The studio arts major introduces students to the history of art and to traditional media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics. Throughout the curriculum, courses emphasize visual communication and creative thinking.
The degree program culminates in the senior thesis, an intense, project-driven learning experience. Students design and present their project proposals in the fall and execute the projects throughout the spring semester with supervision from the art faculty. The final works are exhibited at the end of the semester.
Students are encouraged to complete internships in the arts, but this is not a degree requirement.
B.A. students in art at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing global cultures and traditions.
|ART 101||Ancient to Medieval Art History||3 credits|
|ART 102||Renaissance to Modern Art History||3 credits|
|ART 121||Drawing||3 credits|
|ART 130||Introduction to 2D and 3D Design||3 credits|
|ART 132||Introduction to Design and Digital Media||3 credits|
|ART 151||Ceramics||3 credits|
|ART 215||Printmaking||3 credits|
|ART 221||Painting||3 credits|
|ART 222||Painting II||3 credits|
|ART 227||Figure Drawing||3 credits|
|ART 251||Sculpture||3 credits|
|ART 335||Studio Art Thesis Planning||3 credits|
|ART 435||Senior Thesis in Studio Arts||3 credits|
|Two additional 3 credit courses in art – must be taken every semester||6 credits|
|ART 399||Art Colloquium (0 credits), must be taken every semester|
Course work in the traditional studio arts as well as the digital arts give students the opportunity to understand how art is made, seen, and valued.