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General Education Requirements

The Department offers three courses that fulfill the International component of the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement — ART 115, 116 and 210.

The Department offers occasional Earlham Seminars.

The Major

Earlham's Art Major offers a unique opportunity to combine both applied arts and the emphasis on reading and writing customary at a liberal arts college. As a result, each Art major develops a broad range of skills, culminating in the Senior Capstone, which serves as the comprehensive gauge of the student's experience.

Requirements for the Art Major with Studio Emphasis

  • ART 250 Making Art: Content, Form and Expression
  • Two studio courses, one each in a two-dimensional and three-dimensional medium. One of these can be in the area of focus. Studio offerings include classes in:
    • (Two-dimensional) Drawing, Painting, Photography and Fibers, and
    • (Three-dimensional) Ceramics, Metals and Fibers.
  • Three Art History courses:
    • One 100-level Art History course
    • One 200-level Art History course
    • One 300-level Art History course
  • At least three academic or applied credits in Music, Theatre and/or Film (including music lessons taken for credit)
  • At least four courses (16 credits) in one area of focus (e.g., Ceramics)
  • Internship or apprenticeship experience
  • ART 487 Senior Project, Fall Semester (1 credit)
  • ART 488 Senior Capstone Experience, Spring Semester (3 credits)

Requirements for the Art Major with Art History Emphasis

  • ART 115 Art: Context and Meaning — Part One, and ART 116 Art: Context and Meaning — Part Two
  • Either ART 210 History of Craft or ART 211 20th Century Art
  • Four additional Art History courses
  • Three Studio Art courses (ART 250 Making Art: Content, Form and Expression, one 2D and one 3D)
  • An internship
  • At least three academic or applied credits in Music, Theatre and/or Film (including music lessons taken for credit)
  • ART 487 Senior Project, Fall Semester (1 credit)
  • ART 488 Senior Capstone Experience, Spring Semester (3 credits)

The Minor

Requirements for an Art History Minor (22 credits)

  • At least six Art History courses, including:
    • ART 115 Art: Context and Meaning — Part One (3 credits)
    • ART 116 Art: Context and Meaning — Part Two (3 credits)
    • Either ART 210 History of Craft or ART 211 20th Century Art (3 credits)
    • Three other 3-credit courses (9 credits)
  • One Studio Art course (4 credits)

Requirements for a Studio Art Minor (22 credits)

  • At least six Studio Art courses (totaling at least 19 credits), including:
    • One in a two-dimensional medium
    • One in a three-dimensional medium
  • One Art History course (3 credits)

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Richmond, Indiana
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