Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in visual arts. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all visual arts courses. For one possible breakdown of the visual arts major by semester, see the Plan of Study.
* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Visual Arts majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.
Note: Upon completion of two semesters as a visual arts major, a portfolio review will take place with the student and the visual arts faculty to determine the student’s ability to complete the visual arts program.
Requirements for a Minor in Visual Arts
For non-majors, the following courses constitute a minor in visual arts. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all visual arts courses.
To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's advisor or from the Office of the Registrar.