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Art majors at MMC receive both professional artistic training and a solid grounding in the liberal arts. Raw talent and learned skill can only take your study of art so far. A liberal arts curriculum will nurture you intellectually, as well as artistically, while you develop your unique style.

See below for the course requirements for:

  • B.A. in Art History

    B.A. in Art History

    General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
    Major-Specific Requirements: 42 Credits
    Elective Credits: 36 Credits

    Foundational Requirements For All Art History Majors (15)
    ART 111 Drawing I 3
    ART 116 Color and Design 3
    ART 250 Survey of Western Art I 3
    ART 252 Survey of Western Art II 3
    ART 451 Senior Art History Seminar 3
    One of the Following: (3)
    ART 114 Painting I 3
    ART 121. Photography I: An Introduction to Medium,
    Content and Context
    3
    ART 210 Digital Imaging I 3
    Art History majors must take eight electives, one from each      
    of the following six areas of study. Four of these electives
    must be at the 300-level or above
    (24)
    Ancient-Medieval  
    ART 351 Ancient and Classical Art 3
    ART 353 Medieval Art and Architecture 3
    Renaissance-Baroque  
    ART 318 Michelangelo 3
    ART 325 Caravaggio, Bernini, and Baroque Art in Rome 3
    ART 355 Renaissance and Baroque Art 3
    18th Century-Modern  
    ART 205 History of Photography 3
    ART 356 American Art 3
    ART 380 Modern Art I 3
    ART 381 Modern Art II 3
    Art Since 1945  
    ART 362 Visual Arts Seminar: New York City 3
    ART 384 Contemporary Art 3
     ART 475 The Avant-Garde in Art, Film, and Performance 3
    Non-Western & Indigenous  
    ART 269 The Art of Africa and Oceania 3
    ART 270 Survey of Asian Art 3
    Theory and Practice  
    ART 290 History & Mission of Arts Institutions 3
    ART 291 Aesthetics and Criticism 3
    ART 310 Philosophy of Art 3
    ART 361 Curatorial Skills Seminar 3
    Total Credits 42
  • B.A. in Art with Graphic Design Concentration

    B.A in Art with Graphic Design Concentration

    General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
    Major and Concentration Requirements: 42 Credits
    Elective Credits: 36 Credits

    Required Foundational Courses for all Art Majors (12)
    ART 111 Drawing I 3
    ART 116 Color and Design 3
    ART 250 Survey of Western Art I 3
    ART 252 Survey of Western Art II 3
    Required Courses for all Graphic Design Concentrations  
    (21)
    ART 210 Digital Imaging 3
    ART 237 Graphic Design I 3
    ART 316 Digital Illustration 3
    ART 338 Graphic Design II: Digital 3
    ART 344 Typography and Image 3
    ART 411 Senior Art Seminar 3
    ART 480 Professional Portfolio 3
    Three of the following: (9)
    ART 114 Painting I 3
    ART 121 Photography 3
    ART 206 Printmaking 3
    ART 215 Illustration 3
    ART 257 History of Graphic Design 3
    ART 301 Figure Drawing 3
    ART 346 Artists’ Books 3
    ART 352 3-D Animation 3
    COMM 131 Introduction to Film & Video 3
    COMM 225 Web Workshop 3
    COMM 233 Video Workshop 3
    COMM 325 Themes in Interactive Media 3
    COMM 359 Themes in Video 3
    COMM 429 Advanced Video 3
    COMM 481 Digital Media III: Advanced Studio 3
    Total Credits 42
  • B.A. in Art with Illustration and Animation Concentration

    B.A. in Art with Illustration and Animation Concentration

    General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
    Major and Concentration Requirements: 42 Credits
    Elective Credits: 36 Credits

