THE MAJOR IN ART

ART
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.

Freshmen
    AR 101A Visual Problem Solving
    AR 102A Drawing Fundamentals
    Choice of workshop courses
Sophomores
    Choice of workshop courses
    Art History course
    Sophomore show
Juniors
    Art History course
    Choice of workshop courses
    Studio Critique
Seniors
    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.



Galleries open Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Print by Eric Avery

Eric Avery: Art, Medicine, and Human Rights

Prints from the Collection of Dr. Jane Petro '68
January 11- February 16
Cobb Gallery

Hodgell print

Hodgell Abroad

Dacca, Hong Kong and London, 1961-1971
January 29 – March 5
Nielsen Center Frances Cady Elliott Gallery

Sculpture by Jason Hackenwerth

Jason Hackenwerth: Levitant

A Balloon Sculpture
February 9 – March 16
Nielsen Center Main Gallery

Student Works: 1964-2017

Selections from the Permanent Collection
February 25 – March 30
Cobb Gallery

Sophomore Show

Visual Arts Portfolio Exhibition
April 1 - 6
Cobb Gallery
Opening Reception Sunday, April 1, 4 – 6pm

Visual & Interdisciplinary Arts
Senior Thesis Exhibitions

March 11 - 16 Keeli Armitage
March 25 - 30 Nadya Lyapunova
April 1 - 6 Rachael MacDonald
April 8 - 13 Zoe Turtle
April 15 - 20 Sorella Andersen
April 22 - 27 Maddee Dailey
April 29 - May 4 Nick Schulz
Opening Receptions Sundays, 3 - 5 p.m.
Nielsen Center Frances Cady Elliott Gallery

Telling Stories

Works from the Permanent Collection
Co-sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life
March 25 – May 4
Nielsen Center Main Gallery

Arts & Crafts

A Preview Exhibition
April 8 – May 4
Cobb Gallery

The Eckerd Review

The Exhibition
May 7 – 11
Cobb Gallery