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Bachelor of Arts — Program Overview


The art major includes studio activity and production in painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawings and crafts.

You will begin your artistic development with the foundations of drawing, design, art history and theory. This is followed by a progressive studio experience which is individualized for the purpose of developing each student's core sensibility.

The studio experience is based on a sequence of six courses, during which you'll progress from an elemental stage of artistic thinking and forming to comprehending the current aesthetic issues in the visual arts.

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Core Courses

ART 110 - Drawing I
ART 111 - Design
ART 115 - Art History: Prehistory to Gothic
ART 116 - Art History: Renaissance to Modern
ART 117 - Art History: Modern
ART 120 - Drawing II
ART 217 - Reading Seminar
ART 225 - Media and Techniques
ART 235 - Encounter with Art I
ART 250 - Studio I
ART 260 - Studio II
ART 345 - Encounter With Art II
ART 350 - Studio III
ART 360 - Studio IV
ART 425 - Senior Seminar
ART 450 - Studio V
ART 460 - Studio VI, Thesis

Additional Program Requirements

Drawing Studio

A major art project is required for graduation and is completed independently in the senior year.

Majors are also required to participate in department exhibits and activities and to have a special exhibition of their work in the second semester of their senior year.

Finally, majors must present to the department a written paper on their thesis work and a CD collection of their works from their senior exhibit.


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