Apr 19, 2019  
2009-2010 Academic Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Art (B.A.)


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Assistant Professors: A. Shafer, B. Curling, A. Harutyunyan (Acting Director of Art)
Visiting Professor: G. Lamie

The Department of Performing and Visual Arts offers an undergraduate bachelor’s degree as well as a minor in Art. The curriculum balances practical experience and theoretical knowledge in both  studio and art history courses. All courses within the Art Program encourage the development of perceptual and analytical skills as well as writing proficiency. The Art Program embraces the philosophy of the broad-based liberal arts education.

Bachelor of Arts

The curriculum for the B.A. in Art provides a generalist approach within a liberal arts tradition. The program promotes an integration of various artistic disciplines, including an awareness of non-western, especially Arabic/Egyptian, artistic traditions.

Studio Art courses develop a comprehensive foundation in two-dimensional and three-dimensional studio art disciplines in conjunction with the theoretical and analytical components of Art History. Courses in Art History take advantage of AUC’s unique geographical position in the world, exploring influential movements in western art as well as the rich aesthetic heritage of the Middle East.

In order to be accepted into the art major, all students will be required to have taken three introductory courses (ARTV 200, 201, and either 310, 211, or 212) to submit a portfolio of their work and to be interviewed by Art program faculty.

Art Major Concentrations

1. Digital Arts & Design (15 cr.)

This concentration is identical to the Art Minor in Digital Arts & Design (for non-Art Majors).
With correct planning, students in the Art Major would be required to take as few as one course additional to their Major requirements. In addition, however, it is required that this concentration form the focus of the student’s senior project, to be developed in ARTV469-470.

2. Traditional Egyptian Arts (15 cr.)

This concentration is identical to the Art Minor in Traditional Egyptian Arts (for non-Art Majors).
With correct planning, students in the Art Major would be required to take as few as one course additional to their Major requirements. In addition, however, it is required that this concentration form the focus of the student’s senior project, to be developed in ARTV469-470.

Major Requirements



A total of 120 credits are required for the bachelor’s degree in Art:

Core Curriculum (34-46 credits)


Choose one:


Additional Requirements (12 credits)


Choose FOUR (not including those fulfilling Art Concentration or Collateral Requirements above):]

Electives (14-26 credits)


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