    Required Foundational Courses for all Art Majors  (12)
    ART 111 Drawing I  3
    ART 116 Color and Design
    ART 250 Survey of Western Art I
    ART 252 Survey of Western Art II   
    Required Courses for all Illustration & Animation Concentrations  (21)
    ART 210 Digital Imaging I  3
    ART 215 Illustration  3
    ART 220 2-D Animation  3
    ART 301 Figure Drawing I  3
    ART 316 Digital Illustration  3
    ART 411 Senior Art Seminar  3
    ART 480 Professional Portfolio  3
    Three of the following:  (9)
    ART 114 Painting I  3
    ART 206 Printmaking 3
    ART 240 Drawing on Location  3
    ART 302 Figure Drawing II   3
    ART 303 Watercolor Painting  3
    ART 346 Artists’ Books  3
    ART 352 3-D Animation  3
    ART 393 Special Topics in Art   3
    ART 298, 398, 499 Directed Study  3
    ART 299, 399, 499 Independent Study/Internship                                                  3
    COMM 112 Storytelling Across Media  3
    COMM 225 New Media Techniques  3
     Total Credits  30
  • B.A. in Art with Photography Concentration

    B.A. in Art with Photography Concentration

    General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
    Major and Concentration Requirements: 42 Credits
    Elective Credits: 36 Credits

    Required Courses For All Art Majors (12)
    ART 111 Drawing I 3
    ART 116 Color and Design 3
    ART 250 Survey of Western Art I 3
    ART 252 Survey of Western Art II 3
    Required Courses For All Photography Concentrations     (21)
    ART 121. Photography I: An Introduction to Medium,
    Content and Context
    3
    ART 205 History of Photography 3
    ART 210 Digital Imaging I 3
    ART 213. Photography II: An Intermediate
    Exploration of Medium, Content and Context
    3
    ART 411 Senior Art Seminar 3
    One of the Following: (3)
    ART 114 Painting 3
    ART 338 Graphic Design II: Digital 3
    ART 346 Artists’ Books 3
    ART 380 Modern Art I 3
    ART 381 Modern Art II 3
    ART 384 Contemporary Art 3
    ART 299/399 Independent Study/Internship 3
    Elective Courses (12)
    COMM 131 Introduction to Film and Video 3
    COMM 233 Video Workshop 3
    ART 347 Advanced Photography Studies Seminar* 3-12
    COMM 357 Contemporary World Cinema 3
    COMM 359 Themes in Video 3
    COMM 429 Advanced Video 3
    Total Credits 42

    *By agreement, students may take up to 12 credits of ART 347 Photography Study in New York at The International Center of Photography (ICP) towards the elective portion of the concentration.

    Courses should be chosen from the following:
    Studio Lighting/Portraiture
    Photojournalism
    Intermediate Digital Imaging
    Advanced Digital Imaging
    Photography the Landscape/Cityscape
    Studio Lighting/Still Life

    Courses at ICP:
    Studio Lighting
    Portraiture
    Documentary Photography
    Fashion Photography
    Photoshop I
    Photoshop II
    Photoshop III
    Fine Art Digital Printing
    DSLR Video for Photographers
    Non-Silver Printing: Alternative Processes
    Color Printing from Negatives
    Intermediate Black and White Printing
    Advanced Black and White Printing
    Advanced Darkroom Techniques
    Advanced Color Photography

  • B.A. in Art with Studio Art Concentration

    B.A. in Art with Studio Art Concentration

    General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
    Major and Concentration Requirements: 42 Credits
    Elective Credits: 36 Credits

    Required Courses For All Art Majors  (12)
    ART 111 Drawing I  3
    ART 116 Color and Design
    ART 250 Survey of Western Art I
    ART 252 Survey of Western Art II
    Required Courses For All Studio Art Concentrations (18)
    ART 114 Painting I 3
    ART 211 Drawing II 3
    ART 301 Figure Drawing I 3
    ART 315 Painting II 3
    ART 411 Senior Art Seminar 3
    One Art History Elective at the 200/300/400 levels 3
    Three Studio Art Electives at the 200-/300-/400-levels (select three of the following):             (9)
    ART 115 Ceramics 3
    ART 206 Printmaking 3
    ART 209 Ceramics II 3
    ART 215 Illustration 3
    ART 240 Drawing on Location 3
    ART 302 Figure Drawing II 3
    ART 303 Watercolor Painting I 3
    ART 307 The Contemporary Portrait 3
    ART 346 Artists’ Books 3
    ART 350 Watercolor Painting II 3
    ART 393 Special Topics in Art 3
    ART 298, 398, 498 Directed Study 3
    ART 299, 399, 499 Independent Study/Internship 3
    One Digital class from the following:  (3)
    ART 210 Digital Imaging I 3
    ART 226 Digital Photography 3
    COMM 112 Storytelling Across Media 3
    Total Credits 42
  • Minor in Art History

