A fee for basic class materials is charged in all studio courses. The individual student is responsible for the purchase of any additional supplies she may require. The department reserves the right to retain examples of work done in studio courses. All studio courses require extensive work beyond the six scheduled class hours. Please note that all studio art courses have limited enrollments.
Lee Burns, Lindsey Clark-Ryan, John Gibson, Dwight Pogue, John Slepian, Fraser Stables, Lynne Yamamoto
Art Studio Adviser for Study Abroad
Fraser Stables Studio and James Middlebrook for Architecture
Thirteen courses, which will include:
- Two 100-level studio courses selected from the following: ARS 161, ARS 162, ARS 163, and ARS 164 Note that certain upper level courses indicate specific 100 - level course prerequisites
- Two 100-level art history courses selected from the following: ARH 101, ARH 120, ARH 140, ARH 150
- Two 200-level art history courses, at least one of which must be in Group I or II
- Five additional studio art courses, which must normally include the full sequence of courses
available (usually three) in one of the following five areas of concentration:
electronic media (Smith or Five College digital or video production may count as upper level digital courses)
- ARS 385
- ARS 398 or ARS 399. Only J-term graduates take ARS 398; it must be taken in their last Fall semester. All other Seniors must take ARS 399 in the spring semester of their senior year.
In addition, in their senior year studio art majors will be required to install an exhibition during the last half of the spring semester, or the fall semester for J-term graduates. To fulfill this requirement, Plan B majors will enroll in ARS 398-399.
Declaring the Plan B Major
A student may declare a Plan B major anytime after she has completed the introductory (100 level) studio art requirements and one additional studio art course. She must submit a portfolio of work to the Portfolio Review Committee. Portfolios will be reviewed each semester, just before the advising period. Students who receive a negative evaluation will be encouraged to take an additional studio course or courses, and resubmit their portfolio at a subsequent review time. Students who receive a negative evaluation may resubmit their portfolios in subsequent reviews up to and including the last portfolio review available during their sophomore year. These students will be offered suggestions for strengthening their portfolios through additional studio coursework in the same or other media represented in the portfolio. The additional studio courses will count toward fulfilling the major requirements.
Mapping the Plan B Major
Upon receiving a positive portfolio evaluation, a student should select and meet with a Plan B adviser. Together they will discuss her interests and review her studio work to date, and select an area of studio in which she will concentrate. In exceptional cases the student and her adviser may design a sequence of studio courses that draws from several areas of concentration.