2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 26, 2021  
2014-2015 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, handson 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.

Two additional art history electives

(chosen from the following list of courses) 6 Credits

The studio art requirements for the Art History major are:


*If an art history major takes both ART305  and ART306 , both courses count towards the art history major. One counts as an art history requirement and the other counts as an art history elective.

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