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Studio Art

  • Basic Structure of the Department

  • The Studio Art department provides students the opportunity to participate in a strong studio program within the liberal arts context. Classes are taught by well-established artists, whose work is exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad. Students have full use of large, well-equipped studio facilities.
  • Course offerings include all levels of: architecture, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Classes are open to all Dartmouth undergraduates, but limited in size to encourage individual expression and close personal interaction between faculty and students.
  • Senior majors are encouraged to focus in one or two areas of concentration for their culminating experience. Many establish themselves in art related careers after graduation. Sculpture I, Drawing I and Special Topics DO NOT have a prerequisite, and no prior knowledge of any of these courses is required.
  • The department does not teach woodworking, jewelry making, or pottery.  A student can get not-for-credit instruction through the student workshops in the Hopkins Center.  (

Courses for the Student with Little or No Background Who Wants to Explore Studio Art

  • SART 15: Drawing I
  • SART 16: Sculpture I
  • SART 17: Special Topics: Collage - Bridging the Gap

Other Information about Studio Art

  • Fully half of the spots in SART 15 (Drawing 1) are reserved for first-year students, to encourage their enrollment.  First-year student spots are also reserved in SART 16 and 17.  It is unusual that a first-year student cannot enroll in Drawing I.
  • Drawing I is the prerequisite to all other courses in Studio Art except SART 16 (Sculpture 1), and SART 17 (Special Topics).
  • Studio Art classes are serious, rigorous and time-consuming.  Students should be prepared to devote an additional 10 to 12 hours a week on their work, outside of classroom instruction time.
  • Drawing I and Sculpture I are offered every term: fall, winter, spring, and summer.  Special Topics is offered one or two times every year (13F and 14W in 2013-2014).  The special topics vary.

Current Enrollments, Class Size, and Distributives


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Last Updated: 9/6/13