Requirements for the major

I. Departmental requirements: 

A. 40 credit hours of Studio Art, including ART 1410 Design, 2430 Drawing 1, 3314 Issues in Contemporary Art*, 4394 Senior Seminar, and 4297 Senior Studio. 

  1. At least 16 hours are to be completed in upper-division studio art courses with at least one advanced level course in one or more of the following areas: Painting/Drawing, Sculpture, Photography/Digital, and Printmaking. 
  2. A minimum of 4 hours are required from at least two of the following areas: Painting/Drawing, Sculpture, Photography/Digital, and Printmaking. 

B. ARTH 1408 Art History II: Renaissance to Modern is required. It is strongly recommended that Studio Art majors take an additional Art History course. Suggested courses: ARTH 1407, 3357, 3360, 3461, 3363, 3364, 3465. 

C. Completion of ART 4394 and ART 4297 in the senior year. During the senior year, Studio Art majors are required to have a public exhibition of art works, selected in consultation with the Studio Art faculty of the Department of Art and Art History. Student participation is contingent upon faculty portfolio review. In preparation for this exhibition, students will enroll in ART 4394 in the fall and ART 4297 in the spring semester.

*NOTE: ART 3314 may be replaced by one of the following courses: ARTH 3357, 3360, 3461, 3363, 3464, or 3365. However, the substitution will not count toward credit hours in Studio Art. 

II. University requirements:

Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours. 


Prior to the declaration of an Art Major, the student must complete the following three courses with a grade of C or better: 

  1. ART 1410 and 2430
  2. One other ART course at the 1000 or 2000 level. 


I. University Requirements

Completion of all university requirements. 

II. Departmental Requirements

The requirements for Honors in Art are the same as the university requirements, except that the 6 credit hours taken during the senior year are to be devoted to artistic work accompanied by prose explication. A full description of the program is available in the departmental office. 

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  Kate Ritson, M.F.A. (Chair)


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