We encourage all art majors to consider education abroad, not only for the obvious benefit of exposure to other cultures, but also to examine other forms and traditions of artistic expression and their cultural influence.

The Art Department provides occasional international experiences in art history based in Rome, Paris, or London. Participants are chosen through an application and interview process and do not have to be art majors. Our faculty members are available to help you integrate an education abroad experience with your chosen area of concentration.


The Art Department faculty and Davidson's Office of Education Abroad can provide information on numerous programs offered by other institutions that include the rigorous academics necessary for a student to receive transfer credit at Davidson.


The study abroad policy ensures that courses taken through the study abroad programs of other institutions are as academically rigorous and comprehensive as a comparable course offered at or through Davidson College.

  • Art majors may receive up to two credits towards their major for courses taken abroad
  • Students will need to submit documentation of work done to the department assistant by September 10 for the previous spring or summer semester's courses, or February 10 for the fall semester's.
  • Documentation includes syllabus, class notes, any papers written, projects undertaken, tests, and the final examination
  • For a studio class, all two-dimensional work and documentation of three-dimensional work should be submitted
  • The material will be evaluated by a committee of either studio or art history faculty, as appropriate, in order to determine whether the work meets department standards
  • If in the faculty's opinion the case is borderline, the student will be asked to pass a test to verify her or his competency in the subject matter of the course in question

Reminder: The Art Department does not assign credit for graduation. Credits are assigned by the Registrar's Office.