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2017-18 Course Number Changes

Starting in Fall 2017, course numbers will be changed for several A,T,P, courses. The following chart shows course equivalencies:

Current Changes
ART 120 Introduction to Painting ART 220 Introduction to Painting
ART 125 Introduction to Drawing ART 210 Introduction to Drawing
ART 130 Introduction to Time-Based Arts ART 230 Introduction to Time-Based Arts
ART 140 Introduction to Sculpture ART 240 Introduction to Sculpture
ART 150 Introduction to Photography ART 250 Introduction to Photography
ART 280 Studio Practice ART 260 Studio Practice
ART 372 Art Theory and Practice Seminar ART 372 Seminar
ART 380 Studio Critique ART 360 Senior Critique

ART 390 Special Topics

ART 390 Studio


Please note that successful completion of a course previously offered under a different course number, prevents a student from receiving credit for the course again under its new course number. Studio Practice is an exception, as it may currently be taken twice for credit.

Additionally, the Major Requirements will be updated to match this new numbering.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Martin.


Each year graduating A,T,P, Majors display their culminating work in a thesis exhibition, held in the Dittmar Gallery located at the Norris University Center.




ART, THEORY, PRACTICE, is a studio program, meaning we focus on art-making. We lead our majors into developing their individual practices (ways of working, individual voices, body of work) within an environment of rigorous critical thinking. A major can lead, of course, to pursuing a career as an artist, but the skills and knowledge gained can also be the ideal training for a variety of careers, including design, project management, curatorial and museum work. Learning is an action process, and art-making allows students to take action, to do things, to make mistakes, explore and search for answers, to discover how a thing or action might contain meaning or be meaningful, to develop higher level cognitive skills involving the use of many different symbol systems (verbal, mathematical, visual, auditory, kinesthetic). Art-making encourages a suppleness of mind and the ability to act both autonomously and as part of a group.


We realize how difficult it is for students to get into our undergraduate classes, but we encourage you to try. Every quarter, although our classes start off full, students drop out and we end the quarter under-enrolled. Here's what you do:

1. sign up for the wait list on CAESAR
2. go to the first class (no matter how long the wait list) and speak with the instructor.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Martin.