Frequently Asked Questions

How do I plan what classes to take for my art major?

As an art major at CSB and SJU, you will choose a concentration in studio art or art education (or an art history minor). Studio art majors acquire a thorough grounding in the skills and aesthetic judgment necessary for painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, computer art, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry-making. Art history minors focus on the meaning and evolution of various theories of art, as well as the role of art in contemporary and past cultures. Art majors who plan to teach art in primary or secondary schools must complete a minor in education, in addition to fulfilling requirements in studio art and art history.

What are some of the classes I have to take as an art major?

Course offerings include:

  • Introduction to Two-dimensional Art
  • Introduction to Three-dimensional Art
  • Art, Aesthetics and Culture
  • Survey of Asian Art
  • Ceramics I, II and III
  • Jewelry I, II and III
  • Painting I, II and III
  • Computer Art I, II and III
  • Sculpture I, II and III
  • Photography I, II and III
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Medieval Art History
  • Renaissance and Rococo to Mid 19th Century
  • Art of the Classical World
  • Topics in Art History
What can I do with an art major?

Careers selected by CSB/SJU art majors are as varied as the students themselves. While about 20 to 30 percent of art graduates pursue graduate work in art, art history or architecture, many students begin their first career positions soon after graduation.

For example, art education majors become elementary or high school art teachers. Studio art majors interested in design might accept positions with commercial design firms or with the public relations, art or marketing departments of large corporations. Many art graduates go to work on the staffs of magazines or advertising agencies as layout artists, photo editors or art directors. Some art or art history majors have become museum curators. Recent trends indicate that more students with art majors eventually go to graduate school.

How do I find an internship in my field of study?

If you are interested in exploring internship opportunities, please talk with your academic advisor as well as contact the Internship Office for CSB/SJU.