Art Major

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art is built on two central ideas: first, you will become a maker with technical and conceptual depth; second, you will drive your own education with the choices you make about what classes to take and what projects to take on. You can decide to leave your art studio education open, or you can choose to concentrate in a specific discipline, including painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

Your choices begin in your sophomore year, when you select two of four Material & Culture studios: painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. In addition, you take a digital studio course, which focuses on technology and the moving image.

Art Practice Courses

During your junior and senior years, you take seven Art Practice Courses; we offer them in a range of areas every semester. These courses help you to acquire technical and conceptual strategies as you move toward independent work.  

Recent Art Practice course offerings include:
- Body Image
- Large Format Photography
- The Printed Image
- Material as Metaphor
- Public Practice
- Time-Based Media

Methods & Contexts Courses

Taught by teams of faculty during your junior year, Methods & Contexts courses help you understand your own artistic interests within the contemporary, professional field of art.

Capstone

In your senior capstone course, you commit to an artistic position—evidenced through studio production, presentation, and writing. Your work culminates in a spring exhibition.

Degree Requirements

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