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Major: Art, B.A. (0831), 42 Credits

General Education: 42 Credits; Major: 42 Credits; Elective Credits: 36 Credits

Learning Goals for the Major in Art

After completing the major in Art, students will be able to:

  • Exhibit conceptual and technical skills in a chosen art or design medium.
  • Demonstrate scope and depth of knowledge in art historical and aesthetic practices.
  • Articulate aesthetic responses through critical observation, reading, writing, and oral presentation.
  • Develop an individual artistic and/or design vision necessary to advance studies and/or enter career in the visual arts.

Foundational Requirements for all Art Majors (12 Credits)

ART 111Drawing I

3

ART 116Color and Design

3

ART 250 Survey of Western Art I

3

ART 252Survey of Western Art II

3

All Art majors must additionally complete one of the following 30-Credit Concentrations.

Graphic Design Concentration (30 Credits)

Required Courses:
ART 210Digital Imaging I

3

ART 237Graphic Design I

3

ART 316 Digital Illustration

3

ART 338Graphic Design II: Digital

3

ART 344Typography and Image

3

ART 411Senior Art Seminar

3

ART 480Professional Portfolio

3

Three of the following electives: (9 credits)
ART 114 Painting I

3

ART 121Photography I: An Introduction to Medium, Content and Context

3

ART 206Printmaking

3

ART 215Illustration

3

ART 2202-D Animation

3

ART 301Figure Drawing I

3

ART 346Artists’ Books

3

ART 3523-D Animation

3

COMM 131Introduction to Cinema Studies 

3

COMM 225New Media Techniques

3

COMM 233Video Field Production

3

COMM 325 Interactive Media

3

COMM 359Directing Video

3

ART 393Special Topics in Art

3

ART 298Directed Study

1-6

or

ART 398Directed Study

1-6

or

ART 498Directed Study

1-6

ART 299 Independent Study / Internship

1-6

or

ART 399 Independent Study / Internship

1-6

or

ART 499 Independent Study /Internship

1-6

Illustration and Animation Concentration (30 Credits)

Required Courses
ART 210Digital Imaging I

3

ART 215Illustration

3

ART 2202-D Animation

3

ART 301Figure Drawing I

3

ART 316 Digital Illustration

3

ART 411Senior Art Seminar

3

ART 480Professional Portfolio

3

Three of the following electives: (9 credits)
ART 114 Painting I

3

ART 206Printmaking

3

ART 240 Drawing on Location: New York City

3

ART 302Figure Drawing II

3

ART 303Watercolor Painting

3

ART 346Artists’ Books

3

ART 3523-D Animation

3

ART 393Special Topics in Art

3

ART 298Directed Study

1-6

or

ART 398Directed Study

1-6

or

ART 498Directed Study

1-6

ART 299 Independent Study / Internship

1-6

or

ART 399 Independent Study / Internship

1-6

or

ART 499 Independent Study /Internship

1-6

COMM 112Storytelling Across Media

3

COMM 225New Media Techniques

3

Students in illustration or animation are strongly encouraged to take at least one 3-credit internship where they gain first-hand experience assisting in an artist’s studio, or a design or animation studio. Internships may be counted as an elective(s) towards the major.

Photography Concentration (30 Credits)

Required Courses:
ART 121Photography I: An Introduction to Medium, Content and Context

3

ART 205History of Photography

3

ART 210Digital Imaging I

3

ART 213Photography II: An Intermediate Exploration of Medium, Content and Context

3

ART 411Senior Art Seminar

3

One of the following: (3 credits)
ART 114 Painting I

3

ART 338Graphic Design II: Digital

3

ART 346Artists’ Books

3

ART 380Modern Art I: The Nineteenth Century from Neoclassicism to Post-Impressionism

3

ART 381Modern Art II: The Early-Twentieth Century from Post-Impressionism to Pop Art

3

ART 384Contemporary Art

3

ART 299 Independent Study / Internship

1-6

or

ART 399 Independent Study / Internship

1-6

Elective Courses: (12 credits)
ART 347Advanced Photography Studies Seminar

3

COMM 131Introduction to Cinema Studies 

3

COMM 233Video Field Production

3

COMM 357Contemporary World Cinema

3

COMM 359Directing Video

3

By agreement, students may take up to 12 credits of ART 347 Photography Study in New York at The International Center of Photography towards the elective portion of the concentration. Courses should be chosen from the following:

Studio Lighting/Portraiture

Photojournalism

Intermediate Digital Imaging

Advanced Digital Imaging

Photography the Landscape/Cityscape

Studio Lighting/Still Life

Courses at ICP:

Studio Lighting

Portraiture

Documentary Photography

Fashion Photography

Photoshop I

Photoshop II

Photoshop III

Fine Art Digital Printing

DSLR Video for Photographers

Non-Silver Printing: Alternative Processes

Color Printing from Negatives

Intermediate Black and White Printing

Advanced Black and White Printing

Advanced Darkroom Techniques

Advanced Color Photography

Large Format Photography

Studio Art Concentration (30 Credits)

Required courses: (18 credits)
ART 114 Painting I

3

ART 211 Drawing II

3

ART 301Figure Drawing I

3

ART 315Painting II

3

ART 411Senior Art Seminar

3

One Art History Elective at the 200/300/400 levels

3

Three of the following: (9 credits)
ART 115Ceramics I

3

ART 206Printmaking

3

ART 209Ceramics II

3

ART 215Illustration

3

ART 240 Drawing on Location: New York City

3

ART 302Figure Drawing II

3

ART 303Watercolor Painting

3

ART 307 The Contemporary Portrait

3

ART 309Silkscreen & The History of the Multiple

3

ART 346Artists’ Books

3

ART 350Watercolor Painting II

3

ART 393Special Topics in Art

3

ART 298Directed Study

1-6

or

ART 398Directed Study

1-6

or

ART 498Directed Study

1-6

ART 299 Independent Study / Internship

1-6

or

ART 399 Independent Study / Internship

1-6

or

ART 499 Independent Study /Internship

1-6

One Digital Course from the following: (3 credits)
ART 210Digital Imaging I

3

ART 226Digital Photography

3

COMM 112Storytelling Across Media

3

The department strongly encourages students in studio art to take at least one 3-credit art-related internship where they could gain first-hand experience assisting in an artist’s studio, gallery, museum, not-for-profit art institution, auction house, or design studio. Internships may be counted as an elective(s) towards the major.

Honors in the Art Major (3 additional credits)

Art majors who have maintained a GPA in the major of 3.5 or higher are invited to apply for an Honors Independent Study (ART 499) to be taken in their final semester. Students who earn an A or A- will graduate with honors in the major. Non-majors may petition the Art & Art History department for approval.