The Department of Art and Art History offers a major in Art with concentrations in Printmaking/Drawing, Painting/Drawing, Sculpture, or Photography/Graphic Design/New Media and a minor in Art

For the major or minor in Art History, see the Art History section of this Bulletin.

Major in Art

A major in Art, with a concentration in Printmaking/Drawing, Painting/Drawing, Sculpture, or Photography/Graphic Design/New Media, consists of eleven courses: ten courses in the studio discipline and one course in art history. An Art major’s specific course requirements depend on the area of concentration. Art majors have the option of taking a second art history course in place of one of their studio art electives, with permission of the department. All Art majors are required to take the Senior Seminar (ARTS 4960) course in the fall semester of senior year and to exhibit a selection of their work in the Senior Majors Exhibition the following Spring. The seminar enables majors to articulate the concepts in their art and to organize a strong portfolio within their area of concentration. Participation in the Senior Majors Exhibition teaches students to present their work effectively to the Georgetown community and a wider public.

Required Courses for the Art Major

Concentrations: Printmaking/Drawing, Painting/Drawing, Sculpture, or Photography/Graphic Design/New Media (33 hours; 11 courses)

  • 1 Design (ARTS-1600 Design)
  • 1 Drawing I (ARTS-1100 Visual Language)
  • 1 Art History
  • 1 Senior Project: Seminar (ARTS-4960)
  • 4 Studio Art Electives (or 3 Studio Art and 1 Art History with department permission.)
  • 3 Courses in one Concentration (Students must choose one concentration from four areas below.)

The Four Art Concentration Areas:

Printmaking/Drawing Concentration:

3 classes from ARTS-1100–1290, 2100–2290, 3100–3290, 4100–4290

Sculpture Concentration:

3 classes from ARTS-003, 1400–1490, 2400–2490, 3400–3490, 4400–4490

Painting/Drawing Concentration:

3 classes from ARTS-2100–2190, 1500–1590, 2500–2590, 3500–3590, 4500–4590

Photography/Graphic Design/New Media Concentration:

3 classes from ARTS-123, 1300–1390, 1600–1690, 2300–2390, 2600–2690, 3300–3390, 3600–3690, 4300–4390, 4600–4690

Integrated Writing in the Major

The Integrated Writing Requirement for the Art major is fulfilled by ARTS 4960, the senior seminar, which is required of all Art majors.

Minor in Art

A minor in Art consists of six courses in the discipline. It is possible to major in Art History and minor in Art or vice versa. Minors who are not majors in either Art or Art History may take one course in the other discipline for credit toward the minor, with approval. For the Art minor, at least four courses must be taken within the department.

  • 1 Design (ARTS-1600 Design)
  • 5 other Art courses. One may be an art history course.

For course listings for Art, see the Schedule of Classes