University of Wisconsin
University of Iowa
P. Cowley, M.A.
S. Frinta, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
G. Lennig, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
W. Wallace, Ph.D.
H. Wilson, M.F.A.
M. Bernstein, Ph.D. (Collins Fellow)
J. Galembo, M.F.A.
University of Wisconsin
A. Mayer, M.F.A.
University of Wisconsin
C. Overbeck, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
Brooklyn College, CUNY
University of Chicago
R. Cohen, Ph.D.
A. Greenwold, M.F.A.
R. Werner, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Adjuncts (estimated): 6
Teaching Assistants (estimated): 18
Department of Art offers a 36 credit major in art, a departmental art major
of 60 credits, and a 36 credit Faculty-initiated interdisciplinary major in
art history. In addition students can minor in art or art history; the department
also directs the interdisciplinary minor in Film Studies. The foundation of
the studio art majors is a core curriculum in drawing, two- and three-dimensional
design, and art history; areas of concentration are painting and drawing, sculpture,
printmaking, and photography. The interdisciplinary major in art history offers
a range of courses drawn from offerings in art history with the art department,
and from other departments and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences,
including classics, history, and East Asian studies. The University Art Museum
offers a wide variety of exhibitions that enhance and extend the art department's
addition to the traditional careers in fine art, commercial art, art history
and criticism, students who immerse themselves in our art curriculum emerge
with an understanding of visual literacy at a time when our culture as a whole
is becoming increasingly dependent upon visual communication. Career paths include
various positions in art museums and galleries, art conservation, art therapy,
furniture design, industrial design, interior design, stage and costume design,
graphic design, film production, TV production, medical and anthropological
illustration, and animation.
Requirements for the Major in Art
Program B.A.: 36 credits, including at least 12 credits at the 300 level or
above, to be distributed as follows: 18 credits are core requirements: A Art
105, 110, 115, 205 and A Arh 170 and 171; 18 credits are from electives
with an Art prefix; 3 of these credits may be from any course that applies to
the art history major (see below).
Requirements for the Departmental Major in Art
Program B.A.: 60 credits including a 27-credit core requirement consisting of
A Art 105, 110, 115, 205, 220, 230, 240 or 242, 244 and 305; 12 credits
in art history consisting of A Arh170 and 171 and 6 credits from courses
that apply to the art history major (see below); 6 credits in studio art electives;
and a 15-credit concentration in either painting and drawing, sculpture, printmaking,
to Departmental Major in Art
60-credit art major is aimed at encouraging students who demonstrate both an
unusual degree of accomplishment and potential. In the second semester of their
sophomore year, or thereafter, students should submit from 12 to 20 works of
art, in a portfolio or sheet of slides, to the Art Department for review. The
portfolio should reflect a student's intended area of focus: painting
and drawing, sculpture, printmaking or photography. The portfolio review is
intended to give students an opportunity to demonstrate a maturing level of
visual culture and the emergence of an artistic voice. Ultimately, an exemplary
portfolio will display a high level of visual literacy and technical ability
at the service of individual expression. This orientation will lead a student
to further study at art school or at graduate school. Portfolios should be submitted
to the art department secretary during the seventh week of the semester.
a student is accepted as a 60-credit art major, the student should seek advisement
from the undergraduate adviser and the faculty member they work with most to
determine a set of personal goals within their remaining course of study.
Program in the Departmental Major in Art
Honors Program is designed for the exceptionally talented and committed student
of art. Successful completion of the program is excellent preparation for graduate
work in the Fine Arts. Studio space for Honors Students is limited. Successful
completion of the program earns an Honors Certificate in Art and a nomination
for graduating with 'Honors in Art' from the University.
may present a portfolio for admission to the Honors Program to the Undergraduate
Director in the second semester of their junior year or the first semester of
their senior year. In order to be eligible for admission to the Honors Program,
a student must be accepted as a 60-credit major and have completed at least
12 credits of studio course work. An applicant should have an overall grade
point average of 3.25 or higher and a 3.5 or higher in all courses applicable
toward the major. Applicants must submit a portfolio of 10 works in their area
of concentration. The portfolio must demonstrate visual literacy, technical
mastery, creative potential, and the drive and maturity to work independently
in order to cultivate a distinctive personal direction. The Honors Committee
may waive the entry requirements where appropriate. Decisions of the Honors
Committee are final and are not subject to review or appeal.
in the Honors Program are required to complete a minimum of 60 credits, meeting
all the requirements of the major. In addition, students must complete an Honors
Project for 6-12 credits of studio course work and complete A Art 496,
the Mentor Tutorial. The Honors Project mentor will be a member of the faculty
who regularly works with the student in the student's area of concentration.
Critiques will be conducted during regular course offerings. An overall grade
point average of 3.25 or higher and an average of 3.5 or higher in all courses
applicable toward the major must be maintained in each semester of the program.
