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(130 semester hours; 134 with teacher licensure) Requirements are subject to change.

The art major offers students an opportunity for the unique development of their talents in a wide range of visual arts courses and concentrations. A full spectrum of studio courses affords students the development of their personal talents in the visual arts. An assortment of methods, techniques, materials, and philosophies challenge art majors to express themselves to their fullest potential. It is the underlying philosophy of this major that students maturing as artists have a responsibility to share and lead in developing a better and more meaningful society. This commitment to artistic and social responsibility by the Visual and Performing Arts Department, its faculty, and its students is the essence of the Springfield College humanics philosophy. The prime objectives of the art major are to:

  • Develop the creative and imaginative skills of each student in the visual arts.
  • Sensitize each student to the aesthetic needs of people.
  • Encourage all students to use their talent in the visual arts for constructive change of the highest order within society.
  • Help each student, as an emerging artist, to focus on the many new professional career opportunities in the visual arts.

Each student majoring in art must develop a specific area of concentration within the art program. Concentrations include studio art, scientific illustration, and arts management/event planning. Students who select studio art may also elect to seek licensure as a teacher of visual arts (PreK–8, 5–12). All students select an internship or fieldwork placement in their senior year. This unique opportunity gives each student the chance to experience an on-the-job, real-world situation and is of great value in helping students make realistic choices about their future professional life.

Whenever possible, prospective students arrange to meet with the chairperson of the Visual and Performing Arts Department to review their art portfolios. Details of portfolio preparation and other related information can be obtained by contacting Professor Ron Maggio, chairperson of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, at (413) 748-3753. For general information about the art major, contact Professor Maggio or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

General Education Program - Depending on the concentration and selectives chosen, 37–44 s.h. in addition to courses taken for the major.


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CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS


I. General Education Program (37-44 s.h. in addition to the courses taken for the major)


To integrate the humanics philosophy into their lives, Springfield College students engage in the search for knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of values through a variety of courses in the sciences and humanities. In addition to those General Education courses, students must complete 6 s.h. of Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) courses. For more information see the General Education Program and WAC courses. In the major requirements listed below, selected courses which fulfill General Education categories are marked with an asterisk; selected WAC courses are marked with a “W”.

II. Core Requirements (28 s.h.)


III. Concentrations (31-52 s.h.)


Students must select one of the following concentrations:

A. Studio Art (31-32 s.h.)


B. Scientific Illustration (51-52 s.h.)


Additional art requirements:

In addition, select two of the following art history courses:


In addition, select one of the following science selectives:


C. Arts Management/Events Planning (35 s.h.)


Additional art requirements:

In addition, select one of the following three-dimensional courses:


IV. Electives


Depending on their choice of concentration, art majors must complete 13–27 s.h. of electives to total 130 credits. The teacher of visual arts licensure program requires 134 to complete, so no electives are necessary.

Recommended electives for studio art majors not seeking teacher licensure:


Recommended electives for the arts management concentration:


V. Optional Teacher of Visual Arts Licensure Program (46 s.h.)


Art majors may elect to seek licensure as a teacher of visual arts (grades PreK–8 and/or 5–12). Advisement is provided by a member of the Visual and Performing Arts faculty and a member of the Education Department.  Students seeking licensure should begin their program upon their admission to the College, but in order to be considered teacher candidates and to complete the professional preparation requirements, they must apply for official admission to the teacher preparation program and be accepted. Application to the teacher preparation program typically occurs prior to the junior year. More information about requirements for admittance to the teacher preparation program can be found under the Secondary Teacher Licensure Programs.  Students seeking licensure must complete core requirements for the major, the studio art concentration requirements, and the additional requirements listed below.

Special Art Requirements for Licensure Students (completed as part of the studio art concentration)


In addition, a total of 14 s.h. from the following practicum options:


VI. Program Standards


In order to achieve advanced standing and be eligible for advanced courses and fieldwork experience, all art majors must have a record of demonstrating standards of professional competency related to attendance, preparation, academic honesty, creativity, maturity, professional behavior, empathy toward others, aptitude, and aesthetic awareness. Students must also meet the following academic standards:

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.500.
  2. A 2.500 GPA in all program requirements.
  3. A grade of C or better in all ARTS or ATPY courses.

Once met, standards for advanced standing must be maintained to continue in the major. Students who do not achieve advanced standing by their 90th semester hour must change to another major. If the standards are eventually met, the student may petition the department’s Appraisal and Retention Committee to be readmitted. More information about advanced standing standards and the process to apply is available from the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

VII. Sample Program By Year


The program listed below is a sample—courses are not guaranteed to be offered during the semester or year listed. It is the student’s responsibility to insure that all requirements are met on a timely basis and that needed prerequisite courses are completed before taking upper-level requirements; therefore, they should consult carefully with an advisor when planning their program. Students must average a minimum of 16.25 s.h. a semester to complete this program in four years (16.75 for licensure students).

