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 111

Introduction to Digital Art

Instructor
Dietrick

ART 111 is an introduction to digital art, both its history and production. Using sketches and found imagery, students will use the Adobe Creative Suite and open source software to produce 2D, 3D and 4D art. Through readings…

ART 102

Survey of Asian Art

Instructor
Kyo

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 100

Survey of Western Art

Instructor
Smith

History of art from prehistory to the present examined in relation to the cultural background in which it was shaped.

Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement.

Prerequisites
(Fall and Spring)