The Art Major and Minor at Davidson

The Art Department is designed around two principal areas: creative practice and critical studies.

You can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree or a minor with an emphasis in either art history or studio art, and the two disciplines are closely entwined. Our goal is to encourage creative approaches to learning in all disciplines as part of the broader liberal arts curriculum.

Courses You Might Take

ART 102

Survey of Asian Art


Introducing students to an overview of the arts of East, South, and Southeast Asia, this course will concentrate on the materials of objects and the cultural, religious, and political context of arts production and consumption. We will explore…

ART 105

Introduction to Print Media


An introduction to contemporary studio art practices through hands-on experimentation with print media. Projects explore the unique opportunities and peculiarities of printmaking techniques including digital printing, etching and photogravure.  This course includes a community engagement workshop utilizing skills acquired…

ART 124

Survey of American Art


How do you create a visual arts culture in America?  Whose America is it?  What kinds of contributions and encounters does it include from Native Americans to the Digital Age?  What did the so-called Founding Fathers think…