The curriculum of the Department of Art has a fourfold objective: to familiarize students with the basic principles of visual art and to prepare them to use the arts intelligently in their own lives: to devote their skills in various techniques and media: to develop their creative, aesthetic awareness and visual expression: and to foster an understanding and appreciation of the arts of other ages and cultures, as well as those of their own time and place.
The department offers two areas of concentration: Art Education and Studio. Students should enroll initially in any of the 100 or 200 entry level courses which do not have prerequisites. (ART 102IF - Art Appreciation is not designed for majors and is not recommended for students who are planning to major in studio art).
Interested in Graphic Design or Web Design?
Please see the Digital Media and Design: Graphic Design, B.A. or Digital Media and Design: Interactive Design, B.A. major.
The department requests that enrolling freshmen studio majors present a portfolio of six to ten works when meeting with their faculty advisor.