Areas of Study

Art

Drawing class

We offer the bachelor of arts degree in fine and performing arts. You can choose between two majors:

Art History Major

The art of the past is still relevant today. This program promotes an understanding of the various styles and movements in art; theory of art, and the interpretation of art in the context of time, place, and purpose. You'll learn the key terms and research methods, and develop your skills in organization, critical and logical thinking, and writing.

Studio Art Major

We believe art making as a thoughtful exploration of ideas. You'll learn perceptual skills, analytical and critical competence, and technical skills in specific media. We emphasize the importance of process, creative problem solving, various means of artistic conceptualization, and the context of historical and contemporary art.

Minors

The minor in photography and video art is an excellent way to complement your major area of study while developing visual literacy. You’ll learn analog and digital photography, and critically evaluate how photographic imagery and video shape our culture.

The minor in graphic design enables you to develop highly desirable technical skills, and competency in design aesthetics and concepts. You'll to critically evaluate the way graphic design shapes our contemporary culture and converses with historical and contemporary practices in fine art and design.

Our goal is to educate and prepare students for graduate study and for leadership in teaching and other arts-related professions.

We also support several minors across campus, including

  • African American studies
  • Asian studies
  • Digital humanities
  • Film studies
  • Latin American studies
  • Medieval and Renaissance studies
  • Museum studies

Students majoring in Fine Arts with a concentration in Art History who complete all requirements earn the degree of BA, Fine and Performing Arts.

Core

  • FNAR 117 - 3D Design [Formerly 119, not equivalent]
  • FNAR 118 - 2D Design
  • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
  • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 371 - Modern Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 373 - Italian Reniassance Art
    • FNAR 379 - Northern Renaissance Art
  • FNAR 490W - Senior Seminar in Art History

Electives

  • Select one:
    • FNAR 374 - Asian Art
    • FNAR 375 - Pre-Columbian Art
    • FNAR 380 - Caribbean Art
    • FNAR 381 - African Art
    • FNAR 395 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 403W - Advanced Topics in Art History
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 121 - Drawing I
    • FNAR 128 - Introduction to Digital Media
    • FNAR 204 - The Artistic Process
    • FNAR 205 - Digital Photography [Formerly FNAR 101, not equivalent]
    • FNAR 224 - Painting I
    • FNAR 227 - Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 130, equivalent]
    • FNAR 241 - Ceramics I
    • FNAR 251 - Sculpture I
    • FNAR 252 - Printmaking I
    • FNAR 322 - Figure Drawing
    • FNAR 324 - Advanced Painting
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
    • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
    • FNAR 333 - Video Art
    • FNAR 334 - Graphic Design Concepts
    • FNAR 335 - Graphic Design Processes
    • FNAR 336 - Typography
    • FNAR 341 - Advanced Ceramics
    • FNAR 351 - Advanced Sculpture
    • FNAR 352 - Advanced Printmaking
    • FNAR 401 - Individual Problems in Studio
    • FNAR 402 - Advanced Studio Topics
    • FNAR 488 - Senior Seminar in Studio Art
  • Select five:
    • FNAR 204 - The Artistic Process
    • FNAR 371 - Modern Art
    • FNAR 372 - Arts in the United States
    • FNAR 373 - Italian Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 374 - Asian Art
    • FNAR 375 - Pre-Columbian Art
    • FNAR 376 - Medieval Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art
    • FNAR 378 - Baroque Art
    • FNAR 379 - Northern Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 380 - Caribbean Art
    • FNAR 381 - African Art
    • FNAR 395 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 403W - Advanced Topics in Art History 
    • CLST 311 - Ancient Greek Art
    • CLST 312 - Ancient Roman Art

  • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
  • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 117 - 3D Design [Formerly 119, not equivalent]
    • FNAR 118 - 2D Design
    • FNAR 121 - Drawing I
    • FNAR 128 - Introduction to Digital Media
    • FNAR 204 - The Artistic Process
    • FNAR 205 - Digital Photography [Formerly FNAR 101, not equivalent]
    • FNAR 224 - Painting I
    • FNAR 227 - Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 130, equivalent]
    • FNAR 241 - Ceramics I
    • FNAR 251 - Sculpture I
    • FNAR 252 - Printmaking I
    • FNAR 322 - Figure Drawing
    • FNAR 324 - Advanced Painting
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
    • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
    • FNAR 333 - Video Art
    • FNAR 334 - Graphic Design Concepts
    • FNAR 335 - Graphic Design Processes
    • FNAR 336 - Typography
    • FNAR 341 - Advanced Ceramics
    • FNAR 351 - Advanced Sculpture
    • FNAR 352 - Advanced Printmaking
    • FNAR 401 - Individual Problems in Studio
    • FNAR 402 - Advanced Studio Topics
    • FNAR 488 - Senior Seminar in Studio Art
  • Select three:
    • FNAR 204 - The Artistic Process
    • FNAR 371W - Modern Art
    • FNAR 372 - Arts in the United States
    • FNAR 373 - Italian Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 374 - Asian Art
    • FNAR 375 - Pre-Columbian Art
    • FNAR 376 - Medieval Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art
    • FNAR 378 - Baroque Art
    • FNAR 379 - Northern Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 380 - Caribbean Art
    • FNAR 381 - African Art
    • FNAR 395 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 403W - Advanced Topics in Art History
    • FNAR 490W - Senior Seminar in Art History
    • CLST 311 - Ancient Greek Art
    • CLST 312 - Ancient Roman Art

Students majoring in Fine Arts with a concentration in Studio Art who complete all requirements earn the degree of BA, Fine and Performing Arts.

