The visual arts major is process and project oriented. Students develop their own area of emphasis, focusing on imagery and content through their chosen media. The major should be seen as the central part of the student's education, with other college requirements and electives serving to shape the young artist as a whole person.

Specific focus and courses for the major are worked out with a visual arts Mentor. Every program must consist of a minimum of ten studio courses, including AR 101A, 102A, and 320, plus three approved courses in art history at least one of which should be at the 300 level. Every student must pass the required Sophomore show review in the categories of drawing and design before undertaking the Senior thesis exhibition. The Senior thesis exhibition is required of all majors for graduation, and must demonstrate technical competence and a developed artistic vision, the ability to work in a sustained way with a visual problem or problems, and to organize gallery space coherently. A required Senior seminar in the final semester concludes the visual arts major.

Requirement for Junior Transfer Students
A student transferring from another college at the Junior level and electing to major in art must submit a portfolio of work demonstrating competency in drawing and design as a substitute for the required Sophomore show. Students unprepared to submit a portfolio or who do not demonstrate competency in both areas may not expect to graduate in two years with a major in visual arts. The normal four year program moves from structured courses, to greater freedom, to the independently executed Senior thesis show.

    AR 101A Visual Problem Solving
    AR 102A Drawing Fundamentals
    Choice of workshop courses
    Choice of workshop courses
    Art History course
    Sophomore show
    Art History course
    Choice of workshop courses
    Studio Critique
    Thesis show preparation
    Senior thesis show
    Senior Seminar

The Minor in Art
An art minor consists of AR 101A Visual Problem Solving, AR 102A Drawing Fundamentals, and one approved course in art history, plus three other studio courses approved by the art faculty for qualification for the minor.

Hidden Treasures and Recent Acquisitions V

Works from Eckerd College’s Permanent Collection

An Etching and a Lithograph for Editions Alecto 1973, etching and lithograph (1973) by David Hockney

September 3 – October 27
Cobb Gallery
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30

The 9th Annual IA Show

The Interdisciplinary Arts Junior Portfolio Exhibition

ceramics by Kaitlyn Hamill

October 29 – November 3
Opening Reception Sunday Oct. 29, 3-5pm
Cobb Gallery
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30

Thursday Night Live

Figure Drawings by Eckerd’s Thursday Night Model Artists

Krystal by Dean Fortune

November 5 – December 8
Opening Reception Sunday November 5, 3-5pm
Cobb Gallery
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30
Gallery closed during Thanksgiving break

Senior Thesis Exhibition

Kim Brincklow (PEL) and Rebecca Kessel: Paintings

December 10 - 15
Opening Reception Sunday December 10, 3-5pm
Cobb Gallery
Gallery Hours Monday – Friday, 10:30 - 4:30

Painting by Kim Brincklow