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Art Major


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Requirements for the Major


A major in Art requires a minimum of 10 courses including senior seminar/thesis.

Elective Courses (seven upper-division)

  • A minimum of four electives must be completed at Scripps before the senior year.
  • Two of the seven electives must be at the intermediate/advanced level in Art, one of which must be completed before the senior year.

Areas of Study:

Book Arts, Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Video Art. Appropriate courses will be determined in consultation with the major advisor. Any Art course offered at Scripps, Pomona , Pitzer, or HMC (excluding ART 060  HM), may count as an Art elective.

Sample Tracks:

CeramicsART 120 SC , ART 121 SC , ART 122 SC , any four electives in Art (one of which must be intermediate), two courses to fulfill the Art History/Theory requirement, ART 192 SC .
Digital Art: ART 141 SC , ART 142 SC , ART 143 SC , any four electives in Art, two courses to fulfill the Art History/Theory requirement, ART 192 SC .
Painting:   ART 101 SC , ART 102 SC ART 105 SC , any four electives in Art, two courses to fulfill the Art History/Theory requirement, ART 192 SC .
Photography:ART 116 SC   or ART 141 SC , ART 145 SC , ART 146 SC  or ART 147 SC , any four electives in Art, two courses to fulfill the Art History/Theory requirement, ART 192 SC  .
VideoART 141 SC , ART 148 SC , ART 149 SC , any four electives in Art, two courses to fulfill the Art History/Theory requirement, ART 192 SC .
         Drawing: ART 105 SC  , ART 106 SC  , ART 141 SC  , any four electives in Art, two courses to fulfill the Art History/Theory requirement, ART 192 SC  .
         Book Arts: ART 136 SC  , ART 137 SC  , ART 138 SC  , any four electives in Art, two courses to fulfill Art History. Theory requirements, ART 192 SC   

 

Art History/Theory Courses (two)

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  • Two ART 181 SC Topics Seminars in Studio Art
Another theory seminar from Art History or Media Studies may be substituted in consultation with your advisor. Must be completed before the senior year.

Senior Courses (ART 192 SC required)

  • ART 192 SC Senior Project and Seminar in Art. This course is comprised of a thesis artwork and written component. To be completed in the fall semester of the senior year. 
  • ART 193 SC Advanced Senior Project in Art. This is an elective course that extends the research completed, builds on the work produced in ART 192 SC, and develops it into an exhibition ready artwork for the Senior Art Exhibition at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. 

Each senior will work independently with a committee of a minimum of 2 faculty from the Scripps Art Department who serve as their thesis readers. 

Honors Requirements

A student who wishes to graduate with honors in Art must:

  • Achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.67 (A-) in the major; and
  • Earn an A or A- (minus) in a two-semester senior thesis project (artwork and paper), which usually includes completed in both ART 192 SC Senior Project and Seminar in Art in the first semester of the senior year and ART 193 SC Advanced Senior Project in Art the second semester of the senior year. 

  • Submit and upload an updated research paper to Scholarship@Claremont.  an additional five pages in the spring. 

The student who wishes to pursue honors in Art should notify the department chair before the start of senior year to go over criteria.

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