1. Thirty-six credits in Art which must include ART 101, 121, 122, 220 and 226; two courses from 111, 112, or 113; and 500.
2. A senior exhibit acceptable to the department and presented during the latter part of the senior year.
1. Seventy-two credits in Art which must include ART 101, 111, 112, 113, 121, 122, 220, 226, 227, and 500.
2. Twelve credits of drawing studio including ART 101, 227 and the 399-499 series or its equivalent.
3. A coherent area of concentration of 20 credits in Art made up of courses at the 200-400 level.
4. A 3.0 CPA in Art courses.
5. A senior exhibit acceptable to the department and presented during the latter part of the senior year.
6. Acceptance to this program requires the candidate to submit a portfolio after completing 24-36 studio credits and to have it approved by the Department. This should be done no later than December of the junior year.
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7. A total of 148 credits.
8. A B.F.A. in a design field must include ART 230 in addition to the courses listed above.
Several options are available for students with a major in Art who wish to earn State of Michigan Certification in order to teach Art. Since the requirements are complex and subject to change, students must consult the College catalog, their advisors, and the Education Department early in their academic career.
February 1st of the sophomore year is the deadline for application to the Teacher Education Program. Art majors seeking K-12 teaching certification in Art in the State of Michigan are required to make this application through the Education Department.
New requirements for Michigan Secondary Provisional Certificate in Art are currently undergoing revision and will be listed here once they have been approved by the College.
Art Minor Requirements
Twenty-four credits including two from ART 101, 121 and 122, and two courses from 111, 112 or 113.
1. Twenty-four credits including two courses from ART 111, 112 and 113; two upper-level Art History courses from ART 241, 243, 244, 248, 249, 250, 280 (which may be taken more than once for credit if under different topics,) or other approved courses; four credits from either ART 385 or 400; four credits to be chosen, with the approval of the Department, from offerings in related disciplines outside of the Department as described in Number 3 below.
2. For B.A. or B.F.A. candidates in studio art, 24 credits including 16 credits in Art History chosen from ART 113, 241, 243, 244, 248, 249, 250, 280 (which may be taken more than once for credit if under different topics) or other approved course; four credits from either ART 385 or 400; four credits to be chosen, with the approval of the Department, from offerings in related disciplines outside of the Department as described in Number 3 below. ART 111 and 112, required for the studio major, will not count toward the Art History Minor.
3. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of studies in Art History, students are required to take at least four credits from a related area outside of the Department. Recommended courses include, but are not limited to, Art History or Cultural Studies courses taught through Almaís international programs including those listed in this catalog: FRN 170/370, 273/373, 275/375, 276/376; SPN 375, 377; approved HUM 180 Topics courses; REL 242; PHL 224; courses in the history of Music, Theatre and Dance: MUS 120, 235, 443, 444, 445: THD 261, 262, 346 and 352.
4. Students may not combine minors in Art and Art History.
Students who have little or no studio experience are strongly encouraged to complete at least one studio course from the 100-200 series.
Because graduate programs in Art History typically require proficiency in at least two foreign languages, students who are considering advance studies in this discipline should plan to include at least four semesters of foreign language coursework in their curriculum.
Completion of Senior Thesis is strongly encouraged for students considering graduate school.