ARTS 101-108 offer the beginning student a wide variety of media and subject matter to explore. In each class, students confront the decisions that go into making personally meaningful artwork via demonstrations, slides, lectures, and critique sessions, but most importantly by manipulating materials and ideas. Course content and approach will differ from section to section or class to class, but in each the goal is to introduce students to the ideas, techniques, and vocabularies of producing visual art.
Enrollment in introductory courses usually ranges from fifteen to twenty-three students per section, depending on facilities. No previous art experience is necessary.
The requirements for the studio art major are outlined in the course catalog.
The requirements for the studio art minor are outlined in the course catalog.
The studio faculty do not recommend independent studies because we feel it is important for students to work in the context of other artists. Nonetheless we know that occasionally an independent study might be appropriate. They must be approved by the department according to the following guidelines:
The Senior Exercise is outlined in the course catalog. For more detailed information, consult the Guidelines for the Senior Exercise or speak with the chair of the department.