2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 07, 2021  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art History (B.A.)

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Major Requirements

The student majoring in Art History takes a minimum of seventeen courses (49 credits). Of the 49 credits, 1 must be the Freshman Studio Seminar, 6 must be in Studio, and 42 must be in Art History. The Studio credits include ART261  (Photography I) and any other Studio Art course of choice. For the Art History credits, the student should first complete two broad-based surveys (ART205  and ART206 ). Subsequent advanced coursework involves nine in-depth courses in Western and non-Western art, with plentiful opportunities to explore American art and architecture for students coming to Newport with that interest. A tenth advanced course takes the form of an internship at an art museum, gallery, historic house, or other cultural institution in order to provide real-world, hands-on experience. During the senior year, the student should complete two semesters devoted to thesis research and production (ART441  and ART442 ).

The student can transfer credits for two art-history courses from outside institutions, while other outside art-history courses will apply to general electives.

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