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Studio Art

illustrations by Jenna Jarosz

Studio Art students learn the practical technical skills and creative processes of artistic expression through hands-on experience in various media, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, graphic design, ceramics, and mixed media. Studio artists practice inventive problem solving and creative thinking, as well as effective visual communication. Studio Art seniors complete a thesis project in a chosen medium, working in consultation with studio art faculty mentors.

Studio Art Emphasis Requirements

  • Four Departmental Requirements:
    • FAH110 Introduction to Art
    • FAS110 Drawing
    • FAH490 Senior Seminar
    • FAS491 Professional Studio Practice
  • Three Studio courses chosen from the following:
    • FAS220, FAS230, FAS240, FAS250, FAS252, FAS270, FAS272, or other 200-level Special Topics courses.
  • Two Advanced Studio Courses chosen from the following:
    • FAS210, FAS274, FAS340, FAS372, FAS376, FAS378
    • Studio Art Special Topics courses (OR)
    • Independent Study
  • One Fine Arts Elective selected from:
    • Art History (FAH)
    • Music (MU) (or)
    • Theatre (FAH/EN, FAS/EN)

Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017


Please refer to the College Catalogue and consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.

Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond


Freshman Year
Conversatio I Conversatio II
Language Language
Freshman English Elective - FAH, FAS, or MU course
Major Course Major Course

Subsequent years will be planned in consultation with an advisor in relation to individual student's needs and interests, including internships and study abroad programs.

Students will select courses in conjunction with an advisor, selecting core courses, major courses and electives to fit the individual student's interests and field of emphasis. If necessary, substitutions may be made for required emphasis courses with permission of the advisor and/or department chairperson.

A student who wishes to major in Fine Arts after the first semester of the junior year must have permission of the Fine Arts Department Chair, who will also consult with appropriate faculty in the student's selected major area of emphasis. Transferring late to the major may result in enrollment in additional courses in summer school and/or a later graduation date.