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 218

A Modern Explosion of "-Isms"


An examination of the developments in painting and sculpture from the reaction against Impressionism through the emergence of Abstract Expressionism (1890-1960).  This course will focus primarily upon these developments in Western Europe.

Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts…

ART 103

Basic Painting

St. Clair

This painting course is designed for beginners interested in building a range of skills from traditional principles of oil paint to experimental techniques across a variety of painting media.  Students will develop a respect and attention for…

ART 107

Introduction to Works on Paper


In this course we will utilize printmaking processes to explore the fundamentals of drawing.  A mixed media approach to constructing images from paper will be studied through assignments that stress a hybrid of innovative printmaking and direct-drawing techniques. …