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. (http://hop.dartmouth.edu/workshops/index.html)
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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