History & Studio Requirements

Drawing

  • This route offers students the opportunity to propose a course of study that investigates a particular medium or a particular issue bridging both wings of the department. Examples of past History and Studio projects include topics related to architecture, curating, and performance, but are not limited to these.

    In many cases, it is better to choose the Art History or the Studio Art route to the major, while taking additional courses in the other wing, as desired. The History and Studio route is offered as a third option and requires the approval of two advisors. One advisor from Art History and one from Studio Art must sign off each semester before a student may register for classes.

    The History and Studio major requires a minimum of nine courses:

    Any TWO of the following six courses: ARTH 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 or 106

    ARTS 100-level course

    ARTS 200-level course

    ARTH 301 Methods OR ARTS 319 Junior Seminar

    ARTH 400-level OR 500-level course

    ARTS elective

    ARTH elective

    ARTS 300-level course or ARTS 418 (with permission), if pursuing a Studio track 

    OR an ARTH 400-level course or ARTH 494 (with permission), if pursuing an Art History track

    The application for the History and Studio route must include both a written statement of purpose and a list of proposed courses. Both must be approved by two advisors, one from Art History and the other from Studio Art, and be submitted to the department’s administrative assistant before the student may register for the major.

    History and Studio students whose ongoing projects have a Studio emphasis have the opportunity to take the Senior Tutorial (ARTS 418) with permission of the instructor and to participate in the senior Studio exhibition. Or, a student following the Studio Art track may propose a senior Independent Study project in order to pursue Honors. Those History and Studio majors with an Art History emphasis may apply to write a thesis and, if accepted, will be admitted to the required Winter Study and Senior Honors Seminar (ARTH 494).

    Honors

    Art History and Studio

    History and Studio majors may follow either the Studio Art or Art History route to honors. Alternatively, a student may pursue honors through an Independent Study project, to be undertaken during Winter Study and the Spring semester under the guidance of their two advisors.

    The review process for the honors candidates in the senior seminars (ARTS 418 or ARTH 494) will proceed according to the regular honors process for the respective wing of the Art Department, and will include both advisors. If the honors project is conducted via an Independent Study, the final project will be submitted to the two advisors who will determine whether or not it will receive honors. If the student chooses not to follow the Honors route, they may take either a 300-level ARTS course, or a 400-level ARTH seminar instead.

One advisor from Art History and one from Studio Art must sign off each semester before a student may register for classes.

The application for the History and Studio route must include both a written statement and a list of proposed courses. It must be approved by an advisor from both Art History and Studio Art and be submitted to the department’s administrative assistant before registering for the major.

ART HISTORY & STUDIO MAJOR REGISTRATION FORM

History and Studio students whose projects have a Studio emphasis have the opportunity to take the Senior Tutorial (ARTS 418) with permission of the instructor and to participate in the senior Studio exhibition. Those students with an Art History emphasis can apply to write a thesis and, if accepted, will be admitted to the required Winter Study and Senior Honors Seminar (ARTH 494) which culminate in a thesis and thesis presentation. Or, a student may propose a senior independent study in order to pursue Honors.

For more information on requirements, refer to the Course Catalog.