Apr 13, 2021  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Fine Arts/Art Major

The Art Department is housed in Sloane Hall; a renovated nineteenth-century cavalry barracks, offering high ceilings and abundant natural light. Our curricular offerings emphasize and contemporize the time-honored core disciplines of artistic production—drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking—along with art history surveys and seminars that illuminate those traditions. Students also have the opportunity to study ceramics, photography, and other artistic media as electives. Our goal is to further our students’ ability to produce and understand visual arts with creativity and disciplined technical skills and critical thinking. Graduating seniors exhibit a significant body of original work demonstrating these qualities in the gallery of the McCarthy Art Center as a capstone experience of the major. Students wishing to double-major in art and education should plan their course of study early and carefully to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Required for the Fine Arts/Art Major:

Three courses in Art History with at least one of the following:

One of two Painting courses:

One of two Sculpture courses:

One of two Printmaking courses:

One of two Art Tutorial courses:

Also choose:

  • Two additional art courses (except AR 327 Ceramics: Wheel Throwing and AR 313 Western Calligragphy.)