2014–15 Undergraduate Catalog
3 West Cremona
The Purpose of the Art Program
Majors and Minors
There are two majors in the Art Department: Visual Communication and Art.
The Art major has three different emphasis.
There are two minors in the Art Department: Art, and Art History and Visual Studies.
Within the Studio Art minor there are four emphasis:
Admission to the Major or Minor
In the case of a transfer student with class status beyond the sophomore level, application to the Art or Visual Communication major or Art minor can be made after confirmation of successful completion of equivalent drawing and design course sequences and portfolio review. See degree requirements for a full list of required courses and electives within the major or minor program.
Portfolio applications for the majors are reviewed on first Tuesday of September, the fourth Tuesday of January, and the third Tuesday of April. All materials can be submitted to the department assistant or the major/minor advisor. Minor applicants do not need to submit a portfolio for review.
Applications to the major must include:
Requirements for the Art Major, Art Minor, and Visual Communication Major
All Art majors (excluding Art History and Visual Studies emphasis), as a condition of graduation, are required to participate in a Senior Exhibition during Spring Quarter of their senior year.
All senior Visual Communication majors, as a condition of graduation, are required to participate during Spring Quarter of their senior year in the Visual Communication Portfolio Exhibition.
The minimum upper-division credit requirement for the Art major and for the Visual Communication major is 30 credits. At least 15 upper-division credits must be completed for the Art minors depending on are of concentration (see degree requirements).
Integrated Studies Major With a Concentration in the Arts (For students seeking K-8 certification)
Students who are planning to obtain Residency Teacher Certificate with an endorsement in Elementary Education and are interested in Art must major in the Integrated Studies major with a concentration in the Arts.