Art History Concentration
The Art History Concentration provides a coherent set of experiences for students interested in pursuing this area short of a major. It requires 18/19 credits, including four art history courses, at least three advanced, one course reflecting on theories of expression or methodology, one advanced studio course, and one credit of Art Gallery Practicum.
All students concentrating in art history must participate in a Senior Concentration capstone project during the final semester of their senior year. This capstone project may consist of a presentation in a Concentration symposium, or participation in the senior Concentration exhibit (see Studio Art Concentration below). Consultation with the art history professor and the Concentration Director is required to determine the capstone project, and throughout Concentration coursework.
Students concentrating in art history may also elect to submit an article-length senior art history thesis and public presentation (and thus enroll in Senior Research and Senior Thesis courses).
Studio Art Concentration
The Studio Art Concentration requires 18/20 credits including at least three advanced studio courses at the 3000 level, and one advanced art history course. Two studio areas must be represented.
In addition to regular course requirements, the art concentration program culminates with participation in the group concentration exhibition. In addition, students may elect to mount one-person shows. The exhibition displays the students' progress and achievements in the program. The exhibition is selected, designed and constructed by the students with the guidance of the professor in charge of the concentration exhibition. All of the requirements must be satisfactorily completed before students will be certified for graduation with a concentration in studio art.