Art Course Listings

A major and a minor in art are available. Visual arts education is available for P-12 or 5-12. See also graphic design, marketing, and multimedia communication.

Major in art

35-45 credit hours (core and one concentration area)

Core courses for all art majors (29 credit hours)

  • Art 101, Drawing 3
  • One of the following:3
    • Art 202, Painting
    • Art 203, Watercolor
  • Art 205, Figure Drawing3
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • Art 255, Photography3
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3
  • Art 409, Internship 1
  • Art 410, Senior Seminar 3
  • Art 411, Senior Exhibit 1

Art generalist concentration (6 credit hours)

  • One of the following:3
    • Art 204, Ceramics
    • Art 206, Sculpture
  • One of the following:3
    • Art 343, Contemporary Art History
    • Thea 245, Aesthetics

Art entrepreneurship concentration (12 credit hours)

  • One of the following:3
    • Art 204, Ceramics
    • Art 206, Sculpture
  • One of the following:3
    • Art 343, Contemporary Art History
    • Thea 245, Aesthetics
  • Bus 230, Business Fundamentals3
  • One of the following:3
    • Acc 201, Principles of Financial Accounting
    • Bus 316, Principles of Marketing
    • Bus 338, Sales

Studio art concentration (12 credit hours)

  • One of the following:3
    • Art 204, Ceramics
    • Art 206, Sculpture
  • Art 343, Contemporary Art History3
  • Studio elective3
  • One of the following:3
    • Art 355, Arts in London
    • Bus 230, Business Fundamentals
    • Engl 204, Expository Writing
    • Engl 300, Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture
    • Thea 245, Aesthetics

Pre-Architecture concentration (11 credit hours)

Pre-graduate school program. Graduate programs leading to a Masters of Architecture as a first professional degree assess an applicant’s portfolio for visual composition and communication skills.

  • Art 206, Sculpture3
  • Math 211, Calculus I4
  • Phys 203, General Physics4

Art administration (12 credit hours)

Pre-graduate school program.

  • One of the following:3
    • Art 204, Ceramics
    • Art 206, Sculpture
  • One of the following3
    • Art 343, Contemporary Art History
    • Thea 245, Aesthetics
  • Two of the following:6
    • Acc 201, Principles of Financial Accounting
    • Art 355, Arts in London
    • Bus 230, Business Fundamentals
    • Bus 316, Principles of Marketing
    • Bus 319, Leading Non-profit organizations
    • Bus 338, Sales
    • Engl 204, Expository Writing
    • Engl 300, Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture

Art education concentration (16 credit hours)

In addition to this concentration, completion of teacher education requirements detailed in the Education section is needed for 5-12 or P-12 certification (35 credit hours).

  • Art 204, Ceramics3
  • Art 343, Contemporary Art History3
  • Art 312, Teaching Visual Arts4
  • Thea 245, Aesthetics3
  • Studio elective3

Student learning outcomes

Graduates in art will:

  1. Demonstrate technical proficiency in at least one medium.
  2. Use principles of design, art history and aesthetics to critically analyze and interpret the content of artwork.
  3. Create artwork that communicates coherent expressive content.
  4. Demonstrate preparedness to incorporate art in their lives after graduation in a variety of ways, within or in addition to a career.

Planning guide

First year Drawing
Photography or Painting
History of Art
Goshen Core courses
Second year Photography or Painting
Figure Drawing
Balance of remaining first-level studio courses
Begin art concentration courses
History of Art or Aesthetics
Goshen Core, including SST
Third year History of Art or Aesthetics
Art concentration courses
Art internship
Goshen Core
Fourth year Remaining major courses, concentration courses and electives
Remaining Goshen Core and electives
Senior Exhibit and Senior Seminar

Planning and advising notes

At least one, but no more than two studio art courses are recommended per semester. At least 75 non-art credit hours are required for a Goshen College degree.
For art education majors, student teaching meets the Art 409 Internship requirement.

Minor in art

20 credit hours

  • Art 101, Drawing 3
  • One of the following:3
    • Art 202, Painting
    • Art 203, Watercolor
  • One of the following:3
    • Art 241, Art History I
    • Art 242, Art History II
    • Art 343, Contemporary Art History
  • 11 credit hours of art electives; 5 or more must be upper level (300 and above)11