Although the Art Department encourages students to travel and study abroad, we feel that it is very important for students to begin their major with the required seminar in their junior year. The junior seminars, ARTH 301 and ARTS 319, prepare students for the independent research and/or independent artistic production which is the focus of the senior year.
- Art History students must take ARTH 301 in their junior year unless they are planning to study abroad for a full year; in that case, they may take the required class in their senior year (and should consider taking the course as a second-semester sophomore).
- Studio Art students must take Junior Seminar (ArtS 319) in the fall semester of their junior year unless they are planning to study abroad for a full year; in that case, they may take the required class in their senior year.
- History and Studio students must include their study abroad plans in their application to the major and discuss them with their advisor.
Study Abroad Credit
Note: Credit for study abroad courses toward the Studio Art major is not automatic. A portfolio of completed work or documentation of the work, if the original work is not portable, must be submitted to Studio Art faculty upon return from study abroad. (The student should consult their advisor to determine which Studio Art faculty will assess the portfolio.) The work submitted from a study abroad course must be deemed equivalent in quantity and quality to course work at the College in order for a study abroad course to count towards the major.