Major in Art History (B.A.)
Our art history curriculum begins with two broad-based surveys covering the entire history of art and continues with advanced coursework emphasizing the late 19th century and 20th century, with particular focus on American art, architecture, decorative arts and graphic design.
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Major in Studio Art (B.A.)
Our studio art curriculum develops the intellectual and technical
skills necessary to solve complex visual problems while providing
students with the foundation for graduate studies and careers in the
visual arts. Studio art majors choose to concentrate in ceramics,
graphic design, painting or photography.
Concentration in Ceramics
Students concentrating in ceramics explore the historic development of
this medium while gaining technical experience with our hands-on
approach to studio practices. Coursework fosters creative
problem-solving skills through the creation and examination of both
traditional and conceptual ceramic forms.
Concentration in Graphic Design
Courses in graphic design provide students with an understanding of how
to visually communicate messages. Through the combination of type and
image, students develop the ability to critically analyze and
professionally produce effective design solutions.
Concentration in Painting
An understanding of color theory, painting materials and drawing
techniques is the foundation of the painting and drawing concentration.
As they master the principles of rendering, discover the possibilities
of color relationships, and explore their personal style, students
develop a sophisticated appreciation of the painter's art and craft
while honing their creative and analytical skills.
Concentration in Photography
The photography concentration explores both photographic techniques and
the historic context of this medium. Coursework introduces the
technical approaches to both darkroom and digital photography and
examines the use of photography as a powerful means of personal visual
Learn more about the studio art major and curriculum.