Art - Bachelor of Arts

Concentration: Art History

The art history program is designed to give the student a broad familiarity with the visual arts through the factual and theoretical study of aesthetics, cultural contexts, iconography, pictorial traditions, stylistic development and technical practices. Students are encouraged to take related courses in anthropology, history, languages and literature, music history, philosophy, religion, theatre and costume history.

Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second language either by completing the 212 or 214 course or by taking a 300-level literature course (FREN, GER, SPAN, PORT, JPNS or CHIN). Art History majors may not use C D 476 American Sign Language III to fulfill the language requirement.

Departmental Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
FreshmanCredits
ART 150 Drawing I 3
ART 295G Introduction to Art History I 3
ART 298 Writing in Art 3
Introductory Studio Art 200-level courses 3
 Credits12
Sophomore
ART 296G Introduction to Art History II 3
Art History Courses (300 level) 6
Studio Art Courses 200-400 level or Art History Courses 300-400 level 3
 Credits12
Junior
Art History Courses (300-400 level) 9
Studio Art Courses 200-400 level or Art History Courses 300-400 level 3
 Credits12
Senior
ART 479 Art Theory, Criticism, and Historiography 3
Art History Courses (300-400) level 6
Studio Art Courses 200-400 level or Art History Courses 300-400 level 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits48

Electives

Sufficient to bring total credits to 120 for graduation, including 48 upper-division.

Concentration: Studio Art

The Bachelor of Arts is designed to give the student a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the areas of painting/drawing, graphic design, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics, conservation, jewelry and metalsmithing, through a series of introductory and special topics courses and the history and appreciation of art in the context of a liberal education. Students are required to take 30 credits of upper-level studio art classes and 18 credits of Art History.

Departmental Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
FreshmanCredits
ART 295G Introduction to Art History I 3
ART 298 Writing in Art 3
Introductory Studio Art Courses 200-level 12
 Credits18
Sophomore
ART 296G Introduction to Art History II 3
Introductory Studio Art 200-level courses 3
Special Topic Art Courses (300 level) 6
Art History (300 level) 3
 Credits15
Junior
Special Topic Art Courses (300 level) 12
Art History (300/400 level) 3
 Credits15
Senior
Special Topic Art Courses 400-level 12
Art History (300/400 level) 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits63