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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-111Ways of Seeing3 credits
ART-131Introduction to 2-D Media3 credits
ART-151Introduction to 3-D Media3 credits
ART-171Introduction to Digital Media3 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-211Illustration and Visual Narrative3 credits
ART-212Creative Bookmaking for Writers and Artists3 credits
ART-231Drawing and Composition3 credits
ART-235Painting3 credits
ART-251Sculpture3 credits
ART-255Ceramics3 credits
ART-256Raku Ceramics3 credits
ART-271Digital Imaging3 credits
ART-281Graphic Design3 credits
 
ART-333Figure Drawing3 credits
ART-345Contemporary Printmaking3 credits
ART-353Three-Dimensional Design3 credits
ART-375Digital Video3 credits
ART-385Web Design3 credits

Complete one of the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-391Advanced Studio Art3 credits
ART-395Advanced Digital or Book Arts3 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-200Ancient to Medieval3 credits
ARH-205Renaissance to Modern3 credits
 
ARH-300Modern Art: 1850-19403 credits
ARH-305Modern Art After 19403 credits
ARH-320Rembrandt and 17th Century Dutch Art3 credits
ARH-330Picasso and 20th Century Art
ARH-335Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture3 credits
ARH-340Gender 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-411ASenior Exhibition I3 credits
ART-411BSenior Exhibition II3 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-111Ways of Seeing3 credits

Complete one of the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-131Introduction to 2-D Media3 credits
ART-151Introduction to 3-D Media3 credits
ART-171Introduction to Digital Media3 credits

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ART-211Illustration and Visual Narrative3 credits
ART-212Creative Bookmaking for Writers and Artists3 credits
ART-231Drawing and Composition3 credits
ART-235Painting3 credits
ART-251Sculpture3 credits
ART-255Ceramics3 credits
ART-256Raku Ceramics3 credits
ART-271Digital Imaging3 credits
ART-281Graphic Design3 credits
 
ART-333Figure Drawing3 credits
ART-345Contemporary Printmaking3 credits
ART-353Three-Dimensional Design3 credits
ART-375Digital Video3 credits
ART-385Web Design3 credits

Students completing the Art & Design minor with the Marketing & Digital Media major must select 2-D or 3-D studio courses to fulfill the Art & Design minor.

Art History Courses

Complete one course from the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ARH-200Ancient to Medieval3 credits
ARH-205Renaissance to Modern3 credits
 
ARH-300Modern Art: 1850-19403 credits
ARH-305Modern Art After 19403 credits
ARH-320Rembrandt and 17th Century Dutch Art3 credits
ARH-330Picasso and 20th Century Art
ARH-335Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture3 credits
ARH-340Gender 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-111Ways of Seeing3 credits

Complete one course from the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ARH-200Ancient to Medieval3 credits
ARH-205Renaissance to Modern3 credits

Complete two courses from the following (6 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ARH-300Modern Art: 1850-19403 credits
ARH-305Modern Art After 19403 credits
ARH-320Rembrandt and 17th Century Dutch Art3 credits
ARH-335Auguste Rodin and Modern Sculpture3 credits
ARH-330Picasso and 20th Century Art
ARH-340Gender in Modern and Contemporary Art

Complete one course from the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-225Asia Through Its Movies3 credits
HIS-202History & the Movies3 credits
HIS-356The Body in History3 credits
IND-307.1London: Art/History/Literature3 credits
PSY-254Psychology & the Movies3 credits
PSY-336Psychology of Human Vision: Theory and Application3 credits
PSY-410Media Psychology3 credits
SOC-100Introduction to Sociology3 credits
THE-200Introduction to Film Studies3 credits

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