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Overview

The Art Department fosters creativity and critical thinking through an understanding of the practice and history of the visual arts.

This program will challenge you to:

  • See how your own creative endeavors relate to the world in which you live.
  • Build on the foundations of drawing and design.
  • Develop creative ability and technical understanding.
  • Learn to confidently explore the many avenues of technical and creative expression.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Art and Design Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

Studio Courses

Complete all courses from the following (12 credits) (must be completed by the end of sophomore year):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-111 Ways of Seeing 3 credits
ART-131 Introduction to 2-D Media 3 credits
ART-151 Introduction to 3-D Media 3 credits
ART-171 Introduction to Digital Media 3 credits

 

Complete 9 credits from the following (at least 3 credits must be from the 300 level):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-211 Illustration and Visual Narrative 3 credits
ART-212 Creative Bookmaking for Writers and Artists 3 credits
ART-231 Drawing and Composition 3 credits
ART-235 Painting 3 credits
ART-251 Sculpture 3 credits
ART-255 Ceramics 3 credits
ART-256 Raku Ceramics 3 credits
ART-271 Digital Imaging 3 credits
ART-281 Graphic Design 3 credits
     
ART-333 Figure Drawing 3 credits
ART-345 Contemporary Printmaking 3 credits
ART-353 Three-Dimensional Design 3 credits
ART-375 Digital Video 3 credits
ART-385 Web Design 3 credits

 

Complete one of the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-391 Advanced Studio Art 3 credits
ART-395 Advanced Digital or Book Arts 3 credits

 

Art History Courses

Complete 9 credits from the following (at least 6 credits must be from the 300 level):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ARH-200 Ancient to Medieval 3 credits
ARH-205 Renaissance to Modern 3 credits
     
ARH-300 Modern Art: 1850-1940 3 credits
ARH-305 Modern Art After 1940 3 credits
ARH-320 Rembrandt and 17th Century Dutch Art 3 credits
ARH-330 Picasso and 20th Century Art  
ARH-335 Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture 3 credits
ARH-340 Gender in Modern and Contemporary Art  

 

Senior Capstone

Complete all courses from the following (6 credits)(required for all graduating seniors):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-411A Senior Exhibition I 3 credits
ART-411B Senior Exhibition II 3 credits

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Art and Design Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

Studio Courses

Complete the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-111 Ways of Seeing 3 credits

 

Complete one of the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-131 Introduction to 2-D Media 3 credits
ART-151 Introduction to 3-D Media 3 credits
ART-171 Introduction to Digital Media 3 credits

 

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-211 Illustration and Visual Narrative 3 credits
ART-212 Creative Bookmaking for Writers and Artists 3 credits
ART-231 Drawing and Composition 3 credits
ART-235 Painting 3 credits
ART-251 Sculpture 3 credits
ART-255 Ceramics 3 credits
ART-256 Raku Ceramics 3 credits
ART-271 Digital Imaging 3 credits
ART-281 Graphic Design 3 credits
     
ART-333 Figure Drawing 3 credits
ART-345 Contemporary Printmaking 3 credits
ART-353 Three-Dimensional Design 3 credits
ART-375 Digital Video 3 credits
ART-385 Web Design 3 credits

 

Art History Courses

Complete one course from the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ARH-200 Ancient to Medieval 3 credits
ARH-205 Renaissance to Modern 3 credits
     
ARH-300 Modern Art: 1850-1940 3 credits
ARH-305 Modern Art After 1940 3 credits
ARH-320 Rembrandt and 17th Century Dutch Art 3 credits
ARH-330 Picasso and 20th Century Art  
ARH-335 Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture 3 credits
ARH-340 Gender in Modern and Contemporary Art  

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Art History and Visual Culture Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

Minor Requirements

Complete the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-111 Ways of Seeing 3 credits

 

Complete one course from the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ARH-200 Ancient to Medieval 3 credits
ARH-205 Renaissance to Modern 3 credits

 

Complete two courses from the following (6 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ARH-300 Modern Art: 1850-1940 3 credits
ARH-305 Modern Art After 1940 3 credits
ARH-320 Rembrandt and 17th Century Dutch Art 3 credits
ARH-330 Picasso and 20th Century Art  
ARH-335 Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture 3 credits
ARH-340 Gender in Modern and Contemporary Art  

 

Complete one course from the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-128 Understanding Spirit in Art and Culture 3 credits
ATH-300 Anthropology and Art 3 credits
ENG-225 Asia Through Its Movies 3 credits
HIS-202 History & the Movies 3 credits
HIS-356 The Body in History 3 credits
IND-307.1 London: Art/History/Literature 3 credits
PSY-254 Psychology & the Movies 3 credits
PSY-336 Psychology of Human Vision: Theory and Application 3 credits
PSY-410 Media Psychology 3 credits
SOC-100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
THE-200 Introduction to Film Studies 3 credits

 

Mystical Arts of Tibet

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The Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery give a performance and create a Mandala Sand Painting at The College of Idaho during their Mystical Arts of Tibet tour.

PEAK: ArtA creative approach to the arts

Art Professor Garth Claassen discusses teaching and learning about the arts through The College of Idaho's unique PEAK Curriculum.