Santa Clara University

Department of Art and Art History

Studio Art Major & Minor

In addition to fulfilling the Undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements for the bachelor of arts degree, students majoring in studio arts (ARTS) must complete the following departmental requirements. Refer to Other Resources below for more information on Studio Art Course Descriptions, Check Sheets, ARTH Global and Modern or Contemporary Course Requirement, Core Curriculum Guides and Pathway Courses.

These requirements apply to the 2015-16 Undergraduate Bulletin

The Studio Art Major requires 16 courses: (13 ARTS and 3 ARTH)
  1. ARTS 30 Basic Drawing
  2. ARTS 74 or 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, 64, 163 or 164
  5. One course from ARTH 21-27 (ARTH 23 preferred)
  6. Seven additional studio ARTS courses (upper-division preferred, excluding ARTS 194)
  7. One ARTH course with global emphasis
  8. One upper-division ARTH course with a modern or contemporary emphasis (ARTH 185 recommended)
  9. ARTS 196A Studio Art Seminar (recommended junior year)
  10. ARTS 196B Capstone Senior Exhibit (Senior year)
  • Only one ARTH 11A or 12A may fulfill one lower-division ARTH course (see ARTH Course Topic Substitutions).
  • 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.
  • Studio art or art history courses taken during a term of study abroad may be applied to no more than half of the requirements for a major in studio art.
  • Only one ARTH course may be taken abroad to fulfill the requirements for a major in studio art.
  • Students who wish to receive credit toward a major or minor for studio art courses taken at affiliated study abroad programs must be able to document their work for review by members of the department's faculty.
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, ARTS 30 strongly recommended)
  2. One three-dimensional foundation course from ARTS 33, 63, 64 ,163 or 164
  3. Four additional studio ARTS courses (upper-division preferred, excluding ARTS 194)
  4. One ARTH course
  • Study abroad courses are not accepted for a minor in studio art.
  • ARTH 11A and 12A are not accepted for ARTH course substitutions for a minor in studio art.

These requirements apply to the 2012-2014 Undergraduate Bulletins

The Studio Art Major requires 16 courses: (13 ARTS and 3 ARTH)
  1. ARTS 30 Basic Drawing
  2. ARTS 74 or 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, 64, 163 or 164
  5. One lower-division ARTH course (ARTH 23 preferred)
  6. Seven additional studio ARTS courses (upper-division preferred, excluding ARTS 194)
  7. One elective ARTH course with a non-Western (global) emphasis
  8. One elective ARTH course with a modern or contemporary emphasis (ARTH 185 recommended)
  9. ARTS 195 Capstone Senior Exhibit (Senior year)
  10. ARTS 196 Studio Art Seminar (recommended Junior year)
  • Only one ARTH 11A or 12A may fulfill one lower-division ARTH course (see ARTH Course Topic Substitutions).
  • 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.
  • Studio art or art history courses taken during a term of study abroad may be applied to no more than half of the requirements for a major in studio art.
  • Only one ARTH course may be taken abroad to fulfill the requirements for a major in studio art.
  • Students who wish to receive credit toward a major or minor for studio art courses taken at affiliated study abroad programs must be able to document their work for review by members of the department's faculty.
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, ARTS 30 strongly recommended)
  2. One three-dimensional foundation course from ARTS 33, 63, 64 ,163 or 164
  3. Four additional studio ARTS courses (upper-division preferred, excluding ARTS 194)
  4. One ARTH course
  • Study abroad courses are not accepted for a minor in studio art.
  • ARTH 11A and 12A are not accepted for ARTH course substitutions for a minor in studio art.


These requirements apply to the 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, 64, 163 or 164
  4. ARTH 23
  5. One course from ARTH 21-27
  6. Nine additional studio ARTS courses (upper-division preferred, excluding ARTS 194)
  7. One course from ARTH 101–199
  • Only one ARTH 11A or 12A may fulfill one lower-division ARTH course (see ARTH Course Topic Substitutions).
  • 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.
  • Studio art or art history courses taken during a term of study abroad may be applied to no more than half of the requirements for a major in studio art.
  • Only one ARTH course may be taken abroad to fulfill the requirements for a major in studio art.
  • Students who wish to receive credit toward a major or minor for studio art courses taken at affiliated study abroad programs must be able to document their work for review by members of the department's faculty.
The Studio Art minor requires 7 courses:
  1. One course from ARTS 30–57 (or approved upper-division equivalent, ARTS 30 strongly recommended.)
  2. One course from ARTS 63, 64, 163 or 164
  3. Three additional studio ARTS courses (upper-division preferred, excluding ARTS 194)
  4. One ARTH course
  5. One additional upper-division ARTS or ARTH course
  • ARTH 11A and 12A are not accepted for ARTH course substitutions for a minor in studio art.
  • Study abroad courses are not accepted for a minor in studio art.

 
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 »