Students pursuing the art practice emphasis must complete the required lower and upper division courses as set forth below.

Major Requirements (14.5 courses total)

Lower Division (6 courses)

  • ART 1: Studio Foundations 1: Drawing and Painting;
  • ART 3: Basic Design;
  • ART 55: Digital Foundations 1: Photo, Video, and Sound Art;
  • ATC 80: Art Theory; and
  • AH 1: Survey of World Art: Europe and the United States (or AH 2: Survey of World Art: Africa, Asia and the Americas).
And a choice of one lower-division course:
  • ART 2: Studio Foundations 2: Sculpture and Installation;
  • ART 4: Basic Photography; or
  • ART 65: Digital Foundations 2: Web Design and Interactive Art.

Upper Division (8.5 courses)

  • ART 192: Capstone Project* (1.0 CR);
  • ART 195: Gallery Exhibitions (.25 CR)*;
  • ART 198: Senior Portfolio in Art Practice (.25 CR)*.

*Please Note: Students entering Saint Mary's College prior to academic year 2011/12 may substitute Art 199 for Art 192, 195, and 198.

And a choice of seven upper-division courses:
  • ART 101: Advanced Drawing;
  • ART 102: Advanced Painting;
  • ART 103: Advanced Sculpture; 
  • ART 104: Advanced Photography; 
  • ART 155: Experimental Film/Video; 
  • ART 165: Experimental Interactive Media; 
  • ATC 180: Seminar in Art Theory & Practice; 
  • ART 194: Special Topics in Art;
  • AH 117: Art Criticism, 1900 to the Present; 
  • AH 118: Art since 1930; or
  • AH 193: Museum Internship Project.

Minor Requirements (8.5 courses total)

Lower Division (3 courses)

  • ART 1: Studio Foundations 1: Drawing and Painting; and
  • ART 55: Digital Foundations 1: Photo, Video, and Sound Art.
And a choice of one lower-division course:
  • ART 2: Studio Foundations 2: Sculpture and Installation;
  • ART 3: Basic Design;
  • ART 4: Basic Photography; 
  • ART 65: Digital Foundations 2: Web Design and Interactive Media 
  • ATC 80: Art Theory;
  • AH 1: Survey of World Art: Europe and the United States;
  • AH 2: Survey of World Art: Africa, Asia and the Americas

Upper Division (5.5 courses)

  • ART 195: Gallery Exhibitions (.25 CR)*; and
  • ART 198: Senior Portfolio in Art Practice (.25 CR)*.

*Please Note: Students entering Saint Mary's College prior to academic year 2011/12 may substitute Art 199 for Art 192, 195, and 198.

And a choice of five upper-division courses:
  • ART 101: Advanced Drawing;
  • ART 102: Advanced Painting;
  • ART 103: Advanced Sculpture; 
  • ART 104: Advanced Photography; 
  • ART 155: Experimental Film/Video;
  • ART 165: Experimental Interactive Media;
  • ATC 180: Seminar in Art Theory & Practice;
  • ART 194: Special Topics in Art;
  • ART 196: Capstone Project;
  • AH 117: Art Criticism, 1900 to the Present; or
  • AH 193: Museum Internship Project.

Art Practice: Split Major

Split majors between Art Practice and other disciplines are available by arrangement. For more information, please contact Professor Peter Freund.

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