panel-plan-of-study, Academics | Earlham College Skip to Content

General Education Requirements

The Department offers three courses that fulfill the International component of the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement — ART 115, 116 and 210.

The Department offers occasional Earlham Seminars.

The Major

Earlham's Art Major offers a unique opportunity to combine both applied arts and the emphasis on reading and writing customary at a liberal arts college. As a result, each Art major develops a broad range of skills, culminating in the Senior Capstone, which serves as the comprehensive gauge of the student's experience.

Requirements for the Art Major with Studio Emphasis

  • ART 250 Making Art: Content, Form and Expression
  • Two studio courses, one each in a two-dimensional and three-dimensional medium. One of these can be in the area of focus. Studio offerings include classes in (two-dimensional) Drawing, Painting, Photography and Fibers, and (three-dimensional) Ceramics and Metals.
  • Three Art History courses:
    • One 100-level Art History course
    • One 200-level Art History course
    • One 300-level Art History course
  • At least three academic or applied credits in Music, Theatre and/or Film (including music lessons taken for credit)
  • At least four courses (16 credits) in one area of focus (e.g., Ceramics)
  • Internship or apprenticeship experience
  • ART 487 Senior Project, Fall Semester (1 credit)
  • ART 488 Senior Capstone Experience, Spring Semester (3 credits)

Requirements for the Art Major with Art History Emphasis

  • ART 115 Art: Context and Meaning — Part One, and ART 116 Art: Context and Meaning — Part Two
  • Either ART 210 History of Craft or ART 211 20th Century Art
  • Four additional Art History courses
  • Three Studio Art courses (ART 250 Making Art: Content, Form and Expression, one 2D and one 3D)
  • An internship
  • At least three academic or applied credits in Music, Theatre and/or Film (including music lessons taken for credit)
  • ART 487 Senior Project, Fall Semester (1 credit)
  • ART 488 Senior Capstone Experience, Spring Semester (3 credits)

The Minor

Requirements for an Art History Minor

At least six Art History courses, including:

  • ART 115 Art: Context and Meaning — Part One
  • ART 116 Art: Context and Meaning — Part Two
  • Either ART 210 History of Craft or ART 211 20th Century Art, and
  • Three other courses.

One Studio Art course.

Requirements for a Studio Art Minor

At least six Studio Art courses, including:

  • One in a two-dimensional medium and
  • One in a three-dimensional medium.

One Art History course.