North Central College - Naperville, IL

Program and Degree Options

We offer the B.A. degree in

The major in Studio Art requires 48 hours in studio art and art history, including

  • ART 107 2-Dimensional Design
  • ART 110 3-Dimensional Design
  • ART 120 Drawing I
  • ART 220 Drawing II
  • ART 130 Painting I
  • ART 272 Art History I
  • ART 274 Art History II
  • ART 276 Art History III
  • one course in ceramics or sculpture
  • at least three studio art courses at the 300 level or above
  • one art history course at the 300 level or above
  • a senior art exhibit

The minor in Studio Art requires 18 hours in studio art and art history, including one course from each of the following areas: drawing, design, and one art history course at the 300 level or above

The major in Art Education requires 51 hours in studio art and art history, plus a program of education courses. The art courses include

  • ART 107 2-Dimensional Design
  • ART 110 3-Dimensional Design
  • ART 120 Drawing I
  • ART 220 Drawing II
  • ART 272 Art History I
  • ART 274 Art History II
  • ART 276 Art History III
  • one course each in painting, figure drawing, ceramics, printing and sculpture
  • three studio arts courses at the 300 level or above
  • one art history course at the 300 level or above
  • a senior art exhibit

The major in Art History requires 30 credit hours in Art History and 15 credit hours in support courses outside of the Art Department. Students are required to complete at least 9 hours (or the equivalent to the level of MCL 103) in foreign language study.

A. Core Art History Requirements (18 credit hours):

  • ART 261: Chicago Art and Architecture
  • ART 264: Non-Western Art Survey
  • ART 272: Art History I: Prehistoric to Medieval Art
  • ART 274: Art History II: Renaissance to Rococo Art
  • ART 276: Art History III: Late 18th century to Contemporary Art
  • ART 360: Art Theory and Criticism

B. Art History Upper-Level Electives (12 credit hours):
Choose at least FOUR of the following courses:

  • ART 370: Art of the Nineteenth Century
  • ART 371: African-American Art
  • ART 374: Art of the Twentieth Century I: 1900-1950
  • ART 376: Art of the Twentieth Century II: 1950-Present
  • ART 397: Internship
  • ART 399: Independent Study
  • ART 470: Art History Seminar
  • ART 497: Internship
  • ART 499: Independent Study

C. Required Support courses (15 credit hours):

  • PHL 220: Aesthetics
  • PHL 230: Logic

Choose at least ONE of the following courses:

  • CLS 101: Introduction to Ancient Greece
  • CLS 102: Introduction to Ancient Rome
  • CSL 250: Classical Mythology

Choose at least TWO of the following courses:

  • REL 210: Old Testament
  • REL 215: The Evolution of God
  • REL 220: New Testament
  • REL 230: Gender in the Judeo-Christian Traditions
  • REL 235: Sexuality and Christianity
  • REL 245: Religion and Ethics in Film
  • REL 255: Religions of India
  • REL 260: Religions of China
  • REL 265: Religions of Japan
  • REL 270: Judaism
  • REL 280: Islam and the Middle East
  • REL 315: Buddhism
  • HST 330: East Asian Thought

The minor in Art History requires 18 hours in art history.

You can combine the Studio Art major with a minor in Art History.

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Tim Brodeur
Four years were not enough for Tim Brodeur to fit in all the activities he’s passionate about. “I was able to take advantage of many things but I still ran out of time!” He accomplished plenty: resident assistant, president of Impressions Art Club, Junior/Senior Scholars tutor, cross country and track athlete and Academic All-American. Then on to graduate work in higher education at the University of Southern California. “I am who I am and going where I’m going because of individuals who influenced me at North Central.”