Art

 
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:The studio art courses ART 111 and 134 are open to first-year students without prior experience or prerequisite. ART 111 Introduction to the Studio is a prerequisite for all 200, and 300-level studio courses. Potential studio art majors are encouraged to take ART 103, 111, and 134 during their first year. Students may select from any 200-level studio course in the Fall or Spring semester to fulfill the studio art concentration; no particular sequence is necessary at the 200-level. In addition potential studio majors must complete two courses in art history: Art 103 and one course at the 200 level. Students in studio art must also complete a public exhibition under the advisement of studio faculty in their senior year. The following is a possible four-year plan to complete a major in Studio Art:

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
200-Level Art History    
THIRD YEAR FALL   THIRD YEAR SPRING
200-Level Studio Art   Semester Abroad
FOURTH YEAR FALL   FOURTH YEAR SPRING
300-Level Advanced Studio   300-Level Advanced Studio  
    ART 499 (optional)
 

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)