Department ofArt and Art History

Studio Art Major and Minor Requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Undergraduate Core Curriculum requirements for the bachelor of arts degree, students majoring or minoring in studio art must complete the following department requirements for the 2018-19 academic year.  Check out the complete list of course descriptions in the Undergraduate Bulletin. Please refer to your class bulletin for restriction details or check your degree audit for major and minor requirements.

What courses do I need to take for a Studio Art Major?

The Studio Art major requires 17 courses: (13 studio ARTS courses and 4 ARTH courses)

  • Four foundation ARTS courses (recommended for first- or second-year students; transfer students should meet with the department chairs for individualized advising)
    • ARTS 30
    • ARTS 74
    • One two-dimensional foundation course from ARTS 32 or 72
    • One three-dimensional foundation course from ARTS 33, 63, or 64
  • Six additional ARTS courses (excluding ARTS 194 or ARTS 198), three of which must be upper division
  • Four ARTH courses
    • One lower-division ARTH course from: ARTH 11A or ARTH 12A (but not both), ARTH 21, ARTH 22 or ARTH 23 (preferred), (recommended for first- or second-year students)
    • ARTH Global (upper or lower division)
    • ARTH 185 
    • ARTH 106 or ARTH 120 (satisfies advanced writing and fulfils pre-modern breadth requirement)
  • ARTS 100 (recommended junior year)
  • ARTS 190 (must be taken fall of senior year)
  • ARTS 196 (senior year, winter and spring quarters; two-quarter class with grades assigned at end of spring quarter)

What courses do I need to take for an Studio Art Minor?

The Studio Art minor requires 7 courses: (6 studio ARTS courses and 1 ARTH course)

  • One two-dimensional foundation course from ARTS 30-72 (or approved upper-division equivalent)
  • One three-dimensional foundation course from ARTS 33, 63 or 64 (or approved upper-division equivalent)
  • Four additional studio ARTS courses (upper-division preferred, excluding ARTS 194)
  • One lower- or upper-division ARTH course (excluding ARTH 11A or 12A)

Requirements and Checklists