A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Art Major: Studio Concentration

The art department offers studio concentrations in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. A mixed media concentration is under consideration, as well as a non-studio Art History concentration. The basic studio courses are popular with non-art majors, and fill quickly. Art History classes include an introductory survey course, and more focused historical courses from ancient to contemporary art. The art histories qualify for upper-level liberal arts credit, and are popular with non-art majors as well. The department offers a Mayterm trip to the cultural capitals of Europe every other year for Art History credit. The art department features an annual weekend trip to a major collection in the northeast or mid-Atlantic area for studio majors. In alternate years the department offers courses in African Art History, photography and selected studio courses during the summer at the Iringa campus in Tanzania.

Studio Concentration Requirements

 Foundation8
ART 131 Intro to Visual Arts 2
ART 211 Drawing 1 2
ART 241 2-D Design 2
ART 242 3-D Design 2
 Art History  (must take 3 of the following 6)12
ART 231 Ancient Art History 4
ART 232 Renaissance and Baroque Art History 4
ART 234 Art & Architecture in Europe 4
ART 235 African Art History 4
ART 237 Modern and Contemporary Western Art History 4
ART 314 Art & History of Film 4
 Art Electives12
  Elective 4
  Elective 4
  Elective 4
 Concentration12
Painting, Ceramics, Photo, Printmaking, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Drawing, or Graphic Design
ART 2XX Art Studio Elective 4
ART 3XX Art Studio Elective 4
ART 4XX Art Studio Elective 4
 Capstone4*
ART 485 (2) or (3) Senior Seminar and Concentration 2 or 3
ART 486 (2) or (3) Senior Concentration and Thesis 2 or 3
  *Double concentrations take 3 hours each