Goucher College 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Dec 05, 2023  
Goucher College 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Studio Art Major

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All studio art majors are required to complete:

Studio art majors are required to exhibit in the Corrin Gallery, or in an area gallery approved by the faculty, in their senior year, and are encouraged to participate in exhibition opportunities outside of the college.

It is recommended that studio majors participate in exhibition opportunities in the Meyerhoff building and the Corrin student gallery prior to their senior exhibition.

A maximum of two internships may count toward the major. Each internship can earn a maximum of four credits

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 330 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 department require a lab fee.

Studio art majors may also concentrate in secondary education with certification in art. Requirements for this are listed under the Education Department  in this catalogue.

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 department chair to determine this.

Students may request an exemption from introductory-level courses upon review of a portfolio presented to the department 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 department. 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 department 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 department. These credits must include

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