Division V Chair: S. Gowler

Program Chair: E. McKiernan-Gonzalez

Faculty: A. Elston, M. Doherty, D. Feinberg, K. Gardner, R. Gonzalez, L. Kriner, E. McKiernan Gonzaléz, and P. Wiggs


Courses: ARH CoursesART Courses

Major/Minor Requirements: Art: Studio B.A.Art: Art History B.A.Art History MinorArt Studio Minor

The Art Program offers an integrated program of courses in studio art and art history. Courses are grouped to provide a firm foundation in visual fundamentals, a broad base of art involvement, flexibility of program planning, and some degree of concentration in a specific area. Course work meeting General Education requirements and the needs of non-art majors is also provided.

The Program does not prescribe the same courses for all those majoring in Art. The student’s ability, preference, and purpose are considered, and a program is worked out in consultation with his or her Academic Advisor. Two concentrations are currently offered—Studio, and Art History. Four foundation/core courses are common to both concentrations—ART 110 and ARH 121, ARH 124, and ARH 255. Students pursuing the Studio concentration must also complete ART 115. Students interested in Art Education (P-12) should double major in Art and Education Studies with a focus in teaching and curriculum (see the Education Studies section of the catalog).

Each studio medium, with the exception of Design and Drawing, may be taken from the first through fourth level, developing the student’s skills and concepts. In the curricula listed below, media are defined as ceramics, fibers, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

Images and final papers from the capstone requirement must be submitted in electronic form for the permanent collection of the Art Program.

Guidelines and Policies for Transfer Students in Art

All transfer students, or high-school students with Advanced Placement Art course work, who are planning to major in Art must present a portfolio of previous course work, additional visual materials, or written papers for review by the Art faculty prior to entry before any transfer credit will be given. This portfolio also will serve to guide the Art faculty in advising the student during registration. The Admissions Office will provide details for applicants.

On the basis of the portfolio and other documents, the Art faculty will indicate which required course is needed (if any) and at what level the student may enter studio or art history courses. A minimum standard of achievement, as determined by the Art faculty, will be required for admission to all Art majors.

All courses in art transferred from accredited programs will count toward the Art major. Students must take a minimum of six courses in Art at Berea College to earn the B.A. degree in either of the two Art major concentrations.

In addition to supporting students' achievement of the Aims of General Education, the Art Program seeks to assist students in meeting the following learning goals and associated learning outcomes:

Students completing a major in Art will be able to

  1. Demonstrate progressively more complex understandings of craftsmanship, technique, aesthetic concepts, and creativity.
  2. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of diverse styles, genres, and media in the visual arts, as well as proficiency in at least one medium.
  3. Conduct research and independent scholarship that exhibits complex conceptual and and applied aesthetics.
  4. Formulate goals that are appropriate for her/his individual strengths, interests and post-graduate objectives as an artist.
  5. Communicate their aesthetic intentions clearly in writing and orally.

Please be aware that the Course Sequencing Table below represents current planning and is subject to change based on faculty availability and student interest.  It is not meant to represent any guarantee to the student that the courses will be offered in the term in which they are currently planned.

CourseFall 15Spr 16Fall 16Spr 17Fall 17Spr 18Fall 18Spr 19
ARH 121X X X X 
ARH 124 X X X X
ARH 130X X X X 
ARH 210     X  
ARH 215   X   X
ARH 230     X  
ARH 232  X   X 
ARH 234X X     
ARH 239X X     
ARH 242   X   X
ARH 243 X   X  
ARH 249 X X   X
ARH 255X X X X 
ARH 262X   X   
ARH 263  X   X 
ARH 265 X   X  
ARH 340 X X X X
ARH 450 X X X X

CourseFall 15Spr 16Fall 16Spr 17Fall 17Spr 18Fall 18Spr 19
ART 125 X X X X
ART 130X X X X 
ART 206 X X X X
ART 211 XX X X 
ART 216 X X X X
ART 223 X X X X
ART 225X X X X 
ART 230 X X X X
ART 311 XX X X 
ART 316 X X X X
ART 323 X X X X
ART 325X X X X 
ART 330 X X X X