Degree Requirements

Note:  All studio courses require significant work hours outside of class sessions. Some studio courses have lab fees.

Studio Art Major

Majors are required to begin their programs with the studio arts foundations:

  • ART 102 – Design
  • ART 107 – Drawing

One course in two-dimensional art from:

  • ART 118 – Painting I
  • ART 223 – Print Making I
  • ART 225 – Graphic Design I
  • ART 257 – Watercolor Painting I

One course in three-dimensional art from:

  • ART 221 – Sculpture I
  • ART 250 – Ceramics I
  • ART 280 – Hand Papermaking and Book Arts I

Five additional studio arts courses

  • ART 240 – Art History Survey

Two additional art history courses

  • ART 305 – Junior Exhibition and Faculty Review
  • ART 405 – Senior Exhibition and Faculty Review

Studio majors must participate in an exhibition and review in their junior year, followed by a solo or two-person show with a faculty review, and the annual senior group exhibition.

Studio Art major with emphasis in Graphic Design

Majors are required to complete one of the following two foundation courses:

  • ART 100 – Topics: Introduction to Graphic Design
  • ART 102 – Design

One course in two-dimensional art from:

  • ART 118 – Painting I
  • ART 223 – Print Making I
  • ART 225 – Graphic Design I
  • ART 257 – Watercolor Painting I

One course in three-dimensional art from:

  • ART 221 – Sculpture I
  • ART 250 – Ceramics I
  • ART 280 – Hand Papermaking and Book Arts I

A two course sequence in graphic design, chosen from:

  • ART 225 – Graphic Design I and ART 330 – Graphic Design II

or

  • ART 215 – Web Design I and ART 315 – Web Design II

Three additional graphic design electives, chosen from the following:

  • ART 215 – Web Design I
  • ART 224 – Publication Design
  • ART 225 – Graphic Design I
  • ART 280 – Hand Papermaking and Book Arts I
  • ART 315 – Web Design II
  • ART 320 – Typography
  • ART 330 – Graphic Design II
  • ART 333 – Digital Photography
  • ART 340 – Digital Imaging
  • ART 399 – Internship, design-related
  • ART 499 – Independent Study, design-related
  • ART 240 and two additional art history electives
  • ART 305 – Junior Exhibition and Faculty Review
  • ART 405 – Senior Exhibition and Faculty Review

Studio majors must participate in an exhibition and review in their junior year, followed by a solo or two-person show with a faculty review, and the annual senior group exhibition.  Please note that ART 225 cannot count as both a two-dimensional elective and a graphic design emphasis elective.

Graduation Skills

The Critical Thinking (CT) graduation skill is embedded throughout the offered courses and is met by completing the major. The graduation skills in Speaking (S), Writing (W), and Quantitative Reasoning (QR) are met by completing the following courses:

  • S: Choose from ART 102, 225, or upper division art history courses (ART 349, 352, 382, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389).
  • W: Choose two of the following courses to satisfy the writing skill: ART 349, 352, 385, 386, 387, 388, and 389.
  • QR: PHY 119, MAT 145, MAT 146, GST 200, or PHI 230.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Teaching Licensure Major

The State of Minnesota has specific licensing requirements for teachers that differ slightly in emphasis from the Augsburg major requirements. The state requirements may also be subject to change after publication of this catalog. Students therefore should consult with the Augsburg Department of Education to identify current Minnesota teacher licensure requirements.

Art History Major

Eight art or architectural history courses including:

  • ART 240 – Art History Survey
  • ART 388 – Modern Art
  • Six other art or architectural history courses
  • Two studio courses:
    • ART 102 – Design
      • or ART 107 – Drawing
    • ART 118 – Painting I or ART 221 – Sculpture I

Graduation Skills

The Critical Thinking (CT) graduation skill is embedded throughout the offered courses and is met by completing the major. The graduation skills in Speaking (S) and Writing (W) are embedded in the upper division art history courses and are met by completing the major. The graduation skill in Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is met by completing the following courses:

  • QR: PHY 119, MAT 145, MAT 146, GST 200, or PHI 230.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Note:  Students planning a double major in studio art and art history or a major/minor combination should meet with a department advisor to plan appropriately.

Departmental Honors

GPA of 3.50 in the major and overall, portfolio of artwork (studio majors) or research (art history majors) reflecting the highest quality work, and Art Department-approved special projects and/or research. Application should be made to the department chair before the last term of the senior year.

Studio Art Minor

Five courses including

  • ART 107 – Drawing
  • ART 240 – Art History Survey
  • Three additional studio courses.

Architecture Minor

Five courses including:

  • ART 105 – Introduction to Architectural Drawing
  • ART 210 – Drawing for Design in Architecture
  • ART 243 – History of Architecture to 1750
  • ART 244 – History of Architecture after 1750
  • ART 249/349 – The Designed Environment

Art History Minor

Five art history courses including ART 240 – Art History Survey.

Certificate in Art

Eight art courses, including at least one in art history. Up to four courses may be taken in one studio area or in art history.

Certificate in Graphic Design

Eight art courses including:

  • ART 102 – Design
  • Four in digital design:
    • ART 215 – Web Design I
    • ART 225 – Graphic Design I
    • ART 320 – Typography
    • ART 340 – Digital Imaging
  • One art history
  • Two studio electives.

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, see the Course Description Search.