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Requirements for Majors and Minors

Requirements for Majors and Minors

The Studio Art major is available as a bachelor of arts degree only, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this course catalog

For a major in Studio Art: 46 credits, 101, 102, 103, 110, 120, 310, 311, 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 101, 102 or 103 and be currently enrolled in a third foundation course. Portfolio reviews for those declaring the major will be scheduled each semester.

For a major in Studio Art (Thesis-track) (Advised for all majors who intend to attend graduate school or pursue a career in the visual arts): all requirements for the studio art major plus 490, 491 and one additional visual studies course (210, 214, 314 or 315). Thesis-track students must maintain an overall 2.500 GPA and a cumulative 3.000 average in all ARTS courses. Only thesis-track students are considered for departmental honors.

For a minor in Studio: 20 credits, including 101, 102 or 103, 110, 120 and one additional studio elective.

For a minor in Visual Studies: 20 credits, including 110, 310, 311, 314 and one additional visual studies course (210, 214 or 315).

The Digital Media major is available as a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degrees, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this course catalog.

For a major in Digital Art: 56 to 57 credits distributed as follows. ARTS 101, 102, 120, 242, 311, 314, 342 (or MUSC 225), 385, 386; COMP 121, 160, 161; MSCM 150. 8 credits from among ARTS 110, 240, 243, 245, 250, 260, 280, 320, 340, 343, 360, 369, 439, 480, 487. 4 credits of Mass Communication electives from among: MSCM 180, 321, 337 or 349. 8 elective credits must be at the 300-level or above. Students seeking to declare a major in Digital Media major shall submit a portfolio to the Art faculty. Portfolio reviews for those declaring there major will be scheduled each semester.

For a major in Digital Art - Thesis Track (advised for all majors who intend to attend graduate school or pursue a career in the visual arts): all requirements for the studio art major plus 490, 491 and one additional visual studies course (210, 214, 314 or 315). Thesis-track students must maintain an overall 2.500 GPA and a cumulative 3.000 average in all ARTS courses. Only thesis-track students are considered for departmental honors.

For a minor in Digital Art: 20 credits, including 101, 102 or 103, 110, 120 and one additional studio elective.

For Oregon Initial Teaching Licensure in Art: a student must complete the Linfield Teacher Education Program requirements (see page 60). In order to complete these requirements, a student must begin taking education courses no later than his/her sophomore year. The student must be advised by an Education Department faculty member each semester prior to registration.

Student Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a major in studio art will:

  • demonstrate technical skills in at least one studio medium;
  • produce a coherent, cohesive body of work accompanied 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 modern and contemporary art.

Students who successfully complete a digital art major will:

  • demonstrate understanding of the fundamental principles of computer science, visual art and mass communication;
  • demonstrate competency in one digitally-based medium;
  • produce a coherent, cohesive body of work accompanied by an artist statement;
  • learn to work in at least one programming environment;
  • develop adequate understanding of the discipline to successfully enter graduate school or an entry-level professional career;
  • demonstrate well-developed writing and communication skills;
  • develop effective skills in research, analysis and self-expression through digital means.