Students dismissed from the program cannot be readmitted unless the grades on
which dismissal is based were in error and are officially changed.
Requirements for the Faculty-Initiated Interdisciplinary Major with a Concentration
purpose of the major in Art History is to introduce students to the principles
and methods of art history, and to encourage their intellectual exploration
of art and architecture in historical culture. Advisement and internship supervision
are conducted in the Art Department.
Program B.A.: A minimum of 36 credits: Within the requirements for the major,
a student must take a minimum of 6 credits in courses with an A Cla prefix.
core courses (9 credits): A Arh 170, A Arh 17I; 3 credits from: A Arh
450, 480, 499.
Division Electives 9 credits from: A Arh 230, 260, 261; 262; 265, 266,
280, 281, 298; A Ant 268; A Cas 240; A Cla 207, 208, 209; A His
263, 264; A Rel 200.
Division Electives 18 credits, of which no more than 6 credits can be from A Cla
courses, from: A Arh 331, 332 or 332Z, 341, 342 or 342Z, 350 or 350Z, 351
or 351Z, 352 or 352Z, 361,362, 363, 364 365 or 365Z, 366 or 366Z, 432, 442,
450 or 450Z, 460, 466, 467 or 467Z, 468 or 468Z, 475 or 475Z, 480, 490, 491;
497, 498; A Cla 301, 302, 303 or 303Z, 307, 310, 311, 401, 402, 403, 405,
406, 407, 490, 497; A His 302Z; 303Z; 364Z; A Thr 380.
Program in Art History
students in Art History will take a structured sequence of coursework focusing
upon the main areas of study offered in the Art History curriculum. They must
take at least one three-credit course each in the following areas of Western
Art History: Ancient (A Cla 207, A Cla 208, A Cla 209, A Cla
301, A Cla 302, A Cla 303, A Cla 307, A Cla 310, A Cla
311, A Cla 401, A Cla 402, A Cla 403, A Cla 405, A Cla
406, A Cla 407); Medieval (A Arh 331, A Arh 332, A Arh 442);
Early Modern (Renaissance, Baroque, and Eighteenth Century: A Arh 342,
350, A Arh 351, A Arh 352, A Arh 450); Modern and Contemporary
(A Arh 365, A Arh 366, A Arh 468); Film and Photography (A Arh
260, A Arh 261, A Arh 265, A Arh 266, A Arh 361, A Arh
362, A Arh 363, A Arh 364. In addition, they must take at least one
three-credit course in non-Western Art History (A Arh 280, A Ant 268,
A Arh 281, A Arh 480).
students in Art History are required to take a research seminar, in which they
will perform special work devoted to Honors: A Arh 499 'Research
Seminar: Special Topics,' A Arh 450 'Art and Society in Early
Modern France,' A Arh 480 'Yűan and Sung Painting,'
or equivalent seminars as they are developed. The special Honors work in the
seminar will entail at least two of the following features: use primary sources;
conduct research in languages other than English; build on an annotated bibliography
to develop an historiographic analysis; or conduct research on a primary object
in a museum or archaeological setting, using archival documentation when appropriate.
students in Art History will also be required to take six credits of intensive
work culminating in a major project or series of projects. This will comprise
two additional Research Seminars with Honors level work or one additional Research
Seminar with Honors level work plus three credits of Independent Study or, in
exceptional cases, six credits of independent study. The Independent Study credit
will generally be developed from research the student began in a Research Seminar
and will include Honors level research (as defined above). An Internship (A Arh
490 or 491 or A Cla 490) with a particularly strong and focused research
component may count as three credits toward this requirement.
needed, Art History faculty may create a special honors track in regular (non-seminar)
upper-level courses for a student who wishes to pursue advance research in that
area but does not have the opportunity to take a seminar in the area.
and Evaluation of Honors Students
The students should have declared as an Art History major and should have completed
at least 12 credits in the Art History program. Their overall grade point average
must be at least 3.25, with a grade point average of at least 3.5 in the Art
Evaluation: Honors students are entitled to an evaluation at the beginning of
their last semester if the project has been in progress for at least one semester,
and must receive a formal evaluation at the end of the third quarter of their
senior year through an Evaluation Committee (composed of two members of the
Art History faculty in the Art department and at least one member of the Mediterranean
Archaeology faculty). The faculty member responsible for grading the student's
Honors papers will explain the strength of the student's work and recommend
acceptance or denial. The committee is also responsible for waiving program
requirements where warranted and for certifying the candidate has finished all
outstanding Incomplete grades by the end of the third quarter of the senior
The student's faculty adviser will also serve as the Honors adviser and is responsible
for supervising the student's selection of coursework toward the Honors. If
the primary focus of the student's research is in the Ancient area, the student
will be advised by a member of the Mediterranean Archaeology faculty.