Art and Archaeology Major with Studio Art Concentration, B.A.

The studio art concentration provides academic preparation for students planning to pursue professional careers in the visual arts, teaching, community art programs, museums, galleries and other cultural institutions. The study of studio art is important for students interested in art therapy. Students planning careers in art therapy should take a minimum of 15 credits in studio art and 15 credits in psychology in preparation for graduate school. Students will gain broad-based knowledge and skills in design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and ceramic art. A major in studio arts will provide educational opportunities to develop an understanding of movements and concepts in art, the ability to analyze formal design issues and apply accurate terminology to that analysis, the ability to express personal visual aesthetics inherent in a body of work, the ability to communicate their aesthetic intentions verbally and in written form, and the skills to create a body of work and present their capstone exhibition to the public in either the Hood College Whitaker or Hodson Art Galleries. The studio art concentration provides educational opportunities that both strengthen the analytical and creative thinking skills needed for diverse careers and give students experience in personal aesthetic expression.

Requirements for the Major

The following are required:

ARTS 101Design

4.0

ARTS 123Drawing I

3.0

ART 220History of Art I

3.0

ART 221History of Art II

3.0

ART 300Gallery Management

2.0

ART 306Writing for Art and Archaeology

3.0

ART 361Twentieth Century Art

3.0

ARTS 469The Business of Art

2.0

ARTS 470Senior Seminar

3.0

Total Credit Hours:26.0

In addition, students are required to complete:

9 credits in one medium, including two 300-level courses, from the following selection of studio art courses:

ARTS 203Ceramics Handbuilding

3.0

ARTS 211Digital Photography

3.0

ARTS 224Drawing II

3.0

ARTS 226Digital Arts

3.0

ARTS 234Relief Printmaking I

3.0

ARTS 235Monotype Printmaking I

3.0

ARTS 237Painting I

3.0

ARTS 243Ceramic Wheel

3.0

ARTS 304Ceramics:Sculpture/Handbuilding

3.0

ARTS 311Photography II

3.0

ARTS 312Photography III

3.0

ARTS 314Relief Printmaking II

3.0

ARTS 315Monotype Printmaking II

3.0

ARTS 316Selected Topics in Studio Art

3.0

ARCA 322Photojournalism

3.0

ARTS 324Drawing III

3.0

ARTS 330Skills for Surviving in Drawing & Painting

3.0

ARTS 334Advanced Printmaking

3.0

ARTS 338Painting II

3.0

ARTS 339Painting III

3.0

ARTS 343Intermediate Wheel

3.0

ARTS 344Drawing IV

3.0

ARTS 345Ceramic Sculpture

3.0

ARTS 375Independent Study

1.0 - 3.0

Total Credit Hours:9.0

Additional Medium

One additional 3-credit studio course (ARTS) outside the focus medium

3.0

Total Credit Hours:3.0

Total Credit Hours: 38.0