Major Requirements Furman University

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art

To graduate with a major in studio art, a student must have at least a 2.00 grade point average in all art courses. Students who plan to major in studio art must complete the following:

  • ART 111, 112, 113, 205 (Visual Language 1, 2, 3 and Photo 1)
  • ART 124 (Drawing 1)
  • ART 130, 131 (History of Western Art 1, 2) and ART 330 (Art Theory & Criticism)
  • ART 401 (Senior Seminar)
  • A minimum of twelve additional credits of studio art. Students should identify an area of concentration and complete three leveled courses in one of the following areas: ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, or sculpture.
  • Senior Thesis Exhibition and oral presentation on their work 

Bachelor of Arts, Art History

To graduate with a major in art history, a student must have at least a 2.00 grade point average in all art courses. Students who plan to major in art history must complete the following:

  • ART 130, 131 (History of Western Art 1 & 2)
  • Four upper-level courses in western art history numbered between 200 and 299, including at least one from each of the following areas: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance/Baroque and Modern
  • One upper-level course in non-western art history numbered between 200 and 299
  • ART 330 (Art Theory & Criticism)
  • An additional upper-level art history course numbered between 200 and 299, an art internship, a first year seminar focused on art history, OR an approved art history course completed on study away
  • Four credits of studio art (ART 111 or 124) 

Students who plan to pursue graduate study in art history should enroll in either German or French (Spanish only if appropriate for intended graduate program). A reading proficiency in at least one foreign language (normally achieved in the second intermediate course at Furman) is also typically required for graduate study. ​

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