Studio Art Major

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Simpson Art Department offers traditional studio art courses in Drawing, Painting, Photography, and Pottery. Students who major in Studio Art choose a discipline to focus in and then take at least two courses from this area, plus additional Studio Courses.  Graduates can develop a career in fine arts or enter a graduate program within a chosen discipline.

See Student Work to see examples from Simpson studio art majors.

Students will complete ten courses plus a capstone along with a Sophomore portfolio and Gallery Event and Museum Attendance requirement.

Required:

Art 001 Gallery Event and Museum Attendance
Art 0XX Soph. Art Portfolio
Art 121: Basic Drawing
Art 131 Foundations of Design I – 2D
Art 132 Foundations of Design II – 3D
Art 233 Art Major Seminar

Art History
(Take two courses from the following):

Art 201 Prehistoric to Renaissance
Art 202 Renaissance to 19th Century
Art 203 Modern Art
Art 204 Non-Western Art
Art 205 Art since 1940
Art 206 History of Design

Studio Courses
Take at least two courses in one area chosen from:
Drawing, Painting, Pottery or Photography

Studio Art Major can take three additional courses from the following:

Art 221 Drawing I
Art 322 Drawing II
Art 245 Painting I
Art 346 Painting II
Art 243 Pottery I
Art 343 Pottery II
Art 241 Photography I
Art 344 Photography II
Art 238 Graphic Design I
Art 339 Graphic Design II

The Studio Art Major can repeat one upper level class in Drawing, Painting, Pottery or Photography one time in order to complete three studio courses in a given fine arts area.

Studio Electives:
Option A: Without Internship/Three Additional Studio Courses
OR
Option B: With Internship/Two Additional STudio Courses

Capstone:
Option A: Not Including Internship

Art 385 Senior Seminar
Art 0XY Senior Exhibition

OR

Option B: Including Internship

Art 319 Internship in Art
Art 385 Senior Seminar
Art 0XY Senior Exhibition

Students will complete ten courses plus a capstone along with a Sophomore portfolio and Gallery Event and Museum Attendance requirement.

Required:

Art 001 Gallery Event and Museum Attendance
Art 0XX Soph. Art Portfolio
Art 121: Basic Drawing
Art 131 Foundations of Design I – 2D
Art 132 Foundations of Design II – 3D
Art 233 Art Major Seminar

Art History
(Take two courses from the following):

Art 201 Prehistoric to Renaissance
Art 202 Renaissance to 19th Century
Art 203 Modern Art
Art 204 Non-Western Art
Art 205 Art since 1940
Art 206 History of Design

Studio Courses
Take at least two courses in one area chosen from:
Drawing, Painting, Pottery or Photography

Studio Art Major can take three additional courses from the following:

Art 221 Drawing I
Art 322 Drawing II
Art 245 Painting I
Art 346 Painting II
Art 243 Pottery I
Art 343 Pottery II
Art 241 Photography I
Art 344 Photography II
Art 238 Graphic Design I
Art 339 Graphic Design II

The Studio Art Major can repeat one upper level class in Drawing, Painting, Pottery or Photography one time in order to complete three studio courses in a given fine arts area.

Studio Electives:
Option A: Without Internship/Three Additional Studio Courses
OR
Option B: With Internship/Two Additional STudio Courses

Capstone:
Option A: Not Including Internship

Art 385 Senior Seminar
Art 0XY Senior Exhibition

OR

Option B: Including Internship

Art 319 Internship in Art
Art 385 Senior Seminar
Art 0XY Senior Exhibition

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Success Stories

Kyle Blevins ’89

“I felt more confident in fine art, and it was a little more solitary. It allowed me to really focus my attention without distractions.” More…

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