Art and Art History
The College offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting, in photography, in printmaking, and in sculpture, and a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and in art history. Information about requirements in the art and art history programs can be found at the Art and Art History home page and in the Catalog under Disciplinary Majors and Minors.
Information for Non-Majors
Recommended courses and advice for non-majors. The art faculty recommends that non-majors enroll in these beginning studio art courses, which are open to students with little or no previous experience in art:
AR 100 First Experiences in Studio Art
AR 101 Basic Painting
AR 102 Basic Design
AR 103 Basic Photography
AR 104 Basic Drawing
AR111 2-Dimensional Design (recommended for students interested in computer design, computer animation or interior design)
AR112 3-Dimensional Design (recommended for students interested in architecture, computer animation or engineering)
AR150 Drawing I (recommended for students who have had some art in high school)
Introductory film and art history courses are also recommended for non-majors:
AR 220 International Film I
AR 221 International Film II
ARH 215 Survey of Art History I: Ancient to Medieval
ARH 216 Survey of Art History II: Renaissance to the Present
ARH 314 Renaissance Art
ARH 315 Baroque Art.
Information for Majors
Advice for majors. Students who major in art can choose among two degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in art or art history (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.). Students who wish to major in the B.F.A. program in painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture, or the B.A. program in studio art must be able to demonstrate that they are sufficiently competent to undertake college-level work in the visual arts.
Explorations curriculum requirement in Connectivity. All students must complete a scholarly senior seminar, Exploration term, or independent study as deemed appropriate by disciplinary faculty in the major. BA majors in studio art fulfill this requirement through AR 471 Senior Studio I, while BFA majors satisfy this requirement through the three-unit sequence AR 471, AR 499, and AR 472. Art history majors satisfy the senior conference requirement through ARH 473 Senior Capstone in Art History.
All majors at the College require a senior conference. All studio art majors fulfill this requirement through a public exhibition and discussion of works completed in the senior studio courses. Art history majors satisfy this requirement through the public presentation of research.