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Art (Studio)
Degree Requirements

NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.

Studio Art Major  |  Studio Art Minor

Studio Art Major
(a minimum of 37 semester course credits)

Required:
(12 semester course credits)

ARTS 005 (105) Basic Composition (3, 4)

ARTS 007 (107) Three-Dimensional Concepts (3, 4)

And select two art history courses from the following:

ARTH 018 Introduction to Western Art (3)

ARTH 019 Art of the Modern World (3)

ARTH 081 Introduction to Asian Art: India, Nepal, and Tibet (3)

ARTH 082 Introduction to Asian Art: China (3)

Senior Requirement:
(6 semester course credits)

The following two courses must be completed during the same academic year.

ARTS 189 Senior Seminar: Studio Art (4)

ARTS 190 Senior Exhibition (2)
Prerequisites: ARTS 189 Senior Seminar, and consent of the Studio Faculty.

Core Electives
(a minimum of 19 semester course credits)

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

Art History
Ceramics
Contemporary Art: Ideas and Practice
Drawing
Electronic Arts
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
Video
Artists' Books: Concept, Content, Form
The Movable Book: Ideas in Time and Space

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

Majors must take at least 18 credits in studio art courses at Mills.

After completing 37 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 electives 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
(a minimum of 21 semester course credits)

Courses must be chosen in consultation with an Art Department advisor. Fourteen of the 21 credits must be taken at Mills. To participate in the senior thesis exhibition, senior seminar must be taken.

Required:

Select one art history course from the following:
(3 semester course credits)

ARTH 018 Introduction to Western Art (3)

ARTH 019 Art of the Modern World (3)

ARTH 081 Introduction to Asian Art: India, Nepal, and Tibet (3)

ARTH 082 Introduction to Asian Art: China (3)

And select two lower-division courses from the following:
(6 semester course credits)

ARTS 005 Basic Composition (3)

ARTS 007 Three-Dimensional Concepts (3)

ARTS 009 Painting (3)

ARTS 011 Contemporary Art: Ideas and Practice (3)

ARTS 043 Contemporary Photographic Practice I (3)

ARTS 091 Ceramics (3)

In addition, select three upper-division courses from the following:
(12 semester course credits)

ARTS 105 Basic Composition (4)

ARTS 107 Three-Dimensional Concepts (4)

ARTS 109 Painting (4)

ARTS 111 Contemporary Art: Ideas and Practice (4)

ARTS 145 Contemporary Photographic Practice II (4)

ARTS 147 (247) Installation (4)

ARTS 149 Contemporary Photographic Practice III (4)

ARTS 151 Advanced Drawing (4)

ARTS 158 Seminar in Photography (4)

ARTS 161 Advanced Painting (4)

ARTS 164 Advanced Ceramics (4)

ARTS 173 Advanced Sculpture (4)

ARTS 180 Special Topics in Studio Art (4)

IART 119 (219) Electronic Arts (4)

IART 120 (220) Advanced Electronic Arts (4)

IART 143 (243) History of Intermedia and Electronic Art (4)

IART 147 (247) Video I (4)

IART 148 (248) Video II (4)

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Last Updated: 4/1/16