Undergraduate Program

The Department of Art and Art History offers two majors:

  • Studio Art - Studio Art introduces and cultivates proficiency in the practices of the artist and the creative process. Seeing and conceptualizing are taught as integral to art-making. Majors in Studio Art hold a senior exhibition and participate in regional shows and in Honors projects.
  • Art History - Art History focuses on how to look at works of art and develop methods of critical inquiry and analysis. Students consider various approaches – aesthetic, cultural, and social – across a wide spectrum of periods and cultures. Art History students are encouraged to undertake Honors projects, complete internships, and participate in student research symposia such as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Students can also complete a course of study leading to a minor in Art and Art History.