creative research.     

Digital Portfolio:

The Department has developed portfolio requirements in consultation with the ArtSEPC:

  1. C.V./Resume (to help highlight exhibitions, presentations)
  2. Artists Statement (500 words or less, that help contextualize media, process, and content)
  3. 10 images of Creative Research 
 
FIRST YEAR FALL FIRST YEAR SPRING
ART 111, 103 ART 134
SECOND YEAR FALL SECOND YEAR SPRING
200-Level Studio Art 200-Level Studio Art
THIRD YEAR FALL THIRD YEAR SPRING
200-Level Studio Art Semester Abroad/200-Non-Studio Elective
FOURTH YEAR FALL FOURTH YEAR SPRING
300-Level Advanced Studio 300-Level Advanced Studio

Art History: 

Art 103 is the introductory course and the prerequisite to upper-level art history courses. Intermediate level (200-level) courses encompass period studies (e.g., Baroque, 19th-century, modern) and thematic topics (e.g., race and gender in portraiture; Berlin; women in art; museum studies). Potential majors are encouraged to take courses covering a broad range of historical periods and themes, and to pursue foreign language study. A solid foundation in history, film, literature, and philosophy is recommended. Some majors may wish to pursue a MAP (ART499) in their senior year. Potential art history majors must take one course in studio art (Art 111 or Art 134).  The following is a possible four-year plan to complete a major in Art History:

FIRST YEAR FALL FIRST YEAR SPRING
ART 103 200-Level Art History
Foreign Language Foreign Language
SECOND YEAR FALL SECOND YEAR SPRING
200-Level Art History 200-Level Art History
Foreign Language ART 111 or 134
  Foreign Language
THIRD YEAR FALL THIRD YEAR SPRING
Off-Campus Study or 200-Level Art History
ART 360 (when offered) ART 360 (Exhibition Seminar)
FOURTH YEAR FALL FOURTH YEAR SPRING
200-Level Art History ART 400 (Senior Seminar)