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  • Course description
    Requirements for the Major The art major requires a minimum of 31 credits in art with 25 credits at the 200-level or above. Students may take a maximum of 60 credits, including 100-level courses. Studio Art Concentration The studio art concentration first gives students a foundation in design and drawing, and then requires them to develop depth and proficiency in one medium: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics or ceramic sculpture. Faculty works closely with students, offering individual attention at all levels. To strengthen their depth of study, students choose one or more electives outside the focus area. The concentration can lead to graduate study (Master of Fine Art) or to a career in fine and applied art. Students may also double major, combining a concentration in studio art with another field. With mathematics, it forms an excellent basis for graduate work in architecture; with psychology, for work in art therapy; with biology, for a career in medical illustration; and with economics or management, for graduate work in arts administration, etc. 

    Requirements for Studio Art Concentration
     ARTS 101 Design 3 credits 
     ARTS 123 Drawing I 3 credits 
     ART 220 History of Art I 3 credits 
     ART 221 History of Art II 3 credits 
     ARTS 470 Seminar in Studio Art 3 credits       

     Nine credits in at least one medium 9 credits One additional art history course at the 300 level or above. 3 credits One additional studio course outside the focus area 3 credits Total   30 credits Students are required to achieve at least the 300-level in one medium. 
    The following may be taken to supplement the major requirements, up to 60 credit hours.

    Studio Art Courses and Electives 
     ARTS 203 Ceramics I ARTS 316 Special Topics 
     ARTS 211 Photography I 
     ARTS 316B Photo Journalism 
     ARTS 212 Darkroom Orientation 
     ARTS 324 Drawing III ARTS 224 Drawing II 
     ARTS 325 Drawing IV 
     ARTS 234 Printmaking I 
     ARTS 235 Monoprinting 
     ARTS 237 Painting I 
     ARTS 338 Painting II 
     ARTS 303 Ceramic Wheel
    ARTS 339 Painting III 
     ARTS 304 Handbuilding Sculpture 
     ARTS 343 Intermediate Wheel 
     ARTS 311 Photography II 
     ARTS 499 Departmental Honors 
     ARTS 312 Photography III 
     ARTS 475 Independent Study 
     ARTS 314 Printmaking II 
     ART 300 Gallery Management 
     ARTS 315 Printmaking III

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