General Requirements for the Major or Minor
General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) at least four units of the major or three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the major or the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a major or minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the major and minor degree requirements listed below.
Courses taken to meet the Writing and Rhetoric and Scholarly and Creative Inquiry seminar core requirements may not be used to meet major or minor requirements.
Requirements for the Major
BA Degree/Art Studio Emphasis
A limited number of seats have been reserved in ART 101 and 102 for prospective studio art majors. Students who plan to major in studio art and wish to take one of these courses should contact the instructor during the advising period prior to Fall or Spring registration week.
- Completion of two foundation courses in studio Art, specifically ART 101, 102;
- Completion of any two of the following art history courses: ART 275, 276, 278; .and the completion of one art history course from the following courses: ART 302, 325, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371.
- Studio Art tracks (choose A, B, C or D)
- Printmaking: ART 201 or 251, 281, 282, 382, 452, 3-D elective.
- Painting: ART 201, 251, 281 or 282, 350, 452, 3-D elective.
- Ceramics: ART 247, 265 or 266, 347, 348, 454, 2-D elective.
- Sculpture: ART 247, 265, 266, 355, 454, 2-D elective.
- Satisfactory completion of ART 452 or 454 and participation in the Senior Exhibition.
- The department would like to call the attention of Studio Art majors to PHYS 107, Light and Color, which is strongly recommended. Elective units are available in Art and art-related fields which provide concentration, depth, and choices for the Art major in painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, and other fields.
Advisors: Professors Johnson, Marcavage, McCuistion, and Richman.
BA Degree/Art History Emphasis
- Completion of ART 101, 275, 276, 278 or 302, 494 and four of the following: 278, 302, 325, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, and 371.
- Art majors with an art history emphasis are required to submit by the end of their junior year a copy of a graded substantial art history research paper (at least 10 pages in length) for mid-level evaluation.
- At least two 300-level art history courses must be taken at the University of Puget Sound and be completed by the end of the junior year.
- Completion of the university's foreign language graduation requirement by taking either 101/102 or 201 in a modern language (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish). Students who meet the foreign language graduation requirement through a university proficiency examination in one of these languages will be expected to take and pass a further departmental translation examination. Students who pass a university proficiency examination in a language other than those listed above must consult with the department regarding the departmental language requirement.
Advisors: Professors Hong, Kotsis, and Williams.
Requirements for the Minor
Art Studio Emphasis
Completion of a minimum of six units to include 1) ART 101, 102; 2) one unit from the following art history courses: ART 275, 276, 278, 302, 325, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371; 3) three art electives.
Art History Emphasis
- Completion of the six units listed as required: ART 275, 276, 278 or 302; two art history units at the 300 level (from the following courses: 302, 325, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371); and ART 494.
- Art minors with an art history emphasis are required to submit by the end of their junior year a copy of a graded substantial art history research paper (at least 10 pages in length) for mid-level evaluation.
- The student must have a grade of C or higher in all courses for the major or minor.
- Courses more than 10 years old will not be applied to an Art Major or Minor.
- Art 494 is only offered in the Fall Semester.