Art

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 (14 credit hours)

  • Art 101, Drawing 3
  • Art 107, Design 3
  • Art 205, Figure Drawing 3
  • Art 409, Internship 1
  • Art 410, Senior Seminar 3
  • Art 411, Senior Exhibit 1

Art generalist concentration (21 credit hours)

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
    Art 207, Printmaking
  • One of the following:3
    Art 204, Ceramics
    Art 206, Sculpture
    Art 217, Jewelry
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • One of the following:3
    Art 343, Contemporary Art History
    Thea 245, Aesthetics
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3

Graphic design concentration (27 credit hours)

  • Art 108, Digital Design3
  • Art 208, Typography3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • Art 255, Photo communication3
  • Art 308, Graphic Design3
  • Art 408, Advanced Graphic Design3
  • One of the following:3
    Art 241, Art History I
    Art 343, Contemporary Art History
  • Two of the following:6
    Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Bus 316, Principles of Marketing
    Bus 336, Advertising
    Comm 212, Digital Media Production
    Comm 326, Creating for the Web
    Comm 375, Animation
    Info 354, Web Applications

Art entrepreneurship concentration (27 credit hours)

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
    Art 207, Printmaking
  • One of the following:3
    Art 204, Ceramics
    Art 206, Sculpture
    Art 217, Jewelry
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • One of the following:3
    Art 343, Contemporary Art History
    Thea 245, Aesthetics
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3
  • Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
  • One of the following:3
    Acc 201, Principles of Financial Accounting
    Bus 316, Principles of Marketing
    Bus 338, Sales

Studio art concentration (27 credit hours)

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
    Art 207, Printmaking
  • One of the following:3
    Art 204, Ceramics
    Art 206, Sculpture
    Art 217, Jewelry
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • Art 343, Contemporary Art History3
  • Studio elective3
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3
  • One of the following:3
    Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Engl 204, Expository Writing
    Engl 300, Critical Theory and Practice
    Thea 245, Aesthetics

Pre-Architecture concentration (26 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.

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
    Art 207, Printmaking
  • Art 206, Sculpture3
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3
  • Math 211, Calculus I4
  • Phys 203, General Physics4

Art administration (27 credit hours)

Pre-graduate school program.

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
    Art 207, Printmaking
  • One of the following:3
    Art 204, Ceramics
    Art 206, Sculpture
    Art 217, Jewelry
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • Art 343, Contemporary Art History3
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level studio elective3
  • Two of the following:6
    Acc 201, Principles of Financial Accounting
    Art 355, Arts in London
    Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Bus 316, Principles of Marketing
    Bus 319, Leading Non-profit organizations
    Bus 338, Sales
    Engl 204, Expository Writing
    Engl 300, Critical Theory and Practice
    Thea 245, Aesthetics

Art education concentration (31 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 (32 credit hours).

  • One of the following:3
    Art 202, Painting
    Art 203, Watercolor
  • Art 204, Ceramics3
  • Art 255, Photo communication3
  • Art 241, Art History I3
  • Art 242, Art History II3
  • Art 312, Teaching Visual Arts4
  • Thea 245, Aesthetics3
  • Studio elective3
  • 300 level studio elective3
  • 400 level 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 Art 101, Drawing
Art 107, Design
Art 241, History of Art
Goshen Core courses
Second year Art 205, Figure Drawing
Balance of remaining first-level studio courses
Begin art concentration courses
Art 242, History of Art or Thea 245, Aesthetics
Goshen Core, including SST
Third year Art 242, History of Art or Thea 245, Aesthetics
Art concentration courses
Art 409, Art internship
Goshen Core
Fourth year Remaining major courses, concentration courses and electives
Remaining Goshen Core and electives
Art 411, Senior Exhibit and Art 410, 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
  • Art 107, Design or Art 202, Painting 3
  • History of art: Art 241, Art 242, or Art 343 3
  • 11 credit hours of art electives; 5 or more must be upper level (300 and above)11