  • FNAR 117 - 3D Design [Formerly 119, not equivalent]
  • FNAR 118 - 2D Design
  • FNAR 121 - Drawing I
  • FNAR 128 - Introduction to Digital Media
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
    • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II
  • Sophomore portfolio review
  • Select two:
    • FNAR 224 - Painting I
    • FNAR 227 - Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 130, equivalent]
    • FNAR 241 - Ceramics I
    • FNAR 251 - Sculpture I
    • FNAR 252 - Printmaking I
  • Select a minimum of six:
    • FNAR 322 - Figure Drawing
    • FNAR 324 - Advanced Painting
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
    • FNAR 341 - Advanced Ceramics
    • FNAR 351 - Advanced Sculpture
    • FNAR 352 - Advanced Printmaking
    • FNAR 395 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 401 - Individual Problems in Studio
    • FNAR 402 - Advanced Studio Topics
    • FNAR 491 - Practicum in Studio Art/Art History
    • FNAR 495 - Special Topics
  • Select two:
    • FNAR 371 - Modern Art
    • FNAR 372 - Arts in the United States
    • FNAR 373 - Italian Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 374 - Asian Art
    • FNAR 375 - Pre-Columbian Art
    • FNAR 376 - Medieval Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art
    • FNAR 378 - Baroque Art
    • FNAR 379 - Northern Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 380 - Caribbean Art
    • FNAR 381 - African Art
    • FNAR 395 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 403W - Advanced Topics in Art History
    • FNAR 490W - Senior Seminar in Art History
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 371 - Modern Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art
  • FNAR 388 - Artist's Portfolio
  • FNAR 488 - Senior Seminar in Studio Art

Students majoring in Fine Arts with a concentration in Studio Art who complete all requirements earn the degree of BA, Fine and Performing Arts.

  • FNAR 117 - 3D Design [Formerly 119, not equivalent]
  • FNAR 118 - 2D Design
  • FNAR 121 - Drawing I
  • FNAR 128 - Introduction to Digital Media
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
    • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II
  • Sophomore portfolio review
  • Select a minimum of six:
    • FNAR 205 - Digital Photography [Formerly FNAR 101, not equivalent]
    • FNAR 252 - Printmaking I
    • FNAR 334 - Graphic Design Concepts
    • FNAR 335 - Graphic Design Processes
    • FNAR 336 - Typography
    • FNAR 395 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 401 - Individual Problems in Studio
    • FNAR 402 - Advanced Studio Topics
    • FNAR 491 - Practicum in Studio Art/Art History
    • FNAR 495 - Special Topics
  • Select two:
    • FNAR 371 - Modern Art
    • FNAR 372 - Arts in the United States
    • FNAR 373 - Italian Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 374 - Asian Art
    • FNAR 375 - Pre-Columbian Art
    • FNAR 376 - Medieval Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art
    • FNAR 378 - Baroque Art
    • FNAR 379 - Northern Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 380 - Caribbean Art
    • FNAR 381 - African Art
    • FNAR 395 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 403W - Advanced Topics in Art History
    • FNAR 490W - Senior Seminar in Art History
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 371 - Modern Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art
  • FNAR 388 - Artist's Portfolio
  • FNAR 488 - Senior Seminar in Studio Art

Students majoring in Fine Arts with a concentration in Studio Art who complete all requirements earn the degree of BA, Fine and Performing Arts.

  • FNAR 117 - 3D Design [Formerly 119, not equivalent]
  • FNAR 118 - 2D Design
  • FNAR 121 - Drawing I
  • FNAR 128 - Introduction to Digital Media
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
    • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II
  • Sophomore portfolio review
  • Select a minimum of six:
    • FNAR 205 - Digital Photography [Formerly FNAR 101, not equivalent]
    • FNAR 227 - Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 130, equivalent]
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
    • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
    • FNAR 333 - Video Art
    • FNAR 395 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 401 - Individual Problems in Studio
    • FNAR 402 - Advanced Studio Topics
    • FNAR 491 - Practicum in Studio Art/Art History
    • FNAR 495 - Special Topics
  • Select two:
    • FNAR 371 - Modern Art
    • FNAR 372 - Arts in the United States
    • FNAR 373 - Italian Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 374 - Asian Art
    • FNAR 375 - Pre-Columbian Art
    • FNAR 376 - Medieval Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art
    • FNAR 378 - Baroque Art
    • FNAR 379 - Northern Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 380 - Caribbean Art
    • FNAR 381 - African Art
    • FNAR 395 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 403W - Advanced Topics in Art History
    • FNAR 490W - Senior Seminar in Art History
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 371 - Modern Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art
  • FNAR 388 - Artist's Portfolio
  • FNAR 488 - Senior Seminar in Studio Art