Courses marked with an * fulfill or partially fulfill an General Education category. Courses marked with a W may fulfill a WAC requirement, depending on the year taken.

A. Sample First Year


All art majors:


  • General Education courses, concentration courses, licensure courses, and/or electives to total at least 33 s.h. for the year.

In addition, for the studio art concentration:


In addition, for arts management/event planning concentration:


B. Sample Second Year


All art majors:


  • General Education courses, concentration courses, licensure courses, and/or electives to total at least 33 s.h. for the year.

In addition, for the studio art concentration:


  • ARTS 105* - Studio in Printmaking Credits: 3 s.h
  • ARTS 223* - Studio in Ceramics Credits: 3 s.h
  • ARTS 225* - Studio in Photography Credits: 3 s.h
  • and one of the following Art history selectives:

  • ARTS 217*W - Arts of the Prehistory to the Renaissance Credits: 3 s.h

  • ARTS 218*W - Renaissance to Modern Art Credits: 3 s.h.

  • ARTS 219*W - American Art 1700-1900 Credits: 3 s.h.

  • ARTS 221* - Women Artists in History Credits: 3 s.h

  • ARTS 222 - Asian Arts and Culture Credits: 3 s.h.

  • ARTS 245* - Contemporary Jewish Art Credits: 3 s.h.

In addition, for scientific illustration concentration:


In addition, for arts management/event planning concentration:


C. Sample Third Year


For all art majors:


  • General Education courses, concentration courses, licensure courses (if and/or electives to total at least 33 s.h. for the year).

In addition, for the studio art concentration:


  • ARTS 211* - Studio in Sculpture Credits: 3 s.h
  • or
    ARTS 228 - Three-Dimensional Design Credits: 3 s.h.

  • ARTS 217*W - Arts of the Prehistory to the Renaissance Credits: 3 s.h
  • and one of the following Art history selectives:

  • ARTS 218*W - Renaissance to Modern Art Credits: 3 s.h.

  • ARTS 219*W - American Art 1700-1900 Credits: 3 s.h.

  • ARTS 221* - Women Artists in History Credits: 3 s.h

  • ARTS 222 - Asian Arts and Culture Credits: 3 s.h.

  • ARTS 245* - Contemporary Jewish Art Credits: 3 s.h.

In addition, for scientific illustration concentration:


  • Science selective (in consultation with advisor). Credits: 3 s.h. 

In addition, for arts management/event planning concentration:


  • ENGL 302W - Business and Technical Writing Credits: 3 s.h
  • and one of the following Art history selectives:

  • ARTS 217*W - Arts of the Prehistory to the Renaissance Credits: 3 s.h

  • ARTS 218*W - Renaissance to Modern Art Credits: 3 s.h.

  • ARTS 219*W - American Art 1700-1900 Credits: 3 s.h.

  • ARTS 221* - Women Artists in History Credits: 3 s.h

  • ARTS 222 - Asian Arts and Culture Credits: 3 s.h.

  • ARTS 245* - Contemporary Jewish Art Credits: 3 s.h.

D. Sample Fourth Year


For all art majors:


  • Any uncompleted General Education courses, program requirements, and/or electives to complete 130 s.h.

In addition, for the studio art concentration:


  • ARTS 248 - Interarts Workshop Credits: 3 s.h
  • In addition, select one of the following advanced studio courses:

  • ARTS 260 - Advanced Studio in Computer Graphics Credits: 2 s.h.

  • ARTS 261 - Advanced Studio in Drawing Credits: 2 s.h.

  • ARTS 262 - Advanced Studio in Painting Credits: 2 s.h.

  • ARTS 263 - Advanced Studio in Design-Portfolio Presentation Credits: 3 s.h .

  • ARTS 264 - Advanced Studio in Photography Credits: 2 s.h.

  • ARTS 265 - Advanced Studio in Printmaking Credits: 2 s.h.

  • ARTS 266 - Advanced Studio in Sculpture Credits: 2 s.h.

  • ARTS 267 - Advanced Studio in Materials and Techniques Credits: 2 s.h.

  • ARTS 270 - Advanced Studio in Ceramics Credits: 3 s.h.

In addition, for education licensure students:


  • EDUC ___ A total of 14 Credits of practicum options.

In addition, for arts management/event planning concentration:


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