Art Theory and Practice Major

Students majoring in art theory and practice plan a program of study with and subject to the approval of a department adviser.

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Course Title
Major Requirements (15 units)
3 200-level courses
ART 210-0Introduction to Drawing
ART 230-0Introduction to Time Based Arts
ART 240-0Introduction to Sculpture
3 history and/or theory courses
ART 270-0Contemporary Art Survey
or ART_HIST 260-0 Introduction to Contemporary Art
and any 2 of the following
Critical Methods for Contemporary Art
Seminar
Studio/Seminar
ART 260-0Studio Practice (in junior year)
ART 360-0Senior Critique (in senior year)
7 additional courses in department
4 must be studio courses
ART 372-0, ART 382-0, and ART 390-0 may be taken more than once and counted more than once if each course is a different topic.
  • First-year seminars do not count toward the major.

Honors in Art Theory and Practice

All senior majors enroll in ART 360-0 Senior Critique and produce a final exhibition or project. The department’s honors committee reviews all final projects, considering innovation, creativity, scope and ambition, and realization and presentation. Students whose projects and overall records meet department criteria are recommended to the college for graduation with departmental honors. For more information consult the department adviser and see Honors in the Major.