Program Requirements

About the major

Art majors emphasize in either studio art or art history. Courses offer a wide range of possibilities in the studio — from traditional media to digital imaging. Courses taught in art history travel from prehistory to contemporary art criticism. After a core of design, drawing, art history and criticism is complete, students choose courses to fit their personal needs and interests.

The Art program features studio classrooms for ceramics, drawing, 2-D design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture, along with lecture and seminar rooms for art history. Digital imaging classes are taught in two different Mac computer labs located in separate buildings on the campus.

About the minor

Students seeking some knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, and those who want a vocational experience in the creative arts or crafts, can minor in Art, taking courses without prerequisites in painting, ceramics, crafts, printmaking and sculpture, as well as art history.

Departmental honors

Majors may earn honors in Art by fulfilling the following requirements:

  • Earn an overall grade point average of 3.50
  • Earn a 3.50 grade point average in all art courses
  • Complete with distinction a major project consisting of a graduation exhibition or a research paper during the senior year