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Art (Studio)
Degree Requirements
Studio Art Major  |  Studio Art Minor

Studio Art Major
(15.25 semester course credits)

Required:

ARTH 018 Introduction to Western Art (1)

ARTH 019 Art of the Modern World (1)

ARTH 137 Art of the 20th Century (1)

ARTH 138 Contemporary Art (1)

ARTS 005 (105) Basic Composition (1)

ARTS 007 (107) Three-Dimensional
Concepts (1)

Senior Requirement:

ARTS 189 Senior Seminar: Studio Art (1)

ARTS 190 Senior Exhibition (.25)
Prerequisites: ARTS 189 Senior Seminar, and consent of the Studio Faculty.

Both courses must be completed during the same academic year.

And select eight courses from three or more of the following areas:

Art History
Ceramics
Drawing
Electronic Arts
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
Video

A maximum of two independent studies may be applied toward the studio art major.

Majors must take at least 6 credits in studio art courses at Mills.

After completing 15.25 required credits in the studio art major, which can include IART courses, students can take additional courses in intermedia arts that count toward the 17 elective credits outside their major field. Studio art majors also may take additional courses in art history that count towards the 17 electives outside their major field.

Courses accepted for transfer students (at the junior and senior level) to the major in studio art may depend on a portfolio review by the Art Department.

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Studio Art Minor
(7 semester course credits)

Courses must be chosen in consultation with an Art Department advisor. Four of the 6 credits must be taken at Mills.

Required:

ARTH 137 Art of the 20th Century (1)

ARTH 138 Contemporary Art (1)

And select two lower-division courses from the following:

ARTS 005 Basic Composition (1)

ARTS 007 Three-Dimensional Concepts (1)

ARTS 009 Painting (1)

ARTS 011 Contemporary Art: Ideas and Practice (1)

ARTS 043 Contemporary Photographic Practice I (1)

ARTS 091 Ceramics (1)
In addition, select three upper-division courses from the following:

ARTS 105 Basic Composition (1)

ARTS 107 Three-Dimensional Concepts (1)

ARTS 109 Painting (1)

ARTS 111 Contemporary Art: Ideas and Practice (1)

ARTS 145 Contemporary Photographic Practice II (1)

ARTS 147 (247) Installation (1)

ARTS 149 Contemporary Photographic Practice III (1)

ARTS 151 Advanced Drawing (1)

ARTS 161 Advanced Painting (1)

ARTS 164 Advanced Ceramics (1)

ARTS 173 Advanced Sculpture (1)
ARTS 180 Special Topics in Studio Art (1)

IART 119 (219) Electronic Arts (1)

IART 120 (220) Advanced Electronic Arts (1)

IART 143 (243) History of Intermedia and Electronic Art (1)

IART 147 (247) Video I (1)

IART 148 (248) Video II (1)
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Last Updated: 3/17/14