The Art and Visual Culture Department at a Glance
The Art and Visual Culture Department resides in the James F. Miller Fine Arts Center on the Keck Campus of Linfield College. This new facility offers students beautiful and significantly improved studios and work spaces.
The Department offers courses in foundations (avc 100, 101, 120), drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, alternative and electronic media, sculpture, ceramics, and ceramic sculpture. Regularly offered art history courses include a comprehensive survey of Western art, The Art of the United States, and Modern to Postmodern Art. Non-traditional studio offerings include a course in alternative media, which deals with performance art, conceptual art and video. Additional studio offerings include Electronic Media and Digital Photography.
All of the department's courses satisfy the Linfield Curriculum's Images and Arts requirement, and several of the art history courses also satisfy the Vital Past requirement and/or fulfill the American Pluralisms and/or Global Diversity requirements.
The design courses, drawing, photography, ceramics, and all the art history courses are open to all students; other studio courses numbering 300 and up normally have prerequisites.
Art and Visual Culture majors are required to take two- and three-dimensional design and drawing, plus three studio electives of their choice, studio practices, and three art history courses, including a comprehensive survey and Modern to Postmodern Art. Majors take Studio Practices, and as seniors may elect to take Thesis Studio and present a thesis exhibition at the end of their senior year. A 20-crerdit studio minor is also offered.
See other pages on this site for greater detail about these and other aspects of the Linfield College Art and Visual Culture Department.)