Requirements

This photo of painting student Angham Jaradat '19 was taken during an informal critique of co... This photo of painting student Angham Jaradat '19 was taken during an informal critique of color studies and preliminary sketches.

 

Art major requirements

12 total credits: 6 credits of core courses; 6 credits of art electives

Core courses

ARTD 101 Art and Ideas (1 course credit) 
ARTD 111 Design (1 course credit) ​
ARTD 112 Portfolio (0.25 course credit)
ARTD 113 Foundational Drawing (0.5 course credit)​
ARTD 114 Art History Survey (1 course credit)​
ARTD 402 Contemporary Art (1 course credit)​
ARTD 425 Critique (0.25 course credit repeated for credit three times)​​​​
ARTD 450 Exhibition (0.5 course credit)

Art electives 

ARTD 215/315 Drawing (1 course credit)​
ARTD 223/323 Sculpture: Construction and Foundry (1 course credit)​
ARTD 224/324 Sculpture: Multiples and Installation (1 course credit)​
ARTD 230/330 Typography and Logo (1 course credit)​
ARTD 231/331 Book Design (0.5 course credit)​​
ARTD 232/332 Poster Design (0.5 course credit)​​
ARTD 237/337 Photography: Digital (0.5 course credit)​​
ARTD 243/343 Observational Painting (1 course credit)​
ARTD 244/344 Abstract Painting (1 course credit)​
ARTD 250 Special Topics in Studio (0.5 or 1 course credit)​
ARTD 260/360 Hand-built Ceramics (1 course credit)​
ARTD 261/361 Wheel-thrown Ceramics (1 course credit)​
ARTD 290 Academic Travel (0.25 or 1 course credit)​​
ARTD 350 Special Topics in Art History (0.5 or 1 course credit)​
ARTD 420 Independent Study (0.5 or 1 course credit)​
ARTD 440 Art Internship (0.5 or 1 course credit)​


Art minor requirements

6 total credits: 3.5 credits of core courses; 2.5 credits of art electives

Core courses 

ARTD 101 Art and Ideas (1 course credit)​
or
ARTD 111 Design (1 course credit)​
ARTD 113 Foundational Drawing (0.5 course credit)​​
ARTD 114 Art History Survey (1 course credit)​
ARTD 402 Contemporary Art (1 course credit)​

Art electives

select from the art electives listed above


Portfolio requirements 

Art majors are required to maintain a continuous portfolio of representative work from each art class. This portfolio includes digital images of the same work. A study rationale statement, civic engagement survey and relevant papers will be submitted sophomore and junior years. Digital images of the four-year experience and senior exhibition will be retained by the art department upon graduation.