Fine Arts Major
Prior to selecting a major, students should consult with their advisor and the chair of the department of art and art history. All students who decide to major in art or art history should officially elect a faculty member from the department as their formal advisor and consult with that faculty member prior to course registration each semester.
This major is appropriate for students who:
- Wish to pursue a general major in fine arts;
- Plan to complete a second major in education leading to certification to teach art at the elementary or secondary level, in which case students must consult with the school of education concerning the state requirements for the art education teaching certificate; or
- Plan to seek admittance into a graduate program in fine arts, in which additional Advanced Studio coursework and a second major in art history or design arts is highly recommended.
The fine arts major must complete 33 hours of coursework: 12 hours of required courses and 15 of elective courses.
All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.
Choose three courses from the following (only one can be an art history course):
ARCH 356 History of Modern Architecture
ARTH 350: Modern Art
ARTH 356: Contemporary Art
ARTH 360: History of Photography
ARTZ 200: Printmaking
ARTZ 205: Weaving
ARTZ 211: Digital Foundations
ARTZ 230: Painting I
ARTZ 240: Ceramics I
ARTZ 250: Sculpture I
ARTZ 260: Photography I
ARTZ 267: Digital Photography I
ARTZ 304: Praxis Studio
ARTZ 312: Illustration
ARTZ 323: Figure Drawing
ARTZ 325: Graphic Design: Form and Content
ARTZ 326: Graphic Design: Audience and Format
ARTZ 327: Graphic Design: Integrated Practice
ARTZ 330: Painting II
ARTZ 331: Advanced Painting
ARTZ 332: Painting Practice and Theory
ARTZ 340: Ceramics II
ARTZ 341: Ceramic Mold-Making and Slip Casting
ARTZ 342: Ceramic Hand Building
ARTZ 343: Ceramic Wheel Throwing
ARTZ 350: Sculpture II
ARTZ 351: Contemporary Sculpture I
ARTZ 352: Contemporary Sculpture II
ARTZ 360: Photography II
ARTZ 361: Alternative Photographic Processes
ARTZ 364: Commercial Photography
ARTZ 367: Digital Photography II
ARTZ 380: Field Studies: Design and Fine Art
ARTZ 290, 390, 490: Selected Topics
ARTZ 397, 398, 497, 498: Internship
ARTZ 301, 302, 401, 402:Advanced Studio (1-3 hrs)
ARTZ 403: Praxis Studio
ARCH 426: Travel Journal: Mediterranean Cultures
Courses used as electives for one art or art history major or minor may not also satisfy requirements for another art or art history major or minor.
Only one advanced studio in each medium can count toward a major. When a student has taken all the advanced studios (ARTZ 301, 302, 401, 402) in a studio area, no more advanced studios can be taken in that area. Advanced studios cannot be used as electives in any minor offered by the department of art and art history.
Students are required to complete a Permission to Register for Special Coursework form which can be found in MyDrury under the "Student" tab to enroll in advanced studios (ARTZ 301, 302, 401, 402), Portfolio (ARTZ 395).