Curriculum & Requirements

Requirements for the Major in Visual Arts

The major consists of eleven courses, which must include Visual Arts 150; Visual Arts 180, 190, or 195; Visual Arts 395, and another 3000 level Visual Arts Course. Five additional additional visual arts courses must be taken, no more than one of which may be an independent study course. Two courses in art history are also required.

Requirements for the Minor in Visual Arts

The minor consists of six courses, which must include Visual Arts 150 and one of 180, 190, or 195. Three additional visual arts courses must be taken, no more than one of which may be an independent study course. One course in art history is also required. 

Courses that will count toward the major and minor must be taken on a graded basis (not Credit/D/Fail), and students must earn grades of C- or better in these courses.

Visual arts courses without prerequisites are frequently oversubscribed; preference in enrollment is then given to first- and second-year students, as well as to juniors and seniors fulfilling requirements of the visual arts major or minor.

Interdisciplinary Majors

The department participates in interdisciplinary programs in art history and archaeology and in art history and visual arts. See the section on Interdisciplinary Majors.

Visual Arts Major/Minor Checksheet

Visual Arts Major/Minor ChecksheetThis PDF checksheet is intended to be informational only. Students must consult with an academic advisor prior to registration