Santa Clara University

Department of Art and Art History

Studio Art Major & Minor

In addition to completing the requirements specified below, art majors must fulfill the College and University Core Curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Studio Art or Art History courses taken during a term of study abroad may be applied to no more than half of the requirement for a major or minor in art at Santa Clara University. Students who wish to receive credit toward a major or minor in art for studio art courses taken at other institutions must be able to show evidence of their work for review by members of the Art Department faculty.

These requirements apply to incoming Freshman of 2012-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin

The Studio Art Major requires 16 courses: (13 ARTS and 3 ARTH)
  1. ARTS 30 Basic Drawing
  2. ARTS 74/174 Basic/Computer Imaging
  3. One two-dimensional foundation course from ARTS 32, 72 or 181
  4. One three-dimensional foundation course from ARTS 33, 63/163, or 64/164
  5. One lower-division ARTH course (ARTH 23 preferred)
  6. Seven additional approved studio ARTS courses (upper-division preferred. Emphasis within department should determine classes.)
  7. One elective ARTH course with global emphasis
  8. One elective ARTH course with modern or contemporary emphasis (ARTH 185 preferred)
  9. ARTS 195 Capstone Senior Exhibit
  10. ARTS 196 Studio Art Seminar (recommended in junior year)

Studio Art majors are also required to exhibit their work in the Art Department Gallery during spring quarter of their senior year. An "Independent Study" ARTS 199 course of 2-5 units is often helpful in preparation for the exhibit.

The Studio Art minor requires 7 courses: (6 ARTS and 1 ARTH)
  1. One two-dimensional foundation course from ARTS 30–72 or approved upper-division equivalent
  2. One three-dimensional foundation course from ARTS 33, 63/163, or 64/164
  3. Four additional approved studio ARTS courses (upper-division preferred)
  4. One lower- or upper-division ARTH course

View the 2012-2014 Studio Arts Requirement Checklist for students graduating in 2016-2018. The requirements on this web site and on the requirement checklist have been updated as of July 2014.  Changes to the requirements may not be accurately reflected in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

These requirements apply to incoming Freshman of 2011-12 Undergraduate Bulletin

The Studio Art major requires 15 courses: (12 ARTS and 3 ARTH)
  1. ARTS 30 Basic Drawing
  2. One course from ARTS 35–57 or approved upper-division equivalent
  3. One course from ARTS 63/163 or 64/164
  4. Nine additional approved studio ARTS courses (Upper-division preferred. Emphasis within department should determine classes. ARTS 196 recommended for junior year.)
  5. ARTH 23 Intro to the Arts of the Later Modern West
  6. One additional course from the ARTH 20-series
  7. One course from ARTH 101–199

Studio Art majors are also required to exhibit their work in the Art Department Gallery during spring quarter of their senior year. An "Independent Study" ARTS 199 course of 2-5 units is often helpful in preparation for the exhibit.

The Studio Art minor requires 7 courses:
  1. One course from ARTS 30–57 or approved upper-division equivalent
  2. One course from ARTS 63/163 or 64/164
  3. Three additional approved studio ARTS courses (upper-division preferred)
  4. One lower- or upper-division ARTH course
  5. One additional upper-division studio ARTS or ARTH course

View the 2011-12 Studio Arts Requirement Checklist for students graduating in 2015. The requirements on this web site and on the requirement checklist have been updated as of July 2014.  Changes to the requirements may not be accurately reflected in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

For questions related to the Studio Art major and minor requirements please contact the Department of Art & Art History at ArtInfo@scu.edu or call (408) 554-4594.
See also:

  • iconUndergraduate Bulletin (pdf)
    The Department of Art and Art History offers a degree program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in two undergraduate majors, art history and studio art, with courses in both disciplines fostering a thorough understanding of both the history and practice of art. Department faculty encourage interdisciplinary connections with the Santa Clara community through course offerings that fulfill a wide range of College and University Core Curriculum requirements, as well as courses through the Residential Learning Communities and the University Honors Program. Learn More »
 
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