Declaring a Major

Students interested in majoring in the Department of Art and Archaeology must choose one of three programs.  Each program has its own specific course requirements for admission.  Students must also submit the Department of Art and Archaeology Declaration of Major Form to Undergraduate Coordinator Sena Hill in the spring of the sophomore year.

Program One – History of Art (a traditional concentration in art history that demands broad exposure to the visual arts produced in different time periods and cultures). Prerequisites: two courses in the Department of Art and Archaeology.

Program Two – History of Art and Visual Arts (a concentration combining art history with studio art that culminates in a senior thesis exhibition). Prerequisites: By the end of the sophomore year, students intending to major in Program Two should have completed one course in the Department of Art and Archaeology and two studio courses in the Program in Visual Arts.  On the first Wednesday following spring break, sophomores submit an application and a portfolio of creative work to the Lewis Center for the Arts administrative office. The admissions committee for the Program in Visual Arts will notify students accepted into the program by early April. 

Any questions about declaring the major should be directed to Professor Bridget Alsdorf, Departmental Representative.