Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Mar 18, 2018  
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue

Studio Art Major

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Studio Art majors will take 12 courses for a total of 48 credits. They will begin with a series of Foundation courses, continue with a selection of intermediate and advanced studio courses, complete a sequence of three seminars, and choose an elective course in Art History.

Intermediate and Advanced Courses (5 required, 20 credits)

Students choose 5 elective courses, at least one of which must be at the 300-level. Students are encouraged to concentrate in two artistic areas of interest for greater depth. The courses that students elect will be determined through thoughtful conversation with their advisor. Students may choose from the following courses:

Seminar Courses (3 required, 12 credits)

Studio majors are required to take three seminar courses. These seminars are a core requirement for all studio art majors. Students are also required to produce a thesis exhibition in the last semester of their senior year. Conducting research and making work for this exhibition will be a key component of the two Senior Seminars.

Writing proficiency in the major is required and is fulfilled by completing:

  • One research paper with appropriate citations, bibliography, and illustrations of no less than 10 text pages with a grade of B or better, written for a course in the studio or art history major.
  • One paper demonstrating critical analysis of no less than 3 text pages with a grade of B or better, written for a course in the studio or art history major.

Honors in the major:

  • To achieve honors in the major, graduating seniors must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all courses taken within the major and a minimum overall GPA of 3.3.
  • Honors candidates must complete ART 388 with a grade of B+ or better.
  • Honors candidates must be recognized by the studio faculty for their leadership within the major, as well as for their good citizenship.

Additional Information:

Some studio courses in the program require a lab fee.

Studio art majors may also concentrate in Secondary Education Certification, Grades 7-12  with certification in art.

A studio art major may elect to concentrate in arts administration (see arts administration requirements).

Transfer students should note that at least 23 of the credits for the studio art major must be earned at Goucher. When requesting transfer credit, courses taken elsewhere, if required for the major, must correspond to courses offered at Goucher, and a syllabus of the course must be presented to the program director to determine this.

Students may request an exemption from introductory-level courses upon review of a portfolio presented to the program faculty teaching courses in the subject area of the requested exemption.

Courses taken elsewhere to satisfy requirements in the major or minor by enrolled students must be approved in advance by the program. Students may take no more than 12 credits counting towards the studio art major requirements at institutions other than Goucher.

Students intending to continue in fine and applied art should, with the guidance of program faculty, assemble a portfolio for use in applying for work in their profession or for entrance into graduate school.

Major in Studio Art with a Concentration in Arts Administration:

Studio art majors concentrating in arts administration must complete a minimum of 27 credits that are chosen in consultation with the program. These credits must include

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