The art major provides a strong foundation in art history and in studio art: design, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, computer art, and sculpture. Electives and directed study in a variety of media include fiber arts, ceramics, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

Senior Project, an individual project and study course, is required for all majors, while a senior exhibition is required of Art, Painting and Drawing, and Ceramics concentrations is open to all seniors. Other specialized advanced and tutorial courses are also offered. Combining an art major with minors in business or communication offers viable career opportunities in advertising, communication, and arts administration.


The art major requires 51 credits in courses in art and art history. It provides a strong foundation in art history, and in studio art: design, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, computer art, and sculpture. Electives and directed study in a variety of media include fiber arts, ceramics, and mixed media. Senior Project, an individual project and study course, is required for all majors, a senior exhibition opportunity is open to all seniors.

Bachelors of Arts in Art Course Information

Course Requirements: 51 credits
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Locations: Main Oakland Campus

Courses 

AR 101: INTRODUCTION TO ART/VISUAL CULTURE I

This is where it all begins: an introduction to the history of art from the prehistoric period to the year 1300. This course provides a chronology of the major works in the Western tradition and provides the basic terminology and methodologies necessary to analyze these works in a social, historical, religious, and/or material context.

AR 103: GOBAL THEMES IN ART

This course presents a thematic and global approach to the history of art. Explore a range of topics or themes from a global perspective. Some of the topics may include: war, love, the human body, family, portraits, god(s). Examine how artists from around the world explore these themes and how these artworks tell stories universal themes from diverse perspectives.

note: this is just a small sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking. for more details about these classes and more, please visit the Course Catalog section of our website. 


Accelerated Option for Current Carlow Undergraduates

Undergraduate students with a major concentration in ArtPainting, and Ceramics are invited to apply to Carlow's Master of Arts in Art program prior to graduation. Carlow's Accelerated Option is a fast-track jumpstart on a graduate degree. Please see the Carlow's Master of Arts in Art page for details.