Studio Art Major—BA

Minimum of 37 semester course credits and general BA requirements

ARTS 005/105Basic Composition3-4
ARTS 007/107Three-Dimensional Concepts3-4
Select two art history courses from the following:6
Introduction to Western Art I
Introduction to Western Art II
Art of the 20th Century
Contemporary Art
Senior Requirement
The following two courses must be completed during the same academic year.
ARTS 189Senior Seminar: Studio Art4
ARTS 190Senior Exhibition 12
Core Electives
Select seven courses from three or more of the following areas and courses:19
Art History
Contemporary Art: Ideas and Practice
Electronic Arts
Artists' Books: Concept, Content, Form
The Movable Book: Ideas in Time and Space

A maximum of two independent studies may be applied toward the studio art major.

Majors must take at least 18 credits in studio art courses at Mills.

After completing 37 required credits in the studio art major, which can include IART courses, students can take additional courses in intermedia arts that count toward the 17 electives outside their major field. Studio art majors also may take additional courses in art history that count towards the 17 electives outside their major field.

Courses accepted for transfer students (at the junior and senior level) to the major in studio art may depend on a portfolio review by the Art Department.