Requirements for Major
Majors acquire essential artistic skills as well as experience in the handling of a wide variety of ideas, materials and methods. The program puts the student in touch with the problems of creation and with the ideas and practice of artists in the contemporary world.
There are no prerequisites for entry into the Studio Art Major. The major requires 30 credits in ARTS and ARTH courses including ARTS 1610, Introduction to drawing I, and ARTH 2471, Art since 1945. Fifteen credits must be of 2000 level ARTS (not including ARTS Special Topics courses) and six credits of 3000 or 4000 level ARTS courses. ARTS 4900 (Advanced Project in Art) does not count toward the major in Studio Art. ARTH 2471 (Art Since 1945) is required and should be taken in the fall term of the third year. Three credits in any ARTH (Art History) course or 3 credits of any ARTS Special Topic Elective are also required. In the fourth year he or she declares a concentration in Cinematography, New Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture, which culminates in an exhibition. A concentration in Studio Art is defined as 2 courses at the 2000 level of the concentration area and 2 courses at the 3000/4000 level of the concentration area. Concentrations in Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture require ARTS 2620, Introduction to Drawing II, as a prerequisite to 2000 level courses in these concentration areas. Majors must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in all 30 credits of Studio Major courses, or be dropped from the program. A grade of C- or below does not count for major credit. With approval of the Director of the Undergraduate Program, students may transfer up to 9 credits to the major.
Requirements for Minor
The minor in studio art requires 18 credits in ARTS courses including ARTS 1610. 15 credits of ARTS 2000 level or above courses in at least two concentration areas. ARTS 4900 (Advanced Project in Art) does not count toward minor in Studio Art. Minors must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in All 18 credits of Studio Minor courses. No ARTS course graded C- or below may count for minor credit. With Approval of the Director of the Undergraduate Program, students may transfer up to 6 credits to the minor.
For more information, contact the Director of Undergraduate Program in Studio Art, McIntire Department of Art, Program in Studio Art, Ruffin Hall, 179 Culbreth Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4130; (434) 924-6123; Fax: (434) 982-4699; www.virginia.edu/art.