Requirements For Art History and Visual Arts Majors
The Department offers both a major in Art History and a major in Art History and Visual Arts. In each case, the student chooses a faculty adviser who assists her in planning a program incorporating personal interests while meeting departmental requirements.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR IN ART HISTORY and VISUAL ARTS
A minimum of 12 courses:
1. BC1001 and 1002 Introduction to Art History. This two-course sequence is required.
2. Art History: BC3031 Imagery and Form in the Arts. To be taken in the spring semester during the junior or senior year.
3. Studio courses: BC3530 Advanced Studio AND BC3999 Senior Independent Project
(to be taken in the Senior year)
Students produce their senior thesis projects in conjunction with the Advance Studio BC3530 (fall) and Independent Projects BC 3999 (spring) courses. (Please see description of the senior thesis below). You will develop, research, and create your thesis project in consultation with faculty members and peers in Visual Arts. You will also attend and participate in group critiques, and guest artist lectures scheduled during the academic year. You will present your visual art project in two group senior exhibitions scheduled at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters of the senior year.
4. One Seminar Courses in Art History (may also be counted toward the historical and regional distribution requirement.)
5. One 19th or 20th century elective courses, in Art History.
6. Two elective courses in Art History
7. Three elective courses in Visual Arts-Studio
*Courses in film are accepted toward the major requirements.
*Studio courses cannot exceed 30 points of credits.
AP CREDIT AND THE ART HISTORY MAJOR AND MINOR
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