Objectives: To acquaint students with concepts and techniques of the visual arts; to study art as a tool in communication; to provide students with foundation experiences, processes, and necessary skills for effective visual self-expression; and to prepare students for advanced study in art.
Requirements: 111, 112, 151, 200, 210, 221, 222, 255, 401, 402 and two courses in painting, photography, printmaking, or digital art from the 300 level or higher. Though studio art courses typically meet for approximately five hours per week, they earn three semester hours of academic credit. Majors must also complete two sequential semesters in a foreign language. The mathematics requirement is met by Mathematics 121, 123, or 151, or Statistics 161, 162, or 163. Students must complete a minor in another discipline or a contextual and support area composed of six courses chosen from two or three supporting disciplines, with the approval of the faculty advisor and the department chair. Every art major must be featured in a senior one-person exhibition of twelve departmentally approved works.