The Department of Art and Art History offers majors in studio art, art history and
art education. The studio major covers the range of visual art disciplines in painting,
drawing, sculpture, photography, design and ceramics.
The studio art major teaches visual acuity and creativity in leading to the development
of a personal vocabulary in a body of work that culminates in the senior thesis exhibition.
At the foundation level, students are introduced to the range of studio art mediums
followed by a more focused coursework work in the student's area of interest at the
intermediate level. Senior-year studio seminar courses provide the capstone experience
for artistic professional development.
View full studio art description in the catalog
The art history major provides students with an in-depth study of the history of the visual arts using objects of study as well as primary and secondary sources.
In partnership with the Hope College Department of Education, the Department of Art and Art History offers a secondary track visual arts education teaching major (grades K–12) through the State of Michigan. This program is aligned with the other majors within the department to provide the student with both art history and experience with studio practice that leads to the culminating senior thesis exhibition.
Art history and French
Students can pair courses in French and in art history, along with an international study semester, for this popular double major.
Art history and studio art
Some art students choose to double major in both art history and studio art. If you’re interested in pursuing this double major, contact the Department of Art and Art History for more information.
The studio art minor combines courses in art, including at least four credits above the 100 studio level, along with a selection of elective courses.
The art history minor features a concentration of upper-level art history classes along with at least one studio art course.
Forms for majors and minors
- Art 499 Internship Proposal Form
- Junior Review Form Studio (PDF)
- Junior Review Form Art Education (PDF)
Junior review packet information
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