Basic Structure of the Department
- The Studio Art department offers courses in six areas of fine arts: architecture, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. A student may concentrate in any area or combine areas for the Major in Studio Art.
- 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 course
Other information about Studio Art
- Fully half of the spots in SART 15 (Drawing 1) are reserved for first-year students, and it is thus encouraged that first-year take it. It is extraordinarily rare that a first-year student who wants to take Drawing 1 cannot enroll.
- Drawing 1 is the gateway prerequisite to all other courses in the Studio Art department except SART 16 (Sculpture 1), and SART 17 (Special Topics).
- All classes are serious, rigorous and time-consuming. A student should be prepared to devote 8 to 12 hours a week to work outside of classroom instruction.
- Drawing 1 and Sculpture 1 are offered every term (fall, winter, spring, and summer). The special topics course is offered once or twice a year, and the topics vary from year to year.
Current Enrollments, Class Size, and Distributives
The Studio Art home page
Requirements for the major and minor