Art Curiculum

A qualifying review and conference in the student's fifth term includes an AOC application form, a portfolio of 10 images (cd), and a 1-2 page statement of purpose.

Requirements for area of concentration or Double Area of concentration

Eight courses in Art, three courses in Art History, one critical theory course, one ISP, senior thesis project, and exhibition

Art Foundations requirements (to be fulfilled prior to advancing in the discipline)

  • 3-D Design
  • Foundations Course in Drawing* (LAC)
  • Sculpture*
  • Painting: Color Concepts
  • Art History Course
  • Approved Course in Critical Theory

 

Followed by:

  • Sculpture*
  • Painting or Drawing*
  • Two Art Electives (Painting*, Drawing*, Digital Media, Sculpture*)
  • Two Art History courses with one covering 20th or 21st century art
  • One January Independent Study Project
  • Studio Art Thesis Project/Exhibition and supporting paper, Baccalaureate Exam, Portfolio of Images

 

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Joint Disciplinary AOC Requirements

Six courses in Art, two courses in Art History, and one ISP

Art Foundations requirements (to be fulfilled prior to advancing in the discipline)

  • 3-D Design
  • Foundations Course in Drawing* (LAC)
  • Sculpture*
  • Painting: Color Concepts
  • Art History Course

Followed by:

  • Sculpture*
  • Painting or Drawing*
  • One Art History courses covering 20th or 21st century art
  • One January Independent Study Project

Requirements for a Secondary Field in Art

  • Five courses in Art, one course in Art History, one ISP in Art

    Art Foundations requirements (to be fulfilled prior to advancing in the discipline)

  • 3-D Design
  • Foundations Course in Drawing* (LAC)
  • Sculpture*
  • Painting: Color Concepts
  • Art History

Followed by:

  • One Art Elective (Painting*, Drawing*, Digital Media, Sculpture*)
  • Art History covering 20th or 21st century art
  • One January Independent Study Project

(* These courses will vary in techniques and methodologies and will repeat on a several year rotation. The courses will allow for introductory and advanced level approaches in the same class)

Sample 4 Year Pathway

 

 Fall TermJanuary ISPSpring Term
Year 1
  • Drawing I
  • Art History
  • LAC 1
  • LAC 2
  • ISP 
  • Sculpture I
  • LAC 3
  • LAC 4
  • LAC 5
Year 2
  • Painting I
  • Art HIstory
  • Drawing II or Equivalent
  • LAC 6
  • Art ISP 
  • Sculpture II
  • Painting II
  • LAC 7
  • LAC 8
Year 3
  • Art HIstory
  • Critical Theory
  • Upper Level Studio or Tutorial
  • Art ISP
  • Upper Level Studio or Tutorial
  • Elective course
  • Elective course
Year 4
  • Senior Art Seminar
  • Senior Thesis
  • Bacc Exam
  • Elective course
 
  • Senior Art Seminar
  • Senior Thesis
  • Bacc Exam
  • Elective course

Sample 2 Year Transfer Pathway

 Fall TermJanuary ISPSpring Term
Year 3
  • Drawing I (or apply transfer credit)
  • Sculpture I (or apply transfer credit)
  • Art History (or apply transfer credit)
  • Painting I
  • Critical Theory Course
  • Art ISP 
  • “ISP” Tutorial
  • Sculpture II
  • Art History
  • Upper Level Elective or Tutorial
Year 4
  • Painting II
  • Art History
  • Drawing II or Equivalent
  • Senior Art Seminar
  • Art Thesis
  • ISP (if not taken as a tutorial during the 3rd year spring term
  • Upper Level Elective or Tutorial
  • Senior Art Seminar
  • Senior Thesis

Caples Fine Arts Studio Policies & Procedures

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