artwork by student Dominique Shook
The art major provides a strong foundation in art history and in studio art: design, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, computer art, and sculpture. Electives and directed study in a variety of media include fiber arts, ceramics, drawing, painting, and mixed media.
Senior Project, an individual project and study course, is required for all majors, while a senior exhibition is required of Art, Painting and Drawing, and Ceramics concentrations is open to all seniors. Other specialized advanced and tutorial courses are also offered. Combining an art major with minors in business or communication offers viable career opportunities in advertising, communication, and arts administration.
Where Our Graduates Go
Recent Carlow graduates who have majored in art have interned or accepted full-time positions in such places as:
- North Hills School District
- Duquesne City School District
- Montour School District
- Manchester Craftsman's Guild
- Allegheny Department of Human Services
- 3E Trading
Carlow's art department graduates in studio art have been accepted into quality graduate programs that include: New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Syracuse University, and Glasgow University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Carlow has produced working professional graphic designers, professional exhibiting artists, and many art educators.
The art major requires 51 credits in courses in art and art history. It provides a strong foundation in art history, and in studio art: design, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, computer art, and sculpture. Electives and directed study in a variety of media include fiber arts, ceramics, and mixed media. Senior Project, an individual project and study course, is required for all majors, a senior exhibition opportunity is open to all seniors.
Bachelors of Arts in Art Course
Course Requirements: 51 credits
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Locations: Main Oakland Campus
AR 101: INTRODUCTION TO ART/VISUAL CULTURE I
This is where it all begins: an introduction to the history of
art from the prehistoric period to the year 1300. This course
provides a chronology of the major works in the Western tradition
and provides the basic terminology and methodologies necessary to
analyze these works in a social, historical, religious, and/or
AR 103: GOBAL THEMES IN ART
This course presents a thematic and global approach to the history of art. Explore a range of topics or themes from a global perspective. Some of the topics may include: war, love, the human body, family, portraits, god(s). Examine how artists from around the world explore these themes and how these artworks tell stories universal themes from diverse perspectives.
note: this is just a small
sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking.
for more details about these classes and more, please visit
the Course Catalog section of our
Accelerated Option for Current Carlow Undergraduates
Undergraduate students with a major concentration in Art, Painting, and Ceramics are invited to apply to
Carlow's Master of Arts in Art program prior to
graduation. Carlow's Accelerated Option is a fast-track jumpstart on a graduate degree. Please see the Carlow's Master of Arts in Art page for details.