The major programs in art require 36-51 semester hours, depending on the option chosen. No minor is required.
Minimum Grade Requirement
Art majors must earn a minimum grade of C in each required course in their respective content areas.
To be a candidate for graduation, a student must earn a minimum grade of C in each required course in their respective content areas. Participation in the Senior Exhibition is a requirement for graduation.
Senior Art Exhibit Criteria for Art Majors
Students majoring in art are required to participate in the preparation and mounting of the Senior Exhibition at the Diggs Gallery during the senior year of study prior to graduation. Candidates must submit a representative number of completed artworks showing competence in their area of study and take part in exhibition activities as required. Activities include production of exhibition announcement cards and posters, design of exhibit, hosting of opening reception, exhibit lighting, and disassembling of exhibit. Five hours per week.
Pre-requisites: Must be a senior and have the approval of the Fine Arts Department Art Area.
Candidates are required to submit exhibition quality art works by a specified date prior to the opening date of the exhibition. The works submitted for exhibition consideration are reviewed and approved by the art department faculty.
Accepted works must:
- Exhibit an acceptable level of craftsmanship and skill.
- Demonstrate artistic merit.
- Fulfill one or more functions that fall in the following categories: educational, aesthetic, historical, social, and political.
Students work together to design and mount the exhibition and host the opening reception. In addition to the exhibition requirement, students must participate in the following activities in preparation for the exhibition.
- Design posters to advertise the exhibition.
- Design and mail announcement cards.
- Frame or make artworks display ready.
- Design exhibit.
- Paint walls, stands, etc. as necessary.
- Host opening reception.
- Disassemble show.