Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Major in Studio Art

Major

For permission to enter the studio concentration, students must submit a portfolio of their work to the department during their sophomore year. Faculty review of portfolio submissions occurs once during the fall and once during the spring semester. All students who wish to be studio majors must be approved and accepted by the end of their sophomore year. For any questions regarding studio art, please contact the chair, Andrew Howard.

Requirements for the Class of 2013 and Class of 2014

Studio Art major worksheet

The studio art concentration consists of at least 13 semester courses, including:
Arts of the Western Tradition, ARTH 111/ARTH 211, taught in the fall, and Arts of Africa, the Near East and the Americas, ARTH 112, taught in the spring. It is highly recommended that these courses be taken in sequence (ARTH 111 or ARTH 211, followed by ARTH 112).

Three foundation courses in studio art:
ARTS 111 Two-Dimensional Design
ARTS 112 Spatial Dynamics
and ARTS 116 Drawing I
These foundation courses must be taken before the senior year.

One semester of ARTS 402 Senior Projects

One additional semester course in Art History.

And six additional semester courses in studio art from the following areas (with a possible emphasis in the student’s area of major interest): drawing, graphic design, filmmaking, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Three courses must be taken at or above the 300-level.  ARTS 399 is normally reserved for fall semester seniors.

Requirements effective with the Class of 2015 and after

Studio Art major worksheet

The studio art concentration consists of at least 12 semester courses, including:

ARTH 111 Arts of the Western Tradition
or ARTH 211 Arts of the Western Tradition (Enhanced)

Three foundation courses in studio art:
ARTS 111 Two-Dimensional Design
ARTS 112 Spatial Dynamics
and ARTS 116 Drawing I
These foundation courses must be taken before the senior year.

One additional semester course in Art History.

One semester of ARTS 402 Senior Projects

And six additional semester courses in studio art from the following areas (with a possible emphasis in the student’s area of major interest): drawing, graphic design, filmmaking, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Three courses must be taken at or above the 300-level. ARTS 399 is normally reserved for fall semester seniors.

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