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Academic Advising Faculty and Advisors

Studio Art

Chair: Dr. Brian Winkenweder, bwinken, x2232, Miller Fine Arts Center 127 
Transfer Advisor: Liz Obert, lobert, x2230, Miller Fine Arts Center 105
First-Year student contact: Liz Obert, lobert, x2230, Miller Fine Arts Center 105

Students who successfully complete a major in studio art will be able to demonstrate technical skills in at least one studio medium; produce a coherent, cohesive body of work accompanies by an artist statement; create and present works of art through visual, verbal and oral means; develop research, analytical and critical skills; and demonstrate understanding of major trends in the history of art and visual culture.



One of the following:

  • AAVC 100 Introduction to Studio (CS)
  • AAVC 110 Visual Culture (CS or VP)
  • AAVC 120 Drawing (CS) 


One of the following:

  • AAVC 100 Introduction to Studio
  • AAVC 110 Introduction to Visual Culture
  • AAVC 120 Drawing 

By the end of the second year:

Students should have completed all of the foundation classes – AAVC 100, 101, 110, and 120.


Studio Art: 46 credits, 100, 101, 110, 120, 242, 310, 319, 390, 391, 395 and three studios, two of which are in the same medium. Students seeking to declare a major in Studio Art shall have completed at least 100 or 101 and be currently enrolled in a third foundation course (110 or 120). Portfolio reviews for those declaring the major will be scheduled each semester. Major standing requires students to maintain an overall 2.50 GPA and a cumulative 3.00 average in AAVC courses. 

Thesis Track: all requirements for the studio major plus 490, 491 and one additional visual culture class. Such students will have automatically completed a minor in visual culture, and may qualify for departmental honors. 

NOTE: If majors want to follow the honor's track, they must take Portfolio I & II AAVC 390-391 during their junior year and Thesis AAVC 490-491 during their senior year. 

The Art and Visual Culture Department offers the following classes for the Linfield Curriculum: AAVC 100 (CS), AAVC 101(CS), AAVC 110 (CS or VP), AAVC 120 (CS), AAVC 210 (CS or GP), AAVC 217 (CS or VP), AAVC 218 (CS or VP).

VISUAL CULTURE MINOR: 20 credits, including 110, 310, 319 and one additional visual culture course, plus one of the following: 100, 101 or 120. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. 

ART-STUDIO MINOR: 20 credits, including 100, 101, 110, 120 and one additional studio elective. Minors must achieve a grade of C or better in all required courses.

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