Undergraduate Art Concentrations
All students concentrating in art history or studio art 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 (art history),
or participation in the senior concentration exhibit (studio art).
Declaring the concentration and consultation with the art history/art professor and
the Concentration Director is required to determine the capstone project and Concentration
The Art History Concentration profides 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
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).
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 or by mounting a one-person
The exhibition displays the students’ progress and achievements in an area within
the program such as ceramics, painting, printmaking, or sculpture. The exhibition
is selected, developed, designed and constructed by the student through an intermediate
level course with the guidance of that area’s professor. All of the requirements must
be satisfactorily completed before students will be certified for graduation with
a concentration in studio art.