The Majors

Performance at the senior art showThe department offers students different paths to explore the vital connection between visuality and creativity. With courses of study in the history of art and the practice of studio art (or a combination of history and practice), each major is designed to train students to develop the technical, conceptual, critical, and historical tools they need to engage the visual world.

Students majors follow one of three routes through the department—art history, studio art or history & practice—to complete ten courses and fulfill the major requirements as outlined on each page. Art history students take classes in Lawrence Hall, while studio art students work in the W. L. S. Spencer Studio Art Building.

For examples of what our majors have studied and created, visit our showcase of student work.

Students studying art in the Rose Gallery at WCMAStudents studying art in the Rose Gallery at WCMA