Requirements For Major

The Studio Art major consists of 10 courses. The Department offers courses in architecture, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Drawing I is prerequisite to courses in architecture, painting, photography, and printmaking, and to upper level drawing and sculpture courses. There are no prerequisites for Drawing I, Sculpture I, or Special Topics.

Since class size is limited and enrollments are heavy, Drawing I should be completed as early as possible.

Additional requirements for the major: Studio Art 16, Studio Art 20, Studio Art 25, Studio Art 76, Studio Art 77, one Art History course, and three of the following: Studio Art 17, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 65, 66, 68, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 or 90. Figure Sculpture can substitute for either Sculpture II or III; and Figure Drawing can substitute for either the Drawing II or III requirement for the major.

Studio Art 76 and 77 serve as the culminating experience in the major. Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least 3 course levels in one area of focus before taking the senior seminar. The senior seminar work will be evaluated by the Studio Art Department faculty and outside examiners. Participation in a senior exhibition is a required part of the major.

See work from Senior Major Exhibitions.

Requirements For Minor

Seven courses in Studio Art, with Studio Art 15, 16 and 25 required. Four additional courses, two of which must be in any one of the following six areas: architecture, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.

Course List

All courses are offered in 10A and 2A time slots. Please consult the ORC for the most current listings and information.

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Honors Program

The Honors Program consists of a two-term course of study, completed during the class context of Senior Seminar I and II. To be eligible for the Honors Program, students must have achieved the following, by the end of junior year: a 3.4 average in all Studio Art Major courses; Drawing I and Drawing II; and three terms of study in a specific area of architecture, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture (e.g., Sculpture I, Sculpture II, and Sculpture III). By the end of senior fall term, students must: have two professors who will advise them on their honors project throughout Senior Seminar; submit a typed proposal outlining their final project, along with 10 images of their work. 3 of these 10 pieces must have been initiated on your own, and not as part of a class assignment. A critique of this independent work will take place between Honors Program participants and the general faculty. Studio Art majors will be notified in writing of procedures for Honors. At the end of winter term, faculty will review all Honors students' work and determine whether or not their work is acceptable to continue in the program. An honors thesis is required by the end of spring term. Honors, if granted, is bestowed at the end of spring term.

examples of past honors theses

Post-Graduate Internship

Every academic year four senior major or minor graduates are chosen to remain at Dartmouth for a post-graduate year as Studio Art Interns. Majors have priority, should candidates have equal qualifications. Each is provided with a studio and small annual stipend. In return they assist in classes, work in the gallery and monitor shops, also serving as role models and mentors for undergraduates. The presence of the interns working at an advanced level helps raise the quality of undergraduate work, and interns gain experience that helps prepare them for graduate school.

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