Program Requirements

Hours: 50

Major Courses - 50 hours

ART 100Art & Design Foundation Seminar (1) A

ART 101Foundation Drawing I (3) A/CAM

ART 102Foundation Drawing II (3) A/CAM

ART 103Design Foundation I (3) A/CAM

ART 106Design Foundation II (3) A/CAM

ART 110Foundation Portfolio Review (0)

ART 121World Art (3) A/CAM

ART 217Painting (3) A

ART 301Figure Drawing (3-4) A



ART 302Advanced Drawing (3) A

ART 395Pre-Thesis Independent Study (3)

ART 400Senior Art Seminar: Capstone (1) CAP

ART 495Thesis (3)

ART   Choose two Art history courses (6)

ART   Choose five Art studio courses (15)

Minimum grade of C in all major/cognate courses.

Admission Requirements

Formal admission to the Department of Art, Fine Art, Art Education, & Art History is contingent upon the submission of a portfolio of college-level work to the faculty for review and determination.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the art, art education or fine arts majors will:

  • engage in the creative art making process, using imagery, methods and media to express and communicate ideas, feelings, experiences and aspirations.
  • understand the formal, technical and expressive aspects in visual artworks, using critical skills to describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate such works.
  • understand and appreciate the historical, social and cultural contexts of the arts and artists in societies past and present, while being equipped to enter the dialogue.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***