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Major

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Within the studio art major, students may specialize in one or more of the following areas:

  • Painting/Drawing (includes printmaking)
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Sculpture (includes ceramics)

Below is a sample academic plan. You can work with an advisor to tailor the courses to your interest.

Fall
ART 1000: 2D Design
ARTH 1100: Intro to Art History: Ancient Through Medieval or ARTH 1110: Intro to Art History: Renaissance Through Modern or ARTH 1150: Ways of Seeing
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Winter
ART 1010: 3D Design
ART 1200: Drawing
HIST: History course*
LANG/ART: Foreign language or fine arts course*

Fall
ART 2250: Art & Technology
ART: Studio art elective
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
LANG/LIT: Foreign language or literature course*

Winter
ART: Studio art elective
MATH: Math course*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*
Portfolio Review I

Fall
ARTH 2650: Modern Art History
ART: Studio art elective
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
Laboratory science course*

Winter
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
ART: Studio Art Elective
WOST/CRST: Women's studies or critical studies course*
Portfolio Review II

Fall
ART: studio art elective
ARTH: art histoy elective
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science course*

Winter
ART 4850: Senior Exhibition
ART 4800: Senior Seminar
Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.

Portfolio Reviews I and II

In your sophomore year, you must submit your work for a faculty review in order to be admitted as a studio art major. You must also complete the required core art classes prior to this review. A second portfolio review will take place in your junior year. You must complete both portfolio reviews before registering for ART 4850: Senior Exhibition and ART 4800: Senior Seminar for Studio Artists.

Senior Exhibition (ART 4850)

During the winter semester of your senior year, faculty will jury a collection of your artwork for St. Kate's Senior Art Show. (You must complete all major requirements to participate.)

This art show offers you professional experience in preparing and exhibiting visual art at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery. It also represents the culmination of your development and work in our program.

Become an art teacher

St. Kate's Department of Education offers certification in art education. Learn more »

Writing requirement

Studio art majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing ARTH 2650: Modern Art History. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman, CORE 3990: The Global Search for Justice and one from studio art).