The Department of Art & Art History is housed in Melchers Hall, the right wing of the duPont arts complex. Seven full-time faculty and a varying number of adjuncts teach over 50 courses each year in art and art history.
As of May 2009, there were over 100 declared majors in the Studio Art program and over 80 in Art History.
All students enrolled in an art or art history course have access to department facilities, which include seven art studios, a darkroom, two art history lecture rooms, a slide library, and a digital media lab.
How do I get into an ARTS or ARTH course?
In Studio Art, many of the classes are Permission of Instructor (POI) so that we can ensure spots for Studio Art majors. Every semester on the first day of the advising period, POI lists are posted outside the faculty’s office doors. If you would like to request permission for a Studio Art class, you should put your name on the list. At the end of the advising period, permission is granted to students on the list based on seniority, major, and perhaps other considerations. If you’re an art major, it’s a process to become familiar with.
If a course is not listed as POI, you may register for it on Banner as long as you have taken the prerequisite (or are currently enrolled in the prerequisite).
If you don’t get in during registration, consider coming to the first day of class to see if any spots have opened up!