About the Major
The Fine Arts program introduces students to a complex and important area of human culture. In art history courses, they learn how to evaluate works aesthetically and to comprehend and recognize influences of contributing forces (physical, political, intellectual, spiritual) on artists and the viewing public. In studio courses, the creative experience is offered and concerns of artistic activity are made more vivid. As Fine Arts majors, students concentrate in either Studio Art or Art History. Minors are offered in Studio Art, Art History, and Archaeology. All students should plan their program of study in consultation with the Fine Arts program chair. Courses may include field trips to museums and galleries in nearby cities.
Internships are encouraged for all students in the major or minor, especially those planning careers in museums, galleries, educational or cultural institutions, commercial art or arts administration. The program benefits from several campus resources including the Bogigian Art Gallery and the Hunnicutt Classics Collection. An Artist in Residency program helps to expose students to visual and performing artists. These resources are described under the section on Academic Resources.
Courses in related disciplines may be recommended for academic enrichment or career goals. The following courses may be credited towards the Art History requirement: CLS 215 Women in Antiquity and CLS 270 Topics in Classical Civilization.