Honors in Visual Art
The Department offers each Honors student a studio in the Visual Art Department. Establishing the discipline of studio practice early in the first semester lays a solid foundation on which to build success. Enrollment in the Honors program counts as two courses taken for graduation credit, but will not count toward the courses needed for the Visual Art concentration. In the first semester the Honors Seminar meets weekly for readings, discussions and group critiques. During the second semester, Honors students continue with their honors projects as individual study projects under the supervision of their Honors Faculty Advisor while meeting periodically as a group for critiques and presentations.
Honors students are expected to meet with their Honors advisor on a regular basis in both the first and second semester. Honors students are encouraged to attend the Department sponsored visiting artist lectures held throughout the year. Additionally there will be two trips to New York, one each semester to visit museums and galleries which are considered to be beneficial learning experiences for Honors students.
At the end of the first semester, the Department faculty review the progress of each candidate and determine whether the candidate will be allowed to continue in the Honors Program. Honors students present their work to students and faculty at the end of the year.
A digital portfolio and written statement of work is required and will become part of the Visual Art Department archives. Admission to the Honors program does not automatically translate into Honors distinction at graduation but is determined by the final evaluations of the Visual Art Department faculty at the end of the second semester.