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 344

Artist's Books



Artist's books are extremely varied and broadly defined but typically incorporate a three-dimensional book-like form to present visual information sequentially. In this course, students will use drawing, painting, collage, and printing to create content that will then form…

ART 397

Junior Advanced Study

St Clair

This course examines methods for establishing an individualized studio art practice. The course focuses on intensive studio practice and the creation of new artwork weekly. Critical awareness is honed through weekly reading and discussion of contemporary art history…

ART 270

Art for Games


A rotating studio course in digital and new media techniques, disciplines, and theory emphasizing individual creative development and skilled approaches to technical problem solving in visual art.  Topics include exploring the computer as an artistic medium, digital performance…