Art and Art History

The Department of Art offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in either art or art history, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in art.

Faculty: Professor Dilworth, chairperson. Professors Klenk, Matthew, Onorato, Pagh, Richman, Roworth, and Wills; Associate Professors Hollinshead and Hutt; Assistant Professors Anderson and Warner; Professors Emeriti Calabro, Fraenkel, Holmes, Leete, Parker, and Rohm.

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Art. It is recommended that students intending to major in art plan to complete foundation studio courses (ART 101, 103, 207) and one art history course (ARH 251 or 252) in the freshman year. For graduation, a minimum of 36 credits in the major (maximum 51) must be completed, including: studio courses ART 101 (3), 103 (3), and 207 (3); art history courses ARH 251 (3), 252 (3); and two art history electives (6) at the 300 level or above, one of which must be selected from the following modern or contemporary art courses: ARH 331, 361, 362, 364, 374, 375, 376, 377, 380 (with topic approved by chair), 480 (with topic approved by chair).

During the first semester of the sophomore year, all B.A. candidates in art must participate in ART 002 Sophomore Review. To participate, students must have a 2.30 grade point average in the foundation courses (ART 101, 103, 207) and submit a one-page statement of purpose.

An additional six (6) credits must be selected from one of the following sequences of studio courses: ART 204, 304; 208, either 213 or 215 (3); 309; 213, 314; 215, 316; 221, 322; 231, 332; 233, 334; 243, 344. This sequence must be completed by the end of the junior year. An additional three (3) credits of studio art on the 200- or 300-level must be selected.

In the senior year, an additional six (6) credits must be selected from 300- or 400-level studio courses (except 301).

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. Students must fulfill the requirements of the Basic Liberal Studies program and take 24-39 credits in art and 12 credits in art history. Of the 120 credits required for graduation, 42 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Art History. It is recommended that students intending to major in art history plan to complete a minimum of six credits in the history of art by the end of the sophomore year. For graduation, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits (maximum 45 credits) in art history, including ARH 251 and 252 (6). At least 12 credits must be taken from ARH 354, 356, 359, 361, 362, 365. An additional six credits must be taken from the preceding group or one or more 200 or 300 level ARH courses except ARH 300 or 371. An additional six credits must be taken at the 400 level. At least three of these credits must be taken from ARH 461, 475, 480. It is recommended that students who expect to pursue graduate studies in art history take ARH 469 or 470.

It is recommended that students majoring in art history achieve intermediate-level proficiency in at least one foreign language. Students anticipating graduate study in art history may need proficiency in a second foreign language. Students are also encouraged to enroll in courses in art studio, history, literature, music, and philosophy.

A total of 120 credits is required for graduation. Students must fulfill the requirements of the Basic Liberal Studies program and take 30-45 credits in art history. Students may use an approved course in art studio to satisfy Basic Liberal Studies requirements. Of the 120 credits required for graduation, 42 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

It is recommended that students intending to enter the B.F.A. program complete foundation courses (ART 101, 103, 207) and one art history course (ARH 251 or 252) in the freshman year. B.F.A. majors should complete a minimum of 24 credits in ART courses by the end of the sophomore year.

Students in the B.F.A. program must complete a minimum of 72 credits in the major. Art courses required of all majors include ART 101 (3), 103 (3), 207 (3), 405 (3), 406 (3) (with departmental permission) or six credits of ART at the 400 level (6). An additional 12 credits must be selected from 200-level ART courses, and an additional 24 credits must be selected from 300- or 400-level ART courses.

During the first semester of the sophomore year, all B.F.A. candidates must participate in ART 002 Sophomore Review. To participate, students must have a 2.30 grade point average in the foundation courses (ART 101, 103, 107) and submit a one-page statement of purpose.

B.F.A. students must take 15 credits in art history, including ARH 251, 252, an additional three (3) credits at the 200 or 300 level, and six (6) credits at the 300 level or above, three credits of which must be selected from the following modern or contemporary art history courses: ARH 331, 361, 362, 364, 374, 375, 376, 377, 380 (with topic approved by chair), 480 (with topic approved by chair). Note: Only 3 credits from ARH 374, 376, or 377 may be used toward the 72 credits required for the major.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation, including the following: major requirements in art (57), and art history (15). Students must meet the requirements of the Basic Liberal Studies program and may not use an ARH or ART course to fulfill the Fine Arts category of this requirement.