    Minor in Art History

    Total Credits: 18

    Art History Core (18)
    ART 111 Drawing I 3
    ART 250 Survey of Western Art I 3
    ART 252 Survey of Western Art II 3
    Three Art History Electives, two of which must be at          
    the 300-level or above
    9
    Total Credits 18
  • Minor in Art Therapy

    Minor in Art Therapy

    Total Credits: 18

    Art Therapy Core (6)
    IDS/ART/PSYCH 370 Art Therapy: Principles and Practices       3
    ART/PSYCH 499 Internship 3
    Two of the Following: (6)
    ART 111 Drawing I or ART 125 Introduction to Drawing
    Art Majors substitute: ART 339 Drawing II
    3
    ART 114 Painting I
    Art Majors substitute: ART 315 Painting II
    3
    ART 115 Ceramics or ART 121 Photography 3
    Two of the Following: (6)
    PSYCH 201: Developmental Psychology I 3
    PSYCH 231 Personality Psychology 3
    PSYCH 285 Introduction to Counseling 3
    PSYCH 363 Abnormal Psychology 3
    Total Credits 18
  • Minor in Arts Management

    Minor in Arts Management

    Total Credits: 21

    Arts Management Core (15)
    ART/DANC/THTR 290 History and Mission of Arts Institutions 3
    ART/DANC/THTR 392 Fundraising & Marketing for the Arts 3
    ART/DANC/THTR 348 Operations & Management for the Arts 3
    ART/DANC/THTR 324 Careers in Arts Administration
    3
    ART/DANC/THTR 499 Art, Dance or Theatre Management
    Internship
    3
    Choose two from the following: (6)
    ART 319 The Artist’s Career 3
    ART 320 History of Museums & Collections 3
    ART 361 Curatorial Skills Seminar 3
    THTR 378 Producing Performance 3
    THTR 346 Production Management 3
    COMM 326 Producing for Creative Media 3
    Total Credits 21
  • Minor in Graphic Design

    Minor in Graphic Design

    Total Credits: 18

    Graphic Design Core (15)
    ART 116 Color and Design or ART 237 Graphic Design I                         3
    ART 210 Digital Imaging 3
    ART 316 Digital Illustration 3
    ART 338 Graphic Design II: Digital 3
    ART 480 Professional Portfolio 3
    One of the following: (3)
    ART 344 Typography and Image 3
    ART 346 Artists’ Books 3
    ART 352 3-D Animation 3
    COMM 225 Web Workshop 3
    Total Credits 18
  • Minor in Illustration and Animation

    Minor in Illustration and Animation

    Total Credits: 18

    Illustration and Animation Core (12)
    ART 111 Drawing I or ART 125 Introduction to Drawing                       3
    ART 210 Digital Imaging 3
    ART 215 Illustration 3
    ART 316 Digital Illustration 3
    Two of the following: (6)
    ART 116 Color and Design 3
    ART 211 Drawing II 3
    ART 220 2-D Animation 3
    ART 224 The Fluid Object: 3-D Modeling 3
    ART 301 Figure Drawing 3
    ART 303 Watercolor Painting 3
    ART 346 Artists’ Books 3
    ART 352 3-D Animation 3
    Total Credits: 18
  • Minor in Photography

    Minor in Photography

    Total Credits: 18

    Photography Core
    (15)
    ART 116 Color and Design
    or ART 111 Drawing I
    or ART 125 Introduction to Drawing                                      
     3
    ART 121 Photography I  3
    ART 205 History of Photography  3
    ART 210 Digital Imaging
     3
    ART 213 Photography II  3
    One of the following: (3)
    ART 338 Graphic Design II: Digital  3
    ART 346 Artists’ Books  3
    ART 347 Photography Study in New York  3
    ART 399 Independent Study/Internship  3
    Total Credits 18
  • Minor in Studio Art

    Minor in Studio Art

    Total Credits: 15

    Studio Art Core (15)
    ART 111 Drawing I 3
    ART 114 Painting I 3
    ART 116 Color and Design                               3
    Two Studio Art electives 6
    Total Credits 15