Susannah Biondo-Gemmell, Ellen Hoobler, Christina Penn-Goetsch (chair), Anthony Plaut

The offerings in the Department of Art and Art History are designed for the major who is involved in the production of art and the study of art history, the major intending to teach art, and the non-major who wishes to develop insight into the fields of studio art and art history

Studio Art Major Requirements

A minimum of 12 course credits in art and art history to include:

  • Three course credits in art history [AH], one of which must be ART 260 (Modern Art), 362 (Art Since 1960), or 363 (Feminist Art)
  • Five course credits in studio art [SA]
  • One additional course in studio art or art history
  • ART 483 (Studio Art Seminar)  to be taken in the senior year
  • ART 391 (Studio Tutorial) to be taken in the senior year
  • ART 487 (Senior Thesis) to be taken in the senior year

Notes

  • Four of the above 12 courses must be at or above the 300 level.
  • ART 371 may not be counted toward the major.
  • Transfer students must take a minimum of six courses, including ART 391, 483 and 487, from the Cornell College Department of Art and Art History.

Art History Major Requirements

A minimum of 11 course credits in art and art history to include:

  • Three course credits in studio art [SA]
  • Five course credits in art history [AH]
  • ART 484 (Art History Seminar)
  • ART 392 (Advanced Art History Tutorial) to be taken in the senior year
  • ART 487 (Senior Thesis) to be taken in the senior year

Notes

  • Four of the above 11 courses, including ART 392, 484, and 487, must be at or above the 300 level.
  • ART 371 (Art Methods) may not be counted toward the major.
  • Transfer students must take a minimum of six courses, including ART 484 and 487, from the Cornell College Department of Art and Art History.

Teaching Major in Studio Art Requirements

The same as the Studio Art major above, but to include one course credit in painting, one course credit in sculpture, and ART 371. Teaching majors are advised to take courses which provide experience in a variety of media. In addition to the foregoing requirements for the subject major, prospective teachers must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete coursework leading to secondary and/or elementary certification described under Education. Prospective teachers should request a current list of the specific major requirements from the Education Office.

Minor Requirements

Two minors are available. No courses, except ART 103 (Drawing I) and ART 104 (Studio Art Basics), may be counted toward more than one minor under the supervision of the Department of Art and Art History. Transfer students must take at least three courses from the Cornell College Department of Art and Art History.

Art History Minor

A minimum of six course credits in art and art history which include at least four art history courses [AH] and two studio art courses [SA]. Individual projects and tutorials in art history (ART 292 and 392) or studio art (ART 291 and 391) will not be counted toward fulfillment of the minor.

Studio Art Minor

A minimum of six course credits in art and art history which include at least four studio art courses [SA], and two art history courses [AH], one of which must be 260, 362, or 363. Individual projects and tutorials in art history (ART 292 and 392) or studio art (ART 291 and 391) will not be counted toward fulfillment of the minor.