Art

Sample Academic 4-year Plan

Academic Plan for Art, Major Concentration

Recommended course arrangement

  • ART 118 (4) – Design: 2D/4D
  • ART 119 (4) – Design: 3D/Drawing
  • ART 248 (4) – Sophomore Topics (Fall Only)
  • ART 230 (4) – Art Moves I: Neolithic to 1450 (Formerly 240G)
  • ART 260 (4) – Art Moves II: 1450 to 1850 (Formerly 240H)
    • one of these may be postponed to Year 3
    • pre-requisite or co-requisite for ART 300
    • one may be available on study abroad (Greco-Roman)
  • 1 – 2 Studio Art Classes (200 Level)
  • ART 300 (4) – Modern and Contemporary Art
    • pre-requisite for ART 344
    • may be available on study abroad (London)
  • 1 – 3 Studio Art Classes (200 and 300 Level)
Fall Semester: 
  • ART 344 (4) – Critical Theory
  • ART 351 (4) – Senior Studio Thesis
Spring Semester:
  • ART 355 (4) – Senior Studio Thesis II

12 credits of Studio Art Classes are required, with 4 credits at the 300 level, but additional studio classes benefit the art student.

Studio Classes include:
  • Drawing
  • Video Art
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Installation
  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Sculpture
  • Papermaking
  • Computer Art
  • Artist Books
  • Additional special topics classes are offered as well.
48 Total Credits Required for the Major

Note: A portfolio is required for acceptance into the major – this is prepared as part of ART 248 during year 2.

Recommended Studio Art Electives

Photography Emphasis:
  • ART 217 – Introduction to Photography (or 233P – Fundamentals of Photography)
  • ART 317 – Intermediate/Advanced Photography (May be repeated)
  • ART 218 – Introduction to Computer Art
Graphic Design Emphasis:
  • ART 239 – Graphic Design and Printing
  • ART 218 – Introduction to Computer Art
  • ART 318 – Intermediate/Advanced Computer Art
  • ART 217 – Introduction to Photography (Optional but highly recommended)
Book Arts Emphasis:
  • ART 239 – Graphic Design and Printing
  • ART 218 – Introduction to Computer Art
  • ART 318 – Intermediate/Advanced Computer Art or a 300 Ind. Learning Project
  • ART 233L – Papermaking, ART 233D – Artist Books, and/or ART 233F – Printmaking (Optional but highly recommended)
Video or Film Emphasis:
  • ART 217 – Introduction to Photography
  • ART 262 – Introduction to Video
  • ART 362 – Advanced Video