  • FNAR 117 - 3D Design [Formerly 119, not equivalent]
  • FNAR 118 - 2D Design
  • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
  • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II
  • One studio art course at or above the 200 level
  • Two studio art courses at or above the 300 level
    • FNAR 205 - Digital Photography [Formerly FNAR 101, not equivalent]
    • FNAR 224 - Painting I
    • FNAR 227 - Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 130, equivalent]
    • FNAR 241 - Ceramics I
    • FNAR 251 - Sculpture I
    • FNAR 252 - Printmaking I
    • FNAR 322 - Figure Drawing
    • FNAR 324 - Advanced Painting
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
    • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
    • FNAR 333 - Video Art
    • FNAR 334 - Graphic Design Concepts
    • FNAR 335 - Graphic Design Processes
    • FNAR 336 - Typography
    • FNAR 341 - Advanced Ceramics
    • FNAR 351 - Advanced Sculpture
    • FNAR 352 - Advanced Printmaking
    • FNAR 401 - Individual Problems in Studio
    • FNAR 402 - Advanced Studio Topics
    • FNAR 488 - Senior Seminar in Studio Art
    • FNAR 491 - Practicum in Studio Art/Art History
    • FNAR 495 - Special Topics
  • One art history course at or above the 300 level
    • FNAR 371 - Modern Art
    • FNAR 372 - Arts in the United States
    • FNAR 373 - Italian Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 374 - Asian Art
    • FNAR 375 - Pre-Columbian Art
    • FNAR 376 - Medieval Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art
    • FNAR 378 - Baroque Art
    • FNAR 379 - Northern Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 380 - Caribbean Art
    • FNAR 381 - African Art
    • FNAR 395 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 403W - Advanced Topics in Art History
    • FNAR 490W - Senior Seminar in Art History
    • CLST 311 - Ancient Greek Art
    • CLST 312 - Ancient Roman Art

  • FNAR 227 - Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 130, equivalent]
  • FNAR 205 - Digital Photography [Formerly FNAR 101, not equivalent]
  • Select four (each course is repeatable for up to six credit hours):
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
    • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
    • FNAR 333 - Video Art
    • FNAR 491 - Practicum in Studio Art/Art History

  • FNAR 118 - 2D Design
  • FNAR 128 - Intro to Digital Media
  • FNAR 334 - Graphic Design Concepts
  • FNAR 335 - Graphic Design Processes
  • FNAR 336 - Typography
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 205 - Digital Photography [Formerly FNAR 101, not equivalent]
    • FNAR 252 - Printmaking I
    • FNAR 491 - Practicum in Studio Art/Art History

Core (6 credits)

  • IDST 277 - Intro to Museum Studies
  • IDST 377 - Advanced Museum Studies

Electives (12 credits)

  • Select one:
    • BUSN 302 - Business Law for the Arts
    • BUSN 340 - Non-Profit as Business Enterprise
    • ENGL 353W - Writing for the Professions
    • ENGL 454W - Writing for Civic Engagement: Public Relations and Grants
    • THEA 200 - Principles of Arts Administration
  • Select two: (6 credits from at least two different disciplines)
    • AMST 340 - America at Sea
    • BIOL 212/212L - Principles of Biology II and Laboratory
    • CHEM 103 - Intro to Chemistry
    • CHEM 110 - Chemistry and Society
    • CLST 311 - Ancient Greek Art
    • CLST 312 - Ancient Roman Art
    • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I: Ancient to Medieval
    • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II: Renaissance to Modern
    • FREN 351 - Studies in the Early Modern Era
    • FREN 352 - Studies in the Modern Era
    • GERM 311 - German Cultural History I
    • GERM 312 - German Cultural History II
    • HIST 111 - The Ancient and Medieval World
    • HIST 112 - The Modern World
    • HIST 121 - Early America to the Civil War
    • HIST 122 - Modern America: Reconstruction to Global Power
    • IDST 240 - Medieval and Renaissance Perspectives
    • HIST 435 - Public History
    • HIST 348 - Historical Archaeology
    • SPAN 471 - Hispanic Visual Culture and the Arts
    • THEA 352 - Art, Clothing and Society
  • Select one:
    • ANTH 491 - Practicum in Anthropology [Same as SOCL 491]
    • BIOL 496 - Practicum
    • CHEM 499 - Independent Study and Research
    • FNAR 491 - Practicum in Studio Art/Art History
    • HIST 491 - Practicum
    • THEA 492 - Arts Administration Internship
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