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 - Survey of World Art II
  • FNAR 490W - Senior Seminar in Art History
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 371 - Modern Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art

Electives

  • Select one:
    • FNAR 373 - Italian Renaissance Art
    • FNAR 379 - Northern Renaissance Art
  • 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 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 226 - Mixed Media and Functional Art 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 326 - Advanced Mixed Media and Functional Art
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
    • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
    • FNAR 332 - Animation
    • FNAR 333 - Video Art
    • FNAR 334 - Graphic Design
    • 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 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 226 - Mixed Media and Functional Art 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 326 - Advanced Mixed Media and Functional Art
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
    • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
    • FNAR 332 - Animation
    • FNAR 333 - Video Art
    • FNAR 334 - Graphic Design
    • 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 201 - World Art in Context I
  • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II
  • Select One (three credits):
    • FNAR 117 - 3D Design
    • FNAR 118 - 2D Design
    • FNAR 121 - Drawing I
    • FNAR 128 - Introduction to Digital Media
    • FNAR 204 - The Artistic Process
    • FNAR 205 - Digital Photography
    • FNAR 224 - Painting I
    • FNAR 226 - Mixed Media and Functional Art I
    • FNAR 227 - Darkroom Photography
    • FNAR 241 - Ceramics I
    • FNAR 251 - Sculpture I
    • FNAR 252 - Printmaking I
    • FNAR 322 - Figure Drawing
    • FNAR 324 - Advanced Painting
    • FNAR 326 - Advanced Mixed Media and Functional Art
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography
    • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
    • FNAR 332 - Animation
    • FNAR 333 - Video Art
    • FNAR 334 - Graphic Design
    • 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 (nine credits):
  • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
  • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II
  • 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.

Core

  • FNAR 117 - 3D Design [Formerly 119, not equivalent]
  • FNAR 118 - 2D Design
  • FNAR 121 - Drawing I
  • FNAR 128 - Introduction to Digital Media
  • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
  • FNAR 202 - Survey of World Art II
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 371 - Modern Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art
  • FNAR 488 - Senior Seminar in Studio Art

Electives

  • Select six (minimum four at the 300-400 level):
    • 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 226 - Mixed Media and Functional Art 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 326 - Advanced Mixed Media and Functional Art
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
    • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
    • FNAR 332 - Animation
    • FNAR 333 - Video Art
    • FNAR 334 - Graphic Design
    • FNAR 341 - Advanced Ceramics
    • FNAR 351 - Advanced Sculpture
    • FNAR 352 - Advanced Printmaking
    • FNAR 401 - Individual Problems in Studio
    • FNAR 402 - Advanced Studio Topics
  • Select two:
    • 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 226 - Mixed Media and Functional Art 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 326 - Advanced Mixed Media and Functional Art
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
    • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
    • FNAR 332 - Animation
    • FNAR 333 - Video Art
    • FNAR 334 - Graphic Design
    • 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

Core (12 credits)

  • FNAR 117 - 3D Design [Formerly 119, not equivalent]
  • FNAR 118 - 2D Design
  • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
  • FNAR 202 - Survey of World Art II

Electives (12 credits)

  • One studio art course at or above the 200 level
  • Two studio art courses at or above the 300 level
  • One art history course at or above the 300 level
    • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I
    • FNAR 201 - World Art in Context I: Ancient to Medieval
    • FNAR 202 - Survey of World Art II
    • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II
    • FNAR 202 - World Art in Context II: Renaissance to Modern
    • FNAR 204 - The Artistic Process
    • FNAR 205 - Digital Photography [Formerly FNAR 101, not equivalent]
    • FNAR 224 - Painting I
    • FNAR 226 - Mixed Media and Functional Art I
    • FNAR 227 - Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 130, equivalent]
    • FNAR 241 - Ceramics I
    • FNAR 251 - Sculpture I
    • FNAR 252 - Printmaking I
    • FNAR 295 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 322 - Figure Drawing
    • FNAR 324 - Advanced Painting
    • FNAR 326 - Advanced Mixed Media and Functional Art
    • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
    • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
    • FNAR 332 - Animation
    • FNAR 333 - Video Art
    • FNAR 334 - Graphic Design
    • FNAR 341 - Advanced Ceramics
    • FNAR 351 - Advanced Sculpture
    • FNAR 352 - Advanced Printmaking
    • 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 401 - Individual Problems in Studio
    • FNAR 402 - Advanced Studio Topics
    • FNAR 403W - Advanced Topics in Art History
    • FNAR 491 - Practicum in Studio Art/Art History
    • FNAR 495 - Special Topics
    • FNAR 499 - Independent Study

  • FNAR 227 - Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 130, equivalent]
  • FNAR 205 - Digital Photography [Formerly FNAR 101, not equivalent]
  • FNAR 327 - Advanced Darkroom Photography [Formerly FNAR 230, equivalent]
  • FNAR 331 - Advanced Digital Photography
  • FNAR 333 - Video Art
  • ENGL 356W - Film, Theory and Culture
  • Select one:
    • FNAR 371W - Modern Art
    • FNAR 377 - Contemporary Art

  • 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
    • FNAR 252 - Printmaking
    • FNAR 491 - Graphic Design Internship


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